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Scala, National Datacast introduce new network connectivity option

National Datacast Inc., a national provider of point-to-multipoint digital media connectivity, and Scala, a global leader in digital signage software, today announced that National Datacast’s nationwide datacasting capabilities are now compatible with Scala.

Datacasting offers operators of digital signage networks rapid, low-cost connectivity installation and ongoing operating efficiencies and flexibility through a national digital Internet protocol-based network. Now digital signage operators will benefit from the reliability and scalability of pairing datacasting technology with Scala software. Low-cost connectivity equipment used in the datacast of real-time and scheduled content using Scala illustrates the throughput, backchannel and overall viability of datacasting.

“National Datacast capabilities are extremely well-suited for digital signage and digital out-of-home networks, which require greater economies and flexibility as they grow,” said Jacqueline Weiss, CEO, National Datacast Inc. “The ability to use the same connectivity platform for fixed location and mobile display devices also enables network operators to enhance their services”.

“We’re happy to support this amazing new way to connect up a Scala digital signage network,” said Jeff Porter, executive vice president, Scala. “National Datacast provides a very compelling alternative to traditional networking costs, and best of all, it’s completely wireless and has impressive multicast download capability.”

Scala and National Datacast engineers worked closely together to ensure a seamless connection to “over the air” bandwidth available from each of National Datacast’s PBS partner stations.