Fargo, N.D.-based RevelDigital announced a new generation of Android player hardware designed specifically for use in digital signage applications. This new hardware platform coupled with the full featured RevelDigital player app is able to provide exceptional performance and reliability, the company said.
The new platform features a quad core processor, updated Android OS, new Wi-Fi hardware and more memory than previous versions.
"One of the biggest concerns with our first Android hardware release was with Wi-Fi performance, Mike Tinnes, CTO for Revel Digital, said. “Most Android PC sticks have an internal antenna which greatly reduces range. Our new hardware utilizes not only an external antenna, but a hand-selected Wi-Fi chip to guarantee exceptional connectivity, range, and speed."
A customized Android Jellybean OS allows full use of the display area (no visible toolbars) and automatic switching between portrait and landscape orientations. Updates to the player are fully automatic. Some of the hardware features in this release include a quad core processor, 2GB DDR memory, 8GB flash storage, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Also included are USB and HDMI cables.
RevelDigital's Android player app, available in the Google Play Store, provides full integration with the RevelDigital Web-based management platform, including tools for designing content, scheduling playback, monitoring and reporting. RevelDigital's template designer allows for pixel precise layouts. Player health is monitored continuously with screen shots of active content and proof-of-play reporting gives millisecond precision of when content is played.
"Customer feedback and a close relationship with our hardware vendors has proven invaluable in creating what we believe to be the very best Android digital signage solution on the market,” Ted Rosenbaum, CEO of RevelDigital, said.