New In-vehicle Computers from Logic Supply Withstand Temperatures of 150 Degrees


The wide-temp Nuvo-3100VTC and RT100 join the expanding line of transportation systems offered by the industrial PC leader Logic Supply.


June 26, 2014 (SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT) - After years of continued development, the technology of in-vehicle computing is finally beginning to catch up with the demand for mobile systems that can perform in the extreme environments of many automotive applications. Industrial & Embedded PC company Logic Supply ( today unveiled a pair of specialized, wide-temperature mobile computer systems designed for in-vehicle installations, asset tracking and fleet management with maximum operating temperatures in excess of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.


"We’ve been seeing growing demand for systems with a wide range of connectivity options that are also able to stand up to the rigors of harsh-environment mobile installations," said Logic Supply Product Manager JP Ishaq. "Both of these systems offer an expansive suite of IO, giving them enormous operational flexibility, but they both still maintain the rugged design and rock-solid enclosure standards that have become our trademark."


The bright yellow Nuvo-3100VTC measures 8.27" x 2.32" x 6.5" and is compact enough to be easily tucked under a seat or behind a dashboard. The flat black RT100 measures 7.17" x 2.04" x 6.60" and is designed for ultimate installation flexibility. It can be easily mounted beneath seats or in a vehicle trunk. Both new systems have been engineered to withstand temperatures approaching or exceeding 150 degrees Fahrenheit, all without fans or external vents


The extreme temperature performance of these new systems is accomplished by utilizing the entire external case as a heat sink, allowing the internal components to expel any excess heat directly through the case where it can be dissipated by the outside airflow.


"Most of our customers will never push an in-vehicle computer to the extreme thermal limits that these new systems are capable of," said Ishaq. "But many of the industrial automotive applications we see require a system that’s far more rugged than average hardware, and we prefer to have the extra headroom in all of our system specifications."


The Nuvo-3100VTC is a high-performance, rugged automotive Intel Ivy Bridge computer ideal for fleet management, mobile surveillance or other in-vehicle applications. Featuring an integrated automotive power supply with ignition sense, enhanced vibration resistance and an operating temperature of -25°C~70°C (-13°F~158°F), the 3100VTC is compact and versatile enough to be installed virtually anywhere.


The rugged, fanless chassis protects the system from dust and debris while providing the connectivity of 4 PoE ports, 6 USB (including 4x USB 3.0), 2 RS-232 ports, DVI-I and isolated DIO. Two PCIe Mini-Card slots, one featuring a SIM card slot for use with cellular modems, makes the 3100VTC perfect for asset tracking or AVL applications. Storage options include an integrated mSATA slot and room for two 2.5” hard drives.


The RT100 automotive PC is built around an Intel Atom Dual Core 1.86 GHz processor. Offering energy-efficient performance in a rugged, cost effective package, this in-vehicle computer combines a wide temperature tolerance with a range of ports and wireless options to support a host of commercial mobile applications. The RT100 has been extensively tested to resist vibration and features a -40C~65C (-40°F~149°F) operating temperature and input power range of 9~32V for the utmost in installation flexibility.


Expansion options for the RT100 include three PCIe Mini-Card slots, 3 USB 2.0 ports, DVI-I, dual GbE LAN, GPIO, a pair of SIM card slots, an optional CAN bus interface module and 4 SMA-type external antenna connectors ideal for GSM fleet management tracking. Even with all of its capabilities the RT100 is priced at only $829.50.


About Logic Supply: A leading industrial PC company, Logic Supply is powering innovation worldwide. Designing and manufacturing small, rugged computers specifically engineered for harsh environments, the company serves a variety of industrial and embedded markets. In addition to its extensive product line, Logic Supply offers custom development as well as an end-to-end OEM service program. The result for customers is a true partnership characterized by speed, flexibility and value. Visit the Logic Supply website at


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