Scala Media Players
The Player-D is a dual output digital signage media playback device that provides for either FHD(1080p) or 4K(2160p) playback.
The Player-D 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.
The Player-D has AMD Eyefinity™ display modes that support “Single-Large-Surface” canvases of up to 7680x2160, or 3840x4320 (dual 4K@60Hz outputs with coordinated “V_SYNC”—a.k.a “Page-flip”/vertical synchronization—via AMD’s Eyefinity2™ SLS feature.
Depending on the specific multimedia workload, the Player D’s computer graphic display outputs can incorporate video elements comprising of up to 2160p video streams (60Mbps ABR H.264/AVC, MainProfile@Level 5.1)/(40Mbps ABR H.265/HEVC, MainProfile@Level 5.1).
As a dedicated digital signage player, the Player-D incorporates both hardware and software EDID Emulation (EDID Override) as well as Display Continuity. These features help stabilize playback in any cases where the screen becomes disconnected from the player.
The Player-D is similar to the previously-released Player-DX. but it offers:
- an improved hardware-based EDID emulator that is compatible with more LCD displays
- improved temperature control so that its processing is faster outside of temperature-controlled equipment room
The Player-D 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.
A combination of the license purchased for the player and the player hardware capabilities determine player functionality. As the Player-D has two outputs, it can be paired with either a single-channel or two-channel license. The extra expense for a QUAD (four-channel) license would not provide any benefit, as the player's two outputs limits it to two channels of playback.
You may choose either a Lite, Standard, or Advanced license for the Player-D, 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-D 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 B396Setting Up the Player-D (R1505G) 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.