For digital signage solutions that require displays to be OS independent and browser-based, NDS offers the PADS4 HTML5 Basic Viewer. With the PADS4 HTML5 Basic Viewer AV integrators can deploy signage projects with a low-end solution, but can also create a hybrid digital signage solution within one network.
The NDS PADS HTML5 Viewer has been successfully tested and certified by IAdea and is compatible with the entire catalog of IAdea Signboard players.
This partnership offers various digital signage solutions designed to be cost effective and suitable for industries such as corporate, hospitality and retail, according to the announcement.
“Combine the NDS PADS HTML 5 Viewer with the Android-based IAdea Signboard and you will have a low-cost, yet smart digital signage solution for effective display communication,” NDS CEO Willie-Jan Bons said in the announcement. “Think of dynamic door signs linked to your room reservation system, displaying scheduled meetings or use the displays for in-shelf communication and dynamically change your messages based on weather, time or even point-of-sales data.”
The NDS/IAdea solution can also be used as a shelf-edge interactive catalog that provides detailed information about products and services, the companies said.
“We are excited that NDS now offers comprehensive vertical solutions based on IAdea’s digital signage devices,” Rex Chen, EVP of IAdea, said in the announcement. “IAdea focuses on collaborating closely with software partners to bring success across our entire ecosystem. Just recently we announced a project win that deployed more than 15,000 displays with technologies developed by IAdea and its partners.”
IAdea makes a full line of digital signage media players and signboards that support the SMIL open standard and are optimized for HTML5 dynamic content. At the core is IAdea’s “hardened” version of Android built with enhanced reliability and performance to address digital signage-specific needs, the company said.