SAPPHIRE enables Eyefinity for digital signage

Simple, effective messaging on one display – or a grid of displays – from a local player PC

SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd., global supplier of innovative IT products and a leading provider of components for digital signage installations, today unveiled SAPPHIRE PowerCastX™ digital signage software. The SAPPHIRE PowerCastX software platform is a powerful and flexible solution for creating compelling, multi-zone and multi-display presentation systems for digital signage.

“AMD EyefinityTM technology facilitates advanced multi-monitor capabilities which have largely remained untapped in digital signage,” says Adrian Thompson, VP of Marketing, SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd. “SAPPHIRE’s expertise with all things AMD has enabled us to develop software that efficiently leverages the power of the GPU to render graphics and video across a large number of displays.”

PowerCastX represents an entry into digital signage software products for SAPPHIRE, which reinforces its vision to provide a complete ecosystem of technologies to digital signage integrators. With the addition of PowerCastX, SAPPHIRE products can be combined to create a wide range of digital signage solutions: from thin players and fat players, to single-display and multi-display configurations – whether located next to, or at a distance from, the players.

SAPPHIRE PowerCastX features include:

  • Support for a wide range of video formats up to 1080p
  • Support for browsers enabling mixed local and Web-based digital signage displays
  • Scheduling and playlist control
  • Support for up to twelve displays
  • Single- and multi-zone layouts
  • Support for Videowalls
  • Live data feeds through dynamic websites

“The SAPPHIRE Vid-2X expander is the perfect complement to PowerCastX and our range of graphics cards that support Eyefinity,” says Thompson. “Combining these technologies is a cost-effective and clever way of increasing the monitor count per graphics card, fully supported by PowerCastX.”

For further information on SAPPHIRE PowerCastX digital signage software, please visit: http://www.sapphiretech.com/proav/digital-signage-software.aspx.

Availability and pricing

Please contact a SAPPHIRE Pro AV sales consultant for information regarding pricing and availability: www.sapphiretech.com/proav.

About SAPPHIRE Technology

SAPPHIRE Technology is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of a broad range of innovative technologies for PC enthusiasts, home users and professionals. Its origins rooted in graphics hardware design and manufacturing, the extensive SAPPHIRE product range has since grown from state-of-the-art graphics add-in boards—for which SAPPHIRE is recognized as the premiere AMD partner—to include motherboards, mini PCs, external graphics expanders, and Professional AV products. Founded in 2001, SAPPHIRE is a privately held global company headquartered in Hong Kong. Further information can be found at: www.sapphiretech.com.

Source: SAPPHIRE Technology