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Feature Overview:

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    Multimedia Content: Images, Photos, Videos and Audio
    The software supports all common image and video formats (PNG, JPEG, WMV, MP4) and is able to adjust the content according to the actual screen resolution. Audio files are supported as well. Additionally you can integrate both audio streams (e.g. Internet radio) and live video streams.
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    Native Document Integration: PDF and XPS
    Integrate any PDF or XPS document easily into your playlists with a single mouse click. Documents with multiple pages are supported, too – including transition effects! Furthermore, you do NOT have to install any prerequisites such as Acrobat Reader on the player PC for displaying e-paper content!
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    Slideshows with Motion Zoom Effect
    The optional Motion Zoom effect makes static photos look more dynamic and vivid by automatically simulating fluid camera panning (zoom & pan).
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    Formatted Text (with placeholders)
    Text can be added directly and can be combined with images, videos and other media. Several rich text formatting options are available such as bold, italic, text color and font. Optional placeholders allow updating certain text elements even by inexperienced users!
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    Print2Screen: Generate HD Content with any Windows Application [More Details...]
    You can use any Windows application that is able to print to create high-quality HD display content. FrontFace comes with a virtual printer driver for this task. Thanks to the vector-based content format, any Print2Screen content looks great no matter what resolution or orientation your display has!
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    News Ticker (RSS and custom text) and Web Playlist
    The built-in news ticker can display any custom text or RSS news feeds from the Web (e.g. news headlines). The ticker bar can also host a real-time clock. The Web Playlist feature allows you to show Web pages from an RSS feed sequentially in a regular playlist.
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    Display entire Web pages (incl. HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Flash)
    FrontFace is able to display entire Web pages including all common multimedia features such as Flash or Silverlight. The integrated zoom feature allows displaying even normal Web pages on a large screen in full size! Interaction with Web pages is also possible either on touch screens or when a mouse is present.
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    Native support of Flash and Silverlight
    Flash content (SWF/FLA) can be embedded in the same, easy way as Silverlight applications (XAP). This allows you to create stunning visual effects and to integrate whatever special functionality you may need for your use case.
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    Support for Plugins [More Details...]
    It is possible to easily add any kind of custom functionality you might require using the free Plugin SDK. This allows you to integrate external data sources (e.g. Web Services) or special types of visualization. Plugins can be used in playlists like any other type of media (e.g. picture, video, Website, etc.) or can trigger entire playlists.
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    Hot Folder (live integration of files in playlists) [More Details...]
    The playlists may contain or even consist of dynamic content that is fetched "live" at runtime from a shared network folder ("hot folder"). This allows updating screen content simply by overwriting or updating a file without having to open the Display Assistant application of FrontFace. This is perfect for content that is updated frequently like schedules, company or production data as well as up-to-date information of any kind. Supported file formats: PDF, XPS, pictures, videos and HTML.
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    Weather Chart (current conditions and forecast)
    The built-in weather module can show the current weather conditions and a three-day forecast for any location in the world (live). Colors and design of the weather chart can be fully customized.
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    Live Calendar Data (from Outlook, Lotus Notes or Excel)
    The Schedules and Timetables Plugin (sold separately) allows you to display calendar data, schedules and/or room occupancy plans. The (live) data can be provided as an Excel file, as an Exchange calendar (via EWS = Exchange Web Services), using a Lotus Domino Server (Lotus Notes) or any iCalendar (ICS) data source.
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    Scheduling of Playlists and Content
    You can configure complex schedules that define when you want to automatically show certain playlists. It is possible to define intervals for repetition in order to program the display exactly to your requirements (no manual work!).
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    Split Screen / Screen Layouts
    A screen page can also host multiple content elements and even playlists (split screen). A large variety of predefined screen layouts is available for this purpose but of course you can also create your own, individual layouts. Additionally, attractive layouts with rounded corner effects are also included!
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    Deployment and Content Update (online and offline)
    Updating a player PC with new content by using the Display Assistant (content management software) is done with only one click. The supported deployment methods include the use of network shares (LAN/Wi-Fi) or Internet (using VPN or a cloud storage service). Offline deployment is also supported by using USB flash drives or SD memory cards.
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    Easy Integration of Cloud Storage Services
    Use the powerful and highly reliable infrastructure of cloud storage services such as Dropbox or OneDrive to automatically replicate your content on the fly to remote player PCs over the Internet at no extra cost!
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    Ad Hoc Messaging System (e.g. for call up systems or altering)
    Simply send text messages using a mobile phone or a desktop PC to your display. This is perfect for queue management, call up systems or alerting. The messaging feature can also be integrated with an external system using a Web service interface. Full screen messages are also available and can be used for emergencies and other critical events! In order to use this functionality you also need the Remote Control Plugin which is sold separately.
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    Interactive Features (touch, key pads, RFID)
    Interactive features are also supported by FrontFace including touch screens, external keyboards and key pads as well as contactless RFID transponders. You can mark certain pages of a playlist as "hidden" and make them accessible through keyboard shortcuts or by scanning an RFID transponder. We can also help you find the right hardware for these applications.
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    Multi-Player / Multi-Screen Support (all screen resolutions and orientations)
    You can use the Display Assistant software to operate an entire display network with multiple screens and player PCs. It is possible to attach more than one screen to a player PC and to display the same or different playlists on these screens.
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    Mixed-Mode Operation: Desktop PC with Output on 2nd Screen/TV
    It is also possible to install the FrontFace player application on a normal desktop PC and show the content on a 2nd screen attached to that PC. This way, there is no need for an extra player PC and your regular applications can still be used on that PC without limitations (perfect for reception desks or doctor's offices with a TV screen on the wall!).
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    Video Walls and LED Video Walls [More Details...]
    With FrontFace you can also operate LED video walls that use screen capturing as well as segmented video walls that consist out of multiple screens that are stitched together. You can either address these screens separately with different content or the entire wall as one big screen!
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    Eye-Catching Transition Effects
    The included transition effects help you to create eye-catching multimedia presentations even with static content such as text or photos!
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    Integration of Live TV Channels [More Details...]
    The Live TV Plugin (sold separately) lets you integrate TV tuner cards (DVB-T, DVB-S or DVB-C) that can be used to show live TV channels in your playlists. Due to the extensive support for TV tuner cards you can even integrate pay TV channels (may require additional, special hardware).
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    Integration of DirectShow AV Sources (e.g. TV, DVD, Web Cam, etc.)
    It is also possible to integrate DirectShow audio/video sources (such a Web Cam or an AV grabber card) into your playlists in the same way as you can integrate video files!
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    Digital Signage Screensaver [More Details...]
    It is also possible to use the FrontFace player software as a regular Windows screen saver. E.g. this can used on interactive kiosk terminals to easily display custom digital signage content during times when there is no interaction with the user ("standby" mode).
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    Compact and Robust Player Software
    The player software can be installed on any Windows PC and can recover itself automatically in case of an error. If no live content from the Internet is used (Web pages, RSS or weather data), the player can even be used in complete offline mode without the need of a network connection!
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    Easy-to-Use Content Management (Display Assistant)
    The included Display Assistant software provides an easy-to-use way of creating, managing and updating your content and playlists. The built-in preview allows you to check any playlist before it gets deployed to the player PC. The Display Assistant can also be used by multiple users.

