Digital Signage ProductsSome of the latest digital signage products for the pro AV installation market. 2/12/2013 3:53 AM Eastern
Digital Signage Products
Feb 12, 2013 8:53 AM, Compiled by Jessaca Gutierrez
Matrox Maevex Video Distribution Solution
The Matrox Maevex demonstrates versatility as an AV and digital signage solution by cost-effectively leveraging standard TCP/IP networks to deliver up to 1920x1200 and full HD multimedia content across multiple high-volume networks. The bundled Matrox PowerStream software provides both centralized and detailed control of each Maevex device and feature. A Mura MPX-powered 2x2 videowall—via an Advantech AVS-540 controller system—serves as the centerpiece of a collaborative ecosystem capturing and displaying numerous live and recorded video feeds, including Maevex sources. An Avio F120 rounds out the installation by remotely driving Matrox MuraControl for Windows software to manage content on the video wall. The Matrox Maevex video distribution over IP solution delivers one-to-one unicast or one-to-many multicast of full HD quality video extension and playback over standard TCP/IP networks. Maevex encoders and decoders capture, stream, and decode video from a variety of sources, and allow for software-based decoding on non-Maevex devices. The decoder can also act as a standalone player and supports H.264 content from local or networked sources.
X20 Content Platform
The new X2O platform from X2O Media makes it easier than ever for businesses and organizations to communicate key messages and data to the right person, at the right time, and on the right device using stunning TV-like channels. These channels not only break through information clutter, but also provide timely information that can be acted upon immediately, directly impacting the bottom line. Built using the HTML5 standard, the new platform features intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring tools to let users quickly create media-rich channels featuring HD video, still images, 3D animations, PowerPoint slides, and data-driven graphics linked to corporate databases such as SAP and Oracle, Excel spreadsheets, or RSS feeds. Players that render in realtime ensure up-to-date information every time the channel is viewed. The X2O platform allows users display user-generated content from social media sites such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, and interactivity can be added by displaying QR codes.
LG Electronics NC1100 Media Player
The NC1100 media player from LG Electronics is an external unit that attaches directly to the back of a display and has an embedded Windows XP operating system. The player has a USB 2.0 port, a four-in-one multicard slot, a PCI mini express card slot, an HDMI output, and a LAN port in addition to a microphone input and audio line level output connection. The NC1100 provides up to 1920x1080 at 60Hz display resolution and 32GB storage capacity. The unit comes with integrated menu-driven management software.
MutiTaction Management System
MultiTaction Management SuiteMultiTouch has developed a new remote management system, MultiTaction Management Suite, and its first application, MultiTaction Site Manager. The MultiTaction Site Manager enables system integrators, IT managers, and content providers to manage globally dispersed, network-connected interactive systems. This makes the solution targeted for the corporate, retail, digital signage, and education industries. With MultiTaction Site Manager, interactive displays are transformed to a remotely manageable IT system. This eliminates the need for most onsite tasks. Reporting the status of each display within the network in realtime allows immediate responses to system changes. The application also allows content providers to remotely manage the applications and the information that appears on displays.
Panasonic LF50 Series Display
At 70in. and 80in., the LF50 series is the largest LED LCD Panasonic has ever offered. The 700cd/m2 displays are ideal for customers looking for a bright, digital signage solution. With SLOT 2.0 architecture, the LF50 offers the expandability to run any software to meet diverse customer needs in such applications as showrooms, retail, transportation terminals, and auditoriums. The LF50 series can be used in portrait and landscape orientations, features a space-saving design with a thinner depth than previous LF series models, and is ADA compliant.
Black Box iCompel Enterprise Digital Signage Content Platform Black Box’s
iCompel Enterprise Digital Signage (EDS) platform incorporates state-of-the-art content development and management features, according to the company. Its graphical interface offers easy drag-and-drop control. Users can update content from anywhere to change presentations, customize messaging, and issue alerts. It is also designed to work seamlessly with third-party content providers and advertisers. The EDS product line includes small-form-factor iCompel EDS Subscriber units (EDS-SS10) and two iCompel EDS Manager platforms, available in a preconfigured rackmount appliance (EDS-MM30) and as a VMware server application (EDS-M).
Digital Signage Products
Feb 12, 2013 8:53 AM, Compiled by Jessaca Gutierrez
NEC V552 and V652 Display
NEC has added the 55in. V552 and 65in. V652 to its commercial-grade V series. The 1920x1080 full HD native resolution panel makes these models useful for extended operation times, including retail stores, restaurants, indoor venues, training facilities, and corporate boardrooms. Both displays use LED backlighting to reduce the product’s depth, weight, and power consumption. Each also features built-in 10W speakers and an Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)-compliant expansion slot. This future proofs the display and allows for the integration of a computer or other NEC/third-party accessories. Additionally, video, RS-232 control, and power are passed internally from the display to the accessory, eliminating the need for additional cabling and simplifying installations.
NanoLumens NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS Display
NanoLumens announces its new NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS (Design Specific) series LED displays. “The era of one-size-fits-all display solutions is over,” says NanoLumens President and CEO Rick Cope. “In a world where no two customers and no two environments are alike, no two digital signage solutions should ever be the same. Each installation is unique and therefore each solution must be designed specifically to meet the individual needs of the customer and the application environment. Our new NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS series displays allow each customer to imagine and create the ultimate digital experience in their environment for their audience.” To that end, NanoLumens has developed a manufacturing system that allows the company to manufacture large-format LED displays in any shape, size, or curvature as specified by the customer. All NanoLumens displays accept input from most devices and content management system.
Peerless-AV Kiosk Enclosure
Peerless-AV new digital signage kiosk enclosure is designed to best support 55in. ultra-thin LCD displays. Ideal applications include a corporate campus, college/university campus, hospital, retail store, or shopping mall. It supports a wide range of aesthetic options including multiple colors, acrylic trim, and vinyl wraps to best match the environment’s look and feel or promote a brand strategy. A rear door allows convenient access to the display, media player, and other internal components for maintenance, while a hinged display mounting arm offers access to the display. Eight points of tool-less adjustment quickly positions the display in the kiosk window for flush alignment. The base can be free standing or bolted to the floor to increase security. Other options include cooling fans and speakers to best meet client needs.
Magenta Research HD-One DX500 HDMI Extender
The Magenta HD-One DX500 HDMI extender supports the extension of HDCP-protected 1920x1200 and 1080p HDMI video plus embedded audio, while the HD-One LX500 adds support for two-way RS-232 and IR signals (36.7kHz, 38.0kHz, or 58.8 kHz, user selectable). Both units are sold in a kit form that includes a transmitter, receiver, and power supplies. The HD-One LX500 kit also includes a pair of IR dongles to ensure speedy installation. In addition to their extended reach, HD-One500 products are engineered to use less power, dissipate less heat, and offer significantly better emission and susceptibility performance than HDBaseT products, according to the company.