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Kontron KISS Oil & Gas 2U - 2U Rackmount IPC for Oil and Gas Specifications

Rugged Chassis Design for Extreme Environments, Intel® 3rd Gen Core i7/i5/i3, up to 32GB DDR3, Triple GbE


Today’s opportunities for new drill sites are requiring the oil and gas industry to expand data collection and analysis efforts. Frontier acreage and challenging geographic installations are needed to meet the ever increasing demand from emerging and traditional markets.  Unconventional sources of gas and oil further complicate the need for rig managers to capture data for field use, control and analysis. Often the field and control centers are subjected to harsh environments.

Kontron has been designing and manufacturing embedded computer systems, subsystems and computer boards for the extreme needs of the military and industrial use for decades. By utilizing this expertise Kontron has developed a rugged 2U server that is designed to meet the needs for a tough, reliable server for the O&G industry. The KISS Oil & Gas 2U with a KTQ77/Flex motherboard is built in the US and has worldwide technical support. Since Kontron builds the motherboards and the systems, Kontron has optimized the server for reliability and high MTBF. The system meets shock and vibration considerations, as well as the temperature and dust extremes common to O&G installations.

All Kontron systems are revision controlled for ease of in field maintenance and understanding of the configuration each customer has selected. Since Kontron develops the motherboard and the system, each system is optimized and capabilities are enabled to meet O&G needs. Longtime availability of the motherboard and system reduces in-field operational costs and personnel training as drill sites are expanded. Each system has a special dust filter, tie downs, hold down brackets and shock mountings to ease transport.

Applications for the KISS Oil & Gas 2U include:

  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Control room management
  • Oil & Gas exploration
  • Natural gas processing
  • Wellhead monitoring control
  • Unconventional sources exploration and control
  • Evaluation during implementation of new technology

The system is based upon the popular KTQM77/FLEX board from Kontron.



CPU Spec3rd Generation Intel® i7-,i5,-i3 2Core and 4Core CPUs
• Intel Pentium G2120, 3,1GHz, dual Core, 3, 55W
• Intel Core i3-3220, 3.3GHz, dual Core, 65W
• Intel Core i5-3550S, 3.0GHz, quad Core, 65W
• Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4GHz, quad Core, 95W
Socket H2 (LGA1155), ZIF Socket
ChipsetIntel® Q77 Express Chipset
MemoryUp to 32 GB DDR3 RAM
GraphicsIntel ® HD Graphics 3000 integrated
2x Display port
1x VGA
Network3 x GbE-LAN, (1x AMT 8.0 support)
• 1x Intel® Lewisville 82579LM, supporting AMT 8.0
• 2x Intel® Hartwell 82574L
PXE Netboot supported.
Wake On LAN (WOL) supported
Storage3x 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Disk Drives (HDD's) or Solid State Drives (SSD's)
1 x Slim Optical Drive (DVD +/- RW)
USB4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0,
Serial4x RS232 COM ports
Front I/O2x USB 2.0
Power Switch
Power LED, HDD activity LED
Rear I/O2x Display Port, 1x VGA,
4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0,
3x Gigabit Ethernet,
4x RS232 COM ports,
HD Audio
AudioVIA 1708B
7.1 Channel HD Audio
Stacked 2x3 mini Jack tower


Expansion1x PCI Express x16 Gen 3,
1x 32-bit 5V PCI
Electrical500W high effi ciency AC
MechanicalSize: 88.9 mm x 483 mm x 483mm (3.5" x 19" x 19.06")
Protection: IP 20 front
Noise: ~ 40dBA
SoftwareWinXP (32b *)
Windows 7 (32b + 64b *)
WES7 (32b * + 64b *)
Linux Fedora *
Linux Ubuntu * (RAID problem)
VxWorks BSP, WES7 BSP, Kontron Linux BSP
* Out Of The Box installation test only
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0 to 50°
Temperature range (storage): -40 to 70°
Cooling: 1x CPU Cooler Fan, 3x Chassis fans
Humidity10% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing (operating),
5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing (non-operating)
Weight10kg (22lb)
Vibration10-500 Hz, 5G
Shock15 G, 11ms
Safety/CertificationFCC, CE, UL
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

BoardOn request
CustomisationNeed storage and/or I/O cards added? Need an operating system or your own software image loaded? We can help with that. We have a team of qualified and experienced engineers who can quickly accomplish this. Please contact us for further details.

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