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Dust-proof signage PC taps dual-core 1.8GHz Atom

Feb 16, 2011 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 9 views

Axiomtek is readying an IP4X-rated, dust-proof digital signage player based on a dual-core, 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 processor. The DSB-300 offers 4GB of DDR3 memory, dual PCIe slots with wireless options, a gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 2.0 ports, a serial port, and an optional hardware decoder that supports 1920 x 1080 HD video, says the company.

With its It's IP4X-rated dust-proof enclosure, the DSB-300 is a rugged, standalone signage player "that can withstand repeated usage and be exposed to severe operating conditions," says Axiomtek. The device is said to support fanless operation.

Axiomtek DSB-300

The DSB-300 is built around a dual-core Intel Atom D525 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, says Axiomtek. An unidentified hardware decoder — we'd guess it's a Broadcom CrystalHD part — is available as an option to support "vivid, HD images and videos without reservation," at 1920 x 1080 resolution, says the company.

The DSB-300 offers dual 204-pin SODIMMs for up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, says Axiomtek. Also supplied are dual Mini PCI Express slots for optional accessories including Wi-Fi, 3G, and TV tuner modules, says the company.

DSB-300 detail
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The device is said to be equipped with a gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 2.0 ports, and a serial port. A VGA port and audio I/O are also available.

The IP4X-rated, 15.74 x 9.25 x 1.73-inch enclosure can be rack- or wall-mounted, and can withstand temperatures of 32 to 104 deg. F, says Axiomtek. An AC out port is said to supply power to a connected, "large-size" LCD display.

Features and specifications listed for the DSB-300 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom D525 @ 1.8GHz; optional hardware decoder for 1920 x 1080 HD video
  • Memory — up to 4GB DDR3 via 2 x 204-pin SODIMMs
  • Expansion — 2 x PCIe Mini Card slots
  • Networking — 1 x gigabit Ethernet port
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x RS-232 port
    • 1 x audio port (mic-in;, line-out)
    • 1 x VGA port
  • Accessories:
    • TV tuner and antenna
    • 3G module and antenna
    • Wireless LAN set
  • Chassis — Aluminum; IP4X-rated for dust protection; rack- or wall-mountable; fanless operation
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 15.74 x 9.25 x 1.73 inches (400 x 235 x 44mm)
  • Weight — 8.37 lbs (3.8 k)
  • Power — 100 ~ 240VAC; 65 W consumption; AC power outlet for large-size LCD

Stated Robert Wang, VP of Sales & Marketing of the Touch Panel Computer Business Unit at Axiomtek, "With the ease of use and the versatility to be rack mounted or encased into any space, the DSB-300 is the ideal choice for operators looking for a dust-resistant, durable and reliable digital signage player."


The DSB-300 will be available in the middle of March, says Axiomtek. Pricing and operating system support was not listed. More information may be found at Axiomtek's DSP-300 page.

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