Cabletime announces media decoder

Cabletime has revealed the latest addition to its family of Evolution IP products. The new Evolution Digital Media Decoder (780 HD/SD) is a solution designed to deliver TV, digital signage and digital media in both HD and SD over the IP network.

Developed to suit the full range of distribution applications from multi-screen, multi-location installs through to a single screen deployment, the Evolution Digital Media Decoder (780 HD/SD) is an ‘out of the box’ solution, which can operate either in a standalone mode, or networked under the control of the MediaStar Evolution administration software.
This allows the decoder to deliver pre-programmed digital media content at times specified by the user. 
The Decoder is can play out locally stored HD and SD video files from its onboard memory, or decode both SD and HD H.264 and MPEG-2 encoded network streams, so that the user can programme a combination of both live streamed content and file based media.
Because it also includes an onboard rendering engine, the Decoder can display SD TV inputs at HD output resolutions, and copes with Powerpoint presentations, converted to HTML, JPEG and PNG files and web pages delivered in real time via a Firefox browser.