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Helius releases PowerPoint plug-in for digital signage content

LINDON, Utah — Helius, a Hughes company, announced the availability of MediaAuthor 2.0, a software application that works as a plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint and allows anyone to create compelling digital signage content in minutes and instantly publish to multiple digital signage players. With MediaAuthor 2.0, users can select from digital signage templates, create a video playlist, add text and graphics, insert a current news ticker and local weather feeds, then publish from PowerPoint to display screens for immediate viewing.

When coupled with the Helius SST-Mi media player (based on the Apple Mac Mini platform), MediaAuthor 2.0 creates a cost-effective and visually appealing digital signage solution that can be managed easily by end users who have a basic understanding of PowerPoint.

“Customers quickly adopted our first version of MediaAuthor because it empowered PowerPoint users with the tools to quickly create digital signage,” said Kevin Lawrence, senior vice president of sales for Helius. “Now, with MediaAuthor 2.0, we have expanded our feature set and preserved the ease-of-use that allows anyone from IT personnel to a front-desk receptionist to control content for a digital signage display.”

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