SkinnyBytes has unveiled a new lineup of PoE Computers which are AIO (All-In-One) ranging in sizes from 8.9” to 18.5”. As these systems are powered via Power-over-Ethernet they do not require AC power outlets. AC electrical power is expensive to install, and is far more dangerous than the low-voltage DC power provided by PoE. The significant cost savings coupled with a TouchScreen interface make these systems ideal for business and schools.
On account of being Power-over-Ethernet, the need for AC power outlets in order to operate these devices is eliminated. This feature is cited to reduce power consumption of the gadgets considerably, thus rendering them eco-friendly. PCs in this series flaunt touchscreen interfaces and make use of low-voltage power supplied through standard network cable. Each of the computers comes pre-loaded with the Windows 7 OS as well.
A touchscreen display interface is also included on the Windows 7-powered machines to make them keep up with the times, making them ideal for business and schools. Since these PoE computers are compatible with IEEE standard 802.3at for Power-over-Ethernet, you will be able to enjoy a reduction in power requirements of up to 90% when compared to other traditional computing systems – bear in mind that this figure was reached by SkinnyBytes themselves using an in-house benchmark, so do take that figure with a pinch of salt. It does help that each PoE machine will be aided by power saving technologies such as the use of solid state drives, a low-power Intel Atom processor, LED backlighting, and passive cooling technologies.
The 18.5” PoE touchscreen AIO Elite is priced at $999(Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon) on the company’s official site. The pricing will vary according to user-selected configuration options.