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AV is now a strategic tool for business ops

A recent digital signage deployment in the Netherlands illustrates how AV is now a tool that can and should contribute to every aspect of an organization’s work, and of the effectiveness of planning ahead and empowering an organization's IT department to lead the charge.

Digital signage for wayfinding on the rise

A recent study found that "nearly one in five of those who have seen an ad via digital signage have made an unplanned purchase after seeing an item featured on a screen." It's no surprise then, that many have taken this effective advertising medium and utilized it in an alternative way to provide a new service, wayfinding or directional signage.

Outdoor Digital Menu Boards

Imagine this – you visit your local quick service restaurant (QSR) drive-thru and instead of seeing your standard static signage within a protective kiosk, you see a digital menu board, complete with brighter images and easier to read menu choices.

Sponsored by: Peerless-AV

The 4 most common digital signage content mistakes (and how to fix them)

So you've successfully deployed a digital signage solution; you've followed all the rules for strategic locations can navigate the CMS software with the best of them — but do you actually know how to reap the benefits of digital signage?

Even Wendy's says 'content is king' for digital signage

Digital signage screens are exciting to have in a restaurant, but if they lack content that is fresh and relevant, even the largest digital signs and menu boards will fail to attract and engage customers, Wendy's exec says.

Case Study: Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium, home to over 100,000 aquatic animals, is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere and has been visited by more than 20 million guests since opening in 2005. With such high traffic, the aquarium’s audio-visual team has little time for hassle.

Sponsored by: SunBriteDS

Passing the roadblocks in the LED sign permitting process

The permitting process for digital signage billboards and LED signs is a necessary part of any sign company's operations, and it can be a tough road to navigate. Here are three keys to navigating that path.

10 key stats accelerating digital signage adoption

Digital Signage is becoming a reputable marketing resource; forward-thinking corporations are now seizing the opportunity to attract attention, leverage up-sells and influence purchase decisions.

FDA pushes back menu labeling mandate one year

The rumblings have been circulating since early May, but now it's official: The menu labeling mandate is now set to begin Dec. 1, 2016, one year after the previous 2015 deadline.

ICXSummit15: Why make customers wait?

Digital signage, mobile payments and kiosks all provide routes to increased speed of service and a better customer experience across a broad spectrum of industries and verticals.

Robots and holograms? Are retailers losing focus?

Digital signage allows retailers to connect with and interact with consumers their way, by providing relevant, personalized and engaging experiences to consumers through the simple point of touch.

Digital signage leading the way for retail IoT

The Internet of Everything has changed the retail landscape when it comes to the customer experience; one of the principal endpoint solutions being utilized across that landscape is digital signage.

Regulatory trend: States adopting lighting standards for digital billboards

Keeping pace with new technology, a growing number of states are adopting lighting standards for digital billboards and outdoor digital signage that assure legibility while preventing glare.

When digital signage gets interactive with gamification

Digital signage touch and gesture technologies have changed the gamification trend as users can interact with content using their hands and fingers, or even their whole bodies, and easily be drawn into the activity.

Top customer experience tech honored at ICXSummit15

The ICX Association earlier this week handed out its 2015 Excellence Awards to 14 winners in the categories of digital signage, kiosk and self-service and mobile, as applied across many vertical markets.

ICXSummit15: Bringing 'social proof' to brick and mortar

ICX Summit keynote looks at how digital signage and other in-store technologies can bring online 'social proof' into the brick-and-mortar experience.

Digital signage engaging customers in growing foodservice landscape

Customers are putting a high premium on digital signage in the QSR and fast casual spaces, and from the operator perspective, sales results are already proving its value.

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Nebraska Furniture Mart names Reflect exclusive digital solutions partner

Turnkey digital signage solutions provider announces partnership with Nebraska Furniture Mart, experiential deployments at 560,000-square-foot showroom in Texas.

