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BCM introduces BI260-170QD, Intel Q170 based mini-ITX form factor barebone computer supporting triple displays, rich I/O and expansion interfaces for Self-Serve Kiosks

Case Story:

Company A develops floor standing medical patient check-in terminals for use at hospitals, and clinics providing improved patient service by engaging computing technology that allows patients to self-check-in or access facility information through electronic interactive kiosks. The kiosk requires:

  • A small industrial grade embedded computer that can supports multiple I/O devices including touch screen, secondary display, optional capability to support a third display, card reader, scanner, and receipt printer while delivering Intel Core i5/i3 processor performance.
  • Small form factor is required as the enclosure environment is space constrained.
  • Remote management capability and easy installation are also required for speedy maintenance and reduced system downtime.

Our Solution:

BCM proposed the BI260-170QD, which has the following features to meet the requirements of this application:

Form Factor Small form factor barebone computer measuring 8.6” x 8” x 3” and integrated with MX170QD mini-ITX motherboard inside
CPU Performance The MX170QD mainboard is built on the recent Intel Skylake platform. Socket LGA1151 supports 14nm Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors (scalable performance)
Display Supports triple independent displays via 2 DP ports, LVDS, and HDMI
External I/O Rich I/O interfaces including 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 COM ports, audio jacks, 2 Gigabit LAN ports, PS/2 mouse and DC-in for power
Storage Provides one 2.5” SSD/HDD drive bay
Expansion 1 x full/half size mini-PCIe socket with mSATA support and 1 x M.2 (2280 and 2242) socket
Gold Plated Connectors Critical connectors are 30u gold plated pins and locking type. This combination of gold plating and locking ensures superior high speed signal conductivity, wear and corrosion resistance in tough environments, and that critical connections stay connected
Price and availability Competitive priced for both performance and value. Quick time to market production is available
Regulatory Certification Available through our Professional Services


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BI260-170QD Datasheet:

Beside the patient check-in kiosk, the BI260-170QD is also ideal for applications that require high reliability, higher system and graphics performance, and the ability to process multiple complicated tasks simultaneously thanks to its scalable performance CPU socket design. These applications include medical imaging systems, luggage x-ray scanning systems, industrial control and automation, robotics, test & measurement, and digital signal processing.

BCM has been helping customers who provide medical related hardware devices such as the patient check-in kiosks through both our custom design services and our standard products for 20 years Please reach us via if you would like more information.

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Founded in 1990, BCM, an Associate member of Intel IoT Alliance and an NXP Proven Partner, has been a key supplier of turn-key embedded computing solutions to retail, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, medical equipment, and industrial automation applications for well over two decades. Our long life industrial grade computing platforms support digital applications in many aspects including multiple screen sizes and performance levels while delivering holistic BOM control, extended lifecycle, and a stable compute platform you can build your digital products around. BCM’s Southern CA based R&D and PM teams provide fast paced and innovative ODM service with leading technology to meet most customer requirements while our manufacturing, global sourcing, and logistic teams work together to bring the most cost effective and highest quality solutions to our customers. For more information, please visit:

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