With new technologies, Daven Acker, a franchisee of Pizza Inn, knows "It's always a challenge."
Display technology has advanced at such a fast pace that collaboration among solution providers has taken on a new level of importance. Innovations in display lighting, video enhancement, biometric identification, anonymous analytics, IoT sensors, AI and other specialties have opened new floodgates, but call for new partnerships
Interactive whiteboards are used for collaborative planning by businesses and organizations. And as collaborative work places have increased, interactive whiteboard technology is finding additional uses.
Readers of Digital Signage Today kicked off the summer by reading stories on smart cities, corporate communication and how to measure digital signage ROI.
When businesses think about digital signage, they often think of it as a customer-facing tool, not a tool to engage employees. The reason for this is that most companies don't realize just how disengaged today's employee really is. Less than a third of US workers are engaged at work.
It's easy for your employees to forget important work emails. Perhaps a better way to get your employees to notice your messages is with digital signage.
It's no secret that an average citizen usually isn't thrilled to visit a government office. Between confusing requirements and long wait times, it can be a frustrating experience. Digital signage, however, can help make government services "great again" by offering information, reducing wait times and recovering the vision.
You've gotten feedback from surveys, a walkthrough audio and so on on your digital signage content. But what do you do with this information? A good idea is to create some longtail campaigns based on the customer's feedback.
Digital menu boards, kiosks, online ordering and loyalty programs are just a few technologies that are making their debut in restaurants. During a panel at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, panelists discussed how to get your restaurant tech ready.
Spencer Rubin, founder and managing partner, Melt Shop; Carin Stutz, COO and executive vice president Red Robin; and Doug Hogrefe, a partner at 4 Top Hospitality, offered their secrets to conquering operational costs.
All corporate buildings and retailers want to create a good atmosphere for visitors. Digital signage can help create these environments, and it can tap into a deeper level: the customer's emotions.
It's difficult to find the right collaboration software for your business, unless you follow a few key tips.
To increase guest satisfaction, give them access to digital signage.
In order to take full advantage of digital signage during the holidays, retailers need to not get overwhelmed by the rush. Instead, they should work to engage customers and inform employees.
Health care facilities can be mystifying and unpredictable. Digital signage within the health care sector is a critical tool to drive the improvement of the patient, visitor and staff experience.
The digital workforce was a revolution in itself, but the mobile workforce takes it to a new level. The most successful organizations will be the ones that recognize the value of putting information at the fingertips of the employees, customers, vendors and partners.
There is no debating the economic benefit of employee engagement. Results include higher productivity, better employee retention, a positive, more creative environment, and generally a better place to work for everyone. So how do you improve employee engagement in your organization? Here is a 5-step guide.
Corporate communication has typically been the "redheaded stepchild" of the digital signage world, but now it's coming into its own. However, there are still barriers to overcome, such as the idea that "content is king." Jude Carter of the Marlin Company believes "strategy eats content for breakfast."
Last week, we examined some of the key trends at Digital Signage Expo, ranging from better displays, touchscreen technology trends and the shifting role of digital signage. Now, let's examine a few additional trends related to the various verticals in digital signage and the industry itself.
When McDonald's upgraded its digital menu boards, it ran into a number of challenges. Rich Cook, senior manager of U.S. IT restaurant solutions at McDonald's, shared a few digital menu board lessons.
Obtaining IT certifications in specialty areas like digital signage has several benefits. Certifications can not only help you secure employment, it can help you rise in the ranks of the workforce to become a trusted advisor
Digital signage may provide the key to automating fleets of autonomous vehicles through LCD license plates, designed to offer messaging and automate registration and other fees.
Thanksgiving may be a time for family meals, but this month our readers had their favorite restaurants in mind, as stories about digital menu boards and restaurants claimed the most clicks.
As retailers rush to hire seasonal employees, training can become problematic. Can digital signage be the key to better training?
Digital signage for corporate communications saves time and money, and makes everything run smoother. You can use ROI triggers to measure results, which is always a good idea, but there are more general ways to determine if your digital signage is effective, and easy fixes if it needs improvement.
The concept involves applying game-like elements to a business process or strategy, with the goal of increased engagement from those who use it. It sounds out-of-the-box at first, but the results are unquestionable.
