Today, Lenovo announces its new Chromebox Micro media player during the Digital Signage Experience (DSE). The Lenovo Chromebox Micro is a new breed of Chromebox: an ultra-thin and affordable media player offering high performance, proven data security, and easier remote control and device management with ChromeOS.
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Lenovo Chromebox Micro (Photo: Business Wire)
Signs Point Towards Growth
The global digital signage market size was estimated at nearly USD 25 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent from 2023 to 2030.i Growth in the industry is being driven by innovation in consumer experiences in retail and hospitality, as well as smarter infrastructure in healthcare, education, and the enterprise.
As designers, marketers, and infrastructure builders look for smarter ways to engage and inform people, they are turning to solutions that are cost effective, secure, and easier to deploy at scale. Customers are also demanding advanced products that require digitized information management and guidance that can be accessed remotely. The Lenovo Chromebox Micro is purpose-built to meet these needs.
Small Form Factor, Big Advantages
The Lenovo Chromebox Micro is an ultra-thin, light-weight media player that fits into nearly any kiosk or signage solution. The first micro form factor Chromebox by Lenovo, the device is built for 24/7 digital display deployments in the challenging conditions of high-traffic facilities. The fanless, ventless, dust-proof ChromeOS compute solution supports dual displays at 4K resolutions. And it is built compact enough to fit into tight environments, in fact it is smaller than most smart phones.
The Lenovo Chromebox Micro is a great fit for almost any signage and display solution. It includes USB-C®, USB-A, and HDMI ports, as well as screw holes for easy mounting.
Lenovo is collaborating with Instorescreen to offer 15.6” and 21.5” inFLEX displays specially designed for the Lenovo Chromebox Micro. The innovative high-resolution inFLEX displays feature a rear cavity to accommodate the Lenovo Chromebox Micro, ensuring unhindered access to all ports, while offering a streamlined and integrated appearance. For superior cable management, the Lenovo Chromebox Micro pairs with the inFLEX displays through a single cable from a USB-C port to provide video, power, and data.
Designed to be deployed at scale, the Lenovo Chromebox Micro is easy to manage remotely. The ChromeOS Kiosk and Digital Signage Upgrade enables customers to set up and manage a fleet of kiosk devices. Customers can also leverage ChromeOS zero-touch enrollment to accelerate the deployment of pre-provisioned devices.
The small, durable form factor powered by the simplicity and security of ChromeOS gives the Lenovo Chromebox Micro big advantages in terms of lower total cost of ownership.
“The Lenovo Chromebox Micro is a marvel of technological design and innovation, it is the powerhouse behind an extensive array of digital solutions tailored for a diverse range of industries and environments,” said Marc Godin, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Smart Devices Solutions Group, Lenovo. “The device can help transform any business by offering unparalleled visual experiences in a small but powerful solution that’s easy to deploy.”
"The Lenovo Chromebox Micro is the most compact, affordable Chromebox yet, purpose-built from the inside out for kiosk, digital signage, and shared workstations," said Bryan Lee, VP of ChromeOS and Education, Google. "It was designed at the core to be a pocket-sized, plug-and-play solution that is not only quick to deploy and easy to manage, but also flexible enough to power incredible experiences across a broad range of use cases."
Smarter Innovation for End-to-End Success
The Lenovo Chromebox Micro with Instorescreen inFLEX smart displays is provided by Lenovo OEM Solutions, a dedicated engineering team combining Lenovo hardware with industry-leading OEMs and ISVs to make smarter technology that drives customer success.
Lenovo OEM Digital Signage Solutions offer top-quality technology, design innovation and end-to-end services that support smarter customer experiences. Retail, hospitality, conferencing, healthcare, or anywhere else digital information solutions are needed – customers have a trusted partner that delivers advanced visual technology, and reliable services and support so businesses can focus on standing out from the crowd.
Pricing & Availability
The Lenovo Chromebox Micro will be available in select markets worldwide from the first quarter of 2024, starting from US$219.
Intel Jasper Lake2c N4500, 8+32, fanless
Memory / Storage
8GB / 32GB eMMC
2x USB Type-C
2x USB Type-A
1x Audio Jack
1x Power Button
1x LED Indicator
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