Scala Media Players
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The Scala Media Player-R is an entry-level, single-output digital media player in a compact design that is an affordable solution for stable, reliable content delivery. Designed and developed by Scala’s engineering team, the media player works seamlessly with Scala’s digital signage software, matching powerful performance with turnkey simplicity. An optimized architecture ensures high quality performance throughout its entire lifetime. System hardening minimizes vulnerabilities and delivers robust system security. The media player’s fanless design keeps it protected from dust and debris, ideal for any digital signage solution in any environment. Select from two variations:
The $SMPR can only be purchased running the $LPE for ARM operating system.
Recommended license for the Player-R (non-Plus Edition): Standard HD (SW-PST-HD01)
Recommended license for the Player-R Plus Edition: Advanced UHD (SW-PAV-4K01)
If you have a Player-R (non-Plus Edition), it pairs best with a single-channel Standard HD license, allowing for output in standard HD/1080p resolution, with many advanced features above a Lite license.
If you have the a Player-R Plus Edition, which has twice the amount of memory and is able to play back 4K content at frame rates of up to 60 frames per second, a single-channel Advanced UHD license is recommended to allow for ultra HD/4K resolution along with more features than a Standard HD license.
You can use a Lite license with either type of Player-R, but it imposes some feature limitations and does not support ultra HD/4K resolutions. For details about the different licenses, refer to the License Functionality Matrix.
The $SMPR is available in the following:
The following tabs describe each $SMPR variation.
The Scala Media Player-R is an entry-level, single-output digital media player in a compact design that is an affordable solution for stable, reliable content delivery.
$SMPRPlus has all of the features of the $SMPR with the added ability of playing back 4K content at 30 frames per second.
Setting up and configuring the SMP-R player requires you to first create a player profile in Content Manager. See Creating a Player in the $CM help for more information.
This section also covers additional specifications and system functions, including configuration instructions for the $WOS and the $WPE: