Elo Releases Updated I-Series System and Backpack 4, Expands Enterprise Tool Capabilities

Elo announced the enhanced I-Series 4 and Backpack 4 products. This update adds Android 10, Google Mobile Services (GMS) and a suite of enterprise tools that enhance flexibility in device management to the products. The new I-Series is a touch screen POS system with Android 10, optional Google Mobile Services (GMS) and OEMConfig. The displays come in 10-, 15- and […]

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New Updates for ScreenBeam 1100 Feature Native Google Cast Support

ScreenBeam Inc. released its latest firmware update Tuesday, now featuring new native Google Cast support. The Version 11.0.6.0 update will allow ScreenBeam 1100 users to wirelessly display over the network with the Google Cast function on these devices: All Android devices (whether Google Cast or Miracast) All Chromebook/ChromeOS devices (whether Intel-based or ARM-based) Windows 7 […]

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signageOS Announces Elo Integration for Digital Signage

signageOS introduces the universal Elo integration for digital signage. Elo’s embedded, Android-based displays are now fully compatible with the signageOS supported devices list. Elo offers multiple lines of embedded Android displays for digital signage. Elo is one of the only major suppliers with displays running on newer versions of Android like Nougat 7.1. Developing a […]

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Nanov Debuts Solar-Powered LCD Signs for Transit Applications

Nanov just unveiled a solar-powered LCD sign, a PIDS (Passenger Information Display Systems). It’s designed for bus stations and other transit settings, displays information in real-time and relies on energy from the sun. Each model comes with a 615x515x3-millimeter solar panel that provides power to the LCD sign. The sign is a combination of LCD […]

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Amazon vs. Google Part 2

Smart homes and smart buildings aren’t for the ultra-rich… anymore. We’ve come to a time in our existence where our technological advancements have allowed for desire, need and know how of a more connected lifestyle, between home and work. After all, it’s no longer about a work-life balance, it’s really all about the work-life blend […]

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Chaos Entertainment Communication and Global Caché Form Partnership

Global Caché and Chaos Entertainment Communication announced today they have formed an alliance to ensure their combined products provide built-in integration. The combination of IRControl software and Global Caché hardware delivers a simple and easy to deploy, configure and use solution. Global Caché’s products connect any IR, serial and contact closure device to a Wi-Fi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by […]

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InFocus Adds 55-Inch Model to Mondopad Collaborative Display Line

InFocus Corporation announced an addition to their Mondopad family in the form of a 55-inch Mondopad INF5522AG. The 55-inch Mondopad is an all-in-one collaboration system that supports HD video conferencing, interactive whiteboarding, web browsing, data sharing, presentation, document annotation and wireless casting. The 55-inch Mondopad features Total Touch Control, a system management interface that eliminates the need for […]

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Displaylite Launches Mini PC With Android for Touchscreens

Displaylite launched the P1 touch2box mini PC with Android Lollipop 5.1 OS, aimed at system integrators and stand builders that want to use an Android Operating System with a desktop or large external touchscreen. Applications include point of sale, self-service, wayfinding, corporate, education and hospitality. The P1 touch2box is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 Quad Core processor, with 2 GB […]

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TrueConf and NVIDIA Bring 4K Video Conferencing to Smart TVs

TrueConf introduced 4K (2160p) video calls to smart TVs for NVIDIA SHIELD TV users. Backed by NVIDIA, TrueConf has released a new solution to run 4K video conferences on smart TVs based on NVIDIA SHIELD TV consoles. The integration is powered by NVIDIA NVENC technology which has been supported in TrueConf for Android application. Video is transmitted at 2160p and […]

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InFocus Introduces Its Largest Open Android-Based Touch Display for Collaboration

InFocus Corporation today launches an addition to their JTouch product family, with the JTouch Plus INF8630AG. It’s the largest open Android-based interactive touch display solution built for collaboration, featuring a 4K anti-glare 86-inch display that users can customize and annotate over any documents, whiteboard, browse the web and run Android apps, plus wirelessly cast with ease using LightCast. […]

