Feb. 10, 2014
Shuttle, Inc. is excited to announce its partnership with Scala, a leading digital signage software company, to have Scala-certified digital media players. Scala was the world’s first connected signage company, offering a platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks, and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. Shuttle specializes in small form factor PC hardware for digital signage, point-of-sale (POS) and interactive kiosks in the retail, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries as well as motherboards and barebone systems.
Shuttle’s DS61 series digital signage players have undergone a battery of tests to ensure compatibility and performance. Since these devices are fully capable of running Scala player software, they are easy to install and use in any Scala-based digital signage application.
“Obtaining Scala certification for our DS61 series i3 and i5 players is a great accomplishment for Shuttle,” said David Pan, CEO, Shuttle, Inc. “It’s a rigorous process, and we’re proud to show that our products meet and exceed Scala standards.”
Peter Cherna, Scala’s chief technology officer said, “We’re excited to add the Shuttle DS61 [series] to our list of certified media players. Scala and Shuttle together can bring you world-class signage solutions on an attractive, slim form-factor PC with quiet and redundant cooling. Supporting one or two video outputs, the DS61 [series] will be a very good choice for many signage applications.”
Shuttle’s Scala-enabled DS61 series media players are shipping through Shuttle’s Distribution Partners in two wireless configurations. Powered by the H61 Express Chipset, supporting Intel® Core™ Ivy bridge high-performance processors, each DS61 series player offers high-definition dual display interfaces that greatly upgrade digital signage display quality and enhance the viewing experience.
The 43mm form-factor of the DS61 series is one of the thinnest Intel® H61-based solutions available. The series supports VESA Mount capability and a built-in RS232 / RS422 / RS485 dedicated interface, allowing for broader connectivity options and more diverse applications. The DS61 series, with its energy-saving and low noise design, can save money and offers the perfect solution for high-efficiency digital signage.
“Scala certification helps to ensure that digital signage installations and connectivity are seamless. Integrators need simply install the latest Scala player software and connect the device to the Internet or LAN and the player is ready to be connected to the network,” added Mr. Pan.