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Product Data Sheets (pdf)...iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher Unit, Wi-Fi


Product Data Sheets (pdf)...iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber with HD Video Capture


Product Data Sheets (pdf)...iCOMPEL P Series VESA Mountable Publisher Unit

  • Video...MediaFlyer™ demo: How to use this Web-based platform to set up impressive digital signage on the fly.

    Hosted by George Borden, Digital Signage National Sales Manager for Black Box, this video shows how simple it is to create digital signage using MediaFlyer™, our SaaS-based solution for monitoring... more/see it nowand managing single-screen or a multiscreen deployments. In the demo, he discusses the many media formats supported by MediaFlyer, as well as its number of preloaded apps for taking advantage of content feeds from YouTube®, Flickr®, Picasa®, and other external sites. The video also explains the role of the player (the only hardware required for the system) and shows how the system operates, walking you through its easy-to-use, Web-based interface for loading content, creating layouts, and populating layout zones with content. He then demonstrates how simple it is to assign content for display using the system’s schedule editor function. collapse

  • Video...iCOMPEL™ How-To (Part 3): Content supported by the platform.

    This video discusses content supported by the iCOMPEL™ digital signage player, including the types of formats for movies and images, as well as the type of text (fixed, scrolling, and... more/see it nowRSS feed) and HTML. It outlines recommended ways of getting text into the platform’s text editor. It also discusses what’s needed for repurposing PowerPoint® content for your signage. collapse


Product Data Sheets (pdf)...iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher Unit with DVB TV Capture


Product Data Sheets (pdf)...iCOMPEL S Series VESA Mountable Publisher Unit with Wi-Fi


Product Data Sheets (pdf)...iCOMPEL P-Series VESA Mountable Subscriber Unit with Wi-Fi


Black Box Explains...Controlling GPIO interfaces with iCOMPEL.

With the iCOMPEL™, interactivity goes beyond touchscreen support. It also supports general-purpose input/output (GPIO) capabilities. Through an external device with a GPIO interface, the playing of on-screen information can be... more/see it nowtriggered (or halted) by signals originating from device inputs via contact closures. These can be external infrared motion detectors, light sensors, switches, push buttons, building control systems—even external SCADA collection systems.

The possibilities are endless. You can set up a screen to provide emergency notification during crises—based on a signal sent when a secure door is opened or when an environmental condition occurs. Or simply use a screen to welcome visitors walking through your main door. You can even have a screen change from a static display to an interactive touchscreen when someone approaches.

Just connect the external device to the iCOMPEL using our ICOMP-GPIO Adapter, which adapts the USB port on the iCOMPEL to a DB9 (RS-232) port. (NOTE: Older iCOMPEL units include a DB9 port, so the adapter isn’t needed.) This adapted port can be used for sending user-defined RS-232 strings and receiving RS-232 strings. The port also offers four input lines for binary events, such as motion detection, contact closure, or other device signaling. In some cases, you can even use the RS-232 connection to power simple detection devices.

Each RS-232 input item can be included in a playlist and used to generate an Advance To or Change Layout on a user-defined transition of the line. The Advance To or Change Layout commands can be configured to change the media being played by the iCOMPEL.

The iCOMPEL has the ability to control the output state of the RS-232 DTR and RTS lines. The lines are controlled by RS-232 output items, which can appear as items in the iCOMPEL playlist menu. The RS-232 output items can assign the state of one or both RS-232 output lines and optionally a string of characters to be output.

For further details on how to activate touchscreen and contact closure capabilities on an iCOMPEL unit, contact our FREE Tech Support. Our experts can also recommend accessories for motion detection and other GPIO-controlled functions.
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