Visual Circuits announced the worldÃs first
multi-channel, high definition video player, Mantis MCÃ´, extending its thirteen-year track record of networked digital video leadership.
Designed around Visual CircuitsÃ Gemini 2Ã´ Universal Media Card, Mantis MC integrates 32-bit accelerated graphics with high definition (HD) video, and scrolling text; supporting Multi-ZoneÃ´ playback and offering extreme flexibility in digital media file integration on one or two display channels. A Ã¬store and forwardÃ® network appliance to computer integrators and a dedicated player to professional AV contractors, Mantis MC brings the best of the AV and IT worlds together in one device.
As a network appliance, it offers the flexibility of remote or centralized organization and management of playlists and schedules. As a dedicated player, it offers highly reliable performance and trouble-free operation for intense commercial settings.
The Mantis MC combines ease of use with best of class standard and high definition video, unlimited graphics capability, and breakthrough cost per channel price points, positioning it asa required component of next-generation network infrastructures.
Ã¬With Mantis MC, Visual CircuitsÃ has leap-frogged todayÃs commonly available technology, which is why weÃre evaluating MantisÃ capabilities for our more important video projects, Ã® said Joel Halvorson of the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Ã¬The museum is expanding its distribution of HD and 3D content, starting with the Mars Rover material, through a turnkey ÃHD in a BoxÃ« concept. We are putting Mantis through its paces Ã± and so far, itÃs exceeded our expectations.Ã®
Like Firefly MC, Visual CircuitsÃ successful standard definition multi-channel video appliance, Mantis MC is a single rack-mount unit.
Mantis MC will be shipped in either one or two channel units with SmartCard technology for in-field service upgradeability.