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ArtioSign – Digital signage from Exterity
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Digital signage is a natural enhancement to an IP video system and ArtioSign, Exterity’s integrated solution makes it easy for any organisation to create and deliver impactful signage screens.

ArtioSign

ArtioSign, Exterity’s set-top box solution, makes it easy for any organization to create and deliver digital signage screens. Designed for organizations that want to install multiple displays to enhance employee or customer experience, our system offers users a feature-rich, fully configurable digital signage application.

By integrating ArtioSign digital signage with an Exterity enterprise IP video system, you can combine TV and video with live news updates and messages to strengthen your overall communications strategy.

Use ArtioSign, Exterity’s Digital Signage solution to:

  • Communicate live news, video and tailored information simultaneously within signage screens
  • Reinforce corporate communications with branded, engaging messaging
  • Turn any connected display into a digital signage delivery point, from a stand-alone PC connected to a single flat screen monitor or an interconnected network of screens
  • Modify each screen or portion of the screen by time of day and by geographic and demographic factors
  • Create and edit screen designs and layouts at any time

Manage multiple branded messages from multiple locations

ArtioSign is a flexible digital signage system that allows for multi-user access, so you can assign editing control of specific screen areas to different teams. A graphical user interface enables non-IT staff to create visually engaging messages that are consistent with your organization’s branding. Signage screens can also be managed, configured and controlled from a central point, ensuring the correct content is being delivered to the right audience.

Download the ArtioSign brochure to see how ArtioSign is used across a wide range of industries.

Create

 

  • ArtioSign Create graphical screen editor on AvediaServer enables creation of uniquely branded signage, tailored signage, with drag-and-drop ease
  • Easily build your signage screens using elements such as video, text, graphics and RSS feeds
  • Create your own signage designs or choose from a selection of templates to get you started

Manage

  • The ArtioSign Control app on AvediaServer lets you review and manage individual and groups of ScreenLists
  • Update Signage on the move – change what is being displayed on screen using an Apple of Android tablet
  • Create groups of displays and quickly assign ScreenLists  to individual or groups of devices, with drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Schedule a variety of content to be displayed at different times of the day, week or month to target your message to the right audience at the right time

Display

  • ArtioSign display enables you to turn any connected display into a digital signage delivery point. Publish content to a single end point or a network of screens
  • Every AvediaPlayer receiver comes with ArtioSign built in as standard: gain instant access to the digital signage functionality with simple license-based activation
  • Low power consumption and Power over Ethernet support makes ArtioSign an economical choice for digital signage compared to a traditional PC-based system.
  • Maximise revenues by incorporating advertising into signage and display in targeted locations at optimal times
  • Communicate important or urgent messages quickly to a wide audience by overriding the displayed signage

 

Exterity Origin Server
A fully scalable solution to distribute enterprise IP video across LAN, Wi-Fi, WAN and the internet, the AvediaStream Origin Server is Exterity’s most flexible IPTV content distribution tool yet.

AvediaStream Origin Server

The dynamic AvediaStream Origin Server enables organizations to effortlessly deliver video content to even more screen types across a wider range of networks. A fully scalable solution to distribute enterprise IP video across LAN, Wi-Fi, WAN and the internet, the AvediaStream Origin Server is the most flexible content distribution tool yet.

The AvediaStream Origin Server can simultaneously provide streams suitable for every type of screen, enabling end users to select their screen of choice. This makes it the premier content delivery platform for organizations wishing to view content on multiple screen and network types.

The AvediaStream Origin Server works seamlessly with the AvediaStream t5600 Transcoder and Artio Middleware to create a powerful, customized streaming solution.

Benefits of AvediaStream Origin Server:

  • Real-time delivery of video and audio content to all screen/network types
  • Extend the reach of enterprise IP video by distributing audiovisual content to numerous mobile devices
  • Enable users of mobile devices to seamlessly integrate with the IPTV ecosystem

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RTS is an Exterity IPTV Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties including government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range. Our engineers have completed Exterity advanced training at the Exterity headquarters at Dalgety Bay, Fife.

