Carousel Digital Signage Simplifies BrightSign Integration in Latest Software Release

Auto-provisioning capabilities at server-side enable zero-touch media player deployment, group management and more

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, February 20, 2018 – At Digital Signage Expo, Carousel Digital Signage by Tightrope Media Systems will unveil new enhancements to its software that will tighten integration with BrightSign media players. The updates will reduce ongoing costs and labor for customers that enjoy the combined reliability and interoperability of Carousel and BrightSign across digital signage networks – a boost for systems integrators, network operators and users that aim to streamline the commissioning, deployment and management processes.

The enhancements come one year after the release of Carousel 7.0, which marked the company’s most comprehensive software refresh since its introduction in the 1990s. Carousel 7.0 dramatically simplifies and accelerates content creation and management while delivering an unmatched combination of creative control, dynamic data support and scalability.

Carousel customers will now benefit from new auto-provisioning features that eliminate the needs to write SD cards for each player. This zero-touch approach greatly reduces the time associated with initial player deployments; settings are instead entered into the central Carousel server to enable automatic configuration of all media players on the network. With player settings securely housed on the Carousel server, network operators and end users can remotely adjust settings and manage firmware updates – by player, by specific groups or network-wide in bulk – and centralize troubleshooting.

“These enhancements offer enormous benefits to the integrator that wants to deploy any number of players in a bulk configuration with common settings, and make adjustments by recalling the serial number at later dates,” said Eric Henry, President, Carousel Digital Signage. “And since player grouping is managed within the Carousel user interface, it’s far easier to manage multiple players at once across larger networks. Furthermore, the systems integrator or technology manager in charge of installations and field service can operatefrom their office or mobile device. We’re removing the need to ever roll a truck again, so long as BrightSign media players are delivering the content for your Carousel network.”

Henry adds that the new firmware management features are especially helpful for customers concerned with automatic updates that may interrupt content playout.

“Users can lock their BrightSign players from automatic firmware updates, which allows our customers to manage their signage content and networks more effectively,” he said. “Players can also be restarted remotely, eliminating yet another traditional field service job.”

Tightrope’s innovation for a variety of digital signage needs including wayfinding, interactive kiosks, video walls, digital menu boards and more are further empowered with Carousel’s rich content creation and content management software. This empowerment begins with Carousel 7.0’s unprecedented ease-of-use via its redesigned web-based user interface, which offers an intuitive new user experience that accelerates content creation and management tasks; as well as a responsive design that allows users to efficiently access Carousel from tablets and mobile phones through automatic optimization of the interface layout. Support for Spanish, French and German languages have been added to the latest Carousel software release to debut at Digital Signage Expo, officially known as Carousel 7.1.

Carousel Digital Signage will exhibit in booth 1336 at the Digital Signage Expo, taking place March 28-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A video of Carousel 7.1’s enhanced support for BrightSign media players can be seen at https://www.carouselsignage.com/videos/carousel-7-1-brightsign-features.
 

About Carousel Digital Signage

Carousel is Digital Signage Content Management Software that is easy to use, scalable, and reliable. With a deep feature set and strong technology partnerships Carousel gives you the most value in digital signage. Carousel Digital Signage is a division of Tightrope Media Systems. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118, or visit www.trms.com/carousel.

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