Edinburgh, 18th October, 2011 – Exterity, the Building IPTV specialist, today announces a new version of its market leading AvediaPlayer receiver range. The upgrade offers an enhanced core browser that improves visual functionality for organisations who want to provide live or on-demand access to TV, video and AV content over an IP Network. The receivers will be demonstrated for the first time at xSolutions in Excel London on Exterity’s stand - C9.

This latest version of the AvediaPlayer receiver harnesses the power of the Ant Galio 3.1 browser, improving visual performance and supporting dynamic graphics, including screen fades and transitions, ideal for digital signage and for creating innovative and bespoke interfaces. The updated receiver also provides an enhanced platform for third party and bespoke development using Exterity’s Receiver Development Kit (RDK). The receivers support both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) up to 1080p.

Discussing the launch, Colin Farquhar, CEO of Exterity commented: “The new upgrade provides our customers with the widest range of engaging ways to access and stream AV content, whether they are using the receiver for digital signage, hotel information pages, the latest on demand content or branded advertising. End users are increasingly looking for slick presentation of video content and the new graphic capability of the receiver will enable impressive interfaces to be created.”

The new AvediaPlayer version will also features enhancements to the USB interface on the receivers to improve enterprise class redundancy and to enable new integration opportunities. External USB devices such as keyboards, mice or USB memory to be used opening up new interactivity solutions and integration possibilities. Large deployments in public areas, such as transport hubs, can particularly benefit from this functionality as it allows a backup of AV content to be stored locally, meaning that network downtime or maintenance no longer means blank screens in public areas as content can automatically played from USB memory. Once the network connection is restored the receiver automatically changes back to the original feed without any additional effort from system administrators.

Exterity Building IPTV helps organisations use their existing building, campus, or wide-area IP network to harness the power of TV and video for success. AV over IP enables the same network that furnishes access to business applications (email, internet or IP phone services) to also supply an unlimited number of users with TV from all over the world, executive and training presentations, video on-demand, and digital signage. It enables organisations to utilise existing TVs, AV displays and even personal computers for TV and video delivery while supporting digital switchover and ever-higher picture quality and resolution.

To view the Exterity product suite in action, or to discuss the company’s new products, please visit stand C9 at xSolutions 2011.