VIA Announces Ultra Thin VESA Mounted PC for Instant Display Systems
The VIA vmpc vm7700, a unique approach to digital signage and media display, converts any standard LCD monitor into a full x86 PC in minutes
Taipei, Taiwan, 8 October 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading developer of x86 silicon and platform solutions, today announced the new VIA vm7700 VESA mounted PC (vmpc) that turns a standard display panel into a fully functional PC for signage, kiosk and other intelligent display applications, providing a radically superior space management, cost effective and flexible alternative to traditional panel PCs.
From small desktop LCD monitors to larger flat panel displays, the VIA vmpc vm7700 leverages the industry-standard Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) 10cm x 10cm mounting specification for simple attachment behind the customer's screen of choice, and offers considerable cost savings when upgrading or replacing screens. Through-chassis mounting allows the VIA vm7700 to be secured behind a flat screen display in seconds, or firmly mounted on walls or under desks, while dual-view support extends display utility.
Fanless configurations based on a 1.0GHz VIA C7 or 1.5GHz VIA Eden ULV processor and the ultra low power VIA CX700M2 system media processor enable the VIA vm7700 to deliver a solution packed with rich multimedia features within a maximum power of only 12 watts and a low 45ºC thermal envelope – essential for display-mounted systems.
Housed within a durable, ultra-thin and sleek black 26mm x 180mm x 298mm chassis, the VIA vm700 provides the answer for a wide spectrum of intelligent display applications, such as state-of-the-art casino gaming, home automation, information kiosks, timetable boards, advertising and more, as well as a discreet system for space-constrained locations.
"The VIA vm7700 VESA-mounted PC is a revolutionary concept that delivers an efficient, cost-effective method of delivering x86 technology simply and discreetly," said Daniel Wu, Assistant Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With its robust multimedia performance and inherent display flexibility, the vm7700 offers a strong alternative to panel PCs."
A short video on the VIA vmpc vm7700 may be seen at the Technovoyance website at:
http://www.technovoyance.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38, while more details on the system may be found on the VIA website at:
About the VIA vm7700 VESA-mounted PC
Available with either the 1.0GHz VIA C7 or 1.5GHz VIA Eden ULV processors, the VIA vmpc vm7700 supports up to 1GB of power efficient DDR2 system memory, a 2.5” HDD or DOM interface, four USB ports and a COM port as standard. Networking is taken care of with a VIA Gigabit Ethernet port and optional Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g module. The completely fanless vm7700 mounted PC also has DVI-D, D-Sub and S-Video TV-out interfaces with native dual-view configurations. System management options include Wake-on-Lan, ACPI support, Power Failure Recovery and Watch Dog Timer features.
Featuring the VIA CX700M2 system media processor - an all-in-one digital media IGP chipset that integrates premium graphics, audio, storage, memory and HDTV support in a single power-efficient chip - the VIA vm7700 has visual prowess and versatility in abundance. Featuring the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP graphics core with MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 hardware acceleration, dual-view across both DVI and VGA sockets, the VIA vm7700 is a robust video platform that won't compromise system stability.
The VIA vm7700 is designed to fit displays with the 100mm x 100mm VESA mounting specification; however, adaptors are widely available for more compact screens with the other VESA mounting specification sizes.
The VIA vm7700 is compatible with all leading embedded and desktop operating systems, including Microsoft Windows XP, XPe and CE, and Linux.
VIA vmpc vm7700 Pricing and Availability
The VIA vmpc vm7700 is available now for project customers; for pricing and more details, please contact your local VIA sales representative or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw