New VIA mobo boasts dual LAN, display ports
VIA has introduced a new motherboard based on its CX700 "system media processor" that features extended I/O capabilities. The new EPIA LT-Series board rides a Mini-ITX form factor and includes not only dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports, but also dual LVDS outputs that allow it to drive up to two displays at the same time. Also included is a VIA C7 processor (in either low-power 1.5GHz or fanless 1GHz flavors), VIA UniChrome Pro II integrated graphics, VIA Vinyl HD audio, support for 1GB of DDR2-533 memory, a PCI slot, two Serial ATA ports, an IDE port, up to six USB 2.0 ports, and up to four COM ports.
According to VIA, the EPIA LT-Series motherboard is designed mainly for "key embedded applications such as high end Point of Sales and digital signage systems" but that it is adequate for "a wide range of networked multimedia applications," as well. The board is scheduled to enter mass production in July.