Digital signage company BrightSign will exhibit its new BrightSign HD solid-state digital signage controllers for the first time on its joint stand with Pixels at Screenmedia Expo in London (Earl’s Court, London, May 16-17).
The new BrightSign HD controllers feature Full HD, are said to be more affordable and have a smaller form factor. The new HD players are integrated with a next-generation microprocessor that BrightSign says allows it to deliver improved media playback performance as well as save on manufacturing costs and pass the savings on to its customers. Featuring solid state technology for greater reliability, the new HD line has three models to support a wide variety of applications ranging from stand-alone kiosk displays to networked solutions with engaging interactivity.
Included with BrightSign players are a variety of networking options and BrightAuthor, which is described as an intuitive drag and drop PC software application, and is also being demonstrated at Screenmedia Expo. BrightAuthor is claimed to simplify the creation, publishing, management and monitoring of digital signage displays. The application offers simple playlist creation for both looping and interactive presentations as well as dynamic capabilities such as the incorporation of Live Text to connect Twitter feeds, stock tickers and other private and public databases to digital signage displays.
It also supports the creation of synchronised video walls for exhibits, events and promotions and the setting up of dynamic playlists to update a set of content without republishing an entire presentation. In addition, BrightSign Network is a subscription-based hosted networking service that provides remote and secure network management, content updates, presentation scheduling and content library management. BrightSign describes this network solution as a scalable and affordable service ideal for any size network of BrightSign units.
Visitors will also be able to try the recently released BrightSign Network Web UI at Screenmedia Expo. The new Web UI gives BrightSign Network users access to their networked BrightSign digital signage controllers from anywhere in the world using a simple Internet connection. It allows users to perform several tasks remotely such as creating and scheduling looping presentations, uploading content to a library, creating and editing dynamic playlists, managing network groups and more.