Interactive Fitness Mirror with Gesture

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Digital Signage Fitness Mirror with Gesture

Westchester deployment noted by IHL Services on  Retail Touchpoints Jan 2023

Powered by industry-first Motion Engine technology, this technology has a new store iteration:

  • As part of its quest to expand into the U.S., Fiture doubled down on these values and collaborated with MG2 on an immersive and engaging physical space that allowed its Motion Engine technology to shine. The small-but-mighty 605-square-foot space at the Westchester Mall in White Plains, N.Y. opened in November 2022 and brought a burst of activity (and color) to consumers through a vibrant yet intimate space.
  • Fitting semi-private “zones” and making room for instructors to interact with customers posed as a possible challenge in the small space, but it was needed for Fiture to communicate what’s unique about its platform as the connected fitness space market grows and evolves.

ROI Factors

While many experiential store concepts emphasize dwell time and in-store engagement rates, Fiture is prioritizing KPIs that reflect individuals’ interaction with the product, such as lead generation, traffic-to-demo conversion, demo-to-lead generation and lead conversion-to-sales, according to Cruz. “We will also review the store’s total contribution to overall sales in the key markets it serves, matched with any uptrends in the overall brand awareness in the area. We will use this data to inform any adjustments in strategy, both short- and long-term, to ensure we continue to drive success for our brick-and-mortar strategy.”

Details

  • Motion-tracking camera scans skeletal points
  • Gesture Control
  • No physical controls except for volume — you use your mobile phone
  • The mirror is never touched (so it stays clean)
  • Games are available
  • Interesting to have a mirror hold you accountable and let you know you are slacking.  Watching TV for comparison provides zero feedback.
  • Proximity to screen is important
  • Very attractive and can go in your living room
  • For public fitness gyms it makes a lot of sense to offer your customers
  • Rep counting, pace tracking, real time form feedback and more with Motion Engine™ technology
  • If you order direct it is $1200 and $25/month membership — 43″ Screen Size
  • Fiture Core interactive fitness mirror with power cord, magnetic sensor cover, cleaning cloth, and anti-tilt anchor set for simple setup
  • Complimentary Fit Kit with heart rate monitor, resistance bands (10lb, 15lb, and 20lb), water bottle, and face masks ($150 value)
  • Free delivery

Video

Nice video of installation and operation.

 

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Digital Signage AI Primer – Generative AI with ChatGPT

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Digital Signage AI Primer

Guest writeup on Sixteen-Nine.net — read the full post. The original post is on Intuiface website

Excerpt:

Introduction

The world of generative AI is on fire. Super-powered algorithms are writing code, crafting stories, and creating images that would challenge a Turing test. Under the covers, deeply complex machine-learning processes are burrowing through billions of human-created words, graphics, and code, getting more intelligent and more creative by the minute.

And since these algorithms are fully accessible via Web API, they are easily incorporated into your Intuiface experiences.

Let’s spend some time understanding the world of generative AI their value for digital signage, and how you can use them in Intuiface

What is Generative AI?

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a subset of machine learning that enables computers to create new content – such as text, audio, video, images, or code – using the knowledge of previously created content. The output is authentic-looking and completely original.

The algorithms creating this unique content are based on models that reflect lessons learned about a particular topic.  These lessons are not programmed; instead, the algorithms teach themselves via a mechanism known as deep learning, refining their models as more and more data about a topic comes in. Among the many fascinating aspects of this technology is the flexibility of the learning engine, which is adaptable to all aspects of human expression. Both the aesthetics of an image and the formalism of JavaScript code are achievable!

The most well-known example of generative AI is GPT – currently known as GPT-3.5, the latest evolution of the third-generation language prediction model in the GPT series. Created by OpenAI, it’s an algorithm that can be adapted to create images and anything with a language structure. It answers questions, writes essays, develops summaries of longer text items, writes software code, and even translates languages.

To achieve this ability, OpenAI provided the GPT model with around 570GB of text information from the internet. Want to try it out? Head to ChatGPT, create a free account, and start a conversation.

For image generation, the best-known options are DALL·E (based on GPT), Midjourney, and  Stable Diffusion. Like ChatGPT, these services take natural language as input, but their output is images. The output can be in any requested style – from art-inspired themes like cubism or impressionism to completely realistic images that look like photographs but were created by an algorithm. Now you can indulge your desire to see “Yoda seated on the Iron Throne from “Game of Thrones” at home plate in Fenway Park.” (We used Stable Diffusion to generate the image below with that exact text.)

How traditional digital signage can take advantage of Generative AI

Generative AI can be an excellent companion technology for creating unique and engaging digital signage experiences. With it, digital signage can dynamically create and display real-time content that perfectly fits the context. This content can be influenced by user behavior or external data sources, from weather forecasts to real-time prices.

Examples include:

  • Create context-sensitive images that reflect the current information, environment, or audience.
  • Generate summaries and/or translations of unpredictable text like news reports or sports events.
  • Rewrite messages with different tones and lengths based on the audience or urgency.

The most significant hurdle is performance, particularly for image generation, as today’s Generative AI solutions are not (yet) instantaneous. Depending on the complexity of the request and the complexity of the desired result, image generation can even take a few seconds. As a result, signage must be proactive in the content request to ensure there is no visual latency.

How interactive digital signage increases Generative AI value

By adopting interactive digital signage, which provides insight into the user’s preferences, you can go further with Generative AI. Now you are not just limited to an external context; you have intimate knowledge of your audience and can communicate accordingly.

By “interactive” we mean any type of human-machine conversation, both active and passive. Active options include touch, gesture, and voice, while passive options include sensors and computer vision. For all modalities, in combination with context and on-screen content, digital signage can clearly identify a user’s interests.

Examples include:

  • Using user data to craft personalized “avatars” for the length of their session.
  • Add quirky personality to interaction, creating jokes and witty asides for the user in the context of what could be an otherwise boring digital engagement.
  • Converting a review of shopping cart orders into conversational text to humanize kiosk usage.
  • Use anonymous facial recognition technology to identify age/gender and use that information to customize communication.
  • Translate ever-changing data sources, like a product catalog or tourist information.

For any natural language scenario, the designer – or the user – could choose to dynamically transform the text to speech (TTS) using either OS-specific services or with the help of generative AI voice services like VALL-E.

In all cases, the creative team is freed from having to anticipate the broad range of potential users/scenarios/requirements. They can just rely on a Generative AI resource to do the heavy lifting in real time.

About The Guest Writer

Geoff Bessin is Chief Evangelist at Intuiface, which means he thinks about the intersection of digital interactivity with signage and presentations.  Twitter – @geoffbessin

Classroom Interactive Displays & Emergency Alerts

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Rise Vision + Emergency Alerts To Keep Your School Safe

Thanks to Dave Haynes at Sixteen-Nine for noticing this

Thousands of schools around the world are using Rise Vision and one of our partners as an emergency notification solution. All of the applications are easy to use, reduce response time and are loved by school administrators around the globe.

You can display Rise Vision emergency alerts on your passive digital signage displays in hallways, cafeterias, lobbies, libraries, entrances, and more. And you can display emergency alerts on interactive flat panels in your classrooms.
With Rise Vision emergency alerts, you can send emergency notifications to all interactive flat panel displays in your classrooms, like:

– Promethean
– SMART Technologies
– Clear Touch
– Clevertouch
– Boxlight
– Newline
– BenQ
– ViewSonic
– Avocor
– And more!

With this feature, teachers can go about their day using the screen as a teaching tool. When the display receives an alert, Rise Vision will automatically stop the display from being used as a teaching tool and then show the emergency alert, giving students and staff the necessary time to react.

If your school is in need of emergency notification systems and would like to discuss how Rise Vision can be implemented at your campus, please contact us here.


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Peerless-AV News – Megan Zeller

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Peerless-AV’s Megan Zeller Elected to the Digital Signage Federation Board

Megan Zeller, Senior Director, Business Development with Peerless-AV, was recently elected for one of six seats on the Digital Signage Federation Board, marking the highest number of female board members on the DSF Board in years.

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As Senior Director of Business Development, Zeller leads Peerless-AV’s dvLED video wall systems, integrated kiosks, and outdoor AV sales initiatives in the hospitality and gaming verticals. She is responsible for helping her clients develop brand standards with digital signage solutions that are representative of the specific style and quality of the company.

Zeller will take these roles and responsibilities into her new role on the DSF Board to be a larger voice in the digital signage industry with the goal of providing education, networking, and advocacy to continue to innovate and move the growth of the industry forward.

“We are immensely proud of Megan Zeller being elected to the DSF Board,” says Nick Belcore, Executive Vice President, Peerless-AV. “Her passion and dedication to the field makes her the perfect addition to this board to join in the efforts and contributions to the AV industry and work towards a better, more innovative tomorrow.”

