ViewSonic announced the NMP-500 Network Media Player and a 42-inch ND4200-LS Net IP integrated display at InfoComm06. The system allows streaming video and HTML information via Ethernet at up to 20 MB per second, and the integrated ND4200-LS also features an internal 40GB hard drive to support local playback of digital media content.
Clarity says these are based on open standards including standard IP protocols for content management and streaming high definition video and the Mozilla Web browser allows users to view HTML Web pages including Macromedia Flash animations while also streaming MPEG 1/2/4 video signals, in real-time. There is no need for a dedicated PC to decode Flash and other video signals from the Internet.
The NMP-500, with an estimated street price of $699, and the ND4200 solutions, priced at $4,999 ESP, are available now.
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