Pearl Media Becomes Exclusive Advertising and Media Partner for “Welcome to Nashville” Downtown Sign

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They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway but they’re nowhere as crisp or sharp as the new large format LED “Welcome to Nashville” sign that will greet visitors as they descend on Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville. The screen is just one of a new fifteen (15) screen digital network being installed at […]

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SoFi Stadium Includes World’s Largest 2-Sided LED, Made by Samsung

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Samsung has been named the official mobile, TV and display partner of Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination, inclusive of SoFi Stadium and a 6,000-seat performance venue. Samsung’s outdoor LED products were exclusively used to build SoFi Stadium’s 70,000 square-foot dual-sided, center-hung video board. Moreover, the video board is the first and only […]

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Leon Speakers Announces FrameBar to Accompany Samsung’s The Frame TV

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Samsung’s “The Frame TV” looks more like an art piece than a TV and many CIs have been wanting to add high-end audio to the installation. Well, Leon Speakers just announced the launch of FrameBar, a discreet, ultra-thin sound bar that was designed to match the width and finish of The Frame TV. FrameBar is […]

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Samsung Announces Range of Back-to-Business Commercial Display Solutions

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced a range of commercial display solutions Tuesday to get companies back to business. According to Samsung, the displays focus on the three areas of safety, collaboration and communications. The company worked with partners on display solutions that equip business owners with the tools to operate successfully and efficiently. Access & […]

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Samsung MagicINFO Remote Management keeps QSRs operational

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With the MagicINFO Remote Management Solution (RMS), Samsung aids restaurant owners and quick service restaurant (QSR) franchisees in meeting their patrons’ ever-changing needs by allowing for remote access to their Samsung OH55F/OH46F outdoor digital displays so they can update settings, troubleshoot and proactively monitor the device. The license offers increased flexibility for employees and property managers so they can […]

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Is The End Near for LCD Video Walls? An Interview With Planar’s Adam Schmidt

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By Futuresource Consulting Samsung recently announced that it will stop the production of tiled LCD video wall products. Though, they will supply ordered LCD video walls until the end of 2020. We spoke with Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt to discuss this shift and gather from this fellow […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End for LCD Video Walls?

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By Graham Cooke Futuresource Consulting Last week, Samsung Displays (DID) announced that it is to end production of LCD video wall displays on July 31, 2020. As one of the largest panel providers in the industry, Samsung DID’s decision to exit LCD video wall panel production has generated shockwaves, but it also presents significant opportunities […]

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Samsung Sero Comes to US

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Back in April, we published a story about a little-known launch (in Korea) of a Samsung TV that rotates from landscape to portrait modes, called Sero. Now it’s being debuted this week in the U.S. at CES! The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and […]

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Tour of Installs in New York City Tells Story of Samsung LED

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Samsung featured unique installs of their micro and direct view LED solutions installed at its customers’ locations in New York City this month at a press and industry analyst event. In between quick bouts of chilly weather, we visited four locations across the Midtown and downtown Manhattan areas including stops at Fisher Brothers, Ogilvy, MoMA […]

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Quividi Launches Targeted DOOH Campaign for Australian Launch of Samsung Galaxy S10

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Paris — December 11, 2019 — Optus, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications group and BrandSpace — a specialist division of Scentre Group, owners and operators of the Westfield Living Centre portfolio in Australia and New Zealand, partnered with Quividi, the World #1 audience & campaign intelligence platform for Digital Out of Home (DOOH), to optimize the recent […]

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Samsung Flip 2 to Be Latest Addition to Flip Lineup

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Samsung Electronics America announced the Samsung Flip 2 digital interactive display, the newest addition to the Flip lineup. It’s available in two sizes, 55 inch and 65 inch, both 4K resolution (3840×2160). According to Samsung, the models are widely considered to be ergonomic and have an aesthetically pleasing design. The 55-inch model offers a hinge […]

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Samsung and Chase Center: A Partnership That Creates the Ultimate Fan Experience

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Experience and engagement. These are two words often thrown around in our industry, and more often than not, we accept them without thinking about what they really mean. What type of AV technology provides an experience? And what does it take for us to become engaged in what we see on a display?  These were […]

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Prismview Is Integrated Into Samsung: All of a Sudden, Samsung Is an LED Leader Now

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Today Samsung Electronics America announced the integration of Prismview, LLC sales and marketing teams into its display business — further strengthening the company’s LED portfolio and salesforce. The Utah-based company manufactures and installs large-format LED video displays, and their products are recognized around the world for outstanding image quality and superior durability. Prior to being […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Samsung Intros New Digital Display Innovations at InfoComm 2019

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Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the newest version of The Wall — called The Wall Luxury — at InfoComm 2019. The latest version of Samsung’s modular MicroLED screen can be custom-tailored to any size and aspect ratio. Additionally, InfoComm 2019 will see Samsung launch the MagicINFO 7 (with AI-based analytics), the new Flip […]

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Samsung Launches Vertical (and Horizontal) TVs in New The Sero

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The Sero (yes, there is a “The” in front of it) is a TV aimed at Generation Z (and the Millennials) — so says Samsung, which announced it this week. The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and landscape) orientations — it’s 43” diagonal. Aiming […]

