mediaSUITE

OK, you have a compelling message to put in front of your customers and you've invested a lot of time and money developing all of the "media" to tell your story. You have reams of text, hundreds of photos, hours of video, and the hottest web site money can buy. But you'd like a tool for pulling it all together. That's where we come in.

mediaSUITE was developed to integrate and present your message in a simple, interactive setting. Using an economical PC and the mediaSUITE Player, you can easily:

  • provide potential customers powerful multimedia product presentations
  • build a directory of the services you offer
  • wrap your web site in a user-friendly, secure browser interface
  • build an electronic catalog with item selection capability
  • recognize contributors to a charity
  • deliver multi-language instructional and educational materials
mediaSUITE systems can be configured and deployed a number of ways:
  • touch-screen kiosk - ideal in a public setting
  • desktop PC - ideal in a library setting
  • laptop computer - ideal for a portable electronic catalog
mediaSUITE has the following capabilities:
  • Attract Screens - colorful full-screen graphics that cycle at random to attract users. Many of our customers use their attract screens as electronic billboards, selling exposure to the sponsors of their systems.
  • Combo Menus - highly configurable screens for navigating the system. Combo menus combine system navigation with text, graphics, video, sound and web browsing to minimize the number of screens needed to configure a mediaSUITE presentation.
  • Topic Browsers - specialized screens for presenting instructional material in small bites. A "topic" ususally spans several screens that the user navigates with forward and backward buttons similar to a VCR's. Screen text and graphics can be supported by audio narrations, video, and supplemental graphics. Topics are highly interactive - the user completely controls the experience.
  • Video Screens - screens for playing videos (AVIs, MPEGs, etc.) from the systems hard drive, a network source or the Internet. Video screens can be activated from most of the other types of screens in the system.
  • Selectors a set of screens for managing a "catalog" of items that users can select by criteria that you define. An automobile dealership could present their inventory of used cars and trucks, selected by make, model, mileage, and price range. A real estate agent could present an inventory of homes and commercial property, selected by school district, lot size, number bedrooms, and price range. A builder could present homes and plans by community, architectural style, and price.
  • Questionnaires a set of screens used to collect input from users, such as demographics (age, zip code, etc.), reaction to a topic ("very helpful," "somewhat helpful," etc.), and even answers to a series of test questions. Question types include: binary (yes/no, male/female, etc.), multiple choice, and numeric (zip code, age, etc.).
  • Phone Dialer a module for initiating a phone conversation with a live sales rep, counselor, etc. while using the system.
  • Logos small billboards that can activate a video screen, graphics screen or phone dialer. All menu, topic, and selector screens contain a placeholder for a logo.
  • System Logs a collection of logs that track system usage, attract screen activity, answers to Questionnaire questions, and errors. Records in each mediaSUITE log have a system ID and date/time stamps to help evaluate the effectiveness of the system. Reports may be generated from the logs with Microsoft Access, or by importing the log into a spreadsheet or word processing program.
mediaSUITE is a family of programs that completely configure, deploy and display a multi-media presentation:
  • mSPlayer - powers mediaSUITE presentations. mSPlayer is a COM object that exposes its "methods" to other applications, such as Visual Basic, Java script, etc. Using this feature, you can configure a web page, displayed in a mediaSTAGE combo menu browser, that controls mSPlayer navigation.
  • mSEditor - configures the underlying database which contains navigational information, screen object properties (dimensions, positions, captions, etc.), text, and references to the multimedia objects presented by mSPlayer.
  • mSFileMover - transfers data from an external source to directories used by mSPlayer. Many mediaSTAGE presentations display time-sensitive information. mSFileMover helps you easily move new content into the system to replace or supplement content already in the system.
mediaSUITE comes with a training and support package to help you develop and deploy your first presentation as fast a possible. FTI can also provide quotes on computer hardware, kiosk enclosures, integration, and remote content management.