DSOS

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Introduction

DSOS

DSOS™ by SpinetiX™ is a lightweight, secured operating system designed for digital signage players, especially for demands of defense, financial, cruise vessel and other high-availability scenarios. Native to the SpinetiX Hyper Media Player (HMP) devices, DSOS also brings embedded system design to the Intel ecosystem, ideal for fanless architectures like Intel Goldmont, but scalable to i5, i7 or i9 when maximum performance matters. See the supported hardware platforms below.

Regarding the content management, the default DSOS configuration includes the access to the SpinetiX ARYA cloud CMS, available with a zero-cost discovery option and first-line support via online chat. More features can be unlocked on the supported devices by purchasing and activating a DSOS license - you can choose between WIDGETS, KIOSK, or SYSTEMS.

Regarding the operating system updates, the security patches and the rendering engine improvements are delivered together, using a tightly integrated remote update service, thus avoiding unexpected content failures commonly experienced with desktop operating systems. Find more details on the DSOS release notes page.

Supported hardware platforms

The DSOS™ has been validated on the following hardware devices:

SpinetiX players

Third-party players

As a member of Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, SpinetiX collaborates with third-party player manufacturers to bring our digital signage technology and expertise to users relying on Intel-based architectures. Our partners can provide you the above players with SpinetiX’s Digital Signage Operating System already installed and built-in access to SpinetiX ARYA™ cloud CMS (see more about ARYA plans).

Security at the core

Remote monitoring and management of endpoints is built-in to the DSOS stack, working alongside Intel vPro® to support single-truck-roll deployments, commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning. Device security is further enhanced with UEFI Secure Boot support. Cloud communications are secured using the TPM or Intel TPP. User content is secured against device theft, with DSOS disk partitions cryptographically signed.

DSOS is maintained by a dedicated engineering team at SpinetiX with more than a decade of experience in designing firmware for hardened, secure digital signage players.

DSOS activation licenses

DSOS licenses for HMP400

Description

The HMP400, HMP400W, iBX410, iBX440, and DSOS-compatible third-party players are working out of the box with SpinetiX ARYA™ cloud-based service, without needing a DSOS license, however, not all the players' features are available. More features can be unlocked by purchasing a DSOS license (choose between WIDGETS, KIOSK, or SYSTEMS) and then activating it on your player.

WIDGETS
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In WIDGETS mode, you combine the power of the player and the versatility of Elementi and its 250+ widgets. Fill any display with content that auto-updates using data from your everyday tools like social media, Goggle Suite, or Microsoft Office 365. The widgets are easily customizable, simple, and powerful to deliver information.
This DSOS license activates all APIs for content automation and distribution.
KIOSK
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The KIOSK mode builds on top of the Widgets mode and offers support for rich interactive content created with HTML5 and/or Elementi, including HTML5 dashboards, Microsoft Power BI, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
This DSOS license activates native support for HTML5 and physical input/output APIs.
SYSTEMS
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The SYSTEMS mode allows you to immerse audiences with your story through IoT solutions and third-party technologies. With sensors, cameras, smart-building, queue management systems and more, you have the full integration capacity of the player to deliver experiences with an unlimited degree of personalization.
This DSOS license activates all SpinetiX features and APIs for maximum integration options, such as multiscreen synchronization/video wall, custom resolution, streaming, network triggers from external devices or applications, etc.

Activate a DSOS license

Assign a DSOS license to a player

Once you have purchased a DSOS license, follow these steps to activate it on your player:

  1. Open https://activate.spinetix.com/ in your browser.
  2. Sign in to your account.
    If you already have an account on SpinetiX ARYA™, use the same credentials to log in with, as the two platforms share the users' database. Otherwise, sign up for a new user account using an email address (click the button marked with the SpinetiX logo) or your Google or Facebook profile.
  3. In the top part of the screen, enter a label/comment, the player's serial number, and the license code (12 alphanumeric characters).
    The comment and serial number fields can be edited at any time - for that, click on the field, enter the text you want, and then press the "Enter" key to save the changes.
    You can also assign licenses to your account without assigning it to a player for a later use.
  4. Click the "ASSIGN" button. A row containing these details, plus the DSOS license type, is added underneath.
    If the target player is connected to the SpinetiX Cloud, it will automatically get the DSOS license (this can take up to 5 minutes, when the player is in SLOW SYNC mode).
  5. However, if the player is not detected by the system and/or is offline, a DOWNLOAD button will appear. Click that button to download a configuration file and apply it to the target player.
WARNING: Downloading the configuration file will display a notice informing you that this action will permanently bind the license to the target player and is irreversible. Therefore, proceed with caution.
Note Notes:
  • A grace period of 6 months (180 days) begins at the activation date of a DSOS license on a player. During this period, a WIDGETS, KIOSK, or SYSTEMS license may be transferred to other players. A checkmark icon can be found next to the license type indicating that it is still within the grace period.
  • After the grace period, the license will be permanently bound to the player on which it was activated. Subsequently, the license can be suspended from the player but cannot be transferred to another. A lock icon can be found next to the license type indicating that it is permanently bound.
  • Once a DSOS license has been bound to an account, it can only be moved to another player, but not to another account. If you need to modify a license on a player, you can suspend the current license assigned to it and activate a new license. For example, upgrading from a WIDGETS to a KIOSK license. (see details below)

Modify a DSOS license

During the grace period

A DSOS license is still transferrable from one player to another. To remove a license from a player and/or add it onto another player, follow these steps:

  1. Click the serial number that is currently assigned to the DSOS license.
  2. Delete the serial number. This will remove the license from that player.
  3. Enter the serial number of the new player. This will assign the DSOS license to the new player.
  4. Press the "Enter" key to save the changes.


After the grace period

The DSOS license is permanently bound to the player, and you can only SUSPEND or RESTORE a DSOS license on a player. To modify a license on a player, follow these steps:

  1. Find the desired DSOS license in the licenses section and click on the SUSPEND button on the right. This will change the SUSPEND button to RESTORE.
  2. Enter the serial number of the player to the new license you wish to assign to it.
  3. If you decide to reassign the previous license again, first suspend the new license assigned to the player.
  4. Click the RESTORE button on the right of the previous license to reassign it to the player.
Note Note:
A DSOS license cannot be removed from an offline player. For situations such as RMA, please contact support to obtain a replacement license.

See also

This page was last modified on 11 April 2024, at 14:47.