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ASL Supported Industries

Above all, ASL is an engineering company providing you with a bespoke "Technically Engineered Platform" for your business. Whatever sector you operate in, we can work with you to establish a customised 'build-guide' on which each machine is based.

On completion every machine undergoes a soak test for a minimum of 12 or 24 hours prior to final inspection. We supply computer systems, servers and specialist machines to the following industries worldwide:

Telecommunications

Telecommunications

ASL provide a customised 4U server for use as a Unified Messaging/ IVR platform.

The prime driver with this project was to reduce the amount of work carried out by the customer in terms of purchasing, integration and support. ASL worked extremely closely with their engineers to not only develop a hardware platform but to also document a very customised installation of Windows 2000 Server.

Over the past two years the relationship between customer and supplier has developed and ASL now provide a...

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Transport

Transport

ASL deliver a range of machines involved in the monitoring of railway signaling and points devices.

Initially ASL were providing a very basic DOS platform in to which the customer was installing their own 3rd party cards and software. Over the past year ASL have worked with their development engineers to develop a new Windows based NODE-08 platform incorporating a RAID array and internal UPS function.

As the relationship has developed ASL has taken on more of the integration, and now...

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Broadcasting

Broadcasting


BBC Resource

ASL have worked with several departments within the BBC. One of the most interesting applications required a fairly basic 2U platform for the automation of switching video throughout the organisation.

The most important factor with this project was the configuration of the operating system. The BBC’s application required many of the OS settings to be set to non default settings and for various addresses to be changed. To complicate things further every new project had its own...

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Medical

Medical

ASL provide an embedded motherboard that is used as part of the operator interface in a CAT scanner. The key factors were continuity of supply, revision control and global availability. (The USA is a large market for the customer and they therefore wanted to be able to source spares locally).

Due to a close relationship with a large manufacturer of industrial motherboards and SBC’s, the relationship provides ASL with direct links to their engineers for support and also first hand information...

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Automation

Automation



ASL provide an embedded platform that is used as part of a vision system on an engine production line. Due to the environment in which the unit would be deployed it was required to have excellent cooling, be compact, but to also have two free expansion slots for frame grabber cards. ASL developed the NODE-04, a small embedded unit with low power fanless processor, LAN, 4 x serial ports and three PCI slots.

The units were delivered with a base operating system loaded in to which the customer...

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Off Shore

Off Shore

ABB

ASL provide a series of five 2U machines for ABB used in Subsea Production Control Systems. These include a RAID system, various multi I/O serial configurations and a fibre optic communications unit. Each configuration is identified by a single part number that can be used throughout the ABB organisation for purchasing and support.

The software used is proprietary to ABB and it is therefore important that the basic configuration of every PC is identical and remains identical for the...

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Financial Services

Financial Services



ASL work very closely with a company well respected in the financial market – their product provides voice & video solutions to banks throughout the world for two large corporate banks .

We provided them with a 4U platform that was almost entirely specified by their own engineers. In order to give them continuity with their legacy platforms they specified the network card, backplane, SBC and removable drive bays.

One of the most important criteria was the revision control of all...

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Security & Emergency Services

Security & Emergency Services

Thales

One of the divisions of Thales that ASL work with is Thales Geosolutions who provide GPS maritime tracking solutions.

The project was for a large number of rack mount servers and although a 1U server would have been preferable the application required the machines to accommodate up to 3 legacy PCI and ISA cards.

ASL provided a 2U machine with Intel Pentium 4 processor with passive backplane that had both ISA and PCI slots and would therefore accept a combination of the Thales...

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Defence

Defence

The project was for a small form factor embedded motherboard for use within a mobile communications device. The key factors were continuity of supply and revision control and although the requirements were fairly unique the MOD did not want a bespoke board.

ASL have a very close relationship with a manufacturer of industrial motherboards and SBC’s. This relationship provides Animal Systems with direct links to their engineers for support and also first hand information with regard to product...

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Utilities

Utilities

ABB

ASL have been working with several divisions of ABB who provide power transmission solutions for major facilities and control and automation systems for water treatment plants. ASL worked with the ABB engineers to develop a 4U platform that could be configured to suit a number of different applications - the installation of multi monitor cards for control systems or intelligent serial I/O cards for down stream automation devices.

It was imperative that the systems were identical everytime as...

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