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The Scala Media Player-Q (B396 series) is a digital media player that delivers enterprise performance and seamless playback, providing four video outputs that support four channels of standard HD/1080p playback. This player also supports ultra HD/4K playback if you employ only two of the video outputs with two channels of playback. Designed and developed by Scala's engineering team, the media player works seamlessly with Scala's digital signage software, matching powerful, stable 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.

Operating System

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC


Linux Xubuntu 20.04.x

Both operating systems have minor customizations implemented by Scala to optimize performance.


Recommended licenses for the Player-Q

If you want four channels of standard HD/1080p playback: QUAD HD (Standard/SW-PST-HD04)

If you want two channels of ultra HD/4K playback: DUAL UHD (Advanced/SW-PAV-4K02)

While you can use lower-level licenses with the Player-Q, those licenses will limit available features and/or number of available channels. For details about the different licenses, refer to the License Functionality Matrix.

Hardware Specifications

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Setting up and configuring the Scala Media Player-Q player requires you to first create a player profile in Content Manager. See Creating a Player for more information. This section covers hardware specifications and system functions, including configuration instructions by operating system.

This section also covers additional specifications and system functions, including configuration instructions by operating system:

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