Swiss-based Navori just announced the immediate availability of a new version of their QL Player Android software that is compatible with the NEC Android based Open Pluggable Specification media player. This extremely small device (20cm X 12cm X 3cm) is designed as an add-on to many NEC large format displays. You just insert it in an open slot and you're good to go.
Mr. Jerome Moeri, Navori CEO says – “As a pioneer in the development of Android digital signage software, we are pleased to see screen manufacturers build Android-based devices that are able
to support all the features of our Navori QL software.
Customers looking for high-end turnkey products are delighted with this new direction initiated by NEC and soon to be followed by the rest of the market.
Android offers many advantages over proprietary operating systems since it’s compatible with screen devices as well as tablets and mobile devices.”
It's nice to see some new professional-grade Android hardware and vendors like Navori stepping in to offer support. It will be interesting to see if other OPS hardware manufacturers decide to jump on the Android bandwagon.