Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

February 15, 2024

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

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Samsung’s VXT Platform Makes Creating and Managing Engaging Digital Signage Content a Piece of Cake

February 1, 2024

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Digital Signage is one of the most important markets within AV technology. No one disputes that. You see everything from the signs outside your favorite drive-thru and your child’s classroom to the highest-security control rooms — all transforming to LEDs. That’s a lot of content. Making this content look good […]

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rAVe [TV] LIVE Episode 148.2 — ISE 2024 Day 2

January 31, 2024

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Gary and I are thrilled to give you a look at Hall 3. Busy, busy, busy! We also chat with Brian McClimans of Peerless-AV and Lorenzo De Poi of K-array. Then Gary gives you lucky viewers a closer look at what’s going on on the show floor! 

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Samsung Wows With Crazy Good Transparent MicroLED; Like Seriously Good

January 30, 2024

Samsung debuted Transparent MICRO LED in the form of an actual commercial display using an extremely small MICRO LED chip, and it looks crazy good. The transparent MICRO LED can be customized to any size or ratio, offering another level of customization for customers. This technology could revolutionize the retail and exhibition spaces (depending on […]

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Samsung Helps Cisco Stay in the Videoconferencing Market with a MS Teams Room Solution, Huh?

January 30, 2024

Samsung expanded its partnership with Cisco using a105-inch, 21:9 Smart Signage QPD-5K model that is compatible with Cisco Room Kit EQ, which is certified for Microsoft Teams. Yes, MS Teams. Read into this whatever you want but, it appears that Cisco realizes people want MS Teams more than WebEx. Samsung’s new 105” QPD-5K model has […]

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Samsung Intros Display Compatibility With Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)

January 30, 2024

Samsung debuted its fort Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified interactive displays (model name: WAD) expected to launch in the first half of 2024. Powered by Android 13, the WAD series — available in 65-, 75-, and 86-inch models — provides a “seamless and intuitive learning experience” for teachers and students alike. Samsung says the […]

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Samsung Details New SmartThings for Business for the ProAV Market

January 30, 2024

Samsung is bringing SmartThings to its B2B displays with “SmartThings for Business” that enables business owners to leverage their digital signage to connect and gain more control of their smart devices across various landscapes. SmartThings connectivity feature to commercial display products such as Smart Signage and Hotel TVs, users can experience the convenience of hyper-connectivity […]

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rAVe [TV] LIVE Episode 148.1 — ISE 2024 Day 1

January 30, 2024

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Gary and I talk about a few of our favorite products on the show floor, including ones from Barco, DTEN, Samsung and more. We also feature Frederick Loucks from Domotz as our guest to talk a little bit about remote management. Finally, Gary rounds out the episode with a […]

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Cisco Is Back in UCC Market with Aggressive Partnership with Samsung Using Its 5K 21:9 Monitors

January 30, 2024

Cisco and Samsung Electronics announced new meeting room solutions aimed at the UCC market. The solutions feature Front Row — an inclusive content layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms, with either Samsung’s newly unveiled 105” Smart Signage (model name: QPD-5K) with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 5K resolution or Samsung 4K Smart Signage screens. The combination […]

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Samsung Debuts Cloud-Based Management Platform for Its Products

January 27, 2024

Samsung Electronics announced Visual eXperience Transformation (VXT) Platform, a cloud-native Content Management Solution (CMS) combining content and remote signage management on one secure platform. Designed with ease of use in mind, the company says the all-in-one solution allows businesses to easily create and manage digital displays. Samsung says the VXT is the next evolution of […]

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Samsung Powers Immersive Shopper Experience at Good American Flagship Store

January 21, 2024

Samsung Electronics America is powering the immersive in-store experience at the Good American flagship store at the Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles. Samsung commercial LED displays installed throughout the store engage shoppers with inspiring content that highlights Good American’s newest styles, best-selling products and outfit ideas. Launched as an e-commerce brand in 2016, […]

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Samsung Upgrades Frankfurt Display Experience Centre With KSCAPE

