Compulab Releases New, Heavy Duty PC
Compulab has recently revealed its latest product: the Airtop2 Fanless PC. This new high-end PC is designed for the most demanding of tasks and conditions, primarily as an industrial PC, with a rugged design and construction designed to handle a temperature range of -40°C up to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F).
This new PC design has a new Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6 at its heart, with an option to include an NVIDIA Quadro P4000 GPU. The inner workings of the Airtop2 are constantly cooled with Compulab’s Natural Airflow technology, allowing for consistent fanless cooling with a volume sitting close to 7.5lt.
The Natural Airflow technology, a proprietary development by Compulab, allows for silent cooling requiring minimal maintenance. The system works via airflow stimulation that cools all the major heat sources within a PC, all while needing no actual moving parts.
NAF utilizes a multi-stage heat-exchanger. The first stage of the system is a copper plate attached to one of the PC’s major heat sources, while the 2nd stage are a set of flat heat-pipes arranged in a crisscrossed pattern in order to spread heat onto the surface of the panel. The final stage is the air-tubes generating upward airflow created via the tubes’ grouping structure, creating a system that deals with pollutants better than the traditional forced air cooling, whilst requiring moving parts, or filters.
The Airtop2’s industrial design also allows for easy access to components like the RAM and storage without requiring a tool, letting users swap parts whenever necessary. The PC’s front panel comes with an OLED display that shows data about the CPU components in real time. All of the PC’s parts are die casted and machined aluminum, designed to fit seamlessly within a light, but rugged casing.
Chief Product Officer Irad Stavi, Compulab, says that they used NAF cooling with Airtop2 after it was field-proven working so well in the Airtop1. The Airtop2, logically, is an improvement over the Airtop1, with performance on par with smaller PCs. Professionals looking for a industrial PC focus more on modularity and reliability, while enthusiasts are aimed for performance, which is why the Airtop2 will also have an Airtop2 Inferno iteration.