Product premiere eyeUNIFY: eyevis showcases web-based open-source wall management

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eyevis presents eyeUNIFY, its new professional wall management software, setting new technological standards. The modular, web-based concept of the software allows for operation across platforms, different operating systems and a freely scalable number of clients.
As an open-source project, eyeUNIFY is available for free to all users and can be adapted to specialist wishes and needs by eyevis, the client or third parties. The new software covers all standard functions of modern control room software. Due to its open-source concept, however, it remains open for individualizations and the integration of future developments.

Cross-platform and modular
The modern and lean architecture of an eyeUNIFY solution comprises four software modules, which can be combined with one another depending on the form of application. The central unit unify.core runs on a Java application server on Linux, Windows or MacOS.
An interface with any browser is provided through unify.crtl, which makes it the web frontend of the wall management software. This enables literally any device in the network with an HTML5-capable browser to access eyeUNIFY. Its operation is fully independent of the chosen platform. Thanks to its responsive, touch-optimized surface, even tablets or smartphones can be used for the wall management of an entire control room without any additional apps. Together with an SSL encryption, the software is run via a secure connection, which enables operation via the internet. The number of clients in the network is freely scalable thanks to this operation in a browser.
Third-party devices such as media controllers can remote control the entire wall management via Lastly, the module unify.exec calculates the image content to be displayed – either centralized on a netPIX graphics controller or decentralized on every single display with an OPS-standard eyevis Processing Unit (EPU). All modules communicate with each other on the web via so-called SOAP interfaces, proving eyeUNIFY yet again to be state-of-the-art software.

Open source for maximum transparency, flexibility and individualization
eyeUNIFY is placed under GNU General Public License as a free software. “Open source is becoming more and more important in the development of professional solutions due to its various advantages for the user,” Kai Schönberg, Director of IT Development at eyevis, justifies the step towards an OS platform. “Users with high security standards appreciate the additional transparency, provided by disclosing the source code.” Further advantages are the low entry costs and the flexible adaptability: Apart from eyevis, system integrators, retailers and even tech-savvy clients can develop software add-ons, interfaces or features themselves. The product can evolve continuously, and will do so in the exact same direction as the changing market requirements. In consequence of its open source philosophy, all eyeUNIFY users will benefit from all further developments. Furthermore, eyevis runs a community platform in the web, where users can swap ideas, inform themselves and find handy tips.

Service and support plannable and tailor-made
Naturally eyevis offers graded support contracts and development services, supporting the client to the desired extent. “With this, we position ourselves once more as a competence partner. Whoever wishes optimum adaptation of his or her system to the current individual needs, can perfectly benefit from our know-how by calling on our knowledge in the form of development services or service and support,” Kai Schönberg adds. Thanks to this strategy, eyeUNIFY positions itself as a wall management tool with best value for money, which will remain future-proof and adaptable.
The performance of the software is also convincing, as eyeUNIFY was programed to be resource-efficient. Due to its push notifications concept, the monitor wall responds to changes with a nominal latency of just a few milliseconds. At the same time, it only produces network traffic when changes are actually implemented.
Kai Schönberg comments: “With eyeUNIFY, we supplement our product range with a lean and flexible solution, which is suitable for many new installations and has benefited from our longstanding expertise in the area of professional visualization solutions. Moreover our comprehensive wall management software, eyeCON®, a universal high end solution with extensive functionality for the operation of large-screen systems, continues to be available.

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