Here’s the official press release on Exterity’s IPTV Ready Program that we mentioned briefly yesterday…
Exterity’s IPTV Ready Program off to a flying start with certification of Remote Media’s signagelive product
London, 26th January 2009: Exterity, a specialist in network IPTV, announces that its recently launched IPTV Ready Program has successfully carried out testing with numerous digital signage and video equipment companies. One such company is Remote Media with its signagelive SaaS (Software as a Service) web-based Digital Signage Platform. Exterity’s IPTV Ready Program allows these companies to prove interoperability with IPTV, which opens up new revenue streams and generates improved margins; vital in today’s challenging economic climate.
IPTV is rapidly growing in popularity and has become an essential requirement for new-builds and renovations. As such, video equipment and digital signage companies are quickly moving to gain knowledge in the area of IPTV. Exterity meets this demand from a non-competitive position, and provides independent advice based on vast expertise to help other vendors integrate with IPTV solutions.
Digital signage and video equipment companies have the option to include Exterity’s IPTV solution as part of their wider technology offerings, which will help them attract new customers as well as create an up-sell opportunity to existing customers, increasing customer satisfaction and long-term retention.
Jason Cremins, CEO, Remote Media comments: “Exterity’s IPTV Ready Program acts as a ‘rubber stamp,’ proving to our customers that we have a verified solution that will give them a best of breed digital signage system, which incorporates the flexibility of IPTV seamlessly integrated with both signagelive display and new desktop editions.”
Colin Farquhar, CEO of Exterity comments: “The IPTV Ready Program provides the ideal opportunity for digital signage companies to move into the new and rapidly expanding market of Building IPTV. As leaders in this new market, we can channel our experience and share Exterity’s expertise in the sector with other vendors, enabling them to make the most of this new potential revenue stream.”
At this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam (3-5 February), both Exterity and Remote Media will be exhibiting, giving visitors the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the fully pre-tested and interoperable digital signage/IPTV solution. In addition, Remote Media will be launching the signagelive ‘desktop edition’, which allows TV to be streamed to a smaller window on desktop PCs, removing the necessity for full-screen only viewing. It also has an alert function so companies can send targeted messages to users.
Exterity’s IPTV solutions enable scalable and cost-effective delivery of TV and other multi-media content across the Local Area Networks. Using IPTV digital signage, companies no longer require TV cards in PCs to deliver live TV to displays. In addition, coaxial TV cable is no longer necessary for digital signage players so dual cabling is now a thing of the past, saving both time and money.
Digital Signage companies looking to support IPTV should visit Exterity’s IPTV Ready Webpage: www.exterity.co.uk/partners/iptvready.html
or email: IPTVReady@exterity.co.uk