Opus Solutions "Vehicle PC" Mini-ITX system including Power Supply, case (NY USA)
4/24/14 NOTE: I HAVE FOUND THAT THE POWER SUPPLIES IN THESE UNITS ARE 24-VOLT INPUT, NOT 12-VOLT! KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OF THESE UNITS!
I have several (nine actually) of these systems that were removed from equipment. They got very light use. I didn't want to scrap them, but didn't know who would be interested in them until I found mp3Car.com! I'm hoping there are a few people out there who would like to have a nicely built system for $40. (Just the case with PS is listed online for lots more!)
We got them from a developer who was trying to create a combination entertainment/security system for bus travel. The developer went belly-up, and we were left with the units installed in our buses. Hope you'll pardon me for not having intimate knowledge of the systems, but we bought them as an installed package, so this week is the first time I looked under the hood of one. I do know that they are Windows XP systems, set up to run headless (the video entertainment system in the bus was the only display connection under normal operation).
You can check out the specs at the Opus Solutions website at http://www.opussolutions.com/product...specifications
The motherboard is an VIA EPIA-MII6000E with Eden processor (which is apparently a proprietary VIA low-power processor designed to run fanless). You can check the specs out at http://www.viaembedded.com/en/produc...ard_(EOL).html
Power supply is Opus DCX3.120P.
Plugged into the PCI riser card is a KGuard DVR1X-7134B 8-input DVR card. This was used for security camera inputs. (That was part of the developers strategy - to provide live video feeds. Since this was the pre-3G days, that effectively killed their bandwidth, and thus their business)
Also inside the case is a microcontroller card (ETT CP-jrZ8F02, with companion opto-relay card ET-OPTO RELAY 4) that was supposed to control the power-up and power-down of the PC and some other ancillary stuff. If you're interested, it's a Zilog Z8Encore processor based card. The developer added some circuitry to the card, I believe to convert the 24v feed from the bus batteries to 12v for the system (there's a prototype grid area provided on the card for just such purposes). Doesn't look like any permanent mods, so if you're into microcontrollers these could be cool.
I can remove the add-an cards if you're not interested in them, leaving you with the stock Opus unit.
The case is really solid, built specifically for mini-ITX, and has internal space for 2 full size PCI cards, or one card and a full size HDD or optical drive (or, in this case, the microcontroller card :eyebrows:). It's so nice, mp3Cars.com sells them!
If you're interested in one or all of them, PM or email me, and we'll figure out the details.