NEW: spo-book WINDBOX III EVO – Configuration diversity for every application field

Together with the Taiwanese partner MSI IPC the spo-comm developed a new Mini-PC from the well-known WINDBOX series. We present to you: The WINDBOX III EVO. With the already existing quality of the WINDBOX series that stands for a versatile application scenario, its reliability and an unbeatable price, the new model of this line convinces us, too.

As well as the predecessor models, the WINDBOX III EVO has the measurements 300 x 196 x 30 mm and can still be mounted behind monitors or under office desks by help of the standard VESA-mountings (see also “What is VESA?”). It also has the same weight as the older models which makes it really easy to integrate the PC into already existing systems.

Improved performance and consistent WINDBOX features

Our new spo-book WINDBOX III EVO is equipped with a seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor that works with up to 3,1 Gigahertz and is supported by a RAM where you can choose up to 32GB. Thereby demanding multi monitoring is possible but also single running applications can use the CPU performance perfectly. The main feature of the WINDBOX is still the passive cooling system: Absolute silent working in places where this is totally necessary is no problem. With the wide range temperature from -10° Celsius to 50° Celsius and the completely closed metal housing, through which dust and dirt can’t reach the interior, this Mini-PC can be used for applications with difficult conditions. The high quality of the components makes sure the Embedded-PC can be used 24/7.

Interface diversity for every application field

With the large amount of video outputs the WINDBOX III EVO conquers the Digital Signage field in a new way: One DVI- and two DisplayPort-interfaces can control up to three monitors at the same time – no matter if you want to play the same or different content (see also “VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI – what’s the difference between these multimedia interfaces?”). The high claims of this application field are for sure fulfilled by this Embedded-PC: Without any delays 4K-content can be played. The standard of 1080p in the Digital-Signage field is also removed by this.

The high variety of interfaces guarantees that the WINDBOX III EVO can work together with already existing configurations. Due to two Gigabit-LAN-interfaces and an optional WiFi and Bluetooth network connections can be made, but also wireless data transfer is possible.

Equipped with 6 USB ports – four of them after the latest 3.0 standard – the Mini-PC can be connected to numerous systems and external storage media. By choosing your desired configuration the WINDBOX III EVO can be adapted to every application scenario.

No Windows 7 support

As of now, Intel and Microsoft do not longer provide a driver support for Kabylake-CPUs with Windows 7. For our customers this means that in the future we only offer support for Windows 10.

With immediate effect you can configure, test and buy our new WINDBOX III EVO on our website.

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The WINDBOX: high performing professional Mini-PC

In 2008 MSI IPC (Micro Star International) presented the first system of the WINDBOX series, which was directly added to spo-comm’s sales range. The WINDBOX was designed for professional applications and had a low power consumption thanks to its metal housing and passive cooling system.

The compact design made it possible to assemble the WINDBOX with any flat screen with VESA holes by using mountings (see also “What is VESA?”). This is one of the reasons why the WINDBOX has such a multi-purpose range of applications – whether as an Embedded PC or Industrial PC, as a digital signage player or as a workstation in the logistics. All of these characteristics form the basis for the whole WINDBOX series.

From HDMI to Dual Core CPU: Technical updates for the WINDBOX

Through the years there have been several technical updates, but also design improvements of the WINDBOX series. Today the WINDBOX is up-to-date referred to its interfaces, such as HDMI or USB 3.0, and there’s even the possibility to connect with mobile networks via UMTS or LTE.

In 2010 the first Mini-PC of the series III – t – was released. Using a Dual Core CPU and the first Intel HD graphics, it was now possible to complete even more demanding operations.

The easy handling, its reliability and the attractive price make the WINDBOX a success model.

The future of the WINDBOX

Together with MSI IPC we are working on further developing the WINDBOX series. We constantly keep on searching for solutions to integrate the newest features in the same built housings. We will keep you updated regarding the potential successor models.

At the moment you can find the following systems of the WINDBOX series in our range:

•    WINDBOX II QUAD (MS-9A65)
•    WINDBOX III EVO (MS-9A75)

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spo-comm and MSI IPC: 10 years of cooperation

Since almost 10 years spo-comm and MSI IPC have been working together. At the very beginning of this cooperation a new Mini-PC was launched – the WINDBOX. This series is celebrating its 10 year anniversary soon and we would like to share the WINDBOX’s story at spo-comm with you.
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RUGGED Q170 stays outdoor and goes Vehicle Computing

Just like the previous versions in the RUGGED series the RUGGED Q170 is best equipped for the outdoor field. Without any problems the Mini-PC can handle an extended temperature range from -40° Celsius up to +70° Celsius. With its passive cooling system and the robust metal housing the inner workings are perfectly protected from any environmental influences like dust and humidity. Besides the long known application under harsh conditions the spo-book RUGGED Q170 with its size of 250 x 55 x 150 mm is also made for the use in vehicles - thanks to its wide-range input (9 – 36 Volts), with which the Mini-PC can absorb surges. Furthermore the Industry PC is vibration and shock tested according to the American military standard – just like our MOVE series.

