For long digital signage media player manufacturers have continuously strived to develop smaller and smaller devices. A lot has happened since the times that standard desktop PCs were still common in our market.
Obviously, the advantages of using small media players for digital signage are clear, they are easy to hide behind or close to a screen and much easier to handle and ship around.
Nowadays we see so many small devices on the market that the question is: “Do we really need even smaller ones?” I believe we don’t, digital signage players shouldn’t necessary be very small, but they should be flat. Displays are getting thinner, and mounting a small footprint player that is thicker than the display doesn’t always make sense.
Advantech’s new DS-06x Ultra Slim Series are not only extremely thin, measuring only 19mm, but also have a small footprint with 18x19cm. Continue reading