Exterity heads to MediaTech Africa 2019 to showcase its range of state-of-the-art IP video and digital signage solutions

Edinburgh / Johannesburg, July 9, 2019

We will be making our Mediatech Africa debut on July 17-19 (Stand F31, Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg). At Mediatech Africa 2019, we will showcase its portfolio of high quality and secure end-to-end IP video and digital signage solutions.

The show offers the opportunity to demonstrate to the African marketplace our enterprise-scale IPTV technology and digital signage solutions, which helps organisations to harness the power of video to engage, inform and entertain. With a proven track record of notable clientele across the region, we will highlight technologies that are pushing the boundaries of modern office communication and enabling organisations in the region to better communicate with customers, staff and other stakeholders.

Sub-Saharan Africa is ripe with potential, particularly in technology-powered areas such as financial and business services, as well as a growing hospitality industry, and we are working with a number of exciting customers in the region. At our inaugural Mediatech Africa, we are excited to meet existing and potential customers that are looking to provide best-in-class integrated communications for their businesses. From corporate and finance to hospitality, entertainment venues and government, we already support a broad range of industries and will be showcasing our largest ever portfolio of IP video, digital signage and guest entertainment products.

Gary Davies, Sub Sahara Sales Manager, Exterity

Just some of the products and solutions we will be showcased at Mediatech Africa 2019 include:

  • ArtioGuest® – Hotel middleware portal offering a fully-customisable interface that delivers a seamless and interactive experience for guests. Launched in 2018, ArtioGuest has already been successfully deployed at hospitality venues across the Middle East and Asia Pacific region, including the award-winning Six Senses Zighy Bay resort. Recent enhancements to ArtioGuest include Video on Demand (VoD) support, Recording, Google Chromecast support, TV Source Switching, Multilanguage support and Mailbox.

  • ArtioSign® – Powerful yet easy-to-use software to create, manage and display eye-catching, dynamic HD digital signage. Seamless integration with Exterity's IP video solutions enables live TV and video to be quickly incorporated into impactful digital signage screens for branding, information, internal communications, visitor engagement and more.

  • NDI support on AvediaStream Transcoders: The new built-in support for Network Device Interface (NDI), allows an easy distribution of production-quality video from an NDI live production environment to all screens in an Exterity IPTV system, and input of live TV streams into an NDI production environment.

  • SRT support on AvediaStream Gateway: Exterity’s AvediaStream g4400 Gateway now has built-in support for SRT (Secure Reliable Transport), an open-source protocol that enables broadcasters and video streamers to securely deliver high-quality live streams across the internet without the need for costly, dedicated delivery networks. SRT is fast becoming an important standard for the secure transport of video, and the gateway enhancement ensures the seamless distribution of video, with minimal delay, between remote sites to all screens within an Exterity IPTV installation.

  • AvediaPlayer 4K Media Player: Exterity’s ultra-reliable AvediaPlayer range of media players now includes the m9405 Media Player, which is the final piece of the 4K puzzle for a complete end-to-end, all-Exterity 4K workflow. Key features include 4K Ultra HD video quality; 32GB storage to support hours of media-rich digital signage; a cool, fanless design; and cost-effective Power over Ethernet (PoE).

  • Smart Control: this powerful software app brings control of key IP video system applications and end points, including non-Exterity devices, into one central location. Smart Control enables simple day-to-day management of a mixed device IPTV system and brings the Control apps for ArtioSign and ArtioGuest into one place. Commands include the ability to control individual and groups of devices, such as turning devices on/off setting volume/mute/unmute, changing channels, publishing playlists and schedules to groups of screens and more, all with familiar drag-and-drop ease.