Today, VIA announced the introduction of another goodie for embedded PCs. The new "VMPC VM7700" is an embedded machine built entirely into a tiny enclosure designed to be hung behind a display, such as an LCD monitor or a kiosk. The tiny unit uses the Eden ULV processors, either at 1GHz or 1.5GHz, and is designed to consume a mere 12W while being stuck in extremely close quarters:
Housed within a durable, ultra-thin and sleek black 26mm x 180mm x 298mm chassis, the VIA vm700 provides the answer for a wide spectrum of intelligent display applications, such as state-of-the-art casino gaming, home automation, information kiosks, timetable boards, advertising and more, as well as a discreet system for space-constrained locations.
They are pitching it as a replacement for panel PC systems, and with all the extra functionality tossed in such as wireless functionality (optional) and the standard host of onboard functions like Ethernet, audio and video you can expect from Epia systems it might be a great drop in replacement for those.
You can read the full press release at Via's site.