Kiosks versus digital signage 101

Kiosks versus digital signage 101

Users and potential users often ask what the real difference is between kiosks and digital signage. This question is a good one, since we are increasingly seeing the lines blur between the two. Many users wonder whether they should pick digital signage or kiosks to boost the customer experience.

McDonald's and interactivity claim top September 2018 headlines

McDonald's and interactivity claim top September 2018 headlines

Last month, users feasted on stories on McDonald's recent digital signage transformation, interactivity and customer engagement. One story analyzed McDonald's recent major digital signage, kiosk deployment and asked, "Will this solve McDonald's brand image issues?"

McDonald's, bathrooms dominate August 2018 headlines

McDonald's, bathrooms dominate August 2018 headlines

McDonald's digital signage makeover and a digital signage sink solution dominated headlines for August 2018 on Digital Signage Today. The restaurant giant McDonald's recently invested billions of dollars into major technological upgrades with kiosks, digital signage, menu boards and more.

Digital signage empowers transits, but must tackle cybersecurity and privacy issues

Digital signage empowers transits, but must tackle cybersecurity and privacy issues

With smart city initiatives expanding, city planners are paying more attention to the capabilities of interactive kiosks and digital signage in public spaces, including major transportation hubs. These devices are improving quality of life, but cybersecurity and privacy concerns remain.

Digital signage, blockchain head to the restroom

Digital signage, blockchain head to the restroom

One company is putting displays next to toilets, with its blockchain-powered digital signage sink displays.

Effective digital signage 101

Effective digital signage 101

Before you make the leap into digital signage, you should take into account a few points that will help you start on the right foot out of the gate and ultimately yield the most successful results.

Top 5 digital signage stories of first half of 2018

Top 5 digital signage stories of first half of 2018

We have now past the middle point of 2018, and Digital Signage Today has not slowed down its constant stream of content on innovative deployments and trends. Readers earlier this year had their eyes on major trends in advertising, AI, IoT and deployments from major brands including Coca Cola and McDonald's.

The best content is local

The best content is local

Some thought needs to be put into localizing messages for each specific location. What do these people need to know? What will engage and interest them?

3 ways cloud-based CMS can boost customer experience

3 ways cloud-based CMS can boost customer experience

Many companies are beginning to utilize cloud-based content management solutions to manage their digital signage content. In some cases, a cloud-based system can deliver not just better content but also a better customer experience through greater control, dynamic capabilities and easier rollout.

Human imaging tech about to revolutionize digital signage

Human imaging tech about to revolutionize digital signage

Biometric identification represents one of the most promising technologies for digital signage, self-service kiosks, thanks to the speed by which sensors are able to identify users.

AUO acquires ComQi to address market demands

AUO acquires ComQi to address market demands

A recent major digital signage acquisition aims to address a key market concern: the need for a one stop digital signage solution.

Get your software featured in the Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide

Get your software featured in the Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide

Customers are commonly frustrated by the sheer number of products available with no real way to compare and contrast them. This is where Digital Signage Today comes in. Digital Signage Today is developing a guide that compares various digital signage software packages. Vendors can get their package featured by taking a survey.

Digital signage 5 for 5: April 2018

Digital signage 5 for 5: April 2018

Digital Signage Today wasn't slowed down by any April showers last month, as the top stories examined key trends such as Coca Cola's entry into the digital signage market.

3 digital signage trends on the forefront

3 digital signage trends on the forefront

In the digital signage industry, it's easy to get lost in a sea of various displays, software packages and media players. It can all start to blend together after a while. The key is to analyze the underlying trends.

Cloud-based vs on-site digital signage

Cloud-based vs on-site digital signage

Thanks to the rise of cloud-based digital signage solutions, you now can add "you can deploy digital signs and information" to McNealy's list of what you can do via the cloud. But should you? What are the pros and cons of on-site vs cloud installations?

AI, automation to transform restaurants

AI, automation to transform restaurants

Artificial intelligence and automation have been breaking into the restaurant industry for a while now. The most common narrative is that AI will eliminate the need for employees as robots take all the jobs away. People rarely discuss how AI will improve our lives.

How Red Robin, Melt Shop conquer tech costs

How Red Robin, Melt Shop conquer tech costs

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.

4 ways AI is transforming digital signage

4 ways AI is transforming digital signage

Can digital signage take on a role to personalize messages or respond to a situation in real-time? Yes, with help from artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning.

Coca Cola bursts into digital signage

Coca Cola bursts into digital signage

Coca Cola is working to bring digital signage to its many suppliers through a mobile app known as Neko, developed with Google. The brand is aiming to get its customers to realize the power of their entire platform.

Pharmacy kiosks deliver digital signage advertising

Pharmacy kiosks deliver digital signage advertising

As self-serve kiosks become more interactive, retailers are finding new opportunities to target digital media messages to consumers and in some cases, reap advertising revenues. Pursuant Health is a key example with its 3,500 health screening kiosks.

5 considerations for time-saving, digital signage collaboration in the workplace

5 considerations for time-saving, digital signage collaboration in the workplace

It's difficult to find the right collaboration software for your business, unless you follow a few key tips.

3 elements to keep in mind when selecting a CMS

3 elements to keep in mind when selecting a CMS

Content management can be especially challenging, since you need to pick the right system that balances ease of use with strategic depth. That being said, you can make the process a bit easier by knowing your communication goals, developing a strategy to reach your audience and using intelligent tools.

Digital signage top 5: January 2018 edition

Digital signage top 5: January 2018 edition

Last month's top features took a peak into the future by predicting the top digital signage trends of 2018.

3 innovative tools the blockchain can offer digital signage

3 innovative tools the blockchain can offer digital signage

The blockchain is revolutionizing every industry, and digital signage is no exception.

Can digital signage, kiosks catch up to 5G?

Can digital signage, kiosks catch up to 5G?

5G promises to make it easier for businesses to access cloud technology, enabling faster development of both business and consumer services. Most digital kiosks, meanwhile, have yet to move from 3G to 4G networks.

5 future digital signage trends of 2018

5 future digital signage trends of 2018

2017 was an innovative year for digital signage, and 2018 promises to have even more going on. Both organizations and the public have embraced the digitalization of…well, everything…and they want more.

3 future trends set to change the digital signage landscape

3 future trends set to change the digital signage landscape

The digital signage landscape is always the same, but also changing at the same time. It is absolutely necessary to stay on the cutting edge of digital signage trends to avoid becoming mere 'background noise.'

3 ways to keep digital signage software within your budget

3 ways to keep digital signage software within your budget

It can be difficult to save money on digital signage. By following these three tips, you can help ensure the software side of the package doesn't break your budget.

Top 5 most read articles of 2017: Porn hack and McDonald's dominate

Top 5 most read articles of 2017: Porn hack and McDonald's dominate

Digital Signage Today readers last year were highly intrigued by OOH trends and an OOH porn incident. Two of the five top read stories for 2017 covered the incident at Union Station in Washington D.C., where a user turned a public display into a very loud pornographic video.

