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Datasound Laboratories (DSL), an embedded computing specialist, has launched three box PCs.

The base model, known as the ACS-2633, is a low-power fanless computing platform packaged in a heavy-duty steel chassis with aluminium heatsink flutes and brackets for wall/bulkhead mounting.

A Socket 479 allows ‘post-build’ processor options from 1.6GHz Celeron M through to 1.8GHz Pentium M (specified at order placement), supported by the Intel 852 GM+ICH4 system chipset and up to 1Gb DDR memory.

Dual 10/100 local-area-network ports satisfy demanding high-speed networking applications, while the four USB 2.0 ports are suitable for a range of add-on peripherals.

Three DB9 connectors provide the usual RS232 communication paths, while VGA is delivered through a standard DB15 connector.

Mic, line-out and PS2 keyboard and mouse interfaces are provided as standard and a watchdog timer provides up to 256 levels of system reset.

Storage options comprise a 2.5in (6.4cm) Slim anti-vibration HDD bay and/or Compact Flash, permitting either a desktop O/S such as XP Pro, an embedded O/S such as XP Embedded (free pre-installation included) or any other desired x86 operating system.

With an input-voltage range of between 11VDC and 28VDC and with support for APO/ATX modes, installation alongside other electronic apparatus is simple, according to the company.

The ACS-2634 has all the features of the ACS-2633 but provides a single PCI slot for application-specific expansion and the ACS 2635 extends the number of user PCI slots to two.

Weighing 4.5kg with overall dimensions of 240 x 230 x 80mm (104mm for the ACS-2634 and 125mm for the ACS-2635), this trio of adaptable fanless box PC systems provides a platform for fit-and-forget markets, such as point-of-sale systems, airport terminal controllers and digital entertainment systems.

Prices for the system start at less than GBP490 for one-off quantities.

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