APC 8750 is a mini PC runs a custom Android system, built for keyboard and mouse input. A basic selection of applications is preinstalled. Also included is a full set of consumer I/O ports, enabling APC to connect to your PC monitor or TV.
Powered by a VIA WonderMedia ARM processor, Android PC system (APC) integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard. The system also features a custom build of Android that has been optimized for keyboard and mouse input, and comes with a browser and a selection of preinstalled apps.
- Optimized Android OS
- HD TV support
- Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats
- VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC
- 2 GB NAND Flash Memory
- 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
- VGA and HMDI display ports
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- One microSD slot
- One 10/100 Ethernet port
- Audio-out/ Mic-in
- 9 VDC power socket (2.5 mm, centre pin positive)
- Neo-ITX form factor (170 x 85 mm)
Internet PC for €52 – [Link]
Via Technologies on Tuesday unveiled the $49 APC Android PC system. Powered by a WonderMedia ARM processor that operates at 800MHz, APC integrates 512MB of DDR3 memory, 2GB NAND flash storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard. The system also features a custom build of Android that has been optimized for keyboard and mouse input, and comes with a browser and a selection of preinstalled apps.
VIA technologies introduces the $49 Android PC system – [Link]
Ishan Karve writes:
I work in an office where working late in the night is the norm including weekends.. This post is not about my office or about the work we do late into the night but about a problem statement posed to me by my subordinates. It goes like this..
The office or rather the building rules demand that we shut down (hard off) all electrical equipment once the office is finally shut for the day. This means that our office servers also requires to be shut down along with the UPS (APC SMART 2200). Now this has nothing to do with our office trying to be green but more to do about obviating any fire risks.
So, whats the problem. The problem is that, once we (management) leave the office, the duty staff has to shut down all the equipment including the servers. The issue is that our two servers running WindoZe 2008 R2 and WindoZe 2003 take about 15 minutes to shut down cleanly. And the UPS then needs to be shutdown afterwards. 15 minutes may seem a small time interval for an office which works routinely for 15+ hours in a day in a single shifts 7 days a week. But at night 2330 when its time to go home every minute looks like an hour to the subordinate staff. So the problem was narrated to me over a short tea break. Since I believe in working Smarter and not Harder, I decided to save 15 man minutes every day.
APC UPS Shutdown Manager – [Link]
Chris sent in his homemade controller for an old APC power distribution unit. This is a great way to recycle some old electronics.
I found some ‘flaky’ APC AP9217 PDUs in the trash and grabbed a few to play with. These have 8 power plugs that can be individually toggled which is infinitely useful for cycling the power on anything. As well as documenting how I modified this device this page is meant to serve as a general hardware hacking HOW-TO since it is a pretty easy to follow example. [via]
DIY Power distribution – [Link]