Shuttle’s New SH110R4 Barebone Brings Great Features in a Small Size

Shuttle released a new system that once again proves that a powerful system doesn’t need to be large in physical dimensions. The new SH110R4 is the newest family member in the XPC Cube series of 13-liter barebone PCs and it comes with everything available you’ll need, from a Skylake LGA 1151 socket over two M.2 expansion slots to an integrated heat pipe system for CPU cooling.

The Shuttle SH110R4 is built around the Intel H110 chipset and supports dual-channel DDR4 memory with a speed of up to 2133 MHz. You can equip it with a total of 32GB through its two memory slots, but the specifications don’t reveal whether it’s full-sized DIMMs or SO-DIMMs. My bet would be on the last, SO-DIMMs. With the use of a Skylake-based Core, Celeron, or Pentium processor, you also gain 4K video capabilities through the processor-integrated GPU and the onboard HDMI and DisplayPort. A D-Sub VGA port was also added for backwards compatibility.

Besides the graphics connections, you also find all other relevant external connectors. There are four USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet network powered by an Intel i219LM controller, and a 5.1-channel HD audio system powered by a Realtek ALC662 chip.

The Shuttle XPC Cube series are basically mITX systems with a clever cooling solution and users can upgrade the motherboard to pretty much any mITX board they wish at any point. But the included one is pretty good as it is and comes with two M.2 slots, one M.2 2280/2260/2242 Type M slot for high-speed SSDs and one M.2 2230 Type A/E slot for devices like WiFi cards. There’s also a PCIe x16 and a PCIe x1 slot for additional expansion cards such as graphics cards, raid controller, monitor cards, sound cards, etc.

The really cool feature is the Shuttle’s I.C.E 2 cooling engine that utilizes heat-pipe tech to keep the SH110R4 cool. It uses convection cooling to dissipate heat away from and around the CPU. The I.C.E.2 copper tubes, coated in nickel for enhanced tube hardness and rust-proof protection, are filled with distilled water to effectively channel heat and provide highly efficient processor and chassis cooling.

It also comes with a built-in PSU which can deliver 300W and is 80Plus Bronze certified. Overall, you get a small and stable system with great features and a suggested retail price of £172.00.


Shuttle’s New DH170 1-Liter Mini-PC Now Available in the UK

Shuttle has been on a roll as of late, releasing one new system after another, but one of the most impressive ones is probably the DH170 which features impressive options in a tiny 1.3-liter chassis. Now the Shuttle DH170 is officially available in the UK. The XPC Slim Series DH170 system is built upon the H170 chipset with support for the latest Skylake processors (up to 65W TDP) while only being 43m thick.

The Shuttle DH170 can be equipped with up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR3L 1600 RAM, but there is only one 2.5-inch SATA3 drive bay. Then again, there are limits to what fits inside such a small system so that’s an understandable limitation and one drive should still be plenty for most usage scenarios for this system. While I just said that it only had room for one drive, that’s technically incorrect as the DH170 also features an M.2 2260/2242 Type B M key socket and a Half-size Mini-PCIe socket.

You get an impressive external connectivity with the DH170 as it features four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, and two Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers (i211 and i219LM) that support teaming. It also features a Realtek ALC662 HD audio solution as well as triple monitor connection via two DisplayPort and one HDMI connector. A wireless antenna fixture, serial ports, and a card reader are also included in the DH170.

This tiny reliable system is rated for continues 24/7 usage in 50-degree environments without the smart fan having any trouble keeping everything cool. It’s also economical with its 90W power supply. The DH170 is available now for £194 (VAT excluded).

Key Features:

  • Intel H170 chipset supports the latest Intel Skylake processors
  • Compact 1.3-liter chassis only 43mm thick
  • Rugged design and construction for 24/7 stability and high-temperature environments
  • Supports three independent displays even at 4K resolution; two DisplayPorts and one HDMI
  • Ample connectivity; four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, two RS232; M.2., Mini PCI-E
  • VESA mount compatibility
  • Available at for £194

Shuttle Reveals DH110 4K Ultra HD Digital Signage PC

Shuttle has just revealed its brand new Skylake-based Slim PC named DH110, which is based on Intel’s H110 chipset. As a result, the device can be powered by any one of Intel’s 6th generation Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium, and Celeron processors, as long as they feature a TDP rating of 65W. Even though it’s definitely no powerhouse, this slim and portable PC was designed to support interactive commercial applications as well as 4K video content. The 14 nm Intel “Skylake” processors compatible with the DH110 feature built-in new generation Intel HD Graphics that are more than capable of delivering smooth experiences when it comes to internet browsing and other light applications.