Flexibility due to the modular plug-in system

With the RUGGED Q170 it is possible to easily extend the amount of the interfaces. Due to the optional LAN module the four LAN ports can be enlarged to eight, which allows even complex network applications.

By using PoE (Power over Ethernet; see also "What is PoE?") there’s also the possibility to supply the four modularly expendable LAN ports with electricity. It is especially beneficial for the surveillance sector because with this feature it is possible to control up to four surveillance cameras – for example in the subway or at an airport – with only one Mini-PC.

Two Display Ports and a VGA connection allow independent image output on up to three monitors. Thanks to its Intel® HD Graphics 530 and the two Display Ports, even an output of 2 x 4K@60Hz is possible. In combination with its robustness the RUGGED Q170 is an interesting solution for the area of (outdoor) digital signage.

For those who don’t want to rely on just one network provider, you can also implement a multi SIM card in the spo-book RUGGED Q170. Thus, a broad network spectrum ensures that the industrial PC is always connected to a network.

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NEW: spo-book RUGGED Q170 – Flexibility combined with robustness

Our spo-book RUGGED Q170 doesn’t only convince with its sixth generation Intel® Core i5 CPU or its free selectable RAM (up to 32 GB), but also with a feature, that is totally new in the history of spo-comm. Besides the usual application field of the RUGGED series – which is especially the outdoor use – the newcomer also conquers new areas of application.
14 Jun 2018 Array ( [id] => 332 [title] => NEW: spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti – Outdoor Digital Signage and Vehicle Computing [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => We’ve just released our new spo-book RUGGED Q170 for the Vehicle application and outdoor scenarios and now we already come up with another new Mini-PC that’s even from the same series. The beauty is called spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti. Experts may guess what stands behind this Mini-PC just by reading its name: A super performant, robust PC with the High-End nVidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. This already can make digital signage fans’ and customers’ hearts skip a beat. And justifiably so. The combination of the well-known RUGGED characteristics and this graphics card let this Mini-PC surpass everything we had to offer the digital signage field so far. [description] =>

RUGGED and Digital Signage? GTX 1050 Ti makes 8K possible!

We don’t want to beat around the bush and directly explain you the main feature that the spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti has to offer: The namesake dedicated nVidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. One or another could already be familiar with this name, because our spo-book KUMO V has a similar graphics card obscured.
But what’s so special about the GTX 1050 Ti? With a memory of 4GB and a video RAM that goes up to 32GB content can be played without any judder – even in a resolution of 8K. Sounds good so far. Four of the seven HDMI interfaces, which are placed on the front, make a 8K video wall possible.

High end graphics passively cooled

Our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti stays loyal to the common theme of the RUGGED series. As well as its predecessor the Mini-PC is equipped with a sixth generation Intel® Core i5 CPU with a power of up to 4 x 2,3 GHz. With the passive cooling system and its massive metal housing, which we both know from the whole RUGGED series, using the Mini-PC for outdoor scenarios is absolutely no problem because dirt, dust or humidity can’t get inside the housing.  What speaks for outdoor usage also: The wide temperature range from -40° Celsius to +70° Celsius. In need of a 8K video wall in the ski area? No problem for our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti.

NEW: RUGGED for Vehicle Computing

We already announced the compatibility of the “new” RUGGED series with the application in vehicles when we released the RUGGED Q170. The spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti can intercept voltage peaks, which usually occur when starting a motor. Special with this Mini-PC is that it doesn’t only have the wide-range input from 9-36 Volts but can also intercept 48 Volt. As well as its younger brother the new Vehicle-PC is vibration and shock tested according to American military standards.

Technical facts of the RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti

  • Intel® Core i5-6500TE Skylake 4 x 2,3 GHz, up to 3,3 GHz
  • Absolute highlight: nVidia GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB Memory
  • Measurements (W x H x D): 260 x 89 x 226,5 mm
  • 2 x SIM Slot
  • 7 x HDMI
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 4 x Intel Gigabit LAN (optional PoE)
  • optional:
    - W-LAN
    - Bluetooth

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NEW: spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti – Outdoor Digital Signage and Vehicle Computing

We’ve just released our new spo-book RUGGED Q170 for the Vehicle application and outdoor scenarios and now we already come up with another new Mini-PC that’s even from the same series. The beauty is called spo-book RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti. Experts may guess what stands behind this Mini-PC just by reading its name: A super performant, robust PC with the High-End nVidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. This already can make digital signage fans’ and customers’ hearts skip a beat. And justifiably so. The combination of the well-known RUGGED characteristics and this graphics card let this Mini-PC surpass everything we had to offer the digital signage field so far.