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SpinetiX, Scala announce integration development

The two companies' systems can now be integrated to create cost-effective and flexible digital signage solutions.

The two companies’ systems can now be integrated to create cost-effective and flexible digital signage solutions. The integration between Scala’s software platforms and SpinetiX media player hardware will receive its international debut at InfoComm 2010, which takes place in Las Vegas this week.

As a result of the new development, Scala’s Content Manager 5 and Designer 5 software platforms can now deliver content to the dedicated open platform SpinetiX HMP100 hardware device. The HMP100 uses the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) family of open-standard specifications that allows XML-based file formats to describe static, dynamic and animated information. Consequently, dealers and systems integrators working on digital signage rollouts have an alternative to PC-based platforms when deploying a Scala solution with dynamic content.

Scala CEO Gerard Bucas commented: “The use of hardware appliances such as the SpinetiX HMP100 has a number of advantages for our customers. Compared to PC-based player solutions they offer lower running costs, and with no fan or other moving parts, reliability in the field can expected to be much higher. We’re excited to be able to offer our customers more flexibility when specifying their systems, and look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with SpinetiX.”

Looking ahead to this week’s InfoComm, Serge Konter, marketing manager for SpinetiX, told IE:

“The HMP100 Hyper Media Player is already very popular with professional AV integrators around the globe who are looking for a high-end player that displays a variety of dynamic content using advanced playlists. It’s ideal for challenging signage applications such as video walls, touch screens, databases, and even animations. The HMP100 is a very cost-effective solution which has a 100% lifetime warranty.

“Showing our HMP100 high-end hyper media player at InfoComm and announcing the new integration with Scala is very exciting. Because of the HMP100’s open platform, it’s able to integrate seamlessly with Scala’s Content Manager 5 software.”