26.01.09

Midwich signs signagelive

Midwich has joined forces with Remote Media Limited in a distribution deal that will see the AV distributor take on signagelive software.

Signagelive is an SaaS (software as a service solution) for digital signage applications, which requires no software installation or commissioning. Using the signagelive SaaS platform, administrators can login from a standard web browser and manage their digital signage network.

Jason Cremins, CEO of Remote Media Limited, the company behind signagelive, said: “Our signagelive software is compatible with Samsung and NEC displays and Midwich is the leading distributor for both brands. By simply inserting the signagelive USBCard into a Samsung DXN display or any NEC 1.66Mhz Dual Core built-in PC, the software is automatically upgraded to signagelive and immediately connected to the signagelive web-based server using a standard Internet connection.”

Lee Baker, business manager for large format displays at Midwich, added: “The opportunity for virtualisation in the digital signage space is enormous. Software as a service can be a real money-spinner for resellers, because it gives them the opportunity to transition into a lucrative long-term support contract. The signagelive platform is IP-based, so there is no need for any on-site configuration or training, and this makes it easier for the reseller to complete projects and get paid.”

Under the terms of the deal, signagelive will be distributed by Midwich and its sister companies, True Colours Distribution and Owl Visual Systems.