Latest headlines: Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2021, Lisa Schneider on making interactive touch screens safe, plus last call for LAVNCH WEEK 3.0!
February 8, 2021 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 3
If you woke up today thinking about how Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, but you feel like it was Christmas two weeks ago, you and I are in the same boat. Actually, I feel like D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference was just two weeks ago, and already, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 begins tomorrow. I know you miss in-person events. So do I! I’m sure you’ve seen the news that InfoComm 2021 is being pushed to October (if you haven’t seen that, the story is below). But believe me when I say, this LAVNCH WEEK is going to be so great. Register here and join me tomorrow to see the ever-awesome Kevin Carroll speak. I absolutely can’t wait.
Also in this newsletter, check out Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2021! This article gets a lot of traction every year, and it’s probably because Gary carefully researches and makes predictions for our industry — and he’s right a lot of the time. (Well, 2020 was a different story but let’s just not talk about 2020 in general.)
Other things to check out: Lisa Schneider on making interactive touch screens safe and generating $$$ during COVID-19, a rebrand from Philips Professional Display Solutions, a new temp-screening kiosk from Black Box and a cool digital menu board concept at the Tampa Bay Stadium (#justsuperbowlthings).
If you’re a regular reader of my content, you already know this, but for those who don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what I think is going to happen in the AV, UCC and Digital Signage markets for the upcoming year, but I also look back and review the previous year’s predictions — sort of a scorecard of accuracy, if you will. 2020 sucked and surprised us all, so it was more than humbling to start this article by reviewing what I predicted for 2020.
All customer-facing businesses have been dealing with COVID-related challenges that have adversely affected their revenue, if not their ability to stay in business altogether. Many of these large and mid-size businesses, as well as small entrepreneurs, need solutions that allow their customers to enter their places of business safely, provide notifications of featured products and/or interact safely with interactive displays without fear of contamination.