Taipei, Taiwan, November 18 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC, a full featured, entirely fanless panel PC suitable for intelligent display applications in demanding environments. Rugged, stable and flexible, the VIA VIPRO is the first in a series of advanced display technologies from VIA.

Amid growing public acceptance of intuitive touch screen technologies, the VIA VIPRO addresses an increasing demand for cost effective, intelligent displays in commercial applications such as ticketing, ATM, vending and information kiosks as well as sophisticated fleet deployment infrastructures in transport, delivery and logistics enterprises.

The resilient VIA VIPRO is highly suited for human-machine interface (HMI) industrial applications such as factory automation and control, supporting the addition of a second independently configured screen for dual-display applications.

Using a combination of heavy steel and aluminum, a vibrant 10.4″ TFT display is housed in a solid chassis that provides ample shock and vibration protection. The touch screen itself conforms to IP65 standards, making it resistant to both water and dust. Installation via wall, table, panel or VESA mounting options means the ultra thin VIA VIPRO can be installed easily in a variety of positions where its wider than normal viewing angle makes it visible to all.

“The VIA VIPRO is the first in a series of cost-effective, intelligent touch screen panel displays from VIA,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Intuitive information delivery is has quickly become a necessity for today’s modern kiosk and vending machines. The VIA VIPRO addresses the need for a flexible and reliable solution.”

The VIA VIPRO fanless panel PC is available now to system developers. More information about the system may be found at the VIA website at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/vp7710/index.jsp. An informative video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf1cOpQPjXM

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