Digital Signage Software

RMG Networks Launches Korbyt

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RMG Networks launches an advanced enterprise Content Management System (CMS) platform, Korbyt.

RMG designed and built this new CMS platform from their own experience serving the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100: that’s why the company says Korbyt offers a range of unique core features that make it "the most flexible and adaptable digital signage solution available in the market."

The platform is built from the perspective of the user’s challenges, preferences and objectives based on research on what CMS users are (or are not) looking for in the perfect CMS platform.

The idea is that Korbyt (with a modern flexible architecture) sets itself apart from other platforms by tailoring itself to the user’s needs. The new Channel Director in Europe for RMG Networks, Justin Peyton, will be looking for partners for the platform.

Korbyt is available as standard or premium enterprise version. Korbyt is also available as a cloud SaaS or on-premise solution so the partners can target any size of organisation and usage pattern, from small to medium size as well as large organisations.

The platform supports the most popular web technologies (including HTML5 and CSS) and runs JavaScript (works with any JavaScript-based technology).

The company emphasizes how important it is for users to be able to create/produce content once-- and then publish it on a large number of different types of end points, regardless of time and location.

Especially of interest is Korbyt's ability to bring different types of content to mobile devices. Korbyt provides mobile applications for both iOS and Android mobile operating systems, allowing administrators to target and reach their audience wherever they are, regardless of device. These applications will consume Korbyt-generated content, messages and notifications managed by Korbyt’s mobile CMS module. Korbyt works with Windows, Linux, Android, Tizen, Chrome... and others.

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Korbyt customization

Korbyt's goal is to be the most intuitive, straightforward, easy and enabling CMS to operate: and Korbyt does let users create a playlist in as few as 5 steps, a lot faster than many other digital signage CMS platforms.

The Korbyt user interface can be customized by the client. It also provides users with advanced tools for custom application development and data integrations developed by the RMG professional services and design teams. Korbyt can connect to a very wide range of third party systems and platforms.

Built on a new data graphing engine, Korbyt Data Adapters support simple and complex data integrations.

Korbyt is able to collect, aggregate, structure, store, and dynamically display huge content and data sets from many different disparate sources in unified and actionable visuals. In the new era for Big Data, Korbyt lets users target their customers based on logical metadata, analytics, and user/viewer behaviors in real-time or near-real-time.

Users can remotely monitor, update, and control the media player hardware. Via intelligent system monitoring and optimisation features, Korbyt boosts a network’s ecosystem’s efficiency and usability, avoiding and reducing any down-time and optimising output quality and performance. Korbyt provides 24/7 around the globe with its own support offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Korbyt features

For even a very large number of users, RMG can custom configure specific user roles to provide 100% fit between the user structure and the organisation's objectives and working processes. Administrators are given the right set of tools to guarantee smooth and correct message delivery at all times.

Speaking about the launch, Robert Michelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of RMG says “The launch of Korbyt marks a step forward when it comes to managing a digital signage network as you can publish and manage content on just about any platform. With the digital signage industry evolving so rapidly, and new technology providing organisations with new ways to speak to whoever is consuming its content, it’s important organisations feel empowered in terms of how they manage that communication. Being highly adaptable and making it easy to share content across multiple platforms we’re confident that Korbyt will prove to be invaluable to organisations.”

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First Major Public Demo of Cabletime’s Creator

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Cabletime Creator

Cabletime will show at ISE 2017 its new content creation software, Creator, designed to allow users to build digital signage assets.

Creator enables corporate livery, text, full HD images and live video streams to be incorporated into digital signage designs.

Visitors can also see the full range of digital signage templates, inspiration galleries, backgrounds, RSS feeds, web clips and content ideas.

Creator works hand-in-hand with the MediaStar 782 DS media player, which delivers rich HTML support, live IPTV streams or video playout as well as full multizone digital signage capabilities. This will be featured on the stand alongside the most recent additions and development to Cabletime’s MediaStar Lancaster Gateways, Encoders and other Chassis blade products.

The MediaStar LAN-Caster Gateway range provides customers and integrators with the ability to receive live TV feeds off-air or via satellite or cable feed, convert and route those streams onto an IP network and manage and direct multiple IP streams to specific end points based on rules created in MediaStar Media Manager. It also has the ability to route and convert multi-cast streams to unicast and vice versa.

The solutions on show will include the Multi Tuner (Multi-Mux) LAN-Caster Gateway, the IP Multi-Mux Gateway and the IP Re-Caster. The whole MediaStar system provides an end-to-end 4K workflow for IPTV and digital signage using Cabletime’s Media Manager software.

Shaun Oxenham, CEO at Cabletime, adds: “We also expect to be making some new announcements at the event, designed to further enhance the IPTV and digital streaming abilities of our customers around the world….”

