Via VIPRO VP7710 Touch Panel


The Via VIPRO is a Via C7-based system running at 1GHZ with 1GB of RAM. The unit has a touch-panel display and was designed to be mounted in a wall or kiosk. It is also a fanless unit with a hefty heat sink on the back to allow it to stay cool while running.  From the picture, you can see that it is a very simple panel with no buttons or switches and that the heat sink is quite large.View of Vipro VP7710 display View of the heat sink on the back of the unit



The power connector on the bottom connects to a 19V power brick (doesn't come with the unit). There are a number of connectors on the bottom edge and a few on the right edge. On the right edge are a pair of USB ports and an Ethernet port plus PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports.


On the bottom edge are a number of connectors and the power switch. There is an external VGA connector, an RS-485 connector, two RS-232 connectors and the usual trio of audio connectors. The next image gives a better view of the bottom.


Bottom edge of Vipro unit showing communcations ports 


This is the right side showing the connectors there.


This is a side view showing USB and Ethernet ports 


All in all, it is a very sturdy unit. 


My next entry will cover installing OpenSolaris on the Vipro.


We obtained our Via VIPRO unit from http://www.e-itx.com/ and found the team there to be very helpful in getting questions answered. 

Comments:

Hi,
Funny that system does not appear on the site.
It will be interesting to see what touchscreen controller it has inside. I have a driver and calibration program for the Penmount / Salt controller for Solaris 10 X86.
We are paying about $2,000 for the 15" PanelPc's we have been testing.
I have a new cpudrv for my Elonex Webbook Via C7 netbook.
This place is a stones throw from IGoLogic.
Dave

Posted by David Clack on April 03, 2009 at 09:52 AM MDT #

This is a bit smaller than a 15" monitor (10.4"). Here is some info from the web page at Via.

Key Features include:
Fanless and Ultra Low power consumption
Built-in VIA Eden ULV 1.6GHz or C7 1.0GHz CPU
10.4" TFT LCD Panel with touch screen
IP65 front panel compliant against water and dust
Anti-shock design to 2.5" HDD bay and the CF socket to ensure maximum reliability
Integrated VIA UniChrome™ ProII 3D/2D AGP graphics with MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 video decoding acceleration
Support for Gigabit Ethernet, with optional Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
Two USB 2.0 ports and three COM ports (2 \* RS-232 with a 5V/12V selectable switch, and 1 \* RS-422/485)

The system is an OEM model. E-ITX is part of ePro. You can find ordering info at http://www.via-itx.com/via-vipro-vp7710.html

Doug

Posted by Douglas McCallum on April 03, 2009 at 12:12 PM MDT #

Hi all, sorry we have recently restructuring our web site, and the current ViPRO Complete Systems are from here: http://via-itx.com/vipro-systems.html

The new prices starting from a little over $1000 for a complete solid state unit. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Howard@VIA-ITX.com

Posted by Howard Ling on April 01, 2010 at 02:57 PM MDT #

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