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Author Topic: What can we use for media players? MINIX??  (Read 126 times)

bilwil

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What can we use for media players? MINIX??
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:17:44 AM »
We are looking at the Media Players available through Digital Signage and there is a huge price jump from the Android based machines to the Windows based machines.  What is the difference?  We have a lobby welcome sign with an embedded Google sheet that updates with our clients names, a stock ticker, and a video that plays on the display.  Will the basic Android unit work at $165, or do we need to spend $600 - $700 on the Windows based units.  Minix offers several variations on Windows based computers for around $200, would these be a viable option?  We have to set up a lot of screens in branches around the country so saving several hundred per screen would be nice . ..  but not at the expense of reliable operation.  Just looking for some feedback on what we honestly need to make this work.

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Bill

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Re: What can we use for media players? MINIX??
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 05:14:11 PM »
we consider android devices to be entry level devices - can work well for simple campaigns that ay consist of images, short video clips, simple components such as weather or new feed.  Windows units are more robust and more capable of more complex campaigns.  also due to platform differences, there are features that's only available on android players

the minimum specs for windows unit:
Processor: Core i3
Memory: 2gb RAM min; 4gb recommended
Storage: 32gb Storage minimum

the minimum specs for android unit:
Processor: Cortex A17 Quad Core
Memory: 2gb RAM
Storage: 4gb Storage

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