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SCREEN MEDIA EXPO: Roku adds SignChannel to BrightSign players

LONDON —Roku announced the availability of Frame Media’s SignChannel content service with its networked high-definition BrightSign digital signage solutions at Screen Media Expo 2009. The newly available combination of BrightSign digital signage control solutions with SignChannel’s content service delivers flexible digital messaging capabilities with streaming content such as news, weather and more.

“We are thrilled to be working with Roku and the BrightSign team,” said Alan Phillips, Frame Media’s chief executive, in a news release. “The feature-rich BrightSign HD players, coupled with SignChannel content service, delivers a complete, ready-to-implement digital signage solution.  Users simply select relevant content channels to play back over the networked BrightSign unit and complement it with their own messaging content to reach their audience in a meaningful way.”

SignChannel is a low-cost content service that allows a business to display timely messages, products and services at any Internet-enabled location around the world. The SignChannel user can take advantage of Frame Media’s vast array of timely up-to-the-minute content, including weather, news, traffic, finance and RSS feeds, as well as thousands of other available Internet sources. A user can also develop custom content using simple templates and other standard business software tools. SignChannel is available world-wide in four major languages with content from virtually every country. Users can manage their content for any and all globally located displays from any other Internet location. SignChannel is Frame Media’s commercial version of FrameChannel, its Internet platform for the selection and delivery of personalized content to wireless digital photo frames.