Eurotech Catalyst TC Modules Provide Computing Platform for Communication Equipment for Security Applications
Amaro (Italy) – July 18th, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces they have been selected to supply embedded computers to DRS Defense Solutions. The program is expected to require some thousands of embedded computers over a three-year period, for a program value estimated at more than 2M USD.
The Eurotech Catalyst TC modules will provide the embedded computing platform, along with carrier card, for communications equipment for security applications from DRS Signal Solution. Initial deliveries begin this year with production volumes anticipated in the following two years.
“We selected Eurotech for this program for several reasons, including their ability to deliver products based on the latest technology in time to meet our development commitments. In addition, we have consistently found Eurotech to offer the most efficient products when it comes to power management and low heat dissipation,” said Aaron Hankins, Vice President, Tactical Terminals for DRS ICAS, a DRS Defense Solutions business unit.
“Eurotech values the long-term relationship we have with DRS,” explains Greg Nicoloso, Chief Executive Officer for Eurotech North America. “Together we have worked on many programs, and Eurotech is committed to delivering the embedded products and high-quality support DRS requires and deserves. With this strong history and firm commitment, we look forward to the successful, timely launch of this new program as well.”
Eurotech: € 4M order from Selex Elsag for AURORA HPC for cyber security applications
Amaro (Italy), July 11th, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading company in embedded and supercomputing technologies, announces that it has received a € 4 million order from Selex Elsag for supply of a HPC (High-Performance Computing) system of the Aurora family. Delivery is scheduled to take place in some steps during the next 9 months.
Selex Elsag, strategic unit of the Finmeccanica group in the defence and security electronics segment, will employ Eurotech’s supercomputer in the emerging field of cyber security. For some years now use of HPCs outside the academic and scientific world has been growing and the ever-increasing digitalization of information also requires the security segment to process millions of data very fast, in just a few seconds. One of the most important requirements in the security segment – but also the most difficult to meet – is minimization of the impact of the time taken for checks on activities’ actual execution times, particularly in the case of financial transactions, or if it is necessary not to give any evidence that a certain activity is subject to massive cross-checks. Whence the emergence of the tangible need for supercomputers, able to perform the large number of checks required in an extremely short time.
In addition, modern methods for the identification of cyber crimes increasingly involve techniques featuring cross-analysis of data coming from several different sources – and these techniques further increase the computing capacity required.
“We are very pleased that Selex Elsag has chosen our supercomputer for a fast-expanding application like cyber security”, commented Roberto Siagri, Eurotech’s Chairman and CEO. “Right from the start, Aurora architecture has been conceived to be used effectively not only for scientific research but also in the industrial and services domains – and this order confirms the rightness of our vision”.
Eurotech si colloca da sempre nel punto di incontro tra innovazione e attenzione al territorio, per le comunità, e per i dipendenti.
La sostenibilità è considerata una direttrice strategica, iscritta fin dall’origine nel DNA dell’azienda. Innovazione significa ricerca, innovazione e ricerca significano futuro e la missione di Eurotech è quella di immaginare il futuro.