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29 February 2016

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Standard solutions don’t always fit needs, and each industry may have its own special computing requirements. MicroMax supports each client’s needs by taking a customized approach to optimize each of its industrial computers. Our M-Max systems are excellent for harsh scenarios such as train or marine use, limited-sheltered outdoor applications in heat and cold, and tough industrial environments with dust, dirt, and other contaminants being a factor. Some of our many designs are shown below.


M-Max 871 EP2/MMS M-Max SW208 M-Max ATR-chassis M-Max 800 EP2/PLT M-Max 810 EP/MMS M-Max 820 EP/USO M-Max 700 PR / TTI – a set of two systems designed for use in a vehicle data acquisition system M-Max 400/USO – a fail-safe computer for on-board and off-the-shelf applications M-Max 800 PR for use in shipboard navigational systems M-Max 800 PR for use in shipboard navigational systems M-Max 700 fitted with IP67 rated connectors M-Max 810 PR/MS3 – high-performance rugged ATR system CAN-Recorder M-Max700/CR mk.3 Ì-Ìàõ700/AR Ì-Ìàõ700/AR-15 Ì-Ìàõ700/ARM mk.4 Gateway-CAN-MVB2 Gateway-AIRBUS-CLUB M-Max 700 Performance M-Max 700 IP54 rated M-Max 700 Specialized M-Max 700 based system, which consists of two units – a system unit and a battery unit Specialized computer designed for use in transport M-Max 700 ST/TRN Customized modification of M-Max 600 Customized modification of M-Max 600


Our heat-dissipation technology expertise helps us build rugged customizable industrial systems for tough environments. This technology has become a basis for our many custom and COTS computers, which are made using fully sealed, vibration and shock proof enclosures, equipped with multicore Intel CPUs and able to work within a wide temperature range from −40 to +65 °C.

MicroMax: great solutions to difficult problems.

M-Max 871 EP2/MMS

M-Max 871 EP2/MMS

Rugged high performance computer for tough environments. The M-Max 871 EP2/MMS enclosure is designed according to VITA75 footprint and can be mounted in tough environments on different vehicle types. Lightweight compact sealed case with patented fanless heat dissipation resists contamination and humidity. Providing shock and vibration protection, the M-Max 871 EP2/MMS can operate under extreme temperatures (-40 to +65 °C). Computing power in the high-end desktop class.




M-Max SW208

M-Max SW208

M-Max SW208 is a ruggedized 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2+ Managed Switch providing reliable operation in tough environments including transportation (ground, rail, air and marine), agriculture, and mining and processing. It accepts a wide power supply voltage input, and is tested and guaranteed over temperature range of −40 to +75°C. Its rugged enclosure is designed according to VITA75 footprint. The SW208 has eight 10/100/1000 Mbps copper twisted pair ports. Support for control and management is through web interface, and host processor access through a Command Line Interface (CLI).




M-Max ATR-chassis

M-Max ATR-chassis

The M-Max ATR-compliant chassis is a fully sealed rugged enclosure with passive cooling, providing extreme physical protection for high performance systems. The machine-worked aluminum chassis is especially designed for the most challenging environments. The ATR-compliant enclosure excels in critical applications needing to operate under extreme temperatures, dust and humidity. Providing excellent shock and vibration protection, the completely fanless chassis uses natural convection and conduction cooling. Typical systems housed in this ATR-compliant enclosure deliver IP66 dust and moisture protection, withstand shocks up to 10g and vibration up to 2g. The fully sealed enclosure houses up to 8 PC/104 or similar-sized boards. The configurable front panel can be outfitted with variety of customer-defined connectors.




M-Max 800 EP2/PLT M-Max 800 EP2/PLT

M-Max 800 EP2/PLT

M-Max 800 EP2/PLT is a high-performance platform, which allows quick client/field upgradability with additional I/O boards and a selection of external connectors.

The M-Max 800 EP2/PLT is designed for rapid deployment of customized systems having their own sets of PCI-104 expansion boards and external connectors. The base platform includes: 2x CAN, 2×10/100 Mbit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, and VGA. The base platform is equipped with an integrated heating system and allows installation of additional heating systems for customer boards. The platform can be equipped with a service board having connectors for all installed interfaces and indicator options, and it supports an optional transparent front panel allowing access to the connectors for visual monitoring of system operation during chamber testing.




