signageOS Open will be offered for free and separately from the signageOS Platform. CMS companies can now utilize this single API as the base for device integrations and build on top of this using their unique CMS features. signageOS offers this foundation to CMS companies for free in order to remove hardware and software compatibility issues that plague the digital signage industry.
Michael Zabka, CTO, signageOS told us “After years of development, testing, and maintenance for each platform, signageOS has mastered the standardization of digital signage smart display and media player integrations. This extensive knowledge base and technology is the foundation of signageOS Open.”
Stan Richter, CEO, signageOS said “So far the only gateway to signageOS technology was through the signageOS Cloud Platform and the REST API for device management, which we felt like was limiting the outreach and potential positive impact signageOS can have on the industry. With signageOS Open and the newly introduced JS API for device management, anyone can now use a part of the signageOS technology for free to start building great digital signage projects with SoC displays or players quickly and at a fraction of the cost compared to doing everything from scratch on their own.”
signageOS Open will serve as the entry point for content management system companies to see into what signageOS has to offer. Using signageOS Open is free if a connection is maintained to the licensing server. Also, if desired by the CMS company the connection can be removed for a one time fee per device or the services can be upgraded to utilize the full feature set of the signageOS Platform.
signageOS Open’s benefits include:
- One standardized JS API for management of the various device types (see complete list here: https://www.signageos.io/supported-devices/)
- Access to signageOS Documentation and extensive knowledge base
- Standalone solution – No cloud dependency
- Simple and immediate access to every SoC platform
- Supports on-premise and offline deployments
- Possibility to leverage single code base across different HW
- Optional paid support
- Optional paid device recovery
- Optional customizations
signageOS will continue to develop and offer its cloud-based services as an add-on, on top of signageOS Open to provide highly relevant services and features. Those include services like out-of-box cloud-solution tailored for digital signage, customizations, support, maintenance and features like automated scaling, synchronized video wall, monitoring, reporting, alerting etc.
Stan Richter added “Offering signageOS Open to anyone at no cost is an expression of our confidence in this technology. This is unlike anything on the market. Every level within the digital signage industry including end-users, display manufacturers, and CMS companies will greatly benefit from this service as the SoC displays and external media players will become so much easier to work with and deploy. On top of that, it will remove the continuing concern of being married to a single solution for good”.
signageOS Open is currently available for selected partner CMS providers and will begin accepting next batch of early adopter sign-ups at the floor of #ISE2019 at the signageOS booth #8-N410