HDs Media Player Now with 4G/LTE Connectivity and ChromeOS Flex

Small and even mightier.

As a systems integrator, you know that every digital signage project differs. Some projects require a media player feeding various displays and high computing power. Other projects can do well with just one display per media player but have additional requirements, such as 4G/LTE connectivity or OS flexibility to ensure compatibility with the CMS of choice.

And those 1:1-ratio projects are more common than you may expect, especially in the retail world, where retailers look for a quick and cost-effective alternative to advertise specific products at their locations.  

At Seneca, we’ve been aware of the importance of offering systems integrators a wide range of media players to cater to every technical need, from the simplest to the most complex. And as part of our commitment, we launched our HDs media player. Seneca launched this product with a clear objective: making digital signage easy with an affordable yet robust alternative, easy to install, and compatible with most CMS.

The Evolution of the HDs

Launched in the fall of 2019, the HDs presented a small, simple, and effective device that guaranteed excellent performance and reliability, capable of delivering HD and 4K video playback. It was one of the first devices with Maestro, Seneca’s orchestration tool, preloaded.

The “S” on the HDs name stands for “simple” and “small.” Two aspects make the HDs a simple device: its solid-state design, which helps ensure fewer moving parts, and its swap warranty, which activates when a device fails, meaning you will get a new one upon sending the defective piece back.

Since its inception, we prided ourselves on the fact that the HDs, as any other Seneca media player, all-in-one display, or video wall controller, use enterprise-class components. The HDs uses an Intel processor (Celeron® N4500) and a customized version of Windows 10 IoT or Linux as OS options.

This combination helped ensure consistent performance, avoiding issues such as content freeze, unwanted updates, no technical support, or glitches in video reproduction. But it was time for an update.

More OS and Connectivity Options

We are thrilled to announce a significant update to our HDs media player. We’re constantly looking to enhance our products to serve our customers, mainly digital signage integrators. That’s why our HDs media player now offers optional 4G/LTE connectivity powered by Verizon. But that’s not all – it’s also certified to run ChromeOS Flex.

The benefits of this update are many. The 4G/LTE connectivity helps deploy digital signage in areas where WIFI networks are unavailable or underperforming. This feature provides maximum uptime and decreases the risk of cybersecurity threats and network congestion.

The ChromeOS Flex is a cost-affordable solution that provides enhanced protection against modern security threats, like ransomware and malware. It enables fast deployment, simple app and policy management, and unrivaled customer technical support from Seneca.

These updates will solve several market problems that our customers face. The 4G/LTE connectivity means you can manage your digital signage system remotely, even without reliable WIFI. ChromeOS Flex provides top performance without the typical OS license fee, with fast recovery in case of any incidents.

The updated HDs media player with 4G/LTE connectivity or ChromeOS Flex is available for order now. We encourage you to experience the benefits of these new features. We’re excited to hear your feedback and how these updates enhance your digital signage projects.

Stay tuned to our blog for more product updates and industry insights. Thank you for choosing Seneca – we’re proud to be on your team in digital signage solutions.


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