Hardware


What TV Tuner Cards are supported for the Scala 5 TV Tuner EX Module?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

Supported analog TV Tuner cards:

Card: AVerMedia AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E
Product page :

http://www.avermedia-usa.com/mpd/Bravo_hybrid_pcie.html

Available for $52.99 at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815100034

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Card: PixelView PlayTV Cinema A2200 Analogue
Device: PV-A416P Analogue, Interface: PCI
Supported in Scala 5:  S-video, Composite, Analog Tuner
Not supported in Scala 5: FM Radio

Prolink: http://www.prolink.com.tw/

Note: Europe only (best … Read More »


What is the maximum length of cable for a DVI and VGA?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

DVI 
Using copper cable it would appear that the limits are approximately 1600×1200@60Hz to one meter and 1024×768@60Hz to 9 meters with appropriate signal strength from the graphics adapter. [repeater may be required for longer lengths and there are “Fiber-Optic/electrical-to-light-to-electrical cables … Read More »


What hardware and software is unsupported by Scala and can not be recommended?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

It’s unfortunate that we have to have such a list, but we’ve done quite a lot of testing with various configurations and can save you a lot of time if you were thinking of choosing one of these.

Please note that … Read More »


Can you give me an example of a hardware configuration for running a broadcast digital signage network?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

Scalable Example Configuration for Broadcast Corporate Communications

A large mid-western manufacturing firm needed a system to broadcast corporate information to over 300 factories nationwide with an architecture that can scale up to cover all corporate communications needs worldwide, both internal and … Read More »


Can you give me an example of a hardware configuration for running a cable TV channel?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

1997 IC Player Configuration: The Lenfest Cable Television Solution Example

Lenfest, the eighth largest cable “multiple system operator” (MSO) in the United States, through its Suburban Cable TV subsidiaries, was in need of a “Cable Photo Classified” solution in the Philadelphia … Read More »


What genlocks and scan converters can I use for computer-to-TV conversion?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware, Other FAQs. Comments Off

Vine Micro & TV One Multimedia

Genlock and Scan Converters: Vine Micros (UK) & TV One Multimedia (US distributor) makers of a line of Genlocks and Scan Converters. We can recommend the Vine MultiGen Pro (also known as DeltaScan Pro GL) … Read More »


What uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cases, and fans are recommended for use with Scala?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
APC series of products with the PowerShute software.
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) with RS232 control: Required on all Scala IC3 systems. We can recommend APC series of products with the PowerShute software and cable.

Cases
Rack-mount ATX Factor Case.
Any appropriate … Read More »


What modifications can I make to the Windows configuration to improve stability and performance?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

General suggestions:

Scala 5 is supported on the following Windows Platforms:

All Scala 5 products will be supported Windows 7 32 bit with Release 5.1. Windows 7 64 bit is targeted to be supported sometime shortly after Release 5.1.

Scala Designer 5 and … Read More »


What general Windows utilities are available to improve system stability and ease Player deployment?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

Short answer: Disable services, remove software, drivers, icons, & fonts not absolutely needed for the computer to function in the environment in which it is placed.

Helpful tips for either OS
We can recommend the use of a disk duplicating tool when … Read More »


What Operating Systems are recommended for use with Scala 5?

Posted on July 22nd, by Robyn Ellan in FAQs, Hardware. Comments Off

Supported Windows platforms for Scala 5

Windows 7 (32 bit):

Starting with Release 5.1 Scala Designer 5, Content Manager 5, and Player 5 are now supported on Windows 7 (32 bit) version. Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate platforms are supported.

Windows 7 (64 … Read More »






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