ADVANTECH BRINGING COMPUTERS OFF THE DESKTOP AND INTO DAILY LIFE
(PR Newswire; 08/10/98)
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tony Russo wakes in the morning
and walks to the train, where he buys a token from a computerized vending
machine. Tony rides to his job at a fish hatchery where an automated
monitoring system helps him maintain optimal water quality. For lunch Tony
meets some colleagues at a restaurant where the ordering is done through a
system of touchscreen computers, increasing the efficiency of the staff. After
a tough workday, Tony returns home and cooks himself dinner. It is a meal
prepared from a file of recipes that he keeps on his Panel PC, which hangs on a
wall in his kitchen.
Is Tony real? No. But the products and applications he uses are. Tony's day,
not just his workday, is made significantly easier because of the products of
one company: Advantech. Advantech's vision is not to make life work, but to
make life work better. Advantech offers a full line of specialized PCs focused
on the objective of lifestyle automation: Biscuit PCs, Slot PCs, POS CPU
Boards, Solid State Disks, and Panel PCs.
Biscuit PCs are a family of small size, highly integrated single board
computers designed for all kinds of embedded applications. These units utilize
compact form factors, allowing them to fit within a slim chassis or narrow
Slot PCs are half-size CPU cards, which follow the industrial standard form
factor of a half-size ISA add-on card. With a standard ISA edge connector on
all Half-size CPU cards, it is easy to expand system capability with ISA cards
through a passive backplane.
PC/104 Modules provide simple feature expansion for embedded single board
applications. Through this connector system functions can be expanded
according to application needs. The POS (point of sales) CPU board series is
designed specifically for POS and other related applications that require many
I/O connections and rugged features at an affordable price. Solid State Disks
offer faster data access and longer MTBF, characteristics which make them the
ideal solution for critical commercial or industrial applications. Panel PCs
integrate a single board computer with a TFT flat panel display to create a
super slim intuitive human-machine interface computer system. An optional
touchscreen provides a hands-on alternative to traditional input devices such
as a keyboard and mouse.
For more information, visit their website at www.advantech.com. SOURCE
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