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17A2 17-inch" All-in-One Desktop Touchcomputer

Expanded versatility, bigger screen, and improved serviceability, all in a compact design: the 17A2 17" LCD all-in-one touchcomputer provides an attractive ultra-compact 17" touch solution that can fit virtually anywhere in any point-of-service environment. The 17A2 Rev B, is now available with a standard 160GB hard drive; twice the size of the original introduction!

The 17A2 touchcomputer with dual video display capability includes a choice of touch technologies: AccuTouch five-wire resistive, IntelliTouch surface acoustic wave and the company's innovative Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) that blends the benefits of all three. Elo touch technologies provide stable, durable touch options that are resistant to scratches and liquids and can be activated in a variety of ways. Also, the 17A2 comes with 1280 x 1024 SXGA resolution and 5:4 aspect ratio to display clear, precise graphics for improved readability.

The space-saving, compact design of the 17A2 touchcomputer offers increased flexibility for easy integration of a variety of optional field-replaceable peripherals, including: three-track magnetic stripe reader (MSR) for credit, ID and loyalty card transactions; customer-facing display to verify those transactions; biometric fingerprint recognition for increased security; 3-watt speaker bar with or without optional single line or omni-directional barcode scanner; and DVD drive. Serviceability is enhanced with easy access to the hard drive and compact flash through a slide-out drawer.

The silent, fanless, spill- and tamper-resistant design of the 17A2 and its compact integrated peripherals, make this touchcomputer an ideal choice for point-of-sale, point-of-service, loyalty systems, kiosk information systems, medical and light industrial, airport security, home control, and Internet access points.

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Features Benefits
Small integrated, all-in-one touchcomputer
  • Saves space, with the same footprint as a standard 17" LCD display
  • Combining processing with touchscreen to fit virtually anywhere
Silent, fanless Intel® Celeron® M design
  • Can be installed and functional in any point-of-service environment
  • Reliable operation in demanding environments
  • 2X performance improvement over 1529L based on Passmark Benchmark
Available with AccuTouch five-wire resistive, IntelliTouch surface-wave, or Acoustic Pulse Recognition touch technology

Choice of touch technology to fit a wide range of applications

Touchscreen sealed from the factory

Resists dirt, dust and liquid intrusion

"Designed for touch" with a stable, wall/arm VESA mount, and mounting holes on stand bottom for table-top installations or wall mounting
  • Flexible VESA mounting options–configurable as a desktop or wall-mount
  • Mounting options to complement store layout and customer traffic
Variety of optional field installable and replaceable point-of-service peripherals
  • Peripherals installable in the field for easy upgrades and added functionality
  • Optional field-replaceable peripherals include: three-track magnetic stripe reader (MSR) for credit, ID and loyalty card transactions; customer-facing display to verify those transactions; biometric fingerprint recognition for increased security; 3-watt speaker bar with or without optional line or omni-directional barcode scanner; and DVD drive
USB 2.0, serial and cash drawer connectivity

Flexibility to support both legacy and future POS peripherals

Dual video display capability
  • Allows attachment of a second touch screen display for digital signage
  • Scalar support for 800X600, 1024X768 and native 1280X1024 for running legacy applications
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, WEPOS or XP Embedded operating system support

Increases software and peripheral choices offering versatility and compatibility

On-screen display controls located on the side rather than the front, plus lockout function

Minimizes accidental or intentional changes to the display's controls in a public access environment

Securable cable cover
  • Cable management system conceals cables from view providing additional security from tampering
  • Robust tie-downs for strain relief
Security lock receptacle

Provides fast, effective, and convenient security in any public and/or point-of-service installation

User accessible hard drive mounted in slide-out drawer

Easy access and quick upgrades or repairs, lockable with one screw

Long product life-cycle

Peace of mind that Elo touchcomputers will be available throughout all phases of project rollouts and when future spares are needed

Model 17A2
Processor Intel Celeron M 1GHz CPU
Chipset Intel 915GME/ICH6
Video Intel GMA 900 up to 128MB 1 shared
Memory (RAM) 1GB PC2-3200 SODIMM (400MHz) standard on 1 of 2 slots
(expandable to 2GB max 2)
Hard Disk Drive 3 Rev A: 1 x 2.5” 80GB SATA hard drive
Rev B: 1 x 2.5” 160GGB SATA hard drive

(1) Memory supports both system and video. Accessible system memory may be up to 128 MB less than the amount stated, depending on the video mode.
(2) Maximum memory using 2 slots.
(3) GB equals one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity may be less.

