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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Digital Signage and the ‘Blue Screen of Death’

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By Jeff Hastings CEO, BrightSign I’ve been noticing an amusing trend emerge of late — people posting images to Pinterest and other social networks, documenting digital signage gone awry. In most cases, these images depict a once-impressive digital signage installation brought to its knees by what’s well known in PC circles as the “Blue Screen […]

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Digital Signage Enabling the Next Generation of Stadiums

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By Jeff Hastings CEO, BrightSign A construction boom is happening globally. Professional and collegiate athletic facilities around the world are either being renovated or built new from the ground up. A reported $3.6 billion was spent on stadium works for the World Cup alone. Wikipedia chronicles an extensive list of 75 stadiums currently under construction […]

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What Will the Standard Digital Signage Installation Look Like a Year From Now?

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By Jeff Hastings CEO, BrightSign Our vibrant industry is evolving its technology base faster than ever. 4K was first talked about at CES, and already screens are appearing everywhere from high end to low end. Integrators are now using more and more full-HD streaming media servers to lower the cost of video distribution. Content developers […]

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Future-proof Digital Signage by Investing in 4K

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By Jeff Hastings CEO, BrightSign Each year, growth in our category is driven by innovation — advancements in key areas that cause our customers to invest in digital signage to help propel their businesses forward. I believe that 4K will be the catalyst that drives this growth in 2014. Unfortunately there’s significant trepidation about 4K, […]

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BYOD: Revolutionizing Digital Menu Boards Is Just the Beginning

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By Jeff Hastings CEO, BrightSign Digital menu boards represent a digital signage submarket that’s maturing quickly. Markets on the tail end of maturity often become stagnant, falling victim to commoditization and, as a result, innovation begins to wane as margins become razor-thin. Forward-thinking companies that helped shape the market then turn their attention to other, […]

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Demand for Rich Content and Interactivity Will Drive Digital Signage Growth

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It’s been quite a start to the new year. We’ve talked extensively with customers, partners and fellow vendors at industry trade shows in the first quarter. In general there is a great deal of optimism and excitement about where our industry is headed. Even though the year is still young, we’re starting to see some […]

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