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NEC Unveils IPTV Tuner Module for NEC LCD Public Displays

NEC Unveils IPTV Tuner Module for NEC LCD Public Displays

Date: 4 Nov 2010
Category: LCD solutions

NEC Australia, a leading provider of commercial LCD displays, data projectors and innovative digital signage solutions, announced today a new accessory for its LCD public displays, the DVB-T Board, an analogue, digital and internet protocol tuner module - a breakthrough in the market for an integrated option slot card.  The tuner card allows users to capture streaming HD video content via the built-in expansion slot of NEC's P and X Series LCD Public Display products.

The new DVB-T Board analogue/digital tuner card enables users to capture network streamed video content while still acting as a standard digital/analogue tuner. The NEC Tuner is a simple and cost-effective way of receiving and TV signals on a commercial public display. Thanks to the option slot integrated within the display the user does not need any additional cables or external devices and can operate the tuner conveniently using the display's remote control. TV Channels can also be changed via LAN through the built-in HTTP server which is extremely convenient for central control of multiple screens.

The addition of Internet Protocol television (IPTV) capabilities allows the DVB-T Board to capture and display programming through an encoded video stream and supports common video and audio decoding formats. The DVB-T Board is a device designed for IT networks where streaming video can be broadcast, whether it be one channel or multiple via unicast or multicast broadcasting. These environments include corporate buildings, public information areas, educational facilities and airports where the IT infrastructure is setup so that users can store video content at the server's location and stream to the displays' locations throughout the facility.  Managing signals throughout the network from a single device means that it is easier for the user to handle and it saves money, too.

“The DVB-T Board provides three solutions in one single module. Users can receive Digital and Analogue Terrestrial Television signals as well as IPTV via the option slot on their display.  This ensures that your NEC Display is capable of receiving video via past, present and future video transmission methods” said Steven Macdonald, National Sales Manager for NEC’s Display Solutions division. “This user-friendly solution represents a major advantage in particular for the areas of digital signage, education and corporate in-house information and entertainment.”

 Below is a partial list of specifications for the DVB-T Board:

  • System compatibility with both digital and analogue terrestrial broadcasts
  • Supports NEC P401, P461, P521, P701, X462UN and X461HB
  • Flexible connectivity with RJ-45 Ethernet Port, remote control over the network via a web browser
  • Captures streamed video content in high-definition
  • Supports multiple video and audio codec
  • Compatible with Unicast RTP and Multicast RTP
  • Auto scan function scans and detects available channels
  • Visual metre on display to determine terrestrial channel strength
  • Statically assign an IP address or automatically via DHCP enabled networks
  • Simplified operation through the display's remote control and on screen display (OSD)

Pricing and Availability
The DVB-T Board is available now, through authorised resellers on NEC display solutions and carries an RRP of $583.00 (inc GST).  It ships with a three year limited parts and labour warranty.

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Michelle Hancox
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
dl: +612 9930 2333
m: +61 409 362 029
e. michelle.hancox@nec.com.au

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