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RTS always available with advice to help determine if IPTV is right for you.

Contact us or call us on 0844 800 6440.

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Artio Portal
AvediaServer now includes new enterprise middleware to manage end point presentation and interface experiences. Exterity customers use Artio to customize the design and brand of multiple portals and channel viewing options to meet their own unique requirements.

Artio Portal

Artio provides IPTV System Administrators the tools to improve the power and flexibility of enterprise IPTV middleware for organizations across a range of industry sectors. Artio facilitates the creation and management of customized TV, VoD, radio and interactive pages – tailored for individuals or groups of viewers with a consistent user interface across multiple client devices, providing flexibility for user engagement to go far beyond what was previously possible in the enterprise IPTV space.

Artio enables organizations to provide specific User Interfaces for different groups of users, enabling them to fully unlock the possibilities of enterprise IPTV. Artio helps administrators’ manage the design and brand of the end user experience through an intuitive drag and drop interface and basic design template options, rather than the laborious process of creating them from scratch. Easily add or edit all the functions that are needed, schedule a sequence of actions, trigger recordings and inject promotions or messages to create separate content streams for different audiences.

Artio Desktop Player

Artio Desktop is a media player that instantly gives PCs and Macs access to TV and video content with a mouse click.  Artio Desktop supports live TV, Video on Demand and provides a comprehensive EPG.

  • Supports multi-language audio, subtitles/closed captions and teletext
  • Centrally managed and deployed, easy to use and integrated with Active Directory to control access to content and services
  • Provisioned, configured and administrated through AvediaServer
  • Flexible and scalable, an unlimited number of desktop end points can be added
  • Securely adds premium broadcast channels through integration with SecureMedia content encryption

Artio Multiview

With Artio Multiview, a flexible mosaic of multiple video streams can be viewed from a PC browser.  IPTV system administrators and users can see the whole content picture on one screen.

  • Multiview supports all the viewing features of the Artio Desktop player
  • Simple user access is via browser from a client PC with Multiview held and controlled centrally on the AvediaServer
  • Administrators can create mosaic templates showing many TV channels

Artio Multiview

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RTS is an Exterity IPTV Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties including government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range. Our engineers have completed Exterity advanced training at the Exterity headquarters at Dalgety Bay, Fife.

RTS always available with advice to help determine if IPTV is right for you.

Contact us or call us on 0844 800 6440.

Speak to RTS about Exterity IPTV Solutions

Exterity, the leading provider of enterprise IPTV communication solutions, have demonstrated at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas how sports franchises, teams and venues can increase their business competitiveness, improve their financial viability and deliver the best experience for fans through the latest TV and video technology.

In an increasingly competitive sporting and entertainment marketplace, sports clubs and stadiums are under pressure to provide entertainment that delivers an outstanding experience for fans, staff and corporate guests. At NAB stand A500, Connected Media World in the North Hall, Exterity showed how its enterprise IPTV infrastructure is enabling sports venues and teams to communicate a dynamic mix of information, updates, clips, scores and live footage of the sporting action to exceed the expectations of fans and visitors.

The Exterity NAB sport demonstration has been built upon the company’s experience of providing IPTV solutions for many of the world’s leading sports venues, including:

  •  A grand slam tennis venue
  • Leading soccer stadia including Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Olympique de Marseilles’ Stade Vélodrome
  • Leading golf tournaments including ‘The Open’ in the UK and the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
  • Motorsport, including several F1 teams and tracks
  • Projects at the London Olympics, including providing a unique Olympic Games TV service for the National Olympic Committees

“While TV and video at sports venues is nothing new, there are enormous opportunities for stadiums and sporting sites to capitalise on the latest IPTV infrastructure to distribute a huge range of content throughout the venue over multiple channels,” said Colin Farquhar, CEO, Exterity.

