New Helix by OnLogic brings GPU computing to the Edge

New systems leverage Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake processing, fanless cooling and unique expandability in a small, ruggedized computer system.

Vermont Business Magazine Global industrial and IoT computer hardware manufacturer, OnLogic (, based in South Burlington, has announced immediate availability of their new Helix Series of industrial computers, powered by Intel's latest 10th generation processors. Intended for use in Edge Computing, Industrial IoT, Smart City, Smart Manufacturing, AI and Automation applications, the Helix Series includes both a small form factor fanless system (the HX500), as well as a unique "hybrid fanless" system (the HX600) that can be configured with discrete graphics cards, additional storage, I/O or expansion cards.

"Edge computing has emerged as the ideal middle ground between the power of the cloud and the efficiency and accessibility of on-site data gathering and processing," says JP Ishaq, Head of Product Management at OnLogic. "The Helix Series combines our team's years of experience in industrial computing with Intel's latest CPU technology, to create a pair of systems that have the power, connectivity and configurability to be the ultimate 'single platform for everything' in our customers' factory, products or project."

Where many fanless systems are limited to lower wattage mobile CPUs, thanks to its unique passively-cooled chassis design, Helix can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9 processor. Other features common to both systems in the Helix Series include extended operating temperature ranges, triple independent display support, Intel vPro with AMT, Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d) and Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST), to enable RAID and protect from data loss.

Both systems can be configured with a range of Windows operating systems or Ubuntu Linux, and OnLogic plans to add imaging options for many of their software partners in the future, including Ignition by Inductive Automation, ThinManager, EdgeIQ, IGEL and AWS Greengrass.

Helix 500: Compact Performance
At less than two inches tall, Helix 500 still packs the performance and connectivity for today's most advanced edge computing applications. The system features optional programmable DIO for customizable control, and wide-input 12-24V power with voltage protection. With its small size, high performance and versatile connectivity, the system is ideal for industrial control applications, manufacturing automation or any edge computing project that demands reliable performance in challenging or space constrained environments.

Helix 600: Expanded Capabilities
Additional cooling surface area allows the Helix 600 to take all of the features of Helix 500 and add expansion capabilities, including a range of I/O configurations, additional storage capacity and dedicated graphics cards. The expanded feature set of the Helix 600 makes it ideal for machine vision, AI, advanced industrial or manufacturing control and any advanced computing application that requires specialized connectivity, image or video processing. OnLogic plans to add additional expansion kits to Helix 600 in the near future, including more GPU options and hot swap storage bays.

Live Launch Event
OnLogic will be hosting a live online event to highlight key features of the Helix Series and Intel's Comet Lake processor generation on August 4th, 2020 at 11:30 AM (EDT). Please visit to register.

The Helix Series is available now by visiting

About OnLogic
OnLogic is a global industrial computer manufacturer that designs highly-configurable, solution-focused computers engineered for reliability for the IoT edge. OnLogic systems operate in the world’s harshest environments, empowering customers to solve their most complex computing challenges, no matter their industry. Fueled by a unique, direct-to-customer business model that combines vertical integration, modular product design, and a powerful online platform, OnLogic produces computers designed to last, built to order, and delivered in days. Founded in 2003 as Logic Supply, the company has offices in the U.S., Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia, and has helped more than 70,000 customers worldwide solve their most complex hardware challenges. Learn more about how OnLogic is helping innovators advance their ideas at, or on Twitter @OnLogic.

Source: OnLogic 8.3.2020