At the Digital Signage Expo later this month, Navori Labs will unveil its next-generation QL digital signage engine to address the main challenges and pain points of a quickly-growing industry. Navori QL 2.0 offers a completely redesigned user interface, support for 34 languages and a highly robust backbone to serve the largest out-of-home networks among other new capabilities.
As with previous generations, QL 2.0 features three distinct elements:
- QL 2.0 Server: A highly scalable and fault-tolerant server with robust load balancing to manage thousands of players across enterprise networks, improving reliability while accommodating growth. Automatic failover strengthens network uptime while connectivity to third-party content delivery networks (CDNs) extends reach. A special software development kit (SDK) also expands customization options.
- QL 2.0 Content Manager: Featuring the refreshed CMS and new adaptive HTML5 user interface at its core, Content Manager both simplifies and enhances the way users work with templates, video files, social media, tickers, tags and more across multiple seats, devices and operating systems.
- QL Player 2.0: QL 2.0 is the first solution to offer a native player engine across Windows, Android and Samsung Tizen. Operationally, QL Player 2.0 accommodates image and data feed pre-loading plus an enhanced API set to trigger events and establish interoperability with Navori add-on modules and third-party systems. This can include point-of-sale systems, sports scoring software, and advertising sales and scheduling. A built-in “watchdog’ application ensures all modules run properly and at peak efficiency.
Most of QL 2.0’s flexibility begins with Content Manager. The ability to edit, update and upload a message or media file using any web browser or device empowers users to work from virtually any location, while drag-and-drop simplicity removes the coding and management complexities of working with social media and other real-time data feeds. On the social media side, both QL 2.0 Content Manager and Player automatically integrate with and update Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Calendar feeds.
The preview functionality also for the first time enables YouTube-style content viewing directly within the user interface, while an improved Template Designer adds the ability to see dynamic data instead of a rectangular fields reference.
QL 2.0’s multi-lingual support and single sign-on authentication provide two additional benefits across opposite sides of the spectrum. Its native support for 34 languages, a higher number than most digital signage systems on the market, ensures almost limitless possibilities for networks deployed across various regions, countries or continents. From a systems administration and management perspective, QL 2.0’s single sign-on authentication feature simplifies the way users can work remotely, while maintaining a high level of security for content and network protection.
Here are all the specs.