Digital Signage Players

Avenview’s Newest Signage Player

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Avenview Corp releases a digital signage player, the AVSignPro(MP-1080HD). With a hardware based, fanless design, the AVSignPro is positioned as an easy-to- use, plug-and-play device that comes with its own software for content management.

The Avenview AVSignPro comes with features to let users to turn any display into a marketing tool and use it to entertain, inform and communicate with customers, shoppers, employees or students.

Professional HD or 4K quality content can be displayed 24/7 with a flexible and responsive setup.

The AVSignPro manages and displays menu boards, hospitality screens, retail displays, campus signage, corporate communications and more. Built-in widgets are available to display information or news feeds, and custom widgets can also be installed, while multi zone screen layouts add a design feature.

Scheduling and fast updates ensure that users can display the content they want, at the exact times and dates that are relevant.

Go Avenview Corp

ATEN's First Video Wall Media Player.

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Aten VS1912

We told you it was coming—we reported the news from ISE 2016. And now Aten invites you to join them at a sports bar-themed stand at Computex Taipei (Asia's largest computer show) to see their first video wall media player.

Aten will also show their PDU and KVM solutions (and a smart-room powered by the ATEN Control System.)

The VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player is a PC-based media player for multi-display applications such as digital signage, video walls, projection screens and digital board installations.

The VS1912 supports video wall configurations with up to 12 displays and allows you to design creative video walls in various asymmetric layouts. Custom widgets allow you to add banners, video playback, flash media, images and real-time clock displays over the screens. The Advanced Video Wall features allow you to resize, layer (including Picture in Picture), span across multiple screens and even rotate pictures and videos at 90° intervals.

Multimedia files are uploaded and the system is set up from a computer connected across a network. With a built-in web interface and intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface), access and configuration is simple and does not require extra software. The VS1912 also features a scheduling function that helps you create detailed playlists days, weeks or months ahead.

In addition, the VS1912 is equipped with two bi-directional RS-232 serial ports for high-end system control* (RS-232 functionality is pending and will be available with future firmware upgrades). There’s an HDMI input port as well as USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 ports.

Go Aten VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player is a PC-based media player

Scala’s Got a New Chromebox Player

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Google for Work

Scala joins the Google for Work Partner Program and launches an enterprise player for Chromebox.

An HD playback solution made for 24/7 display, Scala Enterprise Player for Chromebox is set to drive one-to-one digital engagements across wide-ranging industries such as retail, quick-service restaurants, finance and more

Scala’s digital signage solutions drive more than 500,000 screens worldwide, connecting networks of digital devices to deliver engaging audience experiences. To power these solutions, the new player runs on Google Chrome devices, such as Chromebox.

“We are excited to introduce a robust player that’s backed by a technology leader such as Google. Beyond delivering powerful playback, the new device is fully reliable and secure with 24/7 stability, project-critical aspects of all digital solutions,” says Tom Nix, Scala CEO.

Scala Enterprise Player for Chromebox, is used in conjunction with Chrome Device Management, delivers HTML5 content, advanced scheduling and screen zone division with independent playback in each zone-- and, according to Scala, stands out from other devices by simultaneously playing multiple videos.

The app powering the display runs in Google’s self-contained environment, ensuring users that their information on these devices is secure. The device connects directly to Scala Enterprise Content Manager, communicates over HTTP/HTTPS and offers maintenance statistics on status, heartbeats and diagnostic logging.

You should also know that for ISE 2016, Scala chose Arrow OEM Computing Solutions (OCS) as Scala’s main media player sponsor. That usually means the distributor stepped up to be an ISE co-payer.

For the Scala stand, they decided to concentrate on showing retail six solutions that draw the customer into the experience, reaching across all digital touchpoints, to create a more meaningful retail experience and deeper brand awareness.

  • Instore Re-Targeter
  • Interactive Fitting Room
  • Instassociate
  • Connected Café
  • Lift & Learn
  • Real-time Insight Reporting

Scala will post videos of all these innovations on their YouTube channel shortly after ISE.

Go Scala Enterprise Player for Chromebox

Exterion Media Selects BroadSign for 2000 Displays

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Exterion Media, Europe’s largest privately held Out-of-Home advertising business, will convert 2000 displays in the United Kingdom and Netherlands to BroadSign’s digital signage platform.

“As we continue to develop our UK Digital Centre of Excellence, supporting digital delivery across a range of advertising displays, it is important to have the right software solutions and partner...” says Adrian Lovejoy, Service Delivery Director at Exterion Media UK.

As a market leader, Exterion Media UK has “an unrivalled presence” across transport networks, including the London Underground and National Rail, and retail environments including Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.

On the Continent, for example, Exterion Media Netherlands helps brands through its assets in over 220 municipalities. In June 2015, eleven 70” displays were launched in Amsterdam Centraal Station with Google, Coca-Cola, Amstel and T-Mobile taking advantage of the strategically located screens.

Exterion Media is involved with many types of DOOH beyond the more traditional signage deal with Braodsign.

In Paris, Exterion Media France is extending its Ecrins offering [shown above] to a total of 15 locations by the end of 2015. An “Ecrin Wall’ is a scrolling billboard on a wall that is dressed with a black and white picture of Paris. This creates a very unique, very Parisian advertising format.

In Madrid, Exterion Media Spain recently won the tender to manage advertising on the the Madrid Christmas buses.These 10 exclusive buses are double deckers that will run through the streets of Madrid city centre, passing all the main shopping areas. They will operate during the Christmas period whilst the streets are lit with festive lights.

Go BroadSign and Exterion Media

MediaStar at ISE 2016: Multizone Signage

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At ISE 2016, Cabletime will unveil two important additions to its range of MediaStar solutions. These will include the next generation MediaStar platform of LAN-Caster Gateways and Encoders, and the now available MediaStar 782 media player, which delivers 4K screen resolution and rich HTML 5 support as well as full multizone digital signage capabilities.

Cabletime is also planning to display and demonstrate its full range of video distribution, media management and signage solutions.

Making its debut at ISE, the MediaStar LAN-Caster Gateway is a new platform which promises to provide a step change in the number of channels that can be distributed simultaneously. Users will benefit from the delivery of secure, scalable content from multiple tuners simultaneously from a single gateway. In addition, the new gateway platform, together with the Mediastar range of media players including the new 782, will support content encrypted from end to end.

A rolling programme of demonstrations will highlight the enhancements available from the MediaStar 782 media player, which will be on general release at the show. This solution indicates Cabletime’s intention to fully support the digital signage requirements of its customers, providing support not just for single, but multizone signage environments. It also delivers 4K screen resolution support and HTML 5 support and will enable users to incorporate advanced web pages and rich media in their signage designs.

Cabletime will be announcing further product enhancements before the 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, music TV, training and digital signage.

Go MediaStar at ISE 2016: Rich Multizone Signage and End-to-End Encryption