The full board will be gathering with members in Louisville, Kentucky on February 15th for the first DSF Meet ‘n Mingle of 2023. The event will feature panel discussions, tabletops featuring products and information from Advisory Council Members. Learn more: https://www.digitalsignagefederation.org/event/louisville-meet-n-mingle/


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dvLED Video Wall for Museum Case Study

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dvLED Video Wall Case Study

For more information on dvLED video walls email [email protected] or visit the resource sites below

Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the Jackie Robinson Foundation is dedicated to honoring the legacy and lifework of American professional baseball player Jackie Robinson. From providing education opportunities and scholarships to job placement and international travel opportunities, the foundation has greatly impacted the lives of students across the country. To further educate the public and honor Jackie Robinson’s memory, the non-profit sought to create a museum, the Jackie Robinson Museum, in the lower Manhattan SoHo area of New York City. Located on the 1st floor of 75 Varick Street, the museum is not only home to Robinson’s artifacts and writings, but a place to host dynamic educational programs and serve as a venue for dialogue for critical societal issues.

The Challenge

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dvled video wall Peerless

The Jackie Robinson Museum needed a digital wall to deliver the historical media for the Game Day exhibit. With Gensler’s design team they conceived of a faceted triptych of Unilumin USlimII panels that sat behind and wrapped around the Ebbets Field model. When the original estimate for mount and panel depth failed to take into account the added complexity and materials needed to join three displays at seamless angles, the wall overhung the soffit by 2″ on either side. Ideum worked closely with Peerless-AV®, starting in March 2022, to deliver a design that met the client’s vision while being mechanically robust. Peerless-AV manufactured the custom-engineered direct view LED (dvLED) mounting solution for Unilumin displays that would provide the stability required for this installation, and in a short timeframe.

Ideum collaborated closely with Peerless-AV to make the three dvLED panels work successfully. Rather than opting for a curved solution, Peerless-AV designed and manufactured a SEAMLESS Bespoke dvLED Video Wall Mounting System to fit within the three-faceted walls; each panel joining at the center then fanning out at a 152° angle at the sides. What made this challenging was achieving a perfect corner in alignment with the wall structure and, therefore, spacing of the video wall was critical. To address this, Peerless-AV designed custom wall adaptors to fill in the void.

The Solution

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dvled video wall Peerless

The finished video wall measures 7ft H x 30ft W, with 152-degree concave facets, to create a captivating visual experience for visitors of the museum and those walking by the museum’s glass facade.

The displays used are Unilumin UslimII 1.5625 pitch, (500x1000mm), with 272 modules and a 17×2 configuration. The dvLED weight is 850lb, while the mount is 1,150lb, making the video wall solution weigh 2,000lb in total. The resolution of the display is 5,440 x 1,280 with 6,963,200 pixels.

Installation

The installation began on July 4th with a three-week window to complete before the ribbon cutting ceremony on July 26th.

The Results

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dvled video wall Peerless

Through the partnership between Ideum and Peerless-AV, the Jackie Robinson Museum provides attendees with a look into the life and history of Jackie Robinson, and offers a space for people to come together to appreciate each other’s humanity and diverse experiences. As the first civil rights museum in New York City, those who visit can learn of Jackie Robinson’s
work in challenging the system of segregation that permeated American society during the 20th century. The video wall installation, a central media delivery tool for the museum, provides an immersive way for attendees to view snippets of Jackie’s career achievements.

PROJECT FACTS

  • Concave Video Wall: 152°
  • Peerless-AV® SEAMLESS Bespoke Mounting System
  • Unilumin UslimII dvLED Panels
  • 272 Modules (17 x 2) | 6,963,200 Pixels
  • 6.6 Feet High x 27.9 Feet Wide
  • Total Video Wall Weight: 2,000lbs

Resources

  • Peerless-AV – dvLED Video Wall Integration Program & mounting solutions
  • Ideum – Our approach is to create exhibits that evoke wonder, awe, and surprise
  • Gensler – Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas.
  • Unilumin – is a leading manufacturer of LED display products. Unilumin has 5,000+ employees worldwide, with a 290,000+ sq. m. production base equipped with advanced automatic assembly lines.
  • Full case study in PDF format – Case Study_ The Jackie Robinson Museum-compressed

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Airport Digital Displays and MSP Airport Review

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Editors Note: Huge round of thanks to the Metropolitan Airports Commission | Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for the generous permission in the use of images below.

MSP has been in the news multiple times for its technology. Future Travel Experience and Aviation Pros being the two most notable.  Worth noting that apparently the inspiration for airport management came from what the local baseball team, the Minnesota Twins did (consolidate display information systems). Sixteen-Nine did a nice writeup and names some names.

FTE is a shorter article and covers new DVLEDs installed. We will start with FTE and DVLED.

What is DVLED — Direct View LED is not like regular LED – or any other display. Forget Backlights.  It is worth noting that the literal phrase “direct view” is shared by both LG and Samsung.

Direct View LED displays eliminate the LCD panel, instead using a surface array of LEDs as the actual display pixels. This allows for incredible contrast, vibrant colors, and brightness levels several times that of LCDs. Direct View LED displays can also be made virtually any size, including large sizes of 100 feet or more, making them the perfect choice for outdoor and indoor spaces alike. Thanks to the bezel-free design of Direct View LED displays, it’s possible to create seamless video walls too. Explanation of DVLED by LG.

MSP DVLEDs

From FTE — new direct-view LEDs mounted above North and South Exit escalators. Actually two displays:

  • North Exit main display is mounted in landscape orientation and measures 14.75 feet wide and 8.2 feet tall.
  • smaller ticker-type display with a 2.5mm pixel pitch.

“Digital displays allow us to maximize the use of overhead space at our exit escalators, which was previously used to hang printed messages,” said Eduardo Valencia, Chief Information Officer for the Metropolitan Airports Commission that manages MSP and several regional airports. “We now can schedule and convey important information and offer local businesses a big, bright, bold way to get their messaging in front of visitors.”

Photos (provided with permission of Metropolitan Airport Commission)

Components

  • digital signage controller by Radiant Technology Group
  • LG displays
  • CMS by Omnivex

AviationPros picked some of this up and did a much more comprehensive article. There is a nice image gallery and the great news is that they started at the South Exit. They have five nice images of the South side and the different iterations of digital signage.

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digital signage msp airport

The dynamic digital signage “moons” that Delta uses which can be reconfigured on the fly are probably going to be very handy.  Too bad Southwest Airlines didn’t have those for its baggage areas.

Excerpt:

Cross-asset utilization encourages the use of consistent messaging and affords efficiency.

In airports, you sort of have these “fiefdoms,” Valencia said. In other words, he said, “Those displays are only for this purpose.”

“We wanted to leverage all our digital displays in a cohesive integrated way to try to then open up that digital canvas to business (units) for them to use, basically be able to put any message, from any source, data or not, anywhere, any time,” he said.

Comments

  • Eduardo and his team have worked thoughtfully to truly transform the MSP Experience. They utilize software (Omnivex) as an enabler for their business and transformative initiatives. We laud their efforts and the partners they chose to support them.”  ~Chris Devlin with Omnivex.
  • “Like many airports, MSP had a very siloed approach to digital signage,” said digital signage expert Neil Bron Chatwood of Omnivex Corporation. “
  • Work done by Radiant Technology began with consulting, including a multi-year vision and implementation plan, said Doug Freutel, Radiant Technology VP of innovation and visionary.
  • From LG: In this market you are able to buy the same type of LED cabinets from any OEM, but the differentiator with LG projects, we take pride in providing top-notch onsite installation and in-person training programs that help our client become educated on the whole process and not just a paycheck to us.
  • Sixteen Nine:  The displays add to a digital footprint of more than 800 LG flat panels around the airport. LG PR says the displays were sourced through Bluum Technology, a solutions-focused project designer and technology reseller, and are operated with a custom UX developed by Radiant Technology Group, which then taps into Omnivex’s digital signage software platform.

What the experts say to consider:

  • Look at your screens – how many are black – what’s the reliability of your current systems?
  • How many different systems are driving those visuals?
  • Consider how more valuable those existing screens could be if you had more agility and flexibility in the information you could show on those screens.
  • Don’t digitize your existing screens, transform them
  • dynamic or digital wayfinding is huge (see Hartsfield or Sky Harbor articles)

We strongly suggest reading the full article at AviationPros

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NRF 2023 Best Digital Signage Providers

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Stop by 1602 and meet us!

The Kiosk Association is again exhibiting at NRF 2023 in New York. Here are some preliminary items.

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Mexico Amusement Park Video Wall and Digital Signage Case Study

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Mexico Amusement Park Video Wall and Digital Signage Case Study

Situation

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digital signage amusement park

Major amusement park in Mexico needed a way to communicate all of its featured attractions to customers as they entered the park.

Solution

165 inch 4K video wall positioned outside which uses dynamic content managed by CMS.

Notes:

  • Software – Alveni uses an on-premise server with the SiteRemote server software with SiteCaster DS features from PROVISIO. The end customer is in Mexico and communicated directly with Alveni in Spanish. The UI was freely designed and a language drop-down selection easily integrated. See tutorial video: ‘Languages’ at https://www.sitekiosk.com/tutorials/. SiteKiosk Online Cloud digital signage CMS pricing is $239.00/device per year. Win/Android devices supported.

From AlveniIt’s the holiday season and tech teams keep working hard for loyal customers. Here is a 165” 4K videowall in Xel-há park, Riviera Maya, Mexico. The complete solution also includes Provisio’s Sitecaster CMS to easily update content. The videowall located in the visitors’ transfer area and allows Xel-há to engage customers when they arrive at the park and show all the amazing activities that the park offers! It’s great to work with companies that integrate technology into their operation to enhance the customer’s experience.

