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Yodeck - Cloud Digital Signage on the Raspberry Pi

Who said that Digital Signage is just about the Display or the Player? Yodeck.com is a complete Digital Signage cloud service that powers thousands of screens around the world and used by big brands, such as Dominos, Pizza Hut, Delta and UPS.

What can you do with Yodeck?

  • Manage what gets displayed on public screens, how, and when it gets displayed
  • Show combined layouts of Videos/PPT, Images, YouTube, Web, Live Streams, RSS Tickers, Widgets
  • Use the same Player for Digital Signage and In-Store Audio
  • Super-Easy Central Management Dashboard
  • One Yodeck Player Connected to Each Monitor
  • Simple & Affordable Pricing: Monthly/Annual Fee per Monitor
  • Innovative Features Coming Up

What is unique about Yodeck?

Yodeck combines three characteristics that, together, make it unique:

  1. Designed for Low-Cost Player Hardware - currently works with:
    • NEC Vxx4 & Pxx4 series displays, or
    • external Raspberry Pi 3 Player we provide, ready to be used
    • any Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3, Zero, Compute Module
    • playback is hardware-accelerated on all options, for smooth playback
  2. Affordable service pricing - with remote support and software updates included
  3. Easy but Powerful Management Dashboard - supports any kind of content you can think of, while still staying simple so that anyone can use it

Why is Yodeck better than others? 

  • Unparallel Content Compatibility
    • Typical Media: Images (any format), Videos (any format), Web Sites and HTML ZIP files
    • Documents: PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
    • Streams: YouTube, Ustream, HLS, UDP, RTP and more
    • Widgets: RSS Tickers (Scrolling Texts), clocks, Weather, and more
  • Flexible & Easy Management
    • Intuitive Web User Interface, so that any User or Department (HR, Marketing, etc) can manage content
    • Mass-manage huge number of Media, with folders
    • Create Playlists, with instant transitions between all types of content
    • Define Shows (layouts), arranging Media/Playlists in a drag-and-drop screen layout editor
    • Schedule playback, with a calendar-like view
    • Easily manage thousands of screens using Tags
    • Sub-Playlists and Tag-based Playlists for handling large collections of Media
    • Proof-of-Play (Playback Reports)
  • Enhanced Connectivity
    • Ethernet (embedded or USB), WiFi (embedded or USB), 3G/4G/LTE (USB)
    • HTTP Proxies, Web  Filtering Access List, DHCP/StaticIP, and any networking configuration required
    • Works over poor connections, can withstand total Internet outage of up to 30 days.
    • Video-Wall Support (using 1 Player per screen + 1 "Master" Player)
  • Increased Security
    • Multiple Users with Permissions
    • Detailed Access Control with "Workspaces", ideal for multiple content managers across different locations
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Encrypted Digital Signatures for verifying scheduling authenticity
    • TLS for communication and content authenticity
    • Hardened Player software, Firewalled
    • Single-Sign On using SAML
    • IP Whitelisting for Users
    • Custom Password Policy
  • Try Before You Buy
    • Accounts with 1 screen are completely free
    • Signup and evaluate before committing, to ensure product fit
    • Reach out and arrange a demo, no strings attached.

Who is using Yodeck and for what?

Yodeck is currently serving customers in the following industries:

  • Menuboards - from small diners and cafes, incl. big brands like Dominos, Pizza Hut and McDonalds
  • Internal Communications - companies of varying size and usage, incl. brands like Delta, Heineken and UPS
  • Retail - businesses with physical store in a huge selection of retail industries, incl. brands like Flight Centre and American Express
  • Dashboards / KPIs - display any kind of statistics and reports live on screens. incl. Brookhaven National Laboratory  that use Yodeck to display status and statistics from their NSLS II particle accelerator.
  • Transportation - from train stations schedule screens, to airports like Perth Airport
  • Hospitality - used in tens of Hotels, in reception screens, Hotel channels, even pay-per-view STBs
  • Healthcare - clinics, vetinaries, dentists, and more
  • Betting - Betting Operators for in-shop live streaming and data feeds
  • Education - several school districts, private schools, universities, research labs
  • Promotional - countless businesses promoting their own services and activities
  • Ad Networks - partners building networks, selling display time

With thousands of customers and more than 120 Partners in 30+ countries around the world, Yodeck can help any business make the best out of their screens.

