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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 three variations:

  • Scala Media Player-R
  • Scala Media Player-R Plus
  • Scala Media Player-R Tablet

Operating System

The Scala Media Player-R can only be purchased running the Linux Playback Engine for ARM operating system.


A combination of the license purchased for the player and hardware capabilities determine player functionality. For more information about licenses, see the License Functionality Matrix. For information about licenses recommended for the player, see License Compatibility for SMP-R.

Scala Media Player-R Series

The Scala Media Player-R series is available in the following:

  • Scala Media Player-R
  • Scala Media Player-R Plus
  • Scala Media Player-R Tablet

The following tabs describe each Scala Media Player-R variation.

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infoScala Media Player-R

Scala Media Player-R

The Scala Media Player-R 

infoScala Media Player-R Plus

Scala Media Player-R Plus

Scala Media Player-R Plus has all of the features of the Scala Media Player-R with the added ability of playing back 4K content at 30 frames per second.

infoScala Media Player-R Tablet

Scala Media Player-R Tablet

The Scala Media Player-R Tablet provides the simplicity of the Scala Media Player-R as a touchscreen tablet



Setting up and configuring the SMP-L player requires you to first create a player profile in Content Manager. See Creating a Player in the Content Manager help for more information. 

This section also covers additional specifications and system functions, including configuration instructions for the Windows Operating System and the Scala Windows Playback Engine:

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