We previously discussed the huge shift towards edge computing, with data processing close to where it’s created, versus the traditional data center. The reasons? Cost, speed and the sheer number of connected devices. These factors combined make it impractical to move huge volumes of data to the cloud.Space-saving design with zero footprintGiven this new dynamic, what do OEM users need at the edge in terms of compute? Power is a given, but a small form factor is also critical, as space is usually at a premium. And of course, these two requirements are no longer mutually exclusive options. As a case in point, I’m delighted to welcome the world’s most flexible, modular, zero-footprint PC to our line-up of diminutive yet powerful systems.Good things come in small packagesMeet our latest, little beauty, the Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, offering innovative design for compute, even at the tightest edge. Think tiny, powerful, space-saving, and clutter-free; as well as flexible, allowing for placement in tight corners. Despite the Ultra’s tiny size, you can also configure, expand and upgrade it as needed throughout the product lifecycle.Ideal for OEMsOne question you might ask is, how does this fit into our portfolio? As head of our OEM Product Group, I see the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra as the perfect complement to our existing and hugely successful gateways and embedded PC range. This is yet another great option for OEM customers, who cannot afford to compromise on performance, but who need to operate in the smallest and tightest of spaces.Size mattersIn what scenario, might this product be used? Our gateways and embedded PCs are rugged and ideal for challenging environments, for instance, on the side of a roof or embedded in a cabinet on the manufacturing floor. In contrast, this product doesn’t offer extended operating temperatures, but is ideal for certain OEM customers, those who might need to run large digital signage in air-conditioned environments, at airports, in kiosks or on the shop floor in retail. We’re also seeing huge interest from medical device customers.Packing a punchDespite its size, the Ultra packs a mighty punch. You get performance and scalability to match your OEM customers’ needs, up to Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7 processors, 64GB of RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD and 2TB HDD.The Ultra can fit into a custom monitor stand to create an all-in-one PC that supports a broad range of monitors. If you opt for the monitor stand, it comes complete with physical security options, designed to protect against tampering. However, a special mounting kit is available as a customized option for OEM customers, who, I know, from experience are likely to have creative ideas and want to mount the PC in all sorts of unusual spaces!Display optionsIf using the monitor stand, the Ultra supports up to three displays from 19 to 27 inches. Without the stand, there are no limitations on monitor size. While a VESA bracket is available, we can also design bespoke mounting brackets to match your requirements as part of the customization process.Power, data, video and audio are transmitted in one single cable when the Ultra is paired with Dell USB-C enabled monitors. The system is also enabled for remote power button and remote antenna as a custom configuration for embedded applications.Decreased footprint with increased flexibilityIn summary, this is a unique and compact beauty that refuses to compromise on power or flexibility. The ability to independently and fully upgrade elements means any space can be customized to fit your needs, on your own terms. That’s certainly music to the ears of our OEM customers. Think of it as the desktop you didn’t expect!Now available globally!What’s your reaction to the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra? As an OEM partner or customer, do you have ideas about how and where you might use this product? Do share your thoughts and questions. We’d love to hear from you!Watch our video about the Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra here or learn more here.Learn more about Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Follow us on Twitter @delltechoem and join our LinkedIn OEM | Embedded & Edge Solution Showcase page here.
Trip of Love Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 View Comments Darlene Love It’s getting very starry over at off-Broadway’s Trip of Love. Fittingly, Darlene Love is joining the company on July 28; the cast of the 1960’s pop music spectacular at Stage 42 also currently includes Dance Moms’ Nia Sioux.”What a fun show! When I saw the show, the audience was waving their arms and singing along. They had a grand time,” said Love, in a statement. “I remember all those classic songs. The lyrics are meaningful and help tell the story. I did sing on a number of them. They are not from records that I made, but I am really looking forward to putting my own signature on “Moon River,” “Both Sides Now” and so many others.”Over a fifty-plus year career, Darlene Love has collaborated with legends like Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley (to name a few). She performed her number one holiday classic “Baby Please Come Home” on David Letterman’s Christmas special annually for 29 years. Films include the Oscar-winning Twenty Feet from Stardom and the Lethal Weapon series, Broadway credits include Hairspray, Grease, Carrie and Leader of the Pack. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is one of Rolling Stone’s greatest singers in history. Her most recent album, Introducing Darlene Love, was released in 2015.Trip of Love brings the ‘60’s to life with over 25 of the decade’s biggest hits including “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Born To Be Wild,” “California Dreamin’,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “White Rabbit,” “You Don’t Own Me” and many more.Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski, the cast also includes Joey Calveri, David Elder, Kelly Felthous, Bahiyah Hibah, Austin Miller and Tara Palsha Moats.
Officials in Fort Lauderdale are reporting that one person is dead after a police-involved shooting.The incident was reported Sunday around 9:00 pm near Northwest 24th Avenue and Sixth Court.Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue officials say they responded to the scene after receiving a call about a sexual battery incident.Authorities say after they spoke with the victim, they spotted the suspect and pursued him.During the pursuit, an officer discharged their weapon in an effort to take the suspect into custody.Paramedics transported the suspect to Broward Health Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.The Broward County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the sexual battery claim, while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.