NEC Unveils Ecological "All-In-One"
NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a leading provider
of business solutions and
services for the high-end commercial and professional markets in North
America, has introduced the PowerMate eco, the first all-in-one, fanless
ecological PC. The PowerMate eco is also designed with laptop components
to keep the overall footprint small and power requirements down, while
delivering high functionality required in a variety of work environments.
The PowerMate eco includes a 15-inch TFT LCD flat panel screen that does
not contain the boron commonly found in traditional CRT monitors. The
unit also contains a motherboard made with lead-free solder. In addition,
the PowerMate eco is made of NuCycle plastican NEC-patented
plastic that is 100 percent recyclable. NuCycle is made of polycarbonate
resin mixed with a special, flame-retardant silicone compound. Other computer
plastics have flame retardant brominated coatings applied, which do retard
flames, but produce harmful gases in the process. NuCycles flame
retardant is non-toxic and built-in, requiring no toxic coating.
Recent reports outline the negative impact PCs have on the environment,
particularly once they reach the landfill. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
points out that the average desktop PC is comprised of at least 36 chemicals
including lead, barium, boron and cobalt. Additionally, it is estimated
that nearly 10 million PCs arrive at landfills throughout the world every
year. The PowerMate eco does not contain any of these chemicals.
NEC has long been a leader in creating strict environmental standards
in Japan and Europe, and we in the U.S. are bringing that expertise to
our domestic market with the introduction of the PowerMate eco,
said Larry Miller, vice president and general manager, Mobile Solutions
Division of NEC Solutions America.
The PowerMate eco is targeted at high density computing locations such
as call centers, hospitals, reception desks and financial trading rooms,
where noise, heat and desktop real estate are concerns in todays
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