These Are a Few of My Favorite (DSE) Things

Although this year’s DSE was full of great technology, the items discussed below are indeed a few of my favorite things. Before going into detail, let me just say that it has been a crazy DSE — I haven’t seen the official numbers, but attendance feels way up. I know this because part of my […]

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Christie Shows New 84” 4K and MicroTile Video Wall at DSE

Among the products at Christie’s booth at DSE this year are its MicroTiles with the Christie Interactivity Kit; a technology preview of the new Christie QuadHD84P flat panel designed for both landscape and portrait modes; and Christie’s latest 46-inch ultra-narrow bezel LCD multipurpose flat panel. Building upon the features of the existing Christie QuadHD84 with […]

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Panasonic Debuts New Lamp-Free Projector, Weatherproof Display, Status Monitoring Software and More at DSE 2014

At DSE, Panasonic demonstrated its newest offerings, including the PT-RZ670U lamp-free projector, TH-47LFX60U ruggedized and weatherproof outdoor display, TH-47LFV5U video wall display and ET-SWA100 status-monitoring software. The PT-RZ670U is a lamp-free projector that uses a 1-chip DLP laser projector specified at 6,000 lumens and 20,000 hours of operation. Equipped with DIGITAL LINK (Panasonic’s branding for […]

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DSE Announces 2014 Apex & Content Award Winners

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2014 at its 5th Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV. Apex Awards This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners […]

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DSE’s International Reach Reflects Global Digital Signage Marketplace

Just as digital signage has become a global industry, so has Digital Signage Expo become an international event, attracting a growing number of international attendees and exhibitors from every world region. What the influx of foreign nationals, representing 22 percent of registrants and 44 exhibiting companies, means for DSE is a flow of fresh ideas […]

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Samsung Announces New Commercial Digital Signage Displays at DSE

Samsung is showcasing its latest commercial display solutions here at the 2014 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), including an 85-inch UHD (4K resolution) display, ultra-narrow bezel video wall solutions and a new range featuring the next-generation Samsung Smart Signage platform. Samsung is also announcing the introduction of its new D Series commercial displays, featuring an enhanced […]

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DSE 2014 Keynote Address: José Avalos, Intel

By Melanie Johnson rAVe Staff Reporter José Avalos, Intel’s visual retail worldwide director, kicked off Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2014 with his Keynote address this morning at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas. The address titled, “Digital Signage Futurecasting: Insights & Predictions,” dealt with current trends and challenges in the digital signage industry […]

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AMX Debuts Two New H.264 Video Encoders

AMX’s new H.264 Encoders are designed to allow live video from cameras as well as video from PCs, set-top boxes and more to be streamed onto any network. The AMX H.264 Encoder is available in two models — the NMX-ENC-1100 and NMX-ENC-1105. Both feature a multi-format input to support digital video signals, including MPEG-2 TS […]

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HP Intros New 55” LCD and Signage Player

HP’s new 55-inch native 1920×1080 resolution LED-lit LCD display debuted today at the DSE show in Las Vegas along with a new media player. HP’s widest “commercial-grade” LED display, the 55-inch HP LD5535, includes IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel technology that enables 178-degree viewing angles. Content management is handled via the network to a built-in USB […]

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DT Research Intros SA1360 Digital Signage Player

DT Research’s latest digital signage media player is the SA1360, a 1080p native player using the Intel Core i-series processor (i3 or i7) in a fabless box with two HDMI ports. Integrated with Microsoft Windows 7, the SA1360 includes 128GB of flash storage and up to 8GB of RAM, with TPM 1.2 support, and a […]

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Gefen Intros 30 Hz 4K Over Cat5 and Fiber Extenders at DSE

The new Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) extender for HDMI over one CAT-5 with PoL (Power over Line) provides a point-to-point transmission of 4K and Ultra HD content with RS232 and bi-directional IR. PoL provides power to the receiver unit using the same single Cat5 cable, thus there is no need for an external power […]

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Tightrope Media Systems and BrightSign Partnership Benefits TRMS the Most

Tightrope and BrightSign announced a partnership this week that will package its software and hardware, together, for turn-key digital signage systems — Tightrope’s Carousel system will be integrated with BrightSign players. Both companies’ dealer networks will have access to the combined products. Tightrope needs this alliance/partnership as the company has not done well in the […]

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Guide to Las Vegas Digital Signage & Experiential Media Installations

By Richard Lebovitz Digital Signage Connection If the designers of the large-scale LED displays and their content could sign their works, Brian Henry’s signature would appear on many that are today iconic landmarks amid Las Vegas’ dazzling lights. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Las Vegas native Henry switched focus to interior signage in […]

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Zytronic Unveils New Multi-Touch Controller

Zytronic has announced the launch of its latest touch controller to go with the company’s large format, multi-touch touch sensors based on its proprietary MPCT projected capacitive (p-cap) technology. The ZXY300 has been developed for use with touchscreens that have diagonals greater than 55 inches, enabling touch point resolution to be achieved while maintaining what […]

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MultiTouch Debuts MultiTaction iWall Aimed at Corporate AV

MultiTouch has announced the new MultiTaction iWall, a 16’x8′ interactive video wall specified at 24-megapixel resolution. The MultiTaction iWall is made up of twelve 55” ultra-thin bezel MultiTaction displays that are in a flush, frameless design. MultiTaction iWall utilizes MultiTouch’s co-called 200 fps CVTS (computer vision through screen) touch tracking that delivers industry-leading responsiveness to […]

