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PC Sticks Aren't Created Equal

Posted by Jami McGraw on Wed, Oct, 19, 2016 @ 15:10 PM

Perhaps the biggest attraction of shrinking a regular PC down to a tiny, candy bar-sized stick can be summed up in one word, clutter.

A computer on an HDMI stick can plug into a port on the back of a desktop display or digital signage screen, and disappear. It’s clutter-free, and for a lot of jobs, seemingly an ideal solution. It’s important to understand that all PC sticks are not created equal.

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Topics: passive adapter, active adapter, digital signage, media player

Passive Adapter vs. Active Adapter, that is the question

Posted by Frank Farnsworth on Fri, Aug, 19, 2016 @ 09:08 AM

We’ve all been there, scratching our heads, slowly losing our sanity saying, “What’s the difference between passive and active adapters and what is that double plus sign above the port anyways?” DisplayPort is being seen more and more in the world of hardware for digital signage and video walls, and for good reason!


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Topics: passive adapter, active adapter, digital signage, media player

From OK to 4K

Posted by Frank Farnsworth on Tue, Jul, 12, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

You’re a visual media producer -  the master of the message, the purveyor of extraordinary experiences and the optical magician of the advertising world. Are you satisfied with just OK? Or is it time to move to 4K?

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Topics: media player, 4k, UHD, 1080, HD, Resolution, Digital Media, Visual Media

Benefits of DisplayPort in Digital Signage

Posted by Frank Farnsworth on Tue, Jan, 26, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

Why You Cannot Afford to Not Consider DisplayPort in Your Digital Signage Deployment

In Digital Signage, an important characteristic when determining the type of media player needed is the types of video connection required to stream the content to the displays. Depending on the number of displays that are desired it is essential to consider what video outputs are necessary.

Over the last decade or so, the dominant methods of delivering this content has been through HDMI, DVI, and VGA cables; the latter of which is beginning to be considered “legacy” due to its completely analog nature. As it goes with all technology, there eventually comes a “new kid on the block”, and this new kid is called DisplayPort.

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Topics: DisplayPort

Unseen Technology - Part 2

Posted by Jami McGraw on Thu, Jan, 07, 2016 @ 11:01 AM


Technology to Keep You Protected and Synced

Often the most important ingredient in a recipe is naked to the eye, diligently working just beneath the surface; invisible yet essential all the same. In part 1 of Seneca’s “Unseen Technology” blog, we discussed the importance of HDCP compliance for the proper pass through/display of HDCP encrypted content. Now in part 2 of our blog series, we will discuss another hidden ingredient in the recipe for a smooth video wall installation; GPU sync in the video wall setting. 

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Topics: video wall controllers

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