Kontron adds new dimension of scalability and robustness to servers and modules with the new Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family

Augsburg, Germany, November 10, 2015Kontron, a leading global provider of embedded computing technology (ECT), announces that beginning in 2016, new servers and modules will be based on the new Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family.
The first set of new products from Kontron includes the COM Express COMe-bBD6, the Kontron VPX server blade VX3058, and SYMKLOUD based on Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family, with more to follow in 2016.  Kontron’s Xeon® based products provide various enhancements in form factor, versatility, high availability and robustness. Aside from outstanding performance per watt ratio, these new products will maximize the server class on a small form factor. In addition to having server-type architecture, server class will also include Xeon® Processors Class Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) memory features. Kontron’s new products will be available with 2 and up to 8 cores, as well as 2 ports of 10GbE Intel® Ethernet, strengthening the powerful connectivity options.
Robustness has always been a strong Kontron development initiative and with these new cores, extended temperature and longevity are further increased. One of the feature highlights is the improved floating point and vector calculation performance. Additionally, these products come with broad software support including Windows and Linux.
The Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family is Intel®’s 3rd generation 64-bit SoC and the first based on Intel® Xeon® processor 14nm silicon technology that brings intelligence and Intel® Xeon® processor Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) to the edge. With integrated PCH technology and Intel® Ethernet all in a BGA package, the Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family provides system design simplicity for applications where space is a premium.

About Kontron
Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications.
With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.            
Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”.
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