The Enoch Systems FlexIO V1 is an entry level front I/O network appliance based on the Intel Q77 Express Chipset and uses 3rd generation Intel Core processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Pentium processors, and Intel Celeron processors. FlexIO V1 is meant for OEM and ISV customers that need a reliable network appliance platform; that can be customized and branded to deliver their product and services on.
FlexIO V1 can be configured or customized to be a solution for the following applications and/or needs:
The FlexIO V1 server appliance was designed to be easily branded with your corporate identity. Our in-house design group is available to assist in implementing your branding or to help develop a design concept. Some product finishing methods used include, powder coating, liquid coating, and silk screening. Custom brushed aluminum or glass bead blast bezels can be created. FlexIO V1’s all aluminum construction can be anodized in a variety of colors that include, black, gray, yellow, red, purple, green, blue and hundreds of shades in between. In addition to silk screening, graphic overlays can be created to give more robust labeling options.
The Intel Q77 Express Chipset in the FlexIO V1 offers a solid foundation that enables many onboard technologies that customers can use to differentiate their product in the market. Technologies such as Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT) allow users to use or develop management and security applications that enable end users the ability to remotely manage, update, or repair the FlexIO V1. FlexIO V1 also offers RAID 0 and 1 supports for protection or speed. Intel Rapid Recover Technology allows you to create a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is data corruption. More information about the Q77 can be found in Intel’s Product Brief.
FlexIO V1 features one PCI Express 3.0 16-lane slot that will accommodate any PCI express card currently found on the market. The PCI Express 3.0 16-lane slot gives you up to 15.75 GB/s of bandwidth or 128 GT/s in each direction. This bandwidth ensures performance eliminates any potential bottlenecks at the bus.
Enoch Systems works with many technology manufactures to provide you with the complete solution you are looking for in FlexIO V1. FlexIO V1 was designed to work with technology from the following manufacturers:
If you require an add-on card from a manufacturer not listed above or are developing a custom card, we can send you an evaluation FlexIO V1 system so you can start testing and developing right away.
FlexIO V1 was designed with modularity in mind. This modularity provides you with the professional look of an appliance without the high up front cost, large minimum order commitment, and long lead-time.FlexIO V1 Example Configurations
The Appliance Problem
OEM and ISV customers need hardware platforms to deliver their software, technology, services on. They have two choices; either buy a traditional off-the-shelf (OTS) system and then private label it or develop a custom solution. Each scenario has its pros and cons, but either way you are stuck with a product that does not represent your intended goals, unplanned obsolescence, major capital expenditures, and delayed lead-times.
When seeking a hardware platform to use, many resort to off-the-shelf (OTS) systems, e.g. Dell, HP, Supermicro, etc. Many companies design in these products initially, because they are readily available and relativity low cost. But they offer no brand identity or differentiation amongst the other equipment in the rack. To solve this problem customers invest in additional private labeling of this equipment, whether it is custom bezels or graphic overlays with their branding. This solves the branding problem, but you are left with another problem, it still looks like a computer not an appliance.
OTS systems make it hard to break away from the pack and really standout with a stunning appliance that screams look at me in the rack. All the I/O on these systems is exposed, video, USB, etc. You do not want customers plugging in monitors and keyboards poking around in the system. This is an appliance, it needs to be locked down and certain access needs to be available only at the factory level.
Lastly one of the problems with traditional OTS solution is unplanned obsolescence. Most OTS systems are catered towards the enterprise market that craves the latest and greatest. The systems have a shelf life of 1-2 years max. After that the manufactures will roll out new systems and discontinue everything else. Of course this is all done without you knowing. There is no heads up or end of life announcement that gives you the ability to transition to the new model. You are forced to scramble and pray that your existing hardware and software will work with the new platform.
Now on the other end of the spectrum we have a custom developed solution also known as an original design manufacturer (ODM) solution. With an ODM solution you get everything you want. The form factor and private labeling will be exactly to your specification. All the technical specifications, configuration, external I/O, components, and packaging will developed to your specification. But there will be a price, large NRE fees and minimum order quantities, not to mention prototype costs. Custom development and engineering takes time, so it will be months before you receive the first prototype, months to tweak the prototype, months before you receive your first production order. The ODM model only makes sense for large volume requirements where the initial capital investment is easily amortized over the number units you’re selling or your margins are good enough to absorb the cost over a few units.
Unfortunately there is not much that can be done to reduce your time to market (TTM) with the ODM solution. Depending on the engineering and development involved, it could be over a year before you received production product. Every day your waiting for your product is a day of lost revenue and opportunity.
The solution to the appliance problem is our Flex I/O appliance product line. Flex I/O appliances are off-the-shelf systems that we have engineered to give you the maximum flexibility in your configuration options, while maintaining the look and feel of an appliance.
