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iCOMPEL EDS Publisher with Software License  

For applications of fewer than 10 screens requiring ad network support and Windows OS.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(1 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • The power of the EDS Manager in a platform optimized for smaller networks.
  • Designed for signage networks of fewer than 10 screens.
  • Supports aggregates from ad networks.

  • Description

    iCOMPEL EDS Publisher with Software License

    Quick Facts

  • The power of the EDS Manager in a platform optimized for smaller networks.
  • Designed for signage networks of fewer than 10 screens.
  • Supports aggregates from ad networks.

  • Further Details

  • Advanced playout reporting and alert reporting features.
  • Easy to control via any compatible Web browser.
  • Pushes digital content across a campus or LAN to screens.
  • All licenses are perpetual—no year-after-year renewals.
  • Easy for beginners to master, yet advanced in capabilities.
  • Simplified central management of content and playlists.
  • Multimedia support: video, Flash®, HTML, RSS, MPEGs, and more.
  • Easy drag-and-drop tools for screen layout and design.
  • Intuitive, content-centric interface for content creation.
  • No Flash skills needed to create professional effects.
  • Plays content in specific screen zones or at full screen.
  • Supports playing of stored, streaming, and live media.
  • Group player control for segmenting content distribution.
  • Local "ad hoc" control for updating content at the screen.
  • Store-and-forward distribution; doesn't consume LAN bandwidth.
  • Enterprise-grade security and built-in permission manager.
  • Detailed per-account/per-user security and settings.
  • Auto-Video/Auto-Picture features for easy uploads by external users.
  • Integrates easily into any Windows® environment.
  • Multilanguage support for users in different countries.
  • Robust, 2U rackmountable publisher chassis.
  • Tri-core Athlon® II X3 445 processing.

    Create and manage digital signage content more easily in local networks with the iCOMPEL™ EDS Publisher from Black Box.

    This solution is for fewer than 10 digital screens, giving you total control and visibility of signage deployed on a LAN. As a publisher appliance, it's ideal for corporate, school, hospital, or government office networks.

    In comparison to our original iCOMPEL system, which is Linux® based, the iCOMPEL EDS Publisher is a Windows based system that gives you the ability to fully leverage the revenue-generating potential of ad-based networks.

    Specifically, the iCOMPEL EDS Publisher supports aggregates from ad networks, and advanced playout reporting features make it possible to validate proof of play—ideal for billing clients in digital out-of-home advertising networks.

    Plus, through player grouping or meta tagging (license required), you can give media buyers the flexibility to choose where and when their ad is shown. This dynamic function ensures that advertisers get maximum attention at the point of sale.

    It's a cost-saver, too. With iCOMPEL EDS Publisher, you can build and broadcast (or narrowcast) eye-catching content without adding any technical or creative staff. The platform provides direct links to HTML content and RSS feeds, and supports IPTV content streamed from an external streaming device of your choice.

    Supports many media formats.
    The iCOMPEL EDS Publisher has a Windows operating system and enables you to update screen content from anywhere. Change presentations, customize messaging for specific audiences, issue alerts, and more. You just need an Internet connection with a compatible Web browser running a Flash plug-in.

    Because it supports many media formats, you can combine video with scrolling text, photos, Flash, and Web content. In addition to HTML and RSS media, it handles H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, and QuickTime® media; multicast video; JPEG and PNG images; MP3 audio; and more. It accepts streaming video, and touchscreen functionality is included at no extra charge.

    Add subscriber players to reach screens on a network.
    For each screen, you just add an iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber with Software License (EDS-SS10). The iCOMPEL EDS Publisher publishes your multimedia files to as many as nine subscriber players.

    Player operation verification and alert reporting functions ensure smooth 24/7 operation. From a central or remote workstation, you can see how many players are on-line, off-line, and/or in an error state. It can also send e-mail error notifications to a system administrator.

    The platform also supports multiple languages: not only English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, but also Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Russian, Arabic, Greek, and Simplified or Traditional Chinese.

    Intuitive control of folders and playlists.
    The software loaded on the publisher gives you an intuitive platform for creating signage presentations, scheduling playout, and grouping subscriber players.

    Fully manage presentations using playlists and tools that provide you with drag-and-drop control from a browser.

    From the Playlist Management screen, begin building screens by dropping media into template zones. Combine video and multicast streams with text, tickers, Web content, images, Flash, and audio. It supports 1080p video decoding as well as Flash and HTML media natively.

    RSS ticker text is easy to add with iCOMPEL EDS. Tickers can be horizontal, vertical, or block style—great for speedy readers annoyed by ticker crawls.

    Full-screen or multizone layout configuration.
    The iCOMPEL EDS software supports full-screen and multizone layouts. Screens can be set up in 90º rotated portrait mode or landscape configurations. They can be in a kiosk or in a touchscreen application for customer interaction—no extra touch licenses need to be purchased; this support is built into the platform.

    Content playout can be at specific times in specific zones or at full screen. Zone, composer, or full-screen playlists or a queue of playlists can be scheduled for playout at specific times. Every zone in the display layout can play content independently from each other. The iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber automatically synchronizes content and starts playout of scheduled playlists.

