Instore media and digital signage on Pi3 Raspberry
WPITCOM SA today announced that now the well-known software product for IN STORE digital signage and advertising PRESTIGEenterprise, by Online Software AG, Germany, also supports digital signage on Pi3 Raspberry four-core processor driven “credit-card size” single board computer to drive instore advertising screens and content.
The big advantage of this solution lies, besides often reduce hardware costs, in the fact that the board has no moving parts, like fans – and is operated on standard memory cards, which sizes can be individual chosen from 8 / 16 / 32 GB or bigger.
By using these very cost-efficient single board computers (SBC), the hardware investment cost for in store advertising systems might often be significantly reduced in contrast to use standard PC systems. The low power consumption is also an important factor during operation.
But nevertheless, 4 standard USB ports, HDMI- and audio-connection, as well as the included standard GPIO (General Purpose IO) 40-pin port allows us to choose from a wide range of additional available electronic circuits and sensors, like cameras, infrared (remote control), approach sensors, electronic switches and various others to even fulfill additional sales driving instore concepts, based on the use of enhanced technologies and recognition.
The system operates in a Linux™ – derivate and uses the PRESTIGEenterprise DisplayEngine in HTML5-Mode to display contents like pictures; template oriented product-related content or emotional presentations, videos and other content.
Optionally the playlist can be set up as event-driven, reacting on the extern event, like a customer holding a product barcode in front of an attached barcode scanner.
Availability for shipment and release is first half of June 2017.