Latest Version of Digital Signage Platform Enhances Template Maker Authoring Tool With Content Management, Smart Templates and Objects, and Support for Stunning Graphics and 3-D Effects
MONTREAL — Feb. 4, 2010 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced the latest release of its enterprise digital signage platform, Xpresenter™ 3.0, which combines unprecedented ease of use with the broadcast-quality graphics the company is known for. Version 3.0 includes an overhaul of the Xpresenter Template Maker, the only patented authoring application running inside Microsoft® PowerPoint®, to integrate content management and simple drag-and-drop placement of objects, in addition to support for 3-D objects and animations. Content creation is further simplified with new Microsoft Office add-ins for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel®, making it easier than ever for users to update content.
Xpresenter is an end-to-end platform designed to make creating, managing, and distributing broadcast-quality digital signage content on networks of all sizes available to all. With the release of version 3.0, X2O takes content creation to the next level with the enhanced Template Maker authoring application. Template Maker 3.0 has been bolstered to integrate content management that used to be a separate application, making it more efficient than ever to create and schedule compelling content for one player, or for thousands.
Template Maker includes an extensive "smart object" library for the quick and simple creation of content utilizing videos, images, PowerPoint slides, RSS feeds, live information sources, and much more. Taking advantage of enhancements to PowerPoint 2007, Template Maker 3.0 streamlines the content creation process with intuitive drag-and-drop placement of these objects onto the canvas. Version 3.0 also includes support for 3-D objects and animations, enabling the creation of innovative elements such as rotating video surfaces, 3-D tickers, and dynamic graphical elements animated in 3-D space.
Additionally, new Xpresenter add-ins for Microsoft Office provide users with the freedom to author content outside of Template Maker in PowerPoint, Word, or Excel. The Xpresenter Office add-ins appear as custom toolbars directly inside the Office Ribbon, Microsoft's innovative user interface that was first introduced with the Windows® 7 Microsoft Office release. This tight integration allows Xpresenter users to publish content directly from their favorite Office applications to display screens on the X2O network. This streamlined content publishing workflow saves content managers considerable time and reduces the need to learn new tools and applications.
"With Xpresenter 3.0 and its enhanced Template Maker, X2O is changing the way users create content," stated David Wilkins, X2O Media's President and CEO. "This latest version embodies 14 years of experience in the broadcast television, digital signage, and enterprise communications industries. We continue to simplify workflow in our quest to make professional-quality digital signage accessible to users of all technical levels."
More information about Xpresenter 3.0 and other digital signage solutions from X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.
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About X2O Media
X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.
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