May 28, 2023

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Emerson Network Power Launches First Fanless Embedded Computer Featuring Second Generation Intel Processor

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Digital Signage PlayerOne of the first of its kind in the industry, the KR8-820 is ideal for variety of applications including digital signage, intelligent kiosks, medical carts and gaming machines.

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced its first fanless embedded computer to feature the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor. One of the first of its kind in the industry, the KR8-820 is ideal for variety of applications including digital signage, intelligent kiosks, medical carts and gaming machines. An innovative grooved metal enclosure transfers heat from inside, acting as a heat sink and removing the need for a fan.

The Emerson Network Power KR8-820 features the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2510E dual-core processor running at 2.5 GHz to provide a significantly improved power/performance ratio over previous generation processors for both general and graphics processing. Featuring 4GB DDR3 memory and an 80GB solid state drive in a robust metal enclosure, the KR8-820 has no moving parts to ensure long-term reliability. It is fully Intel® vPro™ certified, providing robust security and remote management capability for trouble-free deployment. Measuring just 200 mm x 250 mm x 70 mm (7.87 x 9.84 x 2.76 inches), the KR8-820 can be wall mounted or mounted within a larger cabinet or kiosk for operation in an environment of zero to 35 degrees Celsius.

“With a range of installation options that includes VESA and wall-mounting brackets, the low-profile, slim-line KR8-820 is an important addition to Emerson’s line of embedded computers, adding high performance while maintaining fanless operation.” said Paul Virgo, marketing director of Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business. “Like our KR8-315 and MCASE embedded computers, the KR8-820 is based on the latest Intel processors with memory, hard drive and I/O; and is fully enclosed for easy, low risk and cost-effective deployment.”

The Emerson Network Power KR8-820 features a wide range of connectivity to provide customers with maximum features and flexibility. A 15-pin VGA connector and two DisplayPort connectors support dual independent displays. Four USB 2.0 Type A ports provide easy expansion for peripheral devices such as cameras and printers. Two RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports provide simple wired connectivity, while a TOSLINK digital optical connector supports 7.1 HD audio to enable full surround sound.

More information about embedded computers, motherboards and Computer-on-Module (COM) products and technology from Emerson Network Power can be found at

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About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing solutions, including ATCA®, COM Express®, CompactPCI®, embedded computers and motherboards, OpenVPX™, VMEbus and the RapiDex™ board customization service for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit

Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, COM Express and CompactPCI are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. Intel and Intel Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. The Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power does not claim medical compliance on its embedded computer products nor does it offer medical grade embedded computer products at the time of publishing. © 2011 Emerson Electric Co.

Source: Emerson