SignStudio Pro Components

one screen, lot’s of cool active components

RSS Ticker - live vertical and horizontal feed

RSS or “Really Simple Syndication” is a form of dynamic news feed that is constantly updated. Use scrolling vertical or horizontal tickers to keep your viewers engaged. Choose from dozens of free RSS feeds like news, politics, sports, health and others. Customize it anyway you like with fonts, gradient backgrounds, scroll speeds and others. You can even enter your own custom text message and have it scroll through any screen division.

Weather - full customizable / animated weather

Get full 5 days forecasts including current conditions, today’s highs and lows and all for FREE. No need to subscribe to an expansive weather feed, simply drag and drop your favorite weather template, enter a city or zip code and you’re done. We support fully customizable weather including animated vector based icons.

Stock - vertical and horizontal scrolling quotes

Embed a live scrolling vertical or horizontal stock ticker, and all for FREE. Choose your favorite stock symbols and select from dozens of customizable properties such as today’s highs, lows, percentage change. Choose from pre-made stock scenes or customize your own, it’s all possible with the stock component.

Live TV - connect any device, analog or digital

Want to integrate Live TV into a selected screen division? no problem. The mediaTV component supports full HD analog and digital input. So you can insert any S-Video, HDMI, Component or composite video signal into any selected screen division; all powered by a super smooth GPU rendering engine, so it always looks great!

Image - make it shine with beautiful imagery

Whether you want to upload JPG, PNG, or Flash SWF images, locally or point to link across the web, it’s all doable with the Image component. We also support transparent Vector and Bitmap Flash SWFs and PNG resources so you can create beautiful masks which overlay your digital signage presentation. Also included for free are hundreds of backgrounds and masks designed by our team of artists, so you don’t have to be one.

Catalog - easy to use database engine

Whether you want to upload JPG, PNG, or Flash SWF images, locally or point to link across the web, it’s all doable with the With the Catalog component you can flip through thousands of items / products while displaying their description and image. Best of all you can set all this up in a matter of minutes. The catalog is a powerful database engine that supports the ability to cycle through a list of items while combining animation and customization. Integrate it with the Kiosk Builder and have your viewers interact with your product list.

Camera - connect WebCam on PCs & Tablets

Smile you’re on camera. Use the Camera component to integrate real time self portrait right onto your digital signage presentation. You can even take advantage of the cameras in your favorite Android or iPad tablets; we support both back and front facing cameras.

Date/Time - dynamic formatter

Keeping time is easy with the fully editable Date/Time component. Simply drag and drop the Date/Time component to the timeline and set any format you like, pick your favorite fonts (over 700 to chose from), colors and Date/Time format; it’s so easy and looks great!

External Link - load content from anywhere

Don’t want to host your content with us? No hard feelings. In fact, with the External link component you can host your videos, images, and SWF animations on any web server (even within your LAN or VPN). Simply point to the URL and let it stream down to the signage player. The best part is that all your content is still cached on the local signage player, so an interruption in the connection doesn’t interrupt your audience.

Graphs / Charts - generate graphical statistics

Have some Analytics to showoff? Well with the Graphs and Charts components you can do just that. Add your data directly into the Zinger Sign Studio, pick from dozens of charts and graphs and let your data shine across your digital signage network.

HTML5 - we play nice with Javascript

HTML5 is revolutionizing the web with great animation, Ajax and new capabilities never before possible with HTML. Take advantage of your existing skills and build animated clips or a fully interactive Kiosk, and run it seamlessly across all your signage players. Enjoy super smooth GPU accelerated HTML5 on Android tablets and phones as well as on Apple iOS powered devices including the iPad and iPhone.

Flash - build animation with Adobe Flash

Flash is by far the most adopted animation tool in the known universe. With Zinger you can run any Flash powered SWF. And it doesn’t matter if it was developed in Adobe Flash or in 3rd party Flash generator, if it’s flash based, the signage player will eat it up. You can even take advantage of Stage3D and build super smooth high definition GPU accelerated content; its all supported and all for FREE.

Video - run super smooth HD content

Take advantage of high definition H.264 encoded video and run multi threaded pipelined content that looks great every time. You don’t need to install any special software codec and don’t have to jump through hoops to make it all work. Simply choose FLV or MP4 as your video format and watch people go “wow”.

Custom RSS - same old RSS, built your way

With the Custom RSS component you can bind to the same syndication as with the standard RSS ticker component. However with the Custom RSS component your content will not slide vertically or horizontally, Instead you can custom place the RSS items within the Scene Editor. Custom RSS is all about more flexibility and more customization.

Twitter - share your favorite tweets

Get social! With the Twitter component you can expose your screens to your favorite @users and keep the data relevant, all the time. Let your viewers engage with the content and allow end users to push custom messages to your screens, without having to learn any new tools.

YouTube - link to the world’s largest video library

If it looks good, use it. The YouTube channel is bombarded everyday with free great content. Plug right into this endless stream of fresh raw video. YouTube is a great way to keep your screens entertaining without having to subscribe to expansive content aggregators. And who knows, maybe your digital signage network will go viral!?!?!

Facebook - get social on your screen

Do we have to say anything else? Come on, it’s Facebook!

PDF - insert documents or link to external ones

The PDF format is great as it is based on a vector based document that can scale nicely to any screen size. With the PDF component you can integrate any PDF document right onto your presentation. You can also save your favorite Microsoft Word and Excel docs as PDF files and upload them as well.

XML - hook into any database, any format

The XML Player component is probably the most flexible component we have. It allows you to load any custom XML data in ANY format. So whether you want to load information form a PBX phone system or from your own private database, no problem. Just create an dynamic XML data feed and use our standard E4X parser to bind to specific tags within your “invented” XML structure, now how cool is that?

Collection - deploy touch screens

With the Kiosk builder component you can create a navigational menu system. So you can drag buttons, elements and images to set target destination for each one. The Kiosk builder supports any touch screen including Android tablets and the Apple iPad. So now it’s easy to build a Wayfinder, Interactive information kiosk, visual paging and building directory just to name a few.

Emergency - alerting system

Set your emergency notification system to automatically override whatever content is currently playing on your screens and deliver critical, real time, visual notification messages to your audience. Integrate with existing alerting systems and connect to external web services.

RemoteTouch - let your audience control your screens through mobile technology

RemoteTouch fills the gap between the Digital Signage world and the Mobile world, allowing your customers the freedom to engage with your screens in a natural and convenient way. RemoteTouch is an intelligent service that allows a customer to scan a QR code on a Digital Signage screen and begin controlling the playback content.

Chat - let your audience communicate through Digital Signage

With the Chat component your customers can engage directly with each other through your Digital Signage screens. This is ideal for applications such as auctions; where customers simply scan a QR code on the screen and get redirected to a web page where they can bid on products.

Countdown - event counter

With the countdown component you can display a reverse counter that is set to a specific date / time in the future. This is ideal for situations where you want to display to your audience the time left before the target event.

RemoteEvents & Queuing - Set values from Javascript client for custom applications

With remote events you can create limitless number of Digital Signage applications that can all be controlled from a simple Javascript client. Examples include Queuing (when customer stand in line and pick up a number, ready to be served upon), a Scoreboard (like you would see in a basketball game) and even a Teller director, just to name a few.