BrightSign Has a Whole New Range

Brightsign has completely refreshed its line of media players. New features include better Wi-fi, a revision of BrightAuthor software, and B-Deploy for set up and BrightSign Network for large networks.

There are seven new models in four lines, all with a new industrial design and a profile that is less than 1″ (2.5cm) in height. All of the new models support HEVC, basic HTML5 support, USB Type C and networking. There’s an M.2 interface for Wi-Fi antennae or a solid-state drive (M.2 SSD).

The most basic model is the LS423 for entry level applications at $250. The HD223 ($350) and HD1023 ($450) offer hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine and 1080p60 decode as well as gigabit ethernet and dynamic live content features.

The two new XD players are capable of decoding either two 1080p60 videos or a single 4K video and a single 1080p60 video simultaneously. Both the XD233 ($450) and XD1033 ($550) have Gigabit Ethernet and offer an advanced hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine.

The BrightSign XT243 ($550) and XT1143 ($650) are top of the range with the company’s fastest HTML and graphics engine and the most powerful CPU. They support dual video decode of one 4K and one 1080p60 video simultaneously. The hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine enables playback of multiple modular HTML5 assets including CSS animations, Web GL and swipe/gesture interactivity. Both XT models support PoE+ and Gigabit Ethernet, and the XT1143 offers HDMI-in for Live TV playback.