MALVERN, PA, USA, June 28, 2016 – Scala, Inc., today announces it has independently certified two devices, the AOPEN Chromebase and ASUS Chromebit, for use in displaying dynamic digital solutions built on the Scala platform. This certification extends Scala’s support for the Google family of affordable, reliable and secure digital signage options following Scala’s certification of the Chromebox in January. The
Scala Enterprise Player for certified devices, used in conjunction with Chrome Device Management and available in the Chrome App store, is capable of delivering rich, dynamic content with smooth playback. Scala drives more than 500,000 screens worldwide and their leading content management system platform allows for complete network control while being easy to use and monitor, as well as fully scalable and extensible with an expansive set of open APIs.
Scala’s certification process involves an extensive series of tests such as media compatibility, performance under both typical and extreme loads, long-term stability and robustness and thermal testing. The certification of the two additional devices allows for flexibility and assurance that end users are choosing the right device – a critical aspect of any digital signage solution – to meet their project specifications. Using the Scala platform, customers can easily deliver interactive HTML5 content, advanced scheduling and screen zone division with independent playback in each zone, creating an impactful way to communicate with their audiences. The devices connect directly to Scala Enterprise Content Manager, communicate over HTTP/HTTPS and offer maintenance statistics, health and logging.
“With the successful certification of these devices, customers can confidently deploy their solutions based on Scala’s fastidious test process as well as AOPEN and ASUS following Google’s rigorous device specifications. Devices that pass our strenuous testing regime are the best choices for the stability at scale that our customers deserve and for which we are renowned,” said Peter Cherna, Scala chief product officer. “We have high confidence that Chrome devices from other manufacturers will also effectively perform.”
The Chromebase, an all-in-one solution that combines display hardware and media assets, allows users to securely, reliably deploy digital signage content. The device offers a quick project start up, with high performance straight out of the box while remaining at a low cost.
Chromebit is small in size – a single device is only a few inches long – and is a powerful, low-cost solution for a budget-conscious project. Scala’s secure content management system and Google’s self-contained environment ensure users that even if a device is lost or compromised, the media assets remain secure.