VIA Launches Next Generation POS Board, the New VIA EPIA-M860

VIA EPIA-M860 Mini-ITX board brings 64-bit performance and expansion flexibility to commercial embedded multimedia and media center devices

Taipei, Taiwan, May 17th, 2011 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced its latest Mini-ITX board paired with the VX900 chipset, the new VIA EPIA-M860 Mini-ITX board. The VIA EPIA-M860 combines a 1.2GHz VIA Nano E-Series Processor with the VIA VX900 media system chipset creating a complete platform for demanding digital signage, media terminals, infotainment devices and online streaming video.

Designed as a full featured entry level VX900 board, the EPIA-M860 is the first EPIA board which supports Windows Embedded POSReady 7, a flexible operating system designed to seamlessly connect Point of Service (POS) solutions with peripherals, servers, services and the cloud. The VIA EPIA-M860 offers PCI, PCIe and Mini PCIe support, combined with mainstream DDR3 memory and both ATX and DC-in power support.

“The VIA EPIA-M860 board represents an exciting new entry in the commercial embedded market, offering great expansion flexibility and powerful 64-bit processing,” said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “This highly adaptable platform gives developers the foundation to create the next generation of interactive POS devices.”

VIA EPIA-M860 Mini-ITX Board

A fanless 1.2GHz VIA Nano E-Series processor is joined by the VIA VX900 media system processor providing DirectX 9.0 integrated graphics, crystal clear HD audio and Gigabit networking. The VIA VX900 supports up to 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory and offers advanced video acceleration for MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264, WMV9 and Blu-Ray HD video formats.

Rear panel I/O includes a GigaLAN port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, four USB 2.0 ports, a serial port connector, a DC-in jack (manufacturing option) and both line-out and mic-in jacks. On board connectors provide a wealth of options including a PCIe Gen2 x1 slot, a Mini-PCIe socket, and a PCI slot, two SATA connections, two voltage selectable RS-232 pin headers (selectable to 5V/12V), two USB pin-headers for three ports, a SMBus header and digital I/O including GPI and GPO options.

Samples of the VIA EPIA-M860 are available now.

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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.

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