inLighten Releases Manager 5 Digital Signage Interface

Thousands of User Institutions Experience New Cloud-Based Network Management Tool

Nov. 12, 2013

inLighten, a recognized leader in the field of digital signage, interactive, self-service and audio solutions today announced the release of Manager 5, the next generation of its widely-used, cross browser, web-based management system for hosted digital signage networks.

At the forefront of cloud-based solutions, Manager 5 features a completely re-designed graphical user interface that is the result of a 12-month long exploration of what thousands of product users desired in an ideal content management and network control solution. "This was one of the most inclusive development projects we've undertaken in our 25-year history – soliciting direct input from more than one thousand client organizations and combining it with an analysis of user behavior gathered over a two year period for use by our product development team in creating Manager 5," said Jeff Taylor, inLighten VP of Operations.

The look of the new interface is contemporary and the advanced controls are more intuitive and fluid for increased user productivity. Several new features have been added including: links for the display of user-defined Twitter feeds and YouTube content; user directed connectivity to customized RSS and other data feeds; access to an online News Bureau where users choose from a wide selection of content offerings and compose program schedules tailored for appeal to their unique audiences; tools that extend display life by assigning blackout schedules, optimize bandwidth usage by setting content pickup intervals, monitor network status and servicing and much more. "With its breadth of capabilities, Manager 5 has set a lofty standard for digital signage networks both hosted and resident," stated Matt Welter, inLighten Director of Communications.

inLighten’s Manager 5 release represents the first phase of a multi-stage product development initiative intended to extend the company’s leadership in hosted digital media networks. According to inLighten CEO and founder, Dan Snyder, "The release of Manager 5 is the first step of a two-year development effort that will result in an unprecedented expansion and evolution of our entire product line during the coming eighteen months. We are very excited about the future of digital signage and believe our technology advances in the near future will transform our industry."

"The initial reaction to Manager 5 from our user base has exceeded expectations and we’re very optimistic that the release to the general market will result in the continued expansion of our growing client base," added inLighten SVP, Doug Braun.

inLighten is an innovator in networked digital media solutions including digital signage, self-service kiosks, on-hold and environment audio services and speech privacy solutions that empower clients to effectively and securely communicate with their audiences. Powered by inLighten digital media management software that enables customized content creation, scheduling and distribution controls, inLighten solutions are scalable, cost-effective and exceptionally reliable. Industry-leading consulting, installation, technical support and creative services deliver a superior customer experience and provide a single point of accountability for all aspects of implementation, day-to-day management and continuing network operation. inLighten’s headquarters are in Clarence, NY.