Tightrope releases upgrades to Carousel digital signage series27 May 2013
At InfoComm 2013, Tightrope Media Systems will demonstrate upgrades to the 250 and 320 series of the Carousel digital signage system, all of which are now shipping. All Carousel servers and player appliances include hardware enhancements and the newly-released Carousel 6.3.4 software update, which provides support for H.264 live video streams (RTP and RTSP) via a streaming device such as VBrick and Visionary Solutions. The rack-mountable Carousel 320 and the VESA-mountable Carousel 250 series appliances now also support 1080p/30 video in H.264, as well as multiple video formats in 720p. Upgraded components in the Carousel 320 series include HDMI, component, and composite TV inputs for live video, while the Carousel Solo 250 and Player 250 have the option to add a live TV input, either for HD or SD. Alternatively, Carousel users can send HD video streams directly to any Carousel player or Solo device. Tightrope Professional Services has added new packages to its lineup, making it easier for customers to order and specify Carousel digital dignage solutions. New creative packages include Wayfinding, Branded Channel, and Custom Carousel Channel. The Wayfinding package is a branded, interactive solution that comprises Web-based wayfinding, directory software, and a content management system. The Branded Channel package consists of a logo, custom colours, a collection of icons, 12 standard templates, and three dynamic templates all based upon a company’s current style guide. The Custom Carousel Channel package includes a channel design that is fully customised to the customer’s brand and built from the ground up to include icons, 12 standard templates, and three dynamic templates.