Press Release

New PTH-2080A 8˝ touch screen improves data display One-Key-Recovery avoids catastrophe In-Vehicle Computer with touchscreen

FREMONT, CALIF. —January 10, 2012—American Portwell Technology, Inc., ( announces another great in-vehicle telematics solution for fleet management operation. Featuring the peace-of-mind of One-Key-Recovery, the new PTH-2080A in-vehicle telematics platform integrates the vehicle’s engine data, location information, video images and sensed data, then transmits it to a control center at a remote site via its embedded communications module. PTH-2080A features an 8-inch display that uses 4-wire resistive LCD touchscreen technology for ease of use and simplifies data reading and operation during driving. In addition, a sunlight-readable feature ensures that the system can be used in a bright ambient light environment. PTH-2080A features built-in HSUPA/GPRS/GSM/EV-DO/CDMA to support 2.5G/3.5G and 3.75G. An On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) cable is included as well as 9~30V DC power input with ignition control management and turnkey fleet manager application software. Programmable function keys provide one-touch retrieval of frequently used functions, three internal PCIe expansion buses ensure a wide range of wireless communication capabilities, and a built-in camera provides real-time video conferencing.

American Portwell chose the compact and powerful 1.1GHz Intel® Atom™ Z510 CPU to drive the unit because it provides fast processing capability while consuming just 2W of power. With a Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, or an optional Linux operating system, that supports rich functionality without sacrificing overall reliability, American Portwell’s new PTH-2080A is the perfect solution for applications in fleet management, vehicle preventative maintenance service, in-vehicle IP camera, law enforcement, real-time vehicle status monitoring and location-based service.

Total Turnkey Solution

“PTH-2080A is an x86-based turnkey telematics solution that integrates the display, touchscreen, wireless communication and application software in a single, compact platform that provides a convenient control interface,” explains George Liao, American Portwell’s Senior Product Marketing Manager. “To ensure both uninterrupted and safe operation, we have included One-Key-Recovery that can save the system in case of a catastrophe,” Liao continues, “and a large eight-inch wide touchscreen that maximizes content display to simplify data reading during driving. What’s more, we’ve added a sunlight readable feature to overcome the problems normally associated with interpreting data in bright ambient light. PTH-2080A includes many helpful features such as flexible WLAN options that give end users the option to choose the appropriate WLAN service provider; an OBD II interface enables the PTH-2080A to capture data directly from the vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU), ignition control to protect the system from surge current shock during “crank-on” and a shutdown procedure that saves data.

“With its completely equipped modules and application software,” Liao adds. “PTH-2080A reduces the development efforts for system integrators while simplifying the fleet manager’s operation.” “And our customers not only benefit from our ability to consistently provide the most up-to-date technology and features,” Liao confirms, “but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support inherent with our embedded-focused products.”

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About American Portwell

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communications appliances, embedded computer boards and systems and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Product and Technical Contact

George Liao
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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