Advantech adds Android 4.0 to touch terminal

Advantech's HIT-W181 18" multi-touch terminal is now available with Android 4.0. The unit features a 2.0 megapixel camera, WiFi, VOIP, barcode reader, RFID, NFC, MSR and fingerprint reader.

The slim, fanless all-in-one system, powered by an Intel Atom or Intel Core i7 processor is suitable for retail, exhibition hall, education/campus, vending, self-service and kiosk applications.

Android 4.0 has replaced hardware/programmable buttons with a set of virtual keys and provides native NFC (near field communications) support.

Security has been improved and the system supports face recognition coupled with auto-login for simple and secure authentication.

System speed of Android 4.0 is 30% faster than Android 2.3 and operating system stability has been enhanced.

Memory management has also been improved with better memory allocation and deallocation of tasks running on the system.