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Chassis Plans Cots/Industrial 4U Rugged Chassis Selected for Display in the Partner Pavilion at Solidworks World 2008 in San Diego

Chassis Plans demonstrates at Solidworks World 2008 advanced modeling with Solidworks for the Long Island Rail Road COTS/Industrialâ„¢ computer systems.

San Diego, CA, January 28, 2008 --( Chassis Plans announced today their Cots/Industrial™ chassis used for the Long Island Rail Road Audio/Visual Paging Systems was selected for display in the Solidworks World 2008 Partner Pavilion. SolidWorks World is the premiere event for the SolidWorks community.

Solidworks World 2008 is the world's third largest CAD/CAM show as was attended by over 4,000 Solidworks users. The Cots/Industrial 4U enclosure was the only industrial computer selected by Solidworks for display at this important show.

The use of Solidworks for designing this system was instrumental in assuring the very fast 2 week design cycle. Solidworks' design suit and analysis tools provided high confidence the design would work and be manufacturable. Solidworks COSMOSWorks® and COSMOSFloWorks® provides for system mechanical and cooling analysis to verify good design practices used in the initial design layout.

The Cots/Industrial 4U Chassis is an innovative design providing for mounting a Long Life Industrial ATX motherboard, industrial power supply, internal hard drives and three 5-1/4" drive bays. The drives, including the externally accessible drives, are mounted on a fully shock isolated sub-carrier to protect the drives in the harsh environment found in the communication centers adjacent to the tracks these systems are mounted into.

Enhanced card retention tailored to the plug-in card configuration for this system assures the cards stay fully seated during all shock and vibration events.

The front door uses captive thumb screws and a key lock to firmly seat the door in the milled front panel for dirt exclusion and EMI control. An air filter in the door protects the system from the high dirt loads in the subway environment. Two high flow 80mm fans provide good system cooling as shown in thermal cycle testing.

Chassis Plans is providing a semi-custom 4U enclosure designed with shock isolation for an operating vibration specification of 5 to 500Hz at 1G and 10G of operational shock. The system has a 20-inch depth and a weight, integrated, of 33 pounds. Each system provides a 3.2GHz P4 with 2GB of Ram, an 8GB solid state hard drive, video card, digital I/O card, two isolated RS422 serial ports, Watch Dog Timer, as well as a high end audio processor for station paging and is configured with Windows XP.

About SolidWorks Corporation
Solidworks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

SolidWorks World is the premiere event for the SolidWorks community. It is a unique opportunity to market products and services to the largest worldwide congregation of SolidWorks customers and resellers that will meet in any one place in 2008 with an anticipated attendance of over 4,000 people.

About Chassis Plans
Chassis Plans is a recognized leader in manufacturing fully configured turn-key rackmount solutions for the industrial, rugged, and military markets. They manufacture 1U to 6U ATX and Single Board Computer systems tailored exactly to customer application requirements. They also manufacture a full line of rack mount and panel mount LCD displays and keyboard drawers.

Chassis Plans specializes in long-life product support offering unmatched in-house custom enclosure design, long-life industrial motherboards and SBC's with strict revision control and material obsolescence management for trouble free program deployment. Chassis Plans' Systems are Engineered to Perform. All Chassis Plans products are backed by a full two-year warranty and Chassis Plans' engineer oriented technical support.

For more information about this application, or any Chassis Plans system, motherboard, SBC or backplane product, call (858) 571-4330. You can also visit their website at or e-mail them at

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOSWorks is a registered trademark, and COSMOSFloWorks is a trademark of Structural Research & Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

COTS/Industrial is a trademark of Chassis Plans.

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David Lippincott