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rAVe RADIO to Podcast LIVE from SCALA Booth at DSE

Can’t get to the Digital Signage Expo this year? Well, you won’t miss a thing! Thanks to a partnership between SCALA and rAVe Publications, the rAVe RADIO podcast station will make its home right in the middle of the SCALA booth at the DSE show and serve audio podcasts and videocasts live via the rAVe […]

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Barco LiveDots Intros LCD-based Indoor and Outdoor Advertisement Kiosks

Barco LiveDots has expanded its portfolio with a new family of LCD-based advertisement kiosks. Targeted to the retail and advertising market, the brand-new range consists of five displays. Available as single- or double-sided displays for both floor- and wall-mounted setups, the LCD55ix (indoor, 55 inch), LCD55ox (outdoor, 55 inch), LCD72ix (indoor, 72 inch) and LCD72ox […]

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Chief Debuts ConnexSys Line on rAVe RADIO Podcast This Morning

I called Nathan Bohl, Chief’s Director of Product Management, this morning to talk about the company’s DSE plans and ended up with a major scoop: Chief is launching an entirely new line called ConnexSys. ConnexSys is sort of a LEGO-like system for video wall mounting in that everything in the line simply goes together and […]

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BrightSign Finally Debuts 4K Media Player

After a month of rumors, BrightSign has officially debuted its 4K resolution media player, dubbed the BrightSign 4K. Outputting a native 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60Hz via HDMI 2.0 and supporting buffered playback of both Full HD (1920×1080) and 4K resolution content, the player actually is the first to use the new H.265 video […]

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DSE Special: NEC to Launch Android OPS, 80″ Multi-Touch and 55″ Super-Ultra Narrow Video Wall Display at DSE

Gary caught up with Rich Ventura, Vice President Product Marketing and Solutions with NEC, this morning and he gave rAVe the scoop on everything that NEC is launching at the Digital Signage Expo in two weeks in Las Vegas. The three must-sees that he told us about were the company’s new 80″ multi-touch, its 55″ […]

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ClearOne’s VIEW Pro Displays Ultimate 4:4:4, True-Color Digital Multimedia Streaming For IP Networks

ClearOne’s VIEW Pro encoders and decoders provide for 4:4:4 multimedia streaming (H.264-based) with what the company claim is loss-less compression. Content can be distributed via IP to virtually an unlimited number of displays. VIEW Pro is compatible with ClearOne’s StreamNet technology for auto discovery and control of all networked StreamNet products. The included VIEW Virtual […]

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Cisco to Launch Totally New DS Media Player

Cisco new Edge 340 Digital Media Player (DMP) is designed to be a digital signage media player optimized for touch-based signage applications. It uses hardware-accelerated video and is pre-integrated with both single-touch and multi-touch capabilities. Designed to be used with Power over Ethernet (PoE), the Edge 340 comes in both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi models (wires […]

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Planar Intros Next Gen Clarity Matrix With Thinner Bezel, 4K Input, Remote Management

This week Planar announced the next generation of its Clarity Matrix LCD video wall system, featuring what the company is calling its new G2 Architecture. This new version features several feature upgrades that integrators will appreciate, including a thinner bezel, fewer cables and easier service. The tiled bezel width of the display is now just […]

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A Couple of Year-End and 2014 Kick-Off Musings

By Michael Chase Vice President of Marketing & Creative, St. Joseph Content The weather outside is frightful… but inside, things are really heating up. From driving innovation, to wearables, to digital content and how to become a big deal on social media; there was lots to read this holiday season, as you warmed up by […]

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BrightSign Unveils 4K Resolution Digital Signage Player

BrightSign has become one of the first digital signage media player company to launch an actual 4K resolution (3840×2160) media player for digital signage applications. Using solid state storage, the yet un-named player will make its official debut at ISE in Amsterdam next month and then head back across the Atlantic to be shown at […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2014 Apex & Content Award Finalists

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has announced 33 finalists for its Apex Awards and 31 finalists for its Content Awards for 2014. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. Nominees are the end-use sites of the installation. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality […]

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DSE Adds 4-Part Immersive Digital Signage Class

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) will present an all new immersive four-part Digital Signage Fundamentals Seminar Program, designed specifically to prepare those investing for the first-time to deal with initial planning, investment substantiation, and execution challenges. The Digital Signage Fundamentals Seminar Program, to be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Feb. […]

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DSE 2014 to Offer Record Four Professional Certification Programs – Debuting DSCE in Spanish

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced today that its 2014 Educational Conference will feature four individual full-day educational programs for Digital Signage Expert Group (DSEG) certification or renewal credits, including the debut of the DSCE program for Spanish-speakers. Tuesday, February 11th – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE) Designed for anyone whose professional involvement requires a full […]

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Intel’s Avalos to Keynote Digital Signage Expo 2014

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced today that it has scheduled Intel’s José Avalos, retail & digital signage worldwide director, embedded & computing division, to keynote at DSE 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas. In his address titled, “Digital Signage Futurecasting: Insights & Predictions,” Avalos will talk about […]

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Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2014 APEX Awards Nominations

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), is now accepting nominations for its 11th Annual APEX Awards. New for 2014, DSE has added a Professional & Personal Services category to differentiate services provided by banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, brokerages, and salons from the general retail category. The definition of the […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2014 Opens Registration

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has opened registration for its 11th event at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Feb. 11-13, 2014, themed, “Achieving Digital Signage ROI Success.” For more information or to register online, click here. The theme will play a large role in almost every one of the seven DSE 2014 educational […]

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