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  Date: 17/05/2012

OPS compliant computer-on-module from Kontron for digital signage apps

Kontron has introduced a new open pluggable specification (OPS) compliant modular solution designed to make digital signage applications.

Kontron says that by using the KOPS800 series modular digital signage solutions, companies are able to achieve higher customer satisfaction from users of their digital signage-based systems from increased uptime provided by remote management capabilities that enable easier upgrades and scheduling of repairs. The real-time information attainable from the pre-validated content creation and content management software supported by the Kontron KOPS800 gives companies access to actionable business data as well as being able to provide viewers with a dynamic, media-rich experience that is tailored to them.

The KOPS800 system is based on the OPS specification created by Intel to help standardize the design and development of digital signage applications that use LCD, touch screens or projector display technologies. This solution can be docked into any OPS-compliant display and simplifies development, reduces implementation costs and speeds time-to-market.

The Kontron KOPS800 system features its core COMe-bSC6 to deliver Computer-on-Module (COM) solution for high-end graphics and display support functions. The system integrates the 2nd generation Intel core processors (up to 2x 2.7GHz), and is pre-validated for use with a Microsoft Windows Embedded OS (such as WES7 Pro 64-bit) and Intel Audience Impression Metric (Intel AIM Suite) technology based on Anonymous Viewer Analytics (AVA) software.

"Manufacturers of digital signage applications will find the Kontron KOPS800 system an ideal solution that simplifies device installation, usage, maintenance and upgrades overcoming many of the market fragmentation issues that have plagued the industry," said Kevin Rhoads, vice president, Embedded products business unit, Kontron. "Kontron is known as an innovator of scalable embedded technology and the KOPS800 helps to future-proof designs by enabling interoperability and networking connectivity with other equipment. Plus, the pre-validation of the AIM Suite software fully supports the dynamic content requirements of a wide range of companies that are deploying smart and connected digital signage systems."

The Kontron KOPS800 is based on the Intel core i7 processor architecture and the Intel 6 series HM65 /QM67 chipset. It features externally accessible I/O including Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI connector and audio jack. The Kontron KOPS800 also supports OPS JAE interconnect I/O such as HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 2.0 and 3.0. For added security, it supports Intel vPro with Intel Active Management Technology and features 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity. It also offers up to 8GB of dual channel DDR3-1600 non-ECC system memory and 80GB mSATA HD integrated storage.

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