Technology Grows in Importance for Retailers, New CompTIA Research Study Reveals

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Innovations in information technology (IT) continue to transform the retail sector, with digital signage, payment processing, customer engagement and other solutions playing increasingly important functions, according to new research released this week by CompTIA, a non-profit association for the IT industry. Seventy-two percent of retailers surveyed rate technology as important to their business, CompTIA’s Retail Sector Technology Adoption […]

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Digital Screen Media Association Debuts ADA and PCI Guidelines for DS Installs Booklet

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Are your kiosks ADA and PCI compliant? You can get the information you need to keep track of the changing regulations and requirements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards from the Digital Screenmedia Association. Guidelines for ADA Compliance for Self-Service Kiosks Wondering if ADA applies to your […]

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JVC Intros 24/7 Digital Signage Displays

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JVC Professional Products Company announced at InfoComm its new ProVérité Series of LCD monitors for 24/7 digital signage applications. The two monitors in the series, the 47-inch PS-470W and the 42-inch PS-420W both offer1080p resolution and a 178-degree viewing angle. Designed for horizontal or vertical installation, the Energy Star-compliant ProVérité monitors have standard VESA FDMI mounts, as well as carrying handles for transport. An on-board power outlet […]

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Digital Signage Advertising Hits Its Stride

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The following is reprinted with permission from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). For more information, go to http://www.digitalscreenmedia.org. The latest data from PQ Media reveal 2011 was a good year for digital out-of-home advertising, and 2012 is on track to be even better. While stock markets around the world retrace, the financial picture of Greece […]

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AMD Launches Next-Generation AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Card for Video Walls

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AMD announced last week the immediate availability of the AMD FirePro W600 professional graphics card, a single-card solution capable of driving up to six displays. This is the company’s first professional graphics card to leverage AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture and 28nm production technology for use in high-resolution, content-rich, multi-screen display wall environments. The AMD […]

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Panasonic Intros New Digital Signage Displays, Including Its First Video Wall Display

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Panasonic last week announced three new lines of professional LCD displays, including the LED 55” LFV50, the company’s first video wall product, the 70” and 80” LED LF50 Series, and the LF5, an entry-level digital signage LCD display. LFV50 Panasonic’s first LED video wall display features an ultra-narrow bezel for near seamless video wall installation. […]

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Haivision Debuts CoolSign 5

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Haivision today announced CoolSign 5.0, the latest version of its digital signage system. CoolSign 5.0 brings IP video to digital signage by integrating with Haivision’s Furnace within the CoolSign player. CoolSign claims 5.0 is the only digital signage solution for a facility that can incorporate broadcast content without copy risk — a critical requirement of […]

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DSE Wants Seminar Presenters and Speakers

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is now accepting speaker proposals for its 10th anniversary educational conference, taking place Feb. 26-28, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. According to Richard Lebovitz, DSE editorial director, DSE organized 10 educational oversight committees comprised of industry experts who volunteered to recommend topics, review proposals and approve presentations for each […]

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DSE Wants Seminar Presenters and Speakers

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is now accepting speaker proposals for its 10th anniversary educational conference, taking place Feb. 26-28, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. According to Richard Lebovitz, DSE editorial director, DSE organized 10 educational oversight committees comprised of industry experts who volunteered to recommend topics, review proposals and approve presentations for each […]

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Gen Y and Self-Service Are a Match Made in Heaven

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The following is reprinted with permission from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). For more information, go to http://www.digitalscreenmedia.org. I recently finished interviewing retailers about their employee challenges. By far, the largest complaint was about managing Gen Y, and those same complaints were echoed again in Dallas at the Micros Retail Connect event. They are lazy. […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Adds Features to Carousel

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Tightrope Media Systems has updated its Carousel digital signage system to add local weather options (supporting multi-day forecast creation and text-based crawls from WeatherBug) and now operators can build forecasts with temperature information and graphics to visualize the sun, clouds, rain and other climate conditions. In addition, the company has added multi-lingual support with right-to-left […]

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BroadSign is Sold

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BroadSign International announced today it has been acquired by JedFam Group, LLC (“JedFam”) almost three months after it filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in Delaware. The Bankruptcy Court recently approved a sale of BSI’s assets to JedFam, and BSI will emerge from bankruptcy as BroadSign International, LLC. Brian […]

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Tourism Montérégie’s Digital Content Strategy Enriches Visitor Experience

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Tourism Montérégie, located in the Quartier DIX30 Lifestyle Centre in Brossard, Québec, Canada, wanted to reinvent the traditional concept of the tourism office and showcases how technology, marketing strategies, client service and interior design can be combined into an integrated concept that truly enriches the visitor experience. The space includes 23 screens, seven of which […]

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DSE Launches New Fall Showcase

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Exponation (the people who bring you the DSE show each year) has just announced the launch of its new Digital Place-Based Network Showcase, an event designed specifically to give brand marketers and advertisers the opportunity to meet with a cross-section of digital place-based networks all in one place for the purpose of better understanding this […]

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Why Touch, When You Can Point?

