Navori will launch QL 2.1 software at Digital Signage Expo, incorporating a host of new features that capture the trend of greater intelligence in digital signage today. The updates allow customers to take advantage of data integration and high-resolution image processing, while also making digital signage easier to control and manage directly from the software. The QL 2.1 software release also extends Navori’s System on a Chip (SoC) interoperability to new platforms and introduces Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) support for the first time.
Navori will directly address these trends with its new conditional playback and triggering software. The application leverages data-tagging of media assets, players and scenarios, along with real-time data integration with systems. For example, retailers can base what is playing on specific screens in stores on inventory levels or deliveries. Similarly, promotions can be dynamically removed from digital signage playlists if inventory levels run low, and hit a pre-set threshold that triggers the spot to be expired.
First introduced at ISE in February, Navori’s approach fully integrates control and management into the software. There is no extra programming or complexity required for the end user. The new conditional triggering capabilities will analyze data sets and respond with relevant content based on what’s happening in the moment.
Other new features for QL 2.1 on demonstration at Digital Signage Expo include:
- Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Support: New for DSE, QL 2.1 now supports the XML-based data format for CAP, which exchanges public warnings and emergencies between alerting technologies.
- New mobile interaction app that streamlines digital signage content management for businesses and organizations. The app, built into QL Manager as part of Navori’s QL 2.1 software update, frees employees from the desktop while they work to keep content fresh.
- Performance Rendering: Navori says the “wow factor” in QL 2.1 is its IPR technology, which drives 8K video walls or four clusters of 4K digital signage displays from a single media player. IPR uses only 20 percent of the CPU when displaying 8K content due to its efficient processing power, and can frame-accurately synchronize with any content type, including HTML5 and tickers, since the entire workflow is centralized on one workstation.
- LG webOS SoC Player: The QL 2.1 software release extends Navori’s native support for SoC displays to LG’s webOS platform. Standard Navori QL Player strengths carried over to the LG integration include a proprietary graphics engine, broadcast-quality content playback, template and ticker support, player monitoring, proof-of-playback reporting and automated software updates.
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