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Intel High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Thin Clients Bring New Benefits to Embedded Applications


Demand is growing for embedded systems that can deliver graphics-rich and interactive applications such as digital signage, gaming, retail POS, transaction and educational terminals. These systems must satisfy the diverse requirements of embedded applications with a combination of high compute power, wireless connectivity, energy-efficient operation, rich graphics, remote manageability and a fanless design. Intel describes this category of system as an “enhanced thin client.” It includes features that support highly interactive and visually compelling applications such as dual-independent display, touch-screen operation, high-definition audio and graphics. Customers want these solutions with higher performance, better remote manageability, power efficiency and security than what is found in most thin clients. That's the objective that motivated Intel, Clientron, AMI and other developers to collaborate on the design of an application-ready, enhanced thin client platform that delivers new benefits and usage models for embedded applications. Core elements of the solution include:

  • Intel® Atom™ processor for high-performance, ultra-low power computing in a small, fanless form factor
  • Energy-efficient technology embedded into the hardware to ensure optimum power efficiency independent of the operating system
  • Remote management technology that can power-on and power-off the system even if the operating system isn't functioning

Clientron's Premium Thin-Client Platform Features

Processor : Intel® Atom™ Processor,
Chipset : Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset + ICH-7M
Storage : x 1 CF/DOM Interface (2x22-pin IDE port), x 2 SATA


  • 1 COM and 3 COM (pin headers)
  • 1 10/100 LAN
  • 1 Gigabit LAN
  • 1 MIC-in
  • 1 Line-out
  • 1 DVI-I
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 S-video
  • 1 PCI
  • 1 PCIe
  • 1 Wireless Mini-PCIe
  • 1 SD card slot
  • PS2
  • 4 USB and 3 USB (pin headers)