Updated: DSE Canceled; Exponation Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Update: We reached out to Rich Ventura of Sony (formerly of NEC) to talk to us a little more about what the loss of DSE will mean to the rest of the DS side of the AV industry. Ventura is the chairman emeritus of the Digital Signage Federation and serves on its board of directors. […]

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DSE Rescheduled a Second Time, Moved to November 11-13, 2020

Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2020 and then moved to September 15-18, 2020 in Las Vegas, has been moved to November 11-13, 2020 due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Access to the exhibit hall will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13, with pre-show conferences […]

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DPAA Announces Creation of Advisory Board to Help Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Out-of-Home Industry

DPAA — the global trade marketing association connecting out-of-home media with the advertising community — announced Monday that it has created a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. The board’s mandate is to develop programs and recommendations to help out-of-home companies boost minority representation across all executive levels. Barry Frey, DPAA president and CEO, said, “As […]

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22MILES Unveils Protection-as-a-Service Solution — TempDefend

22Miles has launched what the company says is “the industry’s first Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.” 22Miles created TempDefend as a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management to prevent viral spread. Using 22Miles’s thermo-sensing technology, TempDefend couples advanced camera hardware, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated […]

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Navori Labs Updates Its Digital Signage Software

Navori Labs’ new QL 2.2.5 is the latest version of its digital signage software with 16 innovations that emphasizes an improved user experience across its core components while integrating new features that address emerging digital signage trends. Navori’s QL is offered in two versions, QL Express and QL Professional. The platform comprises three main components: […]

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Facial Recognition Is DEAD in the Digital Signage Market

Technology seems to be able to do nearly everything — unless the government steps in and says, “No, it can’t.” And, that’s precisely what happened with the concept of facial recognition. Everyone’s experienced it. Everyone’s probably used it, too, if they have a Facebook account or use Apple devices — facial recognition is a giant […]

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BrightSign’s New BSN.cloud Virtual Partner Pavilion Showcases CMS Workflows

BrightSign has taken the wraps off its new BSN.cloud Virtual Partner Pavilion, showcasing select partners’ work demonstrating how they’ve integrated their respective CMS workflows into BSN.cloud. BrightSign had planned to showcase these partners within a live partner pavilion at DSE this past March. However, those plans were placed on hold once the show was postponed. […]

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Navori Labs Launches QL Access Control Add-on to Its Signage Software

Navori Labs announced the launch of QL Access Control, a new feature developed in response to COVID-19, as an add-on to its QL digital signage software. According to Navori, QL Access Control enables retailers and public spaces to monitor and secure entry and exit traffic in compliance with the latest health regulations. QL Access Control […]

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Visix Releases New Electronic-Paper Room Sign

Visix has announced the release of its newest electronic-paper room sign, the EPS 125. This 12.5-inch E Ink sign is the third e-paper sign from Visix, alongside its EPS 60 and EPS 74 models. New EPS 125 room signs have a large display surface with a resolution of 1304 x 984 pixels (4:3), which is […]

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Matrox Now Shipping D-Series D1480 Multi-Display Graphics Card

Matrox announced Friday that the Matrox D-Series D1480 multi-display graphics card is now shipping. Purpose-built to power next-generation video walls, this new single-slot graphics card supports up to four 4K@60Hz DisplayPort monitors. It can be combined to drive an output video wall of up 16 synchronized 4K displays. Along with an assortment of video-wall software […]

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Visix Is First Company to Launch Voice-Activated Digital Signage for Any Display

Visix, Inc. has released version 1.32 of its AxisTV Signage Suite digital signage software with a new Voice Recognizer Widget that turns any screen into a hands-free interactive sign. AxisTV Signage Suite users can drag and drop the new Voice Recognizer Widget (VRW) onto any layout and then set custom parameters that instruct the sign […]

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Tripleplay Announces TripleView Server as Part of Its Caveman 3.0 Software

Tripleplay announced its TripleView Server monitoring functionality as part of the latest Caveman 3.0 software release. Designed for large clients with multisite rollouts, this feature is another simple innovation that allows Tripleplay clients to stay ahead of the competition. For clients that have installed the Tripleplay solution in multiple offices and locations around the globe, […]

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Quividi Publishes Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index

Quividi has published Pulse, its first Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index, aggregating its customers’ real-time audience data — and data from their screens across the globe. In this first release, Quividi shares that DOOH indoor audiences are progressively back, with an increase of +26% since hitting a low point in week 17 (April 20-26). Quividi’s […]

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Verizon Media Joins DPAA Association

The Digital Place-Based Advertising Association (DPAA) announced Wednesday that Verizon Media has joined the association. Verizon Media offers an omnichannel digital media platform to help advertisers and media owners plan, buy and scale digital media across screens. The company also offers the industry’s first full-stack digital-out-of-home (DOOH) solution through its demand-side and supply-side platforms. In […]

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The Digital Signage Ecosystem and the IHS Markit Digital Signage Industry Market Tracker

By Jeff Hastings BrightSign Our industry is more diverse than it’s ever been. The IHS Markit Digital Signage Industry Market Tracker presents separate data in eight vertical markets, and many of these verticals are themselves very diverse. “Retail” extends from corner shops to Harrods to large supermarket chains. Hospitality spans everything from fast food outlets […]

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DSE to Host Webinar Series on How to Manage Digital Signage Networks During COVID-19 — Beginning June 2

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has announced a free webinar series covering specific business verticals and their efforts to manage digital signage networks during the time of COVID-19. The first installment — for higher education — is entitled “Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed Digital Signage Networks” and will be presented Tuesday, June 2, at 2 […]

