Aerva Technology

Aerva technology consists of offerings in operating system, server cloud, mobile and web applications.

There are five modular components that deliver a seamless offering:

  1. AerChannel platform
  2. Player software
  3. Administrative user interface
  4. Virtual servers and the cloud
  5. Portfolio of Aerva widgets and custom widgets

The core of the system architecture is the AerChannel platform that runs in the server cloud and communicates with media players connected to displays. Key modules include the Network Engine to communicate between servers and players, the Scheduling Engine to play dynamic content, and the Content Management Engine to manage uploads, transcoding, search and tagging of media files.

Each player consists of the Display Engine, which helps render the final content to the screen. It also receives control messages coming into the player and reports playback and health data back to the servers. The MoApp Interactivity Engine manages all connectivity to mobile carriers and dynamic data feeds for the entire network.

AerWave is the enterprise-class product built on top of the AerChannel platform and is comprised of a powerful Administrative GUI (graphical user interface) compatible on any browser. Aerva hosts the AerWave servers in a highly-secure cloud environment. These servers control the content delivered to each player via any connection (wired, wireless, cellular). The servers also distribute system software upgrades, thus making updates to player software easy and cost-effective. The following diagram shows how two venues, A and B, may be connected and how Venue B could have applications that allow interactivity on the phones.

Network topology where screens are provided by the customer, players are licensed by customers, and the server cloud and wireless gateway are operated by Aerva.
AerWave has a widget API (application programmer interface) that allows for the creation of innovative and dynamic widgets that run on the players. Aerva and authorized content partners use this API to integrate social media services, such as Twitter and Facebook, or proprietary feeds and streams with onscreen content.

Aerva MoApp Widgets are simple to set-up and can be customized. Since several of Aerva’s interactive widget’s allow user-generated content (UGC) to reach your display network, Aerva provides a web-based content moderation tool that can be used to moderate incoming text, image and videos.

Some of our most popular MoApp widgets include Pic2Screen, Poll2Screen, Text2Screen, QR Code, Mobile Coupons and Mobile Contest. With each usage of our MoApp Widgets, the users can receive a customized return email or reply SMS giving the opportunity to have your brand reach back to your audience.

Content Delivery

MEDIA PLAYER-LESS DELIVERY

Aerva provides media player software that is hardware agnostic. Aerva has specified player hardware that the Hardware Partner can build, image with Aerva player software and also drop ship.

Media players come in variety of form factors , computing power and storage and memory sizes. Most media players also come with peripherals like video-in cards or wifi cards. For our customers convenience, Aerva has specified two types of media players.

MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE ONLY

Larger customers can pick their own hardware and simply license the player software.

MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE & HARDWARE

When the final application is simple and does not need local storage or processing,
Aerva can deliver a dynamic URL to the display, making it a playerless installation.
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