Resources:

  • Alveni – Headquarters in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, Alveni offers interactive solutions for companies to help them communicate effectively and efficiently with clients & collaborators through the latest technology interactive solutions such as self-service kiosks, digital signage & customer satisfaction measurement
  • Sitekiosk – HQ Germany – SiteKiosk Online’s content management system provides you with extensive, easy-to-use functions to help you quickly create interactive interfaces and signage. SiteKiosk Online supports the Windows and Android
    • https://sitekiosk.online/ has replaced SiteRemote + SiteCaster DS. The new kiosk and digital signage software is much more powerful.  See video tutorials at 
    • We have just released SiteKiosk Online 1.1 with new and improved features. I will send a news alert to you. We also offer a comprehensive, Cloud-based design too to create multi-media campaigns in your Cloud account…. drag-n-drop, easy to use: 

Curved Display Sportsbook Case Study – Peerless-AV

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Curved dvLED Sportsbook Case Study

Overview

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Collaborating alongside AV integrator Solutionz, Inc and dvLED supplier UniluminPeerless-AV® was tasked with installing an enormous custom video wall for the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook at Mohegan’s flagship casino and entertainment destination in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun. In June 2021, Mohegan Sun commissioned AV integrator Solutionz to manage the project, which was no straightforward installation due to its size and scale.

Mohegan Sun wanted to create an innovative and exciting addition to their facility. Working together with FanDuel, the concept of this visually stunning video wall came to life. This impactful display would serve sports betters with access to a world-class selection of live sports competitions from across the world with restaurant, bar and gaming offerings. This is what led them to contact Solutionz and the installation began in November 2021.

The Challenge

The location for the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook had existing AV equipment that needed improvements to deliver a more impressive experience for guests. Mohegan Sun collaborated with FanDuel to conceptualize an enormous video wall that would be the center focus of the room.

Solutionz specified a custom manufactured mount from the Peerless-AV team who would design, engineer, and deliver a unique SEAMLESS Bespoke Mounting System to support this triple XL curved video wall. The team carefully arranged Unilumin Uslim dvLED displays to create three individual video walls, including one main wall and two wing walls to form a concave appearance.

Not only was the size, weight, and curvature of this video wall a challenge, but there were also adjustments along the way that allowed the teams’ adaptability and innovation to be showcased and still meet the deadline. The original installation plans included the colossal video wall to be mounted on the floor. However, the visible posts were not favorable by Mohegan Sun management. The team then revised plans to create a mounting system that suspended the 20,000lb curved video wall’s total weight from the ceiling and attached to the wall.

dvLED Video Wall at Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook

The Solution

Peerless-AV analyzed the room for any challenges or considerations by conducting an in-depth site survey. All parties collaborated on the perfect solution to where the mount would attach in the space.

Known for its flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and superior customer service, SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, the company’s dvLED Video Wall Integration Program, ensured start-to-finish project support – from the designing and manufacturing of custom Bespoke Series Mounting Systems to testing, project management, on-site installation consultation and commissioning.

I am a huge advocate of Peerless-AV, having worked with their custom dvLED team on other complex, large scale and high-profile projects such as the ilani Casino Resort, operated by both Mohegan and the Cowlitz Tribe in Washington,” said Kevin Reilly, Corporate Entertainment Technical Manager, Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan. “Peerless-AV was the obvious choice for this project, as there was no doubt that they had incredible product reliability, a great reputation, as well as quality servicing and support.”

Findings from the investigation conducted by Peerless-AV resulted in the removal of the existing non-structural wall of 20g light-gauge framing and sheetrock, exposing the building structure. This would allow Peerless-AV to mount the video wall using a stable structure with supplemental steel to support and prevent issues of sagging or deflection from improper mounting. This steel was designed to handle accumulated snow and ice by flexing with the building. This stability started with the base building structure and was subsequently carried to the displays with the SEAMLESS Bespoke Mounting System framework. In addition to these structural benefits, it would also allow the team to push the dvLED video wall as far back as possible to maximize the common area and limit the protrusion of the video wall.

The team at Mohegan Sun understood the risks of this installation and assisted greatly by providing load and deflection values so that the structural team could develop proper building attach points. This excellent teamwork was crucial to the eventual success of the installation.

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The Installation

After the steel structure was in place, the SEAMLESS Bespoke Mounting System was installed, and the displays were mounted row by row so the whole video wall came together easily and flawlessly. The team included a half-inch vertical expansion gap between each of the sections to account for a potential difference between snow loading deflection that could impact the side sections of the curved video wall differently than the main wall.

The main video wall featured a uniform yet gentle curve with a 179.8-degree angle between any two adjacent displays. The right and left sections each had a greater curve than the center, with a 176.7-degree angle between any two adjacent displays.

Designed for visitors of the sportsbook to be able to view the display from any angle of the space, the total viewable surface of the dvLED video wall is 139ft W x 14.7ft H and 2,034 sq ft. 420 Unilumin Uslim dvLED displays were used for the enormous wall. The panels were arranged in an 84-wide by 5-high configuration. The bottom four rows contained 500 W x 1,000 H displays, totaling 336 cabinets, while the top row contained 500 W x 500 H displays, totaling 84 cabinets. In order to create a desired viewable size that is maximized to fit the space, this custom design had to accommodate these different cabinet sizes.

“This was our first large scale project with Solutionz and Peerless-AV together,” said Patrick Dunn, EVP of Operations for Unilumin. “The entire team worked well together and never lost sight of our customer first approach. We look forward to many successful deployments in the future together.”

Peerless-AV also developed a perforated custom rear cover for the side array located over an opened space to hide the back of the display. This cover blends in with the ceiling structure but allows for proper airflow, creating an aesthetically pleasing view from all angles, while still being practical and soundly designed.

Massive Video Wall Installed in Sportsbook

The Results

The incredibly large video wall installation was an amazing success. As a result of the well-coordinated and dedicated efforts of all parties working on this project as one expert team, the installation went smoothly and the video wall is up and running with reliable performance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“Mohegan Sun FanDuel sportsbook is a wonderful leisure and entertainment installation, and we are immensely honored to be part of it,” said Jim Miner, Vice President at Solutionz. “When we changed the design from three individual walls to a single large curved front video wall it demanded the best from our staff and our partners at FanDuel, Mohegan Sun, Peerless-AV and Unilumin. There were so many structural challenges that we needed a premium mount partner that could provide the support to the extent that was required. From start to finish, Peerless-AV was the right choice for this project.”

Now the home to the largest video wall on the East Coast of North America, The Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook sets a high standard for the leisure and entertainment space. The Mohegan Sun and FanDuel teams were elated with the installation that brought their vision to life.

“This installation at Mohegan Sun is a complex feat of engineering and is a success not only because of the technology but also because of team that delivered it,” said Reilly. “Everyone worked together in dedicated fashion, to deliver according to the immediacy of the set timescale.”

The same sentiment about the final installation was shared at FanDuel.

“As one of our marquee locations, the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook had to be equipped with nothing but the best,” said Juan Torres, FanDuel Director of Design and Construction. “The partnership with Solutionz assured us a superb sports viewing experience, and Unilumin and Peerless-AV’s displays and mounting solutions took this project to the next level. The entire video wall aids in the creation of an energetic space that keeps the customer engaged and excited to be a part of the FanDuel brand.”

Once the project was complete and all parties were satisfied with the incredible results, the teams had a moment to reflect on the hard work put into this installation.

“I am so proud of this project,” said Megan Zeller, Senior Director, Business Development at Peerless-AV. “Not only have I seen the finished video wall for myself and been amazed but I was there with my dvLED install team to see the installation progress and the result is fantastic. The size of this sportsbook video wall competes with the best of the best in Vegas but what makes this most unique is the engineering aspect of the project and all the structural considerations that had to be resolved.”

The result of the dedicated work between Solutionz, Unilumin, and Peerless-AV is a masterpiece that roused great excitement and created a captivating, immersive experience for sports betters. Peerless-AV is proud to have been part of the creation of this stimulating, high-tech environment for the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook and all the visitors to come.

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Samsung Digital Signage Solutions Profile by SixteenNine for DSE

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Nice profile of Samsung by Sixteen Nine as part of sponsor profiles for the SixteenNine mixer at DSE this year,’

Excerpt:

November 15, 2022 by Dave Haynes

It almost seems a little silly writing up a profile on a company that has been part of the industry since it got a name, as Samsung’s footprint and influence is all over the business.

The Korean electronics giant got its start in digital signage as purely a supplier of commercial displays, but through the years has hugely diversified what it offers in the sector – both in products and services.

Samsung pro displays now cover off a huge range of use-cases and price-points: from prosumer TVs for the price-conscious SMB/entry-level market to super-premium microLED products like The Wall, and 8K-capable QLED displays (QLEDs are LCDs with quantum dots filters that produce the same rich visuals seen with OLEDs).

