SituationIn an airport terminal, monitors are typically used for general information, flight information, check-in and boarding information and advertising. Some of the monitors are dedicated to single usage (flight information, menu boards), but others can have dual usage depending on the time of the day (boarding, check-in, advertizing…) This requires a video distribution system that can be simply and easily expanded as the number of displays increases or when their configuration changes (a display may be replaced by a video wall for example).
The content is generated by computers, media players or TV tuners. Every source of content is encoded through a VuWall VSIP encoder. A VSIP decoder is connected as an input to each monitor in the terminal. Encoders and decoders are connected to each other through a network (standard IT network). VuWall’s TRx configuration and control software allows to easily send the content of one source (encoder) to a monitor (through the decoder) or to multiple monitors simultaneously if the same message needs to be sent to a group of monitors.
Presets of content distribution between encoders and decoders can easily be saved and recalled at any time.
The TRx software offers a very intuitive interface so that its users can very quickly learn how to manage the content between encoders and decoders. It is also compatible with other devices than the VuWall VSIP, so that this system can be deployed on a site where other brands of encoders and decoders are already installed (for the compatibility list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
On the configuration side, TRx offers very easy to use configuration tools that save significant amounts of time during the deployment, it includes the ability to import and export the list of devices with their names, IP addresses, MAC addresses, etc…). This is also very helpful for maintenance when a device has to be replaced by a new one.