Tightrope Media Systems Integrates Carousel Digital Signage Software with Apple TV

Tightrope Media Systems claims that it’s providing its customers in education, corporate, hospitality, healthcare and other AV verticals with an easier way to drive presentations, announcements, emergency notifications and other content to all displays through a facility. Tightrope is achieving this with integration of enterprise-level digital signage with Apple TV, we think the first in the industry.

Being introduced at InfoComm 2017 (June 14-16, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.), Tightrope will demonstrate how its now-shipping Carousel 7.0 Digital Signage Software simplifies content delivery and device control via a new integration partnership with JAMF, a managed device provider that specializes in helping IT departments bring the Apple experience to business, education and government organizations.

The integration will help tech managers and network administrators centrally manage Apple TV devices as IT appliances and reduce the costs and labor associated with scaling digital signage networks down to more rooms on campus. The workflow provides immediate interoperability between Carousel 7.0 and Apple TV, as new Apple TVs registered with the JAMF management service are added to the Carousel digital signage network, the devices automatically download a Carousel player application to deliver localized content.

The configuration ensures that Carousel digital signage content can easily be disabled at each location, allowing a teacher or speaker to share a lesson or presentation via AirPlay, for example. However, the integration enables an immediate override of local content for emergency notifications and other critical content — an important feature for public safety and security needs.

Here are the details.