Samsung has also greatly matured its CMS software solution MagicInfo – evolving it through the years from an entry-level solution for simple, budget-sensitive jobs to being a rich, full-featured product that competes with pure-play CMS software options and gets used all the way up to enterprise jobs. MagicInfo now has complementary solutions like analytics and data integration, and the company has invested the resources to make the software hyper-secure, with ISO27701 certification.
For more information on DSE see DSE Digital Signage Expo
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Digital Signage Tradeshow – DSE in Vegas November 2022

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Digital Signage Tradeshow – DSE Update

DSE Digital Signage Show Contact

DSE Brad Gleeson  Contact – 360-620-0232

DSE Tradeshow aka Digital Signage Experience explores every aspect of digital and interactive display technology, from concept and design to content and analytics.

No matter what business you’re in or where you are on the adoption curve, the DSE tradeshow caters to your needs right now, providing access to hundreds of leading vendors of digital display, interactive technology and content solutions.  

See you at DSE in Vegas November 17-19 for Digital Signage Expo.  We are in booth 617 and looking forward to the show. Craig is facilitating one of the Lunch sessions.

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DSE Tradeshow Agenda

  • Wednesday Nov 16th
    • 1PM – 5PM: Digital Signage Experience Field Tours
    • 4:30PM Pre-Event Mixer – Merger Activities
    • 5:30PM – 7:30PM DSE Mixer by 16:9 — It will run Nov. 16th at its longtime home, the Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip. As in the past, the event is on the third floor, with a big interior space and a large outside patio overlooking the mayhem on the sidewalk below. The event is free to attend
  • Thursday Nov 17th
    • 9AM – 9:45AM: Conference Breakouts
    • 10AM – 5PM: EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
    • 10:30AM – 11:30AM: Opening Keynote: Refik Anadol, new media artist
    • 12PM – 1:30PM: Lunch Roundtable Discussions
      • Brand Activations
      • Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH)
      • Education (schools/universities)
      • Entertainment Venues
      • Experiential Design
      • Hospitality
      • Interactive Tech — Facilitator is Craig Allen Keefner of KMA
      • Retail
      • Systems Integration
      • Tech Trends — Tim Albright of AV Nation
    • 1:30PM – 3:30PM: Free On-Floor Workshops
    • Speaker Case Study – Curved dvLED Displays with Peerless AV – The new 65,000-square-foot institution leverages the latest in dvLED display technology from LG Business Solutions USA and mounting innovations from Peerless-AV to deliver captivating video content and provide digital canvases for private events or sponsors to display messages and films. Massive Curved Display article on AVIXA for reference
    • 4PM – 4:45PM: Conference Breakouts
    • 5PM – 6:30PM: Opening Night Networking Party.  [Sponsored by SONY]
  • Friday November 18th
    • 9AM – 9:45AM: Conference Breakouts
    • 10AM – 5PM: EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
    • 10:30AM – 11:30AM: Keynote: Jason Cothern, SoFi Stadium
    • 12PM – 1PM: Women of Digital Signage Lunch
    • 1:30PM – 3:30PM: Free On-Floor Workshops
    • 4PM – 4:45PM: Conference Breakouts
    • 5PM – 6PM: DSE DIZZIE Awards Ceremony and Reception
    • 6PM – 8PM: Crew Up And Connect Industry Party, LDI Circle Bar + Lounge (North Hall)
  • Saturday November 19, 2022
    • 9AM – 9:45AM: Conference Breakouts
    • 10AM – 3PM: EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
    • 10:30AM – 11:30AM: Closing Keynote: Naveen Viswanatha, Google
    • 11AM – 6PM: LDI Show Floor Open (North Hall, accessible with DSE registration)
    • 12PM – 3PM: Vertical Markets Networking Meet-ups
    • 6PM: LDI Awards Ceremony (North Hall, accessible with DSE registration)
  • Sunday November 20, 2022 (DSE exhibit floor is closed)
    • Post-Show Event
    • 10AM – 3PM: LDI Show Floor Open (North Hall, accessible with DSE registration)
  • Digital Signage Experience (DSE), Live Design International (LDI), and XLIVE are sharing dates in November. Held in separate halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), you’ll receive benefits of the three events sharing dates:
    • DSE will be held in Central Halls as its own trade show and conference, but your exhibit hall pass will allow you entry into Live Design International (LDI) and XLIVE (North Halls).
    • Enjoy discounts to conference sessions at LDI and XLIVE: after you register, you’ll receive promotions to use for LDI and XLIVE events and conference.

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Contact info — [email protected] or 360-620-0232.


About DSE Digital Signage Experience Tradeshow

DSE has/had been the leading event for the digital signage industry for 15 years. Questex acquired the assets in early 2021, and will build on that legacy as the preeminent event and digital platform for the digital signage industry, showcasing innovations in technology, market applications and creative educational content.  The original Digital Signage Expo was very well received albeit under former owner it lost some of its luster in those final years. Poor management is general consensus.

Questex will combine its capabilities and experience as the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy with input from the industry including past sponsors, exhibitors and attendees to deliver an updated and renewed DSE for the industry going forward.

With an increased focus on reaching key end-user markets for digital solutions and experiences, DSE will harness other audiences and platforms in hotels, hospitality, travel, healthcare, entertainment, education, sensors and communications technology and more.

Drive-Thru Menu Boards Whitepaper

Panasonic drive-thru menu boards

Drive-Thru Evolution Whitepaper

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Learn the latest drive-thru trends taking place across the restaurant industry that are meeting customers’ needs while increasing operators’ revenues.  For more information, you can email [email protected]

Executive Summary

Once considered an adjunct to an established restaurant, the drive-thru has evolved into an essential business component helping eateries achieve profitability and exceed customer expectations. Drive-thrus are illustrative of a case where technology has helped redefine the dining experience. QSR Magazine cites examples of national chain restaurants that have more than doubled revenues by implementing an effective drive-thru strategy. The drive-thru has become the industry’s most popular off-premises channel having accounted for fifty-two percent of to-go orders in 2021. This growth activity represents an increase of four percent over the prior year.

Most industry practitioners believe restaurant success depends as much on service quality as it does on food quality. The speed and coordination in preparation, as well as the wholesomeness of menu items, are critical factors. Consumers have always sought speed and accuracy with a drive-thru order, but pandemic circumstances amplified guest expectations to include personalization and concise communications. From a drive-thru perspective, clear communications, accurate order entry, and secure payment processing are core technical elements for an effective operation. It is estimated that the average American will spend more than $1,200 on drive-thru food this year. This sum represents a substantial annual increase attributable to the restrictions of the pandemic.

Simply stated, drive-thru’s have become the restaurant industry’s most popular off-premises channel, accounting for more than half of all to-go orders in 2021, according to industry researcher NPD. This business volume represents an increase of four percent over the prior year. During the pandemic, restaurant takeout orders experienced exponential growth. As a result, operators need to continue supporting a multiple-channel approach to off-premises dining that also includes delivery services and order-ahead options, including mobile apps.

According to QSR Magazine, no area has seen more digital improvements than the restaurant drive-thru. Many industry practitioners claim the pandemic made the drive-thru an essential part of keeping restaurants open during lockdowns. It was the sole way to serve customers at eateries across the country continuously. To thrive amid elevated off-premises demand, restaurants have begun investing in innovations designed to maximize delivery, curbside pickup, and drive-thru offerings. These plans for futuristic store models include digitally integrated double and triple drive-thru’s to accommodate mobile orders better, and take out, with reduced on-premises dining room space. For example, consider the two-story Taco Bell in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota that according to tacobell.com was developed featuring four drive-thru lanes, including three lanes designated for mobile or delivery order pickups. The fourth lane will offer a traditional drive-thru experience with face-to-face interaction between customers and staff.

Download the full whitepaper here (9 pages)  — DRIVE THRU IFBTA Panasonic May2022

Authors
Michael L. Kasavana, Ph.D., CHTP, CFTP
MSU/NAMA Professor, Emeritus
IFBTA Education
and
Amy Fanale
Sr. Product Manager
Panasonic Connect North America

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Menu Boards White paper by Panasonic

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Menu Board Whitepaper

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There is a significant shift in restaurant technology that can engage customers in a way that enhances service, reduces wait times, and increases sales. Digital signage is the technology that powers dynamic menu boards and enables cost-effective influential decision-making at preliminary and point-of-purchase touchpoints.

Excerpt

Executive Summary

There is a significant shift in restaurant technology that can engage customers in a way that enhances service, reduces wait times, and increases sales. Digital signage is the technology that powers dynamic menu boards and enables cost-effective influential decision-making at preliminary and point-of-purchase touchpoints.
It can:

  • empower restaurants with digital menu boards
  • queue management techniques
  • streaming entertainment
  • and impactful marketing campaigns to increase sales.

This is why 74% of QSRs ranked digital menu boards as a top priority.

Post-pandemic changes in restaurant design, are creating challenges in customer communications in the absence of face-to-face interaction. According to a recent survey conducted by Panasonic, 100% of food service operators found that the COVID-19 pandemic intensified a sense of urgency to adopt transformational technology.

As the foodservice industry experiences challenges with labor and an increase in customer preferences for touchless options, adopting digital technology appears to be even more important. In addition, the evolution of the drive-thru has also underscored the importance of digital signage and customer engagement. Restaurant operators are seeking way to elevate revenues and further enhance the customer experience with digital signage.

