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Newegg Launches Digital Signage Category Store

Newegg, the leading electronics e-retailer in North America, today announced the addition of its Digital Signage Category, a catch-all destination for the latest digital signage equipment, including monitors, kiosks, commercial displays, media players and related components. Newegg’s Digital Signage Category brings together display products from brands like Samsung, LG, NEC, ViewSonic and Planar; media players from brands like BrightSign, Shuttle Computer, Gefen and Black Box; kiosk brands such as Astar and Kontech; and Intel digital signage software (Intel® RCM) in an online storefront designed to help customers find and purchase the best equipment for their installations.

The declining cost and complexity of digital signage equipment is driving mass adoption in a broad swath of industries, such as bars, restaurants, retail establishments, airports and theaters. This explosive growth brings a rise in demand from customers for an easier way to purchase equipment. The Newegg Digital Signage Category serves this growing customer need by offering more than 250 digital signage products and accessories from 22 manufacturers at launch. In the coming months, Newegg will expand the category to include even more products and vendors.

“For years our customers have come to Newegg to purchase digital signage players, displays, software and other accessories,” said Soren Mills, Chief Marketing Officer of Newegg North America. “Putting these products together in their own category makes it easier for our customers to find the best deals and equipment.”

The launch of Newegg’s Digital Signage Category coincides with the addition of several new digital signage vendors, including DT Research, DynaScan, GeoVision, IAdea, Keystone Enterprise Services and TouchSystems. These companies – along with many other leading companies within the digital signage industry – combine to create one of the most comprehensive selections of digital signage equipment assembled in a single e-commerce destination.

For more information, visit http://www.newegg.com/Digital-Signage/Category/ID-260?Tid=46334, http://www.neweggbusiness.com/c/digital-signage/id-260.

About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 25 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site’s online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. The Newegg Hybrid Center is located at 18045 Rowland St., City of Industry, CA 91748.

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BrightSign Announces Integration with Grassfish at InfoComm 2014

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced its collaboration with Grassfish, one of the leading content management system (CMS) providers in the digital signage industry. Today’s news is the latest in a series of collaborative efforts between BrightSign and some of the industry’s most prominent CMS vendors. Earlier this year, BrightSign announced a similar partnership with Tightrope, enabling affordable content creation, advanced management, and media playout across large out-of-home networks.

“Content management is such an important part of the digital signage ecosystem, and we’re pleased that Grassfish turned to BrightSign hardware to complete its deployments,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “CMS vendors need an affordable, reliable media player for their installations and BrightSign’s players fit the bill perfectly.”

Grassfish is the leading European provider of award-winning digital signage and media software for large in-location information and promotion networks. The company develops products for managing interactive media networks in retail and business settings. Grassfish’s systems support seamless integration of various devices, from tablet PCs to video walls. Grassfish relies on BrightSign’s media players for many of its digital signage installations in Europe and other parts of the world.

“Our customers expect flawless execution, and BrightSign’s players deliver the reliability we require at a very reasonable cost,” said Roland Grassberger, CEO at Grassfish. “BrightSign is the perfect complement to our powerful software and we’re happy to be working together.”

Grassfish and Tightrope are just some of the many CMS vendors BrightSign collaborates with. To learn more about BrightSign’s entire portfolio of digital signage media players – including the company’s trio of new 4K players – visit www.brightsign.biz. InfoComm 2014 attendees are invited to visit BrightSign in booth N2246.

 

About BrightSign

 

BrightSign, LLC is the global market leader in digital signage players, as named by IHS in its most recent 2013 Global Market for Digital Signage study which reported market share of all media players, STBs and PC-based signage solutions combined. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

 

 

About Grassfish

 

Grassfish Marketing Technologies GmbH is the leading European provider of award winning digital signage and interactive CMS software for large multi-channel, multi-device information and promotion networks. With multi-language support, extensive configuration options and an unrivalled range of supported end devices the Grassfish system can be set up and scaled precisely according to requirements, allowing customers to create a branded, personalised and above all unified digital experience across all channels and platforms. Grassfish software is used in many different environments ranging from corporate to banking and retail settings by over 500 companies including Adidas, BMW, McFIT, Commerzbank AG, Lufthansa AG, Vodafone and Mobistar. For more information, please visit: grassfish.com. Follow us on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+GrassfishCMS. For sales inquiries, please contact sales@grassfish.com.

