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AOpen America debuts smallest Intel processor-based PC with support for Windows Embedded Standard 7

Small-form-factor computer system manufacturer and digital signage solution provider AOpen last week introduced what it’s billing as “the smallest Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processor-based desktop PC – XC mini MP57.”  

The latest AOpen XC mini MP57 is the smallest desktop PC with Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processors, enabling Intel vPro Technology with Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) that helps perform remote asset tracking and checks the presence of management agents virtually anytime. This functionality allows users to conduct hardware and software inventories up to 94 percent faster than manually, according to AOpen.
Key features include maximum performance through next-generation architecture by bringing new levels of CPUs and graphics performance, optimized power with the capability to watch a full Blu-ray or DVD movie on a single charge, extra connection ability through enhanced wireless PAN support and increased manageability and security through Intel Remote PC Assist Technology, Intel Anti-Theft Technology and Intel Identity Protection Technology. 

Additionally, support for Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 capabilities and features include smart power management APIs for developers to help them to build applications that can improve CPU idle time and reduce power consumption.

“We are committed to helping our partners simplify development and create solutions with rich, connected user experiences for their customers through Windows Embedded Standard 7 and the other flexible Windows Embedded platforms and technologies,” said Ashwin Kulkarni, senior product manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. “AOpen’s XC Mini MP57 demonstrates how we are working with partners to meet market needs with innovative solutions.”

Aimed at high performance office application, AOpen’s MP57 provides Intel AMT, which improves managing and securing networked computing resources such as inventory assets and repair systems using out-of-band (OOB) management capabilities. Every single feature makes the MP57 the best selection for digital office today.

“As the digital signage market expands, the need for highly reliable and scalable media player solutions increases,” said Jose Avalos, director of digital signage at Intel. “Solutions such as AOpen’s standards-based MP57 continue to effectively use technology such as Intel AMT to deliver energy efficient, remotely managed, high performance and high reliability devices, resulting in lower TCO and increased uptime.”

“This is exactly the type of strategic partnerships AOpen would like to demonstrate,” said Dale Tsai, president of AOpen America. “In working with both Intel and Microsoft, we identified valuable and key solutions that would meet the ever changing market demand and needs.”