Top 5 blogs of 2017

Top 5 blogs of 2017

We are nearing the end of 2017, and it has certainly been a crazy year for digital signage, as the industry continually produces better and better hardware and software. Our bloggers on Digital Signage Today had plenty to say about the industry on topics ranging from pricing to future market trends.

Uncovering the hidden costs of PC-based digital signage

Uncovering the hidden costs of PC-based digital signage

Sometimes you can pick what looks like the solution with the best price, only to realize there are hidden costs involved.

AI opens doors for digital signage

AI opens doors for digital signage

It wasn't so long ago that even the simplest of targeted digital communication seemed far-fetched to many marketing firms. In recent years, the ability of companies to analyze a customer's interactions with online media and tailor their ad experience based on the results has seen incredible technological leaps, especially with digital signage.

How To Make a Video Wall

How To Make a Video Wall

How To Make a Video Wall

Can digital signage find its voice?

Can digital signage find its voice?

There's a lot of buzz in the industry about how voice integration in digital signage may be the next big step forward in how signage is used to interface with customers. And while I don't doubt that voice integration will become much more prominent in the years ahead, as an industry we have some interesting challenges to address.

3 keys to evaluating digital menu boards

3 keys to evaluating digital menu boards

All digital menu boards are not created equal. For this reason, it's essential for restaurants to evaluate their hardware, content and content management options carefully to find the best solution for their needs.

Digital signage 5 for 5: October 2017

Digital signage 5 for 5: October 2017

Last month, users gobbled up stories on McDonald's, software, restaurants and digital signage horror stories.

VR experience brings the fear to laundry

VR experience brings the fear to laundry

In order to promote a washing machine, Whirlpool teamed up with JCDecaux to craft a hair-raising VR experience that brings the fear to the laundry.

5 tips to avoid a digital signage horror story this Halloween

5 tips to avoid a digital signage horror story this Halloween

Imagine you ordered the perfect digital signage system, but when it arrives, the team doesn't install it for you. You can avoid this horror story and many other frightening scenarios by following these five tips.

Can 'attract screens' lure in customers?

Can 'attract screens' lure in customers?

One way retailers are luring in customers to their display or kiosk is by using digital signage attract screens.

Digital signage software: Where to begin?

Digital signage software: Where to begin?

Digital signage seems simple, but choosing software can be a challenge. Where do you begin?

3 digital signage options for retail kiosks

3 digital signage options for retail kiosks

Historically, the cost and complexities of digital signage discouraged operators of retail kiosks from investigating its potential benefits. But as digital screens become a more common component of kiosks in other environments, interest in digital signage for retail kiosks is increasing.

One size doesn't fit all with multi-touch

One size doesn't fit all with multi-touch

As customer demand for sophisticated touch interactivity increases, software and hardware companies working in this field must keep abreast of the technical requirements to support these advanced use cases.

One display to go please: Digital signage at the drive thru

One display to go please: Digital signage at the drive thru

Digital signage isn't just for indoor menus, it is also entering the drive thru. What are the real benefits of digital signage at the drive thru and what are the potential downfalls?

Improved technology gives digital signage owners extra advertising power

Improved technology gives digital signage owners extra advertising power

Technology is driving big changes everywhere in our society, including digital signage. Today, digital signage owners can leverage advances in interactive marketing that provide unprecedented ways to personalize advertising messages and tailor them to precisely fit the needs of customers.

Biometric technology Part 3: Consumer acceptance grows as kiosk industry weighs its options

Biometric technology Part 3: Consumer acceptance grows as kiosk industry weighs its options

The kiosk industry recognizes the benefits biometric technology provides, but manufacturers are looking for improvements in reliability, integration with existing software, cost and user acceptance.

Bigger is better with video walls

Bigger is better with video walls

Video walls are designed to create a big impression, so you need to go big with them or go home.

Digital signage June top 5: Porn, interactivity and customer experience dominate

Digital signage June top 5: Porn, interactivity and customer experience dominate

Last month's top stories on Digital Signage Today covered a porn hack, interactivity tactics for retailers and choosing the best manufacturer.

The Key to Scaling a Self-Service Kiosk Fleet

The Key to Scaling a Self-Service Kiosk Fleet

It’s true, the bigger they are, the harder the fall. Kiosk and vending owners and operators know it can be costly and painful when scaling a fleet from hundreds to thousands of machines.

Last call to participate in Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide 2017

Last call to participate in Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide 2017

This year's Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide is on the horizon, and there is still time for your company to have its software included in the guide. The survey is live until June 23.

Inside the Box: Shut the Front Door

Inside the Box: Shut the Front Door

Locker kiosks also called smart lockers are enabling click-and-collect retailers to make inventory more accessible and easier to track.

Top 5 May headlines: Porn hack dominates

Top 5 May headlines: Porn hack dominates

Readers had their minds in the gutter this month as two stories regarding a pornographic hacking incident at Union Station dominated the top headlines.

Porn hack raises questions regarding OS and digital signage security

Porn hack raises questions regarding OS and digital signage security

The recent hacking of a digital signage kiosk in Union Station to display pornographic videos raised a great deal of concern. Truth be told, unauthorized access of signage networks happens more frequently than you may think, and it's largely due to an unsecure OS.

5 digital signage future trends set to change the market

5 digital signage future trends set to change the market

In the future, digital signage will be smarter, trickier and more personalized, and that's just the beginning.

Inside the Box: Monitoring heartbeats

Inside the Box: Monitoring heartbeats

When a machine sends a heartbeat, it’s sending a message saying, “Hey I’m online, I’m alive.” Measuring heartbeats can not only tell an operator whether a machine is online or offline, but it can also share if it’s in distress. With software at the endpoint, at regular intervals, usually measured in seconds, a heartbeat signal is sent.

Porn digital signage incident at Union Station caused by unsecured OS

Porn digital signage incident at Union Station caused by unsecured OS

A digital signage kiosk at Union Station recently showed porn during rush hour. This event occurred because the operating system was not properly locked down, according to an official.

Hacked digital signage displays porn in Union Station

Hacked digital signage displays porn in Union Station

Commuters at Union Station got a little more than they asked for when a recently installed display began to play porn videos.

5 pitfalls to avoid when deploying digital signage

5 pitfalls to avoid when deploying digital signage

After implementing more than 200 networks, we've fallen down a few holes and tripped over some bumps. But you don't have to. Just listen to what we've learned about these five big pitfalls to avoid when implementing and running your digital signage network.

Webinar examines content do's and don'ts

Webinar examines content do's and don'ts

It can be very difficult to design the right content for your displays. There are many factors to consider such as the variations of displays, the resolution and the audience. During a webinar hosted by Omnivex, Suzana Spratley, CEO and founder of Techtap, and Chris Devlin, director of sales, Omnivex, discussed do's and don'ts of content design.

Special Report: 'tipping point' on the way for restaurant self-serve kiosks

Special Report: 'tipping point' on the way for restaurant self-serve kiosks

A special report explores the growing interest by restaurants in self order kiosks. While determining return on investment poses challenges, the market is changing and restaurants must consider their options.

Digital signage powers smart cities

Digital signage powers smart cities

As digital signage content management systems have become more versatile, public locations are increasingly finding opportunities to deploy interactive kiosks to display community information and paid advertising. Tourism sites and urban centers in particular are offering highly versatile interactive kiosks.

Looking beyond the displays: Digital signage trends part 1

Looking beyond the displays: Digital signage trends part 1

At 2017's digital signage show, I noticed several trends ranging from mobile interactivity to more advanced touchscreen technology. Let's take a look at some of the biggest digital signage trends, according to industry experts.

Is it time to eliminate the refresh button?

Is it time to eliminate the refresh button?

We live in an era of instant gratification, but we still rely on the refresh button to show up to date information. Is it time to switch to a stateful system that delivers real-time data?

LED or LCD: Finding the best video wall solution

LED or LCD: Finding the best video wall solution

For companies interested in jumping into the world of video walls, the biggest question they have to address is whether to use LCD or direct view LED displays.

Changing kiosk technology brings new verticals and applications, part 2: the pace accelerates

Changing kiosk technology brings new verticals and applications, part 2: the pace accelerates

Evolving kiosk technology has accelerated innovation, creating more opportunities for kiosks to facilitate tasks for businesses and organizations. Part 2 in this series explores examples of emerging applications.

Changing kiosk technology brings new verticals and applications, part 1

Changing kiosk technology brings new verticals and applications, part 1

Evolving technology and declining costs create opportunities for kiosks to serve more markets. Industry leaders are keeping a close eye on new verticals and applications in existing verticals.

3 questions on DOOH trends

3 questions on DOOH trends

DOOH continues to be a major force in the digital signage space, as innovators continuously craft hyper localized creative campaigns. Digital Signage Today spoke with Rich Ventura regarding key DOOH trends for 2017.

Top 4 keys to look for in touchscreen software

Top 4 keys to look for in touchscreen software

You can have the newest, most cutting-edge touch screen available, but if you don't have the right software running on it, it's not going to do you or your client much good. It's important to understand, then, what you're looking for in a software package when you're coming up with a touch screen-related campaign.

3 touch table mistakes to avoid

3 touch table mistakes to avoid

Touch tables are finally reaching mainstream audiences in homes, offices and retail. But there's not a lot of conventional wisdom out there on how it can be used effectively. Let's look at three touch table disasters and how to avoid them.

IoT and kiosks: Why 1 kiosk veteran sees 2017 as a year for change

IoT and kiosks: Why 1 kiosk veteran sees 2017 as a year for change

Kiosk industry veteran Steve Latham, who played a key role in the development of the kiosk DVD rental industry, offers his assessment of digital media on kiosks, the impact of IoT technology on kiosks and new use cases for kiosks.

Multiple digital signage platform cause headaches in higher ed

Multiple digital signage platform cause headaches in higher ed

A common pitfall that we are seeing more colleges and universities run into is having multiple digital signage software platforms deployed simultaneously across campus. It creates a number of problems for IT and marketing staff.

NASA blasts off with touchscreen space simulators

NASA blasts off with touchscreen space simulators

That's no moon, that's a space station simulator. NASA is helping astronauts prep for the first trip to the International Space Station with an interactive touchscreen simulator.

4 Predictions for touchscreen software in 2017

4 Predictions for touchscreen software in 2017

Touchscreens are everywhere, and the technology behind it is continuing to advance. From next-gen haptic touch technology to content delivery software, businesses are consistently developing more advanced tech for touchscreens. Let's take a look at the latest developments.

Content is king

Content is king

It is very easy to get swept away by digital signage technology and lose sight of the fact that the success of our industry rests on content. As digital signage networks scale in size however, managing content becomes a challenge.

Can the Internet of Things boost customer experience?

Can the Internet of Things boost customer experience?

The IoT is building up a lot of hype, but it is still unclear how it will improve customer experience. Panelists at the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit last month discussed where IoT is going and which direction it should take.

The basics of bill payment kiosks

The basics of bill payment kiosks

While many businesses are eager to join the self-service movement, there are factors to determine before investing in a self-service payment solution. Below, we've listed the top five questions to ask when considering a bill pay kiosk.

City kiosk security failures have an easy solution

City kiosk security failures have an easy solution

The New York City Wi-Fi kiosks were recently shut down due to users who decided to use the devices for porn viewing. Other public devices have also been the target of hackers. Luckily there is a solution to prevent these issues: kiosk software.

August's Top 5 digital signage headlines

August's Top 5 digital signage headlines

It's time to look back at the most-read articles and blog posts on Digital Signage Today from the previous month, recapping the biggest news headlines in August.

Taking a digital signage step forward: One platform can fit all

Taking a digital signage step forward: One platform can fit all

Franchises across all industries — from restaurants to retail to hospitality — have adopted digital signage to stay current and meet customers' growing digital demands. As brands incorporate digital signage into more of their locations, is it becoming more difficult to manage and control it all?

Retailers craft 'phygital' solutions

Retailers craft 'phygital' solutions

Retailers are starting to bridge the gap between physical and digital to create phygital solutions. Two panelists spoke about this development at this year's ICX Summit.

Digital signage system combats school bullying

Digital signage system combats school bullying

There are many moments of blissful childhood joy, but too often there are children who experience more abuse than joy — sometimes at the hands of their schoolmates. One kiosk company has developed technology to help students report violence anonymously and safely before another child is hurt.

Should you switch to fully digital or combination digital and printed menu boards?

Should you switch to fully digital or combination digital and printed menu boards?

Switching from static menu boards to new digital menu boards is a big step for restaurant operators. Digital menu boards have more components, are more costly and seem more complicated in the beginning than static, printed menu boards, but they add many huge advantages.

The future of DOOH is now: Pairing biometrics with digital signage

The future of DOOH is now: Pairing biometrics with digital signage

Combining technologies like facial analysis tools and digital displays can enhance consumer experience while upping a brand's profitability and value.

Digital signage selling carpet

Digital signage selling carpet

Allwein Carpet One Floor & Home has a not-so-secret weapon to entice customers to visit its showroom: A new 3-foot-5-inch by 7-foot-3-inch video-quality LED sign.

July's Top 5 digital signage headlines

July's Top 5 digital signage headlines

It's time to look back at the most-read articles, news and blog posts on Digital Signage Today from the previous month, recapping the biggest news headlines in July.

Finding the right digital signage software

Finding the right digital signage software

As digital out of home media continue to evolve, the role of software is increasingly important. Software is the gateway to processing the mass amounts of data now available to advertisers to shape and direct their messages, providing an unprecedented level of visibility into return on their media dollars.

June's Top 5 digital signage headlines

June's Top 5 digital signage headlines

It's time to look back at the most-read articles, news and blog posts on Digital Signage Today from the previous month, recapping the biggest news headlines in June.

Doing dynamic digital signage right the first time

Doing dynamic digital signage right the first time

It's frustrating to begin any kind of digital solution installation only to have to start over due to miscommunication, the budget running dry or not having the capacity to handle the technology.

The looming convergence of digital signage and mobile tech

The looming convergence of digital signage and mobile tech

We're so accustomed to interactivity on our phones and tablets that we simply assume all screens will be just as dynamic, and we're surprised when they're not.

How integrators are making more money from digital signage services

How integrators are making more money from digital signage services

Digital signage integrators are setting themselves apart by becoming one-stop hubs for their customers and providing a seamless solution for every type of digital signage installation.

Digital advertising at the speed of technology

Digital advertising at the speed of technology

LED signs are more than just a showcase of vibrant, colorful and attention-getting advertising. With software that is intuitive and highly programmable, sign owners can experience message scheduling that can be customized to their daily, or even minute-to-minute needs.

Off-the-shelf kiosk application: Self-service myth or solution?

Off-the-shelf kiosk application: Self-service myth or solution?

While both the software platform and the software application are crucial to the success of a kiosk or digital signage deployment, it's important to remember the differences between the two and what role each plays.

Is there a kiosk app for that? How custom kiosk applications increase engagement, ROI

Is there a kiosk app for that? How custom kiosk applications increase engagement, ROI

Here are a few ways kiosk-specific applications help businesses engage with their audience, and in turn, increase ROI.

How remote monitoring can enhance your software platform

How remote monitoring can enhance your software platform

Businesses across the globe are continuing to invest in digital signage and kiosk technology to personalize customer experiences.

How to find a software platform for your kiosk and digital signage needs

How to find a software platform for your kiosk and digital signage needs

Choosing the right software platform is crucial to a successful kiosk or digital signage deployment. The software platform determines everything from security to monitoring to integration — and ultimately, to user experience.

Budget-friendly digital signage with Intel Compute Stick

Budget-friendly digital signage with Intel Compute Stick

Why wouldn't you want an entire Windows PC on a tiny stick?

Is there a future for traditional sign shops in the face of digital signage?

Is there a future for traditional sign shops in the face of digital signage?

Is the future of traditional sign shops in the face of digital signage bleak or promising? Are there any digital signage opportunities for sign shops in this dynamic signage market that's projected to swell to $20 billion by 2020?

Why no one wants to use digital signage

Why no one wants to use digital signage

No one wants to use digital signage? How can that be? It's everywhere! Find out how to make end-users want to USE digital signage without having to use digital signage.

Digital signage can work for the 'Joes' and not just the 'Pros'

Digital signage can work for the 'Joes' and not just the 'Pros'

Is digital signage yet another in a long line of successful marketing technologies reserved for big businesses and beyond the budget of the SMB crowd? The truth is that a digital signage solution exists for any sized business.

Year in Review: The expert's picks for digital signage in 2015

Year in Review: The expert's picks for digital signage in 2015

As we turn the page on 2015 and begin to look toward the New Year, let's take one last look back at 2015 — we'll see what experts in the field thought were the top stories of the year in digital signage.

How to decide between native and Web-based Android digital signage

How to decide between native and Web-based Android digital signage

All Android content management systems are not created alike, and it's important to understand the distinctions if you are planning out a digital signage network.

Are embedded digital signage systems fatally shortsighted?

Are embedded digital signage systems fatally shortsighted?

While some are questioning the possible extinction of digital signage media players, this digital signage blogger offers a rebuttal and asks if embedded systems are the ones that should be watching the skies for asteroids.

8 tips for a successful digital signage deployment out of the gate

8 tips for a successful digital signage deployment out of the gate

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.

7 steps to digital signage success

7 steps to digital signage success

Digital signage end-users know that the implementation process can be arduous; it's time to understand why that is and what they can do about it.

Is the digital signage media player close to extinction?

Is the digital signage media player close to extinction?

Life as a digital signage media player may feel like a vulnerable place right now with System-on-Chip devices maturing on the market and gaining traction every day. But does that mean there's an asteroid headed the media player's way?

Digital signage making smart transportation smarter

Digital signage making smart transportation smarter

Gone are the days of paper signs and delays in getting updated information out to travelers. We live in a real-time world, and travelers expect real-time, relevant information at their fingertips.

Make content automation a breeze with digital signage integrations

Make content automation a breeze with digital signage integrations

Kick back, relax and let automated digital signage content take care of itself, digital signage blogger says.

Digital signage connects cross-continental hackathon

Digital signage connects cross-continental hackathon

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.

HTML5 ushers in big advances in digital signage interactivity

HTML5 ushers in big advances in digital signage interactivity

People are no longer viewers of digital signage, they're participants. The ability of the viewer to self-navigate signage content ensures a highly personalized experience, creating a vital touchpoint between proprietor and customer.

Rise of the network video wall

Rise of the network video wall

Video walls are becoming increasingly visible, making big statements, capturing attention and promoting brands in eye-catching fashion. Is it time for new approaches to bring simplicity, flexibility and affordability to the video wall market?

Check out the 9 coolest things we saw at the Digital Signage Expo

Check out the 9 coolest things we saw at the Digital Signage Expo

Not based on anything other than purely subjective opinions of something's "coolness," here are the best things we saw at this year's show.

What happens at ISE doesn't stay at ISE

What happens at ISE doesn't stay at ISE

What were the hot digital signage trends at this year's Integrated Systems Europe show, and what do they presage for the rest of the year?

What to look for in a digital signage CMS

What to look for in a digital signage CMS

There are no easy answers when choosing the right content management system for your digital signage deployment, but there are lot and lots of questions.

Stage early and often to avoid headaches in the field

Stage early and often to avoid headaches in the field

For integrators, staging and testing digital signage projects prior to deployment is an important yet often overlooked element of any successful digital signage installation.

Digital Signage Expo continues to broaden horizons, cut across verticals

Digital Signage Expo continues to broaden horizons, cut across verticals

President of DSE organizer Exponation gives a look ahead at what to expect at this year's edition of the digital signage industry's signature trade show and expo.

Digital signage can stay at the YMCA

Digital signage can stay at the YMCA

A communications strategy featuring digital signage is helping the YMCA of Greater New York stay fit and healthy.

How can big data drive digital signage?

How can big data drive digital signage?

Digital signage can help answer the value proposition of big data by driving action, sharing information and tearing down silos with data.

Which digital signage platform is best for your business?

Which digital signage platform is best for your business?

A digital signage expert weighs in on the debate over running a system on cloud-based or on-premise software.

Why digital signage belongs in the cloud

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?

Avoiding a digital signage train wreck

Avoiding a digital signage train wreck

More than a few digital signage installations are either a "train wreck" today or are running "off the rails" on their way into the ditch; what throws them off track?

Digital signage set to light up InfoComm14

Digital signage set to light up InfoComm14

The largest pro AV show in the world is taking over the Las Vegas Convention Center next week; take a peek at some of the digital signage highlights.

Bank on in-branch digital signage turning tellers into sellers

Bank on in-branch digital signage turning tellers into sellers

Moving from tellers to sellers, or how digital signage is taking the retail bank branch into the future.

