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mediaDROID-X Pro | Hexa core player

THE NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL SIGNAGE PLAYER

The mediaDROID-X Pro is the next generation player that will revolutionizes digital signage deployment with its reliability and performance. Its hardware and software specification and build is just unbelievable. Its ease of use, reliability and performance will simply make you love it!

small but packs a punch

The mediaDROID-X Pro is powered by the latest Cortex A73 ARM processor which delivers seamless digital signage presentation without compromises. A stateless player and so everything is stored internally on the EMMC drive. There are no mechanical drives and its compact and sturdy construction makes it compact and ideal to strap it behind the screens. Its metal housing and heatsink makes it dissipate heat better.

what's inside

Though its running on a Hexa-Core design, the mediaDROID-X Pro runs cooler than most other android devices - it means the CPU will not throttle down on heavy workload. With its WiFi with MIMO, mediaDROID-X Pro can attain the speed of 867Mbps on 802.11n making it three times faster compared to other 802.11n devices to date. It has three USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports as well as a TF card slot for future storage expansion. Best of all, it is now pre-loaded with our latest baked Android 9.0 OS. No other android devices can match its security, reliability and stunning performance. All it requires is a connection to the internet using its built-in WiFi or Ethernet port. To set it up, connect the power supply, press the power button, configure your WiFi (if you prefer WiFi over Ethernet) or plug in the ethernet cable, register your player software to tie it to your Studio account and and you'll then be ready to enjoy smooth Digital Signage playback.

  • Loaded with our specially baked Android OS, Signage Player Software and built in Watchdog
  • Supports both vertical and horizontal screen modes
  • Full HD 1080P 60FPS Video
  • Powered by Quad Core ARM® Cortex-A73 (1.7Ghz) + Dual Core ARM® Cortex-A53 (1.8Ghz)
  • ARM Mali TM-G52 MP6(6ppc)
  • RAM LPDDR4 2GB
  • Storage capacity of 16GB EMMC
  • WiFi 2.4G+5G; 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Ethernet 802.3 10/100/1000M
  • 3 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1/2.0 Output (cable included)
  • Power 120-230V (Input) 12v 2amp (Output)
  • Operating Temperature 0~60℃
  • Storage Temperature -10~60℃
  • Dimensions 117x 117 x 18.5mm
  • Net Weight 300g
  • FCC, CE, RoHS Compliant

see the quality

At full HD the mediaDROID-X Pro delivers performance unparalleled to any other micro SignagePlayer in the industry. Want to see it to believe it? Just download the trailer of this one cool Big Buck Bunny and you will be amazed how well this funny video plays back on your mediaDROID-X Pro.

In fact, at 60 frames per second with full high definition 1920x1080 the mediaDROID-X Pro still has plenty of power to spare and run your weather, RSS news, QR and other components.

  • file: BigBuckTestHD
  • size: 74MB
  • format: mp4 H264
  • compressed: zip
  • length: 2 minutes 15 seconds
  • license: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

orientation

Do you want to run your screen in vertical mode or horizontal mode? Well no worries you do not have to decide right now as the mediaDROID-X Pro allows you to setup your screen in both landscape and portrait modes. Simply enter its settings and display options and configure the orientation whenever you make up your mind.

accessories

The mediaDROID-X Pro can be equipped with additional accessories including a Touchpad. The Touchpad is ideal for remote management of the mediaDROID-X Pro when the screen is installed in hard to reach places, it includes both a keyboard and a pointer mouse which operate over a 2.4GHz receiver / transmitter.

remote controlled

One of the other neat things about the mediaDROID-X Pro is that we include with it a FREE APK (Android Application) that will allow you to fully remote manage the mediaDROID-X Pro from any other Android powered device. This means that you can use your favorite iPhone, iPad, Android cell phone or Android tablet to connect over the local network or bluetoorh and use the touch screen on your device as a virtual mouse and keyboard. So if the mediaDROID-X Pro is installed in a far to reach place, you dont have to connect a physical mouse or keyboard to manage it - simply pull out your mobile phone or tablet and manage away.

To install click on the Download link below from within your iPhone, iPad,Android powered phone or tablet. Once the APK has been installed on both devices, connect both to the same network or via Bluetooth so you can begin remote managing the mediaDROID-X Pro.

NOTE: Android Remote Control app works only on Android 8 and below.

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Android in all it's glory

The mediaDROID-X Pro ships pre-installed with the latest SignagePlayer and can operate with both the mediaCLOUD (FREE or Enterprise) as well as the private mediaSERVER. Best of all the mediaDROID-X Pro is configured to download the application runtime directly from the Google Play store so are sure to always run the latest version of the Digital Signage runtime.

Frequently asked questions

How do I turn On / Off the mediaDROID-X Pro?

The mediaDROID-X Pro is powered using a supplied power supply - simply connecting the power supply turns the unit on. At the side of the unit is the power on/off switch - without unplugging the power supply, press the power switch to turn the unit on or off. In case of a power outage, the player will automatically power up on its on after the power is restored.

How do I connect the mediaDROID-X Pro to the TV?

Connect the HDMI port of the mediaDROID-X Pro to your screen's HDMI Input port.

How do I configure WiFi?

When the mediaDROID-X Pro is turned on the first time, it will auto launch the Signage Watchdog app and in turn will launch the SignagePlayer app. When you see the message indicating that the SignagePlayer is 'Checking Internet Connection...' at which point, with the mouse RIGHT click twice to go back to the [HOME SCREEN]. Next, connect the mediaDROID-X Pro to the Internet. You can either use the WiFi module or the Ethernet. If you are opting for WiFi, From the [HOME SCREEN] select Settings > Network & Internet, toggle the Wifi switch to list the different WiFi profile - when asked, supply the WiFi password and connect. To verify connectivity, open the Chrome app is found in the [HOME SCREEN]. Once you have verified that your device is connected, you can then reboot the device.

