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The Cisco® Digital Media Suite (DMS) is a comprehensive offering of social video, digital signage, and IPTV systems that can help transform how organizations learn, grow, communicate, and collaborate. Support from the broad Cisco partner ecosystem of deployment, solution-development, and content-creation partners helps ensure a successful digital media implementation.

The Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G (DMP 4305G) is an integrated component of the Cisco Digital Media Suite for Cisco Digital Signs and Cisco Cast.

Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G

The Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G (Figure 1) is a highly reliable IP-based digital media player that handles display and playback of compelling, rich digital media--including high-definition live broadcasts or on-demand video, Flash animations, graphics, text tickers, and other web content--across a network of digital signs.
The Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G is fully manageable as a standalone device; however, as part of the integrated Cisco Digital Signs and Cisco Cast systems, it is a powerful, customizable digital media publishing endpoint. Using the Cisco Digital Media Manager (DMM), the centralized management system component of the Cisco Digital Media Suite, you can flexibly and remotely publish centralized content to networked digital displays. You can attach the Cisco Digital Media Player to virtually any on-premises digital display at any location--for example, in a branch-office bank, retail store, or a break room or lobby--across any geography.

Figure 1. Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G

The Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G supports sophisticated functions, including fully customizable and dynamic playlists; the Cisco Cast program guide; division of screen real estate into multiple addressable regions; high-definition (HD) media playback; and remote management of digital displays--on/off, volume, contrast, and brightness. The Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G has a very small form factor, weighing less than 1 pound (0.45 kg) and measuring 7.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches (190 x 127 x 38 mm).

Key Features and Benefits

The Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G integrates with the Cisco Digital Media Manager to deliver:

Flexible, real-time publishing: You can instantly publish and update content across individual or groups of digital displays, and control and schedule the frequency and duration of content playback (day-parting).

Broadcast with Cisco Cast: You can control IP-based broadcast television through the Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Control and on-screen program guide.

Low ongoing operational costs and ease of use: The management interface was designed with the nontechnical user in mind to keep the level of required training low.

Speed of deployment: Simplified IT installations that require little additional network expense reduce the burdens of deployment and maintance commonly placed on IT.

Reliability and power of the network: Tightly integrated with the network, the Cisco Digital Media Player uses the reliability and security of the underlying network as a platform; this appliance-based solution has no moving parts, avoiding security and maintenance concerns associated with PCs.

Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Control

The Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Control (Figure 2) is a small-form-factor, highly functional device optimized to support interactivity with the Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G and 4400G systems. This remote allows you to navigate and select the channels and on-demand videos through the Cisco Cast on-screen program guide.

Figure 2. Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G with Remote Control

Table 1 lists the innovative features and benefits the Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G offers.

Table 1. Features and Benefits of Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G

Feature

Benefit

MPEG1, 2, and 4 Part 2 in standard definition (SD) and HD, graphics, web content, Adobe Flash 7 or less animation, MP3 audio, and tickers

Support for industry-standard MPEG video and audio formats and web content for a compelling digital media experience

Local storage of 2-GB capacity

Storage of content for local playback or failover for greater reliability and robust operation

IP-enabled delivery of live broadcasting and on-demand video content

Quick and immediate content changes to react to business needs; no drastic cutover required for organizations moving to a complete IP environment

Remote management of display (on/off, volume, contrast, and brightness)*

Ability to control critical digital signage display functions remotely, reducing the need for local operations resources

Full-screen video or division of the screen*

Capability to view video or graphics in full-screen mode

Capability to divide displays into separate regions for multiple content playback windows with text, tickers, graphics, and video

Customizable on-screen presentations

Customized interface to reflect your organization's brand

Small form factor: 7.5 x 5 x 1.5 in. (190 x 127 x 38 mm); weighs 1 lb (0.45 kg)

Easy to mount to digital displays

15W power consumption

Low power consumption for higher reliability and reduced capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx)-environmentally friendly

Integration with Cisco Digital Media Suite, Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) , and Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) products

Flexibility spanning the entire digital media value chain: Easily layer on other video applications such as Cisco Show and Share (video on demand [VoD] and live webcasting to the desktop user)


*With the Cisco Digital Media Manager; dependent on chosen display technology

Product Specifications

Tables 2 and 3 give specifications and device manager client requirements, respectively, for the Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G.

