The digital signage market is expected to grow from USD 20.74 Billion in 2017 to USD 31.62 Billion by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 7.28%.* To meet this need, AOPEN, a world leader in digital signage and applied IoT, has unveiled the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2, the first commercial-grade Chromebox that can power 4K screens.
The Chromebox Commercial 2 can play content for two separate screens and features a slim, ruggedized design that is dust-resistant and free of moving parts, making it ideal for commercial use in demanding environments.
The device is available with 7th generation Intel® Core™ i3 or Celeron processors, and the new design has multiple ports including three USB 3.0**, two USB 2.0, an RJ50 serial connector, and HDMI 1.4b and 2.0. A remote power switch enables the device to be powered up and down remotely.
The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 together with the Chrome Enterprise license makes deployment and control easy and will service a wide range of verticals and needs. The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2.0 represents a major leap forward in design and power.
The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 is the most advanced Chrome OS media player, ideal for the 4K video revolution available in digital signage. With the power of Intel and the ease of operation and centralised management offered through the Chrome Enterprise license, it offers continuous performance even in the most challenging environments.
There is an increasing demand for 4K capability, and AOPEN works together within the channel to enable applied IoT use cases that require greater edge capabilities, such as facial recognition and eye tracking through digital signage, as well as analytics and engagement. With the Chromebox Commercial 2 able to power UHD (ultra high definition) content, it is expected to be a game-changing device for the industry.
4K technology has a high demand as it offers enhanced sharp images for displays. Thus, the demand for advertising content with better sharpness and enhanced quality. The Chromebox Commercial 2 can power two 4K displays at 30 fps and one 4K display at 60 fps via HDMI 2.0.
“The 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor is ideal for 4k and allows videos to be played in an energy efficient manner”, says Jose Avalos, Vice President, Internet of Things Group at Intel. Furthermore, “these improvements and efficiencies allow the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 to offer the first 4k enabled all-day playback".
*Reuters 2018 - Orbis research Study Digital Signage trends. The base year considered for the study is 2017, and the market size is projected from 2018 to 2023
** Only available for the Intel® Core™ i3 SKU