Digital Signage Software

Digital signage is easier than ever. Accelerate the development of your digital signage with our specialized software.

That's how Digital Signage Software from SmilControl works

Many years of experience as a developer and project manager allows us to fully focus on the field of software for digital signage. This specialization gives us the opportunity to dig deeper into the details and take on special tasks.

What is Digital Signage Software?

Digital signage software is tailored to the requirements of advertising marketing, interactive touch terminals, advertising screens, and other digital presentation forms. It can be maintained remotely, has multi-client capability, and high security standards.

What are the different types of digital signage software?

Digital signage software is categorized into two main types. Software for playing and for managing content as well as devices. Playback software on a media player powers the screens. Management software is found either installed locally on a computer or online as a web application. There is also support software, such as proxies, widgets and launchers.

The Content Management System CMS

You operate the CMS, which specializes in digital signage, with a web browser. The software includes content creation, asset management, device administration and playlist organization in one.

SmilControl Content-Management
More information about the Content Management System from SmilControl.

A solid and above all scalable basis to plan your digital signage campaigns, create playback statistics or provide your Customers templates for user-generable content.

You license SmilControl's digital signage CMS as software-as-a-service (SaaS) or as an installable white-label product.

The Media Player

Your signage solution will of course need digital signage players. There are several options here.

Use devices that have been tried and tested over many years from different suppliers.
For example, from our partners IAdea, AiO-Player, QBic Technology and others.

The products are compatible with our digital signage CMS and can be connected ready for use within minutes.

Want to run or take over your own devices? No problem!
Use our player software. It's called Garlic Player. and is free. You have complete transparency and can also actively participate in the development. If you wish.

The investment in your equipment remains secured in any case.

Proxy Software especially for Digital Signage

Our specialization even allows us to have software ready for you if you are running multiple players simultaneously on a weak Internet connection.

Image Proxy

The Digital Signage Proxy Software Garlic-Proxy acts as a so-called reverse proxy. With this software you save massive bandwidth and protect your devices. The internal screens can be managed on the CMS, although they are not directly accessible on the Internet.


We even have solutions ready if you're running multiple players in an environment with a weak Internet connection.

Creation and playback software usually both come from the same vendor. This leads to vendor dependencies. SmilControl breaks with this constraint. Our software is standardized and works with applications as well as devices from different manufacturers. Do you want to convert commercially available Android tablets or smartphones into secure remotely manageable digital signage players? For example, because these devices should play demos at a trade show or in the showcase of a store?

We can do that too! With a simple QR code, by the way. The Android devices do not have to be rooted for this.

As a development company specialized in digital signage, we have an open ear for your problems and wishes.

Contact us with any questions about your specific requirements, devices or products.

What are the Advantages of SmilControl for Digital Signage Software?

Creation and playback software usually both come from the same vendor. This leads to vendor dependencies. SmilControl breaks with this constraint. Our software is standardized and works with applications as well as devices from different manufacturers.

Why Digital Signage with SmilControl-Software?

SmilControl-Software wins the benefits game when you compare it to other solutions and here are the reasons why.

But what exactly are we doing differently?

Technology based on Industry Standards

User openness and transparency is unique in the digital signage market. Our software is fundamentally based on free and open industry standards such as SMIL and HTML5.
This gives you comfortable room to choose the digital signage hardware, software and platform you need to operate optimal.

Future-proof and Independent

We care about open source software and the thinking behind it. That means we not only use open source software ourselves, but we also publish software as open source.

For you, this means future and investment security! Public source code ensures the highest possible transparency.

We consider transparency essential, especially in the rather intransparent digital signage market. We dislike oppressive contracts, black-boxes, mysteries interfaces or protocols, and vendor lock-ins.

It's not about no cost, it's about freedom. Your freedom to choose what exactly you want to use from our services!

For example, you can access various signage player hardware from other manufacturers or use our player software on a wide variety of platforms and devices.

You will find this freedom and transparency very rarely in the signage market.

Experience generates competence

The SmilControl CMS is primarily based on a content management system that has been on the market considering 2003 and has been continuously developed for a while now. The CMS is therefore examined, strong, scalable and also very flexible.

Since 2011, we had been focusing on the digital signage market and are continuously enhancing our software keeping our clients’ needs in mind.

With all this experience under our belt, we can provide consultation to you in all technical aspects of your digital signage commercial enterprise.

A small selection of industries in which we have already been able to help our customers:

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Theaters
  • Restaurants and other Gastronomy
  • Hotels
  • Retail (department stores, fashion boutiques)
  • Tourism/Leisure
  • Cable TV operators
  • Banks
  • Inhouse information solution (Inhouse TV)
  • Mobile phone operators
  • Office equipment

Security and Data Protection

We understand how important it is that your data remains safe and secure. This is why we use encrypted communication and protocol, keeping our digital signage security standards up-to-date and do not take unnecessary risks with uncertified data centers. We take the issue of data protection and digital signage security very seriously.

Our server locations in Germany ensure strict European-standard data protection.


We are living in times when things are changing very rapidly, especially in the field of technology.

This is why it is important for a company like us to grow with the technological world and adapt to the changing needs of our customers.

If you have needs which you cannot find in our software, all you need to do is contact us, and we will cater to those needs.

Our promise!

First and foremost, we assure you that SmilControl software will feel like second nature to you, once you start using it. We believe in making our products as user-friendly as possible. It takes barely 15 minutes for someone with no training whatsoever to make via drag-and-drop their playlist for the very first time in our CMS. To get on to the more complex tasks, all you need to do is explore a little, and you will get the hang of it in no time.

Give it a try and get in touch with us. To help make our project successful, we will make sure that you get the best out of it possible.

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SmilControl GmbH
Niederaue 1a
D-30419 Hanover


☎ +49 (0) 511 - 96 499 560

Local court Hanover
HRA 221981
VAT-Id: DE 281 780 194

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Nikolaos Sagiadinos