The manufacturer specializing in mini PCs and motherboards, ECS has announced the launch of the new addition to its catalog, the new ECS Liva Plus ZE, a mini PC that stands out for incorporating two RS232 ports to make it compatible with old and industrial devices, and equipped of a high power in small format to be able to supply any type of need that the user may have. Generally the mini PCs usually have two types of uses: either as a basic business Office / HTPC or home equipment, or for industrial applications, where equipment that occupies little space and makes little noise is needed. And it is for the latter for which this Liva Plus ZE has been created with two RS232 ports, so that it can be used in industrial applications such as for connecting TPVs, three-dimensional scanners, plotters and a long list of devices that still use this one. connection type.
ECS Liva Plus ZE specifications
But having “old” – legacy connectivity does not mean that the equipment is not modern, and ECS has displayed a wide range of possibilities under the casing of this equipment. For example, it is powered by seventh generation Intel Core processors – Celeron 3965U, Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U, and i5-7500U, also compatible with Intel vPro technology for virtualization, are compatible with up to 32 GB of memory DDR4 RAM – in two 16 GB modules in SO-DIMM format, and have an M.2 socket compatible with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSDs and also SATA.
In addition to the RS232 ports, the Liva Plus ZE does not fall short in terms of connectivity, as it incorporates four USB 3.0 ports – three of them Type-A and one Type-C reversible, two mouths RJ-45 gigabit, WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, stereo audio output and HDMI 1.4 video outputs and mini DisplayPort. As you can see, it is a fairly complete team in all aspects, and that only measures 117 x 128 x 51 mm and consumes a maximum of 65 watts. Now, regarding the price and availability date, the manufacturer has not said anything yet.