VIA has been building a few nice built-in PCs recently including the Iceman and this odd panel PC that is supposed to fit into a wall or a kiosk. The 10.4-inch touchscreen PC is rugged and fanless and includes a resistive touchscreen and plenty of ports. This is an embedded system so it’s aimed more at heavy duty applications but I could see this as a home control system in a wall somewhere.
It runs a 1.6GHz VIA Eden processor with 1GB of memory and has an internal drive bay, VGA connector, and even a serial port connector.
VIA Launches VIPRO Touch-Screen Panel PC
Affordable, intelligent and durable, the ultra thin VIA VIPRO VP7710 supports dual displays for today’s sophisticated industrial and commercial applications
VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PCTaipei, Taiwan, November 18 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC, a full featured, entirely fanless panel PC suitable for intelligent display applications in demanding environments. Rugged, stable and flexible, the VIA VIPRO is the first in a series of advanced display technologies from VIA.
Amid growing public acceptance of intuitive touch screen technologies, the VIA VIPRO addresses an increasing demand for cost effective, intelligent displays in commercial applications such as ticketing, ATM, vending and information kiosks as well as sophisticated fleet deployment infrastructures in transport, delivery and logistics enterprises.
The resilient VIA VIPRO is highly suited for human-machine interface (HMI) industrial applications such as factory automation and control, supporting the addition of a second independently configured screen for dual-display applications.
VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC
Using a combination of heavy steel and aluminum, a vibrant 10.4″ TFT display is housed in a solid chassis that provides ample shock and vibration protection. The touch screen itself conforms to IP65 standards, making it resistant to both water and dust. Installation via wall, table, panel or VESA mounting options means the ultra thin VIA VIPRO can be installed easily in a variety of positions where its wider than normal viewing angle makes it visible to all.
“The VIA VIPRO is the first in a series of cost-effective, intelligent touch screen panel displays from VIA,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Intuitive information delivery is has quickly become a necessity for today’s modern kiosk and vending machines. The VIA VIPRO addresses the need for a flexible and reliable solution.”
The VIA VIPRO fanless panel PC is available now to system developers. More information about the system may be found at the VIA website at:
An informative video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf1cOpQPjXM
VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC
VIA VIPRO VP7710 System Details
Powered by either a 1.6GHz VIA Eden or 1.0GHz C7 processor, the VIA VIPRO VP710 supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory and boasts integrated VIA UniChrome™ Pro II 2D/3D graphics and MPEG-2/4, WMV9 hardware accelerated decoding. It also supports an additional independently configured display through a VGA port for dual-display applications.
The VIA VIPRO has a 10.4″ TFT display with a wide viewing angle and light transmission of 82.5%. Its IP65 touch panel is water and dust resistant while the chassis is shock resistant up to 50G and can handle vibrations of up to 5G.
Storage includes support for both IDE and S-ATA 2.5″ hard drives and a compact flash socket. Connectivity includes Gigabit LAN support and an optional wireless module. The low panel I/O includes two USB 2.0 ports, three COM ports, with variable RC settings and PS/2 support. HD audio is accessible through standard audio jacks.