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PESA SmartView App Controls Routers from the Palm of Your Hand

At the 2017 NAB Show, PESA, a supplier of distribution products and multi-channel streaming appliances, will show its new SmartView app for Android-based tablets that provides instant monitoring and control of PESA routers. At the show the company will give visitors a chance to win a free SmartView license.

Ideal for managing multiple monitor walls and multi-viewers throughout a facility, the PESA SmartView’s customizable workspace makes it easy to change inputs and monitor signals in real time. It features an intuitive user interface that simplifies source selection. Users simply drag a signal source (input) from the resource bar at the top of the workspace to the desired destination (output) in the workspace for instant switching through the router. On the Android screen (tablet or cell phone), outputs are visualized as monitors, and each frame within the monitor represents an individual screen or multi-viewer picture-in-picture image. In addition, SmartView’s exclusive preview pane allows real-time monitoring of any video source.

The new SmartvView app is ideal for managing multiple monitor walls and multi-viewers throughout a facility.

The new SmartvView app is ideal for managing multiple monitor walls and multi-viewers throughout a facility.

For convenient monitor wall or multi-viewer management, SmartView tailors the tablet workspace to simulate the actual work environment. Similar to a Touch72 or Smart32 control panel, SmartView communicates through a facility’s PERC3000 control system using a secure, control protocol over the facility’s network. Users choose a layout pattern that matches a monitor wall or PiP design, then populates the workspace with monitor boxes scaled to represent the size of the various screens. As a result, SmartView shows which router input is supplying signal to every monitor or multi-view PiP. SmartView also allows users to create a list of favorite sources and destinations for faster configuration, and supports multiple users with various levels of control access.

SmartView works with PESA routers and requires a PESA XSTREAM streaming appliance, which encodes source signals to an H.264 stream for real-time monitoring on the Android tablet.

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