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Scala Introduces New Player for use with Chromebox and Joins Google for Work Partner Program

By January 15, 2016 No Comments

The player is stable, reliable and backed by Google’s secure environment

MALVERN, PA, USA (January 15, 2016) – Scala, Inc. today announces it is introducing a powerful high definition playback solution capable of supporting reliable and stable 24/7 display, Scala Enterprise Player for Chromebox. Scala’s digital signage solutions drive more than 500,000 screens worldwide, connecting networks of digital devices to deliver engaging audience experiences. To power these solutions, the new player runs on Google Chrome devices, such as Chromebox, and is ideal for driving one-to-one digital engagements across wide-ranging industries such as retail, quick-service restaurants, finance and more. This device is backed by two companies well known for innovative technology as well as world-class customer support including extensive testing, documentation and security standards. As part of this endeavor, Scala has joined the Google for Work Partner Program.

“We are excited to introduce a robust player that’s backed by a technology leader such as Google. Beyond delivering powerful playback, the new device is fully reliable and secure with 24/7 stability, project-critical aspects of all digital solutions,” said Tom Nix, Scala CEO.

Scala’s leading content management system platform allows for complete network control while being easy to use and monitor, as well as fully scalable and extensible with an expansive set of open APIs. Scala Enterprise Player for Chromebox, which is used in conjunction with Chrome Device Management, delivers rich dynamic HTML5 content, advanced scheduling and screen zone division with independent playback in each zone and stands out from other devices by simultaneously playing multiple videos.

The app powering the display runs in Google’s self-contained environment, ensuring users that their information on these devices is secure, encrypted and unable to be accessed by other apps or users. The device connects directly to Scala Enterprise Content Manager, communicates over HTTP/HTTPS and offers maintenance statistics on status, heartbeats and diagnostic logging.

Highlights of the player include:
Powerful playback functionality: rich HTML5 content; smooth visual effects incorporating images, video and audio; extensibility via HTML5 and JavaScript; multiple screen zones showing unique content

Complex digital content scheduled with easy-to-use: playlists with item conditions and Smart Playlists; sequential and shuffle-play; time-table and individual item scheduling

Support from major hardware manufacturers: Scala Enterprise Player for use with Chromebox runs on Google Chromebox devices from major manufacturers including mini form-factor boxes and commercial-grade media players

Security and reliability: Google’s operating environment ensures security at every level, from app containment to automatic lockdown – only recovered by the verified user – should the device be compromised.

About Scala
Scala solutions deliver engaging experiences by connecting digital signage, beacons, kiosks, mobile applications and devices. Scala provides the platform to easily create and centrally manage the deployment of these experiences, while retaining the flexibility to rapidly personalize to be as relevant as possible to current audiences. With more than 28 years’ experience entertaining, informing and educating audiences, Scala is well-known for its innovation in digital signage and leveraging best-of-breed technologies such as mobile and predictive analytics to create award-winning solutions that are easy-to-use yet infinitely customizable. Headquartered near Philadelphia, PA, with six offices spanning the globe, Scala’s network of partners and developers are located in more than 90 countries. Scala solutions are used by more than 5,000 customers and the systems drive more than 500,000 screens worldwide. For the latest information visit scala.com, and connect on Twitter and Facebook.