Earlier this week, Silex launched the X-5HM, a Digital Signage player with robust wireless capability and multiple content zones.
Traditional Digital Signage players are often in the form of an embedded PC with a bloated operating system. They include high power requirements, have moving parts, and require complex cabling to transfer the contents. Then you have to purchase digital signage management software for splitting contents into sections on screen, scheduling the playback contents, encoding the software, and transferring it to the media player(s). They can include costly startup and maintenance fees, and the solution comes from multiple vendors.