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Advantech UTC-542 Computer – The Revolution Of The Retail Industry

Retailing in India is one of the pillars of the country’s economy, as it accounts for 10% of its GDP. In fact, the Indian retail market is one of the top five retail markets in the world by economic value. However, the retail industry lately is going through some major shifts, where is needs to embrace new technologies and re-imagine the business. Constant connectivity and a multi-screen world are changing the world of retail!

Advantech UTC-542 Computer – The Revolution Of The Retail Industry

Looking at this shift, Advantech, a leading industrial computing platform provider, announced its special UTC-542 all-in-one touch computer for interactive signage in retail stores, industrial signage in factories, and information signage in public spaces. Powered by the sixth generation Intel Core i5-6300U processor and up to 16 GB memory, the UTC-542 delivers excellent high performance computing.

Listed below are the most important features of the UTC-542:


The UTC-542 features a 42.6 inch 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD monitor that offers 1920 x 1080 resolution and 450-nit brightness. This offers a wide viewing angle and enhanced visuals aimed at industrial-grade display applications. The glass is clear and offers optical clarity, high durability, and long-term temperature stability. The monitor can also be mirror-coated to support smart mirror and interactive augmented reality applications. The glass used here is a 3H surface hard anti-glare mirror coating that is scratch resistant. Whatever the monitor type, they both maximize display space, and have an extremely responsive touchscreen that supports multi-touch control to enable simultaneous multi-user operation.


The UTC-542, powered by the sixth generation Intel Core i5-6300U processor, delivers 250% faster computing speed, 30-fold superior graphics performance, and 3 times longer battery life compared to the previous generation processor.

Slots and peripherals

The dual HDD/SSD slots support RAID storage for improved performance, enhanced reliability, advanced data protection, and convenient database recovery. These slots feature a hot-swappable design which enables easy upgrade without dismantling the entire system. The UTC-542 also comprises of rick I/O ports, including 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 COM, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, and up to 4 USB ports, which increase the system’s extendibility and flexibility. It can also be equipped with a wide range of application-oriented peripherals like camera, barcode scanner, IC card reader, magnetic strip reader, and NFC/RFID modules.

Connectivity and OS support

The UTC-542 supports Wi-Fi connectivity and multiple OS support, and the ability to integrate diverse optional peripherals. The list of operating systems it can support include Windows Embedded Standard 7/8, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Linux Ubuntu 14.04, and Android 4.4.2.

Front panel and fanless design

The IP65-rated front panel and fanless design offer industrial-grade reliability for ensuring stable performance. While the IP65-rated front panel ensures water and dust protection, the low power fanless system design brings superior energy efficiency and ensures quiet operation, while preventing the accumulation of dust and foreign contaminants, thus extending the overall product lifecycle.

With these amazing properties, the UTC-542 all-in-one touch computer from Advantech has proven to become the ideal display solution for enhancing customer engagement and increasing brand awareness. You can get this and many other embedded and industrial rack computers from Advantech at Alltronix, the leading Advantech distributor in a number of states like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.