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mediaDROIDX

THE ONE TO RULE THEM ALL

The mediaDROIDX, a small wonder for dedicated Digital Signage playback. The mediaDROIDX introduces a whole new era in reliable, easy to setup and inexpensive Digital Signage deployment. We love this player, and so will you!

it`s really small

The mediaDROIDX is a stateless player and so everything is stored internally on the DDR3 memory chip. The fact it has no hard drive allows for an unexceptional small size measuring at only 5 inches long. The small size is ideal for strapping the mediaDROIDX behind screens.

All that the mediaDROIDX requires is just a local wifi connection or an Ethernet port to the local area network so it can connect to the internet. The mediaDROIDX is so simple to use, you just connect it to any HDMI screen, configure the internet connection and you`ll be ready to enjoy smooth Digital Signage playback.

remote controlled

One of the other neat things about the mediaDROIDX is that we include with it a FREE APK (Android Application) that will allow you to fully remote manage the mediaDROIDX from any other Android powered device. This means that you can use your favorite Android cell phone or tablet to connect over the local WiFi network and use the touch screen on your device as a virtual mouse and keyboard. So if the mediaDROIDX is installed in a far to reach place, you dont have to connect a physical mouse or keyboard to manage it; simply pull out your mobile phone or tablet, connect to the local WiFi router and manage away.

To install click on the Download link bellow from within your mediaDROIDX device to get the APK downloaded, do the same also on your favorite Android powered phone or tablet. Once the APK has been installed on both devices, connect both to the same WiFi network so you can begin remote managing the mediaDROIDX over WiFi.

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what's inside

The mediaDROIDX runs cooler than it`s predecessor, its WIFI module is x2 stronger, it has three USB ports as well as a MMC card reader. Best of all, it is now pre-loaded with our latest baked Android OS and a RK3288 28nm Cortex-A17 Quad core 2.5Ghz processor. Simply put, the mediaDROIDX delivers reliable performance to your captive audience all day long.

The mediaDROIDX was developed by MediaSignage engineers to deliver uninterrupted and reliable playback of your presentation at the lowest possible cost.

  • RK3288 28nm Cortex-A17 Quad core 2.5ghz
  • Operating RAM DDR3 2GB
  • Local caching of 4GB or an optional 32GB upgrade
  • Networking WiFi 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n 10/100Mbps With internal Antenna
  • Quad-Core Mali-T764 3D GPU Support OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0, GPU support 8Kx8K input,4Kx4Koutput
  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 X HDMI1.3 Output
  • 1 x Micro-SD card slot
  • 1 X HDMI Cable
  • 1 X Power supply 120-230V
  • Power 90-230V, 50/60Hz input, max. Power: 30W, Output: 5V/2A
  • Dimensions 105 x 55 x 20mm
  • Net Weight 48g

see the quality

At 60 FPS (frames per second) and full 1920x1080 the mediaDROIDX delivers performance unparalleled to any other micro SignagePlayer in the industry. Want to see it to believe it? Just download the trailer of this one cool Big Buck Bunny and you will be amazed how well this funny video plays back on your mediaDROIDX.

In fact, at 60 frames per second with full high definition 1920x1080 the mediaDROIDX still has plenty of power to spare and run your weather, RSS news, QR and other components.

To test this out, purchase a mediaDROIDX, when you receive it, click on Download trailer, unzip the file and upload it into the resources section of StudioPro or StudioLite. Build a presentation with this amazing HD video and get ready to go WOW? If you are not 100% satisfied just send back the mediaDROIDX for a refund (we but are confident you will love it!)

  • file: BigBuckTestHD
  • size: 74MB
  • format: mp4 H264
  • compressed: zip
  • length: 2 minutes 15 seconds
  • license: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Orientation

Do you want to run your screen in vertical mode or horizontal mode? Well no worries you do not have to decide right now as the mediaDROIDX allows you to setup your screen in both landscape and portrait modes. Simply enter its settings and display options and configure the orientation whenever you make up your mind.

accessories

The mediaDROIDX can be equipped with additional accessories including a Flymouse and Ethernet adapter. The Flymouse is ideal for remote management of the mediaDROIDX when the screen is installed in hard to reach places, it includes both a keyboard and a pointer mouse which operate over a 2.4GHz receiver / transmitter. The Ethernet adaper adds 100MB connection to the local area network and may be used instead of the built in wifi module.

