AOPEN unveils Chromebox Commercial 2
First Commercial Grade and Fanless Chromebox to power 4K screens
March 21, 2019, Taipei, Taiwan, The
digital signage market is expected to grow from USD 20.74 Billion in
2017 to USD 31.62 Billion by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 7.28%.* To
meet this need, AOPEN, a world leader in digital signage and applied
IoT, has unveiled the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2, the first
commercial-grade Chromebox that can power 4K screens.
The Chromebox Commercial 2 can play content for two separate screens
and features a slim, ruggedized design that is dust-resistant and free
of moving parts, making it ideal for commercial use in demanding
The device is available with 7th generation Intel® Core™ i3 or Celeron
processors, and the new design has multiple ports including three USB
3.0**, two USB 2.0, an RJ50 serial connector, and HDMI 1.4b and 2.0. A
remote power switch enables the device to be powered up and down
The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 together with the Chrome Enterprise
license makes deployment and control easy and will service a wide range
of verticals and needs. The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2.0 represents a
major leap forward in design and power.
"The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 is our most advanced Chrome OS media
player, ideal for the 4K video revolution we’re seeing in digital
signage. With the power of Intel and the ease of operation and
centralised management offered through the Chrome Enterprise license,
it offers continuous performance even in the most challenging
environments," says Stephen Borg, CEO AOPEN Solutions.
"We’re seeing increasing demand for 4K capability, and we’re working
with our channel to enable applied IoT use cases that require greater
edge capabilities, such as facial recognition and eye tracking through
digital signage, as well as analytics and engagement”, says Borg. With
the Chromebox Commercial 2 able to power UHD (ultra high definition)
content, it is expected to be a game changing device for the industry.
4K technology has a high demand as it offers enhanced sharp images for
displays. Thus, the demand for advertising content with better
sharpness and enhanced quality. The Chromebox Commercial 2 can power
two 4K displays at 30 fps and one 4K display at 60 fps via HDMI 2.0.
“The 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor is ideal for 4k and allows
videos to be played in an energy efficient manner”, says Jose Avalos,
Vice President, Internet of Things Group at Intel. Furthermore, “these
improvements and efficiencies allow the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 to
offer the first 4k enabled all-day playback".
The AOPEN Chromebox 2 will be showcased at Digital Signage Expo 2019 on
27 March in Las Vegas, and at Google Cloud Next in April in San
In Australia, the AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2 goes on show in Sydney
on 16 April, at Google’s offices, and in Melbourne on 17 April.
Click HERE to register or know more.
creates hardware for different solutions in different scenarios, using
our broad in-house knowledge as the backbone for the operation. As well
as focusing on digital signage, our devices are also ideal for
analytics, surveillance, vending, smart vision and many more.
With input from our partners, we manufacture products that drive your
personalised solution. Driven by your wishes, our hardware powers
static content such as menu boards, or animated content like a video
wall. The hardware gathers the analytical information or process and
serves this information to clients. We also have a wide range of
all-in-one touch displays that provides the perfect interactive
AOPEN was founded in 1996 in Taiwan as a component manufacturer. Over a
period of 20 years, AOPEN developed from a component manufacturer to a
small form factor computing device manufacturer. The changes in the
computing device market were seen as an opportunity for our small form
factor computing devices to penetrate an ever-growing and exciting
market. We now operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, and our
products are applied in a multitude of scenarios with a vision of
To continue our growth, we intend to maintain our values of an open
environment and share our knowledge with our channel partners to uphold
our quality standards.
*Reuters 2018 - Orbis research Study Digital Signage trends. The
base year considered for the study is 2017, and the market size is
projected from 2018 to 2023
** Only available for the Intel® Core™ i3 SKU