New Hardware and Enhanced Software Includes More Compact Player and Enables Multiple Content Contributors
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands - February 01, 2011 - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced a new version of its Inspired XPert digital signage platform that improves support for large signage deployments. AMX will be demonstrating the new Inspired XPert platform in booth 2C50 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), being held February 1-3 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Included in this release is a compact, new IS-XPT-2000 player that easily fits adjacent displays in digital signage deployments and simplifies installation for dealers. This player replaces the existing rack mounted player. This new player is paired with an enhanced version of Inspired XPert Composer content management software. A recurring problem with large digital signage deployments is the tendency for content to become out of date or its appearance degrade due to uncoordinated or poorly designed content being published by many contributors. Composer incorporates a range of advanced content management and work flow features that help manage large deployments with numerous contributors that eliminate this problem.
"Today a typical digital signage shopper evaluates his choices based on the content a vendor creates; not considering how difficult it can be to create and manage their own content â€“ especially in larger deployments with multiple contributors. The end result is often digital signage messaging without the desired impact," said Robert Noble, AMX Chief Technology Officer. "Inspired XPert offers intuitive templates that allow multiple users to quickly create engaging signage content - and through its workflow management tools - funnel the content to an administrator who can check for quality and branding concerns before publishing. With Inspired XPert, the beautiful signage you envisaged when you installed your network appears on your screens each and every day.â€쳌
With a 1080p-enabled player, Inspired XPert delivers HD multimedia content across a building, a campus or around the world. Professionally developed, ready-made templates let users create layered, custom messages consisting of video, images, animation, online content, newsfeeds and advertisements. The templates allow users to place the video, text and images, independently, anywhere on the screen.
Still, for those who prefer to outsource their content creation, AMX offers an experienced team of graphics designers who work directly with customers to develop a set of templates that effectively communicate a brand message.
In addition to its ease of use, Inspired XPert has capabilities that go beyond conventional digital signage by giving users the ability to orchestrate these with lighting, audio, and other triggered events through AMX NetLinx® Control.