“Sport is big business, and so are the stadiums it’s played in, so it is vital to use technology to create an outstanding experience for fans while also delivering new revenue opportunities. With IPTV, sports venues can create their own internal TV channels showing highlights, pre- and post-game coverage, and access to other on-site events and event-specific services via a customisable, branded on-screen interface. This breadth of content enables venues to deliver a fantastic experience for visitors, while providing a far more powerful means with which to promote corporate sponsors, giving sports venues a real edge over their competitors.

“Enterprise IPTV is not just for the big venues, though,” continued Farquhar. “Exterity works with a wide range of sports organisations, from a Grand Slam tennis championship to lower league football clubs. One of the many benefits of deploying an IPTV is that the users can very quickly recoup their investment through the extra revenue that derives from tailored services and content. As sports venues continue to expand the range of different events that they host, their TV and video needs will change accordingly – from in depth, multi-channel match day coverage to fully branded corporate conferences during the week, for example. IPTV can deliver the most appropriate services over the existing IP network; something that traditional analogue networks simply cannot achieve.”

Exterity CEO Farquhar also participated in a debate on the future of the connected stadium, where a panel of industry experts discussed how visitors’ expectations of the “stadium experience” are changing, and how organisations can meet these demands through connected technology.

During the exhibition Exterity also demonstrated the value it brings to sporting venues, illustrated with case studies from some of the world’s most famous teams and stadia.

Get Exterity IPTV expert advice

RTS is an Exterity Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed Exterity IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties and government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range.

Thinking of purchasing an IPTV system?

Call RTS first. We are always available with advice to help you determine if Exterity IPTV is right for you.

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Contact us or call us on 0844 800 6440.

Get a quote for your IPTV system

Exterity, the leading provider of enterprise IPTV communication technologies, have demonstrated the power of customisable portals with live demonstrations at NAB 2013.

Visitors to Exterity at NAB stand A500, Connected Media World in the North Hall, learnt how the company enables organisations across a range of industry sectors to create and manage tailored TV, Video on Demand, radio and interactive pages that fully engage viewers across multiple screens and devices.

Exterity demonstrated how IPTV administrators can quickly and easily create and customise a variety of portals to suit particular audiences, and to add functions such as branding, messaging, access rights, recording and scheduling.

Exterity focused its demonstrations on three key industry verticals: education, media and sports, and showed how organisations can configure their IPTV portals to meet specific needs. The education demonstration showed how schools and universities can deploy a campus-wide portal to deliver tailored content for students, teachers and administrators, and to create subject or faculty-related channels.

For the media sector, Exterity showcased its work with one of the world’s biggest news organisations, whose portal features multiple feeds and channels, configurable access rights, and video content tailored to journalists, departments and management.

Meanwhile, sports organisations and stadium owners learnt how to create multiple portals for different audiences, enabling them to add customised branding and advertising, real-time sporting information and statistics, and to deliver content tailored to audience location – whether they are in the boardroom, hospitality suites or Row Z.

“One of the main benefits of IPTV is that it enables organisations to deploy a far greater range of channels and content than is possible with a traditional video distribution system,” said Exterity CEO Colin Farquhar. “However, with this increased choice comes the added burden of segmenting, creating, designing and managing different channels and portals.

“That is why an easy-to-use, fully functional portal is critical to successful multi-channel IPTV deployment,” he continued. “A good portal enables administrators to manage the design and brand of the viewer experience through a simple drag-and-drop interface, rather than the laborious process of creating them from scratch. It should also make it easy to add and edit all the functions that they need, whether that is scheduling sequences of actions, triggering recordings, injecting ads or messages, or creating separate content streams for different audiences.

“The Exterity portal demonstrations at NAB 2013 are less about teaching users the technical details of IPTV management than about unlocking the possibilities of IPTV, and how it can be applied to bring maximum value and meet their unique needs.”

