AVD Releases Version 2.0 Of "AVD Browse"

AVD Browse is a web browser for the iPad that allows access to a specific website or web page.
The App was created especially for applications in which the iPad is permanently installed in a holding device, to prevent the user from pressing the Home button. The App can be used in museums, visitor centers and exhibitions, to allow user access to a specific web page without being able to access other sites.
In the App settings, the user can set the browser home page, choose to display or hide the StatusBar and the ToolBar and set a timeout that will send the browser back to the home page.


Version 2.0 adds the ability to set 3 different Home Pages, disable external links and alerting the administrator when the devise is shaking

AVD Browse Features:

- Works in Portrait or Landscape mode
- No Address bar

- No Search field

- No Bookmarks

- Disabled phone number detection.

- Shows or hides the top information bar

- Shows or hides the bottom navigation bar

- Idle Timeout that sends the browser back to the home page

- Disable device sleep option.

- View only mode.

- E-Mail notification on power disconnect and on device shaking.

- Disable links to external sites.

- Allows for up to 3 different Home Pages.

Application Examples:

Retail Stores – This App can be used as a high quality digital frame for retail stores. The customer will be able to browse through the retailer’s website but will not be able to access other web pages.

Visitor Centers and Museums – By placing a number of iPads in the visitor center or museum, AVD Browse can be used as an information station. Each station can display different content and allow the IT manager to update that content easily and remotely.

Exhibitions - AVD Browse can be used in an Exhibit booth to allow visitors to surf the booth owner Web site or to fill an on-line form.

AVD Browse is selling for 9.99$ in the Apple App store.

AVD Has Released A New Version Of "AVD Browse"

AVD Browse is a web browser for the iPad that allows access to a specific website or web page.
The App was created especially for applications in which the iPad is permanently installed in a holding device, to prevent the user from pressing the Home button. The App can be used in museums, visitor centers and exhibitions, to allow user access to a specific web page without being able to access other sites.
In the App settings, the user can set the browser home page, choose to display or hide the StatusBar and the ToolBar and set a timeout that will send the browser back to the home page.
Version 1.1 adds more customization options and the ability to receive e-mail if the devise is disconnected from external power.



AVD Browse Features:
- Works in Portrait or Landscape mode
- No Address bar
- No Search field
- No Bookmarks
- Disabled phone number detection.
- Shows or hides the top information bar
- Shows or hides the bottom navigation bar
- Idle Timeout that sends the browser back to the home page
- Disable device sleep option.
- View only mode.
- E-Mail notification on power disconnects.


Application Examples:
Retail Stores – This App can be used as a high quality digital frame for retail stores. The customer will be able to browse through the retailer’s website but will not be able to access other web pages.


Visitor Centers and Museums – By placing a number of iPads in the visitor center or museum, AVD Browse can be used as an information station. Each station can display different content and allow the IT manager to update that content easily and remotely.


Exhibitions - AVD Browse can be used in an Exhibit booth to allow visitors to surf the booth owner Web site or to fill an on-line form.


AVD Browse is selling for 9.99$ in the Apple App store.

The Israel Museum In Jerusalem Officially Opened

JERUSALEM, Israel. July 26, 2010 --- The renovated Israel museum in Jerusalem was officially opened last night (July 25,2010) in a grand opening.

After almost three years of detailed design work with the museum architects, interior designers and curators, the museum now includes more than 100 video channels displayed on LCD screens and projectors, a few touch screens with interactive labeling system, digital signage system, ambient sound systems and more.



AVD role in the project was divided into two Sections, in the first part AVD worked with the museum’s curators, interior designers and architects in order to make sure every gallery and every artist will get full attention and respect. This phase of work included meetings with artists and curators to select the proper screen size, projector type and content delivery method. Working with the architects on an innovative solution for ceiling design that was presented and designed by AVD. It is a key detail that enables safe and discreet installation for video projectors and exhibition lighting whiles keeping a clean elegant ceiling. This detail was developed by AVD and adopted by the museum architects to be the main technical ceiling detail in almost all galleries and exhibition halls.

AVD also created detailed infrastructure drawings and 3D technical models for the galleries, Supervised the infrastructure installation, issued tenders, selected and supported the integration contractor during the installation phase.

The second part of the job was to support and consult the museum on ways to digitize their analog video collection so that it will be played on the new digital players. The museum has video arts dating back to the early 70’ in formats ranging from VHS true Laserdisc all the way to Digital Beta. All had to be digitized in the correct aspect ratio and bit rate, so they could be played on the new digital players. AVD worked with the curators and with new content creators to verify that it will be played correctly on the digital players.

About AVD:
AVD - Audio Visual Design is an independent consulting office that specializes in designing Sound Systems, Audio-Visual Presentation Systems and Control Systems. AVD sole business is consultancy and design. AVD is focused on the most effective technical solution to suit both the end-users’ needs and the client’s budget. The designs are then successfully integrated into the architectural environment of the building.

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