An ideal digital signage hardware and software solution compliant with Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification standard (OPS) will be showcased by Advantech and signagelive at Advantech’s World Partner Conference from 27th to 29th October in Taipei. The solution is aimed to enable digital signage manufacturers to deploy systems faster, with lower costs for development and implementation.
“Advantech is the first company to launch an OPS Player based on the powerful NVIDIA ION2 platform and we are delighted to continue working with signagelive who have optimized their software for our digital signage systems.” Said Bas Smeets, Advantech’s Business Development Manager for Intelligent Service.
Advantech, the leading embedded platform and integration services provider announced the release of OPS compliant digital signage media player ARK-DS220 earlier this year. It is powered by an Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor (fan-based) and Intel Atom N455 single-core processor (fanless) with integrated NVIDIA GT218 (ION2) graphic module for Full HD playback. Compliant with OPS, ARK-DS220’s slot-in module design effectively lowers deployment and field maintenance costs to simplify device installation, usage, maintenance and upgrades. This system can be supplied with a Windows Embedded Standard 7 image containing the signagelive Display Edition offering full multi-zone layout capabilities and extensive media support optimized for the ARK-DS220’s NVIDIA ION2 graphics. signagelive is a product of Remote Media Group who is known for innovation – leading the sector in the adoption of new technologies and standards – as well as for a solution that offer enterprise-grade capabilities and support at entry-level pricing.
Commenting on the announcement, Jason Cremins CEO of Remote Media Group said: “We have worked closely with Advantech and their product development team over the last three years to create a range of optimized digital signage devices with the ARK-DS220 OPS player being a great example of our collaboration. Optimizing signagelive for use with the ARK-DS220 and in particular the NVIDIA ION2 graphics has produced incredible results. We are capable of running 8 x HD videos running concurrently on a single player in both landscape and portrait, which is unthinkable with other digital signage hardware.
ARK-DS220 and signagelive software address digital signage market fragmentation and is an ideal platform for graphics-centric applications. This bundled digital signage solution will be presented at Advantech’s World Partner Conference, and Jason Cremins is going to be available during the event to support all related enquires. We are looking forward to seeing you in Taipei from 27th to 29th October. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.advantech.com/wpc2011/ .
About Remote Media
We are a 17 year old company solely focused on our multi award winning digital signage software. At signagelive®, we embrace steadily emerging and evolving technology to provide our customers with a digital signage software platform that reliably and efficiently runs even the largest retail networks. We win repeat business and awards for a solution that is relentlessly current, nimble, well supported, open, easy to use, and truly affordable. We’re known for innovation – leading the sector in the adoption of new technologies and standards like SMIL, HTML5, Media RSS, social media and mobile, and extending the medium to corporate desktops and IPTV. Based in the UK and operating globally, we have a large, fast-growing and diverse client base that covers everything from small businesses to major retailers like Harrods and Thomson (TUI Travel). (Corporate Website: http://www.signagelive.com).
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products and global logistics support. Advantech Digital Signage Solutions deliver industrial-grade reliability; ideal for mission-critical digital signage deployment where 24x7x365 availability is the key. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.eu)
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