Tightrope Media Systems, BrightSign Announce Digital Signage Partnership

Tightrope and BrightSign announced a partnership that brings complementary strengths of each company together for a powerful digital signage solution.  Available this spring, the partnership aims to make affordable content creation, advanced management, and media playout across large out-of-home networks a reality.

tightrope_lowrezBrightSign is the market leader in digital signage media players, specializing in large deployments and having successfully deployed more than 500,000 units worldwide.  That scalability and BrightSign’s signature reliability, combined with the dynamic content capabilities and advanced user features of Tightrope’s Carousel system, produces a cost-efficient yet sophisticated digital signage platform for large-scale deployments.

Tightrope and BrightSign will demonstrate seamless integration across their products at Digital Signage Expo this week.  Visitors to the Tightrope booth (#1053, Sands Convention Center) will learn how the full Carousel user experience pairs with the reliability of BrightSign media players to meet the demands of any enterprise or large, network-based installation.

“BrightSign specializes in designing and building bulletproof hardware for all kinds of digital signage applications,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO, BrightSign.  Our continued growth and market penetration is due to our reputation for delivering extreme reliability and advanced hardware features such as the powerful video engine and hardware-accelerated HTML5 rendering engine in the BrightSign XD product line.  To further serve the diverse needs of our customers, we are dedicated to integrating our hardware platform with leading CMS providers and proud to announce our partnership with Tightrope.”

Tightrope will emphasize BrightSign’s leadership in feature-rich digital signage solutions, displaying a channel of Carousel-created social media content (Twitter, Facebook), RSS feeds, weather information, template-based messages, videos and live emergency alerts.  Tightrope representatives will also discuss how advanced Carousel features like user permissions, built-in data integration, and scheduling of freshly-created content integrate seamlessly with BrightSign media players.

“With this integration, Carousel becomes the centralized platform that incorporates all users, content, channels, zones, scheduling and third-party data integration into a single common interface that is easy to use,” said Eric Henry, Signage Solutions Lead, Tightrope Media Systems.  “BrightSign users can take advantage of these comprehensive, advanced features in Carousel to build more dynamic content, while retaining the affordable, reliable BrightSign media players they trust.”

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