spo-comm wishes you a Merry Christmas 2017

We are on company holiday from 12/22/2017 up to and including 01/05/2018. We will be back in the office on 01/08/2018.

The last shipments in 2017 will leave our warehouse on December 20th. The first shipments will take place on January 9th 2018.

We would like to thank all our customers and partners for working with us and are looking forward to realize new projects with you in 2018. Until then, we wish you Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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27 Oct 2017 Array ( [id] => 292 [title] => From WINDBOX and CORE to KUMO – The series of the spo-comm Mini-PCs [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => Learn more about our spo-book series and in what fields they can be found. At the moment our product range offers 15 different Mini-PC series, to which we want to introduce you now week by week, starting with the series of our spo-book BRICK! [description] =>

Today: The BRICK-series – Our champion in the Kiosk field

With their solid housings, passive cooling systems and up to six COM interfaces, the spo-book BRICK i3 and the spo-book BRICK J1900 represent the perfect Mini-PC that can resist even adverse circumstances.
If this wouldn’t be enough: The low power consumption and the opportunity to work completely silent with the help of SSDs is integrated in the price.

Does that sound interesting?

##Learn more about the spo-book BRICK series

##Explore all Mini-PCs of the spo-comm product range

 

Would you like to learn more about our mini pcs? Feel free to contact our experts!

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From WINDBOX and CORE to KUMO – The series of the spo-comm Mini-PCs
Learn more about our spo-book series and in what fields they can be found. At the moment our product range offers 15 different Mini-PC series, to which we want to introduce you now week by week, starting with the series of our spo-book BRICK!
18 Dec 2017 Array ( [id] => 308 [title] => spo-comm was honored with MSI IPC Award in 2017 [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => We are proud to announce that also in 2017 spo-comm received the MSI IPC “Best Partner” Award. [description] =>

We at spo-comm value to have the long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with MSI IPC. In October the management of spo-comm visited its partners in Taiwan to discuss the future projects. Already in November spo-comm was awarded for being the best partner in 2017 during the SPS/IPC fair in Nuremberg.

The MSI Europe partner since 2008

Since almost 10 years the spo-comm GmbH has been the exclusive partner of MSI IPC in Europe. MSI IPC is the division for industrial PCs of the hardware manufacturer MSI (Micro Star International) which is based in Taiwan.

Successful mini-pc models continue being created

Together with MSI IPC spo-comm GmbH constantly works on creating new products which make sure to meet the requirements of our customers. Our product lines that were built together with MSI IPC so far are: BRICK, TURO, NOVA and SQUARE – and not to mention our absolute bestseller: The WINDBOX, that celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 (see also “spo-comm and MSI IPC: 10 years of cooperation”).

We are looking forward to continue the cooperation with MSI IPC in the future and developing new products together.

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us!

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spo-comm was honored with MSI IPC Award in 2017
We are proud to announce that also in 2017 spo-comm received the MSI IPC “Best Partner” Award.
19 Sep 2017 Array ( [id] => 282 [title] => What’s new? Thunderbolt 3, ruler SSD and alternatives to SATA [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => In addition to the new interface Thunderbolt 3, this month we are dealing mainly with the subject of memory: Intel has introduced a new form factor called "ruler", SATA is no longer the best interface for SSDs and the memory shortage is far from over. [description] =>

Intel Thunderbolt 3: One for all

Thunderbolt 3 is a multifunctional interface that is directly compatible with USB Type-C, but also supports DisplayPort and PCIe. For example, external graphics cards can be connected via PCI Express, while suitable connection cables allow to address various screen inputs. Thanks to a transfer speed of up to 40 Gbit/s it is even possible to reproduce two times 4K resolution, while simultaneously transferring data via USB 3.1. In order to promote and spread the interface, Intel has announced to make the standard royalty-free and release the specifications for the industry.

Variations of SSDs: The interfaces

For a long time the SATA interface was the standard for SSDs. However, since SSDs work differently than HDDs for which SATA was originally developed, a speed increase is no longer possible. This requires a whole new protocol. Depending on which interfaces are available on the PC, SSDs with SATA 6G, its further development SATA Express (SATAe), m.2 or PCI Express (PCIe) can be used.

In addition to M.2 and 2,5": New SSD form factor "ruler"

Intel has recently introduced a new form factor for SSDs, which is named "ruler". As the name suggests, it has a long, flat shape. Thanks to the dimensions of 325.35 x 36.8 x 9.5 mm, up to 32 ruler SSDs fit into a 1U server. With a planned capacity of 32 TB per SSD (currently 16 TB), such a rack server would reach a storage capacity of 1 PB (petabyte). First SSDs in the new "ruler" form factor are to be released by the end of the year, possibly there will also be modules with double height.

Prices remain high: Searching for alternatives to DRAM

The fact that memory prices have risen considerably in the last month is well known. Unfortunately, there is still no end in sight – it is even expected to continue like this in 2018 – as the most important manufacturers are using more and more parts of their production capacities for server and smartphone storage. Solutions to the problematic memory shortage would, for example, be a more efficient architecture or an adaption of the firmware and software in order to improve the use of existing memory. More considerations on this subject can be found here.

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What’s new? Thunderbolt 3, ruler SSD and alternatives to SATA
In addition to the new interface Thunderbolt 3, this month we are dealing mainly with the subject of memory: Intel has introduced a new form factor called "ruler", SATA is no longer the best interface for SSDs and the memory shortage is far from over.