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InfoComm 2019 – Peerless InfoComm Outdoor Kiosks and Smart Kiosks #3429

Peerless InfoComm Outdoor Kiosks and Smart KiosksPeerless-AV® to Demonstrate Wide-Ranging Signage Technology and AV Solutions at InfoComm 2019

Products include new line of SmartMount® Motorized Mounting Solutions, Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays, SEAMLESS LED Solutions, Smart City Kiosks, and more at Booth 3429

AURORA, Ill. – May 30, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its showcase at InfoComm 2019, June 12-14, in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Peerless-AV and its team of experts will be exhibiting a variety of digital signage solutions, including kiosks, video wall mounts, outdoor displays, and more in Booth 3429.

Peerless-AV Preview @ InfoComm 2019 from Peerless-AV on Vimeo.

To start off the show, on Wednesday, June 12th,  Rob Meiner, Peerless-AV’s Kiosk Business Unit Manager, will be taking part in a panel on “Increasing Convenience and Creature Comforts with Kiosks in Hotels.” Panel attendees can expect to learn more about how hotels and hospitality industry insiders can incorporate engaging kiosks and signage. Peerless-AV will also be sponsoring the event, which is geared towards key members of the hospitality industry.

Peerless-AV is proud to present and display the following products at InfoComm 2019:

Outdoor Kiosk Solutions

Peerless-AV will be testing the limits of its Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays (XHB432, XHB492, XHB552) through a water dunk tank, impact test chamber, and dust chamber. Available in 43″, 49″, and 55”, the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays offer a maintenance-free design and are rugged enough to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, while still offering bright, crisp imagery.

Peerless-AV will also be exhibiting the full line-up of the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV (UV492, UV552, UV652), an all-season solution for outdoor entertainment and living. Paired with the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV will be Peerless-AV’s easily-installed and weather resistant Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar (SPK-080).

Kiosks and Menu Boards

Kiosks at the booth include the upgraded All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign® (KIPICT2555). This kiosk features a sleek and stylish design with a leaner frame and a smaller footprint, creating a complete digital signage solution for any indoor application setting, for  entertainment, advertising, digital merchandising, and more.

Another kiosk on display is the award-winning, outdoor Smart City Kiosk. With an elegant, minimalistic design, including covers to protect and ventilate the kiosk’s display and equipment, this kiosk is an ideal, outdoor digital signage solution.

Restaurant menu solutions like Peerless-AV’s single Digital Menu Board for Samsung OHF displays (KOF555-1OHF), double Digital Menu Board for Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays (KOF555-2XHB), and single Digital Menu Board for LG displays (KOF555-1XE4F) will also be in the booth, demonstrating how digital signage can help with increasing drive-thru sales and promoting order efficiency.

Interactive SmartMount® Solutions

A new line of SmartMount® Motorized Mounting Solutions for Interactive Displays, including the SmartMount® Motorized Stand/Wall Mount (SS598ML3) and SmartMount® Motorized Table Top Cart (SR598ML3T) will showcase how educators can focus on the content on display in the classroom while creating a positive learning environment.

Also in the booth will be the latest version of the SmartMount® Motorized Height Adjustable Flat Panel Cart (SR598ML3), an extension of Peerless-AV’s award-winning line of AV carts, which make it easier for educators and students to raise and lower touch-enabled displays.

Wall Mounts and More

As the 2019 Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider of Forbes Travel Guide, Peerless-AV will be showing off its mounting solutions geared towards hospitality applications. Mounts being displayed include the Pull Out Pivot Wall Mount (HPF650), essential for on-wall or recessed/in-furniture applications, as well as the Hospitality Wall Arm Mount with STB Enclosure (HA746-STB), which offers an aesthetically pleasing solution for cable management and set top box storage. For retail applications, Peerless-AV will be introducing the Floor Window Display Mount (DS-OM55ND-FLOOR) designed specifically for the Samsung OM55N-D Double-Sided Displays.

Peerless-AV’s wide ranging projector product family will be in the booth, as well, with the Heavy Duty Universal Projector Mount (PJR125), Ultra Heavy Duty Projector Mount (PJR250), and Universal Portrait Projector Mount (PJR125-POR), demonstrating the perfect mounting solution for heavy equipment.

LED Video Wall Mounting Solutions

Providing a wow factor for attendees will be Peerless-AV’s Curved LED Mount, featuring a modular design developed to fit the specifications of any LED display. In partnership with RMG, the curved video wall will feature actual pieces from the Kennedy Space Center and highlights of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. Peerless-AV’s LED mounting systems bring unlimited configurations to wall signage as well as offer a slim, space-saving, and aesthetically pleasing design that can be adapted to support any display specifications and video wall configuration.

