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  • 07-04-2021
    Smart Vending Machines on Trains

      The modern train is full of offerings that passengers a few decades ago could have never imagined. Of course, traditionally, most long-journey trains serve meals, but it is the variety and convenience of the food available that define the train-riding experience in the 21st century.    High-speed trains traveling across cities in countries like India and France are being equipped with smart food vending machines. These machines either sell food or tickets for hot meals. And, the food are not only the chips and chocolates one would expect from a standard vending machine.   On these trains, smart vending machines offer ready-to-eat food options as well as the more typical snacks. What passengers get are delicious offerings that can be conveniently retrieved. The option of cashless payments and ability to avoid standing in line waiting for your food lower any potential risk of infections in the time of Covid-19.      One can only imagine the technological upgrade needed to make such smart vending machines a reality. With a wider selection of food and a higher level of convenience, these machines require more data processing and storage power. Given their location on trains, they also need power loss protection and vibration resistance.                                                  Cervoz has been innovating alongside the transportation systems, anticipating your storage and memory solution needs. For smart vending machines, we offer the T385 and T376 families of SATA SSD.  With TLC technology, these disks can process information promptly and reliably so that no one is waiting long for their food or getting the wrong order. The T385 comes with a DRAM buffer which prolongs the life span and overall performance of the SSD, while the T376 is equipped with the Cervoz Powerguard, a power loss protection. The PLP ensures that in the event of a power outage an extra bit of power is provided to save any data being processed in the moment.   For additional storage support, we recommend our DDR4 DRAM products. Both storage and memory solutions are lined internally with an anti-vibration fill, which is an acrylic resin fill to secure PCB and main chips in their place and prevent solder joints from coming loose.   For the stable network required for data transmission, Cervoz offers MEC products, such as the Mini PCIe Ethernet Card and the M.2 WiFi Card, for you to choose from.    

  • 23-03-2021
    Smart Farming Solutions

      Agriculture is one of the largest and oldest industries in the world. Not only does it grow the food to feed the human population, but the agriculture industry is a major contributor to the economies of many countries, developed and developing. We have come a long way from the days of farming solely with the help of cattle. Advancements in technology, from electricity to heavy-duty vehicles, have revolutionized how we farm.      Smart farming is the latest frontier in agriculture's quest for productivity. The use of machines, sensors and management systems, all communicating via a network connection, can significantly increase harvest and reduce cost and labor. At each endpoint, the machines and devices involved need to have high-performing data processing capabilities. Smart farming relies on the data collected on soil and weather conditions in order to precisely respond to variability in the crops and yield more and better harvest.     More broadly, like any technology ecosystem, a stable network connection is fundamental in facilitating machine communication and proper operation. In the more rural setting of a farm, this can be a tricky challenge and thus a barrier to successfully implementing smart farming.                                                           Cervoz is prepared with embedded solutions for your smart farming needs. Our SSD products using TLC technology are all high performance solutions. The high IOPS allows devices in the smart farming ecosystem to gather and transmit data. Coupled with the DDR4 DRAM modules, these solutions are both high-performing and reliable.   For network connectivity, we have a number of expansion card solutions to guarantee a stable connection. The MEC-WIFI is suitable for short-distance transmission, while we would recommend the MEC-LAN and MEC-COM for longer distances.   Cervoz can incorporate a range of value-added services and features with these smart farming solutions. For instance, to protect the products from any environmental factors associated with farming, such as irrigating or fertilizing, use our conformal coating. Many of our products are tried and tested to perform normally in different environments, including difficult and rugged ones, so you can rest assured that you are investing in the right solutions.    

