UC View Debuts Raspberry Pi 3-Powered Digital Signage Player

ARMCaster_FrontI’ve heard widely varied opinions about the ability to run a digital signage application on a Raspberry Pi – the super-cheap UK micro PCs that emerged a few years ago. My general sense is that its applicability owes a lot to what you want to achieve on a screen, in terms of programming.

Like most things in computing, the Pi has got better and the latest generation has considerably more computing power than the original. That means it’s going to likely be more suited to the task of reliably running video and motion graphics files.

LA-based content management software company UC View has launched a new hardware player, called the ARM Caster HD, that’s running off the new Raspberry Pi 3.

The Raspberry Pi 3, says UC View on its company blog, “is an exceptional solution for those who want to run a small-scale digital signage network without having to pay a high price.  This mini form-factor player is packed with cutting-edge components allowing for full-fledged functionality and a hassle free setup process. The ARM Caster HD, powered by Raspberry Pi 3, has up to 10 times the performance as its predecessor the Raspberry Pi 1. This unit runs with a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad cord ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, allowing for fast connection and powerful computing performance.”

 

Dave Haynes

Dave Haynes

Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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