Why is everyone so excited about digital signage, and why are you seeing new digital signage solutions pop up all over the place? Because it makes sense to replace static print displays with attractive and dynamically managed information. Digital signage players are essentially specialized computers that display customized information in a variety of settings and locations. Since those locations are not always easily accessible they can be remotely controlled and managed via wired or wireless IP connections. This makes it possible to easily program, schedule and update playlists; remotely monitor player status; and issue remote commands no matter where the player is located, even if it is far away.