Hardware Guidelines (as of 10/2015)

Content Player – budget approximately $800

Currently using OptiPlex 9020 Micro (Vendor: Dell)

  • Very small format computer suitable for mounting behind or on displays (e.g. Dell 9020m)
  • i5 processor minimum
  • 8GB memory minimum
  • Minimum local disk storage 500GB or less HDD – or – depending on price 128GB SSD
  • No keyboard
  • No mouse
  • No optical drive
  • No monitor
  • VESA mount
  • HDMI output or appropriate HDMI adapter for both video and audio

Digital Display Interactive – budget approximately $2500 (cost will vary with size)

Currently using NEC MultiSync V463 (Vendor: CDW-G)

  • 46” or greater (e.g. MultiSync V463)
  • Rated for commercial use
  • 1080p (FullHD)
  • Edge-lit
  • 3 HDMI inputs – minimum
  • 1 VGA input
  • Component video input (RCA phono)
  • RS232c connection for remote control
  • Audio input – 3.5 mm mini-phone stereo
  • Audio output
  • TV Tuner
  • Wall mount hardware
  • Integrated speakers 

Digital Display Non-Interactive – budget approximately $1000 (cost will vary with size)

Currently using NEC E464 (Vendor: CDW-G)

  • 46” or greater (e.g. NEC E464)
  • Rated for commercial use
  • 1080p (FullHD)
  • Edge-lit
  • 3 HDMI inputs – minimum
  • 1 VGA input
  • Component video input (RCA phono)
  • RS232c connection for remote control
  • Audio input – 3.5 mm mini-phone stereo
  • Audio output
  • TV Tuner
  • Wall mount hardware
  • Integrated speakers

CAT6-to-HDMI Adapters – budget $450

Currently using C2G TruLink HDMI over CAT5 Box Transmitter to Box Receiver Kit - video/audio (Vendor: C2G))

  • Extend HDMI video and audio over CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 cable up to 300 feet without signal degradation at 1080p resolution
  • Must support EDID signaling
  • External power provided on either transmit or receive end
Questions?

Email us at digicontent@mtsu.edu


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