Jan. 22, 2014
YCD Multimedia, a global provider of smart digital signage solutions, has announced that it will launch C-nario|Suite 3.7 at this year's Integrated Systems Europe, Feb. 4-6 in Amsterdam.
C-nario|Suite (formerly C-nario Messenger) is YCD's premium digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that combines authoring of rich dynamic and interactive content, rules-based playback scheduling and distribution, and playback in any canvas size and resolution. This latest version brings major upgrades in functionality, usability and performance, the company said.
"We are extremely excited with the new version and hope our global user base [will be] too," Eran Sharon, the company's VP of product management, said in the announcement.
"With clients that include the world's leading luxury brands and Fortune 500 companies, we ensured our new features meet and exceed their needs and expectations — in capabilities, image quality and performance. For example, users have repeatedly requested HTML5 content support. With version 3.7, we believe we have one of the most capable HTML5 implementations in a digital signage product. Users can not only deploy pixel-perfect HTML5 content from the smallest tablet to the largest multidisplay installation, they can fully exploit our entire framework to enable their HTML5 applications — from sequences and play logic, to metadata, real time monitoring and control."
The HTML5 object offers GPU accelerated playback and pixel-perfect rendering across any number of displays or players, the company said. Multitouch support, built-in authentication for displaying secure content and import of Google Web Designer content round out this feature.
C-nario|Suite 3.7 also brings Windows 8.1 support, an all-new media rendering engine with high quality H.264 content, multi-megapixel images and native 4K support.
C-nario|Suite's multistream video-over-IP object now adds multichannel video and audio streams. A "redundant stream" option now automatically falls back to as many as four backup streams should the primary one be disrupted, ensuring reliable narrowcasting on large, critical networks, the company said.
Rounding out the new version is the suite's updated Transportation Board, which displays flight, train and bus schedules in real time from local or hosted data on any size video wall, at pixel-perfect resolution, the company said. Building upon the previous version's display capabilities, the new version of the Transportation Board (version 2.0) adds tools for fully customizing the look and feel of the board with animations, video and images plus stylized text and multilingual support.
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