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
"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."