Park Media Releases Version 5 of its Sign Center Software for both Android and Linux Media Players

Introduces the industry’s first affordable, full-featured Android media player appliance backed by an Enterprise-grade DOOH Software Platform

Park Media, a leader in enterprise-grade digital signage software, is pleased to announce the release of Sign Center 5, with new support for Android-based media players as well as enhanced support for PCs running Linux. This release allows DOOH Network Operators and Services Providers to leverage Park Media’s proven enterprise-grade DOOH software platform for use with both PC and Android-based platforms – all from a single server, and with the same back-end features and capabilities available to players running on either operating system.

In conjunction with the release of Sign Center 5, Park Media is also unveiling its new Android-­‐based media player, the PMA-100. With a $249 MSRP, the PMA-100 includes the Sign Center 5 software and provides a low-cost, low-maintenance alternative to traditional PC-based media players. Its reliable solid-state design and small form factor allow easy installation and serviceability for digital signage, kiosk, menu board, and a host of other applications. Powered by the Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich), the PMA-100 delivers support for Full 1080p HD video, HTML5 content, multi-zone screen layouts, alpha compositing, external content feeds, and other media playback capabilities.

Additional features include:

• Built-in WiFi and Ethernet
• Expandable storage
• HDMI/YPbPr/CVBS video out options
• SPDIF/HDMI/RCA/Coaxial audio out options
• 2 USB ports
• Support for RS232-based display and peripheral control

Park Media President Brad Trotter expressed his excitement saying, “Sign Center 5 will help our customers drive down both capital costs and operational overhead. The affordable yet extremely capable solid-state Android media player will reduce up front costs as well as maintenance and replacement costs associated with more expensive PC-based solutions.“

Diversified Media Group President John Melillo, a Park Media customer, shared his enthusiasm as well: “Park Media’s software already lets DMG manage complex and sophisticated networks for multiple customers efficiently and cost-effectively. We expect Sign Center 5 and the powerful, reliable, Android-based PMA-100 to catalyze rapid growth in our DOOH business.”

About Park Media

Park Media is a leading provider of enterprise-grade software, hardware, and services for the DOOH(Digital Out of Home) industry. Sign Center powers thousands of players and is used by some of the DOOH industry’s largest deployments, including QSRs, retailers, financial institutions, sports arenas, and more. Park Media has offices in San Francisco, CA and Memphis, TN. For additional information on Park Media’s Sign Center software, Android-powered hardware solutions, and other services please visit Park Media’s new web site: www.parkmedia.tv

About Diversified Media Group

Diversified Media Group provides managed network operations for digital signage, business television and distance learning. DMG consults with clients on initial planning, and then offers integrative engineering, design, installation, training, content development and technical support for partner networks worldwide; especially for retail sites, mixed-use developments, educational institutions, and sports/concert venues. Based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, DMG maintains and staffs a 24/7-network operations center and data center as well as its own private teleport in western Pennsylvania for its customers, offering maximum confidentiality and security. www.divmedia.net.

Source: Park Media