ViziFrame Appliance and Client Software is the result of over a year of
development and testing by our company,
ItWorks. ItWorks has long been a provider of broadcast TV display
systems for use in the most demanding environment ever - live television
news and weather - where mistakes or problems aren't tolerated on-air.
Much of the design philosophy we put into our broadcast display systems
and weather presentation content have gone into the ViziFrame design.
ViziFrame is a second generation product, being preceded by
WeatherFrame which is a wall
mounted self contained weather briefing solution. WeatherFrame will be
upgraded with the new technology we have developed for ViziFrame.
ViziFrame is designed to be a simple, robust, and trouble free
networkable appliance that will turn any video display into a digital
signage system. Its design emphasis is on simplicity, standards
conformity, and rock solid operation. While there are certainly other
digital signage systems out there that have more features, we believe
that ViziFrame's simple and straightforward approach will cater to many
whom don't have the time or patience for the challenge of learning a
complex networked digital signage system.
With ViziFrame, you don't have a steep learning curve. Most anyone
with a casual familiarity of networking, web browser operation, and some
knowledge of digital photography and graphics file formats can make this
system work with just a little time.
ViziFrame Appliance is powered by
Slackware Linux, one of the most respected and robust Linux
distributions available. In choosing this operating system, we valued
reliability and stability over "bells and whistles" because we know the
last thing you want to do is take apart and troubleshoot a digital sign
after its been mounted on the wall or hung from the ceiling. In our
testing prior to this release, we had several ViziFrames running 24/7
for over two months with not a single failure or missed image.
Our research has shown that 90% of the digital signage applications
out there run a simple series of rotating graphics composed of text and
pictures. ViziFrame excels at that, but it can also do something very
unique - it can pull real-time content from web servers - allowing it to
become a real-time weather and news display in addition to advertising
products. One of the applications we see for ViziFrame is to create
personalized weather channels for truck stops, off-highway
restaurants and rest areas. To make that
we supply a vast variety of real-time weather content via our
In fact, we've sold some of our WeatherFrame systems to homeowners
that want to keep tabs on local weather. ViziFrame will do the same, and
can feed a closed circuit TV channel or RF modulator to distribute the
channel through a home business or hotel.
We hope you'll take a moment to check out our product, or even try
one out for 15 days and let us know how it works for you. We offer email
and telephone technical support, and we actually answer the phone,
unlike some companies that rely on voice mail. Give us a call, let us
know your needs and let us help.
Thanks for reading!
3008 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95973
ViziFrame Design Tenets:
- Ultra reliable operation
- Broad video connectivity
- Flexible casing
- Low Cost
Some basic facts:
ViziFrame can run unattended for months, even years
Even though its based on Linux, you don't need any knowledge of Linux
to operate it
There is a built in setup wizard in each appliance, run it once and
forget about it
ViziFrames use a flash based solid state disk to run the operating
system - no disk crashes to worry about
You can deploy ViziFrames worldwide and run them all from one PC
Using any web server, you can host content for ViziFrame and then by
changing a single graphic file, update every ViziFrame on your network
You can run animation flipbook sets (loops) on ViziFrame, which is
useful for looping satellite or radar pictures, but can also run fast
Images can be stored in ViziFrame Appliances or pulled from a web
If the power fails, ViziFrame will bootup, reestablish its network
connection, and play its show automatically