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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:

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

Operating System

The Scala Media Player-R can only be purchased running the Linux Player 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 (PST) license, which allows standard HD/1080p resolution while providing several more advanced features than a Lite license. 

If you have 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 (PAV) license is recommended to allow 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.

Scala Media Player-R

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

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

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

Scala Media Player-R Scala Media Player-R Plus


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 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 Player:

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