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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?

Infographic: Digital Signage: Drive-thru Technology for the Next Generation

This infographic explains why going digital is good for customers and great for restaurants.

Sponsored by: Panasonic Professional Display Company

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?

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

5 for 5: Health care, the future and digital signage 101 on the menu

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Digital Signage Today in August, and what we can learn from them.

Don't touch that dial! Can remote control apps damage your digital signage?

Digital signage blogger and display expert warns against the dangers of smartphone apps for consumer-grade displays used as professional signage.

5 ways to leverage pro sports to boost digital signage engagement (for free)

Need a way to get employees or shoppers to look at and engage with your digital signage? Just add sports.

Digital signage brings 9/11 to life at National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Projection mapping, video displays and touchscreens commemorate the lives lost in the 9/11 terror attacks and engage visitors to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Watchfire Signs issues ALS challenge to the signage industry

The company is nominating SloanLED, The Jordan Company and others to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and donate to the cause.

DSA Symposium Round Table: Experts talk digital customer engagement

Four digital signage and in-store merchandising experts talk about the customer engagement challenges facing retailers ahead of this year's event.

The out-of-home immersive entertainment frontier

The head of the Digital Screenmedia Association offers another review of "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" by Kevin Williams and Michael Mascioni.

Is the clock ticking on an old benchmark?

A blogger questions if advances in display tech have moved the digital signage industry past OPS.

Anticipation is growing for 4K, but is it ready for the big time?

For months now, nearly everyone in the digital signage industry has been cheering the eagerly anticipated arrival of 4K, but is the technology itself ready for mass adoption?

Digital signage key ingredient for tasty Instagram selfie ad campaign

Take one part digital signage, add in selfies, social media and fine chocolate for an interesting mix as an integrated campaign takes to the streets of San Francisco.

Video walls, digital menu boards and multiscreen arrays: Don't get your signals crossed

The last things deployers want in their new digital signage video walls or digital menu boards are color and alignment problems.

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Peerless-AV taking digital signage to the zoo

Digital signage solutions provider Peerless-AV will be exhibiting weatherproof and wash-proof digital signage at the 2014 Annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference in Orlando this week, the company announced.

BenQ intros new projectors for digital signage in small rooms

Visual display solutions provider BenQ America Corp. is now shipping the newest generation of its M5 Series projectors explicitly engineered for small- to medium-sized spaces, the company announced.

Macy's new tech plans include Apple Pay, smart fitting rooms, more

The company outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

On-the-course golf digital signage network hits the green in South Carolina

Digital Caddies Inc., a provider of on-course technology and content delivery services for golf courses, is expanding its digital signage network at the courses of National Golf Management, the largest owner-operator of golf facilities in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, market, according to an announcement from Digital Caddies.

Commercial-grade tablet provider adds software management for kiosk and digital signage deployments

Traverse City, Michigan-based Applied Device Technologies has certified PROVISIO's SiteKiosk Android application and SiteRemote management platform for use on its PROPORT commercial tablet for kiosk and digital signage use.

DOOH firm plans expansion in restrooms (and other locations) across Canada

Montreal-based indoor advertising network Newad today announced its plan to double the number of its digital signage advertising boards in Canada.

Digital signage 'Big Screen' wins big buzz at Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

A more-than-50-foot-long LED digital signage screen on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, brought added excitement to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, according to an announcement from screen provider Wavetec. The display was arrayed outside the Glasgow Science Centre in collaboration with BBC Scotland.

Sharp intros new low-cost LED edge-lit digital signage displays

Sharp Imaging and Information Co. of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corp., is introducing the PN-Y series of professional-grade LED edge-lit displays, according to a company announcement.

Logic Supply intros digital signage media player PC

Industrial and embedded computer hardware provider Logic Supply has unveiled a new series of rugged PCs that "breaks free of the 'black box' paradigm in the industrial hardware market," the company announced.

BrightSign using Broadcom system-on-chip tech for 4K media players

Broadcom Corp., a global provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, recently announced that digital signage media player provider BrightSign LLC has chosen Broadcom's ultra HD system-on-chip technology for its new line of 4K media players.

Los Angeles Lakers' home arena tabs Toshiba for digital signage

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. has been named a "Founding Partner" and the Official Electronics Provider of Staples Center by AEG, owners of the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment arena, the companies announced recently.

Almo Pro A/V picks up Glantz digital signage assets, targets static signage market

Almo Professional A/V today announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with N. Glantz & Son to acquire assets from its dynamic digital sign division, Glantz Dynamic Solutions.

NEC intros new digital signage and multimedia projectors

Commercial LCD display and projector solutions provider NEC Display Solutions of America today announced its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's previous models in the installation projector category.

