Mitsubishi and Shuttle Computer have created a new turn-key hardware, software and content system bundle that features everything you need to create digital signage. The bundles feature one or two 42-inch or 46-inch commercial-grade Mitsubishi Electric LCD flat panel display(s), a Shuttle digital media player(s) and all necessary cables. It also includes 90 days of free content management software and service, which gives users access to templates for creating and displaying content.
The turn-key bundles (Mitsubishi Electric part numbers L422-STXS35, L422-2-STDS61, L462-STXS35, L462-2-STDS61) come with either one or two 42-inch (LDT422V) or 46-inch Mitsubishi Electric monitors (LDT462V) that can be set up in portrait or landscape formats. A networkable Shuttle media player (XS35V2-MITS or DS61V1.1-MITS) and associated cables are also included. The monitors offer a wide range of connectivity options, such as HDMI and DVI-D for video and audio transmission over a single cable.
The 90-day free service begins with activation of the digital signage player(s). At the end of the free service period, users have three options:
- Continue subscribing to an annual service contract that start at $49.95 a month;
- Discontinue the service and keep running the latest existing signage content; or
- Remove the software, erasing all existing content and restoring the player to a standard PC, and then use other PC-based digital signage software, if desired.
The bundles are targeted for availability in June and will be officially launched at InfoComm: http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/digital-signage-monitor/