Colin Farquhar also gave a formal presentation to launch the new Exterity portal software, which has not been demonstrated in public before. The presentation demonstrated how the software enables complete customisation and flexibility for systems administrators and integrators to configure and manage an end-to-end IPTV system, from infrastructure to applications to content.

Get Exterity IPTV expert advice

RTS is an Exterity Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed Exterity IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties and government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range.

Thinking of purchasing an IPTV system?

Call RTS first. We are always available with advice to help you determine if Exterity IPTV is right for you.

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Contact us or call us on 0844 800 6440.

Get a quote for your IPTV system

Acronyms Explained

The IT and AV worlds use many acronyms to shorten lengthy phrases describing hardware or concepts often referred to when talking about IPTV. Below are definitions for acronyms you may see relating to IPTV.

ASI

Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) is a streaming data format which often carries an MPEG Transport Stream (MPEG-TS). The throughput of the interface is 216Mbps and utilises a BNC connector, to which a co-axial cable with 75 ohm impedance is attached. ASI interfaces are commonly found on broadcast quality equipment where there is a need to pass an entire multiple program transport stream (MPTS) to another device.


 

CAM

A Conditional Access Module (CAM) is a PCMCIA card that can decrypt DVB content that has been encrypted. The CAM will support at least one encryption system (eg. Mediaguard) and will have a limitation on the number of services that can be decrypted simultaneously. Aston CAMs are available for Mediaguard, Irdeto, Viaccess and Conax systems and the consumer version can decrypt two channels simultaneously whereas the professional version can decrypt up to twelve. The viewing card or smartcard from the content provider is inserted into the CAM and holds the keys for the services that it is permitted to decrypt.


 

Component (YPbPr/YCbCr)

RGB is a component video format in which the red, green and blue components are transmitted separately. However, the term “component video” is more usually used to refer to the analogue formats YUV or YPbPr. The Y component is the luminance (brightness) and also carries the sync pulses. The other two components represent the colour information as two colour difference channels; blue minus luminance (U or Pb) and red minus luminance (V or Pr). This is a way of encoding RGB signal information and the RGB information is reconstituted in the display device. YUV, YPbPr or ‘component’ connections can be found on many devices, both consumer and professional.

On consumer devices the interface is typically three RCA (phono) sockets that are colour coded green (Y), blue (U or Pb) and red (V or Pr) whereas professional devices are more likely to have three BNC connectors. Sometimes YCbCr is shown next to analogue component connections instead of YPbPr, but this is technically incorrect as YCbCr actually refers to digital component signals (used internally within equipment). YUV and YPbPr analogue component signals can be used for both SD and HD video and these connections are commonly found on displays for analogue HD video, whilst HDMI is the commonly used connection for digital HD video.


 

Composite

Composite video is an analogue video format in which the luminance (brightness), chrominance (colour information) and sync are combined onto a single cable. The interface is typically a yellow colour coded RCA (phono) socket although this format can also be carried over SCART. Composite is the most common video interface and as such has interoperability benefits but is poorer in quality than S-Video, RGB or Component. Composite video is sometimes labelled or referred to as CVBS. Composite video is SD and can be in PAL, SECAM or NTSC format.


 

DVB-S(2)

Digital Video Broadcast – Satellite (DVB-S) is a standard for broadcasting digital satellite television. The video, audio and data that comprise several channels are multiplexed into a single multiple program transport stream (MPTS) which is then transmitted on a satellite transponder. DVB-S uses QPSK modulation whereas DVB-S2 uses 8PSK modulation, increasing the bandwidth that can be used.

DVB-S2 tends to be used where the content is HD as the extra bandwidth is useful for the high bitrate HD content and both HD and DVB-S2 typically require a change in reception hardware making it convenient to implement both at the same time. A DVB-S2 tuner can receive DVB-S content and so DVB-S2 will supersede DVB-S.


