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

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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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Mark Boidman on “COVID-19 Market Reactions and Forecasts in AV” — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK DS Day Keynote

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For day two of our first-ever LAVNCH WEEK — created and launched by rAVe in partnership with Zoom — we were particularly excited to have a full day of content specifically positioned around a huge market in our industry: digital signage. So, naturally, we found an expert on DS trends and forecasting to kick off the […]

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How Will Installation Verticals Weather the Storm of COVID-19?

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By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting Through its research in recent years, Futuresource has identified the install audio markets as a key opportunity for brands across the professional audio industry, ranging from large system touring vendors, through to business music brands and conferencing microphone suppliers. However, as with many professional audio segments and other areas of […]

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Extron’s XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable Compatible With MS-TestPro HDBaseT Tester from MSolutions

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Extron announced this week that its XTP DTP 24 Shielded Twisted Pair Cable is fully compatible with the MS-TestPro HDBaseT tester by MSolutions. This handheld test device provides the data needed to verify signal integrity and stability of HDBaseT installations. Features include quick and efficient signal analysis, built-in monitoring, logging and diagnostics capabilities, and comprehensive […]

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DSE Partners with rAVe for LAVNCH WEEK

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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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Chatsworth Products eConnect Power Distribution Units Integrated with ZPE Systems

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Chatsworth Products (CPI) has announced that its eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) now fully integrate with ZPE Systems’ open infrastructure management platform, Nodegrid, providing customers with even more advanced outlet control and monitoring capabilities. The integration delivers a unified solution that provides network and facility teams with out-of-band access for cabinet-level power, environmental and access […]

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

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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

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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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Peerless-AV Partners with Blue Planet Energy for Grid-Optional Energy Solution

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Peerless-AV has announced a product partnership with Blue Planet Energy to develop the Blue Ion LXHV, a patent-pending, premium grid-optional energy solution that brings together a wide range of sustainable energy options to power critical infrastructure and businesses. Through a ruggedized, custom enclosure manufactured by Peerless-AV, Blue Planet Energy’s non-toxic battery system and an integrated […]

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AVI Systems Becomes New USA Partner for GPA

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In a brilliant move, GPA announced today that AVI Systems is now a GPA Regional Business Unit for the United States. Becoming part of the GPA global community, requires a “special” organization given the unique foundational pillar to the GPA global brand and value proposition. It takes organizations with the same foundations of people-first culture, […]

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Intel Unite, LG, Kramer and Barco Are Just Some of the Great Brands to Support LAVNCH WEEK

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The AV industry doesn’t quit, even when the world slows down. So when 2020’s biggest AV trade shows started to release their postponement and cancellation announcements one by one, starting as early as February, it was time to expedite the release of a new platform, called LAVNCH — something rAVe has been working for more […]

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

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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

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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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Aurora Multimedia and Glory Star Partner for All-in-One High Temperature Sensing Tablet

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Aurora Multimedia and Glory Star have partnered to build a unique business appliance for the post-COVID-19 world, the TTS-10. It’s a 10″ Android-based all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet that’s available in 15.6” and 21.5” sizes with a variety of stands, desktop and wall-mount options, designed to send an alert if a person with a high […]

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Extron Offers New Matrix Switcher With Video Scaling, Switching and Integration Features

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Extron announced the immediate availability of the DTP2 CrossPoint 82, an 8×2 presentation matrix switcher that provides state-of-the-art video scaling, switching and integration features. With a maximum data rate of 18 Gbps, it supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. The DTP2 CrossPoint matrix switcher incorporates Extron-patented Vector 4K scaling […]

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

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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

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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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Clear Touch Recognized in Financial Times’ “Fastest Growing Companies” List

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Clear Touch, a manufacturer of multitouch, interactive flat panels and software for education and business, was recognized as part of The Financial Times’ inaugural list of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020. (The Financial Times and Statista Inc present this award.) When filtered by absolute growth rate, Clear Touch, at #140, earned a spot higher […]

