TechDecisions spoke with Lillyan Wamaitha, Marketing Manager at Mvix, about what the company is bringing to InfoComm 2018.
TD: What can attendees expect to see at Mvix’s booth this year an InfoComm 2018?
LW: We’re bringing the new XhibitSignage, our digital signage software which has been upgraded with a new UI and more content widgets e.g. Slack, Rideshare (Uber & Lyft), Public transit, Interactive directories, In/Out Board, POS-integrated dispensary menus.
We’ll also be showcasing for the first time our new Meeting Room Signs called Xhibit Spaces.
We’ll also bring Mvix Flex, which is our new device-agnostic platform. What this means is, we’ve expanded our digital signage software to make it available for use with third-party hardware i.e.
- BrightSign Series 3 players
- Android devices (with OS 6.0 and above)
- LG SoC Signage Screens (with WebOS 3.0 and above)
TD: Mvix Digital Signage software is now device-agnostic. How important is that for end users?
LW: When we focus on developing and enhancing our software, and partner with vendors who are focused on developing and enhancing their hardware, the end user wins by getting an end-to-end, robust digital signage hardware/software solution. End-users get more choice when it comes to hardware and instead of being boxed in to proprietary hardware, they get to select hardware that best fits their network needs.
TD: Not only has Mvix become device-agnostic through support for Android devices, but the company has also announced interoperability with BrightSign players and LG screens. What does this expansion mean for the future of Mvix?
LW: When we partner with leading hardware manufacturers, we’re able to free up R&D and shift it to specifically expanding the functionality of our software. This means our platform remains compatible with leading digital signage hardware providers, enabling us to land new global accounts in key verticals such as corporate communications. We’re able to guarantee that these customers will have a consistently maximized performance on all digital signage hardware.
TD: Mvix is also developing meeting room signs. What can customers expect from this new solution?
LW: We’ll be debuting our Meeting Room Signs solution called Xhibit Spaces. The 15-inch digital signs have a fully customizable UX and they sync with Google Calendar, Office 365, and Exchange to allow users to pick a room and add a description of the meeting. The door signs can be controlled at the screens or remotely via a cloud CMS. The signs can be managed from the same platform and on the same network as other digital signage screens in a building, they can receive emergency/CAP alerts, and they include a dashboard view of other rooms available in the building and the option to book those rooms.
TD: What does the future of Mvix digital signage look like – can we expect more partnerships?
LW: Sure – partnerships are a sure way to grow the digital signage ecosystem. We’re playing our part and are working on partnerships within and outside the digital signage space. For example, we have partnered with with MJ Freeway, the cannabis industry’s global leader in seed-to-sale tracking technology, to provide POS-integrated menu boards for cannabis dispensaries. When our platforms can “speak to each other” we get closer to establishing interoperability and some form of global standards which are key to tapping the medium’s full potential.