Jan. 15, 2014
Digital media technology solutions provider AOPEN has launched a new Digital Engine media player to support demanding rich multimedia content, along with an expanded product portfolio, the company announced.
Designed to help system integrators and solution providers meet the ever-expanding demand for rich multimedia content within stores, hospitality, corporate and other commercial spaces, this digital signage media player is one of the first in its range to support 4K content with such low CPU usage and the first player running on fourth-generation Intel Core processors, according to the company.
The new DE7200 media player is the most powerful of AOPEN's Digital Engines, and has been designed for customers who require the utmost in power, versatility and functionality — able to run complex multimedia presentations and manage them across multiple screens — the company said. USB 3.0 and HDMI ports allow for fast high-definition performance and expandable storage. The DE7200 is the first in a line of new products to come with an integrated dust filter to protect the critical circuits inside and an extended power switch for convenient management, AOPEN said. Its ultra-small form factor allows for discrete operation in environments where aesthetics count.
AOPEN also has engineered hardware for the back office to help maintain and protect consumers' vital technologies. The Engine Core is a server rack especially designed for the Digital Engine to fit multiple media players for easy management and central control. The C4-KVM Switch Centralized System Control allows users to seamlessly switch between up to four connected computing devices. IT will be able to control their entire network of multiple systems using a single keyboard, monitor and mouse, meaning that busy, time-strapped staff can work more efficiently and respond more rapidly, the company said. This switch also allows you to share other peripherals like mass storage devices.
The company's Redundant Power Management unit ensures that end-users' critical assets stay up and running even in the event of a failure of a single power adapter, the announcement said. The RDM is a secure solution that allows redundancy management for multiple computing devices (up to six devices).
And for customers that want high performance at a lower price, the company has the DE5100i Digital Engine media player, built on the third-gen Intel Core processor family that still offers high graphic performance, with USB 3.0 and HDMI ports providing customers with fast and efficient multimedia capabilities.
AOPEN said its new product portfolio, led by the premium DE7200 solution, represents its continued commitment to providing system builders and solution integrators with innovative and powerful products that will enhance their traction with customers and improve engagement within their premises especially in robust areas for 24/7 use.
"AOPEN is proud to be one of the first vendors to announce the release of a Digital Engine running on fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the most powerful player in the range as of now," AOPEN Europe Marketing Manager Gabriëlle Offringa said in the announcement. "It complements the extended portfolio which offers reliable and ultra-small form factor media players from entry-level systems to high-end stunning 4k performance."
AOPEN is scheduled to showcase its complete portfolio at its booth at next month's Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.
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