ALTA DS

  • Fanless ultra-compact Android digital signage system
  • Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats for resolutions up to 1080p
  • Rich I/O connectivity features including HDMI and VGA (optional) ports
  • Scala Android Player, Scala Android HTML Player and Scala Android HTML Enhanced Player certified
  • Signage solution pack including customized Android 4.3 BSP with VIA Smart ETK

Overview

VIA ALTA DS Android Signage System

The VIA ALTA DS is a sleek, fanless all-in-one Android solution for managing dynamic displays for cost-sensitive high-volume segments where high-performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement.


Hardware

Based on the VIA VAB-600 Pico-ITX board, the VIA ALTA DS is powered by a VIA Cortex-A9 SoC with advanced 2D/3D graphics and HD video playback capabilities and comes 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to 16GB eMMC Flash memory onboard.

ALTA DS Hardware Overview

The system integrates a rich set of I/O features through the front and rear panels of its ultra-compact fanless chassis measuring just 180mm x 120mm x 25mm (W x H x D), including up to four USB 2.0 ports, one SD Card slot, line-in/out audio jacks, one HDMI port, an optional VGA port, and one Gigabit Ethernet port. High-speed wireless networking capabilities are available through an optional 802.11b/g/n USB dongle.


Software

Compatible with the latest Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS is available with a signage software solution pack featuring Android 4.3 as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, WOL, RTC wake-up, and a sample app.

A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available. For customers looking for large-scale network signage and kiosk deployments, VIA offers cloud-based device management support for remote monitoring, control, and silent OTA software updates for both OS and apps.

Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators interested in working with VIA Embedded to develop solutions based on the system are invited to contact us to learn more about the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV program.

Applications

With its proven performance and reliability, the VIA ALTA DS is ideal for a myriad of applications ranging from kiosks, POS systems, video walls, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, and entertainment environments.

Datasheet

ALTA DS Hardware Overview

Get the PDF version of the ALTA DS datasheet, or browse the information below:

ALTA DS Specifications

Model NameALTA DS
Processor800MHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC
System Memory1GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Storage4GB eMMC Flash memory
Up to 16GB eMMC (optional)
Bootloader512KB SPI Flash ROM onboard
GraphicsMali-400 SP GPU
2 integrated, independent 3D/2D graphics processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
LANVIA VT6113 10/100 Base-TX PHY chip
AudioVT1603A I2S audio
Internal speaker (optional)
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter
Front Panel I/O2 USB 2.0 ports
1 SD card slot
2 Audio jacks: Line-out and Mic-in
1 Power on/off switch
Back Panel I/O2 USB 2.0 ports (optional)
- 1 port for Wi-Fi
- 1 port for UART1 TX/RX
1 HDMI port
1 VGA port (optional)
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
1 DC-in jack
Power Supply12V DC-in (typical: 3.35W)
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0.3, Linux kernel 3.0.8
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity0 ~ 80% @ 40°C (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature-20°C ~ 70°C
Dimensions175mm(H) x 25mm (H) x118(D) (6.88" x 0.98" x 4.64")
Weight0.46kg (1.01lbs)
ComplianceCE / FCC

Downloads

ALTA DS Documentation

DocumentVersionDate
Operating Guidev1.0.02013 Apr 24
Android BSP Development Guidev1.0.02013 Jul 25
Android Evaluation Guidev1.0.12013 Jul 25

ALTA DS Software Downloads

SoftwareVersionDate
Android Board Support Package (BSP)v1.1.12013 Oct 21
Android Evaluation Kit (EVK)v1.1.12013 Oct 21

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ALTA DS Ordering Information

Model NameCPUDescription
VT60780013001-TVIA Cortex-A9 @ 800MHz
Android signage system with 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB eMMC, HDMI, 4 USB 2.0, SD card slot, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Stand holder, US power cord, 12V DC-in

Packing List: ALTA DS system, Stand holder, AC-to-DC adapter, Power cord (US type)

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ALTA DS Accessories

ModelDescription
Wireless Modules
00GO27100BU2B0D0VNT9271 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB Wi-Fi dongle
Mounting Options
VT6076-C0000A1VESA mount cradle