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The Scala Media Player-SP (B409 series) is an entry-level dual HD output media player ideal for simple applications such as menu boards, schedules, directories, information boards and other displays with a lighter content load. The Scala Media Player-SP supports playing two separate channels on separate video displays. With a slim form factor, an anodized aluminum housing, and fanless design the Scala Media Player–SP easily fits into any digital signage location while staying protected from dirt, dust and other particles that could compromise performance.

Operating Systems

The SMP-SP runs on a Windows® 10 IoT LTSB operating system.

The operating system has minor customizations implemented by Scala to optimize performance.


Recommended license for the Player-SP: DUAL HD (Standard/SW-PST-HD02)

The Player-SP pairs best with a two-channel Standard HD license, which allows you to use both of the players video outputs at a standard HD/1080p resolution, while providing several additional features compared to a Lite license. 

As the Player-SP does not support 4K playback, an Advanced UHD license will provide you with additional features but it generally will not improve picture quality above that provided by a Lite or Standard HD license.

While you can use a Lite license with the Player-SP, it does not support as many features as the recommended Standard HD license, and it limits you to only one channel of playback, so that you can use only one of the player's video outputs.

If you plan to use only one of the player's available video outputs, you can use a single-channel license instead of a two-channel license.

For details about the different licenses, refer to the License Functionality Matrix.


Setting up and configuring the SMP-SP 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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