​Samsung puts Tizen into signage for the first time

After putting Tizen on smartphones and smart TVs, Samsung has installed its self-developed OS into outdoor signage for the first time.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung has unveiled indoor and outdoor signage that is powered by its own Tizen operating system (OS) -- the first time the platform is being used outside of smartphones and TVs.

The South Korean tech giant has previously stressed that Tizen would be a platform that will be used outside the smartphone. Cameras and tablets with the OS were launched first in 2013. The Z1, the first commercial phone with the platform, launched in India in 2015 and was a considerable success.

It has installed the OS on the majority of its TVs since 2015 as well.

Shown at Infocomm 2016 in Las Vegas, the indoor signage, part of its P series, is 29.9mm thin and comes in 700 nit and 500 nit versions. The outdoor signage of its OHF series has a PC embedded in it and is IP56 water- and dust-proof.

The company said it has changed the UX on the new signage accompanying the change to Tizen. It supports HTML5, its own API, and Samsung Smart Signage Platform, a service program that help clients manage their signage.

Samsung said it plans to expand the application of the Tizen platform on more of its smart signage lineups.

The company is expanding its enterprise display business, which includes signage, LEDs, and new technology.

It installed a large LED scoreboard for a ballpark in South Korea in April, and last month installed mirror displays in a barbershop franchise in the country.


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