Vestel Speeds Betting Sector

By Tom Allen
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Vestel is one of the largest OEMs in Europe, and is deeply involved in Turkey’s Fatih Project. However, the company was at ISE to talk signage.

The newest of Vestel’s displays on show was a range of OPS monitors (in 32″, 40″, 50″ and 65″ sizes), which are available now and seeing heavy use in the UK betting industry. They were supported by three OPS PCs: one Android version, fanless and running on an ARM processor; one Ubuntu linux; and one Windows 8. Both of the latter devices used a Core i3 processor.

In the past, the betting sector used a roundabout system of uploading .jpeg images with scores and results; the OPS PCs enable a live stream, and are around six seconds faster to show content. This is very important in betting applications, where the majority of bets are placed at the end of a race or match.

The 50″ Deluxe Hotel TV on show was a variant on the 40″ model that we saw at IFA (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 36). It accepts regular video signals and also features the Opera browser, which can be used to create an overlay. The set runs a hospitality TV platform from a server in the cloud, with support for IPTV.

Existing units on show included Vestel’s cloud signage TV (50″); 84″ UltraHD TV; and the curved 55″ UltraHD TV that was shown off at BETT (Vestel Celebrates Fatih Success).

Additionally, the 65″ interactive FPD that Vestel supplies as interactive whiteboards now has four-point IR touch, up from two-point.