Industry leading digital signage software provider Best Wave announced today the launch of its new DisplayIt! Release 3.0 that features support for both X86 PC and Apple Mac Mini media players. Best Wave will debut the new product at the Digital Signage Expo, February 24-25 in Las Vegas, in association with ViewSonic at their Booth #2031.
“Best Wave has proven success in the digital signage market’s enormous ‘base of the pyramid’ – the thousands of customers who need less than 100 displays and want an easy, inexpensive, and feature-rich solution”, explains John Glitsos, President of Best Wave. “The additional support for PC and Apple media players further expands the solutions our resellers have to sell into this relatively untapped market.” With the launch of DisplayIt!, Best Wave has dramatically lowered the cost of entry into digital signage for both small business and corporate customers, eliminating contracts and recurring charges or usage fees. Ideal for those needing a quick and easy content creation and scheduling system, DisplayIt! provides a cost effective, all-in-one solution that allows customers to implement a dynamic digital signage system from day one, while offering all the features and flexibility required to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.
DisplayIt! can be fully managed in-house, eliminating the need for a dedicated IT department or specialized network infrastructure. Ready to work right out of the box on an existing network following a simple ten-minute installation process, DisplayIt! is an expandable solution designed to grow along with a customer’s business. Customers can harness the power of a digital signage solution immediately through a single software purchase, with the opportunity to add additional players at any time as their signage network needs grow. “I was looking for a centrally managed display system to dynamically communicate with visiting customers and our own employees. I chose DisplayIt! for its easy-to-use interface, flexible scheduling features and multimedia support options,” said Phil Antil, Systems Manager of Winbro Group. “DisplayIt! has become an invaluable tool in reaching our audience in a varied and engaging way”. Clients who communicate with a broad audience will find that this technology is well suited to a wide variety of practical applications: manufacturers can broadcast production schedules and priority messages to the shop floor; schools and universities may display class schedules, lecture announcements and emergency messages; real estate agencies can deploy public-facing screens to broadcast up-to-date property information; hotels can display local events, suggestions and schedules; and local governments have an easy and cost effective way to provide important community updates to the public. “We have implemented a digital signage solution using DisplayIt! with 21 screens for EuroStarts Hotel, one of the most important hotels in Madrid,” comments Carmen Zapata, President of reseller Smartbusiness España. “Although installation seemed difficult at first, the support provided by Best Wave was decisive. We have worked together with their Support Department throughout the whole process. As a result, DisplayIt! has now become a key marketing tool for the hotel Events Department.”
Potential customers may test drive the software by downloading a free 30-day trial. Watching the online 9-minute demo of the software is sufficient for most users to become productive and see impressive results. More advanced customers can take advantage of Best Wave’s training webinars, which explore the extended feature set of the software, including emergency messaging, streaming video and embedded XML links. In addition to Apple Snow Leopard and Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems, DisplayIt! 3.0 continues to support legacy Linux-based media players from ViewSonic and Cisco. DisplayIt! 3.0 will be available worldwide in March, 2010 from a network of distribution partners.
For more information or to schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the ViewSonic booth, e-mail info [at] bestwave.com. Website: www.bestwave.com