hama and spo-comm – Logistics made easy with our spo-book WINDBOX III Advanced

The hama GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1932 with its headquarter in the German town Monheim, is an international company and is both manufacturer and distributor of accessories in fields like photography, computer and telecommunications. hama is one of the world’s leading equipment manufacturers concerning consumer electronics and is made up of a team of approximately 2,500 employees. Around 1,500 people are employed at the company’s headquarter.

Challenge

Everyone who works in the field of logistics, or at least had a chance to see a storage and shipping hall from the inside, has an idea of the harsh environment. Whoever is working those areas wants to rely on the technical support like assembly lines and others. In logistics it may happen that control devices go bust due to fine dust particles which work their way into the interior of electronics and finish them off little by little. The most sensitive devices might be Mini-PCs which are, for instance, used for processing or reproducing information. The hama GmbH & Co. KG is familiar with this susceptibility of Mini-PCs by own experiences. Their high inventory turnover and fast workflows leave nothing to chance. Therefore hama was looking for a reliable long-term solution several years ago.

Solution

Those who value high performance, sturdiness and durability make the right choice with the spo-book WINDBOX III Advanced. Hama already relies on the predecessor of the Advanced for quite some time, the spo-book WINDBOX III Plus. With the release of the Advanced-series hama switched to the new system in order to continue an era of reliability. A Broadwell CPU (Intel Core i5 5200U) of the latest generation and a maximum of 16 gigabytes of memory are the basis of controlling up to the displays simultaneously, with the same or different content. The closed, dust-resistant, passively cooled Mini-PC is designed flat as usual and can be easily mounted, thanks to the VESA wall brackets.

Result

Meanwhile the hama GmbH & Co. KG has more than 150 systems of the WINDBOX III series in use and we are looking forward to further cooperation.

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20 Feb 2017 Array ( [id] => 597 [title] => Fruchtbare Erde: The spo-book BRICK i3 in green atmospheres [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => The Fruchtbare Erde GmbH has its home in the beautiful German city Dortmund. Once initially a shopping community, which was established in 1978 by five women, it developed to over time to two health food stores/supermarkets. In addition to organic food the supermarkets also include natural fabrics and natural cosmetics. [description] =>

Challenge

Fruchtbare Erde experiences a great popularity in Dortmund and beyond. This shows the large steady expansion of sales areas and the range of products but also the large number satisfied customers. One of the biggest reasons for this is the outmost care range. But also the responsible and consistently friendly staff and the comfortable ambience of both stores play a significant role. The final impression, however, remains with each client before the purchase when stopping at the checkout. In order to shine even here the team of Fruchtbare Erde relies on a failsafe computer system.

Solution

The spo-book BRICK i3, which has its name from its shape and size, provides the perfect basis for the checkouts of Fruchtbare Erde. The Mini-PC is not only compact but also passively cooled and as powerful as robust. A Core i3 processor of the firth generation clocked up to 2.1 GHz, thus ensuring smooth and fast procedures at the checkout at simultaneously extremely high energy efficiency.
In addition: Thanks to sufficient serial ports, peripherals such as scanners and printers, will always find a matching connector. If that is not enough: The VESA wall brackets allow an easy assembly of the system, whether at a checkout or on a wall.

Result

The team of Fruchtbare Erde has chosen one of spo-comm’s system in a careful selection. The spo-book BRICK i3 represents a generation of durability and will reliably support the stores in the future.

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##Everything about the spo-book BRICK i3 - Get your free testing sample!

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Fruchtbare Erde: The spo-book BRICK i3 in green atmospheres

The Fruchtbare Erde GmbH has its home in the beautiful German city Dortmund. Once initially a shopping community, which was established in 1978 by five women, it developed to over time to two health food stores/supermarkets. In addition to organic food the supermarkets also include natural fabrics and natural cosmetics.
22 May 2018 Array ( [id] => 330 [title] => NEW: spo-book WINDBOX III EVO – Configuration diversity for every application field [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => 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. [description] =>

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.
20 Mar 2017 Array ( [id] => 599 [title] => eyefactive and spo-comm – MultiTOUCH systems par excellence - Thanks to our spo-book KUMO series [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => How would we describe eyefactive in just one sentence? Probably like that: MultiTouch and MultiUser technologies XXL. And this is still understated. Everything started in 2009 when the company, which originally was a spin-off of the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, was founded. The eyefactive GmbH quickly became a name due to its innovative ideas and is today regarded as the leader developer and provider of interactive digital signage solutions. The repertoire of eyefactive ranges from MultiTouch tables and interactive video walls to a self-developed touch screen software platform, leaving nothing to be desired. [description] =>

Challenge

The big MultiTouch systems from eyefactive are quite unique on the digital signage market. This was again proved at the ISE 2017 in Amsterdam, where the latest interactive signage solutions were presented in collaboration with 3M. Do you wonder how these solutions look like? Packed in a stable metal case you can find the screens with up to 80 touch points in the form of tables, terminals or video walls within eyefactive’s product range. Characteristics of the MultiTouch systems are their appearance, the ingenious MultiUser software as well as the sophisticated technology. In order to run these systems it needs a Mini-PC which fits the graphical requirements of the XXL touchscreens. This leads us to the question which Mini-PC is up to this task.

Solution

As if we had known it. The Mini-PC which is responsible for the visual power comes from the ranks of spo-comm. Equipped with an nVidia GT740M and a Core i5 of the fourth generation, the spo-book KUMO III has been responsible for graphics and computing operations inside the touch solutions. The Embedded-PC is now replaced by its big brother, the spo-book KUMO IV. With the KUMO IV spo-comm notches up the performance of the KUMO-series and created, with the help of an nVidia GTX 1060 as well as with a Core i5 of the sixth generation, an awesome Mini-PC. That’s why touch solutions in the format of 16:9 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 are not a problem for the digital signage player.

Result

How to build a great MultiTouch table or a MultiTouch terminal:
Take high performance software as well as smart object recognition technology from eyefactive, a first-class display from 3M, a professional Mini-PC from spo-comm, wrapping the whole things nicely in a slim metal housing and connecting it with electricity. Last step: Be amazed. Finished!

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Digital-Signage-PC mit Nvidia RTX2060

Der KUMO V ist mit einem Intel® QuadCore i5-9300H Prozessor und einer Nvidia GTX 1660 (wahlweise auch einer Turing RTX 2060 mit 6GB integriertem GDDR6-Speicher) ausgestattet. Dieser Mini-PC ist der perfekte Begleiter für leistungshungrige Digital Signage-Anwendungen. Dank 1920 CUDA Kernen stehen Echtzeit-Raytracing, Virtual Reality und KI-Algorithmen auf dem Tagesprogramm des KUMO V.

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eyefactive and spo-comm – MultiTOUCH systems par excellence - Thanks to our spo-book KUMO series

How would we describe eyefactive in just one sentence? Probably like that: MultiTouch and MultiUser technologies XXL. And this is still understated. Everything started in 2009 when the company, which originally was a spin-off of the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, was founded. The eyefactive GmbH quickly became a name due to its innovative ideas and is today regarded as the leader developer and provider of interactive digital signage solutions. The repertoire of eyefactive ranges from MultiTouch tables and interactive video walls to a self-developed touch screen software platform, leaving nothing to be desired.
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WINDBOX III EVO
WINDBOX III EVO
  • Allrounder PC
  • Up to 3 independent displays
  • Slim & fanless design
  • 30 Watt power consumption