IPTV is a generic term used for Internet Protocol Television. Sounds cool right? Today IPTV is being used to completely transform traditional RF distribution of live TV over Co-Ax cable and replacing it with Digital Networking over CAT5 IP Infrastructure. IPTV becomes extremely convenient to integrate because it leverages the power of existing network infrastructure creating tons of new possibilities! Now your normal communication channels can reach every computer, every smart phone, and all digital signage displays with HD Live, Conditional and On-Demand Content.
With all the new possibilities of IPTV HaiVision has created a entire line of video encoders, recorders, transcoders, servers and digital signage players. By combining IPTV video streaming and digital signage HaiVisions solution integrates H.264 low latency video encoding with power digital signage management software. HaiVision’s digital signage management software is server based it by design it can pull information from anywhere on your network. HaiVision’s DataWatcher is designed to integrate with popular educational and corporate databases. DataWatcher can pull information from something as simple as a excel sheet and as complex as your fire safety system.
The picture below shows an example HaiVision Video Network, Digital Signage and IPTV Solution. Let’s split this into two sections Digital Signage and IPTV. In the Digital Signage portion we focus on the Cool Sign Server which is pulling information from learning management systems, a couple of excel and powerpoint documents, a RSS feed, some conditional and scheduled information, the fire safety system, and it is set to search for updated photoshop animations. All of these funnel information into the digital signage players keeping the information fresh and relevant.