Context-Sensitive Signage Is Raising the Bar in Interactivity

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Smart use of sensors is enabling the creation of context-sensitive signage that will transform what we mean by interactivity. In the future, signage will look and listen and feel, responding to the surrounding environment so that interaction with it becomes natural and closer to interaction with another person. For example, if you select and pick […]

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A Successful Digital Signage Experience for Experiential Entertainment Centers

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I remember going to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey when I was a kid with my parents and sister. My father would drive through the safari section so we could watch the animals walk around or all over the car. I think the last time my parents drove through the safari section, one […]

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Presenting the ‘Rock Stars’ of Digital Signage

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MUNICH, 14 June 2022 – Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS Europe) returns to Munich on 6-7 July with its most impressive speaker line-up to date. Delegates will hear from over 60 industry influencers, including top level C-suite business leaders, concept and content ‘rock stars’, and disruptors who are shaking up the future of digital signage. Shaping […]

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Signagelive’s Content Management Platform Is One of the First Chrome-Recommended Solutions for Digital Signage

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Signagelive announced today that,after meeting all the technical verifications set by Google, its content management platform has become one of the first “Chrome Recommended” solutions for digital signage. Optimized for the Chrome OS, Signagelive can be integrated with Chrome OS devices for enterprise-class digital signage solutions. Together, Signagelive and Chrome OS devices, powered by Chrome […]

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PPDS to Showcase Latest Range of Remodeled and Updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022

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PPDS, or Philips, is showcasing its latest range of remodeled and updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022. Available in new 43” and 55” sizes and designed for entertainment, collaboration and content scheduling, the Philips B-Line is designed as a signage solution for food and beverage (bars, restaurants, kiosks) as well as corporate […]

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Barco ClickShare Is Now Also a Digital Signage Player

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Barco has added new functionality to its popular UCC and presentation device, ClickShare, allowing it to now become a digital signage player. Meeting room displays that are connected to ClickShare can now be leveraged as corporate branding tools or to distribute digital signage messages. The first digital signage partners are Signagelive, Seenspire and Korbyt. Digital signage messages can […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1109: SpinetiX Will Focus on Hospitality at ISE 2022

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SpinetiX’s CEO, Francesco Ziliani, spoke to Gary today about his ISE 2022 show plans. SpinetiX will be on stand 3R100 in Barcelona and will also exhibit in the Intel booth. And this year’s theme will be all about hospitality — like hotels and restaurants — but the company will also focus on another kind of hospitality. Listen and watch for […]

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A Successful Digital Signage Experience for Trade Shows

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My Favorites From the New York International Auto Show 2022 I have been attending business trade shows since the mid-1990s when I first worked for a relatively small but very successful CD-ROM OEM hardware/software technology company. As time went on and I changed my technology focus (from data storage and backup to telecom/network, then video […]

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ISE Adds Retail Digital Signage Experience Center and Demo to 2022 Show Floor

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Running alongside the Digital Signage Avenue in Hall 6, the ISE Retail Showcase, sponsored by Econocom, will be an experience-based journey through the retail experience. Focused on usability and real-world scenarios, this 1,722-square-foot booth recreates a series of retail environments to best highlight the latest technologies. Mock-ups of fashion and grocery stores will feature best-in-class […]

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Telecine Launches FinFacts Digital Signage Content Subscription Service

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Telecine Multimedia has launched a new digital signage content subscription service. This new service is designed bring high-quality, attractive, and informative content for in-branch customer messaging and communications. FinFacts provides a content library built around everyday banking information and guidance, adapted from FDIC material that’s already fully appropriate and approved for bank marketing and customer […]

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Learn How to Handle Unique Digital Signage Installs

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Digital signage has gone from simple 2×2 video walls to monstrous installations in any shape you can imagine, but the unlimited possibilities can make for frustrating installs. On an April 6 LAVNCH & LEARN, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Mark Coxon and Ryan Reviello to discuss the best practices for handling unique digital signage installations. “I’m excited […]

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Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5: Digital Signage Day!

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We’ve just finished Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Wednesday was Digital Signage Day — we covered all the ins and outs of digital signage trends and products in the industry. The day was filled with digital signage demos, conversations, panels and much more. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, […]

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Webinar | From Retail to Restaurants to Restrooms — The AV in DS

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Digital Signage has always been linked to the advertising market – replacing menu boards, static signs in airports, bus stops and even delivering messages to captive audiences in bathrooms. But, signage is now driving EV charging stations, wayfinding in grocery stores following COVID-19, managing capacities in retail stores, driving experiential events in malls, on campuses […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: February Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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What’s the Current State of the Digital Signage Industry? Find Out!

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The digital signage industry is constantly evolving; from products to content to services, the industry is constantly on the move and adapting to the next big thing. So, what’s trending now and what will be trending in the next 18 months? Join rAVe’s Megan A. Dutta as she explores this topic with Laura Davis-Taylor, Paul […]

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Valuable Updates to Digital Signage Service Systems and the Popularity of Hands-On Trainings

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By Sophie Gustafson Almo Pro A/V In the age of the growing hybrid workspace, the ProAV industry is responsible for more than just product fulfillment. Digital content services, specifically for media player technology, have become increasingly popular and necessary for user success, facilitated by company-offered installations and trainings. Historically, digital content services have often existed […]

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Use Cases for Digital Signage During and Post-Pandemic

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One of the many challenges of this pandemic is not knowing how people will react to different environments in an office, building lobby, hotel, mall, retail store, an arena/stadium, a train, a plane or even outside. If you are fully vaccinated, wearing a mask and inside a fully ventilated area (or outside), should you still […]

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5 Things to Know About Digital Signage Ahead of InfoComm 2021

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Digital signage is poised for strong revenue growth, with a forecast of $32 billion in 2021, increasing to $44.7 billion in 2026, according to AVIXA’s 2021 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis. With this in mind, it’s no surprise Digital Signage will be a major focus at InfoComm 2021. To start, AVIXA (producers of InfoComm), along […]

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Three New Minimum Viable Offerings for Houses Of Worship

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When designing a project for a house of worship, how often do you go back to the drawing board to ask the question, “Hmm, what should I include in this system?” Hardly ever, I assume, considering the requirements of houses of worship are mostly the same: assistive listening, environmental lighting, fixed installs and more. These […]

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The Cloud Versus On-Prem, That Is the Question

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One of the first marketing/technology terms that I learned when I joined a video managed services company in 2008 — versus previously working at a telecom company — was the difference between a cloud-based service (not a weather system) versus on-prem (aka on-site) hardware products. I currently work for a digital signage company that provides […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The UCC Day Roundup

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I’ve written live coverage for a lot of AV industry events over the years. But when last year rolled around, rAVe’s new concept, LAVNCH, reinvigorated my excitement to document live happenings in the industry. In fact, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett reminded me in her LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 preview article that the agency developed the […]

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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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