ChromeBox (asus) and RS question? *Management* Is it needed

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Alrighty guys I have been asking too many questions as of late , I appreciate the support. We are trying to fine to a player to use on a mass rollout in locations. We have a handful of NUC builds running with i3, 4gb ram, 30 gb intel SSD and wifi, Ubuntu OS and RS player. Have good success.

Have come across the pre build ChromeBox Units w/ i3, 2gb ddr3, 16gb ssd etc, Model mo75u.
As a pre build unit at a decent pricepoint the convenience factor steps in on this over build NUC up. Obviously using the RS Chrome Player.

Calling a sales rep with a retailer of these units they are trying to up sell me with the Chromebox/ Google Management console system to control all units etc. They stated this would be necessary to make sure all Chromebox units are locked down and others cannot access and over take?

On a larger rollout say over 25 units is this necessary, or what are the risk factors they are trying to pinpoint, Does RS eliminate the need for Chromebox console management.

Also any sight into the best brand of chromebox has best results? Have looked into the Asus i3

Thanks RS community!!
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Rise Vision is just an extension that is added to Chrome.

If your device was only set for kiosk mode, this can be bypassed on the initial start and then the computer works like a normal Chromebook.  You would still have to login at this point. I suppose that somebody could wipe the device out and start fresh - but that is true with Windows and Linux based machines as well.

I wouldn't say that Rise Vision is a replacement for Google Console Management.

I haven't seen a wide variety of Chromeboxes first hand (just a couple of Samsung models).

Thanks.
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Neal,
You are top notch my friend! If I went with this package I would use as I have read in Kiosk mode, is chromebox console management a nessary "add on" (I know it's a lisencing fee), to keep a larger rollout network of these boxes fully secure?
I'm looking further into what all this console mgmt has etc.

These pcs seem similar in nature to my NUCs an may be more convenient and still use RIse, I want them to be as secure as possible from tampering, but fig it might just be an " add on in regards to their sales efforts".

As always this is a great community and I am ever learning, hopefully enough to contribute more!
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From a day to day standpoint, you probably won't do a lot with the Chrome management console.  Its larger benefits will likely be when you set up a Display initially, it will already have the appropriate environment (permissions, timezone, etc) when its enrolled - all you'll need to do is assign a Display ID (or Claim ID).
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Neal thank you, I'm looking more into it now. just trying to find appropriate PC to run with. All your help is great.
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Mylife614, I believe there is value in Chrome Device Management (CDM).  Some of the features I find useful,
  • Easily setup new Chromebox to run the Rise Vision Chrome App. Takes just a couple minutes. 
  • control the version of Chrome used on the Chromebox
  • control who can login
  • define network configurations for the Chromebox to use, the list goes on.
If you are going to be managing a large deployment or if you are responsible for the long term support I'd consider using CDM.
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Alan,
Thank you, I have ordered an Initial Chromebox as a test should be here in next 2 days. Got the ASUS M075u with the i3, similar to the NUC's we have run. We are looking for a solution to streamline. Initially it would be rehab the current displays with the device, 12 different locations 15 displays. Then would be using with our new implementations coming. What chromebox have you used and found success with? Have you noticed any downside to the device and or the CDM. Just looking for a cost effective, efficient solution compared to the android based pc's we had been running. The NUC's have been solid in performance, but I want to see if the chromeboxs will be more efficient for our needs potentially coupled with the CDM. 
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You should be able to have them allow access to the domain and that will cover all of your hosted videos.
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does it have anything to to with their active directory on their domain? whether a PC name or User?
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Mylife,

I can't provide support to individual networks. You will have to get their network team to deduce why they are blocking your storage content.
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Understandable, I appreciate the help to this point... Any other RV questions ill be sure to ask, Your support is greatly appreciate man
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Thanks for being part of our community! I have this presentation running on my desk, it's really impressive work!