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Agosto’s Advanced Services Team Develops the First Digital Signage CMS Built on Google Cloud Platform

Project Highlights

Agosto’s Advanced Services team boasts more than a decade of cloud development expertise, with the longest Google Cloud Platform tenure in North America. Its development framework helps organizations rapidly build and deploy scalable, globally-available applications in both web and mobile environments.

Digital signage content management is often perceived as a marketing tool—and it is one—but the ability to create, manage, collaborate, and quickly distribute communications to digital signs anywhere in the world is useful across a variety of departments and industries. From HR to sales to IT, everyone can benefit from better engaging with their internal and external audiences.

An idea born in the Cloud:

Google was working with a large franchise of casual Mexican restaurants looking to build an IT infrastructure to support employee communications and the wider digital guest experience. Google brought Agosto in to meet with the franchise’s corporate team to discuss developing a solution — digital signage.

Agosto had recently built an application for one of the world’s largest coffee companies to support a Chrome rollout to 9,000 stores in North America. This experience led Agosto to see how Chrome could be an effective platform for digital signage. Agosto had deep knowledge of Google Chrome, and the team came up with a unique approach to digital signage by injecting Google’s DNA. Enterprise-grade software shouldn’t be complicated to use — it should be flexible, cost-effective, and easy to manage.

Introducing Skykit:

Skykit is the first end-to-end Google-based digital signage solution. It easily distributes content to any screen, anywhere in the world. Using a powerful browser-based content management system (CMS) built on Google Cloud Platform to run all centralized services for Skykit, end users have the ability to control, collaborate, and quickly send content to any number of displays.

Users can create content in the applications they already use today, which speeds up the content approval process that can be a bottleneck for other digital signage platforms. Users control what to share and when to share it, creating seamless transitions in their displays. Content updates can be made in real-time using mobile devices, or any device with an internet connection.

Skykit is currently used by hundreds of companies with tens of thousands of displays across North America. The CMS lets users share content in the most secure, reliable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use process. Skykit is suitable for companies in almost any industry — all you need is a display, access to the internet, and a Chrome-based media player.

Skykit at a glance

  • Cloud-based digital signage platform that easily distributes content to one screen or thousands, anywhere in the world
  • Create and edit content from any device with an internet connection
  • Edit your display content at anytime, on any device, from anywhere
  • Create and edit content within the tools you already use and upload existing PDFs, images, videos, web pages, or even HTML5 code
  • End users can control, collaborate, and quickly send content to any number of displays
  • Designed for infinite scale, so it’s just as compatible with startups as it is with global companies

Agosto Advanced Services:

Agosto’s cloud product development services team has extensive experience in quickly bringing products to market with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Our award-winning technical teams take a consultative approach to help customers when and where they need it, from engineering to product lifecycle management to tech support.

Agosto leverages standard computing components—not proprietary IT stacks—and the virtually infinite scale and highly secure, available infrastructure that powers Google’s own applications, to create custom products and applications that help companies solve complex business challenges.

Cloud Native Development:

Agosto has the technical know-how that can help bring your unique product vision to life, or reconfigure existing products in the cloud.

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IoT Rapid Prototyping:

Let Agosto incubate or scale your IoT products using its phased, rapid prototyping approach. With minimal investment, it is ideal for organizations that want to explore possibilities, showcase an idea, or develop an early proof to gain traction for project approval.

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Machine Learning and AI:

Gain unique insights, identify unseen and emerging patterns, and automate human tasks at scale. Our Machine Learning services are ideal for companies with an interest in developing an intelligent application or algorithms that leverage Machine Learning, but are unsure of feasibility.

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