VIA og Mini-box er klar med et Car PC Kit

VIA og Mini-box er klar med et Car PC Kit

Eliminating in-car power issues, the VoomPC™ shatters car PC price barrier and provides a versatile, low cost navigation and infotainment platform.

Taipei, Taiwan, 30 September 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of PC platform solutions, and Mini-box.com, a subsidiary of Ituner Networks Corp., today announced the VoomPC™ family of compact, high performance yet affordable x86 car PC kits aimed at driving telematics mainstream. Based on low power VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards, the x86 platform of choice for car PCs, the VoomPC is specifically designed for the ultra power sensitive conditions of in-vehicle applications.

With prices ranging from $299 to $399, the VoomPC barebone platform is ideal for automotive enthusiasts and vehicle manufacturers alike to integrate a wide range of GPS navigation, communication, entertainment and information functionality into private cars or vehicle-dependent professional service vehicles such as law enforcement, rescue and commercial transport, where access to data on the road is essential.

All the critical power issues of car PC systems have been addressed. The VoomPC integrates the intelligent Mini-box M1-ATX 12V power supply unit to prevent system damage from power surges and eliminate car battery drain by monitoring car battery levels, even when the car is turned off. The energy efficient VIA C3 processor with its highly effective heat dissipation enables the VoomPC to consume between 15-30 watts, less than the dimmest car parking lights.

"Car PCs have long been fraught with a multitude of power challenges. The VoomPC platforms solve those issues in one complete, highly affordable package," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing. "Leveraging the ultra low power profile of the VIA C3 processor, the VoomPC is a great example of how our VIA EPIA platforms are facilitating fast-emerging applications such as car PCs and bringing them within reach of a much wider market."







The VoomPC also features advanced audio control, with 'anti-thump' technology that keeps car amplifiers turned off while the PC starts, eliminating annoying speaker thumps and pops, while the VIA Vinyl Audio Six-TRAC audio codec enables stunning six-channel surround sound for a more authentic listening experience with greater depth.

Compatible with all standard Linux or Microsoft® Windows® operating systems and built within Mini-box's signature compact chassis of just 21cm x 25cm x 6.7cm, the VoomPC is equipped with rich peripheral connectivity, multimedia and telematics options afforded by the feature-packed VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard, including USB2.0, Firewire, Ethernet, PCMCIA types I and II CardBus interface for GPRS/Wifi, S-Video, VGA and six-channel audio.

"With the VoomPC, I wanted to free telematics from proprietary applications by creating a versatile, accessible car PC platform based on the standard x86 architecture, and tackle the serious power issues that have prevented the x86 platform from being more widely adopted for in-car use," said Andrei Bulucea, president of Mini-box.com. "Our intuitive M1-ATX power supply unit combined with VIA's low heat, power efficient technologies opens the road for OEMs and system integrators to provide best of breed applications regardless of operating system or customer environment."

For more information about the VoomPC telematics platforms may be found at: http://www.mini-box.com, while images of the system may be found at: http://resources.mini-box.com/press/voomPC/.

About the M1-ATX Power Supply Unit
Computers consume anywhere from a few milliwatts to several watts when they are turned off, which can quickly run down a car battery, even when the car itself is turned off. The M1-ATX, the VoomPC's 12V intelligent power supply unit, manages downtime battery use by using intelligent schemes for cutting off various functions at predetermined times, and shutting the computer down completely when the car battery drops below 11 volts. It also protects against power surges, another key requirement for in-car systems.

Further information on the M1-ATX intelligent power supply may be found at: http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/it.A/id.356/.f.

About Mini-box.com
Mini-box.com™ is a subsidiary of Ituner Networks Corp. Ituner Networks is a privately owned corporation, located in Silicon Valley , California . Ituner Networks Corporation, formerly known as Ituner Internet Broadcasting Services, was founded in 1996.

In addition to the Mini-box small computers series, Ituner is the maker of the MediaBox product line, a professional audio and video streaming server capable of multicast or unicast streaming of high quality video and audio through the Internet. Sales inquiries may be made to sales@ituner.com.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia , and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

Link:

Skrevet af Martin den 30. Sep 2005. Nyheden er læst 3280 gang(e).

Del med dine venner

     

0 kommentarer
Skriv kommentar til nyheden Kommentarer til nyheden fra Facebook

 

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Trådløs Mus

Er du af den produktive type, som måske ofte er meget på farten? I så fald har Logitech computer musen t

Læs Mere

Logitech MX Master 2S

Tilbage i 2015 lancerede Logitech deres MX Master mus, som vi her på siden roste til skyerne. Vi skriver nu 2017, hv

Læs Mere

Sandberg EarBuds plus Powerbank

I dag skal vi se på Sandbergs nyeste skud på stammen, nemlig deres bud på et par trådløse i

Læs Mere

Cooler Master MasterWatt MIJ 1200 Watt

Strømforsyninger kan fås i alle størrelser og prisklasser alt efter behov. Man kan sagtens købe

Læs Mere

Bitfenix Portal Window

Et computer kabinet er typisk en firkantet kasse, eller det var ihvertfald tilfældet en gang. Nutidens kabinetter by

Læs Mere

EL33t Elite v2 Black gaming chair

Vi skal i dag have besøg af El33t og deres Elite v2 Black, som er deres nuværende topmodel inden for gamingst

Læs Mere

Gioteck FL-400 Wireless Bluetooth Gaming Headset

Vi skal i dag se på lidt af en særling. Det drejer sig om Giotecks headset med det mundrette navn, FL-400, som

Læs Mere

OnePlus 5

OnePlus, der startede med at være en lille kinesisk mobilproducent, er efterhånden ved at være anerkendt

Læs Mere

 

Nyeste Videoer og Trailers

Seneste nyheder

ORII smart ring - Bluetooth-headset på din finger

Origimi Labs har ændret en anelse på den klassiske forståelse af et Bluetooth-headset, og det er der kommet no
Læs Mere

Asus klar med nyt Mesh Wi-Fi-netværk

Er du også i besiddelse af en masse internetædende gadgets? Asus har lanceret en løsning, som er værd at tage
Læs Mere

Turtle Beach Elite Pro PC Edition annonceret med et prisskilt på $170

Turtle Beach Elite Pro PC Edition er netop annonceret med et prisskilt på $170, og som uden tvivl vil finde et
Læs Mere

Hexa-core Coffee Lake CPU specifikationer lækket

Med Intels Coffee Lake CPU’er på vej, vokser mængden af rygter og gætterier. Denne gang kommende informationer
Læs Mere

Xbox One X Pre-Orders starter snart

Xbox One X Pre-Orders starter snart, hvis man skal tyde udmeldingen fra Phil Spencer i et svar på en tweet. Vi
Læs Mere

Nvidia releaser nye Geforce 384.94 Game Ready drivers

Nvidia releaser nye Geforce 384.94 Game Ready drivers, som har fokus på gaming oplevelser i flere spil, VR opd
Læs Mere

Riotoro Ghostwriter Classic Gaming Keyboard annonceret

Leder du efter et alternativ til de velkendte brands som SteelSeries, Razer eller Tesoro, og er du indstillet
Læs Mere

Microsoft arbejder stadig på Halo TV-serie

Halo-fansene har ingen grund til at opgive håbet om den længe ventede TV-serie fra Microsoft. Det er nu blevet
Læs Mere
Partner sider
Indsend nyhed
Har du fundet en fed nyhed så indsend den så alle andre på Tweak.dk kan få glæde af den.