ipMerge

Large and small-scale interactive video and digital signage solutions.

Proven Solutions for Your Video Needs

Enhance your company’s in-house video system with the power and versatility of a LEIGHTRONIX interactive television solution. Deliver and control beautiful, high-definition video and digital signage while taking advantage of existing infrastructure. LEIGHTRONIX interactive television solutions are easily incorporated and unbeatably affordable.

Smart TVs

Utilizing full integration with Pro:Idiom® DRM technology, our Smart IPTV displays are available in a variety of sizes and with a variety of options, offering a rich interactive television experience. Features include:

  • Displays are available in a wide variety of resolutions, including full HD and Ultra HD/4K.
  • All (apart from the 15” medical display) can be VESA mounted for easy access and flexible viewing.
  • Non-medical displays include a convenient stand for tabletop installation.
  • Medical displays include a DIN style pillow speaker interface.
  • Many displays include High Dynamic Range (HDR) with HDR10 compatibility.
  • An integrated speaker.
  • Controllable via a handheld infrared control.
  • Support of the exclusive LEIGHTRONIX Total Alert System (TAS) emergency alert feature.
  • The 15” medical display features an integrated touchscreen control surface and arm mounting interface.
  • Most have HDMI inputs that are accessible using the handheld remote control, or, as a channel through ipMerge configuration.

Smart TVs for Common Areas

In addition to the options above, we have a wide selection of Pro:Idiom integrated monitors perfect for common areas that can either be VESA mounted or placed in a free-standing orientation.

Set-Top Box

For installations that already have television displays, or locations with a video wall, projector, or other display type, LEIGHTRONIX has the perfect set-top box solution. Features include:

  • Embedded Pro:Idiom decryption for non-Pro:Idiom TVs.
  • LEIGHTRONIX IP streaming that supports live television, on-demand video, digital signage, the Total Alert System (TAS) for emergency alerts, and more.
  • Supports full HD (up to 1080p) and Ultra HD/4K (3840 x 2160) output resolutions.

Video-on-Demand

Whether used for internal training functions, promotion, or entertainment, the included video-on-demand feature of the ipMerge allows viewers to watch a wide selection of videos at their convenience. Internal video-on-demand capacity can easily be expanded by way of optional, dedicated VOD servers that can be scaled to support your video needs.

  • Use the VOD PIN feature to protect individual content or content folders.
  • Use the VOD as a presentation feature to create powerful, interactive VOD presentations that are a mixture of stills and video clips.
  • Add custom thumbnails to each VOD asset in your system.
  • Organize your VOD content into folders with custom icons.
  • Provide newly released movies and television shows. Watch the latest films and experience all the comforts of home entertainment! LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solutions offer the latest movies and television shows for a diverse selection of video-on-demand entertainment provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

Newly Released Movies and Television Shows

Watch the latest films from anywhere with all of the comforts of home entertainment! LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solutions offer the latest movies and television shows for a diverse selection of video-on-demand entertainment.

Integrated Multicast Server

Imagine having file-based video programming that you could view on a dedicated channel 24/7. The LEIGHTRONIX ipMerge™ includes a powerful, file-based multicast server that is capable of outputting five simultaneous channels (upgradable to thirty by way of purchased license file) of programming based on a user-programmable list of files per channel as well as scheduled event-based playback. Uses include:

  • Advertising channels.
  • Facility education channels.
  • Digital signage channels.

Digital Signage Channels

Dedicated 24/7 digital signage channels inform and educate with the messages you want to deliver! Leveraging the internal ipMerge multicast feature you can create powerful digital signage channels for full screen playback of your programming. If your application requires zone-based digital signage, consider the LEIGHTRONIX NNA-series of digital signage players. The NNA-series digital signage player integrates into your LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solution without using a multicast channel.

A Powerful API

Provide seamless touch screen control over your entire IPTV system using the ipMerge API coupled with a wide variety of third-party control systems. When a handheld remote control does not fit end-user needs, LEIGHTRONIX has you covered with a powerful remote control application programming interface (API), secured with custom generated tokens, and including a full suite of control and status elements. Multiview locations - where keeping track of a remote control would be problematic - benefit from a centralized control system based on third-party control systems.

On-Screen Alerts

LEIGHTRONIX IPTV systems include an alert feature that allows the system manager to display one or more on-screen alert images. Weather icons, warning symbols, or a text message can be laid over active video content on any number of endpoints. Add the Total Alert System (TAS) option and trigger on-screen notifications from hardware or secure software sources, forcing all or a group of displays to perform a wide variety of emergency notification functions.

Emergency Alerts

Supplement your existing safety systems or manually activate alerts with the Total Alert System (TAS) option. Using a mobile device, hardware, or secure software trigger, the LEIGHTRONIX TAS option can force all displays (or groups of displays) to power on, play content, change audio settings, and perform additional emergency notification functions.

TOTAL INFO-HD

Display dedicated channels of full screen, dynamic video content with TOTAL INFO-HD™. Select from a catalog of services provided by LEIGHTRONIX to create looping playlists of content, such as current local weather, local weather forecasts, and national weather maps and forecasts. Best of all, TOTAL INFO-HD subscriptions for IPTV are affordable and require no maintenance.

