July 2011….New features in ONELAN’s v8.1.1 Net-Top-Box (NTB) software have been developed in response to demand from resellers.
Increasingly ONELAN reseller digital signage installations are becoming larger and more complex, creating a need for a remote setup capability. The new bulk reconfiguration capability allows Net-Top-Boxes (NTB)s to have setup copied and updated by the network management tool, the DSM V3.0. This simplifies rollouts for large deployments.
To simplify end user operations with TV and streaming content a Remote Control has been launched. The Remote Control allows volume to be altered and Ad hoc TV or Radio stations to be changed with no programming. In addition, there are four programmable buttons that can launch any specific piece of content e.g welcome videos, on demand. There is also a new Ad hoc media picker that allows only chosen TV or Radio stations to be picked by an Ad hoc user. In this way unsuitable channels can be avoided. All Net-top-boxes shipped with TV cards will now include remotes as standard.
The new Wi-Fi Wireless network capability supports 802.11a, b, g, n at 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands on the NTB. This provides a cost effective solution to overcome the physical limitations of a wired network, e.g in a listed building where it is impossible to drill through walls to lay cables.
Wi-Fi is ubiquitous and most organisations have wireless networks set up. This provides easier network integration than with traditional wired networks, while still providing easy access to setup and configuration through your desktop web browser.
The user interface is now also supported in Thai and Portuguese.
Finally the XML API 2 has been improved and extended. This makes it simpler to integrate ONELAN’s digital signage with other third party systems.