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Mainstream gesture-based technology for digital signage may take another step forward with the introduction of the Leap, an iPod-sized 3-D motion control device that lets users control their computers by gesturing with their hands instead of using a keyboard or mouse and is slated for release this winter for a retail price of only $70. […]

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HiperWall 3.0 Brings New Features to Multiscreen Content Control

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Last week I had a web-based demonstration of the newest release of Hiperwall 3.0, which is a control software package for controlling content over a variety of screens. This new version adds animation capabilities to content that can be displayed on multi-screen display solutions. That doesn’t sound like such a great innovation, but when you […]

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Altinex Ships Another 1×2 VGA Distribution Amplifier

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Altinex has started shipping the DA1907LX Ditto-Amp, which is a one-input, two-output VGA distribution amplifier. It uses female 15-pin HD (VGA-type) connectors on all input and output connectors, with both outputs buffered. The DA1907LX is compatible with RGsB, RGBS and RGBHV signal types and the female 15-pin HD input features native Plug & Play compatibility […]

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Research Indicates Digital Signage Is On The Right Track

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The following is reprinted with permission from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). For more information, go to http://www.digitalscreenmedia.org. New research from IHS iSuppli indicates growing adoption of digital signage around the world as professionals in the retail, hospitality, healthcare, corporate and government sectors look to the medium to communicate to audiences on the go. Political […]

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DSF Now Offers Education-on-Demand

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The Digital Signage Federation has created a four-part Digital Signage Expo (DSE) Digital Signage Fundamentals Seminar Program, designed specifically to prepare those investing for the first-time to deal with initial planning and execution challenges. It’s now available for viewing on the DSF website. The Digital Signage Fundamentals Seminar Program was presented in Las Vegas last […]

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Age of Convergence Puts Your “Face Identity” at Risk

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The U.S. FTC (Federal Trade Commission) wants you to know the risks associated with living in an age of converging technologies, specifically cloud computing, social networks and face recognition. Based on a ground breaking study last year from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a group of researchers at the University’s Heinz College demonstrated the ability to […]

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Another (Scary) Reason that Technology Alone is Not the Answer

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The following is reprinted with permission from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). For more information, go to http://www.digitalscreenmedia.org. Keeping digital signage content interesting and up-to-date has never been easier thanks to an explosion in the availability of RSS feeds. The case against one-way push advertising keeps getting stronger and stronger. Intuitively and based on my […]

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ClearOne Launches New SaaS Cloud-Based Digital Signage Software Platform

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Yesterday ClearOne launched the MagicBox WebSuite digital signage software platform that allows users to control its entire signage network from any web browser at any location. The new platform is available as a cloud-hosted SaaS model at http://www.magicboxinc.com. The MagicBox WebSuite incorporates several new applications, including content creation and asset management inside of the browser […]

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Digital Place-based Media Revenue Growth Rate Exceeds That of Overall U.S. Ad Industry

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The Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) announced that growth rates for the industry sector remained strong in 2011, exceeding overall U.S. ad industry growth by a more than 17:1 margin. Based on information collected by Miller, Kaplan, Arase from DPAA members and non-members, advertising revenue for the digital place-based sector grew by 14.2 percent in […]

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The 2012 Digital Signage CHAMPS

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Every year after DSE, we give out our annual Digital Signage CHAMPS awards. Here’s all the products and solutions we thought were the best of the best for 2012. Congratulations to all the winners! Most Innovative New DS Hardware Product (tie): NEC’s v651-T – A 65″ with optical multi-touch Planar Mosaic Architectural Displays Most Creative […]

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Times Square Starbucks Connects to Customers via Cutting-Edge Digital Display Applications

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International coffeehouse chain Starbucks wanted to provide its New York customers in Times Square with a high-tech customer experience that is consistent with the Times Square experience. Starbucks’ goal was to engage shoppers with user-generated content that was self-sustaining, while also enhancing the Starbucks brand experience with content that appeals to a wide range of […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2013 Tenth Anniversary Show Opens Call for APEX Awards Nominations

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is now accepting nominations for its 10th Annual APEX Awards. To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage or interactive technology program installed between November 1, 2011 and November 1, 2012. Submissions deadline is Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 and forms are available at: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/dse-apex-awards Nominations will be evaluated […]

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Where Does Digital Signage Fit in a World Where TV is Ubiquitous?

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The following is reprinted with permission from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). For more information, go to http://www.digitalscreenmedia.org. Digital signage communicators must begin looking for ways to leverage the ubiquity of smartphones and media tablets. If you are like me and drawn to science fiction, fascinated by quirky views of the future, you might remember […]

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