Signera introduces its new Signera Solo Stick. The stick provides a full computer in a compact size. The Solo will also allow customers to utilize Signera’s existing easy-to-use interface in a single module application. The stick is built on Intel’s tried-and-true hardware. Although small factor, the stick has shown to be a contender to larger systems in agility and ability. The Solo Stick also provides a complete solid-state application, meaning no moving parts, meaning low risk of failure even after
years in the field. Also since the Solo Stick can run on USB power, it can be installed virtually anywhere or behind anything. Signera took it a step further by removing Windows from the stick and loading a proprietary customized version of Ubuntu Linux to provide a more stable and efficient environment. And since the Stick is 100% managed from the cloud, there is no hard or confusing setup (and no, you don’t need to learn Linux). If you have Wired internet, you literally do no setup on the stick. If you have Wireless, you’ll simply hook a keyboard/mouse to the stick and click the “Setup Wireless” option when the stick boots up.
Signera has already sold out their first run of these sticks. They seem to be flying off the shelves. Signera contacted us to let us know their next stock has just arrived, so they have close to 100 more ready to go. We were able to get our hands on a production version and the stick took everything we threw at it, even video! I think this will change where digital signage is installed, and where it can be used. Opening the door to applications unheard of in the digital signage space until now.
A major digital signage hardware provider [name withheld] announced their version of a Stick Digital Signage Player at the Intel booth at the Digital Signage Expo 2016 (DSE 2016) show this year. But it looks like Signera has beat everyone, including them, to market. Since [name withheld] is the leading provider of hardware to digital signage companies, it’ll be interesting to see how this affects the industry. Signera is the leader to market with a new technology yet again. Signera was also the leader to market back in 2007 when they released their multiple-module SaaS system. The first digital signage software to offer multiple zones or modules on a single-screen powered by a single player.
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Full Disclosure: Signera is one of Digital Signage Report’s advertisers, and provided us with a demo Solo Stick to review for this article.