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Recycled steel touch-panel PC runs on PoE

Dec 04, 2009, 20:31 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Internally, the Medallion TPC-43C appears to be identical to the already power-efficient Medallion TPC-43B Touch Panel Computer (see image farther below). The TPC-43B shipped several months ago in time for Techsol's celebration of its 10th anniversary of developing embedded modules, boards, and devices based on its ARM9-based Medallion module.

"Like the power-efficient TPC-43B, the TPC-43C (see image directly below) can run at under three Watts even with its adjustable backlighting set at the highest level, claims Techsol. As a result, the touch-panel computers can run on Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), enabling cheaper and more flexible installation options.

"Now Techsol has turned its green thumb to the enclosure, which has been redesigned and converted from the TPC-43C's plastic casing to a recycled steel enclosure. Not only is the steel recycled, but steel is more readily recyclable than plastic, reducing carbon footprint further. According to the company, steel production also uses less carbon than plastic manufacturing."

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