The machine’s back panel comes with an HDMI port and DisplayPort for dual-screen displays while the interior of the case can support 2.5″ SATA 6G HDDs or SSDs as well as an M.2 SSD and a WiFi card. As for the I/O interface, it offers a pair of RS232 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. The Dual Intel Gigabit LAN also deserves a mention, as it guarantees high-speed data transfer capabilities as well as improved compatibility for business network environments. The Shuttle DH110 Slim PC is 24/7 certified and features a VESA mountable slim metal chassis that ensures seamless operation at 0-50°C ambient temperatures.

Shuttle Announces SZ170R8 Skylake-Based Mini-PC

Small form factor computers are the future in many directions, but going too small also limits the options considerably. Shuttle has been in the Mini-PC business for a long time and they’ve found a good balance between upgradability and size with their XPC cubes. The newest family member to the Shuttle XPC series is the SZ170R8 which already gives away half of its specifications in the name: The system is a Skylake-based one with a Z170 chipset inside the new R8 chassis.

The XPS R8 chassis is only a third of the size that a traditional tower PC occupies and it still comes with plenty of space for your hardware. You can install up to four 3.5-inch hard disk drives or eight 2.5-inch drives with optional PHD3 adapter brackets.

The system features two expansion slots that allow you to install graphics cards and other adapters with a length up to 267mm. That coupled with the use of 6th generation Intel Core processors and support for up to 64GB DDR4 memory will give you a great base for almost any task.

You can install Skylake LGA1151 processors with a TDP up to 95W and use the built-in GPU units that support 4k/Ultra HD video playback, the system is well equipped for it with two DisplayPort and one HDMI port. There are plenty of USB connection, the network connection is handled by an Intel i219LM controller, and the audio by a Realtek ALC892 7.1 HD audio solution.

The SZ170R8 is equipped with Shuttle’s I.C.E 2 heat pipe technology and comes with an 80 Plus Silver certified 500W power supply to maintain long-term and high stability operation for various professional applications.

Next generation expansion modules can be installed too with the support for one M.2 and one half-size mini PCI-E expansion slots. So whether you want to install a super fast M.2 2280 SSD or a Wi-Fi module, the system is ready.


Shuttle Announces DH170 Skylake Based 1-Liter Mini-PC

Shuttle is well known for their barebone systems and as all manufacturers, they are busy releasing Skylake based systems to work with Intel’s latest generation of processors. We’ve already met the XPC SH170R6 a few weeks ago, but the newest one is even smaller. The Shuttle DH170 Mini-PC is a 1-liter barebone and it comes with a surprising amount of connectivity options for the size.

Shuttle’s DH170 is built around the Intel H170 chipset and it supports Skylake Core, Pentium, and Celeron processors with a maximum TDP of 65W. You can equip it with up to 16GB DDR3L SO-DIMM memory in its two SO-DIMM slots, so you don’t even have to spring for DDR4 memory here. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, is up to you and your needs in the area.

You get four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, two Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers (i211 and i219LM) that support teaming. It features Realtek ALC662 HD audio as well as triple monitor connection via two DisplayPort and one HDMI connector. Wireless antenna fixture, serial ports, and a card reader are also included in the DH170. There is only one 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, but then again, there are limits to what fits inside such a small system. One drive should be plenty for most users of such a system. I just said that it only had room for one drive and that is technically correct, at least when we talk traditional drives. The DH170 also features an M.2 2260 Type B M key socket and a Half-size Mini-PCIe socket.

You can mount it via default VESA system and the DH170 is only 43mm thick on its own. It is also approved for 24/7 non-stop operations thanks to the heat-pipe cooling technology and smart fan design together with the use of industrial solid capacitors.

Shuttle Unveils XPC SH170R6 Barebones Desktop

Shuttle is one of the first companies I encountered offering cube-sized barebone PCs and continues to impress in this particular sector. The latest addition to their product line-up is the XPC SH170R6 which supports Intel’s Skylake processors, and four DDR4 DIMM slots. Additionally, there is a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, four SATA 6 Gb/s ports and an 80 Plus Bronze rated 300W power supply. This should be perfect for a HTPC or non-gaming, portable PC.

