Our custom designed rugged computer systems, from concept to volume production, reflect our more than three decades of experience in deployable systems. The modular design of our units allows for upgrades and repairs to be made with minimal tools and effort. TAG systems feature components that can be swapped out, and replaced in the field which eliminates the risk associated with loss of important data. One of our earlier patents features a cooling system that creates a pressure zone with dual redundant blowers to keep the system running at a safe operating temperature.
Patent No.: 8,537,540
Title: Field Serviceable CPU Module
Filing Date: Nov 2, 2010
Issued Date: Sep 17, 2017
Application No.: 12/917,733
Abstract: A computer apparatus comprising a computer chassis, a baseboard component disposed within the computer chassis and a computer module electronically coupled to the baseboard component is disclosed. A heat sink assembly is attached to the computer module to form a computer module heat sink assembly, wherein the heat sink assembly forms part of an integral exterior structure of the computer chassis. The chassis may comprise a compartment disposed through an exterior surface of the chassis for receiving the computer module heat sink assembly in mated fashion. The computer module heat sink assembly forms a water and air tight seal with the internal compartment of the chassis in mated fashion.
This is the thirteenth U.S. patent granted to TAG, and the second patent developed by Trevor Landon (Vienna, VA) that will help strengthen TAG’s patent portfolio. The patent covers a removable computer module heat sink assembly that forms a water and air tight seal when attached to the computer chassis and mated to the baseboard component through an internal compartment of the chassis. The computer module heat sink assembly is easily removed or attached to the computer chassis, providing a quick method for servicing or upgrading an integral component of rugged computer systems.
TAG is an Information Technology (IT) firm that designs and manufactures rugged computer systems, builds the US Army approved Precise Positioning Services (PPS) Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Surveying System (PGSS), provides security-cleared staffing solutions, and delivers global communication network services. TAG has deployed this Field-Upgradable CPU™ technology in a rugged Smart Display/Panel-PC and Rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) Computer, and plans to extend this technology across other product platforms in order to provide a highly flexible option for military operations deployed in remote locations.