Tuesday, November 18th 2008

VIA Ready with VIPRO Embedded Kiosk PC Panel

VIA has announced with its VIPRO PC Panel VP7710. It is a touchscreen display panel with a PC built-in, that finds application in kiosks, ATMs, ticketing machines, and industrial control panels. The 10.4 inch touchscreen display is durable, dust-resistant and water-resistant. The panel PC comes with options of VIA C7 1.00 GHz or VIA Eden 1.60 GHz processor with 1 GB of DDR2 memory. The machine is can run Windows XP comfortably for the hardware that's installed. It provides essential peripheral and network connectivities. The panel uses a sturdy steel and aluminum body.

Features include:
  • Fanless and Ultra Low power consumption
  • Built-in VIA Eden ULV 1.6GHz or C7 1.0GHz CPU
  • 10.4" TFT LCD Panel with touch screen
  • IP65 front panel compliant against water and dust
  • Anti-shock design to 2.5" HDD bay and the CF socket to ensure maximum reliability
  • Integrated VIA UniChrome ProII 3D/2D AGP graphics with MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 video decoding acceleration
  • Support for Gigabit Ethernet, with optional Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
  • Two USB 2.0 ports and three COM ports (2 * RS-232 with a 5V/12V selectable switch, and 1 * RS-422/485)
More details on the VIPRO VP7710 can be found on its product page. VIA has also posted a demonstration video on YouTube that can be watched here.Source: VIA
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10 Comments on VIA Ready with VIPRO Embedded Kiosk PC Panel

#1
lemonadesoda
Interesting all-in-one.

But I wonder why they didnt use the nano? Much more powerful, and more power efficient, and therefore, would make a much better and more adaptable product if used here. :confused:
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Nano is something new. Being industrial-grade demands tested technolgies, hence C7 / Eden. Not sure if Nano is built for 24x7-ish operation.
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#3
lemonadesoda
Yep. Sometimes industrial grade requires older tech with known micro-code fixes etc. and empirical "proof" of uptime.

However, IIRC nano is socket and pin compatible with C7, so perhaps 2009 will see version 2 of this kiosk device :)

The Eden (C3) is a truly foul underperformer for 2008. It sucked in 2005, and now (2008/9) it is terrible. A P3-800 BLOWS an Eden out of the water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_microprocessors
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/nano/




I dont think that Nano is any "less" of an operator than C3 or C7. Let's hope they implement it. Then this would be a GREAT little panel PC system.
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#4
Cybrnook2002
awesome in a car dashboard! Navigation, radio, dvd, cd, mp3, games, etc...........
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Cybrnook2002
awesome in a car dashboard! Navigation, radio, dvd, cd, mp3, games, etc...........
Games???? you cant be serious. even with that unicrome AGP id say you'd probably still struggle to play Unreal Tournament. & anything @ that rez unless its minesweeper cant be good....
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#6
Exavier
I long for better small standalone screens like this...I want a small one for the front of my case..but not a standalone pc..
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#7
Cybrnook2002
by: FreedomEclipse
Games???? you cant be serious. even with that unicrome AGP id say you'd probably still struggle to play Unreal Tournament. & anything @ that rez unless its minesweeper cant be good....
hahah your crazy. Im talking games like emulators (NES) not crysis or UT. Things you could actually have time to play in a parking lot while waiting for someone.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
The machine is can run Windows XP nao?
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