ScreenCloud Launches ScreenCloud OS: The Missing Link for Smart Screens in the Digital Age

Robust solution powers the most effective employee communications & engagement channels for the enterprise to date

ScreenCloud, an industry leading digital signage provider announced the launch of ScreenCloud OS – the all-in-one digital signage operating system that powers the most effective and successful employee communications and engagement channels to date, and ​​enables IT to transform their deskless workplaces into digital workplaces of the future.

“We engineered ScreenCloud OS with the needs of IT in mind”

Since 2015, ScreenCloud has recognized the untapped potential for screens and tailored its solutions to serve 9,000+ customers. While the company has long-championed the use of inexpensive, consumer-grade devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick for smaller networks with success, its fast-growing, enterprise-level client base requires technology that is purpose-built for the sophistication of digital signage at scale. This technology is also imperative in reaching the global deskless – and therefore digitally detached – workforce. Working across industries like manufacturing and logistics, these employees don’t have regular access to traditional mediums like email, collaborative work applications, and intranets.

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In order to unlock the true potential of digital displays and corresponding comms for current and future clients, ScreenCloud designed its own operating solution, based on a stripped back version of Linux, that addresses these challenges head-on. The OS comes bundled on an affordable media player device supporting the latest web standards, and includes full remote device management capabilities. It is a powerful but easy-to-use solution, supported by:

  • Plug-and-Play Capabilities: Running on the high-performing Station P1 Pro media player (2X faster than the Amazon Fire TV Stick and up to 4X more robust), the ScreenCloud OS software comes pre-installed on the device, ensuring seamless set up and flexibility across all screens
  • Fast, Multi-Screen Deployment: While other operating systems require up to 20 or 30 minutes to set up just one device, ScreenCloud OS is deployed in just 15 seconds – booting straight up for users to start immediately rendering their demanding content
  • Remote Device Management (RDM): Once rolled out, users gain access to the RDM Dashboard within ScreenCloud OS that allows them to check on their devices and troubleshoot them remotely. This includes pushing over-the-air updates to keep everything up to date with ease
  • Enterprise-Grade Networking & Security: ScreenCloud OS provides a wide range of network compatibility options, including support for enterprise networks, custom proxy, DNS, NTP and certificates, as well as automatic security updates that make it easy for IT managers to comply with their network standards and security policies

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“We engineered ScreenCloud OS with the needs of IT in mind,” said Mark McDermott, co-founder and CEO of ScreenCloud. “IT departments are often the ones assigned to launch and manage these systems, and it can be an incredibly taxing endeavor – especially for large enterprises with hundreds or even thousands of devices across each of their locations. By building a robust, remotely managed operating system designed specifically for screens, we significantly reduce the dependency on having an IT professional on site, including costly field technicians, and give back valuable time to these professionals to focus on what matters most to them.”

Continued McDermott, “In addition to scalability, we’re extremely excited to bring longevity for clients as well. Through over-the-air updates that deploy new features, the software will improve over time for all customers. As we continue to innovate, this will allow us to further push the envelope of how digital signage can not only improve employee and business performance across the world, but give our clients a way to fully embrace digital transformation in the deskless workplace like never before.”

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