VIA EPIA EK Powers Next Generation Tranax Transactional Kiosk

Tranax chooses VIA EPIA EK10000G Mini-ITX board for the TK1000, the most versatile stand-alone kiosk on the market

Taipei, Taiwan, 31 January 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of embedded silicon and platform technologies, today announced that the VIA EPIA EK1000G Mini-ITX mainboard had been selected by Tranax for its latest TK1000 non-cash dispensing transactional kiosks.

Building on a long tradition of manufacturing robust, reliable, secure, and trusted ATMs, Tranax has created the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX-based Transactional Kiosk (TK) line of non-cash dispensing kiosks to provide a range of transaction-based service applications, including bill payments and ticketing. Tranax leveraged the extensive connectivity and porting of the VIA EPIA EK board to offer a robust kiosk that includes an LCD display, Printer, Ticket Printer, Card Dispenser, Card Reader, Bill Acceptor, Electronic Lock and Tamper Alarm.

Stability is crucial in always-on systems, so the VIA EPIA EK maximum power consumption of just 19 watts means the Tranax TK1000 can be trusted to run continuously using less power and with fewer instability problems associated with less efficient platforms.

“The VIA EPIA EK board with its extensive connectivity and unrivalled stability provides the perfect platform for our new breed of self-service kiosk machines” said Ken Joung, Software Development Director, Tranax. “VIA has proven to be an invaluable partner in producing our versatile next-generation TK1000 transactional kiosk, helping Tranax to consolidate its position of leadership in this industry.”

“We are delighted that Tranax selected the VIA EPIA EK board for their latest generation transactional kiosk,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Kiosks like the Tranax TK1000 must be available to serve the public every hour of the day, every day of the year, requiring the sort of stable, reliable and low heat producing embedded platforms provided by our VIA EPIA board family.”

About the VIA EPIA EK10000G Mini-ITX Board

The VIA EPIA EK10000G Mini-ITX board is powered by the power-efficient 1GHz VIA Luke CoreFusion™ processor platform and boasts a rich digital media experience, as well as dual LAN support and a wide array of connectivity and digital media features. Well suited to kiosk applications with its low power consumption and compact form factor, the VIA EPIA EK Mini-ITX is an excellent example of how VIA EPIA boards are helping to shape a new world of more intelligent x86-based embedded products.

Equipped with up to four COM and eight USB ports, a printer port, a PCI port, and Digital I/O (4 GPI/GPO) and supporting both Serial and Parallel ATA technology, the VIA EPIA EK board offers developers the versatility to allow developers like Tranax create ever more innovative and intelligent devices to serve the needs of the digital world we live in.

More details on the VIA EPIA EK-series Mini-ITX board may be found at the VIA website:

About Tranax

Tranax leads the self-service industry in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of self-service technology to the retail, banking, hospitality, entertainment, and gaming industries. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Hansup Kwon, the company now has sold over 90,000 ATMs installed across North America.

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.

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