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Acropolis Automation classifies new thin client series as High-end

Thin client company Acropolis Automation has been developing a new series of products based on the VIA element base since March this year. A set of system logic and a microprocessor operating at a frequency of 1 GHz became the basis of new models that, according to the developer, are able to cope with a significant load. In particular, we are talking about multimedia applications, virtual desktops and configurations with two monitors.

The manufacturer classifies new models of thin clients as High-end. The series includes models with traditional layout and more compact models integrated into LCD monitors. NLX (Linux), Windows CE support declared.Net, Windows XP Embedded and Windows XP Professional.

Devices can be configured with optical drives and hard drives. Expansion of system capabilities is provided by means of expansion cards. In fact, the new Athena products can be used not only as thin clients, but also as stand-alone PCs with passive cooling.

Currently, Athena’s assortment includes three categories of thin clients:

  • Entrance Class – Low-cost, plug-in and desktop devices
  • High-end Class – multifunctional thin clients made in the form of desktop devices and laptops, and built into LCD monitors;
  • Special Class – specialized (industrial, built-in large LCD monitors).

Tube 3219F (pictured) is an example of new thin clients. Here are its technical characteristics:

  • Processor – VIA Eden CN710, 1 GHz;
  • Memory – 128MB DDR2 (upgradeable to 1GB);
  • Network adapter – 10/100 Mbps PXE LAN boot
  • Display – 19 inches diagonal, resolution up to 1600 x 1200 pixels, touch panel;
  • Sound subsystem – VIA VT 1612A (AC97 codec);
  • I / O ports: COM, 4 x USB 2.0, LPT, microphone and line-out jacks, 2 x PS / 2, 2 x USB + 4 x COM on board;
  • Optional – Mini PCI expansion slot;
  • Ability to connect a wireless network adapter (with Mini PCI or USB interface);
  • Drive – 2.5-inch hard drive with IDE interface;
  • Dimensions – 470 x 70 x 415 mm;
  • Weight – 8 kg.

Source: Acropolis Automation

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