Additionally, as the Official Digital Display Provider of MiLB, Peerless-AV’s booth will feature the new official LED scoreboard, which will be implemented in over 50 stadiums by 2020.

The Curved LED Mount and LED scoreboard are part of SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, the one-of-a-kind all-inclusive program for LED video wall integration. With SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, integrators can expect start to finish support for all of Peerless-AV’s LED mounting solutions.

To learn more about Peerless-AV’s activities planned for InfoComm 2019, watch the preview video (https://vimeo.com/peerlessav/infocomm19) or visit Booth 3429 to see the full showcase of outdoor displays, kiosks, mounts, carts, and more.

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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

bethg@lotus823.com

(732) 212-0823

 

Outdoor Signage – Peerless-AV® Named a 2019 Brand Official of Forbes Travel Guide

Company selected as the Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider for the Luxury Hospitality Industry

Outdoor TV Provider for Forbes Travel

outdoor tvAURORA, Ill. – March 12, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce that it has been named the Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider of Forbes Travel Guide.

Each year, Forbes Travel Guide selects brand officials to represent the finest products and services available in the luxury hospitality industry. As an authority on the subject, the company launched this program to help hotels and spas determine which top brands would aid in providing guests with incredible experiences. This year, thirty-five brands, offering everything from caviar to cleaning services, met Forbes Travel Guide’s high standards.

With a complete range of AV products, including LED and LCD video wall mounting systems, fully sealed outdoor TVs and displays, TV wall mounts, and kiosks, Peerless-AV’s solutions seamlessly align with the aesthetic and customer-centric features expected in luxury hospitality settings.

“Peerless-AV provides hotels with a wide range of audiovisual solutions, from high-quality UHD outdoor televisions suitable for year-round use to strong yet sleek indoor TV wall mounts,” says Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Plus, these solutions have a seamless aesthetic that can be easily installed and maintained, which is essential for hotel guest rooms, lobbies, and more.”

Two of the most commonly employed Peerless-AV outdoor solutions are the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV and Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays. The UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV’s maintenance-free displays offer 4K ultra high-definition resolution and an operating temperature range between -22°F and 122°F. The Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays are also maintenance-free and capable of operating in extreme temperatures (-31°F to 140°F). The displays are fully sealed to protect against the elements, and provide an anti-reflective, high-definition screen for optimal outdoor viewing. Both of these solutions can be implemented in any environment for outdoor entertaining, advertising, wayfinding, and more.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as a trusted brand for hospitality venues,” said Nick Belcore, Executive Vice President, Peerless-AV. “At Peerless-AV, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality products and services that address all of our clients’ audio visual needs. From television mounts in guest rooms, to durable outdoor TVs in bar and lounge areas, to eye-catching video walls in hotel lobbies, Peerless-AV is able to create solutions that continuously enhance guests’ experiences.“

For more information about Peerless-AV’s indoor and outdoor solutions for hospitality applications, please visit: https://www.peerless-av.com/en-us/professional/applications/hospitality

Connect with Peerless-AV® via social media on TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook, and YouTube.

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

bethg@lotus823.com

(732) 212-0823

Kiosk London – The UK Exhibition for the Self Service Industry

The UK’s only conference and exhibition completely dedicated to the self-service industry returns to The Barbican Centre on the 15th-16th October 2014. This will be the show’s fourth year and with all of the U.K’s leading solutions providers exhibiting this year, it is promising to be an exciting event.

Source: www.kiosklondon.co.ukoct2014009(167 x 74)

Co-located with Digital Signage London, the show acts as the central meeting point for strategic customer service mangers, managing directors, VPs, Marketing and brand managers, kiosk and self-service project managers, purchasers and heads of IT responsible for the implementation self-service solutions and technologies throughout the UK.

KIOSK LONDON EXPO 2014

Introduction

KIOSK LONDON EXPO will return to The Barbican in London on the 15th and 16th October 2014. This will mark the shows fourth year and reflects its status as the favoured event for all those responsible for the implementation of self-service solutions and technologes throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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 Show

KIOSK LONDON EXPO 2014 and DIGITAL SIGNAGE LONDON 2014 is the United Kingdom’s combined self-service and digital signage event. With a high number of self-service and digital signage solutions companies exhibiting this year, it is promising to be an insightful and exciting event. The show acts as the central meeting point for strategic customer service managers, managing directors, VPs, marketing and brand managers, purchasers and heads of IT responsible for the implementation of self-service solutions and technologies. “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.” Preregistrations include well-known managing directors and decision makers from the UK’s top retail brands, leading high street banks, transportation firms, hospitality companies, fast food retailers and healthcare providers.

