signagelive we think were the first to do this (June 2008) and a couple of folks have followed since but it’s interesting that Scala should now announce a special USB key that will reformat the flash drive or hard drive of a Samsung screen with Windows® Embedded and Scala 5 Player software.
The image key supports 690- or 780-based Samsung screens or Set Back Boxes basically overriding the image that Samsung embeds in their screen PCs and converts it to a Scala player.
This of course eliminates the need for customers to manually reconfigure their screens or Set Back Boxes, decreasing the amount of time required to install their network BUT as we have said before tacitly admitting that what Samsung supply as default is pretty much useless for anything of note in the signage world.
Yet another example of Scala thinking outside the box and innovating.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and