We keep seeing Minicom  kit whenever we take sneak behind-the-scenes peaks behind signage implementations. They are big trade shows fans too and we notice that they will be at Messe Essen for Kiosk Expo / DS Expo in Dusseldorf.
Minicom offers the most complete player-to-screen solution for the “DS Last Mile™” of any digital signage network.
Jerusalem, Israel (April 09, 2008) – Minicom will be demonstrating the latest additions to its DS Vision 3000™ family of products at the Digital Signage Expo this coming May 6-8, 2008 at Messe Essen in Essen Germany.
The DS Vision 3000™ is a long range CAT5 based distribution system delivering HD video and stereo-audio content to multiple screens up to 600m/2000 ft away. Its unique, fully bidirectional RS-232 serial management capability allows administrators to remotely query and turn on/off remote displays and provides centralized management control.
Minicom is also unveiling its new cutting-edge Dual Cascade Receiver Unit (DCL) for the DS Vision that significantly expands the system’s potential by supporting not only star configurations, but also daisy chains. With the DCL you can cascade up to ten units in a row enabling easier positioning of screens and reduced cable clutter. In addition, the DCL has double the power of a regular video receiver allowing you to put two back-to-back screens on a single unit while still controlling each screen separately.
David Haar, Vice President for Digital Signage Division at Minicom says: “With its real-time HD video distribution, long distance range and the industry’s only GUI-based screen management program, the DS Vision 3000™ offers the most complete player-to-screen solution for the “DS Last Mile™” of any digital signage network.”
The new DS Vision 3000™ system will be shipping Q2 2008.