IBASE SI-38 Digital Signage System Wins iF Product Design Award 2013

Ultra slim embedded system designed specifically for digital signage applications

TAIPEI, Taiwan--IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and embedded systems, has once again excelled in the iF product design award 2013 competition for its SI-38 digital signage system, after winning the 2012 Computex Taipei d&i Gold Award and Industrial Innovation Achievement Award.

For 60 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design. Out of 3,011 entries, the award-winning SI-38 is an ultra slim embedded system designed specifically for digital signage applications. Powered by an APU with discrete-class graphics and multiple display outputs, the system has a 26mm-thick chassis that is nevertheless slender enough to disappear into the tightest spaces behind displays. It is built around a die-cast aluminum thermal frame that serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone, thermal conduit, airflow divider, HDD rail, EMI shield and mounting bracket. To ensure long-term reliability with a minimum acoustic footprint, the cooling airflow is segregated from the electronics to keep contaminants out.

"Our commitment to excellence led us to design the SI-38 not only with a refined appearance but, functionality-wise, also with superior processing and graphics performance that meet our customers' demands," says C. S. Lin, President of IBASE Technology Inc.

The SI-38 is capable of decoding multiple H.264, WMV9, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 video streams totally in the graphics subsystem, freeing the CPU cores for other tasks. It supports iSMART, IBASE's green technology with EuP/Erp power saving, auto power on/off scheduler and power resume functions. The unit offers unmatched flexibility in peripheral, network and display connectivity. USB 3.0, RS-232, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G-Wireless interfaces are available. The SI-38 has been tested and certified by world-class digital signage software companies including SCALA, Omnivex, DISE, Stinova and YCD.

About IBASE Technology

Founded in 2000, IBASE is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PC products. IBASE provides OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. Current product offerings include industrial motherboards, embedded systems and network appliance for applications in the automation, digital signage, gaming, entertainment, medical and networking markets.

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