AMD G-Series based Digital Signage: Ibase SI-18

Ibase announced a digital signage player – the Signature Book SI-18  – based on the dual-core AMD G-Series T56N running at 1.6 GHz.  The IBase SI-18 is currently sold with 2GB RAM and a 160GB 2.5″ HDD, but it can support up to 4GB of RAM and 1TB of disk storage. It also features DVI output, gigabit Ethernet, two USB ports, an audio jack, a serial port and a Mini PCI slot for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth support.

The device weights 800g and just measures 125.5mm (W) x 125.5mm (L) x  36 mm (H). IBase claims it is the smallest x86 digital signage player in the world.

AMD G-Series T56N Digital Signage
Ibase SI-18 Digital Signage Player

Here are Ibase SI-18 specifications:

System MainboardEB900
CPU TypeAMD G-Series Dual-Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit):
T56N=1.6GHz @ 18W TDP
CPU Package413-BGA
ChipsetAMD A55E Controller Hub
MemoryDDR3-1066
GraphicsATi Radeon HD6310 series graphics processing system integrated in APU
• DirectX 11
• Direct Compute 11
• Open GL 4.0
• OpenCL 1.1
• UVD3 Hardware Video Decoder – MPEG2, MPEG4,
H.264, VC-1, WMV9
• Hybrid-DVI connector supporting: CRT, DVI, or HDMI devices
LAN1x Realtek RTL8111C PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller
Expansion Slots 1x mPCIe(x1) slots for WiFi + Bluetooth options
I/O Interface1 x Hybrid-DVI (supports CRT, DVI or HDMI)
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 for Gigabit LAN
1 x RJ45 for RS232 serial port
1 x microjack audio connectors for Line-in or Line-out
Watchdog Timer 256 segments, 0, 1, 2…255 (sec/min)
Power Requirement+12V DC-in
ConstructionAluminum
Weight0.8kg (1.76lbs)
Chassis ColorBlack & White
Storage 1x 2.5″ HDD
Power Supply 60W power adaptor
MountingSlim design with wall mounting holes
Dimensions 125.5mm(W) x 125.5mm(D) x 36mm(H)
Operating Temperature0°C~ 45°C (32°F~113°F)
Storage Temperature-20° ~ 80°C
Relative Humidity5~95% @ 45°C, (non-condensing)
VibrationCFD: 5 grms / 5~500Hz / random operation
HDD: 0.25 grms / 5~500Hz / random operation

No pricing is publicly available. The default OS isn’t specified, although we can assume it will support several Windows and Linux distributions. The digital signage software is the player is not specified either, but it will probably be chosen and installed by the ODM/OEM manufacturers

Further information is available on the SI-18 product page.

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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