Wednesday, July 27, 2005

FOCUS enhances digital signage player line

While not truly digital signage in my book (since that would require network-based remote management), FOCUS has added some new players that can be updated via smart card:

"FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ SC: FCSE), continues to expand its technology portfolio for digital signage solutions with the introduction of its Visual Circuits Mantis line of multi-channel high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) media players. The Mantis MC™ and Mantis MG™ provide on demand video playback for audience-driven applications including retail, museums, healthcare, malls, education, in-store broadcast networks, events, hospitality, banking and finance. The new Mantis media players are now available through FOCUS Enhancements’ network of authorized dealers.

"The Mantis MC Multi-Channel HD Media Player is designed to deploy cutting-edge communications, providing two channels of HD or SD video and 32-bit accelerated graphics. It is also available in a single-channel configuration that can be upgraded to two channels by adding a Smartcard. Mantis MC is a simple network 1U rack-mount player that takes all the worry out of loading HD and/or SD video through standard IT networks."

Read the rest of the press release here.

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