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Sep 16, 2010

Eurocom launches World's First Notebook with HDMI 1.4 Input Port!

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EUROCOM X7200 Panther 2.0 is the world's first notebook with an HDMI 1.4
Input port!

Eurocom is the world's first notebook manufacturer to offer an HDMI 1.4
Input port in a notebook. Eurocom is currently offering HDMI 1.4 I/O
port in the new Panther 2.0 Mobile Workstation.

HDMI 1.4 is an upgrade in high definition multimedia interface
technology. HDMI is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting
uncompressed digital data.

1) EUROCOM Panther 2.0 Overview
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The Panther 2.0 is a revolutionary computing machine. With many high
performance features the EUROCOM Panther 2.0 can be used as a Mobile
Professional Workstation, Mobile Server and Gaming Station. It is
customizable with a variety of features to make it ideal for a wide
range of uses. With 6 core Intel i7-980X Extreme or Xeon 5600 Series
processors the Panther 2.0 has serious computing power.

The Panther 2.0 has a wide range of modular VGA solutions including
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M, GTX 470M or GTX 460M single or dual/SLI
operation and Quadro FX series cards. EUROCOM Panther 2.0 is designed
to be the ideal workstation for professional users who demand the
ultimate in portable performance.

It supports up to 3.25TB of storage in 4 physical hard drives in RAID
0/1/5/10 and up to 24GB of triple-channel DDR3-1600 memory with Intel's
XTU (eXtreme Tuning Utility) and XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile) functions.


2) HDMI 1.4 Specifications
A major innovation with the Panther 2.0 is the introduction of an HDMI
1.4 input port, making the Panther 2.0 the first to have this feature.
Having HDMI 1.4 in and out ports increases the functionality of the
Panther 2.0 exponentially. Now it can be used for many Video and Audio
production, editing, recording and viewing purposes. HDMI has always
been a great interface for the high speed transfer and streaming of
video.

HDMI 1.4 has added a few new features:
- Transfers video in 3D. HDMI 1.4 supports several stereoscopic 3D
formats including field alternative (interlaced), frame packing (a full
resolution top-bottom format), line alternative full, side-by-side half,
side-by-side full, 2D + depth, and 2D + depth + graphics + graphics
depth.
- HDMI 1.4 incorporates a dedicated Ethernet Channel enabling high
speed, bi-directional networking at up to 100 Mb/sec. This consolidates
video, audio and data in a single cable.
- HDMI 1.4 has added an Audio Return Channel which enables a device to
send audio data upstream to an A/V receiver, thus eliminating the need
for an S/PDIF audio connection. LipSync functionality ensures the audio
stays in sync with the video.
- Transfers video in 4k x 2k Resolution (4096x2160p24). This adds
support for extremely high video resolutions, 4000 lines wide by 2000
lines high. Putting your home theatre system on par with cinema
projectors.
- HDMI 1.4 introduces a new micro connector for small portable devices,
which allows cell phones, cameras and other small devices the ability to
transfer video just like any other video device.

3) Benefits of HDMI 1.4 Input in the EUROCOM Panther 2.0

Many other manufacturers have included HDMI output ports on their
Workstations in the past. However, Eurocom is the first to provide both
HDMI out and HDMI in 1.4 ports in EUROCOM Panther 2.0 and offer this via
Modular HDMI interface allowing for upgradeability to future HDMI
standards and ensures a long lifespan of the notebook.

Eurocom is the market leader in Mobile Workstations, therefore adding
new technologies into new EUROCOM models is standard practise. Eurocom
is targeting specific vertical market with its HDMI in based Panther
2.0, specifically:

a) Video Producers
Video production companies can now utilize the EUROCOM Panther 2.0 as a
mobile video production machine that can absorb high quality video
input, edit and produce the video and then output the video to a
secondary video viewing or storage device. News stations can utilize
the Panther 2.0 as a mobile production station; the content can be
filmed and uploaded to the Panther 2.0 for editing all while off site.

b) Gaming Developers
Gaming developers have expressed demand for the Panther 2.0 so they can
use it as an all in one system for creating, testing and viewing of
their games. External gaming consoles can be connected to the Panther
2.0 via the HDMI 1.4 input port for viewing on the high quality LED
backlit display.

c) Professional Gamers
Gaming consoles can be connected to the EUROCOM Panther 2.0 for display
on the massive 17.3 inch monitor. Now gamers have a portable machine
that can be used for PC gaming and console gaming.

d) Home Entertainment Users
With the HDMI input port the EUROCOM Panther 2.0 can be used as a home
entertainment console. It can be connected to a cable or satellite box
for viewing or PVR duties, while also being connected to a surround
sound audio system via the Audio Return Channel. Users now have a
mobile home entertainment system. Connect a Blu-Ray player to the
Panther 2.0 for high definition video viewing.

e) Mobile Video Conferencing
Businesses now have a mobile video conferencing solution that can input
or output high resolution video.

About Eurocom

Eurocom is the world's leading developer of desktop replacement and
mobile workstation technology. Eurocom began with the goal of creating
the most advanced computer systems and using advanced engineering
techniques typically unseen in the computer industry. The company has
produced many firsts and continues to engineer well-balanced machines
that inspire and enable individuals to reach great possibilities.
Eurocom is also a developer of modular VGA solutions. For more
information on Eurocom or to customize a machine, visit www.eurocom.com.

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