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.

The photo taken during IFA 2022 where many visitors are gathered to listen to the speaker
 and the phrase Photo credit: IFA Berlin

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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Digital Signage CMS News

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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Massive dvLED Video Wall System – Peerless-AV FAM Project

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dvLED Video Wall System Case Study

Details about Peerless-AV’s First Americans Museum of Oklahoma (FAM) installation. As the only space in the United States where visitors can have an immersive experience and learn about American history through the lens of 39 Tribal Nations, the museum had the idea to create a completely unique video wall display.

Peerless-AV was enlisted to help FAM, alongside Ford Audio-Video Systems, LLC (Ford AV) and Waystone LLC, to design a video wall solution that was not only technically feasible, but also pushed boundaries in terms of creativity. Despite many challenges, the Peerless-AV team delivered the perfect mounting system and custom trim kit accessory around the sides of the video wall to give it an immaculate, finished appearance and meet the visual expectations of the museum’s visitors and maximize audience enthrallment.

dvLED Video Wall

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Overview

The First Americans Museum (FAM) of Oklahoma is the first of its kind as the only place in the United States where visitors can experience and learn our shared American history through the lens and collective stories of 39 Tribal Nations in Oklahoma today. Within a 175,000 square foot space located at 659 First Americans Boulevard in Oklahoma City, the museum takes visitors on an immersive and powerful storytelling experience of diversity, resilience, and culture through state-of-the-art exhibitions, artifacts, photography, live educational programs, discovery center, and a completely unique centerpiece curved direct view LED (dvLED) video wall.

In celebration of its launch in September 2021, the museum planned a week full of thrilling events, including a 45-minute fashion show that featured original content on the newly installed video wall in addition to performances from the Oklahoma City Ballet and nationally renowned poets and speakers.

The Challenge

Controversially challenging in both building and architectural aspects, the museum has been in the planning stages for over 20 years by the State of Oklahoma, the City of Oklahoma, and the tribal nations themselves. Initial discussions started in 2018 surrounding the construction of a giant, suspended, and curved dvLED video wall designed to wrap around the center of the museum. The objective was to create a gathering space for live music and performances that mimicked the center of a tribal village and allowed for “The Exchange of Ideas.”

IT design consultancy Waystone LLC was tasked with bringing the concept to reality, designing a video wall solution that was not only technically feasible but also pushed boundaries in terms of creativity. As the central point of contact for the museum, Waystone LLC hired Oklahoma City’s leading AV specialist, Ford Audio-Video Systems, LLC (Ford AV), to manage the AV portion of the project from start to finish.

The project’s uniquely shaped video wall made it essential for Ford AV to select a reliable mount manufacturer, with years of expertise in custom dvLED video wall solutions. Ford AV asked its long-standing partner of 20 years, Peerless-AV® for assistance in making the complex idea a reality. The design consultancy started in 2019 in cooperation with the team at Absen based on initial drawings for 192 Acclaim Series panels in a 6-degree concave design. Peerless-AV was contracted to design a custom fabricated mounting system that could accommodate the curvature of the wall and support the total video wall weight of 4,200 lbs.

“This most certainly was no straightforward rectangular video wall. The installation and engineering of the dvLED video wall was highly challenging, but the Peerless-AV team was optimistic and confident that they could do anything to make the mounting system work successfully,” said Courtney Myers, CEO of Waystone LLC. “By far the biggest concern was the curvature of the wall and the Peerless-AV team was instrumental in calculating the radius. The structure and weight of the video wall was also a challenge; three layers of ply were needed to make the curve which cantilevers out 6 feet from the wall, giving the effect of floating in the air.”

dvLED Video Wall

Click for full size — dvLED Video Wall

The Solution

Peerless-AV was also selected based on its flexibility, cost-effectiveness, innovative engineering capabilities, and superior customer service – all aspects of SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, the company’s dvLED Video Wall Integration Program. The program ensures the entire SEAMLESS dvLED Solutions Team is available every step of the way, guaranteeing every customer receives quality product support and service.

The physical installation started the first week of May 2021. The Peerless-AV SEAMLESS Bespoke dvLED mounting system, custom designed specifically for this project, offers compatibility and exclusive support for the 192 Absen Acclaim 2.5mm dvLED panels.

Absen Acclaim 2.5 Series is a 2.5mm pixel pitch dvLED solution that provides outstanding full HD/4K image quality, true 16:9 aspect ratio, easy serviceability, and high brightness for indoor dvLED video wall applications, such as this. The slim design sits less than 10cm to the wall when mounted, and the size of the panels made it a flexible choice for the creativity and complexity of the FAM installation.

From the moment the teams arrived on site, the process was painstakingly methodical and meticulous to calculate the necessary adjustment for the wall curvature required. The first step was to install a plywood backing to create a secure base for the dvLED. From there, the team utilized a detailed CAD drawing, precise measurements, and a curved template, ensuring they were taking all the necessary steps needed.

“The installation was a challenge from the very start. One slight misstep in the curvature would throw the entire structure off, so the adjustment and placement had to be exact at every single point,” said a spokesperson at Ford AV. “Thankfully, Peerless-AV’s mounting system offers adjustability. The combined efforts of Ford AV and Peerless-AV helped make this installation such a success.”

The Results

The installation exceeded the museum’s expectations, and the Peerless-AV team delivered the perfect mounting system for the unique wall. To the engineers that completed the project, the frame offered a certain magnificence on its own and they knew its presence would not go unnoticed. However, a custom trim kit accessory from Peerless-AV was added around the sides of the video wall to give it that immaculate, finished appearance and meet the visual expectations of the museum’s visitors.