  • 10-03-2021
    Healthcare Solutions

      Point of Care (PoC) technology has transformed the delivery of health care. With PoC devices, medical professionals are able to perform a number of tasks at the patient's bedside. These tasks range vastly from updating a patient's records to video calling a remote specialist and even a quick ultrasound. PoC technology is the future of medicine, which is why it is vital that we provide the right hardware solutions to support it.                                                                         Cervoz's flash modules for healthcare applications meet both the performance and data integrity requirements. The T435 M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 embedded module is a high-performing solution which at a capacity of 1TB has the capability of 2045MB/s sequential reading and 1845MB/s sequential writing. Like other TLC products, it is available with end-to-end data protection for detecting and correcting any errors that may occur in the long data transmission journeys.    Other TLC products such as the T385 Family and the T376 Family are suitable for PoC devices that run less complex operations but require just as much reliability. These products are equipped with DRAM buffers that minimize the wear on the products by reducing the number of P/E cycles the flash storage must perform.    At Cervoz, we are committed to providing the best storage solutions for your PoC devices so that you can deliver the best health care.  

  • 03-02-2021
    Thermal Imaging System Solutions

      A typical thermal imaging system consists of a few basic components: a well-pointed infrared camera, a reference source for the temperature calibration, and a connected monitor. It is easy to set up, and since the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, it has become ubiquitous. Public transit, office buildings and grocery stores have installed them as a convenient and contact-free way to detect fever, one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19. The goal is to identify those who may potentially be infected with the virus and keep them from entering a public place and spreading it to more people.       The value of a thermal imaging system is that people can walk through relatively quickly and have any temperature abnormalities be detected. In other words, the system is processing a lot of data in a short span of time. First, the camera needs to detect the face of the person passing through and then assess the temperature based on the radiation emitted as compared to the blackbody (reference source). Meanwhile, the monitor shows what is captured by the camera, so there is no room for glitches or lag in the system. If the monitor cannot display what the camera is capturing in real time, this could potentially cause those watching the monitor to miss a person with an elevated body temperature.       Cervoz is prepared to combat this pandemic with you. We recommend our TLC T385 Family of SSDs, which has both the speed and reliability for such a fast-scanning operation and up to 2TB capacity for thermal imaging. T385 family SSDs come with a DRAM buffer that minimizes wear of the drive and improves its overall endurance, and a 3-year warranty suitable for the monitoring system which needs to work day in and day out.    Of course, speed means nothing without data accuracy and integrity. At Cervoz, we have developed technologies and features that assist our products to work better. End-to-End Data Protection provides comprehensive protection that covers the entire pathway for data transmission from the host computer to the SSD and back. Both End-to-End Data Protection and the Advanced LDPC ECC Engine can detect and correct errors in data transmission, thus maintaining data integrity.  

  • 26-01-2021
    Cervoz FlashMonitor: A convenient solution

      We trust our machines to do their jobs. As machines have gotten smarter, we have been able to let them operate without much supervision. What happens, however, if something is slowly breaking down on the inside? Would we realize before a whole day's work is delayed? How can we plan for potential malfunction so that we take preventative instead of reactive actions?   At Cervoz, we offer a proprietary software with the purchase of our SSD products. The Cervoz FlashMonitor is a monitoring software that shows in real time how your Cervoz storage modules are doing. This trusted software presents important information such as disk capacity, disk temperature, and health status (including power cycle count and estimated lifespan). The figures by themselves are good to know, but Cervoz FlashMonitor takes convenience one step further. The software features an alert function, whereby users can set up the system to send email and pop-up alerts when key SSD operation-related figures fall to or reach a pre-set threshold. This function allows users to be better prepared with backups so that they are never faced with a situation of complete system failure which is both troublesome and costly.   There are five tabs in the software window, each showing a key feature of the Cervoz FlashMonitor.   The basics about the disk(s), including model, capacity, temperature, and support features. Critical information with estimated lifespan based on power-on hours, power cycle count and erase count. A compilation of all the key figures, including a deeper look into the disk with information such as Hardware ECC recovered and Ultra DMA CRC error count. All this data can be exported as an excel and provided to Cervoz for analysis when a repair is needed. Two key functions are found here: the alert and the security erase. For the former, users can input when (the parameters) and to whom they would like alerts to be sent. As for the latter, security erase wipes the disk clean, restoring it to the original factory default status to be used again. General information about the system, including motherboard, processor, OS, SATA Driver, and other details so that Cervoz technicians can recreate the setting for testing the product.   As you start your new year, download the Cervoz FlashMonitor and get to understand your SSD products better. Use the software to automatically monitor your disks and to make informed decisions about when to order replacements. With the Cervoz FlashMonitor, never let yourself be caught off guard.   For more details, please contact a Cervoz Sales Representative now!