 

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BrightSign Announces Integration with STRATACACHE’s ActiVia Content Management System

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage hardware, today announced its collaboration with STRATACACHE, the leading content management system (CMS) provider in the digital signage industry.

“Content management is such an integral component of the digital signage ecosystem, and we’re excited that CMS leaders, such as STRATACACHE, are turning to BrightSign hardware to support their deployments,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “CMS vendors need an affordable, reliable media player for their installations and BrightSign’s players fit the bill perfectly.”

STRATACACHE provides powerful, flexible, and highly manageable solutions to enterprise networks and service provider networks of any size. The company works with more than 300 of the world’s largest firms in the retail, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, media and government sectors. STRATACACHE strives to exceed its customers’ expectations by providing an aggressive feature, performance and value proposition at an affordable price. To enhance the range of products offered to customers, STRATACACHE is adding support for BrightSign 2K and 4K players to its award-winning ActiVia product line.

“Many of our larger clients deploy global networks of thousands of media players, therefore we need a solution that promises near-zero downtime, at a cost that enables us to scale the deployment without breaking the bank,” said Chris Riegel, STRATACACHE CEO.

To learn more about BrightSign’s entire portfolio of digital signage media players – including the company’s trio of new 4K players – visit www.brightsign.biz. InfoComm 2014 attendees are invited to visit BrightSign in booth N2246.

About BrightSign

 

BrightSign, LLC is the global market leader in digital signage players, as named by IHS in its most recent 2013 Global Market for Digital Signage study which reported market share of all media players, STBs and PC-based signage solutions combined. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

 

About STRATACACHE

STRATACACHE is a privately-held provider of digital media solutions designed to help retailers and brands connect with consumers along the shopping journey. From digital signage to interactive media to in-store mobile engagement, STRATACACHE’s solutions captivate, engage, and activate shoppers.

For more information, please visit www.stratacache.com, follow us on Twitter @STRATACACHE or “Like” us on our Facebook page.

 

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BrightSign to Unveil 4K Portfolio at InfoComm 2014

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players with more than 500,000 players deployed, will unveil at InfoComm 2014 its portfolio of commercial-grade, solid-state 4K players. The line includes three models, starting at only $600:

BrightSign 4K242 Networked Basic Interactive Player – $600
Powerful 4K video engine capable of dual 4K and Full HD decoding, abundant content support including HTML5, UDP network control and GPIO interactivity.

BrightSign 4K1042 Networked Multi-control Interactive Player – $700
All the features of the 4K242 plus S/PDIF output for pure digital and surround sound audio, and a diverse range of interactive controls such as GPIO, serial, USB, UDP and mobile devices for engaging, interactive displays.

BrightSign 4K1142 Networked Multi-control Interactive and Live HDTV Player – $850
Includes all the features described above plus Live HDTV playback to play content from any broadcast channel (even HDCP 2.2-protected content) via the HDMI input.

BrightSign’s players are being chosen by partners across the Pro AV space for this end-to-end support of the new technology standards for true 4K playback, as well as BrightSign’s reputation for extreme reliability, affordability and ease-of-use. All of the new models are built on BrightSign’s proven software platform – a true digital signage operating system that exposes the capabilities of the latest web advances in HTML5 without the limitations of a generic browser-based environment. In addition, BrightSign’s 4K players incorporate all of the features of the industry’s best-selling solid-state digital signage platform, including advanced interactivity, flawless video wall synchronization, free BrightAuthor software and the BrightSign Network.

“At InfoComm, we will start to see 4K go mainstream. InfoComm is the hub show where digital signage, broadcast and Pro AV meet and we will see standards and technology from all these industries come together to make 4K a reality,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign. “Despite this momentum, many playback solutions for 4K still fall short of delivering a true 4K experience. Our BrightSign 4K players comply fully with the new standards to preserve video quality and support the complete 4K ecosystem, from encoding to output.”

