Android Recommendations


#1

Hello,

Our CMS system has been working great for a while now. We’re running the Windows client on Win 10 Pro Azulle Quantum Access stick PC’s. We use them in our manufacturing areas to playback work instruction videos 24/7 and they never skip a beat, overheat, or have any issues.

However, now we’re looking to take advantage of the transparency and layering features (to display additional information over the videos) in the Android client that are not available in the Windows client and are looking for recommendations.

I have installed Android-x86 on one of the Azulle sticks to test it out, and the Xibo app opens and runs. We have also tried out a MECOOL M8S Android 7.1 device, which also works.

With the Android client specifically, using still content (images, text, pdf’s, etc) works and the devices will run for days with no issues. Whenever we start to run a 24/7 video loop (entry way sign or work instructions) or using fading in/out pictures, the devices always overheat and freeze after about a day. Both of the devices are fanless and get very hot after starting to run video loops. I’ve tried encoding the videos in multiple formats to take advantage of hardware acceleration, but nothing stops them from overheating.

With this in mind, does anyone know of a Android box that has a fan inside for cooling?


#2

For anyone else wondering or looking around, we’re going to use the Nvidia ShieldTV for all our Xibo displays. They have fans built into them that flow over the CPU heatsink and keep the device cool, even while running multiple videos with transparency/layers. They are a bit more expensive than the outdated DSDevices that are ‘recommended’, but are produced by a much more reliable company and are kept up-to-date with the most recent Android version and security fixes. They also work perfect with Xibo v2 R201.