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Devon IT TC15 thin client
CloudTerm TC15

The TC15 thin client was launched around September 2014 along with the TC20. It was announced by CloudTerm. I have no idea who CloudTerm are but suspect they were part of the Devon IT stable. The website cloud-term.com existed between 2015 and 2017 but as far as I can see from the 'wayback machine' was fairly content free and devoid of ownership/contact information. It also did not get updated during its lifetime following its appearance in 2015 through to its demise in 2017.

The TC15 is a neat and small unit.

Specifications

The basic specifications are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
Intel Celeron Quad-core J1900
2GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
8GB
2GB (max 8GB?)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
   Connector
Intel integrated HD Graphics
1920 x 1200 32-bit colour
DVI-I and DisplayPort
Ports
   Network
   USB

   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
5 x USB2.0
1 x USB3.0
none
none
none
Power
   Plug
   Supply
   Off
   Idle
   Running
Coax 5.5mm/2.5mm
12V 3A
<1W
5W
6W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)167 x 31.5 x 131

The TC15 was shipped with either Devon IT's Detos operating system (Linux) or WES7. My unit came wiped clean.

CPU

The unit comes with an Intel Celeron J1900 Quad-core CPU @ 2.00GHz

From /proc/cpuinfo:

vendor_id:GenuineIntel
cpu family:6
model:55
model name:Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J1900 @ 1.99GHz
stepping:3
cpu cores:4
flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer rdrand lahf_lm 3dnowprefetch epb tsc_adjust smep erms dtherm arat

PCI

The Linux lspci listing.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0c)
00:03.0 Multimedia controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Camera ISP (rev 0c)
00:13.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SATA AHCI Controller (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 0c)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0c)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 0c)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 0c)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 0c)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 0c)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series USB EHCI (rev 0c)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0c)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SMBus Controller (rev 0c)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)

Power Supply

The unit came with a standard external 12V 3A supply. I don't know whether this was original or not. The plug is a standard 5.5mm/2.5mm coax plug.

Expansion

There's no space available for squeezing additional hardware into the case.

Flash: The Flash memory is easily replaceable. It's an mSATA card plugged in to the top of the motherboard..

RAM: The RAM is a standard DDR3L SODIMM mounted on the rear of the motherboard. The unit came fitted with a 2GB hynix part: 2GB 1Rx8 PC3L-12800S-11-13-B4 (HMT325S6EFR8A-PB). I did try out an 8GB Hynix part (8GB 2Rx8 PC3L-12800S-11-13-F3) that worked.

mPCIe: There is a mPCIE socket on the rear of the motherboard. I assume this is for the usual WLAN option

Links: On the top of the motherboard adjacent to the ethernet socket is a conventional 3-pin link field for clearing the CMOS memory. Briefly move the link to the two pins furthest from the ethernet socket to reset the CMOS contents.

Click on the photo for a larger version and also to see the bottom side of the motherboard.

 


Any comments? email me. Added April 2022