  • 12-01-2021
    3D TLC Small Form Factor Product

      Space constraints is one of the biggest challenges for embedded modules. As application devices have gotten smaller, embedded modules have had to shrink in size as well. Cervoz offers a range of embedded modules, equipped with the latest TLC technology, that comes in varying slim and compact form factors to accommodate your space constraints.   The two newest additions to the Titan Series are the Half Size mSATA and SATA Disk. Cervoz designed them according to the needs reflected by the industry for more compact form factor and versatile mounting. All products under the Titan Series come in both standard temperature (0˚C~70˚C) and wide temperature (-40˚C~85˚C) versions, so they can operate in the environment you need them to.   Family T350   T380 T405 T435 Flash Type TLC TLC TLC TLC Form Factor Half Size mSATA SATA Disk  (Vertical & Horizontal Left) Half Slim M.2 2242 M.2 2280 M.2 2242 M.2 2280 M.2 2242 M.2 2280 Interface SATAIII   PCIe Gen.3x4 Capacity 64GB~512GB 64GB~256GB 64GB~2TB 64GB~1TB 64GB~2TB 64GB~1TB 128GB~1TB 128GB~1TB 128GB~1TB Standard Temp.  Wide Temp. 0˚C~70˚C -40˚C~85˚C   0˚C~70˚C -40˚C~85˚C   0˚C~70˚C -40˚C~85˚C   0˚C~70˚C -40˚C~85˚C   * Actual performance might differ based on different using conditions and environment.

  • 08-12-2020
    In-Vehicle Solutions

      Modern ground vehicles, whether for transportation or heavy duty, are moving computers. Their functions rely heavily on the performance of the computing systems as they do on the personnel handling them. Usually, the larger the vehicle, the more complex the system or systems used to operate them. These in-vehicle applications range from fleet management to navigation and surveillance, all of which are important tasks that the vehicle cannot do without.            Below are the most typical challenges for in-vehicle applications and Cervoz's corresponding technologies to solve these problems.                                                                                                             All our in-vehicle products comply with ISO-16750-3 standards, ensuring that they can withstand shock and vibration both while in operation and not. The in-operation test requires that the products be able to withstand continuous shock and vibration for a continuous 24 hours, while the non-operation test requires the products to survive a 6-face drop test from an altitude of 100cm. These tests simulate the conditions that in-vehicle products may experience in real life, making sure that they can perform normally under such extreme cases.     Cervoz's Wide Temperature memory and storage modules can withstand a larger range of temperatures than their average counterparts. As opposed to the regular 0˚C to 70˚C temperature range, wide temperature products can sustain normal operations between -40˚C to 85˚C. Furthermore, Cervoz's products are integrated with built-in thermal sensors that help avoid their overheating.    A feature design of Cervoz's products is End-to-End Data Protection. This comprehensive protection covers the entire pathway for data transmission from the host computer to the SSD and back. Having multiple points of protections ensures that data integrity is preserved, especially since the protection detects and corrects any errors that may occur in these long vehicular journeys.    The Powerguard (Power Loss Protection) function protects sudden interruptions to data transmission and storage during a power outage by providing just enough extra power to facilitate the completion of ongoing processes.    We understand the challenges for in-vehicle applications and have designed memory and storage products that address them and perform to your satisfaction.  

