Irvine, Calif., January 22, 2013 – IAdea, the market leader in digital signage media appliances, announced the availability of seven unique and feature-packed devices designed for digital signage. The new devices are supported by leading digital signage software options via SMIL, HTML5, and the Google Android API, meeting the needs of professional integrators. The devices will be shown by select IAdea partners at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe and Digital Signage Expo shows.
The new models are optimized for displaying up-to-date information at the point-of-wait and point-of-decision. They are effective tools for delivering dynamic content at the shelf-edge and counter-top. They can be as easily mounted behind screens to display up-to-date and viewer-targeted information. Typical applications include shelf-edge product promotion, electronic menu boards, conference room door signs, reception area hospitality signage, and the display of real-time business analytics on executive desks.
Three new 10-inch digital signboards incorporate advanced functions for digital signage projects, especially targeting the retail and corporate vertical markets. The XDS-1060 and XDS-1062 are easily mounted on the retail shelf or simply sit on the table-top using the included multi-purpose stand. Replaceable front bezel allows the device to be customized to fit the design theme of the deployment environment. Motion sensor and a set of 6 touch-sensitive buttons enable rich interaction and deep engagement with the viewer. The XDS-1062 further incorporates its unique “Power-over-Ethernet” (PoE) technology to receive power over the network cable, greatly simplifying installation and maintenance work at locations where power outlets are expensive to set up. The XDS-1068 features a 10-point multi-touch panel and embedded video camera, as well as enhanced display resolution and view angle, providing a robust tool for delivering targeted and personalized content.
Three new media players and the world’s first OPS (Open Pluggable Spec)-compliant player supporting the Android API are available for use with larger screens. The XMP-2200, XMP-2300 and XMP-2400 offer a network managed media player platform, differentiated by their support for wireless connectivity options, A/V-in video overlay and RS-232 control. The XOP-2300 is a fan-less module for displays with the OPS player slot, offering a low-power alternative platform for the form factor defined by Intel.
“These new devices incorporate our years of experience in the digital signage market. Our goal is to provide a wide range of hardware options to meet real project requirements, while maintaining the best interoperability with content management solutions,” said Rex Chen, Executive Vice President of IAdea. “We are excited that we are joined by industry leaders like Scala who share our vision and work with us to form a strong ecosystem to address market needs.”
Harry Horn, Vice President Marketing, Scala, further added, “IAdea is a leader in developing digital signage media appliances featuring a rich set of functionality. Their media appliances and signboards are perfectly designed to target retail and corporate communication audiences effectively. By combining IAdea products with the Scala software, that now also supports HTML5 and Android, retail and corporate marketers have a flexible tool set in hand to connect with their target groups and reach their communication targets through eye-catching dynamic digital communication. On the Scala stand at ISE 2013 (Hall 10 – Stand N129) we will showcase a sales driving retail communication concept and a corporate com concept that can be used in many environments. For both concepts we will use the new Power-over-Ethernet IAdea signboards. This makes installation even more effective, as no separate power cable is necessary anymore.”
The new devices are scheduled for release starting February. Digital signage integrators may purchase them from IAdea resellers worldwide. IAdea also offers private label options for volume customers. Visit IAdea’s website http://www.IAdea.com for detailed product and contact information.
Founded in 2000, IAdea is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge commercial-grade digital signage players and integrated displays. IAdea’s products support the W3C SMIL open platform and the HTML5 content standard, allowing system integrators to quickly customize and tailor to individual project requirements. IAdea’s device technologies power many large-scale digital signage projects, offering proven robustness and lowered total cost of ownership (TCO). With hundreds of partners worldwide, IAdea provides uninterrupted product service throughout the globe.