Registration Now Open for InfoComm 2015 in Orlando

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Registration is open for the top ProAV show in North America, InfoComm. This year’s event will be held in Orlando from 13-19 June with exhibits being open the 17-19 June. You can register here. AV pros, tech managers, integrators and manufacturers attend the InfoComm show for the same reasons: to see and interact with what’s […]

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Panasonic’s DSE Debuts Include 4K and Video Walls

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At the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, Panasonic launched the new LFE8U LCD display series that’s aimed at a cost-vs-performance sweet spot. This TH-65LFE8U includes a narrow and even bezel width of 7.5 mm for top and sides and 10.5 mm for bottom and even includes a networked built-in signage player that allows video […]

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YCD Multimedia Installs Video Wall for Diesel Flagship Retail Stores

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Many of today’s retailers are trying to understand how to best create an engaging in-store experience within their traditional retail environments. Additionally, brand representatives need a way to engage consumers who are increasingly accustomed to the convenience of online shopping. Diesel S.p.A. was faced with a similar challenge, even as one of the world’s leading […]

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DSE Announces 2015 Apex Installation & Content Award Winners

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The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) today announced the independently judged winners of its Apex Installation & Content Awards for 2015 at its 8th Annual Awards Program. Apex Installation Awards: This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 11 categories from a field of nearly 80 entrants: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation […]

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How to Choose the Right Digital Signage Size: Content vs. Screen

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By Dan Brown RMG Networks Have you ever walked into a corporate lobby, retail store, hotel or any venue and thought, “Wow, that digital signage display is too large!”? Humorous, but of course not. Most of the time, if anything, displays are commonly undersized. Why? Well, while 55″ seems large in the intimate setting of […]

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LG Expands WebOS SmartTV Platform to Add Digital Signage

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The commercial version of LG Electronics’ popular webOS smart TV platform is expanding into digital signage displays. Optimized for commercial applications, LG’s “webOS for Signage” is an all-in-one hardware and software platform. For 2015, LG’s Smart Platform Signage solution running webOS allows system integrators to download useful content and develop customized applications that fit their […]

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Google’s Chromeboxes Will Grow Digital Signage Market Overall — Thanks to AOPEN

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Since last year’s Digital Signage Expo and the introduction of Chrome’s single app kiosk mode, many customers and developers have built digital signage applications on Chromeboxes. Now, Chrome is coming to digital signage in an even bigger way: The Chrome Sign Builder is designed to help create intelligent digital signs that are easy to build, […]

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LG Aims at Affordable Digital Signage Market With New Display Introductions at DSE 2015

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LG Electronics USA today introduced an all-new entry-level digital signage monitor series aimed at small- to mid-size business (SMB) markets. The five new models in the SE3B series range from 32- to 65-inches diagonally and claim a bezel width (at its thinnest point) of just 11.9 mm, the thinnest on the market at this price. […]

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DT Research Launches MA Signage Multi-Screen Media Players

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DT Research just announced a new line of digital signage players called the MA Multi Screen Appliance series. The so-called “rugged” and compact embedded system players are packaged with the intuitive WebDT Content Manager (WCM) software suite, which includes a menu board design tool, Menu Board Editor, for a turn-key digital signage package to quickly […]

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Barco Launches New Indoor 4mm and 6mm LED Modules

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Barco just added two new indoor LED displays to its lineup aimed at digital signage retail and advertising. Designed for fixed indoor installation in fashion retail, automotive retail, banking or transit advertising applications, the V4i and V6i feature 4mm and 6mm pixel pitch, respectively. Just like the other V-series LED displays, the V4i and V6i […]

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Visix Releases Axis TV Design Version 9 – Holds Webinar

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Visix has launched version 9 of its AxisTV Design software, which provides “the most intuitive design environment for creating messages, templates and layouts for nearly any digital signage applications right on your desktop.” It uses a completely new user interface modeled after familiar Microsoft Office designs, and improves upon all of your favorite design tools […]

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rAVe’s ISE 2015 in Review Video

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It’s here! Check out our ISE 2015 Review Video that includes highlights of everything we saw, everything we did and everything you may have missed at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam next month. It’s only three minutes long and includes a fun look at everything that was the Integrated Systems Europe Show!