The resulting, unique shape of the video wall is a visual delight, reflecting the character of the FAM and the playfulness of its designer, Courtney Myers. The inner rectangle space is visualized to be used as a place to put text or have animated characters popping in and out, tailored to the live performances planned to take place in front of this giant “backdrop.”

The content shared at the museum is fine-tuned to the video wall by internationally acclaimed New York media design company, Batwin + Robin Productions. Intelligent editing software provided by the company allows for content flexibility and creativity. Not only does this software allow the museum to quickly change content, but the museum can also utilize sections of the video wall to show different content, maximizing audience enthrallment.

FAM Director/CEO James Pepper Henry commented, “The giant dvLED video wall is more than we hoped for! Since our opening, the Xchange theatre, as it is now called, has become a popular venue for demonstrations, singing, storytelling, and fashion shows. The dvLED video wall adds a truly special element to shows and performances with original and inspiring motion backgrounds, and also provides a means to thank our patrons for their support in making FAM a reality.”

Installation Facts:

Absen Acclaim 2.5mm

190.68″ Radius, Curved Wall Mount

192 Panels | 366 Modules | 5,929,200 Pixels

Total Weight of Video Wall: 4,200 lbs.

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SEAMLESS Curved dvLED Video Wall at First Americans Museum of Oklahoma – Time-Lapse Install Video from Peerless-AV on Vimeo.

About Ford Audio Video

Ford AV designs, installs, rents and services professional sound, video and lighting systems for education, corporate, government, houses of worship, entertainment and sporting venues. Established in 1973, Ford employs more than 570 with offices across the United States. Recognized as one of the top audio-video integrators in the nation, Ford is known for installing some of the largest and most complex AV projects including ExxonMobil, AT&T, Houston Intercontinental Airport, State Farm, Fannie Mae, Apple Headquarters, Denver International Airport, Broncos Stadium, U.S. House of Representatives, West Angeles Church of God and the Cyber Warfare Integration Center for the U.S. Military. To learn more, visit www.FordAV.com.

About Absen

Absen Inc is the US subsidiary of Absen, a leading LED display manufacturer and is based in Orlando, FL. We provide our clients with high quality, innovative LED products at a great value. This combination of fantastic products with a knowledgeable sales team allows us to offer turnkey solutions with outstanding client experiences. Absen Inc also offers 24/7 service and support across the nation and our service representatives experience the LED manufacturing process from the point of creation and understand all aspects of design, performance, and maintenance. With thousands of installations across the USA, Absen Inc has quickly become the LED manufacturer of choice for a variety of prestigious projects. Highlights include sporting venues for the NBA, MLS, and NBC; casino installations for MGM Grand and Caesars Palace; premier events including the Ultra Music Festival, Comic-con, and the Emmys; and digital signage in the heart of NYC’s Times Square. To learn more, visit www.usabsen.com.

About Peerless-AV

For over 80 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, including outdoor displays and TVs, dvLED and LCD video wall systems, complete integrated kiosks, professional carts and stands, and more. Whether a full-scale global deployment or high volume custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.

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Video of Latest Starbucks..oops I mean 7-Eleven Digital Menus

7-Eleven Digital Menu Store Format

For more on C-Stores see article we did for AVIXA

In other news

Layoffs — 7-Eleven has pinned the overarching reason for the layoffs on their acquisition of Speedway. The company asserted that as with any merger or acquisition oftentimes layoffs and reorganization efforts are necessary. “We are just over a year into our integration process following the $21 billion Speedway acquisition and, as with any integration, our approach included assessing our combined organization structure,” said a 7-Eleven spokesperson. They also attributed letting go of 880 top executives in one fell swoop to the fact that they had delayed laying off anyone during the height of the pandemic. Thus, in a sense, they were playing catch up with the number of people they needed to let go. Not that that would inspire much confidence in anyone currently still working for the conglomerate.

Regardless of the company’s reasoning and defense of its actions, 880 people were still left blindsiding and without work. As a result, the morale of those left has been utterly decimated. “They said, ‘This is no longer 7-Eleven, this is 9/11. The people who are left here are just walking around in shock, and there’s still dust in the air,” an employee in the thick of it admitted.

Hacks

SOME 6,000 7-ELEVENS MAY HAVE HAD DIGITAL SIGNS HACKED IN LAST WEEK’S TAIWAN CYBER ATTACK: REPORT

August 9, 2022 by Dave Haynes

Whoa … the details either weren’t out or I missed the part in the first reports I saw that it wasn’t a few 7-Elevens with screens that got hacked with anti-US messaging last week, when US Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an official visit to that island nation.

It may have been as many as screens in some 6,000 stores.

When the politician made her visit a week ago reports started popping up about screens being compromised with vitriolic messaging that slammed and insulted Pelosi, with the Chinese government suspected of being behind the hacks.

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Digital Signage Research Reports – AVIXA Says Pro AV Revenue Rising

Pro AV Revenue Forecast

Pro AV Revenue for 2022 is Forecast to Exceed Previous Peak of 2019, According to New Research from AVIXA

FAIRFAX, VA – July 28, 2022 – After a strong 2021, when pro AV revenue growth exceeded initial expectations and hit 11%, 2022 is set up to hit a new high-water mark for pro AV, reaching $263 billion globally, according to AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). Growth moderates in the coming years to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2022 to 2027. While this is due in part to the slow-down in economic expansion across the globe, pro AV is still set to grow faster than most countries’ GDPs during the same period.

AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) presents data and analysis about the size of the pro AV industry with a global perspective – plus regional and vertical breakouts. The research covers product trends, solution categories, and vertical markets.

“As COVID-19 restrictions decline and people regain comfort with gathering in person, the economy is transforming and pro AV feels a surge in demand,” said Sean Wargo, Senior Director of Market Intelligence, AVIXA. “Up to this point, the strongest solution areas were those offering adaptation to new behavior, such as conferencing and learning. This has shifted to events and performance as we return to in-person.”

After being upended during the pandemic, the venues and events market is demonstrating its resiliency through a high ranking among market opportunities. The market is forecast to grow from $30.7 billion in 2022 to $47.2 billion (9% CAGR) in 2027 globally.

As consumers shift their spending back out of the home and inflationary pressures take their toll, residential spending on pro AV is set to decline. This enables transportation to shift upwards, consistent with a shift in spending towards travel again. The transportation market is forecast to grow from $11.8 billion to $18.3 billion (6.8% CAGR) globally from 2022 to 2027

The fastest growing markets for pro AV include many that are recession resistant. While pandemic recovery drives high growth in venues, media, and hospitality, others are benefitting from more stable investment. This includes government, energy, and transportation.

Despite some lingering challenges associated with the pandemic, APAC is resuming the economic expansion that began in prior periods, driven by rising corporate activity and a growing middle class looking to spend. The region remains a mainstay for digital signage as retail growth pushes it to the top solution spot. Digital signage in APAC is forecast to grow from $14.3 billion to $20.1 billion (7% CAGR) from 2022 to 2027.

While growth in collaboration solutions slows in the Americas, the experiential solution areas like venues and events are rebounding and driving growth. Revenue for venues in Americas is forecast to reach $10.7 billion in 2022, rising to $16.1 billion by 2027, CAGR of 8.5%. In addition, the Americas is the one region where services capture the most revenues ($2.1 billion in 2022). Control systems are where the growth is, as content must be managed and distributed in a venue.

EMEA faces the greatest headwinds due to the wide-reaching impacts of the conflict in Ukraine, though growth is still relatively strong. While in-person brings a welcome surge to the venues market, energy, with 7.8% growth over the next five years, is also a key contributor thanks to sustainability efforts.

While the pro AV industry is experiencing strong growth, there are still headwinds in the current environment. Supply chain challenges are reaching a peak, now that demand is at all-time highs making it difficult for suppliers to keep up, particularly after having been battered by shortages and logistics issues over the past two years. Rising interest rates as governments seek to mitigate inflation are spurring fears of a recession as spending retreats in response. Hiring has also become increasingly challenging in a competitive employment landscape, resulting in labor shortages. Despite it all, the data from IOTA shows tailwinds prevailing and pro AV continuing to grow, even if growth is somewhat muted below what might be possible.

To learn more about the 2022 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA), visit www.avixa.org/IOTA.

Download: Revenue graphic

For ongoing conversations and news about the pro AV industry, sign up for the AVIXA Xchange, a unique community for the AV industry designed to connect thought leaders, industry-leading solution providers, and innovative manufacturers with AV solution seekers.

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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The industry-specific trade show re-booted as Digital Signage Experience has been pushed back to November 2022 – another event affected by the pandemic that keeps on going.

The show was supposed to run in late March in Las Vegas as a new take on the Digital Signage Expo show and conference that ran for some 15 years, before going under in 2020. The assets were acquired in auction by the New York-based events company Questex, and DSE was then revived with a slightly tweaked name.

The show will be now run Nov. 17-19 and operate in tandem with a pair of Questex-managed business events, LDI (Live Design International) and XLIVE. DSE will be in LVCC Central Halls 1 and 3 and LDI and XLIVE will take place next door in North Halls 1-4.

Both of those are aimed at the live events and entertainment industries, and while they may seem like very different businesses from digital signage, there is substantial crossover on the display and infrastructure aspects of live shows and large format digital signage. InfoComm veteran attendees will recall sections of the exhibit hall at that AV trade show that are tuned to live events, like stage and lighting.

Questex says DSE, in future years, will also run in November and continue to be tied to LDI.

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Digital Signage CMS – V7 Content Manager by 22Miles

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Digital Signage CMS Platform

Introduction

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Digital signage platform 22miles

Peachtree Corners, GA – July 20, 2022 – 22Miles, a global leader in visual communications and interactive experiences, today launches the latest iteration of its Content Manager software. Content Manager V7 enables users to design, control and deploy content for videowalls, digital signage, kiosks, wayfinding and mobile devices – all from an upgraded unified portal. The new version is equipped with new features that make digital content distribution fast, easy and secure for systems at any scale.

“For V7, we wanted to make the content creation process faster and easier, while also building out the robust control and management capabilities large-scale deployment demand. Our new AI and ‘pick-and-click’ design features make it incredibly simple to create powerful visual experiences,” said Tomer Mann, chief revenue officer for 22Miles. “Integrators and system owners can design and push dynamic, customized content out to hundreds of screens faster than ever before.”

Enhanced Content Support

Content Manager V7 offers new rapid third-party API integration features. Users can input the URL for any API into the template design page, and the platform’s built-in AI will auto-populate the data and content retrieved from the API into the template. Office365, Google Calendar, and PowerBi integrations are natively included, and users can add their own APIs with little or no scripting required. 22Miles offers API scripting and filtering support services if necessary.

