acura embedded systems

Acura Embedded Systems

Customised Rugged Computers for Marine Oil Rig Applications

Suite 101,
17825 64th Avenue,
V3S 1Z3 British Columbia,

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Acura Embedded Systems is a leading developer and manufacturer of durable, industrial-grade computer systems, interactive touchscreen displays and internet protocol (IP) / analogue hybrid digital video recorder (DVR) systems for critical offshore environments.

Our innovative and customisable solutions are relied upon across a diverse range of industrial applications worldwide, ranging from rig floor systems in hazardous Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2) locations to mobile and panel-mounted PCs deployed at marine sites.

We manufacture our products in Canada and offer some of the fastest order-to-arrival times available, while our exceptional client support and warranty services are able to provide clients with a consistently best-in-class customer service experience.

Rugged computer systems for industrial applications

Acura specialises in the development of both rig-ready and bespoke computer systems featuring fully integrated and customisable motherboard components.

Our computers are equipped with a variety of convenient features, including complete measurement-while-drilling (MWD) surface systems, pressure decoders and directional drilling tools, as well as radio and Wi-Fi capabilities.

They also include mud-pulse and electromagnetic telemetry technologies, in addition to depth monitoring solutions and other rig display systems designed to facilitate easy, accurate operational analyses.

We are able to integrate a wide catalogue of auxiliary features into our products in accordance with the customers’ individual requirements and our computers can be easily updated with the industry’s latest specifications, including C1D2 certification.

Waterproof computer technologies for marine environments

Acura has simplified its rig systems into robust all-in-one solutions in order to eliminate the need for multiple boxes and crates.

These heavy-duty, International Protection 65 (IP65) compliant computers are fully water, dust and sand resistant and able to function in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C.

Additionally, dual redundant array of independent disks (RAID) serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) hard drives are available for PowerBrick 6.0 models, along with multiple customisable input / output (I/O) ports for optimum compatibility with users’ existing systems.

Acura’s solutions, including the popular AcuPNL 15 HB and the PowerBrick Mini, feature user-friendly touchscreens and ruggedised HUB systems, while being rack, panel and vehicle mountable, depending on the intended application.

Cutting-edge computing solutions for offshore locations

Acura’s durable, compact and lightweight computers are equipped with advanced Intel CPUs and solid-state drive (SSD) storage systems to ensure consistently powerful operational capabilities. Innovative heat sink components allow them to operate in a wide range of environmental temperatures without built-in fans or heaters.

Our computer products have been fitted with high-brightness, IP65-rated touchscreens to enable users to easily view the monitor no matter how bright the sun is shining. Their rugged and fully sealed design makes them ideal for deployment across an all-inclusive range of environments, ranging from shop floors to field vehicles.

We are able to provide human-to-machine interface (HMI) systems featuring touchscreens or keyboard and mouse inputs, as well as completely automated solutions equipped with an array of latest technologies. These include RAID control, hot-swappable hard drives, redundant 4G / LTE connectivity and robust CPU power to address a wide range of operational needs.

Acura’s versatile solutions can be deployed for any application requiring a heavy-duty computer system and are configurable for use as effective, multi-channel analogue and IP-based DVRs. Customisable software based on Linux and Windows platforms are also available on request.

Customisable computer systems for critical subsea operations

Acura’s rugged computer solutions are fully customisable in accordance with customers’ unique project specifications and operational requirements.

We are able to customise the computer’s hardware to feature a varied selection of CPUs, motherboards and military (MIL) grade ports, while several systems can be integrated into one C1D2 / IP65 compliant hub in order to allow a single unit to serve a versatile array of functions.

Our products are manufactured from durable high-quality materials and do not feature built-in fan or heater components, allowing customers to ‘install and forget’ without the need for further cleaning or maintenance by the user.

Acura systems are integrated with changeable components in order to facilitate easy and cost-effective upgrades, while significantly increasing service-life. Warranties of up to five years are available, though several models have been known to last up to ten years in the field.

In the unlikely event of malfunction, Acura endeavours to provide customers with repairs and replacements within a two-week period, compared to the standard four-to-eight-week lead-time (excluding shipping) offered by most companies in the industry.

Hard-wearing computer devices for extreme environments

Acura’s water, dust and sand proof computer systems feature a simple, minimalistic design that has been specially developed to maintain optimum functionality even when deployed in the marine industry’s harshest environments.

Our robust rig-floor computers are certified to comfortably operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C. The devices” integrated protection and shielding systems enable them to withstand impact and other accidental trauma without affecting performance.

About Acura Embedded Systems

Acura Embedded Systems was originally established in 1994 in Vancouver, Canada, with the aim of developing cutting-edge rugged computer systems for military and emergency response organisations.

The company has since diversified to become a manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive portfolio of hard-wearing computer solutions for a wide range of industries and applications worldwide.

We are committed to providing our global client base with consistently high-quality solutions and personalised customer support. This approach has contributed to our reputation as one of the most trusted suppliers on the market today.

In the unlikely event of malfunction, Acura endeavours to provide customers with repairs and replacements within a two-week period, compared to the standard four-to-eight-week lead-time (excluding shipping) offered by most companies in the industry.

Bay du Nord Project

Bay du Nord project includes the development of the Bay du Nord, Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde East and the Baccalieu fields located in the Flemish Pass Basin of the Atlantic Ocean offshore Canada.

Who Dat Field, Gulf of Mexico

The Who Dat oil and gas field is located in Mississippi Canyon (MC) blocks 503 / 504 / 547 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in water depths of 945m.

Aphrodite Gas Field

Aphrodite gas field lies approximately 160km south of Limassol off the shore of the Republic of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea.

B8 Oil Field, Baltic Sea

The B8 offshore oil field is located in the Polish economic zone of the Baltic Sea, approximately 70km north of Jastarnia. LOTOS Petrobaltic (LPB) fully owns and operates the oilfield.

Rugged Computing Solutions

A company’s success depends upon its ability to meet the needs and demands of its customers. Companies like Gordon Technologies understand this very well, which is why they choose to use Acura Embedded Systems’s rugged computing solutions.

Acura Embedded Systems

Suite 101

17825 64th Avenue


V3S 1Z3

British Columbia