MagicBox Inc. is reintroducing the Video Information Player, also known as the VIP. The New VIP is on a new hardware platform with a faster processor and built in networking. VIP is designed to leverage the power of the PC and provide users with a powerful yet simple method for distributing graphical messages via video to CATV, CCTV, or a corporate information channel.
The VIP system is composed of two parts. The first part is the VIP Composer Software, which runs on any PC with Windows 2000, XP, or Vista. The user is provided with tools including high quality digital backgrounds that are then used to layout pages. Once pages have been constructed, transitions are chosen and the pages can be scheduled to run during specific times on specific days.
These pages are then “published” via TCP/IP to the second part of the system – the VIP Player – giving a seamless transition into the new project. This gives the VIP system true offline editing capability. Once the content is loaded into the Player the system is designed to run 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The MagicBox VIP Video Information Player displays both the time and the date in the lower right hand corner of the screen, overlayed on top of the current display. This feature is useful in a variety of applications including cable TV, hotel information channels, and educational facilities.
MagicBox is continuously adding features that are traditionally found on more expensive character generators. Publishing to multiple sites from a single creation location is also supported in an automated manner, making it simple for one person to administer a large number of locations with different content needs.
For additional information on MagicBox products, visit the MagicBox, Inc. homepage at www.magicboxinc.com or call 541-752-5654.