Tightrope Media Systems and BrightSign Evolve Partnership

Carousel Digital Signage Software users can now seamlessly integrate with any BrightSign player, extending integration possibilities from singular displays to wide-scale networks
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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, June 27, 2017– As part of its continued strategy to reduce the costs of deploying and managing digital signage networks, Tightrope Media Systemshas broadened its integration with BrightSign, the market leader in digital signage players, to span its entire product line.

Tightrope and BrightSign first announced an integration partnership for digital signage networks in 2014, citing the technical benefits of merging Tightrope’s advanced content creation and management strengths with the signature robustness and reliability of BrightSign XD media players. The central strategy at the time was to minimize the cost of deploying and scaling larger Tightrope Carousel Digital Signage networks, with BrightSign’s affordability offering a cost benefit for integrators and end users deploying across multiple locations.

The partnership was expanded in 2015 to include BrightSign’s XD2 players, which introduced H.264 video streaming support to enhance visual capabilities; faster HTML5 and graphics processing; and media player synchronization for video walls, among other features.

The latest evolution in the partnership extends compatibility to all BrightSign players. This includesall of the new Series 3 players, including the LS423, which provides customers with a robust and reliable commercial grade player at a very affordable price.

“The integration between Tightrope’s recently released Carousel 7.0 Software and the LS423 player echoes the core strategy of partnership – keeping costs manageable for customers,” said Ann Holland, BrightSign’s Vice President of Marketing. “The small form, commercial-grade LS423 is fully featured to run circles around the competition. It offers HTML5 support, 1080p60 video, H.265 decoding, USB 2.0, and frame-accurate synchronization at only $250 list price.”

While the compact but powerful LS423 player compatibility is attractive for customers with large deployments of common content – including corporate and education campuses -it also offers a low-cost alternative for businesses and organizations feeding content to a video wall or central display via a simple streaming application.As with all BrightSign players, the LS423 allows network operators to remotely maintain, monitor and update players from any networked location. Seamless integration with Tightrope ensures all changes are immediately recognized within the Carousel 7.0 user interface, which offers a centralized dashboard to manage all BrightSign players on the network.

“Tightrope and BrightSign have seen great success since coming to market together in 2014, and we continue to attract new customers by giving integrators and end users sensible options for affordable, reliable integrated solutions across content creation, management and playout,” said Eric Henry, president, Tightrope Media Systems. “We anticipate even greater interest from a wider customer base as we broaden our integration strategy to span deployments of any size. 

About Tightrope Media Systems

Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, Internet video on demand, live streaming, and the Carousel Digital Signage Software. Tightrope's award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.

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