Choose from this list of compatible hardware certified by Navori Labs and its partners
Digital Signage media player devices
A digital signage media player is an external device that connects to a screen. It is running Navori QL player software in charge of downloading media and programs from a digital signage software server or cloud then renders content on screen
Navori Labs’ digital signage media player
Windows 10 PC
Brightsign media players
Generic device powered by Google Android
All-in-one system on chip screens (SoC)
SoC makes it an All-In-One digital signage screen that lets you run Navori QL software on it to deliver and run content to your TV without the need of having an external media player plugged in to your display
Samsung Smart Displays SSSP 4, 5 and 6
LG WebOS Smart Signage Solution
Philips Professional Display Solutions
Touchscreen signage. 10″ to 22″ Interactive Displays
Screens that feature integrated media player devices have become the most popular solutions for large digital signage deployments. These “System-on-Chip” screens are easy to install and are on average 30% less expensive than external media player devices. Samsung is the leader in the SoC segment.
There are however some disadvantages to SoC screens, such as the integrated media player’s limited computing power. This results in a 50% reduction in overall performance compared to external media player devices. It’s why many SoC screens have difficulty in resolving complex HTML5 content. Also, when an SoC screen fails, you need to send out the entire unit for repairs. This requires uninstalling, packaging, and shipping the defective screen for service which increases maintenance costs.
External media player devices tend to be much more powerful, offer more features, and deliver a better viewing experience than SoC screens. Case in point, Navori QL Player running on our company’s Stix 3700 or a Windows 10 PC will perform 7 to 12 times better than a typical SoC screen. You benefit from reduced downtime because the defective media player device can be swapped out on-site and screens can resume operations quickly. Shipping costs are also lower and servicing is easier since you don’t have to remove and ship out the entire screen so that’s another advantage over SoC screens.
You should also note that corporate IT departments are more comfortable using Windows 10 PCs as they tend to be widely used for business tasks. Also, PCs offer significant advantages over SoC screens. They are easy to integrate into corporate networks and are easily upgradeable. When you add a multi-screen video card to a Windows PC running QL Player software, you can drive and manage content across up to 16 Full HD screens. You can display perfectly synchronized content on any screen or play content that spans the entire surface without limits. Navori Labs recommends its 64-Bit QL Player IPR for professional multi-screen installations.
Windows PCs consume ten times the energy of a Navori Stix 3700 so you should also factor this in your purchase decision.
The media player software used with Samsung Tizen, LG WebOS and Brightsign media player devices are all web players, which means they are non-native software applications. This software uses different tricks to deliver acceptable content rendering. However, these devices have limited computing power and the Chromium web browser version they use is often outdated compared to what’s available on the Android platform. This precludes the use of external apps such as those that perform device monitoring services for reliable performance. These media players are entry-level solutions meant for basic uses such as looping videos or displaying simple templates.
Samsung SSP and LGWebOS are operating systems originally designed for consumer use, while Brightsign’s OS is aimed at audiovisual uses that require better reliability and a global reseller network for easy servicing.
Android and Windows are well known operating systems used by professionals worldwide. Navori Labs’ QL software for these platforms is native, meaning you get better rendering quality that matches a broadcast TV experience. We recommend Android single screen applications and Windows for multi-screen/single player installations. It’s also important to note that Android is compatible with the highest security standards, making it an excellent choice for corporate digital signage.
QL is available for all these hardware platforms and operating systems, ensuring total interoperability. This way you can create content once and publish to any platform without worry. Simply choose the platform that meets your needs and go!