NEC to Debut MultiSync X554HB at InfoComm


Integrated with a built-in NFC (near field communication) sensor for control and maintenance, the new NEC MultiSync X554HB is a 1920×1080 LED-lit LCD monitor that’s spec’d at a 5000:1 contrast ratio and integrates a human proximity sensor that can change brightness, volume, and inputs or power the display up or down. The X554HB is designed […]

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Visix Wins Communicator and Hermes Awards for Interactive Digital Signage Designs


Visix, Inc. has been honored with four Communicator Awards and three Hermes Creative Awards for their interactive multimedia designs for digital signage. The company’s Creative Services team has expanded over the past four years to meet growing demand, and has won over 60 design awards to date. Communicator Silver Awards of Distinction were presented in […]

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Extron Ships Fiber Optic Extenders for 4K


Extron is shipping its new FOX II 4K Series for extension, switching and distribution of 4K video (up to 30 Hz with a 4:4:4 color space over one-fiber or @60 Hz with a 4:4:4 color space using two transmitters), multi‑channel audio, and bi-directional control signals over fiber optic cabling. The series includes the FOX II […]

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DSS Europe Marks 10th Year with Two-Day Digital Signage Program


Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe 2016 presented by DSF Europe arrives at the Hilton Munich Airport on 23-24 June with a programme offering two full days of digital signage and DooH insight, expertise and technology. It is the first time in the event’s 10-year history that the conference programme has been extended to two full […]

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Visix Releases AxisTV 9.4


Visix has released version 9.4 of its AxisTV enterprise digital signage software. This latest release has important feature enhancements including a brand new user interface design, support for VLC players and RTSP streams and improved scheduling features. AxisTV v.9.4 introduces a brand new UI design with modern colors and imagery, while retaining favorite features and […]

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BroadSign Mobile Used by Xprnc Media to Bridge DOOH With Smartphones in Retail


BroadSign has deployed its BroadSign Mobile product across the Xprnc Media LLC digital out-of-home network in retail locations. Xprnc Media provides ad-based DOOH to top media retailers and plans to grow to 300 locations in the next two years. Reaching over 300,000 consumers monthly, the network selected BroadSign’s software platform for its depth, scalability and […]

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Acquisitions in AV: What Really Happens


My companies have been acquired twice and I have attempted numerous acquisitions. While I don’t have the experience of an investment banker like GE or SilverLake, I have been down many roads that few have the opportunity to travel, and it’s nothing like you think. Yes, there is almost always human impact because maximizing profits […]

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Christie Allure Announces Packaged VideoWall Systems


Allure “out of the box” Video Wall (by Christie) packages designed to make implementation easier, quicker and more cost effective, all while offering a choice of top quality displays, warranties and installation services. Packages start at four displays and include as many as 25 displays designed to transform high traffic areas such as retail spaces, […]

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Signagelive and IAdea Partner for 4K Player


Signagelive and IAdea have collaborated in the development of a digital signage media player they are calling the Armoroid 4K (XMP-7300). The Armoroid 4K XMP-7300 player, powered by Signagelive’s cloud-based SoC and HTML5 software, can be used to connect 4K displays, regardless of size, orientation or type, over LAN to deliver dynamic 4K content that, […]

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Extron Announces Compact FOX PowerCage Enclosure and Fiber Optic Extender Modules


Extron just launched the PowerCage 401 modular power enclosure and the PowerCage 401 FOX DT HD dual-transmitter and PowerCage 401 FOX DR HD dual-receiver modules, which provide long haul transmission of HDMI, stereo audio and RS‑232 control signals over fiber optic cabling. The PowerCage 401 enclosure features a space-saving 1U rack-mountable design that is hot-swappable […]

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On Language, AV/IT, Teaching and Learning


“Include Kodak in this room.” That’s the line in the client’s system review memo which confused me, and one with which I eventually opened an internal training seminar at SMW. What were they talking about? And what was the bigger message? Read on! The memo in question came in a fairly late design phase of […]

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Sharp is Saved by $350 Foxconn Investment and $3.5 Billion Buyout (Sort of)


Foxconn and Sharp have announced a strategic alliance that was approved by each company’s board yesterday. Details of the deal aren’t available to the public yet, but is rumored to be in the range of $3.5 billion, total, that gives Foxconn controlling (2/3) interest in the Japanese manufacturer. The main reason Foxconn is interested in […]

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Matrox Announces Maevex Multi-Encoding and Decoding Technology


Matrox Graphics today announced that it is expanding the Matrox Maevex product line of encoders and decoders with a new range of products designed for multiple real-time encoding, streaming, transcoding and recording. The Maevex 2 product line will feature a variety of form factors, including PCI Express cards, stand-alone appliances and OEM versions of the […]

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InfoComm: Digital Signage Embraces Fast Cellular Networks


By Monica Heck Special to InfoComm International As 3G and 4G LTE cellular technology – and now 5G trials — make headlines around the world in the field of mobile video delivery, the same technology has quietly emerged in the digital signage space. Swiss signage vendor Navori Labs recently disclosed that it’s powering 20,000 networked […]

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Extron Unveils New Versions of DTP Switchers With Audio Embedding and HDBaseT Compatibility


