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Smart City Update & Digital Signage

Smart City and Digital Signage RFPs and More

Smart City Digital Signage
Smart City Concept

Smart City and Digital Signage go hand-in-hand and lots of cities are looking at new infrastructure.  We track those.  These days that means smart transit, smart transportation, smart lighting, automation, EV vehicles, Self-Driving.  It’s a big basket for sure. Part of IoT trends in self-service.

Here are examples of RFPs and project plans.

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Oct 15 Nokia Demos Smart City in Hanoi – Nokia ran a trial of a smart city management platform in Hanoi to show off its real-time automation and analytics capabilities to Vietnam-based Viettel, a military-run mobile operator.

Oct 15 — Link —  IoT and Smart Agriculture Are Building Our Future Cities Today
The 9.6 billion people expected to live on the planet by 2050, and with 70 percent of them in urban areas, IoT is pushing smart agriculture in smart cities.

Newark to offer Link Smart City Program

4/9/18 — announced last week the city’s plans for LinkNWK, a communications network of sidewalk kiosks that will provide residents and visitors of Newark with free gigabit Wi-Fi, mobile device charging, free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S., access to municipal services, maps and directions, and real-time local information on city streets. There will be no cost to taxpayers or users as it is supported through advertising on the Link kiosk displays.


Digital kiosks coming to Harrisburg

City council is mulling a resolution that will allow New York City-based Smart City Media LLC. to install about 25 digital kiosks to provide information to residents and tourists.  These kiosks – called CityPosts — will stand about 8-feet tall and have 55-inch screens on both sides, chief marketing officer Mike Mainthow said in a phone interview today.

LinkNYC Will Show Bus Arrival Time Info — LinkNYC’s 55-inch screens in those Brooklyn neighborhoods will now show arrival info for buses that are a short walk away from a particular kiosk.


Panasonic is building a ‘smart city’ in Colorado with high-tech highways, autonomous vehicles, and free WiFi

The company is now building “smart city” infrastructure near Denver, Colorado, with the goal of turning the area into a “smart city” by 2026. The initiative is part of a larger Panasonic program Panasonic called CityNow. Although the definition of a “smart city” varies depending on who you ask, the term typically describes a metro area that prioritizes the use of technology in its infrastructure.

Who Will Own The Infrastructure In The Smart City?

The smart city was a major theme at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association.

How to improve community mobility in a smart city through public-private partnerships

Part of the smart cities movement includes managing how people travel and use the transportation network, as well as how cities collect data from vehicles and group travel patterns for better land use and transportation policy decision making.


Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities. | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/14/smart-cities-are-boring-give-us-responsive-cities/

Oct 14, 2017 – As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, …


The Rise of the Smart City – WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-the-smart-city-1492395120

Apr 16, 2017 – Cities have a way to go before they can be considered geniuses. But they’re getting smart pretty fast. In just the past few years, mayors and …


Smart cities | Cities | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/smart-cities

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way.


IEEE Smart Cities: Home

https://smartcities.ieee.org/

IEEE Smart Cities is a global, multi-discipline cross-IEEE effort, through which IEEE seeks to help municipalities around the world address urban population …

The Problems With Smart Cities – Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/…/the-problems-with-smart-citie…

Jun 19, 2017 – When envisioning all the possibilities of smart cities, it’s also important to consider the difficulties that could arise in creating them.


Variations on Project Example

Here is one for public safety circa March 2018 in California.

The City of xxxxxxxxxx (“City”) seeks to partner with
technology providers who are working to improve and
enhance the urban environment through the use of smart city technology. For this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the City seeks up to four Firms/Teams that can implement and demonstrate how camera, video, motion, and other sensor technology can be an effective tool in addressing public safety. Working in collaboration with the City and the xxxxxx County Sheriff’s Department, these Firms/Teams will demonstrate solutions that can enhance public safety in the City. This pilot project will allow the City and the SD to assess the utility, data management needs, cost effectiveness, and overall success of a smart city public safety program that could be scaled citywide in designated areas of the City. The size and density of the City, along with its large visitor population (especially during special events) provides a great environment for the testing and implementation of cutting-edge public safety technology. Up to four Firms/Teams will be selected.

The selected Firms/Teams will design and implement a
demonstration project for deployment over nine months. At least one location in the City will be assigned to each Firm/Team for implementation. The selected Firms/Teams will be provided a $10,000 stipend, distributed at determined milestones during the nine month duration of the pilot program. Selected Firms/Teams shall be required to comply with the City’s Privacy Guidelines. In addition to public safety applications, the City encourages camera and
sensor applications that can provide insights about how people interact in the City. For example, innovative companies are using cameras and sensors to measure volume and direction of pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle trac. Such programs can inform city planning and other municipal operations as collected data can be used to increase pedestrian and vehicle safety or increase economic activity. In addition, the City welcomes technologies that
protect privacy, such as use of anonymized data and real-time image scrambling.




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Meridian Partners With Samsung SDS America to Create and Launch Innovative Digital Signage Solution

Aberdeen, NC – November 15, 2018 – Meridian, an industry leading manufacturer of kiosks and digital signage solutions is proud to announce their partnership with Samsung SDS America.

Samsung SDS America (SDSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung SDS, a global software solutions and IT services company. SDSA provides purpose-built digital technology solutions in the areas of secure mobility, and advanced analytics.

