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InfoComm MEA 2012: BrightSign showcases new XD media players

According to the company, the new XD line arrives as the industry’s first solid-state digital signage media players to offer PC-class performance.

Digital signage player manufacturer BrightSign is presenting its new XD line of solid-state digital signage media players with PC-class performance at InfoComm MEA 2012.

The XD products are, says the company, the industry’s first solid-state players to offer video and other multimedia capabilities that until now were only possible with a PC-based solution.

This includes the ability to display Live HDTV broadcast content using an ATSC/Clear QAM tuner or HDMI input. The ATSC tuner is used to play cable TV or closed circuit TV broadcasts, and the HDMI input to play any broadcast content – even HDCP-protected content.

All models include an advanced video decoding engine with superior scaling technology that delivers pristine 1080p60 video and supports 3D content. The video engine is capable of decoding two 1080p60 videos or several lower-resolution videos simultaneously. All models support HTML5 so content creators can use familiar development tools to create engaging content. In addition, BrightSign’s usual touch-screen interactivity is enhanced with swipe/gesture control.

“Implementation of a PC-based signage solution is reserved for a very specific application. In usual circumstances, we simply can’t afford the cost of a computer-driven system when a large-scale rollout is required, not to mention the inevitable PC downtime and high heat emissions,” says Michel Baronnier, president of Brightsign distributor TMM Communication in France. “BrightSign has always offered us an attractive alternative – and now with BrightSign XD we can fulfil all market needs.”