I can't say that I have ever really thought about the type of DVD player that is used to play video in a business setting where the same old clip loops repeatedly. I guess I assumed that it was a plain old DVD player. Apparently it takes a much more robust device with looping like the Videotel 4022 that has been unveiled today.
The 4022 is a big boxy looking DVD player that reminds me of the old VCRs back in the day. The device is designed to be very robust and can run 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and last for two to four years. The player is designed to require no interaction from a person.
It is capable of skipping menus, DVDs, commercials, previews, and goes straight to the DVD content. According to Videotel, the average life of a DVD player running 24/7 is about four months. The 4022 has a warranty that covers the player for continuous use for 15 months. When the player does fail, you can replace the internal loader for $98 rather than buying a completely new DVD player. The 4022 sells for $248 and is available now.