Christian Eder of Congatec
Computer hardware specialist Congatec
is making its first appearance at Intertraffic, exhibiting products at the cutting edge of modern computing power. So far, footfall and interest generated at the company’s stand has been very good, said Congatec marketing director Christian Eder.
“Many of our customers are companies such as those seen here at Intertraffic, the ITS and traffic management systems developers and integrators. Our computer circuit boards are commonly manufactured for longevity and reliability in industrial applications and other highly demanding uses such as highway and traffic environments,” Eder said.
Congatec supplies circuitry commonly used in ITS systems such as video data analytics. Circuit boards are often very small for low power consumption, or can be scaled up for server type performance where a high quantity of data processing is needed – such as in analysis of video streams.
Incredible levels of computing power are now possible. “We’re using technology now where a chip the size of a thumbnail contains around one billion transistors for analysing enormous quantities of data.Circuits can process eight gigabits of information per line and we can produce computer modules with up to 24 lines. It’s no longer anything like as expensive or demanding of energy to do this,” Eder said.