IoT (Internet of Things) technology is rapidly permeating all industries, opening entirely new ways of interacting with customers. This is especially true for digital signage solutions, which are designed to improve the customer experience and customer loyalty.
Whether in department stores or shopping malls, in restaurants or entertainment venues, in airports and railway stations, in public places, or at corporate locations, digital signage solutions help provide guidance, present news, promote offers, announce events, and distribute important information.
Technology drives the transformation
But what technology is driving the transformation of traditional signage to digital signage, bridging the gap between the digital and physical world?
Whenever digital solutions are used, cybersecurity must be given the utmost attention. Measures such as data encryption, device authentication and secure network protocols prevent unauthorized access to the digital signage solution and stops manipulated content from being displayed.
To design the right processing module for a digital signage device, typical requirements are:
Theobroma Systems’ modules are based on the Qseven form factors and have all the necessary components included on a single board, such as CPU, GPU, NPU, memory, storage, and I/O interfaces. They rely on ARM-based System-on-Chips (SOC) from Rockchip that feature low power consumption even for high-performance tasks such as evaluating large amounts of sensor data.
An EAL6+-certified secure element ensures the necessary security level and asset protection.
The functional scope of a module can be configured for a specific use case to make full use of cost advantages. This includes both the software with the Board Support Package (BSP) and hardware components such as memory and I/O interfaces.
A comprehensive evaluation kit allows software development to begin before the device hardware design is complete, enabling a short time to market. All modules run on Linux, supported by Debian, Yocto and Buildroot.
Right in the very heart of Europe, in the Austrian capital of Vienna, we are committed to high-quality products and sustainable manufacturing.
With inherent security in mind, Theobroma Systems is certified according to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408).
From concept and design to hardware and software development, parts purchasing and manufacturing: The expertise and speed of our technical support makes us your one-stop-shop for industrial-grade intelligent modules.
To get you up and running as quickly as possible, we have lead times that can be as short as two weeks.
Our production capabilities range from small batches to high volume production runs, i.e., from 10 to over 100,000 modules.
We guarantee module availability for up to ten years by ensuring that discontinued parts are replaced with those of an identical form, fit and function.
Theobroma's contribution is not only to build smart modules, but also to design, develop and manufacture the brain of digital signage that is reliable, robust, and secure.