M-Max 810 EP/MMS

M-Max 810 EP/MMS

M-Max 810 EP/MMS is a high-performance rugged industrial computer with passive cooling. It is the first M-Max system equipped with HDMI connector. The system is designed to provide reliable operation in harsh environments. The fully-ruggedized ATR-type aluminum chassis is fanless and utilizes natural convection and conduction cooling in accordance with MIL-STD-810 standards. The sealed enclosure of the ATR-system is designed specifically for PC/104 form-factor boards. Providing shock and vibration protection, the M-Max 810 EP/MMS can operate under extreme temperatures (-40 to +55 °C), dust and humidity. Delivering excellent performance due to the Intel Core i7 CPU (2.1-3.0 GHz), it also features excellent 2D and 3D graphics capabilities via VGA and HDMI interfaces. Data storage options include vibration proof industrial SSDs with RAID functionality.




M-Max 820 EP/USO

M-Max 820 EP/USO

M-Max 820 EP/USO consists of two rugged industrial computers with the highest performance currently available for systems with passive cooling. It is designed to provide reliable operation using ‘2 out of 2’ or redundant architectures in harsh environments for critical applications. The fully-ruggedized rackmount aluminum chassis is fanless and utilizes natural convection and conduction cooling in accordance with MIL-STD-810 standards. Providing shock and vibration protection, the M-Max 820 EP/USO can operate under extreme temperatures (-40 to +55 °C), dust and humidity. Delivering excellent performance due to Intel Core i7 CPUs (2.1-3.0 GHz), it also features excellent 2D and 3D graphics capabilities via VGA interface. Data storage options include vibration proof industrial SSDs with RAID functionality. The computer is used as a part of a safety system at railroad and operate as an optical time-domain reflectometer.




M-Max 700 PR/TTI

M-Max 700 PR/TTI

M-Max 700 PR/TTI — This pair of computers is designed for use in a vehicle’s data acquisition system. The mobile unit is installed in a vehicle and the landbased unit is given stationary installation. The system has a video capture CVBS, CAN interface, an expanded set of RS-232/422/485 ports, and digital I/O. Each unit has a built in super-capacitor based UPS. The units are built to operate in extremely harsh environments.




M-Max 400/USO – a fail-safe computer for on-board and off-the-shelf applications

M-Max 400 ST/USO

M-Max 400 ST/USO — This fail-safe computer is designed for on‑board and off-the-shelf applications to process fail-safe signaling information based on ‘2 out of 2’ architecture. The M-Max 400/USO is in full compliance with CENELEC SIL4 specifications. It is designed for use on stationary objects of the railway infrastructure at temperatures from −40 to +60 °C. It also has high resistance to vibration and shock loads. To achieve a high level of reliability, the design combines two independent CPUs and solid state drives in one sealed case. Each internal unit has Fast Ethernet, three opto-isolated serial ports (RS-232/422/485), and a two-channel galvanically isolated CAN interface. Reliability is further enhanced by two ultra-capacitor based UPSs which provide the system with 70 seconds of backup power.




M-Max 800 PR for use in shipboard navigational systems

M-Max 800 PR/TRN-02

M-Max 800 PR/TRN-02 is a high-performance rugged industrial computer for demanding and critical applications requiring performance comparable to high-end desktop systems. The system is IP65 rated and can withstand shocks of up to 40g and vibration of up to 6g. The M-Max 800 PR/TRN-02 is configured with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz CPU and Intel GMA 4500 video, and is expandable to ATI Radeon™ E4690. This compact unit fits in a small space and features operation at an extended temperature range of −40 to +55 °C without any fans or active cooling. It uses MicroMax patented thermal technology to dissipate heat from internal circuit boards. The M-Max 800 PR/TRN‑02 has 5 LAN Gigabit Ethernet, 1 RS-232/422/485, and 3 USB 2.0 ports. Data storage options include a vibration proof HDD or an industrial SSD. No competitive units in the high-performance ruggedized computing market offer these features.




M-Max 800 PR for use in shipboard navigational systems

M-Max 800 PR/TRN-02

The M-Max 800 PR/TRN-04 is used in shipboard navigational systems. Careful engineering allowed MicroMax to reduce cost when adapting the M-Max 800 line to produce this model for navigational applications. The main difference lies in its connector set. This model like the others utilizes MicroMax’s patented technology to efficiently dissipate heat from its computer boards.




M-Max 700 fitted with IP67 rated connectors

M-Max 700 PR mk.2

M-Max 700 PR mk.2 fitted with IP67 rated connectors and with IP65 rated protection.


All M-Max 810 series computers are built with a fully-ruggedized ATR-type chassis, designed to use natural convection and conduction cooling in accordance with the arduous MIL-STD-810 standards. Additionally, the 810 series utilizes MicroMax patented heat dissipating technology, enabling fanless reliable operation. The M-Max 810 series integrates the latest performance-enhancing and power saving COTS technology. Use of a wide variety of COTS components enables these rugged computers to be configured to comply with the most stringent requirements of a wide variety of airborne, marine and ground vehicle applications.




