Shuttle Computer announces its latest line of ARM-based media player, the XPC Nano NS02, designed for standalone digital signage when a simple playback is required. Their 0.5-liter form factor, VESA-ready mount, fanless design means they’re virtually silent and can be tucked away behind any monitor quickly.
The NS02 series supports 4K Ultra HD displays (3840×2160) and is pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 and Shuttle’s software DS Creator 2.0 so users can easily schedule and dispatch their content to any of the NS02 series players through their mobile devices.
The NS02 series is equipped with Rockchip RK3368 Qcta-core processor. Its compact design with built-in DDR3L 2GB low-voltage memory effectively reduces power consumption of the system.
These new players also offer an auto recovery feature, which protects content in the event of a system-wide power failure. When the power is cut, these players “park” the existing memory data, so when power returns, the player is ready to resume without risk of data corruption.
Shuttle’s new NS02A and NS02E vary by power supply options. The NS02A comes with a standard power adapter, while the NS02E can be powered by PoE (power over Ethernet). This feature allows users to easily do on-site installation without additional wires required with an AC adapter. Shuttle offers a three-year limited warranty on all its products. Available this month, the NS02A expected to sell for under $150 and the NS02E under $170. Here are all the specs.