Choose a type of Viewer license to suit your requirements



The PADS Viewer application runs on a PC at your final point of signage. The Viewer software ensures that your scheduled content is played perfectly and at the right moment on a display.

The PADS Viewer application is available in different variants. This allows you to choose the most suitable viewer type in terms of functionality and pricing for your project.

As you expand the reach and/or complexity of content for your signage system you can simply purchase additional licenses and not need to change the underlying solution.

You also don't need to be restricted by the types of content you can display in different locations in your digital signage setup. You can mix and match types of Viewer licenses within your one signage infrastructure.

Key Features
  • Playback of scheduled presentations
  • View at real size or resolution independent
  • Real-time insertion of dynamic content
  • Local caching as fallback to network failtures
  • Compatible with interactive touch screens
  • Suitable for video walls

Data providers

Social media data providers

With new dedicated data providers for social media you can now simply include content from social media in your PADS presentation with just a couple of mouse clicks.

The following social media data providers have been added:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Youtube
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • Instagram



HTML5 Viewer

Maximize your possibilities with the Microsoft Windows based PADS Viewer, choose the PADS HTML5 Viewer for a cost-effective solution that runs on multiple platforms or bring digital signage to the PCs of your staff with the PADS Desktop Viewer.

With PADS HTML5 Viewer you have unique, platform-independent player software for a cost-effective signage solution. Ideal for Android or Linux based player devices. The intelligent Viewer software uses local caching – instead of streaming – to ensure that your presentation will continue to play, even when the network connection is lost.


Comparison of PADS Viewer Licenses

The table below shows an overview of the license required to display the applicable elements in your final presentation on the Viewer PC at the point of signage.



Any Size, Any Resolution

In PADS4 the number of predefined resolutions you can choose from for your presentation has been extended with various 16:9 and portrait formats. You can also create your own custom resolution to use and send through to the viewer application.

PADS Desktop Viewer

Extend your digital signage solution to the desktop PCs within your organization. The Desktop Viewer gives you an ideal solution to streamline the entire internal communication within your organization. With PADS Desktop Viewer you can simply inform your employees group wise or individually.

Proof-of-play

PADS Viewer can collect proof-of-play information about your presentations or individual page elements. With this you can confirm to your advertisers that their content has played. This can also been tracked on user interaction with the presentation to display certain pages.

Touch Screen Suitability

The PADS4 Viewer software is compatible to run on touch screen interfaces at point of signage. Ideal in wayfinding scenarios where you may have an Interactive Signage Tower or Kiosk for users to engage with.

Local Caching

The PADS4 Viewer application will locally cache presentations that you send to them. This ensures you presentation will continue to play uninterrupted if you have an unexpected network failure. The caching of presentations also reduces the load PADS4 puts on your network and bandwidth usage.

Display Live Content Updated

You can effortlessly integrate real-time data of external data sources like MS Exchange, MS Dynamics, SAP, CMS systems, room reservation systems, queue management, social media, etc.

PADS4 System Requirements

For a complete PADS4 configuration you need:

  • A Server PC
  • Scheduler/Designer/Agent PCs (optional)
  • Displays with built-in or attached Viewer PC
  • A network infrastructure

PADS Server PC

PADS Server is the pivot of your system. The requirements for the PADS Server PC are dependent on the size and usage of your installation. For large, mission critical systems we recommend to use clustering technology with RAID facilities.


PADS Scheduler/Designer PC

The PADS Scheduler and Designer application can run either on the PADS Server PC or on a separate Desktop PC. To get a good impression how your designed presentations will perform we recommend you to use a configuration for PADS Designer that is comparable with that of your PADS Viewers.


PADS Viewers PC

Especially for PADS Viewer it is important that you use the right hardware to get the best performance. In particular the choice of the video card plays a crucial role.

Here are the recommended hardware requirements for an optimal use of PADS4:

 

Item

Server

Scheduler / Designer PC

Simple Viewer

Multi-media Viewer

Processor

Intel Core2Duo or compatible

Intel Core2Duo or compatible

Intel Core2Duo or compatible

Intel I3 or higher

CPU

2,0 GHz or higher

2,0 GHz or higher

2,0 GHz or higher

2,0 GHz or higher

Memory

4,096 GigaByte

2,048 GigaByte

2,048 GigaByte

4,096 GigaByte

Hard disk

80 GigaByte

80 GigaByte

80 GigaByte

80 GigaByte

Video card

Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) compliant

256 MB

Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) compliant

256 MB

Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) compliant

256 MB

Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) compliant

Tier-2 Compatible

512 MB or higher

Operating system

Windows 2008 Server

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows 8

 

Network

All PADS4 components must be able to communicate with the PADS Server PC through a local network or Internet connection.

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