February 27, 2018ELO ENHANCES INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE ALL-NEW ELO BACKPACK™ COMPUTE ENGINE POWERED BY ANDROID™
Android-based compute solution, with optional EloView® software, delivers a simple and affordable platform to scale interactive experiences across the business
MILPITAS, Calif.—February 27, 2018—Elo, a leading global supplier of touchscreen computing solutions, today announced Elo Backpack, an Android powered compute engine capable of transforming Elo touchscreens of varied size and form factor into an affordable, scalable, single-architecture media platform. Compatible products include most Elo touchscreen digital signage, desktop monitors and kiosk open-frame products. With its simplified content-delivery and remote-management capabilities via the EloView® portal, Backpack is an ideal solution for kiosk designers, digital signage providers and POS system providers across a broad range of commercial or public environments.
“The new Elo Backpack turns touchscreen monitors and displays into fully connected systems with limitless interactive experience possibilities,” said Craig Witsoe, CEO of Elo. “The success of our customers deploying our small-format I-Series touchscreens is just the beginning. We’re excited to bring the flexibility of the Android mobile architecture to Elo’s broader touchscreen portfolio while simplifying deployment and management via our EloView software.”
With Elo Backpack, Elo introduces kiosk integrators to a new architecture that can lower costs, improve scalability and simplify creation of customized kiosks. This platform provides a low-power, solid-state, fan-less computing solution running Android 7.1 (Nougat) with the capability to scale deployments and remotely manage kiosks out-of-the-box. Combined with Elo’s brilliant commercial-grade touch monitors, integrators can now transform what was a bulky, highly customized kiosk into a sleek, scalable design. EloView, a SaaS platform, further simplifies deployment and device maintenance of Elo touchscreens enabling OS management, remote and silent updates, kiosk lockdown and automatic provisioning.
Built on Elo’s extensive understanding of peripheral integration and SDK development, Backpack supports industry-leading peripherals for scanning, payment, printing and biometric input via two USB 2.0 ports. Additional connectivity is available for an Elo touchscreen monitor plus Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI output, micro-SD, and GPIO. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor offers high-end features including support for full HD+, fast connectivity with integrated X9 LTE, and powerful 2.0GHz performance with Octa-core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit CPU.
Elo Backpack is compatible with select Elo 90 Series open-frames (SAW & PCAP), large-format, open frames (32”+), IDS 02-Series & 7001LT displays and 02-series desktop monitors and is available to order today. To learn more about the Android compute engine, visit: https://www.elotouch.com/elo-backpack.html.
Elo is a global leader in touchscreen solutions, including mPOS, self-order systems, POS systems and interactive signage displays from 10 to 70 inches. The inventor of the touchscreen, Elo now has 20+ million retail and hospitality installations in 80+ countries, with products designed in California and built to last with a three-year standard warranty. The Elo touchscreen experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation. Elo intellectual property is protected by global patent, trademark and design registrations. Learn more about Elo at EloTouch.com, and follow on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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