VIA Launches Flat Panel Development Kit

From VIA’s press release:

VIA Technologies, Inc, today announced a new range of complete flat panel development kits for the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard series by Milan-based ECC Elettronica, a member of the pan-European Abacus Group and a leading distributor of electronic components and display solutions. With extensive support for key flat panel connectors, the ECC kits shorten the development cycle and simplify the design of innovative lifestyle computing and display devices.

The new customized development kits provide a choice of VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard and fully compatible flat panel, eliminating expensive and time-consuming compatibility testing of various panels by system builders and enabling an increasingly diverse range of innovative VIA EPIA Mini-ITX based digital display devices to be brought to market more quickly, such as information display systems in shops, kiosks and public places, all-in-one TV PCs, and car entertainment and navigation systems.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with ECC Elettronica in bringing these innovative development kits for our VIA EPIA mainboards to the European market,” said Michal Lisiecki, European Marketing Manager of VIA Europe. “A growing number of our customers are choosing to use integrated displays in their infotainment devices, so by removing the considerable compatibility testing obstacle, we are giving them a great head-start in their development of high quality, small form factor flat panel devices.”

“VIA EPIA Mini-ITX and LVDS solution provides a very valuable addition to our product line, offering our customers fast, easy and cost-effective implementation of flat panel systems”, said Domenico Donati, CEO of ECC Elettronica. “Thanks to the highly-integrated mainboard from VIA we are able to offer our customers a complete display solutions, substantially reducing time-to-market and development costs.”

The ECC development kits can be customized according to the specific requirements of the system builder, based on the various configurations of the VIA EPIA M, CL, TC and MII Series Mini-ITX mainboards with either the fanless VIA Eden