Arbor Technology has announced a new inclusion to its ELIT series of digital signage systems equipped with Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake S-series Core processors with 35W TDPs. The fan-less, rugged “ELIT-1930” signage player runs Linux or Windows on an 8th Gen Coffee Lake-S CPU with up to 32GB DDR4, and features triple 4K displays, 2x GbE, 3x COM, 4x USB 3.1, and 3x M.2. The ELIT-1930 offers Linux 4.x or Windows 10 IoT on CPUs including the 6x core/12x thread Core i7-8700T which is clocked at 2.4GHz/4GHz. Available also is a hexa-core i5-8500T, and quad-core i3-8100T, which are single-threaded, with the system having an Intel Q3. Another Coffee Lake based signage player we’ve seen with Linux support is Axiomtek’s similarly S-series based OPS700-520. A large number of Arbor’s ELIT signage players have been Intel-based systems, such as the 6th Gen Skylake based ELIT-1900.
Arbor also offers an Arm-based model: the ELIT-300 with an unidentified quad-core, Cortex-A17 SoC (probably the Rockchip RK3288). The ELIT-1930 is larger (210 x 190 x 70mm), and has a more feature-rich design than the ELIT-1900. It supports twice the RAM of the ELIT-1900, offering up to 32GB of 2400/2666MHz DDR4 via dual sockets. The announcement page mentions support for up to 4096 x 2304 at 60Hz video via the DP 1.2 and the HDMI ports. In contrast, the spec list shows 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz for both. The ELIT-1930 offers a DVI-D port for up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz, which enables triple simultaneous displays.
- Support triple-display for 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI- D and 1 x DP
- Support one channel 4K (UHD) Display
- Support 3 x COM, 4 x USB3.1 with Type A
- Support DirectX 12
- Support iAMT Function
- Support RAID Function
- One NGFF connector for wireless
- RTC wakeup supported
- Operating temperature : -10 ~ 50°C
The ELIT-1930 is also equipped with 2x Intel-based GbE ports, one of the ports supports iAMT when using the Core-i7 and -i5 parts. Available also are 4x USB 3.1 ports (generation unspecified) and 3 x RS-232/485 ports (1x DB-9, 2x RJ-45). It is further equipped with a watchdog, an RTC, LEDs, and a PS/2 port. Expansion feature is enabled through 3x M.2 slots. The ELIT-1930 offers an M.2 E-Key 2230 socket (PCIe x1, USB 2.0) for a WiFi/Bluetooth card plus an M.2 M-Key 2280 (SATA, PCIe x4) and an M.2 B-Key 2242 (PCIe x1, USB 3.0), with the latter offering an optional BIOS switch to SATA and USB 3.0 with RAID support. It also offers optional antennas and WiFi/BT and LTE modules.