Serial Ports 2 x RS-232 serial (RJ45, 8 position)
COM2 is RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 selectable
USB Ports 4 x USB self powered 2.0
1 (of 4) port is 12V powered USB (1.5A) for POS peripherals
VGA Port 1 x VGA D-SUB
Ethernet 100/10Base-T Port 1 x LAN RJ45
Cash Drawer Port 1 x cash drawer (RJ11, 6 position)
PS/2 port 1 x PS/2 universal (default to keyboard compatibility)
Audio Port 1 x 3.5 mm audio-out
1 x 3.5 mm mic-in
Compact Flash Slot 1 x compact flash type I
MiniPCI Slot 1 x miniPCI type IIIA/B
Speakers Two-watt/channel speakers in display head
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
Languages Windows XP – 24 Language groups; WEPOS - 5 language groups
Display 17.0" diagonal
Aspect Ratio 5:4
Useful Screen Area Horizontal: 13.3" (338 mm)
Vertical: 10.7" (270 mm)
Native (Optimal) Resolution 1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz (native); scalar support for 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 at 60 Hz
Colors 16.7 million
Brightness (Typical) LCD panel: 300 nits
: 240 nits
Acoustic Pulse Recognition: 276 nits
IntelliTouch: 276 nits
Response Time - Total (Typical) 7.2 msec
Viewing Angle (Typical) Help on this topic Horizontal: ±80° or 160° total
Vertical: ±80° or 160° total
Contrast Ratio (Typical) 800:1
On-Screen Display (OSD) Controls (side): menu, up, down, select, power
: volume, brightness, sharpness, contrast, color temperature, OSD position and orientation, factory reset
Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Lockouts: all controls
Available Touch Technologies IntelliTouch Surface Acoustic Wave
AccuTouch Zero-Bezel Resistive
Zero-Bezel APR (Acoustic Pulse Recognition)
Power Supply External DC (power brick)
Input Voltage DC: 12 V at 10.0 amps max.
Power Consumption Touchcomputer: 85 W max.
Serial VFD customer display: 5 W max.
USB fingerprint reader: 3 W max.
USB magnetic stripe reader: 1 W max.
USB scanner: 3 W max.
Speaker bar: 7 W max.
DVD drive: 5 W max.
Wireless card/TV tuner: 5 W max.
Total power drawn with all possible peripherals: 105 W max.
Computer Dimensions
(max. with stand)
Width: 15.4" (391 mm)
Height: 15.0" (381 mm)
Depth: 9.4" (239 mm)

Dimensions vary with stand position and options selected

Shipping Box Dimensions
(W x D x H)
Base unit: 17.9" (455 mm) x 20.1" (510 mm) x 9.6" (245 mm)
Unit with peripherals: 20.5" (520 mm) x 20.1" (510 mm) x 9.6" (245 mm)
(with all options)
Actual: 24.0 lb (10.9 kg)
Actual without stand, including HDD and DVD: 14.9 lb (6.8 kg)
Shipping: 32.0 lb (14.5 kg)
Temperature Operating: 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Storage: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Operating: 20%-80%
Storage: 5%-95%
Form Factor Desktop
Enclosure Color Dark gray
Real-Time Clock Replaceable lithium battery backed up real time clock
Backlight Lamp Life Mininum 50,000 hours
MTBF 50,000 hours demonstrated
Stand Options Remove
Mounting Options 100 mm VESA mount
Threaded holes on bottom of stand for secure mounting
Sealing Touchscreen sealed to bezel
Touchscreen sealed to LCD
Other Features Accessible hard disk drive, compact flash, miniPCI card
Kensington security lock

Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

An MTBF measurement is based on a statistical sample and is not intended to predict any one specific unit's reliability; thus MTBF is not, and should not be construed as, a warranty measurement.

Expansion Options

  • Wireless card
  • Accessories

    AC Power Cable: A North American power cable and a European power cable are included. For touchcomputers being shipped to the United Kingdom, add a UK power cable at no cost by specifying part number E235317.

    Desktop Stand: Dark gray, part number E408061, available at additional cost.

    APR Stylus PenOptional Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) Stylus Pen: Stylus pen with metal tip, designed specifically for use with Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) technology. Part number E963860, available at additional cost.


    IntelliTouch Stylus PenOptional IntelliTouch/iTouch Stylus Pen: Stylus pen with rubber tip, designed specifically for use with IntelliTouch or iTouch surface wave touch technology. Part number D82064-000, available at additional cost.