December 27, 2023

Samsung used KSCAPE to transform the meeting room experience at the Samsung Display Experience Centre in Frankfurt. The result is a solution based around KSCAPE RAIL, which aims to “eliminate the chaos of cables via integrated lighting and audio capabilities within a single dedicated product.” Samsung says inspiration for this project can be traced back […]

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SmartThings Announces Collaboration With Eve Systems

December 5, 2023

SmartThings, Samsung’s global connected living platform, announced a collaboration with Eve Systems, transforming home energy management through advanced power monitoring and expanding the number of SmartThings compatible brands and products that support energy management. With Eve Energy, a Matter-compatible smart plug and power meter, consumers will now be able to track energy consumption for everyday […]

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Samsung and Liberty Media Partner to Bring 481-Foot Rooftop Display to F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

November 21, 2023

Samsung Electronics America today detailed how Samsung supported the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 through its partnership with Liberty Media and Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. With lights out on November 18, spectators attending the race in Las Vegas or watching from around the world saw Samsung display technologies shine bright […]

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Samsung Gaming Hub Players Now Receive Select Games for Free on Samsung Smart TVs, Thanks to Blacknut Partnership

November 10, 2023

Samsung Electronics and Blacknut announced a way for players to discover games on the Samsung Gaming Hub. In a new initiative, Samsung Gaming Hub players in the United States will enjoy select games for free on compatible Samsung Smart TVs, powered by Blacknut. This “Free Game Pilot” will be active for a limited time, allowing […]

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Samsung Electronics America Announces RedMedia as One of First Businesses to Deploy VXT CMS for Digital Signage

October 12, 2023

Samsung Electronics America announced that Hy-Vee’s retail media network RedMedia is one of the first businesses to deploy the new Samsung VXT Content Management System (CMS) for digital signage. The cloud-native solution integrates content management and remote device management capabilities with intuitive features to enable users to control and secure their Samsung display network in […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1276: Samsung is Leading Digital Transformation in Healthcare — Here’s How

September 28, 2023

Today’s videocast features Samsung’s Lisa Bohnsack, James Rose and Lisa Gilmour as we talk about how the company has a suite of healthcare products that transform not only the patient experience but also that of the nurses and doctors. Using all sorts of display technologies, Samsung can help you make the overall healthcare experience better, […]

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Windhoek Banking Institution Steps into the Digital Age with Samsung

July 20, 2023

Windhoek, Namibia, June 2023 – One of the largest banking groups in Namibia recently opened a new state-of-the-art branch in Maerua Mall. On a mission to innovate the banking sector in Namibia, this banking institution designed its latest branch with the digital age in mind and rolled out the upgraded format to two further branches […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1224: Samsung Will Show the New WAC Interactive Display Series at InfoComm. Here’s Why This Matters

May 22, 2023

Last month, Samsung quietly launched a new WAC series of interactive displays — aimed primarily at K-12 but can be used in all sorts of other applications. Why? Well, it not only includes embedded Android OS on board but also simple USB-C connectivity. The new WAC series will be available in 65-, 75- and 86-inch […]

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Samsung’s New Interactive Display Available in June 2023

March 29, 2023

Samsung Electronics debuted its new Interactive Display with upgraded features and software solutions aimed at the K-12 market. Available in June 2023, the new Samsung Interactive Display, dubbed the WAC, expands on Samsung’s Interactive Pro display (WMB) operating on the Tizen OS; the WAC leverages the Android OS to provide intuitive usability and enable fast […]

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Samsung to Integrate Punchh Loyalty and Engagement Platform with Its Kiosk Solution

December 14, 2022

Samsung Electronics America has paired its Samsung Kiosk signature solution with Punchh, a food and beverage loyalty and marketing platform from ParTech Inc. (PAR), in a new partnership to create customer engagement solutions for restaurants and other key verticals. Designed to improve the restaurant and curbside pickup experience, the partnership will help “business owners drive […]

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Unigest Releases Caveman 3.3 — Tripleplay Digital Signage Software

