NEWS: VIA Tech unveils its hand-sized AMOS-3000 Industrial PC -

NEWS: VIA Tech unveils its hand-sized AMOS-3000 Industrial PC

Taipei, Taiwan – At Embedded World, VIA Technologies today announced the launch of its first embedded box computer; the VIA AMOS-3000, designed for a variety of embedded industrial applications

The VIA AMOS-3000 is a robust, custom-designed system based on the ultra compact and versatile VIA EPIA-P700 Pico-ITX board with a chassis that combines heavy-duty steel, aluminum and copper in a unique heat fin design that offers superb heat dissipation.

Using a total of only five mechanical pieces – top cover, bottom plate, front and rear I/O access plates and DOM module ” and measuring only 13.5cm(w) x 4.5cm(h) x 13.1cm(d), the VIA AMOS-3000 can be installed easily using simple table, wall and VESA mounting options.

The VIA AMOS-3000 is a complete system that uses no moving parts, making it an excellent choice for mission-critical applications in harsh industrial environments.

Just introduced at the Embedded World 2009 show in Germany, the VIA AMOS-3000 is based on a VIA EPIA-P700 Pico-ITX board, powered by either a 1GHz VIA C7 processor, or an Ultra Low Voltage 500MHz VIA Eden processor coupled with VIA's VX700 Unified Digital Media chipset, supporting up to 1GB of DDR2 SO-DIMM system memory.

Both DVI-D and VGA outputs are supported through integrated the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP, which also provides MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 hardware acceleration for smooth media playback. The VIA AMOS-3000 has a certified operating temperature of -20 to 60 degrees C, vibration tolerance of up to 5Grms and a shock tolerance of up to 50G.

Storage is provided through a 44-pin IDE interface for Disk on Module Flash drive – an optional storage sub-system expansion chassis offers support for a standard 2.5″ S-ATA drive.

An onboard RJ45 connector provides Gigabit networking while the VIA VT1708A brings HD audio. Additional features include 4 USB 2.0 ports, on board GPIO port, COM port and programmable Watchdog Timer. System LED indicators are provided for power and HDD activity.

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