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VIA Technologies ALTA DS is a new Android-based 4K Digital Signage Player

VIA Technologies today launched the VIA ALTA DS 4K Android-based digital signage player. Capable of connecting to a 4K display with a 3840×2160 resolution output, the ALTA DS 4K can handle HTML5, has built-in touch screen support and features a dual Ethernet to enable the installation of an IP camera that can be configured to blend locally-captured […]

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Signagelive to Launch Support for Philips Professional Display Solutions’ SoC Android OS Commercial Displays at Digital Signage Expo 2017

Signagelive is partnering with Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) to develop support for their extensive range of Android powered SoC Philips Displays, which will be launched at Digital Signage Expo 2017 (#DSE2017), 28-30 March, Las Vegas. Philips Android OS product range began with the Full HD, D-Line display, which has been followed by more of […]

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Sony Hits the Jackpot for Creativity With New Surface Projector Integrated With Embedded Touch

In one of the most creative uses of projection in the history of the industry the Sony Mobile Phone Group comes something they are calling Xperia Touch — a projector with an embedded Android projector. Xperia Touch is an interactive projector that turns any flat surface into a 23” HD touchscreen, with either horizontal or vertical ultrashort-throw projection. The interface is […]

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Barix Extends Support for Mobile and SIP-Based Paging and Intercom

At ISE 2017, Barix is showcasing its new Simple Paging App for Android phone users, plus its newly-released SIP-based support for redundant PBX systems. The two items are among many exciting products that Barix has planned for the ISE 2017 show in Amsterdam. Barix provides cost-effective paging and public announcement solutions that provide a variety […]

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CDS Intros Killer Transparent LCD Panels for Retail Showcases

The hottest thing in LCD right now isn’t size — it’s transparency. Using transparent LCDs, you can augment a retail display with digital content in real-time. And, CDS (Crystal Display Systems) has both raw-component kits (from 5” to 84”) and finished transparent boxes for integration into systems (from 10” to 70”). Dubbed the ClearVue Transparent […]

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AirTV Debuts Over-the-Air 4K Streaming Player

Today at CES, a barely-known company called AirTV debuted a set-top box and service called AirTV. The AirTV player is a 4K Android TV-based streaming device that integrates free over-the-air (OTA) channels, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube into single experience. An interesting smart remote controls the AirTV Payer, your TV and your sound system and […]

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You Can Now Use Android Devices With Extron AV Control Systems

The Extron Control app is now available in Android. Extron Control is an AV control system app that gives users complete access to Extron control systems directly from an iPad and now from Android devices. Extron Control automatically loads the user interfaces present on many Extron control products without a lengthy setup and customization process. […]

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CDS Launches 10″ POS Monitor and 27″ Strip Monitor Aimed at Digital Signage

The 10″ POS Android advertising displays from CDS are available in standalone, networked and touch versions. The all-in-one screens include Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) so you can power it and send content to it using the same network connection. These screens are native 720p and they can synchronize multiple screens and create custom layouts with multiple media […]

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The Future of Development in AV and Collaboration

Some say the future is now. I say the future is now, as well as in the innovations that continue to present themselves for the end user, as well as the industry integrator. In April 2013 I wrote one of my first rAVe blogs where I detailed the purchase of a new Windows laptop after […]

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Navori Labs Ships Next Generation Android Digital Signage Media Player

Swiss digital signage software company Navori Labs was the one of the first digital software companies to develop a native Android player in 2012, offering the same content playout features as its Windows player to ensure that out-of-home networks could harmoniously support a mix of players. At ISE 2016 (February 9-12, Amsterdam, Stand 8-N225) and […]

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We Just Launched Both an iPhone and an Android rAVe NEWS App

