Digital signage manufacturer iBASE Technology (USA) Inc. has announced the release of the "Signature Book" SI-38 — a professional grade digital signage system packed into ultra-compact dimensions and powered by the new AMD Embedded R-Series Platform. The AMD Embedded R-Series APU allows the SI-38 to maintain an exceptionally small form factor, while still enabling powerful graphic performances in many different applications, the company said.
The SI-38's 384-core AMD Radeon HD 7660 graphics engine delivers graphics rendering performance and supports the latest APIs including DirectX 11, OpenGL4 and OpenCL 1.1.
Buddy Broeker, director of embedded solutions at AMD, said, "iBASE has been a valued technology partner of AMD Embedded Solutions for many years, and recognizes the clear value in expanding the attributes of digital signage by leveraging AMD's ongoing processor innovation."
The SI-38 features a die-cast aluminum thermal frame with segregated flow ventilation that prevents the accumulation of contaminants on the electronics. The dual redundant maglev fans are designed to reliably perform 24/7 duty over extended durations.
The system can be wall mounted or used on a desktop. Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, analog audio and RS-232 serial are standard; Wi-Fi/TV tuner connections are optional. Up to 16GB of DDR3-1600 system memory may be installed. An externally removable 2.5-inch HDD or SSD may be installed. The SI-38 system measures an ultra-slim 10.6 by 7 by 1 inches to disappear into tight spaces behind a wall mounted display.
The SI-38 Signature Book incorporates some key features:
- Quad-core/dual-core AMD Embedded R-Series APU up to 35W
- AMD Radeon HD 7000G graphics.
- Up to three independent 1080p display outputs
- Dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory up to 16GB
- iSMART - EuP/ErP power saving, auto-scheduler and power resume
- Dual mPCI-E(x1) slots for Wi-Fi and TV tuner options
- RS232 Serial port
The all new "Signature Book" series — SI-38, SI-56 and SI-58 — will be presented at this year's InfoComm 2012 show in Las Vegas.
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