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ASUS Fanless Chromebox Powers Cutting-Edge StratosMedia Digital Signage Solutions

Partnership highlights the device’s potential for a wide range of business applications

KEY POINTS

  • ASUS collaborates with Stratos Media to deliver innovative digital signage solutions powered by ASUS Fanless Chromebox
  • Conquest Staging leveraged these digital signage solutions to bring customers enhanced car stage experiences in high-traffic areas
  • Digital signage solutions provide customer-driven, high-impact and interactive experiences and enable extensive analytics about visitor interests and behavior
  • ASUS Fanless Chromebox is the first fanless Chromebox to feature 10th Gen Intel® CPUs; its thermal design is ideal for a wide variety of environments

Mumbai, India, July 26, 2021 — ASUS today announced a partnership with the software platform company StratosMedia to leverage ASUS Fanless Chromebox in cutting-edge digital signage and kiosk solutions. These solutions have been utilized by the car-staging company Conquest Staging to maximize impact on potential customers while providing visitor analytics.

A robust partnership delivering the future of digital signage

Digital signage increasingly engages on a deeper level with visitors to enhance experiences, and many industries are faced with the need to analyze visitor interests and elevate customer retail experiences. ASUS has collaborated with Stratos Media to provide digital signage solutions powered by ASUS Fanless Chromebox that harness these trends, and this partnership has successfully empowered Conquest Staging in creating interactive, customer-driven car discovery stations. At these stations, visitors can explore targeted information on the most frequently asked questions. The interface of each kiosk is designed to understand visitor interests and requests and to provide insights for car manufacturers.

The kiosks allow visitors to book a test drive from their home or a dealership, request that car information be sent to their mobile phone and use the car configurator to model their preferred car color. With the powerful hardware support from the ASUS Fanless Chromebox and the GDPR-compliant software from Stratos Media, detailed, real-time AI analytics help car companies to understand customer demographics and interests, which can then ensure that visitor experiences are optimized and enjoyable.

“We recognized the need to take our product directly to our customers in a friendly and customer-driven interactive experience and to have the ability to capture deep visitor analytics in real time,” said Tristan Kurz, CEO of Conquest Staging. “We are proud to be the first in the world to use the ASUS Fanless Chromebox. The installation and the performance have been very smooth — well above expectations. The partnership of Stratos Media, ASUS and design to production with Conquest Staging has delivered an enormously powerful product.”

Powerful performance and fanless design

At 1.2 kg, the lightweight ASUS Fanless Chromebox enhances a wide range of applications — including for digital signage, kiosks, warehouses, point-of-sale and wayfinding — and is the first fanless Chromebox to launch with a 10th Generation Intel® processor for excellent performance. The fanless aluminum chassis operates quietly while delivering enhanced reliability, protection against dust and reduced maintenance needs. It also features USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 3.2 Type-A ports for ultrafast connections, WiFi 6 connectivity for quick data transfers, up to 16 GB of DDR4-2666 memory and up to 512 GB of M.2 SSD storage. Supported by Google Chrome OS with built-in Google Play, automatic updates ensure that the device always has the latest software and protection to stay safe from viruses, malware and other security issues. Additionally, ASUS Fanless Chromebox has undergone rigorous tests for 24/7 reliability — such as enduring 35-degree heat and 80% humidity for 168 ageing hours — to ensure it meets exacting ASUS standards and exceeds industry requirements.

The displayed content on kiosks and signage can be easily managed remotely, which provides a convenient way for businesses to update their programs frequently and adapt to market changes. In addition, a lockable VESA mount and an exclusive cable lock enable ASUS Fanless Chromebox to be easily and securely mounted in a variety of locations. The device also supports up to three 4K displays simultaneously for brilliant, sharp visuals and powerful productivity. With the fanless design and excellent performance, ASUS Fanless Chromebox powers a variety of applications to unleash maximum business potential.

Future opportunities

Following a high level of satisfaction at the digital signage solutions from ASUS and StratosMedia, Conquest Staging is planning to implement the same kiosks and digital signage solutions in other shopping centers. In light of the stages and presentations receiving high traffic volume, the response from car manufacturers has also been positive. The real-time user analytics and other benefits provided by these kiosks are demonstrating a strong return on investment.

In the future, ASUS seeks to engage with more verticals in digital signage solutions to expand uptake of ASUS Fanless Chromebox and to continue to provide customized customer journeys with incredible product performance.

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