Stealth Computer Offers a PC Built to Withstand the Harsh Outdoors
Computers are generally fragile things when taken out of the safety of indoor environments, so it's interesting when a company sets out to assemble a PC that manages to withstand extreme outdoor elements. Built by Stealth Computer, the Stealth WPC-525F is a rugged little PC that is sealed enough to keep it waterproof, resistant from chemicals, dust, rain and splash, and has passed the IP67/NEMA 6 environmental specifications. As Stealth's promotional images suggest, apparently the WPC-525F is so tough that it can survive getting run over by a full-sized pickup truck and still remain unscathed and functional.
At the center of this all-weather PC is an Intel D525 1.8GHz Dual Core CPU, which makes up for its lack of speed with low power consumption and fanless operation. A solid state drive takes care of the storage. The rear of the device includes four USB 2.0 connections, two LAN ports, a VGA, power and serial output, all water-tight thanks to the specially designed connectors which resemble hardware typically used by the military. The Stealth WPC-525F can be installed with Microsoft Windows 7/XP or Linux, depending on the customer's requirements. Complimenting the WPC-525F's outdoor versatility are compatible waterproof keyboards and LCD monitors, with pricing for the basic PC configuration estimated at $1,595.