The Menu Board

Menu boards have existed for more than forty-five years. The menu boards were initially very simple with copy listing the menu items and their prices printed on a sheet of paper or plastic installed in a lightbox. Some boards were illuminated but no product photography was included. Since restaurants in the 1970s did not offer as many menu items as currently featured, boards were generally smaller in design.

When the need to change items or prices arose, the item insert was removed and replaced with a new strip. Similarly, price chips were updated. Since a menu item was printed on a strip of plastic that slid into tracks, and price chips snapped into place, changes required some dexterity but not altering the entire panel. Static menu boards for drive-thrus also were invented and installed in the 1970s.

The introduction of drive-thru service brought about the addition of outside menu boards and an accompanying communication system. During the next decade, operators learned that photography of menu items increased sales. This led to a space challenge as eateries increased the number of items on the menu and needed room for photos.

These increases in food offerings and photos rendered the board space insufficient. In the 1990s, the introduction of dayparts led to the need for a way to change the content completely to shift from breakfast to lunch to dinner menus. To accommodate daypart changes, meal panels would either be slid over one another at various times of the day or turned around, both manual processes and had to take place regardless of the weather conditions. By the early 2000s menu boards advanced to digital and allowed for video and commercial promotions to emanate from the board without having to go outside. The digitization of menu boards has expanded capabilities while positively impacting revenues, at a cost-effective rate.

Download the Enhancing the Impact of Menu Boards Whitepaper and for more information, and you can always email [email protected]

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Where Do Large-Format Displays Work – aka Go Big or Go Home!

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Large-Format Displays

Writer: Richard Slawsky – Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville
Contributing Members: KeyserAcquireDigitalLG Business SolutionsPanasonic
Other Contributors: Barco, Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America, Azumo, Dave Haynes/SixteenNine

In Brief

  • No longer the realm of outdoor or indoor mass display, moving into corporate, banking and retail spaces
  • 98 inches is the topmost “common” benchmark
  • RLCD displays making inroads in outdoor (no backlight needed)
  • Large displays in drive-thru and menuboards for restaurants increasing
  • Fine pitch LCD becoming option of choice

Although the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be on the decline, many of the changes will be with us for the long term. An increase in the number of workers doing their jobs from home, services such as curbside pickup at retail stores, continued social distancing recommendations and contactless payment at the point of sale are among the ways of doing business that will likely be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future.

And as face-to-face interaction becomes less of a priority in the marketplace, organizations of all types are reconsidering the ways they communicate with their customers. In many cases, they’re incorporating large-format displays to accomplish the task.

“Previously, large-format displays most commonly were used for immersion and “wow factor” in experience centers or lobbies,” said John Steinhauer, vice president entertainment sales, Americas at global technology company Barco. “Now, these technologies are becoming more common for practicality in board rooms and large meeting spaces as workplaces accommodate both employee distancing rules and remote workers.”

With a trillion dollar-plus infrastructure budget being proposed by the federal government, experts say we’ll see much more digital spread through the community, not just for advertising but for information dissemination and other uses as well. Large-format displays will be at the center of those efforts.

“Since COVID seems to be on the decline, there has been a large spike in people traveling and participating in outdoor activities,” said Nick Lee, chief technology officer with global digital signage company Keyser.

“Digital doesn’t need to be the typical advertising or information,” Lee said. “It can be engaging the public. For instance, two strangers can utilize a 10′ LED pylon to play Pong for 30 seconds to win a free drink at an amusement park. They shouldn’t be treated as technology eyesores but created as artistic features that combines grace, beauty and technology into one.”

A matter of size

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Before getting into a discussion of the role large-format displays will play in a pandemic-aware world, it’s helpful to get a sense of the various types of displays on the market.

Twenty years ago, a 42-inch LCD display was considered massive, while today those displays are available in sizes as big as 98 inches or more. LCD displays leverage the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals combined with polarizers to create an image. The liquid crystals do not emit light directly, instead using a backlight or reflector to create an image. A resolution of 4K is becoming common, with 8k displays beginning to come down in price.

It’s unlikely displays in sizes much greater than 98 inches will be in common use, simply because of the price jump.

“You can build panels that are higher than that, but there’s going to be a very large jump in price,” said Ben Hardy, Senior Product Manager at Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America. “There are 8k 120s that are absolutely massive and beautiful, but the price jump from a 98 is at least four or five times.

In addition, there’s the difficulty in transporting such displays. A pothole on the interstate could potentially send a $10,000 display back to the factory for repairs, if not to the trash heap. Instead, a similar effect can be created via a video wall comprised of multiple 42-inch displays.

“I think large-format LCD is about as big as it will get, as the Korean and Chinese display manufacturers are not investing in billion-dollar manufacturing plants that would be necessary to make even larger LCD display mother glass,” said Dave Haynes, founder and editor of the digital signage news and information site Sixteen:Nine

Variations on the LCD concept include the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. Because the pixels in an OLED display emit visible light, there’s no need for a backlight. That allows OLED displays to be extremely thin, and in some cases, flexible. Although visually appealing, OLED displays are still relatively pricey compared to their LCD counterparts.

Transparent LCD displays are based on the same technology as typical LCD displays, except for the backlight being eliminated. Instead, transparent LCD displays depend on ambient lighting to create a visible image. That makes them suitable for applications such as the door of a food or drink case in a grocery store. Images on the door are made visible by the lighting in the case.

Another format making inroads is reflective LCD, or RLCD. Reflective LCD displays depend on ambient light to illuminate the image and don’t require a backlight. Because of that power consumption is low and the displays can be extremely thin. RLCD displays are a good solution for outdoor applications, although they’ll need additional lighting to be seen in the dark.

“While RLCD panels themselves may not be 84 inches for more now, you can tile them side by side to create larger displays,” said Mike Casper, co-founder and CEO of display technology company Azumo. “And the bezel is thin enough to where it won’t be noticeable from a distance.”

And making a strong showing in the large-format domain are LED displays. Such displays use the same technology behind those time-and-temperature signs that were once a feature on the side of the local bank. The difference is that pixel pitch, or the distance between individual pixels, continues to shrink, with some displays boasting a pixel pitch of 0.9 mm or even smaller. What that means is that the viewing distance, or the distance from the display the viewer needs to be to perceive a quality image, continues to fall as well. There are a variety of ways to calculate optimum viewing distance, but one common method is to multiply every 1 mm of pixel pitch by 10 to get the viewing distance in feet. So if the display features a 0.9 mm pixel pitch, viewers should be at least 9 feet away from the screen for the best effect.

Advantages of LED displays include the ability to manufacture them in virtually any shape or size. In addition, those screens can be shipped to the deployment and assembled on site. If a panel fails, it can be easily replaced. They’re much brighter than LCD displays, making them great for outdoor and/or high ambient light situations. Brightness can be easily adjusted depending on conditions.

“Large footprint video walls are already being supplanted by LED video walls, despite costs that can be three times or more the capital cost of LCD for the same physical footprint,” Haynes said. “The people who spec big video walls also like the absence of seams, longer operating life and easier maintenance.”

On the downside, LED displays can be expensive and power consumption is higher than an LCD display of comparable size, although both of those issues are being addressed as the technology improves.

First, let’s take a look at where large-format LCD displays are likely to be prominent:

Restaurants

The restaurant industry was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the National Restaurant Association estimating that more than 110,000 eating and drinking places closed either temporarily or for good in 2020.

Still, one of the restaurant verticals that fared reasonably well during the pandemic (when they could find workers) was the quick-serve segment. Thanks to existing drive-thrus, they could serve customers in a close-to-contactless manner. The challenge, though, was to speed up drive-thru service for the lack of dine-in revenue. Many accomplished that by trimming their menus, eliminating items that took longer to prepare and spotlighting higher-margin offerings.

In addition, some took the opportunity to incorporate digital menu boards at the drive-thru to speed up service. A study conducted by Atlanta-based research firm SeeLevel HX found that the use of pre-sell menu boards that display menu highlights before the customer reached the speaker cut service times at the drive-thru by an average of 13.2 seconds. Those with digital menu boards were also able to update their menus easily, avoiding the printing costs associated with static signage. The SeeLevel HX study found that those with digital menu boards reduced service times by an additional 12.3 seconds, while digital “order confirmation” boards not only increased order accuracy but sped up service times as well, by an average of 17.4 seconds. Incorporating presell boards, digital menu boards and order confirmation boards as part of a complete drive-thru solution can lower service times by as much as 42 seconds or more, critical when revenue depends on serving customers as quickly as possible.

And because the viewing distance from the customer to the board is likely to be relatively short, LCD displays will likely continue to dominate the QSR space.

Education

The pressure is on to reinstate in-person instruction, but social distancing remains a concern. One of the ways schools can address social distancing concerns while still delivering face-to-face instructions is via the use of large-format displays in lecture halls. Instructors can supplement lectures with PowerPoint presentations and/or videos, displaying those images on a screen large enough for those in the back of the hall to see clearly.

“In recent years, schools have dipped their toes into the waters of digital presentation technology—digital whiteboards, short-throw projection systems, etc.,” wrote Victoria Sanville, National Sales Manager, Public Sector Vertical at LG Business Solutions USA, in an article appearing on the education site spaces4learning.com.

