Electrosonic Media Networks Division has announced the introduction of the MS9500GL, a networked high definition MPEG player for show replay, signage and other AV applications with a list price of just $4,000. The new product offers all of the functionality of Electrosonics popular MS9500 with the additional capabilities of genlock, timecode and GPIO, providing truly synchronized multi-channel HD replay, at an extremely attractive price point.

“Our clients have been asking for a cost-effective, frame accurate, high definition solution for use in demanding show control environments. These capabilities are typically in the realm of broadcast replay servers, at a prohibitive price point for many AV applications,” says Jennifer Wisehart, Electrosonic products sales manager.

For digital signage applications, the MS9500GL combines high definition video with still images, scrolling tickers and HTML pages for a vast array of display possibilities. The MS9500GL allows retailers, marketing, entertainment companies and many other organizations to cost-effectively send HD video, graphical and editorial content to hundreds of displays located virtually anywhere. The compact size and headless operation allows quick and easy deployment in any environment, and the DVI output guarantees the highest-quality imagery on the latest generation of display devices.

The MS9500GL supports numerous output resolutions including 1920x1080i, 1280x720p, and 720x576/480p. Capable of clean switching between SD and HD content, the MS9500GL allows deployment of a standard definition video network today, with a true high definition upgrade path for the future.

The versatile system is user friendly and features a simple intuitive LCD front panel interface. Utilizing an Ethernet network infrastructure, the MS9500GL is an intelligent device that can live anywhere on the network providing high performance, manageability, and efficiency.

A built-in time of day scheduler gives users a simple way to control content replay, enabling various day-parting scenarios to be programmed. With full support for the Electrosonic iMediate software suite, multiple MS9500GLs can be grouped or scheduled individually, as part of large-scale, wide-area media networks all controlled and monitored from a centralized remote location.

With Ethernet, RS232 and GPIO control available, the MS9500GL easily integrates with any show control system, allowing HD video to be part of any multimedia show. Built-in timecode triggering ensures absolute sync with lighting, music, and environmental effects.