In terms of rear I/O, the system has 2 DisplayPort connectors, six USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, HDMI, CMOS reset button and standard audio jacks.

The motherboard is a custom-design and based on Intel’s H170 chipset. As you can from the board layout, there is a single x16 gen 3 PCI-Express slot and a x4. On another note, the motherboard opts for reliable capacitors, Mini-PCIe and enough room to easily work around the CPU socket.

On the front section, there is room to mount a 5.25-inch optical bay and two 3.5-inch drives. The barebones system has an estimated price of €258 excluding VAT and should be available later this month. It’s always fascinating to see barebone PCs which help novices to choose compatible components.

What do you think of barebone PCs?

Netherlands First To Introduce Self Driving Shuttles To Public Roads

We’ve been hearing about them for a while. Self-driving cars are a popular thing for people, companies and countries, Companies like Google, who state that their self-driving cars are actually too safe for urban areas, and Heathrow, who operate a self-driving pod system at terminal five, it would seem that automated vehicles are going to be a big thing in the near future. While Google is testing their self-driving car on public roads it has its limits, and it would seem the Netherlands are going to be the first to introduce automated shuttles to the public roadways.

Titled WEpods, the small shuttles can fix up to six people in and are planned to run between two towns in the Netherlands. Ede and Waegeningen are about seventeen-minute drives away from one another, with the latter being a large center for farming and agricultural research thanks to its university.

The buses will be designed to go at roughly 15 miles per hour and will have a real person monitoring via camera so that if anything goes wrong they will be able to quickly respond. Set to be the first permanent public use of an automated vehicle without a dedicated human presence, the project hopes to launch on the 30th November this year.

Would you be excited by a similar project coming to where you live? Would you feel safe in a bus without a driver or would you prefer to have someone there just in case?

Thank you Gizmondo for the information. 

Image courtesy of Wageningenur.

Shuttle Lauches DS57U Broadwell based Slim PC

Shuttle has announced their DS57U Slim PC based around the latest Intel Broadwell platform. The base model comes with a 14nm Intel Celeron 3205U 1.5GHz dual-core processor that has a maximum TDP of only 15W. The graphics power is provided by Intel HD Graphics with both HDMI and DisplayPort for dual-screen setups.

There are three further models (SKUs) that provide more power and support for 4K/Ultra HD video playback, the DS57U3 (i3-5005U), DS57U5 (i5-5200U), and DS57U7 (i7-5500U).

The fanless unit would be perfect in any office or living environment and won’t gauge on the electricity bill either. It comes with a 65W power adapter which in itself keeps the running costs as low as a good old-fashioned light bulb. The DS57U is certified for 24/7 use and can easily be adapted to digital signage as well as thin-client.

The durable metal chassis houses four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0, two serial COM ports (RS232, RS232/422/485), dual intel Gigabit Ethernet, b/g/n WiFi, a SD Card reader as well as MIC in, Line out and a clear CMOS button.

The system supports two DDR3L-1333/1600 SO-DIMM modules for a total of up to 16GB RAM. There is only one SATA slot for a 2.5-inch drive, but that should be sufficient for most areas of use. The 39.5mm thin unit is also VESA mountable.

No official word on pricing or availability yet. A single Austrian web shop has it listed for €224.24, but no availability date.

Thanks to Shuttle for providing us with this information

Shuttle Launches X50V4 Outdoor AIO System

Shuttle has launched the newest version of their outdoor single touch PC for kiosk and digital signage use, the X50V4. While it is designed for information and service kiosks and similar operations, I can instantly see at least 10 places I could use this dust and water resistant All-in-One in my apartment, and another 10 if I had a house.

Following up on the widely available X50 V3, the V4 is now built with an Intel Celeron 2957U dual-core processor. It supports up to three monitors with two being connected through the HDMI and D-Sub interfaces on top of the built-in 15.6″ panel.

The IP54 certified PC comes with both built-in microphone and webcam while being built fan-less and designed for 24/7 usage at operation temperatures between zero and 40 degrees. It has both an internal power switch and USB port to prevent anyone tampering with the setup in a public place, but also plenty of external connections with two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, LAN port and Audio jacks. There’s also WiFi available for it, of course.

The all-new Shuttle X50V4 is currently being distributed globally, so it should become available very shortly.

