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Black Box Tackles Large-Scale Enterprise Digital Signage

Black Box Corporation has announced the launch of its new iCOMPEL Enterprise Digital Signage (EDS) platform.

The new iCOMPEL EDS will be exhibited at InfoComm 2011, June 15–17 in Orlando, Florida. With its introduction, Black Box now enters the large-scale enterprise signage market, building on the success of the award-winning iCOMPEL, an all-inclusive, integrated hardware/software signage solution for small to medium organizations.

The iCOMPEL EDS Subscribers (EDS-SS10) are small-form-factor, Windows 7 Embedded players; content is provided with the system’s iCOMPEL EDS Manager. The manager component itself is available in an all-inclusive, preconfigured rackmount appliance running Windows 7 Professional (EDS-MM30) and as a VMware server application (EDS-M).

The VMware software can be loaded on an existing server or used as a virtualized server in a cloud computing environment. This centrally hosted server application fits into any data center architecture, can be used to manage an unlimited number of remote subscribers, and offers granular content control. Deployed in a hosted enterprise server environment, players located within any time zone can be synchronized and managed from a single Web browser point.

The EDS platform incorporates state-of-the-art playlist development and management tools, and advanced editing features. Its graphical interface offers easy drag-and-drop control and can be accessed and managed from an Internet Explorer 7 or 8 or Firefox 3.x or 4.x browser. Users can update content from anywhere to change presentations, customize messaging, and issue alerts. It is also designed to work seamlessly with third-party content providers and advertisers.


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