DSE 2010 – WOW, Again!

Welcome to Part 1 (of 2) of our Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2010 coverage.  The show was a hit this year – but to be totally frank, there is still a noticeable lack of ProAV presence.  And, with only about 12 percent of all DS installs being performed by the ProAV market, there’s a lot of […]

DSE 2010 – WOW, Again!

DSE Launches New Digital Signage Federation

On Wednesday, the Digital Signage Expo announced that it is willing to step up and provide initial funding to launch a truly independent Digital Signage Trade Association this year.  Dubbed the Digital Signage Federation, the association will be an independent 501c non-profit association with legal and professional by-laws and an elected Board of Directors who […]

DSE Launches New Digital Signage Federation

SpinetiX adds 3G/4G Capability to HMP100 Media Player

As a backup when the network may go down in a DS application, SpinetiX has added a USB port that’s compatible with a 3G/4G cell stick on their HMP100 media player.  The HMP100 is their solid-state drive based media player that’s OS agnostic (not Windows-based) and can handle every imaginable video and graphics format playback […]

SpinetiX adds 3G/4G Capability to HMP100 Media Player

Why Isn’t There More Airport Digital Signage?

As many of you can relate, I tend to have spurts where I spend a lot of time in airports. Delays, touchy TSA agents, bad food, and hours of breathing in recycled farts and sneezes tend to make me a mad flyer though. What has brought a touch of cheer to my travels is the […]

Why Isn’t There More Airport Digital Signage?

NEC Announces Revenue-Sharing Program for Channel Partners

NEC Display announced last week that channel partners will receive a recurring revenue stream from advertising if their customers register their digital signage networks on the VUKUNET platform. VUKUNET is NEC’s new initiative that connects network owners and operators of digital signage with advertising revenue, by giving advertisers and agencies an easier way to buy […]

NEC Announces Revenue-Sharing Program for Channel Partners

PEI WEI Rolls Out DS Menus Nationwide

After two months of running demo tests in early 2009 with three NEC LCD displays and a three-month pilot test in Arizona, Pei Wei went national with their digital signage in June and finished their deployment in October. All told, Pei Wei purchased 486 displays (three per store) at each of its 162 nationwide locations. The displays are installed in portrait […]

PEI WEI Rolls Out DS Menus Nationwide

2010 – The Year of Choice… On How To Engage with Digital Signage

The “train” that is Digital Signage left the station in the post 9/11 economy when advertisers and marketers sought more productive ways of communicating. Since then it has been picking up speed at a double digit compound annual rate of growth and acceleration, and now has a full head of steam and is thundering down […]

2010 – The Year of Choice… On How To Engage with Digital Signage

NEC Launches New Low Priced DS Displays

Yesterday, NEC Display announced the addition of a new ProAV-grade product line, the E Series. Debuting for this entry-level series are the 32-inch E321 and 42-inch E421, which NEC says gives corporate users an affordable option for lobbies, boardrooms and small conference rooms, while addressing the display needs of digital signage users in retails stores, […]

NEC Launches New Low Priced DS Displays

Minicom Unveils Nine Display Video Wall

Last month, Minicom showed their new DS Vision Wall something they are dubbing an Ultra High Definition (UHD) display wall solution aimed at the in-store retail signage market. The DS Vision Wall can drive up to nine displays in their native HD resolution, in any shape and configuration. It includes bezel compensation and the screens […]

Minicom Unveils Nine Display Video Wall

Scala Partners with TruMedia to Integrate AlliO Systems

Scala has partnered with TruMedia Technologiesto provide the AlliO audience measurement system and AlliO Proactive Marketing Solution (PROM) to Scala Certified Partners. AlliO PROM is an application programming interface (API) that enables real-time integration between the AlliO audience measurement system and Scala’s digital signage software platform. Using PROM, end users can adapt their digital signage […]

Scala Partners with TruMedia to Integrate AlliO Systems

SpinetiX HMP100 Integrates with Poster Digital 1.0 Software

SpinetiX is integrating their HMP100 Hyper Media Player with little-known Poster Digital 1.0, a web-based digital signage management software tool. The tool is from a Madrid-based engineering company, Tecnilogica Soluciones Avanzadas, who told rAVe DS that the Poster Digital 1.0 has been created with the HMP100 in mind. The integration of the HMP100 and Poster […]

