While companies looking to deploy digital signage networks were once limited to PC-based media players, today’s digital signage providers continue to develop new, lower-cost hardware alternatives. Digital signage software provider Scala and digital signage appliance supplier NEXCOM have partnered to deliver several flexible, high-performance and cost-effective media players certified to run on Scala.
NEXCOM’s NDiS 540 media player, driven by an AMD Athlon™ processor, features high-level graphics capabilities and supports four DVI outputs. Using Scala, NDiS 540 users may plan media layouts varying from four independent contents to two-by-two formats.
Scala is now also compatible with NEXCOM’s industrial-grade NDiS 162 media player. Powered by an AMD Athlon™ 64 processor with fanless design, it supports multiple zones in dual displays. Paired with Scala, the NDiS 162 is ideal for environments that require a network to operate around the clock with continuous content updates.
“As more companies see the value of digital signage, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop quality alternatives to traditional PC-based media players,” said Robert Koolen, President of Scala. “Scala’s work with partners like NEXCOM allows for companies to turn to a variety of different appliances to play content on their network while still enjoying the flexibility and user-friendly interface of Scala software.”
NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. (nexcom.com), an ISO-9001-certified company and a member of PICMG, PCI-SIG and Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, is at the forefront of the competition offering OEM, ODM and OBM designs for products such as innovative blade servers; network security appliances; industrial and embedded PC products such as single board computers, embedded boards and systems; CompactPCI CPU boards; industrial-grade server boards; and customized platforms. Established in 1992, NEXCOM has won several patents, awards and certifications for its high-quality products and service that meet international standards and worldwide customers’ requirements. To serve its worldwide customers well, NEXCOM, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has set up seven subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, China and Japan as well as distributors in the other parts of the world.
Driving more than 300,000 screens worldwide, Scala (scala.com) is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company's digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Advertising management customers include CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor and Magic Media, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 450 partners in more than 60 countries.