ScreenScape has introduced integrated device management in its new Platinum Control software suite, which makes enterprise-grade remote monitoring and device management tools available to operators of any digital signage network, regardless of size, scale or budget, the company said in a press release.
ScreenScape's platform and operating design can pool independently owned and managed venues and groups, making it possible for network operators to securely monitor and verify the integrity of content playback devices in the field, even when it is not their own equipment, the company said.
"Smart, granular device management and monitoring capabilities are becoming mandatory for the mass-scale digital signage networks run by Fortune 500 companies," ScreenScape CEO Mark Hemphill said in the release. "They can be very elaborate, expensive and difficult to scale. What we've done is democratized that, and made those same kinds of tools available to any ScreenScape client, whether they run a network of five screens or 5,000."
ScreenScape makes cloud-based software for creating and managing digital promotions and pushing them out to screens that are connected to the Internet through content playback devices. Platinum Control now gives signage network administrators the ability to manage and control these devices through the same browser-based management console used to create, schedule and distribute the content.
Platinum Control is the second component of Platinum services for ScreenScape for Groups, first introduced in 2013. Control is part of a major software update for the ScreenScape platform focused on security, reliability and controls.
"Adding Platinum Control means our customers now have greater visibility into the operating conditions of their network and deployed devices, and also the tools to resolve issues remotely and at far less cost," Hemphill said. "This leads to considerable savings in the area of customer support, and helps digital signage networks to scale rapidly in a controlled, orderly fashion."