Blue Chip Technology designed our first Vario digital signage player nearly fourteen years ago when Digital Signage was still in its infancy. We’ve developed our own expertise alongside the exponential growth in this fascinating market. Our digital signage solutions drive content in airports, shopping malls, pubs and schools around the world.

We are experts in building top performance cores into small footprints with rugged chassis housings. Our industrial computers are designed to control mission critical applications in power plants and rail networks. Special features such as mag lev fans, system watchdogs, industrial temperature ranges and high MTBF disk drives ensure a reliable performance. We work with low power budgets for fanless operation and manage our product against a typical three year lifecycle, upgrading product for total continuity on a fit form and function basis.

Consequently our Vario digital signage player range is ideally equipped for 24/7 playout in high footfall areas. It’s compact enough to mount on the screen rear and a long term availability simplifies testing and installations.

Our latest Ultima Video Wall Controllers have been designed especially to support multiple Matrox Mura MPX graphics controllers in a single chassis and are now supporting many high profile video walls across the world.


Blue Chip Technology specialise in the design and manufacture of digital signage solution hardware and continue to add product to our range.  If you cannot find something which fits your requirements, please contact us and we would be happy to look at custom design.


Vario A2
Vario A2 The Vario A2 offers AMD processor and AMD ATI graphics performance in a very small form factor which is ideal for most entry level digital signage installations. Offering low power and cost the Vario A2 is an ideal entry level digital signage player.

  • AMD G-Series Ultra Low Power Dual Core T40E APU (1GHz) with integrated AMD Radeon HD 6250G
  • 2D Acceleration
  • 3D Acceleration
  • DVI-I Output
  • VGA Output
  • 2GB or 4GB DDR3 800-1066MHz
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Mbit LANs
  • Drive Storage from 128GB to 2TB
  • Mini PCI-Express socket
  • Quad USB 2.0 Ports, Audio Line Out
  • Optional RS232 Serial Port, TV Out (Composite), Wi-Fi, GPS
  • Operating Systems - XP Embedded, XP Pro, Win 7, Linux
  • 12 Volt Power Required - optional external 100 to 240 Volts AC Power Supply
  • Compact Size - 200 x 113 x 52 mm
  • Designed, Manufactured and Technical Support in the UK
Vario H1
Vario H1 The Vario H1 is the latest addition to Blue Chip Technology’s highly successful Vario range of digital signage players that began in 2000. Using AMD's latest R Series Processor and its truly astonishing multi head graphics engine the Vario H1 is the highest performance Vario to date.

  • AMD R-Series Dual Core R-268D APU (2.5GHz)- Quad Core option
  • AMD A75 Chipset (Hudson D3)
  • Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7420G Series Graphics in APU
  • DirectX® 11 / Shader Model 5 /OpenCL™ 1.1 /OpenGL 4.2. Hardware Decoding for H.264 / Hardware Security including AES Decryption
  • Supports up to 3 independent displays or a single large surface with AMD Eyefinity technology - 1 x HDMI 1.3 (1920 x 1080), 1 x VGA (1920 x 1200),1 x Display Port (4096 x 2160)
  • 2GB DDR3 with options up to 16GB
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Mbit LANs
  • Dual RS232 Serial Ports
  • Drive Storage from 250Gb to 2TB
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 expansion slot
  • Mini PCIe x1 Socket
  • Dual USB 3.0 and Quad USB 2.0 Ports
  • 5.1 Channel Audio - 3 x 3.5mm and SPDIF
  • Operating Systems - XP Embedded, XP Pro, Win 7, Linux
Ultima 5M Front Panel
Ultima 5M Video Wall Controller The Ultima 5M Video Wall Controller has been validated by Matrox for use with (up to) five Matrox Mura MPX Series x16 controller boards, all running at their maximum throughput.

The Ultima 5M features the latest Intel Gen 3 i5 and i7 (socket LGA 1155) processors, BCT120 PICMG 1.3 single board computer and our new BP-PCIE-5M/3 video backplane.  The BP-PCIE-5M/3 backplane offers 96 PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) lanes and conforms to the PCI Express Base Specification, rev 2.0.

Ultima 2M Video Wall Controller
Ultima 2M Video Wall Controller The Ultima 2M is a small quiet video wall controller that does not look (nor sound) out of place in the most demanding video wall installations.

Designed specifically to support the Matrox Mura range of graphics products the Ultima 2M supports up to 8 HD inputs and 8 HD outputs quietly.

Contact Blue Chip Technology for advanced information on this exciting new product.

  • Stylish, extremely quiet compact Video Wall Controller
  • Drives a video wall with up to 8 HD outputs and accepts up to 8 HD inputs simultaneously
  • Drives up to two additional control/engineering consoles
  • Matrox Mura Certified Platform
  • Two free PCIe x16 Gen 2.0, one free PCIe x16 mechanical (x1 electrical) and one free PCIe x1 slot
  • All PCIe x16 slots operate at full x16 bandwith simultaneously
  • Intel Gen 4 i3, i5 and i7 CPU options
  • Choice of single or dual redundant power supplies
  • Up to three internal hard drives, removable caddy option
  • High reliability & long life Ultima product
Vario A1 Digital Signage Player
Vario A1 Fanless Digital Signage Player The Vario A1 is the entry level player in Blue Chip Technology’s series of dedicated digital signage solution hardware. Equipped with the Intel 1.6GHz N270 processor, the Vario A1 combines robust performance with a very low power consumption and low noise profile. Fanless operation further improves the reliability of the Vario platform. The Intel 945GSE chipset offers advanced graphics and 3D performance, making the A1 a very cost effective, entry level player.

  • Intel® Atom N270 1.6GHz Fanless CPU
  • Intel® 945GSE chipset
  • High performance per watt profile for fanless operation
  • Compact footprint - W270mm x H44mm x D180mm
  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator core with VGA, DVI and TV Out
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • Onboard hardware system watchdog
  • Internal DV HDD or 2.5” solid state drive
  • Optional Flash storage
Vario 2U Digital Signage Player
Vario 2U Digital Signage Player 2U rackmount system with PCI Express Graphics expansion and quadcore options for demanding content

  • Dual and Quad Core CPU Options
  • PCI Express and PCI Expansion
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 and Intel® Clear Video Technology
  • Intel® High Definition Audio with 5.1 surround sound
  • Eight USB (2.0) ports
  • 2U rack mountable, ruggedised build, housed in a strong sheet-steel enclosure
  • Multiple drive capacity supports RAID implementations
Vario L3 Digital Signage Player
Vario L3 Digital Signage Player - No longer available Blue Chip's flagship digital signage player, featuring the critically acclaimed Radeon HD4200 GPU making the Vario L3 a true digital signage solution for HDTV playback. The L3 improves on the winning formula of powerful integrated graphics performance and robust build quality, making it one of the most popular players in the digital signage arena.

  • Dual core processor options
  • Industrial build and temperature range
  • Compact footprint - W300mm x H57mm x D200mm
  • Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics with VGA, DVI and HDMI
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • Optional Hardware system watchdogs
  • Optional TV / Video In
Vario E3 Digital Signage Player
Vario E3 Digital Signage Player - No longer available

The VARIO E3 is an advanced, slim-line multimedia engine designed to drive large displays screens. Featuring 2 x expansion slots in a 1U design, additional cards can be added with ease.

  • Quad and dual core options
  • PCI Express and PCI Expansion
  • Advanced integrated graphics - AMD 880G GPU
  • High Definition Audio with multi-streaming support
  • Dual VGA out (RGB and DVI-D/HDMI)