Digital signage specialist BrightSign has announced the new BSN.cloud, a robust player-management platform driven by BrightSign OS 8.0, the commercial-grade operating system purpose-built for digital signage. 

“BSN.cloud consists of three clouds,” explains Jeff Hastings, BrightSign CEO. “At the base level, the Control Cloud subscription is included with every player. It offers BrightSign customers simple provisioning and setup options and real-time data about player health.”

Within the Control Cloud level, the B-Deploy feature enables complete configuration of players remotely, reducing install times and making player setup or provisioning an almost automatic process.

Large-scale rollouts are greatly simplified via new options for automatically setting up large groups of players simultaneously. And for small-scale rollouts, a new on-screen setup process uses QR codes for easy player setup via mobile phone.

The Control Cloud also includes access to view real-time health information of the player and the ability to change configurations and deploy operating system updates in real time without having to ever physically interact with the player.

BrightSign says it is committed to partnering with the leading digital signage solutions partners. Appspace, Carousel Digital Signage, Creative Realities, Diversified, Four Winds Interactive, Mvix, Reflect Systems and Signagelive are just a few of our partners in the process of using the BSN.cloud APIs to integrate their software with the BSN.cloud management platform.

Regardless of the software chosen for a project, all BrightSign players can connect – at no charge – to BSN.cloud and take advantage of all the Control Cloud services.

“As it becomes increasingly common and more desirable to connect all kinds of devices to the cloud, digital signage for the vast majority will exist as connected networks,” adds Jeff. “BSN.cloud is a robust player-management platform intended to provide secure and scalable networking options for end-users, integrators, network managers and DOOH operators.”

Cloud surfing

The other two clouds within BSN.cloud are the Management Cloud and the Content Cloud. The Management Cloud is a data-driven cloud service that delivers a complete set of digital signage network management tools to the end-user.

It collects and stores data about performance measures that are important to network managers such as advertising proof of play, player performance and health, remote snapshots.

The Management Cloud pushes out email notifications about issues important to end-users such as a subscription that is about to expire or players that are reporting errors.

At the highest level, the Content Cloud adds the media library and content feeds, schedules, presentation management and content distribution tools.

BrightSign’s user interface into the BSN.cloud player management platform is the new BrightAuthor:connected which will be available in Q2 2019. Other UI’s will be available in the coming months from CMS and channel partners.

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