DT Research announced the release of the MS1600, a new signage appliance in the WebDT Signage System line, capable of powering content over up to 16 screens. The MS1600, or WebDT Multi Screen Appliance, enables powerful content streaming on anywhere from 2 to 16 displays, and offers content blending, or tiling, across screens. The MS1600, along with WebDT Content Manager, provides the industry’s first fully integrated system with 1080p over up to 16 screens and multi-zone management for up to 16 zones.
The MS1600 is powered by the Intel® Quad-Core i7 processor, and provides full HD (1080p) video quality to every screen. Running Microsoft® Windows® operating systems, the WebDT Multi Screen Appliance displays 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.
“DT Research’s strong engineering ability allows cutting edge signage devices to be presented to the digital signage market, taking it to the next level and further expanding the market share for out-of-home advertising,” stated Joe Jensen, general manager, Embedded Computing Division, Intel.
The MS1600 is ideal for applications that require high-resolution on multiple screens including menu boards, flight/transportation information, and creative display arrangements. The energy efficient MS1600 enables 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.
“With the latest technology from Intel, we are able to design and create the next generation of durable signage appliances.” said Dr. Daw Tsai, president of DT Research. “The ability to run multiple displays from a single signage appliance allows customers who require this configuration to deploy digital signage networks with the highest quality video experience efficiently and cost-effectively.”
Each of the screens powered by the MS1600 can be remotely managed with the WebDT Content Manager software, which is bundled with the appliance. 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.
The WebDT Multi Screen Appliance brings top quality performance in a compelling design, and is available beginning June 18th, 2009.