Displaying Hardware
Commercial Enterprise Displays
Commercial Entry Displays
Entry-Level Displays
High Brightness Displays
Mirror Glass Displays
Professional Displays
Professional Displays
Protective Glass Displays
Value Displays
Video Wall Displays
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A winning combination - single wire extension to any OPS or OPS+ display

Draco OPS+ KVM extender

The Draco OPS/OPS+ KVM extender simplifies the installation, operation and management of remote displays in retail signage, passenger information, medical and other applications.

A single module inserted into a standard OPS+ socket delivers HD and 4K video and digital audio connectivity, with full interactivity. Single wire connection – Cat X or fiber enables remote connection to displays up to 140 m / 10 km from the media source.

For hard-to-access and highly secure installations and for better system management the Draco OPS+ KVM extender delivers the ideal solution.

  • High performance AV extension – Lossless video to 4K 60Hz, 4:4:4
  • Single wire connection – Up to 140 m – 10 Km (Cat X and fiber)
  • Safe, secure - Prevents eavesdropping and unauthorized access
  • Flexible, instant switching – Matrix switchable, 8 – 576 ports
  • Fully interactive – Instant USB 2.0, USB 3.0 data transfer
  • Reliable - Built-in redundancy, hardware back-up
  • Enhanced management – Monitoring and control of signage systems 
  • Ideal for signage applications – Retail, public venues, transport, finance

Compatible 

The Draco OPS+ KVM extender is compatible with every display with an OPS+ slot. Backward compatibility with OPS displays..

Flexible, maintainable and reliable

Allows displays to be located anywhere, with single cable connection and no additional power or network cables..

Interactive

Maintains full interactivity for single/multi-touch and gesture displays.

Source switching: any source to any display 

A KVM matrix switch enables simple connection of any source, of any signal type to any display; ensuring the right content is seen on every screen, whenever it is needed and wherever it is. Through a convenient user control interface or bespoke controller.

Reliability and continuous operation 

By centrally locating source computers, system maintenance and up-time is improved. Controlled switching and enhanced monitoring from a central point raises confidence in the operational integrity of the display network. 

Security in Operation

KVM extenders greatly enhance security by restricting physical access and preventing electrical intrusion. With controlled access to computers and secured access rights, only authorized personnel can reach sensiti‚Äčve and critical source devices.

 

Displaying Hardware
Professional Displays
Professional Projectors
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UWS University of West of Scotland Video Wall

At the University of West of Scotland (UWS), a new technology-rich reception area has been created at the entrance to the Paisley campus named as “The Atrium”

The centre-piece of which is a single monolith, digital display wall:

  • comprising of 32 off NEC X463UN 46” video wall displays in an 8x4 array
  • overall size of the whole combine display is approx. 8.36 x 2.48M

 

Control is provided by a PIPView BlackBIRD video wall controller:

  • managing a digital canvas of 32 displays each @ 1920x1080
  • total native resolution of 15,360 x 4,320 available
  • input of 16 channels – with 12 of these at 4K with stereo audio

 

There is a further video wall which is located behind the reception desk, control again is via another PIPView BlackBIRD unit:

  • this is in a 3x3 array with the same 46” video wall display units
  • total native resolution is 5,760 x 3,240
  • with 4 off 4K inputs

 

For ease of operation, the system uses pre-set layout templates, easily selectable from a touch panel in reception.

With both video walls; to maintain quality across the whole digital canvas from the various input sources, all screens are driven at native HD resolution with the ability to display any input, any size, in any position (PIP picture in picture).

 

Jim O’Donnell, CIO at UWS commented “the new display area is incredible, it has been a huge hit with our students and staff alike. The technology will allow students to share digital output, bringing to life a key element of our DREAM-BELIEVE-ACHIEVE focus

 

Located in Glasgow, Scotland the installation was completed in Spring 2016

The new facility was officially opened by H.R.H. the Princess Royal during a visit to the Campus on 12th February.

 

 

 

Displaying Hardware
NEC X463UN
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BroadSign - secure and reliable Digital Signage Sofware

BroadSign is the leading ad tech company providing secure and reliable automated digital signage software to media owners and operators across the globe. Enabling the effective management of dynamic content across complex global networks, BroadSign powers over 120,000 displays in venues such as airports, shopping malls, health clinics and cinemas.