How do I register the mediaDROID-X Pro?

The first time SignagePlayer software launches, the registration wizard will launch. Register the SignagePlayer with your mediaCLOUD Username and Password. Launch the StudioPro and begin remote managing your presentation.

What is the function of the Signage Watchdog?

The Signage Watchdog uses a live socket connection to the SignagePlayer to verify it is working properly. If the SignagePlayer is crashes or closes for some reason, the Signage Watchdog will kill the Player application and launce it again. The Signage Watchdog is also responsible for launching the SignagePlayer on bootup.

How do I navigate the Android OS?

The mediaDROID-X Pro supports a standard USB keyboard and mouse. You can also use the free remote control app for Android or iOS and use your phone or tablet as your remote control device.

What screen resolution does the mediaDROID-X Pro support?

The mediaDROID-X Pro can be configured to run in any resolution including 1080p as well as 4K. Note however that the SignagePlayer app currently works in 1920x1080 only. We will though in the very near future offer for 4k support also.

What components are supported when building my presentation for the mediaDROID-X Pro?

The mediaDROID-X Pro supports the full set of features just like the SignagePlayer Desktop version except for features requiring launching of External Application.

How can I align the 1920x1080 HD screen?

Just download this image from https://www.digitalsignage.com/files/hdtest.jpg and add it to the resources section of StudioPro. Create a full screen configuration of 1920x1080 and add the hdtest.jpg to the timeline / channel. You will be able to adjust the screen edges on your TV and get a perfect, crystal clear high definition layout.

Does the mediaDROID-X Pro support landscape and portrait modes?

Yes, the mediaDROID-X Pro supports both landscape (aka horizontal mode) and portrait (aka vertical mode) modes. You don't need any special screen - simply tilt any HDMI screen to view in proper orientation and set the mediaDROID-X Pro in the Settings > Device Preferences > Display > Screen Rotation.

Can I use the mediaDROID-X Pro for food menu board?

The mediaDROID-X Pro runs all scenes built in the StudioPro and so it is a perfect solution for food menu boards. With the mediaDROID-X Pro you take the full advantage of the StudioPro creation suit.

How much storage is available on the mediaDROID-X Pro?

The mediaDROID-X Pro has 16GB for local storage of campaign caching. It is powered by an intelligent caching mechanism that will remove unnecessary files, so it can accommodate best caching techniques for the current running playback.

What are the recommended reboot conditions for the mediaDROID-X Pro?

Though the mediaDROID-X Pro is capable of running for months without a single reboot (or even longer), it is still recommended to at least restart your SignagePlayer app or reboot your device. A daily restart comes handy if you are running a heavy presentation and wish to clear all memory and CPU buffers at a specific time of the day. For example, if your business is open from 9AM in the morning to 7PM in the evening, you may choose to restart the mediaDROID-X Pro every morning at 8:50 (10 minutes before the business opens).

What's the best way to start the SignagePlayer on the mediaDROID-X Pro?

For best practice it's recommended you power cycle the device and let the Signage Watchdog auto launch the SignagePlayer. This will ensure proper socket connection between the Signage Watchdog and SignagePlayer. The socket connection between the Signage Watchdog and SignagePlayer is used to confirm the health status of the SignagePlayer.

How does the SignagePlayer update MINOR software release updates?

The SignagePlayer app for the mediaDROID-X Pro is built using dynamic loadable modules which are downloaded from our servers and stored locally on the mediaDROID-X Pro. This means that any new software release is automatically applied.

How does the SignagePlayer update MAJOR software release updates?

For you to ensure you are always running the latest version of the SignagePlayer Android App, you must register with Google Play and update the software from the Google play store. You must also select the checkbox for automatic updates. Follow these procedures:

  • 1. Go to the Android home screen
  • 2. Open the Google browser (Google button on home screen)
  • 3. In the browser type http://android.digitalsignage.com
  • 4. Register with Google Play store (you can also login with a Gmail account)
  • 5. From the popup dialog, select to open page in Google Play
  • 6. In the Google play select [Update] to download the latest version of the SignagePlayer App
  • 7. Click the [x] checkbox to allow automatic future updates
From this point on you will be able to push to the latest major software build updates over the web from your Google Play store account.

How can I manage the presentation remotely?

The mediaDROID-X Pro needs to connect to the internet through your local area network (just like any other PC). It has a built in WiFi and Ethernet so you can connect to your local network. Once connected to the internet, you will be able to fully manage your presentation from the StudioPro > Stations module.

I uploaded a video but I get no sound, how can I fix it?

Make sure that the videos are encoded using h.264 video and acc audio.

I turned the device on and all I see is 'Checking internet connection', now what?

It usually take about 5 to 10 seconds before the presentation starts. If it seems stuck or you see pinging count "# of 20", you would need to check your network configuration. Review FAQ on Hardware and Software.

It takes a long time to download the presentation, why is that?

The mediaDROID-X Pro can connect to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet. WiFi connection requires a good nearby wireless hotspot to operate smoothly. If your Wi-Fi connection is slow, we highly recommend you use the Ethernet instead. Once download begins, a progress bar will appear on screen.

How do I clear the cache manually and unregister an account?

To clear the SignagePlayers data including the account registration, go to Settings > Apps > See all apps > Show systems apps > SignagePlayer > click on Force stop and Clear Data.

Where are the files saved on the device?

The SignagePlayer caches the files on its 16GB EMMC drive under the /storage/emulated/0/SignagePlayer directory.

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