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Summer's coming in hot: Create cool customer experiences with digital signage

The first day of summer is just weeks away, and it's coming in hot — but digital signage can help keep the summer heat at bay with cool customer experiences. Whether it's advertising for an umbrella or a rain slicker on a cloudy day, or serving up sodas on a scorcher, digital signage and digital out-of-home has it covered.

Full moon: Don't let this happen to your digital signage

The importance of digital signage security has rarely been made more graphically clear than it was last week in Atlanta, when hackers replaced a digital billboard's regularly scheduled programming with a full moon. And no, I don't mean a picture of Earth's largest satellite.

Three Dimensions of Opportunity

With digital signage quickly becoming part of the crowd, it's time for a new technology to stand out.

Sponsored by: Exceptional 3D

Digital signage helping TOMS #WithoutShoes campaign put best foot forward

TOMS Shoes is known as much for its philanthropic bent as for its casual slip-on shoes, but the shoemaker is taking that bent another step further with this year's #WithoutShoes campaign — and digital signage is helping the campaign get off on the right foot.

Use digital signage to disrupt your workplace communications

What do Uber, Airbnb and StubHub have in common? They've all disrupted their industry segments. And digital signage can do the same to your workplace communications.

Fitting Room of the Future

Developments in retail technology are offering the potential to boost sales with targeted add-ons.

Sponsored by: media mea LLC

Digital signage brings real-time opinion polling to UK election

Sky News brought real-time (and surprisingly accurate) opinion polling to the people in last week's U.K. elections — with an assist from social media and digital signage technology.

NY Rangers take digital signage fan experience on long playoff run

After the NHL's New York Rangers capped off a thrilling comeback against the Washington Capitals in a come-from-behind win in last night's Game 7, the team will be taking its Rangerstown Hockey House, and its multiple digital signage engagements, on an even deeper run through the playoffs.

Ask the Experts: How do we bridge the smartphone gap?

For the latest in the return of "Ask the Experts" here on Digital Signage Today, we're going to get an industry expert to offer his commentary on a question of immediacy and concern to the digital signage industry (and many others for that matter): How do we reach consumers on their phones?

Digital signage, it's not just for lobbies anymore

Digital signage expert blogger looks at a variety of interesting use cases for digital signage in business, education and health care settings.

Are museums the next frontier for digital signage?

Schools and office spaces are incorporating video walls and digital signage for communications, but for really interesting projects, digital installations in museums may be the next big thing.

Digital signage serves up more than menu boards

Taking a peek behind the panel at multifunctional digital menu boards.

Are you prepared? 4 keys for emergency alerts

Digital signage is perfect for communicating information to large numbers of people in diverse locations efficiently. Broadcasting emergency alerts and messages quickly can mean the difference between life and death.

5 for 5: April's top digital signage headlines

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Digital Signage Today in April, recapping the biggest news headlines of the month.

Video walls delivering command and control for fire and rescue ops

The Bouches-du-Rhône Fire and Rescue Department in the south of France has integrated digital signage video walls in its emergency response center to manage key information in order to respond as quickly as possible during emergencies on the ground, according to a case study from video wall controller board provider Matrox.

Take a tour of the top 5 uses for video walls

Digital signage blogger looks at five of the top uses for video walls, from data communications to social media boards.

5 ways interactive digital signage can upgrade the home-buying experience

The decision to build a new home is a major one that can be overwhelming and scare away unprepared potential homebuyers. Here are five ways interactive digital signage can improve the process and make it more comfortable.

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Grassfish intros V8 of its digital signage software

European digital signage software provider Grassfish has released Version 8 of its Digital Signage Manager Pro software, introducing new features and optimized performance, aimed at boosting productivity and making the management of even very large networks with tens of thousands of screens and media assets rapid and efficient, the company said.

BroadSign digital signage powering Cinemark DOOH network in Latin America

Global digital signage software and solutions provider BroadSign International LLC is powering the launch of Flix Media Corp. in Central and South America, according to an announcement from BroadSign.