Table 2. Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G Product Specifications

Product Parameter

Specification

Supported protocols

• FTP and Secure FTP (SFTP)
• HTTP and HTTPS
• User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
• Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) over Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

Video containers

• MPEG Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, and MTS)

Video codecs

• Video MPEG1
• Video MPEG2: Main Profile at High Level
• Video MPEG4 Part 2: Advanced Simple Profile at Level 5
• Aspect ratio: 4:3 and 16:9
• HD (up to 1080 at 16:9) progressive and interlace video resolution
• Video data rate up to 28 Mbps
• Overall delay 1-3 sec

Note: Please consult other Cisco documentation or your local Cisco representative for exact audio codec, video codec, resolution, bit-rate, and encapsulation combinations.

Audio codecs

• Audio MPEG1 Layers 1 and 2
• MP3
• MPEG4 AAC Low Complexity
• AC-3
• Audio data rate: 64-320 kbps

Note: Please consult other Cisco documentation or your local Cisco representative for exact audio codec, video codec, resolution, bit-rate, and encapsulation combinations.

Physical connectors

Ethernet copper 10/100BASE-T, RCA Video, S-Video, RCA Audio Left, RCA Audio Right, HDMI, and RS-232 and USB

Cable Type*

Maximum Supported Cable Length

Composite or RCA cable

10 ft (3.05 m)

HDMI 1.1**

16 ft (4.08 m)

S-Video

10 ft (3.05 m)

*Cable quality can be a factor.

**You can use an HDMI extender product to extend the cable to 150 ft.

Remote control

Transmitter Type

Maximum Supported Distance

Infrared (IR)

15 ft (4.57m)

Functional

Video in:

• MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG4 Part 2

Audio in:

• Transport stream: Up to 6 audio packet IDs (part numbers) in transport stream

Video out:

• Analog video (composite, S-Video)
• Digital video (HDMI)

Audio out:

• Analog unbalanced audio (mono and stereo)
• MPEG1 Layer 2: Selected; packet IDs in transport stream (1 of 6)

MPEG4 AAC and AC-3

Selected elementary audio (1 of 6)

Power

Input voltage:

• 5V

Input current:

• 3 ADC

Power consumption:

• Peak: 12W; average: 5W

Flash memory

• 32 MB for OS
• 2 GB for internal storage

Environmental

Operating temperature:

• 41 to 122°F (5 to 50°C)
• Passed 500-hour test of the uninterrupted video playback in 125.6°F (52°C) dry-heat environment

Humidity:

• 20 to 80% noncondensing

Table 3. Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G Device Manager Client Requirements

Component

Requirements

Browser

Windows

• Internet Explorer 6.0 or later or Firefox 1.5 or later recommended

Linux or UNIX

• Firefox 1.5 through 3.0 recommended

Apple Macintosh

• Firefox 1.5 through 3.0 recommended

Ordering Information

Table 4 provides ordering information for the Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G.

Table 4. Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G

(Note: Includes Cables Accessory Kit)

DMP-4305G-52-K9

Digital Signage User Lic. for DMP 4305G

DMP-SW52-K9

Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Spare

DMP-RM-K9=

Digital Media Player V5-V5.1 Perptl. SW Upgrade

DMP-SW52-U-K9

Spares

Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G, Cables Accessory Kit, Spare

(Note: A Cables Accessory Kit is already included with the Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G. This Spare Kit is an additional cost.)

DMP-ACC-KIT

Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Spare

DMP-RM-K9=

Cisco Services

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For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Digital Media Suite, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/dms or contact your local Cisco account representative.