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How the Post COVID-19 Will Be a Boon for AV, DS and UCC

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AVIXA has been publishing a monthly ProAV Business Index since mid-2016, gauging sales and employment indicators for the ProAV industry. The index is calculated from a monthly survey that tracks trends. Two diffusion indexes are created using the data, the AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E). This month’s AV Sales Index (AVI-S) […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Is Offering Three Months of Carousel Cloud

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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

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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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ClearOne CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager Now Available to Consumers

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ClearOne announced the availability of its CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager on Wednesday. It’s a unified AV network management platform to monitor, control and audit ClearOne Pro Audio and Video products and services. A beta version was available to AV pros for their evaluation prior to this release. The new AV management system provides remote real-time […]

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New Organization, ACE, Forms to Connect DOOH Industry Members

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ACE, the Advocates for Connected Experiences (ACE), announced its formation Monday. The organization aims to unite and empower all constituents involved in DOOH, retail and venue-based digital experiences around key industry issues. Its membership will include associations and companies involved in creating, selling, delivering and optimizing digitally-connected initiatives that touch the Out-of-Home industry. A commitment […]

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Hypersign Launches New DSaaS Program

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Hypersign launched a new DSaaS (digital signage as a service) program Wednesday. DSaaS allows organizations to finance everything in their entire visual communications suite in what the company is calling a budget-friendly OpEx monthly payment. Hypersign’s comprehensive turn-key packages enhance DSaaS — meaning, hardware, software, installation services, warranties, maintenance packages and creative services can all […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End for LCD Video Walls?

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By Graham Cooke Futuresource Consulting Last week, Samsung Displays (DID) announced that it is to end production of LCD video wall displays on July 31, 2020. As one of the largest panel providers in the industry, Samsung DID’s decision to exit LCD video wall panel production has generated shockwaves, but it also presents significant opportunities […]

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AVIXA Cancels InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA sent out an announcement this morning announcing that InfoComm 2020, originally planned to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 13-19, 2020, has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Show organizers said it had remained optimistic that the show could go on, and was monitoring recommendations from the WHO […]

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Peerless-AV Offers Bundled Solution in Response to COVID-19

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Peerless-AV is offering a bundled solution available immediately to deploy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hundreds of testing and treatment stations are opening across the country to meet healthcare needs, the locations call for rapid triage and information sharing, often in inhospitable environments. The bundled solution includes a 49”, 55” or 65” UltraView […]

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New PSA Initiative, “We Are the Countervirus,” Will Soon Make a Splash on DOOH Screens Across the World

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By this time next week, a new ad campaign and PSA initiative, “We Are the Countervirus,” could be running on nearly every major digital out-of-home (DOOH) network — encompassing hundreds of thousands of screens across the world. The Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA), in collaboration with independent ad agency Madwell, launched the brightly branded […]

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Sports & Entertainment Venues: We Share an Opportunity in the Shadow of Covid-19

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By Kevin Ivey Sports & Entertainment Projects, Baker Audio Visual We are all facing adverse impacts to our seasons and schedules as a result of the restrictions imposed to impede the spread of the Covid-19 virus. How do we best leverage our collective downtime to plan for a resurgent market and the return of fans […]

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Digital Signage Expo Rescheduled for September 15-18, Will Remain in Las Vegas at LVCC

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We announced earlier this month that Digital Signage Expo, originally scheduled for March 31-April 3, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, would be postponed to the fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and limitations on domestic and international travel. Show organizers announced today that the show has officially been rescheduled for September 15-18, […]

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AI for AV Is Opportunistic for Service, Support and Sales

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Whether your firm has joined the chorus touting “AI” or is more conservatively accurate in the programming of “machine learning,” there’s a non-stop buzz in the industry around the advancements of computing power and advanced algorithms used to analyze dizzying amounts of data from an ever-expanding networked technology install base. Either way, an opportunity for […]

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