rAVe: Emerson releases new fanless i5 PC for digital signage market

October 20, 2011 by guest author, rAVe Publications

Emerson launched its first “fanless” embedded computer, now featuring the second generation Intel Core processor. To our knowledge, its the first one to use the second generation Intel Core i5-2510E dual-core processor running at 2.5 GHz.

The Emerson KR8-820 is aimed at DS installs and is housed in a grooved metal enclosure that supposedly transfers heat from inside, acting as a heat sink, thus removing the need for a fan.

Integrated with 4GB DDR3 memory and an 80GB solid state drive (SSD), the KR8-820 has no moving parts and measures just 7.87×9.84×2.76″. It’s designed to be wall-mounted or mounted within a larger cabinet or kiosk for operation in an environment of zero to 35 degrees Celsius.

The specs are here: http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/en-US/Products/EmbeddedComputing/EmbeddedComputers/Pages/EmbCompKR8820.aspx

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