Digital signage players separated at birth?
June 1, 2010 by Dave Haynes
News that Swiss-based Spinitex had done a deal to have its little box run with Scala, and then a dailyDOOH post about Gefen’s little box for InfoComm, got me remembering something i noticed at DSE a few months back.
The two little solid state boxes – both of them potentially great for projects that need fanless and a teeny player – appear to be almost identical. I think it is some sort of Texas Instruments DaVinci media/video processor under the hood. Presumably, both get the unit from TI or some firm affiliated with the company. Or some other arrangement. Beats me.
I think the boxes themselves are quite reasonable in cost, but when I have spoken to local resellers, their ideas on what they could charge for a combination of hardware and software were, ummm, borderline nutty. Too bad, but maybe that’s changing. Both companies are at InfoComm next week, and I’ll be asking.