BrightSign Announces Ultra-affordable Player

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced the BrightSign AU335, an ultra-affordable audio player that supports the latest sound technologies. The player’s ARC and eARC support enables the AU335 to distribute up to three zones of audio to soundbars and AV receivers that offer high-bandwidth, 24-bit sound, including Dolby Atmos®.

“Our new player strikes the perfect balance between affordability and power, making it the ideal solution for virtually any setting where sophisticated, high-quality audio is called for,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO, BrightSign. “Whether simply providing background music or powering the display of complicated consumer electronics products at retail, the BrightSign AU335 is up to the task.”

Consumer audio products are particularly challenging to display in-store. Retailers need the ability to display soundbars, wireless Bluetooth speakers and other audio devices in a way that customers can intuitively test and compare products side-by-side. Achieving this level of approachable simplicity requires a great deal of technical sophistication behind the scenes, and BrightSign’s new AU335 digital audio player fits the bill perfectly.

At just $135, The AU335 supports multi-zone audio, with the ability to integrate interactivity via physical buttons, proximity sensors and more via USB, GPIO or Ethernet connectivity. This enables customers to control the volume and toggle between devices with ease. The BrightSign AU335 includes a free subscription to Control Cloud for easy access to real-time player health and other controls. Additionally, the new player supports free presentation-authoring through BrightAuthor:connected, BrightScript, JavaScript and node applications, plus a host of CMS solutions available within Control Cloud.

The BrightSign AU335 will be available in mid-September on BrightSign’s online store, and via select channel partners. For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage products, visit the BrightSign players page.