There are five modular components that deliver a seamless offering:
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.
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.