M-Max 810 PR/MS3 high-performance rugged ATR system

M-Max 810 PR/MS3

The M-Max 810 PR/MS3 is a high-performance rugged industrial computer for demanding and critical applications requiring performance comparable to a high-end desktop system. This fanless computer is housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure with shock and vibration protection. It is designed to excel at operating in harsh environments including extreme temperatures, dust, humidity and vibration. At a fraction of the size of desktop systems, an M-Max delivers comparable performance and has no competition in the high-performance ruggedized computing market. This system delivers excellent performance and graphics capabilities. The Intel GMA 4500 integrated graphics controller provides perfect 2D and 3D capabilities as well as hardware video decoding. Data storage options include vibration proof industrial SSDs with RAID functionality. This rich set of features in one system allows the M-Max 810 PR to tackle the most demanding computing tasks.




M-Max 700/CR mk.3 CAN-Recorder fitted with IP67 rated connectors

M-Max 700/CR mk.3 CAN-Recorder

The M-Max 700/CR mk.3 CAN-Recorder is designed to collect and record railway automation and remote control data received through a CAN interface. This unit is a part of Electronic Interlocking System. Key Features:

  • Number of CAN networks - 2
  • Additional interface - USB
  • Power - 9 to 40 V DC



M-Max 700/AR

M-Max 700/AR

The M-Max 700/AR is designed for installation on locomotives and other railway vehicles to record signals from a continuous Automatic Train Control (ATC) and Interlocking systems, directly from a sensor (inductive coil) mounted under a pilot of a locomotive, location-bounded by GPS. The encoding of continuous ATC signals can have pulse-numeric modulation as well as frequency modulation and a phase-difference modulation. Along with the signal, the system automatically records all other harmonics within the operational band. This unit works together with the Interlocking system with Tonal Rail Circuits Type 3 (420 to 780 Hz). The M-Max 700/AR records the location of any failure/malfunctions of ATC and Interlocking systems as well as enabling prevention of possible future failures by analyzing statistical information kept by the system.

Key Features:

  • Number of recording channels - 1 (isolated)
  • Continuous recording time - up to 100 hours
  • Frequency - 0 to 1 kHz
  • Positioning accuracy - 15 m (up to 300 km/h speed)
  • Information retrieval - automatically to an external USB flash drive
  • Power - 36 to 72 V DC (isolated)



M-Max 700/AR-15

M-Max 700/AR-15

The M-Max 700/AR-15 is designed for installation at railroad stations to record signals from a continuous Automatic Train Control (ATC) and Interlocking systems directly from generating equipment (oscillator). The encoding of continuous ATC signals can have a pulse-numeric modulation as well as a frequency modulation and a phase-difference modulation. This unit works together with the Interlocking system with Tonal Rail Circuits Type 3 (420 to 780 Hz). Along with the signal, the system automatically records all other harmonics within the operational band.

Key Features:

  • Recording channels - 15 (galvanically isolated)
  • Recording time - up to 48 hours
  • Frequency - 0 to 1 kHz



Ì-Ìàõ700/ARM mk.4

M-Max 700/ARM mk.4

The M-Max 700/ARM mk.4 is another railroad bound system, designed to be a part of Operations Control System as a workstation for the railroad station master (ARM-DSP) and electrical engineer (ARM-SHN). It provides visual control and diagnostics of equipment between stations as well as the ability to enter various control commands from a keyboard and/or manipulator.

Key Features:

  • CAN interfaces - 2
  • Ethernet interfaces - 1
  • RS-232 - 4 (galvanically isolated)
  • Power - 9 to 40 V DC



Gateway-CAN-MVB2

Gateway-CAN-MVB2

The Gateway-CAN-MVB2 decodes signals between continuous Automatic Train Control (ATC) systems with CAN interfaces or similar devices and onboard systems utilizing Multifunction Vehicle Bus (MVB). This intelligent Gateway is designed to be used in onboard safety systems installed on locomotives, high speed trains such as Velaro, Desiro and others. The IP65 rated system, housed in the rugged aluminum enclosure with dual shock and vibration protection, can withstand shocks of up to 6g (60 ms) and vibration of up to 2g. The unit is fanless and operates from −40 to +70 °C.

