Benefits of DisplayPort in Digital Signage

Posted by Frank Farnsworth on Tue, Jan, 26, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

Why You Cannot Afford to Not Consider DisplayPort in Your Digital Signage Deployment

In Digital Signage, an important characteristic when determining the type of media player needed is the types of video connection required to stream the content to the displays. Depending on the number of displays that are desired it is essential to consider what video outputs are necessary.

Over the last decade or so, the dominant methods of delivering this content has been through HDMI, DVI, and VGA cables; the latter of which is beginning to be considered “legacy” due to its completely analog nature. As it goes with all technology, there eventually comes a “new kid on the block”, and this new kid is called DisplayPort.

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Topics: DisplayPort

Unseen Technology - Part 2

Posted by Jami McGraw on Thu, Jan, 07, 2016 @ 11:01 AM


Technology to Keep You Protected and Synced

Often the most important ingredient in a recipe is naked to the eye, diligently working just beneath the surface; invisible yet essential all the same. In part 1 of Seneca’s “Unseen Technology” blog, we discussed the importance of HDCP compliance for the proper pass through/display of HDCP encrypted content. Now in part 2 of our blog series, we will discuss another hidden ingredient in the recipe for a smooth video wall installation; GPU sync in the video wall setting. 

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Topics: video wall controllers

Unseen Technology - Part 1

Posted by Jami McGraw on Tue, Jan, 05, 2016 @ 08:01 AM


Technology to Keep You Protected and Synced

When integrating a visual media solution, there are many do’s and don’ts which set the parameters for a successful signage or video wall installation. From the basics—screen alignment and proper visibility—to the more complex such as resolution and content, it can often be a daunting endeavor to manage all the necessary criteria needed to do a sound rollout of your solution. 

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Topics: video wall controllers

5 Year Warranty, the New Nexlink Desktop Custom Built PC Standard

Posted by Ed Stone on Tue, Nov, 24, 2015 @ 16:11 PM

Your PC Warranty does Matter

Have you ever struggled to explain to your customers why your brand of custom personal computers is a better choice than tier one offerings such as Dell or HP? You mention that your PCs have higher quality components than the lowest cost versions found in the competition. You have even called out that your PCs don’t come pre-loaded with bloatware or malware, which is the case with most off-the-shelf PCs. If you have customers sitting on the fence, now you have an arrow in your quiver ready to deliver the coup de grace with industry leading warranty offerings.

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Topics: Nexlink

Playback Comparison: Media Players and Video Wall Controllers

Posted by Jami McGraw on Wed, Oct, 07, 2015 @ 13:10 PM


We will be comparing the different playback functionality of media players compared to video wall controllers. We will then discuss playback scenarios and which system would be the best solution for it.

Let’s first breakdown what each system’s main function is.

Media Player Function: A media player is a small form-factor device that delivers media to one or multiple displays directly.

Video Wall Controller Function: A video wall controller is a device with multiple inputs and outputs that can capture and distribute content to multiple displays; either independent or aggregate.

In most scenarios, both of these devices will deliver content with the aid of a content management system (CMS).

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Topics: media player

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