Trenton Systems has launched a new made-in-the-US ION Mini PC suitable for military, commercial and industrial applications that require a powerful, affordable, rugged computer in a small form factor.

Trenton System CEO Michael Bowling said: “The goal upfront was to create a long-life, rugged mini PC in the smallest space possible while keeping cost at the forefront. Trenton’s engineering and production groups stepped up to the challenge. They knocked it out of the park with the ION and I am proud of the teams here at Trenton.”

The rugged ION Mini PC, a fast, high-performance computer, weighing just 3.2lb, supports 8th and 9th generation Intel® Coffee Lake / Coffee Lake-R CPUs – up to eight cores and 16 threads for super-fast processing – as well as up to 32GB of unbuffered DDR4-2666 RAM across two SODIMM slots. These features are suitable for compute-intensive tasks, whether on or off the front lines.

Customers can also expect:

  • ECC-registered and non-registered options to reduce cost and increase performance
  • 35W TDP to ensure minimal thermal output
  • An onboard TPM 2.0 and configurable BIOS settings for added protection
  • Strict revision control for consistent, long-term support

Programs and applications, placing great emphasis on storage options, will be satisfied with the ION Mini PC’s internal 2.5″ SATA SSD and M.2 NVMe PCIe card, which offers plenty of drive space and super-swift read-and-write speeds for a comfortable, efficient storage experience.

In terms of input and output, the ION is equipped with six USB 3.0 ports, 1 DisplayPort, 1 VGA port, 2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 RJ-45 dedicated IPMI LAN port, providing users with necessary audiovisual, internet and system expansion capabilities.

A robust, embedded juggernaut, the ION Mini PC has a truly rugged design that ensures system survival in some of the planet’s harshest conditions.

Bowling said: “Trenton’s customers expect long-life, high-quality, durable, hardened and secured hardware by a trusted manufacturer with full control of the supply chain and an in-house team that is backed by an engineering arm ready to tackle the most complex specifications.”

Before release, our test engineers pushed the ION Mini PC to its functional limits with a series of computer stress tests at our in-house testing facility.

Bowling added: “Do not be shy about asking for customization. We would love to discuss how the product could be modified to fit your specific needs.”

The rugged ION Mini PC comes with an industry-leading five-year warranty, as well as limited lifetime support at no additional cost.

It is also available through our Loaner Program, which allows customers to borrow Trenton Systems’ products free for 45 days.

Every ION Mini PC component from the internal board to the case is designed, manufactured, assembled and supported in the US.

Trenton Systems Director of Marketing and Business Development Yazz Krdzalic said: “If you are looking for a rugged, hardened, truly made-in-the-US mini-ITX form factor PC for your program or application, the ION Mini PC is the newest in the industry. Team Trenton has spent months taking in customer feedback of wants and needs and we have prioritised the list accordingly. Our ION Mini PC addresses security concerns, ruggedisation that withstands harsh environments and is backed by a support team ready to tackle your most technical questions.”

Trenton Systems is a ruggedised computer hardware manufacturer, specialising in the design, manufacture, assembly, integration and support of rugged servers and workstations, processor boards, PCIe backplanes, storage servers, blade servers, PCIe expansion, mini PCs and customised high-performance computers for environmentally extreme applications worldwide.

Founded in 1989, Trenton Systems provides the defence / military, government, industrial and commercial markets with in-house engineering, testing and support services, computer lifecycle planning, revision control, warranty support and customisation / configuration support.

Trenton Systems’ rugged computers meet or exceed UL, CE, FCC and military standards (MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-S-901, DO-160), are backed by a five-year warranty and in-house limited lifetime support and manufactured in the company’s Lawrenceville, Georgia, US, facility, which is certified to ISO 9001:2015 quality management standards.