Acura Embedded Systems Inc.

Suite 101, 17825 - 64 Avenue
Surrey,  BC  V3S 1Z3

  • Booth: 7223

Acura Embedded Systems Inc. is a Canadian based designer and manufacturer of customized Surface and Oil Rig Computers, with solutions that improve safety and performance in extreme conditions. For over thirty years, Acura Embedded has been a leading producer and provider of superior computing systems for various industries.

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  • The surroundings in which directional drilling companies conduct their operations are exposed to all kinds of weather variations, high temperatures, low temperatures, direct sunlight, and constant state of vibration.  Nothing in that environment ever stands still.  All directional drilling equipments are required to synergistically work together to ensure success.  If any components were to fail to work at any time, then the whole production will also be unable to function.  The ramifications of a failed MWD system are extensive.  If a computing system stops working, that means expensive reparations as well as costly fees that must be paid each time the work at the rig stops.  For example, if the work stopped for a few hours, that would result in people not only not getting paid, but actually having to pay additional fees to cover the losses.  This is clearly a financially sensitive situation, so it is all the more important for each rugged computer to work under any circumstance. 

    To address the challenges faced today by directional drilling companies, Acura Embedded Inc. employed an innovative approach in its computing system design to ensure efficiency and durability of its clients’ MWD surface system.   The AcuPanel15 HB system is designed with Anodized Aluminum Alloy chassis, 1000 NITS Sunlight Readable screen, and with IP65 back and front washable feature.  This unique system design features a whole body heat dissipation system and internal heat isolation structure, which enable the system to operate between the extreme temperatures of -40C to 60C with no requirements of heater or fan.  Among its other certifications like CE, FCC, cUL, CSA, IECEX, and ATEX, it has also successfully undergone C1D2 testing which enables clients to use it in locations prone to explosions. 

    As this innovative system design requires no heater or fan, it helps to significantly reduce maintenance costs while increasing system durability.  Its modular system structure renders this rig-ready computer the resilience to withstand shaking and falling materials, the capacity to remain intact and fully functional in spite of humid conditions, and more.  Acura’s Canadian-made computing systems have successfully anticipated the needs and addressed the challenges and safety requirements of various off-shore and on-shore oil and gas applications, directional drilling, fracking, MWD surface systems, rig operation monitoring, etc. 

    As a creator of effective solutions for rugged challenges, Acura Embedded Systems Inc. is committed to continue its legacy of proudly serving its clients, providing some of the highest quality rugged computing systems available on the market today.  Clients like Precision Drilling, Gordon Technologies, BC Hydro, Purolator, various fire departments (including the California Fire Department) and more rely on Acura’s rugged computers to ensure safety and efficiency in their workplaces.


  • RoughNeck 15
    Strongly recommended by customers in Oil and gas industry, RoughNeck 15 is certified with Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2) or ATEX explosion proof standard, fully sealed and can be installed outdoors with waterproof and dust resistant....


    • CPU: Intel 6th Gen i5 / J1900 CPU
    • Memory: Up to 16GB
    • Water Proof Display : P-cap Multi touch display / Active Matrix LED – TFT Screen
    • Screen: Panel size: 15 inch LED High Brightness: 1000 cd / m2; Contrast Ratio: 1000:1; Resolution : 1024 (W) x 768 (H);  P-Cap Multi Touch Panel
    • Communication: RJ45-10/100/1000 Mbps x1
    • I/O Interface: 3x USB 2.0; 1x RS232 or RS485
    • Material: Aluminum Anodized Alloy
    • Power Connections: 9V ~ 36 V


    • Temperature Operating: -40~60°C (-40~140°F)
    • Storage Temperature : -40~80°C (-40~176°F)
    • Relative Humidity:  <96% RH, non-condensing
    • Chassis Protection: Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2), NEMA4, IP65, Corrosion Resistant, Fully Sealed Chassis


    • Length: 396 mm (15.6″)
    • Height: 310 mm (12.2″)
    • Width: Width: 49 mm (1.9″)
  • EagleEye EX Camera
    With an explosion-proof camera housing, pan/tilt, decoder, camera and IR lamp, EagleEye Ex is made for dangerous explosion-prone and gaseous environments, such as oil fields, chemical plants, gas stations, gas storerooms, and security systems....

