RiscStation much anticipated portable has slipped on our initial timetable due to delays caused by the case supplier.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience for the delays in the development and delivery of the RiscStation portable.

They have only recently finalised the design of their x86 based system and confirmed final production dates.

Until the case specification was finalised, we were unable to complete the board design. Now that the case specification has been ‘frozen’ we can complete the custom motherboard.

However, while waiting for the final case specification, significant developments has been achieved. These include:

Digital VIDC output to drive the LCD panel directly.
New 10/100Mb ethernet controller and driver software
USB interface and driver software
PCMCIA interface and driver software
Power supply and battery management

As part of the development programme, many of these items are being released as upgrades to existing machines.

We are now completing the motherboard design, but unfortunately we will not have boards ready in time for the Wakefield show. We should have a demonstratable unit shortly after the show. Production units should then be available 6-8 weeks from then.

We will however be demonstrating the portable technology alongside our current product range.