VIA Announces ARM Digital Signage System w/ Android Support

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VIA Announces ARM Digital Signage System w/ Android Support

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:32 am

VIA Announces ARM Digital Signage System with Android Support

Taipei, Taiwan, 20 June, 2012 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA ARM DS (Digital Signage) system.



Developed for the Android operating system, the VIA ARM DS is an all-in-one system-ready solution for managing dynamic displays for cost sensitive high volume segments where high performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement. Applications range from kiosks, POS systems, video walls, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, and entertainment environments.



“The VIA ARM DS system extends the familiarity of Android to dynamic digital signage displays, providing a cost-effective alternative to other products on the market,” commented Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division. “We welcome 3rd party software and system integration partners to join us to develop customized solutions based on the system.”



VIA ARM DS System

The VIA ARM DS system is sleek, energy-efficient system with an ergonomic space-saving design that measures just 18cm x 12cm x 2.5cm. Its key features include the following:



· All in one system-ready to load software

· Industry standard ARM Cortex A9 SoC

· Simple ergonomic design

· Energy Star

· Software support



The VIA ARM DS system is backed by VIA’s worldwide software support and is compatible with the latest Digital Content Management software. Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators interested in working with VIA Embedded to develop solutions based on the system are invited to visit the following link to learn more about the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV program: http://www.viaembedded.com/en/service/ISVprogram.jsp



For more information about the VIA ARM DS System please visit:

http://armds.viaembedded.com



For images related to this release, please visit:

http://www.viagallery.com/Products/via-arm-ds.aspx



About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
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Re: VIA Announces ARM Digital Signage System w/ Android Supp

Post by Andria.w.Andria » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:53 am

Thanks for this information. I would like to understand some more about digital signage systems. What kind of operation system is the best one for such systems? What are the advantages of Android over other OS? Thanks

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Re: VIA Announces ARM Digital Signage System w/ Android Supp

Post by Spamburger » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:31 pm

There is no best operating system, just merely the one an organization is most comfortable using. Android is "free" and can run on the ARM platform used by this signage system.

When generally compared to x86 systems, ARM platforms running Android are cheaper, smaller, and consume less electricity - basically some of the same comparisons for comparing tablets to laptops.

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