Google announced a new Chrome Device Management console specifically for digital signs and kiosks. It's called the Single App Chrome Device Management (Single App CDM), and costs $24 per device per year.
It gives businesses reporting that monitors the health of kiosks and signage at all times, and provides alerts when devices go down. It also lets you reboot the device remotely without having to get someone to go out and deal with it.
Additionally, Single App CDM provides live updates about system usage. Users can capture screen grabs to see what users see.
Among the devices that Single App CDM supports is the ASUS Chromebit, which was announced earlier this year, and is now available. It can be used to integrate into a what Google refers to as a "broad spectrum" of signage configurations.
"For example, the menu boards at a coffee shop or cafe could be powered by Chrome devices like the Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebit, running a Chrome Kiosk app that displays relevant, dynamic content," says Google's Vidya Nagarajan. "Combined with our rich partner ecosystem of Chrome Kiosk apps from StratosMedia, Telemetry, Arreya, SignageLive, Wondersign, Nutrislice, Chrome Sign builder and many others, we have a solution to support any scenario."
"More and more businesses across the globe are using DIY-service models and integrated mobile, digital signage and kiosk technology to personalize their customer experience," says Nagarajan. "While the customer experience is enhanced, the administration experience needs to stay simple."
IDC has a white paper available that looks at how organizations use Chrome OS to deliver signage. You can check that out here.
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