Content Manager V7 also allows users to add dynamic, interactive features like widgets and behavioral calls to actions – such as the ability to reserve a space, check in, or cancel a reservation – with a simple “drag-and-drop” or button selection. These one-click widget customization options include the proprietary 22Miles Carry2Mobile solution, a free upgrade available to all 22Miles customers. Carry2Mobile duplicates sign content as an HTML5 page on the viewer’s mobile device via a QR code scan. This enables the audience to take promotions, directions, event schedules and more with them after they walk away from a kiosk or sign.

AI-Assisted Rapid Content Development

Content Manager V7 debuts the new 22Miles Smart Template Center. Here, users can browse over 1,000 templates in categories including interactive experiences for digital signage, information boards and space utilization, including room booking or hot desking. New AI features auto-populate all template previews with customers’ own logos, branding, and content, allowing them to visualize real-world use cases. As users select “favorite” templates, the Smart Template Center’s recommendation engine suggests additional options. Each favorite is automatically added to a folder for fast retrieval and use.

22Miles digital signage workplace technology also easily integrates with mobile devices, making interactive wayfinding, space booking and scheduling, access control integration, and collaborative engagement and communication more accessible on the go than ever before.

Content Management and Control for Enterprise Users

Content Manager V7 also grants users complete control over their visual communications ecosystem. Users can visualize and edit content schedules in the new playlist-style graphic interface and see the current content status for any device in the new remote live viewer. Corporate accounts can also lock features, content and zones, with hierarchical account privileges for regional and site-level control. To simplify maintenance, V7 features new integrated remote digital signage player control, allowing system owners to use their mobile phone as a touchscreen controller for any physical player.

“Over the past 18 months we’ve worked to make Content Manager V7 scalable for any project size and suitable for any device,” said Joey Zhou, founder and lead solution architect for 22Miles. “We thought about everything our customers need and what the future of the market demands: simplicity, flexibility, value and control. The result is the most powerful and intuitive visual communications content editor in the world.”

Content Manager V7 is now available for visual communications deployments of any scale, with education sector and enterprise site-level pricing options. To learn more, book a demo or request a quote, Click here to contact us.

About 22Miles

22Miles is a global leader in experiential 3D wayfinding and digital signage SaaS solutions that allow for highly customizable, easy-to-use, and simple-to-scale content creation, management, and deployment to projects across fast-growing industries such as transportation, hospitality, retail, healthcare, higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and more. With thousands of global deployments across some of the world’s best-known brands, strategic partnerships with industry-leading technology companies, and an expansize library of API integrations, 22Miles offers the most comprehensive platform for digital signage and wayfinding technology on the market.

22Miles is headquartered in Peachtree Corners in Atlanta, Georgia

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No Code Platform for Digital Signage or Kiosks – Any OS

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No-Code Development News

Editors Note: Several of our members use Intuiface for making kiosk interfaces.  All of them are quite pleased with the result and the rapid time cycle for creation and deployment.

No-code technology is everywhere. More than 65% of app development in 2024 will be performed using a no-code platform. That’s business and creative professionals with zero software development experience, creating software applications for personal, company-wide, and customer use. The “citizen developer” is now empowered to – for example – create web and mobile apps rivaling the best of custom coding. It’s a market so explosive and pervasive that its estimated size in 2021 was $13.8B, and growing 23% annually.

For more information contact [email protected]

As big as it is, the no-code movement has a blind spot: in-venue digital communication. In this world of digital signage, information kiosks, retail self-service, curated exhibits, and more – broadly known as “in-venue digital audience engagement” – custom software development remains the dominant approach. That’s an $8B software market encompassing the entirety of screens beyond personal devices (phones, tablets, etc.), PCs, and home TV, reliant solely on professional developers and inflexible content creation offerings.

  • What is No-Code?

    We summarize the characteristics of no-code solutions, framing the evolution of this approach to its dominant status on the world stage.
  • The No-Code Landscape

    Presenting the 100+ companies selling no-code app creation and distribution software, segmented by targeted business process or objective.
  • Understanding In-Venue Apps

    Upon noting the absence of in-venue apps in the landscape, we define what makes these deployments unique, necessitating dedicated, fit-for-purpose no-code solutions.
  • Intuiface: The Ideal In-Venue No-Code Solution

    Intuiface is the market’s first and only true no-code option for creating and deploying in-venue applications. We walk you through the key features that distinguish it from traditional in-venue solutions.

Who it is For?

No-code software users and producers

You know no-code but are new to in-venue. We’ll help you understand what it is, how it matters to you and your company, and why no-code software like Intuiface delivers the same benefits you’ve come to expect for your existing projects.

Digital signage software users and producers

You know digital signage but are new to no-code. What exactly is a no-code solution, how is it different from a traditional digital signage CMS, and what you should look for from a no-code offering for audience engagement.

PODCAST

Respected digital signage consultant and author of the Sixteen-Nine blog, Dave Haynes, welcomed Intuiface’s Geoff Bessin to the Sixteen-Nine podcast. Here they discussed the no-code movement, its blindness to the delivery of in-venue digital content, and how Intuiface represents the first attempt to fill that gap. Choose from listening to the podcast or reading the transcript.

Listen to the podcast here ➨

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Wayfinding Kiosks Case Study – New York Moynihan Train Hall

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Wayfinding Kiosks At Work

To reclaim its status as “America’s front door,” New York’s Moynihan Train Hall located in the legendary Penn Station needed a fresh update of the entire facility. 22Miles offered Moynihan an infusion of dynamic and diverse technology, integrated into a solutions suite that was easily customized to its unique needs.

