The DT166 is small - hence the extra photo to compare it with a Neoware Capio/CA5/etc.
The basic specs are:
1280 x 1024 16-bit colour
4 x USB1.1
12V 1.2A (from label)
Dimensions W x H x D 14cm x 3.3cm x 13cm
The DT166 runs Linux. There is no date of manufacture.
As you might guess by the logo in the corner of the front panel this unit has been badged by somebody else. The label on the bottom makes reference to www.gorabbit.net - but this domain no longer exists. I believe it was part of bosanova.net who now offer a completely different range of thin clients.
DT Research still offer a DT166 for sale (the DT166LX), but this is now part of the WebDT range and is based on the LX800. The current one (2017) appears to be fitted with 512MB of RAM rather than the 128MB of the earlier versions.
Linux cpuinfo reports:
|model name||:||Geode(tm) Integrated Processor by National Semi|
|flags||:||fpu de pse tsc msr cx8 pge cmov mmx mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow|
The output of Linux's lspci:
00:01.0 Host bridge: National Semiconductor Corporation Geode GX2 Host Bridge (rev 21) 00:01.1 VGA compatible controller: National Semiconductor Corporation Geode GX2 Graphics Processor 00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev 10) 00:0f.0 ISA bridge: National Semiconductor Corporation CS5535 ISA bridge (rev 13) 00:0f.2 IDE interface: National Semiconductor Corporation CS5535 IDE 00:0f.3 Multimedia audio controller: National Semiconductor Corporation CS5535 Audio 00:0f.4 USB controller: National Semiconductor Corporation CS5535 USB (rev 06) 00:0f.5 USB controller: National Semiconductor Corporation CS5535 USB (rev 06)
The DT166 requires an external 12V power supply. The label on the bottom of the DT166 reads "12V 1.2A". Unfortunately the plugs on my standard 12V power supplies don't fit the DT166. Whilst the diameter of the socket suits the usual 5.5mm plug, the central pin on the socket is a 2.5mm fitting rather than the more popular 2.1mm fitting. For testing purposes I ended up using a universal power supply which had a range of interchangeable tips.
The battery for the CMOS memory is a CR1220 rather than the more usual CR2032. I guess they decided a smaller battery was easier to fit in.
Flash: The Flash memory in the DT166 is a Disk-On-Module (DOM) plugged into a standard 44-pin IDE connector. I've removed it and fitted a Compact Flash adaptor in its place and successfully booted Linux from various CF cards.
RAM: As you can see in the photograph the RAM is soldered to the motherboard and so is fixed at 128MB.
Click on the photo for a larger version.
Any comments? email me. Added September 2010 Last update January 2017