Only select the I/O that you want to expose on the exterior. FlexIO V1 has standard IO options available such as USB, VGA, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, and serial ports that can be exposed on the front the system. Since most appliances require some kind of specialized add-on hardware. One PCI Express 3.0 16-lane slot is available for expansion. This slot is dual purpose in that it can house your add-on card internally completely hidden from the outside or we can expose the I/O on this card to the front the chassis.
Our modular design approach to the Flex I/O product line enables us to make I/O changes to the front quite easily. Instead of redesigning the chassis to accommodate these requests, only one part on FlexIO V1 needs to be customized, the front faceplate. The front faceplate on FlexIO V1 can be easily changed out, customized, and rebranded without having to touch the rest of the system. You could receive a custom FlexIO V1 with your requested I/O and branding in 4-weeks from the moment you approve the initial drawings and renderings. Minimum order quantities for a customized FlexIO V1 are very low, only 10 pieces. As for Non-recurring engineering (NRE) fees to redesign the faceplate, in most cases an NRE fee is not required. All that is required is the purchase of a prototype FlexIO V1 system. However applicable setup fees will apply for silk-screening, painting, powder-coating, and graphic overlay services.
The Flex I/O appliance product line is meant for OEM and ISV customers that want to develop a professional appliance with their brand identity without having to pay an exorbitant cost or wait a very long time.
FlexIO V1 can be configured, customized, and branded to your specification. Contact our Systems Experts and customer service team to receive a quote. You can email us at email@example.com or call us toll-free at 1-877-722-1116.
|Processor & Chipset|
|CPU Socket||LGA 1155 Socket|
|System Bus||5 GT/s Direct Media Interface (DMI)|
|Processor||3rd generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core processors
Also supports 2nd generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core processors
|Number of processors (std/max)||1/1|
|Chipset||Intel Q77 Express Chipset|
|Memory Capacity||Up to 16GB of dual channel DDR3-1333/1600 memory|
|Memory Sockets||2x 204-Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 sockets|
|DIMM Sizes||1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB|
|Standard / Integrated Devices|
|Onboard Network Controllers||
|Graphics||Graphics controller is integrated into the processor and varies depending on the processor you select.|
|Audio||Realtek ALC662 High Definition Audio Codec|
|BIOS||AMI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS with OA 3.0|
|Hardware Monitoring||CPU/System temperature, voltage and fan speed|
|Trusted Platform Module (TPM)||Infineon TPM1.2 SLB9635|
|Digital I/O||8 Channels (4-IN & 4-OUT)|
|Systems Management||Supports Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) 8.0|
|Watchdog Timer||255 level, 1 ~ 255 sec|
|Front I/O Ports||Front I/O ports customizable, customer can choose from available internal I/O ports to use in the front.
Default I/O is as follows:
2x USB 2.0 ports
2x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 BASE-T RJ-45)
1x DB-9 RS-232 serial port (Labeled console, customer must setup port for system management)
|All available internal I/O Ports||4x USB 3.0 ports (2x USB 3.0 from Q77, 2x USB 3.0 from Renesas
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x RS-232/422/485 serial port (COM1); with 5V/12V power
1x RS-232 serial port (COM2)
2x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 BASE-T RJ-45)
1x DB-15 VGA port
1 x DVI-D port
1x PS/2 keyboard
1x PS/2 mouse
2x SATA 3 Gbit/s ports (One port supports a SATADOM)
2x SATA 6 Gbit/s ports (supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10)
8-channel digital I/O connector
|Rear I/O Ports|| 1x 12VDC power input barrel jack (2.5mm ID/5.5mm OD)
Momentary power switch
|Supported Bus Interfaces||
|Number of hard drives supported||2x 2.5" fixed SATA 6.0 Gb/s drives (Supports RAID 0 or 1)|
|Interface type supported||SATA 6Gb/s
|Solid State Storage||1x SATA DOM
1x Half-Height mSATA
|Storage Controller||Intel Q77 Express Chipset|
|Chassis and Power|
|Construction||1.52mm 5052-H32 aluminum alloy|
|Finish||Finish is customizable. Default finish is black powder coat.|
|System Cooling||4x 40mm PWM controlled fans|
| Chassis Dimensions (WxDxH)
17.35" x 1.75" x 9.08"
441mm x 44.4mm x 231mm
22.94" x 1.75" x 9.08"
583mm x 44.4mm x 231mm
|Gross Weight||2.8 kg / 6.2 lb|
|Operating temperature||0°C to 60°C|
|Non operating temperature||-20°C to 75°C|
|Humidity||5% to 95% (non-condensing)|
|Compliance||RoHS 6/6 compliant|
FCC Class A
|HTS Code||8473 30 5100|