• “Atom” Elkhart Lake processor
• Fanless, maintenance-free design
• Choice of display port or HDMI connection
• Available in two processor variants
• At least eight years of long-term availability
Munich, November 17, 2022 – With the Giada VM27, Munich-based VAD Concept International has added a micro PC with Elkhart Lake processor to its product range. The compact, energy-efficient system supports Linux Ubuntu as well as Windows 10 / Windows 11 and is suitable for a wide range of applications in the digital signage sector. Due to its small form factor (154mm x 126mm x 40mm), the VM27 can be placed in panels or behind displays to save space. Thanks to its fanless design, the PC operates silently, making it ideal for use in noise-sensitive environments such as museums or recording studios.
The VM27 is the successor model to the VM23, a standard PC popular with system integrators. The “Atom” Elkhart Lake processor from Intel installed in the new generation does not need to shy away from comparison with Core-i processors. It is particularly comparable in graphics performance and represents a low-priced, energy-efficient and more easily available alternative. The long-term availability of at least eight years also enables design and planning security.
Giada offers the PC in two levels: As an entry-level model with Intel Celeron N6210 dual-core processor and 64 GB memory, or as a higher-performance version with Intel Pentium N6415 quad-core processor, 128 GB memory capacity and the option of even larger SSDs. Intel UHD graphics support 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) at flicker-free 60 Hz in both models. Both versions have an HDMI port as well as a display port, which is more popular with some system integrators because it is plug-in safe.
Fanless, maintenance-free design
Giada’s VM27 does not use a fan and instead uses passive heatsinks. These use cooling fins and heat pipes to dissipate waste heat from the processor, integrated graphics and RAM/SSD. Due to the space required by the cooling components, the dimensions and weight of the VM27 are slightly larger than comparable models with a fan. The fanless design also makes the Micro-PC completely maintenance-free and works completely silently, which is required for applications in museums or audio control rooms, for example.
The Micro-PC has four USB 3.2 Gen2 ports and an RS232 serial port for physically exchanging data between the computer and peripherals. In addition to the GB LAN port, the VM27 has an m.2 (2230) slot for a WLAN/Bluetooth card.
As an additional security mechanism, Giada has integrated a TPM chip (Trusted Platform Module) into the VM27’s BIOS. The TPM can sign digital certificates and generate further security keys, which it then stores in a separate area.
Giada’s JAHC technology ensures fail-safety. This hardware component, which is also integrated in the BIOS, automatically reboots the media player, for example if the software hangs, and ramps up and down the PC at fixed times of the day and night thanks to the extended “watchdog”.
List prices and project-specific configurations
The Giada VM27 is available from Concept International with the processor variants Intel Celeron N6210 Dual-Core as well as Intel Pentium N6415 Quadcore. The recommended retail price starts at 390 euros net. Resellers and system houses receive attractive conditions.
On request, Concept International supports the roll-out of projects with the Total Preparation Service: project-specific, ready-to-use and endurance-tested mini PCs, even in large quantities.
For further information, please visit: https://www.concept.biz/en/p/giada-vm27