Tightrope Media Systems Announces Carousel 6.2 With International Weather, Micro Player Licenses And Enhanced Video Mode

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Tightrope Media Systems has released Carousel 6.2, a major upgrade of the company’s extremely popular, web-centric digital signage solution. Carousel 6.2 includes several major additions to existing features as well as a few brand new offerings built on the new code in 6.2.

Carousel Player 310

Because this solution supports full 1080p HD, it is perfect for use in restaurants and bars paired with a live sports broadcast in a typical ‘L’ formatted display

Tightrope Media Systems has released Carousel 6.2, a major upgrade of the company’s extremely popular, web-centric digital signage solution. Carousel 6.2 includes several major additions to existing features as well as a few brand new offerings built on the new code in 6.2.

Dynamic weather has always been a major feature in Carousel and with Carousel 6.2, Tightrope is introducing International Weather, providing licensed weather content for customers across the globe. Carousel now makes use of browser enabled location services to automatically locate a customer’s position. This new feature supports international postal codes and will automatically choose Celsius or Fahrenheit temperatures based on the customer’s location.

Tightrope is also now including an AverMedia video input card that provides both High Definition and Standard Definition external video input to a Carousel player using HDMI, component or composite video inputs. And, now, each and every Carousel 310 model Server, Solo, or Player, is pre-installed with a video input card. According to Tightrope Co-Founder Andrew Starks, the AverMedia video input card is a fantastic solution for bars, restaurants, or any public location. “Carousel 6.2 will position the external video input into any zone in the channel, or if a customer wishes, to a full screen. Because this solution supports full 1080p HD, it is perfect for use in restaurants and bars paired with a live sports broadcast in a typical ‘L’ formatted display”, he said. “This external video input device complements Carousel’s support of streaming video, and of video file playout perfectly”, he added.

Carousel 6.2 also introduces a low cost “Micro Player” license for simple digital signage applications such as room signs. The Micro Player software was built for Linux based machines and contains a simplified version of the Carousel Display Engine. Future plans call for the release of a hardware and software package called the Snap Player (monitor, CPU and Micro License all in one), utilizing the new Micro Player license and software.

Carousel 6.2 also includes a new graphics mode recommended for systems that primarily utilize video and Flash on their Carousel screens. It has been designed to allocate more graphics resources to multimedia processes for applications that are video and Flash intensive. The graphics mode also features a new “swoop up” crawl.

About Carousel
Carousel is a web-centric, premise based digital signage system that scales from one inexpensive signage solution to hundreds of channels throughout multiple buildings. The system’s unique design focuses on zero-training message creation, data integration with the world’s most popular protocols and applications and a fantastic-looking display enhanced by over thirty free channel designs created by professional designers. Carousel is in use in thousands of businesses, government agencies, museums, hotels, public access centers, college campuses, schools and hospitals and was recently recognized as the second leading digital signage brand in Pro AV Magazine.

About Tightrope Media Systems
Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and audiovisual head-end automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multichannel instant replay machine for stadiums and arenas. Tightrope's award winning systems are used across North America in government, hospitals, universities, high schools and local television stations. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com

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