A media player’s support of the true 4K ecosystem requires the ability to decode H.265-encoded 4K content at a pixel resolution of 3840×2160, and output it to a display at the full frame rate of 60p. The BrightSign 4K players are the first of their kind to successfully deliver on all counts, including using the new HDMI 2.0 standard. The latest advances in streaming technology are also supported by BrightSign 4K including HLS, UDP, RTP, RTSP and MPEG-DASH. The MPEG-DASH protocol takes content from standard HTTP servers and separates that content into individual segments, enabling network bandwidth optimization in real time for maximum streaming efficiency. MPEG-DASH is critical when it comes to broadcasting live 4K content via the Internet.

BrightSign will demonstrate its new 4K players at InfoComm this week (booth N2246), as well as in a wide range of industry partner booths, including Crestron Electronics (C7008), BenQ (C8531), ALMO Pro A/V (C5830), Atlona (C9116) and Planar Systems (C6836). In addition, the BenQ booth will showcase a 15-display video wall, six 16×3 super-wide aspect ratio displays, and 2 other large format displays, all powered by BrightSign.

Steve Seminario, senior director of product marketing for Planar Systems commented, “Planar UltraRes Series 4K displays continue to set the benchmark for commercial 4K functionality. To take maximum advantage of the Planar UltraRes Series’ capabilities requires the very best in playback technology. Planar’s booth at InfoComm 2014 will feature compact, ultra-reliable BrightSign players delivering stellar 4K playback quality at a full 60 frames per second over a single cable.”

BrightSign is now accepting pre-orders for all three BrightSign 4K models, with volume shipments beginning late summer, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.brightsign.biz/digital-signage-products/4k-product-line/.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the global market leader in digital signage players, as named by IHS in its most recent 2013 Global Market for Digital Signage study which reported market share of all media players, STBs and PC-based signage solutions combined. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease-of use-and interactivity. For general company and product information, visit www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

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AptoVision announces Cat-X version of BlueRiver™ NT, adds new features to game changing technology for uncompressed AV signal distribution

AptoVision, a Montreal-based technology company, is launching the Cat-X version of its new BlueRiver™ NT chipset at InfoComm 2014, (June 18-20, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV). The chipset is the world’s first and only mainstream chipset to enable the transmission and switching of real-time, uncompressed Ultra-HD AV signals with zero-frame latency over off-the-shelf (OTS) fiber and copper 10GbE switches. Replacing custom AV Matrix switches with standard Ethernet switches cuts the cost of AV matrix switching equipment by 60%, while also eliminating the associated R&D cost, procurement complexities and inventory risk.

“AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT is a truly revolutionary platform which addresses multiple application areas previously requiring custom system architectures for each application,” said Kamran Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of AptoVision; “By successfully leveraging available 10GbE technology for uncompressed video distribution & processing, AptoVision has eliminated the reliance on expensive circuit switches and backplanes which result in un-scalable, highly complex and costly systems.”

Support for Cat-X allows for up to 100m distance range between the switch and the attached source and/or display devices. The resulting support for lower-cost 10G copper switches further reduces the cost of the installation compared to custom AV matrix switching equipment.

AptoVision is also introducing unique new functionality to the BlueRiver NT platform, enabling a variety of new application areas:

Seamless switching: Ability to switch from one video source to another without any glitch on the display
Multi-view applications: Ability to show a grid composed of multiple video sources on a single display
Video-wall applications: Ability to scale a single video source across a wall of multiple displays

AptoVision will demonstrate its BlueRiver NT technology at its booth (#C10146) during the InfoComm tradeshow. Requests for a meeting or a guided demo can be sent to sales@aptovision.com.

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About BlueRiver NT Chipset
Integrated into source-side AV transmitters and display-side AV receivers, the BlueRiver™ NT chipset transmits uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) HDMI-video, 32 channels of audio, USB 2.0i and useful control signals over fiber or copper cabling using a packet-based architecture allowing the signals to be switched through standard OTS 10GbE switches. Proprietary technology to handle arbitration, source clock recovery, bandwidth management and network configuration ensures real-time, pixel for pixel, zero-frame latency transmission.

