Via VIPRO VP7710 Touch Panel
By dougm on Apr 03, 2009
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.
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.
This is the right side showing the connectors there.
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.