Scala, IAdea Combine on Solid-State Signage Player
Scala and IAdea, which make digital signage software and hardware, respectively, have introduced a low-cost, high-definition digital signage media appliance with upgraded Scala-supported software.
Scala and IAdea, which make digital signage software and hardware, respectively, have introduced a low-cost, high-definition digital signage media appliance with upgraded Scala-supported software. The combined offering enables the advanced functionality of a sophisticated digital signage network at an entry-level price point, company officials said
The new IAdea XMP-320/330 full-HD media appliance is a palm-sized, solid-state unit that is fanless and consumes little power. It is capable of playing back 1080p content using a dedicated hardware-based video decoder for full-HD H.264 graphics. The XMP-330 unit also features Wi-Fi connectivity, which reduces installation costs.
In addition to the new hardware, the updated IAdea Bridge Server 2.0 software includes new features such as multizone support, simple RSS crawls, playback of Scala Designer content as a sequence of still images, support for Scala templates and Scala Ad Manager support, portrait mode layout for images and crawls, and automatic time synchronization.
These features are now available on all IAdea media appliances, including the HD media appliance (1080p video playback), SD appliance (480p), digital signboard (10-inch, all-in-one countertop unit), and audio-only appliance.
"The video performance of the new IAdea HD player is stunning and now includes support for multi-zone layouts and simple RSS crawls," said Jeff Porter, executive vice president of Scala, in a statement. "For about the same price as an ultra low-cost PC, you can now get drop-dead gorgeous 1080p playback."
"IAdea is determined to deliver the most dependable hardware technology for digital signage," said Rex Chen, executive vice president of IAdea, in a statement. "The new XMP-320 full-HD media appliance lets the system integrator with limited budget do more than ever before."
Customers with a valid Scala Advantage subscription can download the new Bridge Server software at http://www.scala.com/updates.