BrightSign unveils complete product refresh

Digital signage media player manufacturer BrightSign has announced the first major overhaul of the company’s players in nearly two years.

BrightSign’s lineup of digital signage media players has been completely redesigned and will ship with a portfolio of technology updates including an M.2 interface for Wi-Fi antennae or a solid-state drive (M.2 SSD). BrightSign’s free BrightAuthor software and the BrightSign Network are also updated with advanced digital signage features for enterprise-level performance.

BrightAuthor software v4.5 will enable a new feature on the HD, XD and XT players called Mosaic Mode, which allows a multitude of lower resolution videos to be played in multiple video zones that add up to the total resolution decoding power of the players video decoder. CEA HDR 10 is supported on all players delivering higher contrast ratio and much wider colour palette, complementing the higher resolution of 4K displays. And the ability to real-time encode and stream content from the player to another end-point or device is now incorporated in XD and XT players.

B-Deploy, a new feature that allows customers to setup and deploy from tens to thousands of players all at once, can be used with the BrightSign Network, a BrightSign Partner CMS, or an on-premise secure corporate LAN with internet access.
BrightSign Network, including the new B-Deploy feature, now supports media and player tagging for targeted content distribution to large networks of players.

Each of the seven new players boasts a sleek new industrial design with a profile under 1-in in height that makes it possible to place the players virtually anywhere. All new players integrate H.265 (HEVC playback features) and HTML5. The top two product lines (XD and XT) offer a hardware accelerated H.265 video decoding engine capable of 4K HDR 10-bit video playback.

BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage media players is now comprised of seven players spanning four product lines: LS423, HD223, HD1023, XD233, XD1033,  XT243 and XT1143.

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