Watchfire Ignite OPx 2 allows multi-screen LED sign management from the cloud

April 27, 2016
DANVILLE, Ill. — Sign operators responsible for controlling content on multiple LED screens now have a single, cloud-based content management solution to simplify the process for networks with both indoor and outdoor digital signs. Ignite OPx 2 from Watchfire Signs enables multi-screen content management without the need for installed software. Watchfire Ignite OPx 2 for LED sign management was showcased at ISA Sign Expo, Booth 1211, April 20-23, in Orlando.

Ignite OPx 2 brings seamless management of multiple signs by eliminating the need for each LED sign to be managed by a dedicated computer. Content can now easily be scheduled across a signage network—even if screens of different sizes are in use—whether indoors or out. Further, customers with very large signs can create content zones that effectively allow them to segment the display and simultaneously show different types of content.

Designed for creative teams, large signs and signage networks, Ignite OPx 2 also features “smart” playlists with tagging to manage content to ensure the right screens show the right content. For example, a theater chain with signs at each location can set a playlist using tagging to drop IMAX promos from the playlist for non-IMAX locations.

The application also includes widgets that allow users to display information in real time—including time, temperature and social media updates—using RSS, XML, and other feeds. Watchfire adds new widgets frequently and customers can create their own.

Ignite OPx 2 supports a vast array of file types, including mp4 video files, transparent images and animated GIF files.

Enhanced reporting provides content playback statistics for a single player or for the entire sign network. Configurable user permissions make Ignite OPx 2 a great solution for teams.

Because Ignite OPx 2 is a cloud-based application, there is nothing to install. It works with any modern browser on all major platforms, allowing users to access their sign’s schedule and content library from any device with internet access.

“The live training available with OPx 2 is incredibly helpful,” said Josh Miethe of SURFACE 51, a design firm located in central Illinois. “Our trainer walked us through the program, answering all of our questions and even offering tips and tricks for making the most of our experience. We discovered that using the software is easy and intuitive. We were able to set up highly-specific conditional rules for content. Anything you can imagine really is possible with OPx 2.”

“Ignite OPx 2 is a game changer for sign networks, providing a streamlined way to manage content and monitor the performance of the system,” said Dave Warns, Watchfire’s vice president of On-Premise Sales. “Now organizations can flexibly and easily manage their sign network content from anywhere and using any device.”

About Watchfire Signs
Watchfire Signs designs, engineers and manufactures the best looking, most durable outdoor LED signs and digital billboards to help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth. Headquartered in Danville, Ill., Watchfire has manufactured outdoor electric signs since 1932 and LED signs since 1996. The company has more than 50,000 Watchfire LED signs in operation and more digital billboard customers in the U.S. than any other manufacturer.


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