DFI TECH recently announced the availability of its latest solution to power digital signage and kiosks in challenging environments. The new F80 is designed around Intel's Next Unit of Computing, defining a new smaller form factor, providing more speed and processing power, while also supporting up to two high definition displays with Intel's HD graphics.
"We continue to develop innovative, industry-leading solutions that solve real problems with the release of our F80 solution for digital signage and interactive kiosks," company CEO David Lu said in the announcement. "Our enhancements to Intel's NUC address a variety of limitations and enable us to deliver advanced computing capabilities to support a variety of applications in extreme environments."
In designing the F80, DFI TECH said, it created several enhancements and modifications to the NUC that essentially redefine it, extending its use across a variety of more extreme applications, such as high heat and heavy dust environments.
DFI TECH also addressed several overheating issues with the NUC, while simultaneously removing all moving parts, making the F80 fanless and less prone to accumulating dust in the unit. Going fanless also enables reduced acoustic impact. These innovations enhance the usage of the F80 in automotive, hospitality, industrial automation and other rugged environments requiring high reliability and extended life, the company said.
The smaller form factor also enables the F80 to be used in a number of applications not previously feasible. In-vehicle use, restaurant kitchens, cosmetic counters, manufacturing floors and hotel rooms are just a few of the environments requiring a compact form factor that would be fits for the F80 excels, according to DFI TECH.
Even with the smaller form factor and reduced footprint, DFI TECH said it also added several expansion slots to cater to environments that might require multiple monitors, keyboards, POS, bar coding, touch screen and other requirements.
The F80 is available for immediate order, according to the announcement.