  • 24-11-2020
    5G Application Solutions

      The future will be fast-paced, thanks to 5G technology and edge computing. Delays in data transmission will be virtually nonexistent, and network operations will be near instantaneous. While edge computing has existed before 5G networks' rollout, the dawn of the 5G era means that the two can work hand-in-hand to provide higher bandwidth and lower latency than ever before in computing and processing. With the speed of 5G and the convenience of edge computing, so many smart applications, for factories, traffic, AR/VR, etc., can and are becoming realities.   The interconnected ecosystem formed by network technology, edge computing and applications is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things. The interconnectivity underlying the network is what allows machines to communicate with each other and intelligently operate. As technological advancements continue to take place, we are in the early stages of multi-access edge computing (MEC), which further decentralizes running applications and performing related processes so that it is closer to the end users. While we are still a way off from this capability, it is time to think about the architecture of it all.                   Cervoz has been preparing for the future by designing and developing storage and memory solutions that work for the network. Our M.2 2280 NVMe SSD uses TLC technology for a high IOPS, as well as End-to-End Data Protection so data integrity is always maintained. Even while operating at such intensity, the SSDs can keep from overheating because of our dynamic thermal throttling feature and heatsink kit. The former is a software mechanism that automatically slows down performance if the device gets too hot, while the latter is a hardware that assists in the cooling down process.  For volatile memory, Cerovz offers the DDR4 32GB 3200MHz DRAM Module, which boasts high capacity and high performance, all the while consuming less power than previous models.   

  • 10-11-2020
    Factory Automation Solutions

      Have you ever thought about the factories that manufacture your holiday presents? Like Santa's workshop, these places work around the clock to make sure that the shelves in stores and online are stocked for you. In recent years, more and more factories have gone autonomous, letting robots do the heavy lifting for maximum productivity and consistent quality.     This year, two key developments, the COVID-19 pandemic and 5G technology deployment, have accelerated factory automation. While the former has stressed the need for relying less on the human workforce, the latter has made it possible to use robotics instead. As the world learns to cope with COVID-19 and social distancing and work from home regulations, factory automation can help manufacturing and production meet deadlines as if nothing has changed.    An automated factory, commonly known as a smart factory, requires connectivity.  Whereas a traditional factory has people working in sync, a smart factory has machines doing so instead. Machines are communicating with each other at all times, so data transmission needs to be uninterrupted. This key requirement calls for a strong wireless connection that is both stable and secure. Furthermore, the processing power and subsequent machine learning and decision making must be of the top caliber in order to reap the benefits of automation.  For hardware, it is unsurprising that not all component parts are suitable for the factory setting. In a factory, conditions like extreme heat, exhaust and other discharges, and constant vibration make even the most firmly-built machinery prone to breakdown. The modules and other parts needed for factory automation need to cope with the environmental challenges, and consistently and reliably perform in the transmitting and storing of information. Any lag in processing power could cause a glitch in the system that would delay the timely production and delivery of the consumer goods.                              Cervoz offers much-needed features, such as Powerguard (power loss protection) and conformal coating, with our products for factory automation applications. Our Flash and DRAM modules are highly reliable and stable to work 24/7. Our Mini PCIe Expansion Cards will maintain the connectivity amongst the machines. For wireless transmission, we offer the MEC-WiFi; for wired transmission, we offer the MEC-LAN. For other extensions, we have the MEC-COM solution that allows for connection to RS232/422/485 devices. Together, our products will automate your factory from network to machine. With our products, you can download the Cervoz FlashMonitor, our exclusive software monitor system that lets you know remotely how our solutions are performing and notifies you in real time if anything is wrong.    Contact a Cervoz Sales Representative to learn more about our factory automation solutions!  

  • 20-10-2020
    Cervoz's Military Grade SSDs for Your Mission-Critical Applications

      Defense and Military missions are serious matters of safety and security. There is no room for error or failure, from human to mechanical. Given the variety of situations and environments that missions take place in, mission-critical applications need to have excellent performance, extreme reliability and superb durability.     We at Cervoz have designed and developed a family of Military Grade SSDs that is compliant with the U.S. Military Standard MIL-STD-810G and delivers on performance and reliability. Our Military Grade SSDs come with many much-needed functions for the rugged environment and security risks that mission-critical applications may encounter. All Military Grade SSDs have been tested to withstand a wide range of temperature conditions, from -40˚C~85˚C, and intense shock and vibration.   Other functions such as the Cervoz Powerguard and AES 256-bit encryption provide multiple layers of protection and security for the data from power failure and any leakage. For mission-critical applications, we offer only the best.     For more details, please contact a Cervoz Sales Representative now!