BroadSign’s software suite includes BroadSign Core for content distribution, playback and proof of performance, BroadSign Serv Direct for sales inventory availability and proposal generation, and BroadSign Serv SSP for exposure to new buyers through a customized programmatic digital out-of-home solution.

Displaying Hardware
Video Wall Displays
High Brightness Displays
Outdoor LED Modules
Professional Displays
Professional Projectors
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Raspberry Pi Digital Signage Platform provided by Screenly Pro

Tiny Hardware, Huge Impact
It doesn't take much to set up a new Screenly display. Take a TV, add a cost effective, tiny Raspberry Pi and display full HD quality moving imagery, web content and static images in moments.

Manage a Media Empire from Home
Whether you have a single screen in your store, or a thousand screens nationwide, manage them all within a single powerful web interface.

Set and Forget
Store your assets in the Screenly cloud for reliable long term storage. We take care of video encoding and local caching.

Automatic Updates
Ensure optimal uptime for your displays through automatic security updates and Screenly's central software management.

Monitor the Health of your Displays
Check up on the status of your display nodes in Screenly's web interface, including node uptime and connectivity status and what's currently showing.

Fast Setup
Roll out a new display in just 4 steps. We've solved all the tricky technical problems for you so that you can focus on getting the best content in front of your audience today.

Displaying Hardware
Commercial Enterprise Displays
Commercial Entry Displays
Professional Displays
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Strimy - smart digital signage

Strimy is a very simple and versatile digital signage service: it’s the ideal solution for strong and effective visual communication. It can be used for information purposes, advertising and/or entartainment.
The client-server technology allows you to manage hundreds of monitors, at the same time, located anywhere. With a few clicks on the web interface, you can upload multimedia files into the cloud, define rss sources and schedule your contents.
The monitors can be managed individually or jointly, and at your convenience.

Strimy has been natively developed for Raspberry Pi.
It needs a 24/24h internet connection; however it’s not a streaming service: the scheduled contents are downloaded to local memory before being played, so it’s ensured to work even with intermittent connection, without bandwith consumption.
If the requirements are satisfied, Strimy is ready to work: at first boot you’ll see on screen an unique code, that has to be entered from the web interface to complete activation.

Displaying Hardware
P and V series
Available for

Esprit Digital Limited - Premium Double Sided 70" Totems

Esprit Digital were selected to provide a full digital solution to Elan Media in the Mall of Qatar. In partnership with local integrator AVT Audio Visual Technology in Doha. 

As an advertising network in a mall it is second-to-none anywhere in the world and has already proven a commercial success with brands from all market sectors. As standalone pieces of digital furniture deployed throughout a billion-dollar retail environment, they have been universally accepted and are currently being rolled out to other sites across the Middle East.

The client brief for this project was simple: create the biggest and best digital shopper environment in the Middle East. To date only a few airports in the region have embraced digital screen technology as a perfect medium to enhance their customer’s journeys and malls have almost exclusively stayed with traditional paper advertising systems. This will all change now as the Mall of Qatar has significantly raised the bar and demonstrated to undeniable effect how a well-thought out, well-planned, beautifully designed digital hardware installation can be a key differentiator in a competitive sector like shopping centres.

Esprit built totally bespoke double sided 70” LCD Pods (MUPI’s) which utilise the NEC P703 700Nit display. These highly stylised, iconic structures incorporate our latest Cortex thermal and remote management technology, which means maintenance visits are extremely rare if ever – almost any issue can be resolved from our Network Operating Centres around the world. Other features of this remarkable unit include LED side strips that change colour with content, full audience measurement, iBeacons and ClearSpace™, Esprit Digital’s proprietary sensor system which warns management of obstructions to their screens.

Customer Satisfaction


“From the beginning of this project we were very clear in our minds what we wanted to deliver. Very simply, a world class Digital OOH installation that would utilise the very latest and best technology available, would match the look and feel of the mall, and be a commercial success. We were also very clear about the type of partner
we needed, not just for access to the technology, but for design and implementation, and advice – delivering a real partnership. Esprit Digital have done all of this and more, and I am delighted that we selected them for this project”.


Jamie Ball, COO Elan Media.

 

Displaying Hardware
Professional Displays
NEC P703 70" Display
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