SBC reduces cost, improves appearance of digital signage deployments - Embedded.com

SBC reduces cost, improves appearance of digital signage deployments

Chicago—NEC Display Solutions of America announced its MPD-SBC single board computer, which is compatible with the expansion slots found on most NEC large-format LCD displays.

The internal PC eliminates the need for external cabling, mounting and power supply equipment, providing simplified installation, a clean look and reduced maintenance. The NEC MPD-SBC eliminates the need for an external PC, increasing professional appearance and reducing the bill of materials for the installation. The expansion slot simplifies access to the PC and eliminates the hassle of hiding hardware equipment.

The MPD-SBC is available in two different options, allowing both large and small businesses the flexibility required for performance to process digital signage content. The MPD-SBC-16 includes a 1.66-GHz Core Duo processor, while the MPD-SBC-8 features an 800-MHz Celeron processor. Both models can drive a second display with discrete imaging via a DVI-I interface. Microsoft Windows XP Pro is loaded as the standard operating system, and Linux is also supported.

The MPD-SBC-16 and MPD-SBC-8 are available for June 2008 shipment at an estimated street price of $2394.99 and $1594.99, respectively. Both feature a three-year warranty, matching that of NEC's displays.

NEC Display Solutions of America Inc., www.necdisplay.com

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