Zidoo X9S and X8 are Android 6.0 + OpenWrt TV boxes powered by Realtek RTD1295 processor with HDMI input supporting PIP, UDP broadcasting and video recording, which works reasonably well despite some 4K video decoding limitations. The company has now released a “digital signage SDK” – which I’d rather just call a digital signage demo – working on either device on github, but you can still study the source code in order to build your own.
- Digital Signage (AD) player as shown above with video, picture and scrolling text
- Multi Views display (HDMI IN + Video playing + Web browsing)
- Multi Videos decode
- Screen rotation
- Screen zoom in / out
- Display output resolution switch
- HDMI IN player
- HDMI IN picture in picture (PIP)
So it’s not a total solution, just an “SDK” showing what can be done with media files, and you’d still have to write your own app managing content updates (from storage or network), as well as some content management software.
Two apks are used: ZidooDigitalDemo_1.0.apk whose Java source code is available as shown in the screenshot above, and zidoo_share_1.0.5.apk, closed source with not details provided, but that’s probably what ties the solution only to Zidoo X8 or Z9S hardware. I’m guessing it’s just a server/service between the demo and lower level functions.
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.