Press Release
Product premiere eyeUNIFY:
eyevis showcases web-based open-source wall management
January 2016, Reutlingen: eyevis presents eyeUNIFY, its new professional wall
management software, setting new technological standards. The modular, web-based concept
of the software allows for operation across platforms, different operating systems and a freely
scalable number of clients.
As an open-source project, eyeUNIFY is available for free to all users and can be adapted to
specialist wishes and needs by eyevis, the client or third parties. The new software covers all
standard functions of modern control room software. Due to its open-source concept, however,
it remains open for individualizations and the integration of future developments.
Cross-platform and modular
The modern and lean architecture of an eyeUNIFY solution comprises four software modules,
which can be combined with one another depending on the form of application. The central
unit unify.core runs on a Java application server on Linux, Windows or MacOS.
An interface with any browser is provided through unify.crtl, which makes it the web frontend
of the wall management software. This enables literally any device in the network with an
HTML5-capable browser to access eyeUNIFY. Its operation is fully independent of the chosen
platform. Thanks to its responsive, touch-optimized surface, even tablets or smartphones can
be used for the wall management of an entire control room without any additional apps.
Together with an SSL encryption, the software is run via a secure connection, which enables
operation via the internet. The number of clients in the network is freely scalable thanks to this
operation in a browser.
Third-party devices such as media controllers can remote control the entire wall management
via unify.link. Lastly, the module unify.exec calculates the image content to be displayed –
either centralized on a netPIX graphics controller or decentralized on every single display with
an OPS-standard eyevis Processing Unit (EPU). All modules communicate with each other on
the web via so-called SOAP interfaces, proving eyeUNIFY yet again to be state-of-the-art
Open source for maximum transparency, flexibility and individualization
eyeUNIFY is placed under GNU General Public License as a free software. “Open source is
becoming more and more important in the development of professional solutions due to its
various advantages for the user,” Kai Schönberg, Director of IT Development at eyevis, justifies
the step towards an OS platform. “Users with high security standards appreciate the additional
transparency, provided by disclosing the source code.” Further advantages are the low entry
costs and the flexible adaptability: Apart from eyevis, system integrators, retailers and even
tech-savvy clients can develop software add-ons, interfaces or features themselves. The
product can evolve continuously, and will do so in the exact same direction as the changing
market requirements. In consequence of its open source philosophy, all eyeUNIFY users will
benefit from all further developments. Furthermore, eyevis runs a community platform in the
web, where users can swap ideas, inform themselves and find handy tips.
Service and support plannable and tailor-made
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Naturally eyevis offers graded support contracts and development services, supporting the
client to the desired extent. “With this, we position ourselves once more as a competence
partner. Whoever wishes optimum adaptation of his or her system to the current individual
needs, can perfectly benefit from our know-how by calling on our knowledge in the form of
development services or service and support,” Kai Schönberg adds. Thanks to this strategy,
eyeUNIFY positions itself as a wall management tool with best value for money, which will
remain future-proof and adaptable.
The performance of the software is also convincing, as eyeUNIFY was programed to be
resource-efficient. Due to its push notifications concept, the monitor wall responds to changes
with a nominal latency of just a few milliseconds. At the same time, it only produces network
traffic when changes are actually implemented.
Kai Schönberg comments: “With eyeUNIFY, we supplement our product range with a lean and
flexible solution, which is suitable for many new installations and has benefited from our
longstanding expertise in the area of professional visualization solutions. Moreover our
comprehensive wall management software, eyeCON®, a universal high end solution with
extensive functionality for the operation of large-screen systems, continues to be available.
About eyevis
eyevis, the German manufacturer of large scale video systems, is one of the leading providers and integrators of
visualization systems for professional applications in control rooms, virtual reality and simulation as well as
broadcast and AV. eyevis has a worldwide network of subsidiaries and certified retailers. As one of only a few
providers, eyevis is capable of offering entire systems from one source. The complete solutions of eyevis include
display solutions, graphic controllers, software applications as well as all necessary accessories.
eyevis Press Contact:
Max Winck
Marketing Manager
Tel.: +49 (0) 7121 4 33 03-127
Fax: +49 (0) 7121 4 33 03-22