Together, Meridian and Samsung SDSA are combining forces, and areas of expertise, to produce digital out-of-home (DOOH) signage solutions. The digital signage solutions will be implemented throughout a variety of locations and industries across North America.

“Meridian is excited to be partnering with Samsung SDSA on this project,” said Meridian CEO, Chris Gilder. “Digital signage solutions are in high demand and are completely transforming the ways in which retailers and advertisers reach their desired customer base. Samsung and Meridian combine to bring best in class solutions that can be customized to fit the client’s needs.”

Once complete, the digital signage solutions will be used solely to display targeted advertisements in locations with a high volume of customer traffic, such as shopping centers and retail outlets, allowing advertisers to identify consumer behaviors and more accurately measure campaign efficiency. Expertly designed, the solutions will be able to provide advertisers with both media metrics and a comprehensive understanding of audience segments and their movement patterns throughout the sales cycle, based on advertisement exposure.

“We are excited to team up with Meridian to provide media publishers and brands with intelligent digital signage that provides ‘on the go’ audiences with highly relevant and engaging information to positively impact sales and brand loyalty. These new intelligent targeting capabilities present a major opportunity for unprecedented creativity and innovation in the DOOH industry”, according to Scott Koo, CEO at Samsung SDSA.

Meridian commenced their partnership with SDSA in 2017. However, together the two have a combined 50 years of experience providing digital hardware and software solutions to companies spanning the automotive, financial services, retail, and digital out of home industries, as well as government entities. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Samsung SDSA to create cutting edge digital solutions,” said Gilder.

About Meridian Kiosks

Meridian is a fully integrated manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, interactive digital signage, and self-service software. As a complete end-to-end self-service innovator, Meridian develops products and services all under one roof, providing greater efficiency, and lean, high-quality results. Learn more about Meridian’s digital signage and software at meridiankiosks.com.

About Samsung SDS America, Inc.

Samsung SDS America (SDSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung SDS, an $8B global software solutions and IT services company. SDSA helps companies optimize their productivity, make smarter decisions, and improve their competitive positions in a hyper-connected economy using our enterprise software solutions for secure mobility and advanced analytics. For more information on Samsung SDS America, please email [email protected].




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Digital Signage – Peerless-AV® Adds to Universal Projector Mount Line with new Heavy Duty Models

New projector mounts feature higher load rating and enhanced flexibility for mounting heavier laser projectors

Peerless digital signageAURORA, Ill. – October 16, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, today announced the addition of two new Heavy Duty Universal Projector Mounts (PJR125 and PJR125-POR) to the brand’s award-winning range of mounting solutions.

Designed for use in applications including corporate, education, home entertainment, retail, live event, museums, and theme parks, the Heavy Duty Universal Projector Mounts support a wide range of projector models, including laser projectors, large venue projectors, and heavy LCD/LED projectors. Offering the largest mounting pattern in the industry, the mounts also accommodate projectors weighing up to 125 lbs., with the PJR125-POR model being the only mount on the market that supports portrait-mounted projectors weighing over 75 lbs.

“We are excited to continue the expansion of our line of universal projector mounts to offer a solution that supports more projectors than any other standard mount on the market,” said Brian McClimans, Vice President of Sales for Americas and APAC, Peerless-AV. “Our new Heavy Duty Universal Projector Mounts prevent projector sag and image realignment, while providing flexibility and a robust aesthetic that is perfect for any heavy duty projector.”

Peerless-AV’s projector mounts feature a low-profile design and simple Hook-and-Hang™ feature to help installers when securing the projector and making adjustments. The mounts include six universal legs (four pre-installed) that provide additional support for projectors with more than four mounting holes and are completely adjustable.

Both mounts contain a universal adaptor plate that extends up to a 25.5″ mounting pattern to accommodate most projector models. In addition, the mounts’ tilt, roll, and swivel features are all lockable to prevent even the smallest shift in image. Plus, cable management allows cables to be routed through the mount and out of sight.

Peerless-AV’s Heavy Duty Universal Projector Mounts (PJR125 and PJR125-POR) are available now through Peerless-AV direct sales representatives and authorized distribution networks.

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About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

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Peerless-AV® Launches New Diamond Level of the Certified Installer Training Program

Designed for system integrators and installers, the new Diamond Level focuses on video wall mounting systems for direct view LED displays

Peerless digital signageAURORA, Ill. – November 14, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce the launch of the newest level of its Certified Installer Training Program – the Diamond Level. This level, entitled, “Video Wall Mounting Systems for Direct View LED Displays,” is led by long-time industry experts who have the sales application and engineering experience to make every job successful for those who attend.

Peerless-AV’s new Certified Installer Training Program course provides instruction on direct view LED displays and video wall mounting systems. Participants will learn about direct view LED technology and the benefits of these displays, allowing professionals to identify the features of LED video wall mounting systems. In addition, the course will focus on distinguishing between and the installation of flat, pull out, universal, and dedicated LED mounts. Finally, participants will learn how to understand and explain the preparation and installation procedures for configuring these video walls. Step-by-step instructions for completing an application will also be provided.

Peerless-AV’s, now five-level, Certified Installer Training Program is designed to give system integrators and installers an edge on the competition by providing them with both industry education and Peerless-AV-specific training; the trainings are compliant with continuing education standards and are certified by both AVIXA and CEDIA.

