Temperature-resistant 43 mm barebone PC for playback of 4K content


Elmshorn, Germany, 2015-01-19 - One of the most popular solutions in the Shuttle product range is now available in an alternative version. The DS81L has all the properties of the DS81, but with a 12 V supply voltage instead of the standard 19 V. This special feature enables the use of alternative, stabilised energy sources instead of the supplied 84 W power supply unit.

- 12 V input voltage enables operation from alternative energy sources

The motherboard of the DS81L uses the proven Intel H81 chipset and is therefore compatible with a large number of Intel desktop processors with LGA1150 socket (up to a TDP of 65 W). The two SO-DIMM sockets can support a total of 16 GB DDR3 memory. An SATA 6 Gbit/s port is available for 2.5" SSD or hard disk. 1x Mini-PCI-Express (half-size) and an mSATA slot offer additional expansion options, e.g. for WLAN or mSATA-SSD. This flexibility allows robust pricing as well as maximum system performance.

Where enough power is required, for instance, to play ultra-high-resolution 4K content (3840 x 2160 pixels), installation of an Intel Core i3 processor is recommended. The image signal can then be transmitted at 60 Hz via DisplayPort or 30 Hz via HDMI.

A high-performance dual-fan regulated heatpipe cooling system, packed in a robust steel case, enables operation at ambient temperatures between 0-50 C.

Despite its small dimensions of 19 x 16.5 x 4.3 cm (DWH), the DS81L offers two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2x USB 3.0, 2x DisplayPort, HDMI, audio, 2x RS-232 and card reader. At the back of the machine is a four-pin connector for remote power-on (e.g. in case of a fixed installation in an awkward position). If required, a jumper on the motherboard can put the machine in always-on mode so that it automatically boots up as soon as the operating voltage is present.

"The new DS81L can operate where a sufficiently powerful stabilised 12 V power supply is available," says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "In order to ensure stable operation, though, the tolerance range of 5% should not be exceeded."

The DS81L can be operated in various positions, e.g. sitting on a desk or installed on suitable surfaces or monitors with the supplied VESA mount.

The recommended retail price for the Shuttle Barebone DS81L is EUR 166.00 (ex VAT). The machine described in this press release is available from specialist retailers Europe-wide now.

Optional accessories include WLN-S (WLAN kit) and PVG01 (VGA connector cable).

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