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42-inch signage PC is moisture-resistant

Nov 12, 2010 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Axiomtek announced an “industrial grade” digital signage computer that includes a 42-inch display and a choice of Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The DSH-142 features a removable CPU board, an optional motion detection sensor and available infrared touchscreen, a Mini PCI Express expansion slot, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 160GB hard disk drive, and two speakers, the company says.

According to Axiomtek, its 42-inch DSH-142 is designed for digital signage and self-service kiosk applications in retail stores, restaurants, hotels, airports, banks, transportation stations, theaters, and more. The device is quite similar to the DSA-142 announced several months ago, but compared to that version, adds an IP3x-rated enclosure and an IP65-rated front panel.

As a result of the above, the DSH-142 is compatible with wet or dusty environments, Axiomtek says. The device has also been modified to accept up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM (the DSA-142 was said to accept only 2GB) and includes a 160GB hard disk drive (the DSA-142's drive was 80GB).

According to Axiomtek, the DSH-142 may be operated around the clock. A built-in sensor adjusts the device's LCD to match ambient lighting, while an optional motion detection sensor allows backlighting to be switched on in response to foot traffic, the company adds.

Axiomtek's DSH-142

Axiomtek says the fanless device employs a removable CPU board, making configuration and maintenance simpler. If this sounds familiar, it's because the company touted a similar arrangement not only for the DSA-142, but also for the somewhat-larger, 46-inch DSA-146 it announced in January. Since then, Axiomtek also released the DSA-200 (below), a slimline PC that appears to offer the same board but is designed to hang on the back of separately available monitors.

Axiomtek's DSA-200

Like the above-mentioned products, the DSH-142 uses Intel's GM45 mobile chipset, supporting the installation of 2.0GHz Celeron M 575 or 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo T9400 processors, according to Axiomtek. Available with or without an infrared touchscreen, it offers 1920 x 1080 resolution (for HD video compatibility), a 1500:1 contrast ratio, a 450-nit brightness rating, and two speakers with five-Watt amplifiers.

According to Axiomtek, the DSH-142 has a Mini PCI Express expansion slot that may be used to add 802.11 wireless networking. Wired connectors include a gigabit Ethernet port, VGA and DVI video outputs, and four USB 2.0 ports, the company adds.

Specifications listed by Axiomtek for the DSH-142 include the following:

  • Processor — 2.0GHz Intel Celeron M 575, or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
  • Chipset — GM45
  • Memory — up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM via two SODIMM slots
  • Display:
    • 42-inch screen
    • 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
    • 1500:1 contrast ratio
    • 450-nit brightness rating
    • Optional infrared touchscreen
    • Optional motion detection
  • Storage — 160GB SATA hard disk drive
  • Expansion — Mini PCI Express slot
  • Networking — Gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x VGA
    • 1 x DVI
  • Power requirements — 100 to 240VAC; 450 Watts
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 43.66 x 26.73 x 10.23 inches
  • Weight — 89.3 pounds (40.5kg)

Further information

Axiomtek did not release pricing or operating system support details for the DSH-142 but said the device is available now. More information may be found on the company's website, here.

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