Breakthroughs in methods of display-panel production have led to a considerable decline in cost and are predicted to positively affect digital signage market trends.
Outdoor kiosks can offer users an enhanced experience by streamlining processes that might otherwise require long wait times or inefficient searching. There are countless use cases that can be accomplished with an outdoor kiosk to increase ROI.
The corporate vertical continues to show a strong propensity for growth in the adoption of digital signage at a time where the wider market is beginning to show signs of maturity and emerging territories are posting declines in the face of worsening economic conditions.
Incredible value has been created by helping people communicate in new ways (e.g., inventions like the telephone, TV, AOL and Facebook); here's a look at two factors intrinsic in creating that value, personal connection and slipperiness.
If you have a digital signage system, you know that keeping your content fresh and engaging is the primary goal. But who owns that content? Who decides on the strategy? Every organization needs a digital signage champion.
How much are good workplace communications really worth? See how digital signage and tablet and smartphone products that allow employee-management communications can prove invaluable for companies.
Employees in a doctor's office, clinic or hospital routinely deal in life-and-death situations, and sometimes events can feel like they are happening too fast, causing an undue amount of stress on busy staff. Digital signage can be a big part of the cure.
Digital signage can help communicate a company's important issues to your employees, but only if the content collection is coherent and well designed. Take a page out of the playbook of top advertisers for an effective employee-engagement strategy.
Millennials are described as well-educated, entitled, confident and tech savvy. Oftentimes, the Baby Boomers and Generation Xers that are managing millennials have trouble connecting with and motivating them. Here's how digital signage can help.
Have you ever gotten all excited about buying something, but had that excitement turn to disappointment when it was actually delivered? Here's how to avoid that happening when you buy digital signage.
To close out 2015 and help ring in 2016, a digital signage expert blogger has pulled together a list of New Year's resolutions for end-users to consider.
If you deploy digital signage solution without some planning, you could end up with ignored screens and wasted time. With just a little extra effort, though, your solution can launch out of the gate ready to impress.
Keeping everyone informed in industrial plants with hundreds or even thousands of employees, most of whom do not have access to a computer, is a tough job. See how digital signage can convey important information to workers, while also improving motivation, safety and productivity.
Small and medium-sized businesses struggle to compete with corporate giants, but digital signage provides a helping hand in that struggle, by offering a platform to grab the attention of potential customers, help drive customer traffic and boost sales.
Workplace digital signage expert gives corporate communicators a roadmap of what their internal content distribution strategy should be.
Digital signage expert says if he could go back a decade, he'd tell himself to look out for a few things; anyone looking for a digital signage system today can save themselves a lot of time and trouble by checking them out.
Kick back, relax and let automated digital signage content take care of itself, digital signage blogger says.
On a daily basis, health care facilities get overrun with hundreds or sometimes even thousands of people. Digital signage allows health care facilities to communicate important information in real-time, streamlining their day-to-day activities to keep everything running smoothly.
The key is to strengthen your work ethic, stay focused on why you started and simplify the steps you need to reach the goal, our digital signage blogger says.
At this year's international Amdocs OSS Hackathon 2015, digital signage played a key role in unifying a single competition across three continents, keeping competitors from each hackathon site abreast of the competition and allowing them to vote on each other's work.
A recent digital signage deployment in the Netherlands illustrates how AV is now a tool that can and should contribute to every aspect of an organization’s work, and of the effectiveness of planning ahead and empowering an organization's IT department to lead the charge.
While the pain of a tough installation fades with time, the pain of a difficult-to-use content management system lives with you forever.
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.
Digital signage in the workplace can reap multiple benefits. The McKinsey Global Institute reveals that engaged employees improve productivity by 20-25 percent in organizations.
The corporate world today deals with dramatically growing amounts of data. What better way to hold corporate meetings than with large-size screens displaying highly effective and vital content?
What do Uber, Airbnb and StubHub have in common? They've all disrupted their industry segments. And digital signage can do the same to your workplace communications.
Digital signage expert blogger looks at a variety of interesting use cases for digital signage in business, education and health care settings.
