VIA announces Next Generation VIA EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX board

The VIA EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX mainboard combines a VIA 1.0GHz C7 processor with the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one media system processor, delivering a highly optimized platform that boasts comprehensive HD video performance, HD audio and HDMI support in a compact, power-efficient package to meet the broader scope of needs for today’s advanced digital signage, POS, Kiosk, ATM, home automation, healthcare and media client system design applications. The VIA EPIA-M720 supports up to 4GB of high bandwidth DDR3 1066 memory and two SATA II connections and also features the VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor for advanced filtering and cutting edge post-processing to perform ultra smooth decoding of MPEG-4/AVC, H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS video for Blu-ray content.

Rear panel I/O includes two PS/2 ports (KB/MS), one HDMI port, one VGA port, one COM port, one Gigabit LAN port, two USB 2.0 ports and three audio jacks. An onboard PCI slot is accompanied with two SATA II connectors, an additional COM port, a further three USB 2.0 pin headers for 6 USB ports (including two optional ports), SPDIF out, one pin header for LPT and LPC, SPI, SMBus headers.