VIA Technologies introduced the VIA VID series of industrial-class touch screen displays. VIA VID Series displays are available in both ruggedized and open frame configurations. All ruggedized configurations feature IP65 water resistance compliancy and operating temperatures of -10°C to 70°. The TFT LCD panels are ideal for interactive kiosk, POI and POS embedded systems in harsh industrial environments. VIA VID series displays are available now in 15″ and 12.1″ form factors. Later this year, 19″, 10.4″ and 7″ sizes will also be available.
MSC Vertriebs introduced a family of Qseven Starter Kits with a 70 x 70mm form factor and Intel Atom processors. The starter kits include a MSC’s 3.5″ Qseven baseboard, a MSC’s Qseven module, heatspreader, heatsink, and an integrated power supply with cable connectors. Each Qseven kit features a ready-to-run Linux installation in the 4Gbyte Flash Disk integrated on the module. A TFT kit can also be ordered. The LCD kit comes with the appropriate cable kit and full implementation in the Qseven module’s Graphics BIOS.
Axiomtek introduced the 15″ GOT-815 industrial fanless touch panel computer. The GOT-815 features the Intel Atom processor N270 1.6 GHz, Intel 945GSE Express chipset, RS-422/485, two RS-232, four USB 2.0, Ethernet, VGA, PS/2 port, optional IP54 keyboard, optional 802.11 b/g/n wireless kit, PCIe Mini card for expansion, optional suspension/VESA ARM kit, and DDR2 DIMM socket (up to 2 GB). The touch panel computer is compatible with Windows XP, Windows CE.NET, Windows XP Embedded (XPE), and Linux. The Axiomtek IP66-rated GOT-815 will be available at the end of September.
Axiomtek announced the DSA-142 digital signage platform. The DSA-142 includes a 42-inch full high definition wide TFT LCD with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The embedded system features a pluggable CPU board design, Intel GM45 chipset, and either an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz or Intel Celeron M 575 2.0 GHz processor. The DSA-142 is available now. The DSA-132 (31.5″ LCD size) and DSA-146 (46″ LCD size) are also available. The Axiomtek DSA-142 is ideal for shopping malls, corporate, education, hospitality, banks, transportation, restaurants, and recreation applications.
Axiomtek launched the 22-inch MMT225 TFT medical grade touch LCD monitor. The Axiomtek fanless MMT225 features a thickness of 69mm, 300 nits WSXGA LCD display, and user-friendly OSD. It’s IPX1 waterproof design protects the entire system from outside liquid, preventing system from crashing. The RoHS-compliance MMT225 TFT will be available in March 2010. The rugged monitor is ideal for medical image processing and mobile nursing cart.
Axiomtek announced the 22-inch MPC225-851-FL TFT fanless medical grade touch panel computer. The MPC225-851-FL features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, CompactFlash, 2.5″ SATA HDD , compact 8X/24X combo drive, two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, audio (MIC-in/Line-out), VGA, three COM, four USB 2.0 ports, and external 12V AC/DC medical grade power adapter. Mounting options include VESA arm and desktop. The MPC225-851-FL is ideal for applications like medical image processing and medical measuring instrument. The Axiomtek panel computer will be available around the middle of March, 2010.
The DuroPC PAN175 is a 17″ Industrial panel PC. It features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Intel Q965 chipset, 2 PCI slots, built-in speaker, WLAN module for wireless connectivity, Win XP, and a slim CD drive. The PAN175 industrial grade 17″ SXGA touchscreen LCD Panel computer supports dual 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDDs (up to 1TB). The DuroPC PAN175 offers an anti-corrosive bezel with IP65/NEMA4 rugged protection. It is priced at $1675.
Amulet Technologies introduced the GEMexpress universal TFT/OLED display driver board. According to Amulet Technologies, the GEMexpress is the fastest, most inexpensive production solution for adding a GUI to an embedded product. GEMexpress can interface to virtually any display, allowing for greater design flexibility, and a shorter time to market. The board targets small to medium size OEMs integrating GUIs to any embedded product. GEMexpress display driver boards are available now for $110 USD.