NEW YORK, USA: YCD Multimedia, a provider of smart digital media solutions for retailers, has built the next generation of digital signage solutions based on an Intel Core i7 processor and Microsoft’s Windows 7-based Windows Embedded Standard 2011 OS.
The optimized digital signage platform will be demonstrated at the Intel booth (#1361) at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, January 11-12.
At the convention, the Intel and Microsoft optimized digital signage platform, running YCD’s patented digital signage software (YCD|Player), will be demonstrated managing a multi-zone retail environment serving four individual channels of video output from a single processor PC.
The new Intel Core i7 processor, optimized for embedded applications such as digital signage, can support up to four individual video outputs from a single mother board, reducing the need for additional video cards or media players. Windows Embedded Standard 2011 delivers the power, familiarity and reliability of the Windows 7 operating system in a highly customizable and componentized form.
Windows Embedded helps retail and hospitality organizations enhance the customer experience by giving OEMs the tools and technologies needed to build the next generation of digital signage applications featuring rich, connected and immersive user experiences that can easily connect to online services and existing IT infrastructures.
The flexibility offered through the optimized digital signage platform from Microsoft and Intel simplifies development, lowering the total cost of ownership, enabling digital signage device-makers to focus on creating rich, connected user experiences including high-definition video and support for multiple content zones that can be managed remotely and deployed anywhere.
“The Intel Core processor-based Windows Embedded Standard 2011 platform is game changing for the digital signage industry by addressing the need for a more streamlined, high performance and highly reliable solution. It is an ideal solution for marketers looking to reach consumers in a more personalized and compelling way by serving multiple zones of content from a single device without compromising image quality and delivering the immersive, interactive user experience consumers expect,” says Dani Zeevi, Chief Technology Officer of YCD Multimedia.
"With Intel Core processor-based digital media solutions, such as YCD’s media player and retailer-centric management platform, retailers can enhance the way consumers interact with digital signs in retail environments,” said Jose Avalos, Digital Signage Director, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel.
“Windows Embedded is excited to be working with YCD Multimedia as a leading innovator in delivering rich and seamless digital signage solutions,” said Irena Andonova, director of Standard and Enterprise Product Management for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. “With Windows Embedded Standard 2011, YCD provides retail and hospitality organizations the confidence of having a rich and connected digital signage experience with deep interactivity and effective power & remote management.”
YCD is also exhibiting a large 9 screen (3X3) Video Wall displaying vivid 4K Ultra-HD content in 3820 x 2160 resolution served by their PC-based MuVi Wall solution. 4K Ultra-HD is four times greater than Full HD (1920X1080) and equivalent to the resolution seen in cinemas. This system is configured using two Intel Xeon processors (i7 series) with proprietary optimization software developed by YCD.