Content management for multi-screen networks 3M Network Edition Software TM Sophisticated content and playlist management providing total global multimedia delivery for digital signage networks ■ Central control over any screen, in any location, anywhere in world ■ Compatible with all standard multimedia file types ■ Create playlists and schedule content, simply and intuitively ■ Real-time player monitoring and proof-of-play reporting 3 Digital Signage 3MTM Network Edition Hundreds of customers have already trusted 3M Digital Signage software to power their digital screen networks. What could it do for your business? Imagine the opportunities a digital signage network powered by 3M Network Edition software could bring to your business... ■ Increase the effectiveness of your point of sale promotion. ■ Generate new revenue streams from third party advertising. ■ Improve the way you educate customers and demonstrate products. ■ Add a new dynamic to employee communication and training. ■ Enhance your brand by incorporating live or dynamic data with your key messaging. ■ Improve wayfinding. A host of features is nothing without total dependability Everything 3M Network Edition offers today has real-world experience built-in. The result of over 15 years development involving solutions ranging from a single screen to complex global networks, 3M software has evolved into a highly workable, totally effective, thoroughly dependable solution that will deliver exactly against what you would expect from your digital signage network. How will you benefit from ongoing 3M technology development? Our years of experience and configuration of hundreds of successful installations have enabled 3M to accumulate a mass of invaluable customer feedback, all of which has been built into 3M Network Edition software. Our long-term commitment to continuing software innovation means you can rely on 3M being able to fullfil not only your current requirements, but also your needs way into the future. 3M. Endless possibilities. Index of features and capability Page 3 Make an impact with flexible dynamic messaging 4 Intuitive user interface 6 Flexible network set up 7 Reliable network operations 8 System requirements Make an impact with flexible dynamic messaging The amazing diversity of digital signage networks demands technology that is adaptable, flexible and compatible with industry-standards. That is why 3MTM Network Edition was created the way it is. ■ Network Edition plays all standard digital Full multimedia compatibility media formats without conversion ■ Use industry-standard content creation Use media assets from any source, in any format packages – no new software tools to learn ■ Lower costs; shorter lead times; cheaper, faster content creation; no re-training ■ Incorporate feeds from any data source, Incorporate live data such as weather, news, prices ■ 3M Active Information Modules offer Use live data feeds to add even greater diversity to your programming subscription data feeds at a click of a button, including localised weather and news ■ Link to your own databases for real-time information updates ■ Data refresh rate fully customisable ■ Display data fullscreen or as side panel within customised screen layout Customised, schedulable screen layouts ■ Divide your screens into multiple content ‘zones’ ■ Incorporate live data and corporate Create even greater impact and content diversity logos next to your scheduled dynamic content ■ Add customisable text tickers Scheduled dynamic content ■ Fully schedulable: layouts and tickers may be changed by day, time and screen ■ Position and size of side panels and text tickers fully customisable to your requirements Schedule live video feeds Inform and entertain your audience ■ Live programming including sport, news and weather incorporated into your playlist (subject to suitable hardware) Text ticker Live XML data Intuitive user interface Who would have thought something as complex as global content management could be so painless? Access to 3MTM Network Edition’s user interface is via our secure web portal, meaning you can run your entire network from any internet-enabled computer, anywhere in the world – without having to install any additional software on your computer. Access from any PC ■ Web-based user interface ■ Access from any internet-enabled computer, including Apple Macs ■ No user software to install Easy to learn and use Be up and running in hours, not days! Network Edition incorporates intuitive usability features and options such as: ■ Drag-and-drop scheduling and playlist creation ■ Network management functions grouped into “tabs” for easy usability ■ Friendly, highly visual user interface ■ Designed for marketers to use, not IT specialists Easily create playlists and schedule content ‘To-the-minute’ scheduling provides highly accurate targeting of your message Simple, flexible, precise: ■ Create playlists of multiple content items ■ Choose when and where you want them to play – on a single specified screen or across groups of players ■ Schedule playout at any time into the future ■ Calendar-style scheduling with easy set up of recurring playouts Intuitive user interface Easily manage your media library Store all your content items in one central library (Continued) Total content control: ■ Customisable folders to organise your files as you want to ■ Enter tracking codes and descriptions for each media asset ■ Easily see each file’s resolution, file format, creation date and duration ■ Customised reports detail exactly what Proof of play reporting Ensure local compliance with auditable playback has played out, when and where ■ Report by player or by content item ■ Export to Microsoft® Excel ■ At-a-glance “currently playing” reporting features provide real-time player status Network Administrator can: Multiple users, multiple roles ■ Assign different network access rights Network Edition puts you in total control to different people ■ Control who is able to make changes to your network Flexible network set up From one screen to thousands. Network Edition gives you the freedom to organise your network – your way. ■ Control any number of screens across any Powered by the internet No expensive satellite connections required number of locations, worldwide, using the internet as your communications tool 3MDS.com portal ■ Simple plug-and-play technology makes network installation easy - just install the player software, plug into an internet connection and away you go ■ your media ■ content management