Inspired Signage XPress Player

DescriptionInspired Signage XPress Player
Part # FG1231-01


Best New Content Management Software/Premise-based: AMX IS XPress
"The Judges felt that the AMX Inspired XPress offering was a great example of the new generation of digital signage solutions that is both a hardware and a software platform, and because the Inspired XPress is SVG-based, its small-footprint media player has more content 'horsepower' than most of the tiny Flash-based media players out there."

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."

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." - rAVe

"Click here to see a rAVe NOW Video we shot of it at the DSE 2010 Show."

D-Tools Certified Product

This product can be found in the D-Tools manufacturer product database and specified as a third party device when building and proposing a system using D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools data includes attributes that make it easier to sell, design, and install systems including: overview, specifications, images, product documentation and more. AMX is a member of the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program designed to provide D-Tools customers the most up-to-date product information.

Revit BIM

This product is part of the Autodesk Revit database and can be specified in designs for Building Information Modeling (BIM). Click here to download the associated Revit .rfa file from the Autodesk SEEK Web site. It is also searchable under 'AMX' in any Autodesk application."


To satisfy the requirements/regulations of existing or future government programs, this two-letter code is being provided to designate the country of origin for this product.

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This Product is Discontinued

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-1000 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.


  • Serial Control - Use the serial port on the SPX-1000 to control the signage display
  • Multiscreen - Create a multiscreen signage wall by time synchronizing multiple SPX-1000s and creating a project that spans multiple displays (requires one signage player per display)
  • Interactivity - Use the signage player with a touch screen to create interactive signage displays


  • Flexible Data Integration - Inspired XPress supports RSS Feeds for News, Weather, Sports or any other data that can be obtained via a RSS Feed for up-to-the minute information
  • Supports Wide Variety of Graphic Types - The design aspect of the software tool allows use of content already developed such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG for still image format and MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, WMV 9 for SD motion video as well as importation of PowerPoint presentations
  • View Content Being Played - From the SPX-1000 embedded web server an administrator can take a snapshot showing exactly what is playing on the connected display for status or reporting purposes
  • HDMI and VGA Outputs - The SPX-1000 features 2 video output connections, one digital and one analog. Both outputs can be active at the same time, allowing the unit to feed two displays the same content simultaneously


  • One IS-SPX-1000 Player with player software
    • Note: XPress Std or Pro license required and sold separately

  • Powerful Compact Player - This tiny player is small, light, with no moving parts, yet is packed with capabilities that most PC-based solutions can't match like live video and video wall support
  • Metric Collection - The SPX-1000 can generate logs showing what messages were run and for how long, allowing documentation for compliance or advertising tracking
  • Multiple Language Support - Inspired XPress can support international languages including Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. It can play text in any direction and includes basic fonts for several languages and allows users to load customizable fonts to support corporate branding
  • Message Scheduling - Software includes a simple drag-and-drop solution for creating schedules for playlists with upcoming views for a day, week, month or year
  • Messaging - Allows an administrator to send a message to a single display or group of displays immediately such as in emergency situations
  • Green - The player uses only 2 watts of power
  • Supports Live Video - Live video streams can be played allowing for a live video multicasts of content from a network video source such as AMX's Vision¬≤ in Standard Definition
  • Standards Based Architecture - Technology such as Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and XML produce graphics that are smaller, transmit more quickly, and are scalable without resolution loss


1" x 6 1/4" x 3 1/4" (2.54 cm x 15.9 cm x 8.3 cm)

9.6 oz. (272.16 g)


  • 5V DC, typ. 0.4A
  • 2 watts

100-240V 50-60 Hz, max input current 0.6A

Min. accuracy 1 minute/month free running, battery backed


  • Internal storage: 2GB solid state
  • External storage: Flash drives and hard disks via USB 2.0 port

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C); 10% to 90% RH

-13°F to 113°F (-25°C to 45°C); 10% to 90% RH


  • Ethernet RJ-45, 10/100 Mbit/s (RJ-45), IEEE 802.3u, 802.3x
  • USB 2.0 Connector used with Flash drives and hard disks for additional external storage; interactivity events via touch screen, keyboard and mouse
  • Status LED displays the status of device: steady (regular operation) and flashing
  • Reset button for rebooting device
  • DC Power Input 5V DC, typ. 0.4A (2W)
  • HDMI (incl. digital audio), DVI via adapter
  • Analog Audio Out Supported audio codecs: MPEG audio layer 1/2/3 (MP3), ITU G.711, G.722, G.729,PCM, Microsoft WMA, Real Audio
  • Analog Video Out VGA (DB15 HD connector)
  • RS-232 Interface, up to 115200 bauds, mini-jack 3.5mm


  • Aspect ratio: 16:9, 16:10, 4:3 (horizontal & vertical)
  • Maximum resolution: 1280x720 (16:9), 1024x640 (16:10), 1024x768 (4:3)
  • Video output: 720p (HD-Ready), 576p, 480p, VGA; 50 or 60 fps
  • Video connectors: HDMI (incl. digital audio), DVI via adapter. VGA (DB15 HD connector). Simultaneous use of HDMI and VGA possible.



  • Power Source
  • IS-SPX-1000 Installation Guide

Due to potential issues with license validation, Inspired Signage XPress software should NOT be installed on a virtual machine.

Note: Specifications are subject to change. The most current and complete specifications for this product can always be found at AV for an IT World.

In this example, the Inspired XPress software runs on a PC, and manages how the content is sent to the players over the Ethernet. One software license can manage multiple players. A weather forecast playlist is being sent to the first player, and that player is connected to the display using an HDMI connection. The second player is running an AMX product playlist and is connected to the display using a VGA connection.

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IS-SPX-XPRESS-S Inspired Signage XPress Std License (FG1231-20)
IS-SPX-XPRESS-P Inspired Signage XPress Pro License (FG1231-21)
AC-SMB Surface Mount Bracket Accessory (FG525)
IS-SPX-MNT VESA Mount Adapter for IS-SPX-1000 and IS-SPX-1300 (FG1231-71)
IS-SPX-SERIAL Inspired XPress Serial Cable (FG1231-60)
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