November 10, 2022

Today, Uniguest announced the release of Caveman 3.3, the latest version of its Tripleplay Digital Signage, enterprise video and IPTV software delivering several new features and integrations. The new release includes: Power BI data visualization software integration for organizations to report powerful business intelligence via dashboards, reports and tiles, directly in Tripleplay Digital Signage A […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1169: Clive Davis Has What Everyone Wants — a MicroLED Theater

October 5, 2022

Clive Davis is in the LED club, thanks to the most recent The Wall install from Samsung, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer now has one of only a handful of home cinemas driven by a microLED. This interview with Samsung’s business development sr. manager, Mike Bennett, and the integrator for the entire project, […]

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Award-Winning Record Producer Clive Davis Chooses Samsung to Help Transform his Home Theater into a World-Class Cinematic Experience

October 1, 2022

Clive Davis, the iconic, award-winning record producer known for launching the careers of Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin, and more, chose Samsung to help transform his Westchester, New York home theater into a world-class cinematic experience. Once a standard home theater with an outdated projector, Davis worked with Samsung to modernize the room, which is now equipped […]

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VuWall’s PAK Series Now Proven Compatible With Samsung’s The Wall MicroLED Technology

September 21, 2022

VuWall says it is expanding the benefits of its PAK Video Wall Node Series with proven compatibility with Samsung’s The Wall MicroLED video wall technology. The certification process tests critical functions and integration, providing peace of mind when selecting certified video wall processors with The Wall. Consultants and integrators will benefit from a simple integration […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1155: Did You Know the Samsung THE WALL LED Now Comes as a 2K or 4K All-In-One Display?

August 17, 2022

Gary was joined on his podcast today with Samsung Senior Manager, Shari Sentlowitz, to explain Samsung’s new All-In-One THE WALL MicroLED solution. It’s not only an all-in-one LED but it’s actually packaged together in ONE box – including a 110” HD version or a 146” HD or 4K resolution version that is packaged with the […]

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Samsung Electronics Announces the Global Launch of ViewFinity S8

June 23, 2022

Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of ViewFinity S8 (Model Name: S80PB), a high-resolution monitor specialized for creative professionals including content creators, graphic designers and more. The Samsung ViewFinity S8 is available in 32” and 27” models and Samsung says that pro-grade UHD resolution is combined with a wide color gamut up to 98% of […]

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Samsung Announces What It WON’T Be Making

June 1, 2022

It’s InfoComm season and the PR blitzes are in full-force announcing new products that will be available to see LIVE in Las Vegas next week. We’re used to this being a period of time for product announcements and merger and acquisition news, so it was unique to see a company make an announcement about what […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — We’re Back

May 18, 2022

rePLAY ISE 2022 was a success and we’ve got an exciting recap of session one for you! We had an awesome time gathering content in Barcelona for the live event, and we had even more fun showing it to you on the LAVNCH platform. One of the highlights from the trip was Emily Dean stepping […]

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Samsung Showcases Future of Micro LED Technology at ISE 2022

May 11, 2022

Samsung Electronics is showing what it calls the future of Micro LED technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 in Barcelona, with three new models of The Wall. At ISE this year, Samsung introduced three new versions of The Wall (Model name: IWB) – a modular Micro LED display that will now be available in 0.63 […]

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VuWall To Spotlight PAKTM Video Wall Node, TRx 3.1 Management Software and More at ISE 2022

April 13, 2022

VuWall will spotlight its latest products that allow operators and managers to build robust, modular video walls at booth 3R200 at ISE 2022 in Barcelona. The show will be the first in-person demonstration of VuWall’s new PAKTM Video Wall Node. Visitors can also expect a demonstration of the latest TRx 3.1 management software, managing all the […]

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Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

March 16, 2022

Almo Professional A/V‘s E4 Experience has returned with four upcoming events that will focus on all things AV! The E4 Experience offers the latest educational opportunities, sessions with top manufacturers and industry pros, demos of the latest technology and so much more. Your next opportunity to experience E4 will be in Anaheim, California, on March […]

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