KIOSK EUROPE: DSM Computer presents flexible full HD solutions

by donpedro

For the KIOSK EUROPE EXPO 2010, DSM Computer GmbH has extended its comprehensive product portfolio of embedded computer systems for sophisticated kiosk and digital signage solutions with full HD functionality. In addition to a special embedded PC module for the integration in various displays, the high-performance NanoServer® E8-GM45, the robust BookSize and compact PicoBox PCs can be used as external monitor control computer.
Christian Lang, marketing manager at DSM Computer, said: “For more than three years we have also been concentrating on the rapidly growing POI/POS and digital signage market where we can offer a wide range of solutions for the various applications. In addition to our standard systems, we are also developing custom solutions for the multimedia area. At the trade show, we exhibit a very compact computer with PCI Express™ x16 graphic card for controlling information steles and large format displays.”
DSM Computer’s full HD-capable DSM Public Display systems combine a high-performance embedded-PC module for the display control with a large-format TFT monitor. The DSM computer module that is only 41 mm high can be used for any screen size and can be inserted without extensive cabling and without additional power supply in the slot provided in the display. Currently, various TFT monitor types of the NEC® MultiSync® and MULTEOS® series with a screen diagonal size of 102 cm (42 inch) or 117 cm (46 inch) are supported. On request, public display systems with 165 cm (65 inch) diagonal monitors can be supplied. In addition, DSM also offers Able Design displays with 119 cm (47 inch) or 107 cm (42 inch) diagonal size, optionally available with IP54 (Front IP65) degree of protection, that are particularly suitable for outdoor applications.
DSM’s 58-mm high NanoServer® E8-GM45 can be used to control high-resolution full HD displays with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. As an option, two monitors can be supported independent of each other. Despite its extremely compact design, its integrated Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor with Intel® GM45/ICH9M chipset allows the embedded system to provide high computing and graphical performance. The GMA 4500MHD on-board graphical controller with Intel® Clear Video technology can decode high-resolution HD videos in the format AVC/VC2/MPEG2 and so relieve load from the processor. Because no dedicated graphic memory is present, depending on the associated requirement, the chipset uses a dynamic part of the main memory that can have a maximum capacity of 2 x 4 GB.
The robust PicoBox operates without fan and with dimensions of just 180 x 180 x 55 mm can be installed flexibly in the POI/POS system. In addition to the DVI and the VGA interface used to connect a display, USB 2.0 ports, GigaBit LAN, serial outputs and a PS/2 interface provide a high degree of flexibility. Thanks to a separate interface cover plate, further interfaces can be made available externally. The compact DSM BookSize computers that differ with regard to processor performance and number of interfaces are also suitable for the high-performance control of public displays. Such computers provide a slot and a built-in AC power pack.

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