5 Things We Learned About Digital Signage During the Pandemic

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The past year demonstrated how the immense flexibility of digital signage helped many organizations quickly adapt to operate safely during the pandemic. And while we’re not yet out of the woods, this is a good time to reflect on some takeaways from the COVID-19 crisis. 1. The flexibility of digital signage has been a lifesaver […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Partners With Mobile Device Management Company Moki

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Carousel Digital Signage and mobile device management company Moki have announced a new partnership that they say will simplify the deployment and management of media player software across multiple operating systems. To be integrated within Carousel Cloud’s CMS, Moki’s cloud-based mobile device platform (MDM) will establish a unified interface for digital signage networks with a mix of media players and attempt to remove the burden […]

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Almo Spring E4v: Digital Signage, Distance Learning and Decorating with Tech

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, we brought you live coverage of the Almo Pro A/V spring 2021 E4v virtual show experience (day one here; day two here). This time around, we were excited about some new additions and features, like a networking widget in the rAVe LAVNCH VTS platform that allowed attendees to connect together in […]

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Central Lyon School District Utilizes Digital Signage and Livestreaming to Serve Students During COVID-19

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Keeping connected amidst the global pandemic has become critically important for schools. Central Lyon School District in Rock Rapids, Iowa has leveraged its digital signage to facilitate sporting events and maintain a community spirit — even while observing official health and safety guidelines. Central Lyon is a unique K-12 school district that serves 780 students, […]

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What I Learned About the Digital Signage Industry (Year One)

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I really hope everyone is doing the best they can to get through these challenging times. Allow me to share my professional experiences, which include working over the past 35 years in the following industries: film/video production, data storage and backup, network and telecom, video managed services; AV design and integration, and digital signage. Although […]

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Secure, Simple, Stable: Three Things to Look for in Digital Signage

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  By Francisco Garcia AG Neovo  Digital signage has always been an essential vehicle for public communication. But this year reminded us just how valuable it is to businesses and the people that fuel them. With messaging needs changing a mile a minute — whether to accommodate COVID-19 protocols, adjusted store […]

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DSF AND AVIXA Just Made Sure Digital Signage Will Be Fastest Growing Segment of AV in 2021

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AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events. AVIXA will announce details later this month on events where DSF will bring its content. The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and […]

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BrightSign’s BSN.cloud Control App to Now Work with Embed Signage CMS

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BrightSign today announced that it has expanded its list of available CMS partners in BSN.cloud Control Cloud to include embed signage. BSN.cloud Control Cloud is a free subscription included with every BrightSign player running BrightSign OS 8. It delivers cloud connectivity for real-time player control from anywhere, as well as simple setup and provisioning features […]

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When the Landscape Changes, So Should Your Business

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  By HD Distributing  The playing field for the AV industry changes fast. Not too long ago, we started seeing the emergence of trends like direct-view LED moving indoors (whereas, before, most AV integrators were not even talking about LED for indoor spaces). Other major shifts have included mass deployments of […]

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Four Ways the AV Industry Will Influence the Trajectory of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has been a gut-punch for much of the AV industry. Not since 9/11 has the business world faced such an abrupt pause, followed by an uncertain future. In the case of this pandemic, how the future plays out will be dictated largely by viral spread, and our collective response to that threat. And while […]

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Digital Signage Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: ‘Gotchas,’ Watch-outs and Getting Safely Through the Doors

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Digital Signage Day was our fifth and final day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. With support from our partners Samsung, NEC Display and Epson — and a great partnership with DSE and the DSF — the content from these supporters and our session educators was fantastic. Read on for the story. Keynote: Digital Signage Gets Back […]

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Laura Davis-Taylor Answers 5 Questions in Preparation for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Laura Davis-Taylor is the chief strategy officer for InReality, LLC, and she will be giving the keynote during Digital Signage Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. Although we had a DS Day during our first LAVNCH WEEK, I knew we were really focusing on bringing in fresh content, so I was curious to hear about how […]

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Quividi Publishes Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index

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Quividi has published Pulse, its first Global DOOH Indoor Traffic Index, aggregating its customers’ real-time audience data — and data from their screens across the globe. In this first release, Quividi shares that DOOH indoor audiences are progressively back, with an increase of +26% since hitting a low point in week 17 (April 20-26). Quividi’s […]

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The Digital Signage Ecosystem and the IHS Markit Digital Signage Industry Market Tracker

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By Jeff Hastings BrightSign Our industry is more diverse than it’s ever been. The IHS Markit Digital Signage Industry Market Tracker presents separate data in eight vertical markets, and many of these verticals are themselves very diverse. “Retail” extends from corner shops to Harrods to large supermarket chains. Hospitality spans everything from fast food outlets […]

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Our Favorite Moments From LAVNCH WEEK 2020

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I had the pleasure of providing live coverage for the first-ever LAVNCH WEEK, an all-digital event put on by THE rAVe Agency in partnership with Zoom last week. After five full days of education sessions, product launches and thought-leadership, I wanted to write a wrap-up story of my favorite moments, broken down by vertical: ProAV, […]

