* Sling puts out Mac beta
Sling Media, maker of the “place-shifting” Slingbox, has launched a beta version of its SlingPlayer for the Mac operating system.
The new software will allow Slingbox users to watch their home TV natively on an Apple Macintosh computer.
Sling Media initially is offering the software only for U.S. and Canadian customers, but plans to support it for other regions “in the near future.”
* EGT tosses more features into the pot
EGT Inc. has added software tools that allow for more control, monitoring, and improved density in its video processing products. Among them are increased graphical user interface (GUI) security, advanced data services, enhanced IPTV robustness, and remote access for distributed closed-loop architectures.
The GUI-lock feature allows operators to “lock” their GUI so that other people on the network cannot access or modify the settings of each individual video processor.
Data service advancements across all EGT products include automatic markup of lineups (AMOL), an emerging standard for carrying Nielsen data in the digital domain. EGT’s Encore video processor’s feature set has also been expanded to offer wide screen signaling (WSS) and video programming system (VPS), critical in international markets.