UCView Adds Raspberry Pi Option To Digital Signage Player Lineup
September 11, 2014 by Dave Haynes
Most of the companies that have introduced digital signage solutions for Raspberry Pi have been start-ups or little teeny existing companies with no marketplace presence.
But now we have UCView, a long-running signage software company operating in greater LA, launching what’s called ARM Caster HD, which is powered by Raspberry Pi.
Says the company:
Known as one of the smallest media players available on the market; this portable credit-card sized player can accomplish a lot for its size. The media player not only has the ability of displaying full-scale digital signage for your audience on a daily basis, but is capable of engaging viewers with 1080p HD video. The new ARM Caster includes specifications such as 512MB RAM, an HDMI output, and newly added four USB ports for easy set up and connection.
The slim and portable ARM Caster offers a lot of benefits as shown below:
- The $160 USD ARM Caster, powered by Raspberry Pi, is the length of a credit card. The small device is practical enough to carry around and can easily be concealed away from view of your target audience.
- ARM Caster HD offers superior 1080p HD playback which can be used to entertain people of all ages.
- Despite its small size, the ARM Caster will not overheat. The product has been rigorously tested and can flawlessly run for days without having any complications.
- The Raspberry powered device comes with a well-built and solid case. It’s tough enough to handle various conditions without failing.
- The media player provides quiet operation. It doesn’t make any noise, allowing for you to work in peace.
The product is aimed at small businesses, as you might expect. It runs off the UCView by SaaS at $15/month or UCView also does low-cost on-premise server licensing.
Interesting to note that this seems to advertise flash support. Considering that Adobe has never (and will never) release an ARMv6 linux (read: Rpi compatible) version of their plugin, this must be using Gnash internally to render the swfs.