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Parvus Corporation

Rapid design and production of turnkey embedded computing solutions for harsh environments

Parvus Corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a U.S. subsidiary of the Eurotech Group, a global family of technology companies focused on innovative embedded and high performance computing solutions. They have been a strategic systems engineering and development partner for aerospace, defense, transportation, and industrial OEMs for over 25 years. Parvus specializes in the rapid design and production of turnkey embedded computing solutions for harsh environments.

Parvus specializes in rapid turnkey systems integration and development services, designing complete embedded computer systems tailor-made to customer requirements through the use of off-the-shelf building blocks and the company's seasoned in-house engineering, testing, and production expertise. To facilitate the process for rapid concept to prototype to production, Parvus operates a mechanical and printed circuit board (PCB) assembly line, computer numerical control (CNC) machine shop, injection molding, vacuum forming, and rapid prototyping equipment, as well as environmental testing chambers at its Salt Lake City facilities.

Typical customer projects require low power consumption, high reliability, and tolerance to harsh environmental requirements (MIL-STD, NEMA, IP, RTCA/DO), including high vibration, shock, altitude, extreme temperatures, electromagnetic interference, nuclear/chemical survivability, salt, fog, humidity, water, dirt, and/or explosive decompression. To minimize expense, these systems are typically based on open architecture PC/104, PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 products compatible with popular real-time operating systems (RTOSs), including Windows CE, XP embedded, Linux, QNX, and VxWorks.

Parvus introduced the Zypad WR1100 in late 2008 as a rugged mobile wearable computer for harsh environments. Wearable computers have long captivated the imagination of mobile users, but most designs did not prove to be feasible.

In October 2013, Parvus parent Eurotech announced it had sold Parvus to Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. (see Eurotech press release). Contact: Parvus Corporation