About AptoVision
A Montreal-based company, AptoVision is redefining the AV signal processing and distribution platform through its BlueRiver™ technology and FPGA-based chipsets. Integrating unique IP, the BlueRiver™ platform delivers 50% to 80% reduction in system costs and up to 10x performance gains over comparable solutions. The platform also enables the only products in the world which scale with current and evolving AV signal distribution requirements for ultra-high definition and ultra-high bandwidth video, multi-format support, multi-video transmission, and advanced pixel processing. www.aptovision.com.

Contact: Kamran Ahmed, AptoVision, Tel: +1 514 908 9768, Email: marketing@aptovision.com

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BrightSign Brings Digital Signage To The Cheesecake Factory

BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage media players today announced that its players are being used at The Cheesecake Factory. The restaurant chain recently decided to integrate digital signage in its 175 locations in the United States, as well as select international locations. The screens serve as a supplement to the restaurants’ menus, offering guests a visually enticing look at daily menu items.

“The restaurant industry is one of the fastest-growing market segments for digital signage, and our work with The Cheesecake Factory demonstrates the value of pairing menu content with stunning visuals,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “Great imagery inside the restaurant helps patrons explore the restaurant’s offerings and whets their appetites for a satisfying dining experience.”

The Cheesecake Factory has a reputation of delivering a top-notch customer experience, from the restaurants’ welcoming ambiance to the eclectic menu of delicious entrees. Using digital signage as a visually impactful marketing vehicle has proven to be an effective way to entice customers with the restaurants’ many delicacies.

NRA Show 2014 attendees are invited to visit BrightSign in booth #6267. For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital menu boards and other digital signage products, visit www.brightsign.biz.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

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BrightSign Bridges the Gap Between Digital Menu Boards and Restaurant POS

BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage media players, will showcase its recent advances in digital menu board content creation and updates at the NRA Show. In addition to delivering a complete menu board solution including hardware, software and networking, BrightSign offers simple methods, including an iOS App and Web UI, in which restaurant operators can create, update, and manage digital menu boards.

BrightSign will also announce plans for an aggressive push to promote key advances in restaurant-related digital signage. Headlining the company’s presence at NRA is BrightSign’s collaboration with Dinerware, one of the leading providers of point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the restaurant market. BrightSign will demonstrate a solution that finally integrates employee POS and customer-facing menu board content.

“For years restaurants have run POS and menu content in parallel, yet the technology hasn’t been readily available to integrate these two closely related functional elements,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “BrightSign and Dinerware have a mutual interest in bridging this gap, and we worked tirelessly to create a solution that’s both affordable and easy to integrate within the restaurant’s existing infrastructure. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and we can’t wait to demonstrate our solution to potential customers at NRA.”

To-date, point-of-sale technology evolved on its own path as digital signage gained a solid foothold in bars, restaurants and other foodservice settings. While these two functions matured separately as established, robust solutions in their own right, cross-platform incompatibility made it impossible to bridge the two. This mutual challenge brought together Dinerware and BrightSign and ultimately led to the solution that will be demonstrated at NRA 2014.

“BrightSign’s deep understanding of digital signage in the foodservice industry matched perfectly with our point-of-sale expertise,” said Rob Freytag, Director of Sales at Dinerware. “We believe our solution will streamline technology infrastructure and profoundly impact efficiency within virtually any restaurant setting.”

Rockbot, a social jukebox application powered by BrightSign and targeted to bars and nightclubs will also be demonstrated, as well as two stunning menu board video walls.

To view these demonstrations at the NRA Show 2014, visit BrightSign in booth 6267. For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage solutions for the restaurant industry, visit www.brightsign.biz.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

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BrightSign Demonstrates 4K Advances at NAB 2014

BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage media players, announced that its new 4K digital signage media players will be demonstrated at NAB 2014 in the Elemental Technologies and Tightrope Media Systems booths. The company also revealed today that its 4K players will support MPEG-DASH, which enables high-quality streaming of media content over the Internet.

