Haivision has announced that it will provide, for a limited time, a free CoolSign Stand Alone digital signage system to any customer that adds a Haivision Makito DVI encoder to a new or existing Furnace IP video system. CoolSign is Haivision's digital signage solution. The CoolSign Stand Alone system is an integrated hardware/software platform including both the CoolSign server and player components. The company says that the integration of Haivision's CoolSign and Furnace systems enables users to establish live and controlled HD signage to every desktop via the license-free InStream player and to flat-panel displays via Haivision's low-cost Stingray set-top box.
Haivision's Furnace system is described by the company as the industry's first and only end-to-end system for HD H.264 live distribution, recording, playout, and video-on-demand, enabling the controlled delivery of HD video throughout an enterprise. The company's InStream soft player technology does requires no installation, and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. The Stingray set-top box delivers both live HD video and HD signage channels to flat-panel displays, while the Makito is described as a full-featured H.264 HD 1080p60 compact encoder. According to nthe company, combining the power of CoolSign, Furnace, and Makito, users can launch live HD signage channels to reach a variety of users over diverse networks.
"Haivision is unique in offering a combined digital signage and video streaming solution,” said Peter Maag, executive vice president at Haivision (pictured). “Today, our Furnace and CoolSign systems together make it easy for users to implement signage as a controlled channel within an IP video system. The industry has been searching for a simple blended approach to reaching all users with any live, preproduced, data-driven, or interactive content. With the best IP video and digital signage technology under one roof, Haivision is addressing this very basic need."
Haivision's CoolSign promotion, designed to stimulate awareness about combined streaming/signage solutions, lasts until April 30, 2011.