Ionics EMS Inc. Launches Full Suite of Plug Computing Products
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Ionics EMS, Inc. launches its range of Plug Computers developed in collaboration with Marvell’s Sheevaplug technology. These Plug Computers are full-featured processor-servers in a compact and robust form factor designed for managing and securing digital assets in a cloud computing environment.
The basic level devices under the Nimbus model are ultra-compact in size and robust in features with a 1.2Ghz or a 2Ghz processor and memory capacities of 512MB DDR2 and 512MB of NAND flash. Because it has the smallest form factor on the market, two or more units can be placed side by side to form a plug farm of varied applications on an extension cord without blocking the adjacent socket space.
The Cumulus Plug builds upon the smaller ultra-compact Nimbus Plug with a 1.2Ghz or 2Ghz processor with 512MB DDR2 400 MHz and 512MB NAND flash. This new computing device comes with full WiFi (Access Point Router) functionality, 2 SATA ports and a USB2.0 port for expanded flexibility. It is ideal as a mini-server and router for home or small office, dedicated home file server, multimedia server for DLNA-enabled players, web proxy that enables fast cached access to your favorite web sites and much more.
The Stratus Plug, despite its micro-sized footprint, comes with full WiFi (Access Point) Functionality, Bluetooth, ZWave/ZigBee (optional) and extra USB 2.0 ports for expanded flexibility. With ZWave and ZigBee technology Stratus can create communications with the electronics in your house or office so you can control them remotely.
The most powerful Plug being offered in the collection is the Cirrus Plug which offers 2Ghz of processing performance, embedded WiFi, Bluetooth and a built-in hard drive. From streaming the latest winter vacation video to a connected TV in the bedroom to enjoying favorite music on a WiFi-enabled receiver in the living room, the Cirrus Plug Computer makes enjoying media on intelligent devices throughout the home easier, more mobile and more convenient than before.
Plug Computers are the next big thing due to their high-performance, always-on, always-connected, and environmentally friendly computing capability readily available for developers and end-users. Plug computing has been quickly expanding, bringing users new devices, services, and value-added applications as well as delivering advanced avenues for network connectivity.
“We are delighted to work with Marvell to support and expand the plug computing ecosystem,” said Larry Qua, Founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ionics EMS Inc. “We believe Ionics’ plug design development offers an innovative and convenient solution for cutting-edge consumers to secure and manage their digital assets.”
The Ionics’s Plug Computers will be featured at the Marvell Pavilion at the Consumers Electronics Show at Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, 2010. Development kits are available and can be purchased at www.ionicsplug.com.