Gefen unveils WiFi signage players

Gefen has released two digital signage media players that provide high definition playback using WiFi or traditional LAN-based connectors.

Both players offer a SMIL (synchronised multimedia integration language) compliant media player that works with computer LAN systems, either by connecting directly to the LAN or by using the WiFi connection.

Users can playback 1080p full HD video and the players also output component and composite video with two channel (L/R) audio and one-line scrolling text. Each player comes pre-loaded with more than ten templates to select from.

The media player with WiFi offers 4GB of internal flash memory and the secure flash card slot can host up to 16GB of memory. Peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, hard drives and more can, be connected through the two USB 2.0 ports.

Gefen has also released a digital signage media player with WiFi Plus. It provides the same features as its sister model but can connect live video using a composite video input with audio. Users can also overlay content and separate the video into four quadrants for more complex systems. RS-232 for control of external displays or other connected devices is also included.

Both players support today’s most popular media formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG L2, MP3, H.264/MPEG-4, and VC-1 codec formats. Gefen provides a number of optional CMS (content management system) providers for both players.