Enclosures for Edge Computing Applications from the Leader in
Innovative Enclosed Solutions
put, Edge Computing is placing data computing resources closer to where the data
is generated rather than a remote location in the Cloud."
Edge Computing is a general term and there are several implementation
architectures that range from small, regional data centers; to data centers in a
rack on a factory floor or exploration site; to cellular towers and poles.
Charles Industries' experience and expertise is in helping users locate
computing equipment outdoors at the edge of the Telecom network, especially at cellular
sites or small cell implementations.
prime advantage of placing computing equipment at the network edge is lower latency. Latency
is the time it takes for data to transmit across a network from end point to end
point. Historically, most applications
could not process data fast enough for the time across the cloud to make a
difference. Of course there were some
unique use cases such as modeling on a high performance compute cluster or high
speed financial trading where latency was a factor.
inherently very low latency
Edge Computing protocol
reality, augmented reality
cities: safety, security, metering, lighting, parking, etc.
of Things (IoT) aggregation
of outdoor Edge Computing:
network work equipment in an outdoor environment is always a tricky endeavor.
Weather and climate create harsh environments that change with the season.
Enclosures must protect Edge gear from a variety of environmental conditions.
Some of these challenges include:
and routers operating in -40ºC to +60ºC temperatures and generally at 1-2
watts per port
are especially challenging, with extended
temperature servers are up to +45ºC, with a rare few operating up to +55ºC
specification requires operation to +46ºC ambient
telecom specification requires air conditioning (A/C) which limits computing
generate 300W to 1200W per unit, requiring heat dissipation
cannot be fully populated and expected to easily cool in the outdoors
has the expertise and experience to provide the right Edge Computing
for your specific needs:
With more than 20 years experience creating environmental cabinets, terminals and
other enclosures for telecom, broadband cable and utility applications, the Charles'
team has a broad range of areas of expertise to put to use in designing and
manufacturing your Edge Computing enclosure solution.
Outdoor enclosure specification requires advanced thermal analysis to ensure reliable equipment
operation. Charles has the dedicated engineering
personnel and resources to provide comprehensive thermal testing and reporting for your specific location and equipment.
Charles is familiar with a wide variety of form factor designs and can easily
provide pole mount, pad mount, H-frame mount or multi-ganged cabinets. For pad
mount applications, quick install CPAD mounting platforms
and NEMA 4X Certification
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