Whether it’s checking your balance with the bank, buying car insurance or seeking technical support, most of us find ourselves talking to call centres many times a year. And while we can all cite our own examples of good or bad experiences, the availability of someone at the other end of a phone, often 24 hours a day, does, in general, make life easier.
Typically these call centres are characterised by large teams and tens or hundreds of computers in a relatively limited space. Which is why tiny green PCs can help to improve the call centre experience for both customer and call centre employee.
Applications such as data acquisition often require computing power to be deployed in remote (and sometimes harsh) locations yet operate reliably for long periods without intervention. Unfortunately, many low-cost PCs are simply not up to this task, while specialist designs can prove expensive.
But now there is a ‘third way’ – the fit-PC family of miniature, energy-efficient fanless PCs. Great value for money and designed to last, fit-PCs are ideal for users and integrators looking for an inexpensive solution to reliable, remote, unattended operation.
The owners of the Mirabilandia amusement park in Savio, Italy have found an innovative use for the ultra-miniature fit-PC2 computers – recording the sheer excitement/terror (delete as applicable) of riders on the park’s iSpeed rollercoaster.
With a 74.6 MPH launch into a top hat where it climbs to 180 feet and then plummets to the ground, the iSpeed delivers a barrage of airtime hills, tight turns, and inversions. And the cameras connected to the fit-PC2s capture every single twist & turn in HD video and every scream in high-quality audio.
No, we’re not talking about politically correct frogs but the small, power-efficient, fanless computers that are growing in popularity thanks to their ability to help home and business users save energy, money and desk space - without compromising on performance.
And now, with the launch of the Tiny Green PC website, two of these families of lean, mean, green machines have an official online home.
Latest generation of award-winning fit-PC family based on 2nd generation Intel® Core™i7 Processor
andersDX today announced the imminent arrival of Intense PC, the latest addition to the award winning FitPC family which is based on a 2nd generation Intel® Core™i7 Processor. Intense PC is the first miniature fanless PC on the market offering high end computing performance, low power consumption, the ability to extend and customise functionality and all within a tough enclosure which looks great.
According to LinuxUser & Developer magazine, the latest member of the fit-PC family of miniature PCs, that’s what. In their recent fit-PC3 review they describe this small, tough computer as ‘an impressive amount of technology and connectivity crammed into an impossibly small package’.
How PC Selection can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Not a day goes by without new stories on the dangers of climate change, escalating energy costs, threats to fuel supply security and the need to limit our carbon footprint. And the harsh reality is that, whether as a result of legislation and pressure from governments, a genuine desire to limit the impact we have on the planet or the need to keep spending down in today’s economic climate, reducing energy consumption is high on the agenda for consumers and industry alike.
Get Fit with the World’s Greenest PC
Getting into shape after the holiday season is a time-honoured tradition – but could being larger than we might like and consuming more than is necessary be a problem for our PC hardware too? Well quite possibly if the latest product in the award-winning fit-PC range of ultra-miniature computers is anything to go by.