Finally, the Right Digital Signage Solution for SMBs?


By Todd Fender DisplaySearch On Tuesday, Samsung announced the launch and availability of Samsung SMART Signage TV (SSTV).  Targeted at small to medium businesses (SMBs) with one to nine employees, this turnkey, entry-level, digital signage solution combines the functionality of a traditional TV (with tuner) and built-in content management software including 200 customizable templates. The […]

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As TV Makers Exit Plasma, Can They Make Up For It With LCD?


By Ken Park DisplaySearch The recent announcement by Samsung SDI that it will end plasma display panel (PDP) manufacturing this year also speculated that LG Electronics will shut its PDP business due to low demand, which would leave COC (Changhong) as the sole remaining plasma TV manufacturer. Earlier this year, NPD DisplaySearch predicted the demise […]

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Definition of UHD TV Becomes More Muddied


Most manufacturers and consumers think a UHD TV should have 3860×2160 color pixels, which typically is understood to mean red, green and blue (RGB) subpixels make up one color pixel. That understanding is now being challenged as subpixel structures using red, green, blue and white (RGBW) and red, green, blue and yellow (RGBY) are increasingly […]

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Rocket Oil Uses Samsung Smart Signage Digital Menu Boards


Established as a chain of full-service gas stations, Kentucky-based Rocket Oil sought to drive new growth through an increased focus on its convenience store brand Ideal Market. To support this, it began a brand transformation initiative that would include redesigned stores, enhanced food services and increased use of technology. In particular, the company wanted to […]

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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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The Backlight Behind Samsung’s Bendable LCD TV


By Jimmy Kim DisplaySearch As we reported, Samsung Electronics introduced a bendable LCD TV at CES this month. Other curved LCD TVs were introduced last year, but it was thought that bendable displays could only be achieved using AMOLEDs. Therefore, Samsung’s bendable LCD TV was more of a surprise than the AMOLED bendable TVs exhibited […]

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Samsung, LG to Both Introduce Curved 105″ UHD TVs at CES


At CES next month, both Samsung and LG will introduce 105″, curved displays featuring UHD resolution. The displays will offer a 21:9 CinemaScope resolution that’s 5120X2160 pixels — that’s 11 million pixels. Samsung’s new display offers what the company calls a “new proprietary picture quality algorithm” for delivering optimized color and depth. It also has […]

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Crestron Makes Smart TVs Smarter at CEDIA


Crestron has announced at CEDIA today that it is building the Crestron control system interface into SmartTVs as an app – starting with Samsung and Sony – eliminating the need for a touch panel. Available soon, the Crestron App for Samsung Smart TV enables Crestron system owners to control AV, lighting, shades, climate and more […]

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Scala Now Integrates Into Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform


Scala is releasing the latest version of Scala Enterprise, which includes extensive integration with Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform. Scala Enterprise now enables installation, display, dynamic playlists, expansive scheduling and player monitoring and maintenance options for Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform. Scala told rAVe it’s seen interest from multiple industries given the ease of set up, elimination […]

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Samsung to Debut 98″ 4K Monitor Next Week


We don’t have official complete specs yet, but rAVe has learned that next week Samsung will show a 98″, 4K resolution (3840×2160) commercial-grade LCD monitor aimed at both digital signage and ProAV installs. In addition to being an ultra-high definition (UHD) display, the new 98″ will include both DisplayPort and HDMI (CEC enabled) inputs and […]

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NPD: TV Will Drive OLED Materials Market Growth


Growing demand from large TV panels is expected to increase OLED material revenues at a compound annual growth rate of 67 percent through 2017, even as material revenue from mobile phones slows after 2014. According to the Quarterly OLED Materials Report from NPD DisplaySearch, revenues from organic materials used in the emission and common layers […]

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Top-10 Tour Feature #7: Samsung MagicIWB (Booth 3343)


Over this week, we’ll be previewing all the rAVe Top-10 Tour Winners. Each product highlighted, will be on rAVe’s 2nd Annual Top-10 Tour at InfoComm. The rAVe Top-10 Tour is NOT a “pay for play” tour or product preview (like MOST AV publications do). These 10 products were selected from over 70 submissions from InfoComm […]

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Samsung Offers Buy 10 and Get One Free SAMCAM 760


Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division is offering the SAMCAM 760 with a ‘Buy 10 and Get 1 Free’ promotion until June 30th, 2013. All schools and districts are eligible, with a maximum of 25 free units allowed per school and/or district. Place your order with your preferred Samsung reseller and the free unit(s) will ship at the same time […]

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Is The Switch From Volume To Value Unanimous?


Samsung has a regular spot at the IFA Global Press Conference, an opportunity to tease the world’s CE press before the IFA Show in September. This year, the big question the audience wanted answered was what Samsung would do in 4K2K. While flagship products such as 85” had been shown, the real question was what Samsung’s response to 4K2K products in real-world […]

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The Next Trend: Curvy OLEDs?


Both Samsung and LG claim to have brought “the world’s first curved OLED TV” to CES 2013. The curved OLED TVs are both 55″ displays that appear concave when viewed from the front and even more bent from the sides. Apparently the shape improves on viewing angles, even if an over-enthusiastic Samsung PR describes it […]

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ALMO and Samsung Partner for U.S.’s Only Samsung Surface Training Roadshow


Starting next week, Almo Professional A/V is bringing free certification training for the Samsung SUR40 40-inch HD Interactive Touch PC with Microsoft PixelSense to resellers, consultants and integrators across the country. The five-city training event kicks-off in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 15 and runs as half-day morning and afternoon sessions. It features in-depth training from […]

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Samsung Techwin Intros Compact, HD Document Camera for $499


Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division has announced the SDP-760, a budget-conscious document camera that outputs native HD (1920x1080p) at 30fps. Equipped with dual noise reduction technology, plus an 8x digital zoom lens, Samsung says the SDP-760 provides a clear, noise-less picture even in low-light environments. A a built-in single LED lamp is available when […]

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Samsung Kills Two Birds With One Stone With Smart Dual View OLED TV


Samsung and LGE spent much of last year fighting over 3D technology, with LGE aggressively promoting its passive FPR (film patterned retarder), with claims that it was better than Samsung’s SG (shutter glass) 3D TV, as its FPR enables a flicker-free, light and cheap 3D TV solution compared to shutter glasses. Samsung counterattacked by highlighting […]

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