Bizplay is a cloud-based digital signage content management system. Using the cloud has many significant advantages. We’ll take you through them.
Manage from anywhere, play anywhere
When we say that Bizplay runs in the cloud, this means that it runs on the internet as a website you can access through your web browser. You log in to the Bizplay website to create and manage your content. And on your TV screen, you run a web browser that visits the unique web address of the Bizplay channel you created, and it will play the content you assigned to it automatically. You can do this anywhere where you have an internet connection.
No need for proprietary software
Gone are the days of having to install and constantly update vendor-specific software to stay up to date. Everything runs in the web browser. You don’t have to worry about updating the software; that is what we do behind the scenes. You always get the latest and greatest as soon as you open Bizplay through your web browser.
Play on smart TVs, existing PCs, Raspberry Pi, or whatever you like
Playing Bizplay content in just a web browser means you can choose from many playback devices. It can be as simple as playing it in the built-in web browser of a smart TV. Or, if you are looking to migrate an existing solution to Bizplay, chances are great that you can reuse your current playback devices. Or hook up something as simple as a Raspberry Pi 4. You only need to consider if the playback device is powerful enough to display the type of content you want to play.
“We mulled over the idea of a lobby display for a year and reached out to many different companies about their services before we came across Bizplay. Having the chance to try the software before committing to it was wonderful. The software itself is very user-friendly and doesn’t require a computer-wiz to work, which was a really big selling point for us. The lobby display has made for a beautiful addition to our space where we can keep our patrons up-to-date about upcoming shows and events and entertain a waiting audience with some of our promo videos. Theatre Tuscaloosa is going to be sticking with Bizplay for quite a while!”
From low-resolution LED walls to high-resolution video walls
Bizplay content scales to whatever display you play it on: from a large outdoor low-resolution LED panel to a multi-screen high-resolution video wall. You don’t even have to design for a specific resolution: as long as you’re creating for the correct aspect ratio. You can configure the resolution (and thus aspect ratio) of your pages in the properties of those pages. Anything is possible: from ultra-wide to ultra-narrow. If your target display is an arrangement of multiple screens, you must set up your hardware and operating system to display one large web browser window across those screens. From that moment on, all content you publish plays neatly on your video wall.
No firewall changes needed
This one will make your IT department extremely happy! Several other solutions in the market need to push new content over the internet to playback devices. Unfortunately, pushing content requires you to open your firewall to that communication line. Opening a firewall poses a security risk, and many IT departments oppose it. Bizplay, on the other hand, plays all content in a web browser, meaning that all content will be retrieved (pulled) from the internet, just like any web browsing human would do. Web browsing is a base-level scenario for virtually any IT network; thus, all prerequisites will already be in place. No adjustments to firewalls or any other network security measures are necessary.
Very GDPR friendly
Of course, Bizplay complies with the GDPR rules, which enforce an additional layer of data protection by law. To maximize data protection, we store all data in the EU.