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May 11th 2004 15:37

The A75

Advantage Six Ltd announce the A75 range.

Advantage Six Ltd are pleased to announce the A75 range of ruggedised ARM-based computers.

Measuring less than 1.75" x 8.5" x 10" (44mm x 214mm x 250mm), and housed in a pure orange (RAL2004) steel enclosure for safety and visibility, the A75 is designed to withstand the rough-and-tumble of industrial life. It can be transported without fear of damage. Two A75's can be fitted side by side into a standard 1U high 19" rack, or it can be used as a stand-alone unit.

The A75 series feature an ARM7500FE processor with on-board video, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports.

I/O Options include:
audio I/O
general purpose input
internal integrity monitoring
watchdog timer

Power options include:
Single voltage 5V
Single voltage 12V
Internal battery
Internal UPS
Unregulated DC

Storage Options include:
FLASH storage
2.5" hard drive
USB external

Choosing options above customers can generate spindle-free builds featuring FLASH storage. This results in an almost completely silent machine with no moving parts.

Running RISC OS Adjust or Linux, the A75 is envisaged as a "Rapid Solutions Development" system. The ROM-able nature of the RISC OS operating system, along with its integrated windowing system and BASIC programming environment lends itself to extremely rapid application development - solutions may often be derived "in the field" for bespoke customer requirements. Based around a similar environment to that of the BBC microcomputers used for many years in education, a significant proportion of current practising engineers will find that they already have the skill-set to develop simple solutions to complex problems using the A75.

The A75 is the first ARM-based machine to integrate a custom build of Embedded RISC OS Adjust (4.39). Standard RISC OS Adjust (4.39) is also available. The pricing of the A75 is dependant on quantity, options and configuration. The A75 is available to OEM customers, direct from Advantage Six. Contact for further information.

Example builds of the A75 hardware are available for demonstration, and will be shown at the forthcoming Wakefield RISC OS show on 15/16 May at Thornes Park Athletic Stadium, Wakefield, along with the A6 and A6+ - a PC-based emulated RISC OS platform suitable for larger application development for the A75.

Although a traditional desktop version of the A75 is not envisaged, we are considering the release of a "developer" A75 with internal CDRW and hard-drive, depending upon customer demand. Any announcement of a retail version of this machine would be made via Stuart Tyrrell Developments upon release.

The A75 has a dedicated website at


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