BrightSign confirms compatibility with Philips Smart Insert20 August 2010
BrightSign has announced that it has partnered with MMD, who market Philips-branded LCD monitors and public signage solutions worldwide. With the partnership, BrightSign says that system integrators and solution providers have the assurance that BrightSign’s ultra-compact, PC-less digital controllers have been tested with Philips slim public signage solutions featuring Philips Smart Insert and are fully compatible. Combined, the players and displays provide a turnkey, high-definition digital signage solution which the company says feature a lower total cost of ownership, substantial energy savings and easy upgrades. BrightSign’s ability to tile and synchronise content across multiple displays with Philips’ new 46” BDL 4681XU slim monitor was also confirmed.
Smart Insert is described as a revolutionary provision at the back of Philips display that allows BrightSign players to be inserted discreetly, without adding inches to the depth of the display. Developed by MMD, Smart Insert is claimed to provide easy installation and operational flexibility while simplifying upgrades. Users can start with a stand-alone BrightSign player and can cost-effectively move up to a networked player without having to replace the complete display.
BrightSign digital signage controllers are described by the company as complete, ready-to-use solutions that include the hardware, software and networking support for driving stand-alone or networked displays ranging from basic looping models to interactive and networked controllers with live video feedback . The included BrightAuthor software is a PC-based application with intuitive templates and tools that, says the company, make creating, updating, managing and monitoring digital signage displays easy, such that even non-technical users can manage the displays.
MMD offers the full range of Philips Smart Insert public signage solutions in screen sizes of 42”, 46”, 52” and 65”.