The MediaStar range provides TV/AV and multimedia distribution products primarily for medium to large enterprises, such as live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage.

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VITEC Marries Broadcast-Grade Integrated IPTV with Digital Signage Platform

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VITEC's EZ TV 8.0 platform

VITEC announces the worldwide launch of its integrated IPTV and digital signage platform. The latest generation of VITEC's EZ TV platform enhances the turnkey system with comprehensive digital signage capabilities, allowing organizations to create eye-catching digital signs, centrally manage IPTV and signage content from a single interface, and automate video streaming workflows and signage campaigns.

The platform utilizes powerful hardware-based IPTV and signage end-points that provide low latency 1080p60 playback and the reliability required for large-scale deployments.

"With the latest enhancements we have set the bar high in terms of ease of deployment, performance, user experience, reliability, and cost," says Eli Garten, VP of IPTV & Enterprise Video Solutions at VITEC. "We're thrilled with the amazing success we've had so far with EZ TV 8.0, including its recent deployment at the brand-new Golden1 Center in Sacramento, USA. The EZ TV platform is quickly becoming the new standard for IPTV and signage projects in sports venues and enterprise facilities."

The new EZ TV 8.0 platform delivers benefits for IPTV users from low-latency playback, real-time updating of electronic program guide, video-on-demand content with new assets updating while events take place, time-shifted TV, live video access from PCs and mobile devices, and user-controlled mosaic viewing of multiple channels.

VITEC's IPTV and signage end-points feature discrete hardware processes for video and graphics, supporting the most complex digital signs that blend live streams, video files, social networking widgets, and dynamically updated data including sports scores, calendars, and catering menus.


easescreen Announces Technical Partnership with SES

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easescreen software

easescreen, manufacturer of digital signage solutions, and SES-imagotag, a digital solutions specialist for physical retail and the world leader in electronic labelling systems, have agreed to collaborate on a global scale-- making use of the complementary synergies between their innovative hardware and software products and tapping into new global markets.

The SES-imagotag solution automates time-consuming and risk-prone tasks such as price changes or paper-based signage. SES-imagotag’s e-paper labels provide anyone with up-to-date information and advanced interactivity thanks to their integrated NFC chips. This plug-and-play system has many applications in retail, and in digital signage such as marking conference or hotel rooms, automating seat-reservation systems for public transport, or displaying patient information in hospitals.

easescreen is a powerful modular Digital Signage software with an intuitive and user-friendly user interface. With easescreen digital advertising and information systems can be created, managed and distributed comfortably for any number of networked displays on an individual basis. The audiovisual and interactive media content can be controlled, scheduled and updated automatically and/or manually in real-time - from one’s workplace as well as from mobile devices.

“SES imagotag will be an important partner for our global digital signage activities,” emphasizes Gerhard Pichler, CEO of easescreen. “easescreen and SES-imagotag represent an unbeatable combination of high-performance digital signage software and high-quality plug & play display systems. Our focus in the continued development of easescreen is on an open, future-oriented software architecture with interfaces and expandability for a diverse range of applications. Our top priority is to offer our customers flexible and custom solutions that are the best in their class is.”

“SES-imagotag has built a strong international network of partners in recent years. With easescreen, we’re getting a partner on board with strong experience in digital signage. easescreen’s promising references make us believe that this will be a truly successful cooperation between these two Graz-based technology companies,” adds Eberhard Steinort, Head of International Partner Support.

The international resellers of easescreen and SES-imagotag will work very close together in the individual countries worldwide.

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SignStix Launches ‘Player-less’ Digital Signage

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SignStix launches ‘player-less’ digital signage, a System-on-Chip (SoC) player module, enabling its software to be installed directly onto commercial display panels in partnership with manufacturers including Toshiba, Phillips and Samsung.

This SoC solution from SignStix integrates with selected Toshiba, Samsung and Phillips commercial displays without the need for an external digital signage player and cabling.

“The new SoC player is a massive leap forward,” says Nick Fearnley, CEO and Founder of SignStix.

“Though our existing SignStix Android player enables best-in-class 4K playback and content delivery, the new panels entering the market have very capable processors built in. Having SignStix on the panel itself is like having Netflix on your TV at home - no additional kit, boxes or cables required and minimal setup - just switch on the panel and start delivering engaging content.”

“As there is no software download, nor any servers required, we’ve now made global digital engagement as easy as using your smartphone-- and generally for a much smaller ongoing investment than most solutions you’ll find on the market.”

“We have a very exciting, feature-packed development roadmap in place and will be announcing additional content playback mechanisms in the coming months,” Fearnley concludes.

The SoC player module will be available towards the end of September 2016.

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