An expert in corporate communications digital signage offers strategic insights into making use of employee's personal smartphones and tablets for better engagement.
How to make your workplace digital signage a little more fun, and a lot more engaging.
The network is about reaching your audience; make it a two-way process for more engagement, which means more understanding, participation and retention.
Is buying a digital signage system for your company on the to-do list for 2015? If so, here are three important items to consider.
Technology distributor Ingram Micro teamed with digital signage partners NEC Display, Peerless-AV and SurgeX for a complete revamping of its Buffalo campus's corporate communications digital signage network.
A partnership between Digital Signage Expo and Ragan Communications, with support from STRATACACHE, is launching the first Best Practices in Digital Employee Communications event at this year's DSE.
After implementing digital signage, how do I know if I did any good?
A corporate communications digital signage expert offers a list of workplace signage predictions for the year to come.
Engaged employees display higher productivity, do more to add to profitability and deliver customer satisfaction, and digital signage can be the medium to engage them.
Some clever projection tech from Microsoft and the power of suggestion helped Santa Claus bring special Christmas cheer to passengers flying Virgin Atlantic over the weekend.
Is the newest digital signage solution or smartphone app the best way to reach your employees?
A communications strategy featuring digital signage is helping the YMCA of Greater New York stay fit and healthy.
As the retail workforce surges to handle holiday traffic, how do you train 10,000 new employees on 100,000 products?
How good is your digital signage content? These three questions will help you find out.
Take a look at how digital signage increase communications efficacy on corporate and higher-education campuses while also saving money.
The heart of today's most successful communications is inclusion, two-way dialogues instead of just pushing messages down and out; digital signage can embrace these trends by drawing in content from social media and delivering content beyond screens.
Digital signage has become an important new communications medium; here's a look at the basics of why that's so.
One sure way to never accomplish anything is to never start anything.
A corporate communications expert offers advice for how to create video for digital signage networks.
Need a way to get employees or shoppers to look at and engage with your digital signage? Just add sports.
Incorporating digital signage into your office posts across-the-board benefits: Improve communication, increase morale and motivation, and share information with visitors to promote company PR.
Workplace gamification can increase employee engagement and productivity, and digital signage can play a key role.
Digital signage for manufacturing plants is probably the least understood and talked about of all applications; that should change.
I’ve often written about the ROI of using digital signage for effective workplace communications and how it’s dripping with cost savings, but today I want to focus on an issue that concerns most of our customers: Safety.
The popular restaurant chain is rolling out digital signage to decorate 175 of its locations in the U.S. and abroad.
The annual DSA Industry Excellence Awards mark best-in-class digital signage, mobile and self-service kiosk deployments.
Success with in-store digital signage marketing starts with strategy; here's how to get started on that strategy.
Digital signage brings a 21st-century touch to a timeless message in New York City.
Our year-end coverage and look ahead at 2014 continues with these digital signage trends for 2014 from Brawn Consulting.
Our year-end coverage for 2013 and look ahead at 2014 begins with Kelsen's sixth annual trends predictions piece.
This is a question we are often asked by our customers. On one hand, if you change the content too often or have too much in rotation at one time, little learning takes place.
A digital signage expert discusses the value of different content channels for multiple devices.
Take a look at how interactive digital signage can increase productivity in the workplace.
Digital signage is changing the public landscape, and its presence is growing, say InfoComm organizers.
The headline above, a favorite of Warren Buffet, is a quote from Henry David Thoreau, American author, poet and philosopher. Buffet refers to it when talking about reading annual reports but not realizing what they say at first. I think...
On several recent business trips I've tried to get a good picture of a digital signage deployment done right that I've seen at several airports. Luckily for you, on my last trip I was successful at snapping a few pics of Southwest Airlines' swell signage solution.
Digital signage experts talk about keys to successful hotel and hospitality deployments.
NASCAR's Fan and Media Engagement Center leverages HP technology to track and display media mentions, immersive content.
Digital signage expert Keith Kelsen looks at how social media may be killing corporate communications digital signage.
The viral 'Harlem Shake' meme gets the digital signage treatment.
According to an article in the Nov. 21 issue of The Wall Street Journal, "the workplace ranks dead last among the places people express gratitude." I found this interesting since many — maybe even most — of our customers are...
One of the most popular deployments of digital signage is the lobby display at a company facility. The content displayed includes video of the company story, welcome messages, news, weather, etc.
In my last two blogs I wrote about what the terms "social" and "mobile" mean within the digital signage industry. Today I'll complete the social-mobile-local trilogy by focusing on the "local" aspects of workplace communication. To get an idea of...
In my last blog I wrote about how the "social" in the social-mobile-local trilogy works in today's workplace. I emphasize the word "today" as this is changing rapidly and six months from now will probably be out of date. Today...
A K-12 public school system is using digital signage kiosks to improve communication with students and parents.
Digital signage covers lots of ice for the NHL's Rangers, from the practice rink to Madison Square Gardens.
Those of us in the digital signage world know the terms social-mobile-local. They represent a trilogy of supposedly critical factors to think about when considering implementation of DS systems.
Digital signage can facilitate inward-facing internal messaging as well as consumer-facing outward communications.
A recent webinar looked at ways to recoup the initial investment from a new technology deployment.
Whether you call it "entertainment" or "fluff," its use in workplace digital signage is critical but often misunderstood. I often use television as an analogy to clear up confusion: The TV networks make money by selling advertising. About 20 minutes of each prime time hour is made up of ads.
The use of dynamic place-based media is heating up brand activation.
Most companies, when confronted with "green" considerations, ask "What's in it for me?" The bottom line is that digital signage solutions not only help in the ongoing effort to reverse the effects of 150 years of rapid industrialization, but also...
The Digital Screenmedia Association showcased its Industry Excellence Award winners during the spring CETW show.
Enterprises have found a use for digital signage that doesn't involve kiosks and billboard displays. It's growing more prominent but is not being highlighted, so I'll aim to do that here.
Part II of an expert digital signage consultant's take on digital in-store media at this year's NRF Retails' BIG Show.
A digital signage firm is concentrating on real-time visual communications across multiple screens and channels.
Digital signage is being deployed in new ways and in new places. See Cisco's head of DS talk about new industry trends.
We all know digital signage can take on different forms and target a wide array of audiences. But most information about digital signage that we hear and see these days is related to public messaging. Whether it's for retail advertising,...
Tech giant launches new enterprise video delivery system, pushes digital signage applications.
Some of the best attributes and top opportunities — and obstacles — from the recent Digital Signage for Corporate Communications event in Indianapolis.
A first-of-its-kind event focusing on digital signage for corporate communications is coming to Eli Lilly HQ in Indianapolis.
Big screens are the new medium of choice to deliver information and improve workflow in hospitals, doctor's offices and other health facilities.
The MediaTile chairman revisits his predictions from January — most of which have turned out to be correct.
As digital media becomes a pervasive part of the customer experience, it is being used not only to entertain diners but as an integral building block of the restaurant design.
Santa Clara University, Hill College, Elon and others use digital signage to broadcasts class schedules, campus events and emergency notifications.
In 2009, take advantage of small non-retail networks and don't fret the ad dollars.
Digital signage, desktop video and enterprise TV will be discussed on Feb. 10 as solutions to improve messaging, save money.
Device allows video content to be sent to digital signage, desktops and mobile phones via Cisco's Digital Media System.
A visit with Brian Ardinger of Nanonation, who demonstrates the company's use of Apple touchscreen devices as remote controls for digital signage.
A neuroscientist analyzes the effects digital signage has on the brain.
Show emphasizes dynamic signage for the first time.
A new digital signage focus debuts at the long-running show.
What every company can learn from Google's best practices.
Best practices on how to bring your content under control.
The best is yet to come for digital signage and the companies that deploy it.
Guidelines on what to look for when shopping for software.
D2, Pro-Tech and NIT take home digital signage awards.
Software giant celebrates a quarter-century in business.
Digital signage takes center stage next month at Navy Pier.
Nikk Smith discusses the keys to successful digital signage content.
Innovations in mounting hardware make installation easier.
Networking giant talks about its appliance, marketing strategy.
Show featured digital signs integrated with kiosks, smart shelves.
Content management, audience measurement featured at Screen Expo Europe.