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VIA Takes Advanced 64-Bit Computing to the Factory Floor

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced it latest Mini-ITX board, the VIA EPIA-M840, designed for a range of embedded device designs including advanced industrial and factory management applications.

The VIA EPIA-M840 packs the latest 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor, dual Gigabit LAN, eight COM ports and support for two dual channel 24-bit LVDS displays, creating the ideal backbone for a range of embedded applications including intelligent industrial automation applications that integrate remote network access, network management and other advanced application management scenarios.

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bringing the latest technologies to key embedded market segments
What? - all that stuff is years old by now :roll:
 
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I thought they ment the 64bit technology mainly :rolleyes:
Industrial automation is very conservative because system failures of any sort can have catastopic consequences. Software is often old and totally debugged. I'd be surprised there would be a lot of interest in this even though the tech is 'here and now' for us.
 
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it's more for linux/windows kiosk/POS visual system, as there is no benefit for cnc machines to be 64bit only if your programm needs very big numbers :laugh:
and don't they use more realtime operating systems as speed is mandatory?
 

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Nope ... all our CNC's run their proprietary software on some version of Windows.