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Signage computer sports 46-inch display

Jan 27, 2010 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Axiomtek announced a digital signage computer that includes a 46-inch display and a choice of Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The DSA-146 features a removable CPU board, an optional motion detection sensor, a Mini PCI Express expansion slot, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, an 80GB hard disk drive, and two speakers, the company says.

According to Axiomtek, its DSA-146 is designed to be installed in public and commercial spaces, conveying information such as advertising, news, and information, and can be operated around the clock. A built-in sensor adjusts the device's LCD to match ambient lighting, while an optional motion detection sensor allows backlighting to be switched on in response to foot traffic, the company adds.

Axiomtek's DSA-146

Axiomtek says the fanless device employs a removable CPU board, making configuration and maintenance simpler. According to the company, the DSA-146 (above) uses Intel's GM45 mobile chipset, supporting the installation of 2.0GHz Celeron M 575 or 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo T9400 processors. The PC ships with 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 memory and two SODIMM slots, though the total amount of RAM that can be installed wasn't specified.

The DSA-146's pièce de résistance, of course, is its 46-inch screen. Axiomtek says the device offers 1920 x 1080 resolution (for HD video compatibility), a 4000:1 contrast ratio, a 430-nit brightness rating, and two speakers with four-Watt amplifiers.

According to Axiomtek, the DSA-146 has an 80GB hard disk drive and a Mini PCI Express expansion slot that may be used to add 802.11 wireless networking. Wired connectors include a gigabit Ethernet port, VGA and DVI video outputs, and four USB 2.0 ports, the company adds.

Specifications listed by Axiomtek for the DSA-146 include the following:

  • Processor — 2.0GHz Intel Celeron M 575, or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
  • Chipset — GM45
  • Memory — 1GB of DDR3 RAM (Celeron version), 2GB on Core 2 Duo version; two SODIMM slots
  • Display:
    • 46-inch screen
    • 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
    • 4000:1 contrast ratio
    • 430-nit brightness rating
    • Optional motion detection
  • Storage — 80GB SATA hard disk drive
  • Expansion — Mini PCI Express slot
  • Networking — Gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x VGA
    • 1 x DVI
  • Power requirements — 100 to 240VAC; 350 Watts
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 42.9 x 25 x 4.8 inches (1091 x 635 x 121mm)
  • Weight — 96.1 pounds (43.7kg)


Axiomtek did not release pricing for the DSA-146 but said the device will be available by the middle of next month. Operating system support was not listed, but the device is likely to support Linux and various Windows flavors. More information may be found on the company's website, here.

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