VIA Launches Vision Intelligence Display (VID) Series, Digital Touch Screens for Embedded Applications

VIA extends total embedded solutions portfolio with VIA VID Series; ruggedized touch screen displays with up to five years longevity support

Taipei, Taiwan, 22nd February, 2011 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VID series of industrial-class touch screen displays designed for a range of modern interactive kiosk, POI and POS embedded systems, extending VIA’s position as a total system and embedded component provider.

Available in both ruggedized and open frame configurations, the VIA VID series spans 7 inch to 19 inch form factors and offers excellent compatibility with VIA embedded systems, added longevity support, complete scalability and a robust feature set ideal for commercial and industrial deployment.

“With an industry-leading feature set that includes IP65 compliancy, wide-angle viewing, enhanced brightness and low power draw, the VIA VID series ticks all the right boxes for today’s embedded display applications,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA VID series completes our product portfolio as a total embedded solution provider of embedded digital display systems.”

VIA VID Series Digital Touch Screen Displays

VIA VID Series displays are available in both ruggedized and open frame configurations. All ruggedized configurations feature IP65 water resistance compliancy and operating temperatures of -10°C to 70°, ideal for harsh industrial environments. VIA VID displays feature a robust aluminum chassis, available in a range of colors.

Supporting SXGA mode display resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels, VIA VID series displays feature the latest in bright LED backlight technology with a range of 7 inch to 19 inch TFT LCD panels, screen brightness of up to 600cd/m2 and wide viewing angles of up to 178°. TFT LCD technology brings up to 30% power reduction compared to conventional CCFL backlight LCD. A 5-wire USB-based resistive touch interface offers excellent responsiveness for interactive display applications

All VIA VID displays support both HDMI and 15 pin D-Sub VGA ports and additional mounting options for hard drive and Wi-Fi modules. VIA VID displays feature 75mm and 100mm VESA mounting support for easy and flexible device installation as well as dedicated support for optimized integration with VIA EITX-3001 based systems and VIA AMOS 3001 box PC products. VIA VID displays also offer an on-screen display panel that includes keys for source selection, menu and LED and power buttons.

VIA VID series displays are available now in 15 inch and 12.1 inch ruggedized and open frame configurations. 19 inch, 10.4 inch and 7 inch SKUs will be available later this year.

For information about VIA VID Series displays, please go to:
http://www.via.com.tw:/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=2&id=1411&tabs=1

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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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