We now support our digital signage solution on the new Google Chromebox devices. We have added 2 apps to the Chrome Web Store: one for the online Studio backend and the other one for the player app.
Please notice that the player app in the Chrome store is still limited and unlike the 2 other main apps of us (the Air/Windows and the Android apps), this app cannot show web based widgets (the web page, polls and NoviGames) or live stream (such as YouTube and Ustream widgets). However, if you do not need to use those widgets, you can quickly start using the Chrome app on your Chromebox. The Chromebox was already tested with our software and was found to be very stable and compatible.
We are working hard to add the missing functionality to the Chrome app.
Chromebox digital signage is the next thing to come in the digital signage kingdom. The trend is strong in the U.S.A. and keeps spreading all over the world, as in some many countries the Chromeboxes are not even available for purchasing the retails shops. The trend is very strong, especially in education institutions as we can already see from our clients.
As Google started from search engine, continued to browser and other online cloud services, eventually it ended with an operating system: the Chrome OS which is the basis for all Google based hardware (well, maybe not for the Chromecast dongle): Chromebook, Chromebox and in the near future we won’t be surprised to find a Chrometablet.
If you want to learn more about the variety of recommended Chromebox devices for digital signage, please click here.
If you want to enroll your Chromebox to be a managed Chrome device under the Google Device Management Console (and also set it in Kiosk mode, in order to be dedicated for our digital signage app 24/7), please click here for instructions. If your Chromebox is non-managed (by the Device Management Console) and you still want to have it in Kiosk mode, click here for instructions. If you like to see the installation manual of the Chromebox player app, please click here.
Please notice that Google provides a service called “Chromebook White Glove Service“. A service that lets you get your Chromebook from Google (and maybe other Chrome OS devices such as Chromebox), already configured with your network settings, enrollment to Google Device Management Console, WiFi and so on. That is good for mass installations of Chrome OS digital signage, to save your time.