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InfoComm is the showcase for cutting edge IPTV and digital signage from Cabletime

Interactive IPTV and digital signage are the order of the day for Cabletime (Booth 715) at the forthcoming InfoComm event. Visitors will be able to see new features now available for the MediaStar Media Players, Decoders and Chassis products; and the team will also be demonstrating all the benefits of Cabletime’s powerful digital signage content creation software, Creator, which works seamlessly with the MediaStar Media Player.

Hardware developments

There is a plethora of new hardware introductions to see at InfoComm. Widening the application scope for MediaStar is the new 1U rack mount chassis with either single or double blade capacity, each with its own power supply. In addition, there is now a stand-alone appliance chassis for customers requiring only one blade in a portable format and an optional dual redundant failover PSU for the MediaStar 770 Chassis. This can be retrofitted for existing customers.

Other new hardware developments include an IP Re-Caster blade, which converts Multi-cast to Uni-cast and vice versa; and a new IP Multi Mux blade which enables content to be received in TS IP format rather than the more common Terrestrial or Sat Mux formats and then allows reassignment of selected IP streams onto an enterprise network.

Remotes and mice controllers

The MediaStar 782 IPTV and Media Player and the Digital Media Decoder 780 are both now available with new remote controls, including wireless keyboards and mouse, one with an accelerometer permitting users to point and use as an interactive wand.

The Media Player will also be working hand in hand with Cabletime’s brand new digital signage content creation software, Creator, and the tools that enable it to deliver rich HTML support, live IPTV streams and video playout. Visitors to the booth will be able to see interactive HTML pages that show off the full capability of the 782 Media Player, controlled using the new wand-style remote controls. Also being demonstrated on the Cabletime booth will be DCC (Dynamic Content Creation), which allows web clips and live RSS feeds to be inserted into the digital signage pages created in the new software.

Shaun Oxenham, CEO at Cabletime, said: “InfoComm falls at the centre of a year of development and new launches for us. It provides a fantastic forum to demonstrate just what our solutions can do for customers whether they are interested in first-class IPTV and content delivery, or in enhancing their digital signage solutions to create long-lasting impact. We are looking forward to a very busy event.”

The MediaStar range provides TV/AV and multimedia distribution products primarily for medium to large enterprises, which require future-proof, stable and proven solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, training and digital signage.

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