Electronics giant Samsung has announced its Smart Signage embedded commercial panel line-up will cover the waterfront from 95 inches all the way down to a 10-inch, an item you might previously thought of as a tablet.
Says the news release:
The new small signage solutions include:
- The DB22D-P, a 21.5-inch Full HD commercial display rated for use up to 16-hours daily. Roughly the size of a sheet of tabloid paper, it offers a smart replacement for small static posters used in retail, public spaces or corporate environments. (Note – Pretty sure they’ve had a 22 for a while, so maybe a different series?)
- The DB22D-T, which adds integrated touch for interactive applications. With up to 10 points of simultaneous touch, it is ideal for enhancing customer engagement and convenience, allowing guests to tap, swipe and scroll to access information.
- The DB10D, a 10.1-inch commercial display ideal for shelf-level advertising or cash register signage in retail or meeting room signage.
How the latter differs from a Sammy tablet, I dunno. The product is not being released until “later this year” – which means soon because we’re running out of 2014. Presumably a 10.1-inch would use the tablet display glass and CPU but be a little more ruggedized and run the particular Linux kernel used by the SSP platform, as opposed to Android.
Though the SSP effort continues to build partners with CMS software companies, and tends to poo-poo MagicInfo, Samsung corporate can’t help itself:
“The displays also come with Samsung MagicInfo software for easy management and scheduling of content. All products feature HDMI, USB and D-Sub (analog) connectivity, external control via RS232C, and are rated for 16/7 operation.”
How to get your software partners’ heads shaking …