UCView intros new digital signage licensing platform

Digital signage solutions provider UCView has announced free access to download and try its digital signage server software, which will be available in multiple languages worldwide across Windows and Linux platforms.

Exxact powering digital signage and video walls with Matrox cards

Exxact Corp., an ISO-certified provider of audio visual solutions for video wall, digital signage, media playback systems and 3D visualization, has chosen Matrox C-Series multidisplay graphics cards as the heart of three new video wall and digital signage systems, Matrox Graphics has announced.

Aviation firm now flying digital signage

Cutter Aviation, which claims to be the oldest and strongest continually family owned and operated fixed-based operator network in America, has selected Mvix as its digital signage provider, according to an announcement from the digital signage company.

Report: Digital signage market to close in on $24 billion by 2020

​According to a new research report "Digital Signage Market by Type (Hardware (Displays, Media players, Projectors), Software, Services (Installation & Maintenance)), by Application (Commercial, Infrastructural, Institutional, Industrial) & Geography - Global forecast to 2020," the total digital signage market should reach $23.76 billion by 2020.

CAYIN to showcase video wall solution at COMPUTEX Taipei 2015

Digital signage solution developer CAYIN Technology today announced its participation in COMPUTEX Taipei 2015, at which the company will be introducing its new SMP-8000 digital signage media player, along with a showcase of the player's flexible content capabilities.

StrandVision automates real estate digital signage

StrandVision Digital Signage today announced the ability to connect to any Real Estate Transaction Standard server to automatically add, remove and update realtor property listings every 15 minutes.

IntuiLab releases showcase on interactive experience design

Users can learn how to replicate several interactive experience designs with IntuiLab's new showcase.

DOOH campaign promotes child safety awareness

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas and Clear Channel Airports have launched "Be Here for Kids," a national child safety awareness campaign coinciding with National Missing Children's Day.

Pimm's dives into summer with temp-activated digital signage campaign

Spirits producer Diageo is launching a temperature-activated digital out-of-home campaign in the U.K. for its Pimm's liqueur with Ocean Outdoor, according to the Ocean website.

MediaSignage intros mediaCLOUD 4.34 digital signage software

Digital signage software and hardware solutions provider MediaSignage Inc. has announced the release of mediaCLOUD 4.34, including expanded features for digital signage resellers and enterprise users.

Albuquerque Sheraton lands flight info digital signage displays

Hotel installs Flyte Board digital signage flight information display systems from Flyte Systems, moving its staff members' eyes up from their own mobiles and fighting "handheld hypnotism."

Videotel intros upgraded digital signage media player

Digital signage media player provider Videotel Inc. recently introduced its newest industrial digital signage media player, the VP70 XD.

Creepy or Cool: Study reveals how consumers react to digital personalization

Study of over 1,000 U.S. consumers finds that "cool" features help shoppers discover relevant products, information; "creepy" ones identify, target, track.

Eileen Fisher trying on in-store retail digital signage

Fashion retailer Eileen Fisher Inc. announced today it has partnered with ScreenScape Networks, a provider of place-based media software solutions, to power video displays in Eileen Fisher retail showrooms.

Phone Italia driving digital signage on smartphone-charging kiosks

Phone Italia, a custom smartphone-charging station manufacturer, integrates its charging stations with WebDT Content Manager 6 Pro software to display digital signage advertisements.

Planar intros LED video wall calculator

Digital signage technology provider Planar Systems Inc., today introduced the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall Calculator, a free online tool aimed at simplifying the video wall selection process by helping customers visualize and plan for their LED video wall installations even before they make their purchase.

Idaho school district promotes healthier habits with digital menu boards

Idaho's Marsing Joint School District has implemented a multicampus digital menu board program aimed at getting students interested in their eating habits across the district, powered by Mvix, according to an announcement from the digital signage provider.

