This week at Embedded World 2022, Supermicro introduced an update to a solution that we have taken a look at before. The company announced that it has updated its pole-mounted system dubbed the Supermicro IP65 Outdoor Edge system with the new Intel Xeon parts including Xeon D. Unfortunately, this was not the Intel Ice Lake D / Xeon D-2700 series announcement (we checked.) It is still fun to see a product that we did a hands-on with about two years ago making a splash at this year’s Embedded World.
Supermicro IP65 Pole Mount Systems Updated
The IP65-rated systems or the Outdoor Edge system now have additional Intel Xeon D-2100 system options and allegedly second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable options. In the embedded space, these systems tend to have very long lifecycles so they are not the quickest to move to the newest chips like the Xeon D-2700 series.
In 2020, we took a hands-on look at the IP65 Rated Supermicro Outdoor Edge System. This system is designed to be installed on poles and has integrated features like power, cooling, weatherproofing, and intrusion detection.
We also have a video for that one where we discuss the system, show it hands-on, and also talk about how these are designed to be deployed in 5G deployments.
The newer generations of embedded products have really interesting new features with massive updates.
Many STH readers work in the wireless and communications industries where this type of system is designed to be deployed. What this update tells us is that Supermicro saw enough interest and success with its early models and has continued to update the solution since then.
The original article we posted for the Supermicro IP65 launch was very popular in 2020, so we wanted to keep those readers informed of the latest developments with the solution.