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Medford, NY 11763
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The Macrolink Puma is a superior-quality, rugged chassis designed to meet the extreme environmental demands of field-fixed and severe mobile applications. Drawing on decades of design and field deployment experience, the Puma is crafted to provide maximum configuration flexibility, long life, and dependable service with minimal maintenance.
A precise blend of machined, formed, and extruded members impart an exceptional degree of structural integrity, while significantly reducing the number of mechanical fasteners for increased reliability and ease of access to Field Replaceable Units (FRUs). Both the card cage and the peripheral bay are shock isolated to meet the rigors of harsh deployment environments.
System boards are easily accessed through the main hinged chassis door, while the peripherals can be rapidly accessed through a hinged sub-door via a pair of finger-operated, quarter-turn latches. Maximum peripheral door protrusion into operator space is a mere 7.25 inches. All internal and external surfaces are chromate conversion coated with a powder-coated exterior finish providing maximum protection against corrosion. All materials and finishes meet fungus and salt atmosphere resistance per MIL-STD-810E.
The Puma’s all-metal card cage assembly accepts 18 6U VME or cPCI boards into a monolithic backplane, and 10 boards with the peripheral bay installed. The peripheral bay houses up to five fixed or removable half-height SAS/SATA devices. The peripheral bay can also be configured with up to four high-cycle, shock-isolated, removable SCSI drive modules for more rigorous deployments.
Ample, unrestricted, free space is provided to the rear of the backplane for paddle cards, sub-racks, and discreet backplane to I/O bulkhead cabling. Over 70 square inches of I/O panel space accommodates the densest of I/O configurations.
An oversized, filtered air intake and precise baffling, combined with high-efficiency fans, insures generous airflow through the card cage and peripheral bay. A sophisticated thermal management option extends the Puma’s deployment capability to operating environments reaching -20°C ambient.
Complete EMI/RFI integrity is maintained via conductive interior surfaces, braided gasketing on all moveable panels and front doors, conductive gasketing on all mating joints, and honeycomb-shielded vent screens front and rear.
Macrolink’s Puma is an ideal chassis to meet the stringent demands of most airborne, field-fixed, naval surface, and ground mobile deployments at an affordable price – with maximum configurability – and the reduced delivery times expected of COTS enclosures.
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