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

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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

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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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Planar to Expand LED Display Options With FX Series Line

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Planar announced an expansion Wednesday to the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with the Planar FX Series’ introduction. Planar FX Series fine pixel pitch LED video wall displays bring image detail and resolution historically reserved for lower light private spaces (in indoor and outdoor applications). The Planar FX Series offers outdoor models available in […]

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Quividi Publishes Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index

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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

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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

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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

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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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How to Do AV in an Airport: Moscow’s International Airport Is a Perfect LG Story

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An ambitious undertaking Among the largest and busiest of Russia’s airports, Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow serves tens of millions of passengers and sees hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo passing through each year. To entertain an influx of visitors, Sheremetyevo recently undertook an enormous modernization project that involved the demolition of the airport’s […]

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Medialon Announces Micro-Embedded Solution for Museum Audiovisual Applications

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Medialon has launched a new micro-embedded solution for museum audiovisual (AV) control applications — Showmaster Mini. Showmaster Mini is for simple AV control applications and installation types. It uses a fanless design so it can mount where AV racks aren’t suitable. The ultra-compact design solution is available as standard, with a reduced feature version of […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Almo’s E4v — Beginning May 18!

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For three days next week, Almo Professional A/V is providing the opportunity for resellers and integrators to connect virtually at Almo’s first E4 Evolution. E4 Evolution, or E4v, is a set of regional, virtual events expanding the E4 Experience. Officially announced last week, the E4v is designed to help integrators and resellers evolve and thrive. […]

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

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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

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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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InReality Announces the Thermal Mirror — A Fever Scanning Solution

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InReality announced a new suite of Safe Space Solutions Tuesday. The suite is powered by the company’s integration and analytics platform. The Thermal Mirror, an enterprise-focused fever-scanning solution, displays almost immediate temperature results, according to InReality. This can work either anonymously for visitors or via facial recognition for employees. The Occupancy Monitor automates in-venue traffic […]

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INFiLED’s New Series Made for Outdoor Advertising Will Be Available This Month

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INFiLED announced its new MV Series Tuesday. The series, according to INFiLED, is suitable for a wide range of fixed outdoor advertising applications. The product features a light-control sensor for day and night automatic brightness adjustment as well as a Remote Display Monitoring System. The MV Series will be available in multiple sizes 1000×1000 mm, […]

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Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

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Many of us are approaching our third month of stay-at-home orders (while others on the West Coast are looking at their fourth month). We — or at least I — spend much of our time thinking/dreaming about when this will come to an end so that we can get back to a normal routine. However, […]

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Philips Display Solutions Shows How Digital Signage Will Solve Post-COVID-19 Social Distancing Dilemma in Retail

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Philips Professional Display Solutions is providing its vision on how digital signage can help the “new normal” in retail, known as post-COVID-19. The company has created a new series of queue management and people-counting signage solutions designed exclusively to help public settings (including retail stores, supermarkets, cinemas and many more) to monitor and manage footfall […]

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Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

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I had the pleasure of providing live coverage for most of LAVNCH WEEK 2020, an all-digital event put on by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom last week. After five full days of education sessions, product launches and thought-leadership, I wanted to write a wrap-up story of my favorite moments, broken down by AV […]

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Extron Just Dropped the Coolest In-Wall Touch Panel Ever

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Extron is shipping the new TLP Pro 300M 3.5” portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M is designed to control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security and other systems within virtually any environment. This touch panel is equipped with a 320×480 resolution capacitive touch screen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla […]

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Panasonic Unveils New PTZ Camera Aimed at House of Worship, Rental and Broadcast

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Panasonic announced the AW-UE100 integrated pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera, which supports a wide variety of IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). This new PTZ camera includes a direct drive motor for smooth pan and tilt movement that offers installation flexibility, low noise and high-resolution image capture. It’s designed for […]

