ALTA DS 2

  • Commercial-grade fanless Android digital signage system
  • High-performance 1.0GHz dual core VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC
  • Dual-screen with extended & independent screen content support
  • Capital Networks™ Audience™ for Android certified
  • Signage solution pack including customized Android 4.4.2 BSP with VIA Smart ETK

Overview

VIA ALTA DS 2 Android Signage System

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 across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, corporate, and entertainment environments.


Hardware

The VIA ALTA DS 2 is powered by a 1.0GHz dual core VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC with a high-performance 2D/3D graphics and video engine that supports Open GL ES 3.0 hardware acceleration and simultaneous multiple Full HD video playback.

The system integrates a rich set of I/O features through the front and rear panels of its ultra-compact fanless chassis measuring just 180mm x 120mm x 25mm (W x H x D), including two USB 2.0 ports, one SD Card slot, line-in/out audio jacks, two HDMI-out ports, two Mini USB 2.0 ports, and one Gigabit Ethernet port. Onboard features include 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to 16GB eMMC Flash memory as well as support for a 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD (project-based support). High-speed wireless networking capabilities are available through an optional 802.11b/g/n USB dongle.

Software

Compatible with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS 2 is available with a signage software solution pack featuring Android 4.4.2 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.

A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available. 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.

Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators interested in working with VIA Embedded to develop solutions based on the system are invited to contact us to learn more about the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV program.

Applications

With dual Full HD independent screen support, rich 3D graphics and HD video performance, and advanced software support, the VIA ALTA DS 2 is the ideal system-ready single client solution to power Android-based digital signage displays where high performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement.


Datasheet

Get the PDF version of the ALTA DS 2 datasheet, or browse the information below:

Model NameALTA DS 2
Processor1.0GHz VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 dual-core SoC
System Memory2GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Storage4GB eMMC Flash memory
Up to 16GB eMMC (optional)
Supports 1 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD (Project-based only)
Bootloader4MB SPI Flash ROM
Graphics3 integrated, independent 2D/3D and video processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 3.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
LANRealtek RTL8111G-CG
AudioWolfson WM8960 Audio Codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter
2nd from ADV7511
Front Panel I/O2 USB 2.0 ports
1 SD card slot
2 Audio jacks: Line-out and Mic-in (shared with CIR, optional)
1 Power on/off button & power indicator LED
Back Panel I/O2 Mini USB 2.0 ports (optional)
- 1 for Wi-Fi
- 1 for UART1 TX/RX
2 HDMI ports (1 optional)
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
1 DC-in jack
Power Supply12V DC-in (typical: 5.12W)
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.2, Kernel 3.10.0
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity0 ~ 90% @ 40°C (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature-20°C ~ 70°C
Dimensions175mm(W) x 25mm(H) x118(D) (6.88" x 0.98" x 4.64")
Weight0.555kg (1.22lbs)
ComplianceCE / FCC

Downloads

ALTA DS 2 Documentation

DocumentVersionDate
Operating Guidev1.612016-06-14
Android 4.4.2
Android Development Guide v3.0.12v1.082015-10-22
Android Evaluation Guide v3.0.12v1.052015-10-22
Smart ETK Programming Guidev1.002015-08-25
Android 4.3
Android Development Guide BSP v2.2.2v1.002015-05-19
Android Evaluation Guide for EVK v2.2.2v1.002015-05-19
VIA DMS Documentationv1.12015-01-21
Smart ETK Programming Guidev0.0.22014-08-29
Auto-Update Tool User Guidev1.32014-08-29

ALTA DS 2 Software Downloads

SoftwareVersionDate
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.2 Board Support Package (BSP) (4.7GB)v3.0.122015-10-22
Android 4.4.2 Evaluation Kit (EVK) (628.4MB)v3.0.122015-10-22
Android 4.3 with DMS Support
Android 4.3 Board Support Package (BSP) (3.3GB)v2.2.22015-05-21
Android 4.3 Evaluation Kit (EVK) (155.5MB)v2.2.22015-05-21
Important: By downloading these software packages, you indicate your acceptance of the VIA Software License agreement. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions, do not continue to download the software.
  • U-Boot version: 2013.07
  • Kernel version: 3.10.0
  • Evaluation image: Android Kit Kat 4.4.2
  • Support eMMC boot
  • Support SD Card, SATA, eMMC storage
  • Support 2 HDMI (Max resolution 1920×1080): single, dual, and extended views
  • Support HDMI audio for HDMI1
  • Support CIR
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support USB: keyboard, mouse, flash drive, UVC camera
  • Support VNT9271 USB Wi-Fi dongle
  • Support 1080p hardware video decoding for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, VP8
  • Support Smart ETK v0.0.19: Watchdog, Wake On LAN, RTC wake-up, suspend, restart
  • Bug Fix: MAC Address handling in installation script
  • U-Boot version: 2013.07
  • Kernel version: 3.4.39
  • Evaluation image: Android Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Support eMMC boot
  • Support SD Card, SATA, eMMC storage
  • Support 2 HDMI (Max resolution 1920×1080): single, dual, and extended views
  • Support HDMI audio for HDMI1
  • Support CIR
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support USB: keyboard, mouse, flash drive, UVC camera
  • Support VNT9271 USB Wi-Fi dongle
  • Support 1080p hardware video decoding for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, VP8
  • Support Smart ETK v0.0.17: Watchdog, Wake On LAN, RTC wake-up, suspend, restart
  • Support Device Management System (DMS) 1.1
  • Fixed video lagging issue on split mode
  • Fixed unexpected USB reset issue

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ALTA DS 2 Ordering Information

Part NumberCPUDescription
VT60800014003-TVIA Elite E1000 @ 1.0GHz
1.0GHz VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 Android signage system with 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB eMMC, 2 HDMI-out, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Mini USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, Gigabit Ethernet, Stand holder, US power cord, 12V DC-in

Packing List: ALTA DS 2 system, Stand holder, AC-to-DC adapter, Power cord (US type)
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ALTA DS 2 Accessories

Part NumberDescription
Wireless Modules
00GO27100BU2B0D0VNT9271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB Wi-Fi dongle
Mounting Options
VT6076-C0000A1VESA mount cradle

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