22Miles implemented interactive wayfinding kiosks and displays that feature more than 10 language input options to serve the multi-cultural flow of individuals. We incorporated full ADA compliance from elevators and accessible alternate routes, as well as a digital magnifier, screen adjustments, and an operation index. Moynihan also features 22Miles’ Secure Mobile Control system, which allows contactless control of screens on a user’s mobile device.

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Installing a Massive Curved Display Case Study

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AVIXA Case Study – Massive Curved Display

For more information on this case study contact [email protected].

With the goal of creating a more immersive remote learning environment for students of the university, the Peerless-AV team worked diligently with its SEAMLESS dvLED Video Wall Integration Program to design, engineer, and create a custom SEAMLESS Custom Mounting System. Despite facing unique challenges, the team successfully installed a massive, curved digital display to keep the classroom environment collaborative and inviting to all students.

The Need

Approached by McCann Systems for a world-renowned university, Peerless-AV® was tasked with installing (2) custom direct view LED (dvLED) video wall systems alongside Unilumin. In January 2019, the university wanted to create remote learning classroom environments, which would allow professors and faculty to move around while speaking and delivering presentations. For the students, the benefit was to be able to invite them into a conversation and present materials to classmates, as if they were attending in-person.

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The main challenge that the university faced was building a completely custom solution that would fit within the existing architecture of the two studios, both square in size and with low ceilings. In addition, all teams invested a lot of special design and engineering resources, all while navigating through scheduling issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Solution

The university selected Proscenium, the connected studio environment from McCann Systems, as their solution. McCann Systems and Unilumin recognized that Peerless-AV was the only manufacturer whose mounts would work successfully for this custom installation.

Peerless AV was also chosen for its long-standing relationships with McCann Systems and Unilumin. Known for its flexibility, cost effectiveness and superior customer service, SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, the company’s dvLED Video Wall Integration Program, ensures start to finish project support – from the design/manufacturing of custom Bespoke Series Mounting Systems to on-site installation support.

No matter how complex the installation, the entire Peerless-AV Solutions Team is available every step of the way

For the project, Peerless-AV custom-designed two 180-degree, 33′ wide by 10’high (10m x 3m) pedestal mounting structures that are freestanding and bolted to the floor. The mounting systems needed to accommodate 168 Unilumin UpanelS 1.5 displays (610 x 343mm). The final configuration of both walls would incorporate 12 bottom row half height displays (36 modules) and 2 custom displays (8 modules) with a total pixel count of 14,839,799.

Construction of the classrooms took place throughout 2019 and, in early 2020, Peerless-AV was on site for the installation of the video walls; from the moment the teams arrived on site, they required extreme attention to detail for such a precision engineered installation. Since there was no way to attach to the walls, a pedestal mounting structure would be designed to provide a stable floor standing solution.

Each of the rooms presented additional unique challenges due to room limitations. The first studio room included stairs, an ADA ramp, and a raised walkway to allow for maintenance access. Additionally, the classroom entry opens to the rear of the video wall, so Peerless-AV added aluminum cladding on the rear of the mounting structure to conceal the electrical components and create a sleek, finished appearance. The second studio room was not the same size as the first, so Peerless-AV had to design this video wall structure differently from the video wall in Studio 1 to fit the space
accordingly and create access for maintenance behind the video wall.

In addition to the custom dvLED video wall mounting systems, Peerless-AV also designed and manufactured hardware for the integrated technology solutions needed for the video walls. This included custom mounts for the four integrated web cameras in each section, (providing 56 total viewing angles), two speakers on each camera, and seven subwoofers at the base of every wall section. Six PTZ 4K web cameras were also installed.

The Covid-19 pandemic delayed the installation, and all parties were back on site to complete in the summer of 2021. The precision engineering and tight manufacturing tolerances along with x, y, z adjustment on Peerless-AV’s mounting structure was essential to ensure all the Unilumin displays showed no visible lines between the panels, and to achieve perfectly flat planes at all angles of the curve on both video walls.

The Results

The university was thrilled with the outcome of both video wall installations, allowing them to create their ideal environment for virtual classes comprised of more than 90 students in a single session. The professors can now conduct lectures as if they are in a TV studio with a control room. Each student’s image is separated on the curved dvLED video wall in front of the professor, allowing for a more personal connection with students than traditional lectures conducted in a typical conferencing service.

Case Study Download

The original case study can be found here. The pdf below is a compressed PDF and may have some fidelity issues.  A 800K file is much easier than a 5MB file.

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Digital Signage 3D Illusions — TEASER OF DIOR SEONGSU CONCEPT STORE

Brand eXperience Design

A couple of recent examples of 3D Illusions Signage and also supplementary large screen displays for Inchon Airport and their Digital Gym.  For more information email [email protected]

APR. 2022

d’strict showcased a very special digital signage 3D illusion content to commemorate the opening of Korea’s first Dior concept store ‘Dior Seongsu’ in May 2022.

Special Dior Codes are presented sequentially in the glass cabinet, transforming into one of the most enchanting stores. It flows gracefully and softly, as if watching a Dior fashion show.

The lucky star that changed the fate of Christian Dior,
The sketch of a new look that shocked the world,
The Dior dress that wrote a new chapter in fashion history,
Gardens of Dior, the source of inspiration that never dries up,
And finally Dior Seongsu, which embraces all these, magically appears.

