ALTA DS 4K

  • Commercial-grade fanless 4K Android digital signage system
  • 1.4GHz Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC with high-performance 2D/3D graphics and video engine supporting OpenGL® ES 3.0
  • Dual hardware decoding of one 4K and one Full HD video simultaneously
  • Dual Ethernet ports for IP Camera live-streaming and cloud-delivered content
  • Customized Android 5.1.1 System Image EVK with VIA Smart ETK including Wake On LAN, Watchdog timer and UART access

Overview

VIA ALTA DS 4K Android Signage System

The VIA ALTA DS 4K is compact fanless Android 4K media player which offers stunning 4K display resolution and HTML5 rendering for a host of digital signage applications including automated kiosks and check-out counters, POS systems, menu boards and signage billboards across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, corporate, and entertainment environments.


Hardware

The VIA ALTA DS 4K is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC with a high-performance 2D/3D graphics and video engine that supports OpenGL® ES 3.0 hardware acceleration for H.265, H.264, and VC-1 video decoding up to 3840 x 2160p @ 30fps.

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The system integrates a rich set of I/O features through the front and rear panels of its ultra-compact fanless chassis measuring just 175mm (W) x 25mm (H) x118mm (D) including one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, one mini USB 2.0 port for COM (TX/RX), one SD Card slot, line-in/out audio jacks, one HDMI port, as well as dual Ethernet support with one Gigabit Ethernet port and one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port.

Onboard features include 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and 8GB eMMC Flash memory. High-speed wireless networking capabilities can be added with the optional EMIO-5531 USB Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module.

Software

Compatible with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS 4K is available with a complete signage software Evaluation Image featuring Android 5.1.1 as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, Wake-on-LAN, UART, 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.

Applications

Combining advanced hardware acceleration for 4K content and HTML5 rendering together with advanced software support, the VIA ALTA DS 4K is the ideal system-ready single client solution for customers looking to bring their signage displays to life with Ultra HD content for maximum audience engagement.

For display applications which require advanced connectivity including cameras and other peripheral devices the VIA ALTA DS 4K boasts a rich I/O feature set, including dual Ethernet ports, allowing customers to blend locally-captured real-time video streams through connected IP cameras with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays.


Datasheet

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Get the PDF version of the ALTA DS 4K datasheet, or browse the information below:

Model NameALTA DS 4K
Processor1.4GHz ZX-2000M Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC
System Memory2G DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM
Storage8GB eMMC Flash memory
GraphicsIntegrated 2D/3D and video processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 3.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 and H.265 video decoding up to 3840x2160p @30fps
Supports H.264 encoding
LANRealtek RTL8211FS-CG
AudioIEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (optional)
Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
Wi-Fi & BluetoothWM8960 Audio Codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 with CEC support
Front Panel I/O2 USB 2.0 ports
1 SD card slot
2 Audio jacks: Line-out and Mic-in
1 Power on/off button with power indicator LED
Back Panel I/O1 HDMI port
1 USB 3.0 port
1 Mini USB 2.0 port for COM (TX/RX)
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
1 CIR receiver
1 Antenna hole for Wi-Fi
1 DC-in jack
Power Supply12V DC-in
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1
VIA Smart ETKWake On LAN, Watchdog timer, UART
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity0 ~ 90% @ 40°C (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature-20°C ~ 70°C
Mechanical ConstructionPlastic frame
Metal bracket
Metal mesh cover on top and bottom
MountingStand holder, VESA mount (optional)
Dimensions175mm(W) x 25mm(H) x118mm(D) (6.88" x 0.98" x 4.64")
Weight0.5kg (1.10lbs)
ComplianceBSMI, CE, FCC, NCC

Downloads

ALTA DS 4K Documentation

DocumentVersionDate
User Manualv1.012017-07-07
Android
Android Quick Guide for EVK v1.0.5v1.002017-07-05

ALTA DS 4K Software Downloads

SoftwareVersionDate
Android
Android 5.1.1 Evaluation Kit (EVK) (208.7MB)v1.0.52017-07-06
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 base version: 2013.07
  • U-Boot release version: 1.01
  • Kernel version: 3.18.0
  • Evaluation image: Android Lollipop 5.1.1
  • Supports eMMC boot
  • Supports SD Storage
  • Supports HDMI display up to 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • Supports HDMI CEC
  • Supports HDMI audio output
  • Supports USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports
  • Supports Mini USB 2.0 port for COM (TX/RX)
  • Supports Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • Supports Line-out, and Mic-in
  • Supports CIR
  • Supports EMIO-5531 USB Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module
    • Supports Bluetooth A2DP and SPP profile
  • Supports 4K video hardware decode for H.265, H.264, VC-1
  • Supports VP8 and MJPEG video hardware decoding up to 1080p
  • Supports OTA (Over-The-Air technology)
  • Supports Smart ETK v1.0: Watchdog Timer, Wake-On-LAN, and COM

 


Ordering

ALTA DS 4K Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
VT60910016001-TZX-2000M Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC @ 1.4GHzAndroid system with 1.4GHz ZX-2000M Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 8GB eMMC, HDMI, USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Mini USB 2.0 for COM (TX/RX), CIR, Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, SD card slot, Stand holder, US power cord, 12V DC-in

Packing List: ALTA DS 4K system, Stand holder, AC-to-DC adapter, Power cord (USA type)
VT60910016002-T
(US Only)
ZX-2000M Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC @ 1.4GHzAndroid system with 1.4GHz ZX-2000M Cortex-A17 quad-core SoC, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 8GB eMMC, HDMI, USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Mini USB 2.0 for COM (TX/RX), CIR, Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card slot, Stand holder, US power cord, 12V DC-in

Packing List: ALTA DS 4K system, Stand holder, AC-to-DC adapter, Power cord (USA type), Wi-Fi antenna
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ALTA DS 4K Accessories

Part NumberDescription
Wireless Modules
EMIO-5531-00A1VAB-820-W IEEE 802.11 b/g/n USB Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module with assembly kit and antenna
Mounting Options
VT6076-C0000A1VESA mount cradle
Cable Accessories
99G33-192458COM (TX/RX) Cable (Mini USB 2.0 male to 9-pin D-SUB male)
99G33-080297Debug cable (TX/RX)

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