Rolling video wall rolls into University of Nebraska Omaha library

Christie and AVI Systems teamed up to create a movable four-unit-by-one-unit LCD interactive digital signage display wall at the University of Nebraska Omaha, according to an announcement from Christie.

Arizona high school puts digital signage on the curriculum

Valley Christian High School in Chandler, Arizona, has implemented the Mvix digital signage solution throughout its campus, allowing the school to customize the environment for different events and audiences.

Formetco calls up mobile app for digital billboards

Digital signage billboard provider Formetco has officially launched its new XD mobile application, a tool created to help LED billboard owners and many roles within outdoor advertising agencies, the company announced.

Microsemi unveils human-machine-interface kit for touchscreen displays

Semiconductor solutions company Microsemi Corp. has partnered with IP design house Mikroprojekt to roll out a human-machine-interface kit for touchscreen displays.

Digital signage scoreboards set for cross-continental soccer exhibition in Mexico

Brookings, South Dakota-based Daktronics, working in conjunction with Mexican partner Pantallas Publitronics, has provided two new LED video displays for Estadio BBVA Bancomer, home of soccer team C.F. Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.

Design duo deploys digital signage

The Haas Brothers, designers who've collaborated with Lady Gaga and Versace, are using digital signage to market their edgy designs that lean primarily toward furniture and sculpture, according to an announcement from media player provider Videotel.

Captivate expands Canadian digital signage ad network

Location-based video media network Captivate announced today that it has added two major office buildings to its digital out-of-home media network in Canada and signed a renewal agreement covering a dozen office buildings in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

Industry Weapon takes aim at 'concession stand' pricing for digital signage

Company says it simplifies digital signage software pricing model with its new Expansion Package.

Digital signage phone-charging kiosks hit the show at VidCon 2015

Brightbox Inc., a global platform provider of networked mobile device recharging and engagement solutions, announced it teamed with Panasonic to keep the throngs attending this past weekend's VidCon 2015 charged and engaged.

Digital signage experience firm 10net acquires integrator TDW

Digital signage experience firm 10net, with operations out of North Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada and Enumclaw, Washington, in the U.S., has acquired systems integrator The DataWorks based in Victoria, British Columbia.

Rolled aluminum facility rolls out digital signage

Novelis Inc., global provider of rolled aluminum products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum, has deployed an employee-facing digital signage network at its large production facility in Oswego New York, according to an announcement from digital signage provider DT Research.

RMG Networks unveils largest digital signage platform upgrade in 5 years

Software updates includes more than 100 new features and improvements designed to increase usability, efficiency and security, company says.

Nielsen study highlights efficacy of digital billboards

Three out of four (75 percent) respondents recalled seeing a digital billboard in the past month, and 60 percent noticed one in the past week, according to Nielsen's survey of those who traveled roadways with digital billboards.

Peerless-AV intros Video Wall Mount Locator app

The new app is designed to support Peerless-AV's line of SmartMount full-service video wall mounts by helping integrators determine the best location to place display mounts to create a seamless video wall, the company said.

Hughes intros education solutions suite

Hughes Network Systems has launched a comprehensive suite of offerings to help meet the needs of the K-16 education market, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed Wi-Fi solutions.

BrightSign, Avnu partner for turnkey digital signage integration

Digital signage media player provider BrightSign LLC today announced an alliance with Avnu Digital Inc., a manufacturer and global distributor of commercial-grade digital displays.

Userful, UIEvolution partner for digital signage video wall solution

Userful Corp. and UIEvolution have teamed to provide a new integrated digital signage offering for hospitality, cruise and retail customers.

IntuiLab releases touch-first, HTML5-based platform for digital signage experiences

IntuiLab, provider of IntuiFace, a no-coding interactive experience creation platform, has announced the availability of IntuiFace Version 5.0, aimed at creating interactive touch-first content without needing specific coding or HTML5 markup skills, the company said.

