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Portability

Acromove products are used by professionals needing portable RAID storage and NAS computing devices. We have designed our chassis to fit two sizes of standard Pelican Protector Cases. The ThunderPack Minitm uses the model 1430, and the ThunderPacktm and ServerPacktm use model 1440 Protector top loaders. Both are approved for airline check-in luggage, and the Mini can be stowed in a luggage bin in the main cabin. Shipping charges are affordable for both models. Fully loaded with disks and batteries, the ThunderPacktm ... Read more

Advanced Materials

The chassis and components for all our products are custom designed at our manufacturing operation in Athens, Greece. We do all our designs in Solidworks, then send files to our partners who use computerized milling machines and 3D printers to create the parts. Our assembly line has many automation capabilities. Lightweight and strong aircraft aluminum are used for the main shell. The walls are perforated to reduce weight while maintaining rigidity. Thin carbon fiber panels are secured around the perimeter to contain ... Read more

Shockproof

There are three layers of shock absorption – one in the wheels with silicone shock absorbers, a second in the case foam between the Pelican exoskeleton and the chassis, and a third one internally where everything is mounted in subcases which in turn are mounted in specially designed shock mounts.  The disk caddies inside the units are a patented design that isolate the disks from the chassis with a combination of special mounts and rubber buffers. Besides protecting from external knocks, the ... Read more

Power Management

The innovative integrated Li-Ion Power Management System (Li-PMS, patent pending) allows ThunderPacktm and ThunderPack Minitm to operate longer than six hours. ThunderPacktm holds six batteries while the Mini™ holds two or three (depending on model). The Li-Ion batteries carry all necessary certifications for use around the world and are approved for airline carry-on. ThunderPacktm has a total capacity of 588Wh and adds less than 2.2Kg (4.9lb) to the package. Li-PMS can supply more than 320W of raw power to all internal devices ... Read more

Weathertight

The Pelican cases we use have an IP67 rating. In the International Protection Marking system (IEC Standard 60529), the first number (6) assures there is no ingress of dust and complete protection against contact (dust tight) with a duration of up to 8 hours based on air flow. The second number (7) assures there is no Ingress of water in harmful quantity when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of ... Read more

Sound Dampening

Acromove products are whisper-quiet during operation (36dbA at 3.3ft/1m). That’s virtually silent, as you can see in these comparisons: 10dB Absolute silence 15dB Pin drop from a height of 1cm heard at 3m 30dB Totally quiet night time in desert 36dB Acromove products while operating 60dB Normal conversation 120dB Front row at a rock concert 195dB Human eardrums rupture When you look inside our chassis, every flat surface is covered with a special foam/rubber compound. The main fan is mounted on rubber grommets. The intake causes the airflow to follow an “s” path so there is ... Read more

ThunderBolt / Advanced IF

Thunderbolttm and Thunderpacktm ThunderPacktm and ThunderPack Minitm wer introduced in 2016. Theyprimarilyy use the Thunderbolttm 2 interface for direct connection to computers. They are both designed to accept a Thunderbolttm 3 circuit in the near future. Thunderbolttm 2 is a widely-accepted interface standard developed by Apple and Intel. It offers many desired features for high-resolution workflows (20Gb/s) and monitoring. The connector is the same as a mini-display port. There are adapters that can connect TB2 to Ethernet and standard USB2 and USB3 ports. Thunderbolttm 3 is the ... Read more

WiFi – GPS – Video I/O

Both the ThunderPacktm and ThunderPack Minitm can be outfitted with an optional Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor that offers HD-SDI output as well as HDMI. It supports a wide range of video codecs for use on medium- or low-end productions. Connect the ThunderPack to a Mac running any popular editing, color grading, or VFX software and you have a complete system for use on set, including embedded audio. The ThunderPacktm can have an AJA Io-4K module that enables sophisticated workflows for media productions. ... Read more

Rackmounts

Acromove products are designed to be portable, but there are times when mounting the units in a rack are necessary. We have created clever ways to mount the ThunderPack™ and ThunderPack Mini™ to accommodate this situation. The aluminum rackmount for the ThunderPack™ can be placed in the front or rear of a standard 19” wide system rack. Rear mounting may be desirable as all the connections, including power, are located on the top panel. The chassis is removed from its protective Pelican ... Read more

Disk Storage System

All our systems come with a choice of hardware RAID cards, depending on the features you need.  The main issues of which card to use involve rebuild speed, SAS expansion, connection to external LTO, and encryption. All the cards we offer include RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/50/60/JBOD, and support HDDs and SSDs. ThunderPack Mini™ has an 8 bay 2.5” 15mm 12G SAS3/SATA3 disk array. The capacities we offer range from 8TB to 40TB. It uses the new Highpoint RR3740 12G SAS hardware Raid controller which ... Read more