VIA Technologies, a developer of x86 silicon and platform solutions, has announced the VIA vm7700 Vesa mounted PC (vmpc), which is intended to turn a standard display panel into a fully functional PC for signage, kiosk and other intelligent display applications, and to provide a alternative to traditional panel PCs.

From small desktop LCD monitors to larger flat panel displays, the VIA vmpc vm7700 is designed to leverage the industry-standard Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) 10cm x 10cm mounting specification for simple attachment behind the customer’s screen of choice, and to offer considerable cost savings when upgrading or replacing screens.

Fanless configurations based on a 1GHz VIA C7 or 1,5GHz VIA Eden ULV processor and the low-power VIA CX700M2 system media processor aim to enable the VIA vm7700 to deliver a solution packed with multimedia features within a maximum power of only 12 watts and a 45ºC thermal envelope.

Source: Computing SA