Digital Signage Features
Cilutions offers a rich set of digital signage features
Cilutions approach to digital signage is one driven by our open architecture software philosophy. Adding a digital signage or video-on-demand
application shouldn't require you to throw out your existing hardware and software components. Digital signage should fit
seamlessly into how a network operator already manages the other components in the network. In fact, the right digital signage platform
will incorporate the data sources and management tools already present in a customer's network. We work hard to ensure that our platform works
well with industry standards which gives you access to more features.
The Media Player includes support for IR remote control and
touch screen interaction.
The Media Player permits combining videos and images in a
playlist for rendering in the same screen zone.
The Media Player includes support for multiple content
windows displayed on a single screen.
Cilutions A140 and A540 Media Player set-top box is the first digital signage appliance to offer HTTP Live Streaming
support. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol implemented by
Apple Inc. Since its requests use only standard HTTP transactions, HTTP Live Streaming is capable of traversing any firewall or proxy server that lets through standard HTTP traffic, unlike UDP-based protocols such as RTP. What this means for you is that you can take advantage of the rapidly growing library of HTTP Live Streaming video content available on the Internet. With no additional hardware or software costs, you include live video in your digital signage network. Each A140 and A540 Media Player comes with support for the following video channels:
The Media Player includes support for scrolling text messages and video subtitles.
The Media Player includes support for logs recording player performance.
The Media Player includes support for displaying a real-time twitter feed.
The Media Player includes support for controling screen layouts and playlist by time of day.
The Media Player includes support for fast-forward and rewinding of videos.
The Media Player includes support for multiple days, temperatures and informative images to render up to the
minute weather conditions.
The Media Player includes support for image files, with a configured transparency level, that can be used to
overlay some or all of a video zone - thereby providing unique "branding" (e.g., a customer logo) over a portion of
the video at each player location.
The Media Player includes support for a live video feed in your digital signage or video-on-demand application.
The Media Player includes support for an "announcement" screen; which can be useful for paging applications. In
this case, the player renders the announced screen for a few seconds before returning to its active screen.
The Media Player supports screen updates in real-time - offering a programmatic command/response API to
supplant or augment the file-based model for screen operations.
Use Cilutions iPad App to update your digital signage screens.
A network operator can can update the Media Player's content manually (i.e., sneaker-net) or via a networked
The Media Player supports periodically pulling files from an external server.
The Media Player offers a web interface to allow local administrators the ability to update assets
that are designated as "Local Edit" by the network operator.
The Media Player supports highly efficient distribution model on networks supporting IP Multicast. Works with
Cilutions’ provided multicast file transmitter.
The Media Player has an embedded FTP Server, which allows for remote file updates on demand.
The Media Player includes support for scrolling news feeds from an external source.
The Media Player comes with SNMP Agent software which will support any SNMP Manager.
The Media Player comes with software useful for measuring the rate throughput and health of the network
connection between the Media Player and a designated server.