11/09/2010

DT Research, Inc.

WebDT MS800 and MS400 Power Multiple Digital Signs with Dynamic Full High Definition

DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the release of the MS800 and MS400, two new digital signage appliances in the WebDT Signage System line, capable of powering content on up to 8 and 4 screens respectively. The MS800 enables powerful content streaming on anywhere from 2 to 8 displays, and the MS400 powers up to 4 screens with digital signage content. These new WebDT Multi Screen Appliances offers content blending, or tiling, across screens and along with WebDT Content Manager software, provide the industry’s first fully integrated system with 1080p over up to 8 screens and multi-zone management for up to 16 zones.

The MS800 and MS400 are both powered by the Intel® Core™ i3 processor, with an upgrade option to the Intel® Core™ i5 or Intel® Core™ i7, providing full HD (1080p) video quality to every screen. A digital signage grouping of 2x2 displays would offer up to 3840 x 2160 resolution. Running Microsoft® Windows® operating systems, the WebDT Multi Screen Appliances display content files in native resolution, so images are sharp and true to original properties, even when presented on multiple displays or large screens, maintaining optimal picture quality.

“Appliance manufacturers that are backed by strong engineering resources, such as DT Research, continue to bring advanced, robust digital signage applications to the market, providing high-quality experiences to out-of-home advertising,” said Jose Avalos, director of Digital Signage, Intel. The energy efficient Intel Core processors optimize file execution, enabling the MS800 and MS400 to effectively drive multiple screens with smoothly streaming content.

The MS800 and MS 400 are ideal for applications that require high-resolution on multiple screens including menu boards, flight/transportation information, and creative display arrangements. The energy efficient MS800 and MS400 enable dynamic digital signage deployments in spaces where multiple screens are indoors and viewed by audiences at close range, such as shopping malls, entertainment venues, and airports.

Each of the screens powered by the MS800 and MS400 can be remotely managed with the WebDT Content Manager software, which is bundled with the appliances. This intuitive interface software is used for organizing, scheduling, and deploying content to the digital signage network. The WebDT Content Manager provides multiple zone support and planning for each display, so that a screen can be divided into up to 16 zones with different content in each zone. With WebDT Content Manager, all screens can show the same content, each screen can play different content, or content can be blended over several screens. The user-friendly WebDT Content Manager also allows users to create many combinations across multiple screens, such as four zones on two screens, two zones on five screens, and hundreds of other possible screen layouts.