Navori to Demo QL Player and System-on-a-Chip Innovations at Digital Signage Expo

One year after the official release of QL 2.0, Navori’s most comprehensive software refresh in seven years, the digital signage software pioneer will emphasize new QL Player innovations at Digital Signage Expo. In addition to streamlining infrastructure, the new features and updates will help users more efficiently manage and prioritize content playing out across digital signage networks.

Navori has integrated special new remote content triggering and data feed management features specifically for QL Player Tizen, the industry’s first native system-on-a-chip (SoC) player for Samsung Tizen smart displays. Leveraging the combined intelligence of both software-defined platforms, the new remote content triggering feature – enabled through web sockets – automates delivery of high-priority content through direct communication between the server and browser.

To achieve this, QL Player forwards the list of triggerable content, from individual assets to complete playlists, to QL Server and the QL Remote Controller app. The app then sends commands to QL Server, which then trigger the corresponding content on QL Player. This innovation not only simplifies content updates, but also enables users to manually trigger special content from the field, as single or repeated events, before returning to normal programming.

“Our remote content triggering takes full advantage of the combined Samsung and Navori intelligence by offering complete control over real-time content playback on-demand,” said Jeffrey Weitzman, managing director, Navori. “It also offers our customers a simpler means for remote network operators and other staff in the field to seamlessly interact with their digital signage networks.”

Also new for Digital Signage Expo is the ability for Tizen customers to access and retrieve data and images, and synchronize that contentfor playback inside HTML5 animations.

“With this special enhanced feature, Samsung Tizen customers can rely on QL Player to synchronize these data feeds for playback inside HTML5 animations,” said Moeri. “It offers an alternative to content creators and managers that want to create more sophisticated data feed layouts using HTML5 instead of standard template and ticker designers.”

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Navori has additionally added web page authentication for password-protected page access on QL Players associated with Windows, Android or Tizen networks. The intuitive web page authentication process steps users through a process as simple as entering a URL, and managing a data grid with fields and buttons retrieved from the associated web page. This adds an important layer of security to the content delivery process for networks of any size.

“We have made the web page authentication process as simple as possible by allowing our customers to define values for each field, and immediately publish over QL Player,” said Moeri. “Alternatively, users can save that content with assurance that their signage is protected.”

In addition to its Samsung Tizen player, Navori will demonstrate its full range of SoC players that at once minimizes cabling and equipment costs, lowers theft and vandalism risks, and eliminates third-party hardware installation headaches. In addition to Samsung, Navori supports SoC-equipped Smart Displays from Panasonic (AF-1 Series), Philips (D Series and P and Q Series) and Elo (Touchscreen Signage). Other SoC developments in process include players for Sharp and BenQ displays.

As with any QL Player deployment, compatibility with SaaS/cloud and on-premise installations provide network operators and end users several deployment options to best suit their needs, with minimal maintenance and training requirements thanks to QL Player’s trademark reliability, ease of use and short learning curve.

Navori will exhibit at Booth 1929 at the Digital Signage Expo and is here.

Gary Kayye

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..