Fanless Digital Signage Player with 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Full support for 4K Ultra HD content playback
Why a fully 4K-supported digital signage player is essential for UHD content playback?
4K Ultra HD technology delivers stunning life-like image on a larger display, making it more and more frequently utilized in all business segments, such as retail, hospitality or public services, in order to attract consumers with impressive video and graphics. To smoothly play such heavy-duty videos, a powerful player is an essential investment. However, the criteria to evaluate the power of a player should cover all aspects, instead of only graphics capability on the processor. That is, data transfer rate should be considered as well. Higher-bandwidth data transfer interfaces between CPU, GPU, memory, display and storage devices are required to prevent video playback from stuttering or frequently buffering.
4K Support in Both Graphics Processing Capability and Data Transmission
To address such a challenge mentioned above, Kontron launches a brand-new digital signage player, named KBox E-210 Series. First of all, powered by 7th / 6th Generation Intel® Core™ / Celeron® U-Series processors (formerly codenamed Kaby Lake U / Skylake U) with Intel® HD Graphics 520 /620 integrated GPU inside, it has sufficient processing and graphics capability to deal with 4K videos. As for data transmission, it is equipped with several next-generation interfaces, including two DDR4 SO-DIMM memory sockets, one HDMI 2.0 video output port and one 2.5″ SATA 3.0 HDD / SSD Slot. All of them have higher bandwidth and can double the data rate in comparison with previous-generation ones. Data transmission will not be a problem anymore when a 4K video file is captured from a storage device, then transferred to CPU, GPU along with memory for processing, and finally output to display.
Storage and Functionality Expansion
KBox E-210 Series reserves space for one mPCIe socket and one M.2 Key B socket. Especially, M.2 socket is a highly-integrated expansion interface and allows users to add extra SSD memory space or expand possible functionality, such as 3G / 4G wireless connection.
Fanless, Ventless and Suitable for Outdoor Applications
In many scenarios, digital displays are deployed outdoors. Sand and dust can pose a major threat to the systems. Even though the players are installed within a custom cabinet or something alike, dust may invade through any possible gap. Dust accumulation will then clog the fan or reduce heat dissipation efficiency from sensitive components. KBox E-210 Series is powered by an ultra low-power Intel® ULT Series processor under fanless architecture and enclosed within a ventless aluminum chassis, making it an ideal platform for outdoor digital signage applications and even for 24/7 operation.
Below summarizes the features and specifications of KBox E-210 Series.
Features & Specifications
- Full Support for 4K Ultra HD
- 7th / 6th Generation Intel® Core™ / Celeron® U-Series Processors
- Intel® HD Graphics 520 / 620 integrated
- 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP
- 2x DDR4 2133 SO-DIMM up to 32 GB
- 2x 2.5″ SATA 3.0 HDD / SSD Slot
- Flexible Expansion
- 1x M.2 Key B Socket
- 1x mPCI Socket
- A Variety of Peripheral Interfaces
- 4x USB 3.0 for USB devices
- 2x RS232/422/485 for legacy devices
- 2x GbE LAN for wired network connection
- 24/7 Outdoor Operation Possible
- Low power consumption
- Fanless and ventless rugged aluminum chassis
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