Meat Processing Automation
Meat processing is a labor-intensive operation that involves hand-eye coordination and dexterity to cut, saw, debone and package. The speed and pressure of the job, combined with the presence of sharp objects, have resulted in a high rate of injuries that employees sustain while on the job. Such labor challenges are the reason why, even before Covid-19 and the shortage of labor that came with it, the industry has been looking into and gradually adopting means of automation. As meatpacking workers continue to face health and safety risks, meat processors need to figure out how to further automate as soon as possible. The ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures is one of the main requirements that storage modules must fulfill, no matter how big or small the operation in the plant. Other requirements include data-processing capability and speed. At the end of the workday, plants wash down their equipment for cleaning and sanitation. While industrial PCs in these settings typically have Ingress Protection (IP) at a level that offers resistance against high-pressure water jets, some plants may consider investing in water-proofing for internal components of their machines as well. Cervoz has developed a range of storage and memory solutions suitable for automation. Particularly for meat processing plants, we recommend our Wide Temperature TLC SSDs. Our Wide Temperature storage modules can operate normally in extreme temperatures of -40˚C to 85˚C. The TLC technology, meanwhile, allows for the fast data transmission and storage that machines need to communicate and operate. For additional memory support, Cervoz offers the latest DDR4 DRAM modules, which also come in the wide temperature series, to facilitate the speedy transmission of volumes of data. For the additional layer of water-proofing, Cervoz can equip its Flash and DRAM products with conformal coating, the thin protective film protects against moisture, dust, chemicals, and sunlight. Think this may be the solution for your application? Contact a Cervoz Sales Representative now to learn more.
Cervoz LinkedIn Page
Earlier this year, we at a Cervoz celebrated an important LinkedIn milestone: we reached 500 followers! We are so thankful to our followers for the likes, comments and shares. If you haven't already, we encourage you to follow us because we will be posting even better content in the second half of 2021. Here is a glimpse of the types of content you can expected from the official Cervoz LinkedIn page: This is everything from new product release to This is the latest addition to the content Cervoz exciting company news. We share it on LinkedIn produces. We write about the latest trends and the moment it becomes available on our website developments in the IPC and other related and to our newsletter subscribers. Follow us on industries. Follow us on LinkedIn so you know LinkedIn so you always know what's new with what's going on in this giant ecosystem of ours. Cervoz. This is for those of you who want to know how This is when words and images are not enough our storage solutions and embedded components to show you our products' applications and uses. can be and are being used. Follow us on LinkedIn We make informational videos, accompanied with to read about our success stories working with voice-over, to showcase our products and the customers in a wide range of industries. technology behind them. Follow us on LinkedIn for these high-quality and informational videos. Too long, didn't read? Just follow Cervoz on LinkedIn!
Data Security Solutions
Businesses have never been more vulnerable to hacks than they are now. So many operations and processes have gone digital and information are stored electronically that companies have to protect themselves against cyberattacks that can come from anywhere. A couple of the reported cases of ransomware attacks earlier this year in the US disrupted not only the companies under siege but also economic activities at large. As the US reckons with improving its overall cybersecurity, countries and companies around the world can take the opportunity to make sure their defenses are intact. Cervoz provides two main families of SSDs that offer a long list of security features. The M339 and T376 can both support AES 256-bit encryption, the largest bit size of encryption that makes data virtually impenetrable. Another useful layer of data protection is write protect, which, when switched on, makes data read-only and prevents any action from being taken towards the NAND Flash. What is special about the M339 SSD is that it is a military-grade SSD. Compliant with the US military standard MIL-STD-810G, the SSD has features such as quick erase and physical destroy, the former erases all information on the SSD within seconds and restores it to its original settings while the latter destroys the SSD and makes it inoperable. Interested in adopting these secure SSDs for your applications? Contact a Cervoz Sales Rep now!
Olympics Broadcasting Technology
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially concluded last week. While the focus was on the athletes and their performance in their respective games, we at Cervoz took notice of the different technology broadcasting networks rolled out for the unprecedented no-spectator Olympics. This year, the Olympic Broadcasting Services introduced new replay, imaging and 360 view systems. These, coupled with the VR apps that a few major networks offered, made for a truly immersive viewing experience that made audiences feel as though they were right there at the games in Tokyo. If you are in the broadcasting or imaging technology industry, Cervoz has curated a pair of modules for your application needs: the Cervoz T435 NVMe PCIe GEN3x4 SSD and the DDR4 3200 DRAM. The SSD is our fastest processing storage solution and is made to endure all the operations it does with a built-in DRAM buffer. The design of the SSD uses a DRAM chip as a buffer that collects small amounts of data from the controller and compiles them into a block-size data that the NAND Flash can then process in one go. In doing so, not only will the mechanism increase data reading speed, but it will also decrease NAND P/E cycle erase times thus extending the NAND Flash's endurance. To further supplement the performance of the SSD, the DDR4 DRAM module helps with volatile memory. The DRAM products are tested to be compatible and reliable with multiple systems, so rest assured that they will work for your applications.
