Compact ruggedized design with rich I/O and network connectivity provides ultra-reliable solution for mission-critical dual-screen signage applications
Taipei, Taiwan, 10 September, 2014 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA ARTiGO A1300, a robust ultra-compact fanless quad core system with rich connectivity and networking features designed for a wide range of dual-display signage, kiosk, menu board, HMI, and other IoT applications.
With its sleek, low-profile form factor measuring a mere 18.5cm x 4.4cm x 16.2cm (W x H x D), the VIA ARTiGO A1300 fits easily into space-constrained environments, whether it is behind a monitor, on a wall with a 10 x 10 cm VESA mount, or inside a retail kiosk. Fanless operation combined with rigorous reliability testing ensures rock-solid reliability in even the most demanding conditions, from retail stores to factory floors.
“As the popularity of dual-display signage systems grows, more and more companies are experiencing the hidden costs of deploying PC-based displays, such as higher maintenance expenses and sudden crashes and breakdowns at critical moments,” commented Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Division. “With its robust, fanless design, the VIA ARTiGO A1300 provides a high-performance dual-screen solution that our customers can rely on for seamless 24/7 operation.”
Stunning Dual-Screen Multimedia Capabilities
The VIA ARTiGO A1300 leverages the advanced performance of the 1.0GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor and VIA VX11PH Media System Processor to provide rich multimedia capabilities for creating stunning visual effects for single- and dual-screen signage displays. In addition to being able to play two 1080p videos or four 720p videos at the same time, the system supports DX11 graphics resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels through its two HDMI ports. Each HDMI display can operate independently, enabling multimedia content to be displayed at different resolutions, pixel depths, and refresh rates.
Rich Connectivity and Networking
The VIA ARTiGO A1300 delivers a rich set of I/O features through its front and left panels, enabling seamless connectivity for a wide range of digital signage and embedded applications. Front panel I/O includes two USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, line-in/out audio jacks, as well as a 12V DC-in power connector. Left panel I/O features include includes two USB 2.0 ports, one COM port for RS-232/422/485, and one Digital I/O port for 8-bit GPIO connections. On board I/O includes one mSATA connector, one SATA connector, one SIM card slot, and one Mini-PCIe slot to provide additional expansion options.
The system also offers optional high-speed wireless networking capabilities through a choice of 802.11b/g/n USB and 3.75G HSP/UMTS mini-PCIe mobile broadband modules. Wake On LAN (WOL) and Boot from LAN (PXE) support is also included, making the system an ideal solution for customers to create a host of remotely managed IoT devices for almost any environment.
Software Solution Packs and Customization Services
The VIA ARTiGO A1300 is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Embedded 7, and popular Linux distributions. Customers can take advantage of VIA’s industry leading hardware and software support, including our software solution packs and the SMART ETK (Embedded Tool Kit) to create customized designs with a quick time to market.
VIA MagicView™ Content Management Software
Customers have the option of bundling VIA MagicView™, a powerful and flexible content management platform for designing, distributing and displaying digital signage content, for specific projects. With its advanced functions such as schedule management, client monitoring, reporting and secure network, VIA MagicView™ makes it easy to freely arrange content across the system’s screens to deliver the maximum impact in a diverse range of environments such as hospitality, retail, entertainment, restaurants, and a host of other public spaces.
Availability and Pricing
The VIA ARTiGO A1300 is available now. Samples of the system with US adaptor can be purchased online at the VIA Embedded Store at a price of US$550 plus shipping. Please visit here to order: www.viaembeddedstore.com/shop/systems/artigo-a1300/
For more information about the VIA ARTiGO A1300, please visit: www.viatech.com/en/systems/small-form-factor-pcs/artigo-a1300/
For images related to this release please visit: www.viagallery.com/artigo-a1300/
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.viatech.com