 

DVB-T

Digital Video Broadcast – Terrestrial (DVB-T) is a standard for broadcasting digital terrestrial television. The video, audio and data that comprise several channels are multiplexed into a single multiple program transport stream (MPTS) which is then transmitted on a UHF radio frequency using COFDM modulation.


 

EPG

An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an on-screen listing of channels and the programming that is being broadcast on those channels currently and in the near future.


 

GUI

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) uses images and visual indicators to interact with users as opposed to textual commands. Non expert users find GUIs easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing.


 

HD (High Definition)

High Definition (HD) refers to the resolution of the images that make up the video content. 1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i and 1920 x 1080p are all high definition resolutions, so called because the images contain more detail or ‘definition’ than the smaller standard definition resolutions. The letters indicate whether the video is interlaced (i) or progressive (p).


 

HDMI

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an AV interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data. It is an alternative to consumer analogue standards such as composite, S-Video, RGBS, RGBHV/VGA and component video. If the content is digital, using an HDMI connection eliminates the need to convert it to an analogue format in order to pass it to a TV and therefore quality is retained.

The HDMI connection can support SD or HD video as well as up to 8 channels of audio and CEC control. HDMI is electrically compatible with DVI-D. Content can be encrypted using HDCP on an HDMI connection to control reception of the content.


 

IPTV

Internet Protocol Television, or IPTV, refers to television that is distributed over an IP network—the same kind of network people use to surf the internet and exchange emails.

There are various types of IPTV. Building IPTV technology enables an organisation’s IP network to carry much more than just television. With IPTV, it’s easy to distribute terrestrial and satellite television and radio, videos / DVDs, digital videos on-demand (VoDs), digital signage, information boards, and web content throughout a facility. All of this multimedia content can be viewed on standard and high definition TVs and various kinds of AV display equipment, as well as PCs on every desktop.


 

RGBS (also RGsB, RGBHV)

RGB is an additive colour model in which a colour is achieved by mixing quantities of Red, Green and Blue (primary colours). When referring to RGB as a video format, it is an analogue format in which the three discrete colour components are sent on three separate cables. RGB requires sync and this is where several types of RGB vary. RGBHV uses five conductors/cables, three for the colour components and two for sync (horizontal sync and vertical sync). This form is used for VGA and DVI-A and therefore is commonly found on PCs and on TVs marked ‘PC input’. RGBS uses four conductors/cables, three for the colour components and one for combined horizontal and vertical sync. Many devices send composite video on the sync as opposed to just the sync pulses.

This type of RGB is common on consumer devices (DVD players etc.) and is the type of RGB used over a SCART connection. RGsB has the sync combined onto the same conductor/cable as the green colour component and is often called “Sync on Green”. It therefore only uses three conductors/cables. It is typically found on professional devices using BNC connectors as opposed to consumer devices which tend to be RGBS over SCART or RCA/phono sockets.

RGB is superior in quality to Composite and S-video formats and can technically be referred to as component video, however the term “Component video” is widely accepted to refer to a different format and so is not used for RGB.


 

SD

Standard Definition (SD) refers to the resolution of the images that make up the video content. PAL and SECAM systems use a resolution of 720 x 576i whereas NTSC uses 720 x 480i. The ‘i’ indicates that the video is interlaced.


 

SDI

Serial Digital Interface (SDI) is an interface for broadcast quality digital video. The video is uncompressed and may run up to 270Mbps. Up to eight pairs of audio channels may be embedded within the SDI. The physical interface is a BNC connector, to which a co-axial cable with a 75 ohm impedance is attached. SDI interfaces are commonly found on broadcast quality video equipment.


 

STB (Set-top Box)

A Set-top Box (STB) is a hardware device that converts an external signal into a form that can be passed to a television.


 

S-Video

S-Video is an analogue video format in which the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (colour information) are carried on separate conductors (within a cable), making it superior in quality to composite video but still inferior to component video as all of the colour information is still combined.