New MEC-LAN Products
Cervoz is proud to launch four new MEC products in its Ethernet series. The new generation of MEC-LAN solutions has passed the 2.5KV surge test and comes in Mini PCIe and M.2 (B+M key) 2242/2260/2280 three-in-one form factors, giving customers more flexibility of fit. All four new MEC-LAN solutions employ industrial-grade components and original ICs from major brands, and are engineered with isolation design. Certified to withstand a 2.5KV electrical surge, the solutions guarantee protection for their component parts and endurance of smooth operations. The new M.2 (B+M key) 2242/2260/2280 form factor is a three-in-one card that is designed with flexibility in mind. The product comes in the M.2 2280 form factor but can be broken off to become a M.2 2260 or broken down further into a M.2 2242. The flexibility to shorten the MEC-LAN gives customers the option to order one product that works for multiple locations on an application device's motherboard and their respective space constraints. The new generation of MEC-LAN products promises flexibility and options as well as performance and reliability. Model No. MEC-LAN-M101i MEC-LAN-M102i MEC-LAN-2001i MEC-LAN-2002i Form Factor Mini PCIe M.2 (B+M Key) 2242/2260/2280 Interface 1 x RJ45 2 x RJ45 1 x RJ45 2 x RJ45 Operating Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C -40°C ~ 85°C -40°C ~ 85°C -40°C ~ 85°C Complies with EN61000-4-2 (ESD) Air-15kV, Contact-8kV Complies with EN61000-4-4(EFT) 2kV Complies with EN61000-4-5 2kV Surge protection MECFIX It is a unique mounting designed to allow versatile mounting options. Contact a Cervoz Sales Representative to learn more about flexible MEC-LAN solutions!
The hotel industry has been undergoing a major transformation since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The key issue any hotel has been grappling with is how to maintain its traditional level of hospitality while limiting interactions between staff and guest for safety reasons. The solution that many executives and experts in the industry are touting is technology. With technology, so much of the hotel experience can become contactless but still luxurious and convenient. A minimal-contact hotel experience relies heavily on the use of robots and voice-command functions. The former are being deployed in everything from carrying bags to cleaning rooms. The latter are used by guests within their rooms for the ultimate experience in convenience. Both are rooted in a network foundation with robust processing power. The Cervoz bundle of solutions for the post-pandemic hotel includes our TLC SSDs, DDR4 DRAM, and MEC-WiFi. The T380 family of SSD is our go-to product for robust processing power and reliability. The SSD ranges from 64GB to 2TB in capacity, and is equipped with multiple Flash functions and features for protecting data integrity and the module's overall lifespan. To give the SSDs a boost, Cervoz offers the latest generation DDR4 DRAM for memory storage. Our DRAM products are tested to be compatible and reliable with multiple systems, so rest assured that they will work for your applications. Finally, to ensure a steady network connection linking all these robots and your staff's control devices together, use the Cervoz MEC-WiFi solution. The mini expansion card is great for guaranteeing stable connection in a short-distance connection, such as within the confines of a hotel building. Contact a Cervoz Sales Representative to learn more about hotel solutions!
Aeroponics is a very targeted and minimalist way of growing plants. It requires not a lot of space as it can be done vertically, and it requires no soil. What it does need is a reliable system that sprays a nutrient solution directly at the exposed roots of plants to promote efficient growth. So, while the actual growing of the plants may seem almost effortless, the behind-the-scenes work is anything but. Aeroponics requires a reliable computer that controls when sprinklers spray the plants, making the computer the brains of the operation. A comprehensive aeroponics system could include monitoring sensors. These would collect data about growth and transmit them back to growers so they may adjust growth techniques as they see fit. We at Cervoz understand how storage solutions play an integral role in today's tech-based farming. For aeroponics, we recommend the T376 Family of storage modules with power loss protection. The extra power stored in these modules ensures that even during a power outage, the data being process is saved and thus any data loss is prevented. This is especially important as the computer needs to keep track of the nutrients that are being administered to the plants. Depending on where the computer is located, one could ask for the module to be protected by our conformal coating, a thin protective film applied to products to protect against moisture, dust, chemicals, and sunlight. Given that the aeroponics system collects data to allow scientists to come up with better nutrient solutions and environmental condition combinations for plant growth, Cervoz has a comprehensive range of products to support data transmission. Namely, we have developed several expansion cards to help customers whose devices do not have enough I/O ports to support their needs. These include cards of Serial, Ethernet, SATA, USB, and WIFI functionalities to connect to other devices. Cervoz is committed to staying at the forefront of the IPC market to provide customers with solutions to their unique needs. Contact the Cervoz Sales Team for more information.
