B-Deploy integration makes it even easier to add a BrightSign player to your Signagelive solution

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B-Deploy is an API provided by BrightSign that allows solution providers such as Signagelive to automatically provision media player applications onto the BrightSign hardware. From Monday 3rd December all the user needs to do is set up the player in Signagelive using the hardware serial number and power on the BrightSign player with a blank SD card and that’s it! The player is pre-activated and ready to receive published content click here to find out more.

Our User Interface makes it possible to configure players individually or at scale in a single operation, meaning that deployment of large-scale networks has never been easier. Prior to the formal launch of the integration, we were able to utilise B-Deploy with one of our key clients, and we were able to remotely set up 200 players within a matter of minutes rather than days.

Our integration with B-Deploy also allows a number of configuration variables to be set on the BrightSign player, such as wireless network, time zone, resolution, orientation and video output mode. Each player can have different settings depending on the environment and location they are to be deployed.

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This integration has a number of key advantages to our customers:

  • Simplicity. No longer do files have to be manually copied to an SD card.
  • Multiple players can be set up in a single step and pre-activated, meaning that players can be shipped to end locations with zero human interaction and automatically provisioned when installed.
  • Player settings can be defined in a CSV file and uploaded to Signagelive making the process even easier, particularly at scale.

Marc Benson, CTO, Signagelive

I am excited about the integration of B-Deploy with Signagelive which makes it extremely easy to provision BrightSign players at scale with Signagelive. This is a unique solution provided by BrightSign that we have embraced and developed as a tightly integrated process within Signagelive, building on the high level of support and collaboration we already have with BrightSign.

Jeff Hastings, CEO, BrightSign

We appreciate the hard work that the Signagelive team put into using the platform tools and APIs that we offer. As a company, BrightSign is committed to providing the best technology and best user experience for the digital signage industry, and that means complete integrations with partners at all levels.

A new Webinar is available exploring Signagelive new offerings including the Marketplace and new Apps

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Signagelive are capping off the year with a run through of the latest and greatest – exploring the Signagelive Marketplace and many new Apps that have been launched.

What we will be covering:

  • Marketplace – What it is, what’s in there, how it works
  • New Apps – What they are, what they do, how to use them including:
    • News Apps
    • Noticeboards
    • Google Sheets/slides
    • Calendars
  • Tag Manager – How it’s useful, how it functions, where to add tags
  • Remote screenshots – Everyone with supported hardware should use them

When will these new webinars be available:

  • Every Thursday webinar session (10.00 GMT and 16.00 GMT/10.00 CT) in December – 6th/13th/20th December.
  • The session will last approx 45 minutes including Q&A, and then if required a follow up bespoke demonstration can be booked with our Sales team, to answer any specific follow up questions.
  • To register for this webinar just click on this link.

At Signagelive we believe every customer’s digital signage training requirement is different, which is why we also offer bespoke training services to all Signagelive users. In addition, we also have additional self-service articles and videos on our Help Centre.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

We’ve redesigned our Signagelive Marketplace with new Apps and content ready for you to explore

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We are launching a new Marketplace with many new features including:

  • Making the Marketplace much easier to navigate and visually much more appealing with more prominent large and bold icons.
  • New and featured Apps are displayed upfront so that users can find new releases much quicker.
  • The Marketplace is now much easier to find within the Playlist Creator as we have added a link directly to the Marketplace at the top of the list of Playlist folders.
  • The Marketplace still includes over 500 pieces of content including our recently launched apps such as News, Noticeboards, Google Slides and Google Sheets as well as existing Apps such as Calendars, Room Booking, Menu boards and YouTube.
  • The Marketplace also displays all our Partner Services available, such as the Seenspire Social Media Wall application, ScreenFeed and AdMobilize Audience Measurement.

When will we be performing the Update?

We will be updating the Marketplace on 5th November at 9.00 am GMT. This update will take up to a maximum of one hour to complete, during which you may notice some periods of unavailability, although this won’t affect your Players connecting to the Signagelive Cloud or their playback.

Do you require me to do anything?

You do not require to do anything, we can take care of everything.

Does it cost me anything?

Signagelive decided from the outset, that all support and software updates to our standard platform will not be an additional cost to our customers. When you purchase a Signagelive licence, all software updates to our core platform and support including live chat are included for the lifetime of your licence.

We are continuing to make updates to Signagelive to improve and optimise your experience and use of our Marketplace platform.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive add new Google Slides App to the Marketplace

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We are launching a range of new Signagelive Apps to make managing and updating your digital signage content simple and easy. The latest one to be released is our Signagelive Google Slides App.

What is the Signagelive Google Slides App?

Our Google Slides App is available in the Signagelive Marketplace and is a great way to incorporate your Google Slide presentations into your digital signage.

Where can it be used?

Once you have added the Google Slides App to your network you can select it in the library or move it to a playlist to be scheduled and published to Signagelive supported SoC Displays and Players.

What does it look like?

The Signagelive Google Slides App can be displayed permanently on screen or within a playlist containing other media either full-screen or in a zone within a Signagelive multi-zone layout.

How do I add it to my Signagelive Network?

Signagelive users can easily add the Google Slides App to their Signagelive Network with a single click in the Signagelive Marketplace. Once added to a Signagelive Network the Google Slides App can be added to a playlist and easily configured to display the slideshow.

This article will help explain how easy the process is to add and use Apps, and this article will show you how to configure the Google Slides App.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive Platform updated with New Interactive Kiosk Mode for BrightSign Media Players

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LOS GATOS, CA and LITTLE CHESTERFORD, UK – (October 17, 2018) – BrightSign, LLC® and Signagelive jointly announced that Signagelive recently deployed a new interactive kiosk mode feature for all BrightSign Series 3 and Series 4 players, as well as for Bluefin’s BrightSign Built-In solutions. The update – which is being pushed to all Signagelive Administrators this week – stands as further proof of Signagelive’s commitment to continually update, improve and optimise the user experience on the company’s platform.

The update allows users to configure any BrightSign device connected to a single-touch touchscreen to be used as a kiosk. When the BrightSign player is not being interacted with, it will play the scheduled content from Signagelive as a normal Signagelive media player. When a user interacts with the touchscreen, the player will trigger the content that is published to an Interrupt – this can be a web page or Widget. Once the user has stopped interacting with the screen, the player will revert to the scheduled content until the next interaction.

To ensure this solution is suitable for retail kiosk deployments such as in-store product catalogue or ordering solutions, data such as usernames and passwords are cleared between sessions to further protect the security of users’ personal information.

Signagelive began the BrightSign Kiosk Mode update on the 17th of October at 9:00 a.m. BST, with the update completing over a 24-hour period as users’ BrightSign players connected to the Signagelive platform. No user intervention was required during the course of this update, which has been made available to all Signagelive licensees at no charge.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in touch with us  For more information about BrightSign’s full portfolio of digital signage hardware and companion software, visit www.brightsign.biz.

About BrightSign

BrightSign LLC, the global market leader in digital signage media players, is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with offices in Europe and Asia. BrightSign manufactures media players, and provides free software and networking solutions for the commercial digital signage market worldwide, serving all vertical segments of the digital signage marketplace. From entry-level BrightSign LS players to BrightSign XT players offering state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed performance, BrightSign’s products are known for their signature reliability, affordability, ease-of-use, and market-leading technology. For more information, visit www.brightsign.biz. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

About Signagelive

Signagelive’s digital signage platform is used globally by over 2,000 organisations to manage their networks. Supplying digital signage software and services to multiple markets including retail, education, and hospitality, to over 46 countries across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. Its innovative technology media playback software is written in HTML5, is cloud-based and is compatible with an unrivalled number of display screens, mobile devices and video wall display systems.

