Capital Networks Release V2 Of Android Platform
July 9, 2013 by Dave Haynes
Capital Networks is now on to V2 of its Android digital signage solution, aka Audience for Android v2.
The company (loyal Sixteen:Nine advertiser) launched V1 formally a year ago, one of the first on what is an increasingly crowded market.
Version two brings more horsepower to the hardware and software, as well as a broader range of capabilities to a product that was already getting an impressive amount out low-cost ARM boxes.
“We were interested in releasing a product and establishing a ‘high-water mark’ of what customers should be able to expect from Android OS media players. We ensured that our Android OS media player had the advanced features that help customers reach the full potential of their digital signage deployments,” says Jim Vair, Vice President of Business Development. “We feel the upgrades featured in the new release are a continuation of that commitment, with many of the new additions based directly on customer feedback.”
Some of the key features found within Audience for Android v2 include:
- Up to 1080p resolution supported
- Video in a zone supported
- Landscape and Portrait orientation
- Touch interactivity
- HTML5 support
- Real time scheduling
- Support of single and multi-zone layouts
- Support of live data feeds
- As-Run Logs for content verification
- MP4, H264, JPG, BMP and MNG animation support
Also designed with scalability in mind, Audience for Android provides a user friendly, cost effective solution to network operators just entering into the digital signage market, as well as established network operators looking to expand existing installations.
“Over the course of the past year, we’ve found our Android solution provided clients the opportunity to think on a larger scale, when their original deployment plan may have been more limited, often due to cost,” says Vair. “While many of our clients running higher performance digital signage networks still require a Windows OS media player, we’ve found that the Audience for Android solution has provided new opportunities that may not have existed otherwise.”