Latest signagelive release lets users build and manage digital signage networks in language of choice

signagelive’s newest software tools let digital signage network operators work in the language of their choice and across any browser or mainstream operating system, and also introduces powerful new content development and playback tools.

The UK-based company – among the fastest growing in the digital signage sector – will be showcasing these and other enhancements from its Spring 2011 software release at the upcoming Customer Engagement Technology World (www.cetworld.com) trade show in San Francisco, April 27-28.

The multi-lingual user interface means digital signage network operators are no longer restricted to running software developed only in the English language. Using language packs, signagelive users can choose their native language – Spanish, for example – in the web browser settings and then have the full content management system delivered in the selected native tongue.

“We think multi-lingual support is tremendously important when you get down to the local site administration of networks, where the level of English skills may not be as high as at a main office,” explains Remote Media CEO Jason Cremins. “Our language support will auto-detect the locale of the computer and present the native language in the signagelive interface.”

signagelive now has full cross-browser and operating system support, meaning network managers are not restricted by devices and operating systems in managing or running their networks.

The spring 2011 release upgrades signagelive’s Layout Creator to a fully functional Layout Designer, bringing the power of professional-class photo editing suites to digital signage.  The new toolset includes the type of layering, sizing, alignment and other design tools usually reserved for standalone software applications. The Layout Designer also includes template layouts, a library of background images, and enhancements for handling and presenting fonts and RSS feeds.

Interactive features have also been added or enhanced. Designing locally triggered interrupts to media playback (for example, from touch screens or mechanical buttons) has been simplified. A new QR code widget has been added, allowing network operators to build the 2D bar codes into screen layouts and encourage mobile phone users to scan the codes for offers or further information. signagelive has also developed its own tools for visualizing social media feeds from platforms such as Twitter and Foursquare.

“Those are the highlights, but there are a host of other tweaks within signagelive that our team has made to raise usability and performance even higher,” adds Cremins.

“We’re happy to get this release out to our clients, but we’re already hard at work on our plans for our Summer 11 release, which will add yet more features and tools.”

The Customer Engagement Technology World show is April 27-28 at the Moscone Convention Center in central San Francisco. Signagelive is at booth 805 and will be demonstrating real-world solutions being used by partners such as Denver-based PingHD (www.pinghd.com), whose clients include AT&T Park, home of Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants.

signagelive is also supporting show communications by providing the management and distribution for content running on 10 screens around the show floor and entry points, using 46-inch LCDs provided by Samsung, Advantech 303 media players and Walsh Wireless broadband.

Cremins is scheduled to speak at the show, as part of session on “Understanding the Landscape of Customer Engagement Technology.”

Just for the trade show, signagelive has a special offer – in conjunction with Advantech – for an Advantech ARK-DS303P media player with 12 months of signagelive services for $500. The offer is limited to the first 10 customers, and one per company.

Remote Media’s signagelive® is an open standards, web-based digital signage platform designed to support anything from small private corporate networks to large enterprise networks with 1,000s of end-points. The UK’s Digital Signage Manufacturer of the Year in 2009, Remote Media has a global reputation for making effective use of emerging web services and media technologies to provide a platform that is current, flexible and highly affordable.

Company Background
signagelive® is a product of Remote Media Group, a limited company based in Essex, England. signagelive® has a large, fast-growing and diverse client base of clients, globally, that covers everything from small businesses to major retail banners like Harrods and Thomson (TUI Travel). We’re known for innovation – leading the sector in the adoption of new technologies and standards – as well as for a solution that offer enterprise-grade capabilities and support at entry-level pricing.

Source: Remote Media Group