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VIA VB7009 Mini-ITX mainboard  (Source: VIA)
No Android support mentioned for VIA's latest mini-ITX board

VIA has unveiled its latest embedded mainboard in the tiny mini-ITX form-factor. The new mainboard is called the VB7009 and measures 17cm square. VIA is aiming it at the POS and kiosk industry the board has a VIA Nano X2 processor onboard that is paired with the VX900 media system processor.
 
That media processor allows the board to support HD video with up to 1080p resolution. The default processor speed is 1.2GHz for the X2, while other CPUs are available including a 1.6GHz VIA C7-D and a 1GHz C7. The little board has four USB 2.0 ports, three COM pin headers, and a LPC connector. It also rocks a single COM port, keyboard ports, and three audio jack inputs.
 
 
The board will support Microsoft OS' and popular Linux flavors in multiple configurations. The VB7009 unfortunately doesn’t call out Android support, which is something VIA was pushing for its embedded line.
 
"The range of customer needs for interactive embedded devices is rapidly expanding," said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA VB7009 provides a flexible and cost effective solution that can be configured to satisfy a broad range of customer requirements."

Source: VIA



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RE: Why?
By tastyratz on 1/5/2012 4:33:03 PM , Rating: 2
absolutely,
sometimes these work for extremely custom products or programming very specifically tailored to an industry function. If for example an assembly line robot was programmed by a serial cable, what use is it to replace with usb? what functional gain?
Sometimes working from the support side of things it can be tug of war with the business when something still "works" but in the end the ROI on specialty equipment is a hard sell. By lacking the things mentioned it may not work for a htpc sure, but if the price point follows compared to an atom AIO then it will perfectly suit the needs of a business.


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