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Shuttle Computer Debuts DS57U Media Player

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Shuttle Computer Group announces its fanless DS57U media player that boasts two discrete channel (supports playing two discrete displays simultaneously with 1080p resolution) outputs and a wide range of inputs and a built-in HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and two built-in RS232/RS422/RS485 interfaces — obviously aimed at systems […]

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Visualplanet’s Latest Touchfoil Aimed at Harsh Environments

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Visualplanet’s Single User touchfoil has been specifically engineered for single user interaction that even works when wearing gloves. Aimed at the transportation and public access environments, touchfoil is a clear flexible film touch sensor, which is applied to glass to add touch capabilities. Simple to Visualplanet’s retro-fit, the touchfoil works through glass up to 20mm […]

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BroadSign Intros Xpress Pro Media Player

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The new BroadSign Xpress Pro is a media player that uses quad-core Intel processor and the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro operating system and includes 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. The Android-based BroadSign Xpress is something they are claiming to be a “smart player” compared to basic media players that simply follow […]

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BenQ Intros Interactive 4K Touch Panel, Dual-Sided Display at DSE 2015

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BenQ America announced its Digital Signage Expo (DSE) plans and they include the debut of interactive 4K panels, ultra-thin dual-sided screens, bar-type displays, and more. At DSE 2015, BenQ will be unveiling its 79-inch RP790 interactive panel for the very first time. Featuring 10-touch points, the interactive display allows presentation participants, enterprise collaborators and teachers […]

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Nominations are OPEN!

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Nominations are open for the 2015 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards It’s that time again! We are now accepting nominations for the 4th annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards. This is where you, the readers, decide who is the best of the best in our industry. From your favorite manufacturer website to the best video wall product, […]

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Extron Adds New Architectural Models to USB Extender Plus Series

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Extron just launched new models to the USB Extender Plus Series, a family of products that extend signals from USB peripheral devices located up to 330 feet (100 meters) away from the host computer using a single CATx cable. The USB Extender Plus AAP fits into a double‑space Architectural Adapter Plate – AAP opening, providing […]

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The Digital Signage Top-10: Videos, That is…from 2014

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As you may know, we go to every major AV-oreinted trade show each year and shoot thousands of videos – literally thousands. In just the past 5-years, we’ve shot over 21,000 videos of new products launched at shows like InfoComm, DSE, CEDIA and Integrated Systems Europe as well as dozens of regional shows like those […]

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Christie Details DSE Plans and Debuts Digital Signage Creative Agency

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Christie will be focused on digital signage applications with the introduction of an array of media solutions, including Christie Experiential Networks (CEN) digital destinations at DSE 2015 in Las Vegas, March 10 – 13. As part of Christie’s professional services offering, the Christie THREE SIXTY digital media group enables partners and end-users to access one […]

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Physical Cookie Solves Retail’s Opt-in Problem

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By Jessica Glynn Reality Interactive A year later, retailers are reporting positive results from iBeacon campaigns. There are, however, still challenges from the caveats associated with iBeacons. Specifically, customers must be iPhone users. They must download the retailers’ app. They must enable Wifi on their phone and opt-in to receive notifications. Many consumers are not […]

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MultiTaction Intros Curved, Multi-User Interactive Wall at DSE 2015

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MultiTaction today told us it’s debuting a Curved MultiTaction iWall featuring the company’s interactive display technology at this year’s Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas. MultiTaction’s new display claims to be the world’s first curved multi-user interactive wall that supports an unlimited number of concurrent users, has curvatures of up to 360 degrees and […]

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Via Will Debut an Android-Based Sub-$200 Media Player at DSE

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VIA Technologies just told rAVe that it will announce a line of commercial-grade Android digital signage players at DSE 2015, including the VIA ALTA DS 2, which runs dual displays in extended mode and outputs 4K on a single display. The VIA ALTA DS Series features a choice of single and dual display Android-based media […]

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A DSE Special Videocast: An Interview with Exponation President & COO Chris Gibbs About Digital Signage Expo

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The 12th year of the Digital Signage Expo kicks off next week in Las Vegas with over 200 exhibitors and the most education ever offered on digital signage in one place. I was joined on today’s videocast by the president and COO of Exponation (parent company of DSE), Chris Gibbs, who gave me a great overview […]

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rp Visual Solutions to Unveil AVISO Line of Kiosks at DSE 2015

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rp Visual Solutions (RPV) will unveil its new line of battery and AC powered kiosks during DSE 2015. The line, called AVISO, includes CONTIGO, a tabletop battery-powered model and LIBRE, a rechargeable battery powered model that features a dual-sided interactive display. It also includes a single-sided model called IMPACTO that has a unique look and […]

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DynaScan Announces World’s Brightest Professional LCD

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DynaScan Technology has announced a new 1080p 55” LCD that produces a sunlight viewable 7,000 nit image. Dubbed the DS551LT7, it’s designed for applications in high ambient light environments like storefront windows, outdoor kiosks, and other locations with direct sunlight. DynaScan says that each screen is individually color-calibrated to the D65 (6500 K) color standard […]

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