Android Digital Signage vs Windows Digital Signage.

Android Digital Signage vs Windows Digital Signage.

We received many inquiries and question from our client, which one to go, Android-based signage or Windows-based. We at Touchscreen.my can answer this easily. If you don't have a special requirement or you don't know which one to choose, choose Android. Current Adroid media player is not only cheaper and support many system but they are much cheaper than windows. However, bare in mind Windows and Android Digital Signage solutions which are separate and cater to very distinct market segments and different purpose. The choice of selecting between the 2 operating systems depends on usage and available budget for digital signage.

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Android Digital Signage

Digital Signage Media Player running on Android operating system.

PROS

  • Very low capital cost, consequently lowering the cost of digital signage ownership
  • Display Customizable Templates, Images, Video and LIVE Weather
  • Small size player that is easy to place behind a TV - does not require any special mounting brackets
  • Powered from a USB cable connected to the TV (external power option included)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Complete auto run capability
  • Remotely manage content for 1 or multiple screens, from a single dashboard

 

Windows Digital Signage

Windows based digital signage uses conventional PCs with Windows operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8).

PROS

  • Display Images, Video (SD and HD), Flash (SWF), Customizable Templates, News, Weather and Horoscope
  • Split the screen up to 4 sections, with each section showing unique content
  • Connect up to 2 screens with each screen showing distinct content (requires 2 software licenses)
  • Turn screen ON / OFF at predetermined time of day
  • Complete auto run capability
  • Remotely manage content for 1 or multiple screens, from a single dashboard

CON

  • A typical window-based media player is more expensive 
  • Requires an external power source
  • Needs a reboot periodically