System on Chip
System on Chip (SoC) digital signage takes advantage of certain commercial-grade digital signage displays that offer a chip within the screen, allowing you to display content without an external media player. There are pros and cons to both SoC and external media players, but SoC uses considerably less power and costs only a fraction of a Central Processing Unit (CPU). System on Chip technology can be found in most core commercial displays offered by Samsung, LG, and Philips with lead digital signage software supporting this functionality with these screen brands.
A digital signage installation usually requires an external content source such as a PC or media player to be connected to the display with cables. With SoC displays, however, the playback device and its connecting cables are eliminated. Instead, an integrated circuit puts all the typical components of a computer on a single chip, which is embedded inside the display itself. By using commercial displays with SoC, signage network operators can eliminate the hardware cost and complexity of using a separate media player with its related cables and mounting accessories.