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Netvoyager LX1014 Thin Client

The Netvoyager LX1014 appeared on the Netvoyager website between May and September 2013. It is one of the smaller thin clients and is in fact a rebadged Clientron U720. It was billed by Netvoyager as...

"...a compact and feature rich entry level thin client based on Netvoyager's successful operating system, PhoenixOS. It is ideal for cost sensitive thin client users that require a variety of application server support and emulation connectivity."

Specifications

The basic specs are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
VIA Eden ULV
1GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
4GB
1GB
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
VIA VX855
16000 x 1200 32-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
4 x USB2.0
0
0
Kybd
Power
   Plug
   Input
   Off
   Running
Coax: 5.5mm/2.1mm
12V 3A (from label)
0W
~9W
Dimensions
W x H x D36cm x 156cm x 121cm

My LX1014 came with Netvoyager's Phoenix operating system. (5.4.5-rc3 lx1014-phoenix). I was surprised to find that the flash memory was 4GB. Normally it is only a Windows based OS that requires the extra space.

Graphics

From VIA's datasheet on the VX855:

" For the first time, the VIA VX855 MSP offers full hardware acceleration of the widest variety of leading video standards including H.264, MPEG-2/4, and WMV9, allowing smooth playback of high bit-rate 1080p HD video. The advanced video decoding capabilities, when coupled with the media system processor's small physical size and a thermal design power (TDP) of a mere 2.3 watts, open up exciting opportunities for power efficient small form factor and mobile devices; especially the mini-notebook PC segment that will now be able to offer true 1080p HD video playback. "

Power Supply

The LX1014 requires an external 12V power supply. Booting the unit with just a USB keyboard and USB mouse shows a power consumption of ~8-10W. The power plug is a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm coaxial fitting.

Processor

Linux cpuinfo reports:

CPU family:6
model:13
model name:VIA Eden Processor 1000MHz
Stepping:0
Flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 tm nx pni est tm2 xtpr rng rng_en ace ace_en ace2 ace2_en phe phe_en pmm pmm_en

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Host Bridge: Host Control (rev 03)
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Error Reporting
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Host Bus Control
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 DRAM Bus Control
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Power Management Control
00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 APIC and Central Traffic Control
00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Scratch Registers
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 North-South Module Interface Control
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Chrome 9 HCM Integrated Graphics
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 EIDE Controller
00:10.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.1 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.4 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 90)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875 Bus Control and Power Management
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX8xx South-North Module Interface Control
00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875/VX900 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller (rev 20)
01:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)

Expansion

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As you would expect with something this small there is very little room inside to add any extra hardware. (Click on the photo for a larger image).

Flash: The 4GB Flash memory in is a Disk-On-Module (DOM) plugged into a standard 44-pin IDE connector.

RAM: The RAM that came fitted is a 1GB DDR2 667MHz SODIMM. I did have to hand an anonymous 2GB part. This worked. (It has 8 chips per side and a silver label that just says '2GB DDR-II 667MHz'. There is no manufacturer's name). I have no idea of the maximum amount of memory supported.

Unlike with the Dell FX130 I didn't remove the motherboard from the case, but peering through the ventilation holes I could see the reverse side was screen printed in a similar manner but the U720 was omitted and version number was 2.0.

 


Any comments? email me. Added April 2018