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

Passive vs. Active, 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: media player, digital signage, active adapter, passive adapter

One Small Step for Digital Signage

Posted by Jami McGraw on Fri, Mar, 04, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

Technology continues to grow at a rapid pace. The evolution of the mobile phone is a great example. The first phones were the size of a brick. Bulky, but an attractive status symbol. Each year it grew smaller, then smarter, and now the technology is ubiquitous. Size now seems less relevant when choosing a mobile phone. Instead, features, functions and brand are strong factors. Digital signage media players are evolving in a similar fashion. In the early days, they were big and bulky. Each year brings new advances to make them smaller, faster and more efficient. The latest example is the evolution of the “media stick” segment. But is there a tradeoff choosing such a small solution?

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Topics: media player, digital signage, media stick, HDs, seneca HDS

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