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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.

HTML5 ushers in big advances in digital signage interactivity

People are no longer viewers of digital signage, they're participants. The ability of the viewer to self-navigate signage content ensures a highly personalized experience, creating a vital touchpoint between proprietor and customer.

Solving Common Issues with High Definition LED Video Displays

The resolution of digital displays continues to increase, but higher resolution introduces new issues in the appearance of source content. Technological developments in LED display drivers are helping address those issues.

Sponsored by: Macroblock, Inc.

Interactive customer experience technology has to surprise and delight

Customers expect a personalized experience that surprises and delights them, and most will trade bits of information about themselves if they receive something in return.

Digital signage hits the road to save lives

Digital signage display technology from Samsung recently was used in a prototype "Safety Truck" aimed at preventing traffic accidents and fatalities from drivers trying to overtake and pass semitractor-trailers.

Digital Signage in Health Care

Digital screens quickly are becoming a fixture in health care facilities, performing functions ranging from pointing the way to educating both doctors and patients on medical procedures.

Sponsored by: Digital Signage Today

Restaurant digital signage is heating up

Digital menu board blogger looks at hot trends in restaurant digital signage. Digital menu boards and restaurant digital signage are getting smarter and and becoming an invaluable source of actionable business intelligence.

Are you 'CONNECTING' with your customers?

The CONNECT 2015 Mobile Innovation Summit will teach restaurant operators and retailers how to provide customers with mobile connections to help build a loyal fan base.

JetBlue lands engagement with digital signage 'Wingman'

Digital signage and real-life intersected as JetBlue had New Yorkers dancing in the street and scratching their heads at the truly lifelike interaction from a digital out-of-home engagement.

How hybrid signage can optimize marketing campaigns

Affordable, dynamic marketing and promotional campaigns are blending print and digital signage.

Interactive customer experience technology has to provide value

Consumers with a natural sense of curiosity want to engage with technology, says Eric Vazquez, project manager for Encore Event technologies, but will the technology provide value to the consumer and if so, in what form and to what end?

Digital signage spreading its wings at InfoComm15

This year's InfoComm show Orlando, Florida, will draw nearly 1,000 exhibitors and more than 38,000 attendees from 110-plus countries, and they'll all find the full spectrum of digital signage waiting for them.

3D projection digital signage restores destroyed Buddhas

Historic sixth-century Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban made a triumphal if bittersweet, and temporary, return with the help of 3D projection mapping digital signage.

Bison, moose and bears, oh my: Hybrid campaign takes the big sky to the big city

Media company Titan, Montana Tourism and the Chicago Transit Authority teamed in May to bring a taste of the big sky to the city of big shoulders with an out-of-home ad campaign that combined digital signage and static elements with 3D statues of bears, bison and moose.

5 for 5: May's top digital signage headlines

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

Interactive customer experience technology has to be natural

Technology should be used in way that's natural for consumers to interact with, and enhance the brand story, rather than be the story itself, says Ben Putland, director of software analysis and development for Grand Visual.

Touch ordering coming to a Golden Arches near you

How McDonald's is using interactive digital signage technology to jump-start flagging sales.

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RV supplier gets on board with digital signage for dealer shows

Triple E Recreational Vehicles, a supplier of leisure travel vans and other recreational vehicles, helped showcase its wares with digital signage powered by the Videotel VP70 Industrial Media Player earlier this year at the annual RV show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Christie showcases hospitality digital signage at Jakarta hotel and resort summit

Visual solutions company Christie demonstrated a range of digital signage and visual technologies for the hospitality industry at the second annual Hotel and Resort Development and Summit Southeast Asia last week in Jakarta, Indonesia.

STRATACACHE expands shopper marketing with IZ-ON acquisition

Dayton, Ohio-based digital signage provider announced its acquisition of IZ-ON Media, a digital media company specializing in in-store shopper marketing solutions designed to activate shoppers along the path to purchase.

Health-and-beauty chain Clicks South Africa clicks on digital signage for in-store marketing

South African health-and-beauty retail chain Clicks has announced a partnership with South African digital signage solutions company Moving Tactics that entails installing digital signage within the chain's top 25 stores nationally, as well as marketing the media platform to Clicks' private-label suppliers and other brand suppliers.

Almo Professional A/V hosting 'bonus' E4 Expo in Baltimore

Expo to feature CTS-certified course led by industry veteran Tom Stimson about "Transitioning from Selling Deliverables to Selling Outcomes," company says.

Digital Signage Today, Peerless-AV hosting webinar on video walls in higher ed

Higher education institutions are taking digital signage to the next level, using large-scale video walls to create high-tech educational experiences. Digital Signage Today and digital signage mounting and hardware specialists Peerless-AV are hosting a free, hourlong webinar exploring a real-world case study.

Scoreboard arms race: Auburn set to take top spot

The largest digital signage LED display in college football is coming to Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2015, according to an announcement from LED manufacturer Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital rolls out indoor navigation app

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has launched the MediNav Navigator Edition 2.0, an app that provides turn-by-turn navigation for visitors.

Biotech company crafts glasses-free 3D digital signage at ASCO 2015

Magnetic 3D showcased its abilities with glasses-free 3D digital signage at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

Panasonic buys MagicInk Interactive LLC

Panasonic has recently acquired hardware and software developer MagicInk Interactive. MagicInk provides its integration service for digital placed based media.

Elo Touch intros interactive touchscreen digital signage architecture

Elo Touch Solutions, the company that claims to be the "original inventors of the touchscreen," has introduced the Elo Interactive touchscreen digital signage architecture that matches commercial-grade I-Series touchscreen hardware with EloView software for cloud-based content delivery and remote device management, the company said.

