Sony Pro BRAVIA Increases Cloud Capability With iRevo Digital Signage Software

Sony’s Pro BRAVIAs are enhancing their flexibility and providing added value through the addition of an iRevo Digital Signage (iDS) software installation. Supporting enhanced 4K resolution, HDR imagery, integrated support for HTML5, and open API support optimized for businesses, Sony’s professional BRAVIA displays are available in a range of sizes and specifications, and with the iRevo Digital Signage solution, add cloud capabilities, and an abundance of templates.

iRevo’s cloud-based signage solution works seamlessly with the BRAVIA’s Android operating system, allowing the iDS App to install directly — eliminating the need for an additional external media player device. It also provides BRAVIA users with intuitive templates, interactive touch support, richer customization, and the ability to publish from anywhere.

The iRevo Author and Manage cloud apps interact with the iRevo Android application which installs directly onto BRAVIA displays. These cloud apps run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and support a comprehensive list of input sources and content types for enhanced functionality. The iDS offering supports photos with animations, videos, music, documents, websites, widgets, RSS Feeds, and social media content, as well as content from sources that include network cameras, LAN services, and live TV, making it easier to design, deploy, and manage digital signage projects with ease and scale. Content, announcements, and emergency messages can also be cast to BRAVIA displays via the iRevo iDS Cast mobile app for increased usability.

The key components of the AWS web applications include:

Authoring Console – Designing and Scheduling Signage Projects

  • Create and build layouts and playlists
  • Set schedules and view content on timelines
  • Add and manage content and share projects in real-time.

Manage and Publish Console – Devices, Users and Project Logs, and Analytics

  • Add and Manage users, devices and create device groups
  • Publish projects and monitor devices
  • Access playback screenshots, log files and content analytics for proof of play.

iDS Play and iDS Cast Apps

  • Plays signage projects on BRAVIA displays from a variety of input sources
  • Captures screenshots and event logs and uploads it to AWS cloud
  • Displays content, announcements and emergency messages from iDS Cast app.

“As cloud adoption increases in every industry, we sought a provider who could bring those same benefits, including security, reliability, and ubiquitous accessibility, to our community of professional BRAVIA users,” says Mark Bonifacio, Sony’s Head of Education Segment. “The iRevo integration for BRAVIA further supports Sony’s fundamental values of providing our customers with customizable solutions that support their business needs, while streamlining their workflow and addressing their largest challenges. The addition of the iRevo enterprise solution expands and differentiates Sony’s digital signage offerings, ensuring we have scalable options that meet a variety of customer requirements.”

“iRevo is pleased to partner with Sony to integrate and market our cloud-based Enterprise Class Digital Signage solution with professional BRAVIA displays. Now, professional BRAVIA display users can design impactful signage projects with ease and publish and monitor from anywhere using a web browser,” says Dhimant Bhayani, C.E.O. of iRevo Multimedia, Inc. “We have customized the iDS Android app for professional BRAVIA displays and adapted our cloud application platform for smooth installation, activation and use for an enriched user experience. By integrating and exposing the Android operating system’s extended I/O and media handling capabilities, now our customers can design signage projects for use cases not possible before with a similar setup.”

The iRevo solution for Sony’s BRAVIAs was previously demonstrated at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) and InfoComm. It is regionally available now for all 2016, 2017 and current FWD and FW professional BRAVIA models, with the exception of FWD-48W650D, through a paid software license that retails for a suggested price of $429.99 for a 1-year subscription or $1,529.99 for a 5-year subscription.

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