Upgrade the Power of your Displays at any Time
NEC’s Open Modular Intelligence (OMi) platform provides a smart and seamless connection between source and display to deliver powerful, tailored and future proof digital signage. It simplifies device installation, usage and maintenance whilst making it easier to upgrade digital signage equipment. The variety of interchangeable slot-in options products alongside adjustable performance levels allow custom-made solutions that are perfectly matched to individual demands. External sources become obsolete for a neat and efficient signage solution with powerful and compelling possibilities.
Are you ready for the world of open platform displays?
Open modular slot-in products are either embedded in the OPS slot or are integrated into the compute module slot.
Slot-in options based on OPS, the “Open pluggable Specification”, comply with the first industry-wide digital signage standard; it standardises slot size, display connection and power supply specifications. OPS slot-In options feature an interchangeable selection of computing power for media playback as well as signal distribution systems. All NEC large format displays (except E Series 32”to 65”) plus PX and PH installation projectors feature this option slot.
The compute module slot hosts the Raspberry Pi 3 compute module which seamlessly sits within NEC’s fourth generation of professional P and V Series large format displays. Open and modular, the power of the Raspberry compute module is fully accessible to fit individual usage needs. Seamless, embedded intelligence empowers smart connection to the Internet of Things (IoT) for digital signage as well as for presentation use.
Industry compatible modular solution - Don’t replace, just upgrade
The comprehensive line-up of computing performance devices ensures the perfect match to all usage scenarios and requirements. Choose between different options to fit your needs:
- Raspberry Pi Computing: Enter the world of computing with this smart and resource saving computing device with access to its worldwide developers community.
- Digital Signage Player: For Android based applications, this OPS device delivers excellent graphics performance up to UHD resolutions.
- Value Slot-in PCs : Well suited for static and simple signage and Full HD playback, these entry-level Intel x86 processors run Windows and Linux based operating systems.
- Mid-Range Slot-in PCs : Ideal for more demanding signage applications, Intel’s Celeron and Core i3 processors provide strong dual-core performance.
- High-End Slot-in PCs: Delivering superior processing and graphics performance ideal for the most complex tasks such as multi-touch, high resolution video playback and video wall operation, Intel’s Core i5 and i7 series also promise a future-proof investment capable of handling all upcoming standards like UHD with ease.
OPS products are simply slotted into the display for a fully integrated solution making external mounting obsolete. It's an elegant, unobtrusive, cable-free solution with internal connection for power, video, audio and RS232 control.
NEC Option Slot products offer an interchangeable selection of solutions including computing technology, signal distribution, media playback and wireless data transmission. The embedded solution enables compatible Displays and Projectors to be upgraded to a tailor-made solution which matches the specific demands of any vertical sector such as Aviation and Transportation, Corporate, Education, Energy and Utility, Retail and Signage.
Industrial and embedded components allow low power consumption meaning significant energy savings and longer product lifecycle compared to consumer products.
There is a single point of contact for service and maintenance. An NEC display or projector that incorporates an option board will have matching warranties and one service contact. If a slot-in product requires servicing or upgrade, it can be easily removed leaving the display or projector fully operational.
A new plug-in service module, the OPS Standalone Adapter, even allows the OPS product to be tested without installing it first.
As a standardised solution, OPS offers a future proof-investment. Infrastructure and design will sustain over a long lifecycle meaning its usage can continue even as the display or projector is upgraged. Industrial grade components ensure low failure rates and suitability for 24/7 applications. Additionally, the 3 years warranty is valid not only for the display and projector but also for the embedded OPS product.
Open Modular Slot-in Interfaces
Computing and Signal Interfaces
Whilst OMi provides open and modular access to a fully embedded display solution, the variety of applications addressed including signal distribution and computing technology such as Intel, Raspberry Pi and ARM, enables your signage deployment to be custom-built.
Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module NEC Edition
The NEC Edition of the Raspberry Pi 3 compute module provides extra power to your fully embedded Raspberry Pi experience. Software providers and system integrators benefit from the vast number of already available open source solutions accessible from the global Raspberry Pi developers community. This supports the use of a broad range of operating systems such as Raspbian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, as well as Win10 IoT Core. The Ethernet and USB interfaces of the display allow easy integration into a network or connection with external devices such as mouse, keyboard and touch. With extended memory capabilities and intelligent digital signage support such as the Watch Dog Timer and Real Time Clock for scheduling, it’s the smartest combination of computing power with professional signage displays for cost-effective use.
OPS Slot-In PCs
The full line-up of Slot-in PCs supports a wide variety of applications starting from static content playback and ranging to the most demanding interactive, high resolution or resource hungry applications. It’s possible to configure the required Slot-in PCs to meet customers’ demands and offer tailor-made solutions. (Customers can choose from a wide range of solid-state drives, RAM and operating systems as well as Wi-Fi). Combined with the latest technology they are used as Flight information controllers in Airports, Media Players for Retail Signage, Menu board play-out systems for QSR or as video conferencing clients in Corporate applications and much more.
OPS Digital Signage Player
The OPS Digital Signage Player utilises the same computing technology used in smartphones and tablets bringing benefits in reduced energy consumption and investment costs. The flexible storage extension, wired and wireless connectivity and the very powerful processing and graphics performance make it ideal for Digital Signage applications. Since it is an open platform product it also runs multiple certified third party Digital Signage software solutions from our ecopartner network. Several preinstalled Apps like Media Player, Picture galleries or HTML5 browsers allow out-of the box signage solutions with unlimited Android Apps available to download suitable for applications in Retail, Corporate, Leisure and Museum, Quick Service restaurants, DooH and many more.
OPS HDBaseT Solution
HDBaseT is a connectivity standard for the distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is a feature set that converges uncompressed Full HD digital video plus audio, 100BaseT Ethernet and control signals through a single LAN cable. This helps to overcome cable length limitation achieving distances of up to 100 m with a single LAN cable. NEC offers a complete HDBaseT solution with sender and receiver modules, being a plug and play solution, easy set-up and operation is guaranteed making it ideal for Corporate Conferencing, Education, Rental and Staging as well as for Leisure and Museum.
OPS HD-SDI Solution
The HD-SDI interface is a digital video transmission standard used to transfer uncompressed high-definition video and audio based on a coaxial cable in a broadcast studio environment. The various HD-SDI options achieve broadcastgrade video in various data rates and are mainly used for Broadcasting, media companies, medical applications and rental for managing uncompressed high definition video.