Retail hardened computers need to be reliable, as they often are used for mission critical applications and not placed in an office environment. The Logic-Controls LC 8700 provides unparalleled reliability by being a fan-less and vent-less unit. It is an ideal computer for use in harsh environments with high levels of dust or oil or when fan noise is not desirable. For enhanced reliability, all of the computer components and connectors reside on one PC board. The LC 8700"s single board computer limits the number of internal cables, a common source of loose connections and failures. A true no-moving-part operation is provided when compact flash is used for mass storage or boot-from-network configurations are employed. The LC 8700 provides a very impressive compliment of modern and legacy I/O ports. Standard 4 serial, 7 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 DVI-I (optional), 1 parallel, 1 Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mb/s), PS/2 keyboard and mouse, microphone and speaker ports are all available. Hence industrial applications that require serial or parallel interfaces are fully addressed. The LC 8700 also uses Intel high performance processors, so it can run all Windows and Linux-based graphics and video applications. Whether your application runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP embedded, Windows 2000, (Windows CE and Linux upon request), your operating system needs are supported by the LC 8700. This enables the unit to be used in a wide variety of applications like in a restaurant"s kitchen system, in a POS workstation, in an auto ID workstation, etc.