The guys over at RedPost have been working on web-connected digital signage systems for the last few years. Now, they’ve come up with a nifty little device that could very well change the way businesses put signs in their stores.
The RedPost/Mini is a compact digital signboard that leverages an inexpensive Android OS device from China, combined with RedPost’s unique Sign App. They come in a 7-inch version, with an 800×480 screen, a 600 MHz Rockchip+ CPU or a 10.1-inch, 1024×600 version with a 1GHz Zenithink processor. The 7-incher runs Android 1.5, while the 10-incher runs Android 2.1. The bigger one also handles 802.11n in addition to 802.11b/g Wi-fi. Both models include a nicely handcrafted walnut wood frame for display.
The 7-inch RedPost/Mini sells for just $99 (USD), while the 10-inch sells for $169. Both of those prices assume a one-year contract with RedPost – whose digital poster service helps businesses get the message out across as many digital signs as they want. Signs can include images, videos, Flash, and just about anything else you can put on a computer screen. And if you don’t want to subscribe, hardware prices jump by $100, but you can still grab the open-source Sign App and run it without the network.
You can find more info and order the RedPost/Mini here.