Cloud-manageable Digital Signage

Manage all your screens remotely, from any device and location.

Advantages of the cloud

The cloud-based solution lets you manage all your screens from any device with a web browser - your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

The architecture is extremely flexible and always grows with your needs, whether you have one screen or one thousand! With our pay-as-you-go pricing, you only pay for what you really use.

Learn more about the solution architecture.

Flexible content

The MDS-100 can display a variety of file types:

  • Video files
  • Videos from YouTube
  • Video streams (e.g. from security cameras)
  • Images (JPEG, PNG and GIF - including transparency and animation)
  • PowerPoint slideshows (PPT, PPTX)
  • PDF files
  • Word documents (DOC, DOCX)
  • Excel spreadsheets (XLS, XLSX)
  • Web pages
  • Widgets (weather, preconfigured text, real-time news via RSS, and more)

Easy installation

Simply connect the MDS-100 to the screen and the Internet, link it to your account in the management portal, and the device is ready to immediately commence playback.

All of the content is stored locally on each unit's memory card (16 GB, card included). During regular playback, there is only little bandwidth used. However, the device requires Internet connectivity to let you remotely manage its settings and content. The connection is possible via an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi network.

The MDS-100 connects to your account in a smart and secure way that typically doesn't require any configuration of your firewall. But, if needed, it offers a detailed configuration of static IP address, proxy server, and other network settings.

Intuitive usage

The management portal lets you manage all your screens from a single dashboard, no matter where in the world they are. It includes many advanced functions.

Layouts - Drag-and-drop the media, playlists, and widgets to arrange them on the screen in pixel-perfect layouts, adapted to different screen ratios, resolutions (up to Full HD/1080p) and orientations (horizontal or vertical). The contents can even overlap, in which case layering and transparency will help you achieve the desired look.

Playlists - Combine media files in an sequence and define the duration of each slide.

Schedules - Predefine schedules to display your shows on specific dates and times. The shows can also play repeatedly, for instance, every Monday, or always during Christmas.

Events - Instantly change the content of the screen in response to an event from a metadata server. Use it, for instance, for demographically targeted advertising (requires age & gender detection server), communication with employees or emergency broadcasting (requires notification server).

Widgets - Use premade widgets to display time, weather, or real-time news, or create your own, fully customized widgets.

Efficient operation

The MDS-100 has been designed to handle failures of power or Internet connection without you ever having to manually intervene.

In case of a power loss, the unit automatically starts and resumes its scheduled playback immediately after the power has been restored.

The Internet failure is also no issue as the MDS-100 can work normally for up to 30 days completely offline. Please note that when offline, the device cannot be reconfigured, the content cannot be changed, and the schedule cannot be updated.

In case of any issue, a warning will be displayed instantly on the management portal along with details of the issue and the device's location on an interactive map. You will also receive an email notification.

The MDS-100 can even automatically turn on and off the TV panel. You can schedule the screen to be switched to a standby mode at night and save your electricity bill.

How to get started

  1. Order the MDS-100 and a license for each signage screen from your sales representative
  2. Create your account in the management portal (app.acti.com)
  3. Connect the MDS-100 to the monitor and type the registration code into the management portal
  4. Done! You you have successfully turned your screen into a smart digital signage

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