The AMC Rackmount Industrial Computer offers the user a lower long-term cost of ownership. The use of passive backplane architecture, both PICMG 1.0 and PICMG 1.3 gives a much lower MTTR and faster and easier upgrades.
Typical life cycles are a minimum of 5 to 7 years and the Rackmount Industrial Computer gives more expandability than any of the available commercial systems. Rackmount Industrial Computers offer a much better mechanical solution than trying to use motherboard technology with the Riser board approach due to mechanical tolerance variations leading to poor reliability. Another advantage of a Rackmount Industrial Computer is the wide operating temperature range which allows the unit to operate comfortably in a 24/7 environment.