Digital Signage and Chromebox — Still in Play!

By | September 2, 2021
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Chromebox Digital Signage News

Writeup from Sixteen:Nine

August 30, 2021 by Dave Haynes

There was a time, a few years back, when hardware devices running Google’s Chrome operating system were thought in some circles to be a next big thing in digital signage – because the devices were relatively inexpensive, used an OS based on the latest web technologies, and were backed by a top three global tech company.

But it didn’t play out that way, and Chromeboxes aren’t often part of the conversation … while Android – worrisome back then – is now widely used, and now widely trusted for its security measures. Part of the story, of course, is that a lot of mainstream digital signage jobs just use smart displays with built-in media players.

But Chromeboxes are still around, and still being used by some CMS software companies, like Australia’s StratosMedia – an early adopter that has stuck with them.

CEO Brian Hammett sent me a note about a new fanless unit from ASUS, saying simply: “Yes, Chrome still exists … and this is a fantastic unit.”

Taiwan-based ASUS pushed out PR recently about its partnership with StratosMedia and the use of digital signage hardware and software for the car-staging company Conquest Staging.

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