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Medical PC has antimicrobial coating, privacy filter

Dec 8, 2011 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Cybernet announced a 19-inch, all-in-one PC designed for medical applications. Featuring a white case with antimicrobial coating, the CyberMed G45 includes Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, or Pentium processors, up to 8GB of RAM, an SATA hard disk drive, and two Mini PCI Express expansion slots, according to the company.

Irvine, California-based Cybernet specializes in all-in-one PCs that are contained either in a keyboard or a monitor. It has offered customized versions of its "iOne" devices in the past for four main vertical markets: banking, government, education, and healthcare.

Targeting the latter, the new CyberMed G45 is decked out in a white case with an antimicrobial coating that meets EN60601-1 requirements. Such treatments are designed to release silver ions that protect against the spread of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus); while Cybernet didn't say so, other manufacturers have claimed similar coatings bring about a more-than-99-percent reduction in staph bacteria on a device over a 24-hour period.

The CyberMed G45 has an antimicrobial case and a screen privacy filter
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Apart from its case, the CyberMed G45 appears to be mostly identical to the 19-inch iOne-GX45 Cybernet announced last January, carrying over the GS45 northbridge and ICH10M southbridge. As a result, it supports relatively dated Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Pentium D, and Celeron D processors, with potential clock speeds that range from 1.3GHz to 3.4GHz, according to the company.

The optical disk drive that featured on the iOne-GX45 has been dropped from this model, but purchasers can choose to add it back, thanks to the presence of an aperture in the case and two SATA ports. There's an internal hard disk drive, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM via two SO-DIMM sockets, and two Mini PCI Express slots, according to Cybernet.

Ports on the bottom of the CyberMed G45
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The CyberMed G45's external connections, pictured above from left to right, consist of two RS232 ports, a DVI-I video output, a gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and audio I/O. As shown, the case also provides punch-out apertures for an optional parallel port and TV tuner.

According to Cybernet, the CyberMed G45 has stereo speakers and a resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Rated operating range is from 32 to 122 deg. F, and 19VDC input power comes from a 180-Watt AC adapter, the company adds.

Specifications provided by Cybernet for the CyberMed G45 include:

  • Processor — LGA775-socketed CPUs with TDPs up to 95 Watts and clock speeds from 1.3GHz to 3.4GHz, including Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Pentium D, and Celeron D
  • Chipset — GS45 northbridge and ICH10M southbridge
  • Memory — up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM via two SODIMM socket
  • Storage — 2 x SATA ports; hard disk drive and optional optical drive
  • Display:
    • 19-inch screen with 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution
    • resistive touch
    • 250-nit brightness
    • privacy filter
  • Expansion — 2 x Mini PCI Express slots
  • Networking — gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x RS232
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • audio — mic in, line in, line out
    • 1 x DVI-I
    • 1 x parallel (optional)
    • TV tuner (optional)
  • Power — 19VDC via 180-Watt AC adapter
  • Operating range — 32 to 122 deg. F
  • Dimensions — 18.2 x 17.1 x 3.2 inches
  • Weight — 15.7 pounds without base; 23.3 pounds with

Further information

Cybernet says the CyberMed G45 runs Linux, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000. Pricing was not released, but more information may be found on the CyberMed G45 product page.


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