Via has announced a new mainboard packed with a Nano E-Series CPU and lots more for industrial applications called the EPIA-M840. The board is surprisingly feature packed and is aimed at the industrial automation, kiosk, POI, and HMI markets.
The board uses a 1.6GHz Nano E-Series CPU and has a VX800 media system processor. It can be fitted with dual DDR2 DIMMs for memory and has DirectX 9 complaint graphics. Other features include HD audio and Gigabit LAN.
The back panel of the board has support for VGA and dual channel LVDS displays. There are four PCIe slots and eight COM ports. The board also has six USB 2.0 ports and more. The CPU and chipsets are cooled with large passive solutions coupled with a small fan.