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The Cisco® Edge 340 Digital Media Player is a next-generation platform for interactive media experiences. With its powerful media capabilities and peripheral extensions, you can easily deliver and manage compelling and interactive media and applications to any place to communicate, connect, and engage customers and employees in a new way.

Product Overview

The Cisco Edge 340 Series Digital Media Player is a new digital media player (DMP) that delivers next-generation digital media experiences (Figure1). With its hardware-based media-acceleration capability, it supports up to two simultaneous high-definition (HD) video streams and comprehensive sets of content formats that enable various digital signage applications. It supports both passive and interactive signage with touch and multi-touch capabilities. It provides a rich set of peripheral extensions, such as extendable storage, USB, RS-232, infrared (IR) with remote controller, and Wi-Fi, to support very flexible deployment options and extended use cases. It also supports simplified deployment with unified content and device management, and Power over Ethernet (PoE). Compared with other PC-based alternatives, the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player delivers the benefits of robustness, reliability, and power-consumption efficiency.

Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Players have both wireless and non-wireless versions; the wireless version supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions.

Figure 1. Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player

Features and Benefits

The main features and benefits of the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player follow:

High-performance video(two simultaneous HD video outputs) and graphics capability with hardware acceleration

Interactive experience with touch and multi-touch support, USB, IR, and remote controller options

Flexible wireless deployment option with 802.11a/b/g/n support

Unified content and device management with management application programming interface (API)

Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with appliance design with long-lifecycle embedded chipset; the player is compact and fan-less, with low power consumption

Figure 2 shows the interfaces on the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player.

Figure 2. Interfaces on Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player

Table 1 provides additional details about the primary features and benefits of the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player.

Table 1. Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

Hardware

Hardware-accelerated HD and standard-definition (SD) video

MPEG 2 and 4, H.264, and VC-1 hardware decoding up to 24 frames per second (fps)
Multiple video zoning and planes
Up to two simultaneous HD video streams
Broad range of aspect ratios (1280 x 960 p85, 720p, 1024 x 768 p60, 1080p, 720p50, 1080p50, 1080i, and 1080i50)
Flash support (v10 and v11 and action script v2 and v3, .swf, and .flv)
Strong media capabilities enable support for various content formats, so customer has higher-quality media experiences.

Full audio support

MP3, AAC, AC3, PCM, WAV, WMA, and OggVorbis
Audio in and out interfaces
Audio data rate 32-512 kbps
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) audio
Sound and audio playback are high-quality.
Content delivery is coherent and synchronized.

Strong compute performance and storage

1.6 GHz dual-core CPU and 2 GB dual data rate 3 (DDR3) memory
32 GB storage and SD slot for extendable storage
High performance improves quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of digital media communication.
Storage of content for local playback or failover offers greater reliability and robust operation. Content size can be increased.

Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band, both access-point and client modes (available only on wireless SKU)

The player offers high-performance wireless connectivity for Internet access with more channels and less interference.
More flexible deployment options are available.

802.3af (PoE) and 802.3at (PoE+) powered device support

More peripherals are concurrently supported.

RS-232 support

The player delivers better DMP experiences, and customer can operate and manage displays.

IR support (including remote, built-in receiver, and extender)

Customer can easily manipulate and interact with player.

Touch and multi-touch support

Customer’s interactivity experiences are enhanced.

Software

Open management API

The player can be easily integrated with a partner content management system.
The player can be customizable for various digital signage solutions.

Web-based GUI configuration

Form Factor

Low power consumption (11W on average)

Low power consumption offers higher reliability and reduced capital expenses (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx).
The player is environmentally friendly.

Various mount options (desktop, wall, ceiling, pole, and display)

Deployment is flexible to allow for various scenarios.

Compact and fan-less

The player has no moving parts, so the lifecycle is longer.

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists product specifications for the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player.

Table 2. Product Specifications for Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player

Specification

Description

Multimedia

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Support for 720p, 1080i, and 1080p high-definition video output s

Video graphics array interface (VGA)

Support for VGA (720p59.94 and 720p50; 1080p59.94 and 1080p50; 1080i59.94 and 1080i50; 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz; and 1280 x 960 @ 85 Hz)

Hardware-accelerated video codec

MPEG2
MPEG4 Part 2
MPEG4 Part 10 (H.264)
VC-1 (wmv9)

Software-supported video codec

H.263
MPEG1
RealMedia
MJPEG

Audio codec

MPEG1 Layers 1 and 2, MP3, AAC, AC3, PCM, WAV, WMA, and OggVorbis

Flash

v10 and v11
.swf and .flv
Action Scripts 2 and 3

Media containers

MP4, MKV, MOV, TS, AVI, MPEG/MPG, OGG, WMV, RM, FLV, and ASF

Live stream

HTTP, Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Microsoft Media Server Protocol (MMSH), and RTP over RTSP

