The Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer NEXCOM has released its own, free digital signage management software, called PowerDigiS – aimed at the retail SMB market.
The toolset is web-based and would seem – at least on paper – to be more than the barebones scheduling platforms I’ve seen a few times when hardware guys get into the signage software game.
PowerDigiS has drag and drop layout tools, layout templates, content preview and remote monitoring and management tools – something some other free CMS offers out there don’t really offer.
The free edition of PowerDigiS (which suggests there’s maybe a paid, premium version) can be downloaded from a site called http://www.alliotcloud.com. I poked around the NEXCOM site, but like many embedded/industrial computing manufacturers, the company website is a labyrinth. I can’t find much more about the software, except on the download page.
NEXCOM makes a bunch of commercial-grade devices, including x86 and ARM-based media players.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.