After four years of development and beta testing, Keywest Technology has officially launched Breeze Digital Signage, a hybrid cloud solution that the company says will reduce the expense and complexity of owning and managing digital signage systems, according to a company announcement.
"Keywest Technology is crossing a significant threshold with Breeze by offering a cloud-hosted digital signage solution that packs the features and functionality of our traditional hardware- and software-based digital signage solutions into a robust Web-based platform," Keywest Technology President Nick Nichols said in the announcement.
One of the key features of Breeze Digital Signage is its ability to scale from a pure software-as-a-service with zero hardware costs all the way to a "private cloud" solution that resides on local servers, the company said. This hybrid approach enables Keywest Technology to work "hand-in-glove" with business management's operational needs, the company said.
Keywest Technology said that Breeze customers can choose a complete turnkey package, including hardware, custom creative programming, installation and a multitude of Keywest Technology services tailored to meet business objectives and goals. Or they can use Breeze primarily as a software-as-a-service soluton where clients take on the creative design, hardware integration, server maintenance, system installation, etc. or, anything in-between.
Breeze is compatible with today's most popular Web browsers, including Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, with other HTML5-capable browsers being added on future software updates, the company said. Breeze is also agnostic to computing platforms. It can be accessed and controlled from popular computer operating systems, e.g., Windows, Mac and Linux.
Breeze offers professional digital signage management tools via a Web browser, to build and schedule effective digital signage communications, and it provides administrative privileges, allowing organizations to delegate specific content management responsibilities while maintaining overall control of content.
Once administrators and users log in to the Breeze Dashboard via a secured browser connection, they have access to a variety of built-in tools to manage and schedule digital signage content, including a media scheduler, a playlist preview window, a timeline, RSS creator, report creator, nested playlist editor, approval queue and an events tool.
In addition to these management tools, Breeze Digital Signage also includes a complement of widgets for adding clocks, calendars, weather data, Twitter feeds, RSS feeds, streaming video, Facebook content, Sales Force CRM events and QR codes to digital signage screens. Also, custom widgets are available that are tailored to individual needs of businesses to display unique information.
Keywest Technology gives Breeze users two alternatives to support media playback. The company is making available a thin, VESA wall mount player optimized for digital signage playback, which runs the reliable and secure Linux operating system. Breeze users can also choose a virtual media player that works with any display devices that support HTML5.
Breeze is available immediately through authorized resellers, channel partners and Keywest Systems Group.
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