The Advantages of Upgrading Software for Digital Signs

By keeping your software for digital signs current with the latest releases, you gain new features and access to optional capabilities that provide new ways to import, create, manage and deliver content.

Admittedly, most new Visix software features and capabilities come directly from client requests and our own research into future technologies. Upgrading to the latest software version provides more and varied methods to communicate your message in order to retain viewer interest. It also improves your opportunities for effective messaging as your audience continues to become more sophisticated in their communication methods.

If your current version meets your needs and additional features aren’t warranted, you should still consider the system advantages of software upgrades.

  • New features
  • Bug Fixes
  • System stability
  • Support for more recent operating systems
  • Ease of future upgrades
  • Faster resolution of technical issues

Most upgrades provide new tools to make system maintenance and software upgrades easier, which translates into less downtime for your system and less utilization of precious IT man-hours. Future thinking is critical – generally, upgrades from a more recent version are smoother than from older versions, especially when a major revision is released.

Hardware upgrades are also recommended to support software upgrades in order to prevent slow or degraded performance sometimes seen in transitions, crawls and video playback. In addition, content managers and media players need to support new operating systems used to underpin system operation. New hardware not only ships with the latest software version already installed, but we offer services to migrate customer data for a smooth transition.

At Visix, we work hard to ensure that upgrading either software or hardware components can be accomplished with minimal disruption of communications. Minor software upgrades are straightforward and are often accomplished from the content manager without having to reconfigure each player, as may be the case with a major release or long-overdue upgrade.

Clients with a Software Support & Maintenance Subscription enjoy the benefit of automatic software upgrades for both major and minor releases.

The Visix Hardware Trade-In program allows support subscription customers with legacy hardware to upgrade their components at a greatly reduced cost. Clients without a support subscription can purchase an agreement to take advantage of this program.

We’re happy to consult individual customers on the benefits of upgrading their current system. If you’re interested in an assessment that will address the specific advantages to upgrading either your software or hardware, please contact us here.