The Impressive Chromebit Digital Signage

By on December 12, 2017

The digital signages are something that is inescapable nowadays and draws our attention, wherever we go. It is used in hospitals, schools, department stores, and many organizations, public facilities like airports, bus and train stations, banks, and building tops. In other words, it is a very commonly used way of attracting the attention of the people to a particular message, brand, product, service or event.

The biggest advantage of the digital signage is that they are dynamic and can display changing, real-time content, especially if the display is connected to a computer with necessary connectivity. These are easier to install, maintain, and control and are also more environmentally friendly, enabling delivery of a variety of engaging content like text, animation, video, sounds etc.

Google Chromebit Digital Signage

One of the most talked about incidents in the digital signage happens to be the release of Google’s Chromebit digital signage. Pretty much in line with what can be expected from a leader in innovation like Google, this one was dubbed as a game changer and a blessing in disguise for the digital signage market.

Released by Google and Asus in November 2015, it is a dongle, called a computer on a stick, running on Google’s Chrome OS. When you consider this with the kind of offerings from companies like Novisign whose interactive digital signage system allows you to create, control and manage your screens from anywhere and any device, you realize the power of this technology. The Google Chromebit digital signage opened up endless possibilities that can fuel the digital signage market-related products and services.

The Plus Points

Priced at an unbelievable US$85, the Google Chromebit kind of brought about a revolution in the digital signage domain as it combined many other factors along with the low cost. It comes with Bluetooth and USB support, has a small form factor with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. With respect to performance, it scored better over similar devices and warmed up faster as it has smaller heatsink. The performances are said to be comparable to that of the larger Asus Chromebox, powered by 1.8GHz Rockchip RK3288-C CPU with a separate ARM® Mali™-T624 GPU.

With respect to connectivity, its performance is exceptional even when it was used as a computing device for browsing or working with apps. It also worked well with the keyboard/mouse combo, connected with a small RFI USB adapter. While all these features are good, what really makes the Chromebit digital signage a unique and standout offering is its Enterprise Management capability achieved through the Google’s Chrome Management Console and enterprise enrolment.

The ease of use lies in the fact that it can be directly plugged into the HDMI port of the display and comes with a separate 18W AC power supply. It is small and can be easily carried around and used when and where you need it. With this Google managed to pull a clear winner that set benchmarks for further innovations in digital signage.


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