|The VIA AMOS-3000: The Strong, Silent Type of Industrial PC
Designed to take industrial environments in its stride, the hand-sized VIA AMOS-3000 is the first Pico-ITX fanless embedded box computer
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, announced the launch of VIA's first embedded box computer; the VIA AMOS-3000. Ideal for a variety of embedded applications, the VIA AMOS-3000 is a robust, custom-designed system based on the ultra compact and versatile VIA EPIA-P700 Pico-ITX board.Inspired by classical Chinese architecture, the VIA AMOS-3000 chassis 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 is strong, durable and heat efficient, yet tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand. 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, while the full featured VIA EPIA Pico-ITX board is ideal for a range of x86 applications including gaming, digital signage, industrial automation and in-car entertainment.
"We have drawn on the strength of our engineering expertise in developing our boards and form factors and taken the step of developing our own custom-designed systems. This has allowed us to produce some truly compelling embedded system designs," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA AMOS-3000 represents the first of many diverse embedded system products based around our own exclusive range of EPIA boards."
The VIA AMOS-3000 will be on show at Embedded World 2009, March 3-5 at the Exhibition Center Nuremberg, Hall 12, No. 350.
About the VIA AMOS-3000
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.