ECS to launch small, efficient and silent LIVA Z2 and Z2V Mini PC
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced the LIVA Z2 and Z2V silent, energy- efficient multifunctional mini PC designed for digital signage, workstation, and noise-sensitive situations. The LIVA Z2 and Z2V are available with three Intel Gemini Lake based options, for varying processing needs. Both models are supported by 64GB of on-board eMMC, with a 2.5” HDD bay available for expanded storage options, 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 and a high-speed USB type C connector. The LIVA Z2 features HDMI 2.0 for high bandwidth needs while the Z2V has HDMI 1.4 and D-Sub connectors for legacy and presentation situations. The all-new LIVA Z2/Z2V Mini PC features a fan-less design, allowing power saving and complete silence. It provides stunning 4K / UHD high-quality playback with the full function of a desktop in a space-saving design.
The LIVA Z2 fits a lot of tech into its small size. The case is only 0.48 litres yet provides a multitude of connectors including one reversible USB type C, two HDMI, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and a Kensington lock. For the maker and professional developers, the LIVA Z2 includes a GPIO, an uncommitted digital signal pin whose behaviour is controllable by the user at run time. The LIVA Z2/Z2V is easier to upgrade than many miniPC despite its small size. Simply remove four screws and the user can access the M.2 Wi-Fi, memory modules and 2.5” HDD storage slots.
Supporting smooth 4k playback and HEVC 10-bit decryption ability from the latest Intel HD 600 series integrated graphics, LIVA Z2/Z2V is widely used to support digital store front, point of sale terminal, or menu board in retail sectors. The fan-less design makes the media player invaluable in dust-sensitive roles or places that require the least noise possible, such as hospitals, banks and government offices. Additionally, its compact size (132 mm x 118 mm x 56.4 mm), VISA mount, and power usage characteristics make it an excellent option for use as a thin client for remote and cloud-based operation, workstation, or mini server system.
The LIVA Z2/Z2V is an environmental win. Low carbon footprint, long life, energy efficiency and low power draw make for incredible energy efficiency and cost saving. When used as a home entertainment center or media library, the LIVA Z2/Z2V uses less power than a light bulb, about 6W. Its silence and no moving parts mean the only thing heard is everything, except the PC. This tiny yet powerful PC has the ability of a much larger system without the noise, cost, or hassle inherent in bigger units.