VIA Technologies, Inc Launches VIA ARTiGO A1300 Fanless Dual-Display Signage System
Sep 17 14
VIA Technologies Inc. announced the VIA ARTiGO A1300, a robust ultra-compact fanless quad core system with rich connectivity and networking features designed for a wide range of dual-display signage, kiosk, menu board, HMI, and other IoT applications. With its sleek, low-profile form factor measuring a mere 18.5cm x 4.4cm x 16.2cm (W x H x D), the VIA ARTiGO A1300 fits easily into space-constrained environments, whether it is behind a monitor, on a wall with a 10 x 10 cm VESA mount, or inside a retail kiosk. Fanless operation combined with rigorous reliability testing ensures rock-solid reliability in even the most demanding conditions, from retail stores to factory floors. Stunning Dual-Screen Multimedia Capabilities: The VIA ARTiGO A1300 leverages the advanced performance of the 1.0GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor and VIA VX11PH Media System Processor to provide rich multimedia capabilities for creating stunning visual effects for single- and dual-screen signage displays. In addition to being able to play two 1080p videos or four 720p videos at the same time, the system supports DX11 graphics resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels through its two HDMI ports. Each HDMI display can operate independently, enabling multimedia content to be displayed at different resolutions, pixel depths, and refresh rates; Rich Connectivity and Networking: The VIA ARTiGO A1300 delivers a rich set of I/O features through its front and left panels, enabling seamless connectivity for a wide range of digital signage and embedded applications. Front panel I/O includes two USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, line-in/out audio jacks, as well as a 12V DC-in power connector. Left panel I/O features include includes two USB 2.0 ports, one COM port for RS232/422/485, and one Digital I/O port for 8-bit GPIO connections. On board I/O includes one mSATA connector, one SATA connector, one SIM card slot, and one Mini-PCIe slot to provide additional expansion options. The system also offers optional high-speed wireless networking capabilities through a choice of 802.11b/g/n USB and 3.75G HSP/UMTS mini-PCIe mobile broadband modules. Wake On LAN (WOL) and Boot from LAN (PXE) support is also included, making the system an ideal solution for customers to create a host of remotely managed IoT devices for almost any environment; Software Solution Packs and Customization Services: The VIA ARTiGO A1300 is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Embedded 7, and popular Linux distributions. Customers can take advantage of VIA’s hardware and software support, including software solution packs and the SMART ETK (Embedded Tool Kit) to create customized designs with a quick time to market; VIA MagicView Content Management Software: Customers have the option of bundling VIA MagicView, a powerful and flexible content management platform for designing, distributing and displaying digital signage content, for specific projects. With its advanced functions such as schedule management, client monitoring, reporting and secure network, VIA MagicView makes it easy to freely arrange content across the system’s screens to deliver the maximum impact in a diverse range of environments such as hospitality, retail, entertainment, restaurants, and a host of other public spaces.
Opti Inc. Receives Ruling on Post-Trial Motions in Patent Infringement Action Against VIA Technologies Inc
Sep 2 14
OPTi Inc. announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled on all post-trial motions in the patent infringement action between OPTi Inc. and VIA Technologies Inc. The rulings on the post-trial motions issued on August 29, 2014 are: The court has denied VIA's motion for judgment as a matter of law of No Literal Infringement. The court has denied VIA's motion for judgment as a matter of law of Invalidity of the patent. The court has denied VIA's motion for judgment as a matter of law of No Infringement Under the Doctrine of Equivalents. The court has denied VIA's motion for New Trial Based on Erroneous Claim Construction. The court has denied VIA's motion for New Trial Based on Erroneous Statutory Equivalents Instruction.
VIA Technologies Introduces VIA Viega Android Tablet
Jul 18 14
VIA Technologies Inc. has introduced the VIA Viega, a ruggedized 10.1-inch Android tablet engineered to survive the rigors of the showroom floor, warehouse, construction site and other enterprise-level mobile computing environments. The IP65-rated VIA Viega sports a durable design that protects against spills, rain, and dust. It also features shock and vibration protection that safeguards the device against drops of up to two meters, as well as a tempered glass panel to prevent shattered screens. With an extra long-life polymer battery pack and an optional highly-customizable docking station to provide extensive connectivity for external peripherals and rapid charging capabilities, the VIA Viega ensures uninterrupted operation throughout an entire working shift in even the most demanding usage scenarios. Powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC with NEON technology, the VIA Viega delivers outstanding multimedia performance, including hardware acceleration for stunning HD product demonstration and training videos. A rich set of wireless connectivity options including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC, as well as optional 3G for transportation or remote location scenarios, means absolute flexibility in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor deployments. The VIA Viega features a highly-customizable Android 4.2 Operating System with enhanced security features such as hardware-assisted data encryption/decryption and built-in manageability through the VIA SMART ETK. A wide range of framework, kernel and device management customization services for the VIA Viega are also available from VIA.