Debut of Inspired XPress at Digital Signage Expo 2010
Inspired XPress is tailored for organizations that desire to manage all aspects of their digital signage including content creation. Inspired XPress features a simple, intuitive software interface that allows staff to quickly create templates and content, and then publish content to SPX-1300 players which are small enough to mount behind any display. Content design is fluid, similar to a web page.
Ideal for digital signage applications where the player must be mounted behind the display or in a confined space like a kiosk or video wall, Inspired XPress has the power to deliver dynamic information to customers of retailers, hotels, banks, event venues and other public spaces in multiple languages.
Download this software to begin a free 30-day trial of the Inspired XPress software, which allows the creation of templates and content. The content can be previewed within the software as it would play out on an Inspired XPress SPX-1300 player. Once the 30-day trial has expired, a license will need to be purchased to continue using the software. If you have already purchased an SPX-1300 player, you can download this software and enter the license key that was included in the shipment of your device.
Inspired XPress Software
To install the IS XPress software on your PC, complete the following steps:
- Download the latest version (.ZIP file)
- Extract and double-click the .EXE file to start the installation wizard
- Follow the instructions to the end of the installation: standard choices should fit most needs
Note: Some anti-virus software detects the mplayer.exe component of the software as being a generic Trojan. This is a false positive and you may safely proceed with the install. If this component is not installed, audio and video streaming within the software will not work.
- Launch AMX Inspired Signage XPress from the desktop icon or the start menu
Once installed, the software can be activated as a 30-day trial or with a valid license key. If you have not received a license key, you probably need to purchase one. Contact your AMX Dealer to order a valid license.
If you want to evaluate the software, simply click the 30-day trial button. If you have purchased a license, click Enter Product Key and type the key to register your product.
After installation, visit www.ThinkInspiredSignage.com and view the How To Videos to learn how to use the IS XPress software and then download some Sample Projects to get started right away.
Due to potential issues with license validation, Inspired Signage XPress software should NOT be installed on a virtual machine.
- Operating Systems: IS XPress will operate on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 PCs that support DirectX 9.0c and SSE2 instructions
- Processor: For best performance, AMX recommends a minimum of a Pentium D processor with separate graphics card
- Languages Supported: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, simplified Chinese
- Installation Instructions: Programming Guide - AMX InspiredSignage XPress
Updating Software From a Previous Version:
- Run the IS-XPress-2.2.6 installation program.
- Please note that your projects, devices and the license file are not lost during this procedure.
ZIP | 53.82 MB | v. 2.2.6 | 2013-07-03
These sample projects are provided to make it easy for you to get started using Inspired XPress. Simply download the file and unzip it. Open your XPress software and navigate to the 'My Projects' folder on the bottom left. Drag and drop the unzipped file into the 'My Projects' file. Open the new project and then double click the file named "index.svg" to see the sample project play in the upper left window. The sample project can now be edited by changing text, images and colors – see the README.txt file in each project for details of what can be edited. Also view the "How To Videos
" on thinkinspiredsignage.com
for instructions on making these types of changes.
single menu board
This project uses a single screen layout to provide product, pricing, nutrition and promotional messaging for restaurants and other food service providers.
ZIP | 4.71 MB | 2010-08-23
This project is for colleges and universities that features a calendar of events linked to an iCalendar application, a converted PowerPoint for providing special notices and advertising opportunities, plus an interactive override for emergency messaging.
ZIP | 5.82 MB | 2010-08-23
This project is for businesses and features several data areas. It includes space for a company logo, product information with image, company news feed and space for employee information.
ZIP | 244 KB | 2010-08-23
This project was designed for government applications with space for a logo, key division news and multiple internet sources news feeds. Additionally, there is space for third-party advertisements.
ZIP | 1.67 MB | 2010-08-23
This project is designed for bars to promote drink and food specials along with the latest sports updates. It includes space for a bar logo, sports headlines with images, sports tickers, advertisements and video clips.
ZIP | 21.2 MB | 2010-10-21
This project was created by ALMO, an AMX distributor for Inspired XPress. It promotes the Inspired XPress product, but could be edited to promote a different product or service. For more information, visit www.almoproav.com/
ZIP | 3.21 MB | 2010-07-26
This project was created by SYNNEX, an AMX distributor for Inspired XPress. It promotes the Inspired XPress product, but could be edited to promote a different product or service. For more information, visit www.synnex.com/digitalsignage/index.html
ZIP | 32.2 MB | 2010-07-26
This project was created by ICD Systems, an AMX VIP Partner integrator who creates content for Inspired XPress customers. This content sample is designed for use in healthcare facilities like hospitals and doctor offices to deliver information to waiting patients and visitors. For more information, visit www.icdsystems.com
ZIP | 1.91 MB | 2010-11-29
netlinx serial control
This project takes the Higher Education sample project and adds the capability to use HTTP and AMX NetLinx commands to control a display through the SPX-1000 player.
ZIP | 6.48 MB | 2011-08-04
These videos provide you with a quick overview of how to complete various tasks within Inspired XPress. Click on the video to start the tutorial
This lesson introduces the software and familiarizes the layout, including the preview pane, the editing pane, and the browsing pane.
Create a New Project
This lesson teaches how to create a new project, add text, graphics and video content; and upload content to a player.
Edit a Project
This lesson teaches how to edit an existing message, create an image playlist, add a clock element, and republish to the player.
This lesson teaches how to use RSS feeds, including creating a menu using an inline RSS feed and adding a news ticker to existing signage.
This lesson teaches how to use the scheduling feature within Inspired XPress.
This lesson teaches how to create complex signage using nested content and introduces the concept of a global playlist to drive signage content.
This lesson demonstrates how to add transitional ins and outs to objects on the screen. It also teaches how to use multilayer SVG files to create reusable animations.
rAVe Best of InfoComm 2010
Best New Digital Signage Product: the AMX IS XPress
"This is a totally solid-state (no spinning hard drive) LINUX-based media player for digital signage apps. You can watch the rAVe NOW Video we shot of the product at InfoComm here
." - rAVe
rAVe DS [Digital Signage] 2010 Champ
2010 Best Non-PC Hardware Solution
"Definitely AMX's IS-SPX-1000 Player - This 6" DS player is a flash-based DS stand-alone media server that plays JPG, PNG, GIF, MPEG-4, H.264, WMV and even SD video and PowerPoint files at 720p resolution."
to see a rAVe NOW Video we shot of it at the DSE 2010 Show."- rAVe