MultiTaction debuts new collaboration app, MT Canvus

Digital signage and interactive touch display technology provider MultiTaction has launched its MT Canvus, a new application developed to help organizations visualize big data sources, improve collaboration, socialize ideas and educate employees and clients.

Bluescape launches hardware partner program with MultiTaction, Planar and 3M

The cloud-based platform for real-time visual collaboration recently announced the new Bluescape Hardware Program with inaugural member companies and interactive digital signage display vendors MultiTaction, Planar Systems and 3M.

Panasonic launches range of digital signage projectors, displays at InfoComm15

Digital signage and AV technology solutions provider Panasonic launched a range of new AV technologies, including the company's first 4K-plus projector at this year's InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

NanoLumens debuts 1.8-mm LED solution at InfoComm15

Visualization solutions manufacturer and marketer NanoLumens debuted its next-generation NanoSlim Engage 1.8-millimeter digital signage display solution at last week's InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

YCD Multimedia intros latest version of C-nario Digital Signage Suite at CineEurope15

Digital signage software solutions provider YCD Multimedia has announced the release of version 3.7.1 of its C-nario Digital Signage Suite to the European and Asian markets at CineEurope 2015.

Mohegan Sun launches DOOH campaign in Boston

Connecticut casino Mohegan Sun has launched interactive digital signage games on bus shelters across Boston that allow participants to possibly win a variety of prizes, including an overnight stay at the casino, according to an announcement from creative technology and production company Grand Visual.

'World's first' open-air, cross-track railway digital signage pops up in Queensland

Cross-track digital media system operator XTD Limited has unveiled what it says are "the world’s first" open-air, cross-track digital signage installations leading to the launch of the media network in another major Australian city, according to a company announcement.

Google, Hypersign and Samsung to demo education digital signage at ISTE15

The three technology partners have created an joint solution to display content within schools and university campuses, combining Hypersign's management tool with the processing power of the Chromebox and Samsung commercial displays.

Digital signage for Chromeboxes powered by Signagelive, IntuiLab partnership

Joint solution meant to transform low-cost Chromeboxes into interactive digital signage devices, companies say.

LG intros 'world's slimmest bezel-to-bezel design' video wall display at InfoComm15

The digital signage video wall display was introduced at last week's InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, and features distinct new innovations that address the largest issues video wall customers face today, according to LG.

FlatFrog showcases 'world's first' touch tech at InfoComm15

Touchscreen digital signage provider FlatFrog demonstrated at this year's InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, what it says is "the world's first" mass production commercially ready InGlass Touch for large-format displays (23-110 inches), according to the company's website.

ID-protection and advertising kiosks expanding network with digital signage software

The BroadSign digital signage platform will power Identity Shred shredding kiosks featuring third-party advertising in 200 university locations.

Peerless-AV showcases full lineup of wireless, mounting, digital signage and kiosk solutions at InfoComm15

Audio and video solutions and accessories provider Peerless‐AV showcased a wide variety of its products at this year's InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, at its Daytona 500‐themed booth.

Digital signage drives new concept store for Canadian Automobile Association

CAA South Central Ontario recently implemented a customer-engagement digital signage experience from ADFLOW Networks at its Burlington location, including a video wall and vertically oriented screens.

VuWall showing off new digital signage video wall software at InfoComm15

VuWall Technology announced it would showcase the latest release of its VuWall2 multisurface video wall control software at this year's InfoComm in Orlando, Florida.

3M intros 55-inch, 60-touch digital signage display at InfoComm15

3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company, has released its 55-inch Multi-Touch Display C5567PW. The interactive system supports 60 simultaneous touches in the largest display format to date from 3M.

Planar showcasing its broadest range of digital signage video walls at InfoComm15

Display and digital signage technology provider Planar Systems Inc. is featuring its most diverse range of video walls to date at InfoComm 2015, including the newly launched Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System and Planar RA-Series, according to a company announcement.

NEC intros new OPS digital signage media players at InfoComm15

Commercial LCD display and projector solutions provider NEC Display Solutions of America today announced two new Open Pluggable Specification-compliant computers for integration into the built-in OPS expansion slots of NEC displays.

SunBriteDS debuts upgraded Pro Series outdoor digital signage at InfoComm15

Offered in landscape and portrait orientations in 42-, 49- and 55-inch sizes, the new Pro Series models feature numerous improvements and provide commercial integrators with an even more comprehensive solution for outdoor A/V projects, company says.

IGotcha president named 'Entrepreneur-in-Residence' at business school

Montreal-based digital signage firm iGotcha Media announced that company president and co-founder Greg Adelstein has been named the first-ever 'Entrepreneur-in-Residence' at the John Molson School of Business at Montreal's Concordia University.

DT Research and ZeeVee showcasing joint 4K digital signage solution at InfoComm15

DT Research Inc., developer of information appliances for vertical markets, together with ZeeVee, a provider of video distribution technology, announced a partnership to showcase a new playback and delivery solution for 4K digital signage in the ZeeVee booth at this year's InfoComm in Orlando, Florida.

Epson intros All-in-One Whiteboards for BrightLink Pro-Series projectors at InfoComm15

Projector provider Epson today announced the All-in-One Collaborative Whiteboard designed exclusively for its BrightLink Pro-Series meeting room solutions designed to transform flat surfaces into digital signage whiteboards and interactive spaces.

ClearVision DOOH network lands at Denver Int'l Airport

Clear Channel Airports and Denver International Airport today announced the launch of CCA's in-airport digital signage TV network, ClearVision, throughout the airport's three concourses at airline gateholds.

Industry Weapon, BrightSign showcasing integration at InfoComm15

Digital signage software provider Industry Weapon and digital signage media player firm BrightSign have announced a joint effort aimed at bringing 'best-in-class digital signage within easy reach of any organization considering the shift to digital.'

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