BTX Offering Net Display Systems' Next-Generation PADS4 Digital Signage Software11 May 2012
BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that the company is offering PADS4, Net Display Systems' (NDS) next-generation digital signage software. PADS4 is the successor to the award-winning PADS Professional software and offers restyled and enhanced applications, simplified installation, streamlined processes, and much more — providing any audience with the right targeted content at the right time.
"With PADS4, NDS has once again taken digital signage to the next level, providing a simple but effective solution for deploying professional and profitable installations of any size," said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. "As NDS' U.S. distributor and technical support provider, we are pleased to offer this highly customizable and economical solution to meet the needs of any of our customers' digital signage applications."
To increase productivity and reduce the learning curve for using PADS4, the digital signage software's applications have been restyled to the latest Microsoft® Office type of user interface. In addition, PADS Designer has been enriched with new items, including a content organizer system, which is automatically synchronized across the entire PADS installation, while the PADS Scheduler application — formerly known as PADS Manager — has received a completely new calendar view. The performance of PADS Viewer has been improved to play out presentations more smoothly, and features the ability to combine different view types within one package. Users no longer need to purchase multiple signage solutions if the requirements vary from simple to complex content.
New native data providers allow for real-time external sources. With PADS4, integrating real-time data from sources including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Dynamics®, SAP, content management systems, room reservation systems, queue management, and social media is an effortless process. Predefined configurations and an automatic server detection feature simplify installation. In addition, a complete new 'engine' has been placed into the PADS system enabling a new SDK to develop custom solutions more easily and quickly.
"The addition of new data sources is a key feature of PADS4," said Louis van Geldrop, CEO of Net Display Systems. "By integrating with existing databases, content management systems, and more, the software saves network operators the time and expense of duplicating content for their digital signage system."
PADS4 allows users to easily incorporate interactivity into their signage system using touch-screens, RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and face recognition.