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Stratus MCS



Winner of the 2012 Intel® Client Solution Innovation Award

Multiple PCs & Remote Controlled KVM, Plus NIAP Certification




Inspired by the frustration enterprises face in deploying multiple PCs per worker, NCS developed the modular STRATUS MCS multiple client station. It dramatically reduces the technology infrastructure footprint for each worker. With the remote control of our KVM, system control and status awareness take a great stride forward. Yet each PC within the STRATUS MCS maintains complete autonomy in terms of CPU performance and network access.

The STRATUS MCS is the first product to successfully combine security, convenience, comfort and going green into one solution to serve enterprise knowledge workers who must operate multiple PCs to do their work. No more compromising for the sake of security!

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STRATUS SM & STRATUS LM - Computer Modules


2nd & 3rd Generation Intel® Core Processors


Intel® Q77, H77, or Z75 Express Chipset

System Memory

4x 240-pin Dual Channel DIMM Sockets supporting
Non-ECC 1333/1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory;

1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, or 8 GB DIMMs; Maximum Memory Capacity of 32GB

Integrated Video

Integrated Intel® Graphics
Triple Independent Display Support: Two DisplayPort & One VGA

Integrated Audio

Front Panel Connectors:  Headphone & Microphone In

Back Panel Connectors:  Line-in & Line-out


4x USB 3.0 Ports (2x front & 2x rear)

4x USB 2.0 Ports (2x front & 2x rear)

2x eSATA Ports (Combo with USB 2.0)

1x RJ-45 Port (Ethernet)

2x DisplayPort Outputs

1x VGA Output (DB15)

2x DisplayPort Inbound

1x PS/2 (Keyboard & Mouse) (Optional)

1x RS232 (DB9) (Optional)


Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2

NIST SP 800-147 Compliant BIOS

Available Intel Trusted Execution Technology

Chassis Padlock Support

Optional Chassis Intrusion Switch

System Management Options

Intel vPro Technology (iAMT 8.0) (Requires Q77)

Intel Standard Management (Requires (Q77)


Integrated Intel LAN Controller

Optional Realtek LAN Controller (Requires H77)

Expansion Slots

1x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot, and 1x PCIe x 4 Slot

Dimensions (H x W x D)

13.8” x 4.4” x 15.4” / 350mm x 112mm x 390mm

Power Supply

Optional: 360W Gold TFX, Active PFC


Operating Temperature                 0° to 35° C / 32° to 95° F

Storage Temperature                 -40º to 70º C / -42º to 158º F

Relative Humidity                       92% RH @ 36º C / 97º F

Regulatory & Product



Safety: Underwriter Laboratories (UL) 60950, 3rd Edition

EPA:   Energy Star Compliant; EPEAT Silver

Housing Chassis Options

Dimensions (HxWxD)
   inches (mm)
3.6 x 12.2 x 14.4 (91.5x310x368) 5.3 x 12.2 x 14.4 (135.5x310x368)
Weight 15 lbs (6.80kg) 19 lbs (8.61kg)
Drive Bays

Supporting up to Five Storage Devices

Internal: Two 2.5” or One 3.5”

External: Two 2.5” or Three 2.5” (with Optional ODD Bay Carrier)

Expansion Slots

One PCIe 3.0 x 16 Low Profile

One PCIe 2.0 x 4 Low Profile

One PCIe 3.0 x 16 FLFH/Double Width

One PCIe 2.0 x 4 Low Profile

Control Module

Number of Computers Supported


Number of Monitors


Video Connection

Three Dual Internally Routed DisplayPort Inputs

One External Dual DisplayPort Input

CAC Support


CAC Peripheral Ports

One USB 2.0 Power (on the STRATUS RC)

Keyboard/Mouse Connection

Two USB 2.0 Ports

Video Output

Dual DisplayPort Outputs

Max Resolution

2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz

Dimensions (HxWxD) inches (mm)

5.59 x 12.2 x 14.4 (142x310x268)

Power Supply

Common - Powering Up to Three PCs & CKVM
Output: 750W Gold
Form Factor: AT X, Active PFC
Optional (Powering CKVM Only)
Output: 50W Gold
Form Factor: Open Frame, Active PFC


Operating Temp: 0° to 35°C/32° to 95°F
Storage Temp: -40° to 70°C/-42° to 158°F
Relative Humidity: 92% RH (NC) @ 36°C/97°F

Regulatory & Certification

Safety: UL 60950 (3rd Edition)
Security: NIAP CC PP_PSSHID_V2.1 EAL2 Augmented with ALC_FLR.2.
             ( http://www.niap-ccevs.org/st/vid10492 )

Remote Control for Control Module

Push Buttons

4x KVM Position Selections
4x Individual System Power Switches
One Master Power Switch for All Systems Present

LED Indicators

4x KVM Selection
4x Power Status
One Overall Status


12 x 2 Character LCD Display


Control Module Interface
One USB 2.0 Port


Operating Temp: 0° to 35°C/32° to 95°F
Storage Temp: -40° to 70°C/-42° to 158°F
Relative Humidity: 92% RH (NC) @ 36°C/97°F

Regulatory & Certification

Safety: UL 60950 (3rd Edition)