Extron just launched new versions of the DTP T USW 233 and DTP T USW 333 three-input switchers now featuring analog stereo audio embedding and compatibility with HDBaseT-enabled devices. The DTP T USW switchers send HDMI or analog video, audio and control up to 230 feet (70 meters) or 330 feet (100 meters) over a […]

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Digital Signage Federation Awards Savannah McNulty 2016 Geri Wolff Scholarship


The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) has announced that it has awarded its 2016 Geri Wolff Scholarship to Savannah McNulty, a third-year student at the Savannah College Art & Design. Ms. McNulty, who has declared her major in graphic design and is interested in pursuing a career in the digital signage industry said, “The content of […]

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Salamander Designs Introduces Motorized FPS Series Display Stands for Interactive Touchscreens


Salamander Designs has announced the introduction of the FPS Series display stands for interactive touchscreen products such as the Microsoft Surface Hub and other VESA-compliant displays. The FPS Series is currently available in two form factors; mobile stands for easy portability and a low-profile wall-mounted solution, each providing precise motorized control of screen height. Some […]

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FSR Expands Project Wall Box Line With Upgraded PWB-450 Larger Size Box


FSR is expanding its popular Project Wall Box Line (PWB) with the new PWB-450 — one of the industry’s largest ETL Listed multi-purpose Project Wall Boxes. The PWB-450 is designed for applications where users need to mount larger interfaces or equipment in a wall box behind a display or in other custom applications. Its optional […]

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Chief Increases Coverage of Digital Signage Market


Chief has announced the addition of a Technology Solutions Group to better serve customers with digital signage rollouts from start to finish. The group will provide a full service offering to manufacturers, content providers and their end users. From product phase recommendations, site surveys, pilot phase support and project management to product modifications and engineering […]

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JBL Lauches New Control 65P/T Pendant Speaker


JBL Professional by HARMAN today introduced the JBL Control 64P/T. The JBL Control 64P/T is designed as an affordable full-range pendant loudspeaker in the JBL Control Contractor Series and features a 30-watt transformer, so it can be operated at 8 ohms or used on either 70V or 100V distributed lines. This expansion of the pendant […]

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VISIX Opens 2016 Expression Awards


Enter your VISIX AxisTV messages, videos and screen layouts in the company’s 9th annual contest honoring excellence in digital signage content design. The entry period is now open for the 2016 Expression Awards in the categories of Best Still Design, Best Motion Design and Best Screen Design for digital signage. The Expression Awards recognize excellence […]

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THE 5th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards – Open For Nominations!


Our Reader’s Choice Awards blow away ANY other industry award. And, I can say that with 100 percent confidence. How? Well, first off, in 2014, we had over 54,000 votes and then in 2015, we had 88,351 (Yes, you read that right – OVER 88 THOUSAND votes) — no one has those kinds of numbers! […]

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3M Unveils New Multi-Touch Display at DSE


Visitors who attended the 2016 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas last week were the first to see 3M’s new large-format Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Multi-Touch Displays. At the core of the new 3M multi-touch displays and systems offering is the proprietary design of the ultrafine metal mesh touch system conductor – a step change […]

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These are the official ISE 2016 Award Winners!


You can’t enter a product in them. You can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us. We literally sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2016 and we select the TOP products in every possible product category for our 2016 Best of ISE Awards. No other publication, […]

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LG Intros 86″ “Stretch” 7-foot Wide by 1-foot Tall, 4K Resolution Monitor


LG introduced an 86-inch “Ultra Stretch” digital signage monitor at DSE aimed at transportation, retail stores, banks and museums. Using an aspect ratio of 58:9, the Ultra Stretch Signage monitor measures seven feet long and one foot wide. Dubbed the LG 86BH5C, it’s a 4K Ultra HD resolution and uses LG’s Picture-by-Picture technology, which allows […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2016 APEX Award Winners


The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) today announced the independently judged winners of its APEX Awards for 2016 at its 12th Annual Awards Program as part of the Free Networking Reception and APEX Awards Ceremony Wednesday March 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners […]

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Visix Premieres AxisTV v.9.4 with New User Interface at DSE


Visix premiered version 9.4 of their AxisTV enterprise digital signage software in booth 1834 at Digital Signage Expo 2016 this week. The release boasts a brand new user interface design using clean, modern colors and imagery, while optimizing workflows. The content management system retains all the favorite AxisTV features and has extensive data integration options, […]

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GDS Announces Color Digital Poster Using E Ink epaper Technology


GDS has announced a 54”, A0 size, Color Digital Poster based on E Ink epaper technology. The new display is part of GDS’ e-Tela product family and can be used in any indoor or outdoor application opening up many options previously not possible. It can be powered directly or Solar powered, reducing the infrastructure build […]

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Peerless-AV Showcases LED Mounting System, Portrait Kiosk Enclosures and Other AV Solutions at DSE


Peerless-AV demo’d at DSE 2016 its Universal Modular LED Wall Mounting System, a new line of Portrait Kiosk Enclosures and a very-cool custom kiosk solutions using a Volta Electric Vehicle Charging Station. Claiming to have the industry’s first Universal Modular LED Wall Mounting System, Peerless-AV’s system offers a quick and easy pop-out mechanism that can […]

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