NEC Display Launches New MediaPlayer

The new player is powered by the company's Raspberry Pi Compute Module.

NEC Display Solutions of America (Chicago) has released its latest MediaPlayer for its digital signage solutions. According to a statement from NEC, the MediaPlayer software comes pre-installed on NEC´s Raspberry Pi Compute Module at no additional charge, "delivering easy set-up and operation, powerful ‘out-of-the-box’ performance and customization" for digital display boards in retail, digital menu boards, leisure and corporate communication applications.

The MediaPlayer represents a plug-and-play digital-signage solution that’s easy to install and customize, again, per the NEC statement. "With NEC's MediaPlayer, the latest, immersive real-time visual experiences are now faster and easier to set up, showing target audiences dynamic, up-to-date information and advertising."

This modular SoC MediaPlayer solution can be integrated inside any compatible NEC display offering the Raspberry Pi slot. It enables the smooth, remote operation of setups with individual as well as multiple screens supported by browser-based playlist and content distribution, as well centralized-device management. Organizations can choose various media formats and web content via the browser for all kinds of demands. 

“A key feature of our new MediaPlayer is its ability to operate as a hub for partner companies to allow the user a smooth installation of the supported CMS systems – directly from our MediaPlayer,” said Chris Feldman, product manager at NEC Display Solutions of America. “As requirements and markets change, we can even extend its functionality and enhance performance. This can be done without the need to alter the base infrastructure of the signage solution.”

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