Thursday, 20 November 2014

Product In Focus: The Unicorn ENDAT 3227A

The Unicorn ENDAT 3227A is a small form factor embedded type motherboard, designed for use in Gaming, POS and Kiosk applications.

The ENDAT 3227A is a completely fan-less CPU motherboard, and can operate in temperatures between 0c and 60c. The motherboard measures in at a slim 170mm x 170mm and offers a number of benefits, including:

-          8 USB ports
-          Up to 2GB RAM
-          Intel GM950 Graphic Card
-          ATX power input
-          HD Audio with 1.2W Amplifier

Product Manager Brendan O’Reilly explains “The ENDAT series from Unicorn can offer cost-savings for our customers, without sacrificing the high performance and reliability required for their applications. With the added benefit of being completely fan-less and having a 3D graphics engine using Intel graphics media accelerator 950, the ENDAT 3227A is the ideal solution for Gaming, Kiosk and POS functions. "

Product Applications include:

-          POS System
-          Kiosk
-          Vehicle System
-          Interactive System
-          Industrial Controller
-          Gaming System
-          Medical System
-          Embedded System Equipment

For more information on Unicorn and their product range, visit our website or contact our office on 01480 411600. Data sheets are available on request. 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Account Manager Brendan O'Reilly visits Electronica 2014

Electronica 2014 is Europe’s largest electronics exhibition, and celebrating its 50th anniversary, it was a date secured in our diaries. With our sister company Components Bureau exhibiting at the show for the first time and a number of our suppliers having stands, Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly flew out to be a part of the show.

Brendan has been spending the past couple of days in Hall A3, where our suppliers Litemax and Innodisplay were exhibiting alongside some key players in the embedded and digital signage industries. The Account Manager explains “It is important to visit shows where our suppliers are exhibiting to keep up to date with the latest technologies which are being demonstrated. Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity for us to spot trends and network to find out more about what visitors are looking for. Electronica has a number of big names exhibiting alongside smaller companies, so it is always interesting to compare and speak to members on different levels and in different markets."

Our partner Litemax had an impressive variety of their sunlight readable and stretched displays on show. The Litemax display range can be used for indoor and outdoor applications, with previous installs including ticketing machines, information displays and kiosks. 

If you would like to find out more about our range of displays and embedded solutions, please visit our website at For further information on our signage solutions or embedded systems, please contact the office on 01480 411600

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Product in Focus: The Shuttle XS36V4

The XS36V4 is a new fanless barebone Slim PC from Shuttle designed to provide 24/7 operation. The lightweight Slim PC is built into a 1.5ltr chassis, and offers a number of benefits including:

-          5 USB Ports
-          Windows 7/8 Compatible
-          Intel Celeron J1900 / Quad Core (2GHz)
-          3 Video Ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, Automation)
-          External 40W Power Adapter

With a thickness of only 36mm and a completely fanless body, the XS36V4 can operate 24/7 with high energy savings and minimal noise, making it suitable for a number of professional applications such as Office, POS and digital signage.

The XS36V4 is a cost effective alternative to other barebone systems.  Shuttle is renowned for their high quality and cost saving products, and has previously been awarded the BCN prize for their barebone systems in 2007. Product Manager Brendan O'Reilly comments "We are experiencing a growth in interest for barebone systems for various digital signage applications, our customers  can specify their Memory, Hard Drive and OS needs for the XS36V4. Display Solutions can configure these systems in house, meeting most bespoke requirements with the added benefit of quick turn around times."

To find out more information on the product or to see the full Shuttle range available, please visit our website at or contact the office on 01480 411600 to speak to a member of the team.