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Lanner releases digital signage player with 3G, GPS capabilities

Lanner Electronics, a manufacturer of fanless embedded computers, today announced the new LEC-7020, an Intel Atom-based industrial computer with 3G, GPS and WiFi capabilities. This small form factor computer has a VGA, COM, DIO, four USB ports and an optional LVDS output. The LEC-7020 also boasts a new simplified design allowing quick component installation.

With an onboard SIM card socket and the mini PCIe attached to a 3G/GPS minicard module, the LEC-7020 can send GPS signals and communicate via a 3G modem.  Internet is enabled through 2 GbE ports and optional WiFi module.

To drive digital content the LEC-7020 has an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics engine and features a VGA port and an optional LVDS port. The addition of a LVDS port allows for direct computer to panel connection and reduces deployment costs for system integrators.

The LEC-7020 is elegantly designed for rapid hardware installation. The four screws at the bottom of the chassis double as base pads. After removing the two side screws and the base pads, the platform opens on a hinge, allowing easy access to the motherboard.

Built around the 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 and 945GSE chipset, the LEC-7020 boasts reasonable performance for mainstream digital signage applications. Internally this machine holds a 2.5-inch SATA HDD, and a CompactFlash Socket and supports Windows XP 32-bit, XPe, and Linux kernel 2.6.16 and above. The system supports up to 2GB of memory through a single SODIMM socket.

The LEC-7020 is a SFF computer that measures 42 mm in height. Despite its small size, the LEC-7020 offers 4 USB 2.0 ports, a serial port, a DIO port and audio in/out jacks.

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