Appspace Compatible and Self-Certified Devices

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Appspace is a scalable, enterprise-grade, cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) platform, that enables organizations to centrally manage the publishing and distribution of content to thousands of endpoint devices. Appspace combines user-friendliness with powerful and robust features, enabling organizations to swiftly and securely deploy, manage, and control content of any kind from any location via a web browser. By utilizing our user-friendly HTML5-based Appspace App, we may present responsive content with exceptional broadcast and picture quality.

In this article, we list all devices and operating systems that are compatible or have been self-certified by Partner organizations based on our certification levels as detailed in our Introduction to Devices in Appspace guide.

Important
  • As there are a significant number of devices running the operating systems we support and a range of manufacturing standards, we can only assure the compatibility of the OS and the firmware versions that are actively tested by our partner organizations, as listed on this page.
  • Reference models are device models that partner organizations have tested in their product engineering labs.
  • You may use devices that have similar specifications to the reference models listed, however, we recommend you work with a systems integrator or an Appspace reseller to ensure the target devices are suitable for your deployment type and specific use case. If you do not have such a partner, please contact us and we’ll be happy to make some introductions.

What’s in this article:

Appspace App for Devices

The Appspace App for Devices supports a multitude of industry-leading device platforms and operating systems such as Android, Windows, etc, that meet different business requirements including playback performance, physical dimensions, hardware features, content delivery modes (streaming or caching), and general workplace experiences.

Designed primarily for the workspace experience, the Appspace App for Devices is ideal for the following solutions:

  • Digital signage on single or multiple display screens, video walls, and media players.
  • Room scheduling on tablets, desk pucks, or interactive display panels.
  • Interactive touch-screen kiosks for visitor invitations, wayfinding, and employee directories.
  • Enterprise TVs for displaying channels and live streams on system-on-chip (SOC) TVs.

Most of these industry-leading devices come with internal storage, allowing content from Appspace to be cached.

Partner Self-Certified

Partner Self-Certified devices are the latest addition to the certification program that falls between Appspace Certified and Appspace Compatible devices. These devices are developed by hardware partners and demonstrate compatibility with the Appspace App.

In this certification level, the hardware partner takes the responsibility of certifying devices for one or more specific use cases by completing a series of test scenarios defined by Appspace. Partner Self-Certified devices adhere to the same standards of quality and performance as internally certified devices. However, it may lack certain integrated functionalities specific to partners, such as unique identification within the Appspace console, LED control, occupancy, or other sensor support.

Additionally, as part of a mutual support agreement, the hardware partner has been qualified to provide application-level support for Appspace on their devices. Hardware partners assume the primary responsibility for supporting customers and addressing any issues that may arise, as Appspace support teams will not have these self-certified devices on hand for troubleshooting.

Barco

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
Clickshare firmware 2.14 Wireless Video Conferencing CX-50 Digital Signage in conference rooms Appspace PWA Appspace 8.1
CX-50 Gen 2
CX-30
CX-30 Gen 2
Device Limitations
  • Resolution limited to 1080p @ 30 fps video (8Mbps max bitrate for CX-50, 5Mbps max or lower bitrate for CX-30)

IAdea

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
Android 9.0 Pie Smart Signboard Series WRP-1000 Digital Signage / Room Scheduling / IPTV Appspace App for Android 2.52 Appspace 8.1
Android 7.1 Nougat High-Performance Kiosk Processor XMP-7500 Appspace App for Android 2.52.1
Smart Workplace series XDS-2288
Strengths
  • Supports 4K video content playback.
Device Limitations
  • Supports only displaying one video content at a time due to device codec limitations.
  • Does not support all RSTP video streams.
  • Transition issues between video content that may appear buggy.

MediaStar Systems

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
Ver 2.72 Mediastar 782 Media Player Digital Signage / IPTV Appspace PWA Appspace 8.1

Strengths
  • Supports HLS Live Channel streaming.

Device Limitations
  • 4K resolution displays at 30 fps max. (60 fps displays correctly).
    • 4K H.264 streams at 24 fps.
    • 4K H.265 streams at 30 fps.
  • Only able to handle two simultaneous hardware-decoded videos. On a 4-zone video test, two software-decoded videos will have degraded performance.
  • High-resolution images (6000 x 4000) will display significant performance issues due to being higher than the GPU capabilities.
  • Does not support UDP Live Channels streaming in channel browsing mode.

