NEC partners with Canonical and Screenly for large format screens

NEC Display Solutions recently teamed up with Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu Core, and Screenly, a digital signage software company to deliver large format screens with dynamic content. Screenly will provide its Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 digital signage platform and Canonical will offer its IoT-based OS Ubuntu Core, based on Ubuntu, according to a press release.

The Raspberry Pi player is designed to offer smooth playback of HD videos, images and web pages, and it is integrated with a CMS and API to act as an all-in-one solution. Ubuntu Core is built with automatic updating and security measures to prevent hackers from taking over the displays, according to the release. Both of the solutions will be integrated into NEC's P and V series 40-50 inch large format displays.

"NEC’s open modular platform approach and IoT focus with Raspberry Pi CM3 allows us to push our software right into the heart of the digital signage hardware platform, providing a vibrant yet secure digital visual proposition that takes full advantage of the opportunities the IoT offers to advertisers and other organisations to personalize content and be more interactive. We look forward to working with NEC and Canonical to deliver the future of CMS digital signage," Viktor Petersson, CEO of Screenly, said in the release.

Topics: 4K Ultra HD, Hardware, Installation / Integration

Companies: NEC Display Solutions

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