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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, – Carousel Digital Signage, a division of Tightrope Media Systems, announces the immediate availability of its new 7.4 software release for enterprise-class digital signage. The new release adds support for BrightSign’s complete range of 4K media players, offering customers a simpler path to a complete 4K Carousel and BrightSign solution as well as more powerful video and graphics.

Carousel and BrightSign have partnered on digital signage network deployments for several years, with especially strong success in the corporate and higher education markets. The previous release (7.3) strengthened the value proposition for systems integrators by sharply reducing the amount of time and labor required to configure, deploy and manage players across enterprise networks. These new integration efficiencies were chiefly tied to new auto-provisioning benefits including high-speed player configuration, remote firmware/software updates, and secure storage of player settings for simplified management and troubleshooting.

The new 7.4 release gives integrators and network operators an easier path to 4K while retaining the enhanced integration and management features of the previous release.

“Carousel Digital Signage has always supported 4K and higher content creation and management, however the continued evolution of our BrightSign partnership now ensures that Carousel seamlessly interoperates with every BrightSign 4K player now and moving forward,” said Eric Henry, President, Carousel Digital Signage. “As BrightSign is clearly the industry-leading media player and the preferred choice of Carousel customers, our latest software release ensures that our customers are free of 4K content playout limitations.”

Henry adds that existing Carousel customers become immediately 4K-capable upon upgrading to 7.4 with a simple software update, and plugging in BrightSign 4K players.

“As with our 7.3 release, the main goal with these latest releases are to simplify life for our customers by creating easy upgrade paths, and supporting both existing and new media player technology,” said Henry.

About BrightSign

Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign’s solid-state, purpose-build digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior 4K and Full HD video quality, advanced interactive capabilities and powerful HTML5 performance.

BrightSign Series 3 players support the signature reliability, affordability and ease-of-use for which BrightSign is known. Each of the seven new players boasts a sleek new industrial design with a very slim profile under 1” in height that makes it possible to place the players virtually anywhere. All new players integrate H.265 (HEVC playback features) and HTML5. The top two product lines (XD and XT) offer a hardware accelerated H.265 video decoding engine capable of 4K HDR 10-bit video playback. BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage media players is now comprised of seven players spanning four product lines www.BrightSign.com.

About Carousel Digital Signage

Carousel is Digital Signage Content Management Software that is easy to use, scalable, and reliable. With a deep feature set and strong technology partnerships Carousel gives you the most value in digital signage. Carousel Digital Signage is a division of Tightrope Media Systems. You can reach the Carousel team at (866) 866-4118, or visit www.carouselsignage.com.

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