Dension and Signagelive launch non-PC smart signage solution at Digital Signage Expo 13
Signagelive, global technology company that specialises in developing cloud-based digital signage applications, is pleased to announce that Dension Ltd, a Hungarian technology manufacturer, is using Signagelive’s core software platform (written in HTML5) to power its new Android-based media player. This innovative System on chip (SoC) product, the CPX-1, is being launched at Digital Signage Expo 13, The Station, Berlin on the 12-13 June. Signagelive and Dension can be found on Booth C-15.
Dension Ltd is a leading manufacturer of professional audio systems for the automotive industry. The company pioneered iPod-to-vehicle connectivity and provides gateways between Smartphone handsets and portable music players. The company is also a leading supplier of high quality audio distribution and playback solutions for different market sectors including retail, fast food and public buildings.
In response to increased demand for robust, feature-rich smart signage technology and to offer additional value to existing customers, Dension Ltd and Signagelive have pooled their skills and expertise to develop a cost effective, energy-efficient Android-based signage solution for wide-scale commercial use. It incorporates advanced features such as scheduling, playback and layering capabilities normally associated with Windows-based systems.
The new product, the CPX-1, is the latest in Dension’s growing portfolio of digital signage products. CPX-1 has been purpose built to support signage applications and enables resellers and end users to integrate digital signage technology into their core business cost effectively. CPX-1 has been designed and built by Dension using commercial-grade hardware components and has no moving parts to offer maximum reliability. CPX-1 has also been developed to seamlessly interface with Signagelive’s cloud-based Player API to replicate and deliver advanced capabilities that historically have only been available on expensive PC-based solutions.
Unique features of this innovative new media player include LAN and Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI input to enable picture-in-picture capabilities and mobile connectivity using standard USB dongles.
Signagelive’s Android-based Player API, used to power the CPX-1, replicates the scheduling playback and management capabilities of its Windows-based Display Edition licence. It incorporates features such as advanced scheduling, conditional scheduling, multi-zoning applications, QR code support and integration for third-party widgets and content services such as Twitter, Yahoo Finance or Screenfeed.
Signagelive’s cloud software also supports different content formats including streaming video, live TV, and media RSS feeds. All content can be managed and updated centrally or remotely via different devices including PCs, Smartphones or Tablets.
Says Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive; “We are delighted to be involved with the development of this innovative product. Dension is a world leader in the development of media playback technology for the automotive industry. Its ability to economically manufacture robust devices and our expertise in digital signage software is making smart signage technology available to a much wider audience. Our collaboration with Dension enables traditional and static signage companies, as well as their customers, to incorporate digital signage into their current business to run dynamic campaigns at a highly affordable price, making it an attractive business proposition.”
Says Ferenc Balogh, Business Unit Director of Dension Ltd; “Together with Signagelive we have developed an optimised digital signage media player that satisfies a growing demand for cost effective, smart, non-PC based solutions. The low power consumption of the CPX-1 compared to conventional PC solutions means we can present our product as the “green option” for Digital Signage. Unlike other Android digital signage players on the market, the CPX-1 has been built from the ground up to provide reliable functionality to users. In addition, its unique features, which include HDMI input and USB mobile dongle support, demonstrate our commitment to providing a reliable solution that our partners and their customers actually want.”
The CPX-1 will be available for purchase through a global network of AV and IT distributors. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.