No PC, no problem! Sharp just announced two modules that can make digital signage possible, all without a PC unit.
The LR0G951 and LR0G952 each have the main features of a digital signage player on one circuit board. This basically means that manufacturers should be able to develop stand-alone digital signage devices more efficiently, and pass along that convenience to its customers.
Both of these modules have a main circuit board, a remote controller receiver board, and a remote controller. That circuit board has Sharp’s new dedicated graphics engine, the thing that delivers the PC-free design. Because it doesn’t need a PC in the mix, it should be easy to operate and easier on power consumption. Meanwhile, don’t worry about quality; the graphics engine boasts animation effects, full HD, and more.
Another interesting addition is that each module includes editing functions, which can be done via the remote and right on the display. According to Sharp, this is an industry first. In other words, you can change the content at whim and to suit the day, all without having to deal with additional hardware or re-programming.
Right now, there’s no word on actual products that will incorporate the modules. However, you can check out all of the specs for the LR0G951 and LR0G952 on Sharp’s website.