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DIGITAL VIEW BLURS THE LINES BETWEEN DIGITAL DISPLAY & DIGITAL SIGNAGE

M3-310 & DN-5 MEDIA PLAYERS OFFER DIRECT DRIVE FOR LCD PANELS

Morgan Hill, CA, June 5th 2009 - Digital View, the digital display and digital signage hardware manufacturer, is cleverly combining its two specialist product areas in its latest OEM digital media boards. The newly released M3-310 and DN-5 products are not just digital video players, but have integrated onboard direct drive for LCD panels as well.

Used for digital signage and retail media applications, the M3-310 and DN-5 products allow customers to cost-effectively develop their own solutions - simply combining component LCD panels and media players – with their own unique custom designed enclosure around it.

From the same family as the electronics used within the Digital View ‘Viewstream’ digital video player range, the boards offer 'bullet-proof' reliability and up to 1080P HD digital playout from a solid state, fan-less, linux core. They deliver crystal clear video playback through high quality on-board scaler chips, and remove the need for any additional system LCD driver electronics.

The M3-310 is a compact, USB updatable product, with full interactivity, on-board RS-232, a real time clock for playlist scheduling and field media compliance. It supports MPEG1/2/4 & JPEGs - and with direct drive can plug directly into any LCD panel up to UXGA resolution.

The DN-5 offers a similar suite of features, but up to 1080P/60 High Definition media playback across the full range of video formats. Further the DN-5 can be networked for content upload through either a local area IP network or the internet.

With more than 100,000 Viewstream players sold, Digital View's products are in use widely across the digital signage, retail media and museum market. They support a host of features specifically targeted at point-of-purchase (POP) messaging, product demonstration, digital merchandising, customer information kiosks, digital docents and digital out-of-home advertising applications.

"These direct drive boards effectively cut out a third of the electronics traditionally required to build a digital signage display", comments Neil Wood, Product Director at Digital View Inc. "This means a more cost-effective and an even more reliable end product."

About the M3-310 & DN-5

The M3-310 has onboard LVDS & TTL connection for 3.3V & 5V LCD panels upto UXGA (1600x1200) resolution. It supports MPEG1/2/4 (DivX) and JPEG media file formats, plus 44.1kHz stereo audio. It supports I/R control for play, stop, pause, next track, volume, mute, repeat and RS-232 track-control interactivity. On-board real-time clock supports scheduled playlists, and content can be updated via USB stick. The board is 147mm x 92mm x 18mm, uses 560mA at 12V and weighs 135g.

The DN-5 outputs crystal clear high definition 1080P media at 60 frames per second through HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, Composite, and S-video connectors. Supported codec formats include MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (PS, TS), MPEG-4 (DivX, XviD, AVC, H.264), QuickTime, Windows Media Video (VC1) with the following container formats (.mpg, .mp2, .mp4, .m2v, .tp, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .jpg, .bmp, .gif). Professional quality audio is surround sound compatible digital AC3/DTS via stereo line out at 44.1kHz, 224kbit/s. The board is 137mm x 199mm x 33mm.

They are easy to use, 'unpack & play' solutions with built-in linux operating system and free media scheduling software. They offers high reliability, an MTBF in excess of 100,000 hours and come with a 3 year warranty.

About Digital View Group:

Established in 1995, Digital View Group (www.digitalview.com) is a proven supplier of specialist electronics within the display electronics, digital signage and retail media markets. The company has sold over 100,000 solid state media players, supplying not only many digital signage operators, but also brands including Proctor & Gamble, Nokia, L'Oreal, TAG Heuer, Hugo Boss, Unilever, Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Hasbro and Bosch..

In 2007 Digital View sold its Remote Transfer digital signage software division to EnQii Media. The company has sales offices worldwide in Morgan Hill, CA, London, and Hong Kong

Contact

For more information, contact:
USA: Steve Simons: (408) 782 7773 - ssimons@digitalview.com
UK: Ian Larkman: +44 (0) 207 631 2150 - ilarkman@digitalview.com
HK: Michelle Fung: +852 2861 3615 - michelle.fung@digitalview.com