    • Integrated Plug/Play PTZ Camera Systems
    • 360° Motorized Pan Rotation
    • Tilt range of +90° to -90° with No Blind Spots
    • Extreme Weather -30°C to +70°C IP66 Sealed
    • 304 Electro-polished Stainless Steel
    • High Resolution 20× Day/Night Zoom Camera
    • Intrinsically Safe and ATEX Certified
    • Support AcuVision Mobile Surveillance and Internet Browsers-IE, Chrome and Firefox
    • Dual Stream H.264/MJPEG Compression
    • Support Multiple Network Protocols
  • PowerBrick 6.0
    The PowerBrick 6.0 is a 4th generation rugged mobile computer designed based on the MIL-STD-810F standard for industrial field mobile vehicular applications such as Oil, Gas, Mining trucks or seaport cranes even petroleum platform helicopter services....


    • CPU : Intel Gen 4 Core i7-4650U 1.7GHz up to 3.3GHz
    • Chipset : QM87 Memory : 2 x DDR3L 1600 MHz SO-DIMM up to 16GB
    • LAN Chipset : Intel I210‐AT Gb/s Ethernet Controllers Onboard Support PXE and WOL
    • Audio : Realtek ALC662 HD Codec onboard
    • Watchdog : Watchdog Timer Support, Offer 1 – 255 Step(Optional)
    • Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 5000
    • DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) for Accelerating Video Processing Full AVC/VC1/MPEG2 HW Decode
    • Supports DirectX 11/10.1/10/9 and OpenGL 4.0
    • Sreen Resolution Up to 4096 x 2304
    • Type 2 x 2.5” Drive Bay for SATA Type HDD / SSD,Support RAID 0,1
    • Serial Port:3xRS‐232 (COM1,2 with RS-422/485,RS-485 Support Auto Direction Control)
    • USB Port : 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
    • LAN : 4 x Ports for GbE,POE ( 15.4 W / per port)
    • Video Port : 1 X VGA, 1 x DVI‐I, 1 x DP Port Connector and Support Dual Independent Display
    • DIO Port 4 in and 4 out with Relay 12V / 80mA
    • Audio : 1 x Line‐out and 1 x Mic-in (Line-in-Optional)
    • SIM Card Socket : 1 x SIM Card socket supported onboard with eject
    • Power Input: 9~36V DC
    • Power Consumption: 30 Watts when 12V DC power input


    • Operating Temp :  ‐40ºC ~ 70ºC (Default CPU 17Watt)
    • Storage Temp : ‐40 ~ 80ºC
    • Relative Humidity :  0% RH– 95% RH
    • Vibration (random) : 2.5g@5~500 Hz with SSD
    • Vibration Operating : MIL‐STD‐810F, Method 514.5, Category 20,Ground Vehicle‐Highway
    • Truck Storage : MIL‐STD‐810F, Method 514.5, Category 24, Integrity Test
    • Shock Operating : MIL‐STD‐810F, Method 516.5, Procedure I, Trucks and semi-trailers=40G (11ms) with SSD
    • Crash Hazard : MIL‐STD‐810F, Method 516.5, Procedure V,Ground equipment=100g
    • Aluminum Alloy chassis Supports Both of Wall-mount/VESA-mount

    CERTIFICATIONS :CE, FCC Class A, EMark Compliance, EN50155, EN50121


    • Length: 250 mm
    • Height: 150 mm
    • Width: 55 mm
    • Weight: 1.780 kg (bare‐bone)