If you have ever thought it would be cool to have a PC in the car, you can do that. You need some specialized hardware though. You can’t just cram your normal SFF computer under the dash and expect it to work smoothly while driving around. VIA has announced a new embedded PC that is rugged enough for the task called the ART-3000.
The computer is very small and has no fans inside. The machine is aimed at commercial and industrial applications. The complete computer is based on the VIA EITX-3000 board and it can be mounted in multiple configurations and via VESA mounts. The machine can withstand vibration up to 5G and is shock resistant up to 20G when CF storage is used.
The little machine is powered by a 1.3GHz VIA Nano processor and has VIA VX8000 media system processor. Up to 2GB of RAM can be used and graphics are via a Chrome 9 graphics core. The little computer can support up to three displays and has VGA out, and networking with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. It can run XP Embedded, Windows CE 6.0, or Linux.