Crestron Adds Guidebar to High-Def Annotator

High-definition annotation allows presenters to write or draw over live computer and full-motion HD video images using a touchscreen or mouse.
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Crestron Electronics has released its new DVPHD high-definition annotator with Guidebar Technology (DVPHD-GB), and is calling it the most flexible, scalable and powerful annotation tool available.

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Crestron DVPHD annotator with Guidebar Technology

High-definition annotation allows presenters to write or draw over live computer and full-motion HD video images using a touchscreen or mouse. The intuitive touchpanel functionality of the Guidebar puts the annotation palette plus source and room controls at the presenter’s fingertips; full 1080p video preview and the Guidebar on the same screen deliver a simple, highly efficient platform.

With constant HDCP authentication to assure very fast switching of HDMI signals, the DVPHD can display up to eight sources simultaneously, and each video window is fully scalable and independently controllable in real-time, with dynamic transitions, graphics and text.

The Guidebar conveniently resides at the top or bottom of the presenter’s screen without obscuring the 1080p video image(s), and enables immediate access to all the essential annotation tools, such as brush sizes and colors, as well as audio volume adjustment, source selection, and room lighting controls. The audience sees full-screen HD video with annotation, dual window HD display for side-by-side comparison of related images, or annotation over multiple sources at the same time.

The DVPHD uniquely features custom configurable, multiformat inputs to manage and display combinations of any signal type, including HDMI and DVI with HDCP, and scales its output perfectly to match the native resolution and aspect ratio of high-definition display devices. It features Gennum Visual Excellence Processing with TruMotionHD fully adaptive deinterlacing.
Remote annotation capabilities allow as many as 90 individual touchpanel users to draw over the same image, supporting interactivity between multiple participants.

Like all Crestron touchpanel, the Guidebar is completely customizable in appearance and functionality. The Crestron DVPHD Configuration Tool provides a simple, online form that enables system designers to configure the DVPHD and generate a bill-of-materials. For integrators, configuring inputs and outputs on the DVPHD is simplified using sync-detection for analog RGB and video sources, and EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) for HDMI and DVI sources and displays. The DVPHD configures itself automatically to match the format, resolution and scan rate of each input and display.

Crestron is at Government Video Expo, Dec. 2-3 in Washington, at Booth No. 601.


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