MENOMONIE, Wis. - May 18, 2010 - StrandVision LLC today introduced an optional pre-configured, point-of-display (POD) Linux digital signage player for use with its digital signage software system. The compact, pre-configured appliance can be mounted at or behind a flat screen digital signage display to ease deployment and administration.
"We have received many requests from our reseller/installer partners and from customers for this type of unit," explained Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. "Now, customers have the option to buy fully-configured plug-and-play player/display appliances that make deployment a snap."
When using the StrandVision Linux Player, users simply connect the large format display to the VGA or HDMI output on the player, connect the unit to the Internet and enter their username and password. The Linux player automatically finds and logs onto the StrandVision service in the Cloud and after initializing the system, begins the signage playback.
The StrandVision Digital Signage appliance is based on a compact, powerful MediaWave HD Linux personal computer unit. The unit, which measures 7-1/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-1/2", features an Intel Pentium T4400 2.2GHz Dual-Core mobile processor, 1GB DDR2 memory, a 160GB SATA hard drive and SUSE Linux. It is covered by a manufacturer's return-to-depot one-year parts and labor warranty.
Available immediately directly from StrandVision and through authorized resellers, the fully configured, ready-to-play unit is priced at $799.99. Behind the screen mounting hardware is priced at $69.99, with an optional wireless a/g/n card available for $79.99.
StrandVision customers can continue to use off-the-shelf Microsoft Windows-based personal computers for their deployments if they do not opt to purchase the Linux player. Using an existing personal computer is an especially attractive way to be introduced to StrandVision Digital Signage since the company is offering full-featured StrandVision Digital Signage subscriptions for free. This limited time free digital signage offer is available to everyone who simply registers on StrandVision's website for a free digital signage software account.
StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, delivers low-cost, Web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) digital signage through a patented approach that delivers content to subscribers' LCD and plasma displays, as well as computer screens and Websites. StrandVision's service distributes text and graphics pages, video content, and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for medical and dental offices (patient education), banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising), education (student, staff and visitor information), employee break rooms (events and benefits), non-profit and religious organizations (member and supporter communications), and other applications.
StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net (http://www.pc-2-tv.net), a fully digital, high-definition (HD) personal computer-to-television adapter for use with digital signage and many other applications.
StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators (http://www.strandvision.com/installers.html). Additional information about StrandVision is available at www.strandvision.com, by calling 715-235-SIGN (7446) or emailing sales@StrandVision.com.
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