RevelDigital announced that its new generation of Android player hardware designed specifically for use in digital signage applications is now available. This new hardware platform coupled with the full-featured RevelDigital player app is designed to provide exceptional performance and reliability, the company said.
Performance has been dramatically increased over the previous release with a quad core processor, updated Android OS, more memory and new Wi-Fi hardware. "One of the biggest concerns with our first Android hardware release was with Wi-Fi performance," RevelDigital CTO Mike Tinnes said in the announcement. "Most Android PC sticks have an internal antenna which greatly reduces range. Our new hardware utilizes not only an external antenna, but a hand-selected Wi-Fi chip to guarantee exceptional connectivity, range and speed."
Remote placement of a corded antenna is also possible with an optional magnetic mount kit.
A customized Android Jellybean OS allows full use of the display area (no visible toolbars) and automatic switching between portrait and landscape orientations, the company said. Updates to the player are fully automatic. Some of the hardware features in this release include the quad core processor, 2GB DDR memory, 8GB Flash storage and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
RevelDigital's Android player app, available on the Google Play Store, provides full integration with the RevelDigital Web-based management platform, including tools for designing content, scheduling playback, monitoring and reporting. RevelDigital's template designer allows for pixel-precise layouts, the company said. Player health is monitored continuously with screen shots of active content, and proof-of-play reporting gives millisecond precision of when content is played, the company said.
Customer feedback and close work with hardware vendors helped RevelDigital come up with the new Android-based hardware platform designed specifically for use in digital signage.
Pricing will remain the same as the previous generation hardware at $145. Included are USB and HDMI cables as well as a two-year replacement warranty.
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