Thanks to Shuttle for providing us with this information

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Shuttle Releases 12Volt Based 4K HTPC Barebone

Who ever said that 4K multimedia was just for the living room didn’t have Shuttle in mind when they said it (if someone did say so). As such, Shuttle has announced their new low-power slim-PC for automotive and industrial application, the DS81L with support for Intel’s 4th generation i3, i5 and i7 processors.

The DS81L runs on 12 volt power input and consumes a maximum of 84 watts. It’s based upon the Intel H81 chipset and supports CPUs up to 65W TDP. The intended area of use is interactive applications and 4k video content with dual-display support in HD or a single for UHD. It can handle up to 16GB DDR3 memory and two built-in mini PCIe slots for mSATA or WiFi modules and much more.

In and output is covered by a card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit LAN, two DisplayPorts, one HDMI, two COM ports, and headphone and microphone jacks. The entire thing is VESA mountable for easy compatibility and stowaway.

Thanks to Shuttle for providing us with this information

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Shuttle Launches XPC Barebone SH97R6 PC

It’s been almost a month since Shuttle Announced the SH97R6 Barebone PC and now it has launched with an MSRP of €244.00 ex VAT. The tiny system measures just 20cm in height but offers plenty of options and versatile usage.

The XPC SH97R6 is based around the H97 chipset and LGA1150 socket and can handle Intel processors with a TDP up to 95W. It has four DIMM slots for up to 32GB memory and plenty of connectivity. A 300W power supply is included and everything is ready to go once you plug-in your CPU, memory and storage drives. Speaking of storage, it has four SATA3 and two eSATA connectors with space for one 5.25-inch and two 3.5-inch drives; more with the optional PHD3 mounting frame.

Shuttle made sure the SH97R6 has plenty of 4K display support with two DisplayPort (60Hz) and one HDMI (30Hz). If iGPU isn’t enough power or you just need more connections, it has one PCI-Express x16 Gen.3 slot with room for long dual-slot graphics cards. Internally it has two mini-PCI Express slots of which one is prepared for mSATA SSDs.

Peripherals can be connected by the four USB 3.0, six USB 2.0 and 7.1 audio connections. Network is provided by an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector and optional W-LAN modules.

The features mentioned here are from the basic model and can be extended with bigger power supplies for example. Shuttle has built a great and modular, tiny yet powerful barebone ready for most things you could do with a tiny cube computer.

Thanks to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

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Shuttle Released XH97V Barebone Mini-PC with 4k Support

The European subsidiary of Shuttle has released their latest and most powerful Mini-PC Barebone system, the Shuttle XH97V. Powered by the Intel H97 chipset and the LGA1150 socket for fourth and fifth generation Intel Core processors and having a volume of just 3.5 liters, make these new Barebones great for a multitude of scenarios.

Just because something is small, doesn’t mean that it can’t pack a punch. Shuttle is a master in this area and they’ve packed this tiny 240 x 200 x 72 mm slim X-type chassis with basic features and expansion options to meet both 4K media presentations, as well as office productivity. This is also the first Shuttle mini-PC barebone to support simultaneous use of up to three displays out of the box.

The front ports are hidden behind moveable panels to offer a better dust protection as well as giving the unit a cleaner look. Opening up the panels expose the two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, and there’s also two 3.5mm audio jacks for headphones and microphone. It has room for an optical disk drive (ODD) with a max height of 12.7mm, seen at the top of the photo.

Users who don’t need an optical drive can use the bay for an additional 2.5-inch drive. Speaking of 2.5-inch drives, the Shuttle XH97V can hold a 12.7 mm  and a 9.5mm drive beside the optional one in the ODD tray allowing you to install up to three SATA3 2.5-inch drives in this tiny unit.

The rear of the Barebone offers just as much connectivity as the front with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Shuttle also added an eSATA2 and an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port. The Ethernet is powered by the Realtek 8111G Ethernet controller. The three 3.5mm jacks for the 5.1 surround sound are run by the Realtek ALC 662 HD Audio Codec.

There are two DisplayPort 1.2 and one HDMI 1.4 ports for up to three simultaneous display connections. The DisplayPorts can display 4k content in 60Hz while the HDMI port does it at half the refresh rate; 30Hz.

There is also a COM port, clear CMOS button and a DC IN for the power brick. The Kensington-style lock is cleverly placed to pass through both parts of the chassis, allowing Shuttle to use thumbscrews for the chassis and still being intrusion safe.

