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Just say no to dark screens, and yes to a digital signage friendly face

People are always watching, and almost all of them have cameras. Don't end up like these screens.

Early planning is key to digital media project success

Don't fail to plan and plan to fail; here are three questions to help in planning for digital signage and digital media project success.

Four Ways to Put Tablets to Work for You and Your Customers

The rise of digital services has placed increased value on how businesses engage with their customers in-person. The new customer experience seeks to optimize face-to-face interaction and available technology. 80% of retailers believe their store results will continue to erode unless they incorporate technology as part of the store experience.

Sponsored by: Moki

Advances in display tech changing the face of digital signage

Digital signage expert takes a look at the advantages and drawbacks of some of the most recent advances in digital signage display technologies.

On-vehicle digital signage is on the move

Is the on-vehicle digital signage frontier set to open up? Here's the road map.

Smart Banks Going Beyond Metrics

TruMedia offers banks a solution for analyzing a customer’s profile and behavior within a branch.

Sponsored by: TruMedia Measurement Ltd.

Is digital signage ready for the mobile commerce revolution?

Mobile and digital signage blogger offers 10 questions to help one determine their level of understanding and preparedness for the coming mobile storm.

Digital signage and wonder: 50-foot video wall brings adventure to children's hospital

A Delaware children's hospital today opens up its "Discovery Zone," a 50-foot-wide digital signage video wall featuring gesture interaction for its young patients.

'Is there such a thing as a digital signage network?'

The head of the DSA ponders the meaning of "digital signage." Is it a physical network, a state of mind, a discipline or something else?

What's the difference between digital signage and touchscreen kiosks?

The demand for both digital signage and touchscreen kiosks has increased exponentially over the years. What are the pros and cons of each? Or is there really a difference?

A confluence of factors pushing digital signage into the mainstream [infographic]

Such technology decreases a customer's perceived wait time by up to 40 percent.

Digital signage making a case for its own night at the museum

Several recent digital signage deployments show how the technology is bringing exhibits to life in museums around the world.

Digital signage and 'high availability': Keep it simple to keep content flowing

Signage manufacturers are taking a page from network and data comm vendors and installing complex mechanisms to keep content constantly on — yet savvy project owners know to explore simple routes to keep signage content up and running at all times.

Why digital signage belongs in the cloud

A digital signage expert offers his thoughts on the upside of cloud-based digital signage. Does he have a point?

Digital signage is a game changer for advertisers

Digital signage puts marketers and other communicators in charge of when and where their messages influence consumers. This may also mean changes in the way things get done and who's responsible for those things.

When is 4K right for your digital signage?

The 4K revolution is coming; how do you know if it's right for your application?

It's 'Hammer Time' for NFC: Apple is 2 legit 2 quit

Digital signage expert breaks down the impact of Apple's announcement today that it is including NFC in the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

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Peerless-AV intros multidisplay ceiling mounts for digital signage

Peerless-AV, a provider of AV and digital signage mounting solutions, today announced a new line of multidisplay ceiling mounts designed to be ideal for use in high-traffic public areas and to minimize mounting costs and maximize space with mounting options for three, four or six displays.

Satellite broadcast firm intros managed network digital signage solutions

Satellite broadcasting company Microspace Communications has introduced several new managed network solutions aimed, the company said, directly at digital signage networks, including a "no cap-ex" wirless solution, according to a company announcement.

Elo demos new curved touchscreen at Las Vegas gaming expo

Elo Touch Solutions unveiled the IntelliTouch Curve for the gaming industry and will demonstrate its features at the Global Gaming Expo this week.

Visix showcasing campus digital signage solutions at EDUCAUSE

Digital signage solution provider Visix Inc. will present its array of digital communications products for higher education at this year's EDUCAUSE annual conference this week in Orlando, Florida, according to a company announcement.

Digital signage ad network in Australia buys into BroadSign

Australian office media specialist Executive Channel has converted 800 displays in 250 locations across five cities to BroadSign International LLC's digital signage software platform, according to an announcement today from BroadSign.

Touch International releases 'super-bright' sunlight-readable LCD

Touch International recently unveiled a 12.1-inch WXGA wide-temperature, "super-bright" LCD manufactured at the company's engineering and design facility in Austin, Texas.

AOPEN intros new Datawall package for digital signage video walls

AOPEN Inc. has unveiled its new Datawall product line, combining hardware with pre-installed software for quick and easy setup of digital signage video walls and public displays, according to a company announcement.

JCDecaux partners with Alcatel-Lucent for connected street furniture

Outdoor advertising giant JCDecaux is partnering with Alcatel-Lucent to develop smart street furniture that would allow for both improved wireless coverage and data connectivity, while also allowing for spreading connected digital signage displays in street furniture across urban centers.

Magnetic 3D intros Wildfire3D display lineup

Autostereoscopic 3D digital signage provider Magnetic 3D has launched its new Wildfire3D display line, which "boasts a nearly seamless viewing experience from anywhere in the room," according to a company announcement.

DisplaySearch: Digital signage displays still on winning streak in US

Year-over-year large-format commercial LCD display shipments in the U.S. have increased for eight consecutive quarters, according to the latest from NPD DisplaySearch.

Comosoft taps digital signage and mobile for in-store marketing

Comosoft Inc. recently announced the development of two new point-of-sale technologies for high-volume multichannel marketers: in-store digital signage and location-based services.

