Edinburgh / New York 10 June 2020: Exterity, a leading provider of IP video, digital signage and guest experience technologies today announces its participation in InfoComm Connected 2020, the now virtual version of North America’s largest professional audio-visual (AV) event. This online event, packed with products, education and networking, will take place over the same days that InfoComm, Las Vegas would have been held (June 16-18), had it not been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The show follows on a strong 12 months for Exterity in North America, where the company reinforced its commitment to the US market, announcing the opening of a new office in New Jersey, as well as the appointment of Emily Parker as Sales Manager for Americas and the promotion of Steven Forrest to Sales Director for Americas. This year Exterity has announced a number of key new clientsaround the world, including The Crowne Plaza Muscat Oman Exhibition and Convention Hotel and the Parliament of Victoria in Australia. The company was also honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020, one of the most prestigious business awards in the United Kingdom.
Looking ahead to Exterity’s plans for InfoComm Connected 2020 and beyond, Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity, said: “Although 2020 so far may not be the year we planned, innovative online events, such as InfoComm Connected, are an excellent way for us to build on our strong growth, and fortify our commitment to providing our global customers with cutting-edge technologies and the highest level of service and support. Online attendees to InfoComm Connected 2020 will be able to schedule meetings and demos with the team and learn more about the latest enhancements to our product range.”
Exterity’s products and solutions deliver more tightly integrated and unified communications for business and government organizations, pushing the bounds of AV technologyto better engage, inform, educate and entertain guests, visitors and employees. Just some of Exterity’s new product highlights at InfoComm Connected 2020 include:
- New 4K Media Player with 4K 60fps graphics and animations capability: Scheduled to ship in the second half of 2020, the pioneering AvediaPlayer m9605 Media Player is able to integrate not just 4K video, but also highly detailed 4K 60fps graphics and animations into digital signage to create an enhanced and enthralling visual experience. This powerful new platform fully integrates into Exterity’s IP video ecosystem and features the latest Intel Core CPU, high capacity on-device storage, and a quiet, fanless design.
- New Meeting Room Element for ArtioSign Digital Signage + IPTV in One:Building on ArtioSign’s existing Meeting Room functionality, this new feature enables organizations to let people see more at a glance, including meeting room availability, daily meeting room schedule, and wayfinding information – all on a single signage display. The functionality integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange, Amadeus Delphi and Hyatt Envision Events Management System. Additionally, there is now support for Samsung SSSP6 QB13R small displays, making it the perfect solution to display the day’s schedule outside a meeting room.
- New ArtioFlow workflow app: Creating time-saving workflows is made easy with ArtioFlow. Users simply drag a series of actions across the IPTV system – such as power on, set volume, or channel change – to create sequences. For instance, a corporate organisation could create an ArtioFlow workflow that turns on a group of devices at the start of the business day, sets a main news channel and then mutes the screens located in public areas. Users can also create and prioritise workflow triggers, so screens will be automatically and instantly updated when specific events occur.
- High Availability app:This new application has been designed for organizations that require highly robust, reliable and performant solutions, ensuring that there is no service interruption. Implementing high availability offers numerous advantages, by minimizing downtime as platforms can operate continuously, even in case of network failure. Exterity AvediaServer, AvediaStream Transcoders and Origin Server platforms, as well as ArtioSign and ArtioGuest applications, can easily be configured in clusters using the High Availability application. If the primary platform becomes unavailable, a secondary platform will automatically take over, using a failover mechanism.
- Next generation Encoders ship with Intel E3900 series technology inside: Exterity’s38-series AvediaStream HDMI Encoders, powered by Intel’s innovative Atom® E3900 processor, provide a more flexible solution, capable of supporting a wider range of codecs versus traditional, single codec ASIC solutions.
- New AvediaStream g4401 IP-IP Gateway: The recent introduction of the g4401 IP-IP Gateway means that two paired Exterity gateways can send and receive secure and reliable video streams over the internet using the SRT protocol. This enables organizations to deliver live video, such as training sessions, between remote sites, without the need for costly dedicated delivery networks. In addition, the g4401 supports the input of Transport Streams delivered by IPTV providers, enabling the selection of required channels for re-distribution over LAN.
- Integration with Oracle Simphony Point of Sale:Display eye-catching, dynamic menu boards in digital signage, now with seamless integration with Oracle Simphony Point of Sale. Screens get updated automatically when prices or availability change, ensuring the information displayed is always up to date and targeted by audience for an optimized customer experience.
Exterity has a global presence with customers in multiple sectors that include corporate & finance, hospitality, stadiums & venues, broadcast & media and education. Customers include organizations such as Bayer, High School District 214 Illinois, First Rule Broadcast & Media, The Open Golf Championship, ParisLongchamp Racecourse, Thomson Reuters, and the New England Institute of Technology.