Digital billboards join the fight against human trafficking

For the next month, 30 Clear Channel Outdoor Americas digital billboards will display educational messages across Iowa's Polk County about human trafficking. The billboards alert victims on how to "get help to get out" of the life through the help of citizens.

Seneca intros new video wall controllers with Matrox capture and display boards

Seneca today announced the availability of its next-generation video wall controller, prysmHDplus. The new controller is designed to be an all-in-one hardware platform that provides a versatile solution for digital signage video walls, control rooms, projection installs and kiosk displays, the company said.

CNN and LG expanding airport digital signage network

LG Electronics USA and CNN Airport Network today announced further expansion of their alliance with the installation of new LG LED displays at San Diego International Airport this spring. With this installation, LG digital signage screens are showing CNN Airport Network content at more than 25 airports in major cities across the U.S.

Waitlist Me showcases digital signage, mobile integrations at NRA Show

Waitlist Me, the cross-platform waitlist app, showcased new ways waitlist technology is being used to help restaurant operators better serve their customers, including digital signage, at this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, the company said in an announcement.

'Greatest outdoor show on Earth' deploys LED digital signs

The home venue for the Calgary Stampede, billed as "the largest rodeo in the world" and the "greatest outdoor show on Earth," has deployed 144-square-foot digital signage displays, according to an announcement from LED sign manufacturer NanoLumens.

Vancouver International Airport pizzeria now flying digital menu boards

Digital menu boards and digital signage total solution provider Kuusoft Corp. announced the deployment of its NexSigns digital menu boards and digital signage software for Famous Famiglia Pizzeria at Vancouver International Airport.

Brightbox digital signage and phone-charging kiosks on the menu at NRA Show

Brightbox Inc., the platform provider of secure mobile device recharging kiosks, is showcasing its digital signage and interactivity recharging platform at this year's National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, May 16-19, according to a company announcement.

Heathrow Terminal 2 digital signage 'journey comparison generator' kiosks compare fares to London

In what it's calling "a media first," digital signage "smart screens" have been deployed at Heathrow Terminal 2's baggage claim zones showing passengers live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport's train service to central London.

X2O Media showcasing corporate communications digital signage at Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

X2O Media, a Barco company, has announced it will showcase enterprise visual communications solutions at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2015 in Orlando, Florida, demonstrating applications built to support today's mobile and technology-savvy workforce.

ICXA now accepting nominations for 2015 ICX Excellence Awards

The Interactive Customer Experience Association is now accepting nominations for its Industry Excellence Awards, meant to honor the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

BrightSign, WAND partner for turnkey digital menu board solutions

Digital signage media player provider BrightSign LLC and restaurant technology provider WAND Corp. have announced a partnership to deliver new jointly developed capabilities, as the adoption of digital menu boards accelerates amid industry recognition of revenue improvements and operational efficiency gains, the companies said in a joint statement.

Pattison puts Digital Spectacular at US-Canada crossing

Canadian out-of-home advertising company Pattison Outdoor Advertising has installed a new 10-foot-by-35-foot Digital Spectacular in Windsor, Ontario, as part of the company's digital push.

NIH acquires mobile, kiosk and digital signage wayfinding solution

The National Institutes of Health has picked Connexient's MediNav digital wayfinding and patient experience solution for its Clinical Center Complex on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland, Connexient CEO Mark Green announced today.

T1V inks trade show and events deal with Skyline North

T1Visions , a provider of interactive touchscreen technology, has signed an agreement with Skyline North, a provider of custom modular exhibits and trade show displays and services, to represent its inTouch digital signage platform

Tennis Canada holds serve with digital signage

Tennis Canada will power its own place-based media network to better reach the tennis community, powered by ScreenScape digital signage software, according to an announcement from the company.

Userful puts digital signage video wall controller online

New browser-based control center now available online with intuitive interface aimed at simplifying the deployment and management of video walls.

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