network organization network of devices 3M-hosted servers Relax while 3M takes your pain away ■ Managing your own servers 24/7 is expensive, that's why the default Network Edition set up uses servers hosted by 3M any PC location 2 location 1 ■ No server hardware for customers to install, no backup systems needed, no on-site maintenance contracts required ■ 3M's Network Operations Centre is staffed 24/7 to provide total network reliability ■ Optional Content Server software enables Flexible server set up Powerful software designed with your needs in mind customers to store their media library on a local server platform, reducing upload/ download bandwidth. Network administration activities continue to operate via 3M's servers. ■ Optional Full Server software enables full hosting of the network on a local server platform. Players require access only to the local server and not the internet. Standard Windows hardware Industry-standards are our standards ■ 3M Network Edition software runs on any standard Windows XP Pro computer, with any digital display device in any aspect ■ Standard components means lowest cost hardware set up and provides future upgrade flexibility ■ No costly proprietary hardware is required now or in the future Network Edition and so-on... Reliable network operations Wouldn’t you like to know precisely what’s going on? 3MTM Network Edition software: it’s as if you were right there at every screen location. Real-time player status at a glance: Network management ■ Players connect to servers every 30 seconds enabling you to see status in real-time ■ Warning icons if any player experiences problems Compliance and error handling built-in ■ Player monitoring and proof-of-play reports provide measurable reliability, enabling you to make marketing accountable ■ Minimise the risk of blank screens – Network management corrupt or missing content files are automatically dropped from playlists ■ Playout continues even if network Assured playout connection is lost to ensure no interruption to playout ■ Remotely switch displays on and off via Remote display control RS232 serial connections ■ Fully automated through Network Edition software Compliance and error handling built-in ■ Saves power and display life Advanced network operations (Optional software package required) ■ Powerful remote monitoring, management, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of your entire network and computing infrastructure ■ Remote control of any PC on the network Remote display control ■ Fully automated virus, patch and software deployments ■ Enables continuity of network operation without the need for an on-site engineer visit Advanced network operations System requirements The minimum specification you’ll need 3M Digital Signage Administrator PC Administration is via 3M's secure 3MDS.com portal which can be assessed from any computer meeting the following minimum specification: Internet connection (ADSL or faster) Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later Sun Java™ Runtime Environment, version 1.5 or later VGA graphics or better Supported file types Content Type 3M Digital Signage Player PC File Type (Format) Extension .wmv .avi Intel Pentium® 4 Processor, 2.5 GHz or faster Microsoft® Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 512 MB RAM or higher Video card appropriate for attached display device(s) 1 serial port (for screen control on/off) Internet connection (ADSL or faster) TV tuner card (if live video feeds are required) Local administrator privileges Multi media Third party software required for media playback ® ■ Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later ■ Sun Java™ Runtime Environment, version 1.5 or later ® ■ Macromedia Flash Player 7 or later ® ■ Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 or later ■ Apple Quicktime™ 6 or later ■ Elecard MPEG-2 Decoder ® ■ Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Runtime packages or later ■ DivX 5.1 codec or higher (optional) ■ Other codecs as required depending on media Images Windows Media video files Windows video files (DivX – with appropriate codec loaded) Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG 1 and MPEG 2) Macromedia Flash Quicktime (including MPEG-4 and H.264 formats) Hi-Def video Static images Audio Web links Data Audio files URLS a, b Text files 3M Digital Signage Server Software Optional 3M Content Server and Full Server Software require Microsoft® Windows Server 2003. Please contact us for details of minimum hardware and software configuration required. a b .mpeg and .mpg .swf .mov Any of above .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif and .bmp .mp3 and .wma http://www.<web link>.com .data, .txt, .xml, .html and .idx Websites with pop-up advertisements are not recommended since these interfere with playback. Tickers do not work with websites Note: To play back any of the file formats above the appropriate third party software and/or codec must be installed on your digital media player in addition to the 3M Network Edition player software. See Recommended Minimum Specifications for players (left) for more details. Web links to download recommended third party software are provided on our 3MDS.com portal during software installation. Technical support and software warranties 3M Network Edition includes free software warranty, free software upgrades and free telephone technical support for the life of your subscription with 3M. Committed to innovation 3M. A digital signage provider you can count on. In at the start, here to stay. 3M has been at the leading edge of digital signage since its inception at the end of the 1980s when our original pioneering digital software engine, FRED, was launched. We have been committed to long term continuing technology innovation ever since. Hundreds of customers have trusted 3M Digital Signage software to power their digital screen networks. 3M software currently drives digital signage networks across 23 countries in markets as diverse as retail, financial services, entertainment, gaming, corporate and transportation. Our largest network to date spans more than 4,200 interactive screens and large format displays across 900 locations. Reap the benefits of a long-term relationship with 3M. Whether you have a single screen or thousands of displays worldwide, 3M has the proven scale and reliability to provide you with sustainable digital signage solutions that deliver business results. 3M Digital Signage. 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