ISE showcase for VidaBox touchpanel TV11 February 2010
The US-based company also publicised the fact that its training courses have been approved by CEDIA. The TouchClient20 widescreen touchpanel with built-in media centre and HDTV input support incorporates a touch-friendly interface that allows users to search (and then play) movies or music by cover art.
The new touchpanel – which runs on less than 100W nominal – also has an optional media centre remote, or can be used with a wide variety of third-party remotes and controllers.
Reflecting on ISE 2010, VidaBox president Steven Cheung told IE Residential that “integrators were extremely enthused with the TouchClient20 and our comprehensive line of Blu-ray and DVD movie servers. We’ve been shipping our high-definition media centres since late 2006, but ISE 2010 was really the first time we’ve presented ourselves to the European market. Thus, there was a huge response from dealers, since most of them have never seen our systems in action or experienced how easy they were to use. TouchClient20 is a great solution for those who want to offer Blu-ray and DVD movie storage and playback and easy access to vast music collections [via] a single, easy-to-use touchscreen TV.”
VidaBox also highlighted CEDIA’s approval of its three training courses for the sale, installation and programming of its products. VidaBox Sales Training (CEUP443) is a lecture-style, full-day course covering the sale and installation of VidaBox products, while vAutomation Level I and II (CEUP444 & 445) provide hands-on programming experience.
Three new VidaBox training locations (US west coast, Europe and Asia) are planned to open by 2012.