Audio Authority Integrates BrightSign’s System on a Chip Solution

BrightSign Built-In Powers Trio of New Audio Authority Media Hubs


LOS GATOS, CA – (January 7, 2019) – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced that Audio Authority® is using BrightSign’s System on a Chip (SoC) solution in its new line of media hubs. Audio Authority is the latest in a long line of partners to utilize BrightSign SoC to enable audio and video content distribution within their solutions.

Audio Authority identified BrightSign’s hardware and companion BrightAuthor software as the ideal platforms to offer near-limitless connectivity and interactivity potential, from user interface methods including audio and video, as well as other types of sensors and device control mechanisms.

Integrating BrightSign’s SoC solution enables Audio Authority to deliver a custom array of inputs and outputs designed to create unique and engaging customer experiences for each application. The BrightSign-enabled media hubs include:

1812 Media Hub ($495) produces native 1080p video and high fidelity audio, with all the custom interaction made possible by BrightSign’s BrightAuthor software. Multiple ports on the 1812 link interactive peripherals like push-buttons and serial control devices, including touch screens and touch panels. To keep presentations fresh in the field, update media content and BrightAuthor programming via Ethernet, or update the SD card locally.

1824 Media Hub Distribution Amp ($549) adds multiple video outputs to the Media Hub platform. For demo systems that require multiple video sinks, the 1824 acts as its own 1:4 distribution amplifier. Connect up to four HDMI sinks (televisions, soundbars, A-V receivers, etc.) to the player; each output provides identical 1080p video signal, with the capability to send individual CEC commands to each sink. The 1824 is ideal for coordinating an HDMI audio or video experience, with multiple user interface options, and multiple ways to interface directly with AVRs, TVs, and sound bars via Ethernet, RS-232 or CEC communication.

1826 Media Hub / Audio Switch ($536) combines interactivity with audio switching and distribution in the 1826. In addition to 1080p video on the HDMI output, this audio-oriented player offers digital or analog audio on each of its four audio outputs. An audio bus output can be used to add other audio components. Multiple ports on the 1826 link interactive peripherals like push-buttons and serial control devices, including touch screens and touch panels to serve a variety of demonstration designs. To keep presentations fresh in the field, update media content and BrightAuthor programming via Ethernet.

All prices above reflect MSRP. Audio Authority’s Media Hubs with BrightSign Built-In will be available soon. Visit https://www.audioauthority.com/ces19for details. For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage products, visit http://www.brightsign.biz.

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BrightSign, LLC is a privately held company located in Los Gatos, California founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood, the inventor of the digital video recorder (DVR) and Roku. BrightSign is the global market leader in digital signage media players, as reported by IHS every single quarter from 2013 to present in its "Global Market for Digital Signage" research study, which publishes market share of all media players and PC-based signage solutions combined. BrightSign players are known for their signature reliability, affordability and ease-of-use by the commercial digital signage market worldwide.

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