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Onelan – Low-cost digital signage drives into mass transit marketApr 24 2007 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
The new NTB (Net-Top-Box) 115 from digital signage specialist Onelan is being accepted into mass transit markets, such as buses and trams. The NTB115 has a 12V power input that simplifies integration into mobile applications. It can also be used with wireless connectivity to enable media update schemes when buses are in a depot over-night, says the company.
Based on a 1GHz VIA C3 processor, the NTB115 provides DVD-quality video on any plasma, LCD or display screen plus a wide selection of free-to-air news channels for information display. Other markets include large organisations such as hospitals, schools, corporate buildings, restaurants and hotels. The NTBs accept a wide range of video, animation, stills, audio and text media from sources including disc, Ethernet, Internet and TV aerial.
“On buses, trams and trains people need to be informed about safety issues and procedures,” said David Dalzell, managing director, Onelan. “Moreover, when travelling, they are a captive audience which may benefit from other messages. Our Net-Top-Box is the easiest and most-effective way of delivering the right message, to the right person at the right time. We provide full training and technical support, and the boxes are very user-friendly and easy-to-use.”
The desktop NTB115, which measures 293mm x 270mm x 63mm, fits on a 2U shelf, offers a storage capacity of 256mb RAM with 80GB disk and operates with 60W external power brick. The box uses 10/100BaseT LAN interface. High-resolution Video Out is 15 way ‘D’ type – VGA with 4 x 3, 5 x 4 and wide screen modes (landscape orientation), with Baseband TV Signals In and Out delivered by RCA Jack (composite) and Mini DIN (S-Video), says the company.More news from Onelan