VIA Introduces VESA Mounted PC for LCD Monitors

VIA vm7700 Mounted at the Back of LCD

Some people use the PC’s LCD screen to display advertising, signage, timetable boards, etc. but the bulky CPU box has always presented a problem for space-constrained applications.

VIA Technologies offers a solution to this problem by introducing the VIA vm7700 VESA mounted PC (vmpc); it turns a standard display panel into a fully functional PC for signage, kiosk and other intelligent display applications.

VIA vm7700 PC

So now you can use any old LCD, from small desktop monitors to larger flat-panel displays for the purpose, and not worry about space because the vm7700 is small, with a chassis that measures only 26 x 180 x 298mm. It attaches behind the user’s screen of choice.

The VIA vmpc vm7700 uses the industry-standard Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) 10cm x 10cm mounting specification for simple attachment at the back of the screen and offers cost savings when upgrading or replacing screens.

Equipped with a 1.0GHz VIA C7 or 1.5GHz VIA Eden ULV processor and the ultra low power VIA CX700M2 system media processor, the vm7700 consumes only a maximum of 12 watts at a low 45ºC thermal envelope, allowing for a fan-less configuration.

What you get in this setup is basically a PC mounted at the back of your computer screen; the commercial photographer can certainly take advantage of that.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.