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VIA Announces VIA AMOS-5000 Chassis Kit for Fanless Em-ITX Embedded Systems

Rugged, versatile and fanless, the VIA AMOS-5000 modular chassis kit leverages dual I/O coastlines for I/O intensive industrial PCs
  • 05 November, 2009 11:02

<p>Taipei, Taiwan, November 4 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA AMOS-5000, a specially designed chassis kit for Em-ITX form factor boards such as the VIA EITX-3000, offering fast and easy assembly of a variety of fanless, robust IPC designs.</p>
<p>Built using only five sections the VIA AMOS-5000 has the VIA-developed Em-ITX at its heart, offering developers a wealth of advantages including rich and versatile I/O configurations through expansive dual I/O coastlines, coupled with a variety of expansion modules for wide variety of application specific I/O configurations and a flexible EMIO bus supporting a wide range of modern and legacy bus technologies. Systems build using the VIA AMOS-5000 are shock resistant and can withstand a wide range of temperatures.</p>
<p>“With the VIA AMOS-5000 we are offering developers the means to create a wealth of unique fanless designs using less time and fewer resources,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “This is in keeping with our broader strategy to offer a complete and comprehensive product ecosystem that empowers our customers with a clear market advantage.”</p>
<p>The VIA AMOS-5000 is available now and targets a wide variety of embedded segments including medical, healthcare, industrial and building automation, digital signage, kiosk, POI/POS, gaming and surveillance applications.</p>
<p>VIA AMOS-5000 Modular Chassis Kit
The VIA AMOS-5000 chassis kit makes it easy to assemble robust systems that can withstand a wide temperature range of -20oc to 55oc, capable of sustaining a g-force of up to 50. VIA AMOS-5000 chassis are easily assembled and maintained, using only five mechanical separate parts to form a robust, fanless system with extensive I/O options.</p>
<p>A range of configurations are supported through optional side panels that support a variety of forthcoming Em-ITX I/O expansion modules. These modules include custom designs as well as standard VIA-developed designs. Advanced digital signage applications can add dedicated graphics processing and the latest display connectivity, while network focused applications can add supplementary Wi-Fi and bluetooth support.</p>
<p>The VIA AMOS-5000 chassis combines with the unique integrated heatsink design found on Em-ITX boards. The discrete aluminum heatsink has direct contact with the processor and chipset on reverse side of the board, forming a solid, robust base for chassis assembly. An optional storage compartment can also be added.</p>
<p>For more information about the VIA AMOS-5000 modular chassis kit please visit:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=2&amp;id=990&amp;tabs=1</p>
<p>To find images of the VIA AMOS-5000, please visit:
http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&amp;Task=sets&amp;Set=72157622605460477&amp;Page=1</p>
<p>About Em-ITX
The Em-ITX form factor is quickly maturing industry standard defined by VIA, and is 30% more compact than Mini-ITX, yet offers 200% more I/O real estate. At 12cm x 17cm, the Em-ITX form factor includes unique dual I/O coastlines and an exclusive Em-IO expansion bus to bring unrivalled flexibility and scalability.</p>
<p>For more information about the Em-ITX form factor, please visit:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/spearhead/em-itx/index.jsp</p>
<p>VIA EITX-3000
The VIA EITX-3000 is the first board from VIA based on the Em-ITX specification and is suitable for a range of ultra-thin embedded applications. Its powerful VIA Nano processor and versatile VX800 media system processor combine to offer a potent range of I/O configurations as well as true 64-bit, superscalar performance and virtualization support. I/O options include dual LVDS ports, a VGA port, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports and four COM ports.</p>
<p>More details about the VIA EITX-3000 boar can be found here:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&amp;id=810&amp;tabs=1</p>
<p>About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw</p>
<p>VIA PR Contact</p>
<p>International: Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Fax: (886)-2-8218-6752
Email: RIBrown@via.com.tw</p>
<p>Note to reporters, editors and writers: VIA is written in ALL CAPS.</p>
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