The Digital Signage Top-10: Videos, That is…from 2014


As you may know, we go to every major AV-oreinted trade show each year and shoot thousands of videos – literally thousands. In just the past 5-years, we’ve shot over 21,000 videos of new products launched at shows like InfoComm, DSE, CEDIA and Integrated Systems Europe as well as dozens of regional shows like those […]

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These Are a Few of My Favorite (DSE) Things


Although this year’s DSE was full of great technology, the items discussed below are indeed a few of my favorite things. Before going into detail, let me just say that it has been a crazy DSE — I haven’t seen the official numbers, but attendance feels way up. I know this because part of my […]

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Christie Shows New 84” 4K and MicroTile Video Wall at DSE


Among the products at Christie’s booth at DSE this year are its MicroTiles with the Christie Interactivity Kit; a technology preview of the new Christie QuadHD84P flat panel designed for both landscape and portrait modes; and Christie’s latest 46-inch ultra-narrow bezel LCD multipurpose flat panel. Building upon the features of the existing Christie QuadHD84 with […]

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Panasonic Debuts New Lamp-Free Projector, Weatherproof Display, Status Monitoring Software and More at DSE 2014


At DSE, Panasonic demonstrated its newest offerings, including the PT-RZ670U lamp-free projector, TH-47LFX60U ruggedized and weatherproof outdoor display, TH-47LFV5U video wall display and ET-SWA100 status-monitoring software. The PT-RZ670U is a lamp-free projector that uses a 1-chip DLP laser projector specified at 6,000 lumens and 20,000 hours of operation. Equipped with DIGITAL LINK (Panasonic’s branding for […]

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DSE Announces 2014 Apex & Content Award Winners


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2014 at its 5th Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV. Apex Awards This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners […]

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Samsung Announces New Commercial Digital Signage Displays at DSE


Samsung is showcasing its latest commercial display solutions here at the 2014 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), including an 85-inch UHD (4K resolution) display, ultra-narrow bezel video wall solutions and a new range featuring the next-generation Samsung Smart Signage platform. Samsung is also announcing the introduction of its new D Series commercial displays, featuring an enhanced […]

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DSE 2014 Keynote Address: José Avalos, Intel


By Melanie Johnson rAVe Staff Reporter José Avalos, Intel’s visual retail worldwide director, kicked off Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2014 with his Keynote address this morning at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas. The address titled, “Digital Signage Futurecasting: Insights & Predictions,” dealt with current trends and challenges in the digital signage industry […]

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Gefen Intros 30 Hz 4K Over Cat5 and Fiber Extenders at DSE


The new Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) extender for HDMI over one CAT-5 with PoL (Power over Line) provides a point-to-point transmission of 4K and Ultra HD content with RS232 and bi-directional IR. PoL provides power to the receiver unit using the same single Cat5 cable, thus there is no need for an external power […]

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Guide to Las Vegas Digital Signage & Experiential Media Installations


By Richard Lebovitz Digital Signage Connection If the designers of the large-scale LED displays and their content could sign their works, Brian Henry’s signature would appear on many that are today iconic landmarks amid Las Vegas’ dazzling lights. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Las Vegas native Henry switched focus to interior signage in […]

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Chief Debuts ConnexSys Line on rAVe RADIO Podcast This Morning


I called Nathan Bohl, Chief’s Director of Product Management, this morning to talk about the company’s DSE plans and ended up with a major scoop: Chief is launching an entirely new line called ConnexSys. ConnexSys is sort of a LEGO-like system for video wall mounting in that everything in the line simply goes together and […]

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BrightSign Finally Debuts 4K Media Player


After a month of rumors, BrightSign has officially debuted its 4K resolution media player, dubbed the BrightSign 4K. Outputting a native 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60Hz via HDMI 2.0 and supporting buffered playback of both Full HD (1920×1080) and 4K resolution content, the player actually is the first to use the new H.265 video […]

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DSE Special: NEC to Launch Android OPS, 80″ Multi-Touch and 55″ Super-Ultra Narrow Video Wall Display at DSE


Gary caught up with Rich Ventura, Vice President Product Marketing and Solutions with NEC, this morning and he gave rAVe the scoop on everything that NEC is launching at the Digital Signage Expo in two weeks in Las Vegas. The three must-sees that he told us about were the company’s new 80″ multi-touch, its 55″ […]

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Planar Intros Next Gen Clarity Matrix With Thinner Bezel, 4K Input, Remote Management


This week Planar announced the next generation of its Clarity Matrix LCD video wall system, featuring what the company is calling its new G2 Architecture. This new version features several feature upgrades that integrators will appreciate, including a thinner bezel, fewer cables and easier service. The tiled bezel width of the display is now just […]

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BrightSign Unveils 4K Resolution Digital Signage Player


BrightSign has become one of the first digital signage media player company to launch an actual 4K resolution (3840×2160) media player for digital signage applications. Using solid state storage, the yet un-named player will make its official debut at ISE in Amsterdam next month and then head back across the Atlantic to be shown at […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2014 Apex & Content Award Finalists


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has announced 33 finalists for its Apex Awards and 31 finalists for its Content Awards for 2014. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. Nominees are the end-use sites of the installation. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality […]

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DSE 2014 to Offer Record Four Professional Certification Programs – Debuting DSCE in Spanish


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced today that its 2014 Educational Conference will feature four individual full-day educational programs for Digital Signage Expert Group (DSEG) certification or renewal credits, including the debut of the DSCE program for Spanish-speakers. Tuesday, February 11th – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE) Designed for anyone whose professional involvement requires a full […]

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Intel’s Avalos to Keynote Digital Signage Expo 2014


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced today that it has scheduled Intel’s José Avalos, retail & digital signage worldwide director, embedded & computing division, to keynote at DSE 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas. In his address titled, “Digital Signage Futurecasting: Insights & Predictions,” Avalos will talk about […]

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Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2014 APEX Awards Nominations


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), is now accepting nominations for its 11th Annual APEX Awards. New for 2014, DSE has added a Professional & Personal Services category to differentiate services provided by banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, brokerages, and salons from the general retail category. The definition of the […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2014 Opens Registration


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has opened registration for its 11th event at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Feb. 11-13, 2014, themed, “Achieving Digital Signage ROI Success.” For more information or to register online, click here. The theme will play a large role in almost every one of the seven DSE 2014 educational […]

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DSE Opens Apex Award Entries


The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation as demonstrated in the deployment of technology in the global digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home industies. All nominated content will be judged on the following criteria: Challenge Solution Result To learn more or submit an entry, download the DSE 2014 APEX Award nomination form. Finalists in […]

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DSE Calls for Digital Signage Content Award Entries


Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is now accepting nominations for its 11th Annual Content Awards. New for 2014, DSE has added a Professional & Personal Services category to differentiate services provided by banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, brokerages and salons from the general retail category. To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage […]

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