VIA Extends Fanless and Durable VIA VIPRO Panel PC Family

VIA launches 6.5 inch and 15 inch VIA VIPRO touch screen panel PCs for next generation Human Machine Interface applications

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 April 2010 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the latest additions to its VIA VIPRO range of fanless touch screen panel PCs with the 6.5 inch VIA VIPRO VP7806 and 15 inch VIA VIPRO VP7815. Created using the flexible and modular Em-ITX form factor, these new VIA VIPRO panel PCs offer the perfect solution for the latest HMI applications.

Both VIA VIPRO devices are fanless and durable with IP65 compliant LED backlit panels that can withstand temperatures of -20°C to 60°C. Industry-leading device interactivity is assured with touch panel navigation, an integrated two megapixel autofocus IP camera, microphone and speakers. These features make the VIA VIPRO series perfectly placed for next generation panel applications that include hospital patient terminals, home and building automation and advanced multimedia-rich security ecosystems.

“These two new additions to the VIA VIPRO family underline our ability to provide a scalable and flexible panel PC product portfolio,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “VIA’s unique modular strategy will bring enormous design flexibility and shorter time-to-market cycles to PC panel segments.”

The Modular VIA VIPRO Family

Both VIA VIPRO VP7806 and VIPRO VP7815 are based on the VIA ART 3000 embedded box PC, adding a high quality touch screen display to one of the industry’s most flexible and complete embedded box systems. This uniquely modular design strategy offers customers faster time-to-market and design cycles compared to traditional panel PC designs.

VIA VIPRO panel PCs combine a 1.3GHz 64-bit VIA Nano processor with the VIA VX800 media system processor, bringing DX9 integrated graphics, crystal clear HD audio, Gigabit networking, four COM ports and four USB ports. Both the VIA VIPRO VP7806 and VP7815 support one external VGA port plus a 24-bit LVDS signal through DB-26 connector. VIA VIPRO products use high quality 700 cd/m2 luminous backlit LED displays that are fully IP65 compliant against water and dust, providing 800 horizontal and 700 vertical viewing angles.

To learn more about the VIA VIPRO VP7806 please visit:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=2&id=1170&tabs=1

For images of the VIA VIPRO VP7806, please visit:
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For more information about the VIA VIPRO VP7815 please go to:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=2&id=1171&tabs=1

Images of the VIA VIPRO VP7815 can be found here:
http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157623940078522&Page=1

VIA ART 3000: Fanless and Rugged Flexibility

The new VIA VIPRO panel PCs take advantage of the flexible and rugged VIA ART 3000, a complete embedded box system based on the unique I/O-rich Em-ITX based VIA EITX-3000 board, offering customers the ideal solution for a variety of industrial and commercial scenarios that include the latest kiosk, POI, digital signage and industrial automation. The VIA ART-3000 supports wall, table, reverse and VESA mounting options and is highly suited for harsh and demanding environments.

To learn more about the VIA ART 3000, please go to:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=2&id=1110

About the Em-ITX Form Factor

The Em-ITX form factor is a quickly maturing industry standard defined by VIA and is 30% more compact than Mini-ITX, yet offers 200% more I/O real estate. At 12cm x 17cm, the Em-ITX form factor includes unique dual I/O coastlines and an exclusive Em-IO expansion bus to bring unrivalled flexibility and scalability.

For more information about the Em-ITX form factor, please visit:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/spearhead/em-itx/index.jsp

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. 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 and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

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