The digital signage industry takes another step forward with the launch of the newest Digital Signage Evaluation Kit 12 (DSEK-12) by three companies Intel, Kontron and Microsoft.
Digital Signage Evaluation Kit (DSEK-12) offers a simple application-ready media player platform that can work as a model for manufacturers, software developers and system integrators to develop other digital signage products.
This prototypical platform is specifically designed to abridge the development process of digital signage applications. It will help in trimming down the assessment and development effort in building a digital signage.
DSEK-12 comprises of a broad set of hardware and software elements from the tech experts - Intel, Kontron, and Microsoft. These features are presently available in the market, including the third generation Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, which enable service developers to measure performance to fulfill the demands of compute-intensive applications.
These processors combine a memory controller and high-performance graphics engine that produces exceptional graphics, high-definition videos and 3D rendering and results in saving the expense of installing separate external graphics card.
Another feature is Kontron’s open pluggable specification (OPS)-compliant media player KOPS800 that simplifies device installation, usage, maintenance and upgrade of digital signage infrastructure. This feature carries the commonly used interfaces such as DisplayPort and USB.
Along with its varied features, the kit supports Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT), which helps lower the total cost of ownership of signage. It has out-of-band management and repair functions that run even if the OPS-compliant media player is powered off or has a corrupt operating system.
In addition to the other characteristics, Intel’s AMT has keyboard-video-mouse capabilities that enable technicians to control the system as if they were in front of it.
DSEK-12 contains a six-month evaluation version of the Microsoft Windows Studio Embedded POSready 7 operating system (OS), which can be useful for developers to make