Digital Signage Systems
Dec 30, 2013 11:47 AM, By Bennett Liles
Storing and delivering content for SmartAVI’s SignagePro digital signage system, the SignagePro HD Player Player uses an internal 1GB DDR2 RAM and an Intel Core2 Duo processor as the source while it connects to displays via DVI and VGA ports. The unit includes four USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse/keyboard connections, and Ethernet. Numerous video formats up to 1080p, Flash, stills, web pages, Acrobat, PowerPoint, and RSS feeds are supported. Audio files include MP3 and WMA.
Southern Vision Systems offers the N3000 series encoder to maximize network-friendly video transmission for many applications including digital signage networks. The H.264 compression allows maximum video resolution to be sent out to N3000 decoders over networks including WAN links using adjustable bit-rates from 32Kbps to 10Mbps. The units can accept analog or digital video signals and have multiple Ethernet and RS232 control options. A passthrough DVI port allows installation with a local high-def video monitor. Encoders and decoders each have two rear Ethernet ports, one of which features PoE.
SunBriteTV designed the 5565HD LCD-LED 55in. weatherproof television for permanent outdoor installation, 24/7 operation in demanding temperature and humidity environments and impact resistance with its ASA outdoor-rated, high-impact resin exterior. The multi-fan airflow system maintains operating temperature in the most demanding conditions. The chassis has an IR receiver on the rear cable entry compartment along with an RS-232 control port. Features include a remote control lockout, built-in 20W speakers, and weatherproof control buttons.
The Carousel Player 150 digital signage media player uses Ubuntu Linux to support integrated text, image, RSS displays with local caching for uninterrupted playback during network outages. As part of a complete Carousel digital signage system from Tightrope Media Systems, the player can be controlled and content scheduled through the Carousel content creation and management software. The unit also has a super-secure kiosk mode and automatic player updates along with emergency messaging capability.
Video processing for up to 12 DVI or as many as 18 SDI ports is available in 1RU on the CORIOmaster mini from tvOne. Videowalls and projector displays with edge blending can be set up with window resizing, layering, and positioning across displays. Additional features include preset layouts, 360-degree dynamic rotation of windows, and upgradable software for future proofing. The modular design allows mixing and matching of Universal DVI, HDBaseT, and 3G/HD/SD-SDI broadcast grade modules.
Another strong contender in the integrated videowall market is the ViewSonic CDX4650-L. The Full HD, LED commercial display offers a 5.3mm bezel, 1920x1080 resolution, and 6.5-millisecond response time. For videowall applications, the unit includes an OPS slot for local player mounting, input loop-through connections, and a 10-by-10 tiling feature. The monitor can input VGA, HDMI, DVI, component, and S-Video, and there is a serial control loop-through for videowall control.
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