Just in time for a project we are working on for #ISE2013, news in that NEC Display Solutions Europe has unveiled a trio of additions to its range of Slot-In PCs, which allow compatible public displays and projectors to display the latest content without the need for an external PC, cabling, mounting and power supply.
All three of the new models are based on the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS): –
- The flagship module boasts a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor, which of course makes it perfect for high performance applications such as Hiperwall, multi-touch and 3D installations
- There’s also an Intel Core i5 processor version with 4GB of RAM and Intel HD graphics which will deliver 26 per cent more processing power and 45 per cent more graphics performance than its predecessor
- And finally there is an Intel Atom processor dual core model which draws a maximum of just 11 watts
Compared to their predecessors, all the modules boast improved graphics power for and a wide range of connectivity options, including two USB ports (USB 2.0 for the Intel Atom processor based version and USB 3.0 for the Intel Core i5 and i7 processor modules) and an SD Card slot, as well as wired and wireless network connectivity.
Thomas Walter, Product Manager Public Display Solutions at NEC Display Solutions Europe told me in Munich earlier this week “NEC offers a variety of Slot-In PC systems for use with our public display screens and projectors that provide an easy upgrade path and improved cost of ownership as you can upgrade your OPS device or upgrade your display individually during the ordinary lifecycle.”
He added “With research from FutureSource, predicting that Embedded Media Player sales are going to soar over the next four years, this is the perfect time to be ensuring that we have an up-to-date, and compelling, proposition for users, no matter what their requirements.”
The Intel Atom processor and Intel Core i7 processor NEC Slot-In PCs are both available from October 2012 onwards, and the Intel Core i5 processor based version is due to be launched around mid-October.
The flagship Intel Atom processor 2, Intel Core i5, i7 processor modules are expected to have a recommended retail price of €690, €1,350 and €1,600 respectively. All versions come with a three-year warranty.