Advantech launches RISC-based player

Advantech has launched its first RISC-based digital signage player - UBC-DS31, powered by the Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 i.MX6 Dual processor.

The unit has in-built Advantech's SUSIAccess signage software and features specific management software for digital signage applications. It will be showcased at ISE 2013, at Amsterdam RAI, January 29 to 31.

UBC-DS31 has a 1GB DDR3 memory and 4GB flash onboard. It has 2D and 3D graphics built in, and supports dual displays with up to 1080p high resolution output on low power consumption.

It also supports Gigabit Ethernet and mini-PCIe slot for WiFi, HSDPA, and optional BT module for content updates and remote control management. It has a flexible mounting design, including wall mount and VESA 75/100 mount.

A latch between the chassis and the mounting bracket allows users to dismantle the box from the metal mounting bracket without any unscrewing. A two cover type design for SD and SIM card provides easy access for SD and SIM cards.

SUSIAccess for signage is based on Linux QT framework and integrates multiple functions including content refresh, layout editing and status monitoring.

Users can manage and control the content of all devices through the Ethernet or Wirelessly from servers and management centers.

Advantech also provides a Linux BSP option for customers to develop their specific signage application software.