Latest “Atom” CPU Jasper Lake boosts efficiency and graphics performance
Munich, May 12, 2022 – With the new F106F digital signage media player, the manufacturer Giada is taking a new approach in the field of high-performance booksize players: Instead of a 15W (TDP) Celeron CPU of the Core-i CPU class, a 15W Celeron of the Jasper Lake (“Atom”) class is now installed. This ensures higher graphics and CPU performance and energy efficiency despite the lower price. The versatile mini-PC in booksize format (189.6 x 148.3 x 26mm) can be accommodated in a space-saving manner behind flat screens, under ceiling panels and in steles. The model with integrated fan ensures active and fast heat dissipation, which is particularly advantageous in narrow enclosures or warm under-ceiling installations. The Giada F106F is suitable for permanent digital signage applications in areas such as gastronomy, retail, education, services or advertising. The PC offers an HDMI connection and a display port for playing two screens with a resolution of up to 4K/UHD. It is available immediately from Munich-based VAD Concept International, one of Europe’s leading distributors of digital signage hardware.
The Giada F106F digital signage media player is powered by Intel’s latest 10nm chip technology from the Jasper-Lake Atom processor series. Due to the Atom-typical high efficiency, the computing power of this new Intel® Celeron® N5095 CPU reaches the level of the Core-i series of previous generations, as it is also operated with 15 watts.
In terms of graphics performance, Intel also relies for the first time on Core-i technology in the low-cost “Atom” class with the 10th generation UHD graphics core. The robust metal casing in combination with the fan provides the F106F with optimum thermal heat dissipation.
A 4 GB (optionally 8 GB) DDR4 RAM onboard is used as working memory, which is supplemented by a free slot and can thus be expanded up to 16 GB RAM. Users can choose between Windows 10 Pro, IoT Enterprise or Linux Ubuntu 18.04 as the operating system.
Multimedia content is transmitted via an HDMI and a display port, which can feed a maximum of 4,096 by 2,160 pixels, i.e. 4K/UHD, at flicker-free 60 Hz to a maximum of two displays.
As standard, the F106F has two USB 3.2 Gen2, four USB 2.0, one Ethernet RJ45 and one serial COM port. The serial interface can be used, for example, to control the connected display and to query operating states. An audio input and output for the microphone is also available.
The JAHC technology from Giada ensures 24/7 availability. This hardware component integrated in the BIOS automatically reboots the media player, for example if the software hangs. This extended “watchdog” even shuts the PC down and up at fixed times of the day and night, if necessary.