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Touchscreen PC is designed for outdoor mounting

Oct 30, 2009 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Axiomtek has introduced a 12.1-inch touchscreen computer designed to be mounted outdoors, in kitchens, or onboard ships. The fanless GOT-812 includes a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, up to 2GB of RAM, two serial ports, gigabit Ethernet, and a PCI Express Mini Card slot, the company says.

Axiomtek's new GOT-812 (right) includes very similar ingredients to a panel PC, the GOT-5120T-830, introduced by the company earlier this month. For example, it uses Intel's familiar, 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, with the usual 945GSE northbridge and ICH7M southbridge, and sports a 12.1-inch touchscreen with a relatively low resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.

Where the GOT-5120T-830 was designed for in-wall mounting, however, the GOT-812 is intended for free-standing use. Axiomtek says the device's stainless steel housing is IP65-rated for resistance to water, powder, and dust, as are the unit's six-rear panel ports. As a result, the device may be installed in outdoor environments, in kitchens or food factories, or onboard ships, the company claims.

Axiomtek adds that when ordered with an 800-nit screen, the GOT-812 is readily operable even in bright sunlight. The system is said to have a readily accessible brightness adjuster, plus a switch (below right) to turn its backlighting on and off. The device may either be suspended via the mount pictured below, or attached to a VESA-compatible bracket, according to the company.


Axiomtek's GOT-812
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Rear-panel ports (above left), sheltered behind protective gaskets, include a DC power input, two RS232 ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, and two USB 2.0 ports, says Axiomtek. Optional equipment is said to include an 802.11a/b/g/n wireless adapter, which presumably fits into the GOT-812's cited PCI Express Mini Card slot, and a weather-resistant keyboard (pictured above right).

According to Axiomtek, the GOT-812 includes two SODIMM slots, said to accept up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, while operating system and data storage is provided either by a CompactFlash slot or by a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drive. When CompactFlash storage is employed, the panel PC is said to withstand vibration of up to 3Grms while it is operating.

Features and specifications listed by Axiomtek for the GOT-812 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom N270 clocked at 1.6GHz
  • Memory — Accepts up to 2GB of DDR RAM in two SODIMM slots
  • Display — 12.1-inch resistive touchscreen with 800 x 600 resolution
  • Storage — CompactFlash or 2.5-inch hard disk drive
  • Expansion:
    • PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • CompactFlash slot
  • Keys — Power switch, backlight switch, brightness adjust
  • Networking — Gigabit Ethernet
  • Other ports:
    • 1 x SATA (internal)
    • 2 x RS232
    • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Dimensions — 11.65 x 9.44 x 2.32 inches (296 x 240 x 59mm)
  • Weight — 9.92 pounds (4.5kg)
  • Operating temperature — -4 to 131 deg. F (-20 to 55 deg. C)
  • Power requirements — 12VDC or 24VDC

Availability

Axiomtek did not release pricing information for the GOT-812, but said the device is available now. The GOT-812 runs Linux, Windows XP Embedded, or Windows CE, according to the company.

More information may be found on the company's website, here.


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