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Advantech New Digital Signage Player

Advantech expands its range of digital signage player to two additional devices. The ARK-DS303 is a cost, an Intel ® Atom ™ N270 CPU equipped with a powerful platform in the lower price segment. During ARK-DS350 is a high-end model, with AMD-780 CPU and integrated graphics for demanding graphics applications.

Solid and affordable

The ARK-DS303 is a compact, energy-efficient, fanless and low-cost Digital Signage Player of Intel’s 945GSE chipset with the Intel Atom N270 processor used.  He supports using the chipset in 945GSE integrated MPEG-2 decoder, the 720p high-definition video playback at a respectably low power consumption of only about 7 watts. a Full-HD 1080p video playback may require applications for the device in the miniPCI slot with a Broadcom accelerator be expanded via optional HD.  The ARK-DS303 is HDMI and VGA ports and dual display capable thanks. With four USB and one COM port is to connect peripherals to ensure sufficient.
The ARK-303 GB is a complete system pre-installed with 1GB DDR2 and 160 hard drive. A barebones version is also available.  Also on antenna connections for WLAN and WAN (GSM / HSPDA) was conceived.  For signage applications flexibility, even TV programs is to integrate in real-time news or entertainment programs to include essential. To meet this demand are, the ARK-DS303 with a TV tuner expands laterally. The onboard miniPCI slot remains for an HD decoder or a WLAN module reserved. A VESA mount allows for easy installation on the back of an LCD panel.
Unlike standard end-user thin client products on the ARK-DS303 with special BIOS settings for digital signage, such as Wake on LAN and power furnished to a power failure.  The watchdog timer ensures almost 100% availability and an extended lock function helps system after serious errors or system crashes restore.
For the discerning
The ARK-DS-350 is a Digital Signage Platform for High Performance, equipped with the AMD-780 CPU with ATI Radeon ™ HD 3200 graphics chipset. The stand-alone graphics chip with unified video decoder hardware video acceleration for H-264, VC-1 and MPEG-2. Flowing Full HD playback and fast Bildwechselmachen the ARK-DS350 is the perfect platform for DS applications, which are lively multimedia playback counts.
The ARK-DS350 is available in two versions: with a low-power AMD Athlon single-core processor or embedded AMD Athlon ™ X2 Dual-Core processor. It supports 1080p HD playback and also supports dual display by VGA and HDMI.  He is also compact and can be built relatively low profile and low weight thanks to all large displays are mounted behind as well. Although he is a fan-equipped with, but uses the Smart-Fan technology, the fan can operate the pleasantly quiet.
About Advantech
Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers. (Corporate Website: http://www.advantech.com).
Source: Advantech