ISE 2017 will feature for the first time the completely overhauled player range from BrightSign (8K240) the global market leader in digital signage media players, and will mark the launch of two additional player solutions to address key segments of the digital signage market.
Launched in September, each of the seven new players boasts a sleek new industrial design with a very slim profile under 1” in height that makes it possible to place the players virtually anywhere. All new players integrate H.265 (HEVC playback features) and an M.2 interface for Wi-Fi antennae or a solid-state drive (M.2 SSD). 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.
BrightAuthor software v4.6 enables 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. BrightSign Network, including the new B-Deploy feature, now supports media and player tagging for highly targeted content distribution to large networks of players.
BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage media players is now comprised of seven players spanning four product lines. At the entry level, the LS423 is a fully featured, commercial-grade player offering a far superior alternative to consumer devices often chosen for price-sensitive digital signage installations. The HD223 and HD1023 add a more robust HTML5 engine and GPIO, serial and Gigabit networking. The two new XD players offer 4K support and can decode two 1080p60 videos simultaneously. The top line BrightSign XT players offer unsurpassed performance with the company’s fastest HTML and graphics engine and the most powerful CPU. This state-of-the-art technology for enterprise level digital signage installations supports dual video decode of one 4K and one 1080p60 video simultaneously, HDMI input for Live TV pass-through, PoE+ and advanced HTML5 applications and interactive options such as gesture/swipe, WebGL and more.