Invisible, inaudible PC platform for Digital Signage and digital media displays

From: Trident
Published: Tue May 29 2007

A ‘hidden’ PC solution that attaches to the VESA mounting at the rear of a display has been introduced by Trident, to eliminate clutter from digital signage and media player installations in retail outlets, airports, and hospitality environments.

The ultra thin, fanless VESA PC available exclusively from Trident offers a discreet, inaudible computing platform that neatly transforms any VESA compliant display into a media rich thin client or Digital Signage platform. Attaching the PC to the mount resolves the issue of where to place a local PC to drive a multimedia display.

The case is just 1" thick, and incorporates industry standard VESA mounting holes, allowing it to be fitted to the back of any VESA compliant display. The PC is equally suitable for use with a compliant wall mount, rail mount or post mount.

Trident is offering the PC as a diskless thin client with a flash drive, or with a 40GB hard disk drive. It is a fully featured unit, with hardware MPEG2/3 and WMV9 acceleration, and all the communications, video and other features that are found in a standard desktop or laptop. These include a Gigabit Ethernet port, optional WLAN support, DVI-D, VGA and S-Video inputs and outputs, 4 USB ports, and 6-channel audio. VESA PC is offered with a choice of processors: a 1GHZ VIA C7 or a 1.5GHz VIA EDEN device. The unit runs from a 12V power supply and is supplied in a ventless sealed enclosure preventing issues with dust. The overall size of the PC is 180mm x 298mm x 25.4mm deep, and it weighs just 2Kg. An IR remote control is available.

About Trident
Trident is one of Europe’s leading technical franchised distributors of displays, interface kits, single board computers, panel PCs, printers and card readers as well as providing an extensive range of value added services.

The company is part of the Abacus Group and has offices in the UK and across Europe with presence in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Italy. Due to their years of expertise and vast product portfolio Trident operate in most markets including industrial, retail, public information, marine, hospitality, transport, multi-media kiosks, EPOS, broadcast, security, defence and medical hardware.

Differentiated by its unrivalled technical expertise across a very broad portfolio, customers are able to consult Trident specialists on the most appropriate solution to meet their particular needs.

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About Abacus Group plc
Abacus Group plc is one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Europe, with directly owned companies having locations in every major European electronics market.

Abacus Group companies are marketed in four groups:
Abacus Electronic Component Distribution (ECD) has a portfolio of 180 franchises within 12 trading operations providing technical distribution services through locally based sales offices.

The Specialist Distribution group covers businesses offering displays and communications expertise, and includes Trident, Axess and TDC.

Abacus Own Brand encompasses Dubilier, Eledis and Emcon Components offering competitively priced, quality passives, electro-mechanical components and batteries.

Alpha 3 Manufacturing provides electromechanical sub contract manufacture, under three trading operations: DEM Manufacturing, CTL Manufacturing and CCS Electronics.

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Reader enquiries: for further details please contact:
Trident Microsystems, Perrywood Business Park, Honeycrock Lane, Salfords, Surrey, RH1 5JQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1737 780790, Fax: +44 (0) 1737 771908.
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Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs / Elaine Hodson
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
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Photo caption: The VESA PC industrial panel PC solution is available exclusively from Trident.

Company: Trident
Contact Name: Elaine Hodson
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Contact Phone: 01296 628180

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