Scala Announces InfoChannel 5 Release 3

Scala, a provider of end-to-end solutions for the digital signage market, has announced it will demonstrate the new version of Scala Release 3 in booth #N6931 at InfoComm 08 -- June 18 - 20, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV.

The highlight of the show will be the version of Scala Release 3. Release 3 represents Scala's ongoing commitment to excellence and to its customers. New features in this release include:

•Scala now has a new high-performance video-playback engine that provides faster videos playback, including 60fps video, and HD video on suitable hardware.

•Scala now supports playback of H.264 (MPEG-4) video files. H.264 offers high visual quality at a smaller file size than MPEG-2 or WMV files.

•You can create text in languages such as Arabic, Thai, Hebrew, Hindi, Vietnamese, and other complex writing systems.

•The new Broadcast Server module for Scala Content Manager allows you to distribute content and plans to players using a multicast or package delivery network.

•Support for playing and controlling external audio sources from the "Line Input" of your sound card.

•When setting up a dual-channel player, you can now configure the PC's displays to be in spanning/stretched mode, which performs better and looks cleaner than using two independent displays.

•Support for text-entry field elements from the Buttons panel allowing you to create interactive applications that take keyboard input.

•If your Scala Player is behind a proxy server, you can now specify the proxy server's URL, username, and password.

•In Scala Content Manager, sub-playlists can be easily created by multi-selecting media items and clicking Create Sub-Playlist.

•Text elements using variables, and text crawls now support in-line and adjacent style changes for font, color, italics, size, etc.

•In Scala Content Manager, you can now "synchronize players" instead of "generating plans" and the new Distribution screen efficiently manages this for both conventional and broadcast connections.

Also in the Scala booth are industry partner solutions including:

•ProVision – 3DEO Mini – 3D graphic images.

•Avocent – demonstrating state-of-the-art wireless digital signage solutions.

•NetFaze – demonstrating their interactive casino solutions.

•LG Electronics – LCD Screens/Players for the Digital Signage Marketplace.

"It's going to be an exciting show this year," says Andrea Waldin, director of Marketing for Scala. "Our booth is designed to highlight the success the digital signage industry is experiencing throughout the world."

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