Sparkpad, the platform that enables companies to easily create and deploy their own line of Internet-enabled digital display products, and Scala, a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions, today announced the release of Sparkpad’s new 15″ digital media player that can be remotely programmed using SignChannel, Scala’s online self-serve digital signage service.
The new “all in one” device combines a large color LCD screen and Wi-Fi into a sleek, free-standing Internet-ready appliance. Customers can create and manage content on the display ‒ including their own images and HD video ‒ from the Web, using SignChannel’s easy, low-cost online service.
“Sparkpad’s new programmable LCD display is a highly anticipated addition to the line-up of digital signage players compatible with SignChannel,” said Tom Wetmore, General Manager of SignChannel. “With its vibrant 15-inch color screen, attractive enclosure, and easy user interface, Sparkpad’s display offers an excellent new solution to SignChannel users looking for an integrated, large screen player.”
SignChannel is Scala’s award-winning digital signage service targeted primarily at the small and medium business (SMB) market. SignChannel is digital signage for the “rest of us” because of its unparalleled ease of use, rich content, and low cost. SignChannel users are allowed to create their own content, upload photos and videos, and access hundreds of dynamically updated commercial content channels including weather, news, sports, stock quotes and more.
Together, Sparkpad’s low-cost displays and SignChannel’s affordable subscription service decrease the “total cost of ownership” for a digital signage network, with no additional hardware or service plans to buy. Anyone who can connect a device to a Wi-Fi network and use the Web can be up and running in minutes: Customers simply connect their displays to the Internet and then use any Web browser to assign content to each display.
“Our partnership with SignChannel now makes it even easier for companies who want to deploy a self-serve digital signage network using a larger screen size,” said Drew Weaver, CEO of Sparkpad. “With SignChannel’s robust menu of content and Sparkpad’s easy setup screens, companies can deploy their own digital signage network quickly, without the cost and hassles found with other signage platforms.”
Sparkpad is a hardware, software and services platform that enables companies to easily create and deploy their own line of Internet-enabled digital display products. Using a free Software Development Kit (SDK) available on Sparkpad’s website (http://www.sparkpad.com), companies can easily develop their own interactive solutions and deploy them using Sparkpad’s “white box” tablets and Wi-Fi displays. Sparkpad is based in the Dulles Technology Corridor with development offices in Shanghai, China.
SignChannel is a product of Scala. Scala is the leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company’s digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 450 partners in more than 65 countries. More information about SignChannel is available at http://www.signchannel.com. More information about Scala is available at http://www.scala.com.