Navigating the seas of emerging digital signage tech

Navigating the seas of emerging digital signage tech

NFC or iBeacon, multitouch or gesture, 4K or transparent screens; which are niche and which will be the new mainstream?

Real-time data underpins the digital signage success story

Real-time data underpins the digital signage success story

A recent report published by Markets & Markets confirmed yet again how quickly digital signage is growing: 8.94 percent CAGR over the next six years. IHS foresees a similar trend, predicting growth between 4.7 percent and 5.6 percent.

Is the digital signage industry finally starting to consolidate?

Is the digital signage industry finally starting to consolidate?

Is the recent spate of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures a sign of things to come in the digital signage industry?

No more apples: Health care digital signage keeps doctors close

No more apples: Health care digital signage keeps doctors close

Health care mHealth solutions won't be fully effective until integrated with digital place-based networks, and vice versa.

Google comes to the digital signage side

Google comes to the digital signage side

Inexpensive Chromeboxes geared toward digital signage could be on the way, Intel and Google execs say.

Digital signage already on the field for this year's Super Bowl

Digital signage already on the field for this year's Super Bowl

From taxicabs and stores to digital scoreboards and billboards, digital signage is on display from New York to New Jersey.

McDonald's UK getting a taste of digital signage

McDonald's UK getting a taste of digital signage

The quick-service behemoth is expanding its in-store digital signage deployments in restaurants across the U.K.

5 for 5: The most-read digital signage news from November

5 for 5: The most-read digital signage news from November

Take another look at the top articles from November's digital signage news.

CETW set to take a bite out of the Big Apple

CETW set to take a bite out of the Big Apple

Dunkin' Donuts and SXSW headline this year's Customer Engagement Technology World in New York City.

New Google tool could have a deep impact on digital signage

New Google tool could have a deep impact on digital signage

Just a few days ago, Google released the beta version of its new "Web Designer" tool for authoring online ads in HTML5. Like most tools released by Google, it is available free of charge. Our staff gave it a quick spin and it didn't take long before we were able to come up with beautiful graphics enriched with 3D animation.

4 steps to achieving higher value from digital signage

4 steps to achieving higher value from digital signage

A digital signage expert offers three key factors to take benefits to the next level and a four-point plan to increase ROI.

Why (Android) digital signage players are not created equal

Why (Android) digital signage players are not created equal

The digital signage industry appeared to have woken up suddenly in the past year to embrace Android as if it were the savior for us all. I recently had the chance to join Adrian Cotterill, editor-in-chief of DailyDOOH, at a digital signage seminar with 300-plus attendees.

Casting a wider net with digital signage and NFC

Casting a wider net with digital signage and NFC

New digital signage CMS ties into NFC on message-by-message level; will this be the next step in mobile interactivity?

The Top 7 mistakes once you have digital signage

The Top 7 mistakes once you have digital signage

Now that we've identified the Top 6 digital signage mistakes, let's talk about the Top 7 mistakes we see people make after they've bought a digital signage system: Mistake number 1 – Mounting the screens too highNo matter how great...

Watch out for the top 6 digital signage mistakes (Commentary)

Watch out for the top 6 digital signage mistakes (Commentary)

Digital signage exec offers the six most-common mistakes in digital signage deployments, and how to avoid them.

Intel takes aim at 'omnichannel problem' with digital signage CMS

Intel takes aim at 'omnichannel problem' with digital signage CMS

Intel makes a move on content management systems for digital signage.

InfoComm13: How to avoid 'digital signage disasters'

InfoComm13: How to avoid 'digital signage disasters'

Digital signage expert offers advice for avoiding digital signage pitfalls and disasters at this year's InfoComm.

Digital signage taking the stage at InfoComm13

Digital signage taking the stage at InfoComm13

Digital signage is changing the public landscape, and its presence is growing, say InfoComm organizers.

Product review: Visix's APPOINT software for PowerPoint digital signage

Product review: Visix's APPOINT software for PowerPoint digital signage

There's a new way to put PowerPoint presentations on digital signage for the simplest deployments.

How to increase digital signage engagement through dayparting

How to increase digital signage engagement through dayparting

TV networks and quick-service restaurants have long used dayparting; here's how it can work for digital signage use-cases.

DSE13 Roundup: Another 'Godzilla' crashing digital signage party

DSE13 Roundup: Another 'Godzilla' crashing digital signage party

Another global tech brand enters the market; an old mainstay says it's here to stay; and new technology abounds.

ISE infographic shows digital signage gaining show ground

ISE infographic shows digital signage gaining show ground

Check out the infographic put together by U.K.-based digital signage group Eclipse Digital Media about this year's Integrated Systems Europe show:

Digital signage takes aim at Retail's BIG Show

Digital signage takes aim at Retail's BIG Show

The NRF convention, retail's biggest trade show, is next week, and the digital signage industry will be there.

DST's Most Wanted: The top 10 most-read stories of 2012

DST's Most Wanted: The top 10 most-read stories of 2012

We bring our year in review to a close with a look at the most popular articles on DST in 2012.

2012 in review: That was the digital signage year that was

2012 in review: That was the digital signage year that was

Digital signage experts take a look back at the year's top stories and trends.

How Windows 8 will change digital signage

How Windows 8 will change digital signage

How the new OS will change the possibilities of kiosks and digital signage.

Fast casual chain activates mobile with DMBs (Video)

Fast casual chain activates mobile with DMBs (Video)

Burrito chain uses digital signage menu boards to engage customers, reduce perceived wait times.

CETW shift to NYC focus 'a brilliant move'

CETW shift to NYC focus 'a brilliant move'

Digital signage and kiosk leaders address the shift to one show for Customer Engagement Technology World.

CETW NYC: Despite Hurricane Sandy, the show must go on

CETW NYC: Despite Hurricane Sandy, the show must go on

Despite the storm damage, next week's show will go on as scheduled, according to organizers.

The digital signage revolution will be in 3D (Commentary)

The digital signage revolution will be in 3D (Commentary)

A 3D digital signage expert details how new chipsets are making advances possible in 3D software.

Smart signage, smart phones and smart retailing (Commentary)

Smart signage, smart phones and smart retailing (Commentary)

A longtime digital signage pro takes a look at how smart signs and smartphones work together to make for smart retail.

The sky is the limit!

The sky is the limit!

Digital Signage is interactive, mobile, cloud-ready and video-enabled. In short, it supports most of the major consumer technologies, as well as the majority of the popular online tools.

Digital menu boards: Moving the needle (Commentary)

Digital menu boards: Moving the needle (Commentary)

An expert digital signage consulant talks about the rise of digital menu boards.

In QSRs and arenas alike, digital menu boards driving revenue

In QSRs and arenas alike, digital menu boards driving revenue

A recent DST webinar on DMBs looked at how the new technology can drive higher revenues and efficiencies.

Intel talks growth, fragmentation and standardization in digital signage

Intel talks growth, fragmentation and standardization in digital signage

Intel's head of digital signage talks about the company's new evaluation kit and the state of the digital signage industry.

NY Rangers on a digital signage power play

NY Rangers on a digital signage power play

Digital signage covers lots of ice for the NHL's Rangers, from the practice rink to Madison Square Gardens.

Is the future of digital signage for sale, retail?

Is the future of digital signage for sale, retail?

LG has inked a deal to offer a turnkey digital signage solution aimed at SMBs in a retail electronics chain.

Digital signage finds its voice

Digital signage finds its voice

Digital signage is everywhere. If you left the home today, you probably found yourself within eyeshot of some form of digital signage.

InfoComm is coming to town

InfoComm is coming to town

The big daddy of Pro AV shows is set to go at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Harris Corp. head of digital signage says divestiture 'a very good thing'

Harris Corp. head of digital signage says divestiture 'a very good thing'

Q and A session with the head of DOOH for Harris Corp. reveals upbeat take on sale, 'business-as-usual' approach.

Gained in translation

Gained in translation

One of the most valuable lessons I've learned as a lighting designer is how to be a translator. Lighting is an extremely difficult property to talk about because it's intangible, and as such requires its own special vocabulary.

Harris Corp. getting out of digital signage/DOOH

Harris Corp. getting out of digital signage/DOOH

The tech titan is dropping DOOH; what does it mean for the digital signage industry?

Introduction and fresh perspectives

Introduction and fresh perspectives

This blog is about fresh perspectives on the digital signage industry and the technology that drives it. I've recently landed at the digital media consulting firm Sensory Interactive after starting my career as a theatrical and architectural lighting designer with a penchant for control systems — and I'll be honest, I am having a blast.

Screenmedia expo 2012 set to roll into London

Screenmedia expo 2012 set to roll into London

From content awards to taxi-top digital signage, this year's expo runs the gamut to connect brands and consumers.

So you think you can sell digital signage?

So you think you can sell digital signage?

It wasn't too long ago that traditional AV integrators were called upon to satisfy the majority of video- and audio-related projects. But as digital signage grew and evolved from the simple distribution of broadcast video to software-based data network communications,...

Seeing is believing on Avnet digital signage tour

Seeing is believing on Avnet digital signage tour

Tech distributor Avnet recently unveiled a digital signage tour and showcase at its Global Solutions Center.

RAMP: Software allows retailers to remotely manage all solutions (video)

RAMP: Software allows retailers to remotely manage all solutions (video)

Joseph Grove of Retail Customer Experience discussed the solution with Kaseya's Ray Barber.

RAMP: Kaseya helps retailers manage all digital solutions

RAMP: Kaseya helps retailers manage all digital solutions

Kaseya software allows retailers with numerous point-of-sale solutions, kiosks and digital signs to manage each solution from one place,said Ray Barber of Kaseya, a company demonstrating its solution last week in Chicago at the Ramp conference. Barber chatted about the system with Joseph Grove of RetailCustomerExperience.com.

CETW12: NCR & Screenreach, integrating mobile in retail digital signage and kiosks

CETW12: NCR & Screenreach, integrating mobile in retail digital signage and kiosks

NCR Retail showcased its new joint effort with Screenreach that merges digital signage and mobility in retail at this year's spring Customer Engagement Technology World show in San Francisco. NCR's Donna Stevens, product line director for self-service kiosk and digital...

GlobalShop2012: Gesture Interactive digital sign

GlobalShop2012: Gesture Interactive digital sign

At GlobalShop 2012 in Las Vegas, STRATACACHE CEO Chris Riegel demonstrates the company’s new Gesture Interactive digital solution that gives retailers a way to grab the attention of shoppers.

GlobalShop 2012: DSA|Phototech launches LCD Digital Bundle

GlobalShop 2012: DSA|Phototech launches LCD Digital Bundle

Tom Hernandez, the digital media marketing director for DSA|Phototech, chats about the company's new bundled digital signage solutions designed for easy install in retail environments.

Annual 'Tech Games' to feature Microsoft Embedded Digital Signage Challenge

Annual 'Tech Games' to feature Microsoft Embedded Digital Signage Challenge

Competition to give college students experience with technologies, like digital signage, they'll see in the job market.

Taking digital signage to the bank

Taking digital signage to the bank

Marketing firm John Ryan recently inked a digital signage deal with BBVA bank. Is it a sign of more bank deployments to come?

Will 2012 finally be the year for digital-signage-in-a-box?

Will 2012 finally be the year for digital-signage-in-a-box?

For a couple of years now I've been hearing about "digital signage in a box." In other words, an everything-in-one digital signage solution that a neophyte could buy and have up and running in hours. Not only have I been...

State agency uses DOOH to turn ADA complaint into revenue stream

State agency uses DOOH to turn ADA complaint into revenue stream

State-run transportation system pilots digital signage deployment providing positive revenue stream for the agency.

Capturing eyeballs, mindshare in a distracted world

Capturing eyeballs, mindshare in a distracted world

Digital signage has proven to be one of the most influential, most effective communications tools available for virtually any business or organization — including budget-conscious, small- to medium-sized organizations. That's because digital signage isn't what it used to be — namely, simply video playback.

Commentary: Three tips for maximizing your digital signage investment

Commentary: Three tips for maximizing your digital signage investment

A QSR's digital signage strategy should include central management and social media components.

Picking digital signage software

Picking digital signage software

Looking at considerations for choosing the right digital signage software.

CETW11: Expanding digital signage boundaries, 'any content, any screen, anywhere'

CETW11: Expanding digital signage boundaries, 'any content, any screen, anywhere'

A digital signage firm is concentrating on real-time visual communications across multiple screens and channels.

Digital signage company enters kiosk market

Digital signage company enters kiosk market

Keywest entered the digital signage arena in 2001, and is now creating kiosks.

You are here: The evolution of wayfinding digital signage

You are here: The evolution of wayfinding digital signage

DST takes a quick look at the concept of wayfinding and the history of wayfinding signage.

Manufacturers tout benefits of Windows Embedded POSReady 7 (video)

Manufacturers tout benefits of Windows Embedded POSReady 7 (video)

See manufacturers of retail solutions talk about Windows Embedded POSReady 7.

Cisco talks key industry trends in digital signage

Cisco talks key industry trends in digital signage

Janie Le Litvinoff, GM of Cisco's Digital Media Systems business unit, talks about trends in the marketplace as digital signage grows. The video initially appeard in Litvinoff's Cisco blog.

Commentary: Steve Jobs' influence on our industry

Commentary: Steve Jobs' influence on our industry

The digital screenmedia industry should follow Jobs' lead.

Digital signage tutorials on YouTube (Video)

Digital signage tutorials on YouTube (Video)

A digital signage software provider is marketing digital signage, and itself, with its own YouTube tutorials.

AOpen launching Open Services full-spectrum DOOH solution

AOpen launching Open Services full-spectrum DOOH solution

The new full-spectrum solution includes hardware, software and managed services for DOOH networks.

MediaTile shifting from turnkey to SaaS for digital signage kiosks

MediaTile shifting from turnkey to SaaS for digital signage kiosks

The HumanKiosk company will focus on software and bring in partners for hardware and branding.

The value of digital signage software isn't in its price

The value of digital signage software isn't in its price

A few weeks ago, ABI Research announced that the global market for digital signage will grow from nearly $1.3 billion in 2010 to almost $4.5 billion in 2016. The driving forces behind this growth range from the changes that are...

Cisco continues DOOH push, unveils new enterprise video system

Cisco continues DOOH push, unveils new enterprise video system

Tech giant launches new enterprise video delivery system, pushes digital signage applications.

Digital signage doesn't sell, inform when it has the blues

Digital signage doesn't sell, inform when it has the blues

By the time PC-based digital signage users realized that the February 2010 Microsoft security updates were causing their PCs to crash, it was already too late. Their PCs were plagued with the dreaded "blue screen of death" and rolling reboots,...

InfoComm11: 1 bat, 2 mergers and a digital signage overview

InfoComm11: 1 bat, 2 mergers and a digital signage overview

This is just a taste of some of the digital signage-centric news coming out of this year's InfoComm A/V trade show.

Kiwi mobile marketing firm targeting US digital signage space

Kiwi mobile marketing firm targeting US digital signage space

A New Zealand-based DIY mobile marketing firm is targeting DOOH to help its entry into the U.S. market.

Real-time analytics allow for real-time course corrections in DOOH

Real-time analytics allow for real-time course corrections in DOOH

RVue's CEO talks about his firm's real-time analytics, and the importance of real-time analytics in DOOH.

Houston, we have liftoff: Digital signage takes flight for NASA (Video)

Houston, we have liftoff: Digital signage takes flight for NASA (Video)

Multitouch digital signage "freshens up" the visitor's center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Burger King digital menu boards take Marketing Week honors (Video)

Burger King digital menu boards take Marketing Week honors (Video)

Digital menu boards deployed at U.K. Burger Kings had contest judges asking 'what took so long?'

Mix-and-match software for digital signage and kiosks

Mix-and-match software for digital signage and kiosks

Pick your own poison with a mix-and-match approach to kiosk and digital signage software.

NEXTEP expands services to different  markets

NEXTEP expands services to different markets

The company announces new kiosk and digital signage deployments.

Commentary: Digital signage market heating up, don't get burned

Commentary: Digital signage market heating up, don't get burned

As the digital signage market heats up, it's more important than ever to deliberate carefully and plan ahead.

CETW: Benefits of an ISV program

CETW: Benefits of an ISV program

Seiko's Adam Ortlieb talks about a partnership program that is providing seamless tech integration for end-users.

CETW: MediaTile rolls out 'mini-me' HumanKiosk

CETW: MediaTile rolls out 'mini-me' HumanKiosk

MediaTile CEO Simon Wilson talks about the new 19-inch HumanKiosk digital signage solution.

Trade show specialists intro iPad app for BrightSign media players

Trade show specialists intro iPad app for BrightSign media players

BrightSign's open-API media player is being used in an iPad-powered digital signage bundle from AVR.

Get on the bus: Omnivex hits Apex with GPS-based digital signage (Video)

Get on the bus: Omnivex hits Apex with GPS-based digital signage (Video)

Omnivex showcased the wayfinding and location-based possibilities of its digital signage software at DSE 2011.

Bus stop wizard: video games and interactive digital signage

Bus stop wizard: video games and interactive digital signage

Obscura Digital and Clear Channel Outdoor just wrapped the successful trial of new interactive outdoor digital signage.

DSE: Standards and solutions in digital signage

DSE: Standards and solutions in digital signage

Organizations in digital signage are working toward standards for networks, and companies are moving to problem solving for customers.

Digital signage and kiosk success goes hand-in-hand for NV3

Digital signage and kiosk success goes hand-in-hand for NV3

NV3, which does both digital signage and kiosks, has seen a 300 percent jump in revenues since 2008.

HP's new retail digital signage, POS offerings at NRF BIG Show

HP's new retail digital signage, POS offerings at NRF BIG Show

HP continues its move into the digital signage space and strengthens its retail offerings at the BIG Show.

Digital signage goes to the bathroom

Digital signage goes to the bathroom

With a successful trial nearly finished, mirror-based digital signage could be headed to a restroom near you.

Digital signage in the cloud

Digital signage in the cloud

Digital signage users can empower their networks and save money by leveraging cloud computing.

Video: Digital signage pointers from the new KFC Yum! Center

Video: Digital signage pointers from the new KFC Yum! Center

The Yum! Center IT director talks about the process of planning the facility's digital signage.

Polish museum uses digital signage, holography to bring medieval Cracow to life

Polish museum uses digital signage, holography to bring medieval Cracow to life

An ultramodern, underground museum uses digital signage to show visitors the past of the historic Polish city of Cracow.

Glasgow subway deployment a 'unique' track for digital/traditional out-of-home ads

Glasgow subway deployment a 'unique' track for digital/traditional out-of-home ads

The novel approach to the digital signage deployment in a Scottish subway system could provide a new model for integrating digital out-of-home (DOOH) and traditional out-of-home (TOOH) media. It's a project that was nearly three years in the undertaking, but...

CETW: X2O talks content creation, new show focus

CETW: X2O talks content creation, new show focus

The new focus for the new show is a good thing for the digital signage industry, says X2O Media's Jay Martin.

HP, Scala tossing rocks in the digital signage pond

HP, Scala tossing rocks in the digital signage pond

HP has now joined the list of tech giants moving seriously into the digital signage space, and Scala is joining the parade.

New KFC Yum! Center serves up tasty digital signage

New KFC Yum! Center serves up tasty digital signage

The IT director for the new arena gives us a look at the process of installing a state-of-the art digital signage system.

Shanghai Digital Signage Show 2010: China market soft on software

Shanghai Digital Signage Show 2010: China market soft on software

At last week's Shanghai Digital Signage Show, exhibitors said the Chinese digital place-based media market is lacking in software solutions and content providers.

InfoComm: SpinetiX takes Best of InfoComm for signage player

InfoComm: SpinetiX takes Best of InfoComm for signage player

SpinetiX's new HMP100, a solid-state media player with open-standards technology and software included, was named the NEC Best of InfoComm award winner by a panel of independent judges.

InfoComm: More than just the seven words you can't say on TV

InfoComm: More than just the seven words you can't say on TV

A California company says it has perfected a way to keep off-color user-generated content off digital signage displays.

Video: NEC's Ashley Flaska talks about VUKUNET and ADVUKU

Video: NEC's Ashley Flaska talks about VUKUNET and ADVUKU

NEC Display Solutions featured its VUKUNET and ADVUKU systems at this year's KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show in Las Vegas.

Aligning healthcare organizations and staff through digital signage

Aligning healthcare organizations and staff through digital signage

Big screens are the new medium of choice to deliver information and improve workflow in hospitals, doctor's offices and other health facilities.    

NRF: Intel making digital signage push using proof-of-concept design

NRF: Intel making digital signage push using proof-of-concept design

Interactive demo is the manifestation of a partnership between Intel and Microsoft Embedded.

