Optional Digital TV and Video capture accessories are available for MediaCAT Digital Signage players, which can be used to add live TV and Video to your Digital Signage displays.
With an optional Digital TV capture device, MediaCAT is able to display freeview channels on the digital signage display, either filling the entire screen or as part of a Scene.
For sites with multiple MediaCATs, a single player with the capture device can be configured to broadcast the Digital TV program across the network to other MediaCATs, allowing several displays to show live TV from one aerial and capture device.
MediaCAT also supports scheduling of live TV interrupts, whereby the MediaCAT will automatically stop all content playback and switch to the configured TV channel for the scheduled timeslot. This works in conjunction with MediaCAT mirroring and Digital TV broadcast, allowing a whole network of MediaCATs to automatically switch between digital signage and live TV.
This has been used to great effect by customers such as Red Funnel Ferries who use this facility for showing World Cup football matches and other sporting events to passengers on their car ferries.
The optional Video capture device allows a MediaCAT to display live pictures from a video camera or output from equipment such as CCTV systems, satellite receivers or DVD players. Live video pictures can either be displayed full screen, or as part of a scene.
For more information about TV/Video capture devices, including pricing, please contact us.