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VIA has unveiled a new ultra-compact PC aimed at use in the in-vehicle control, digital signage, and kiosk markets. Dubbed AMOS-3002, the device is powered by a dual-core, 1GHz Eden X2 processor along the 1080p HD capable VX900H media system processor, and operates with a completely fanless design within a robust chassis measuring 19.7cm x 10.4cm x 4.9cm (WxDxH).
Other specs include a couple COM ports, six USB 2.0 ports, line-in and outputs, a DIO port, VGA and HDMI, in addition to a solid array of connectivity including dual Gigabit ethernet, and optional 3G & WiFi via a MiniPCIe expansion slot. Storage is provided through a Cfast slot for a SATA interface Flash drive, while an optional storage sub-system expansion chassis offers support for a standard 2.5-inch SATA drive.
Makes sense considering it is destined for installation in tight spaces and operation in moving vehicles when used to power an infotainment system. As such, VIA claims their tiny machine is designed to survive temperatures between -4F and 140F as well as 50 Gs' worth of shock.
It’s unlikely we’ll see one of these in store shelves anytime soon as VIA is likely to work directly with OEMs building embedded applications. That means there’s no word on pricing either, but it’s interesting to see companies advancing these tiny and (presumably) affordable yet capable computers.
The system can be used with Windows Embedded, Windows CE, or Linux.
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