11Giraffes Formally Turns On Chromebox Support

11giraffesCharlotte-based digital signage software company 11Giraffes has formally joined the list of companies now supporting Google’s Chrome operating system with its digital content management platform.

The company started working with Google last fall and used the tech giant’s conversion processed to develop a variant of the 11Giraffe’s Android signage player to use with the Google for Work platform.

Says a news release:

Using the 11Giraffes Digital Signage Chrome app, users may remotely manage the presentation of video and audio through the 11Girafffes web-based content management system. The 11Giraffes Digital Signage app allows users to upload and schedule media, create touchscreen interactive applications and video walls, monitor playback, and traffic content to individual or groups of displays worldwide.

google-for-work-partnerAs a Google for Work Partner application, the 11Giraffes Digital Signage app may be deployed and managed on Google Chromebox devices using Google’s Chrome Management Console. The web-based Chrome Management Console allows IT departments to easily configure and manage Chrome OS devices across enterprise networks in corporate, education and non-profit environments.

“Based on our success with Google Android digital signage, adding support for Google Chrome made good business sense,” says Jim Marascio, 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations. “Chrome OS devices provide a powerful, yet low-cost, PC hardware platform for digital signage. And Google’s ARC project made migrating from Android to Chrome, then maintaining a single code base for both platforms, very efficient.”

The Chrome OS 11Giraffes solution is being bundled with various Chromebox devices sold through Seneca, and the software is also available through the Google Chrome Web Store, to be deployed via Chrome Management Console.

The app, says 11Giraffes, may also be run without Chrome Management Console and on Chrome OS devices sourced through other distribution channels.

 

Dave Haynes

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Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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