“4K opens up so many possibilities in digital signage and other industry applications, but it’s important to understand and avoid the potential pitfalls of a wrongly deployed 4K system,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “As BrightSign continues to expand into the 4K market, we are working with a wider range of partners and demonstrating new technology for supporting the 4K ecosystem at NAB.”

MPEG-DASH is critical when it comes to broadcasting 4K content via the Internet. The protocol takes content from standard HTTP servers and separates that content into individual segments, enabling network bandwidth optimization in real time for maximum streaming efficiency. Efficiencies are maximized because the highest possible bit rate segment will be streamed at any given time, depending on the network resources available at that time. And because network resources fluctuate constantly, MPEG-DASH continuously evaluates those resources to maximize playback quality, without causing stalls or requiring re-buffering. Optimizing playback quality and eliminating the risk of network overload are important, especially when broadcasting movies, live sporting events or other lengthy content.

“BrightSign and Elemental are like-minded in their pursuit of 4K in its purest, most impressive form,” said Keith Wymbs, chief marketing officer for Elemental. “Our ongoing interoperability work with BrightSign has yielded a complete 4K solution for digital signage, and we expect BrightSign’s new players to catalyze growth in the marketplace as it shifts to 4K.”
This past weekend BrightSign demonstrated the latest 4K video technology at the JB&A Video Workflow Pre-NAB Event. BrightSign demonstrated its new 4K player – the industry’s first sub-$1,000 commercial-grade solid-state digital signage media player – the only player of its kind to deliver true 4K, with H.265 encoding and HDMI 2.0 for playback at 60 fps.

Additionally, BrightSign’s players power 4K demonstrations in several NAB booths, including Elemental Technologies (booth #SU2724) and Tightrope Media Systems (booth #C6508).

Visit www.brightsign.biz for more information about BrightSign’s new 4K player, and to learn how BrightSign is leading the next wave of innovation with 4K digital signage.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

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Insteo, BrightSign, Philips Commercial Signage and Peerless-AV Team to Create DSE 2014 Entry Way Signage

Insteo, BrightSign, Phillips Commercial and Peerless-AV announced today their collaboration to deliver a dramatic ‘Social Buzz’ wall and Entry Archway for DSE 2014. These video walls serve as a welcome to all attendees and highlight top social media posts and photos from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Flickr.

DSE assembled an all-star team to create the entry display comprised of two video walls at the entryway to DSE 2014. BrightSign is providing its market-leading solid-state players that distribute content to Philips displays secured with Peerless-AV mounts.

The entryway includes two video walls – an elevated, eight-display archway running welcome messaging video loops, and an eye-level social media ‘Buzz Wall’ also comprised of eight displays. Although BrightSign players support HTML5 social media templates from the Insteo library, Insteo instead chose to implement an all-video solution that offers a more dramatic, curated and innovative presentation. Insteo’s creative team uses the powerful BrightSign Network to keep the video walls fresh and up to date.

“Insteo is more commonly known for HTML5 digital content, but our background is originally in motion graphics and animation,” said Jim Nista, CEO & creative director at Insteo. “We recognized that a pre-rendered video loop wouldn’t fit with the need for up-to-date social buzz – but we wanted to showcase more dynamic motion graphics. We’re using BrightSign Network to deliver frequent updates so we can have the best of both – eye-catching rendered video and fresh content.”

Insteo’s staff in Long Beach, California will curate social media content from around the web and render out new videos frequently throughout the show. These videos will push over the BrightSign Network and feed the eye-level displays to keep content relevant. BrightSign players control Ethernet synchronization of brilliant Full HD video wall content, and BrightSign Network provides the ability to send updates remotely.

“We’re dedicated to strengthening partnerships within the digital signage industry and continuing our work with DSE. It is always an honor to be selected by show management for the prestigious responsibility of powering an entry installation that becomes more impressive each year,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “The selection of BrightSign players is a testament to the reliability and flexibility of our solid-state platform.”

