No, but you can use your own computer or attach one to the rear of the screen.
Each ActivPanel Touch is equipped with a slot to the rear of the unit that can accommodate a small computer that conforms to the Intel Open Pluggable Specification (OPS).
The objective of the OPS is to provide the ability for a wide range of computing units to be integrated into display units such as the ActivPanel Touch based on standardised dimensions and the use of a common 80-pin JEA socket and other connectors.
The are many manufacturers - large and small - of OPS computers, and individual units vary in terms of chipset and features offered. Some units are designed primarily for use with a manufacturer's own digital signage solutions, whereas others are produced for use on a wider range of equipment.
In theory, all OPS computers should comply with Intel's OPS specification. For technical clarity, the Intel OPS Specification (Electrical, Mechanical and Thermal) Document is available for download from the ActivPanel Touch page.
Promethean's ActivPanel Touch has implemented the OPS specification as closely as possible to the basic definition with the intention that any computer fully compliant with the OPS spec will operate correctly. Promethean's testing of the ActivPanel Touch has demonstrated that fully-compliant OPS units will power on and operate correctly when inserted into the OPS slot on the rear of the panel.
In practice some manufacturers apply certain elements of the OPS spec (often dimensions and connectors) and adjust the core operation of their units for particular purposes. The result of these particular adjustments may mean that individual OPS units may not operate in full or in part with the ActivPanel Touch.
As manufacturers of OPS units may change their unit specifications without notice, and individual unit specifications may vary by geography, Promethean is unable to make formal recommendations of OPS units that can be used with the ActivPanel Touch.
However, we can state that the APT-65 and APT-70 tests carried out by Promethean used the AxiomTek range of OPS computers (the OPS 83, 860, 870 and 880) which operated satisfactorily. AxiomTek units are available from many distributors worldwide.
Is the ActivPanel mac / apple compatible?
A question asked frquently about the ActivPanel Touch is regarding support for connections to a Mac computer.
At the launch of the ActivPanel Touch, Promethean stated that Windows was supported (from XP onwards), but made no mention of Mac OSX. Since then there has been some confusion amongst our partners and in the market.
To be clear:
The ActivPanel Touch can be connected to and will operate with a Mac computer running OSX (Snow Leopard / Lion / Mountain Lion). This includes operating with ActivInspire.
The limitation that applies to the use of the current ActivPanel Touch with OSX is in fact the same as that when it is used with Windows XP - the operating system will only recognise a single touch (whether that is a finger or the stylus).