updated 10:25 am EDT, Thu May 10, 2012
HP uses 3M technology to combine network and power into one cable
HP has teamed up with 3M to release the T410 One Wire PC. Aimed at enterprise and education, the all-in one thin client computer uses an Ethernet cable for both networking and drawing power, removing the dedicated power cable from the system.
Pulling 13 watts from Power-over-Ethernet using 3M's One Wire technology, it uses an ARM Cortex processor with 1GB of RAM and 2GB of flash memory, with a Digital Signage Processor to deal with graphics on the 18.5-inch display. The minimal internals stem from the fact that it is designed as a thin client system with most of the heavy-duty processing done elsewhere, leaving the system to deal with running a Citrix or VMware virtualization client.
HP expects to release the T410 during the Summer for $430.