Campus units using the Drupal Digital Signage Service have enthusiastically embraced a new, efficient way to power digital signs: small, reliable, and easy-to-maintain Intel Compute Sticks.
To date, 187 of the sticks are deployed—83 of which were provided through a hardware exchange program that allowed Drupal Digital Signage customers to trade in aging, less efficient computers for the new sticks.
Standardizing hardware provides an easier support model and the UI saves money buying the sticks, which cost far less than a PC, in energy, and in cabling costs, since the units use wireless. Each compute stick saves approximately $100/yr. over a laptop and $150/yr. over a desktop.