This wonderful and new experience that transcends time and space takes you into the world of Dior and gives you the feeling of anticipation for Dior Seongsu.

d’strict will continuously create and provide innovative offline marketing content for global companies and communities.

TEASER OF DIOR SEONGSU CONCEPT STORE from d’strict on Vimeo.

Comments and Other Notes

Sixteen-Nine Calls it “Probably the Best 3D illusion Yet Done” —  writeup article The creative was, not surprisingly, done by the Seoul agency D’Strict, which has somewhat specialized in producing amazing large format content for LED boards like this one, in a Seoul commercial district. The company is the one that first generated widespread attention for these anamorphic illusions, a giant wave sloshing above the Seoul sidewalk.

INCHEON AIRPORT DIGITAL GYM

The experiential digital sportainment solutions – Jumping, Stepping, Touching, and Shooting – invite passengers to engage in and enjoy an array of indoor sports activities through digital devices in the transfer amenities at Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.

INCHEON AIRPORT DIGITAL GYM from d’strict on Vimeo.

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Accessibility and Digital Menus For Restaurants

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Digital Menu ADA & Accessibility

There’s no question that restaurants and other businesses have made strides in making their establishments more accessible. But even with the increased accommodations that have been implemented, there is still work to be done. That’s why we’re asking the question: should restaurant accessibility standards include digital menus?  Article reprinted from Keyser, a major provider of digital signage displays and digital menu boards.

The short answer is yes! Digital signage can help improve accessibility by providing menus and other information about the restaurant digitally. Digital menus can help restaurants become more accessible and inclusive by making it easier for customers who have trouble reading print or following spoken instructions over the phone. Digital menus don’t just increase sales at restaurants, they make dining out more enjoyable for everyone.

[Drive Thru might be the singlemost largest sales stream for fast food restaurants.  It is estimated McDonalds sales are 65% via drive thru lanes. Now imagine placing TVs outside in blazing sun, or in freezing blizzard]

Digital menus help increase accessibility through simple, intuitive operability and great design, allowing customers to find what they want at every point of their dining experience. Like most public spaces, restaurants are not easily accessible for all. However, digital signage may be able to help increase accessibility for many people. This blog will discuss today’s restaurant accessibility standards, and the role that digital signage can play in creating a more inclusive dining environment.

So, what does accessibility mean?

The idea of “accessibility” is a pretty broad one, with the general definition being something easy to obtain or use. Within the context of restaurants, this means providing the necessary accommodations for every customer to be served. There are all sorts of ways to make things more accessible: making sure there’s plenty of parking spaces, making sure locations have accessible entrances and that doors are wide enough for wheelchair users, having ADA-compliant restrooms, wheelchair accessible seating areas, etc.

One thing that hasn’t been considered much in the past is whether digital menus should be included in accessibility standards—if it wasn’t clear enough already, we think they should. So when we talk about restaurant accessibility standards, what we’re really talking about is making sure that all customers—including people with disabilities—can easily get into restaurants and order their food without needing much assistance from staff members or other patrons.

What does accessibility look like for restaurant customers?

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If you’re a restaurant owner, you may have heard the term “accessibility” thrown around quite a bit lately. It’s on your mind because it’s important—and it should be. Accessibility has always been an essential part of the quick-service restaurant industry because restaurant business models are built around ease and convenience. Restaurants want to be able to provide a great experience for their patrons, and one of the most important factors in that experience is how quickly you can get your food. If you don’t have an accessible digital menu, then it can take longer for a customer’s order to go through, which means that if there is anything wrong with it (for example, if the order comes out wrong), then the customer will have even less time to fix it before they need to leave.

But for disabled people who may have different requirements for what accessibility is, these accommodations are integral to being a consumer. For example, people who are deaf or hard of hearing may use ASL when communicating with others, which means that the traditional way of ordering food may be difficult for them, especially if none of the employees know ASL. In this case, a self-service kiosk may be the preferred option for this consumer. People who are blind or have low vision might need large print or braille menus. In either case, if restaurants do not offer these types of accommodations, then customers will not be able to order their food as easily as they would like them to.

The importance of quick access to food for people with disabilities cannot be overstated. Populations with disabilities experience greater risk of food insecurity, so the accessibility of fast food restaurants can actually be a very necessary fixture in people’s lives. 26% of adult Americans have a disability, and they deserve equal treatment from businesses. It’s the job of restaurant owners to provide accessible service options for all consumers.

What types of digital signage may help restaurant accessibility standards?

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The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requires that restaurants provide equal access to all their customers, including those with hearing or visual impairments. One way to ensure this is by incorporating digital signage for guests. Here are the different types of digital signage that can help with restaurant accessibility standards:

  1. Restaurant kiosks: The rise of restaurant kiosks has improved the accessibility of restaurants, as they can be used by people with disabilities to place orders, pay for meals, etc. They can also be used by non-disabled customers to learn more about the restaurant and its offerings, and to simply provide more convenience. This can help reduce wait times for customers who would otherwise have to wait for staff members to complete tasks like printing out menus or taking orders.
  2. Digital menu boards: These are screens that display food and drink options for customers waiting in line at fast-food restaurants or drive-thru windows. Digital menu boards are another tool that restaurants can use to make their menus more accessible. They can display the same information as a paper menu but in a much more user-friendly format that allows customers to read it without assistance or strain.
  3. Drive thru menu boards: Drive thru menus can be difficult for those who are visually impaired or have other disabilities that make it difficult for them to read from afar. Digital drive thru menu boards are similar to digital menu boards, but they can often be larger because they’re designed to be read from inside cars rather than outside of them. In addition, drive thru menu boards provide accommodations for people with physical disabilities that prevent them from entering a store.

