The digital signage hardware requirements are:

  • Power and Ethernet (network) connections at the sign’s location
  • An LCD, LED, or plasma display - Information Technology (IT) recommends using a professional display instead of a consumer model.  A professional model is less likely to experience image burning and is more suitable for the hours of operation a typical digital sign is used.  IT recommends using Dell 55" and Sharp Professional displays.
  • A TV mount - Generally, a tilting wall-mount will be sufficient.  In some cases, a swivel mount may be better suited for the sign.  IT will help you determine which mount is best for the sign.
  • A media player (computer) to play the content - IT recommends purchasing a Dell OptiPlex Micro with the following specifications (no keyboard and mouse):
Dell OptiPlex 7000 Micro*
  • Intel® Core™ i5-10600T Processor 2.5GHz
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB, M.2., PCIe NVMe SSD
  • HDMI cable
  • OptiPlex Micro VESA Mount 

*Purchase as a package. Please see below for details.

  • JMU Digital Signage 'Media Player and TV' and 'Media Player Only' packages offered by Dell -Dell offers two digital signage packages to purchase. The ‘Media Player and TV’ package includes a 55” 4K monitor with a Dell Optiplex media player. This package also contains the display and computer mounts.  The Media Player Only’ package consists solely of the Optiplex Micro model as mentioned above.  These packages are offered on Dell's JMU Premiere Page in the 'Standard Configurations' section, under the 'Digital Signage w/BTNH05' category. 

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