MediaVue

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
MediaVue OS 22.10.01.02 SureVue Panels MediaVue P10 Digital Signage / IPTV Appspace App for Chrome 2.53 Appspace 8.1
MediaVue OS 22.08.23.08 SureVue Panels MediaVue P21 Appspace App for Chrome 2.52

Strengths
  • Supports HLS Live Channel streaming.
  • Supports UDP Live Channel streaming.

Device Limitations
  • HD resolution:
    • HD H.264 streams at 24 fps.
    • HD H.265 streams at 30 fps.
  • Only able to handle two simultaneous hardware-decoded videos. On a 4-zone video test, two software-decoded videos will have degraded performance.
  • High-resolution images (6000 x 4000) will display significant performance issues due to being higher than the GPU capabilities.

Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS)

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
Android 9.0 C-Line Series 55BDL6051C Digital Signage Appspace App for Android 2.52 Appspace 8.1
Android 7.1.2 T-Line Series 24BDL4151T

Strengths
  • Supports HD and 4K content playback.
  • Special functionality on the device allows apps to be restarted in the event of failure.
  • Remote installation.

Device Limitations
  • The Philips PDS T-Line series does not support HLS Live Channel streaming.
  • Does not support external UDP Live Channel streaming.
  • Unable to display or may experience issues displaying Legacy content (snippets).

Sharp NEC

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
NEC MPi4 Kit (Linux - Debian 11) Computing Solutions Raspberry Pi Compute Module (MPi4-kit v2.5) Digital Signage / IPTV Appspace PWA Appspace 8.1
Windows 10 IoT Computing Solutions SDM Slot-In PC (Intel Atom)
SDM Slot-In PC (Intel Core i5)

Device Limitations
  • The Raspberry Pi models can only display a single 4K video stream at a time, and do not support local file caching.
  • Displaying content heavy or Multizone layouts (or Advanced Channels) may cause playback performance issues.
  • Buffering issues on HLS streams.
  • H.264 and H.265 multicast streams display smoothly on the VLC Player, but not on a web browser (Google Chrome).

Sony

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
Android TV 10 / kernel 4.19.75 Sony ProBRAVIA Professional Displays All ‘BZ’ series ProBRAVIA displays from models H and later Digital Signage / IPTV Appspace App for Android TV 2.48 Appspace 8.1

Device Limitations
  • Only two HD videos may run simultaneously.
  • 4K videos may experience playback performance issues.
  • Performance issues during playback of heavy content layouts, mainly during transitions between images/cards when two videos are displayed simultaneously.
  • Android TV does not natively support portrait mode, thus setting “portrait” through the Appspace console does not bypass this limitation, unless Sony Device Management Platform or similar Device Management solution is used combined with Appspace.
  • Does not support multicast UDP playback.
  • Does not automatically launch or restart Appspace App after app failure (crash), instead reverts back to the device home screen.

Yealink

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
Yealink 269.520.0.7 Room Scheduling Room Panel Plus Room Booking Appspace PWA Appspace 8.1
Yealink 147.520.0.7 Room Panel
Yealink 144.313.0.1 Wireless Presentation System RoomCast Digital Signage

Device Limitations
  • Advanced Channels displaying multiple 1080p HD videos (multizone layout) may cause the device to crash.
  • Room Panel does not support 4K video playback.
  • 4K maximum resolution on Room Cast.

Appspace Compatible

Appspace Compatible devices represent the initial certification level for hardware partners aiming to introduce their hardware solutions to the market. These devices fulfill the minimum requirements for running Appspace App on approved operating systems.

While compatible devices have not undergone extensive testing, they offer a fundamental level of functionality.

Humly

Minimum Certified OS / Firmware Device Series Reference Models Ideal For Content Delivery Mode Appspace App Device Platform Minimum Appspace Version
HRD 1.21.0.72 Room Scheduling Humly Room Display (HRD) Room Booking Preinstalled on Device Appspace 8.1