Shuttle Nano Android PC


#1

Hello,
Continuing my quest for a reliable android player that isn’t crazy expensive and is easily available on the west side of the “pond” lol.

Amazon has the Shuttle XPC Nano NS02A and NS02E for $120 - $130 USD.


Specs look good, I kind of like the PoE model idea, rather than relying on Wifi and needing to worry about power for the device, just run 1 cable!
Also having VESA mounting would make deployment pretty versatile.

Has anyone on here used a device like this? if I get one I’ll report back for how well it works.


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#2

Just ordered one up.
As an update on these. I talked to a sales rep at Shuttle today, and he mentioned there is an Xibo reseller that uses these (orders in large quantities) and has been very happy with them!


#3

That’s pricey. You can find the same chipset in other boards for quite a bit less. Let me know how it works out.


#4

Will do.
One huge advantage before I have even received the device is emailing their “sales” email and within 10 minutes a guy calls my number from my email sig. He answered all my questions, got me in touch with their amazon business gal to get quantity discounts and sent me a link for a rooted image!
3 year warranty and so easy to get a hold of them!

Some of these other devices it is impossible to find even a manufacturer site for more details.

More details tomorrow or the next.


#5

Ok, so far, initial setup was easy.
I haven’t tested wifi yet to know how fast it is, but the LAN connection downloaded my 6GB of content in just a few minutes.

Currently have it running a layout with 6x 720p videos in 480x270 sized regions. they are a tad bit choppy with or without using a SurfaceView for rendering (however it is smoother with it on).

I’m going to let this run for a while, maybe I’ll add 2 more videos just see if I can get the unit to overheat.

next step after that is to load the rooted image.

a nifty feature in their OS is the ability to schedule a reboot!

nice vanilla OS without a bunch of pre-installed apps

my current test setup:


#6

Ok, 20 hour update.

Shuttle Nano is still running good, still have 6 videos playing and some scrolling text (embedded html).
there is no way any of the other devices I’ve tried would have run even 2 videos this long!

I have my layout with the 6 videos in a 3x2 grid at 640x360 each.

box hardly feels warm.