Despite the variety of PC and Android digital signage players available, computing technologies provider Anders Electronics believes there is still a gap at the bottom of the market for a true professional-grade digital signage player at a very low cost.
According to the company's blog, it has worked with partner Silver Curve to create a digital signage media player running on the Raspberry Pi computing platform, "one of the most exciting and talked about computing platforms out there, with, by the way a fantastic and very powerful graphics processor on board which is fully capable of matching a PC in terms of quality of graphics and video output."
Anders is offering its Raspberry Pi player as either a standalone media player or as an Intel OPS media player, both of which can receive content via Ethernet or (optional) Wi-Fi and render it to an attached screen of up to 1920-by-1080p full-HD resolution.
The standalone 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 platform supports CMS such as SignageLive and INSM and features such as multiple zones, multiple layers, smooth animation and cinematic effects such as depth of field at a cost starting at £280 (USD$476).