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Digital Signage Software

Hi,

I’m currently doing some research into the digital signage software market.  I’m wondering does anyone have experience with this industry?  Specifically, I’m looking for customizable software that enables electronic content distribution over a variety of mediums (Ethernet, Wireless, I’m not sure what else).  I’m not at all familiar with this industry, so forgive me for my ignorance.  Thanks in advance for the help.

Garett
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

> I’m wondering does anyone have experience with this industry?

Yes, someone does.

What specifically did you want to know?


Wednesday, August 18, 2004

If all you want is signing stuff, have a look at http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/ .
You'll find broad support for it in Windows, .NET, Java, you name it.

Most of the time people want more than just signing stuff though. They want to easily ascosiate the signature with an entity that is verified by a trusted party. This is where PKI comes into play. Again, this is well supported on most platforms (though .NET before 2.0 requires calling on Windows for this a lott if you want to avoid 3rd party libraries).

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Uh, I may be wrong but I took 'signage' to mean advertising type content distribution rather than signature as in authentication.

Maybe the OP should clarify.

Or maybe I'm stupid...

sgf
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Ok, I now realize that I wasn’t clear in my initial request and I apologize for that.  I’m looking for software (or software components) that enables the distribution of multimedia content to display devices.  I need to build a prototype of a system that delivers video and advertising to a hard drive based device over LAN/WAN/Wi-Fi/Satellite.  The device should contain a player that is used to display the content. So far I’m only familiar with a few companies that produce this kind of software.  They include:
Scala
http://www.scala.com

Wirespring
http://wirespring.com

Mercury Online Solutions
http://www.mercuryonline.com/

I’m still not sure if I’m heading in the right direction, but this is information I’ve gathered so far. 
Thanks

Garett
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

You say a 'hard drive based device' - is this a pre-existing device that you already have or are you prepared to look at manufactured devices as well?

James U-S
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Check www.siliconrealms.com

wannabe
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Hi James,

This is a pre-existing device that the client has chosen, but I’m also interested in looking at manufactured devices as well.

Garett
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Garett,

Feel free to look at our product, SwedaMedia which is a Digital Signage product that works over the web.  If you want in-depth information on the product I would be more than happy to put you in touch with the architect of the product.

best,
-Mike

www.sweda.com
www.innovax.com

Mike Athey
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Hi Garett.  I work at WireSpring and after seeing your post, I wanted to point out that we have a pretty neat weblog designed to help educate customers about this emerging industry.  The blog is located at:

http://www.wirespring.com/dynamic_digital_signage_and_interactive_kiosks_journal/index.html

Feel free to contact us if you'd like more info, and good luck in your research!

Jeremy Zaretzky
Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Webpavement is a must see if you are looking into digital signage software.

www.webpavement.com

Webpavement Customer Service
Friday, August 27, 2004

To anyone that may be looking for a customized signage software piece, at a fractional cost to off the shelf solutions, please contact me at jason@silverbeacon.com.

Jason Mickelson
Friday, August 27, 2004

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