Korbyt Digital Signage Media Player Feature Comparison

A player is a digital signage media device. It can display videos, images, audio, and custom content that has been created through the Korbyt platform.

Use Case Examples and Player Options

Choosing the right player is a matter of understanding the purpose and use case.

Use Case Min. Player Options That Support it
Meeting Room Agenda
Scheduling and
Collaboration Content
  • Crestron Air Media & TSS
  • Barco Clickshare
  • KWP
  • PWA
  • Zoom Room App
Display Full-Screen Images & Videos
Display Real-Time Data
  • SOC
  • Brightsign 4 XT/HD/XD series
  • Korbyt Virgo
  • KWP
  • PWA
  • Zoom Room App
Interactive or Complex Layouts
  • Korbyt Aries II, and Korbyt Virgo
  • KWP depending on computer hardware
Multi-Screen Video Walls
  • Korbyt Aries II, and Korbyt Virgo
  • Brightsign XT / XC5
  • KWP depending on computer hardware

Using equipment that is not powerful enough for the content you expect to show can cause processing issues when played on your screens.
Using equipment that is more powerful than your current need leaves a path to enhancing the service later with more complex functionality

Common Player Questions

What is Meeting Room Signage?
Meeting Room Signage is used in conference rooms or shared collaboration spaces. It allows for the reuse of existing hardware, to display digital signage content, when a meeting is not in session. This enables the maximization of existing hardware ROI and helps prevent supply chain challenges.
Meeting Room Signage is intended to provide advanced Scheduling Information, Emergency Alerts, and Company-wide Announcements.

What is Room Scheduling?
Room Scheduling is Space Management software that allows your end-users to see when a room or multiple rooms are available for use. The Korbyt Anywhere Platform allows for almost any type of Scheduling software integration (Outlook, Google Calender, etc) while also allowing a uniform digital content-aesthetic and multi-format functionality.

What Operating Systems do your players support?
We support Android and Windows. For assistance with picking the OS for your scenario, please see the chart below.

Can I build my own player?
Yes, Korbyt provides the option to build your own player via our native Android Application, Windows Player Application, or via Progressive Web Application (PWA). There may be limitations to the performance if the hardware specifications are not properly matched to the expected functionality. For more information, please contact your Korbyt Account Executive.

Do you support BrightSign 5 Series media players?
Yes, Korbyt has been working on new versions of our player software to take advantage of the new BrightSign 5 Series players.
With this expanded series of players we want to provide specific guidance on how each model 5 line might best be used in Korbyt

Model Use Case
XC5 Large format video wall canvas support, up to four outputs displaying a single canvas.
Can support everything the XT can.
XT5 Supports layouts leveraging real-time data and launchpad-type content.
Embedded playlists and multiple moving zones within a layout are still not recommended but may perform better than the XD.
Results may vary based on embedded content types.
XD5 Supports slightly more complex layouts leveraging real-time data and launchpad-type content.
Embedded playlists and multiple moving zones within a layout are not recommended.
LS5/HD5 Simple content only. Full-screen images and/or videos.
AU5 Audio (mp3) files only, using a static playlist.

See this Brightsign article for their Supported Video Formats

Player Comparison Chart

Below is a detailed device comparison chart

Click the link To See the Full Korbyt Media Player Comparison Guide

For a detailed view of Software and Hardware versions supported see the Supported Hardware article

About Ed Kinne

Product Training Manager at Korbyt