Offering in-person or online webinar options, these value-added courses demonstrate the importance of proper installation techniques and safety, and address efficient methods to reduce the risk of faulty installations. Attendees will receive customized, hands-on sessions to fit their installation needs, and detailed takeaway resources that can be referred to again and again.

The Diamond Level is the fifth level in Peerless-AV’s award-winning program (each level offers 1 AVIXA CTS RU credit and 1 CEDIA CEU credit after completion):

  1. Bronze Level: Getting to Know the Basics
    Includes training for flat, tilt, pivot, and articulating wall mounts, and projector/display ceiling mounts with ceiling accessories.
  2. Silver Level: Fundamentals of Digital Signage Solutions
    Includes training for basic video wall mounts and carts, menu board wall mounts, and kiosk product overview with installation tips and tricks.
  3. Gold Level: Advanced Digital Signage Solutions
    Includes training for full service video wall mounting options and multi-display ceiling applications.
  4. Platinum Level: Mastering Wireless and Outdoor Solutions
    Includes best practices for installation and set-up scenarios for wireless systems, outdoor displays and sound bars, media enclosures, and touch overlays.
  5. Diamond Level: Video Wall Mounting Systems for Direct View LED Displays
    Includes training on direct view LED displays and video wall mounting systems, including the benefits of such technology and how to properly install both flat and pull out video wall mounting systems.

To learn more or to schedule a training session, visit www.peerless-av.com/en-us/training, call 800-865-2112 ext. 400, or email [email protected].   

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About Peerless-AV
Driving Technology Through Innovation
For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

Media Contact
Beth Gard
[email protected]
(732) 212-0823

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Digital Signage – 5 Ways Digital Signage is Changing the Advertising Game

This post originally published on https://www.meridiankiosks.com/5-ways-digital-signage-is-changing-the-advertising-game/

Ask any consumer today what grabs their attention or where they get their information and their answers will most likely differ from what they may have been 10 or 15 years ago. As technology and the variety of different media outlets have grown exponentially, many consumers have shifted their attention from more traditional media forms, such as magazines, newspapers, and stationary billboards to more modern mediums like social media, web-based outlets, and digital signage. While these more modern outlets often provide the exact same information as the ones that came before them, they have the ability to offer curious consumers the opportunity to learn and more easily engage with the information they are provided.

As this shift has occurred and consumer preferences have changed, so have the ways in which businesses successfully inform and market to them. While there’s no denying that the more traditional forms of promotion and advertising are effective for reaching consumers, digital signage has the ability to provide them with a unique user experience from the start—driving awareness, offering an interactive experience, and providing a seamless, user-friendly interface throughout the entire interaction.

Curious how digital signage could change the advertising game for your business or organization? Keep reading.

Drives Awareness

Living in the age of technology that we do, consumers are easily captivated by almost anything with a digital screen. Think about it–if you’re walking down the street or through a mall, are you more likely to notice the print display hanging in the storefront or the interactive digital display? Probably the digital display. Digital signage does so much more than just grab customers’ attention, though, it is also an effective tool for sharing information and driving consumer awareness on the path to purchase.

Offers an Interactive Experience

While the aforementioned more traditional forms of promotion and advertising have undoubtedly withstood the test of time, today’s consumers have grown to expect immediate gratification—including quick answers to their questions. Many digital signage models feature an interactive touch screen, which provides consumers access to numerous different layers of information—extending far beyond what meets the eye upon first glance. Digital signage can also include VoIP and SMS Text Messaging capabilities—enabling consumers to call businesses directly from the kiosk or text information from the screen to their personal cell phone to refer back to later on.

Provides a User-Friendly Interface

In addition to providing an eye-catching display, Interactive digital signage also offers a user-friendly interface–complete with simple menu options and navigation features. From the most tech-savvy to the least, consumers of all kinds can interact with and absorb information from the display. Similarly, with ADA compliance, Voice Over IP (VoIP), and Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) integration capabilities, digital signage can accommodate consumers of all abilities.

Improves Efficiency

Not only is digital signage easy for consumers to use, one of the most significant benefits for businesses and organizations is that the content is easy for them to update as well. Did the time change for an event? No problem. Just implemented updates for a product line? Get the word out! Once they have finalized the changes that need to be made, businesses and organizations can simply log into the back-end of their platform and add, remove, or change any of their content, all with the click of a few buttons.

Can Include Revenue-Generating Advertising

While some businesses and organizations choose to solely focus their digital signage solution on their own company, others have implemented revenue-generating platforms on which other non-competing businesses or organizations in the area can advertise as well. This is an especially useful option when looking for a way to offset the initial cost of deployment.

As consumers have become increasingly technology-driven, digital signage has emerged as an effective advertising and information sharing platform. As a result, this transformation has successfully enhanced the ways in which businesses and organizations promote themselves to consumers.

To learn more about Meridian’s self-service digital signage hardware and software solutions, visit our digital signage page.

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Five Ways of Implementing Digital Signage and Kiosks at Universities

Five Ways of Implementing Digital Signage and Kiosks at Universities

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Visit any college or university academic building and you’ll most likely be overwhelmed with an abundance of technology. Classrooms are digitized, libraries are home to countless computers, cameras, and equipment, and if you asked any student what kind of technology they had in their bookbag, their list would probably include some combination of a laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Odds are, that laptop, tablet, and smartphone also house a few online textbooks, and sometimes even the curriculum for an entire semester-long course.

