The digital signage market seems to be shifting pretty significantly to special purpose boxes (like Brightsign’s) and smart displays, but there is still a market out there for PCs as players, and companies pushing out some beefy product.
Taiwan’s iBase has announced its SI-614 digital signage player – a PC using a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 and, most interestingly, an NVIDIA MXM GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics card that has 3X the performance, says iBase, of previous-generation graphics cards.
From the PR:
The SI-614 digital signage player is designed for digital signage applications within hospitality, retail and education sectors to empower the establishments to connect and communicate with their guests, customers and audience, reliably delivering high-quality live video and digital signage content. The standard SI-614 signage player is powered by a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7500 processor with a NVIDIA MXM NV1050 graphics card integrated with 4GB GDDR5 128bit memory, 16GB DDR4 memory and a 128GB 2.5-inch SSD storage device.
“With IBASE’s SI-614, users have the option to choose the type of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics cards to enable flexible deployments based on their specific requirements, including the GTX 1080 8GD5x, GRX 1070 8GD5, GTX 1060 6GD5, GTX 1050TI-LN 4GD5, GTX 1050-LN 4GD5, and GT1030 2GD5. The SI-614 has four DisplayPort video output connectors to support four independent displays – four displays with each supporting 4K @60Hz, or just one display with [email protected] resolution. Another display option is to have four displays with 2×2 VW setting or just one single display with 8K super-high-definition image/video (based on GTX 1080 8GD5x),” says Archer Chien, Senior Manager of Solution Product Planning Dept. at IBASE.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.