BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that Net Display Systems (NDS), a leading developer of digital signage software, has unveiled its new PADS4 Release 3. With the new release, NDS' PADS4 now offers desktop communication, enriched content creation, and an OS independent playback solution for corporate digital signage environments. The new software is available now, exclusively from BTX.
The PADS4 Release 3 features two unique new applications -- PADS4 Messenger and PADS4 Desktop Viewer -- for communicating through desktops, laptops, and tablets within corporate digital signage environments. Important company announcements can now be scheduled through PADS presentations as a message for desktop viewers, while PADS4 Messenger allows for maximum control over internal digital communication. Combining PADS4 Messenger with PADS4 Desktop Viewer creates a complete corporate messenger solution.
The new release also introduces the PADS4 HTML5 Viewer, an OS independent, browser-based PADS viewer that both enables users to deploy signage projects using a low-end solution and allows the opportunity to create hybrid digital signage installations. NDS also now offers the possibility to serve both high-end solid windows viewer requirements (with XPERT and XPRESS Viewers) and lower-end, low-cost player support (e.g. Android(TM)/Linux(R) players). Each PADS4 Viewer can be managed within one signage network, with the same PADS4 Designer and the same PADS4 Scheduler.
For advanced presentation design, PADS4 Designer adds a rich text element, which incorporates an advanced and dynamic rich text editor for creatively editing content in any desired format or adding rule-based content. An additional new feature is the integration of Intel(R) AIM (Audience Impression Metric) audience recognition. Intel AIM data is geared toward retailers looking to optimize their in-store communication, enabling camera connections for collecting audience recognition information and playing audience-specific content.
"The new PADS4 V3 release builds on the success of our popular digital signage solution by adding a bundle of new applications that are suitable for driving mission critical installations of any size," said Arthur Damen, product manager at NDS. "With BTX as our official U.S. distributor, their customers gain a variety of tools and features that make it easy to design, schedule, and distribute anywhere/anytime content from a company renowned for their exceptional sales service and customer support."
"Net Display Systems' new PADS4 release is a breakthrough for the industry," said Chris Poulin, vice president of technology at BTX Technologies. "With tools designed to augment communication capabilities, the new release brings multidevice messaging to the corporate setting for simple, powerful, and flexible content distribution. With this improved release, digital signage designers gain access to an innovative solution that will better inform, engage, and entertain the signage audience."
PADS4 Release 3 is available as a 30-day trial and can be downloaded at www.btx.com. A live demonstration is available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.