BrightSign just launched all new HD and XD digital signage players as well as introduced a new line, dubbed the LS, of “affordable” media players for commercial DS applications.
BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage media players now consists of 10 players across four product lines:
BrightSign LS: BrightSign’s new LS series players are for customers who require the affordability of a low-cost solution as the LS422 ($250) is capable of 1080p30 single video decoding, with features such as GPIO and USB interactivity, and S/PDIF for digital sound to easily outperform any similarly priced device. And, the LS322 ($200) is a commercial audio device with S/PDIF connectivity capable of handling any audio-only installation.
BrightSign HD: Taken down from three models down to two, and updated with a new feature set that now supports HTML5 and 1080p60 content, both the HD222 ($350) and HD1022 ($500) deliver networked content updates and live data feeds, along with GPIO interactivity, UDP support and video wall synchronization. Both models are updated with a new “remote snapshot” feature that provides a snapshot view of your running presentation using local networking and the BrightSign App, or via the BrightSign Network. Additionally, the HD1022 delivers supplemental interactivity options via USB 2.0 and serial connectivity.
BrightSign XD: All three of BrightSign’s XD models have been updated with an even faster graphics and HTML5 engine and Power over Ethernet (PoE) and remote viewing capabilities – the price didn’t change. The XD232 ($450) claims a faster graphics and HTML5 engine and PoE, as well as interactive capabilities via UDP commands and the BrightSign App, plus GPIO controls and video wall synchronization. The XD1032 ($600) also includes S/PDIF output for pure digital and surround sound audio, and additional interactive controls via serial and dual USB 2.0 ports. And the XD1132 ($650) adds Live TV playback via HDMI, even HDCP-protected content.
BrightSign 4K: The 4K capable 4K242 ($600) offers PoE, as well as the capability of dual decoding of one 4K video and one Full HD video simultaneously. It includes abundant content support such as HTML5, live media feeds and IP streaming. The GPIO port offers basic interactivity, while the Ethernet port supports networked interactivity for synchronized video walls, mobile device interactivity and messaging between BrightSign and third-party devices using UDP commands. The 4K1042 ($700) adds S/PDIF output for pure digital surround sound audio and a multitude of interactive controls for engaging interactive displays including GPIO, serial, USB and UDP. Rounding out the 4K lineup, BrightSign’s top-of-the-line 4K1142 ($850) also delivers Live TV playback via the HDMI input, even HDCP-protected content.