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Samsung Just Opened a Briefing Center in Orange County, Calif. – rAVe Was There to Cover the Launch

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Samsung cut the ribbon on a new Executive Briefing Center (EBC) yesterday in Irvine, Calif. and we joined to take part in the launch event. The new location is the third briefing center for Samsung in the United States behind New Jersey and New York, and the first in California. The center itself is just […]

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Samsung Announces Eight-Stop “Resolution Tour 2019” Roadshow

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Samsung today announced the dates for the 2019 Resolution Tour, an eight-city roadshow offering a hands-on opportunity with Samsung’s newest products and innovations designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. Kicking off in Tampa, Florida, the tour will stop in eight US cities, including Houston, San Mateo, Seattle, Chicago and Boston. More cities will be announced […]

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Webinar | The Digital Signage Webinar – What’s What and Who’s Who

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**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. The digital signage market is only a decade old but it’s already been anointed “the future of advertising”. Just a few years ago, nearly $180 Billion was spent worldwide on TV ads. But, as fewer people are watching what’s known as “linear TV,” […]

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InfoComm 2019 to Explore Pro AV in Hospitality and Retail; Registration Opens

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InfoComm 2019, the largest ProAV show in North America, will explore the fast-growing markets for audiovisual solutions in hospitality and retail, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. The show will host more than 30 education sessions focused on the ways that companies in hospitality and retail and the AV solution providers that serve them are using […]

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Samsung at ISE 2019: The Wall, Artificial Intelligence-Based Scaling and Digital Signage

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While at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to talk to Hyesung Ha, senior vice president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics, to talk about some of the new products the company had introduced recently and were showing on their stand. Samsung’s “The Wall” has been shown before, including at last year’s […]

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Samsung Intros 8K Digital Signage, New Version of The Wall and Multi-Link LED HDR at ISE 2019

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Samsung Electronics just added 8K to the digital signage market by launching the first signage products featuring 8K QLED 8K at ISE 2019. In addition to the QLED 8K Signage, Samsung also showed The Wall 2019 and Multi-Link LED HDR technology for signage. Samsung will present the new 82” QLED 8K Signage, which combines extremely […]

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Samsung Just Blew Everyone’s Mind with Its MicroLED Displays

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Remember when Samsung launched The Wall (a giant display made-up of MicroLEDs) a couple of years ago to all that fanfare? But then Sony blew them away with their version — called Crystal LED? Well, Samsung just took all the thunder back with what they showed at CES using MicroLEDs. You see, MicroLED walls — […]

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Digital Signage Summit Wrap-up

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The Digital Signage Summit Europe 2018 provided invaluable takeaways into the evolving digital signage and digital out of home (DooH) industries during the comprehensive two-day conference. Attendees gathered at the new venue for 2018, the Sheraton Hotel, Frankfurt Airport, Germany, July 4-5 to benefit from over 40 leading digital signage and DooH individuals exploring market […]

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Peerless-AV Intros Mount Solutions for the Samsung Flip

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Peerless-AV just introduced the new Rotational Wall Mount (RMI3-FLIP) and Mobile Cart with Rotational Interface (SR560-FLIP) for the 55″ Samsung Flip display, an interactive UHD display. With these solutions, the Samsung Flip can be mounted on a wall or mobile cart and once the display is mounted, the negative tilt and rotation allows users to […]

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Microsoft Fixes Surface Hub and Sets New Bar with the New Surface Hub 2 Collaboration Board

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Taking a page from the Samsung playbook, Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2 is thinner, lighter and now being primarily promoted to be used like a digital flip-chart — in addition to being marketed as a “traditional” Collaboration Board for Huddle Spaces and meeting rooms. Microsoft says the Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be […]

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Samsung and Portrait Displays Announce CalMAN 2018 Integration

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Software developer Portrait Displays announced today an expanded partnership with Samsung Electronics to enhance color calibration in TV displays through its CalMAN software. This auto calibration tool is expected to become available simultaneously with Samsung’s 2018 QLED TV lineup. Portrait Displays’ CalMAN software is the video calibration solution used by nearly every professional video calibrator, and by most end […]

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Samsung Intros The Wall Professional, a 3D LED Screen for Movie Theaters, New LCDs and Shows the Flip at ISE

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Using MicroLED (think: Sony CrystalLED) technology, Samsung Electronics showed something at ISE called “The Wall Professional” — a modular, large-format indoor MicroLED display that can extend to hundreds of inches in size and is designed to replace projectors in movie theaters. The Wall Professional’s modular design allows for customized configurations beyond or below its 146-inch size standard. Users can […]

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Samsung Flip Is New Digital Flipchart

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Samsung Electronics just unveiled its new Samsung Flip digital flip chart display. Introduced at the company’s First Look event, the Samsung Flip 4K resolution WM55H allows for sharing, annotation, movement and even searching via a portrait-based, 55” LCD touch-screen. Additionally, the Flip’s portable, wheel-based stand transforms any location into a huddle room, meaning added flexibility to businesses with limited conference space. Through simultaneous multi-user engagement, the […]

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