NEW: spo-book BOX E3940 – Digital signage on least small space

We present the official successor of the BOX E2930. The system is called BOX E3940 and – due to its dimensions of just 165 x 109 x 40 mm – it really lives up to the name Mini-PC. Next to its minimal volume of only 0.72 liters, it convinces, as usual for our BOX series, with a really low power consumption.

4K digital signage due to Intel Dual-Core-CPU

The centerpiece of the BOX E3940 is a powerful Intel® Quad-Core E3940 CPU with 1.6 GHz (max. 1.8 GHz). In combination with an up to 8GB high DDR3-RAM, an M.2 SSD and the integrated graphics card Intel® HD Graphics 500, content in a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K), can be played. With its two HDMI ports this is possible on two screens at a time.

Connector diversity for adjusted applications

Diverse connectors on least small space? That’s the BOX E3940. Next to four USB 3.0 ports, the front panel also holds an Audio Line-out, as well as two Antenna connectors. The front is also equipped with the power button and an SD card slot. For connecting external periphery the system has two LAN ports on its back. Also located on the back panel are the two HDMI ports and two COM ports, which make the BOX E3940 suitable for industrial applications.

Individual software for everyone: IoT and Ubuntu

The new BOX E3940 captivates the digital signage field with a small but nice selection of adjusted operating systems. Next to the Linux versions Ubuntu 17.10, 17.04 and 16.04, also Windows 10 (Professional) and Windows 10 IoT are possible.

Technical data at a glance:

•    CPU: Intel® E3940 4 x 1.6 GHz (max. 1.8 GHz)
•    Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 500
•    Max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
•    2x HDMI: Up to 2 independent displays
•    Dimensions (W x D x H): 165 x 109 x 40 mm
•    Volume: 0.72 ltr
•    4x USB 3.0

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Small, smaller, BOX

The passively cooled BOX N4100 is an ultra-compact embedded PC with a volume of just 0.22 liter. Thanks to its minimal dimensions – 115 x 76 x 25 millimeters – it hardly needs space and fits into every little corner. With a wall mount that is integrated in the robust metal housing, the BOX N4100 can easily be mounted to walls, tables or behind screens.

Two times 4K@60Hz thanks to a strong Intel Quad-Core-CPU

Despite its size, the Mini PC is in no way inferior to spo-comm’s other digital signage models when it comes to performance. The Intel Quad-Core-CPU N4100 with 4 x 1.1 GHz (max. 2.40 GHz) convinces with a fabulous performance. Displaying two times 3840 x 2160 pixels – 4K – with a frequency of 60 hertz is as easy as anything for the small power package.

Many connections in a small space

Even on this ultra-compact Mini PC there is enough room for various connections. The BOX N4100 offers three USB 3.0 ports, one of them Type C. For video outputs there are an HDMI and a DisplayPort, which allow the connection of two independent screens. In addition to an audio interface the BOX provides a Gigabit LAN connector. On the side a power button and two antenna ports for WiFi are available.

Windows 10 IoT and LINUX: Customized software as required

The spo-book BOX N4100 is equipped with a 4GB DDR 3 RAM and a 32GB eMMC Flash memory. Due to its slim design, the Mini PC is tailored for a special selection of Software. Windows 10 IoT as well as the Linux versions Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 are the perfect basis for specialized applications.

Technical Details:

  • CPU: Intel® CPU N4100 4 x 1,1 GHz (max. 2,40 GHz)
  • GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 600
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 115 x 76 x 25 mm
  • Max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @60Hz (4K)
  • Volume: 0,22 ltr
  • Integrated WiFi
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 Type C
  • 1x HDMI, 1x DP

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NEW: spo-book BOX N4100 – Ultra-compact Digital-Signage-Player
The BOX series of spo-comm is expanding. The latest Mini-PC is called spo-book BOX N4100 and is even smaller and more energy efficient than the previous BOX models. In combination with its passive cooling system, the Mini-PC is the perfect solution when it comes to simple 4K digital signage applications in small spaces.
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Windows 7 – The end has come

We already mentioned in our news in June last year, that spo-comm can only support Windows 10 for new systems.

Now the time for all the other Mini-PCs has come, too. The Windows 7 SB versions are no longer available. The spo-comm Mini-PCs can from now on only be equipped with Windows 10 (IoT) or – after consultation – with Windows 7 Embedded.

AI AI, Captain: spo-comm at the Nürnberg Digital Festival

At the Nürnberg Digital Festival we will be organizing an event all about the topic Artificial Intelligence. Here the participants can experience and learn what Nvidias programming technique CUDA has to do with AI and Deep Learning. More information about our guest speakers, the application examples of our customers and the event in general, we have put together in another blog article.

CUDA & 4K: Nvidias Jetson Nano Development Kit

As the name suggests, Nvidia brought a new board for developers to market. It is called Jetson Nano and has four ARM processing cores with 1.43 GHz as its centerpiece. These are combined with a 4GB high LPDDR4 RAM. The Developer Kit only comes up with 5 Watt power consumption. The Jetson Nano also is equipped with 128 CUDA cores with which 4K@60 Hz videos can be encoded in the H.264 standard and decoded in the H.265 standard.

The Jetson Nano has – despite its small dimensions of only 100 x 80 x 29 mm – next to a passive cooling system also many different connectors. These include five USB ports, one of them Micro-USB, one HDMI and one DisplayPort for connecting monitors, as well as a Gigabit LAN port. With the CSI-2 a camera can be connected, too, and a microSD card slot is also available.

Find more information about the Jetson Nano here and in this video.

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20 Feb 2019 Array ( [id] => 383 [title] => Multi-monitor – How to: Duplicated screen and extended desktop [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => In relation to some of our digital signage Mini-PCs the term “multi-monitor” is often mentioned. There are many different subitems behind this pretty complex topic which we want to present you in this new series. Today we want to show how to duplicate your screen and extend your desktop. [description] =>

Basically, it should be noted that a PC can only control as many monitors as it has multimedia interfaces. Depending on the type of interface, CPU and graphics card the resolution of the content can vary. Our spo-comm Mini-PCs are all equipped with at least two multimedia ports.

What is a duplicated screen?

A duplicated screen is literally just a screen that is doubled on to another monitor, which means that on both displays the same content is shown. But also the reflection on a TV or a projector is possible.

How To: To duplicate the screen the first step is connecting and setting up a second monitor. In case of a Windows-PC press the key combination “Windows” and “P” and then choose the option “Duplicate” (see picture 2, second selection from the left).

What is an extended desktop?

The difference between an extended desktop and the duplicated screen is that the former one doesn’t double the display. On each of the connected monitors a different content can be seen.

The biggest advantage of an extended desktop is that it creates more working space. On one of the displays can be worked actively and the other one can be used as a storage area – just to give an example. Also video walls that are used in the digital signage field count on the extended desktop. Because they are controlled by more powerful graphics card, you can find out more about this topic in one of the upcoming articles soon.

How To: As well as for the duplicated screen another display has to be connected. The key combination is also “Windows” and “P”. By selection the option “Extend” Windows creates a blank desktop on the second screen on which programs and tabs can be moved now.

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In relation to some of our digital signage Mini-PCs the term “multi-monitor” is often mentioned. There are many different subitems behind this pretty complex topic which we want to present you in this new series. Today we want to show how to duplicate your screen and extend your desktop.