Android-Based Digital Signage Solutions

The VIA ALTA DS Series provides a choice of all-in-one system-ready Android solutions for managing dynamic single and dual displays for cost-sensitive, high-volume segments where high-performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement.

Applications range from digital signage and menu boards to Out of Home Advertising (DOOH) and kiosks across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, entertainment, transportation, corporate and entertainment environments.

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To minimize customer development costs and speed up development time, a Signage Solution Pack for Android which provides a set of APIs for the Android application to access services provided by the VIA ALTA DS hardware and the Android system itself, is included. A full range of customization services that leverage our extensive Android experience and expertise are also available.

VIA ALTA DS Series Android Media Players

VIA ALTA DS 2

The VIA ALTA DS 2 is compact fanless Android media player which offers dual independent Full HD screen support for a host of digital signage applications ranging from kiosks, POS systems, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising. Key features include the following:

  • Two HDMI-out ports for dual independent screen support as well as one Mini HDMI-in port (project-based support) for capture-in
  • VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC
  • Advanced 3D/2D graphics and video engine with Open GL ES 3.0 hardware acceleration support
  • Signage solution pack including customized Android 4.3 BSP with VIA Smart ETK

VIA ALTA DS

The VIA ALTA DS is a sleek fanless all-in-one Android solution for managing dynamic displays for cost-sensitive high-volume segments where high-performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement. The system has been certified for Scala Android Player, Scala Android HTML Player and Scala Android HTML Enhanced Player. Key features include:

  • Single screen support through HDMI or optional VGA port
  • VIA ARM Cortex-A9 SoC
  • Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats for resolutions up to 1080p
  • Signage solution pack including customized Android 4.0.3 BSP with VIA Smart ETK

VIA ALTA DS Series Signage Solution Pack for Android

VIA ALTA DS Series systems come with a Signage Solution Pack for Android in order to speed up time to market and minimize development costs. Compatible with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the solution pack features Android 4+ as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, WOL, RTC wake-up, and a sample app.

Android Development and Customization Services

Customers can also leverage VIA’s Android experience and expertise to save development time and costs and leave them free to focus on their core value adds. Some of the key Android customization services VIA can provide include:

  • Boot time optimization and logo customization
  • Boot to app instead of desktop
  • Hide system bar from users
  • Default SSID for Wi-Fi to prevent devices from attempting to connect to hotspots
  • Creation of a customized launcher to block users from altering key settings or installation of unwanted apps

Device Management System

For customers looking for large-scale network signage and kiosk deployments, VIA offers cloud-based device management support for remote monitoring, control, and silent OTA software updates for both OS and apps.
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