Health care network uses open API to deliver digital signage to local practices

A health care digital signage network has used BroadSign's open API to create an online client portal aimed at small and medium-sized medical facilities, to deliver its enterprise-level digital signage software platform to local operators, the company announced today.

NV3 website features kiosk and digital signage solutions

Baltimore's NV3 Technologies has launched its new website featuring mobile device-charging solutions and information about its free digital signage solutions.

Fortinet intros Unified Threat Management solution

California-based network security provider Fortinet launched a new threat management system, the Fortigate Unified Threat Management with FortiWifi and FortiPresence analytics.

New Jersey bank deposits digital signage in branches

New Jersey-based Provident Bank has installed the digital signage platform from Louisville, Kentucky-based Codigo to 86 branch locations, according to an announcement from Codigo.

Dallas Cowboys shielding digital signage at AT&T Stadium

The home of the Dallas Cowboys has been implementing faster Internet speeds, adding more interactive digital signage displays and investing in protecting those displays with The Display Shield enclosures.

Wyoming's second-largest city looking at regulating digital signage

The Casper, Wyoming, Planning and Zoning Commission is considering regulations to LED digital signage and billboards, according to the Casper Star Tribune.

Florida International University matriculates digital signage in campus communications

LED sign manufacturer Daktronics has finished the installation of three roadside digital signage displays at two Florida International University campus locations, according to a recent company announcement.

Signagelive takes its SoC digital signage software to Berlin

Signagelive, a global supplier of cloud-based digital signage technology, is demonstrating its full support for Samsung's Smart Signage platform by presenting a system-on-chip version of its technology at the IFA Berlin consumer electronics show, starting today and running through Sept. 10.

Wine bar concept booth blends digital signage and static at Paris trade show

Strasbourg, France-headquartered software company Caldera is giving visitors to Viscom Paris a tasting of digital signage and static working together.

Omnivex expands its digital signage Moxie

Digital signage software provider Omnivex has released the Commercial and Enterprise versions of its longstanding Omnivex Moxie software, according to a company announcement.

Webinar to examine advances in digital signage display tech

In the never-ending quest for a better viewer experience, many new advances have been made in the areas of video and display technologies in digital signage.

BenQ now shipping 6-point multitouch display

Visual display solutions provider BenQ America Corp. has officially released its latest interactive digital signage display, the RP700+.

RDM adds NFC to DS

Real Digital Media and iZipline LLC have announced that digital signage network operators using RDM's NEOCAST solution will now be able to synchronize on-screen content with brand marketing content to drive instant, dynamic interaction with consumers via their NFC-enabled mobile devices.

Digital signage video wall spices up bistro

A California bistro is serving up new ambience with a digital signage video wall powered by BrightSign LLC media players, according to an announcement from BrightSign.

AOPEN and NUITEQ partner for multitouch digital signage

Global electronics manufacturer and digital signage provider AOPEN is partnering with multitouch software developer NUITEQ to promote multitouch-enabled interactive digital signage solutions, according to an announcement from the companies.

Digital signage points the way to corporate communications for Garmin

Amscreen Digital Solutions announced a development in its partnership with navigation systems provider Garmin that will see a series of screens installed at Garmin's Southampton-based head office.

SunBriteTV shines light on digital signage theft

Outdoor digital signage display provider SunBriteTV has introduced its weatherproof Anti-Theft Shroud Cover Kit SB-SS47-BL, "a secure way to prevent vandalism in heavy-traffic areas," according to a company announcement.

Parabit to intro new mobile-charging digital signage ad kiosk

Parabit Systems is to reveal its latest self-service kiosk, the New Aveta, at the Airports Council International-North America 2014 annual conference and exhibition next month in Atlanta.

Gilbarco teams with VeriFone at the fuel pump

Companies with combine efforts to offer payment products and create the largest at-pump interactive digital media network.

Lottery firm buys digital signage ticket

The National Lottery of Mauritius is using Signagelive's cloud-based software platform to display dynamically updated content, including lottery jackpots and, earlier this year, FIFA World Cup TV feeds in different locations as part of nationwide project to update its advertising processes.

Delta unveil's 'world's first' ultra-bright laser-based DLP video wall

Thermal and power management and display solutions provider Delta unveiled "the world's first" ultra-bright laser-based Digital Light Processing video wall at its debut at Integrate 2014 in Sydney, Australia, August 26-28, according to a company announcement.

ISA: Digital signage offers growth environment for traditional signage companies

The International Sign Association has released a new white paper, "Dynamic Digital Signage Opportunities for Sign Companies," that examines the size of the market opportunity and includes case studies of sign shops that have incorporated this rapidly growing line of business.

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