Brightsign To Update and Expand Players at ISE

By Raverstead
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A massive update to Brightsign’s media player portfolio will be shown for the first time at ISE 2015 (10th – 12th February, Amsterdam). New players will be added to the HD and XD lines. A new range, the LS product line, has also been announced.

Brightsign’s LS line is designed for customers desiring a low-cost, but custom-built, solution. It consists of the LS422 ($250) and LS322 ($200). The first of these models supports 1920 x 1080 (30fps) video decoding, with features including GPIO, USB interactivity and S/PDIF connectivity. The second device is a fully-featured commercial audio unit, with S/PDIF connectivity.

The HD line has been cut from three models to two, and updated with a new feature set. The players now support HTML5 and 1920 x 1080 (60fps) decoding. The HD222 ($350) and HD1022 ($500) are networkable, with live data feeds. They feature GPIO interactivity, UDP support and videowall synchronisation. The HD1022 also delivers additional interactivity via USB 2.0 and serial connectivity.

All three of the XD players have been updated with faster graphics, HTML5 support, power-over-ethernet and remote viewing capabilities. The XD232 ($450) boasts interactivity via UDP and the Brightsign app, plus GPIO controls and videowall synchronisation. An S/PDIF output is featured on the XD1032 ($600), with additional interactive controls via serial and dual-USB 2.0 ports. The XD1132 ($650) adds live TV playback via HDMI.

Finally, Brightsign will also show its UltraHD player line-up (Brightsign 4K). These are the 4K242 ($600); 4K1042 ($700); and 4K1142 ($850).