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Axiomtek launches OPS-compliant 'Sandy Bridge' box

Axiomtek has announced the new release of its OPS860, which it called “the worldwide first Intel Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) Sandy Bridge box based on Intel Core i7 processor 2.1 GHz under 2nd generation CPU architecture named ‘Sandy Bridge.'”

The Axiomtek OPS860 is engineered to be installed into any Intel OPS-compliant digital signage platform to enable faster and easy upgrading/maintenance.

The digital signage box comes with Intel OPS architecture and measures only 180mm wide by 120mm deep x 30mm high in size.

The OPS860 utilizes the Intel Core i7 processor 2.1 GHz with Intel QM67 PCH chipset. The processor is based on the rPGA socket so it is flexible to swap with other PGA SKUs including QC/DC (i7 & i5), the company said.

The box also utilizes Intel AMT (Active Management Technology) 7.0 to remotely manage, monitor and upgrade the digital signage system 24/7.

The box’s I/O includes one 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, one VGA, two USB 2.0 and audio connector (Line-out/Mic-in). Via the JAE TX-25 interconnector, the box can additionally support one DVI, one Display Port, one USB 2.0 and one RS-232 port. RAM is provided via one SO-DIMM slot that accommodates up to 4 GB of DDR3 1333. One PCI Express Mini Card slots are equipped for optional add-ons such as graphics-enhanced video card, wireless LAN card for 802.11 b/g connections and 3G/GPRS application, and universal analog TV/FM tuner/AV capture card.

Axiomtek’s Sandy Bridge signage box OPS860 will be available in the end of September.

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