IBASE Technology (USA), Inc. announced that its SI-38 digital signage system and AFB100 eFlex system have both won the 2012 Computex design and innovation awards. The SI-38 in particular has been honored with the special "Computex Gold Award" along with four other winners.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in cooperation with International Forum Design, is honoring 44 entries out of this year's 205 from seven countries with this design and innovation award. The top five amongst the 44 were awarded the "Gold Award," according to the announcement.

"It's our pleasure to receive these two prestigious awards," said C. S. Lin, President of iBASE Technology Inc., in the announcement. "We have devoted a lot of time, energy and resources into developing innovative and functional products. The award is a significant recognition of our system design capability gained through years of experience and hard work."

The SI-38 is an ultra-slim embedded system designed specifically for digital signage applications. Packing a fusion processor with discrete class graphics and multiple display outputs, its 1-inch thick chassis is nevertheless slender enough to disappear into the tightest spaces behind displays. The system is built around a die-cast aluminum thermal frame that serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone, thermal conduit, airflow divider, HDD rail, EMI shield and mounting bracket. To ensure long-term reliability with a minimum acoustic footprint, the cooling airflow is segregated from the electronics to keep contaminants out.

The AFB100 is a highly compact yet expandable fanless platform for embedded computing, and iBASE said it is the first system built on the eFlex Platform, which offers a unique set of attributes that allow a single machine to accommodate a wide range of embedded applications. The eFlex system comprises three core component sets — eFlex mainboards, enclosures and expansion boards. It utilizes non-proprietary ExpressCard, mSATA and MiniPCIe expansion cards to facilitate expansion and customization. The low profile (30mm) eFlex enclosures are mechanically interchangeable between eFlex mainboards. They feature standardized I/O bays and plates.

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