VIA ALTA DS Android Signage System
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 VIA ALTA DS is powered by a VIA Cortex-A9 SoC with advanced 2D/3D graphics and HD video playback capabilities and comes 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to 16GB eMMC Flash memory onboard.
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 up to four USB 2.0 ports, one SD Card slot, line-in/out audio jacks, one HDMI port, an optional VGA port, and one Gigabit Ethernet port. High-speed wireless networking capabilities are available through an optional 802.11b/g/n USB dongle.
Compatible with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS is available with a signage software solution pack featuring Android 4.0.3 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.
With its proven performance and reliability, the VIA ALTA DS is ideal for a myriad of applications ranging from kiosks, POS systems, video walls, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, and entertainment environments.
The VIA ALTA Portal Digital Signage System provides the most convenient and cost-effective solution for small businesses to share high-impact multimedia content such as product information, menu items, and special offers with their customers.
The VIA ALTA DS will reach EOL soon. Last orders can be placed till April 30, 2018, with the last shipment date being September 28, 2018. For the newer model of this product, please visit ALTA DS 2 and ALTA DS 4K product page.
Get the PDF version of the ALTA DS datasheet, or browse the information below:
|Model Name||ALTA DS|
|Processor||800MHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC|
|System Memory||1GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard|
|Storage||4GB eMMC Flash memory
Up to 16GB eMMC (optional)
|Bootloader||512KB SPI Flash ROM onboard|
|Graphics||Mali-400 SP GPU
2 integrated, independent 3D/2D graphics processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
|LAN||VIA VT6113 10/100 Base-TX PHY chip|
|Audio||VT1603A I2S audio
Internal speaker (optional)
|HDMI||Integrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter|
|Front Panel I/O||2 USB 2.0 ports
1 SD card slot
2 Audio jacks: Line-out and Mic-in
1 Power on/off switch
|Back Panel I/O||2 USB 2.0 ports (optional)
- 1 port for Wi-Fi
- 1 port for UART1 TX/RX
1 HDMI port
1 VGA port (optional)
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
1 DC-in jack
|Power Supply||12V DC-in (typical: 3.35W)|
|Operating System||Android 4.0.3, Linux kernel 3.0.8|
|Operating Temperature||0°C ~ 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||0 ~ 80% @ 40°C (non-condensing)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C ~ 70°C|
|Dimensions||175mm(W) x 25mm (H) x118(D) (6.88" x 0.98" x 4.64")|
|Compliance||CE / FCC|
ALTA DS Documentation
|Android Image Installation Guide EVK v1.1.8||v1.0.0||2016-05-20|
ALTA DS Software Downloads
|Android 4.0.3 Evaluation Kit (EVK) (103.4MB)||v1.1.8||2016-05-20|
- U-Boot version: 1.1.4
- Kernel version: 3.0.8
- Evaluation image: Android 4.0.3
- Supports HDMI
- Supports Mini-HDMI connector for VGA output
- Supports HDMI or VGA auto detection
- Supports HDMI audio output
- Supports Line-out and Mic-in
- Supports USB: keyboard, mouse, flash drive, hard drive, UVC camera
- Supports 10M/100Mbps Ethernet
- Supports VNT9271 USB Wi-Fi dongle
- Supports Smart ETK v1.1.0: Power off, Restart, RTC wake-up, Watchdog
- Fixed 720*1280 playback failure issue
- Fixed video playback stutter issue
- Fixed full screen video playback issue
- Fixed USB permission issue
- Fixed Ethernet static IP issue
- Fixed boot logo flicker issue
ALTA DS Ordering Information
|VT60780013001-T||VIA Cortex-A9 @ 800MHz||Android signage system with 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB eMMC, HDMI, 4 USB 2.0, SD card slot, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Stand holder, US power cord, 12V DC-in
Packing List: ALTA DS system, Stand holder, AC-to-DC adapter, Power cord (US type)
ALTA DS Accessories
|00GO27100BU2B0D0||VNT9271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB Wi-Fi dongle|
|VT6076-C0000A1||VESA mount cradle|