Dynamax launches version 4 of its POV digital signage software – Web Interface

Dynamic New Features, Enhanced Functionality and Increased Flexibility and Performance to Powerful Digital Media Application

Dynamax Technologies Ltd., a global leader in digital signage solutions, today announced the introduction and availability of version 4 POV, the whole new ASP.NET web interface version of its market-leading digital signage software application. This latest release offers many new features, enhanced functionality, and increased flexibility and performance for managing the scheduling, distribution, and playback of digital content.

This latest application’s enhanced features and functionality are well suited for handling today’s generation of advanced digital media networks. Dynamax has placed tremendous value on customers’ feedback from the use of POV, much of which has ultimately be incorporated into this final release. The end result being a very solid digital signage software solution, that Dynamax feels both meets and exceeds the dynamic needs of today’s digital signage market.

“With the development and introduction of this latest web interface product, Dynamax extends its expertise and leadership in the digital signage software segment by delivering a rich, full-featured application ideal for managing content on today’s sophisticated digital out-of-home media networks,” said Howard D. Smith, co-founder, director, and chief technology officer (CTO) of Dynamax Technologies Ltd. “Moreover, this latest release represents a significant milestone in the ongoing evolution of the product, and a clear indicator of our deep commitment to providing the most effective digital signage solutions on the market today.”

Dynamax’s flagship POV is an adaptable, full-featured, enterprise-level software system that controls the scheduling, distribution, and playback of digital content to any display device, or any networked array of screens. The product will be available for shipment to customers in Q3 2009, following successful beta trials to ensure quality, performance, and reliability.

Improved Features
Version 4 POV offers media content owners and distributors, advertising agencies, corporations, and other public and private sector entities an array of new and improved features, including:

Seamless Content Playback
as the player moves from displaying one type of file to another (example flash file to a jpeg/video etc)  the transition process is clean and crisp – this feature also improves the quality of the transition from one screen layout to another – and allows individual play blocks to be added to different parts of a screen layout – and also supports Powerpoint 2007.

Conditional Playback
A user is able to attach metadata to both their content and players as a result the playback decision is made at point of playback. This means that players in different locations (timezones/regions/country/zipcode etc) can play different content on each one of them – thus making  scheduling easier – for example in a restaurant network it may be appropriate to play family related content during the day and after a certain time then change to a more adult theme.

Web interface
As the current market dynamics change users have a preference for an on-line interface.

Hence this latest version has been developed with an ASP.NET web interface to meet the demand. This provides easier access and can be updated from anywhere, at any time. The web interface also facilitates different user levels, giving administrators the ability to grant rights to individuals with different skill sets. This new level of flexibility also builds in security

Dynamic Data Update
This improvement enables dynamic data from feeds such as SQL or Excel spread sheets to update players directly as the data itself is updated – for example when a customer has a price list update this is reflected in the price on screen – using price here is just one example as this feature means that updates from any dynamic data can be undertaken.

Availability
Version 4 POV will be available for shipment to customers in Q3 2009

Version 4 POV is compatible with Windows Server 2003/2008, Vista, XP Pro, and Windows 7

Source: Dynamax Technologies