Adversign Claims 21.5″ is ‘Tablet’

Germany’s Adversign has developed a ‘tablet’ for small signage applications. We use quote marks because the product is a bit bigger than your normal handheld…

Adversign argues that consumers are used to seeing and using small (7″ – 10″) displays, although this is too small for signage. Most signage screens start at 32″; the company wants its new 21.5″ Viewneo tablet to occupy a middle ground.

Designed for indoor use, the tablet can be freestanding (a stand is bundled) or wall-mounted. Unlike most tablets, the unit lacks a home button on the front. The power switch is located on the rear, alongside USB (x2) and RJ45 ports and two 5W speakers.

Running Adversign’s Viewneo signage software, the tablet features an in-built media player. Adding it to a user’s Viewneo account will enable playlist creation online, which is then downloaded to the unit. HTML5 content can be displayed and the tablet features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, in addition to a wired connection.

The screen (1920 x 1080) has 10-point touch and the tablet runs Android 4.2 on a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It is available with or without a front camera. Adversign is selling the tablet now; customers ordering between 1 and 10 units will pay