BrightSign has become one of the first digital signage media player company to launch an actual 4K resolution (3840×2160) media player for digital signage applications. Using solid state storage, the yet un-named player will make its official debut at ISE in Amsterdam next month and then head back across the Atlantic to be shown at the DSE show in Las Vegas the week after. Even though BrightSign hasn’t officially released specifics of the product, we have a source inside the company who told us it would have an HDMI output and be able to scale 1080p content to 4K or natively stream or play 4K content via the network.
The new 4K resolution player will be compatible with BrightSign’s BrightAuthor (version 3.8 — also new at ISE) software and will be a free download starting 1 February. BrightAuthor 3.8 software adds BrightWall, a new content creation tool for making video walls in any size and layout. Users choose the number of displays and specify the configuration of their video wall, then drag the video into BrightAuthor. This new feature uses a clock to achieve frame-accurate synchronization and includes a feature called Sign Preview, which provides the ability to preview signage presentations so the author can see exactly how they will appear onscreen prior to publishing the presentation.