eKiosk & spo-comm - real,- supermarket of the future

Since its founding in 1999, the company eKiosk from Dresden has developed into a leading manufacturer of (interactive) information systems. Robust PC hardware from spo-comm and custom software combined with high-quality housing and displays are part of this system setup.

Task

Use case of real, - terminal: The customer orders products from home or on the way via the internet shop. Once the items are available, the buyer is notified and may pick up his goods after a brief authentication at the terminal. The aim was to develop a future-oriented system. High-quality technology had to be combined with a robust design to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as heat in summer or frost in winter.

Product / Solution

Our proven, passively cooled spo-book WINDBOX II is the perfect solution for this task. Its stable and solid aluminum casing prevents dust etc. to penetrate into the interior. The default wall mount allows quick and solid fix. real, - terminal is used at the goods dispatchment of the new concept. It is now easy for customers to buy everyday goods directly from home via a PC or smartphone. Customers select goods online and order them in advance. As they are available, the customer is notified and can pick up the ordered products  by car – shortly after a brief authentication via the terminal at the goods dispatchment.

Conclusion

Improved checkout line experience and no more parking space search. For customers everyday shopping is now easy as a new way of relaxed shopping is created via the online system.

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spo-book WINDBOX II Quad

Our spo-book WINDBOX II Quad is already the fourth generation of the WINDBOX series that – as the name says – has a very high power through its four cores. The solid metal housing offers low power consumption, a passive cooling system and protects the Mini-PC against external influences. With its flat design the Mini-PC fits every surrounding, it can for example be assembled with monitors that have VESA mounts. USB 3.0, two network connectors, RAM up to 8GB and a processor that consumes a maximum of 10 Watts make the hardware of the WINDBOX II Quad up to date. Also in regards to the software this Mini-PC has its advantages: The WINDBOX II Quad is compatible with every Windows operating system starting at the 7th version, both for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Key data:

•    CPU: Intel J1900, 4x 2,0 GHz
•    Compatible with all Windows OS from version 7
•    Latest connectors such as USB 3.0

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spo-book WINDBOX III Advanced

Together with MSI IPC (Micro Star International) we developed the spo-book WINDBOX III Advanced. It is equipped with a passive cooling system which protects the Mini-PC from dust and dirt and allows to have a complete silent working atmosphere (see also “Should I take an actively cooled or passively cooled Mini-PC?”). Supported by a RAM up to 16GB the Core i5 processor with Broadwell core that works with up to 2,7 GHz meets any kind of requirements. The DVI and DisplayPort connectors of the WINDBOX III Advanced ensure playing the same or different content on up to three monitors even in 4K resolution.

Key data:

•    CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U
•    Up to 3 independent displays
•    4x USB 3.0, 2x DisplayPort and 1x DVI-I

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The Mini-PC product series from spo-comm – Our Allrounder WINDBOX

To crown our series of articles about our product range we will introduce our WINDBOX series this week. The spo-book WINDBOX II Quad and the spo-book WINDBOX III Advanced stand for their versatile range of application, their reliability and their attractive price. The latest connectors such as HDMI or USB 3.0, a passive cooling system and a low power consumption are all integrated in these Mini-PCs and make it possible to use the WINDBOX in the industrial sector, as a digital signage player or in the logistics field.
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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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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.
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The housing: The armor of our industrial PCs

A key point where hardware for "consumer" differs from hardware for professional use, is the housing. Unlike consumer PCs, which are mainly protected by plastic housings, industrial PCs are characterized by solid metal housings. This ensures that the PCs themselves remain efficient in harsh environmental conditions, such as on construction sites, in emergency vehicles or in large machines. When it comes to designing the housing, special attention is paid to the fact that the housings have to be as resistant as possible to dust and other fine particles. But even with moisture, the motherboard, CPU, RAM and hard drive must be protected by the case, just like by an armor. Especially with actively cooled PCs, i.e. computers in which fans are installed, this resistance of the lifetime plays into the cards. At least with industrial PCs with passive cooling, as fanless systems, the metal housing is a must. Why this is so, we would like to explain with an example, our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti.

Industrial PC par excellence: The RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti

Our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti serves as a good example for the combination of robust appearance and a passive cooling system. The question of why a fanless construction is based on a metal housing, is easily answered: metal does conduct heat, plastic does not. Circuit traces made of copper ensure that the resulting heat in the case of the computer is led to the outside. So-called cooling fins, which lie on the top of a housing, then release the heat into the environment. Especially with a graphically powerful IPC, such as the RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti, it can lead to a high heat development in the housing. A well thought-out and flawlessly functioning fanless cooling system is therefore considered as an essential element.

Already knew?
Industrial PCs with passive cooling system are considered particularly durable!

In summary: Metal cases are so great because…

  1. they give robustness to the industrial PC,
  2. make the systems resistant to dust and moisture (mostly counts for the passively cooled systems),
  3. they allow passive cooling of the PCs,
  4. they can more easily release generated heat inside the computer to the environment,
  5. they make the systems more durable.

Any questions? Or maybe looking for a suitable industrial PC? Our consultants will gladly assist you!

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Industrial PCs part 1: The metal housing

In our small but fine series about the stars in our product catalog, it's all about what makes industrial PCs to what they are. Because industrial PCs (also called "IPCs") must fulfill special requirements in order to be considered as such. In the first part of our 5 part blog series, we will focus on the cases. Here we go!
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WINDBOX III EVO
WINDBOX III EVO
  • Allrounder PC
  • Up to 3 independent displays
  • Slim & fanless design
  • 30 Watt power consumption