Cervoz develops, produces and markets industrial storage and memory products for the professional, critical, and diverse industrial applications. Established in 2006, Cervoz specializes in embedded components for the demanding Industrial PC market and has built up our industry experience for over a decade. We deeply understand this industry, and thus are able to offer our high quality embedded products with legacy and mainstream technology, long-term availability, BOM (bill of material) control, high reliability and top compatibility.
How casinos keep their game machines running smoothly, Cervoz T376 family products.
What storage solutions does Cervoz recommend for industrial 3D printing?
Making Memories for Industry
Upon arriving at a casino, what most patrons will see are rows and rows of game machines. These electronic gambling machines, though easy to use, are hard to beat, which is why casinos have so many of them. Most gambling machines are slot machines, which feature a simple game of chance whereby you win if you get a certain combination of the randomly generated symbols. Essentially, this is a game of probability, especially as these machines have been computerized, so what makes it hard to win is the sheer number of combinations available. With these gaming machines digitized, the one thing that casinos cannot have is a fail in the flow of data. The excitement that players get with these machines is that they can play, seemingly with no end in sight, and every time they pull the lever, the reels will spin and stop on a symbol. Cervoz has worked with a number of customers specializing in making these machines. We generally recommend the T376 family of products: 2.5” SATA SSD and mSATA modules with a power loss protection as well as layers of data protection. Otherwise known as the Powerguard products, these Flash modules provide the extra boost of energy during a power failure to ensure that data being processed gets stored away. This mechanism is useful even in a casino where backup generators should be plentiful because in that split second between the electricity going out and the generator kicks in, data can easily be lost. The lost data presents a weird situation for both players and the casino where the odds of beating a game may change, which is why casinos try their best to avoid any data loss. In a similar way, data can be lost or manipulated by hackers. Once again, this would affect the probability of winning, which is why Cervoz's Powerguard products also come with a physical write-protect function and AES-256 bit encryption. When switched on, the write protect makes these products read-only so that no one can tamper with them. Similarly, the AES-256 bit encryption is the largest bit size encryption currently available, which makes the products virtually impenetrable by brute force. Contact a Cervoz Sales Rep. to learn more!
Academia is often the source of innovation, especially in the field of health and medicine. This is why when a new, potential customer approached us, from a university department, we were intrigued with how we and our solutions could help make its innovative idea a reality. The team at the university was developing wearable robotics—powered exoskeletons for the purposes of physical rehabilitation and human-power augmentation. The wearable technology not only focuses on rehabilitation with task-oriented training but also records progress with continuous monitoring. Altogether, the project promises a more targeted and flexible approach to physical rehab. We recommended our MEC-LAN-M102, which uses the Intel Ethernet Controller I210-IT, has a high transmission speed of 1Gbps, and supports two Ethernet ports. At the time, this was Cervoz's only Ethernet product, but we knew that it was more than suitable for the customer's need. With a Mini PCIe form factor, the Ethernet card fits in any host computer with a mini express card slot, taking up little space while providing more connection options. Since then, we have gone on to introduce four new MEC-LAN products with two that come in the M.2 form factor. We continue to maintain a relationship with this customer and many more who require MEC-LAN solutions, and we are committed to providing them with the one the best fits their needs. Want to read more success stories from Cervoz? Click here now.
3D printing has come a long way since the first patent in the field was filed in the 1980s. Once used primarily for rapid prototyping, the technology can now be relied upon for full-fledged manufacturing. One of the key advantages of industrial 3D printing, as opposed to traditional modes of manufacturing, is that it uses only one machine to precisely create a product on a large scale. The reduced costs, fast turnaround, and high-level of precision associated with the technology make it a promising new way to approach manufacturing. In response to the growing number of enquiries about storage solutions for 3D printers, Cervoz is recommending the NVMe SSD from our T405 product family and the 2TB 2.5” SSD from our T380 product family for the OS and files, respectively. The T405 provides the fast operating speed needed for the 3D printer, and the T380 the reliability to process and read large volumes of data. To further help support the 3D printing process, Cervoz offers a range of latest-generation DDR4 DRAM modules in DIMM, SO-DIMM, and VLP-DIMM form factors. Our latest DDR5 products will launch towards the end of the year, new products that will be a good fit for 3D printers as well. Contact a Cervoz Sales Rep. to learn more!
3D NAND is the latest in flash memory technology that has significantly increased performance and capacity for each unit of cell. While 2D NAND builds a flat, one-story cell structure, 3D NAND takes advantage of the space above, building a vertical structure that can therefore accomplish more. With 3D NAND flash, the SSD performs faster and better while consuming less power and costing less per GB. 3D NAND is developed and designed to overcome the limitations of current planar technology, accomplishing the aforementioned advantages without sacrificing product reliability.