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ALIX 1 is here

The new Mini ITX board from PC Engines

Introducing the ALIX 1 board, the first in the new ALIX series of small form factor PC motherboards from PC Engines.

With a 500 MHz AMD Geode LX CPU and 256 MB of RAM, the ALIX 1 continues the tradition from PC Engines of small form factor, fanless boards for embedded applications.

Unlike the WRAPs, the ALIX 1 has two USB ports and two USB headers, as well as support for a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and sound, making it ideal for use as a thin client or as a kiosk PC.

And at 170cm square, the Mini ITX form-factor ALIX 1 is only slightly larger than our WRAP 1 and net4801 boards.

At this stage, we only have boards available, but we’re working on rack mount and standalone cases.

In other news…

New products

You can now buy the net4801 lite case on its own.

So if you have a lonely net4801 board lying around, give it a new lease of life with one of our groovy net4801 cases.

Product changes

We’ve rejigged our online shop groupings to allow for the new ALIX and net5501 boards (coming very soon).

So now you’ll find our boxes, rack mounted units and boards under either ‘WRAP’, ‘net4801’, ‘ALIX’ or ‘Eber’ headings on their respective shop pages.

Extra bits

net5501 certified

Our compliance testing on the net5501 is complete. The good news is that it passed – yippee! The bad news is that we haven’t managed to get our hands on any stock – yet. We’ll let you know as soon as we do.

We also certified the LAN1621 and LAN1641 PCI multiport ethernet adapters while we were at it, so we’ll shortly be offering them for sale as well.

Keep watching!

WRAP 2 boards running low

Our stock of WRAP 2 boards is running low and at this stage we’re due to run out sometime in September.

We hope to have the ALIX 3 replacement on hand by then, but we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?

And the WRAP 1 replacements, the ALIX 2 boards, are also expected around the same time as the ALIX 3.

Can’t wait for that one.

New adapters page

There’s a new product information page for our CF to IDE and miniPCI adapters.

With photos, diagrams and other equally scintillating stuff, you can find it under ‘Accessories’ in the menu.

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