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Do you have an older Player-S?

Scala's Player-S has been periodically updated over the years with new hardware. To verify which Player-S you have, check the label that is on the player. This section addresses the latest version of the Player-S, the R1305G model. If you have a B409 model, refer to Scala Media Player-S (B409 Discontinued). If you have a B363 model, that player is no longer supported. 

Player Overview

The Player-S is a single output digital signage media playback device that provides for either FHD(1080p) or basic 4K(2160p) playback.

The player has an AMD Ryzen R1000-series APU running the Windows® Operating System with the Scala Enterprise Windows-based digital signage playback engine. It supports 3D-graphics compositing and hardware accelerated video playback. The player is passively cooled with no fans or blowers.

As a dedicated digital signage player, the Player-S incorporates software-based EDID Emulation (EDID Override) as well as Display Continuity. These features help stabilize playback recovery in any cases where the screen becomes disconnected from the player.




Operation System

The Player-S runs the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC operating system in a two partition implementation that supports the Universal Write Filter (UWF) feature. UWF lets you use the player in a locked state where the device is more resistant to tampering or alteration.

Hardware Specifications

Refer to https://www.scala.com/en/products/hardware/scala-media-player-s/.

Licensing

A combination of the license purchased for the player and the player hardware capabilities determine player functionality. As the Player-S has only a single output, it should be paired only with a single-channel license. The extra expense for a DUAL (two-channel) license or QUAD (four-channel) license would not provide any benefit, as the player's single output limits it to one channel of playback.

You may choose either a Lite, single-channel Standard, or single-channel Advanced license for the Player-S, depending on your desired feature set and the picture quality that you want to achieve. An Advanced license provides access to the most features as well as the potential to achieve the best picture quality. While the Player-S is capable of utilizing the additional pixel count that is provided by an Advanced license, an observable improvement in picture quality is also dependent on other variables including the nature of your playback content and the specifications of the display screen that you use with the player.

For information about all available licenses, refer the License Functionality Matrix.

Setup & Configuration

First, refer to Setting Up the Player-S (R1305G) for information about setting up the hardware and cables.

Then, to configure the player so that you can begin using it for playback, refer to the Windows Player Setup Checklist.

Warranty & Support

Refer to Warranty and Support.