Norco BIS-6332A Freescale i.MX6 OPS Compliant Digital Signage Platform

Norco recently unveiled a BIS-6332A, a platform based on Freescale i.MX6 processor compliant with Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) mainly to be used as a digital signage player, but also as a fanless Box PC, a media player, a point of sale and more. The open pluggable specification (OPS) defines mechanical and electrical characteristics so that you can easily replace a OPS compliant board or device with another compliant platform.

Norco BIS-6332A
Norco BIS-6332A

Here are the specifications of the device:

  • SoC – Freescale Cortex-A9 i.MX 6 series (Single-core/dual-core/ Quad Core CPUs)
  • System Memory – Onboard 1GB/2GB DDR3 800MHz RAM
  • Storage:
    • 1xMicro SD
    • 4GB/8GB iNAND flash
    • 1x SATAII for 2.5″ HDD or SSD
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI (front panel), 1x HDMI ( extended by OPS slot) and LVDS
  • Connectivity:
    • 10/100/1000Mbps LAN (Atheros AR8033)
    • On-board USB WIFI
    • 3G (optional)
  • USB –  2x USB on front panel, 3x USB provided via OPS slot, one 2x5Pin USB interface
  • Audio – 1x Mic, 1x Headphone
  • LED – Indicator LED, PWR_LED
  • Power Supply – +12V~19V power supplied via OPS slot
  • Temperature Range – Operating Temp: 0℃~55℃ / Storage Temp: -40℃~80℃
  • Dimensions –  200mm× 119mm× 30mm

The company provides Android 4.0 support for the platform, but apparently not Linux.

Inside the player, you can find OPS-4500 motherboard which can provide the features mentioned above, and 2x CAN, 6x USB2.0, 1x Mini USB OTG, 5x 4-wire serial port (COM2: RS422/RS485), a Mini PCIe slot, an IR port and 16 GPIOs.

OPS-4500 Motherboard
OPS-4500 Motherboard

BIS-6332A (and BIS-6332B) are available now at an undisclosed price. You can find more information about the players, and OPS-4500 i.MX6 motherboard on Norco’s ARM products page.

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