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BrightSign’s Two New Solutions Aim to Help Retailers Meet Post-COVID, No-Touch Standards

BrightSign released new products Thursday: BrightLink and BrightMenu. According to BrightSign, the solutions will help businesses operate in the face of new health regulations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. BrightLink is a new touchless solution — it enables users to scan a QR code and remotely control a display via their mobile phones, eliminating […]

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Quividi Now Partnering With Vistar Media

Quividi announced a partnership Thursday with Vistar Media, a global provider of programmatic technology for DOOH. Quividi’s audience analytics will now be accepted in the Vistar exchange as network impression metrics. Vistar Media and Quividi share a global footprint, with joint DOOH partners in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Through this partnership, media […]

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NanoLumens Upgrades Performance LED Display Series

NanoLumens today announced a series of product upgrades to its outdoor Performance Series line of LED displays. Announced upgrades include the addition of two new pixel pitches, at 3.1 millimeters and 3.9 millimeters, to complement the product line’s existing range of pitches. Another major change to the product line is the shift from using steel […]

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LAVNCH WEEK DS Day Panel, “Leveraging Digital Signage in Times of Crisis” — The Blog Version

Even as the world starts to return to “normal” (or, at least, we’re feeling more of a sense of normalcy now than we did in March — but still social distancing, please), it’s important to keep sharing perspectives and learnings among each other, so that we can take them well beyond the COVID-19 crisis. That […]

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LAVNCH WEEK Digital Signage Day Tech Talk, “Programmatic Essentials for DOOH” with Ameet Shah — The Blog Version

By: Madelyn Welch and Leah McCann Ameet Shah of Prohaska Consulting joined us today to talk about his two favorite topics: the first being programmatic buying and the second being digital out of home.  With those two things as his favorite topics, we think we found the right speaker today for our LAVNCH WEEK Digital […]

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DSE Partners with rAVe for LAVNCH WEEK

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announces a partnership with THE rAVe Agency for the AV industry’s first all-digital launch event, LAVNCH WEEK. Created by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom Video Communications, LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event that combines keynote presentations, interactive panels and video content. DSE is proud to […]

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Moki’s Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Adds Support for BrightSign Media Players

BrightSign today announced that Moki’s cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) software now offers support for BrightSign media players via BSN.cloud Control Cloud. Moki Device Management for BrightSign brings remote management capabilities to BrightSign devices and gives Moki customers the ability to easily manage fleets of BrightSign-connected endpoints via the Moki app. Moki’s cloud-based platform is […]

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Cloud-Based Signage Software Company Enplug Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

Enplug today announced successful completion of its SOC 2 Type 2 audit. This concludes an intensive six-month audit by Coalfire, an independent cybersecurity firm, to objectively measure Enplug’s adherence to key trust factors of secure data processing and storage. Many digital signage vendors talk about the importance of security, yet Enplug is among the very […]

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Moki’s Cloud-based Mobile Device Management Platform Now Integrated with BrightSign BSN.cloud

BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced that Moki’s cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) software now offers support for BrightSign media players via BSN.cloud Control Cloud. Moki Device Management for BrightSign brings extensive remote management capabilities to BrightSign devices and gives Moki customers the ability to easily manage fleets […]

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Netipbox Technologies Works to Adapt COVID-19 Information for Digital Signage

Netipbox Technologies has formed a team to adapt COVID-19 information into a digital format for digital signage applications. With data from official sources from the different countries where its clients operate (WHO, the American CDC, the Health Services of France and Portugal, the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, etc.), Netipbox is making […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Helps K-12 Schools Upgrade Digital Signage Networks

With 2020-21 purchasing cycles quickly approaching, Carousel Digital Signage is launching a new program to help K-12 districts and schools streamline the process of launching or upgrading a digital signage network. Carousel Digital Signage will offer a new entry-level subscription for K-12 customers, leveraging the Carousel Cloud SaaS platform and, where possible, existing playback devices […]

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Legrand | AV Has a New Mounting Plate Accessory, Network Interface Module

Legrand | AV has introduced a new mounting plate accessory and network interface module for its On-Q plastic structured wiring enclosures. For wired and wireless low-voltage systems, the AC1050 5-inch mounting plate allows a variety of third-party devices to be mounted into the enclosures. Designed to connect a Wi-Fi router or switch to wired networking […]

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David Labuskes, Eric Yuan to Keynote LAVNCH WEEK

THE rAVe Agency, rAVe [PUBS] and Zoom are collaborating on a one-of-a-kind virtual event. If you receive our newsletter or follow us on social media, you’ve likely heard about it. LAVNCH WEEK (pronounced “launch” week) is a five-day virtual event focused exclusively on AV education through high-level keynotes, interactive discussion panels and new product launches. […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Is Offering Three Months of Carousel Cloud

Carousel Digital Signage is offering a free package to help facilities communicate important messages in waiting areas, walkways and other public-facing spaces during COVID-19. Carousel Digital Signage is providing a three-month subscription of Carousel Cloud, a SaaS-cloud-based CMS, along with “Frontline Responder” templates to create and deliver emergency messages unique to each facility. Carousel Digital […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt

By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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X2O Media Partners with FutureDJs to Deliver Immersive Remote Learning Experiences

Montréal—April 7, 2020—X2O Media today announced a global partnership with pioneering music education company FutureDJs to deliver an immersive remote learning experience. X2O Media, part of the STRATACACHE family of marketing technology companies, and FutureDJs will make world class music education widely accessible globally, all powered by X2O Media’s virtual classroom technology. FutureDJs are providing […]

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