The connector is a 4-pin mini-DIN socket, where the pins are luminance (Y), Chrominance (C) and the ground pins for each. S-Video is often labelled or referred to as Y/C and is SD in PAL, SECAM or NTSC formats.


 

RTS is an Exterity Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed Exterity IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties and government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range.

Thinking of purchasing an IPTV system?

Call RTS first. We are always available with advice to help you determine if Exterity IPTV is right for you.

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RTS is always available with advice to help determine if IPTV is right for you.

Contact RTS on 0844 800 6440 to discuss Exterity IPTV Solutions.

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Exterity, the leading provider of enterprise IPTV communication technologies, announces the launch of AvediaCare, a comprehensive service and product support package that ensures end users’ satisfaction and loyalty.

AvediaCare brings peace of mind to end users deploying the Exterity range of software and hardware products by optimising equipment performance, providing a higher return on investment, maximising system uptime and protecting budgets from unplanned expenses.

AvediaCare features three levels of support, including one for software clients.

AvediaCare features include:

  • Firmware updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Enhanced features
  • Email and phone support
  • Hardware warranty (AvediaCare Plus)
  • Advanced unit replacement (AvediaCare Plus)
  • Software updates (AvediaCare Software Application Cover)

“Enterprise IPTV has evolved from being employed only by the world’s biggest companies, into a technology that is used in thousands of businesses, buildings, campuses, hotels and stadia around the world”, said Exterity CEO, Colin Farquhar. “As adoption becomes more widespread, and as user expectations grow, the focus is increasingly turning towards the levels of reliability and support that providers can deliver to end users through the channel.

“As the market leaders for enterprise IPTV, we understand the importance to our partners of being able to protect the overall health of end users’ systems and of ensuring their peace of mind. That is why AvediaCare does not simply cover individual components or software applications, but is designed to support the overall IPTV ecosystem and enable customers to respond to changing technologies and business needs.

“Given the wide range of industry sectors deploying our technology, and the differing requirements for integration with back office and other systems that they employ, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to support,” continued Farquhar. “With AvediaCare, our partners can work with their customers to select the level of cover that best suits their current needs, as well as enabling them to plan for future requirements.”

Get the expert advice you need

RTS is an Exterity Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed Exterity IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties and government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range.

Thinking of purchasing an IPTV system?

Call RTS first. We are always available with advice to help you determine if Exterity IPTV is right for you.

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RTS is always available with advice to help determine if IPTV is right for you.

Contact RTS on 0844 800 6440 to discuss Exterity IPTV Solutions.

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Today “green” is the buzz word across industries and an important factor to consider for any decision maker. Is it sustainable? Is it efficient? Whether it is a financial, human, time or environmental resource saving you are after, Exterity IPTV delivers a benefit in each area.

Power & Materials

An Exterity IPTV head-end can offer lower power consumption figures than a PC-based solution. Exterity’s module and chassis based IPTV products use only a fraction of the 300-400 watts required by a less reliable PC-based head-end solution, while still delivering the same functionality.

When it comes to the user end, the fact that AV content can be played on existing client PC’s by using the Exterity client software saves resources. There is no need to invest in additional viewing screens or TVs for the AV content, nor the need to power up these separate units.

Exterity set-top boxes support Power over Ethernet (PoE), so there is no need for additional power points, which allows a further saving on both cabling and power consumption.

When it comes to cabling materials there is a significant saving to be made by using an IPTV solution instead of installing a separate co-ax cable network, which in extreme cases can mean almost double the cable required, consuming increasingly rare and expensive materials such as copper and polycarbonate plastics, and by extension oil.

As Exterity IPTV set-top boxes can be controlled over the IP infrastructure they can be configured to automatically turn on/off, as well as any connected TV sets by various methods including serial control. This further reduces power consumption dramatically as they need only be on during business working hours if required.

