14.03.12

Cabletime introduces graphical mapping feature

Cabletime is introducing a new feature to its MediaStar Evolution Media Manager software that will map the location, and check the functionality, of all units, including screens and players, within a graphical representation.

The Media Manager enterprise software gives full drag-and-drop control of all Evolution IPTV system hardware and screens, as well as enabling the configuration and scheduling of all the digital media, video and signage assets for play-out. System managers can take a floor plan or diagram of the building or system layout and from this create multiple ‘work areas’.

Images of the specific Evolution units can then be dropped into the correct location in the work area, where they will be represented by an icon. The icon flashes so it can be quickly located and opens to reveal the full configuration and technical details of the unit. Any loss of connectivity will also trigger an alert, allowing the operator to identify the specific unit and its actual location within the building - invaluable in identifying faults and delivering remedies quickly and efficiently.