Rants & rAVes — Episode 1101: Don’t Miss X2O Media’s Turnkey HyFlex Solution, OneRoom, at ISE 2022!

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X2O Media has the industry’s only totally turnkey answer to HyFlex meetings with its OneRoom solution. Order a OneRoom from X2O media, and the company will do the rest: spec it, design it, deliver it and help install it. What does HyFlex mean, what is OneRoom and how does the X2O Media system get around the limitations of hybrid participants and live participants […]

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STRATACACHE Announces Acquisition of Integration Company Sys-Teams

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STRATACACHE has announced the acquisition of Sys-Teams, a UK-based integration company. With this acquisition, led by STRATACACHE Capital Managing Partner Dirk Huelsermann, STRATACACHE is positioning itself as a global solution and service delivery company, adding the 35-person Sys-Team team of technicians, engineers and installers to the current 750 employees STRATACACHE already has. Sys-Teams has focused […]

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STRATACACHE Buys X2O Media From Barco

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Barco announced the sale of Montréal-based X2O Media to STRATACACHE. STRATACACHE will offer an enhanced focus and new growth opportunities for X2O. After its acquisition in 2014, X2O became part of Barco’s Enterprise division, which focuses on solutions for meeting and control rooms. Over the years, X2O secured top tier customers including John Deere, Verizon, FoxNews and Accenture. All customer agreements will […]

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Digital Signage Predictions for 2018

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As I begin to write this, the sun is re-appearing after a once in a lifetime event. No, not display vendors agreeing upon a standard for RS232, but a total eclipse of the sun. Even though I have written exactly one post on by blog since last year’s prediction post, traditions die hard. The tradition […]

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Stratacache Acquires Scala — Good News in the Jungle

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The August 15, 2016 announcement by Dayton-headquartered STRATACACHE of its acquisition of Scala, the high-profile digital signage software supplier is good news for end users, providers of the place-based media and the industry at large. STRATACACHE operates over 1.5 million software and appliance installations for more than 425 end user organizations including Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Lowes, […]

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STRATACACHE Buys IZ-ON Media from Technicolor

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STRATACACHE today announced its acquisition of IZ-ON Media from Technicolor. IZ-ON Media is the leading digital media company specializing in in-store shopper marketing solutions that activate shoppers along the path to purchase right up to the point of sale.  The acquisition includes all existing relationships with top retailers. IZ-ON Media helps retailers and brands build […]

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North American Bank Customer Survey Finds Digital Signage Impacts Brand

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STRATACACHE today released the results of a survey it did to measure the ROI of digital signage in banks. The report, called Understanding the Role of Digital Signage in Retail Banking, was actually administered by a brand valuation firm and market research firm, Brand Finance and Luth Research. For more information on the study and […]

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BrightSign Announces Integration with STRATACACHE’s ActiVia Content Management System

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BrightSign today announced its collaboration with STRATACACHE, a content management system (CMS) provider in the digital signage industry. STRATACACHE will adding support for BrightSign 2K and 4K media players for its ActiVia product line. STRATACACHE provides manageable solutions to enterprise networks and service provider networks of any size. The company works with more than 300 […]

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These Are a Few of My Favorite (DSE) Things

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Although this year’s DSE was full of great technology, the items discussed below are indeed a few of my favorite things. Before going into detail, let me just say that it has been a crazy DSE — I haven’t seen the official numbers, but attendance feels way up. I know this because part of my […]

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STRATACACHE Introduces Optika, a New Specialty Display Division

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STRATACACHE just announced the opening of a new specialty display division called Optika Display. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the new division will expand STRATACACHE’s specialty display service offerings for its digital merchandising, digital signage and digital Interactive solutions worldwide — meaning digital signage. Optika told rAVe it will focus on LED technology, outdoor and durable […]

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STRATACACHE Launches Digital Menu Board Customer Experience Center

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STRATACACHE has opened its Digital Menu Board (DMB) Experience Center at its Dayton, Ohio headquarters. The 8,000 square foot demo center includes over 20 different current and future DMB systems, STRATACACHE’s DMB Experience Center is designed to provide a hands-on evaluation, comparison and testing environment of numerous technologies available for quick-service and fast-casual restaurants. Continuing […]

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