Roland DGA demonstrated its DisplayStudio ‘sign in a box’ digital signage solution at Graph Expo (September 28 – October 1, McCormick Place South, Chicago) for companies interested in dynamic digital signage, wondering where to start and looking for a simple solution to offer to customers.
The DisplayStudio comprises of a display, a media player, and production software. It has everything a commercial print company needs to get started in this fast-growing wide-format market.
Dan Wilson, Creative Director for Roland said, ‘We see an opportunity for many in this audience to get into digital signage. They know graphic communications already, and digital signage is simply a different delivery mechanism. And they already have existing customers who would likely make for potential digital signage customers.’
DisplayStudio includes high-resolution, commercial-grade LCD displays ranging from 81.28cm (32″) to 139.7cm (55″) (including mounting hardware), and also offers a ‘bring your own display’ option that includes just the player and the software. The software offers an Apple iTunes-like simplicity to managing and scheduling content.
Digital signage content is managed using a playlist approach, and asset files like a movie, a JPEG, a PDF, or a PowerPoint are dragged-and-dropped into a playlist and published to the display. DisplayStudio makes developing digital signage as easy as creating an iTunes playlist.