“SoC vs Media Players: With more and more manufacturers offering System on a Chip (SoC) solutions, what’s the tipping point end users need to consider when planning their solutions?”
It is crucial to look at multiple factors when evaluating SoC vs. media players. Cost is a key factor but not the only factor. The compatibility with various Content Management Solutions is as important as cost when you are comparing the two options. Another factor to take into consideration is the shelf life of the technology. Replacement costs will vary with having to replace an entire SoC rather than the individual pieces of hardware. It will be interesting to watch the SoC technology grow and evolve.