Software Features

OpenSplash is built to get playlist data and media files from a server. Supporting video walls, screen zoning with overlapping and depth order, and dynamic content, it is designed to be driven by any network-based content management system (CMS). OpenSplash is highly extensible with a plugin architecture. Each piece of logic can be extended or replaced quite easily.

You have a choice when you build a new extension to the core player, thanks to the LGPL-based license. You can give it away as open source and use it as a promotion, or as a free way to connect to your subscription service, or you can give away an extension and charge a connection fee to your CMS (equivalent in the past to selling a player, except now it’s an industry standard player that everyone trusts), or you can keep the source private and sell the extension as a commercial product. You would still need to provide end users with the full source code of the core player, just not for your own extensions to it.

What it’s not

OpenSplash does not have a CMS and therefore is not a complete signage solution out of the box. The value for resellers and manufacturers comes from using it to build solutions.

It doesn’t compete with the more capable player manufacturers, where the client needs customised scheduling rules, scripting, and complex rendering.