Exterity to showcase IP video and digital signage lineup at ISE 2020

The new product showcase at ISE 2020 follows a highly successful 2019 for the company

Exterity, provider of IP video, digital signage and guest experience technologies, will launch an array of new products when it returns to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2020), which runs 11-14 February in The Netherlands (stand #10.K163, RAI, Amsterdam). 

The new product showcase at ISE 2020 follows on a highly successful 2019 when Exterity’s solutions were adopted by a number of new customers around the world, including motorsport park The Bend, French media company NextRadioTV and the Parliament of Victoria in Australia. The company also opened a software innovation centre in Porto and strengthened key partnerships with Intel, Philips, Samsung, Sky and Sony. 

Looking ahead to 2020 and Exterity’s plans for ISE, Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity, said: “2020 promises to be a great year as we build on Exterity’s continuing strong growth, commitment to providing our global customers with cutting-edge technologies and the highest level of service and support. The AV and digital signage market remains buoyant as more businesses – ranging from international banks to world renowned hotel brands – strive to meet the growing expectations of tech-savvy consumers in an increasingly connected world.”

He added: “Visitors to our ISE stand will have a first look at our latest products that are debuting at ISE 2020, and see first-hand how our flexible and secure end-to-end solutions are being used by globally recognised brands to better inform, educate and entertain guests, visitors and employees,.”

The latest products and solutions to be showcased at ISE 2020 include:

  • New 4K Media Player with 4K 60fps graphics and animations capability: In the first half of 2020,Exterity will bring to market the new AvediaPlayer m9605 Media Player with the ability to integrate both 4K video and smooth, highly detailed 4K 60fps graphics and animations into digital signage for an enhanced and captivating visual experience. This powerful new platform fully integrates into Exterity’s IP video ecosystem and features an Intel Core CPU, high capacity on-device storage, and a quiet, fanless design. The Exterity stand at ISE will feature an upclose demo of the new m9605 media player with its 4K graphics and video capabilities on display.

Additionally, for those wishing to deliver an enhanced 4K in-room experience, the new AvediaPlayer m9400 has been designed specifically for use with ArtioGuest, Exterity’s hospitality middleware. It enables organisations to deliver a captivating video experience through advanced 4K video capability and benefits from PoE and a quiet, fanless design.

  • New ArtioFlow workflow app: ArtioFlow enables the creation of  time-saving workflows by simply dragging a series of actions across the IPTV system – such as power on, set volume or channel change – to create action sequences. For instance, a corporate organisation could create an ArtioFlow workflow that turns a group of devices on at the start of the business day, sets a main news channel and then mutes the screens located in public areas. Users can also create workflow triggers, so screens will be automatically and instantly updated when specific events occur. 
  • Next generation Encoders ship with Intel E3900 series technology inside: Exterity’s next generation 38-series AvediaStream HDMI Encoders, powered by Intel’s innovative  Atom® E3900 processor, provide a more flexible solution, capable of supporting a wider range of codecs versus traditional, single codec ASIC solutions.
  • New Pro:Idiom Gateway: The latest addition to the Exterity AvediaStream Gateway family supports content-protected live TV and radio from satellite sources and streams it securely across an IP network. With dual conditional access slots and built-in Pro:Idiom encryption, the g4417-pi meets the most stringent content protection requirements and delivers high value and broadcaster premium channels across an IP network.
  • New AvediaStream g4401 IP-IP Gateway: The launch of the new g4401 IP-IP Gateway means that two paired Exterity gateways can send and receive secure and reliable video streams over the internet using the SRT protocol. This enables organisations to deliver live video, such as training sessions, between remote sites, without the need for costly dedicated delivery networks. Additionally, the new gateway supports the input of Transport Streams delivered by IPTV providers, enabling the selection of required channels for re-distribution over the LAN. 

At the show, Exterity founder and Chief Technical Officer Mike Allan will feature in a panel debate, ‘AV over IP’, on Friday 14 February at 2pm, moderated on the Main Stage by Clive Couldwell, Group Editor of AV Magazine. The session will look at the fact there are multiple ways of sending AV signals over a network yet with no adopted standard, raising questions such as: How can buyers plan ahead? And what business and technical factors should they consider? Allan recently authored an Exterity guide to Understanding IP Video Technologies: with the terms ‘IPTV’ and ‘AVoIP’ frequently interchanged, the guide looks at how focusing on the use case can help determine the right technology for IP video distribution.

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