5 digital signage execs to watch in 2010

5 digital signage execs to watch in 2010

These ambitious change agents look to have a big impact in the next year.  

Digital signage: The top 10 trends for 2010, Part 1

Digital signage: The top 10 trends for 2010, Part 1

The next year will focus on content, measurement and experience as the industry continues to grow.

NCR buys digital signage software provider Netkey

Enterprise software solution added to NCR's existing hardware and services business.  

Omnivex digital signage software to be used throughout Air Canada Centre

Omnivex digital signage software to be used throughout Air Canada Centre

Toronto entertainment complex to power content to 320 screens using Omnivex Moxie software.

Update: Top 10 digital signage trends for 2009

Update: Top 10 digital signage trends for 2009

The MediaTile chairman revisits his predictions from January — most of which have turned out to be correct.

The NAB show through a digital signage lens

The NAB show through a digital signage lens

The Las Vegas expo showed that digital media is washing over and around what has been termed digital signage or digital out-of-home.  

Enhancing the In-Store Experience

Enhancing the In-Store Experience

Watch this exclusive presentation from GlobalShop 2009 featuring Brian Ardinger, Chief Marketing Officer at Nanonation. In today's market you need to figure out how to go above and beyond customer expectations to keep customers coming back. You can also download the companion slides.

Harris Corp. InfoCaster digital signage to power nation's first public deployment of mobile DTV

Harris Corp. InfoCaster digital signage to power nation's first public deployment of mobile DTV

Twenty Captial Area Transit buses in Raleigh, N.C., will be fitted with LG screens powered by mobile broadcast units.  

London's Screen Media Expo in review

London's Screen Media Expo in review

The U.K.'s largest digital signage show highlights the latest in video wall technology.    

Hospitality digital signage comes to Heathrow T5 Sofitel

Hospitality digital signage comes to Heathrow T5 Sofitel

Sofitel London Heathrow is using Connectvision digital signage software to integrate with the hotel's events management system and power its screen network.

DSE: Economy makes big players take the low-cost route

DSE: Economy makes big players take the low-cost route

Scala, NEC release solutions designed for the small-to-medium business market segment on the first day of Digital Signage Expo.

Harris Corp. digital signage strikes chord at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Harris Corp. digital signage strikes chord at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

The TBPAC is the largest performing arts center in the South and is now equipped with 23 Sharp LCDs.

BroadSign names Brian Dusho president, appoints new CEO

BroadSign names Brian Dusho president, appoints new CEO

Cord Christensen replaces Rick Engels at the helm, company headquarters moved from Minnesota to Montreal.

Broadband creates digital signage opportunities in the SMB market

Broadband creates digital signage opportunities in the SMB market

The spread of high-speed Internet access means smaller businesses can do bigger things with screen networks.  

Education to take center stage at Digital Signage Expo 2009

Education to take center stage at Digital Signage Expo 2009

Annual show adds content and mobile digital signage seminars, continues to grow despite economy.    

Cisco marketing new media processing platform, LCD screens

Cisco marketing new media processing platform, LCD screens

Device allows video content to be sent to digital signage, desktops and mobile phones via Cisco's Digital Media System.

KioskCom 2008: Nanonation

KioskCom 2008: Nanonation

A visit with Brian Ardinger of Nanonation, who demonstrates the company's use of Apple touchscreen devices as remote controls for digital signage.

Scala Connected Signage Conference

Scala Connected Signage Conference

Attendees learn about digital signage and ad management solutions.  

New apps for mobile-driven signage

New apps for mobile-driven signage

Companies are investing more as content, interactivity improve.

The benefits of software-as-a-service

The benefits of software-as-a-service

Subscription-based is a cost solution to expensive licensing.

Scala announces acquisition of MISC

Scala announces acquisition of MISC

Scala expands its ad management and launches Scala Canada.

A look ahead to London's Screen Expo

A look ahead to London's Screen Expo

The show is set to attract many global attendees.      

Brand appeal in the auto showroom

Brand appeal in the auto showroom

Digital signage is a powerful tool for car dealers.

Digital signage, live TV and the law

Digital signage, live TV and the law

An attorney explores the ramifications of using TV content on digital signs.

Network profile: JetSet Media

Network profile: JetSet Media

Luxury signage network brings information, ads to private air travelers.

Digital signage at Self Service Expo

Digital signage at Self Service Expo

Show emphasizes dynamic signage for the first time.

Optical boutique turns heads – literally

Optical boutique turns heads – literally

Eyewear provider uses creative digital signage to catch the customer's eye.

Digital Signage Drive comes to KioskCom

Digital Signage Drive comes to KioskCom

A new digital signage focus debuts at the long-running show.

Tapping the POS to test content

Tapping the POS to test content

POS data can provide insight into how well digital signage is working.

Google's nine points of innovation

Google's nine points of innovation

What every company can learn from Google's best practices.

Scala celebrates 20th anniversary

Scala celebrates 20th anniversary

The software giant sees plenty of room for growth.

Managing digital signage content

Managing digital signage content

Best practices on how to bring your content under control.

Digital signage: focus on growth

Digital signage: focus on growth

The best is yet to come for digital signage and the companies that deploy it.

Restaurants move to digital menu boards

Restaurants move to digital menu boards

Dynamic updates, operational efficiency among the benefits.

Commentary: Linux vs. Windows

Commentary: Linux vs. Windows

Hardware issues, cost of ownership factor into decision.

Understanding digital signage software

Understanding digital signage software

Guidelines on what to look for when shopping for software.

DSE: Touchscreens gain focus

DSE: Touchscreens gain focus

Deployers and vendors upgrade flatscreens with touch.

Tracking digital signage effectiveness

Tracking digital signage effectiveness

Advanced tools can measure how well content is working.

Self Service Expo 2007 wrap-up

Self Service Expo 2007 wrap-up

Exhibitors ran the gamut from retail to hospitality, hardware to software.

St. Clair marks 25th anniversary

St. Clair marks 25th anniversary

Software giant celebrates a quarter-century in business.

DSE exhibitors announced

DSE exhibitors announced

Digital signage takes center stage next month at Navy Pier.

Ten commandments of content

Ten commandments of content

Nikk Smith discusses the keys to successful digital signage content.

Interactivity: key to digital signage?

Interactivity: key to digital signage?

Do consumers need interaction in order for the medium to succeed?

Cisco 'making a big bet' on digital signage

Cisco 'making a big bet' on digital signage

Networking giant talks about its appliance, marketing strategy.

GlobalShop: Digital signage on the rise

GlobalShop: Digital signage on the rise

Show featured digital signs integrated with kiosks, smart shelves.

Is Google eyeing digital signage?

Is Google eyeing digital signage?

Patent application hints at a "real-world AdWords" program.

Fourth Screen Awards honor content innovation

Fourth Screen Awards honor content innovation

Content strategy was the primary focus at Las Vegas gathering.

Digital signage shines at London show

Digital signage shines at London show

Content management, audience measurement featured at Screen Expo Europe.

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