Flexible Panel PC Options Satisfy Graphics Resolution and Outdoor Requirements

Ampro Extends ReadyPanel(TM) 6.5 and ReadyPanel 10 Systems With Daylight-Readable and XGA LCDs SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 - Ampro Computers, Inc., a leading supplier of standards-based computer systems, single board computers (SBCs), and computer-on-modules (COMs), broadens its line of Panel PC systems to target OEMs who need finer display resolutions or wish to deploy systems in outdoor or bright environments. The ReadyPanel(TM) 10 industrial panel computer, introduced in February, enables rapid deployment of digital signage, human machine interface (HMI), and medical applications. System manufacturers can now order the product with either a daylight-readable VGA display or a 1024 x 768 resolution XGA display, to complement the existing choices of operating systems, RAM size up to 1 GB DDR SODIMM, Compact Flash size, hard disk drive capacity (optional), CANbus or other PC/104 expansion I/O connectivity, and scalable CPU performance from 500 MHz to 1.4 GHz. ReadyPanel 6.5 now supports a choice of VGA and XGA resolutions with most of the same accompanying options as ReadyPanel 10. "Ampro has expanded our relationship with NEC to give our customers additional high-reliability, long-lifecycle LCD choices," said Joanne Mumola Williams, president and CEO of Ampro. "The combination of display quality with our single board computer (SBC) reputation results in a flexible product line that is unmatched in the industry in meeting the needs of discriminating embedded system customers." Ampro's market-ready panel computers are reliable over industrial temperature ranges, according to each CPU installed. Ampro combines NEC's LCD thermal performance with Ampro's SBC thermal design expertise developed during its 24 years since inventing embedded computers. ReadyPanel computers integrate display and touch screen while taking full advantage of Ampro's space-efficient EPIC form factor ReadyBoard(TM) SBC with system-oriented consistent user I/O connectors. Standard I/O includes serial, USB, audio, and Ethernet ports. For simplicity of overall system design and future product line migration, a single external +12V or +24V DC input powers each ReadyPanel model. Embedded Linux®, Windows® XP Embedded, and Windows CE are pre-installed on Compact Flash devices, while Windows® XP Professional for Embedded and desktop Linux are available on optional 2.5" hard disk drives. Ampro customizes these systems to meet certain unique or high-volume requirements. For more information please visit the ReadyPanel (http://www.ampro.com/products/ReadyPanel) products page of Ampro's Web site. Pricing and Availability The new ReadyPanel options are available within 90 days. Contact Ampro for pricing and availability of specific configurations. For product photos, please use the following link: www.ampro.com/assets/images/RP10_hi_res.jpg. About Ampro Computers, Inc. Ampro Computers, Inc. is a leading global provider of modular embedded computing solutions for OEM applications. Ampro's mission is to provide time saving solutions for embedded systems designers that accelerate the product deployment process. Ampro pioneered the embedded PC industry creating the popular PC/104 and EBX standards, and recently co-invented the new EPIC and EPIC Express standards. Ampro offers the ReadySystem, ReadyPanel, and MightySystem Computers as complete turnkey industrial computer solutions, ETX and XTX Computer-on-Modules, PC/104-compatible CoreModule CPUs and MiniModule I/O expansion products, EBX form factor LittleBoard single-board computers (SBCs), EPIC form factor ReadyBoard SBCs, and Mini-ITX form factor MightyBoard SBCs. For more information about Ampro Computers, please visit www.ampro.com/. Source: Ampro Computers, Inc. CONTACT: Victoria Kostka, +1-408-360-4324, vkostka@ampro.com Web site: http://www.ampro.com/

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