“But the future isn’t about presentations; it’s not defined by teachers showing on a screen what students need to learn,” Sanville wrote. “It’s about students and teachers actively and easily engaging with what’s on a screen—manipulating it, collaborating over it, even determining what ‘it’ is.”

Modern display technology allows for this classroom engagement, Sanville wrote.

“Interactive digital boards (or Interactive whiteboards)—that is, large-format displays with integrated touch functionality—serve two important purposes,” she wrote. “Touchscreen technology allows elementary school students to interact with learning material, while boards with screen-sharing capabilities allow upper classes to see the work that a single student performs on her personal computing device—she’s able to wirelessly share what’s on her screen via the interactive whiteboard.”

Of course, cost remains a concern. Lecture halls with large-format displays may be a way to have a single professor teach in multiple locations at once. Wayfinding and sports presentations will be a factor as well.

Retail

The enclosed shopping mall is on the way out, retail industry insiders stay. A 2020 report from retail intelligence firm Coresight Research predicts that as many as 25 percent of the roughly 1,000 shopping malls in the United States will close in the next five years, with the pandemic speeding up a trend that had been gaining steam over the past decade. In the ultimate irony, many of those vacant malls are being bought up by the company that contributed to their demise: Amazon. The online retailer has converted about 25 shopping malls into fulfillment centers over the past five years.

Replacing the enclosed shopping mall is the open-air retail center. Advantages of the open-air concept compared with enclosed malls include lower operating costs, increased visibility for individual stores and a sense of increased safety when it comes to social distancing.

The challenge for store operators is to capture the attention of shoppers either from their cars or from the sidewalk. Large-format displays at the street, in windows and on sidewalk kiosks will be part of meeting that challenge.

And of course, once the customers are inside the store the same rules regarding digital signage apply. Video walls and other in-store signage will continue to deliver messaging to shoppers. More and more, though, deployers will incorporate IoT devices such as temperature sensors and Bluetooth beacons to deliver more targeted and personalized content.

Transportation and smart city efforts

Lockdowns pressed the pause button on many smart city initiatives, but they are likely to be picking up shortly. Kiosks and large-format displays are a part of those efforts. Some cities are realizing that the pandemic spotlighted the need for smart city technology.

According to a recent survey of senior officials from 167 cities across 82 countries, sponsored by technology company Oracle, 65 percent of city leaders noted the biggest lesson learned during the pandemic was just how crucial smart city programs were for their future. In addition, 37 percent of city leaders said COVID-19 highlighted the need to invest more in upgrading core infrastructure.

The pandemic highlighted several issues facing cities, including transit and mobility and Internet connectivity for digital services, teleworking and remote learning. The pandemic also shone a spotlight on the role of data and technology in delivering citizen services and making informed government decisions. And as a sense of normalcy begins to return to cities, some are incorporating technology as a way to boost efficiency.

“Pre-pandemic, cities were in relatively good shape,” Steven Goldsmith, who directs the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, told the news site Govtech.com. “Then you wake up one day and you’ve gone from 4 percent unemployment to 20 percent unemployment. Your revenues have gone from a surplus to a really bad negative. And you’ve got a lot of ill people in your community straining your resources. These are disruptions like never before in the modern U.S. city.”

Large-format displays have long had a place in transportation, and they’ll continue to do so, albeit with some enhancements. In addition to displaying arrival/departure information at transportation hubs, large format displays are being incorporated into ticketing and wayfinding kiosks.

“Large format signage is where the kiosk industry has moved to and vice-versa,” said Neil Farr, managing director of Boston-based Acquire Digital. The 22-year-old company is a global leader in innovative digital signage software and interactive experiences.

kiosk software“No matter what the format of display, ‘smart’ information can be shown – this includes messages like the best place to stand on a train platform for a less-crowded carriage, which airport security queue is shorter, and which area of the parking garage to park to get the best location,” Farr said. “In our case, we are just about to roll out our ‘smart signage’ integration of our wayfinder and DOOH advertising platform, so that adverts in the airport are only shown for retailers who are open and nearby automatically, with distance and direction automatically added, and issues such as flight delays and cancellations trigger and advise to visit a restaurant or bar if open.”

In addition, Acquire is enhancing its smart city and ticketing solutions with cameras, as with its Video Link Ticket Machines, to allow users to connect with a remote agent for assistance with issues such as buying tickets or journey planning information.

The other side of the coin

These are just some of the situations where large-format LCD displays will play a role going forward. Let’s take a look at LED displays.

Although fine-pitch LED has just begun to make inroads into the indoor market, it’s becoming the display of choice for outdoor applications. About 75% of the LED market is outdoor displays. Fine-pitch LEDs no longer limit the end user on the standard 16:9 aspect ratio of LCD.

“There are lots of applications for LED displays in outdoor settings such as sports stadiums, the side of buildings, digital billboards and so forth,” said Keyser president Kim Keyser-Clisham. “It’s easy to create a configuration of any size or shape.

Fine pitch LED is slowly encroaching on the large-format LCD display market, although the price point is not yet competitive with LCDs. Still, this doesn’t mean that within the next 5-10 years we won’t see significant growth in the market for indoor and outdoor LED displays.

Here’s where LED displays are likely to shine going forward:

Entertainment

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Large-format LED displays were playing a role in entertainment long before the pandemic. In 2014, for example, Panasonic unveiled a $12 million LED “Big Board” In Louisville, Ky., at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby. At the time, it was the largest 4K video board in the world at 52 meters wide and 27.5 meters tall. Content included multiple split-screen presentations of video, images, data and live and recorded programming The board offered fans in the 55,638 clubhouse and grandstand seats and the thousands of fans in the track’s 26-acre infield a clear view of the action.

“We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Churchill Downs and deliver a 15,224-square-foot board to an icon of the sports world,” said Jim Doyle, President of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America in a press release announcing the effort. “4K content is truly the wave of the future and we are excited to bring avid racing fans this technology that gives them the ability to view content on a big screen as if they were up close and personal with the racetrack.”

In 2018, Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters incorporated a 64.5m wide x 12m high LED display supplied by Shenzhen, China-based INFiLED as the backdrop of his Us + Them concert tour. At 21.8 million pixels and a 5.9 mm pixel pitch, the display was the highest-resolution touring LED screen in the world to date.

“As always with our displays, and events of this nature, content is key,” said infiLED Head of Engineering Si Jones in a release. “We were blown away by the whole production and the way the show captured the crowd. The music and atmosphere, supported by incredible content on such a significant display screen, just created an amazing all-round experience.”

And Disney’s Star Wars-based series The Mandalorian substitutes LED displays for green screens. According to the film industry publication American Cinematographer, the filming set, known as The Volume, consists of a curved, 6-meter-high-by-55-meter-wide LED video wall comprised of 1,326 individual LED screens with a 2.84mm pixel pitch. Topping that was an LED video ceiling, set directly onto the LED wall.

“The Volume allows us to bring many different environments under one roof,” Visual effects supervisor Richard Bluff of visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic told the publication. “We could be shooting on the lava flats of Nevarro in the morning and in the deserts of Tatooine in the afternoon. Of course, there are practical considerations to switching over environments, but we [typically did] two environments in one day.”

Background scenes were displayed on the LED wall during filming. The wall offered several advantages compared with a green screen, including eliminating the cost of adding those effects in post-production and making it easier for actors to immerse themselves into the scene.

Advertising

Most of us have seen LED billboards along the country’s highways and byways, and anyone who’s been to New York’s Times Square has been inundated with ads from countless LED displays.

“We’ve seen a rush to continued higher resolution, and the price point continues to come down as there’s more scale and more product,” said Kyle Dines, VP Sports and Indoor at Danville, Ill.-based Watchfire Signs.

Watchfire has about 65,000 LED displays operating across four distinct markets: out-of-home, on-premise, indoor and sports.

“The other big thing is just the overall flexibility of design of LED,” Dines said. “We’re seeing architectural uses, things besides just as a flat screen on the wall, and really odd-shaped applications.”

Watchfire is the company behind the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, the largest single video screen in the world. The quarter-mile-long canopy display consists of more than 49 million LEDs. suspended 90 feet in the air.

Other innovative applications include the Coca-Cola sign in Times Square. The sign has been updated many times since it was installed in 1920, but it’s the one unveiled in 2017 that demonstrated the potential for new opportunities in digital displays.

Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s first 3D robotic billboard, the sign measures 210.2 square meters and is made up of more than 1,700 moving LED cubes and 245 static cubes. The moving cubes can be programmed to create effects ranging from a wave rolling across the screen to flowing liquid to that of a flag waving in the breeze, and many more.

LED displays are being used to create 3D effects, such as in a digital signage art installation in Seoul, South Korea, manufactured by Samsung. The curved 80m x 20m display, called “the world’s largest 3D wave,” shows what appears to be a giant wall of water crashing inside a huge aquarium. The display is comprised of 31,000 LED panels installed at the Coex Artium in K-Pop Square in the city’s Gangnam district.

Other scenarios displayed on the screen include a rain forest, a giant whale and flowing 3D animation.