Industry Know-how

Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see, experience and discuss the very latest advances in customer service solutions from top suppliers and innovators from Britain and beyond.

There will be a forum programme featuring an extensive series of presentations, all of which are free to attend. These presnetantion will explore a wide variety of issues relating to self-service  and digital signage including some you will probably not have thought about before. The forum has attracted some of the industry’s most influential and authoritative speakers.

The full programme is available online at www.kiosklondon.co.uk and www. digitalsignagelondon.co.uk.

Gold Sponsors

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.

10 Reasons to attend

Customer service – customer service is key to repeat sales and customer satisfaction. The event will feature Kiosk and digital signage technology built to improve and satisfy the customer experience.

Influential speakers – this year we have some well known influential speakers keeping you up to date with the best advances in technology and an insight into what customers really want. Along the way, you’ll get to explore a wide variety of issues relating to self-service and digital signage markets.

Topics to be covered include multi-channel retailing and the effect of a digital culture on consumers.

Networking – connect with industry professionals, share knowledge and make new business contacts.

Interactive technology – experience the latest advances in interactive consumer technology for yourself.

Free consultancy – discuss your business plans informally with experienced professionals.

Your technical questions answered – informed technical support is a key reason for attendance.

Future-proofing your technology – gain a better understanding of what is on the technology horizon, and discuss the opportunities they offer your business in the future.

Understanding capex, opex and ROI issues – with the financial imperative now firmly installed at the boardroom level, there has never been a better time to get a better grasp on these accounting issues.

Understanding convergence – technology is evolving rapidly. As a result, previously disparate businesses are now converging on the technical level. This show will help you gain a solid understanding of how these issues affect you and your business.

 

Outdoor Consideration for Displays

Great article by Peter Kaszycki

 

To successfully deploy digital displays in outdoor environments, many factors must be considered.

By Peter Kaszycki

With indoor environments, everything is nice and comfortable. It does not rain inside, temperatures and humidity are controlled, the sun does not shine indoors, ambient light conditions do not change, the air is clean, power is consistent, the wind does not blow and vandalism is rare. Basically, digital displays that are deployed indoors are in a controlled environment in virtually every respect.

However, with outdoor environments, everything changes – and it changes dramatically. Outside, digital displays are in an uncontrolled, harsh environment that is constantly changing, meaning anything can happen to them. Therefore, it’s important to consider the following factors before choosing and deploying outdoor digital displays:

FactorsInsideOutside
Direct SunNoneYes
Temperature65 to75°F-20 to 110°F
HumidityUnder 30 %Over 80%
Rain, snow, dust, dirtNoneYes
Brake dust, fumesNoneYes
Wind LoadNoneYes – up to 140 MPH
Ambient LightSame all dayChanges throughout the day
Duty Cycle8-12 hours/day16-24 hours/day
VandalismRareOccasional

The table above shows just what severe conditions outdoor digital displays have to endure. They must be built to withstand direct sunlight, extreme temperatures and humidity, rain, snow, dust and dirt, harsh windy conditions and also be protected from vandalism. It’s imperative to keep all of the above factors in mind when evaluating outdoor displays. But, now that I’ve covered the range of considerations that must be thought over prior to purchasing and installing outdoor displays, let’s take a deeper dive into one specific factor – the impact of the sun.

Before placing displays in direct and indirect sun conditions, consider that:

  • Sunny environments require high-bright displays for optimum viewing;
  • Display’ luminance should normally be between 1,500-2,500 nits or candelas;
  • Brightness should be measured through cover glass/film, not just at the surface of the LCD;
  • Versions that maintain set brightness levels over time are preferred;
  • Some displays will lose 10-12 percent brightness/year;
  • Some displays will lose 10-15 percent brightness in hot or cold ambient conditions;
  • Solar Clearing of the LCD screen is a concern. With direct sunlight, the LCD crystals could go through a phase change and cause black blotches on the screen.
  • Some LCDs are rated at 68°C, others 80°C and some at 110°C. The higher rating, the better.
  • Solar Clearing will reduce the operating life of the displays.
  • CCFLs are not recommended for outdoors. Only use LED backlight systems.
  • Avoid digital displays that are optically bonded to cover glass.
  • The sun is worse in winter with clear skies/lower haze.
  • Employ ambient light sensors to automatically adjust brightness based on light conditions.
  • East/West orientations are worst. North/South orientations are best.
  • Rising and setting sun are the worst times of the day, not high noon.

