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BCM - Industrial Motherboard & Custom Motherboard Supplier
BCM introduces PPC19W-45GM Industrial Panel PC Card Reader for Point-of-Sale for Retail Markets  
Turning PPC19W-45GM Panel PC into a POS Terminal
BCM PPC19W-45GM Panel PC with optional touch screen
Credit Card Reader (option 1)
Credit Card Reader (option 2)
Second display via HDMI, DVI or VGA output
Barcode Scanner
Receipt Printer

VFD Customer Display
PPC19W-45GM Highlights
  • 19 inch Wide Screen 16:10 LCD Monitor Touch screen
  • 1440 x 900 resolution
  • Supports Intel® Core™ 2 Duo high speed processor
  • 667/800/1066 MHz FSB
  • Excellent Graphics Performance supported by Intel® GMA 4500MHD Graphics Engine
  • Intel® GM45 Chipset
  • up to 4 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 667/800 MHz System Memory
  • Supports secondary display via HDMI, DVI or VGA
  • Drive Bay: 1 x internal 2.5” HDD, 1 x CD/DVD-ROM Drive Bay
  • External I/O: 1 COM, DVI, HDMI, VGA, 2 Gbit LAN, Audio jacks, 6 USB (2 on the side), PS/2
  • DC 19V Power
  • 100x100mm VESA mount compatible
  • User friendly interface
  • Optional WiFi access
  • Dimensions: 19.25” (L) x 12.5” (W) x 3” (D)
PPC19W-45GM Panel PC
BCM is a member of Intel Embedded Alliance


PPC19W-45GM for quick time-to-market Point-of-Sale Application

Note: the figure above is just an example of showing the PPC19W-45GM as a POS system. All other devices are not included in the package.

BCM, a member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, released our PPC19W-45GM Panel PC in February 2010.  To expand the practical uses for this successful product we are continuing to enhance the base product to support additional applications for key market segments we support such as Point-of-Sale (POS).

The term Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal was created in the late 19 century. It first referred to the storefront or cash registers where merchandises were purchased. Today POS has transformed into a digital computerized platform replacing the traditional checkout process heavily reliant on human interaction by providing more features that makes shopping, dinning, and entertainment experiences smarter, more efficient,  and convenient for consumers and store staff.

POS can be seen in many places including retail, hospitality, healthcare, and entertainment & sporting facilities. There are many different types of POS terminals specialized for retail stores, restaurants, outdoors, and even self service. Each POS system may requires different hardware and software configurations, however, the most common key features required by today’s POS systems are touch screen, rich external I/O, durability, remote manageability, space saving, sleek design, and long life support.

So, why is PPC19W-45GM qualified?

Performance Driven. The PPC19W-45GM is Intel® GM45 based computing system supports Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor providing high speed processing power to handle complicated tasks. With integrated Intel® GMA 4500MHD graphic engine onboard, the system delivers outstanding graphics performance required by majority of multimedia applications.

Extensive I/O interface supporting flexible connections for POS peripherals. The PPC19W-45GM provides rich external I/O interfaces to support multiple POS devices including one COM port, six USB 2.0, HDMI, DVI, VGA, PS/2 connector, dual Gigabit LAN ports and DC 19V power-in connector. The secondary display can serve as a digital sign playing promotional content to the retail store shoppers during checkout and is supported via onboard HDMI, DVI or VGA video outputs. The other peripherals including credit card reader, barcode scanner, receipt/thermal printer and VFD/pole display can be supported via COM or USB connectors.

Touchable Screen. Many high-end POS systems require touch screen interface not only making the order process more efficient but also the benefit of saving valuable retail counter space.

Remote Management. The PPC19W-45GM supports the Intel® Active Management technology (AMT) which enables the IT technicians to remotely manage and update the system via network connections. It helps to reduce system down time as well as cost down the onsite maintenance charges.

Stability. The built-in watchdog timer and H/S monitoring functions help to monitor processor operation and prevent system lock-up if the processor becomes trapped in a drop-dead halt. This feature will generate a reset and ensures the system dependability during unattended operation.

Sleek and Practical Design. Older versions of industrial computers give the stereotypes of a bulky and dull look. Unlike most industrial PPC units designed for the shop floor, the PPC19W-45GM offers a much softer and elegant look suitable for a non-factory environment yet maintains the core features of an industrial and embedded product.

Extended Product Life Support and Strict Revision Control. Being a member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, BCM receives full support from Intel® for CPU, chipsets components and design technologies.  Each of our industrial motherboards and systems has a life cycle of at least 5-7 years guaranteed and at least 12 months warranty after the products are shipped. BCM is not only delivering world class cost effective industrial motherboards and systems, we also plan ahead for our clients for budgetary saving on future development. This is how we maintain long term relationships with our Fortune 500 OEM/ODM customers.

For detail product specification please visit http://www.bcmcom.com/bcm_product_PPC19W-45GM.htm

For more information regarding our products and services, please visit our website at www.bcmcom.com or contact us at BCMSales@bcmcom.com.

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BCM, an Intel® Embedded Alliance member, is one of the world leading suppliers of the long life industrial motherboards & systems. We specialize in designing and manufacturing Custom Motherboards for industrial markets including gaming (slot and lottery machines, player tracking systems, hand-held devices, jackpot display systems), retailing (Point of Sale (POS), ATM, self-serve Kiosk, digital signages, Panel PC), industrial (industrial control, automation) and medical segments. We also offer off-the-shelf products from palm size small form factor to desktop motherboards – Nano ITX, Mini ITX, mATX and ATX.

BCM owns a very strong R&D engineering team and RMA department based in Southern California in order to provide prompt project develop support and instant problem solving assistance. We are able to provide low volume manufacturing services for custom requirements. Our sourcing and logistic professionals are here as well to provide quality but cost effective building materials for production with efficient inventory control. BCM is ISO certified. Our products are designed to perform 24/7/365 operation. With twenty years experience, BCM has been serving our Fortune 500 customers with turn-key stable computing platforms since 1990. For more information please visit BCM’s website at www.bcmcom.com.