andersDX and its subsidiary TinyGreenPC have extended their digital signage media player portfolio, introducing a low cost, high end, professional based unit, hosted on a low cost Raspberry Pi computer. The new player complements the andersDX portfolio of x86 and ARM based players, and offers a hardware platform supporting Signagelive, INSM and Open Splash content management systems for below £300.
Commenting, Paul Mullen, Sales Director, Anders Electronics plc, said, “The Raspberry Pi has a hugely powerful graphics processor on board, which is fully capable of matching a high end dual or quad core x86 PC in terms of quality of graphics and video output. Recognising this, we have partnered with Silver Curve and created a graphics engine that harnesses the full power of this processor to display complex digital signage content quickly and smoothly. Features like multiple zones, multiple layers, smooth animation and cinematic effects such as depth of field are all integral to the player. We have already integrated three leading digital signage content management systems onto the Raspberry Pi, giving users a fully professional platform.”
andersDX and TinyGreenPC are offering the Raspberry Pi based player fully cased as a Stand Alone Media Player or an OPS Media Player. Both can receive content via Ethernet or (optional) WiFi and render it to an attached screen of up to 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) resolution. The Stand Alone player is equipped with HDMI, RS-232, Ethernet, GPIO and USB 2.0 Interfaces. The OPS player is based on Intel’s specification and comes with the appropriate 80-pin connector. The players draw just 7W and a UPS mode maintains the power supply from a battery for seven minutes in the event of temporary disconnection.