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ViewSonic unveils InfoComm lineup

ORLANDO, Fla. — ViewSonic Corp., a provider of visualdisplay products, today at InfoComm 2009 announced the availability of its new NMP-550 and NMP-200 RISC-based media players, its NMP-700 high-performance X86-based media player and small format signage displays including the 10-inch CD1010, 10-inch VFP1038 and 8-inch VFP838, further expanding the company’s evolving portfolio of digital signage solutions.

NMP-550 and NMP-200 — RISC-based media players

ViewSonic’s new NMP-550 and NMP-200 offer a solid-state, cost-effective alternative to PC-based media players. Working closely with IAdea Corp., a leader in middle-ware technology for RISC-based media players, ViewSonic developed two of the industry’s first RISC media players to be compatible with Release 5 of Scala’s Content Manager software, announced today. As a result, Scala is able to significantly reduce overall system costs for its customers.

The SMIL compatible NMP-550 features 1080p resolution for Full HD video along with 4GB of local storage, whereas the NMP-200 supports a resolution of 480p and local storage is optional. Both devices also include Signage Manager Express software for content management. The NMP-550 is now available for an MSRP of $799. The NMP-200 will be available in July 2009 with an MSRP of $299.

NMP-700 — High-performance X86-based media player

The NMP-700 X86-based network media player features an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB memory, 160GB storage and a high-performance hardware video decoder. The NMP-700 is the perfect solution for applications requiring full HD 1080p video and complex graphics. This device is also compatible with a broad range of industry-leading digital signage software vendors. The NMP-700 is now available for an MSRP of $1,099.

CD1010, VFP1038 and VFP838 — Small screen display solutions

Expanding its commercial display offerings, ViewSonic today introduced the new CD1010. The 10-inch commercial display features built-in 802.11b/g/n compatible wireless and also is Scala-ready, allowing it to connect to a Scala digital signage network. ViewSonic is the only supplier to offer this class of product to date. The CD1010 commercial grade frame will be available in Q3 2009.

ViewSonic also expanded its small-format signage lineup with two new Wi-Fi, 4:3 aspect ratio, 800 x 600 high-resolution frames. Compatible with the new subscription-based digital signage service SignChannel, from FrameMedia Inc. and Scala, ViewSonic’s new multimedia enabled 10-inch VFP1038 and 8-inch VFP838 can wirelessly stream a variety of digital content, including news, local weather, sports, traffic reports and custom advertisements. As a result, SMBs and other cost-conscious customers now have access to a personalized, low-cost digital signage solution.