Kontron announced the availability of the next-generation Digital Signage Evaluation Kit-12 (DSEK-12). The Kontron DSEK-12 is designed to help streamline the digital signage development and the evaluation process allowing OEM designers and advertisers alike to reduce the time to deployment and costs. The new kit is codeveloped with Intel Corporation and with technology from Microsoft to address the growing demand from companies in markets such as retail, transportation and medical that want to use digital signage as a powerful new vehicle to interact with customers and gain valuable consumer information in real time. Up until now, the basic design resources and tools that allow for cost-effective digital signage development and deployment have lagged behind the latest display and graphics technologies, which have led to expensive and time-consuming integration.
The Kontron DSEK-12 offers a prevalidated system that features technologies from Kontron, Intel and Microsoft. The kit uses the modular OPS-compliant Kontron media player KOPS800 based on 3rd generation Intel Core processors, which will also be available as a standalone media player in early Q4 2012.