The motherboard inside is a standard mITX form-factor and it can handle up to 16GB memory over the two SO-DIMM slots. The maximum memory speed will depend on what CPU you use. The H97 chipset and LGA1150 (H3) socket gives you a wide variety of options from Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors as well as Pentium and Celeron models with a max TDP of 65W.

The XH97V doesn’t stop there and offers another two mini PCI Express expansion slots, one half-sized and one full-sized. The half-sized supports PCIe 2.0 and USB 2.0 and is intended for use with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth cards. The full-sized also supports SATA3 and can be used for mSATA drives as well.

Shuttle only used solid capacitors in this system and the processor cooling uses an integrated heat-pipe system with two 60mm fans. It also has an Always-On jumper that when set will make the system automatically boot after power loss.

The new Shuttle Barebone XH97V is available at retailers across Europe now or very soon and it has an MSRP €193,00 exclusive VAT. At some retailers, it’s already down to €186.47 inclusive VAT before it even has arrived in their storage.

Thanks to Shuttle for providing us with this information

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Shuttle Launches XPC Barebone SH81R4 for LGA1150 Processors

Shuttle is a well-known brand for their barebones and compact systems and they’ve strengthened their portfolio once again with the cube formatted SH81R4 model; a 19 cm tall barebone for the fourth generation of Intel Core processors using the LGA1150 socket.

“With the SH81R4 we now have an entry-level machine in cube format based on Intel’s latest generation of Core processors,” says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle. “The SH81R4 is following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the SH61R4, and offers high performance and flexibility at an attractive price.”

The new barebones system is built around an aluminium case with a customisable front panel. It has a speed-controlled heatpipe cooling system with a 92 mm fan to keep everything running smoothly and the power comes from the built-in 300W bronze certified mini power supply.

The motherboard is based on the Intel H81 chipset and has two 240-pin memory slots that support up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory. It has two SATA-3 ports for high-speed SSDs and a SATA-2 port for a 5.25″ optical drive or hard disk. It further has a PCI-Express x16 Gen3 slot for dual-slot high-powered graphic cards as well as a PCI-Express x1 slot for additional expansion cards. As additional expansion slots the system provides two Mini-PCI-Express slots, one of which also accepts mSATA-SSDs.

The connectivity on the SH81R4 looks pretty great as well with two USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 ports. Network is provided by a RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port and it has HDMI and DVI connections for processors with built-in GPU . It has three 3.5mm audio jacks for a 5.1 channel audio setup as well as S/PDIF. It also has a CMOS button on the back.

Shuttle’s new XPC Barebone SH81R4 is only measuring 32.5 x 21.5 x 19cm (DWH) and has a MSRP of just €179,00 excl. VAT and is now available from specialist retailers around Europe.

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The list of optional accessories include a 500W PSU, a H-RS232 serial interface, a mounting frame for 2.5″ drives and a WiFi kit. With all its features and compatibility, the XPC Barebone SH81R4 can suit a whole list of operations from tiny gaming PC to workstation or mobile data processor.

Thank you Shuttle for providing us with these information

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Private Astronaut Taxi Development Entering Final Phase

NASA has released the latest draft for the fourth and final development phase of the Commercial Crew Program, a program that plans to provide crewed space launches to the ISS from the U.S. by late 2017.

While this isn’t a full replacement of the old shuttle system it is a way for NASA to subsidize commercial development of the systems used to ferry astronauts to and from the space station, or of course to any future space based systems. The system here would allow for two flights per year once NASA places its first task order for a crewed flight. Currently NASA relies on funded Space Act Agreements to subsidize development of commercial space craft but if the new system goes as planned there will be a fixed-price deal administered under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Anyone (so to speak) can design a commercial space craft, but the one that nets the NASA contract is more than likely already going to have the backing of NASA in terms of funding and that means that Boeing Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Space Systems of Louisville and SpaceX are currently out in front.

There are several different approaches being worked on, from capsule designs at Boeing and SpaceX to a lifting-body design at Sierra Nevada, all of which seat seven people. Boeing and Sierra plan to launch using the United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket, where as the Falcon 9 is planned for the SpaceX design.

The success of this program would mean the first crewed orbital space flight launched from the U.S. since the end of the shuttle program in 2011, which lets face it was a sad day as the iconic image of the shuttle is a big part of our space faring history.

NASA has repeatedly said it needs more than $800 million a year, a lot more than has ever been awarded to the program, if they have any hope of meeting the 2017 target for the program.

Full details on the program can be found here.

Thank you Mashable for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Mashable.