New Navori Technology Delivers 8K Performance From Single PC
Navori’s IPR Technology Hugely Reduces Cost And Complexity; Driving As Many As 16 Full HD Screens Off One Media Player
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 12, 2018 – Navori will debut IPR, a new software platform that accelerates performance rendering for digital signage at the ISE2019 show in February. IPR, short for Insane Performance Rendering, makes it uniquely possible to drive 8K video walls or clusters of 4x 4K digital signage displays from a single media player, resulting in dramatic cost-savings for systems integrators and end users. Navori will demonstrate IPR’s possibilities at Stand 8.E195 in the RAI Amsterdam from February 5-8.
IPR’s “insane” performance rendering capabilities are based on Navori’s 64-bit player software and optimized PC hardware. IPR can power a full 8K video wall, or as many as 16 full HD displays, from a single device. One IPR license for Navori’s QL content management system software covers either scenario.
IPR adds further value by only using 20 percent of the CPU when displaying 8K content due to its highly efficient use of processing power. Furthermore, IPR can frame-accurately synchronize with any content type, including HTML5 and tickers, since the entire workflow is centralized on one workstation.
“IPR is a breakthrough technology for delivering content resolution of this magnitude from a single PC,” says Jerome Moeri, CEO, Navori. “Systems integrators save on hardware, software licensing and labor through a reduced installation footprint, and a technology that is simple to configure and maintain compared to a filled server cabinet.”
Moeri expects that IPR will be of particular interest to retail businesses and restaurants. For example, IPR’s high-performance rendering will offer benefits for quick-service restaurants and entertainment venues that want to drive multiple menu boards and concessions. In retail, video walls in shopping windows can have four tiled 4K screens – with brilliantly crisp visuals – off a single IPR-driven player. The same benefits apply to video wall installations in corporate and hospitality environments.
IPR will be interoperable with new rules-based contextual content triggering capabilities within QL2, also to be introduced at ISE. These capabilities will offer more flexibility in dynamic content delivery, versus making best-guesses about what content makes sense days or even weeks in advance, when scheduling.
Navori QL’s new intelligent scheduling and triggering capabilities allow, for example, retailers to base what’s playing on specific screens in stores on inventory levels or deliveries. That means that pre-set “rules” can trigger one-time promotions from linked management systems to announce that new stock has arrived from the distribution center. Similarly, promotions can be dynamically removed from digital signage playlists if inventory levels run low, and hit a pre-set threshold that triggers the spot to be expired.
Moeri adds that this kind of intelligent content scheduling can also be applied in theaters and large venues, where digital signage screens re-direct attendees to shorter concession, ticket or security screening lines.
“We know pre-planned, scheduled content will always be a part of digital signage networks for our customers, but there is certainly a need to be more dynamic, at times,” says Moeri. “By data-tagging media assets, players and scenarios, and integrating with real-time data from other systems within a business, we can deliver content that is meaningful to that moment.”