AOPEN collaborating with Google on new retail technology
Las Vegas, 11th March 2015: Powerful, easy-to-use commercial grade devices are making an entry to the signage, POS and kiosk markets from AOPEN, based on Google’s Chrome OS platform.
AOPEN, a specialist in digital signage with over 19 years of experience, is working with Google to open the doors for new commercial signage products with a focus on high performance, fast deployment and security.
Stephen Borg, Corporate Director, AOPEN says the collaboration is a win-win for the industry:
"Google shares our vision for open standards and encouraging multiple app providers. Retailers of all sizes are increasingly embracing digital signage, and the new products we are developing with Google will be powerful but still affordable. We've already seen big developer interest in Chrome OS as a platform for digital signage apps, and we're excited to bring new managed commercial Chrome devices to market," Stephen Borg says.
Three AOPEN devices for commercial signage are slated to be released during Q2 this year: the Chromebox Commercial, the Chromebase Commercial 19-inch and the Chromebase Commercial 22-inch.
All three devices will be sold with one year of Chrome management, making them extremely easy to deploy, use and manage in distributed environments. These devices are designed to be extra rugged, and come with data and device security for in-store customer engagement. The new devices from AOPEN come with a 3 year warranty that are designed for round the clock, 24/7 use. The commercial Chrome devices are also solid-state and have powered ports which support industry vertical applications.
Featuring hardware-level security, Chrome OS is not only stable and reliable but more importantly, is an ideal platform for centrally-deployed and managed signage applications.
Currently estimated at USD 13.25 billion, the digital signage market is forecast to reach USD 20.03 billion by 2020. It's being driven by significant growth in sectors such as retail, education and transport, as well as technological advancement in developing countries.
Customers that are interested in the hardware models can contact AOPEN via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, come and visit us at one of our Retail Evolution Labs via Retailevolutionlab@aopen.com locations San Jose, Den Bosch, Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, Melbourne, opening soon London, and Brazil to experience our full range of products and meet our team of experts.
The Chromebox Commercial is a highly reliable small-form device that can power digital displays and vertical applications such as kiosks or public transport information systems.
The key features of the Chromebox Commercial:
The Chromebase Commercial will be available in two sizes, 19-inch and 22-inch.
The key features of the Chromebase Commercial: