Cambridge, UK, shopping mall deploys digital signage 'Virtual Assistant' kiosk

In what it being billed as "a U.K. first," The Grafton shopping center in Cambridge, U.K., has a new, "virtual" employee, an interactive Virtual Assistant from customer journey technology specialist Tensator, aimed at giving the Grafton a technological edge in...

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Blending the physical with the digital: What we can learn from Lego and 3D printing

New tech lets us go from physical to virtual and back; how can this be applied to digital signage and kiosk solutions?

London optician looks into social digital signage

Fashion optician installs touchscreen mirror that also takes photos and posts to social media at flagship store in London's East End.

Emerging technologies offer look into the future of interactive digital signage

How will interactive technologies change the face of digital signage going forward; and how are they already changing it today?

Tradigital marketing: How to integrate traditional and digital for maximum results

Traditional marketing might be the conversation starter, but digital is the new destination.

Like, friend or tweet: Reaching Millennials with digital signage

Millennials are, literally, the wave of the future; how can digital signage help retailers and brands reach this valuable demographic?

Assisted selling with 3D digital signage

This year at NRF 2014, Xomni partnered with Magnetic3D to provide a 3D experience for retail.

Dick's Sporting Goods runs with digital signage at Pittsburgh Marathon

Dick's integrated social media, retail and digital signage to engage and communicate with 30,000-plus runners.

CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit (preview)

The smartphone has revolutionized the way we communicate, search, shop, share, purchase and stay connected. What were only concepts 10 years ago are reality today.

Time Warner Cable spools up digital signage for NYC flagship store

Interactive digital signage creates a completely new atmosphere for buying cable services at NYC flagship store.

5 for March: Augmented reality madness

Augmented reality ran wild, and digital signage took its place at the table, in last month's most popular articles.

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Malaysian retail chain buys into digital signage

The AEON retail store chain in Malaysia recently deployed a new Navori QL-powered screen network at its Bukit Mertajam location, according to an announcement from digital signage software provider Navori. AEON plans to expand their store count in 2014, and...

Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

Maryland's largest independent car dealership deploys digital signage for customer education

Maryland's largest independent family-owned car dealership has deployed digital signage to help educate its growing customer base, using Videotel Inc. industrial digital signage players, according to an announcement from Videotel. The 12-dealership Criswell Automotive uses Videotel's HD2600, an industrial-grade auto...

Skin care brand applies digital signage for in-store experience

Skin care brand Dermalogica recently opend its second and third concept stores featuring face-mapping skin analysis, skin bar and micro-zone skin treatments in South Africa, and has deployed digital signage to help communicate the brand experience to customers.

Tesco Extra shops for digital signage 'tweet' wall

U.K.-based digital display specialist I-Led Media has completed its first major project for supermarket giant Tesco, installing a digital signage video "tweet" wall outside the Tesco Extra in Lincoln. The company, which specializes in digital signage kiosks and high-bright digital...

Toronto digital signage firm destroyed by fire

The offices of Avida Digital Signage in Western Toronto burned down in a three-alarm fire last week, according to CBC Toronto. Toronto Fire Services responded to the fire at the one-story building just after 4:30 a.m. July 1, and by  6 a.m.

Traditional signage company focuses on digital signage with rebranded website

Keyser Industries, which said it has been serving the restaurant and retail industry with traditional signage solutions for more than 48 years, has rebranded its website as Keyser Retail Solutions and has relaunched its website to reflect its expanded capabilities...

STRATACACHE showcasing 'Customer Journey Experience' at London's Marketing Week Live

Digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies provider STRATACACHE today announced its trade show presence at Marketing Week Live in Olympia, London, June 25 and 26. Exhibiting in Marketing Week Lives' Convert Zone, created to help retailers understand...

Marijuana vending kiosks ink deal for digital signage ad platform

Tranzbyte Corp. has opted for SmarterSign digital signage software to deliver digital out-of-home ads to the top digital signage display screen of its ZaZZZ marijuana-dispensary kiosks, Transbyte announced earlier this month. The platform offers a scalable solution combined with ease...

Advantech launches 'iRetail' terminal

Advantech, a Taiwan-based developer of intelligent systems for industrial and retail applications, has launched the UTC-620E, a multifunction digital signage kiosk and self-service terminal for "iRetail" applications. With its 21.5-inch portrait full-HD display, the UTC-620E is designed for reading content-rich...

Virgin Media rolling out sunlight-readable storefront digital signage across the UK

Virgin Media has collaborated with Esprit Digital to offer an in-window POS digital signage screen experience that won't be compromised by direct sunlight, according to an announcement from Esprit. According to the announcement, Virgin Media is the first retail brand...

GNC Turkey mixes up a digital signage supplement

Vitamin and health supplements chain GNC is deploying a Tripleplay-hosted digital signage solution, TripleLite, at 70 of its retail outlets across Turkey, according to an announcement from London-based Tripleplay Services. For the deployment, GNC is working with Tripleplay authorized partner...

Retailer launches Oman's largest digital signage network

Anzyma, a digital solutions company in the Sultanate of Oman, has deployed the country's largest digital signage network across all 70 Omantel retail outlets, powered by Scala, according to an announcement from Scala Inc. This nationwide rollout across 80 screens...

Thierry Mugler gets 'Alien' virtual assistant

French luxury fragrance brand Thierry Mugler, part of the Clarins Fragrance Group, has deployed the world's first full-height Tensator Virtual Assistant to promote the launch of its "Alien Extraordinaire" perfume in three flagship stores, according to an announcement from Tensator...

QSR, retail partnerships highlight Q1 for ComQi digital signage

Marketplace momentum from emerging partnerships focused on vertical markets and enterprise opportunities highlight a strong Q1 and continuing 2014 outlook for shopper engagement technology firm ComQi, according to an announcement from the company. The New York-based software and services firm...

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Retail digital signage is a powerful tool. Digital displays can be used throughout the store for branding, merchandising, promoting specials, and educating or entertaining customers.