Sharp NEC Display Solutions‘ ActiveScene Now Runs on XOGO Media Player

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced Thursday that ActiveScene, its AV solution that transforms existing glass walls into dynamic digital signage, can now run on the XOGO media player.

“We are proud to work with XOGO to make ActiveScene more accessible to users, and XOGO makes content management as easy as can be,” said Rich McPherson of Sharp NEC Display Solutions. “By integrating with XOGO, users now have more flexibility and power when it comes to playing content and utilizing glass walls in completely new ways, specifically in retail and corporate settings. The sky is the limit in terms of how, when, and where high-impact content can be displayed.”

ActiveScene is the result of a partnership between Sharp/NEC and Avery Dennison. The solution combines NEC’s projector technology with Avery Dennison’s Vela smart window film that is applied to a glass wall or interior window. With the push of a button, the film can change from transparent in its “on” state, to opaque in its “off” state, providing a surface for projecting digital signage, video and other content for a variety of situations.

“We’re delighted to partner with Sharp/NEC on this groundbreaking new technology and can’t wait to see the creativity that it will inspire,” said Chad Brown, CEO, XOGO Decision Signage. “XOGO’s integration with ActiveScene offers plug-and-play control of the revolutionary new solution. Simply tag individual items of content in your XOGO playlist with the corresponding ActiveScene status (i.e. transparent or opaque) and transform ordinary-looking glass surfaces into stunning digital signage in the blink of an eye.”

The free XOGO Manager app is available for Windows 10, Android and iOS. It allows users to upload content, create playlists and manage all their players from anywhere in the world via the cloud. XOGO plays back JPEG and PNG graphics, MOV and MP4 videos, and URLs displaying infotainment feeds, social media and webpages. Furthermore, the XOGO integration allows for the ability to control lighting behind the film separately, enabling the end user to spotlight specific items in a storefront retail display or exhibit with LED lights, for example. Accomplished through XOGO’s partnership with Nexmosphere, this option is triggered from buttons, people sensors and gesture interactions to provide a set of tools when designing any digital signage experience.