Retail digital signage screens are often integrated in the décor, which complicates maintenance and screen replacement. Remember that screen manufacturer guarantees don’t cover screen removal or labor costs. It’s why you should consider external media player devices, Like Navori Labs’ StiX 3700. These small devices are easy to replace without having to remove the display from its mount.
If you’re operating on a tight budget and the screen is easily accessible, consider a SoC (System-on-Chip) screen. These products combine the screen and the media player hardware in a single unit. SoC screens are inexpensive and commercial versions are quite reliable making them ideal for retail signage use.
Regardless of the hardware device you choose, consider QL as your digital signage platform of choice. QL supports every hardware platform, media player type and screen brand.