A detailed description of the product and an easy-to-follow step by step tutorial are available in the PDF user manual!

Content Management and Display Control: The Display Assistant

Display Assistant: Playlists     Display Assistant: Scheduling

Fig.: Control your display and manage content and schedules with the intuitive Display Assistant

The Display Assistant offers different ways to instantly update remote player PC(s) while the software is running:

  • Via a local network (network share)
  • Over the Internet (using VPN or a cloud storage service)
  • Plug & play via USB flash drive or SD card (in case no network connections are available)
FrontFace Deployment Methods

FrontFace Print2Screen: Simply "print" on your Display!

The unique Print2Screen feature allows you to create high-quality HD content for your displays with virtually ANY application that is able to print (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat Reader, etc.). This content looks perfect on any screen resolution or display orientation. Print2Screen is an ideal choice when you need to display content that comes from proprietary backend systems or special applications that do not have a decent exporting feature or API (e.g. real estate management software, applications for duty rosters or schedules and timetables)! More Details...


System Requirements:

  • Any PC with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (both – Embedded versions and normal version are supported as well as 32-bit and 64-bit editions)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher (is installed automatically if required!)
  • Windows Media Player 11 or higher (only required for video playback)
  • Support for any display(s): All screen resolutions and orientations (landscape/portrait) are fully supported, incl. Full HD and 4K
Windows 10 Support Statement:

FrontFace for Public Displays is Windows 10 Compatible. FrontFace for Public Displays is supported by mirabyte on the following editions of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. FrontFace for Public Displays is supported on the following servicing branches of Windows 10 – Current Branch (CB), Current Branch for Business (CBB), and Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) and will be supported for the lifetime of the product.

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