CPU issues “Spectre” and “Meltdown”
With the beginning of 2018 one big problem in the IT field came up: The security holes Spectre and Meltdown, which were found in processors, especially in those by Intel. Skillfully attackers, exploiting these vulnerabilities, are able to extract data that the computer processes in its memory – including passwords. We at spo-comm are dealing with the currently emerging problems and are working on their solutions with our partners.
You will find a news ticker on our website soon, where you can get the most recent information about this topic. This way you will always stay up to date! You can also learn which of our Mini-PCs are affected and how we act against these issues.
No more Surcharging: Extra costs for cashless payment are eliminated
Since January 13th it is prohibited for merchants across the EU to charge any extra fees for cashless paying methods. This so-called “Surcharging” was used when a customer paid by credit card, SEPA direct debit or bank transfer. Although not initially affected by the "Surcharging" prohibition, PayPal also changed its terms and conditions on January 9th which now stipulate that merchants are not authorized to charge extra fees when a customer wants to use the PayPal services as a paying method.
What this means for our customers is, that even though this prohibition was made for the B2C field, as of now you will no longer pay any extra charges if you want to pay via PayPal or credit card in our online shop.
New DIN RAIL clamps for our BRICK series
For our BRICK series are now new clamps for DIN RAILS available. These clamps are screwed onto a fitting VESA mount and enable therefore the installation of the Mini-PC into switch cabinets. The rails can be directly selected while configuring your Mini-PC.