Android Signage Goes Dual Screen With VIA ALTA DS 2

android-via-1014VIA Technologies today unveiled the VIA ALTA DS 2 media player, a dual output digital signage media player using Android as an OS.

With dual 1080p outputs, touch screen support and integrated with Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS 2 is powered by a 1.0GHz dual core VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC, the VIA ALTA DS 2 combines high-performance 2D/3D graphics with an advanced video engine that supports Open GL ES 3.0 hardware acceleration and simultaneous multiple HD video playback.

The VIA ALTA DS 2 system integrates a rich set of I/O features through the front and rear panels of its ultra-compact fanless chassis measuring 180mm x 120mm x 25mm (W x H x D). Front panel I/O includes two USB 2.0 ports, one SD Card slot and line-in/out audio jacks. Rear panel I/O includes two HDMI-out ports, one Mini HDMI-in port (project-based support), two Mini USB 2.0 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, a Kensington security slot and one 12V DC-in jack.

Onboard features include 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to 16GB eMMC Flash memory as well as support for a 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD (project-based support). High-speed wireless networking capabilities are available through an optional 802.11b/g/n USB dongle.

Here are the detailed specs.