Besides the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2013), the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is taking place right now (February 26-28, Las Vegas, Nevada).It is there that Samsung has formally revealed its open source digital signage platform.
At the heart of it lies a dual-core processor, coupled with a full codec video processor and 4GB or 8GB internal storage. It is basically an SoC (system on chip) that makes PCs unnecessary to run digital content.
ME-C series, PE-C series and MD-C series signage products with support for the platform will be launched later this year.
And since it's a cloud-based solution, software updates and changes will be pushed to connected displays remotely.
All in all, Samsung basically took the idea of cloud-connected Smart TVs and made digital signs out of it.