Allonis introduces an innovative way for your bar patrons to take control of what TV content they listen to - without interfering with other guests.
The customer experience:
- Your customer scans a QR code printed on your menu or on a table placard using their smartphone camera.
- Customer connects their Smartphone to your Guest WiFi network.
- Their smartphone then displays your TV floorplan.
- The customer selects which TV they are watching.
- They are then listening to that TVs audio stream using their personal ear buds!
No "App" is required on their phone! So your wait staff doesn't have to become an IT support department.
Each myCapture6 supports up to 6 video sources. The video is then typically sent to a video matrix for distribution to the TVs.
The myCapture6 hardware has a built in myServer webserver for display of the floorplan of TVs to listen to.
The user interface is completely customizable by Allonis including your branding.
Guests never have access to your Business network. Built in firewall.
See a live demonstration at Allonis.com Click on SportsBar Demo and scroll down to see the "Customer Listening" demo.
The myCapture6 system helps differentiate your customer's experience from the bar next door. No longer does the bartender make the decision on what your customers must listen to. Compatible with most all modern smartphones and WiFi tablets.
How the system is connected:
Preview any HDMI video source on your myServer 6 user interface
Let your Bar patrons listen to their choice of TV audio broadcasts
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Allonis's unique myCapture products connect to HDMI audio and video sources and digitally encode and multicast streams the signals via ethernet or WiFi. This enables a HDMI video signal to be displayed on a myServer browser screen. NO "App" is required to be installed so your wait staff doesn't have to be IT consultants! Additionally, one can stream the audio to a smartphone device. This is used with Allonis's myStreamer software that enables bar patrons to listen to the TV content in the privacy of their smartphone ear buds.
myCapture1 supports one HDMI input / output. This is packaged to be used with a myServer 6 control system and it's 1U rack mount.
myCapture6 has 6 HDMI inputs/ outputs. This is packaged with it's own 1U case. Includes internal router software to separate Control Network from the Guest streaming network for security purposes.
Both must be used with a myServer 6 control system (not included) and must be software configured by Allonis (quoted to the specifics of the project).
As video consumes lots of CPU and network bandwidth, Up to 1 Video signal at a time to be previewed on both devices.
Hundreds of concurrent audio connections are possible due to the multicast technology Allonis has incorporated. (one to many connections).
- The HDMI source device (DirecTV, Cable Box, video streamer) connects to the HDMI Input.
- The HDMI output connects to the TV or Video Matrix Input.
- If used with a Video Matrix, the Video Matrix Output then goes to the TV.
- The myCapture1 computer is connected to the Control Network (same network as myServer 6 controller).
- The power connector in the back connects to the included USB-C power supply. This power supply should be connected to a UPS (not included)
In addition to the connections described for myCapture1
- The myCapture6 Left ethernet port connects to the Guest Network (looking from the back with the computer on the left side).
- The power connector in the back left connects to the included USB-C power supply. This power supplies should be connected to a UPS (not included).
- The myCapture6 internal USB hub connects to the included power supply. This power supply should also be connected to a UPS. You should always power this connection before you power the left USB-C connection (the myServer Controller).
Software requirements (Most can ignore this section as Allonis pre-builds the system for you)
- myServer 6 with Active License
- Media Engine Driver
- Configure the Capture Card
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
Under the CM4 section, enable "dtoverlay=dwc2,dr_mode=host"
sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/85-my-usb-audio.rules
Search for init.captures in Macros
// for production change 127.0.0.1 to actual IP address!
Run init.captures macro to populate media engine devices