Freescale Semiconductor and ViewSonic jointly demonstrated new signage display technology at CES this year. The solution integrates semiconductor, large-screen visual display and IP networking technology to directly decode video over the Internet and offer the ability to remotely manage content via the Internet from anywhere.
ViewSonic uses Freescale's MPC8270 PowerQUICC II communications processor, based on a PowerPC core, to provide the embedded intelligence for the network display solution. Using integrated control- and data-plane processing, the solution can provide remote display monitoring and control across enterprise and retail networks – without PCs to drive each display.
The solution also supports multiple screen zones, enabling video, Web pages and PowerPoint content to be mixed and matched within various zones of the large-screen display.