Let Us Test Your Hardware

At Play Digital Signage we focus on building our cloud-based digital signage platform, and even though we support most operating systems, we prefer not to sell media players, TVs, and other hardware usually deployed in digital signage networks.

But we do test and rate as many media players and TVs with build-in media players as we humanly can. Media players that we test and rate can be found here: Find a player.

If you are interested in getting your hardware tested, rated, and listed on our page you’ll need to follow the instructions below.

What you need to do

The first thing you need to do is make sure you ship us the hardware as if it was for a customer. You should not make any customization either on the hardware and/or the operating system before shipping it to us.

We will need you to provide information about you and the hardware before we can initiate the test and rating of your hardware. The information you need to provide is collected in the form on the right and sent to [email protected]

When you’re ready, please send the hardware to our office in Las Vegas.

Play Digital Signage, Inc.
6365 Black Swan Ln., Las Vegas
NV, 89118
USA

The process of testing and rating takes around 2-3 weeks depending on how busy we are. Please put a return label in the package or send it to [email protected] as we do not arrange return shipping.

All the extra stuff

What do we test?

We put the player through the 13 different content tests listed below to see which player would be the best for you.

150+ Slides

This test a playlist consisting of 150 or more slides that all include non-4K mages with a duration of 5 seconds per slide and no transition.

Transitions

Transitions contain several slides with shapes and text running different transitions.

Animations

Animations contain multiple types of element animations, including animation of text, shapes, png, images etc.

Ticker

Ticker contains a couple of slides, one with a simple one line ticker and a slide with multiple tickers running at different speeds.

HD Video

The HD video tests the player's native graphic rendering by playing multiple slides with HD video as the primary content.

HD Video Background

Instead of having HD video as the main content, this tests our software graphic rendering by having the HD video playing in the background of several slides.

4K Video

4K Video contains multiple 4K video in different durations separated by slides giving the player opportunity to cache the video before the slide starts.

Level 1 Playlist

Level 1 Playlist contains random content such as slides with png, shapes, images, clock, weather and youtube. The slides does not have transitions and there are no animations.

Level 2 Playlist

Level 2 Playlist contains random content such as slides with png, shapes, images, clock, weather, youtube and several social media plugins. All slides have random transitions. There are no animations.

Level 3 Playlist

Level 3 Playlist is build for advanced players running an HD video  in the background and a playlist-in-playlist (Also known as a zone) containing multiple slides with transparent background. Slides include clock, weather, images and several social media plugins. All slides have transitions.

Level 1 Zoned Playlist

Level 1 Zone Playlist contains of few slides where the main slide has an image as background and one zone on top running several plugins such as the clock, weather, video and images. All slides in the zone has transitions.

Level 2 Zoned Playlist

Level 2 Zone Playlist contains of few slides with transitions and where the main slide has an image as background and two zones on top running several plugins such as the clock, weather, video, ticker, video and images. All slides in the zone has transitions.

Level 3 Zoned Playlist

Level 3 Zone Playlist contains of few slides with transitions and where the main slide has an image as background and three zones on top running several plugins such as the clock, weather, video, ticker, video and images. All slides in the zone has transitions. One zone also has element animations.

150+ Slides

This test a playlist consisting of 150 or more slides that all include non-4K mages with a duration of 5 seconds per slide and no transition.

Transitions

Transitions contain several slides with shapes and text running different transitions.

Animations

Animations contain multiple types of element animations, including animation of text, shapes, png, images etc.

Ticker

Ticker contains a couple of slides, one with a simple one line ticker and a slide with multiple tickers running at different speeds.

HD Video

The HD video tests the player's native graphic rendering by playing multiple slides with HD video as the primary content.

HD Video Background

Instead of having HD video as the main content, this tests our software graphic rendering by having the HD video playing in the background of several slides.

4K Video

4K Video contains multiple 4K video in different durations separated by slides giving the player opportunity to cache the video before the slide starts.

Level 1 Playlist

Level 1 Playlist contains random content such as slides with png, shapes, images, clock, weather and youtube. The slides does not have transitions and there are no animations.

Level 2 Playlist

Level 2 Playlist contains random content such as slides with png, shapes, images, clock, weather, youtube and several social media plugins. All slides have random transitions. There are no animations.

Level 3 Playlist

Level 3 Playlist is build for advanced players running an HD video  in the background and a playlist-in-playlist (Also known as a zone) containing multiple slides with transparent background. Slides include clock, weather, images and several social media plugins. All slides have transitions.

Level 1 Zoned Playlist

Level 1 Zone Playlist contains of few slides where the main slide has an image as background and one zone on top running several plugins such as the clock, weather, video and images. All slides in the zone has transitions.

Level 2 Zoned Playlist

Level 2 Zone Playlist contains of few slides with transitions and where the main slide has an image as background and two zones on top running several plugins such as the clock, weather, video, ticker, video and images. All slides in the zone has transitions.

Level 3 Zoned Playlist

Level 3 Zone Playlist contains of few slides with transitions and where the main slide has an image as background and three zones on top running several plugins such as the clock, weather, video, ticker, video and images. All slides in the zone has transitions. One zone also has element animations.

Calculating The Score You See.

Calculating the score for each player is based on how well it passes the tests above.  Players are rated 0 if the test was not passed or if the graphic stutter. In addition to their points for passing the tests, we also include points for IP rating, WIFI, Ethernet, and other parameters that define a digital signage player.

Use Play Digital Signage anywhere.

Our player is compatible with all major operating systems. No matter what hardware you choose, you’ll be able to use our software.

Windows
macOS
Android
Chrome
Amazon FireOS
Linux
Raspberry PI

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