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Open-frame panel PCs target ATMs, kiosks

Aug 25, 2011 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 10 views

Nexcom announced two open-frame panel PCs, designed to be incorporated in devices such as ATMs, kiosks, and vending machines. The 15-inch OPPC 1520T and 17-inch OPPC 1720T have resistive touchscreens, dual-core Atom D525 processors, CompactFlash and Mini PCI Express slots, and bays for 2.5-inch hard disk drives, according to the company.

According to Nexcom, the open-frame design of the OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T saves space and allows device designers to create their own customized bezels. Unusually, the panel PCs can be attached to systems from the front, or from the rear via VESA-compatible mounting holes, the company adds.

Nexcom's OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T are designed for devices such as ATMs
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Both systems share the same computing component, whose coastline is visible in the image below, as well as screens with resistive touch functionality. They differ only in that the 15-inch OPPC 1520T provides 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 700-nit brightness, and a 700:1 contrast ratio, while the 17-inch OPPC 1720T has 1280 x 1024 resolution, 380-nit brightness, and 1000:1 contrast ratio, according to the company.

Nexcom's OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T share a common computing component
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The OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T both include Intel's dual-core Atom D525 processor, which is clocked at 1.8GHz and has a 10-Watt TDP, plus the ICH-8M I/O controller. The devices' single SO-DIMM socket supports up to 2GB of DDR3 memory, Nexcom says.

According to Nexcom, the systems run fanlessly, cooling being aided by a full-width heat sink. Fixed storage is catered for by a 2.5-inch bay for SATA drives and a CompactFlash slot, and each panel PC also has two Mini PCI Express slots, the company adds.

External I/O (visible in the image earlier above) includes two gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two RS232/422/485 ports, a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, and VGA output for a second display. The OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T also have audio jacks for mic in, line in, and line out, says Nexcom.

Nexcom rates the watchdog timer-equipped OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T for operating temperatures from 23 to 122 deg. F, and storage between -4 and 167 deg. F. The back housings on the panel PCs are metal, while the plastic fronts meet IP65 standards for resistance to liquids and dust, according to the company.

Finally, it's said the PCs can operate on input power ranging from 12 to 30VDC. They're supplied with 12VDC, 60-Watt AC adapters, Nexcom adds.

Specifications listed by Nexcom for the OPPC 1520T and OPPC 1720T include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom D525 clocked at 1.8GHz
  • Chipset — ICH-8M
  • Memory — up to 2GB of DDR3 memory via single SO-DIMM slot
  • Display:
    • OPPC 1520T — 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 700-nit brightness, and 700:1 contrast ratio
    • OPPC 1720T — 1280 x 1024 resolution, 380-nit brightness, and 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • Storage — 2.5-inch bay for SATA devices, CompactFlash slot
  • Expansion — 2 x Mini PCI Express slots
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • 2 x RS232/422/485
    • 1 x PS/2
    • VGA
  • Power — 12~30VDC; 60W AC adapter
  • Operating range — 23 to 122 deg. F
  • Dimensions:
    • OPPC 1520T — 13 x 11 x 2.65 inches (329 x 280 x 67.4mm)
    • OPPC 1720T — 15 x 12.7 x 2.8 inches (385 x 323.2 x 70.4mm)
  • Weight:
    • OPPC 1520T — 8.8 pounds (4kg)
    • OPPC 1720T — 12.3 pounds (5.6kg)

Further information

Nexcom did not cite pricing or operating system support for the OPPC 1520T or OPPC 1720T, but both devices should be compatible with just about any x86 OS. More information may be found on the OPPC 1520T product page and the OPPC 1720T product page.

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