Seneca has now launched and fixed a $275 USD starting price on its industrialized take on the notion of PCs on sticks.
The Seneca HDS media stick is ruggedized, fanless and will do a single output of 1080p HD at 60 frames per second. What sets it apart from less expensive PC sticks by Intel and Lenovo is a design built for more than home offices and backs of TVs, with a tougher housing, lock, and something a lot of systems integrators are going to like, an ethernet port (instead of just relying on WiFi to connect),
“Media sticks are often frowned upon for an enterprise installation for a myriad of reasons. Security, theft and failure rates are the most common complaints around media sticks in a digital signage environment,” says Jami McGraw, visual media product manager for Seneca. “Seneca solved this by engineering a media stick with features like a solid state, fanless design, Kensington lock and NIC port to position this media stick for enterprise installations.”
The $275 stick comes with Windows 10 IoT and also supports Linux.