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Visix Updates AxisTV for Mass Alerts, More

Visix unveiled the latest update of its digital signage software application, AxisTV version 7.0.22.

Visix unveiled the latest update of its digital signage software application, AxisTV version 7.0.22. Company officials say the release includes a variety of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes for an improved user experience, including CAP-compliant mass alert notification, QuickTime support, and theme backgrounds.

AxisTV now has the ability to respond to mass alert notification conditions by halting all normal operations and focusing all system resources exclusively on the processing and distribution of mass alert content to all channel players that are part of the installation. AxisTV's mass alert notification supports the Common Alert Protocol 1.1 (CAP) standard, as described by OASIS. AxisTV can handle both synchronous and asynchronous CAP alerts from third parties.

A mass alert notification will continue until an intentional action is taken to stop it. This interaction can be prompted by an authorized user through a specially designed screen, a cancellation or expiration date by a third party through CAP, or a cancellation by a third party through a previously defined web service.

AxisTV also now supports QuickTime file and streaming playback. By default, QuickTime will automatically check for QuickTime updates, but it is possible to turn off this action. The software also includes new color-themed backgrounds and layouts to enhance the user experience and provide a more coordinated presentation of content. During the Initialize Device or Upgrade Device processes, these themes will be inserted into the background library. Three themes are included in the new release: Elegant Blue, Elegant Black, and Elegant Ecru. Each theme set includes four layout wallpapers with 47 matching backgrounds.

To better organize the new theme backgrounds and all other files in the background library, Visix added the ability to create folders in the Background Library. This allows AxisTV users to arrange backgrounds into user-defined folders. Users can also group backgrounds by type of background.

The AxisTV v.7.0.22 update is available for download from the company's website and is free of charge to current Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) clients. New content manager and media player orders received by Visix after June 15, 2010 will ship imaged with the most recent release to minimize deployment configuration requirements and field upgrades.


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