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Device profile: Hitachi VisionPlate wireless tablet

Feb 18, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 28 views

Hitachi describes its “VisionPlate wireless tablet” as being “designed to provide a simple and solid graphic wireless interface to any network application and is a true 'Thin Client' device.” According to Hitachi, the device, which does not require special pen or stylus for use, was designed the VisionPlate tablet to be both attractive and rugged, so that it can be used in a wide range of commercial and… industrial environments.

“Because the VisionPlate is designed to work with the Linux OS, it provides the broadest platform and possibilities for software and system developers,” said a Hitachi statement.

Developers can customize the tablet graphics or their application interface in order to provide tailored and easy-to-use solutions for various wireless tablet applications in a broad range of markets, Hitachi said.

Here is a summary of the VisionPlate wireless tablet's key features and specs . . .

  • Processor: Transmeta Crusoe TM3200 at 400MHz
  • Memory: 64MB on-board; expandable to 192MB
  • Storage: 64MB Compact Flash; expandable to 256MB
  • Display: 10.4-inch full-color TFT LCD, 800 x 600 pixels
  • Video: SMI SM712 with integrated 2MB VRAM
  • Audio: Sound Blaster Pro 3.01, 16-bit PCM sound source
  • Communications: integrated 802.11b wireless
  • I/O Ports: two USB, two PCMCIA Type II slots, internal MiniPCI Type III module position
  • Operating System: Midori Linux (can also support Microsoft Windows)
  • Size: 11.0 x 8.7 x 1.0 in.
  • Weight: 2.6 lb.
  • Regulatory: FCC class B, UL, VCCI, JATE, T-mark, UL1604 compliant
  • Interoperability: Wireless LAN ready, supports both thin and thick client connectivity
  • Power: rechargeable Lithium ion battery
  • Accessories: docking cradle, protective grip

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