Or consider the signage wrapping around the sales center of real estate developer Kaisa Prosperity on the Guangzhou Baiyun Kaisa City Plaza in Guangdong province, China. The 275 sq m trapezoid-shaped LED wall displays everything from underwater scenes to robots. Inside the building, LED panels mounted on the ceiling show scenes of the galaxy.

“While in the short to medium-term, there’s no doubt in my mind that LCD will continue to reign supreme as the best manufacturer choice for large format displays, there’s been a strong R&D shift observable from LFD leaders like South Korea, Japan, and Europe to move focus away from LCD towards both LED subsets like MLED and other emerging light-emission techniques,” said Kaelum Ross, founder of technology site What in Tech and Project Manager at Fujitsu in the UK and Ireland.

“While this may be led by the mainstream market, I fully expect the focused research in this space to indirectly contribute towards the shift to non-LCD technology, similar to how the push of smartphone technology, due to its striking demand, has indirectly impacted manufacturing technology for PCs, laptops and VR,” Ross said.

A place for interactivity

Interactivity was a growing trend in digital signage before the COVID-19 pandemic, blurring the line between digital signage and self-service kiosks. But with consumers today hesitant to touch displays for fear of contracting COVID, what will be the place of interactive signage in a health-conscious world?

Many restaurants and other establishments shut down on-premises operations, during the pandemic, making the use of kiosks a moot point. But as those places reopen, the role of interactivity remains unclear.

Antimicrobial coatings for kiosks and other touchscreen displays had long been promoted as a solution for screens located in health care facilities, and interest in such solutions increased throughout 2020. Still, a report from New York-based Lux Research cautioned against making health claims regarding such coatings.

“COVID-19 has driven substantial interest in antimicrobial coatings this year and is proving to be a catalyst for antimicrobial research and funding,” Tiffany Hua, research associate at Lux Research, said in a news release.

“When considering the wide range of solutions used as preventive measures against COVID-19, it is important to understand the limitations of these technologies,” Hua said. “Metallic antimicrobial agents like silver and copper can be effective against both bacteria and viruses, but ensuring their effectiveness when dispersed in coating matrices still poses challenges.”

Editors Note: the most touted is antimicrobial coatings. These do not “kill” microbes, they inhibit bacteria growth once bacteria deposited. It takes time and operationally a touchscreen is repeatedly touched throughout the business cycle. The inhibit function never gets a chance.   Example — If a touchscreen could go 72 hours post touch without any touching, then that original bacteria may have “starved” and died.  The original recommendation to wipe down the screens periodically, if only with basic soap and water is still the best advice by far.

Antimicrobial coatings lack certainty and documentation around performance while still struggling to prove that their incorporation leads to better health outcomes, Hua said.

“Regulatory approval is another challenge, as new disinfectant and antimicrobial solutions must have EPA and FDA approval to make effectiveness claims. There are also health and environmental concerns that need to be addressed and have increased regulation and oversight. With a surge in research and funding, there will be less concern over performance and regulation.”

Others are exploring gesture controls as a way to incorporate touchless interactivity, leveraging cameras to detect hand motions and manipulate content on a display. Research firm CB Insights found more than 500 references to either hand gestures or gesture recognition in patent documents filed from 2016 through 1Q21, with the entertainment, health care, auto and retail industries poised to be the top beneficiaries of such applications. In addition, media mentions of “gesture recognition” or “gesture control” shot up dramatically during the second half of 2020, the firm said.

And while many are cautious about touching screens in public spaces, there’s one screen with which they have no trouble interacting: their smartphone display. That comfort level has spawned the development of applications that allow users to control the content on a digital display via their mobile device.

Several of these solutions incorporate a QR code on the screen that users can scan with their mobile device. They’re then connected to the display via the Internet and can manipulate content via the browser on their mobile device. There’s no Wi-Fi connection, and the user doesn’t need to download an application to connect. In addition to allowing users to interact with kiosks and other touchscreen displays without actually touching the screen, these solutions allow interactivity to be added to displays behind retail store windows, projected content and LED displays.

The final word

The world is slowly regaining a sense of normalcy, but it’s a safe bet that the way we interact and conduct business in the future will be much different than it was before 2020. We might be dispensing with masks and businesses may be reopening, but going forward we’ll likely be a bit more cognizant of social distancing, and many of us will be working remotely even after the pandemic is a distant memory. Organizations of all types are struggling to attract w

But to quote Albert Einstein, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Communication will continue to be the lifeblood of the world, and while the events of the past year have been tragic, they present a tremendous opportunity for kiosks, digital signage, and particularly, large format displays.

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AUO Display Plus Acquires Digital Signage Software Rise Vision

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Industrial and Commercial Display Solutions Provider Adds Education Focused Digital Signage Software Provider To Broaden Service Offerings

HSINCHUSept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AUO Display Plus (ADP), a wholly-owned industrial and commercial display subsidiary of Taiwan’s AUO Corporation (TWSE: 2409), has acquired the long-running cloud-based digital signage software company Rise Vision (www.risevision.com), strengthening ADP’s growing portfolio of partners and enabling them to help organizations communicate better using digital signage solutions.

As a leading provider of industrial and commercial displays, ADP expects to bolster its range of smart display solutions with value-added software capabilities and provide customers with more choices and flexibility while extending Rise Vision’s SaaS (Software as Service) business reach to more applications and areas like retail, enterprise and hospitality.

 

“Rise Vision partners with ADP to provide digital signage solutions that help organizations communicate better,” said Brian Loosbrock, CEO of Rise Vision. “With easy to use software, compatibility with a wide range of hardware, and 500+ professionally designed templates, organizations can be up and running in minutes.”

The acquisition of Rise Vision provides ADP with deeper expertise in the education market and subscription-based SaaS services, tapping into Rise Vision’s expertise to enable a new service for ADP’s worldwide customer base.

“The acquisition of Rise Vision is an important milestone for ADP,” said SH Liao, President of ADP. “The demand for SaaS applications is growing rapidly, and the integration of software and hardware will become a major competitive factor. Rise Vision’s business model can help our customers succeed in their respective vertical markets.

“The partnership will provide us with an opportunity to expand the depth of solutions we can provide in the future,” said Loosbrook. “Rise Vision will continue to provide easy to use software, new templates added each week to save customers hours of content creation time, amazing customer service, and simple, affordable pricing. We’re excited to start this new chapter in our long history with ADP.”

About AUO Display Plus

AUO Display Plus is AUO’s industrial and commercial display subsidiary and offers a complete end-to-end display service, from R&D to sales and customer service. AUO Display Plus integrates its leading display technologies with value-added software solutions for retail, enterprise, education, transportation, and healthcare. AUO Display Plus collaborates with partners in different domains to co-create complete solutions and one stop services that help businesses accelerate their smart transformations and create greater value. Headquartered in the Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, AUO Display Plus operates global offices in Mainland China, Japanthe United States, and Europe.

About Rise Vision
Rise Vision is used in 100+ countries, by organizations of all sizes, highly rated, and deeply dedicated since 1992 to making it easy for organizations to communicate better using digital signage. With easy to use software, compatibility with a wide range of hardware, and 500+ professionally designed templates organizations can be up and running in minutes. Rise Vision adds new templates each week saving organizations hours of content creation time allowing them to focus on the message they’re communicating. Rise Vision is based in Ontario, Canada with affiliates in the U.S.

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LG’s Newest Innovations the Talk of the Town at IFA 2022

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LG OLED TV showcased at LG Booth at IFA 2022

After two long years, IFA 2022 marked the triumphant return of its full-scale format which saw over 240,000 people make their way to Messe Berlin, IFA’s long-term home, between September 1-5.

Many visitors walking around and taking a closer look at products showcased at LG Booth during IFA 2022

This year, under its theme of ‘Life, Reimagined,’ LG Electronics presented cutting-edge, human-centered innovations that bring new possibilities and experiences to daily life.

The 97-inch OLED evo Gallery Edition TV showcased at LG Booth during IFA 2022

Of the many LG innovations presented at IFA, possibly the first thing to catch the eye of most booth visitors was the 97-inch OLED evo Gallery Edition TV, the world’s largest OLED TV which boasts incredible picture quality thanks to its self-lit panel technology. Other large-screen TVs, such as the 88-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV 8K and 136-inch 4K Micro LED, yet again proved LG’s excellence in the TV sphere on a truly global stage.

The Flex Arcade Zone crowded with visitors who are in line to experience the new OLED Flex

Attracting a lot of attention, especially among gamers, was the Flex Arcade Zone which featured several gaming stations for visitors to experience the new LG OLED Flex (model LX3). The world’s first flexible 42-inch OLED TV, LX3’s display transforms from completely flat to curved so users can choose their ideal arc from twenty levels of curvature. Users can also easily switch screen curvature between two presets using the remote’s dedicated button for an even more effortless user experience.

LG MoodUP refrigerators showcased at LG Booth during IFA 2022

LG also presented its latest home appliances, with the new MoodUP™ refrigerator with color-changing LED door panels the company’s showstopper. Thanks to its innovative LED door panels, the all-new refrigerator delivers unrivaled design flexibility with 22 upper door colors and 19 lower door colors to mix and match. With the MicroLED screen in the background displaying colorful graphics representing the vivid colors of the MoodUP refrigerator, the overall experience was one to remember.

