This week ECS has unveiled a new addition to their range of mini PC systems with the introduction of the LIVA Z Plus ZE mini-PC which features legacy connectivity combined with modern hardware allowing older applications to enjoy a refresh together with more processing power. Designed for applications such as retail, point of sale and educational or robotics the new ECS mini PC is equipped with 4 x RS232 serial COM ports. Processor options include Intel 7th generation “Kaby Lake” SoC options, including Celeron 3965U, Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U, and i5-7500U enhanced by Intel vPro.
Other features of the LIVA Z Plus ZE mini-PC include 2 x DDR4 SO-DIMM slots but are capable of supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel memory. Together with storage options via a M.2-2242 slot with both PCI-Express 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gbps wiring. In addition to the 4 x RS232 serial COM ports mini PC also features 4 x USB 3.0 ports (three type-A, one type-C) and 1 x GbE wired network interface. Wireless connectivity is provided via support for both Bluetooth 4.0 WLAN and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
ECS is also included stereo HD audio, and display outputs that include one each of HDMI 1.4 and miniDisplayPort. The mini PC measures 117 mm x 128 mm x 51 mm and as you would expect supports VESA mounting. Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by ECS, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always. In the meantime jump over to the official ECS website for more details.