 

University Kiosk Digital SignageThere’s no denying that students and professors, alike, are more tech-savvy than ever—they’re incorporating digital learning into their lectures, presentations, homework, and projects. However, while many colleges and universities are incorporating technology into the learning environment, many are just beginning to invest in technology outside of the classroom. While technology is certainly a useful learning tool, universities and colleges can benefit greatly from exploring other innovative ways to incorporate it into other aspects of their campus.

 

Digital signage and kiosks utilize the technology that students, professors, and visitors know and love to promote information sharing, efficiency, and accessibility across campus.

 

Colleges and universities can implement digital kiosks and signage for:

 

Information Sharing

College and university campuses of all sizes are home to a plethora of events on any given day. From clubs and greek life, to sporting events, professional organizations, and career fairs—it can be difficult for students to stay in the know with all that’s going on. Digital signage, placed strategically throughout campus, can serve as a unique information hub for students to reference as they’re walking from class to class, or planning their afternoon or weekend.

 

Tuition & Bill Payment

While most colleges and universities offer an online portal on which students and parents can pay tuition and fees, those sites are typically only compatible with debit or credit card payments. Tuition and bill payment kiosks, on the other hand, allow students to make payments with cash, check, credit, or debit card at their own convenience. The solutions are both secure and user friendly, allowing them to be placed in common areas, such as student unions, dining halls, and administration buildings, where students have 24/7 access.

 

Wayfinding

Though college and university campuses vary in size, they can still be difficult to navigate—especially for visitors or new students. Wayfinding kiosks can be strategically placed throughout campuses in central locations and designed to include interactive maps, directories, and listings that provide additional information about the selected destination. They can also be equipped with printing and mobile integration capabilities, making it even easier for students and visitors to find their destination.

 

Banner ID & Card Printing

Students and on-campus staff use their ID cards for a multitude of daily tasks, from swiping into buildings, to buying food in the dining hall, and checking out materials or computers from the library. So in the instance that someone loses their ID card, they’ll most likely want to replace it immediately. While most colleges and universities have an office where students and staff can replace their cards during business hours, banner ID and card printing kiosks allow for 24/7 access. Students and staff can simply take their picture, pay for, and retrieve their card all through the kiosk and in a matter of minutes.

 

Check-In

Whether it’s visitors and prospective students checking in for a tour, or current students checking in for an academic advising or tutoring appointment, digital check-in kiosks allow users to bypass the traditional check-in process at the administration desk. Users are able to interact with the kiosk to check in, confirm their information, and electronically complete any necessary documentation. Check-in kiosks also enable university employees, who would have previously been tasked with the check-in process, to be available to answer questions and provide any necessary guidance to visitors or students.

 

College and university classrooms and libraries are home to some of the latest and most advanced technology, but many schools are just beginning to take the first steps toward fully integrating technology throughout campus. Digital kiosks and signage are a great place to start, as they incorporate the technology students, professors, and visitors already use in other aspects of their everyday life to simplify their on-campus experience.

 

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Case Study – Red Rocks in Colorado Digital Signage Solution

Case Study – Red Rocks in Colorado Digital Signage Solution

digital signage red rocks case studyPeerless-AV ® helps esteemed,
Colorado outdoor music venue
engage its patrons.

Case Study 2018

 

 

The Challenge

The Red Rocks Amphitheatre, located in Morrison, Colorado, is situated within the Red Rocks Park, surrounded by 738 acres of geological wonders. Originally built in 1936, the large, outdoor concert venue has celebrated over 75 years in use. The theatre can hold nearly 10,000 people and has hosted some of the very best musicians, including The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, U2, and more.

red rocks amphitheaterLike many busy venues, Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s crowds and varying event types made it crucial to be able to quickly and efficiently provide updated information to patrons, especially in the concession areas, which regularly receive heavy foot traffic as guests purchase food and drinks as well as travel through to reach different areas of the theatre. To keep information current, the venue was consistently printing and manually replacing static signage at each individual stand, a task that had long proven to be far too taxing of an undertaking.

The Solution

Red Rocks decided to seek out a digital signage option that would best showcase the venue’s various menu offerings and streamline the ordering process. In October 2017, Red Rocks approached Ping HD, an end-to-end digital media company, for a solution.

Together they determined the hardware needed to revamp the concession stands, in addition to software that would allow menu changes to be scheduled in advance and change automatically. In sum, the team set out to install 33 total Samsung outdoor displays, 19 of which would be located outside. All displays would utilize EngagePHDTM digital signage software,  ensuring content could be adjusted as needed and the
possibility of downtime would be minimized.

Peerless red rocks mountThe key challenge for the project was finding the correct mount for the Samsung displays that were selected. Relying on Ping HD’s advice, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre chose Peerless-AV ® to provide mounts for the project. The durability and functionality of Peerless-AV’s mounts were the primary contributors for selecting Peerless-AV mounting solutions. In addition, at the time, Peerless-AV was the only approved option available, industry-wide, that would fit the Samsung displays being used – another
contributing factor for the decision to move forward with the company.

