Cabletime unveils digital-only media player

IPTV distribution provider Cabletime has launched the Evolution 780SL Media Player. It is a 'refined' version of the flagship Evolution 780AV player, and is aimed at users looking for a simpler range of features in an entry-level system.

The Evolution 780SL delivers HDMI digital video and audio outputs, and is suitable for users with no requirement for analogue.

It still provides the ability to decode streams but now also features 8GB of on-board storage allowing it to play back stored content such as corporate videos and Powerpoint presentations.

Like all Evolution products, the 780SL schedules this content through the Evolution Media Manager control software. It is available in standard and power-over-Ethernet versions.

It's other software features include an enhanced scrolling duo ‘ticker’. This enables users to display news, corporate announcements or internal messages overlaid on existing media, in the form of an RSS feed or custom text created via a protected web page.

All standard RSS feeds can be shown and up to 10 individual feeds can be scrolled consecutively with a selection of header and/or subject content and in a range of colours.

A clock feature, which can be synchronised to the user’s building time server, and, using the feeds, will allow the screen to display up to 10 different time zones simultaneously.

The Evolution 780SL was launched on November 1st and is now available for order. Prices available from Cabletime or its network of resellers.