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AMX Network Media Enhancements Transcend AV Infrastructure to Connect More People in More Places
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Whether Sharing Live or Pre-Recorded Content or Managing Signage, the AMX Network Media Ecosystem Ensures Seamless Experience ORLANDO, Florida – June 12, 2013 – At InfoComm 2013, AMX® announced several new Network Media additions and enhancements including a new version of AMX XPort Data Integration Software, two new H.264 Encoders, two new Inspired Signage players and several Vision2® enhancements. AMX Network Media solutions assist companies in breaking through the distance boundaries of AV infrastructure to bridge room AV, share live and pre-recorded video content, distribute and manage digital signage, and make it all simple to access and manage from anywhere in the world. The enhanced XPort Data Integration Software "xports" data from a variety of sources and distributes it to touch panels, digital signage and mobile devices. This simple, intuitive software offers an easy and secure method to manage internal and external data feeds and gives anyone the ability to create custom feeds as well. To stream video from a PC, camera, set top box or other AV source, you need an encoder to convert the outputs of those sources to a format that can be streamed over your network. The new AMX H.264 Encoder is the most cost effective, high definition H.264 encoder on the market and offers a simple to install, network friendly solution for incorporating AV into any existing IP infrastructure. The new NMX-ENC-1100 features a single multi-format input and the new NMX-ENC-1105 features a multi-format input as well as an SDI input. Two new Inspired Signage Players - IS-XPT-2100 and IS-SPX-1300 - pack more features and functionality than ever before in an ultra-compact form factor. The new Inspired XPert IS-XPT-2100 includes all of the previous XPert player features but now includes multi-byte language support in a much more compact and cost effective package that's 60% smaller than the previous generation. The new Inspired XPress IS-SPX-1300 features 720p resolution and 720p video playback for displaying assets in HD resolution. It also packs more processing power for smoother animation and there's no need to revise existing content since the new IS-SPX-1300 players can coexist with the previous Inspired XPress IS-SPX-1000. Also announced at InfoComm 2013 were several enhancements to Vision2, the software that centrally manages encoders, content recording, and content storage and distribution. Vision2 now offers the capability to easily integrate with existing network based storage infrastructure (NAS - Network Attached Storage and SAN - Storage Area Network) and backup procedures. And Vision2 administrators can now designate roles/privileges to allow groups to upload and manage their own content and video channels within a corporation. Availabilty and Additional Details AMX is demonstrating all its Network Media solutions in Booth 2216 at InfoComm 2013, being held June 12 - 14 in Orlando, Florida. AMX is making the enhanced XPort Data Integration Software available effective June 2013. AMX expects to ship the new Multi-Format H.264 Encoder model in November 2013 and the Multi-Format/SDI model in January 2014. The new Inspired XPress SPX-1300 is expected to ship in June 2013 and the Inspired XPert IS-XPT-2100 is expected to ship in August 2013. The new Vision2 enhancements are expected to be available June 2013.