RUGGEDCOM APE

Leveraging the built-in switching and routing capabilities of the RUGGEDCOM RX1500, the RUGGEDCOM APE is a utility-grade computing platform that plugs directly into any member of the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 family and makes it possible to run third party software applications without the complications and inconveniences of procuring an external industrial PC.




Application Processing Engine

RUGGEDCOM APE is available pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded, Linux, and CheckPoint GAiA platforms. As it is compliant to the standards of a PC, the user can choose to install and run their customized operating system as they choose.

RUGGEDCOM APE provides one Gigabit Ethernet link on the front of the unit, and another equal, but completely separated link to the backplane of the RX15xx chassis. This physical separation of ports and the special arrangement of the connections on RUGGEDCOM APE make it an ideal platform for networking and security-related applications, examples of which are security appliances, firewalls, network log and load processors, and intrusion sensors.

Through the use of a virtual machine, old software can be run on new and secure operating systems on the RUGGEDCOM APE, making it possible to extend the life of obsolete and unsupported software.

All variants of RUGGEDCOM APE are available with optional conformal coating, and are qualified for operating ambient temperatures of -40º C to +70º C. It meets all the electrical specifications of the RUGGEDCOM RX15xx platform, namely IEC61850-3 and IEEE 1613 for operation under some of the harshest industrial conditions.


Configure your RUGGEDCOM product

The RUGGEDCOM-Selector lets you configure Siemens RUGGEDCOM products quickly, easily, and efficiently, by using targeted navigation through selection menus or by entering item numbers. Selected products can then be ordered directly by transferring the parts list into the Industry Mall.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded

  • Debian Linux

  • CheckPoint GAiA


Hardware

  • Form factor: line module for the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 multi-service platform family

  • CPU: Intel Atom E660T, 32-bit, 5000 MIPS
    at 1.3GHz, 512KB cache, Intel HT and
    VT-x supported

  • 2x USB-2 ports

  • Ethernet interfaces: 1x Gigabit RJ45 port on the front face plate, 1x Gigabit RJ45 port to the RX15xx backplane

  • Video: DVI port, maximum resolution 1024x768, Intel integrated GMA500 at 400MHz.



  • Memory: 2GB DDR-2

  • SDD: 8GB and 16GB orderable, SATA-II

  • Immunity to EMI and high voltage electrical transients

  • Meets IEEE 1613 (electric utility substations)

  • Meets IEC 61800-3 (variable speed drive systems)

  • Meets IEC 61000-6-2 (generic industrial environment)

  • -40° C to +70° C operating temperature
    (no fans)

  • 1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet

  • 2x USB-2 type A

  • 1x DVI-D

  • Reset button