Taiwan-based manufacturer of industrial motherboards and embedded systems iBASE Technology Inc. announced that it has won the iF product design award 2013 competition with its SI-38 digital signage system — this after winning the 2012 Computex Taipei d&i Gold Award and Industrial Innovation Achievement Award.
According to iBASE, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design for 60 years, and the SI-38 won out over more than 3,000 other entires.
The SI-38 is an ultra slim embedded system designed specifically for digital signage applications. Powered by an APU with discrete-class graphics and multiple display outputs, the system has a 26-mm-thick chassis and 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.
"Our commitment to excellence led us to design the SI-38 not only with a refined appearance but, functionality-wise, also with superior processing and graphics performance that meet our customers' demands," said C. S. Lin, president of IBASE Technology Inc.
The SI-38 is capable of decoding multiple H.264, WMV9, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 video streams totally in the graphics subsystem, freeing the CPU cores for other tasks, the company said. It supports iSMART, IBASE's green technology with EuP/Erp power saving, auto power on/off scheduler and power resume functions. The unit offers flexibility in peripheral, network and display connectivity, with USB 3.0, RS-232, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G-Wireless interfaces available.
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