The scene at the ribbon cutting on the first day of the Expo. There was a genuine excitement for the show and the industry.
Even Elvis was excited about this year’s Digital Signage Expo.
Broadsign again was sporting the largest booth at the show, a two-story monster equipped with an upstairs conference room and leather couches.
LG’s booth offerings continued to stake the company as one of the leaders in digital signage display technology.
3M Touch Systems had several demonstrations of its Vikuiti projection film, including this one which featured a dynamic cell phone screen. The film can be cut in shapes and picks up on rear-projections.
ABC National Advertising Sales’ David Daniels explains ABC’s partnership of PumpTopTV to exhibitors. PumpTop TV features ABC content and advertising shown to customers as they pump gas.
AERVA demonstrates the mobile interactivity enabled by MoApp, which allows cell phones to communicate with digital signs. The application is being used with BarCast, a digital signage network for bars and nightclubs.
PRN featured several new applications for Checkout TV. This one is a single-use solution which runs content for Swiffer products at the point-of-decision.
Exhibio showed several versions of its media players, including compact and rackmount. Also on display was its complete Digital Signage System.
Magnetic Media’s Enabl3D solution featured a 57-inch NEC screen with a custom bezel that allowed it to play 2D and 3D content.
Bob Ventresca of NetKey discusses the company’s digital signage software offerings with an attendee. The company recently launched a value-added reseller program.
Planar’s CoolSign digital signage solution was shown in several different application scenarios, this one in a retail setting.
At the Channel M booth, President and Chief Operating Officer Eric Hebel was excited about a recent Channel M study that found that the company's in-store signage content improved sales at Gamestop video game stores by 20 percent.
Symon’s new all-in-one LobbyView product was demonstrated using three portrait-oriented screens. The system is designed for single location users, who of course have the option of using one screen if they choose.
Wireless Ronin took home three of the six Digital Signage Awards at the show, one of them being for their deployment of menu board networks at KFC restaurants.
Wireless Ronin also won an award for this interactive digital signage display for auto showrooms designed to show of the features of Microsoft SYNC in Ford vehicles.
EnQii was exhibiting with LocaModa the EGT Networks, creators of the Casino Channel Network. In Las Vegas, EnQii has overseen CCN digital signage installations at the Luxor and Excalibur casinos.
A provider of embedded media software and a media system solution provider, ET Media grew its business offerings by maintaining an employee base of expert professionals.
Traditional signage and digital displays intricately combined at the booth to demonstrate how Advantech’s ePlatform services can be utilized to give retail clients the most efficient and effective self-service solution available.
It was difficult to miss the AlivePromo booth with the giant waterfall that drops water in the shape of letters, numbers and symbols.
Capital Networks Limited and CognoVision Solutions Inc. were showing off their new audience measurement solution.
The Celergy Networks booth itself explained everything the company is known for: Network cabling installation and IT infrastructure design. The company has the ability to remotely monitor the ongoing processes of a client’s network.
Hy-Tek is known for manufacturing its Tek Panel line of large LCD computers with built-in HDTV. With screen sizes up to 46 inches and built-in computers with Pentium processors, these digital displays are all-in-one solutions.
Specializing in providing broadcast video, data and audio satellite services for business applications, Microspace bases its services on its high-speed video, data and audio broadcasting technology, which the company calls “Velocity.”
Reflect Systems prides itself in its ability to help its clients launch and manage digital signage networks by focusing on three key areas: content strategy, screen placement and technology.
At the RichSource USA booth, company representatives were actively showing attendees how RichSource has specialized in providing networked digital signage solutions in Hong Kong and is now bringing those solutions to the U.S. market.
At the SVSI booth, a company that specializes in manufacturing cameras to capture high-speed events, was showing off its voLANte (video over LAN technology) digital signage solution.
At the Spacenet booth, company representatives explained how Spacenet is able to provide both VSAT and terrestrial network solutions for their clients. They also showcased the company’s Prism solution.
At the Tightrope booth, the focus was on the company’s Carousel digital signage framework.
Ralph Bachofen, director of product management and marketing was busy at the Triveni booth, explaining how his company provides digital signage solutions for a number of verticals, including retail environments, service shop lobbies and houses of worship.
“USAV is a group of systems integration companies across the United States that have banded together for the purpose of sharing best practices and for national platform initiatives.
“USAV is a group of systems integration companies across the United States that have banded together for the purpose of sharing best practices and for national platform initiatives
Silex’s wireless technology, dubbed the Multicast Video Distribution System (MVDS) by the company, provides a highly flexible way to handle digital signage applications in almost any kind of environment.
It takes more to make a good digital signage deployment than good digital signage. The deployer also needs to ensure that the signage is located in a good environment. That’s the mission of Skyline Exhibits, a company that also had a booth at the show.
Radical Computing Corp. also had a booth at the Expo and sales representatives were on hand to promote the company’s Retail Path Networks digital signage media players.
The X2O booth was surrounded by buzz and activity, as the company had recently announced the launch of the next generation of its Xpresenter platform, which covers all the steps in the digital signage workflow.
Zipcast provides a digital signage advertising network that enables affiliates to access a global database of clients, gain exposure to national advertisers and generate revenue.