Display Solutions introduces Shuttle’s new DS81; a slim, yet powerful embedded barebone PC that supports the latest software and trends in high-performance digital signage. Pushing the limits in terms of interactivity and connectivity, the DS81 supports seamless playback of ultra-high definition video and graphics.

“Shuttle has been supplying small form factor (SFF) embedded barebone systems to the market for over 30 years,” says Brendan O’Reilly, product manager at Display Solutions. “Supporting the Haswell fourth-generation processor, Shuttle’s DS81 is keeping in line with Intel’s roadmap of the latest technology.”

Shuttle’s DS81 is equipped with an Intel® H81 Express Chipset that supports Intel® Haswell fourth-generation Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor. The system supports dual-channel DDR3 1600 memory with a maximum capacity of 16GB, and the CPU integrated Intel® HD graphics 4600 is compatible with DirectX11.1 to deliver significantly increased processing and graphics performance.

To meet the diverse requirements of a variety of digital signage applications, the DS81 provides a wide range of connectivity interfaces, including USB2.0, USB3.0, RS232/422/485, SATA 6G and full size / half size Mini PCIe. The system has built-in display ports to accommodate 4K content and allows end users to play ultra-high quality video and multimedia content with Dual Screen Display options.

The rugged design of the DS81 allows for 24/7 stable operation over long periods of time; Shuttle uses high-performance industrial capacitors and has integrated its innovative heat pipe cooling module with a variable speed fan that enables effective cooling to ensure reliable operation in environments up to  50°C.

“Shuttle has a very structured approach to the digital signage market, which we find very exciting,” adds O’Reilly. “The DS81 fits perfectly with our customer’s requirements for a rugged and reliable system that supports ultra-high definition media requiring 24/7 operation in outdoor environments.”

For more information about Shuttle’s barebone PCs, please call Display Solutions directly on +44 (0) 1480 411600 or visit the website: www.displaysolutions.co.uk