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StrandVision Introduces On-premise Distribution Server

New hardware-based distribution option addresses specific security, bandwidth and network control criteria requested by some organizations¬Ö

StrandVision has introduced a hardware/software On-premise Distribution Server to complement its Software as a Service (SaaS) digital signage delivery model.

The On-premise Server communicates with the StrandVision Digital Signage production servers and manages the internal distribution of signage pages to individual displays over the customer's Local Area Network (LAN) and/or Wide Area Network (WAN). It is typically managed by internal IT staff, while day-to-day digital signage content management remains the same with non-technical administrators.

The StrandVision On-premise Server also addresses corporate firewall and control issues. Although most Cloud-based digital signage systems are highly secure and adhere to sophisticated encryption and firewall protocols, some companies have policies that limit cross-firewall applications or want to minimize the traffic that passes through the proxy server or firewall. These companies are more comfortable with one or two monitored connections to the digital signage provider.

The StrandVision On-premise Server minimizes the traffic that passes through proxy servers and firewalls. All of the feeds that are inside the firewall are automatically consolidated by the On-premise Server. In addition, since the On-premise Server is automatically updated and requires no special firewall configuration, it makes it easier for customers to integrate digital signage into WANs for corporate and university campuses.

The On-premise Server approach is especially useful for digital signage installations that include video. The tremendous bandwidth demands are greatly reduced, which takes pressure off of the organization's leased T1, T3 and other Internet connections while freeing up bandwidth for traffic from other applications, such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The server occasionally (every few minutes) checks in with the production service for content updates.

Using an on-premise distribution server also lowers StrandVision's server and bandwidth requirements, and we are able to pass the savings on to you.

On-premise Server is available immediately to subscribers and is priced at $1,799.99. The package includes a rack-mountable personal computer with pre-installed software and a one-year license to support ten digital signage displays. Additional screens are available through a tiered pricing structure. Annual renewals are priced at $999.99.