The Black Box iCOMPEL Q Series VESA Wi-Fi Digital Signage Subscriber features 60GB of SSD system storage and it is designed for a variety of digital signage applications including small business and industrial applications when paired with an iCOMPEL Publisher unit. Software updates are free and there's also no annual license fees to worry about - resulting in a lower overall cost of ownership. The iCOMPEL subscriber supports Wi-Fi connectivity and it has a fanless, sealed core, which keeps airborne particles at bay. This feature allows the system to thrive in environments where silence is required, such as museums, libraries, theaters, etc.
The iCOMPEL is designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing digital signage setup, which means you'll experience less IT and security problems. Plus, the subscriber supports a wide variety of audio, video, photo, data, animation, and text file formats so you'll be able to easily create an exciting, attention-grabbing audiovisual experience. Besides Wi-Fi wireless network connectivity, the iCOMPEL supports wired Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity as well. This flexibility, makes it easy to integrate the subscriber into your existing network so you can manage the device over a Web browser. You'll even be able to send media to colleagues across the planet.
Setup is easy and a built-in firewall keeps access limited to authorized users only. Plus, there's no need to install any third-party software or virus protection because the iCOMPEL uses HTTP and HTTPS security protocols. It also supports the LDAP authentication protocol and VPN capabilities for secure remote access. It comes preinstalled with intuitive software layout tools as well. For instance, there are several free pre-designed media layout templates, which make it possible for even beginners to display a professional-looking design in a matter of minutes. You can also create your own layouts thanks to the preinstalled suite of adjustment tools. These include resizing, repositioning, zone layering, and template adjusting tools. manually set pixel or percentage measurements as well, which helps users create a pixel-accurate alignment. It allows users to lock movie zones to a desired aspect ratio (16:9/5:4/4:3) as well.
Other useful iCOMPEL features include USB 3.0 connectivity, an HDMI output, support for up to 15 HTML zones, and support for unlimited text/image zones. You can create multiple screen layouts containing multiple display zones. Plus, every zone can have its own continuous-loop playlist where you can add several additional media files that will run on a preset schedule. You can play different layouts at different times. You can also automatically collect and display text crawl feeds from the Internet thanks to the iCOMPEL's RSS subscriber features. This makes it possible for your layouts to contain up-to-the-minute streaming news, weather reports, stock info, etc.
This Black Box iCOMPEL Subscriber must be connected to an iCOMPEL Publisher device for content delivery. The iCOMPEL Publisher sends media over your network to the iCOMPEL Subscriber for displaying your digital signage content, even from remote locations. The iCOMPEL Subscriber connects directly to your monitor, and one unit is required for each monitor in your digital signage network.