Sunday, April 14, 2024

Smart Monkeys begins strategic partnership with Megapixel VR, adding OMNIS AV monitoring tech to ISAAC entertainment and media control platform

Smart Monkeys and Megapixel VR announce a strategic partnership, adding Megapixel VR’s powerful OMNIS AV monitoring technology to the ISAAC platform. OMNIS will now be offered as a software package within existing ISAAC ecosystems that can be turned on at any time.

Delivering superior LED image quality and reliability is a complicated end-to-end challenge, especially in demanding “always on” large scale, multi-site venues and attractions. Accurate, real-time and historical information is critical to maintaining system health and to be able to address a range of potential issues that may go unseen by technicians on-site.  Knowing what and where the problem occurs, will determine how quickly it can be addressed. Any LED display system design needs to incorporate a detailed technical support plan which includes the implementation of an advanced monitoring solution to maximize uptime and revenue while reducing both hard and soft costs and should pinpoint difficult or previously unknown root causes providing the advantages of accuracy and proactivity. Seeing a need to aggregate display data of multi-location large display networks (ie. theme parks, museums, campuses), large LED spectaculars and theater/performance venues, Megapixel VR developed OMNIS. 

As a stand-alone unit or cloud based application, OMNIS provides real-time health monitoring of large-scale video displays and distribution systems. With the capability to monitor hundreds of LED processors on-premises or in the cloud with a single health map view, OMNIS provides the status of connected tiles, networking devices, and projectors along with an active alert view and comprehensive log. When OMNIS and ISAAC are cloud connected, users can access an on-demand centralized view of over one billion pixels from any location. 

Integrating OMNIS as a module within the ISAAC platform adds comprehensive LED display monitoring to the long list of control and content management capabilities that are supported in these media laden environments. LED spectaculars often include multiple LED display systems of different screen sizes and  resolutions with processors spread across a venue. Immersive attraction displays, theater displays, outdoor marquees and LED digital signage systems, all in high visibility locations, can now be centrally monitored via the ISAAC platform to ensure these key display components are operating as intended.  “We are excited to more formally become part of the ISAAC ecosystem,” commented Jeremy Hochman, Megapixel VR’s co-founder and CEO, “Smart Monkeys is the world’s best control and head-end design and implementation company, and our offerings are complementary to help designers achieve their goals.”

“Megapixel VR and Smart Monkeys share the same philosophy of providing powerful and scalable technology allowing for easy integration of our solutions into any environment,” says Stephan Villet, Co-Founder and Managing Partner for Smart Monkeys, Inc. “We see boundless potential in the ISAAC Platform as the industry moves toward a software-driven AV ecosystems, and believe the OMNIS and HELIOS solutions are in lock-step alignment with those goals. We are very excited to partner with Megapixel VR to provide end users a cohesive, simple way to take advantage of their connected environments.”

Many of the ISAAC systems installed across the world play a role in managing, distributing, and scheduling content. With its native integration, the OMNIS-ISAAC combination provides a compelling, straight out-of-the-box, monitoring and management system for media installations.

Key ISAAC / OMNIS Features

LED Display Map Views: Health and thermal map views are available for all tiles connected to the display system, even when across multiple processors.

LED Tile Data & Status: View signal integrity and status of all LED tiles including serial numbers, cable order, firmware versions, processor status, and input signal formats.

Active Alert View: See “active” alerts for all connected devices and tiles in a tile map view as well as a searchable/sortable list.

System Baselining: Set a system baseline and OMNIS will flag any deviations from this state; including versions, serial numbers, mapped tile positions, and input type & resolution.

Alert Logging: All alerts & deviations are logged so the system can flag faults without constant supervision.

Global Controls: Optional global brightness, blackout, and gamma controls of connected monitored systems.

LED Display network-wide Emergency Messaging and Management

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

Related Articles

Latest Articles