Cost

An IPTV installation can be financially more efficient than a co-axial cable based solution, as it uses the existing IP network infrastructure.

This means you can avoid the cost and interruption of installing new or additional co-axial cabling, whilst labour costs are also kept to a minimum by utilising the existing IP network.

An IPTV system is also scalable, so it can grow in line with a business without a major financial commitment up front.

Bandwidth

A building IPTV installation capitalises on the organisation’s existing bandwidth. Bandwidth – potentially a very costly resource – is necessary to receive data to and from the rest of the world.

However, because building IPTV is operating within your LAN, Campus or IP network it utilises the almost limitless capacity here via multicast technology to distribute TV and Video in both SD and HD to a limitless number of users.

For example – if 1000 employees logged on to watch BBC News using the BBC iPlayer simultaneously this would put a strain on the costly external bandwidth, whereas 1000 employees viewing BBC News on a building IPTV solution would not make any difference as they would be viewing via the LAN network.

Reliability & Maintenance

An IPTV installation is very robust with minimal maintenance costs versus PC-based solutions where the PC can potentially fail and need time and skilled labour to repair.A module based solution such as Exterity’s only requires a chassis – which often come with redundant power supply for back up. The modules are also configured to be hot- swapped should the system need upgrading or modifying.

Cooling

An IPTV installation offers cooler operation due to the lower power consumption. This means less need for air-conditioning in the server racks – something which is becoming increasingly important within server rooms and data centres alike. Less equipment also means less rack space usage.

For example, distributing the same number of TV channels by using TV gateways requires less IPTV devices and less power than if using other traditional distribution methods

Environment

An IPTV installation has less impact on the environment as the module and chassis- based IPTV products use fewer hard-to-recycle materials than PC-based solutions.

Exterity is WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) compliant and customers may return obsolete and retired Exterity products for recycling. Desk/rack mountable for discreet, convenient deployment.

Exterity units are manufactured in Europe, reducing the environmental impact of shipping, whilst maintaining the highest possible reliability standards

Exterity IPTV Product Guides

AvediaServer

AvediaStream Encoders

AvediaStream TV Gateways

AvediaPlayer Client Software

AvediaStream Chassis

AvediaPlayer Receivers

AvediaStream Transcoder

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RTS is an Exterity Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties across the UK.

RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range.

Thinking of purchasing an IPTV system? Call RTS first. We are always available with advice to help you determine if IPTV is right for you.

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Contact us or call us on 0844 800 6440.

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As an Exterity IPTV Streamforce Platinum Partner, RTS received a request shortly before the start of the 2012 London Olympics to supply and install an Exterity IPTV system for a central London venue, who were providing hospitality facilities to the German National Olympic Committee.

From their extensive stock of Exterity IPTV equipment, RTS were able to rapidly deploy equipment and engineers to install and test in time for the start of the opening ceremony.

The system enabled multiple video sources to be broadcast efficiently over the existing LAN and output to multiple standard definition and high definition receivers connected to legacy displays.

Even with the extremely short time scale, RTS were able to cover all aspects of the requirement on time and within budget.

Why IPTV for hospitality?

With an IPTV system, there is no need for the expense of a seperate, hard-to-maintain analogue cabling system: TV and radio channels can be delivered wherever there is a network connection, to personal computers, standard TV’s, digital AV projectors, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, or any other video display device. You can add channels, displays and users virtually without limit, with no impact on picture quality, and with Exterity’s AvediaServer Director, a multi-user building management system, gives you fine-grained control over what content is available, where it can be displayed and who can see it.

Benefits of IPTV for hospitality

  • Deliver live camera coverage of events to concession areas.
  • Create a personalised TV and video experience for guests in hospitality suites.
  • Provide visitor information, concession advertising, announcements of scheduled events and emergency infromation via digital signage.
  • Advertise future events for increased ticket sales.
  • Support kiosks for self service ticket sales.
  • Easily accomodate meeting room overflow with live video.
  • Record meeting for later distribution or sale.
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IPTV, or Internet Protocol Television, refers to television that is distributed over an IP network—the same kind of network people use to surf the internet and exchange emails.

