Hiperwall Announces Next Generation High-Performance Video Wall System
Hiperwall’s Version 2.0 Includes New Features Most Frequently Requested by Customers.
IRVINE, Calif. (Sept 15, 2011) -- Hiperwall, Inc., the leader in high performance video walls and distributed visualization systems, today announced namesake version 2.0 software with multiple enhancements, content sharing capabilities with other Hiperwall installations around the world, and a secondary control node to enable multiple control points.
The Hiperwall 2.0 new products and software enhancements are architecturally scalable and uniquely suited to meet the visual communication requirements of many diverse applications including digital signage; education and command and control rooms at government, military, utility and transportation installations; trading floors, medical/scientific imaging, aerial imaging, broadcast, fleet management, and more.
One of Hiperwall’s most common customer requests was to provide multiple control points. The company responded by adding a new product to the Hiperwall 2.0 suite, the Hiperwall Secondary Control node, to enable multiple control points from different locations to control content instead of having to verbally communicate back to the “primary” control console. The secondary control node enables users to monitor and manage the Hiperwall system from on-site or from remote locations. To provide a secure connection, the Hiperwall secondary control nodes include SSL security to provide authentication and to protect the confidentiality of the content in route to its destination.
The new Hiperwall “Share” node provides large organizations the ability to see sender content simultaneously at multiple Hiperwall locations around the world. Share enables multiple Hiperwall systems to simultaneously share a feed from one or more Hiperwall screen senders enabling real-time global data sharing and collaboration The Hiperwall Share node automatically adjusts transmission speed based on the receive bandwidth of each destination.
“Hiperwall 2.0 is destined to be the way to provide the ultimate customer experience in delivering innovative content in an impactful, compelling way for command/control, and digital signage applications,” said Alan Brawn, principal of Brawn consulting, a recognized thought leader in the AV market. “The greatest merit in Hiperwall 2.0 is its ability to deliver a comprehensive solution that is easy to use, incorporates unique advanced capabilities, and is lower in cost than alternative technologies.”
Some of the new features in Hiperwall 2.0 include:
- Control Node Enhancements provide the user the ability to design professional quality content with background graphic images and borders supported with multiple-layer content capabilities. It simplifies the ability to develop professionally designed content which is especially useful for the digital signage market where integrating multiple pieces of content in various formats can be done on the fly. New keyboard shortcuts provide faster access to content layout functions such as sizing, positioning, rotating, layering, cloning and closing.
- Content Enhancements The new content preview feature allows the user to preview content before opening it for display on the video wall. Hiperwall 2.0 adds support for a new type of content: text, providing the ability display text “crawls” on the Hiperwall displays as well as label content or to communicate short messages directly to the viewers. Hiperwall 2.0 also introduces transitions that allow slideshows to use wipes and fades to advance from one object to the next, similar to the transition options in Microsoft PowerPoint. These effects increase the creative options of the user to make content more dynamic and engaging – especially well-suited for digital signage. The result is more engaging content for better attention acquisition and message retention.
- API Enhancements now provide the ability to externally control the location, zoom, rotation, color and transparency of each object. The user has greater flexibility in developing custom applications and automatically controlling the display content attributes on the video wall. The API has also been enhanced to enable the ability to put the video wall into low power sleep and standby states, helping users reduce their power consumption.
- Streamer Enhancements Hiperwall 1.2 includes the ability to provide video streams that originated from video devices (e.g. video conferencing systems or satellite TV receivers) or from movie files stored on the streamer PC. Hiperwall 2.0 continues those capabilities and adds the ability to create a video stream of the content shown on the computer’s display. This new feature can stream 1920x1080 computer content at 30 frames per second.
- Sender Enhancements Hiperwall 1.2 includes the ability to send to the video wall the entire desktop of the PC, any single monitor, or any rectangular region of the desktop. Hiperwall 2.0 supplements those capabilities by offering the ability to capture and transmit multiple rectangular regions of the desktop. This gives the user the ability to individually display multiple application windows on the video wall, with the flexibility to individually position and size each window independently on the video wall.
The Hiperwall software solution requires only ordinary PCs, ordinary monitors, and an ordinary gigabit network, making it simpler, more scalable and more affordable and thereby putting it within practical reach of, small-to-medium businesses and state and local government agencies for the first time. The Hiperwall system displays still images up to 1 billion pixels or larger, HD movies, HD video streams and PC applications, turning a bank of ordinary monitors into an ultra-high resolution video wall.
“Running a video wall used to be a bit of ‘black magic’ performed by only the most skilled and expensive people typically from high-end IT and AV integration companies,” said Jeff Greenberg, CEO of Hiperwall, Inc. “Today, although more powerful than legacy hardware-based systems, Hiperwall has made it easier for any customer with modest computer skills to operate and administer a video wall or distributed visualization system.”
The Hiperwall system is available through VARs, network integrators, system integrators, IT consultants, AV integrators and A/V rental companies. For more information about the Hiperwall system or about becoming a Hiperwall authorized reseller, contact Hiperwall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-520-1760.
About Hiperwall, Inc.
Although video walls have been around for decades, they are usually considered too expensive and complex for all but the largest of organizations. Hiperwall has eliminated these barriers by developing a revolutionary software-based video wall system that is hardware agnostic, allowing our customers to deploy systems with nothing more than commonly available PCs, monitors and network equipment. Hiperwall is easier to install, simpler to use, more flexible, more scalable, has a smaller footprint, lower power consumption and is more affordable than legacy hardware-based systems. Visit www.hiperwall.com.