Gefen’s new HD Digital Signage Media Player is basically a simple media player with both digital (HDMI) and analog (Component Video) connectivity, which can be output simultaneously. Content can be locally stored or streamed to the box using a computer and FTP client program. The new Gefen media player acts as both an FTP client and server with live logging of various statistics, such as playback, system status and uploaded content. Gefen says it’s using an intuitive directory and file structure that can easily be created and maintained by any text-based editing program.
Many audio and video file formats are supported with NTSC and PAL output resolutions up to 1920×1080. Two USB 2.0 ports provide connection to the included USB flash drive or to an external hard drive. File formats supported include MP3, MPEG, WMA, PCM, LPCM, ADPCM, FLAC, WAV, AAC, OGG and MKA audio formats as well as MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3/4/5/6, XVid and H.264/AVC video codecs. It ‘s integrated with full media scheduling and accounting logs, plus you can create schedules and playlists using a text editor. It’s housed in a VESA mountable 8.4″ x 1.6″ x 5.1″ enclosure.