April 12, 2007

EzHomeTech announces Signage Player on uClinux

Robert Kao writes "EzHomeTech announces Signage Player SDK3.0 on uClinux and EzHomeTech Open Software Platform. EzHomeTech open software platform is same as PC Windows, Apple Mac OS X, or PC Linux X-Window. But, EzHomeTech open software platform is especially for embedded device. This open software platform contains an embedded middleware (SSP) and many applications. SSP also provides APIs to let you easily add applications. EzHomeTech SDKs and services help you to build up your embedded products immediately The SDKs, in especial, let you develop your embedded products as PC environment without extra hardware components (like ICE, ROM emulator).

The Signage player can play videos, pictures and running texts at same screen at same time by Electronic Program Guide (EGP) schedule
from local Hard Disk or USB Stick automatically. The SDK provides the download method to download the EPG file, media, and
media management file from EzHomeTech Signage Server.

Specification of Signage Player SDK

Version : 3.0

Software Specification:

. Operating System: uCLinux
. Middleware : EzHomeTech SSP
. Needed Media Server: EzHomeTech Signage Server(Windows XP / NT / 2000)
. Media Player
. Media Download Manager
. Signage player management
. Signage Control Server Management
. Multiframe: support Video/Picture/Running Text at one same screen.
. Media Download Protocol: HTTP protocol
. Video Format: MPEG-1/MPEG-2/VOB/DivX/WMV9 /WMV9/H.264/HD
. Video Mode: can support 720p/1080p
. Audio Format: MP3/WMA
. Image Format: JPEG
. Marquee: Text that scrolls horizontally within a display box
. Electronic Program Guide: Play Videos and MP3 by time-code. And It supports repeating function and program schedule editing
. NTP: Automatically correct box’s clock via Internet.
. Box Status: Automatically send the status of box to Server
. Display Output: NTSC/PAL Composite Video Out
. Audio Output: Composite Audio Out
. Color: 16 bpp
. Code size: 8M bytes
. Needed RAM: 32M bytes
. Contents of Signage Player SDK

Version : 3.0

1. EzHomeTech SSP3.0
        a. Embedded graphical library
        b. Embedded multithread library
        c. Embedded Media Streaming library
        d. JPEG library
        e. PNG Library
        f. IR library
        g. SSP Include files

2. Sigma Design Media Player with some customization by EzHomeTech
        a. The source code of customization on Sigma Design Media Player
3. EzHomeTech Media Download Manager
        a. Media Download Manager library
        b. The source code of Media Download Manager User Interface
        c. The source code of Remote command Management

4. EzHomeTech Signage Player Manager
        a. The source code of Client Configuration Management
        b. The source code of Client Information Management
        c. The source code of NTP
        d. The source code of Client Scheduling

5. EzHomeTech Signage Control Server Manager
        a. The source code of Client Status Control
        b. The source code of Download Control
        c. The source code of NTP Control

6. EzHomeTech Signage Server
        a. The binary code of Windows Version

7. Document
        a. Readme.txt
        b. SSP3.0 Programming Guide ready to print in PDF-format
        c. SSP3.0 API Reference Guide ready to print in PDF-format
8. Runtime
        a. SSP3.0 Runtime Environment
9. SSP Samples
        a. The source code of twenty-one samples running on SSP3.0
10. SSP Drivers
        a. The source code of Remote Controller drive
        b. The source code of Font driver sample"

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