Mini -PC devices running Android & Melody Pods enables low cost audio networks for background music in business.
This small device reduces the cost of deploying a music network to a fraction of the traditional cost of devices such as the Nel-Tech iLink.
With a large choice of MiniPC devices available today, and options to have your own batch of devices built to your specifications there is more opportunity to create low cost, ‘hands off’ background music networks across businesses.
So, if you have a large enough audio network requirement, getting a Mini PC with an analogue audio-out to connect to the location’s audio amplifier and speaker systems as well as providing music on hold is straight forward.
You can set up the devices centrally with the music and settings required and ship them to your business locations with instructions for plugging in, or hand to your local integrators to install on your behalf. Once plugged in and powered up, the devices will open Melody Pods and call back to a central server to report service availability and royalty reporting for artist rights.
However many don’t come with analogue audio out and focus on HDMI as the way to output media, and digitally, to TVs since this is currently the target market for most manufacturers.
We tested the Imito MX1 along with the HDelity to output analogue audio to a powered speaker system and the solution worked perfectly well.
The Melody Pods’ schedule operated on time and changed playlists as set out by the schedule created online and downloaded to control the device.
Soon we will also test the overhead messaging / advertising schedule system and also an additional Mini PC with its own direct audio out socket so there is no need for an additional convertor.
These devices are also pretty future proof as well since they are powerful enough to play 1080p HD video and so with video becoming available soon at Melody Pods your business can just switch those services on without having to upgrade all your hardware.
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