All players are controlled by a CMS (Content Management System). The software can be built into the media player, on a cloud computing system or in a centralized digital signage server. The content management system allows for you to design a layout, insert a number of zones, schedule ads, and upload playlists to be displayed to your audience. There are two different types of media players: standalone players and SaaS/server players. A standalone player has the CMS built into the player, and you can control it locally or through the network without the need for a server. However, other media players will require either a SaaS or server for network connection.
Digital Signage Servers provide cost-effective performance and along with a digital signage player, can start delivering content in a matter of minutes. Signage servers provide state-of-the-art distribution services and eliminates complicated IT related hassles.
Digital Signage SaaS (Software as a Service) removes a company’s responsibility of owning and maintaining a digital signage server. The software and data are centrally hosted on the cloud, which delivers service over a network. Software is hosted remotely, so it removes the need for companies to handle the installation, set-up, and daily maintenance of their digital signage server.
Along with SaaS / server based players, we released standalone digital signage players. Our standalone digital signage players are an all-in-one hardware and software solution. No server is necessary to manage your network. The SignEdge digital signage standalone player saves money by bundling application and software functions into one small device. Deploy content, live TV, widget, touch screen kiosk, and more. This media player is small and lightweight enough to be mounted behind a display panel. This digital signage standalone player is extremely easy to install and operate, making it ideal for beginners and advanced users.