Peerless-AV’s EW Series offers outdoor mounting solutions designed exclusively for Samsung’s OHF Series SMART Signage displays. Peerless-AV’s Outdoor Tilt Wall Mount in Landscape (EWL-OH46F), selected for the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, features:

    • A custom design specifically engineered for outdoor use and constructed from weatherproof materials
    • Adaptors that hook onto the wall plate, simplifying the install
    • A clean profile that hides cables and hardware within an enclosed wall plate for a clutter-free installation
    • Air baffles that help separate exhaust from intake air, crucial for the lifespan of the Samsung display
    • Tilts forward from 0° to 10° when in landscape orientation and 0° to 4° when in portrait orientation

redrock digital signageLike all Peerless-AV mounts, the Outdoor Tilt Wall Mounts are designed, manufactured, and tested to withstand the outdoor elements, so companies can focus on what matters most: the customer experience.

The Installation and the Results

 

digital signage red rocksInstallation began in April 2018 as Red Rocks Amphitheatre was nearing the opening of concert season, which put the entire team in a time crunch. At times, installation occurred in tandem with bands setting up.

The location on the side of a mountain also posed a challenge, as access can only occur from the bottom (where parking is) or at the top, where the carts and
concessions are and the integrations were spread across a few acres.

Working together, the team mastered the installation in just two to three weeks. Since installing, customers have noted the enhanced aesthetics and ease of locating the concession stands. Further, the venue has seen increases in guests getting in line for concessions, as they are now more engaging and easier to notice at night.

After the installation, the venue felt completely different. The enhancement of digital signage has elevated Red Rocks Amphitheater to a whole new level. 

Marcus Byrd, Ping HD

About PingHD

Ping HD is a full service, end-to-end digital media company that provides affordable, scalable, and innovative digital signage solutions. With thousands of digital endpoints around the globe, they build and design custom solutions that fit the exact requirements of their clients. From video walls to interactive touch experiences, Ping HD’s innovative
solutions have been deployed in all major verticals including: travel, hospitality, sports, QSR, retail, corporate and education industries.

digital signage software PingHDVisit www.pinghd.com or www.engagephd.com to learn more.

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About Peerless-AV

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV ® forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether
a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

 

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Video Wall — New SmartMount for Digital Signs

Peerless-AV® Launches New SmartMount® Supreme Video Wall Mount with Quick Release at ISE 2018

New mount offers innovative, time-saving installation and maintenance features, including a quick release mechanism and more micro-adjustments than ever before

 AURORA, Ill. – February 5, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to introduce its newest video wall mount, the SmartMount® Supreme Full Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release (DS-VW775-QR), at ISE 2018, Hall 12, Stand F90.

Video Wall Mount
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Designed with the needs of integrators and end-users in mind, the DS-VW775-QR offers innovative, time-saving installation and maintenance features, including tool-less micro adjustment, easy hang wall plate, quick release mechanism, and reusable spacers for both portrait and landscape applications.

With the addition of tool-less lateral micro-adjustment, the DS-VW775-QR offers 1.5″ of fine tune adjustment on each of the X, Y, and Z axes. The mount also features prominently colored adjustment knobs that can be easily located by installers during set-up and future video wall maintenance visits. Plus, serviceability is easier than ever before with the press to release pop-out feature, providing quick and convenient access to a recessed display without searching for hidden pull strings. The gentle release mechanism requires less pressure to pop-out a display than other video wall mounts, giving peace of mind that the delicate pixel structure will not be damaged from pressing too hard on the display front.

Reusable spacers can be used for both portrait and landscape applications resulting in a faster and more cost-effective install. Enhanced cable management allows the cables to effortlessly travel in and out with the display, eliminating the chance of interfering with the mount, as well.

“As the leading digital signage mount manufacturer in the industry, our key focus has and continues to be creating solutions that ease installation and maintenance, while aiding our customers in developing eye-catching video walls,” said Nick Belcore, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Peerless-AV. “We are excited to introduce this latest evolution of our award-winning Supreme Mount, now available with a built-in quick release mechanism. We are confident that this addition will provide integrators and end-users with expanded options when implementing video walls.”

The standard version DS-VW775, launched in 2016, has the same feature set as the new DS-VW775-QR, but offers unique red pop-out levers above and below. When the mount is fully extended it offers an extra 2″ of service space from the wall compared to the SmartMount® Full-Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release (DS-VW765-LQR/PQR).

Both Supreme models weigh significantly less than previous Peerless-AV video wall mounts. The DS-VW775-QR is 4.5lbs lighter and the DS-VW775 is 10lbs lighter than the DS-VW765-LQR Full-Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release, for example. This makes these mounts even easier to handle and position, especially when combined with the installation app and reusable display-dedicated wall plate spacers. Using the easy hang keyhole adaptor plate, a single installer can simply hook the mount onto the wall, providing a hands-free environment to secure it – a valuable on-site time and cost saving feature.

The DS-VW775-QR and DS-VW775 support 46″ to 60″ displays with a maximum load of 56.8kg (125lbs) and VESA pattern up to 600 x 400. Included security hardware makes the DS-VW775-QR suitable for public environments to deter tampering and theft.

For more product details, please visit: https://www.peerless-av.com/en-us/professional/products/DS-VW775-QR

Peerless-AV’s new SmartMount® Supreme Full Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release is available now through Peerless-AV direct sales representatives and authorized distribution networks.

For additional information about Peerless-AV, please visit http://www.peerless-av.comhttp://www.facebook.com/PeerlessAV, and twitter.com/PeerlessAV.

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

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New InterContinental hotel welcomes guests on Place & Play – Visionect

Ljubljana’s new InterContinental hotel is engaging visitors on the greenest, most user-friendly digital display – Visionect’s Place & Play device.

Source: www.visionect.com

New digital signage “player” which is WiFi and digital ink is kind of cool. Extremely low power.




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Digital Signage Resolutions Introduces Designate with Shuttle Computer Group and Xibo

LAS VEGAS, Nev., August 1, 2017 —Digital Signage Resolutions (DSR) announces Designate®, its turnkey digital signage solution for easy, affordable and reliable digital signage. DSR has partnered with Shuttle Computer Group for hardware and Xibo for software to create Designate, which is available in three service options: Designate Full Service, Designate Self Service and Designate On Demand, available in both Windows® and Android® platforms.

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Laura Gray, president of Digital Signage Resolutions said, “We have found the best digital signage hardware and software partners to create out-of-the-box digital signage for people who are completely unfamiliar with it, as well as experts who know all about it.”

DSR provides the gamut of digital signage services including in-house content creation and design, digital media players, content management systems (CMS), managed services, and hosting services used in a wide range of applications like retail, restaurant, casino, corporate messaging, wayfinding, etc. Digital signage has become ubiquitous for advertising, menu boards, gaming information, employee data, maps, and more.

With Designate, clients can customize their solution or choose from three deployment options based on their needs:

  • Designate Full Service: DSR works directly with users to determine which combination of products and services is best for their application. DSR chooses the appropriate Designator™ Media Players, configures the CMS and loads content based on customers’ needs. This option is a plug-and-play solution for companies that have no experience or limited resources.
  • Designate Self Service: Users purchase Windows® or Android® Designator media players and a subscription to DSR’s Designate Cloud CMS. They configure the CMS and load and schedule content that is directed to the appropriate Designator media player and display. The Designator media player attaches to their monitor or distribution points, users connect to the internet, and content is automatically uploaded to the display.
  • Designate On Demand: This option provides a cloud-based CMS solution for those who already own media players. Users load Designate software onto their players, purchase a subscription to the Designate CMS, then connect their displays/digital media players to their CMS and display content in minutes.

Designator Media Players are provided by Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. one of the world’s leading designers of small form computers used in digital signage. Four of its most popular digital players are available in an Entry Level, Good, Better, Best offering:

  • A02A: supports a single display at 4K/Ultra HD with a fanless design to cool its Rockchip processor. A VESA mount and multiple storage choices make this unit a great place to start.
  • CEL02U has a new elegant, space saving design and can attach directly to a monitor with a standard VESA mount, for an uncluttered workspace or all-in-one commercial application.
  • CI30SE supports two independent displays, and its heatpipe cooling system and smart fan ensures reliably cool performance for long operation. It has many connectivity options for increased installation flexibility.
  • CI5170 is designed for high-performance vertical markets; this slim PC has an Intel® built-in graphics engine for crisp, action-packed, clear 4K/Ultra HD video playback. It also supports three independent screen displays and is easily integrated into diverse business environments.

Designate is powered by Xibo, a powerful and reliable open source digital signage solution.  The Xibo CMS is the core component of the Designate solution; it plays the role of a central management interface where content is created, designed, shaped and scheduled.

About Xibo:

Xibo is a complete digital signage solution comprised of a web-based content management system (CMS) with a choice of Windows or Android signage software.  Based in the UK it started as a university project in 2004 and prides itself on being Open Source and community driven with over 6 years of development behind it. The Xibo development team are constantly reacting to the Designate community and customer feedback to bring new and revised features and functionality to each major release.  Xibo powers over 40,000 displays worldwide and counting…

About Shuttle Computer Group

Shuttle Computer Group is the North American subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., a publicly traded company established in 1983. Shuttle specializes in small form factor PC hardware for digital signage, point-of-sale (POS) and interactive kiosks in the retail, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries as well as motherboards and bare bones systems.

For more information, visit http://us.shuttle.com or call 1-888-972-1818.

About Digital Signage Resolutions:

Based in Las Vegas, Digital Signage Resolutions provides affordable and reliable products and services that make implementing and sustaining eye-catching digital signage easy. The company also offers exceptional, responsive, and thorough customer service. Its founder, Laura Gray, has 20+ years of experience in digital video and graphics content creation, distribution and management; her team of experts now focuses solely on digital signage. For more information, visit www.digitalsignageresolutions.com.

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Down the “Endless Aisle” with Elo’s Director of Sales | Digital Signage Connection

It’s no secret that major retailers are scrambling to maintain their dominion as tech-savvy millennials increasingly opt for spending their hard-earned money on intangibles that create memories rather than forking it over for widgets on shelves. Indeed, consumerism as we’ve come to know it is changing across the board, and in many ways, the retailRead More

Source: www.digitalsignageconnection.com

This addition created an endless aisle by allowing customers to shop the store’s full stock in-store, ship to home and make secure payments using EMV card readers, thereby decreasing the risk of losing a potential sale due to an out-of-stock or unavailable item.




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Kiosk pic in the Wild – Nice shot of Dallas DFW airport kiosk for Decaux

Deployed Decaux in Dallas DFW Airport

Nice shot of unit in DFW for Decaux

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Click for full size image. Nice interactive digital signage touchscreen kiosk in DFW. This is actually two sided. Design and manufacture by Olea Kiosks

Credit: this is a kiosk designed and built by Olea Kiosks. Deployed many of them across DFW in 2016 and 2017.




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Discover Evolis Kiosk Printers at Digital Signage Expo

News from our member Evolis which provides kiosk card printers.

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Evolis, much more than card printers

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Meridian InterAct Digital Signage Software

Kiosk manufacturer, integrator and software developer Meridian will introduce turn-key digital signage software application to market at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas this week.

Source: www.prweb.com

In January, Meridian partnered with Legends to deploy InterAct digital signage at Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50. These kiosks allowed Super Bowl goers to browse exclusive merchandise that could be purchased at the NFL Shop retail stores located throughout the stadium. Meridian is currently working on numerous projects for the next deployments of the InterAct software application. “The great thing about InterAct is that it is modular and scalable,” said Gilder. “As we find that customers need particular features, we will continue to expand and grow the many capabilities of this product.”

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Meridian (http://meridiankiosks.com), the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, announced today the release of InterAct, a highly configurable and easy-to-use, interactive digital signage software application. According to Meridian, InterAct is a standalone, off-the-shelf software solution built on the powerful Mzero self-service software platform. It offers a simple content management system that is highly flexible. Available as a software package for use on existing hardware, or bundled with ready-to-ship Meridian kiosks, InterAct “was designed with the end user in mind,” according to Meridian Director of Software Paul Burden.

Meridian will showcase InterAct at this year’s Digital Signage Expo (DSE) March 16-17 in Las Vegas. “We are very pleased to introduce this next advancement in interactive digital signage software,” said Chris Gilder, CEO of Meridian. “The InterAct app is highly flexible, enhances and extends customer interaction with the kiosk, and provides businesses and organizations with incremental revenue opportunities.”

The InterAct application is built on Mzero Platform, Meridian’s industry-leading, securer self-service software, which provides system performance management, system security, and a wide range of component support. InterAct also adds extra value for businesses by enhancing the customer’s experience and providing a revenue-generating advertising platform that is highly flexible and easy to configure.

The key benefits of the InterAct software solution include:

  •     Easy-to-use content management tool
  •     Secure browsing for cloud-based content
  •     Portal for templates, tutorials, design ideas and examples
  •     Looping attract screen player for images and videos
  •     VoIP, SMS and TDD communications capabilities
  •     Mobile app integration with SMS, Beacons, QR codes, geo-location and more
  •     Survey tool to quickly create custom user surveys
  •     Camera and touch analytics
  •     Available multi-language support
  •     Interactive map guidance
  •     Remote monitoring with Mzero Manage
  •     Support for Windows, Android and iOS operating systems
  •     Ability to embed self-service applications such as bill payment and ticketing

InterAct’s highly engaging and intuitive interface quickly leads users directly to the information they are searching for. Businesses can easily organize the content as desired and the software’s flexibility allows for straight forward integration of videos, graphics, SMS, QR codes and interactive maps.

After deploying custom interactive digital signage solutions for customers, Meridian developed InterAct to answer the increasing demand from clients for an off-the-shelf, scalable digital signage solution in retail, tourism, and media/entertainment among others.

In January, Meridian partnered with Legends to deploy InterAct digital signage at Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50. These kiosks allowed Super Bowl goers to browse exclusive merchandise that could be purchased at the NFL Shop retail stores located throughout the stadium. Meridian is currently working on numerous projects for the next deployments of the InterAct software application. “The great thing about InterAct is that it is modular and scalable,” said Gilder. “As we find that customers need particular features, we will continue to expand and grow the many capabilities of this product.”

Meridian will be adding a print-on-demand option to InterAct this spring. To engage with InterAct in person, stop by booth 2634 during DSE at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday or Wednesday. Learn more about InterAct by visiting http://meridiankiosks.com/interact.

About Us: Meridian is the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, a fully integrated manufacturer of kiosks and interactive digital signage, and the developer of the Mzero software suite. Leveraging over 25 years of industry experience, Meridian specializes in the design, engineering, fabrication, assembly, integration, deployment and support of productized and custom solutions. Meridian delivers high quality self-service experiences at scale for industry-leading companies, partners and their customers. Learn more at http://meridiankiosks.com.




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Interactive Chart: Digital Signage Market Value 2013-2019

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Interactive HTML5 chart tracking revenue by category in digital signage industry

Source: www.sixteen-nine.net

Many have written and ranted a few times about the dubious market research reports that get generated by research factories in India – companies that produce expensive reports on pretty much any industry they can think of. The stuff is almost valueless, but still gets reproduced and quoted by online publications and by companies who don’t bother to look into the validity of the research.

But there is good, solid research out there, and one of the biggest research companies around – IHS – does a detailed look at the market.

So … I decided to grab the most recent market data about the digital signage market and turn it into an HTML5-driven interactive chart (see below). What’s great about this, I think, is that rather than a flat chart with all the bars and numbers for all the categories, you can view this in two variations, by category, or by total.

This is slightly different from what IHS publishes, which includes the digital out of home industry’s advertising revenues. There could be a very lengthy debate about whether DOOH should be included, but I say No. The DOOH industry uses digital signage technologies, but throwing ad dollars in the mix doesn’t fit, to my mind.

