IAdea Media Appliances complement PC players by delivering high quality video on your Scala network. They behave like PCs on the same Scala system– Heart-beats, play-logs, smart play-lists, and content scheduling are handled using the same easy-to-use Scala Content Manager web-based user interface. Unlike general-purpose PC players,Adobe Flash, Scala-script, Scala Designer dynamic content, and multiple monitors are NOTsupported on IAdea players. Instead, plan and publish these content types to neighboring Scala PC players to achieve a complementary/contrasting effect.
Feature support comparison chart
|PC Players||IAdea Media Appliance|
|Scrolling text ticker||Yes||No|
|Scrolling RSS ticker in the bottom channel||Yes||Yes|
|Split screen layouts||Yes||Yes|
|Full screen video||Yes||Yes|
|Watch-dog timer for remote maintenance||No||Yes|
|VESA mount to screen||No||Yes|
* Some hardware features matched only by customized high-end industrial PCs at much higher cost.