Axiomtek, a designers and manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products, has introduced what it is billing as the "world first" Intelligent Pluggable Systems Specification-compliant OPS digital signage player, the OPS885.
The OPS885 features the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor with the Mobile Intel QM87 Express chipset for enabling 4K resolutions. It also comes with Intel Active Management Technology 9.0, which offers remote diagnosis and maintenance, and features Intel Retail Client Manager, which integrates a digital signage CMS with analytics and security features.
"Nowadays, digital signage could be seen in shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, stations, medical centers, campus and many more," Robert Wang, director of sales and marketing for the Digital Signage Business Unit at Axiomtek, said in the announcement. "According to a recent Nielsen consumer survey, digital signage at the point-of-sale considerably increases brand awareness by 14 percent and, more importantly, increases sales by as much as 33 percent. It's one of many data points that underscore the worldwide growth of digital signage systems."
The OPS885 has a footprint of only 200 x119 x 30 mm, supports one DDR3L SO-DIMM socket with memory maximum up to 8 GB and features one mSATA interface as storage device and two PCI Express Mini Card slots for graphics-enhanced video card, wireless LAN card for 802.11 b/g/n and 3G/GPRS, and tuner/AV capture card.
The pluggable module is connected to OPS-compliant displays via a standardized JAE TX-25 plug connector and includes HDMI, DisplayPort, UART, audio, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 signals. The OPS885 also features a wide range of connectivity options, including one 10/100/1000Mbps LAN port, one RS-232 port, one HDMI interface, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port on the front panel.