What kind of computer do I need
to install the software?
Any computer running Windows XP Pro
or Windows 7 software with a high-speed broadband or other Internet connection
will do. You'll need to dedicate this PC exclusively to playing out your
Can I use any digital display
Yes, you can attach any display to
our players, including plasmas, LCDs, projectors and video walls, provided
an appropriate video card is specified. Screens can be any resolution
and can be in portrait or landscape format. You can attach multiple screens
to each player, although they will all show the same content. You need
a different player for each 'channel' of content.
Can I change the layout of content
on the screens?
Yes, most software allows screen
layouts to be scheduled with your playlists, meaning you can change the
look of your screens by location, time and day. Most software supports
multiple zones in each layout the main dynamic content controlled by the
playlists within Network Edition, a scrolling text ticker that can be
updated easily via the software portal, and a third zone containing HTML
or XML content. Alternatively, it is easy to design your own customised
screen layouts, for example to incorporate RSS feeds or corporate logos.
Ask for our White Paper for information on how to do this.
Can I play 'live' content on
Yes, simply take your XML data from
your data source (such as a database), incorporate the data within a webpage
in your desired layout, then schedule that webpage to appear in your playlists.
Or create a customised screen layout with the XML data in a content zone.
Can I include live video feeds
Yes, it is possible to schedule a
feed from a live video source, such as tv, within your playlists. This
requires some additional hardware and a signal to be fed to each player,
but we can advise you on how to set this up.
Can I trial the software before making a decision
Most software companies have a demo that can be
downloaded from the web. It will be an abbreviated version or will expire
within a set number of days.