    You can also give "ad hoc" privileges to users right at the screen. The Simple User Interface function makes it easy for office staff and department managers to make changes to specific playlists by using a simple forms-driven interface. This is ideal for welcome screens or meeting room information boards. Even better, you can set limits on which fields remote users can change, so they don't inadvertently make a mess of your presentations.

    Sophisticated content creation and authoring tools.
    The iCOMPEL EDS software features a "composer" tool for creating screen layouts in a snap. Using this unique tool, you can create special effects without working within Flash.

    Use it to:
    • Configure dazzling effects for page transitions, image reflection, shadowing, rounded corners, and more.
    • Create impressive transparent layering of objects using alpha color background settings.
    • Adjust, resize, position, and layer zones within a screen layout with a simple click and drag.
    • Set pixel-exact positioning. Just key in an object's X and Y coordinates and the width and height.

    What's more, the composer enables you to set timings on image transitions and page rotations. Also, objects can be animated in or out of a page based on comprehensive animation.

    More media management and formatting features.
    Loading a video is as simple as selecting a video and dragging it to the workspace. Then place it where you like and resize it by dragging a handle on the bottom corner. Guidelines help you align content precisely, and you get an immediate preview of a screen before it's added to a playlist.

    You can also format text so it's consistent with your branding. Set the type, size, style, weight, and color of fonts as well as control their scroll speed across the screen and their alignment in a frame.

    There's also a Kiosk mode that makes it easy to create interactive menus, either from the composer or zone-based HTML pages.

    EDS Publisher hardware for speedy, reliable operation.
    The publisher appliance itself is a 2U rackmountable unit that offers quiet operation with reduced vibration and fast media retrieval. The hardware features:
    • A tri-core AMD Athlon II X3 445 processor with 3.10-GHz processing.
    • An onboard AMD ATI Radeon® HD 4250 graphics chipset.
    • A UVD 2 video engine that decodes Blu-ray and HD video for smooth playout.
    • A Western Digital® 500 GB, 7200 RPM SATA-II hard drive for media storage.

    Plus, it comes with a high-quality Seasonic 80PLUS GOLD certified power supply for higher efficiency and reduced power usage. Its built-in 120-mm cooling fan runs quiet while controlling temperature, and it also boasts short-circuit, overvoltage, and overpower protection.

    The hardware includes a Windows 7 Embedded operating system and supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet network connections.

    Want to test drive the EDS Publisher hardware and software?
    We can set you up with temporary, on-line access to the iCOMPEL EDS portal, as well as provide demo units with a short-term software license. You'll be able to see how well it works for you before purchasing. Simply contact one of our Digital Signage Success Managers at 724-873-6565 or contact Black Box Tech Support.

    Also call us at 724-873-6565 or contact Black Box Tech Support for per-unit pricing. We'll even recommend an iCOMPEL solution based on your exact needs.

  • Technical Specifications for iCOMPEL EDS Publisher with Software License:

    Browsers Supported PC: Internet Explorer® 7 or 8 and Firefox® 3.x or 4.x;
    Mac® OS: Firefox 4.x for Mac
    Cache 16 MB
    Chassis iStarUSA® MATX chassis with Asus® M4A88T-M AMD® board with 880G chipset
    CPU Processor Tri-core AMD Athlon II X3 445
    Graphics Card AMD ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics chipset
    Hard Drive Western Digital 500 GB, 7200 RPM SATA-II
    Memory 2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz (CL9)
    Processor Speed 3.10 GHz
    Video Coding UVD 2 video engine
    RoHS Yes
    Connectors (1) DVI (DVI-D) F, (1) HDMI F, (1) SPDIF F, (1) HD15 F (VGA), (6) 3.5-mm F audio (for microphone, speakers, line in/line out), (6) USB Type A F (peripherals), (2) USB Type A (keyboard/mouse), (1) 6-pin mini DIN F (PS/2 keyboard/mouse), (1) DB9 F (RS-232 serial), (1) RJ-45 (10/100/1000)
    Power Input: 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, autosensing;
    Output: 350 watts;
    Efficiency: > 80%
    Size 3.5"H (2U) x 19"W x 15"D (8.9 x 48.3 x 38.1 cm)

    NOTE: This product is not compatible with any standard iCOMPEL appliance or player (ICOMP, ICOMP-VID, ICOMP01-R2, ICOMP01-VID-R2, ICOMP02-H, ICOMP03-H, ICOMP02-S, ICOMP03-S) or any iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (ICOMP-IDM).
    This product works with:
    • iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber with Software License (EDS-SS10)
    • iCOMPEL WDS Wearable Digital Signage Player for EDS or MSM (WDS-M)
    Do you want just the software to load on an existing server? See our:
    • iCOMPEL EDS Manager Software License (EDS-P)
    Need assistance designing your signage system? Contact us at 724-873-6565.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.

    Resources for iCOMPEL EDS Publisher with Software License:

    Product Data Sheets


    • iCOMPEL Enterprise Digital Signage (EDS) Brochure
      Create compelling experiences that get compelling results. (Version 5)

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    iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber with Software License

    iCOMPEL EDS Subscriber with Software License

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