In The Fight for a Smaller PC Page: 1
News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 16/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: Jaded Integration

Jack PC

Chip PC technologies has announced a "thin client" PC that will fit directly into a wall socket. Pictures above, the Jack PC is run off a 500mhz AMD-based RISC processor. The PC is inserted into a wall socket and run simply through the wall socket, with audio, video, and USB compatibility.

The units utilise the latest AMD Au 1550 RISC processors running at either 333 or 500MHz. That's the equivalent of a 800MHz or 1.2GHz x86 desktop processor. They have either 32 or 64MB flash memory to store the operating system (Windows CE .NET 4.2/5) and 64 or 128MB RAM. They can be powered either through a plug on the front or, ideally, using Power over Ethernet (PoE). PoE means the unit is powered over existing structured network cabling from a suitable PoE switch or PoE power injector.

The Jack PC is recommended for business usage to replace average workstations. The practicality of this is unknown, seeing as sometimes you just need more power. The Jack PC can be great for all types of applications however, all dependant on what a simple small PC can accomplish. It's definitely innovative, and a possibility for success. For more information visit this website. I suggest looking through that website because it shows many other uses than a PC for this technology.

Back View of Jack PC

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