Pictures

PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF

Compute and Storage

CPU

1.60 GHz dual-core

Memory

2 GB dual data rate 3 (DDR3) memory

Storage

32 GB built-in Flash
One SD slot(multi-level cell [MLC] SD card highly preferred)

Interface

Video

One HDMI (v1.3a)
One VGA

Audio

Audio in and output (3.5 mm, jack)

Ethernet uplink

One 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Four USB2.0 interfaces (Type A)

Wireless

802.11a/b/g/n, dual-band, both access-point and client modes, and internal and external antennas with toggle switch, support for simultaneous access for multiple clients (available only on wireless SKU)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 (available only on wireless SKU)

RS-232

One (DB-9, male)

Console

One (RJ-45)

Infrared

Built-in receiver
One extender interface (3.5mm jack)
IR remote (optional, maximum distance is 15 ft [4.57m])

Network Protocol

Protocols supported

TCP and UDP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Internet Group Management Protocol Versions 1, 2, and 3 (IGMPv1, v2, and v3)
Simple Network Management Protocol Versions 1, 2, and 3 (SNMP v1, v2, and v3)
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Cisco Discovery Protocol and Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Common Internet File System (CIFS)
Secure Shell Protocol Version 2 (SSHv2)

Security

VPN

IP Security (IPsec), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) preshared key (PSK)
IPsec, L2TP, and PPP Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman (RSA)
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and PPP
Cisco Easy VPN Hybrid and PSK

Wi-Fi authentication

802.1X authentication for Wi-Fi user

System

Status indicator

LED indicators to show system status, including:

Gigabit Ethernet uplink
Wireless (available only on wireless SKU)
Bluetooth (available only on wireless SKU)
Storage
Infrared(IR)

Power button

Press to boot system

Factory-mode button

Press to reboot into factory model

Power Specifications

Power consumption

11W(on average)

Power input

AC input voltage: 100-240V
Line frequency: 50-60Hz

Physical and Environmental Specifications

Dimensions

H x W x D: 244 x 186 x 35 mm (9.6 x 7.3 x 1.4 in.) (without mount)

Shipping dimensions

317.5 x 242.8 x 158.8 mm (12.5 x 9.56 x 6.25 in.)

Net weight

0.912 kg (2.01 lb)

Maximum shipping weight

2.75 kg (6.06 lb) (with mount, power adapter, power cable, remote, IR extender, and Wi-Fi antenna)

Operating environments

Operating temperature: 0 to 50ºC (32ºF to 122ºF)
Storage temperature: -25 to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF)
Storage altitude: 4573m (14,999 feet)
Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing (operating or storage)
Operating altitude: 0 to 2000m (0 to 6,562 feet)

Stability

Mean time between failure (MTBF): > 100,000 hours

Safety and Compliance

Safety certifications

IEC 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

Electromagnetic emissions certifications

EMI/EMC

CISPR 22
EN 55022
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3- 3
AS/NZS CISPR 22
47 CFR FCC Part 15B
ICES-003
CISPR 24
AS/NZS CISPR 24
EN 55024
EN 301 489-1
EN 301 489-17

Radio

EN 300 328
EN 301 893
AS/NZS 4268
47 CFR FCC Part 15C
47 CFR FCC Part 15 E
47 CFR FCC Part 15.247
RSP-100
RSS-GEN
RSS-210
RSS- 3 10
China regulations
G.S.R 45(E)
NOM-121-SCT1-2009
CNT-Q2.63.01
Resolution 506
KC Rules
EN 300 328
IDA TS SRD

RF SAFETY

EN 50385
FCC OET 65, Suppl. C
RSS-102

Bluetooth

BQB

Wi-Fi

802.11a/b/g/n Mark
China SRRC Certification
FCC

Operating System

OS

Linux with Kernel 3.1

Table 3 lists the browsers that Cisco Edge 340 supports.

Table 3. Browser

Specification

Description

Browser

Chrome: 26.0

Firefox: 18.0

Table 4 lists all accessories of Cisco Edge 340.

Note: All accessories are optional and they incur additional cost.

Table 4. Accessory List

Accessory

Description

Note

Power Adapter

ACC-E340-PWR=

Cisco Edge 340 power adapter

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-PWR

Cisco Edge 340 power adapter

Not orderable alone

Installation Mount

ACC-E340-M-V=

Cisco Edge 340 mount for desktop vertical deployment

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-M-E=

Cisco Edge 340 mount for wall, ceiling, pole deployment

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-M-D=

Cisco Edge 340 mount for display deployment

Orderable alone

Other

ACC-E340-ANT

Cisco Edge 340 Wi-Fi external antenna, Omni

Not orderable alone, only available for Wi-Fi SKU

ACC-E340-IRE

Cisco Edge 340 IR extender

Not orderable alone

Ordering Information

Table 5 provides ordering information for the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player.