Key Features:

  • MVB interfaces - 2
  • CAN interfaces - up to 4
  • RS-232 - 2
  • Power - 18 to 75 V DC (isolated)
  • Fast transient / Surge, and immunity testing - EN 61000-4-4, ±4 kV, Criteria A
  • Electrical fast transient and immunity testing - EN 61000-4-5, ±4 kV, Criteria A



Gateway-AIRBS-CLUB

Gateway-AIRBS-CLUB

The Gateway-AIRBS-CLUB is designed for installation on locomotives and other railroad vehicles. This device provides an intelligent link between CLUB-U/BLOK and the on-board segment of an ATC system (AIRBS, project ITARUS-ATC). In addition to providing the link between systems, Gateway fulfills functional security requirements, performs initial processing of command packets from ATCS, and generates a stream of data for CLUB-U/BLOK which is then transmitted via CAN interface.

Key Features:

  • Profibus channels - 2
  • CAN interfaces - 2
  • Power - 18 to 75 V DC (isolated)
  • Fast transient / Surge, and immunity testing - EN 61000-4-4, ±4 kV, Criteria A
  • Electrical fast transient and immunity testing - EN 61000-4-5, ±4 kV, Criteria A

The following are MicroMax products that were customized to satisfy specific end-user requirements. They demonstrate MicroMax’s experience and ability to develop similar specialized systems. We have a portfolio of previous designs that can be quickly and efficiently adapted to new uses, for example, with updated component elements. We welcome your inquiries about needs.




M-Max 700 Performance

M-Max 700 Performance

The M-Max 700 Performance, a version of the standard model, has Intel LV Pentium M 738 [1.4 GHz] CPU and 256 DDR333 SDRAM and is IP51 rated. The computer was designed to be integrated into an existing environment and is equipped with the following options: The M-Max 700 Performance, a version of the standard model, has Intel LV Pentium M 738 [1.4 GHz] CPU and 256 DDR333 SDRAM and is IP51 rated. The computer was designed to be integrated into an existing environment and is equipped with the following options:

  • Additional 4 opto-isolated (up to 3 kV) RS-232 ports
  • Customer specified connectors for a specialized keyboard
  • Special connectors for the onboard power supply



M-Max 700 ST/GZR

M-Max 700 ST/GZR

The M-Max 700 ST/GZR is a rugged transport on-board computer. Evolved from an earlier version, it has been upgraded with:

  • Improved energy efficiency. Utilizes a low power AMD Geode LX 800 (500 MHz) and DDR333 SDRAM
  • Uninterruptible power supply employing capacitors for its energy storage
  • USB screw connectors were installed to match customer specification

MicroMax has also supplied a version of the M-Max 700 with a 12-channel GPS-receiver instead of a radio modem.




M-Max 700 ST/PLT

M-Max 700 ST/PLT

The IP54 rated M-Max 700 ST/PLT was designed for use as an on-board avionics computer. MicroMax modified the I/O subsystem and connectors and integrated two customer-supplied PCI boards. The design update included:

  • Integration of the two customer-supplied PCI boards
  • Discrete channels I/O (32 input and 32 output channels for discrete commands, 20 input and 20 output channels for TTL-commands)
  • Utilization of rugged PC-compatible connectors as well as military type connectors



M-Max 700 ST/IFT

M-Max 700 ST/IFT

The M-Max 700 ST/IFT system consists of two units — a system unit and a battery unit. The system unit is a standard M-Max 700 with military-type connectors on the front panel. MicroMax modified the I/O subsystem and connectors and integrated two customer supplied PCI boards, which involved extensive engineering work. The UPS subsystem consists of an intelligent charging device which is housed in the system unit and two battery modules housed in the battery unit. The battery unit provides the system with 4 hours of backup power.




M-Max 700 ST/NRC

M-Max 700 ST/NRC

The M-Max 700 ST/NRC is a specialized computer designed for use in transport. It is equipped with a large number of isolated digital and analog input/output ports. The front panel is fitted with a display and controls defined by the customer.




M-Max 700 ST/TRN

M-Max 700 ST/TRN

The M-Max 700 ST/TRN is another design modification. This model is equipped with an Intel LV Pentium M 738 (1.4 GHz) processor and 1 GB RAM DDR333 SDRAM, as well as with a customer supplied PCI board. Front and rear panels were redesigned to accomodate special connectors to ensure compliance with IP53 or IP64 (with protective plugs) ratings.




M-Max 600 ST/ELRN

M-Max 600 ST/ELRN

M-Max 600 ST/ELRN

M-Max 600 ST/ELRN

M-Max 600 ST/ELRN was designed specifically for use in vehicles, to withstand high vibration, and was equipped with a double damping system. Additionally, the reliability of this model is guaranteed by utilizing high quality vibration-proof components. The computer can withstand exposure to water, dirt and high pressure. All models are designed with upgrade capabilities based on mezzanine architecture and other M-Max proprietary design features. Most M-Max computers are utilizing MicroMax’s patent-pending technology to dissipate excessive heat from computer boards and other electronic devices working at high vibration.


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