Glow Networks™ announced today the introduction of The ‘@GlowScreen™’ kit – a simple digital signage package designed to display live Twitter feeds relating to a venue or business to physical displays at locations in the real world.
The ‘@Glowscreen™’ kit is an updated version of the company’s digital signage solution based on its flagship GlowStick™ player, a micro-computer running Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which turns any HDMI compatible display into a digital sign. In this package the GlowStick™ is bundled together with a high definition display and Glow Network’s content management system.
The GlowStick™ runs without interruption and only needs power and WiFi to connect to Glow Network’s platform. The Twitter kit also features a choice of 22”, 24”, or 27” CTL™ 1080P high definition display.
The Twitter feed screen is customizable to display user feeds, lists, searches, and hashtags. In addition to the feed, the screen displays a QR code that links to the venue or businesses Twitter page, allowing customers to easily connect with and follow the venue or business
Michael Tupper, CTO of Glow Networks™, added, “We are really excited about the launch of the ‘@GlowScreen’ kit. We believe the integration of social media into our digital signage solution is not only a great opportunity for Glow Networks™, but a huge opportunity for our customers to further leverage their signs and grow their venue and brand awareness.” The company has additional kits in the works and plans to add Foursquare, Yelp, Google Local, Google Calendar and Facebook.
Pricing and availability
The cost of the ‘@GlowScreen™’ kit starts at $399, which includes one GlowStick™, 22” CTL™ Monitor, and a 12 month display license for their services. Display sizes are also available in 24” ($449) and 27” ($549). Larger format displays are also available up to 70”.
The cost of the license pays for the back end software management by Glow Networks™, which hosts the Twitter dashboards on their servers. Glow Networks™ servers render an image of each feed and push it to individual GlowStick™ players, which reduces bandwidth use to just 10MB per day. The cost also covers management of the Twitter feed screen, ensuring that it’s updating properly and alerting the customer about any lewd Tweets on the screen.
● Adapt powerful cortex A9 1Ghz processor, Mail400, support 3D graphic, open GL ES 1.1 & 2.0
● Wi-Fi connection (802.11b/g/n)
● Full HD 1080p playback Via HDMI output for clear images in high-definition.
● Outputs Include 1 Micro SD card slot, 1 USB, 1 HDMI, 1 Mini USB for power, IR receiver port
● Compact size
● QR code linked to user’s Twitter profile
● Expandable micro SD storage up to 32 GB
● Powerful CPU & GPU
● USB input for wireless mouse and keyboard
● Low bandwidth use at 10MB per day
● IR Remote
● 2 GB internal storage
The @GlowScreen Twitter kit is available on the Glow Networks™ website at http://glownet.tv/pricing/kits
About Glow Networks™
Glow Networks™, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CTL™., a 23-year-old computer hardware manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Glow Networks™ is a leading innovator in hardware and software solutions for Digital Signage. Glow Networks™ mission is to make digital signage simple and affordable for networks of any size.
Source: Glow Networks