There is a great deal to consider when thinking of how the sun alone will impact outdoor displays. But also consider the following when it comes to the impact of temperature and humidity on outside digital displays.

Displays must:

  • Be designed for temperatures down to – 20°F and over 110°F.
  • Be designed to be based for high temperatures and direct sun load.
  • Have a display that is “sealed” to prevent condensation forming inside the cover glass.
  • Have a start-up procedure for low-temp power up; at -20°F
  • Have a start-up procedure for high-temp power up; at +110°F
  • Have a plan for when the display is not to be run. Consider just turning off the backlight, not the entire digital display
  • Have embedded electronics (player, modem, etc.) that are rated for internal display temperatures.
  • Have a plan for cooling. Conventional A/C systems will drip, require maintainance and consume significant power. Consider alternative cooling methods.
  • Have a plan for heating when operating in freezing conditions
  • Be prepared for how temperature fluctuations can affect brightness.

While the considerations related to sun, temperature and humidity may seem overwhelming, once they are factored into your outdoor display purchase and deployment, you can rest easier knowing you have taken every precaution to protect your investment. Beyond environmental conditions, also mull over installation, operational and service conditions.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are there any city/state permits required?
  • Does the mounting need to be certified by a Professional Engineer?
  • Must design digital display AND mounting structure for wind loads. Have you thought about Gail winds, hurricane force?
  • Are Unions/safety personal required for installation or for service?
  • How is power to be run to the unit?
  • How is connectivity to be achieved? Consider 3G Modem/Antenna.
  • What is the cellular service like for the area?
  • What are the restrictions relative to full-motion video content?
  • What are the restrictions relative to type of transition, frequency of transition?
  • What are the codes/requirements for auto-dimming/shut-down at night?
  • What power is available? Consider displays with a universal power supply of 85 V to 265 V.
  • Who will be paying for power? Outdoor displays consume three to five times more power than indoor.
  • Consider brown-out conditions in summer. Current draw will spike and may trip breakers.
  • Most outdoor displays run 18-24 hours/day. Is your display designed for this duty cycle?
  • If unit is to be “turned-off” at night, consider just turning off backlights and not entire display.
  • What type of cover/safety glass will be used? It must resist breakage
  • The glass should have an anti-reflective (AR) coating to reduce reflections from eight percent to under two percent. (AR coating helps with reflections from buildings, cars, and direct sun.)
  • Glass should be separate from LCD screen. That way you can replace glass without replacing LCD.
  • Can the digital display be serviced in the “installed” position?
  • How easy is the service and will repairmen be working in outdoor conditions (cold, rain, wind-blown dust)?
  • How modular are the replacement components?
  • How intelligent is the display? Can it verify that the image is being displayed on the screen?
  • Can the display report back to the NOC operational data and alerts?
  • Can the display be controlled and updated remotely?
  • Can the embedded player, 3G modem and switch be automatically or remotely re-booted?
  • Provisions for mini-UPS system so unit can “phone home” if it experiences a failure?
  • What is the “sealing” rating of the display? NEMA 3, IP 65, etc. Will it be washed down?
  • How is the unit protected from insects, rodents?
  • Does the paint finish provide protection against harmful UV rays over time?

Other considerations for outside displays:

  • Some cities do not allow for full-motion video, while some cities do.
  • Also, cities may only allow for digital static ads and then they may or may not allow for transitions from one ad to another.
  • If your area allows for digital static ads, then you may only be allowed to change the ad every 10-15 seconds or 30 seconds.
  • Some cities do not allow for the digital side to be facing traffic, like a Bus Shelter application. It has to be opposite the traffic flow as to not distract drivers.
  • Many cities have nighttime restrictions requiring the display to be dimmed down at night or turned completely off after 11 p.m.

Though there are many considerations and questions that come with properly deploying outdoor high-bright digital displays, the benefits of reaching the OOH (Out Of Home) marketplace are significant. It’s worth the time and thought to carry out your deployment after taking all points suggested here into consideration.

In summary, remember that:

  • True outdoor digital displays are NOT re-packaged indoor displays.
  • The environmental conditions are significantly harsher than indoor conditions and are every-changing
  • The sun is the #1 enemy of Digital Displays.
  • Common failure points include overheating, solar clearing, fading brightness and insufficient power.

Peter Kaszycki is president and CEO for Alpharetta, GA-based LG-MRI, which provides indoor and outdoor digital displays ranging in size from 47 inches to 84 inches. He can be contacted via email at peterk@lg-mri.com.

For more information, please contact:

LG-MRI
6415 Shiloh Road East
Alpharetta, GA 30005
770-255-7138
info@lg-mri.com