Via is one of the leading names when it comes to computing technology from desktops to touchscreens, and like any other major company it continues to better its products. They have recently announced that they will be incorporating touchscreens into their industrial computers.

The Vipro VP7806 and VP7815 were originally designed to be industrial and commercial computers. Gone are the days where this category of computer features simple designs with minimal technology and very little attention to aesthetics. Touchscreens used to be reserved for more chic lines of work, and one never would have thought that they could make their way into commerce and industry, especially when there are certain environments that are not conducive to this type of screen. Via’s new creations feature touchscreens, but the good news is that they meet the standards for water and dust resistance, in keeping with the IP65 regulations. The two have slight differences between them, but they are both said to set the industry ablaze.

The specifications and features of both models are nothing short of impressive. The VP7815 is 15.7 x 11.9 x 3.18 inches, and weighs in at around 11 pounds. The VP7806 is 7.9 x 6.5 x 3 inches, and weighs just 6.6 pounds. They both feature a 1.3Ghz Nano processor, with a VX800 chipset. As far as storage goes it has a 2.5 inch SATA HDD or a Compactflash and as much as 2GB of RAM of memory via one SODIMM slot.

Unfortunately these PCs are not as stylish or sleek as others, and some may call them a bit awkward looking. The good news is there’s a place for everything. On one side of the computer there is a DC power input, 4 serial ports, and 2 USB 2.0 ports. On the other side you will find another 2 USB 2.0 ports, as well as a VGA port, and 2 gigabit Ethernet ports. There will also be a microphone input and a line output.

The display in the VP8515 is bold, with a 15-inch touch screen, which is both capacitive and resistive, and it also features a 1024×768 resolution. The VP7806 has a 6.5-inch resistive touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 480. They both have a 2MP camera and stereo speakers. With all this you are able to enjoy an all round entertainment and business experience that will be second to none in the range.

According to via they both run Windows 7, Ubuntu Linux Windows XP, as well as Windows XP Embedded. With these great features Via has changed the face of industrial computers for life. No light has been shed on the overall cost as yet, but there have been reports that they are available. It is just a matter of hunting them down and buying one. They shouldn’t be too costly though, and they should be set to hover just above average, at least at the start. If you are looking for a truly great machine then look no further than Via’s new additions.