Overheating is a problem that any machine or device powered by electricity can face. When a storage module overheats, it may start to malfunction. If overheating continues, it could cause the module to crash and threaten data integrity. Ultimately, the problem could reduce the device's expected lifespan and render it useless and in need of replacing. As a leader in designing and developing Flash storage, Cervoz has engineered solutions to overheating to go along with its modules. Here are our three main solutions for thermal management and overheating protection. This feature will induce cooling until the device returns to a stable temperature. Once the temperature has decreased to a previously determined acceptable level, transfer speed will return to its optimum level. On the hardware front, Cervoz provides two heat dissipation solutions for its M.2 PCIe modules. Since these modules are known for their fast data-processing capabilities, they are most prone to overheating. Our tests on the Cervoz heatsink found that it can reduce operating temperatures by up to 15˚C compared to that of devices operating without it. On the software front, Cervoz presents the proprietary Cervoz FlashMonitor, free to download with the purchase of any of our storage products. The monitoring system shows in real time how Cervoz storage modules are doing, with temperature being one of the data it tracks. For any additional information on these solutions, contact our Cervoz Sales Rep now!
Power Outage Solutions
Natural disasters can be unpredictable - in frequency, intensity and deadliness. A power outage is one of the most common issues that can result from a number of natural disasters. Snowstorms, earthquakes and floods can all mess up power lines and cut off electricity supply. Companies need to protect against such unpredictability by putting measures in place to keep their business safe. In the current world of business, almost everything relies in some way or another on electricity. Even a few hours without power can severely impact business performance, productivity and profit. No power means factory production will stop; office operations will cease; and all data transmission and storage between server and end-user device will come to a halt. To protect against power outages, businesses use backup generators. However, in that split second between the powers going out and the generators turning on, they need something to make sure the ongoing data transmission and storage can safely and successfully take place. This step is key in preserving data integrity and ensuring proper operations once power returns. Cervoz developed its power loss protection technology specifically for situations like this. Named the Powerguard, it provides additional power during an unexpected power outage so that the storage module can complete the flash write operation in progress and thus protect data integrity. Both the Cervoz M336 and T376 product families feature the Powerguard. The former uses MLC technology, while the latter TLC technology. Each comes in the SSD, mSATA, and M.2 2280 form factors for a wide range of application needs. With the Powerguard storage module, customers can rest assured that they have taken care of the last step in power outage protection. Contact our Cervoz Sales Rep to discuss which solution best fits your needs!
Kitchen Automation Solutions
Even during a pandemic, we all have to eat. While some of us have the admirable resolve to cook every day, most of us get takeout at least once in a while. Eating at home certainly reduces the risk of catching the coronavirus, but many restaurants are stepping up their preventative measures to protect their customers by introducing robot cooks and automated kitchens. Kitchen automation is a process that was already underway since before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as many media outlets have reported, the coronavirus has seriously accelerated adoption of smart robotics in restaurant kitchens. Automation is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of labor shortage and food safety that many restaurants are facing due to covid. What storage solutions, then, are uniquely qualified to be used in these smart applications for the automated kitchen? Whether it's oil, water, or smoke, there are a number of environmental factors that cooking robots are constantly exposed to. Thus, the embedded components inside need to be able to operate successfully under these conditions, so that the cooking robots can churn out dish after dish of delicious food without mistake. Other requirements include fast-processing speed and data integrity that one would expect to get restaurant orders right and serve up the right dish with the same quality always. Cervoz solutions can surely stand the heat and anything else that might be found inside a typical kitchen. For automated kitchens, we have SSDs in the T385 Family and the T376 Family, both of which are available in the wide temperature versions that can withstand extreme temperatures of -40˚C to 85˚C. Both SSDs can be equipped with conformal coating, Cervoz's technology to effectively protect component parts from moisture, dust, chemicals, and sunlight. What sets the two families of SSDs apart is their intended function. The T385 comes with a DRAM buffer, so it is ideal for kitchens that may be taking in large and complex orders. The DRAM buffer improves both the flash product's performance and endurance. The T376 comes with the Cervoz Powerguard, which protects against sudden power loss. If your kitchen is one that produces packaged foods around the clock for vending machines or convenience stores, then the T376 can help save any data being processed in the event of a power outage. This in turn ensures that everything will return to smooth operations once power is back on. To avoid any unnecessary network cables in the kitchen, use the Cervoz M.2 WiFi card in automated kitchen applications. The MEC product allows for a stable network connection to transmit instructions and data to and from the cooking robots. For more information on Cervoz kitchen automation solutions, contact our Sales Rep now!