The Open Pluggable Specification(OPS) was introduced by Intel in 2010 as a standard for the system architecture between signage displays and media players. It is an integrated modular DS media player solution that connects to the display panel via a standard internal connector interface.
The OPS interface standardizes the development of digital signage devices and greatly simplifies their installation and operation. The pluggable media player modules are extremely compact and can be remotely controlled via OOB management, out-of-band (OOB). Standardization allows signage displays to be equipped with a narrow slot into which media players or small computers can be inserted across manufacturers. The OPS specifications stipulate a slot size of 200 x 119 x 30 mm. Furthermore, the OPS standard specifies the HDMI interface with an 80- pin JAE connector for signal transmission. This further simplifies communication, device installation, use, maintenance and upgrades.
OPS+ is a scaled-down version of the OPS version. This version is 20 mm shorter than the standard version. It also has an improved thermal design, is optimized for interactive whiteboards, commercial signage displays, kiosk systems, large displays and more, and also features a second high-speed connector. OPS+ has higher bandwidth and can support signage displays with the ultra-high resolution8K standard. The OPS successor technology is Smart Display Module( SDM).