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INFOCOMM: NEC unveils new single-board computer for digital signage

CHICAGO — NEC Display Solutions of America, provider of commercial and residential LCD and plasma displays and projectors, announced its new MPD-SBC Single Board Computer, which is compatible with the expansion slots found on most NEC large-format LCD displays. The internal PC eliminates the need for external cabling, mounting and power supply equipment, thus providing simplified installation, a clean look and reduced maintenance.

The MPD-SBC can be seen at InfoComm 08 June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. NEC Display Solutions will be located in Booth No. C1208.

The NEC MPD-SBC provides for a seamless internal PC solution that is both cost efficient and flexible. It eliminates the need for an external PC, increasing professional appearance and reducing the bill of materials for the installation. The expansion slot simplifies access to the PC and eliminates the hassle of hiding hardware equipment.

“Installers and clients are tired of mounting PCs on the back of displays, using expensive custom mounting equipment, or locating in remote areas which require extended length cabling and other equipment,” said Jeff Blankensop, director of business development for NEC Display Solutions. “The integrated PC is part of our overall solutions approach, which includes LCDs specific to digital signage and the sourcing of compatible hardware and software needed by our customers.”

The MPD-SBC is available in two different options, allowing both large and small businesses the flexibility required for robust performance to process digital signage content. The MPD-SBC-16 includes a 1.66-GHz Core Duo processor, while the MPD-SBC-8 features an 800-MHz Celeron processor. Both models can drive a second display with discrete imaging via a DVI-I interface. Microsoft Windows XP Pro is loaded as the standard operating system, and Linux is also supported.

The MPD-SBC-16 and MPD-SBC-8 are available for June 2008 shipment at an estimated street price of $2394.99 and $1594.99,respectively. Both feature a three-year warranty, matching that of NEC’s displays.

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