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Haivision Combines Secure IP Video and Digital Signage in CoolSign 5.0
Haivision is using InfoComm 2012 to demonstrate the latest iteration of its digital signage system, CoolSign 5.0. The redesigned product combines digital signage with IP video, allowing institutions to deliver combined rich media and live broadcasts across campuses and to remote signage players--as well as to mobile devices.
The integration of the same secure IP video-distribution technology used in Haivision’s Furnace product allows CoolSign to incorporate broadcast content without the risk of it being copied. Encrypted live HD channels can be displayed on any player--either full screen or as a portion of the screen. The redesigned system can also access internet-based RTMP streams, insuring that any player can access live HD content.
In addition, a simplified web-based management interface allows users to upload, manage, and distribute content from various devices, including iPads and iPhones, and Windows and Android mobile devices. An intuitive, drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for employees to add department-specific content while still displaying the institution's brand.
“Content is always a critical challenge with any digital signage deployment," said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer at Haivision, in a prepared statement. "By combining CoolSign’s powerful data automation tools with the attractiveness of live, linear broadcast and local content management, Haivision is enabling clients to deploy contextual, compelling information to every display and every user globally.”
CoolSign 5.0 will be released this fall.
Andrew Barbour is the former executive editor of Campus Technology.