San Francisco, CA and Amsterdam, The Netherlands -- Wednesday 12 June 2013: AOPEN, the leader in digital signage and applied media solutions, today announced that its latest DE6100 and DE5100 digital engines are the first in the industry to be certified for the new Scala Enterprise software suite being launched this week.
With digital signage playing an increasingly important role in a wide range of commercial and retail applications, AOPEN’s US Marketing Manager, Angela Tang, said this announcement positions AOPEN at the forefront of this rapidly developing sector.
“Digital signage kiosks and multimedia displays are being used to educate, influence and engage with stakeholders and consumers in different environments from retail outlets and healthcare clinics to hotels, transport terminals and corporate offices,” she said.
High Definition Graphics, Outstanding Performance
“The AOPEN DE6100 and DE5100 media players are designed to deliver razor-sharp graphics and stunning multimedia performance in the most demanding environments. They provide a compact yet high performance platform that will capture the attention of your audience and take them on a digital journey.
“Furthermore, our tight integration with the Scala Enterprise solution means our digital engines are the first on the market with the processing power and design efficiencies to leverage the rich functionality the software affords.”
AOPEN’s European Marketing Manager, Gabriëlle Offringa, said the company had acted quickly to ensure its next-generation engines complied with the performance standards and interoperability requirements of the new Scala solution, putting them through an extensive certification process.
“To achieve certification, the engines had to perform a series of intensive load tests, running 24 hours a day over a 15 day period, without any significant performance degradation or the need for a system reboot,” she explained.
“The unit’s operating temperate, CPU-loading, memory consumption and power supply -voltages were all monitored constantly to ensure the engine continued to deliver optimal performance throughout the testing process.”
Scala’s Senior Director of Strategic Alliances, Mark Brady, said AOPEN’s announcement reflected its market leadership position.
“AOPEN is a very strong player in the Digital Signage industry. They have committed their R&D efforts to make their media players both the right size and performance for this industry,” he said.
“Most importantly, they listen to the members of their eco-system, such as Scala, when building their players. This allows for a positive customer experience for the end-user and streamlined installation for the integrator.”
The Scala Enterprise solution offers an intuitive user interface, flexible integration options and powerful customisation capabilities. With expanded support for APIs, HTML5 and Android players, Scala Enterprise offers customers greater flexibility and ease of use.
The AOPEN Digital Engines feature a compact form factor that makes them ideal for digital signage, kiosks, point-of-sale and advertising displays. Below two models have just been tested and the plan is to test AOPEN’s Android players later this year.
Digital Engine DE6100
The DE6100 offers a customisable configuration capable of driving up to three displays depending on the application. It includes:
Digital Engine DE5100
The DE5100 is designed for unlimited performance across one or two displays and includes:
Founded in 1996, AOPEN is a leading global electronics manufacturer, specializing in multi-platform, ultra-small form factor computing for both home and business, with a focus on digital signage. AOPEN welcomes a wide range of different partners, from hardware to software and services, to enhance its full solution offerings. Part of the Wistron group, AOPEN has a presence in over 100 countries. AOPEN's customers and partners range from governments and financial institutions to retailers, retail design firms, strategic consultants and branding agencies.
Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is the world leader in location-based media designed to actively and intelligently influence human behaviour. We love creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers and sales metrics. Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimise customer experience and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has subsidiaries in The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries.
 Models are subject to availability and location capacity.