Frequently asked questions

How do I turn On / Off the mediaDROIDX?

The mediaDROIDX is powered by a micro USB. If you plug the Micro USB to your screen's USB port, simply turn the screen OFF and the mediaDROIDX will turn off as well. Turn the screen on and the mediaDROIDX will turn on, it's that simple. If you screen does not have a FREE USB port, use the supplied 120/240V power supply to power cycle the device.

How do I connect the mediaDROIDX to a power source?

Connect the HDMI port of the mediaDROIDX to your screen. Also connect a USB mouse (not supplied) to the mediaDROIDX's standard USB port. If you have a USB Hub, you can connect a standard keyboard, mouse and Ethernet dongle simultaneously. The mediaDROIDX gets its power from a micro USB port. Connect the supplied micro USB cable to the mediaDROIDX and the other end of the USB cable to the supplied 120V/240V power adapter.

How do I setup the mediaDROIDX?

When the mediaDROIDX is turned on, it will auto launch the SignageController and SignagePlayer. You will see a message indicating that the SignagePlayer is 'Checking Internet Connection...'. With the mouse RIGHT click 2 times to go back to the [HOME SCREEN]. Next, connect the mediaDROIDX to the Internet. You can use the internal WIFI module or an external USB Ethernet dongle (sold separately). From the [HOME SCREEN] select Apps > Settings > Wifi or Ethernet tabs to configure the connection to a local WIFI / Ethernet switch. You can use the Google browser App from the [HOME SCREEN] to check the connection.

How do I register the mediaDROIDX?

Reboot the mediaDROIDX (unplug and re-connect the micro USB), this will auto launch the SignageController which in turn auto starts the SignagePlayer. Register the SignagePlayer with your mediaCLOUD User name and Password. Launch the StudioPro and begin remote managing your presentation.

What is the function of the SignageController?

The SignageController (also known as Watchdog) uses a live socket connection to the SignagePlayer to verify it is working properly. If the SignagePlayer is frozen, the SignageController will kill the Player application and launce it again. The SignageController is also responsible for launching the SignagePlayer on bootup.

How do I navigate the android OS?

The mediaDROIDX supports a standard USB keyboard and mouse. It is supplied only with a single USB port so you will need to connect a USB hub if you wish to connect both keyboard and mouse at the same time. If you choose to plug just one device, connect a mouse and use the Androids virtual keyboard .

What are the recommended reboot conditions for the mediaDROIDX?

The mediaDROIDX is capable of running for months without a single reboot (or even longer), it is a very efficient and optimized digital signage device. The mediaDROIDX supports 2 daily reboots for the Android SignagePlayer App. A daily reboot comes handy if you are running a heavy presentation and wish to clear all memory and CPU buffers every X number of hours. For example, if your business is open from 9AM in the morning to 7PM in the evening, you may choose to reboot the mediaDROIDX every morning at 8:50 (10 minutes before the business opens) and again at 2AM at night to ensure a continuous running player (unless you manually shut off the TV which will also turn off the mediaDROIDX). To configure your first daily reboot at 8:50 AM set the StudioPro > Stations > selected Station > Reboot conditions to 8:50 AM. To configure the 2nd daily reboot, set the StudioPro > Stations > selected station > Power savings for 2:00 AM for everyday of the week.

What happens when I turn the mediaDROIDX on?

The mediaDROIDX is set to automatically launch the SignageController which in turn launches the SignagePlayer. If there is a power outage, the mediaDROIDX will resume when power is restored.

What's the best way to start the SignagePlayer on the mediaDROIDX?

For best practice it's recommended you power cycle the device and let the SignageController auto launch the SignagePlayer. This will ensure proper socket connection between the SignageController and SignagePlayer. The socket connection between the SignageController and SignagePlayer is used to confirm the health status of the SignagePlayer.

What screen resolution does the mediaDROIDX support?

The mediaDROIDX can be configured through Apps > settings to both 1920x1080 as well as 4K

What components are supported when building my presentation for the mediaDROIDX?

The mediaDROIDX supports the full set of features just like the SignagePlayer Desktop version.

Does the mediaDROIDX support presentation Interactivity?

While the mediaDROIDX support mouse and key navigation, it is designed to operate in Digital Signage mode only (Kiosk) and not used for interaction due its low end processor. For touch capable presentations we recommend the mediaBOX.

How can I align the 1920x1080 HD screen?

Just download this image from http://www.digitalsignage.com/files/hdtest.jpg and add it to the resources section of StudioPro. Create a full screen configuration of 1920x1080 and add the hdtest.jpg to the timeline / channel. You will be able to adjust the screen edges on your TV and get a perfect, crystal clear high definition layout.

Can I use the mediaDROIDX for food menu board?

The mediaDROIDX runs all Scenes built in the StudioPro and so it is a perfect solution for food menu boards. You can also use 32bit static images if you wish. With the mediaDROIDX you take the full advantage of the StudioPro creation suit.

How much storage is available on the mediaDROIDX?

The mediaDROIDX comes in two flavors, 4GBa and 32GB for local storage of campaign caching. It is powered by an intelligent caching mechanism that will remove unnecessary files, so it can accommodate best caching techniques for the current running playback.

Does the mediaDROIDX support landscape and portrait modes?

Yes, the mediaDROIDX supports landscape mode (aka horizontal mode) and portrait mode (aka vertical mode). You don't need any special screen; simply tilt any HDMI screen to view in proper orientation and set the mediaDROIDX in the settings display options.

How does the SignagePlayer update MINOR software release updates?

The SignagePlayer app for the mediaDROIDX is built using dynamic loadable modules which get downloaded from our servers and stored locally on the mediaDROIDX. This means that any new software release is automatically applied.

How does the SignagePlayer update MAJOR software release updates?

In order for you to ensure you are always running the latest version of the SignagePlayer Android App, you must register with Google Play and update the software from the Google play store. You must also select the checkbox for automatic updates. Follow these procedures: 1. Go to the Android home screen 2. Open the Google browser (Google button on home screen) 3. In the browser type http://android.digitalsignage.com 4. Register with Google Play store (you can also login with a Gmail account) 5. From the popup dialog, select to open page in Google Play 6. In the Google play select [Update] to downloaded the latest version of the SignagePlayer App 7. Click the [x] checkbox to allow automatic future updates From this point on you will be able to push to the latest major software build updates over the web from your Google Play store account.

How can I manage the presentation remotely?

The mediaDROIDX needs to connect to the internet through your local area network (just like any other PC). It has a built in Wi-Fi module so you can connect to your local Wi-Fi switch or router. You can also purchase an external Ethernet dongle and connect to your LAN over Cat-5. Once connected to the internet, you will be able to fully manage your presentation from the StudioPro > Stations module.

I uploaded a video but I get no sound, how can I fix it?

The mediaDROIDX is installed with an MP3 encoder, so encode your videos with MP3 and not AAC, so you can hear the audio over the HDMI port.

I turned the device on and all I see is 'Checking internet connection', now what?

The first thing you should do is connect a mouse. Next, RIGHT click the mouse button two times to go back to the Home Screen. Next select Apps > Settings and configure Wi-Fi or Ethernet networking. Now reboot the device and Register the SignagePlayer to the mediaCLOUD.

I dont understand how to navigate the mediaDROIDX?

You can use a standard USB mouse to make selections. Use the left mouse button to select and the right mouse button to go back to a previous screen. If you connect only a mouse you will need to use the virtual keyboard to type. Alternatively you may connect a USB hub and connect to it a mouse, keyboard and an Ethernet dongle. If you purchased the Flymouse (sold separately) you can use it for both mouse and keyboard interaction; remember to connect the Flymouse Bluetooth RX/TX module to the mediaDROIDX before using the Flymouse. If you plugged in a standard keyboard to the mediaDROIDX you may use the keyboard's [HOME] button (if it has one) to go back to the mediaDROIDX home screen.

It takes a long time to download the presentation, why is that?

The mediaDROIDX can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. If you use Ethernet (Ethernet dongle sold separately) you will enjoy extremely fast download times. However, Wi-Fi connection requires a good nearby wireless hotspot to operate smoothly. If your Wi-Fi connection is slow, we highly recommend that you get the Ethernet dongle and enjoy quick response times.

How do I clear the cache manually and unregister an account?

To clear the SignagePlayers data including the account registration go to Apps > Settings > Apps tab > SignagePlayer > click on Force stop and Clear Data

Where are the files saved on the device?

The SignagePlayer caches the files on the SDCard at /mnt/sdcard/SignagePlayer directory

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