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Compact, fanless industrial computer runs Linux

Jun 19, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Acrosser is shipping a lower power, fanless embedded system targeting POS (point-of-sales/service), kiosk, environmental monitoring, ticketing, medical, and automotive applications. The AR-ES0631 comprises an EPIC form-factor, x86-compatible Geode-powered SBC (single-board computer) housed in a rugged, lightweight, dust-proof aluminum chassis.

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AR-B1631 EPIC board
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The AR-ES0631 system appears to be based on Acrosser's AR-B1631, an EPIC form-factor SBC powered by an AMD Geode [email protected] processor clocked at 500MHz. The AR-B1631 also uses AMD's CS5535 companion chip, described in detail here.

Other touted AR-ES0631 features include:

  • Integrated AGP 4X 2D graphics controller
  • LVDS output for 18/24bit LCD
  • Anti-shock drive bay for 2.5-inch HDD
  • CompactFlash
  • Supports Linux and Windows XP/XPE/CE
  • PCI 104 expansion interface
  • Measures 10.1 x 4.6 x 2.6 inches)
  • CE, FCC Class A, and UL Safety Compliance


The AR-ES0631 appears to be available now. Available customization services include: company logo, front and rear I/O panels, colors, dimensions, and “different hardware and operating system configurations,” Acrosser says.

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