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More Power, Better Performance, Less Cost

Hardware Advances: Smaller Size, More Power

Smaller Size, More Power

This month the hardware side of the Digital Dealership System made some moves. Maybe they were jealous of the Custom Scene Creator or content deals made by the other departments or maybe it was just the right time and the availability of products. And with the new products, come a reduction in cost to the customer and an increase in power and support. That's not an easy combination.

The standard media player that supports the majority of customer requirements has increased in benchmark power by almost 2x while reducing the footprint and weight by 40%. In addition to these incredible measurables, the accessories now include a more stable metal mount for applications where wall mounting is the best option.

With the smaller size of the standard media player, comes a reduced weight and reduced carbon footprint for shipping systems across the country. The systems can also be shipped in the same boxes they were originally delivered in, reducing overall waste.


  Benchmark RAM Hard Drive Dimensions Volume
Previous System 845 2GB 320GB 7" x 8" x 1" 56 Cubic Inches
New System 1475 4GB 500GB 6" x 7" x 3/4" 32 Cubic Inches

Through a partnership with Lenovo Distributing, the Digital Dealership System has access to these new systems at a quicker rate then previous systems. With a strong Lenovo product pipeline, manufacturing of these systems is at an all-time high.

For those customers looking for High Definition TV Integrated systems, those systems are now lighter and smaller. Although the gains are limited due to the video capture card that supports HD TV, the team was able to realize a whopping 70% reduction in measurables while increasing the power with a new Intel i3 Processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB Solid State Drive. Boot times on these systems has been clocked around 10 seconds with the signage starting within 20 seconds from a cold boot.

  Benchmark RAM Hard Drive Dimensions Volume
Previous System 2245 4GB 200GB 15" x 11" x 7" 1155 Cubic Inches
New System 2500 4GB 32GB SSD 12" x 7" x 4" 336 Cubic Inches

On the support side, these systems will always be owned by the Digital Dealership System - allowing our team to remotely maintain the systems and warranty them throughout the customer relationship. If there are any issues that cannot be remotely solved, or the relationship ends, we recover the system and completely refurbish it to manufacturer specifications providing a clean slate for the next customer.

The team is proud to announce that hardware costs for the new customer has also been reduced becasue they are actually not buying the hardware. Instead, the team is programming the hardware for the specific customer's application and allowing them plug-n-play availability. New customer startup costs have dropped over 30% since this change was put in effect and the response has been exceptional.

The Digital Dealership System Team is always looking for ways to make the customer experience better and easier -- and hardware is just one of those ways. Stay tuned for exciting news coming in the next few weeks on developments in content and features.

The Digital Dealership System is the premier digital media sign solution for the Automotive Industry. Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL and founded in 2008, Digital Dealership System, INC offers a digital internal marketing solution for dealerships. Contact:

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