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Praim Ultra Series: Hardware 


 


 

 



Priam Ultra Series thin client

I do not own one of these. The information and photos here have either been taken from Praim documentation or have been supplied by Davide who does own one.

As with most things 'Praim' there is very little historical information out there to find. However a Praim 2015 'out of production' document acknowledges that there was an XT9200-C that ended production in July 2012, a XT9200-U in July 2013, and a XT9200-I in 2014. The -I may be the Ino 9000 Series and the -U the Ultra 9000 series. As far as the OS was concerned we have:

  • XT9000-U runs ThinOX V8
  • XT9200-U runs ThinOX V8
  • XP9400-U runs Windows XPe SP3
  • WE9700-U runs WES7 SP1

So this model looks to be a Praim Ultra series thin client running ThinOS V8. It would have been shipped with 512MB of flash and 512MB of RAM.

Praim Ultra PCB legend Markings on the PCB and a paper label show that this model was actually manufactured and sold by Clientron as an E700. The same PCB also was used in the Clientron H720 but with a different CPU (VIA C7). Clientron Data sheets on the E700 and H720 are dated September 2010.

Specifications

My summary:
Processor
   Type
   Speed
Via Eden ULV
1.6GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB
512MB (max 2GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
VX800
1920x1200 32-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
   Video
10/100/1000
4 x USB2.0
0
0
1
1 x VGA, 1 x DVI
Power
   Plug
   Input
   Off
   Idle
   Running
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
16W (datasheet)
1W
15W
~23W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)230 x 57 x 210

There is an option to replace the VGA output by a second serial port.

Power Supply

The label on the case reads 12V/4A for the PSU. The measured power figures are for the standard thin client with keyboard and mouse. Additional devices (such as PCI cards) will increase the power drain. A 12V 3A supply should be fine for most uses. The power supply plug is thought to be a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm coax plug. (Not verified by measurement).

CPU

Having booted Linux /proc/cpuinfo shows:

vendor_id:CentaurHauls
cpu family:6
model:13
model name:VIA Eden Processor 1600MHz
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 cpuid 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. VX800 Host Bridge (rev 14)
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 Error Reporting
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 Host Bus Control
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 Power Management Control
00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 APIC and Central Traffic Control
00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 Scratch Registers
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 North-South Module Interface Control
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 Chrome 9 HC3 Integrated Graphics (rev 11)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 PCI Express Root Port
00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 PCI Express Root Port
00:03.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800/VX820 PCI Express Root Port
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX800 Serial ATA and EIDE Controller
00:10.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.1 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xx/62xx 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. VX800/VX820 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)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6120/VT6121/VT6122 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 82)

Expansion

As usual, clicking on the photo (right) will take you to a larger scale photos of the circuit board.

Flash: The supplied flash was a 512MB IDE DOM that you can see top-left in the photo. Underneath the IDE DOM is a socket to take a compact flash card. There is also a SATA data socket. This is top-right in the photo just by the end of the PCI connector (see photo below).

RAM: The RAM is a conventional DDR2 667 (PC2-5300) SODIMM plugged into a socket fitted on the top of the board. Davide successfully tried out 1GB and 2GB parts.

USB: There are two USB sockets on the front panel, two on the rear. These are all USB 2.0 ports.

Praim Ultra Series pci riser
PCI: There is a PCI expansion socket.

PCIe:There is a small PCIe socket on the motherboard. You can see it to the left of the PCI socket.

Praim Ultra SATA socket
SATA This shows the SATA socket. The white socket adjacent to it carries +12V and +5V supplies to power your SATA device. The two middle pins are GND. +12V is on the pin nearest to the PCI socket and 5V by the board mounting screw.

 


Any comments? email me. Added March 2021