Believe it or not, we’ve had a mobile app for three years. But, it was designed and developed for the iPhone 4 and iOS 6. So, it was time to re-design everything. We started from scratch and looked at the top five news apps on the market and come up with a simple-to-navigate but powerful […]

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Mersive Finally Does Android Mirroring on Solstice

Mersive has added Android mirroring on their Solstice wireless presentation and BYOD collaboration system. Dubbed the Solstice Pod, the newest addition to the Solstice wireless presentation and collaboration product line combining Solstice Software with an Android-based hardware platform to create a wireless media streaming solution for collaboration in meeting rooms and classrooms. Both Solstice Software […]

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Get Ready to be Completely Blown Away by the Best Pico Projector Ever

A tiny start-up called LUMO PLAY is about to drop a killer-app (and I don’t throw that term around lightly) on the market – if they can build it. The vision of CEO Meg Athavale, LUMO integrates a pico-projector, Android software, a motion IR sensor and Wi-Fi into a wall-mounted sphere that makes any surface […]

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Panasonic’s DSE Debuts Include 4K and Video Walls

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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Want a Pico-Projector that Fits into a Light Bulb Socket?

There’s a Kickstarter project for a product called Beam that aims to build a pico-projector in the form-factor of a light bulb. That’s right, it would screw into a standard light bulb socket. The Beam projector is designed to turn any flat surface into a projection surface. Beam is a 100 ANSI lumen projector integrated […]

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Shuttle Computer Group and NoviSign Announce New Low-Cost Digital Signage Bundle

Shuttle Computer Group and NoviSign today announced its digital signage bundle for $299. Shuttle’s new DS2ALSNOVI package includes a lifetime software license and combines Shuttle’s DSA2LS Android-based media player with NoviSign’s software pre-imaged for plug-and-play simplicity. Shuttle’s DSA2LS low cost digital signage player is housed in a small, robust one-liter metal chassis, and is powered […]

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Android Signage Goes Dual Screen With VIA ALTA DS 2

VIA Technologies today unveiled the VIA ALTA DS 2 media player, a dual output digital signage media player using Android as an OS. With dual 1080p outputs, touch screen support and integrated with Android Signage Content Management apps, the VIA ALTA DS 2 is powered by a 1.0GHz dual core VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC, […]

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Learning to Think: Android Updates and AV System Topology

As a lover of both words and technology, I take particular notice of word choices in the technical realm. One recent change I noted was when the OS on my phone upgraded itself to Android 4.4.2. In addition to the various cosmetic changes, there was a shift in label of one particular icon from the […]

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Anuva Automation Acquires TiO Brand of App-Based Control System Products

Anuva Automation has acquired TiO, the Android-based home automation company. TiO (stands for Turn it On) is definitely a new approach to home automation, driven by what they company calls an “outside in” philosophy that focuses on the customer experience. Through the TiO Android app, users can create macro functions for every room of their […]

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Wondersign to Support NEC Display’s OPS Digital Signage Player

Wondersign, a provider of cloud-based digital signage services, and NEC Display are partnering to offer digital signage solutions. Wondersign, a “hardware-agnostic” software manufacturer will now support NEC Display’s new OPS digital signage player. This Android-based media player is capable of 1080p HD playback and features a quad core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and integrated eight logic core […]

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NuVo Releases Android Version of Direct Stream

NuVo Technologies has released the Android version of Direct Stream for its Player Portfolio app that allows users to stream content stored on any Android device directly to the NuVo system. Available now for download, the NuVo Player App version 1.8 enables Android devices with track selection, volume control and more. Direct Stream for iOS […]

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Philips Intros 4K, 1080p Android-Based Smart TVs

TP Vision, the company that markets and brands Philips TVs in Europe and other parts of the world, has announced a new line of TVs that are powered by Android. There are two lines, the 8100 and 8200 TVs, which are 1080p resolution, and the Ultra HD 8800 series, offering 4K resolution. These will first […]

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