NEOCAST Digital Signage Platform 4.0

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Sarasota, Florida-based Real Digital Media, provider of the enterprise class NEOCAST digital signage platform, has officially released version 4.0, whose latest enhancements build upon the platform history of streamlined workflows and ease of use design, while setting what the company says is a new standard for advanced network management and audience engagement in the digital out-of-home industry. NEOCAST 4.0 introduces multiple new enhancements and features, most notably the release of the new Presentation functionality that offers the pinnacle of multizone layout creation, scheduling and playback capabilities in the industry. This new functionality allows network operators to quickly and easily design and sequence complex layouts comprised of independently programmable zone configurations. Zones may be continued from layout to layout for seamless transitions during a presentation, as well as synchronized to provide a method for creating fully integrated and engaging audience experiences that promote brand as well as cross sell and upsell opportunities.

Real Digital Media customers have been using the latest software since Q4 of 2012.

Specific NEOCAST 4.0 product enhancements include:

  • Intuitive layout design, sequencing and multizone configuration tools that include positioning, size and layering;
  • Streamlined drag and drop content scheduling;
  • Zone Continuation option for seamless layout transitions;
  • Zone Synchronization option for creating integrated audience experiences;
  • Advanced controls for zone properties, including transparency and alpha levels;
  • Multioutput player support reducing player investment for multidisplay arrays.

“This is an important milestone on our focused product roadmap,” says Ken Goldberg, CEO of Real Digital Media. “We are particularly proud that this major release reflects the input of our varied customer base. NEOCAST 4.0 was born in our user group meeting, developed in concert with evolving customer needs and tested in real world networks. With that incredible input, we have made the display a canvas in the hands of content artists, while the multioutput capabilities can effectively cut player infrastructure costs in half.”

Essential to the new multidisplay capabilities is the additional release of the NEOCAST Media Player Z3, which represents the latest fanless, high definition digital signage media player withdual display output (DVI and HDMI) from Real Digital Media.The NEOCAST® Media Player Z3 continues the tradition of offering robust and reliable media playback devices dedicated for digital signage, but adds the ability to drive two displays with discrete playlists, greatly reducing capital and operating costs for multidisplayarrays, such as digital menu boards. “Customers in our core markets are demanding more capability, more power and more flexibility for their networks,” says Michael Baron, president of Real Digital Media. “With the NEOCAST Media Player Z3, we have delivered all three in an affordable package, continuing the tradition of the best out-of-the-box experience in the industry. The ability to drive multiple displays from a single Z3 has already changed how customers view deployment and redundancy planning.”

Real Digital Media is located at booth #1613 at Digital Signage Expo this week in Las Vegas.

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