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LAVNCH WEEK, By the Numbers

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Last week’s LAVNCH WEEK was huge for both THE rAVe Agency and the industry. In fact, it was the largest virtual AV event, ever, with five days, 36 presenters and 20 hours of streaming — all in one platform. Let’s jump into the numbers. Here are some interesting stats: We streamed 15 terabytes of data […]

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USAV Adds Five New Integrators and a Service Provider

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USAV, a division of PSA, announced Tuesday the addition of five new integrators and one service provider to the USAV consortium. USAV aims to support its members in becoming and sustaining their positions as technology solutions providers. The new partnerships include: Integrators: Bluewater Technologies (Farmington Hills, MI) was founded in 1985 and is the only […]

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Almo Takes E4 Experience Virtual with Unique Regional Format: Three Days, Three Regions

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The E4v allows resellers and integrators to evolve and thrive while earning up to eight AVIXA CTS Renewal Units while interacting online with industry experts and local-area representatives from “virtually” anywhere. Hosted by Rob Ziv, AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year and vice president of business development and strategy for Almo Professional A/V, the E4v is debuting regionally […]

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CTOUCH Riva Interactive Whiteboard With TrueBeam Touch Technology Now Available

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CTOUCH has debuted a new interactive whiteboard, dubbed the Riva, aimed at education and small-to-medium-sized businesses. The CTOUCH Riva includes CTOUCH’s own TrueBeam Touch technology, specified at a 1.5-ms response time, ~1-mm touch accuracy and 32 touchpoints. Using Triple S glass, it claims to make the writing experience more like writing on paper than on […]

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Legrand Picks Steve Durkee to Lead Legrand | AV as Scott Gill Transitions

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John Selldorff, president and CEO of Legrand North and Central America is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Durkee as Legrand | AV’s next president. Durkee brings to the position an array of experiences in the AV industry. We’d like to send our congratulations to Steve, often referred to as “the nicest guy in AV.” Legrand […]

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QSC Announces Availability of Dante for Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of its partnership with Audinate, these feature licenses allow integrators to enable Dante networked audio integration on Q-SYS Core 110f processors running Q-SYS Designer Software v8.3.1 or higher. This software implementation eliminates the need for additional hardware I/O to integrate Dante […]

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What Will Jon Sidwick Do Next? We Think We Know!

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After 23 years at Maverick AV Solutions (a TechData company headquartered in the UK), Jon Sidwick, managing director, has announced he will leave the company in May. Maverick transformed from a local projection supplier to a pan-European solution provider in the professional AV, smart signage and smart collaboration markets. Sidwick is passing the baton to […]

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The Not So Selfish Gene

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By Julian Philips SVP Global Workplace Solutions at AVI-SPL The seminal but often hastily misunderstood work by Dr. Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene” argues that it is humble genes and not organisms, let alone species that dictate evolutionary progress, and that we as human beings are merely vassals as genes seek their own immortality. Scientists […]

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ShowMeCables Lanches Multi-Fiber Push On Breakout Cables

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ShowMeCables has launched a new line of Multi-Fiber Push On (MPO) breakout cables that allow for the redistribution of various optical fibers to individual devices without additional networking equipment. ShowMeCables’ new MPO fanout cables are offered in OM3 and OM4 models with eight or 24 fibers and an OM5 version with eight,12 or 24 fibers. […]

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NanoLumens Upgrades Performance LED Display Series

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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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Extron Adds Two New Audio Power Amplifiers

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Extron has introduced the XPA U 1004 SB and XPA U 2002 SB ENERGY STAR-qualified audio power amplifiers, which feature flexible channel pairs that can drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt or 100-volt loads. The individually bridgeable channel pairs of the XPA U 1004 SB can deliver two 100 watt channels into low impedance systems or one […]

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VESA Releases DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 Standard

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that it has released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 provides seamless interoperability with the new USB4 specification published by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), and fully enables all of the features in the latest version of the DisplayPort […]

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

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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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