Tangent announces 'green' industrial strength touch screen all-in-one computer

Burlingame 16 November 2007Tangent Inc., an expert in specialized computing devices, has introduced a group of ultra slim, industrial strength touch screen PCs called the VITA K Series. While the rugged metal enclosures first catch your attention, VITA K's are also energy efficient, and industrial strength - ideal for health care, industrial automation, digital signage, information kiosk, self-service check-outs and other applications exposed to hostile environments.


The green, all-in-one PCs feature dust-free, water-proof front bezels, VESA wall-mount brackets, and 15, 17 or 19 inch LCD displays with NEMA 3/IP 55 dust and water proofing. Each VITA in the series - the 7200K, 7500K, 7700K and 7900K - is equipped with a high brightness TFT panel and resistive SAW touch. They weigh 12,8-19,8 lbs. and are only 2,25 inches in depth, an important consideration in wall-mounted applications.

"Unlike most office computers, the VITA K Series are designed to take a beating", stated Douglas Monsour, Tangent's President. "They withstand shock, dust, vibration, humidity, extreme cold and heat, tampering, and electro magnetic interference. And they have a design that is a real eye-catcher."

The VITA K Series comes with the high performance Intel Pentium M 1,80GHz processors and i855GM chipset. The 21 watt CPU runs at 1,8GHz and throttles down whenever CPU loading decreases, thanks to Intel's Enhanced Speed Step power management. They consume only 19 watts in standby mode, 57 watts in the "on" position while idle using Intel's Enhanced Speed Step (ESS), and 65 watts at 100 percent utilization. This compares to a typical PC and monitor using 150-300 watts. The K Series is designed to help companies achieve their Green Energy Reduction Initiatives.

A special fan-less version of the VITA K Series is available eliminating the CPU and chassis fans, a major source of failure in dirty environments. Other features include wireless LAN, touch screen driver software, and cash drawer port, which is an important feature for setting up a point-of-sale system. VITA PC's have a starting price of $1700 and come pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Pro. Memory is up to 2GB DDR SDRAM. Tangent backs them with a one-year parts and labour warranty and optional one year on-site service. They are available direct from Tangent.

Founded in 1989, Tangent provides technology solutions to education, government, corporate, and health care markets. Tangent's award-winning technology includes rugged minis, all-in-one, wireless labs, thin clients, and servers. Tangent products have earned numerous awards. More company news is available in the VMW March 2007 article Tangent's computing solutions to run Microsoft's Vista OS and VITA XR workstation for radiology announced.

Leslie Versweyveld

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