my picks ....
#3 twitter would be a great start. I have spent a lot of time creating facebook/twitter feeds for the businesses that advertise on my screens. I know twitter may not be for everyone to display. Social media is advertising and content. My customers all have facebook and twitter feeds. I see it as a big step forward in making the screens look more interactive and not so static.
Anyone under 30 in age are face down on a mobile phone texting, tweeting facebooking etc etcs. I need to show content in the format that attacks younger eyes. A video,static image, text or rss feed in a loop now to me looks like something from another time.
#2 I agree web pages are generally static. My use would be:
create 5 generic scheduled url pages sized to the screen web zone and loop the schedule. i can manage and update the web zone info on the fly via my web server. The web zone display being on a MAC or any full browser support device ( if you can add in a browser zone in BSign & BA )would display any content I choose. I would not be limited to BA media picks. i could even give customers access to update web zone content via access to my webserver. Allow them to self publish if needed.
#1 The MSP editor shows you real-time on the Mac Editor screen what the final output looks like and shows loop and schedule content in action. If I change fonts colors or zone info it all is displayed on editor screen. Example:
I downloaded the demo software. I open it up and choose a default template. I added a web zone from two website to be displayed. I added a twitter feed zone and RSS feed. All Zone updated on screen in real-time as I changed the properties. So I saw the live twitter feed scrolling in the Editor window, same for web zone and all other zones. Very nicely done.
You can download a free 14 day trial of the MSP Mac only. This is a big step forward when you look at BrighAuthor Editor.
I am sure you BSign product manager has reviewed MSP. They are more for centralized building systems and not for distributed systems central control as BSign. but they have a lot of the bells and whistles everyone using BSign have been asking for.http://www.mediasignpro.com/
Do not get me wrong i very much like BS tool set. But I am looking to offer more options to my customers. with cellphone, ipads, tablets becoming so common. Static video displays are just background noise now. I need to offer more update info in real time to my screens.