- Secure, Integrated Set-Top Box
- Powerful InStream Features
- Centrally Controlled
- Provisioned on Startup
- HD Video and Computer Resolutions
- Compact Form Factor
- VoD With HotMarks™ Metadata
- Desktop Synchronization
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Compact High Performance HD STB The Stingray™ set-top box (STB) is a compact InStream™ enabled appliance that delivers secure high definition content to displays for the Furnace end-to-end IP video systems. The Stingray provides a complete user interface for selecting live or playback channels with real-time electronic program guide (EPG) updates, viewing of VoD assets with frame accurate forward/reverse and provides access to HotMarks™ metadata. The Stingray can be controlled by users via an infrared (IR) remote control or centrally using the Furnace’s VF Command & Control module. The Stingray can output up to 1920x1080 resolution and directly supports HDMI, component, and composite outputs.
Easy Installation and No Updates The Stingray is a dedicated hardware platform that supports the same patented InStream “zero footprint” player that is available to desktops, laptops and mobile devices on all Furnace systems. Every time it is powered on, the Stingray communicates directly with the Furnace Portal Manager server to obtain the latest available InStream client; so manual player software updates on the STB are not required. During operation, the Stingray maintains constant communication with the Portal Manager assuring that the video available is in line with any conditional access rights assigned, the guide data is updated regularly, and any video access is logged into the extensive VF Reports system.
Central STB Control VF Command and Control allows administrators to set up variable “behaviors” assigned to individuals, groups, or all Stingray STBs on the Furnace network, either on an ad-hoc or scheduled basis. A group of Stingrays can be set to a particular channel for controlled HD signage, controlled locally by viewers using an IR remote or they can be set to a preestablished channel based on a fixed schedule. Additionally, the Stingray enables messaging with scrolling text overlays that can be scheduled, triggered ad-hoc, or even integrated with an Emergency Messaging System (EMS).