nfinityX Overview

Overview

The nfinityX is an application, which encompasses a robust media driven database allowing high-level management of content including rights management and distribution throughout its life cycle. The solution automatically re-purposes content for delivery and distribution to mobile, Internet, IPTV, digital signage, radio and broadcast environments.

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The digital content management system is server based using scalable storage. The application integrates into all protocols including satellite, GSM and Internet delivery solutions

Integration into streaming environments is also supported. nfinityX trans-codes content on demand for delivery to mobile devices, digital signage, desktop, broadcast environments and Internet streaming applications.

The nfinityX follows a centralized architecture, with the ability to address-decentralized environments supporting the redistribution of content including on demand and streaming media on a separate network using the nfinityX Landing Zone.


 

 

Metadata Management

The solutions database is flexible allowing administrators to create data objects and add fields to media objects in a live environment. The open architecture allows integration into industry standard database environments for access and distribution of live data throughout the connected network.


User Management

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A comprehensive user management environment allows administrators to manage  access to various areas of the nfinityX including content rights and distribution of content.


Media Archive

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The nfinityX manages and archives broadcast quality content, which includes Video (HD Uncompressed), Audio, Images and documents. Access to the content is managed through a user based rights management tool. The solution uses customizable library objects allowing one to create metadata objects which relate to your own individual workflows

The solution allows third party content providers to ingest content via a cloud based access point directly into the solution. This can be through an automated or manually process. Control of final ingest to solution is managed by users with the appropriate user rights

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Content Distribution

The solution supports real-time streaming, broadcast and forward installed content, this includes live studio broadcasts, play back from VTR/DVR units or broadcast servers, desktop and mobile applications should also be supported in the content environment. Delivery via Satellite forms part of the scope.


Network Structure

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The nfinityX network environment allows users to create and manage their media player hardware and location information.
The network structure is also used together with content meta data to manage content distribution using the applied rules of the network and content meta data.


Reporting

 

The solution supports reporting and proof of play of content. The monitoring of connected devices is real-time providing information on performance and connectivity.
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User Interface

The management and content interface is web-based and supports Windows, Linux and Mac. The nfintyX provides two interfaces. The nfinityX interface is for high-level system users and the Corp-Silverlight interface allows administrators to provide access to users with a significantly simpler user interface that requires minimal training and support for users.

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Content management

One of the most underestimated tools that are required when managing a successful large scale Digital network is media management. Simply loading content into a simple file structure will not allow you to effectively grow and manage your media archive.

nfinity X provides a sophisticated and robust media archive allowing you to manage organise and distribute your media assets. All the functionality you would expect from a high-level media asset management system are available to you.

The media management component allows you to manage video, audio, images and documents.

The solution allows you to create and manage media objects effectively and easily. You can customise meta data objects and information that best suits your environment and needs. This would include location, language, media types categories and the like.

Playlists support dynamic content selection, driven by internal and external data sources. An example of this would be distribution of content to different geographical positions or language groups etc.

The content manager supports content versioning-using a check out – check in function, allowing you to maintain media ID’s. This includes large content items like documents and multi folder zip files being used in interactive applications.


Content Project Management

The solution has the functionality to store information in a media project environment allowing ingest of content used in the production or post-production environment for archiving purposes. This a valuable tool for content managers, allowing all components of the content production to be housed in a central repository.


Landing Zone

If you are having difficulty delivering large media content files to the regional offices, dealer networks or retail shops, look at using the nfinityX-landing zone. The landing Zone allows you to bring a rich media experience to staff and customers who are restricted with limited bandwidth. The solution allows you to publish content directly from the nfinityX to the deployed Landing Zones and only making use of your network at times that surplus bandwidth is available.

The landing zone delivers content to the desktop, interactive kiosks or your digital signage environment. The solution easily integrates into existing e-learning applications providing a seamless experience for their users. Customers are also using the landing zone to deliver software and other mission critical information.

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Media Client Monitoring Dashboard

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The media player dashboard allows users to have a view of connectivity, content delivered and allows for real-time screen captures of content being played or displayed. The interface provides a view of hardware and related information. A mobile application for onsite maintenance is available.


Play-list control

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Playlist management includes the ability to use media containers, which are easily created from a database query. Timed event triggers allow schedulers to trigger events like live broadcasts and content play and return to any point in the play-list after the triggered event.

All media entries of the play list will inherit information from the database, including contractual and time restrictions automatically including them in the publish.


Play list Analyser

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The analyser tool allows users to compare the published schedule against the content played on a target device and output to file, for further distribution or data mining.

The analyser tool allows publishers to view the output of a content list when utilising database-constructed play-lists and schedules.

 


Media Player Software

The media player has the functionality to synchronize frame accurately with other media players connected to the same server which share the same project and screen.Synchronization supports landscape or portrait content across multiple panels in a video wall configuration.The media player screen layout supports multiple zones. The media player also supports GPS and GSM connectivity.
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Client media player Operating System Support

  • • Apple IOs
  • • IPad
  • • Iphone
  • • Windows 8/7/XP
  • • Linux 12.4
  • • Android 4.1
  • • Blackberry

nfinityX is future proof allowing upgrade to the latest Codec’s, Full High definition video is supported and legacy content like 4×3 for archiving purposes.

 


Interactive content publishing

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Interactive content publishing is supported, allowing the user to publish into dynamically built interfaces. Supported for HTML -5, and Flash is available for distribution using the nfinityX publishing environment.


Content Creation – Digital Signage

Image Design Tool

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A simple and easy to use design tool is available for creating templates and images for distribution to the attached media display clients. This tool allows publishers to create content directly on the application. It supports display of external data.

Ticker Designer

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The ticker designer supports open GL and display multiple tickers simultaneously from both external and system generated text. The ticker presentations colors and backgrounds can be easily adjusted to suit the screen layout.

nfinityX supports RSS feeds for use in predefined templates and tickers for live delivery of news and mission critical information from internal and external databases


Attribute Engine “SMART CONTENT”

The database allows users to assign “attributes” to media on ingest. The media players in turn accept Meta data like language, audio or geographical areas etc. The media player uses this information to display the correct media content list using the combined data sets and automatically determine the correct play-list.


Media player Features (Linux or Windows)

  • Scheduled play lists
  • Live Video input
  • Live TV option
  • Live Tickers
  • Live IP stream
  • XML driven information
  • Uses most video, graphic, audio formats
  • Remote controlled audio settings
  • Clock
  • Use standard communication protocols
  • HD, SDI, VGA
  • Landscape or Portrait
  • Resolution independent