The advanced management capabilities of the Apricot LS100 reduce support costs by enabling
the systems to be centrally managed over the network, including remote configuration,
maintenance and repair, and the ability to conduct routine maintenance and software
updates during off-hours. These features, in conjunction with the minimal levels of
hardware maintenance, ensure the lowest cost of ownership while retaining essential
compatibility with today's standards-based computer networks, operating systems and
LS100 benefits from the inclusion of a sophisticated hardware management controller. This
monitors the status of system critical items such as temperature, power and hard disk
performance; controlling the fan speed to maintain an even system temperature; providing
predictive drive failure notification and alerting the system administrator to physical
intrusion of the system case. This ensures that the LS100's reliability is maintained at
maximum levels, further reducing cost of ownership.
Slimline compact unit
Designed as a sealed unit, the unobtrusive physical aspect of the Apricot LS100 system
ensures that users are not competing with their PC for desk space. The flexibility of the
system is taken a stage further with the included stand, allowing either horizontal or
vertical placement of the unit on the desktop.
Incorporating ACPI advanced power saving, the Apricot LS100 reduces its power consumption
to a minimum level in 'active off' mode. This mode allows the system to be accessed via
the network by use of the Wake-on LAN technology for system maintenance, software
distribution, etc.., returning automatically to minimum power levels when the management
task is complete. These and additional advanced energy saving features of the system
contribute to its low cost of ownership.
The Apricot LS100 is capable of stunning video performance, made possible by the use of
accelerated local bus video processor. The S3 ViRGE video controller, with its 2MB of
video memory, provides ergonomically sound high refresh rates in its supported high
resolution modes and uses the PCI local bus to ensure that even the most graphically
demanding applications move like lightning.
Wake on LAN
The on-board 10/100Mbps NIC includes auto-sensing to connect automatically to either
10Mbit or 100Mbit network installations. Conforming to the latest industry standards and
supported by all popular operating systems, the interface also includes 'wake-on LAN'
technology allowing major benefits to be gained in the quest for simplified management and
control of network PC populations, with an associated reduction in the total cost of
Pentium® processors with MMX(TM)Technology have
rapidly become the industry standard. With the Apricot LS100 a minimum specification of
200MHz has been defined, providing a realistic performance level for current and future
By providing 32MB of high performance RAM as standard, the Apricot LS100 incorporates a
performance headroom, ensuring system longevity.
High capacity, high speed hard
In a Network PC environment, the local hard drive is used, primarily, for local storage of
the operating system and as a network cache. This ensures that the network bandwith is not
saturated by the provision of 'static data' such as operating system or application code,
but is clear for the essential task of data provision.
With business audio fast becoming a pre-requisite for today's applications, the
Apricot LS100 incorporates a 16-bit audio chipset integrated on the system motherboard.
This can be used with personal headphones or may be supplemented with matching 20W powered
speakers for individual users needs.
One of the main design criteria of the Apricot LS100 system was to ensure adherence to
current and planned industry standards. With this goal in mind, the system complies with
the System Design Guidelines for Network PC and is based on the Network PC (Net PC)
Systems Guidelines co-authored by industry leaders including Intel® and
Microsoft®. This rigorous attention to detail ensures complete systems
compatibility and protects clients investment when deploying Network PCs.
Built by Mitsubishi Electric PC
The Apricot LS100 is the latest generation network PC product from a company who pioneered
network-centric computing from the early days of the PC industry. Mitsubishi Electric is a
leading vendor of industry standard systems and is acknowledged as a world leader in the
design of PCs and high availability servers. Its systems are designed and manufactured in
the UK and sold throughout Europe and Asia.
All LS Series products are available with multiple connectivity options. These ensure that
the business advantages of Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies can be fully
exploited, allowing greater productivity and communications regardless of the size of your
organisation. With integrated ethernet, and access to high-speed modems and ISDN provided
via the server, all connectivity options have been investigated to give simple but
effective connectivity to your local area network or even further afield to the World Wide
Web, the electronic network that spans the globe.