The Signagelive guys have a knack for staying on top or ahead of the tech curve to stay current, effectively cover various angles and say Yes to pretty much any way a prospect might want to run their software.
Latest example: the UK-based company now runs on LG’s Web OS smart display panels.
So now you have the company that has probably done the most deployments in the field with Samsung’s system on chip (SoC) smart sign platform also releasing a version that runs on the newer SoC platform being marketed by its mortal Korean panel-maker enemy.
Both SoC platforms are heavily HTML5-based, so porting a version over to Web OS would not be that monumental a job. Web OS is probably much easier to work with, as well, as it was a respected but little used smartphone device OS via original developer Palm. LG bought it eventually, and now uses it for smart TVs and these smart panels.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Smart Signage software piece is very proprietary and an extension of its Smart TV set-ups.
A press release today says the new software will be shown for the first time at ISE next week in Amsterdam:
Signagelive’s LG webOS-compatible software version will be on display on its own stand, 8-L170 in Hall 8 as well as on the LG Electronics stand, 11-K75 in Hall 11, where it is being used to manage content on LG’s latest Smart Signage display range also being launched at ISE.
Signagelive has spent the last two years developing a SoC version of its core digital signage technology. Its LG webOS software version is HTML5 based and provides full support for different content formats including static images, video, HDMI inputs, web pages, IPTV, and RSS feeds.
LG’s new webOS-based display range, powered by Signagelive, eliminates the need for external media players to run and manage digital signage campaigns, offering significantly reduced installation operational and energy costs. Digital signage technology users can quickly publish compelling content for different applications. For digital menu board applications, for example, administrators can use the Signagelive platform to manage content locally, centrally or remotely on a display-by-display or network wide basis, using any device with a web browser.
“Providing support for the LG webOS display range expands the choice of compatible solutions available to our customers,” says Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive. “LG’s highly regarded reputation in the market place together with our cross-platform capabilities make digital signage technology accessible and affordable for wide-scale commercial use by all market sectors.”
Interesting move. I’d imagine a few eyebrows furrowed around Samsung with news of this.
The only other company I’ve seen developing to Web OS for digital signage is the Italian firm Voome, and I only heard about that on Monday.