Signagelive add new Google Sheets App to the Marketplace

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We are launching a range of new Signagelive Apps to make managing and updating your digital signage content simple and easy. The latest one to be released is our Signagelive Google Sheets App.

What is the Signagelive Google Sheets App?

Our Google Sheets App is available in the Signagelive Marketplace and enables you to easily incorporate your Google Sheets into your digital signage.

Where can it be used?

Once you have added the Google Sheets App to your network you can select it in the library or move it to a playlist to be scheduled and published to Signagelive supported SoC Displays and Players.

What does it look like?

The Signagelive Google Sheets App can be displayed permanently on screen or within a playlist containing other media either full-screen or in a zone within a Signagelive multi-zone layout.

How do I add it to my Signagelive Network?

Signagelive users can easily add the Google Sheets App to their Signagelive Network with a single click in the Signagelive Marketplace. Once added to a Signagelive Network the Google Sheets App can be added to a playlist and easily configured to display the latest Google Sheets.

This article will help explain how easy the process is to add and use Apps, and this article will show you how to configure the Google Sheets App.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

 

New Signagelive Tag Manager makes it easy to update and manage tags across multiple players

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We are continuing to make updates to Signagelive to improve and optimise your experience and use of our platform.

What are we updating?

We are launching enhancement for the management of Players at scale; the New Tag Manager features include:

  • Ability to view all tags and set all players in a single view including Folder Tags.
  • Ability to add/remove tags to/from groups of players in a single operation.
  • Ability to export a player report straight from the Player Manager.
  • In addition, when setting Conditional playback rules in a playlist a list of Player tags will be displayed so that input errors can be avoided enabling you to schedule your content quicker, easier and without error.

When will we be performing the Update?

We will be updating the Tag Manager on 2nd October at 9.00 am BST. This update will take up to a maximum of one hour to complete, during which you may notice some periods of unavailability, although this won’t affect your Players connecting to the Signagelive Cloud or their playback.

Do you require me to do anything?

You do not require to do anything, we can take care of everything.

Does it cost me anything?

Signagelive decided from the outset, that all support and software updates to our standard platform will not be an additional cost to our customers. When you purchase a Signagelive licence, all software updates to our core platform and support including live chat are included for the lifetime of your licence.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive add new News App to the Marketplace

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We are launching a range of new Signagelive Apps to make managing and updating your digital signage content simple and easy. The latest App to be released is our Signagelive News App.

What is the Signagelive News App?

Our News App is available in the Signagelive Marketplace and allows you to choose from various news agencies and add any you wish to use to your Signagelive Network. Once added to your Library you can drag into a playlist and save, then the News can be published to your Signagelive supported player(s) or player-integrated display(s).

The News App takes the title, image and description straight from the media RSS feed/source so it is really easy to set up – click on this link to find out more.

Apps save time as they provide pre-built creative content, are easy to customise and are visually really impactful and they are free!

Where can it be used?

The News App enables News content including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, in fact, any MRSS feed e.g. audio files, images and video files, to be scheduled and published to Signagelive supported SoC Displays and Players.

The App can be used to show news in a reception waiting area or in a breakout room where staff gather to have something interesting to watch.

Can it be customised?

If you would like a custom design, whether it be a just a change of colours, font and logo through to a totally bespoke design, our Creative Services team are on hand to assist. We have options for fixed price and custom News design and development to meet your budget. Contact your Signagelive Reseller or account manager to discuss your requirements.

What does it look like?

The Signagelive News App can be displayed permanently on screen or within a playlist containing other media either full-screen or in a zone within a Signagelive multi-zone layout.

How do I add it to my Signagelive Network?

Signagelive users can easily add the News App to their Signagelive Network with a single click in the Signagelive Marketplace. Once added to a Signagelive Network the News App can be added to a playlist and easily configured to display the latest news. This article will help explain how easy the process is.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Deliver Kiosk Solutions using Signagelive and BrightSign Players and BrightSign Built-in Displays

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Signagelive for BrightSIgn is used for delivering interactive kiosk applications enabling passive scheduled digital signage content to switch to an interactive application when touched.

