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Media formats

Media formats
  • Pictures – all picture formats, including formats with transparent background and animated picture formats
  • Videos – playback of WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2, DIVX, MPEG4, MOV videos as well as streaming and HD videos

  • Microsoft PowerPoint – Support of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations created with 2000-2007 versions of Microsoft PowerPoint. The player is able to playback multiple PowerPoint presentations simultaneously
  • Adobe Flash – support of Flash animations with transparent background and online placed Flash files
  • Adobe PDF – PDF documents are scrolled automatically based on a schedule
  • RSS and Text – texts and RSS feeds are supported as slider or ticker. Tickers can be designed using different fonts as well as pictures. Tickers are able to run over video background
  • Web – certain web page regions can be selected and dynamically displayed on the screens
  • TV – analog and digital (DVB-T/ DVB-S/ DVB-C) television. The precondition is that a TV card is installed on the kiosk or player station


  • Animated templates – animated customer specific templates with customer logos and colors can be created from the Adobe Flash files by a friendlyway reseller or a local media agency
  • Template albums – the customer has an ability to attach different templates per drag-n-drop from multiple template albums attached to the software. The template album for organization can be delivered by a reseller, a media agency or by designers inside the organization

Online content and playlist creation with friendlyway @caster

Online content and playlist creation with friendlyway @caster
  • Creation of spots using content templates – animated broadcast quality advertising spots can be easily created in the web browser from a library of content templates, pictures and texts
  • Flexible playlist management – playlist of spots can be easily defined by a simple sequence or a date range. Users have the ability to remove the spots from the playback quickly
  • Intelligent synchronization with player stations – spots will be preloaded to player stations and constantly synchronized as soon as the online connection to the spot server is available

Content management and scheduling

Content management and scheduling
  • Modern and user friendly interface – the user interface significantly reduces the learning curve using Microsoft guidelines
  • Flexible display settings – possibility to select display settings based on the aspect ratio or resolution of the target display. The content will be scaled to full screen automatically

  • Support of multiple displays – software supports multiple displays with different content controlled with double or quad head graphics card or display wall controller
  • Timeline – display time of media objects is indicated as a chart and can be easily customized using the mouse
  • Dynamic sequences – software mixes the playlists automatically using repeat rate and time ranges during which the spots should be displayed
  • Scheduler – content sequences can be assigned to certain day times or special events via calendar like in Microsoft Outlook
  • Media search service – search service for the media on the DVD or in the corporate network.
  • Backgrounds – it is possible to use colors, color transitions or pictures as a background
  • Background sound – music or audio effects can be assigned to separate media elements
  • Visual effects – it is possible to assign sliding or fading effects to whole pages or separate media objects


  • Performance – a special technology cares for seamless playback of media objects without visual and loading effects
  • 24x7 operation – the player software has been developed to ensure 24x7 playback

Distribution and monitoring

Distribution and monitoring
  • Web based interface – the player network can be controlled and monitored from the administration web console without further installation of software
  • Player monitoring – kiosk and player stations are monitored around the clock. In case of failure, the playback starts immediately again. The information about the actual failures is sent to the service person per e-mail or SMS

  • Visual control – screenshots from displays are sent live to the server and are available for visual control
  • Intelligent content distribution – media projects are transferred incrementally with a reference to the download and validity time directly to kiosks or player stations
  • Automatic software updates – software updates are transmitted and installed on kiosks or player stations automatically


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