    Replacement DC Power Supply Brick: 12V DC power brick, part number E114692, is available at additional cost.

    Touch/Audio/Video/Accessory Cables: PS/2 Y-cable for simultaneous mouse and keyboard support and RJ to DB-9 serial adapter (P/N E640497) are included; replacements available at additional cost. RJ to DB-9 with 5V adapter cable (P/N E991279) available at additional cost.

    External Elo Peripherals:

    • USB biometric fingerprint reader
    • Speaker bar (two 3-watt speakers)
      • with Omni-directional barcode scanner*, or
      • with Single line barcode scanner*, or
      • without barcode scanner
    • DVD burner

    * Keyboard emulation driver available

    Magnetic Stripe Reader

    Tracks 3
    Message format ASCII
    Card speed 3 to 50 inch/sec (7.6 to 127 cm/sec)

    Rear-Facing Customer Display (2x20 VFD)

    Type Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD), 2 rows, 20 characters/row
    Characters 5 x 7 dot matrix configuration, 9.5 mm height, 6.2 mm width, pixel addressable
    Format/color ASCII/blue-green

    Biometric Fingerprint Reader (FPR)

    The Biometric Fingerprint Reader is a USB-powered device that may be mounted to any of the four mounting locations located on the display head top, bottom, left, and right side of the touchcomputer. The reader optically scans the fingerprint when the user touches the glowing window. Optical technology gives the highest quality fingerprint scans and reliability. Fingerprint reader specifications are shown in the table below:

    Feature Description
    Finger Print Reader DigitalPersona U.are.U 4000B
    Power Supply 5.0VDC =/- 0.25V
    Current Draw - Scanning Mode 190 mA (typical)
    Current Draw - Idle Mode 140 mA (typical)
    Current Draw - Suspend Mode 1.5 mA (typical)
    Image Resolution 512 dpi
    Image Color 8-bit gray level
    Scan Capture Size (W x H, Nominal) 14.6mm x 18.1mm
    Image Capture Speed 100ms
    USB Type 1.0, 1.1 or 2.0
    Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Up to 15kV mounted in case
    Part Number E477341


    All touchscreens have antiglare surface treatment.
    All touchscreens use USB touch controller interface (internally).

    17A2 Rev B
    Technology Help on this topic OS Part #
    (RoHS Compliant)
    AccuTouch Without OS E871645 May vary by region; contact Elo
    IntelliTouch Without OS E529917 May vary by region; contact Elo
    AccuTouch WinXP Pro E087161 May vary by region; contact Elo
    IntelliTouch WinXP Pro E006447 May vary by region; contact Elo
    17A2 Rev A
    Technology Help on this topic OS Part #
    (RoHS Compliant)
    AccuTouch WEPOS E911912 May vary by region; contact Elo
    IntelliTouch WEPOS E492499 May vary by region; contact Elo
    Acoustic Pulse Recognition WEPOS E160097 May vary by region; contact Elo
    Acoustic Pulse Recognition WinXP Pro E898496 May vary by region; contact Elo

    Optional Peripherals

    Peripheral Color Options Part #
    (RoHS Compliant)
    Customer Display (2x20 VFD) Dark Gray   E304301
    Fingerprint Reader Dark Gray   E477341
    Magnetic Stripe Reader Dark Gray   E246532
    Speaker Bar Dark Gray No barcode scanner E182214
    Speaker Bar Dark Gray Single line barcode scanner E382588
    Speaker Bar Dark Gray Omni-directional barcode scanner E798729

    Upgrade Options

    Upgrade Part #
    (RoHS Compliant)
    DVD Burner Kit E049826
    Hard Drive 80GB Kit E192833
    Memory, 1GB RAM Kit E765490
    Memory, 512MB RAM Kit E432086
    Memory, Compact Flash 1GB Kit E570376
    Memory, Compact Flash 2GB Kit E007783
    Wireless Card MiniPCI Kit E204980


    Additional Support Documentation

    NOTE: The Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) and Projected Capacitive touch technologies are not supported by all operating systems. See the Technology notes for each driver on the Driver and File Downloads page to verify support for your touchscreen technology.

    Warranty 3 years
    Optional Product Coverage Advance Unit Replacement program (North America only)
    Extended Warranty (North America and EMEA only)
    Agency Approvals Help on this topic UL/cUL (*recognized component), FCC, CE, VCCI, C-Tick, EN60950

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

    An MTBF measurement is based on a statistical sample and is not intended to predict any one specific unit's reliability; thus MTBF is not, and should not be construed as, a warranty measurement.


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