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LAVNCH WEEK DS Day Panel, “Leveraging Digital Signage in Times of Crisis” — The Blog Version

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Even as the world starts to return to “normal” (or, at least, we’re feeling more of a sense of normalcy now than we did in March — but still social distancing, please), it’s important to keep sharing perspectives and learnings among each other, so that we can take them well beyond the COVID-19 crisis. That […]

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LAVNCH WEEK Digital Signage Day Tech Talk, “Programmatic Essentials for DOOH” with Ameet Shah — The Blog Version

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By: Madelyn Welch and Leah McCann Ameet Shah of Prohaska Consulting joined us today to talk about his two favorite topics: the first being programmatic buying and the second being digital out of home.  With those two things as his favorite topics, we think we found the right speaker today for our LAVNCH WEEK Digital […]

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Mark Boidman on “COVID-19 Market Reactions and Forecasts in AV” — Blog Version of the LAVNCH WEEK DS Day Keynote

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For day two of our first-ever LAVNCH WEEK — created and launched by rAVe in partnership with Zoom — we were particularly excited to have a full day of content specifically positioned around a huge market in our industry: digital signage. So, naturally, we found an expert on DS trends and forecasting to kick off the […]

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Moki’s Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Adds Support for BrightSign Media Players

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BrightSign today announced that Moki’s cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) software now offers support for BrightSign media players via BSN.cloud Control Cloud. Moki Device Management for BrightSign brings remote management capabilities to BrightSign devices and gives Moki customers the ability to easily manage fleets of BrightSign-connected endpoints via the Moki app. Moki’s cloud-based platform is […]

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Cloud-Based Signage Software Company Enplug Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

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Enplug today announced successful completion of its SOC 2 Type 2 audit. This concludes an intensive six-month audit by Coalfire, an independent cybersecurity firm, to objectively measure Enplug’s adherence to key trust factors of secure data processing and storage. Many digital signage vendors talk about the importance of security, yet Enplug is among the very […]

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NoviSign Launches Digital Signage Hand Sanitizer Kiosks

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NoviSign has launched new, specially-designed line of freestanding and wall-mountable digital signage hand sanitizer kiosks that dispense 99.99% germ-killing sanitizer gel. Equipped with an internal auto-dispenser that supports gel, foam or liquid sanitizer, the kiosks feature a metal enclosing and an integrated commercial grade 21.5” digital sign that is managed using NoviSign’s cloud-based digital signage […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Integrates Carousel Cloud with BrightSign’s BSN.cloud

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Carousel Digital Signage has announced the integration of Carousel Cloud with BrightSign’s BSN.cloud, a network management platform from BrightSign. Carousel Digital Signage introduced Carousel Cloud last year as a subscription-based SaaS platform. Carousel Cloud is ideal for any business or enterprise seeking an off-premise hosted digital signage service with limitless scalability. Interoperability with BSN.cloud means […]

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SpinetiX Announces Partnership with Littlebit Technology

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SpinetiX has announced a partnership with Littlebit Technology to offer SpinetiX ARYA cloud service and DSOS operating system on axxiv computing devices. As a result, axxiv computing devices running SpinetiX ARYA and DSOS will be offered to Littlebit Technology customers in Europe. The Littlebit Technology collaboration opens SpinetiX technology and expertise to even more business […]

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Squirrels Adds Digital Signage to Ditto Screen Sharing Solution

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Squirrels today announced the addition of digital signage to the company’s Ditto screen sharing solution. Ditto digital signage includes screen mirroring integration, free templates, emergency alerts, scheduling, central management and more. Ditto differentiates itself with the ability to instantly transition from digital signage to screen mirroring as well as utilize popular devices as receivers. Ditto […]

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Navori Labs Debuts New QL Digital Signage Innovations

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Navori Labs has debuted several new QL digital signage innovations. The applications address emerging needs that make digital signage more effective for the organization and the audience and leverage the power and flexibility of Navori’s QL software at the core. Now in its second-generation, the newly-branded QL Mobile expands the content management capabilities of the […]

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BrightSign Will Ship BSN.cloud With CMS Partners

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BrightSign is announcing it will ship BSN.cloud with more than a dozen leading CMS partners integrated into its network management platform being launched at ISE 2020 (8-E200). In the first week of February, BSN.cloud will be publicly available, and the CMS partners will be selectable from a drop-down list within the BSN.cloud UI during player […]

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The Road Ahead for AV in Self-Driving Cars

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As we turn the page on the 2010s, there’s a great deal of speculation about what this new decade will bring. Of course, nobody really knows what the future holds, but I’ve thought a lot about what’s ahead for the AV industry. One segment I find particularly interesting is the automotive space. At the CES […]

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Navori Labs and BrightSign Partner to Create New QL Player

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Navori Labs has partnered with BrightSign — designing its QL Player for BrightSign’s 4K and HD digital signage media players — leveraging Navori’s proprietary software and operating system on a standard SD card. The software is available for new BrightSign shipments or as a field upgrade for existing players from 2016 forward, bringing Navori innovations […]

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