C-C-C Group Announces FreeVision Desktop Video System V 5.0.NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1998--
Provides Delivery Of Up To 80 Channels Of
Broadcast-Quality Television and Video to Corporate Desktops
In today's technology age, information has become the cornerstone of a successful business. Whether its Wall Street's need for the latest news or a corporation's need to facilitate communicate with and among its employees, delivery of information has a become the most important responsibility of today's IT managers.
C-C-C Group, a world leader in desktop video solutions, today announced the latest evolution in multimedia information delivery with version 5.0 of its FreeVision Desktop Video System. Featuring an enhanced user interface that makes it as easy to operate as a common television, this product delivers up to 80 channels of broadcast quality video and television (resolutions as high as 1280 x 1024) directly to an unlimited number of users' desktops.
"Applications as diverse as financial markets, corporate training, corporate communications Corporate communications is the process of facilitating information and knowledge exchanges with internal and key external groups and individuals that have a direct relationship with an enterprise. and real-time tracking of news and media are all turning to desktop video to keep pace with information and improve communications," said Kevin Morrison Kevin Morrison (born October 28, 1949 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 418 games in the World Hockey Association and 41 games in the National Hockey League. , president of C-C-C Group. "FreeVision Desktop Video System v.5.0's unmatched ease of use, combined with its quality image, intuitive interface, non-network cabling and advanced central server, delivers a high resolution, scalable solution unavailable anywhere else on the market today."
Using a dedicated industry-standard category-5 cable, the FreeVision Desktop Video System features C-C-C Group's proprietary broadband video matrix switch, desktop transceiver and video overlay The placement of a full-motion video window on the display screen. There are various techniques used to display video on a computer's screen, depending on whether the video source has been digitized or is still in analog NTSC format. device, providing the highest quality video distribution system ever. Additionally, the product uses a dedicated network rather than the corporate LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. to deliver the video so, regardless of how much video traffic is generated by the central server, bandwidth on the LAN is unaffected - a powerful differentiating factor from the low resolution, LAN-based desktop video delivery systems on the market today.
The FreeVision Desktop Video System's desktop PC configuration is available in two formats, A/V (1) (Audio/Video) Refers to equipment and applications that deal with sound and sight. The A/V world includes microphones, tape recorders, audio mixers, still and video cameras, film projectors, slide projectors, VCRs, CD and DVD players/recorders, amplifiers and input and Video on PC:
The A/V Input format uses a small receiver to deliver video and TV to a regular television via it's A/V port, making it ideal for conference and training applications. The system uses an easy-to-features remote control to operate the receiver which, in turn, communicates to the delivery hub over the twisted pair A thin-diameter wire (22 to 26 gauge) commonly used for telephone and network cabling. The wires are twisted around each other to minimize interference from other twisted pairs in the cable (Alexander Graham Bell invented this and was awarded a patent for it in 1881). cabling.
Video on the PC:
C-C-C Group's PC solution, designed for desktop video, delivers content directly to the user's PC in a flexible, non-intrusive and scalable manner. This solution consists of the user's Windows 95/NT PC and C-C-C Group's proprietary DTV (Digital TeleVision) Transmitting TV using digital signals. The major DTV standards are ATSC (North America), DVB (Europe) and ISDB (Japan). All three use MPEG-2 video compression and Dolby Digital audio compression. DVB and ISDB also include MPEG audio compression. interface/overlay box and software. The DTV acts both as the transceiver that receives video transmission over the cat-5 connection from the central switch and as an overlay video card to intercepting the monitor-to-PC connection. Because it overlays the video window on the computer's display rather than taking over the monitor completely, the system allows users to run any and all applications while viewing the video feed. The DTV connects to the user's PC through a serial connection, making for easy installation. Finally, because it is an external processing card rather than an internal solution, the PC does not have to surrender a portion of its CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. computing power to drive the system.
The FreeVision Desktop Video System user interface is extremely flexible and as easy to use as a television at home. Using a Microsoft Outlook-style front end, users can customize the interface to personal preferences such as user-assignable favorite buttons for one-click channel changing and the ability to assign names to channels.
The product also provides the IT manager with complete control of the system and content to be delivered. Managers are able to specify which channels each user is authorized to access, force broadcast video feeds to all or selected users (e.g., an executive address to all employees) and control/deliver content (e.g., training videos) to any individual user's desktop.
Finally, the FreeVision Desktop Video System is an exceptionally easy system to manage and upgrade. Where other technologies in the market requires a replacement of the hardware when a user's system is upgraded (e.g., from Windows 3.1.1 to Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. ), FreeVision Desktop Video System's DTV incorporates a Direct Link Library (DLL (1) See data link layer.
(2) (Dynamic Link Library) An executable program module in Windows that performs one or more functions at runtime. DLLs are not launched by the user; they are called for by an executable program or by other DLLs. ) feature that allows effortless remote software upgrades to the video delivery system, significantly lowering the product's long-term cost and increasing the IT manager's productivity.
FreeVision Desktop Video System v.5.0 is currently available directly from C-C-C Group and through its authorized resellers.
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