This is the first big decision you need to make once you decide to partake in the digital signage dance off. Popular entries in the digital signage dance off include the menu board mambo and the window display waltz, but perhaps you’re looking to trip the light fantastic with a retail screen rumba? Well, you’ll need to choose between System on Chip and Media Players.
What does this even mean? Well, I’m happy you asked. It really helps me pad out this blog post. Most of the screens we deal with are SoC. That stands for System on Chip, which is great because if you sound it out phonetically it sounds like ‘sock’ and socks are great for dancing especially if you have one of those shiny dance floor dealies. You can really slide along like Tom Cruise in that movie with his underwear… Wait, I’ve disappeared on a tangent. Digital signage, SoC, got ya. I’m back.
As most of our screens are SoC, you might just be thinking, “cool, they know what they’re talking about, they’re Digital Messaging Company. I’ll just go with SoC and get on with my digital dancing”. This would be foolish as you need to know if SoC is actually the right choice for you. Here’s what you need to consider: