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Black Box Releases New Digital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide
Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012
Black Box Releases New Digital Signage & Video Distribution Design Guide Industry-leading digital signage solutions provider Black Box has begun mailing its new AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and Sourcing Guide, a 76-page resource to help users plan and provision their end-to-end signage network or a complete video distribution system. To get this complimentary guide, go to “This guide simplifies the job of having to choose compatible parts for your signage system,” says Brian Kutchma, Black Box VP of Sales & Marketing. “Whether you’re considering digital signage for a small or medium business, or are in the midst of planning a fully integrated signage and video distribution system for corporate, healthcare, or education applications, this guide simplifies the design and product-selection process.” The guide spotlights Black Box’s full range of platforms for digital signage, including: • iCOMPEL™, Its award-winning integrated hardware/software system for easy implementation of professional signage. iCOMPEL gives SMB organizations an affordable way to improve communications and boost sales through dynamic signage. The browser-managed system comes preloaded with layouts and tools for assembling and distributing content to digital signs, and has no ongoing licensing fees. • iCOMPEL EDS, An enterprise-class platform for controlling signage content at the corporate level. Via a Web connection, administrators can schedule and change presentations for any screen anywhere in the world. iCOMPEL EDS supports ad networks, and because it is provided as a VMware® application, it is ideal for virtualized cloud environments. The only hardware needed is a subscriber unit for each screen. • iCOMPEL WDS, A new platform for wearable digital signage. Its players feature business card-size screens that show video presentations to attract customer attention and enhance sales interaction in retail, restaurant, and sales event applications. With each 2.4-inch LCD player, users get a magnetic clip and a lanyard for wearing, plus access to a Web portal for assembling custom content presentations. When WDS is used with iCOMPEL EDS, content for players worn by users anywhere can be updated remotely for consistent messaging. • MediaFlyer™ EXPRESS, A hosted platform for enabling businesses with little technical or creative know-how to quickly set up signage and incorporate social media content. The scalable, hardware/hosted solution includes everything needed to get started except for the display: a player that installs at the screen and a subscription to the MediaFlyer site where content is uploaded to and managed. In addition to digital signage platforms and solutions for sharing video presentations wirelessly in meeting rooms, the guide features Black Box’s full suite of AV infrastructure products, including: • Extenders for cost-effective distribution of analog VGA and digital HDMI® and DVI video at long distances using CAT5e/CAT6 copper, fiber optic, or coax cables. • Splitters for easily outputting VGA and digital HDMI and DVI signals to multiple monitors or displays. • Switches for routing multimedia signals from single or multiple sources to one or more displays, whether for VGA, DisplayPort®, HDMI, or DVI video. • Converters and scalers for outputting various video formats for display on different types of displays. For help choosing a digital signage platform or an AV distribution solution, speak to a Black Box Digital Signage Success Manager today at 800-355-8003. About Black Box Black Box is a leading technology product solutions provider that helps customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their networks. The company is a single source for cabling, cabinets and racks, data comm, digital signage, infrastructure, KVM switching, networking, security, wireless, and more. Black Box is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has received numerous industry recognitions, including the following awards: Info Security Products Global Excellence, CRN Tech Innovator, TMC Communications Solutions Product of the Year, Network Products Guide Reader Trust, Network Products Guide Product Innovation, R&D 100, Five Star ratings from SC Magazine, and a Cabling Business Magazine Award of Excellence. Black Box provides its customers with free, 24/7 pre- and post-sales technical support. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and iCOMPEL™ and MediaFlyer™ are trademarks, of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.