SpinetiX HMP100 Integrates with Poster Digital 1.0 Software

DISE Digital Signage Platform Adds never.no Mobile Interactivity Option

never.no, a provider of the technology that enables people to use their mobile phones to interact with a DS display, announced a partnership with the developer of the DISE digital signage platform, Klocktornet AB. Under the agreement, Klocktornet, headquartered in Karlstad, Sweden, will offer customers around the world the DISE Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solution with […]

DISE Digital Signage Platform Adds never.no Mobile Interactivity Option

Ten Digital Signage Buzzwords and Phrases That Need Shelved Now

Robin Wauters at TechCrunch did a great piece recently about words he would love to see banned from press releases. It is very Silicon Valley-focused, but much of what he had to write could be applied to this sector. I thought I would use that for inspiration for my own, DS-centric list. The hype in […]

Ten Digital Signage Buzzwords and Phrases That Need Shelved Now

Visix Improves Weather Offering and Feature Set with AxisTV v.7.0.21

Visix has unveiled the latest update of its premier digital signage software application, AxisTV version 7.0.21. The company is also offering a new Flash animated weather module for AccuWeather subscribers. This feature allows users to display animated icons for a more dynamic presentation of weather information.  The release includes a variety of new features, enhancements […]

Visix Improves Weather Offering and Feature Set with AxisTV v.7.0.21

NEC Launches What They Call “Eco-Friendly” LCD

NEC Display last week announced a so-called Eco-Friendly 22-inch MultiSync E222W, with numerous features designed to lower total cost of ownership.  Although this is truly a desktop monitor, you will likely see these features folded into their ProAV line, so we thought you should know this is coming. Specifically, the 1680×1050 resolution, 250 cd/m2 MultiSync […]

NEC Launches What They Call “Eco-Friendly” LCD

Mountain Empire Community College

While the town of Big Stone Gap, tucked into the western tip of Virginia, has just under 6,000 people, nearby Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) serves over 100,000 people in the entire region. The Goal Lana Kennedy, Public Relations in the Community Relations Department at the College, started using VISIX’s AxisTV to drive their digital […]

Mountain Empire Community College

VISIX Expression Award Deadline Set for June 26

Dynamic visual communications is meant to motivate and persuade audiences to move beyond the message to consideration and action.  Well-planned and creatively-crafted visual communication via digital signage are great at supporting corporate culture and objectives, conveying timely updates, and improving understanding of goals and processes at every level. Successful communications express excellence in both graphic […]

VISIX Expression Award Deadline Set for June 26

.advancedMethod’s Booth at InfoComm To Be TOTALLY Digital Signage (No People Required)

Digital signage company .advancedMethod decided to approach June’s InfoComm, held this year in Orlando, Florida, a little differently than all the rest.  Instead of flying a large Seattle-based team and booth materials across the country creating a massive carbon footprint (not to mention – saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars), .advancedMethod has decided not […]

.advancedMethod’s Booth at InfoComm To Be TOTALLY Digital Signage (No People Required)

Scala Reaches 100K

With the sale of its 100,000th software player this month, digital signage content management provider Scala has reached a milestone that is certainly unmatched by any other digital signage software company. A recent purchase from pharmaceutical company Novartis, to expand its internal digital signage network, marks the sale of more than 15,000 players since the […]

Scala Reaches 100K

Black Box Aims to Increase Adoption of DS in Small Businesses

Earlier this month, Black Box Corporation launched a new DS initiative that includes a new version of their iCompel players. It’s aimed at getting more small businesses into the DS market with templated “designer looks.” iCompel, a browser-based network appliance for the DS market is said to offer high-end features for low-end systems including 1080p […]