Art Channels for IPTV

Ditch the canvases — display beautiful, high-definition imagery on a wide variety of compatible displays with LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solutions. Keep visitors and employees engaged with stunning art at any location.

Watermarking

Branding is a cornerstone marketing concept. Consistent and persistent branding associated with a high-quality user experience helps brands stand out from the crowd. LEIGHTRONIX IPTV systems let you leverage your brand with watermarking on one, some, or all channels. The entire screen is your marketing canvas.

Technicolor COM3000 and COM 2000 Integration

The DIRECTV COM3000 is the gold standard for high-density, IP output reception of DIRECTV programming with Pro:Idiom encryption. LEIGHTRONIX IPTV systems are not only fully compatible with DIRECTV streams, but offer powerful integration options for COM3000 and COM2000 systems, including active program guide information and channel information synchronization.

Program Guide

LEIGHTRONIX offers multiple options to automatically generate active program guide information. Current and upcoming program information can automatically be pulled from a service or from the Technicolor COM3000 or COM2000 receiver and displayed on-screen. The program guide is custom per endpoint, which eliminates confusion associated with restricted viewing areas, as only the channels visible to the endpoint are listed in the guide.

4K Output

As the availability of 4K content increases, rest assured that your LEIGHTRONIX IPTV system has you covered. All new LEIGHTRONIX set-top boxes are 4K ready. Many of the Smart IPTV displays sold by LEIGHTRONIX are also 4K ready.

Pro:Idiom Encryption

Commercial content encryption is a must in modern television systems. LEIGHTRONIX is proud to be a licensee of Pro:Idiom® video encryption, a trusted standard within the commercial content industry. Backed by the power of LG and Zenith Electronics, Pro:Idiom is the best choice for robust, yet affordable content encryption. Additionally, Pro:Idiom is fully compatible with Technicolor COM-series satellite receiver systems.

Small Footprint

The ipMerge packs a great deal of power in only one rack unit (1.75") of space, providing professional middleware, a video-on-demand server, and a multicast server, in only a fraction of the space typically required for comparable systems.

Browser Management

Access the management console using any standard browser - no special software is required to control the system. Access your LEIGHTRONIX IPTV system from anywhere in the world using standard desktop remote control software or VPN technology.

Enterprise Middleware

Far too many IPTV systems have a simple “channel up and channel down” arrangement. With overlay capability, emergency alerts, VOD, and so many other features, LEIGHTRONIX IPTV systems do not follow suit. Acting as a director for the IPTV system, custom LEIGHTRONIX middleware makes managing the system’s expansive features a breeze.

Endpoint Groups

With LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solutions, groups of endpoints can be created and named, then used as targets for multiple operations, such as assigning channel bundles, control, and more.

Channel Bundles

Create multiple, named channel bundles, easing the assignment of channels to displays within the IPTV system. For example, one bundle named “Executive” could be used to define channels received exclusively by corporate executives within an organization, while another named “Meeting Rooms” could be assigned to meeting spaces.

Comprehensive Logging

Sometimes it is necessary to retrace the steps of a process or a series of events. LEIGHTRONIX recognizes this and is committed to providing customers with comprehensive logging processes and tools.

Additional Video-on-Demand Server

The integrated VOD server in an ipMerge is capable of outputting from the standard five VOD streams to thirty VOD streams at once (upgraded via optional licensing). If a VOD stream count beyond thirty streams is required, or, if the ipMerge VOD content capacity doesn’t satisfy your storage requirements, LEIGHTRONIX offers several optional VOD server configurations that are easily added. Optional, dedicated VOD servers can be scaled to support all of your VOD content storage and endpoint capacity needs.

Additional Multicast Server

Every ipMerge includes a multicast server with five dedicated channels, but for workflows demanding more, LEIGHTRONIX offers additional, scalable multicast servers. Each server is capable of outputting thirty simultaneous channels of 24/7 programming based on a user-programmable list of files per channel.

Remote Management as a Service

Although management of a LEIGHTRONIX IPTV system is very straightforward, sometimes it makes sense to leverage LEIGHTRONIX IPTV support as a service for system management. LEIGHTRONIX offers several options to include scheduled support and maintenance via Webex, VPN, or the innovative SignCell™ solution offered by LEIGHTRONIX featuring a 4G LTE cellular management connection

Go Beyond Regular TV

Interactive television is the evolution of video, and with LEIGHTRONIX IPTV solutions, your options are virtually endless. Incorporate additional content into your channel lineup with ease, including local and national weather, data feeds, and so much more! For marine systems, LEIGHTRONIX ipMerge works with a number of other essential processes on your vessel such as radar, AIS, communications systems, and additional status displays. For medical applications, the ipMerge supports pillow speaker control and management. For corporate applications, use the powerful data display features of the ipMerge.

LEIGHTRONIX Support

LEIGHTRONIX IPTV systems are supported by a company known for best-in-class support for four decades. We understand that your IPTV system is an important part of your overall communications plan. As such, we extend our renowned support via telephone, email, Webex, and on-site access. A variety of support packages are available. Ask your sales representative for details.

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