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Habey USA's 12-inch panel PC brings that rugged look to your home

Habey USA's 12-inch panel PC brings that rugged look to your home
Sharif Sakr
Sharif Sakr|July 24, 2011 11:19 AM
It's a shame this steel-encased touchscreen PC from Habey USA arrived too late for our violent outburst on the Engadget Show, but at least it has some broadly agreeable specs. The PPC-6512 can reel off 1080p vids on its 12-inch screen while consuming just 30W thanks to its 1.8GHz Atom D525 and NVIDIA Ion GT218 combo. An empty 2.5-inch removable HDD tray and eSATA port give it potential as a networked storage hub, and an old-school serial port lets it handle home automation controls too. It could also be used as a comms or security terminal, as there's a 1.3MP webcam on board, vesa mounting holes and four USB 2.0 ports. Heck, we'd buy three and rig our whole house up -- were it not for the $800 price tag, the apparently limited availability on Habey USA's underloved Amazon page, and the fact that we like our terminals to show a bit of emotion. Full specs in the PR after the break.
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HABEY USA, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer and digital signage media products, today announces its new 12" Touchscreen Intel Dual Core Atom Nvidia ION Panel PC.

Features include: 16:9 widescreen 12" touchscreen, HDMI+VGA, 1 Serial Port, 2 mini-PCIe, 4 USBs, 1 eSATA, 1 LAN, 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 100x100 vesa mounting holes for easy installation.

Equipped with the efficient Dual Core 1.8GHz Atom and Nvidia ION GT218 graphics card with dedicated 512MB video memory, the PPC-6512 displays full screen blu-ray videos while consuming less than 30W. The 12" widescreen (16:9) carries a 1.3 megapixel camera located on top of the monitor and its slim design with vesa mounts allow for flexible installation in space constraint environments. This green touchscreen Panel PC carries a 2.5" removable hard drive bay fastened by metallic thumb screws for easy removal and can output dual independent displays via VGA and HDMI with max resolution of up to 2560x1600. Providing high I/O flexibility, the bottom panel includes 4 USBs, 1 eSATA, 1 LAN, S/PDIF HD digital audio, and dual internal mini-PCI Express slots for internal wireless, TV tuner, 3G modules, etc. Unique for its serial connector on the bottom panel, the PPC-6512 allows for home automation control and automatic control of peripheral devices suitable for applications from home theaters to digital signage. The PPC-6512 supports Windows XP/7/Embedded/POS and Linux operating systems and can be further customized for OEM orders.

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Product Datasheet:


Expiration Yr.

3-5 years

Available at the following online retailers:



Intel Atom Dual Core D525 1.8GHz
Nvidia ION2 GT218 Graphics w/ 512MB dedicated memory
2 DDR3 SODIMM slots
Steel Encased Touchscreen Panel PC
1.3 megapixel webcam
2 mini-PCIe slots (support half and full mini-PCIe cards)
HDMI+VGA video output, Dual Independent Display
1 Serial Ports
4 USBs, 1 eSATA, 1 LAN, S/PDIF
2.5" Removable Hard Drive Tray
Supports Windows Home/Pro/Embedded & Linux O/S


Processor: Intel Atom D525 (1.80GHz, dual-core, 800 MHz FSB)

Chipset: Intel NM10 Express Chipset

Memory: 2x DDR3 SODIMM slots, support up to 4GB

Graphics (GPU): Nvidia ION2 GT218 Graphics w/ 512MB dedicated memory

Display: VGA+HDMI, Dual Independent Display

Storage: 2x 2.5" internal SATA II ports, 1 2.5" SATA removable Hard Drive Tray (thumb screws)

USB: 4x Rear/ 2x Internal USB2.0

COM: 1 x COM/RS-232

VGA: 1 x DB15, Display up to 2048x1536

HDMI: 1x HDMI, Display up to 2560x1600

Audio: HD Audio 5.1 Channel, Digital Audio HDMI, 1x SPDIF, 1x Mic-in, 1x Line-out interface

Expansion: 2x mini-PCIe slots

LAN: Realtek RTL8111D, 10/100/1000Mbps, 1x RJ45

Wireless: Optional via mini-PCIe/USB, not included

Power Switch: On/Off button

Power Supply: DC +12V, BIOS feature: Power upon AC loss

Cooling System: Low-profile heat-sink with Fan

OS Support: Windows Embedded XP/7, Windows XP/Vista/7 pro or home, Linux O/S

Mechanical & Environmental

Operation Temperature: -10 ºC - 50 ºC (14ºF - 122 ºF)

Storage Temperature: -40 ºC - 60 ºC (-40ºF - 140 ºF)

Relative Humidity: 5%~95%, 40ºC, non-condensing

Vibration: 0.5g rms/5~500Hz/ random operation

EMC: --

Dimension: 343mm x 235mm x 51mm (13.5" x 9.25" x 2")

Net weight: 7.3 lbs

Materials: Aluminum + Steel

Coating Processes: Aluminum Oxidation

Mounting: 100x100 vesa mounts, Wall mount and Panel mount available on OEM order

Color: Black/Silver, custom color available on OEM order