Seneca Introduces Industry Leading Media Player Inspired by the Intel® Next Unit of Computing (NUC)

Seneca launches HDN with internal power and enhanced thermal efficiency.

Syracuse, NY March 30, 2013


Seneca®, a leading custom computer and appliance manufacturer that provides simple, reliable, and scalable solutions for the digital signage market, today announced the availability of the unique and exclusive HDN for digital signage projects. This ultra small form factor was inspired by the Intel® Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform designed with additional features and capabilities. Supporting up to two independent screens, the Seneca HDN is an ideal solution for digital signage projects that require a small footprint such as Quick Serve Restaurants (QSR) and interactive kiosks.

"We are excited to add the HDN media player to our digital signage product line. The HDN enhances our lineup, creating a powerful ultra small form factor media player with performance capabilities and features," said David Mitchell, Market Development Manager for Seneca. "After testing the Intel® NUC platform we wanted to develop a system with additional functionality geared towards the needs of the digital signage market. Our engineers' custom designed a powerful media player with an improved thermal profile and internal power to simplify cabling."

HDN Designed for Interactive Kiosks and Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) Solutions

The Seneca HDN is designed as an ultra small form factor and offers powerful performance where space is limited, such as kiosks and QSR menu board solutions. Seneca saw the opportunity to develop a unique media player inspired by the performance of the Intel® NUC platform. The HDN provides capabilities for kiosk deployments, such as:

*Internal power supply for easy mounting and cabling

*Front USB ports and added serial port to expand I/O capability and simplify service and management

The digital signage industry is seeing a rapid increase in QSR menu boards which require a solution capable of withstanding extreme environments and temperature fluctuations. Seneca engineers noticed a gap in the market for a solution capable of performing properly in these environments. The HDN was designed to withstand these environments and provide additional capabilities such as:

*Reliable performance with enhanced thermal efficiencies, simplifying QSR deployments

*Validated, fully utilized performance in Seneca's thermal chamber to simulate QSR environments at 122 degrees Fahrenheit

*Serial port for central management and monitor control

*Supports dual independent displays

For more information on the HDN visit http://www.senecadata.com/products/digital-signage/HD-N.aspx or call (877) 450-7808.

About Seneca:

Seneca is a leading U.S.-based custom computer manufacturer and value added distributor with over 30 years of experience and a trans-national reach. With a partner ecosystem of global leaders in technology, logistics and financial services, a passion for engineering, and a commitment to the total technology lifecycle, Seneca creates solutions that simplify technology for business, education, healthcare, digital signage, digital security and surveillance, digital broadcast, and high performance computing customers around the world.

Our engineering expertise is evident in our Nexlink® brand of custom-built computers and xVault™ storage platforms, along with compute appliances for digital signage and digital broadcast, as well as record setting HPC builds.

Seneca. Creating solutions to simplify technology.

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