Signagelive adds YouTube Widget to Marketplace including support for live streams

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New YouTube Widget available in the Signagelive Marketplace enables videos, playlists and YouTube Live streams to be scheduled and published to Signagelive supported SoC Displays and Players.

Cambridge, United Kingdom, 15th May, 2017 — Signagelive, global provider of cloud-based digital signage platform has added a YouTube Widget to the Signagelive Marketplace. The new YouTube Widget enables individual videos, playlists of videos and YouTube Live streams to be scheduled and displayed in both full-screen or in a multi-zone layout.

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“We have had multiple requests from our partners and customers who want to incorporate YouTube videos within their digital signage content strategy.” said Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive. “Our YouTube Widget has been developed to support individual videos, YouTube playlists and YouTube Live streams. Our low-level integration with YouTube’s Player and extensive testing ensures optimal playback performance on the range of SoC Display and external Players supported by Signagelive. ”

Signagelive users can easily add the YouTube Widget to their Signagelive Network with a single click in the Signagelive Marketplace. Once added to a Signagelive Network the YouTube Widget can added to a playlist and configured to playback the video, playlist or live stream required. The Signagelive YouTube Widget 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.

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Further information and videos showing the Signagelive YouTube Widget can be found here.

Signagelive support for BrightSign Series 3 digital signage media players now publicly available

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Signagelive has publicly released support for the BrightSign Series 3 digital signage media players

Following the announcement of Signagelive support for the BrightSign Series 3 range of digital signage media players at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2017 in Las Vegas, we have, today, released public support.

Signagelive Value Added Resellers and customers can add a standard Signagelive licence to a BrightSign Series 3 digital signage media player and publish and manage content from a Signagelive network.

This initial public release incorporates the following functionality:

  • Full Signagelive Media Player support with full-screen/multi-zone support
  • Images, Videos, Web page support
  • 100% support for Signagelive scheduling
  • Remote Application updates
  • Widget support – 500 x Editable Templates, Clocks, Weather and Calendar Integration Templates
  • Web Trigger support
  • Offline playback of all media/layouts/templates

Future releases (updated remotely) will unlock the following additional capabilities:

  • RSS Ticker
  • Remote firmware updates
  • System Monitoring Info
  • Remote Screenshots
  • Screen Control – on/off
  • Remote reboot
  • IPTV Stream support
  • HDMI input support
  • Proof of Play reporting
  • B-Deploy integration

Detailed information on how to connect a BrightSign Series 3 digital signage media player to Signagelive can be found here.

Signagelive Web Triggers API enables developers and integrators to create on demand digital signage experiences

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Signagelive Web Triggers API enables developers to trigger real-time content changes to Signagelive supported SoC Displays and external Players from external applications.

Cambridge, United Kingdom, 15th May, 2017 — Signagelive, global provider of cloud-based digital signage platform has released a Web Triggers API enabling third-party applications to change the content displayed on Signagelive connected SoC Displays and external players in real time regardless of the number of devices or locations.

There are a multitude of use cases for integration with Signagelive Web Triggers including; Mass Notification and Emergency Messaging, Assisted Point of Sale enabling control of digital signage content from a mobile device, and voice activated digital signage.

To demonstrate the flexibility of Signagelive Web Triggers our team has created experiences that show both bt.tn triggering content changes with a button press and Google Home to control content using voice commands.

“The public launch of our Web Triggers API has been widely anticipated by our resellers and development community.” said Marc Benson, CTO of Signagelive. “We have been working with numerous companies and individuals during our Beta testing phase and are excited to see the range of applications that they will bring to market utilising the Web Triggers API ”

Further information and to sign-up for access the Signagelive Widget API and Developer Community visit https://build.signagelive.com

Signagelive Cloud Update – Monday 22nd May 2017 09:00 BST

As we continue to make the switch from Flash to HTML5 for the Signagelive UI, we have been listening to all of your great feedback on the Playlist Creator and Player Manager.

With this in mind we will be updating the Signagelive UI on Monday 22nd May at 9am BST. This update will take up to a maximum of 1 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.

Here are some highlights of what’s in the update.

Multi Asset Property Updating

Easily with a couple of clicks set the Duration, Conditions, Validity and Recurrence of multiple assets in a playlist at the same time.

Export a Playlist as a CSV report

Need to be able to review the setup of your playlists in a simple and easily shareable way? Now you can with our Playlist export function. Produce a report with a simple click that details the assets in a playlist and all of their properties, which is delivered to your inbox.

View the details for an Asset in a Playlist

Have you ever thought it would be useful, to just hover over an asset in a playlist and see the details of the asset, it’s name, duration, conditions and validity for example? Well now you can!

There are lots of other improvements bundled into this update, so make sure you are using the new HTML5 UI to take advantage of them and remember we want to hear your feedback.

Signagelive support for Philips Android Displays now publicly available

 

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Signagelive has publicly released support for the Philips PDS D-line series of Android SoC Displays.

Following the announcement of Signagelive support for the Philips PDS D-line series of Android SoC Displays at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2017 in Las Vegas, we have, today, released public support.

Signagelive Value Added Resellers and customers can add a standard Signagelive licence to a Philips PDS D-line series display and publish and manage content from a Signagelive network.

This initial public release incorporates the following functionality:

  • Full Signagelive Media Player support with full-screen/multi-zone support
  • Images, Videos, Web page support
  • 100% support for Signagelive scheduling
  • Remote Application updates
  • Widget support – 500 x Editable Templates, Clocks, Weather and Calendar Integration Templates
  • Web Trigger support
  • Offline playback of all media/layouts/templates
  • Proof of Play reporting

Future releases (updated remotely) will unlock the following additional capabilities:

  • RSS Ticker
  • Remote firmware updates
  • System Monitoring Info
  • Remote Screenshots
  • Screen Control – on/off
  • Remote reboot
  • IPTV Stream support
  • HDMI input support

Detailed information on how to connect a Philips PDS D-line display to Signagelive can be found here.

Signagelive launches free Calendar Widgets with Google and Microsoft integration, optimised for Meeting Room digital signage

New free customisable Calendar Widgets available in the Signagelive Marketplace enable people and room calendars to be displayed in fullscreen or in a zone on Signagelive supported SoC Displays and Players.

Cambridge, United Kingdom, 15th May, 2017 — Signagelive, global provider of cloud-based digital signage platform launches Calendar Widgets in the Signagelive Marketplace. The new Calendar Widgets enable simple connection to Google and Microsoft Office 365 Calendars with a range of customisable HTML5 templates for both full-screen and multi-zone display.

“Displaying calendar information on displays is now a mandatory requirement for corporate, government and education digital signage applications, especially where room calendars need to be visible in reception areas and outside meeting rooms.” said Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive. “Our free Calendar Widgets bridge the gap between; displaying a Google or Microsoft web calendar on a display and the premium paid-for room booking solutions. In addition, our HTML5-based Calendar Widgets are easily customisable allowing our Value Added Resellers and customers to modify the visual design and layout of the Widgets to match their branding and content requirements.”

Signagelive network administrators can easily connect their Office 365 and Google GSuite accounts to the Signagelive Calendar Integration App and allocate a person or room calendar to one of a selection of Calendar Widget templates available, before publishing to a Signagelive supported display or player. A Calendar Widget 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.

In addition to displaying calendar information, intelligence integrated into the Signagelive Calendar Widgets automatically updates the style of each Widget. An example is the background of a Calendar Widget dynamically changing from green (room available) to red (room in use) based on the event in the calendar and the time of day. Where a device, such as the IAdea XDS-1780, incorporates programmable indicator lights, the Signagelive Calendar Widget can be configured to change the lights from green to red when the room status changes from ‘available’ to ‘in use’.

Further information and videos showing the Signagelive Calendar App and Widgets can be found here.

Signagelive to launch support for BrightSign Series 3 players at Digital Signage Expo 2017

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Close collaboration between Signagelive and BrightSign brings advanced HTML5 digital signage media player solution to market

Signagelive, global providers of a cloud-based digital signage platform, has collaborated with BrightSign to develop support for their latest Series 3 range of digital signage media players which will be launched at Digital Signage Expo 2017 (#DSE2017), 28-30 March, Las Vegas.

To deliver BrightSign digital signage media player support, Signagelive has developed an optimised version of its HTML5 based solution, which is in used daily by 1,700+ digital signage networks worldwide. The combined BrightSign/Signagelive digital media player solution provides the functionality and performance required for enterprise-grade digital signage, with key features including:

  • Full Signagelive digital signage solution with fullscreen and multi-zone support
  • Images, Videos, HTML5 web page support
  • 100% support for scheduling including; recurrence, validity and tag based publishing
  • Remote application updates for inline upgrades to the Signagelive BrightSign client
  • Widget support – Over 500 Editable Templates, Clocks, Weather and Room Booking Templates
  • Web Trigger support for event-driven content playback
  • Offline playback of all media, layouts, widgets and editable templates
  • Proof of Play reporting of all media playback
  • Extensive Developer APIs for media management, device monitoring, content publishing and reporting

BrightSign Series 3 digital signage media players powered by Signagelive are compatible with the recently launched Signagelive Marketplace, comprising 500+ plus pre-built digital signage pieces of content (ranging from layout backgrounds, editable templates, clocks and weather widgets to pre-built applications).

Built to deliver the editable content templates in the Signagelive Marketplace, the Signagelive Widget Development Framework enables resellers, developers and customers to build and publish custom HTML5 content and interactive experiences to BrightSign Series 3 digital signage media players.

In addition, BrightSign resellers and customers will be able to make use of the suite of developer APIs enabling code-level integration with Signagelive for; network and device monitoring, content management and publishing, and real-time web triggers enabling contextual and dynamic content updates.

Digital Signage Expo is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from 29-30 March 2017 and Signagelive can be found on booth #336, BrightSign are at booth #419

Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive, said, “The initiative to integrate Signagelive with BrightSign Series 3 digital signage players is in response to market demand. We are impressed with the quality, features and performance of the Series 3 players. In our integration, we have ensured that those features and that performance is fully accessible to Signagelive users. We are particularly excited about B- Deploy, a powerful setup and provisioning feature that allows customers to setup and deploy a multitude of players all at once.”

Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign commented “The Signagelive team has put great effort into a very deep technical integration with our Series 3 players. Rather than just a simple port of HTML5, Signagelive has done the work to expose a broad range of our capabilities and technology for the end-user.”

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 4K 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.

Signagelive to launch support for Philips Professional Display Solutions’ SoC Android OS Commercial Displays at Digital Signage Expo 2017

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Signagelive, global providers of a cloud-based digital signage platform, is partnering with the market leading display manufacturer, Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) to develop support for their extensive range of Android powered SoC Philips Displays, which will be launched at Digital Signage Expo 2017 (#DSE2017), 28-30 March, Las Vegas.

Philips Android OS product range began with the Full HD, D-Line display, which has been followed by more of the company’s range recently moving to the OS thanks to its faster processing power, easier installation and advanced ‘fail-over’ protection. In addition to the Android OS, D-Line is uniquely a Dual SOC model with dedicated chips for the operation of the display and for managing and playing content, to ensure that all software runs smoothly and under all circumstances.

To deliver Philips PDS’ Android powered display support, Signagelive has developed an optimised Android version of its HTML5 based media player, which is in used daily by 1,700+ digital signage networks worldwide. The combined Philips PDS /Signagelive SoC Display solution delivers the functionality and performance required for enterprise grade digital signage, with key features including:

  • Full Signagelive Media Player with fullscreen and multi-zone support
  • Images, Videos, HTML5 web page support
  • 100% support for scheduling including; recurrence, validity and tag based publishing
  • Remote application updates for inline upgrades to the Signagelive Android client
  • Widget support – Over 500 Editable Templates, Clocks, Weather and Room Booking Templates
  • Web Trigger support for event driven content playback
  • Offline playback of all media, layouts, widgets and editable templates

Philips PDS’ Android SoC Displays partnered with Signagelive are compatible with the recently launched Signagelive Marketplace, comprising 500+ plus pre-built digital signage pieces of content (ranging from layout backgrounds, editable templates, clocks and weather widgets to pre-built applications).

Built to deliver the editable content templates in the Signagelive Marketplace, the Signagelive Widget Development Framework enables resellers, developers and customers to build and publish custom HTML5 content and interactive experiences for Philips PDS’ Android OS Displays.

In addition, Philips’ PDS Android Display resellers and customers will be able to make use of the suite of developer APIs enabling code-level integration with Signagelive for; network and device monitoring, content management and publishing, and real time web triggers enabling contextual and dynamic content updates.

Digital Signage Expo is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from 29-30 March 2017 and Signagelive can be found on booth #336 as well as on the Philips Professional Display Solutions booth #922

“Philips Professional Display Solutions have brought to market an extensive range of Android powered displays with excellent price/performance, generating considerable interest from our resellers and making it an easy commercial decision for us to commit to developing and launching Signagelive support.” Comments Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive. “We have been very impressed with the technical capability of the Philips PDS’ Android SoC Displays and with the Philips PDS team’s commercial approach to attracting and retaining resellers and customers. We look forward to working closely with the Philips PDS team to cultivate and win mutual business with our channel partners.”

Commenting on behalf of Philips Professional Display Solutions, Mark Phillips, Commercial Director North America said: “Our unique implementation of the Android OS has been a key part of our overall strategy to target partnerships with the very best signage software companies. We are therefore delighted to be working with Signagelive and helping to support the company and their exceptional network of professional resellers. Our new partnership will allow us to jointly offer a unique combination of the power of our high-end products with some of the most innovative software currently available”

Established in 1997, Signagelive, is one of the very few digital signage software providers that is 100% channel focused. Signagelive is also renowned for its hardware-agnostic approach, which is constantly evolving to meet the needs of customers across all markets, including retail, corporate communication, education, stadia, healthcare and automotive.

For further information visit https://signagelive.com/digital-signage-expo

About Philips Professional Display Solutions:

Philips Professional Display Solutions is operated by TP Vision and MMD both subsidiaries of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. TP Vision and MMD exclusively market and sell Philips commercial displays and Philips monitors worldwide.  TP Vision and MMD operate with their Global headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

EPI is Philips PDS’ business development center in North America, By combining the Philips brand promise with EPI’s signage solution strength as well as TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, EPI uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. EPI operates in North America and its headquarters are in Fremont California.

For further information please visit: http://www.usa.philips.com/p-m-pr/professional-displays-homepage

Additional Information

Signagelive’s new suite of developer APIs and associated software development tools will allow customers and partners alike to incorporate greater functionality into their digital signage networks, while facilitating the development of new, purpose-built applications to meet the needs of specific real world scenarios – quick serve restaurants (QSR), corporate communications or retail, for example.

Signagelive’s support for the latest near field communications (NFC), beacons and mobile technologies enables real-time triggering of pre-cached content on a range of conventional and Smart Signage displays. This in turn facilitates the development of exciting, interactive applications, including “lift and learn”, assisted point of sale, emergency messaging or dynamically changing content based on location based services (LBS).

Using Signagelive’s Widget Development Framework, both technology partners and system developers can compile web-driven application compatible for a range of displays, regardless of vendor, and eliminate latency issues commonly associated with HTML5 applications delivered over the Internet.

Signagelive Marketplace – Add items to your Asset Library with a single click

Upload any Marketplace content with just one click. Select an item and see it in your Signagelive Media Asset Library.

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We really hope you are liking the new Marketplace, and are making use of the 500+ items that are currently available there.

On Monday 13th February we also added 22 different Weather Widgets for you to use free of charge.

When we released the Marketplace we knew that the process of adding items to your Signagelive Network was just a stepping stone to how we really wanted it to work.

Well….on Monday 20th February, we are making a small change to the Marketplace, but hopefully it will have a huge impact!

We have made it so that one click adds an item from the Marketplace to your Signagelive Network.

The Marketplace works exactly the same, but when you click the “+” button from the list of items, or from an item’s details page, this will automatically be added to the Signagelive Network you are logged in to.

After clicking the button, you will receive a Green Notification in the bottom right hand corner to tell you the item you selected was successfully added, and then you will find it in your “Recently Added” folder once you close the Marketplace.

Remember the Marketplace is there for your benefit, so if you have any suggestions for items you would like to see added, then please get in touch at: marketplace@signagelive.com.

What’s new in Signagelive? – The Signagelive Marketplace is OPEN!

Whether you are a new Signagelive user or a seasoned expert, you may still be looking for help with content for your digital signage network, the Signagelive Marketplace is where to look.

Hopefully you have joined us on one of our Webinars introducing the Marketplace and have already been browsing, if not here’s an overview for you.

We opened the Marketplace with a great selection of content and applications for you to use free of charge.

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Want to do something a bit more complex, and manage menus? That’s great the first set of Applications we’ve added are perfect for you!

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Here’s one we created earlier!

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New Stock Arriving Soon!

Now the Marketplace is open, we will be continuing to add new stock of our own, but as a sneak peek here’s what’s coming up next!

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Collaboration with Signagelive

The Marketplace isn’t a closed shop, in fact we want it to be the opposite, so we are keen for you to provide us with content and applications to be available to Signagelive Users through the Marketplace, or are you just interested in making your own content now you’ve seen the possibilities in the Marketplace.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, have a read of this article.

Get in touch with your Signagelive Account Manager to discuss in more detail.