In addition to providing video content for the entryway, DSE selected Insteo to create an interactive registration map to illustrate the global origins of show attendees. Motion graphics on the social media wall show attendees how to register on a digital map, located near the entryway. This registration map, created by Insteo and powered by Elo Touch, Peerless-AV and Cradlepoint, allows DSE 2014 visitors to use their smartphones to add themselves to the map to highlight the international diversity of this year’s DSE attendance.

About Insteo
Insteo is an award winning Digital Content creative shop, developing animated, interactive and HTML5 connected content. In addition to custom content creation, Insteo provides a template driven Content Design System, known as Insteo Display. Insteo Display offers a unique mix of customizable HTML5 templates and content management controls that bring new life to digital designs. The vast library of Insteo Display HTML5 templates include Menu Boards, Digital Catalogs, Social Media Screens and touch Wayfinding, and more – all editable any where on any device in a cloud based solution. For more information, please visit http://insteo.com or contact sales@insteo.com.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408- 852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

About MMD
MMD is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited and is the exclusive licensee of Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD operates internationally with its Global headquarters in Taiwan, North American headquarters in Atlanta and its European headquarters in Amsterdam. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with a comprehensive range of expert system integrators, distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam. For more information on MMD, visit www.mmd-p.com or contact us.sales@mmd-p.com.

About Peerless Industries, Inc.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual solutions. Our innovative product line includes flat panel mounts, projector mounts, tablet mounts, wireless technology, motorized mount solutions, audio cables, video cables, kiosks, interactive kiosks, AV furniture, AV racks, AV shelves, precision gear products, surge protection, screen cleaning products and a full assortment of accessories. A 70-year-old global company, Peerless-AV has remained at the forefront of the industry, creating new AV technologies that push the envelope and provide ideal solutions to meet the needs of the consumer and pro markets, alike. Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets worldwide through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.

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BrightSign 4K Digital Signage Media Player Takes 4K to New Heights

BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage media players, took the wraps off its much-anticipated 4K digital signage media player. While a handful of niche players claim 4K support, BrightSign’s new player is the first to deliver a true end-to-end 4K solution that accepts H.265-encoded content and delivers 60 fps output via HDMI 2.0. Each of these characteristics is necessary to deliver a true 4K solution, and BrightSign is the first to deliver on all fronts.

“There’s a great deal of excitement and anticipation around 4K, but unfortunately many of the purported 4K solutions currently available fall short and don’t deliver a true 4K experience,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign. “However our BrightSign 4K player complies with the new standards to preserve video quality from encoding to output and support the complete 4K ecosystem, start to finish.”
4K in the digital signage market has been met with much enthusiasm, as well as some confusion about how to deliver “true” 4K. For content to remain 4K native and be delivered at the highest visual quality, video must be captured on a 4K-capable camera, encoded and decoded using the new H.265 compression standard at 10 bits/channel, and fed to the display via HDMI 2.0 to preserve the original 60 fps frame rate. Any broken link in this chain of events adversely impacts video quality and the output falls short of what 4K is made to be.
Elemental Technologies supplies the encoding horsepower required to deliver a true 4K viewing experience. Elemental is the first to implement the HEVC specification with the capability of processing 4Kp60 H.265 content in real-time. The company’s award-winning work in HEVC video processing helps BrightSign create the high-quality viewing experience available with its new player.
“Early 4K claims should be met with scrutiny, as some vendors rush to bring 4K solutions to market that lack the technical components essential to preserving 4K content as it’s encoded and passed through the player for display,” said Keith Wymbs, VP of marketing at Elemental. “We look forward to working closely with BrightSign to deliver encoded HEVC content of the highest quality to create an immersive digital signage experience.”
True 4K output possesses two primary characteristics; a resolution of 3840×2160, and a frame rate of 60 fps. The BrightSign 4K is the first player of its kind to successfully playback both.

About BrightSign
BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For US sales inquiries, please contact sales@brightsign.biz or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: pgillet@brightsign.biz or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

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