Someone will likely correct me, but this is the first time I at least remembering seeing one of those skinny, stretched LCDs with a full PC embedded inside – in this case for mass transport systems.
The Taiwan industrial PC maker iBase has a new all-in-one 27.6-inch “railway-certified” bar-type panel PC, powered by a Pentium N4200 Quad Core processor and Intel HD Graphics.
The units are aimed primarily at passenger information systems for trains and buses, and are EN50155-compliant, a standard based on being able to run happily despite all the vibration and bumps a train car or bus will have day-in and out.
These bar-type displays, as they grown to be called, are not new to the market, but I don’t recall seeing ones with PCs or SoCs built in. But could easily be wrong here.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.