 

How Exterity IPTV works

In reality, IPTV technology enables an organisation’s IP network to carry much more than just television. With IPTV, you can easily distribute terrestrial and satellite television and radio, videos, DVDs, digital videos on-demand (VoDs), digital signage, information boards, and web content throughout your facility. All of this multimedia content can be viewed on standard and high definition TVs and various kinds of AV display equipment, as well as PCs on every desktop.

Building IPTV is designed to distribute television and video across building and campus networks over a local area network (LAN). The content is injected directly into the building LAN rather than through the organisation’s internet firewall. For organisations, this has three fundamental advantages over consumer-oriented forms of IPTV:

  • It leverages the comparatively limitless bandwidth of organisational LANs to deliver much higher quality to many more users.
  • It allows much more stringent access control—not just by channel, but by business unit, department, group, or even individual user.
  •  It does not consume any internet bandwidth, which is far more costly than LAN bandwidth

 

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Who is using Exterity IPTV?

Many different kinds of organisations are already realising the benefits of using a building or campus IPTV solution to deliver quality TV, video, and audio content to users and customers.

  • Construction
    Skip the installation of a coaxial network altogether by integrating AV and broadcast media into the IP network with an IPTV solution. Increase flexibility and scalability for the client while decreasing the cost of the build.
  • Corporate
    IPTV in businesses large and small enables delivery of real-time news to inform decision makers, broadcasts to staff desktops, distribution of company information in public areas, simple and unified delivery of training, and staff entertainment.
  • Education
    Educational IPTV provides instant classroom access to a virtually unlimited global archive of instructive material in a wide variety of languages. Teachers no longer have to wait for tapes and discs to be returned to resource centres
  • Finance
    Watch current events unfold from around the globe by distributing international and country-specific news channels for content that may affect share dealings and financial markets.
  • Healthcare
    Give patients access to television, radio and video at their bedsides. Display information in reception and waiting areas. Record procedures and operations for training and to protect against litigation.
  • Hospitality & Leisure
    Provide guests with world class in-room entertainment with the latest TV, news, music, films and sport from not only the country where the hotel is based, but from a guest’s home country. Stream content to conference facilities, hotel bars and restaurants. Generate revenue by advertising room service, bars, spa and leisure facilities.
  • Manufacturing
    Use live video feeds from the factory floor for staff supervision and remote quality control inspection. Monitor live workflow to immediately highlight breakdowns and bottlenecks in the manufacturing process.
  • Transport
    Provide airline, train and bus passengers with departure and arrival times, announcements and information, security procedures, and live news and entertainment throughout the transport facility.
  • Stadium and Arena TV
    Stream live coverage directly from the event stage or game pitch to TV screens around the facility so attendees never miss a second of the event. Display third party advertisements, match dates and merchandise information to generate future ticket sales and additional revenue. Provide live TV into hospitality suites.

View the Exterity IPTV Solutions Playbook

The Solutions Playbook is designed to give a high level overview of Exterity video over IP solutions across key market verticals.

Exterity Solutions Playbook

Exterity IPTV Product Guides

AvediaServer

AvediaStream Encoders

AvediaStream TV Gateways

AvediaPlayer Client Software

AvediaStream Chassis

AvediaPlayer Receivers

AvediaStream Transcoder

Get the expert advice you need

RTS is an Exterity IPTV Streamforce Platinum Partner and has installed IPTV systems in many prestigious venues including new builds, Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties including government departments across the UK. RTS hold demonstration stock of the Exterity IPTV product range. Our engineers have completed Exterity advanced training at the Exterity headquarters at Dalgety Bay, Fife.

RTS always available with advice to help determine if IPTV is right for you.

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