Digital Signage Software

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.

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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

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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DigitalSignBuilder.Com Aims at Hospitals and Doctors' Offices

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AdSlide™ Medical Facility Digital Signage Solution

DigitalSignBuilder.com announces an “out-of-the-box digital signage solution” for hospitals, doctor offices, clinics and waiting rooms.

DigitalSignBuilder’s new hospital facility digital signage packages allow organizations to blend instant answers to patient questions, important policy updates, available services, payment options, insurance information and other relevant notifications into an easy to manage the system.

Features include:

•Keeping staff up to date on policies and HR news

•Providing live, training of new protocols and procedures

•Sharing news of charity drives and health fairs

•Displaying wait times and valuable insurance information

•Entertaining with feeds of health facts, tips, and advice

In addition, the new Hospital Wayfinding Digital Signage package allows for facilities to provide patients and visitors with Pinch and Zoom 3D “You are here” multi-floor multi-building maps. Every map can be connected to an interactive directory for one-click map directions. Each directory listing can feature a description, image and phone number of the destination.

More details via the link below.

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Grassfish First at Digital Signage Awards 2016

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Grassfish Version 10

The new Grassfish software Version 10 (a completely revised user interface for the CMS, using the change-over from Flash to HTML5) comes out on the back of other good news for this Austrian software developer.

Grassfish again was able to collect the top honour in the software category at this year’s invidis Digital Signage Awards, presented at Digital Signage Summit Europe 2016.

Alexander Korte, CFO and COO at Grassfish, was there to receive the award and said, “This is a confirmation for us that we have chosen the right way to go in terms of company strategy.”

Both Grassfish and the Digital Signage Summit had a common reason to celebrate: both had 10th anniversaries. In the past ten years, Grassfish has developed from a small digital signage software company to a DACH market leader.

At DSS Europe 2016-- together with NEC-- Grassfish presented an interactive installation which revolved around the dynamic use of large, daylight-suitable screens in shopping windows. The installation was based on various sensors, which are all controlled via the Leaf Engine platform and the Grassfish CMS. Content can be displayed or triggered in one of three different ways: standard content is being played in a regular way. If a customer approaches the screen up to 1,5 metres, the capacity proximity sensors recognize him/her and trigger a new content. In addition, there are tactile sensors, the pressing of which triggers yet a third content.

Also at DSS Europe 2016, Grassfish, as part of an Intel workshop, presented the Project Orange Belgium, which detailed the transformation of 150 country-wide telecom stores. Customer experience was the main focus, with regular stores being turned into an interactive, informative world of customer experience via screens, virtual shelves, electronic price tags, appropriate software and analytics features.

The new Grassfish V10 comes with a whole series of decisive improvements relating to efficiency and usability. By introducing HTML5 a marked improvement in the performance of the entire system was achieved. This is apparent above all in the case of very large networks with lots of screens and spots.

However, HTML5 is not only a focal point of the user interface; it is also becoming the new standard for the media used. The HTML Wizard expands the functional scope of V10 by a framework that also enables users without any HTML knowledge to edit HTML spots and interactive HTML applications, to exchange media and texts and to change the properties of HTML applications.

Also new is the use of a player technology, which thanks to its multi-platform base offers better performance, picture quality and transitions, and in Microsoft Windows and Linux the same functional scope of the Grassfish player.

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NanoLumens Adds Intelligent Display Platform

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AWARE diagram

NanoLumens' AWARE is a cloud-based digital display platform that combines real-time diagnostics, media playback, and a variety of internal and third party-developed apps into one integrated system-- accessible through a single portal from anywhere in the world.

It’s a software-as-a-service enabled hardware platform that seamlessly combines your diagnostics and support functions with the ability to choose a variety of apps, services, and content source—and it’s accessible through one portal from anywhere in the world by leveraging Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Google Android OS, and Amazon Web Services.

According to NanoLumens VP Corporate Development Nate Remmes, AWARE addresses the growing industry need for a simpler solution that eliminates hardware within a complex eco-system while allowing third party developers to create the next generation apps that will make displays more engaging, useful, and accountable.

“NanoLumens is doing for digital signage what Apple did for the smartphone,” Remmes says. “AWARE marks the debut of the industry’s first complete eco-system that instantly makes displays a more compelling investment by addressing some of the major challenges we have faced as an industry — accountability, reliability, and simplicity.”

At the same time, AWARE constitutes a strategic move by NanoLumens to differentiate itself from of its LED competitors.

“Our software-enabled hardware creates a path that gives customers and partners a more useful solution for the entire lifecycle of their displays,” Remmes continues. “AWARE is a win-win for the entire industry — customers, developers, marketers, and consumers. Everyone benefits from the development of this platform.”

According to Vishu Rao, NanoLumens Director of Software Services and Platforms, “AWARE has a one-of-kind IoT product design built for the information display world. It brings together high-powered cutting-edge processing, the most popular operating platform, best-in-class cloud services, remote access, mobility sensors, content media services, and a handpicked third party app marketplace into an intelligent visualization portal.”

Rao added, “With AWARE’s architecture, display interfaces across the world can now quickly deploy interactive and connected experiences that were extremely difficult to deploy before, due to the fragmented nature of currently available technology.”

AWARE combines hardware, services, and software into one integrated solution that can be purchased and embedded in a display or as a stand-alone add-on to an existing display. The core applications available at launch include a built-in media, weather, sports, news, HTML 5, social media, and audience measurement.

Although agnostic and continuing to look for premier partners throughout the industry, today’s applications have been developed through NanoLumens’ partnerships with Admobilize, Gimbal, Navori, and Screenfeed.

NanoLumens insists AWARE’s API based remote diagnostic capabilities are the most robust ever developed for the industry. “We built our system on APIs because we want to make sure that we are adaptable to existing AV eco-systems while giving our AV integrator and service providers a wholly useful tool,” Remmes emphasizes.

“We understand that our partners have a greater opportunity for choice in LED and we want to make sure we are providing them with a solution that is easier to manage, easier to deploy, and provides more value to the end user.”

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Signagelive Launches Global Training Programme

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Signagelive

Signagelive announces a formal training programme, with general and specific aspects.

With their questionnaire form, they can ensure every individual training session is tailored to specific needs. What’s more, it will be recorded so you can share internally within the organization-- or re-use for new starters.

The programme includes:

-120 minutes of dedicated time for you and up to 9 individuals in your organisation, carried out on the web.

-Your personal questionnaire to tailor the session specifically to you

-A recording of the training will be sent to all requested individuals

Typical questions that can be asked and answered:

  • How do I create a menu board layout in Signagelive?
  • Can I give access to a store manager for them to change part of the content?
  • How do I set up an IPTV stream to work with Signagelive and my other digital signage content?

This web-based training is now available at MSRP £280 / $400 / €360 for 120 minute tailored session.

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MEDIA MEA Totems Juggle Art and Ruggedness

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MEDi Digital Totem

Beautiful things aren’t always fragile. (Think WWF’s Stacy Ann-Marie Keible.)

The MEDi Digital Totem looks like a work of art, but has an industrial heart. It’s designed, engineered and manufactured to handle the bumps, knocks and spills that are part of busy public settings like malls, larger retailers, airports, campuses and convention centers.

With a full HD 47-inch or 55-inch interactive display totems in the middle of the action, any public place can help people find their way, look up info information, get directions and learn about promotions and offers.

MEDi totem can be custom-branded and color-keyed to your exacting specifications.

With a Corning Gorilla Glass protective face, IP66 waterproofing, and rugged structural materials, MEDi Digital Totems are sturdy and built to last--and yet-- like “Super Stacey”-- will stay beautiful.

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