Intel Debuts Entry-Level Skylake / Kaby Lake Based 4K Digital Signage Players

qdsp-400-mini-digital-signage-player-1216To satisfy demands for pursuing the state-of-the-art small media playbacks, Quanmax is proud to announce the release of a new mini digital signage player, named QDSP-400 Series, with 6th / 7th generation Intel Skylake / Kaby Lake processors inside.

Small size is a considerable criterion in deciding on a media player to used in digital signage deployment because space is precious in many commercial applications and sometimes players have even to be mounted in the space behind the displays for the sake of a specious environment or a pleasing atmosphere. QDSP-400 Series is housed within an about 0.5-liter rugged aluminum chassis. The ultra small size, lying completely within the palm area, makes it flexible enough to fit any space. Will it sacrifice functionality for small volume. Well, in fact, not at all. QDSP-400 Series has most demanding peripheral interfaces, such as a HDMI port and a DP port for 4K video output support, a LAN port to receive data from digital signage content management system, a RS232/422/585 serial port for display or other hardware control and four UDB3.0 for additional peripherals such as touch screen, camera, speaker, storage, printer, keyboard, mouse or other input devices.

QDSP-400 Series is powered by 6th / 7th Generation Intel Skylake / Kaby Lake ULT Series processors and thus it can deliver stunning 3D graphics and 4K video content. Kaby Lake model boasts in particular to play 4K UHD and VR content at a double-digit performance improvement. Someone may think whether it is necessary to upgrade the players to such high-end ones. People never end pursuing higher-definition contents to enjoy a more life-like viewing experience. In recent years, 4K contents have become more and more popular. Imagine what it would be like if a 4K advertisement runs on a playback not sufficient enough to stream it at full quality. Thus, a higher end player is a worthy investment to attract more attention from consumers from a commercial perspective.

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IP-based remote control allows administrators to schedule and distribute contents anytime and anywhere. However, an IR remote control may be a flexible and fast way to adjust contents to fit on-site customers and shoppers on the shop floor. QDSP-400 Series has an IR receiver on the front panel and allows users to effortlessly control the content that shows on connected displays via a remote controller from a comfortable location. No additional IR receiver device is required. Another application is in intelligent shopping cart with a small display mounted on the cart handle. In such an intelligent system, QDSP-400 Series can be easily embedded into or mounted under the display device thanks to its ultra small size. Retailers can deploy IR transmitters around their stores. Then shoppers can read the designated advertising content on the display when the cart passes by a specific IR transmitter located in a specific floor area.

Here are the specs.