What Is A Digital Signage Media Player?
A member of the digital signage hardware family, a digital signage media player is a small computer that lets you show digital content on a screen.
In most cases the media player will sit hidden, behind a screen.
How Do Digital Signage Media Players Work?
Digital signage begins with a content management system that lets you create multimedia presentations for your screens.
Once the content has been created, you need a way to upload it to a screen… This is where a digital signage player comes in. Players are small computers that sit behind screens, talking to your software to retrieve your content.
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Why Should You Invest In A Digital Signage Media Player?
The alternative to using an external media player is investing in built-in digital signage displays. These can set you back thousands of pounds and are usually overkill for most deployments.
External media players are a far more cost-effective solution, able to transform any existing screen into a dynamic display.
Are There Different Types Of Player?
Digital signage media players vary a lot in size, operating system, power and price.
Players range from the size of a memory-stick to small boxes that you can fit in one hand.
In recent years, the technical specs of media players have increased while their prices have continued to fall.
A Green Technology
Recycle Old Hardware – If you have disused screens lying around, plug in a media player to breathe new life into your old tech.
Energy Efficient – Android digital signage media players, in particular, are energy efficient too, using approximately £7 in electricity a year.