BlueStar Inks Distribution Deal with BrightSign

Partnership offers BlueStar VARs new sales opportunities in the digital display market

“BlueStar is excited about our new partnership and channel distribution opportunities with BrightSign,” said Gary Childress, BlueStar Director of Digital Signage. “BrightSign products are easy to use, have flexible features and work in the SMB space and large enterprise-wide deployments. The partnership is a perfect fit for our approach of providing product bundles and end-to-end solutions with POS dealers in the retail and hospitality markets and our growing network of Digital Signage resellers.”

The BrightSign platform is a reliable, non-PC, solid-state digital sign and kiosk controller system designed to manage any digital sign or interactive display. The BrightSign controllers deliver high-quality, high-definition video, images and audio. Users can play media automatically from flash memory cards. Interactive features include support for touch-screens, buttons, mice and other input devices. BrightSign also supports networking for remote content delivery, scheduling of content playback, synchronization of multiple displays for video wall applications, and zones for displaying multiple content windows on a single screen.

BrightSign’s product line-up includes a freestanding tabletop display that creates high-resolution video displays instantly without external power or wiring, two looping sign controllers, three interactive sign controllers, and four networked sign controllers. The four networked controllers include two simple looping media players and two full-featured interactive sign controllers that can be connected via WiFi or Ethernet. Across the entire product portfolio, each model offers a different level of functionality, so customers only pay for the features they need. All controllers are dependable, compact and unobtrusive.

Free with BrightSign controllers, BrightAuthor is a PC software application that simplifies the creation, management and monitoring of digital displays. BrightSign also offers the BrightSign Network, an all-inclusive networking solution that gives users the tools to create presentations, schedule updates to displays, manage multiple networked groups of displays, and review real-time reports via a secure Internet connection. With BrightAuthor and the BrightSign Network, BrightSign offers a complete, end-to-end solution for presenting information on a variety of screen formats, both in stand-alone and complex networked situations.

About BlueStar

BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and ID & Security technology. BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers, providing them with complete solutions, business development, and marketing support. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support, and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. BlueStar is the exclusive distributor for the In-a-Box Solutions Series, delivering hardware, software and critical accessories in one bundle, with technology solutions across all of the verticals. For more information about BlueStar value-adds for VARs and independent software developers, please contact a BlueStar Account Executive at 1-800-354-9776 or visit www.bluestarinc.com.

About BrightSign

BrightSign, LLC is a privately held company located in Saratoga, California, founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood, the inventor of the digital video recorder (DVR). BrightSign is a leading supplier of solid-state digital sign and kiosk controller products that are innovative and easy to use for the commercial digital signage market worldwide. Learn more at www.brightsign.com.

Source: BlueStar