How can digital signage provide more accessibility?

Digital signage can be a great addition to your restaurant’s accessibility. One way restaurants can become more accessible is by using digital menus. Not only does it provide an easier process for deaf and hard of hearing patrons, but it also provides an easy process for neurodivergent people who may have a difficult time communicating verbally. Whether a customer has physical disabilities or they have emotional/mental ones like anxiety or depression, we know that providing more diverse service options facilitated by technology is the best way to accommodate everyone.

Interested in Digital Signage for Your Restaurant?

If you’re a restaurant owner, you’re probably already thinking about what your business needs to do to make sure that your customers can enjoy an accessible dining experience. When it comes to digital signage and restaurant accessibility, it’s all about making sure that every customer has an enjoyable experience at your business. If you are a business owner who wants to create a more accessible restaurant, what are you waiting for? Contact Keyser today to get started!

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Lucas Oil Stadium Digital Signage Refresh – 21 million pixels

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Video Technology Refresh Underway at Lucas Oil Stadium

Capital Improvement Board Awards SNA Displays Contract

In total, the new Lucas Oil Stadium LED display network will include more than 19,500 square feet of LED displays and 21.3 million pixels.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—SNA Displays has been awarded a contract to upgrade video boards throughout Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts, by the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County (CIB). The CIB operates the stadium, which also hosts the Big Ten Football Championship game, concerts, conventions, and other public and private events. Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming, making it the first football stadium to do so. Work on display installation has already begun and is expected to be complete in July for Big Ten Football Media Days.

The overhaul is the first display technology refresh since the stadium was completed in 2008 and includes the replacement of more than 50 LED displays. In total, the new Lucas Oil Stadium LED display network will include more than 19,500 square feet of LED displays and 21.3 million pixels.

“Our broadcast engineering staff have done an impressive job of extending the useful life of the existing video displays well beyond the typical life expectancy of seven – 10 years,” said Andy Mallon, Executive Director of the Indiana Convention Center/Lucas Oil Stadium (ICCLOS). “The original video display, which was state-of-the-art when it was installed upon completion of the stadium, gave us 14 years of great service, but replacement parts have become obsolete or very difficult to find and technology has evolved to allow for even higher quality visuals. We want to give our guests the high-quality video experience they expect and deserve, which is what SNA Displays provides, and we can’t wait to have the new displays up and running.”

As part of its scope of work, SNA Displays is recycling all demolished signage material through a local recycling company.

Highlights of the refresh include two 53-foot-high by 97-foot-wide main LED video boards in the stadium‘s northwest and southeast corners and more than 2,000 linear feet of LED ribbon displays. The main video screens will employ a 10 mm pixel pitch, a 417% improvement of clarity compared with the previous 16 mm and 23 mm screens.

Members of the press are invited to view the new video displays prior to final installation.

Date: Tuesday, June 28
Time: 3pm EST
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (entrance information provided following RSVP)
RSVP: [email protected]

Because of construction and other work in the stadium, interested parties must RSVP in order to be granted entrance.
Representatives of Lucas Oil Stadium and SNA Displays will be on hand to answer questions regarding the refresh. For context, photos of the video boards may be found on page three.

WJHW, which designed the stadium’s original video and acoustic infrastructure, is providing consulting and design services for the project on behalf of the CIB.

SNA Displays will also provide dual-faced digital marquees on the exterior north and south ends of the stadium, scoring/timing equipment, and fiber infrastructure.

About SNA Displays

SNA Displays brings creative visions to life by building high-end digital displays as vivid and dynamic as the imagination. SNA Displays employs a team of SNAPros™—engineers, skilled project managers, systems experts, installation managers, and support staff—whose mission is total project satisfaction.

The 50 LED displays that will be installed in Lucas Oil Stadium are all built from SNA Displays’ EMPIRE™ Exterior and BOLD™ Interior product series.

SNA Displays is headquartered in Times Square and has worked with clients to design and build some of the largest and most recognizable digital spectaculars in the world. Discover how Dreams Live Digitally® at https://snadisplays.com.

About WJHW

Wright, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. (WJHW) offers consulting and design services for acoustics and noise control, video and scoring displays, broadcast provisions and production, theatre planning, lighting and rigging, and other technical services on a diverse range of project types, including professional sporting arenas and stadia, performance arts, theatre and entertainment spaces, hospitality, health care facilities, data centers, and more. Visit https://www.wjhw.com for more information.

About the Capitol Improvement Board

The Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County (CIB) is responsible for the marketing, leasing and operation of Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. The CIB was created in 1965 by the Indiana General Assembly and empowered to finance and manage capital improvements. Visit ICCLOS.com for more information.

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Best Digital Signage Linux – also Raspberry Pi support

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Linux Digital Signage OS and Media Player

Pretty interesting option by LinuxTop ($189 Euro) for complete media player and OS for digital signage or kiosks.