How is this best achieved?

We recommend using Signagelive for BrightSign players and BrightSign Built-in Displays for interactive kiosk applications.

The reasons are:

  • The Signagelive for BrightSign application can be configured to operate in ‘Kiosk Mode’. This enables the application to receive and play schedule content (the attract content) and when the display is touched the application will switch to an alternative piece of content, which is typically an HTML5 based web application.
  • The HTML5 based web application can be remotely hosted (on a website) or can be packaged and delivered via Signagelive to work offline on the media player.
  • The Signagelive for BrightSign application can be configured so that when the screen has not been interacted with for a user-defined period of time playback of the scheduled content resumes.
  • All media playback and interactions are captured and reported in the Signagelive Proof of Play module.

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What hardware do you recommend for Kiosk Applications?

We recommend any BrightSign player or BrightSign Built-in Display that is built to withstand the rigours of the environment it is installed in.

Bluefin has developed a range of BrightSign Built-in Displays that are purpose-built for digital signage and kiosk use in commercial environments. The product range consists of 10” to 32” open-chassis and finished enclosed units that include the display and the BrightSign HS123 module providing an ‘all in one’ solution.

What Signagelive licence is required?

A Standard Signagelive Licence is required.

When is this available?

We have completed software development and the updated BrightSign app including the kiosk feature is currently undergoing extensive testing. The public release is planned for October 2018 but if you are interested in testing the solution for an upcoming project, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

What additional resources are available?

Signagelive Noticeboard App enables a quick and easy solution to update your digital signage messages and keep your audience informed and engaged

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We are launching a range of new Signagelive Apps to make managing and updating your digital signage content simple and easy. The first to be released is our Signagelive Noticeboard App.

What is the Signagelive Noticeboard App?

Our Noticeboard App is available in the Signagelive Marketplace and allows you to choose from numerous designs and add any you wish to use to your Signagelive Network. Once added to your Library you can drag the Noticeboard into a playlist and edit the preset text areas to contain the message you want to communicate to your audience. Once saved, the Noticeboard can be published to your Signagelive supported player(s) or player-integrated display(s).

Any text changes you make will be automatically updated on the players published with the Noticeboard. The same Noticeboard design can be used multiple times with different messages. If you have Local Users the Noticeboard(s) can be assigned to individual users so that they can update their messages for display as part of a fullscreen playlist or in a zone within a multi-zone layout.

Where can it be used?

Our Noticeboard App includes templates that are designed for lots of different use cases including; Workplace Communications, Education and Health and Safety. We will continue to add new designs on a regular basis so that you can keep your Noticeboard visuals fresh and interesting.

Typical uses for our Noticeboard App would include; in a reception area to welcome visitors or publicise events, or making announcements on health and safety for staff in the workplace which could be displayed in offices, factories, warehouses.

Can a Noticeboard design be customised?

The preset text areas within the Noticeboard design can be easily updated by a user. In addition, if you would like a custom design, whether it be a just a change of colours, font and logo through to a totally bespoke design, our Creative Services team are on hand to assist. We have options for fixed price and custom Noticeboard design and development to meet your budget. Contact your Signagelive Reseller or account manager to discuss your requirements.

What does a Noticeboard look like and how can it be used in Signagelive?

A Noticeboard can be displayed permanently on screen or within a playlist containing other media. In addition, a Noticeboard can either be displayed full-screen or in a zone within a Signagelive multi-zone layout.

How do I add it to my Signagelive Network?

You can easily add a Noticeboard to a Signagelive Network with a single click in the Signagelive Marketplace. Once added to your Signagelive Network the Noticeboard App can be added to a playlist and easily updated to display your Noticeboard. This article will help explain how easy the process is.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.