Stinova’s Digital Signage Software Supports NVIDIA ION-Based Platform

  • Stinova Ltd., a developer of digital signage software solutions, recently announced cross-platform support for the new NVIDIA ION-based hardware platform.
  • The NVIDIA ION-based platform solutions are ideal for high-definition video and GPU-accelerated video applications that take advantage of NVIDIA CUDA technology, according to the company.
  • ION also supports ‘DirectX Compute’ as part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 operating system, said the company. ‘DirectX Compute’ running on NVIDIA’s CUDA computer hardware architecture delivers a major boost for small form-factor digital signage players because it accelerates media-rich applications that run poorly or not at all on today’s low-powered PCs, and leaves plenty of processing power to deliver exciting graphical transitions and smooth running tickers, according to the company.
  • “With this solution there are four major factors coming together that the digital signage applications need from a hardware platform — excellent video decoding performance, small form-factor, low-power consumption and — most important — highly cost effective,” said Franz Hintermayr, director of Stinova, Landsberg, Germany. “We have completed testing and certification on this new ION-based platform and successfully ported our digital signage software for both Linux and Windows, and we are very pleased with the results of this exciting combination,” said Hintermayr.