Plymix (http://plyxim.com) has updated Exibia, broadcast scheduling software for Mac OS X, to version 2.0. The upgrade sports a redesigned web interface and complete web-based administration of all Exibia settings. Other new features include:
°A “Default Playlist” of still images or videos that will loop continuously when there’s no scheduled content;
° Creation and scheduling of playlists of videos;
° Repetitive scheduling of videos (i.e., daily, weekly, monthly);
° The ability to add descriptions to uploaded videos and playlists;
° Automatic creation of thumbnail images for uploaded videos;
° The ability to stop a scheduled video or playlist;
° The ability to bulk upload video content.
Exbia allows clients in a multi-user, multi-platform environment to upload and schedule QuickTime-compatible videos to a centrally-located server. The Exibia Server, connected to a closed-circuit television system for broadcast, handles the scheduling and playback of the video content. Users of any platform can upload and schedule videos for playback using their web browser.
Exibia Server is an Universal Binary that will run on any Macapable of running Mac OS X 10.4.2 or greater with an available video output. A G4, G5 or Intel processor is recommended. A large hard drive is recommended for video storage. Many current Exibia users run Exibia Server on a Mac mini.
The price is US$699 per Exibia 2.0 license. One license allows Exibia to run on a single Mac with unlimited Exibia Web Administration and Web Client use. A time-limited, fully-functional demo will be available for download.