Black Box Aims to Increase Adoption of DS in Small Businesses

NEC Launches High-Brightness 46″ LCD for DS Market

NEC Display last week launched a new 46-inch MultiSync LCD called the X461HB, which they are categorizing as a “high-bright” professional display.  It is very bright with a spec measurement of 1500 cd/m2 and a remarkable contrast ratio spec of 3500:1.  In addition, the MultiSync X461HB boasts 110 percent higher brightness than NEC’s previous-generation displays […]

NEC Launches High-Brightness 46″ LCD for DS Market

VIA Technologies Debuts Nano-based Tiny Shuttle PC

Hiding DS players is always a battle.  Although this new Shuttle product from VIA Technologies isn’t the smallest PC you’ve ever seen, it now has a fan, no heat-sink and virtually no power – so it’s noiseless.  Expect to see this OEM’ed quickly by media player manufacturers.

VIA Technologies Debuts Nano-based Tiny Shuttle PC

Crestron RoomView Adds Emergency Broadcasting for Crestron Connected Classrooms

Crestron has added a new feature to RoomView remote help desk and resource management software that allows emergency messages to be broadcast to any network device supporting dynamic text, including SMART boards, projectors, displays, and touch panels. Messages can be sent to a single room, group of rooms, or campus-wide, and can be updated as […]

VISIX Launches Room Sign Line — Digital Signage Outside Every Meeting Room!

Visix, Inc., has released its new interactive room sign line, which they say is the most comprehensive solution of its kind in the digital signage industry. This is a great up-sell for AV integrators and by integrating this, you will be learning how to do digital signage too! Visix’s interactive MeetingMinder room signs are available […]

C-nario Aims New Software Package at Small DS Apps

C-nario’s new C-Sign is designed for small and medium businesses, enabling users to upload all types of content (video, images, text) easily, schedule the content and manage it through a Web browser with what the company says is a user-friendly interface, from anywhere, anytime.  C-Sign is a Web 2.0 Rich Internet Application (RIA) and it […]

PCs Suck: The Non-PC Digital Signage Solutions Are Coming!

By Gary Kayye, CTS Using a PC as a content transmitter and receiver for Digital Signage networks sucks. Microsoft and their myriad problems have bled all over the DS market too. And, everyone’s been screaming for non-PC based solutions since the beginning. But, there haven’t been many that have, well, not sucked too. At least […]

Succeeding with Digital Signage

By Andrew Starks Tightrope Media Systems cofounder The explosive growth of the digital signage market has been well documented. A great indication is the large number of manufacturers that are in the game: 3M, Cisco, Panasonic, ViewSonic, Samsung, NEC, etc. All told, there are well over 500 companies that claim to make digital signage solutions. […]

TruMedia and Dzine Partner

TruMedia Technologies, a provider of audience measurement and “proactive” advertising (their words), and dZine, a digital signage solution manufacturer entered into a partnership two weeks ago. By integrating TruMedia’s PROM proactive marketing solution with dZine’s digital signage solution, users of the dZine player can now proactively and automatically trigger advertising content change based on the […]

Toronto Transit Commission

The ONESTOP Media Group (OMG) is the digital signage network operator for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which manages all the public transport in Toronto. TTC’s three main arms are buses, trams and subways. The Challenge? To install a multimedia distribution system that will deliver real-time information via 1,500 screens to be located throughout the […]

C-nario Launches New DS Product Aimed at Small and Medium Sized Businesses

C-nario announced last week said that they plan to launch a digital signage solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs) at ISE 2009 next month in Amsterdam. C-nario’s C-Sign enables users to upload all types of content (video, images, text) easily, schedule the content and manage it through a Web browser with a user-friendly interface, […]

Retailer FASTSIGNS Adds Digital Signage to its Offerings

Why do I even cover this story? To demonstrate the fragmentation of the market and how everyone’s going after a market that we, the AV channel, should CLEALY dominate. FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers, announced the addition of digital signage to its sign and graphics offerings. FASTSIGNS digital […]

Pantel Launches Weatherproof DS LCD Monitors

Pantel, known as the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV and monitor solutions, this week announced that it will launch multiple new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitors at the 2009 Digital Signage Show (DSE) held in Las Vegas next month. The new 42- and 52-inch models have been designed specifically for use in commercial DS […]