Visual Circuits announced the worldís first
multi-channel, high definition video player, Mantis MCô, extending its thirteen-year track record of networked digital video leadership.

Designed around Visual Circuitsí Gemini 2ô Universal Media Card, Mantis MC integrates 32-bit accelerated graphics with high definition (HD) video, and scrolling text; supporting Multi-Zoneô playback and offering extreme flexibility in digital media file integration on one or two display channels. A ìstore and forwardî 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.

ìWith Mantis MC, Visual Circuitsí has leap-frogged todayís commonly available technology, which is why weíre evaluating Mantisí capabilities for our more important video projects, î said Joel Halvorson of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

ìThe museum is expanding its distribution of HD and 3D content, starting with the Mars Rover material, through a turnkey íHD in a Boxë concept. We are putting Mantis through its paces ñ and so far, itís exceeded our expectations.î

Like Firefly MC, Visual Circuitsí 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.