Wednesday, February 25th 2009

VIA Intros the AMOS-3000 Embedded Box Computer

VIA Technologies, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the launch of VIA's first embedded box computer; the VIA AMOS-3000. Ideal for a variety of embedded applications, the VIA AMOS-3000 is a robust, custom-designed system based on the ultra compact and versatile VIA EPIA-P700 Pico-ITX board. Inspired by classical Chinese architecture, the VIA AMOS-3000 chassis combines heavy-duty steel, aluminum and copper in a unique heat fin design that offers superb heat dissipation. Using a total of only five mechanical pieces - top cover, bottom plate, front and rear I/O access plates and DOM module - and measuring only 13.5cm(w) x 4.5cm(h) x 13.1cm(d), the VIA AMOS-3000 is strong, durable and heat efficient, yet tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand.


The VIA AMOS-3000 can be installed easily using simple table, wall and VESA mounting options.

The VIA AMOS-3000 is a complete system that uses no moving parts, making it an excellent choice for mission-critical applications in harsh industrial environments, while the full featured VIA EPIA Pico-ITX board is ideal for a range of x86 applications including gaming, digital signage, industrial automation and in-car entertainment.

"We have drawn on the strength of our engineering expertise in developing our boards and form factors and taken the step of developing our own custom-designed systems. This has allowed us to produce some truly compelling embedded system designs," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA AMOS-3000 represents the first of many diverse embedded system products based around our own exclusive range of EPIA boards."

The VIA AMOS-3000 will be on show at Embedded World 2009, March 3-5 at the Exhibition Center Nuremberg, Hall 12, No. 350. For more details about VIA's involvement at Embedded World 2009 please visit: http://www.via.com.tw/en/company/events/2009-ew/index.jsp

About the VIA AMOS-3000
The VIA AMOS-3000 is based on a VIA EPIA-P700 Pico-ITX board, powered by either a 1GHz VIA C7 processor, or an Ultra Low Voltage 500MHz VIA Eden processor coupled with VIA's VX700 Unified Digital Media chipset, supporting up to 1GB of DDR2 SO-DIMM system memory.

Both DVI-D and VGA outputs are supported through integrated the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP, which also provides MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 hardware acceleration for smooth media playback.
The VIA AMOS-3000 has a certified operating temperature of -20 to 60 degrees C, vibration tolerance of up to 5Grms and a shock tolerance of up to 50G.

Storage is provided through a 44-pin IDE interface for Disk on Module Flash drive - an optional storage sub-system expansion chassis offers support for a standard 2.5" S-ATA drive. An onboard RJ45 connector provides Gigabit networking while the VIA VT1708A brings HD audio. Additional features include 4 USB 2.0 ports, on board GPIO port, COM port and programmable Watchdog Timer. System LED indicators are provided for power and HDD activity.Source: VIA
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10 Comments on VIA Intros the AMOS-3000 Embedded Box Computer

#1
malware
That seems to be the perfect car PC.
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#2
jbunch07
by: malware
That seems to be the perfect car PC.
It sure does...I could easily fit one of those in my glove box and just get me one of those in dash flip screens!
Would be nice but I don't really have a need for one. not yet anyway...
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#3
lemonadesoda
powered by either a 1GHz VIA C7 processor, or an Ultra Low Voltage 500MHz VIA Eden processor
VIA Nano is still AWOL
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#4
Exavier
also, big lol at 'gaming' reference
...no lol
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#5
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Very cool, would get one if the price is right!
There was also a wallwart PC on gizmodo I saw. Very cool, this reminds me of it.
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#6
Haytch
Nvidia's version never made it to production ?
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#7
BazookaJoe
Very Nice, can't wait to see some Reviews / Benchmarks on these things...

And prices :
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i wonder how much one of these goes for. also, i wonder if you could stick a mobile broadband wireless access card in there to get internet while driving.
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#9
Bundy
by: jbunch07
It sure does...I could easily fit one of those in my glove box and just get me one of those in dash flip screens!
Would be nice but I don't really have a need for one. not yet anyway...
the mounting points mean you can bolt it to the firewall and be completely out of the way. Lots of cars also have fairly common LCDS that also might make it possible to use them via a KVM type switch on the dash.

LOL - I dont need one either but its fun to speculate.
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#10
MohawkAngel
Man I would buy this if it had USB ports at least 2. I would plug a USB wireless internet key so i can ride in my car and search for access poitns wherever i am :P The second one would be for my USB key of 8 gigs that I could use as hard drive with linux 8.10 on it.
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