by Jim Spadaccini, founder October 28th, 2021
We’ve recently redesigned the computer enclosure that appears in a lot of our most popular touch tables. The Platform II, Drafting II, Pico Coffee Touch Table, and the Portrait touch kiosk all use this new enclosure. The new computer enclosure fits inside a lockable door in all of these models, it is really an enclosure within an enclosure.
This provides a number of benefits. The first is that, because of this, these touch tables are exceptionally quiet with most of the fans operating inside the aluminum enclosure. Also, the abundance of fans creates a lot of additional active cooling. We have fans inside the enclosure and fans inside the large cavity in each touch table and kiosk. The fact that the cases are all aluminum provides long-term durability, but also aluminum is more conducive in terms of heat dissipation than other materials which help keep all of the components cool.
For a low-profile enclosure, we can pack a lot of computer power inside. Depending on the unit, we have 11th generation Intel i5 and i7 processors and full-sized NVIDIA graphics cards (using a 90-degree riser.) We can support up to a 3070. (For even more power, take a look at our Pro touch tables which can be configured with 3080 or 3090 graphics cards in a full-tower configuration).
To help achieve the low-profile and fairly small footprint for these powerful systems, Ideum also designed a PCB powerboard that provides AC power for the computer case. This helps power all those fans, but it also provides a relay for the touch table or kiosk system.
One other benefit is the modular nature of these enclosures. These computer cases can be removed or added to the touch tables if needed. If you have any questions about our new computer cases or any of our products, please feel free to contact our Sales group.