When You Want To Turn Your Signage Off
Gail Chiasson, North American Editor
Retailers interested in digital signs that they want automatically turned off after store closure might be interested in this new deal between Esprida Corporation and Tagwave for remote control management.
Esprida,, a New York-based pioneer in the field of remote device management, has a new collaboration with Tagwave, Lindon, Utah, developer and manufacturer of sensors, switches and boards for use in digital signage, self-service, and micro-network sensors.
Through this partnership, Tagwave sensor data and low level functions, such as digital signage volume, are being made available to Esprida Server, enabling simultaneous central control and automation for networks of any scale.
Using Esprida Enterprise, a customer-premise, self-hosted solution, Tagwave and Esprida customers can now access their device deployment environmental information, use tools to proactively manage their remote assets from a secured web browser, and achieve greater control over deployment.
Combining Tagwave’s environmental sensor information with Esprida advanced operational and power controls facilitates power management strategies, including powering down all digital signage 30 minutes after store closure. Further, the Esprida/Tagwave collaboration creates centrally managed rule sets for component watchdog events, such as recycling power to unresponsive printers and digital signage units.
“The integration of the Esprida remote device management solution provides our customers with a ready-to-use toolset to significantly reduce costs and increase efficiency in the management of their deployment devices,” says Vilmar Gaertner, Tagwave CEO.. “Through our respective solutions, we are able to provide our customers with capabilities like never before.”
Additional benefits include reducing the network’s carbon footprint and extending the system’s life.
March 22nd, 2010 at 12:15 @552
Yes, retailers and nearly any venue that is not 24/7 want their screens turned off when the site is closed. And everyone wants volume and screen settings controlled. We (and I have to believe many of our worthy competitors) have been doing this utilizing RS232 and central controls without any third party hardware or software for years. Powering down the media player has never been requested, as most networks move large files after hours and appliances use very little power. Third party sensors may be a solution for network owners who insist on buying cheap consumer displays that do not offer RS232 ports.
March 22nd, 2010 at 13:17 @595
I can only agree with Ken Goldberg.
Perhaps most of us believe this is a feature that is required from any larger client.
RS232 is nothing new in the field but has open up a lot of doors in the field of remotely controlling screens and other peripherals.
We have also got request from clients wanting to turn on and off computer/players remotely in order to be more enviromental friendly something that we also can cater for!!! 🙂
March 22nd, 2010 at 14:05 @628
Most of us reading this realize that a power down solution is ideally a function of the digital signage software, and has been available in the market for quite some time.
A leading technology maybe, but certainly a good marketing piece.
March 22nd, 2010 at 14:26 @643
Most of our customers require the ability to turn off the systems during non-store hours. We began implemented Intel’s Advance Management Technology (iAMT) in our products starting about 4 years ago and provided a simple way to schedule shutdown and start-up time through our central management software system with iAMT. This is all done through the same Ethernet port that is used for content management. We tend to like simple solutions to problems.