Elo, Grassfish partner for interactive digital signage tech

Touch technology supplier Elo Touch Solutions and European digital signage software provider Grassfish are partnering to serve what the companies are calling "the paradigm shift in the demand for interactive digital signage in key sectors such as retail, corporate, banking, hospitality, government and transport."

Christie projecting education digital signage tech at Campus Technology 2015 in Boston

Visual and audio solutions provider Christiewill be showcasing the Christie Captiva DHD400S ultra-short-throw projector, the 65-inch multitouch Christie FHD651-T LCD panel and the Christie Brio Team+ at the Campus Technology 2015 education technology conference in Boston, the company announced today.

APN Outdoor adds to digital billboard portfolio in Sydney CBD

Australian out-of-home advertising firm APN Outdoor has added two new digital billboards to its portfolio in Sydney's central business district, according to an APN Outdoor announcement.

Sydney launches 'world's first' e-paper traffic signs

To see road traffic information on the go, drivers in Sydney, Australia, can now rely on electronic paper signs optimized for road traffic that have just been launched by the Australian Road and Maritime Services, the company says.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series encouraging runners on digital billboards

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series has announced race sponsor Travelers is shining a digital signage spotlight on what motivates runners with its "My Drive Comes From" campaign, which kicks off July 18-19 at the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon.

Property management firm buys into digital signage

Lordae Property Management, a New York-based commercial real estate company, has installed digital building directories by Mvix, according to an announcement from the digital signage provider.

Indian digital signage network goes with BroadSign

India-based digital signage network operator Origins Advertising Pvt. Ltd. has announced its partnership with and conversion to BroadSign International LLC's automated software platform, according to an announcement from BroadSign.

Watchfire Signs acquires digital signage firm Aerva

LED sign and digital billboard manufacturer Watchfire Signs announced today that it has acquired Aerva, a provider of cloud-based display network management that enables real-time interactivity, dynamic and social media integration, and mobile engagement across digital signage displays.

MediaSignage getting more social with latest digital signage release

Latest release includes smart application and integration tools for Dropbox, Tumblr, 500px, Etsy, Mashape, Yelp, Pinterest, Good Drive v2, Flickr and Twitter v2, company says.

Keywest Technology intros 4-channel digital signage player

Keywest Technology today announced it has launched another multihead digital signage player using an Intel Core i7 CPU running on an Ubuntu open-source software platform.

After launch of new ad platform, TouchTunes joins DPAA

The Digital Place Based Advertising Association today announced a new addition to its ranks, TouchTunes, which earlier this year announced the launch of a new digital out-of-home activation platform for advertisers to connect with millennial consumers.

Air Miles Canada rewards fliers for smiles

Pro Display recently partnered with wonderMakr to roll out digital signage smile booth kiosks that rewarded Air Miles Canada fliers with prizes for giving their best smiles.

RMG inks multimillion dollar retail digital signage deal

RMG Networks, a provider of technology-driven visual communications, has announced the signing of a multimillion dollar agreement to support what it says is one of the world's largest telecommunication companies, to drive digital signage in the brand's retail footprint.

NEC adds 55-inch ultra-narrow bezel display to video wall portfolio

Commercial LCD display and projector solutions provider NEC Display Solutions of America has announced its X554UNV display, designed to be ideal for indoor video wall applications in control rooms, retail stores and transportation environments.

Miami's Aventura Mall deploys interactive digital signage wayfinding kiosks

Miami's upscale Aventura Mall recently deployed seven new interactive digital signage kiosk directories throughout the shopping center, which provide step-by-step directions and path drawing that guides shoppers to their desired location.

Enplug intros public app store in latest digital signage software release

Enplug today announced the latest version of its software, DisplayOS 4.0, which introduces a host of new features, including a Public App Market the company's billing as an industry first, a redesigned Web dashboard, a new on-screen notification system and various new options for users to customize their displays.

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