Powerful and sleek integrated displays


As displays get thinner and power-efficient performance becomes more critical, Intel offers the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) specification and reference design that can be integrated into the sleekest all-in-one designs. Intel® SDM delivers the same level of intelligence and interoperability as the Open Pluggable Specification, but in our smallest form factor yet that eliminates the housing and advances the thinnest integrated displays.

  • Roughly the size of a credit card in its initial design, Intel® SDM allows for new all-in-one designs that benefit from the cost-effective implementation and management of integrated Intel® processor-based media players.
  • Its design omits housing, so it can be fully integrated into visual IoT applications like hospitality screens and bedside terminals that require minimal space with maximum performance.
  • It incorporates high-speed PCIe* connectivity with a custom I/O receptacle board that eliminates the need for external I/O.
  • Multiple offerings spanning Intel® Atom™ to Intel® Core™ processors support both basic and extended features with a connector that is future-proofed to support 8K resolution displays and video capture, when available.

Read the Intel® Smart Display Module product brief ›

To inquire about the new Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) specification, please contact your Intel representative.  

Customer Testimonials

Who is using Intel® SDM today?

Many partners are taking advantage of the features and benefits of Intel® SDM in their digital signage solutions. See what they have to say.


"The new Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) is helping drive innovation in ViewSonic’s interactive flat panels (IFP) and digital signage lines. Intel® SDM’s small footprint and optimized processing capabilities mean that we can offer our users the smallest, most power-efficient computing engine yet available for large-format displays in the education, corporate and retail digital signage spaces."

— Brian Wei, Director of Commercial Displays and Solutions, ViewSonic Europe


"By offering scalable, future-proofed capabilities, the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) solves key challenges for digital signage network operators and integrators. The 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors offer high performance, fanless reliability, and plenty of RAM and storage to deliver longer-lasting value than existing integrated solutions. With full support for Windows* and Linux*, our customers never have to be locked into a proprietary ecosystem with limited adoption."

— Bryan Mongeau, Vice President of Technology, BroadSign


"The Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) form factor specification allows Quanta to design tiny modules that easily slot into very slim displays. This provides scalable functions and features and enables the creation of digital signage with built-in intelligence that works right out of the box." 

— Terrisa Chung, BU1 VP and GM, Quanta Computer Inc.



“In 2010, NEC, Intel, and Microsoft formed a global strategic alliance and created the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS). Our focus was to deliver an optimized computing platform offering a more streamlined and high-performance standard for digital signage, interactive whiteboards, and mission-critical applications. Today, OPS is integral to NEC’s large-format displays and integration projectors. NEC sees the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) architecture as a natural evolution and is excited to expand our ability to deliver reliability, performance, standardization, and ease of use on a broader range of display form factors.”

— Richard Ventura, Vice President Business Development and Solutions, NEC Display Solutions of Americas