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 5. Ordering Information

PID

Product Description

Note

Digital Media Player

CS-E340-M32-K9

Cisco Edge 340 DMP ver, 2G Memory,32G SSD,1GE, PoE+ PD

Non-wireless

CS-E340W-M32-A-K9

Cisco Edge 340 DMP ver, Wi-Fi,2G Mem,32G SSD,1GE, PoE+ PD, A Reg. domain

Wireless, A domain

CS-E340W-M32-C-K9

Cisco Edge 340 DMP ver, Wi-Fi,2G Mem,32G SSD,1GE, PoE+ PD, C Reg. domain

Wireless, C domain

CS-E340W-M32-N-K9

Cisco Edge 340 DMP ver, Wi-Fi,2G Mem,32G SSD,1GE, PoE+ PD, N Reg. domain

Wireless N domain

CS-E340W-M32-E-K9

Cisco Edge 340 DMP ver, Wi-Fi,2G Mem,32G SSD,1GE, PoE+ PD, E Reg. domain

Wireless, E domain

CS-E340W-M32-K9

Cisco Edge 340 DMP ver, Wi-Fi, 2.4GHz band only, 2G Mem,32G SSD,1GE, PoE+ PD

Wireless, only 2.4G frequency supported, 1-13 channel enabled

Spare

ACC-E340-PWR=

Cisco Edge 340 power adapter

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-PWR

Cisco Edge 340 power adapter

Not orderable alone

ACC-E340-M-V=

Cisco Edge 340 mount for desktop vertical deployment

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-M-E=

Cisco Edge 340 mount for wall, ceiling, pole deployment

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-M-D=

Cisco Edge 340 mount for display deployment

Orderable alone

DMP-RM-K9=

Digital Media Player Remote Control

Orderable alone

ACC-E340-ANT

Cisco Edge 340 Wi-Fi external antenna, Omni

Not orderable alone, only available for wireless SKU

ACC-E340-IRE

Cisco Edge 340 IR extender

Not orderable alone

CAB-CONSOLE-RJ45

Console Cable 6ft with RJ45 and DB9F

Not orderable alone

UCS-SD-16G=

16 GB SD card for storage extension

Orderable alone

Note: The spectrum and channel definitions of domain are given in Table 6. You are responsible for verifying approval for use in your individual country. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a specific country, please refer to Cisco Edge 340 compliance status on Cisco website.

Table 6. Spectrum and Channel Definitions of Domain

Domain

2.4 GHz

5 GHz

Country

A domain

2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
5.18 to 5.24 GHz; 4 channels
5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
U.S.
Canada

C domain

2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
China (Main land)

E domain

2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels (excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
European Union, Thailand, Saudi, South Africa, Turkey, Sir Lanka, Ukraine

N domain

2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
Australia, New Zealand, India, Mexico, China (Hong Kong)

Cisco Services

Cisco is committed to minimizing TCO for the network. Our portfolio of technical support services helps ensure that our products operate efficiently, they remain highly available, and they benefit from the most up-to-date system software. The services and support programs described in Table 7 are available as part of the Cisco Desktop Switching Service and Support solution and are available directly from Cisco and through resellers.

Table 7. Cisco Services and Support Programs

Service and Support

Features

Cisco SMARTnet® Service

Around-the-clock, global access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
Unrestricted access to the extensive Cisco.com knowledge base and tools
Next-business-day (NBD), 8 x 5 x 4, 24 x 7 x 4, or 24 x 7 x 2 advance hardware replacement and onsite parts replacement and installation available 1
Ongoing operating system software updates within the licensed feature set 2

Cisco Smart Foundation Service

Next-business-day advance hardware replacement as available
Access to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) TAC during business hours (access levels vary by region)
Access to Cisco.com SMB knowledge base
Online technical resources through Smart Foundation Portal
Operating system software bug fixes and patches
1 Advance hardware replacement is available in various service-level combinations. For example, 8 x 5 x NBD indicates that shipment will be initiated during the standard 8-hour business day, 5 days a week (the generally accepted business days within the relevant region), with NBD delivery. Where NBD is not available, same-day shipping is provided. Restrictions apply; please review the appropriate service descriptions for details.
2 Cisco operating system updates include the following: maintenance releases, minor updates, and major updates within the licensed feature set.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player, please visit Cisco Website or contact your local Cisco account representative.