DSF sets up 'Geri Wolff Scholarship' to encourage young women into careers in digital signage

The Digital Signage Federation has established the "Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund" to be earmarked specifically for young women who are committed to majoring in computer sciences as a way in which to interest them in choosing a career in the digital signage industry.

Panasonic testing integrated drive-thru digital menu board solution

Panasonic recently unveiled its new fully-integrated drive-thru digital signage menu board solution featuring proprietary displays designed to weather the elements and eliminate the need for enclosures.

Historic 19th century Georgia ale house goes modern with LED digital signage

To prepare for football season, the historic Tannery Row Ale House in Buford, Georgia, decided to install the town's biggest, brightest and clearest display for its guests to watch the game, implementing a 224-inch LED display from NanoLumens, according to an announcement from the Georgia-based LED signage manufacturer.

Digital Caddies partners with Facebook company for video advertising

Digital Caddies Inc, a provider of on-course technology services and content to golfers, has recently upgraded its digital signage ad platform to allow for full-screen video advertising throughout every round of golf played at participating courses, according to a company announcement.

UAE Cinnabon franchisee deploys WAND digital menu boards

Focus Brands International franchisee Cravia has deployed digital menu boards in its new Cinnabon location in Dubai. The boards include WAND Digital software to optimize in-store marketing.

Chinese shopping center goes big with LED digital signage

Wuxi Inter IKEA Center Property Company Ltd. in Wuxi, China, installed a large video display and covered a three-story glass elevator shaft with freeform LED elements from Brookings, South Dakota-based Daktronics, according to an announcement from the LED signage provider.

StrandVision updates digital signage CMS admin

StrandVision Digital Signage has enhanced the core customer administration pages of its CMS portal to include iconic representations of the different types of page content that can be chosen for display, more responsive administrative management and highly context-specific recommendations for incorrect entries.

US 3D digital signage firm heading to Shanghai Digital Signage Show

Exceptional 3D, a western company based in the U.S. and a global 3D digital signage solutions provider, announced that its next generation of autostereoscopic 3D products is being featured at this year's Shanghai Digital Signage Show.

IAdea intros Android middleware for digital signage based on Intel tech

Digital signage and smart retail technology vendor IAdea will be making its implementation of the SMIL+HTML5 standards available on hardware based on Intel x86 architecture, the company announced today.

Hotel chain books digital signage for corporate HQ

Choice Hotels, the corporate parent of several hotel chains in the U.S., recently booked Tightrope digital signage for corporate communications, according to an announcement from Tightrope Media Systems.

ScreenScape turning any TV into digital signage

Working with Dell, ScreenScape Networks has launched a new plug-and-play device and supporting software platform that the company says "turns any TV into a digital sign," the company said.

Samsung puts out call to small business owners

Small Business RedeSIGN competition gives small business owners chance to win Smart Signage TV for advertising.

Cenique releases remote management system for Android media players

The application provides the ability to remotely manage and troubleshoot any player.

Altierre ships more than 6 million digital tags

Four million of the company's signs are currently installed and operating in retail stores in over 1,000 US cities.

Digital billboards join manhunt for accused cop killer

Hundreds of digital billboards in Pennsylvania and surrounding states have joined the manhunt for the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Police officer and wounding another, according to LehighValleyLive.com.

Digital signage software firm YCD Multimedia names new CEO

Professional digital signage software solutions provider YCD Multimedia today announced that its board of directors has named current U.S. president Sam Losar as the next CEO, effective Sept. 15.

Clear Channel Airports lands in DPAA

The Digital Place Based Advertising Association announced today that Clear Channel Airports has signed on as the latest company to join the association.

DSA extends deadline for entries for annual Crown Awards to Sept. 22, adds Mobile category

The Digital Screenmedia Association has extended its deadline for entries for its annual DSA Crown Awards that recognize "outstanding and best-in-class" content across digital signage, mobile technologies, and self-service and interactive kiosks, according to an announcement from the DSA. The new deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Sept. 22.

Digital signage media player provider Videotel celebrates 34 years in business

Videotel Inc. a manufacturer of industrial media players, industrial looping DVD players, interactive solutions and custom kiosks for digital signage, is celebrating its 34th anniversary, according to a company announcement.

SurgeX launches Defender Series MultiPak to protect digital signage and video walls

Engineered to address the specific noise interference and power protection needs of video wall arrays, the Defender Series MultiPak offers a compact design that integrates with wall and ceiling mounting systems, the company says.

Australian pump-top DOOH network now autoprogrammed based on real-time viewer metrics

Australian digital out-of-home network Val Morgan Outdoor announced its inventory across the Val Morgan PumpTV gas station network is being programmed and traded automatically based on real-time audience viewing metrics.

Burger King rolls out suggestive-sell drive-thru displays

More than 6,000 FlashRight Suggestive Sell Displays have been installed at Burger King restaurants throughout the country. According to a news release from FlashRight, the displays are designed specifically for outdoor use in the drive-thru and are placed at the point of purchase on the speaker post or confirmation order display.

Real estate property tour digital signage wins industry award

Engrain, a provider of touchscreen digital signage property marketing and messaging systems, has won an award for "Most Innovative Multi-Housing Technology" from Multi-Housing News for its TouchTour system, according to an announcement from Engrain.

Cleveland Browns fortify defense (of their digital signage screens)

FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, is adding The Display Shield digital signage enclosures to protect in-stadium digital signage displays, according to an announcement from The Display Shield manufacturer Protective Enclosure Co.

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