New Carousel Digital Signage Player Allows for Cloud Signage

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Carousel Digital Signage has extended player support for Carousel Cloud, its recently-introduced subscription-based SaaS platform, to Mersive Solstice wireless displays and BrightSign media players. Previously only available for Apple TV devices, Carousel Cloud users now have a choice of three suppliers for content playout to suit their requirements and preferences. Now shipping, Carousel Cloud brings […]

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Is The Best New Product at InfoComm 2019 Actually a SaaS Service?

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Liberty AV just had a bag of money fall out of the sky and hit them in the head by being gifted the U.S. distribution rights for a start-up company called Teleportivity, which is launching a product using the same name here at InfoComm 2019. You’ll want to see this product as it’s an actual […]

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And Now, Bluescape Adds a Meeting Room Bundle for Dell’s Interactive Monitors

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Bluescape announced a meeting room bundle featuring its digital visual container (DVC) and Dell’s newest line of interactive touch screen monitors. Bluescape gives people the ability to interact with all types of content and applications in a secure, digital workspace or DVC. Bluescape is a cloud-based SaaS solution with an open architecture, allowing people to […]

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Carousel Digital Signage Debuts New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform

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Carousel Digital Signage announced the availability of Carousel Cloud, a new subscription-based SaaS platform. It is designed for an off-premise hosted digital signage service and can be deployed across networks that use Apple TV devices in addition to media players. Carousel Cloud means there is no traditional hardware servers. Instead, Carousel Cloud delivers a software-defined […]

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Scheduling, Software as a Service and the Day I Sat Through the Same Presentation Four Times

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I don’t know if “As a Service” has replaced “experience” or “convergence” in the AV buzzword bingo game, but it certainly has been a hot topic as of late, opening some interesting questions as to how the business models of traditionally hardware-centric AV companies fit into a software — and software as service — based […]

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AV as a Service?

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If you have gone to any AV leadership event over the last several years, ranging from the Commercial Integrator Summit to InfoComm’s AVEC to NSCA’s Business and Leadership Conference, you know that developing a revenue stream based on service has been at the forefront of the conversation. Many integrators have started offering managed services to their […]

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Prysm Launches Prysm Enterprise for Scalable Collaboration

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Prysm today unveiled Prysm Enterprise, a hardware and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution which enables businesses and their employees to easily collaborate in-real time across every size screen — from mobile devices to custom large-scale video walls. With Prysm Enterprise, the newest offering in Prysm’s Visual Workplace portfolio, applications, content, video conferencing and the web are all […]

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Barix Announces Subscription Model for SoundScape Music and Advertising Platform

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Barix has added a subscription model for its SoundScape business music and advertising solution. The starter package, which includes licenses for the first 50 audio players, eliminates expensive annual contracts in favor of monthly credit card payments and a much faster return on investment, according to Barix. The 50-player starter package allows businesses up and […]

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ScreenHub Aims to Pioneer Cloud-Based Digital Signage

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ScreenHub is a free, software-as-a-service (Saas) content management system for digital screens that they say can be customized to any aspect ratio or pixel matrix. In addition to being compatible with any synchronous digital display, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor LED displays, it can also be implemented on plasma screens and LCD panels. The software […]

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Barix SoundScape Audio Over IP Platform for Business Music and Advertising Now Shipping

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Audio over IP pioneer Barix announces that it is now shipping Extreamer SoundScape, its fully integrated live and scheduled streaming service that allows audio content providers to centrally manage and distribute branded music and advertising over IP networks. The concept, first introduced at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show (you can see the video we shot of it here), […]

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Hey Rental & Staging Companies: EventCollab Is the Best New Product for Your Market Since the Projector!

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I just got a demo of the best thing the rental and staging market will have seen in years — um, decades. There’s a tiny new company called EventCollab that will make its debut at InfoComm in the Innovations Showcase and you WILL WANT TO MAKE TIME to get a demo yourself if you are […]

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ClearOne To Acquire Software-Based Videoconferencing Company Spontania

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ClearOne has agreed to buy cloud collaboration company Spontania from Spain-based Dialcom Networks, S.L. in an all-cash deal for €3.65 million (approximately $5 million USD). Spontania is a software-based cloud collaboration solution that combines video conferencing and web conferencing into a single enterprise solution that can scale to 10,000+ users. This will expand ClearOne’s videoconferencing […]

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YCD Multimedia Announces New Version of Cloud-Based Content Management System

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YCD Multimedia last week announced Version 5.0 of its cloud-based content management system — YCD|CMS SaaS. The new version improves core features while adding new tools, including all new built-in editors, new and enhanced content management with authorizations and remote control, and a host of user interface enhancements. With the new built-in HTML 5-based editor, […]

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