Monday, March 21st 2011

VIA Launches VIA ART-5450 for In-Vehicle and Fleet Management Applications

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the launch of its VIA ART-5450 embedded box PC system, designed to offer embedded developers the ideal system platform for today’s sophisticated logistics and fleet management applications.

Based on a uniquely compact, fanless and rugged design, the VIA ART-5450 offers a full feature set that includes a range of wireless 3G communications, dual display and advanced power management support, creating a flexible and stable platform for in-vehicle systems that control, monitor and manage commercial vehicles.

“The transition to more elegant and integrated real-time fleet management eco-systems demands increasingly intelligent and networked in-vehicle devices,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA ART-5450 matches leading communications features with unrivaled stability, creating the ultimate in-vehicle logistics solution.”

Driving the future of In-Vehicle Commercial Device Design
The VIA ART-5450 is based on the modular VIA EITX-3000 Em-ITX board coupled with the new EMIO-3450 expansion module, bringing together a high-performance VIA Nano E Series processor and a wealth of communications options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS and a range of 3G and 3.5G support.

The compact VIA ART-5450 uses a uniquely robust aluminum chassis design that can withstand vibrations of up to 5G and shocks of 50G with a wide operating temperature range of -200C to 700C. Employing a compact flash module for OS installation, the VIA ART-5450 embedded box PC offers easy fanless design implementation, essential for in-vehicle systems.

The VIA ART-5450 also features a flexible power source input of DC 7-36 volts and an optional power management module that allows more sophisticated power management options including power on and power off delay, and software-based power down scheduling for system maintenance and updates.

Featuring a 64-bit 1.0GHz VIA Nano E processor and the VIA VX800 media system processor, the VIA ART-5450 brings performance and energy efficiency together with a full range of features including hardware accelerated HD media playback and multi display support. The VIA ART-5450 supports dual LVDS and VGA display ports, two configurable COM ports and dual Gigabit networking.

The VIA ART-5450 is available now to project customers. More information about the VIA ART-5450 can be by visiting this page.

The VIA EMIO-3450
At the heart of the VIA ART-5450 lie the VIA EMIO-3450 expansion module which integrates with the VIA EITX-3000 Em-ITX board to offer a wealth of wireless communications options. Supporting two Mini-PCIe slots, the VIA EMIO-3450 can integrate a range of 3G modules including HSPA, WCDMA, EDGE and GPRS. A SIM card slot is also included. A 20 channel GPRS receiver and a 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi module are also included. The VIA ART-5450 supports up to three antennas.

The VIA EMIO-3450 also supports up to four additional USB ports and provides both UART and GPIO ports and 6 watt audio amplification via three audio jacks.

To learn more about the VIA EMIO-3450 expansion module, please go to this page. To learn more about the VIA EITX-3000 Em-ITX board, please visit this page.
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6 Comments on VIA Launches VIA ART-5450 for In-Vehicle and Fleet Management Applications

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Ok, so what is the blue card in the second mini-PCIe slot? It looks like another wireless card, maybe wireless N? Or did they just stick something in the slot to fill space for the PR photos?
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#2
(FIH) The Don
im guessing some sort of GPS/GPRS/3g/3.5g card since its ericsson
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#3
Maban
Spec sheet says optional Ericsson and optional Motorola cards. Probably both in there just for show.
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#4
jmcslob
It looks like a Qualcomm unit they put in Semi trucks.....
These things are annoying... You could be driving up a hill and someone can turn down the horse power to save fuel costs......
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
couldn't you use something like a tablet instead which would give you that same amount of power but the addition of a touch screen interface? it all comes down to the software anyway if you already have wimax,wifi and bluetooth...
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#6
taijitu
It takes a licking and keeps on ticking

by: btarunr
can withstand vibrations of up to 5G and shocks of 50G with a wide operating temperature range of -200C to 700C
Aluminum melts at 660C... so the case melts away but the CPU keeps on ticking up to 700C... LOL
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