Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Scalable Digital Signage Networks

Many callers often ask if Webpavement software is scalable. Scalable digital signage from the customer perspective is typically stated as such - "if we start with 50 digital signs, will your system have the capacity to grow to 100, 500, 1000 etc." The answer is YES. Why? Because Webpavement engineers designed and implemented a system architecture for ultimate scalability.

Webpavement's system architecture is built for scalability. Our Sign Server product is a datacenter grade product designed to support unlimited number of distributed media players (a.k.a. hosts, clients, digital signs etc.).

Sign Server employs a web server, application server and back-end database. The 3 components are considered the brains of a digital signage network. Sign Server can be installed on a single server or physically separated on two servers for ultimate scalability. Rest assured that when you use Webpavement's hosting or managed service - the system architecture that is powering your network employs the 2 server approach.

To further enhance our viewpoint, it is a known fact that enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems used by Fortune 100 companies to run their businesses employ this system architecture. These systems include SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Lawson, Siebel and many more. Webpavement is a digital signage company that uses the same enterprise system architectures as these proven software leaders.

This is the first of what we believe will amount to numerous blogs on scalable, reliable and secure digital signage.

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