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Signage PC has 42-inch display, optional touchscreen

Aug 11, 2010 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Axiomtek announced a digital signage computer that includes a 42-inch display and a choice of Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The DSA-142 features a removable CPU board, an optional motion detection sensor and available infrared touchscreen, a Mini PCI Express expansion slot, up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, an 80GB hard disk drive, and two speakers, the company says.

According to Axiomtek, its 42-inch DSA-142 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-142

Axiomtek says the fanless device employs a removable CPU board, making configuration and maintenance simpler. If this sounds familiar, it's because the company touted a similar arrangement for the somewhat-larger, 46-inch DSA-146 it announced in January. Since then, Axiomtek also released the DSA-200 (below), a slimline PC that appears to offer the same board but is designed to hang on the back of separately available monitors.


Axiomtek's DSA-200

Like the above-mentioned products, the DSA-142 uses Intel's GM45 mobile chipset, supporting the installation of 2.0GHz Celeron M 575 or 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo T9400 processors, according to Axiomtek. The PC has two SODIMM slots and accepts up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, the company adds.

The DSA-142 offers 1920 x 1080 resolution (for HD video compatibility), a 1500:1 contrast ratio, a 500-nit brightness rating, and two speakers with four-Watt amplifiers. An infrared touchscreen is an available option, Axiomtek says.

According to Axiomtek, the DSA-142 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.

The image reproduced earlier in our story implies that Axiomtek also offers a webcam for the DSA-142. However, no information was provided regarding this accessory.

Specifications listed by Axiomtek for the DSA-142 include the following:

  • Processor — 2.0GHz Intel Celeron M 575, or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
  • Chipset — GM45
  • Memory — up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM via two SODIMM slots
  • Display:
    • 42-inch screen
    • 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
    • 1500:1 contrast ratio
    • 500-nit brightness rating
    • Optional infrared touchscreen
    • 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; 450 Watts
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 38.9 x 22.95 x 4.65 inches (990 x 583 x 118mm)
  • Weight — 78.26 pounds (35.5kg)

Further information

Axiomtek did not release pricing or operating system support details for the DSA-142 but said the device is available now. More information may be found on the company's website, here.


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