June 5, 2014
DFI Technologies Delivers Powerful, Flexible, Extensible Solutions for Digital Signage and Interactive Kiosks
F80 release creates one of the broadest lines of media engines in the industry
With the recent release of the leading-edge F80 media engine built on Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC), DFI Technologies now offers five small form factor, high speed media engines to support companies in all industries with digital signage and interactive kiosk requirements.
Designed to be highly reliable and run continuously in a variety of environments, DFI’s line of media engines supports requirements that span from basic needs like a simple restaurant menu board to a more complex, performance oriented application like auto stereoscopic 3D signage. Several of DFI’s media engines perform extremely well in high heat, high dust, high vibration environments. DFI also offers fanless versions with no moving parts and the most expansion slots available today.
“Continued growth in the many uses for interactive kiosks and digital signage across all industries is creating increased demand for media engines to drive the user experience,” said Mr. David Lu, CEO of DFI Technologies. “We recognized the scope of the opportunity and have worked hard to deliver one of the broadest ranges of capabilities in the industry.”
DFI Tech’s media engine line includes the following products:
The F80 is designed around Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC), defining a new smaller form factor, providing more speed and processing power, while also supporting up to two high definition displays with Intel’s HD graphics.
This compact, mini-ITX based system is designed for signage a signage environment where heavy, real-time, 3D rendering isn’t necessary, but having a small unit is. Unlike our other media engines this unit can be elegantly mounted behind a small format display. It’s also ideal for driving signage inside a kiosk where space comes at a premium.
This unit is designed for high end digital signage where space is limited, such as inside a kiosk. It has a 1U height and will fit nicely on a rack but is more suitable for VESA mounting due to its reduced footprint and weight. Compared to the M100, the M110 saves 3 inches on the width and depth, which puts it at about the size of a standard sheet of paper. We’ve also saved nearly 5 pounds on the unit itself compared to the M100.
The M100 is our high-end system that fully supports real-time rendering of 3D graphics at HD resolutions with smooth frame rates. Real-time 3D rendering supports environments calling for fast moving 3D objects and transitions to create a unique visual impact. Picture a 50” digital sign on the endcap of a Target aisle during the holiday season, playing a digitally remastered version of “A Christmas Story” at 1080P on the cover of a greeting card.
DFI also offers an all-in-one interactive kiosk–the MK20. It is a 4G LTE, POS-ready Media Kiosk, and a highly customizable platform allowing for dynamic, cloud-deployed content. Its wide-aspect ratio screen, complemented by stereo speakers, makes it ideal for the display and interaction of entertainment media and advertisements in their natural format.
All of these products are available today. For more information, visit www.dfitech.com.