I have created this interactive chart in HTML5 so it is, first, interactive, but also so that it is web-ready and embed-ready. Feel free to drop this on your own website as a reference tool. The embed code is below the chart.




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Digital Signage Gallery Update

December 1, 2015

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Soiled Dove Case Study | Livewire Digital Case Study | Digital Signage Today

Located in the world famous Lower-Downtown Denver area, affectionately known as LoDo. The Soiled Dove offers a selection of entertainment, ranging from premier local talent to national recording artists in all styles of music.

Source: www.digitalsignagetoday.com




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Screens go Google at the Digital Signage Expo

Since last year’s Digital Signage Expo and the introduction of Chrome’s single app kiosk mode, many customers and developers have built digital signage applications on Chromeboxes. Chromeboxes are secure, easy to manage and cost effective, making them ideal to display content and engage customers in any location. Chicos chose Chrome to manage and display content on over 5000 screens across more than 1500 stores. Digital Signage Expo in booth 2218

Source: googleforwork.blogspot.com

today AOPEN announced three new commercial Chrome OS devices that will add more durability to digital signage. By working with AOPEN, we can offer more rugged hardware equipped to handle harsh conditions — like a hot and greasy back-of-house line at a restaurant.




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Digital Signage Best Practices – Applied Device Technologies

Digital signage requires additional considerations for successful deployment. These guidelines will help you make the most of your screen or kiosk designs.

Source: www.applieddevicetechnologies.com

Good list of To-Do’s




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One week — Kiosk London Expo 2014 & Digital Signage London

 

PRESS RELEASE, 08 October 2014

One Week Until KIOSK LONDON EXPO 2014 & DIGITAL SIGNAGE LONDON 2014

KIOSK LONDON EXPO is returning to The Barbican in London on the 15th October 2014. This will mark the show’s fourth year and reflects its status as the favoured event for all those responsible for the implementation of self-service solutions
and technologies throughout the UK.

This year, for the second time, the show will be co-located with DIGITAL SIGNAGE LONDON, providing a unique opportunity to discover the best that the consumer interactivity industry has to offer, from the comfort and convenience of London’s
Barbican centre. the United Kingdom’s only conference and exhibition completely dedicated to the self-service and digital signage industry. Companies that have all ready pre-registered include: Coral, William Hill, Allsops, Air France, Post Office, Tesco, Allied Group, Homebase, HSBC and many more.

“The UK is at the forefront of self-service and digital signage deployment,” commented Jens Schindler, managing director, hf media & events. “KIOSK LONDON EXPO 2014 and DIGITAL SIGNAGE LONDON 2014 will provide an unparalleled platform to showcase the latest advances in customer service solutions from top suppliers and innovators, bringing the industry together and strengthening the UK’s self-service and digital signage market.”

The forum will run on both days and features an extensive series of presentations, all free to attend, exploring a wide variety of issues relating to self-service solutions and technologies.

It has attracted industry’s specialists and the full programme looks to be an exciting line up.

Wednesday 15th October 2014

o GRAEME DERBY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, MEDIA 5 – Why we must move on from kiosks!

o COLIN PIZEY, OWNER OF IBLINK – DIGIMANITY – Opportunities & Threats in Our Changing Digital Landscape

o KEITH PURVEY, SALES DIRECTOR, STAR MICRONICS EMEA – Using Personalised Multichannel Customer Communications in an Omni-Channel World

o DANIEL RUSSELL, ANALYST, INVIDIS CONSULTING GMBH – At the heartbeat of the industry – new market research for the Digital Signage industry in EMEA

KEVIN WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, KWP LTD – The Entertainment Dimension in Kiosk and Signage.

o STEPHEN MILLARD, CEO, ECCOMPLISHED – Digital In-store Transformation: The technology and trends shaping the future of retail

Thursday 16th October 2004

o NIGEL SEED, CEO, NETSHIFT SOFTWARE – Automated Retailing and associated payment solutions

o NEIL TITTENSOR, SERVICE DIRECTOR, ITAB SHOP PRODUCTS UK – How to use all your store assets to improve the in-store experience for the digital shopper and drive sales

o JULIAN ROONEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAMMAX LTD – Medi+VendTM improving healthcare through self service

o MARIO PABST, SALES DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE TV AT PIKSEL – Empowering corporate communications with video.

The 2014 Gold Sponsors for KIOSK LONDON EXPO are Star Micronics, Protouch, Cammax and Provisio.

“Kiosk London Expo provides Star with an excellent platform to demonstrate its extensive portfolio of industry-leading products, advanced driver and platform support for mPOS applications and pioneering approach to a wide range of high quality end users and system integrators. With an ever increasing number of relevant visitors each year, Kiosk London is clearly going from strength to strength. We look forward to another successful show this year.” said Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA.

The show is free to attend. To beat the queues, pre-register in advance at: http://kiosklondon.eventbrite.com/
http://digitalsignagelondon.eventbrite.co.uk/

———–ENDS————

For more information please contact:

Jan Back
hf media & events
Tel: 0044 (0) 1353 644 080
26 St Thomas Place
Fax: 0044 (0) 1353 881 211
Cambridge Business Park
E: [email protected]
Ely Cambridgeshire, UK CB7 4EX

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