Android digital signage running QL Player software

Android digital signage running QL Player software

QL Player currently supports Google Android 4.4, 5.1, 7 and 9.

In order to qualify, your Android media player devices should have at a minimum:

  • ARM Dual-core 1.6Ghz
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • 2GB RAM

About Android based digital signage

Android is a mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel and other open source software. It’s known for its reliability and is commonly used for Android based digital signage player devices and interactive tablets.

You also find Android powering consumer devices, such as Google Chromecast or TV Sticks. These devices are not designed for commercial applications and are not suitable for digital signage use. While these are fine for casual use, such as home entertainment, they lack the features required for reliable continuous 24/7/365 use. These devices should be avoided.

Android digital signage features

In many cases, Android devices offer apps and features that are similar to what you find on Windows PCs.

  • Popular remote control apps like TeamViewer are available for the Android operating system. These apps are extremely useful for remote support services.
  • Wi-Fi and wired networking are fully supported.
  • Android media players, like the Navori Stix 3700, support HDMI-CEC hardware control to enable screen on/off cycling.
  • Android devices support external storage via SD card slots.
  • Android devices, like the Navori Stix 3700, support 4K screen resolutions. They can also drive multiple digital signage displays for restaurant menu boards and video wall applications.
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Consider Navori Stix 3700 for your project

Navori Labs developed its own commercial grade Android media player device to respond to market demand. The Stix 3700 delivers PC-like performance in a small and discrete package. This media player features a built-in HDMI port, external storage support via SD card slot, multiple USB ports, Wi-Fi and wired networking. This powerful digital signage device is rated for continuous service and backed by a 3-year warranty.

Click here to learn more about the QL STIX3700 player for Android Digital Signage.

What does QL Player for Android offer?

QL Player for Android delivers exceptional performance on a range of media player hardware. Many CMS software products on the market rely on web technologies. However, QL Player’s native software lets Android digital signage devices perform at the same level as a Windows PC.

In some cases, your typical Android digital signage software may be based on a consumer app. Many of these lack the professional features your project requires. It’s important to select a native software developed specifically for Android as this will deliver a better viewing experience. You will also benefit from increased reliability which is critical to any commercial digital signage application.

By using a professional Android digital signage media player software, like QL Player, you will you will benefit from:

  • Lower operating costs since there is less support and maintenance required.
  • Lower acquisition costs because Android digital signage devices are less expensive than other options, like Windows PCs.

Supported QL player software features

Product Generic Android
Easy installation – less than 2 minute
Native playback resolution 4K
Pixel perfect for led displays
Certified on QL express
Certified on QL professional
Advanced monitoring and analytics
Sophisticated template rendering – multi-zone, multi-object
Supports template in template
Real-time data feeds
Tagging
Scheduling
Interactivity
Ql mobile CMS
Rule-based playback and triggers
Cross-player content synchronization
Screen control on/off
Remote player software setup, diagnostic, reboot and reset
Remote os / firmware upgrade/downgrade
Supports portrait orientation
Aquaji Analytics – support for context aware automation and audience analytics

 

What are the advantages of using QL Player?

QL Player for Android lets users deliver rich multimedia content to a wide range of devices, including interactive tablets. Inexpensive Android digital signage devices running QL Player become full-fledged digital signage devices. They can play all QL supported content, including sophisticated templates, live data feeds and tickers with zero-compromise. QL Player for Android delivers the same audience experience and feature set as all other QL supported operating systems and devices.

Installing QL Player on an interactive tablet turns it into a dedicated Android digital signage player that can support many applications:

Supported content

Media type Format specification StiX 3700
Image Png, Jpg, Bmp, Gif
Video MPEG 4, MPEG 2
H.264
HEVC (H.265)
Html HTML Connected URL
HTML Download and Play
PowerPoint PPT and PPTX native
Acrobat PDF
Template Image, Video and data feed
Template in template
Streaming Http
Rtsp
Udp
Video input Live video media from HDMI input

 

Technical Requirements

Operating System Google Android
Certification version 5, 7 and 9
CPU ARM Dual-core 1.6Ghz
GPU Mali 400
RAM 2 Go
Storage Internal or SD
Networking HTTPS any port