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Smart signboard in popular 17-inch format

IAdea XDS-1790: Intelligente Komplettlösung für Digital Signage

(Schwentinental, 11.06.2018) Digital signage specialist IAdea Germany presents the "XDS-1790", a smart signboard in 17-inch format. The 17-inch size is intended for signage of premises in companies or hotels, as well as in stand-alone environments such as in bars, restaurants or retail. This is because, in addition to pure information such as information about the premises, activity, menu or offer, this format is ideal for integrating other additional services in menu or interactive structure up to infotainment.

17-inch as a display size is one of the most common formats in the processing industry, furthermore for monitoring and configuring rack equipment in the data center or also in the gaming industry as a high-end laptop variant. In the digital signage sector, hotel chains in particular rely on this format to offer additional services, advertising and infotainment in addition to pure information. In general, however, like all smart signboards from IAdea Germany, the XDS-1790 is designed as a digital signage all-rounder for stand-alone as well as hospitality, retail and corporate environments. The signboards combine HD media playback, robust design and commercial functionality as stand-alone public display or built-in variants for enterprise-wide solutions.

New features have also been added to all smart signboards in the XDS Series. The XDS series now shines with an even more robust hardening of the operating system, enhanced security features, and improved content management and remote maintenance systems. The signboards are also specialized for even more use cases due to the continuous expansion of IAdea's partner ecosystem.

With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels as an HD display, for example, the XDS-1790 is ideally equipped for stand-alone environments in bars, restaurants, kiosks, boutiques, waiting rooms and much more. As a built-in version, it can also be fitted into furniture or into frames with the individual corporate identity. In corporate use, it also plays to its strengths through the numerous partner solutions of the IAdea ecosystem, from interactive signage and conference room technology to infotainment.

The superior image quality, thanks to the latest wide-angle technology, allows customers to view displayed images, text or videos in both portrait and landscape mode from almost any angle. At the same time, the HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels is extremely resistant. The display surface is made of scratch-resistant tempered glass, which is two times stronger for commercial applications, and is embedded in a robust steel casing.

The internal hardware and software are also designed for robustness, with measures such as a backup battery, failover, hardened Android operating system or security protection against misuse and corruption. For example, the system memory of the fanless XDS-1799 uses 8 GBytes of dedicated, shock-resistant solid-state memory for 24/7 uninterrupted operation. Furthermore, in the event of infrequent failure events such as lightning strikes, etc., timed hardware monitoring ensures automatic recovery without human intervention.

In general, the smart signboards from IAdea Germany are available as "PublicDisplay" for stand-alone environments or as "built-in" for integration into diverse furniture or frames. Common to all variants of the XDS series are the numerous connection options via Ethernet, WLAN, USB or Micro-USB and extensions via SD cards, sensors, etc. Moreover, the displays of the XDS series are available as interactive, capacitive 10-finger multi-touch systems with optional brightness up to 700 cd.

In addition, no additional cabling is required: simply connect to the power and local network and use the included digital signage software "SignApps Express" to stream content over the pre-designed layouts.

"The new 17-inch XDS-1790 smart signboard from IAdea Germany is a smart all-in-one solution for digital signage, combining media playback, a robust design and commercial functionality in an affordable digital signage solution, while being foolproof to install and remotely controlled at the touch of a button," explains Dipl.-Kfm. Björn Christiansen, Managing Director of IAdea Germany.

In addition to robust media players as well as brilliant and powerful signboards and video walls, the software for creating and displaying the content is crucial. IAdea Germany offers "SignApps Express", a uniform digital signage software that is included free of charge with all media players and signboards from IAdea.

Thanks to a variety of predefined templates, which can be easily modified and enriched with widgets according to the what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) principle, there are no limits to individual creativity. Content can be based on video, PowerPoint, images, music, high-quality fonts and custom widgets.

With the general support of HTML5 and SMIL, the content to be displayed can be customized and personalized even more. With these technologies, media players can display a wide range of content, such as images, videos, graphics and high-quality fonts. By using Javascript, it is also possible to display dynamic content such as data from a live database or feed, or from a wide range of social media channels.

In addition, own content management systems can usually be integrated without much effort. Those who have special cases or very specific requirements can also fall back on IAdea's partner network.

For larger installations, especially installations at several locations, the new remote monitoring system "IAdea-Care" has been developed: "IAdeaCare is an intelligent device and management service that ensures 24/7 operation of digital signage solutions. To do this, the remote maintenance service combines and correlates the wealth of real-time tracking information and monitoring data to proactively predict and prioritize potential failures and respond remotely accordingly.

IAdeaCare allows for firmware updates, configuration management and troubleshooting remotely. This enables technicians and administrators in the IT or audio visual (AV) teams of enterprises, integrators or system houses to use predictive analytics to ensure uninterrupted operation of digital signage solutions around the globe.

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