A part of the LG Booth at IFA 2022 decorated with LG ThinQ-enabled appliances and LG-themed toys made from the collaboration with PLAYMOBIL

Other LG ThinQ-enabled appliances made their way to Berlin as well, like the new LG PuriCare Aero Furniture, LG Washtower, LG Styler™ ShoeCase and ShoeCare. This space was dedicated to showing how LG appliances come together through ThinQ to create the completely connected home of the future.

Part of LG Booth at IFA 2022 where LG's new XBOOM 360 speaker, the TONE Free and TONE Free fit are paired with furniture and home accessories from Moooi

With its theme being “Life, Reimagined,” the company couldn’t leave out its lifestyle TVs. With a zone set around the living room and bedroom, the LG OLED Objet Collection demonstrated how its TVs are able to harmonize with any décor with relative ease.

Part of the LG Booth at IFA 2022 where visitors are playing games on LG UltraGear Gaming monitors

Finally, LG’s cutting-edge monitors were also put in the spotlight, including the new 42-inch UltraGear™ OLED gaming monitor which is its first curved OLED display with a 240Hz refresh rate. Here, visitors could play popular games and experience the perfect gaming sidekick for themselves, offering the performance, speed and features today’s avid gamers demand.

IFA was the perfect place to experience LG’s products and services that bring more convenience and enjoyment in person. Going forward, LG strives to deliver human-centered innovation with various smart life solutions designed to meet the needs and tastes of consumers in a changing world.

LG Booth crowded with many visitors interested in LG products

While LG was definitely a star player at IFA this year, many other manufacturers were also present to introduce their newest innovations. One reoccurring trend that has stood out at almost every major tech tradeshow over the last ten years is ‘Smart Home Technology’. Once again, smart home tech headlined IFA as people’s lives have become more ‘home-centric’ since the global pandemic and as more companies commit to Matter – a new smart home connectivity standard created by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (the Alliance) and supported by major companies including Google, Amazon and Apple.

Another obvious trend at IFA was artificial intelligence (AI), which is developing rapidly to become the heart of many gadgets and services we use every day. AI is now automating our indoor environments, predicting our needs based on our usage patterns, delivering helpful time- and situation-specific reminders and making suggestions for improving or extending usability. From health to home entertainment, AI was present in practically every product and tech category of this year’s IFA.

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And, with many manufacturers prioritizing sustainable consumer tech to reduce their environmental impact and pave the way to a brighter future, sustainability was another key IFA theme. More popular than ever, eco-friendly products that use less energy, employ reused materials and minimize harmful emissions while offering easy repair-ability and recyclability are here to stay.

So, with IFA 2022 done and over with, stay tuned to discover what new innovations LG has in store!

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AV Standards — AVIXA Releases New Image System Contrast Ratio Standard

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AVIXA Releases New Image System Contrast Ratio Standard

Discover How Applying This Standard Takes AV Systems to their Peak Performance in Oct. 12 Webinar

FAIRFAX, VA – Sept. 22, 2022 – AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the release of its standard Image System Contrast Ratio (ISCR). This standard defines acceptable minimum contrast ratios for AV presentation systems relative to their stated purpose or application.

“Presentation technology has fundamentally changed since the original PISCR (Projected Image System Contrast Ratio) standard was released,” said Jonathan Brawn, CTS, Principal, Brawn Consulting, and co-chair of this standard’s task group. “Previously, while direct-view displays were a strong part of the industry, projection-based display technology still influenced the majority of large format installations at that time. Today, direct-view technologies like very large format LCD, LCD videowalls, and increasingly, DVLED have not only maintained being mainstream but are now the dominant technology in most instances. This drove a true need to update the original PISCR standard to reflect current technology.”

This standard replaces the PISCR standard published in 2011, which applied to projection only. As direct-view displays became more prevalent, AVIXA assembled a task group to assess the technological characteristics of direct-view displays to determine whether the differences in technologies would affect how image system contrast was assessed.

The task group concluded that the measurement used in the original PISCR standard was equally appropriate for direct view displays. However, the addition of sequential (also called full on/off or inter-frame) testing was deemed necessary to accurately characterize the image system’s contrast for any technology. Sequential testing enables AV professionals to effectively measure high-performance display technologies that can create high contrast ratios in a wider range of environments.

The new ISCR standard is designed to facilitate informed decision-making for projector, screen, and direct view display selection relative to location and stated purpose. Additionally, the metrics (the contrast ratios) and classifications (the viewing categories) in this standard may be used to establish design criteria for new systems. Requirements of this standard apply to:

  • Planning and designing image system installations
  • Setting minimum and optimum contrast ratios relative to stated purposes
  • Testing and signing off on completed image system installations
  • Determining remedial solutions for a system not conforming with this standard or inadequate for the stated purpose.

The standard’s four contrast ratios are based on the following content viewing requirements:

  • Passive Viewing
  • Basic Decision Making
  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Full Motion Video

“This standard helps our industry to address our customers’ needs,” Justin Watts, CTS, Senior AV Design Engineer, and co-chair of this standard’s task group. “In new systems, we can deliver a superior experience by providing display solutions that meet or exceed the performance requirements for the core applications we represent. It’s also a powerful tool for existing systems, where we can evaluate their performance and provide sometimes needed justification for updates, upgrades, or changes to environment to maximize investments.”

To learn more, register for the webinar “Leveraging the AVIXA Image System Contrast Ratio (ISCR) Standard” led by Jonathan Brawn and Justin Watts taking place Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Visit www.avixa.org/standards/image-system-contrast-ratio to download the ISCR standard. It is free for AVIXA Premium and Elite.

Video: ISCR Standard: The Four Viewing Categories

Image: Four Viewing Categories

AVIXA is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO). The work of preparing standards is carried out through AVIXA Task Groups with oversight by the AVIXA Standards Steering Committee and governed by the AVIXA Board of Directors.

About AVIXA
AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 20,000 enterprise and individual members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership. Visit avixa.org.

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Sitekiosk – Digital Signage CMS Made Easy

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Sitekiosk has launched a new, redesigned website that features a new Cloud-based software solution for content management on kiosks and interactive displays. From sitekiosk.com —  For more information, you can email [email protected], or call +1 (305) 974-1952, or you can email [email protected].

SiteKiosk Online – Introduction from SiteKiosk on Vimeo.

SiteKiosk secures and manages thousands of machines for a myriad of functionality in kiosk and self-service markets worldwide. Fortune 500 companies like Hilton Hotels, BMW, and Citibank come to mind.  The protection of machines in public locations has been the company’s focus from the start as outlined in a website slider: “SiteKiosk is the easy-to-use all-in-one kiosk solution for displays, tablets and terminals in public access areas as well as business networks. Protect, manage and realize your project on just one platform for kiosk clients with Windows and/or Android operating systems.”

With the release of the new product named SiteKiosk.Online, the company made a big step into the field of content creation and management for kiosks, public computers as well as any interactive display powered by Windows or Android. The new product is an All-in-One kiosk and digital signage software that allows administrators to work on all aspects of their kiosks and digital signage deployment including the protection of devices and the publishing of multi-media campaigns using the newly integrated CMS.

The new website offers numerous video tutorials, especially for the redesigned CMS solution and free 30 day trial accounts at https://www.sitekiosk.online/

Deployments:

  • Kiosks and public computers. Nobody has anywhere near the number of licenses for kiosk software deployed than Sitekiosk, by a factor of 5X. Besides its browser lockdown and other security features the management and monitoring features are critical not only for large nationwide deployments but projects of any size.
  • Interactive Displays. SiteKiosk’s Cloud-based management console also provides a content management solution to create engaging interactive user interfaces and multi-media content that can be published to remote POS devices, displays, and other devices.

Securely Robust

Sitekiosk has been tested and chosen by many large international companies including well-known banks. IT rests a little easier knowing that. Some examples of banks and financial institutions that trust and use Sitekiosk to protect their online banking devices and displays:  BMW Financial Services, Ahold Financial Services, FIRSTBANK Virgin Islands, National Bank of Austria, City National Bank, National Bank of Denmark, HypoVereinsbank, Bank of Oklahoma, Norris Bank, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Postbank AG, Dresdner Bank AG, A/S HansaBanka, Aargauer Kantonalbank, CAIXA GALICIA, Aruba Bank N.V., Berner Kantonalbank, Danmarks Nationalbank, Foroya Banki and Santander.

Summary in Brief

  • Free 30 day trial is easy to get. No credit card required.
  • Excellent language support.
  • Very robust kiosk software with cloud CMS which lets you do digital signage out of the box with pre-built templates that are easily modified.
  • If you want powerful, easy-to-use kiosk software with integrated CMS you can have it.
  • You can configure a range of self-service kiosks and interactive displays, all at the same time.  One size rarely fits all and being able to manage conditional properties and variations is a huge time saver.
  • Historically a platform with APIs, hooks, and object model, it still has all of those but has added higher-level applications and templates
  • Custom-developed solutions are available like a QSR ordering app
  • Sitekiosk has numerous Sitekiosk Case Studies as well as tutorial videos. There are 12 different tutorials including start from scratch digital signage — A digital signage project, completely without template is easily implemented in a few steps!

Contact info — [email protected], +1 (305) 974-1952

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