Intel-based mini-ITX boards optimised for signage designs

January 17, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Featuring a design that has been configured for embedded digital signage applications for use public areas, such as train stations, a reduced installation depth, high image quality and a remote maintenance function were major considerations in these embedded compute boards.

The tKINO-AL Mini-ITX by ICP Deutschland (Reutlingen , Germany), based on 14nm Intel Atom, Pentium or Celeron SoC in the Apollo Lake series, employ flat design that packages heatsink and external I/O within a 20.2 mm profile. The range of functions include an embedded Display Port (eDP) and two DP++ that allow the control of three independent displays in 4K quality. Configuration and maintenance tasks can be remotely executed with an additional 3G module. For this purpose a full/half-size PCIe Mini slot with an on-board SIM holder is present. In addition, there are two SATA 6 Gbit/sec ports, a M.2 (B Key) and a PCIe x1 slot as expansion. The tKINO-AL is optimised for high computing power (dual and quad core processors) and strong graphics performance (Intel HD Graphics Gen 9 Engine) at low thermal heat (TDP: 6-12W). Temperature ratings are from -20°C to +60°C.


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