AOPEN Unveils First Commercial Grade device based on Google Chrome

Powerful Chromebox Commercial for cloud-based display networks

San Jose, August 10, 2015 – The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial is the first of its kind, running on the flexible Chrome OS, delivering powerful, reliable and secure apps for signage, kiosk and POS markets.

The Chromebox Commercial sets itself apart from any Chromebox, being a commercial grade device, which makes it ideal for powering digital displays and vertical applications across a wide range of industries: from kiosks and public transport systems to high traffic retail environments.  At only 25mm high it’s designed, to fit behind displays and can be integrated into kiosks or POS systems, to be hidden from sight.

AOPEN’s Commercial Chromebox is a shock and vibration resistant solid-state device with a wide-operating temperature range (up to a maximum of 60°C/140°F*). Features like built-in hardware encryption and verified firmware boot  means that retailers and clients can be confident that they will be protected from  unauthorised breach of information or updates. This also broadens the applications of the Chromebox Commercial, ensuring that it can be used in verticals where high volumes of classified data might be collected (i.e. government or health services sector).

Stephen Borg, Global Director of Strategy & Marketing at AOPEN, says the Chromebox has been designed to be ultra low maintenance. As well as the built-in Chrome hardware security, it has automatic system updates, auto recovery, and Zero Touch Manageability via the Cloud using Chrome Device Management.

"The Chromebox Commercial is a true feat of engineering: it offers continuous performance even in the most challenging environments," Stephen Borg says.

"We’ve designed it so you can just set it up and let it run. Its fanless, vent-free design means there’s no dust building up. You can install it and be confident that the Chromebox is going to continue to power your displays, 24/7."

If you need to connect other devices such as POS peripherals, the Chromebox Commercial provides RS – RJ commercial ports, including for legacy applications. There’s no need for extra power cords: one single Chromebox Commercial manages everything.

The Commercial Chromebox also has low power consumption to support energy efficiency, which results in lower energy costs for large installments.

All Commercial Chrome products come with options for either a yearly or a perpetual Chrome Device Management license to allow administrators to manage their organization’s Chrome devices from a single place. There is a standard three-year warranty on the device or an optional five-year warranty that can be chosen. As with all AOPEN devices, there’s long product life cycle support.

The Chromebox Commercial is priced at USD$429 excluding tax. Products are available for pre-order now in the US for AOPEN Channel Partner Program members: www.aopen.com/us/acp and will be ready to ship this quarter to Australia, Europe and other selected regions. For more information please visit our website www.aopen.com/chrome.

Chromebox Commercial technical features include:

  • Intel® Quad Core N2930 with 4GB memory
  • Solid-state drive (fanless/no vents)
  • Dual screen support
  • Built-in commercial ports to power POS and other devices
  • Auto power and auto recovery
  • Long range WiFi A/B/G/N/AC  - 2.4 and 5ghz
  • Built-in Bluetooth 4.0
  • VESA compatible brackets for optimal system mounting

For product availability and sales requests, please contact your local AOPEN office.

*Temperatures over 40°C /104°F require direct power 19 VDC or high heat range adaptor (optional)

 

About AOPEN

Founded in 1996, AOPEN is a leading global electronics manufacturer, specialising in multi-platform, ultra-small form factor computing for both home and business, with a focus on digital signage. AOPEN welcomes a wide range of different partners, from hardware to software and services, to enhance its full solution offerings. Part of the Wistron group, AOPEN has a presence in over 100 countries. AOPEN's customers and partners range from governments and financial institutions to retailers, retail design firms, strategic consultants and branding agencies. www.aopen.com

Contact:             press@aopen.com


Topics: Cloud-Based Digital Signage

Companies: AOPEN Inc.


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