-Memory:1 GB RAM & 16 GB internal flash
-Quad Core 900Mhz (ARM)
-OS Linutop OS XS preinstalled
-Size 9x6x2,4 cm (3.6×2.4×1 in) Weight: 92g (3oz)
-Power: 4W (100-240 AC adapter)
Use: Digital signage player (video hd,PDF, …) -Includes: US, UK, Europe and Australia power plugs
-1 HDMI, 4 USB2, 1 Ethernet
-Software: Epiphany, Libre Office, VNC, Linutop Kiosk, VLC
-Silent
Full featured Digital Signage Player

Comments

  • The kiosk versions supports either Firefox or Chromium engines and available for Raspberry Pi.
  • Libre Office (MS Office compatible) is supported
  • Kiosk is euphemism for controlled browser with no external device support – that’s a little disappointing and only informational “kiosk”

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Technical Documentation

– Linutop OS – Operating system
– Linutop Kiosk – Signage Player and Kiosk
– Linutop TV – Digital Signage

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WIKI – Help for advanced users

Support contact – Access the form

Marketing Documentation

 Brochure Linutop OS
 Brochure Linutop XS
 Brochure Linutop 6
 Brochure Linutop.TV
 Quick user guide for Linutop 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Linux Kiosk FAQs

Table of Contents1. About Linutop-Kiosk

Overview
Getting started with the configuration

2. Secure Web Browser

Web Kiosk browser tab
Parameters
Interface
Using an external browser
Restrictions
Web Kiosk browser Security tips
Using the browser

3. Digital Signage Player

Playlist and Formats
Playlist management
Multimedia Formats Compatibility
Playlist source configuration
Screen formats
Linutop TV Server (WEB or Private)
Local playlist (and shared folder)
Updated by USB key
Display settings
Player settings
Other options
Local remote control
Activation
Connection
Using Linutop remote control
Direct display
Direct template
Direct template example
Sample Template

4. Digital Signage with Linutop TV5. Network settings

Proxy settings
Linutop Kiosk Network configuration

6. FAQ & Advanced configuration

FAQ
How the Kiosk application works
Mini-server of automatic diffusion of the media on local network
External applications
Type of slideshow items
Hooks
Prestart script
DBus interface
Scheduler (Advanced use)
Loops
Date and time
Example
Adding a font to the system
Prevent thunar network access

7. Quick configuration- Tutorials

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Digital Wayfinding Kiosk Case Study Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

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Digital Wayfinding Case Study 22Miles Sky Harbor Phoenix

View — Phoenix Sky Harbor uses digital wayfinding in the airport and has for many years.  It is a good example of displays and software being upgraded along the way, as well as servicing the expansion cycle of the airport. We used to work at Sky Harbor with what we Arizonans called snowbirds. It has changed 100 fold since those days.

Case Study DetailsPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport sees more than 120,000 arriving and departing passengers daily. As Arizona’s largest economic engine, PHX needed a comprehensive solution to offer world-class service to every customer, every day. More than 5 years ago, 22Miles enhanced their existing signage with 17 double-sided interactive wayfinding kiosks powered with Intel NUCs through i5 power.

After 5 years of deployment at T4, then T3, PHX has chosen 22Miles once again for their ongoing airport expansion. We are excited to help expand the interactive wayfinding and flight informational experience at terminal 4 with 60 more location points, and proud to be trusted with PHX’s future expansions!

Learn more about how 22Miles can help you achieve continued success. Book a demo today! Learn More

About Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Terminal 3 continues to serve passengers with state-of-the-art facilities and services. A remodeling project completed in 1997 renovated the second level lobby and concession area and added 11 new shops. In 2020, a $590 million modernization project was completed that included the opening of a new security checkpoint and ticket counters in 2016; a South Concourse in 2019; and the reopening of a renovated North Concourse in 2020.

Terminal 4, with 44 gates and 3.9 million square-feet of space, handled 15.4 million passengers or 70 percent of Sky Harbor’s total traffic in 1991. In 1998, a sixth concourse was added and the international concourse was expanded to include more gates.

About 22Miles

22Miles provides comprehensive technology solutions for digital connectivity, visual communications, media management, and adaptive multi-point interactive experiences. Powered by an immersive, easy-to-use content management software, the process of creating, managing, and enhancing a facility’s designed content has never been as simple.

 

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Google Kiosks & Google Signage Interview by Sixteen-Nine

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Google Kiosks & Google Signage News

Dave Haynes of Sixteen-Nine had Naveen Viswanatha of Google on a recent podcast to talk about Google Kiosks and Digital Signage. Here is the website and podcast link. (Screenfeed was sponsor).

Editors Note: Kiosk partners closest is MeldCX and they use kiosks from American Kiosks.  A major kiosk manufacturer they are at Hitec next week in Orlando and they will have a kiosk there with Chrome OS computer and MeldCX.  The demo will show AI based check-in, identity verification, object recognition, secure payments, and other operational efficiencies to improve the customer experience. For more information or arrange a demo at the show email [email protected]

In Brief

  • Chrome Enterprise Recommended
    • ensures security and data safety
    • reduce maintenance times
    • Monitor, control and manage stations
    • end to end integrated solution
    • Nine digital signage software (aka cloud) partners
  • Google trial ballooned this back in 2015
  • Recently has “beefed up” the kiosk and digital signage solution area
  • The huge increase since pandemic has been in education. We can vouch for that.
  • The return to work since pandemic has energized the work environment
  • Recently, Google sees additional trends lined up with ChromeOS so Google is investing in kiosks and digital signage (again)
  • End to end solution – four components –
    • capabilities of OS which includes Security, APIs, core functionality
    • management
  • Appleistic validation and regression testing of solution partners (nine of them)
  • Partners typically develop web-based apps that are lightweight, robust and work well on Chrome as a web-based operating system.
  • Bluescreens are bad (poke at MS)
  • Zero ransomware attacks ever reported on Chrome OS
  • Security is baked into the OS, not a bolt-on
  • Flex lets you repurpose old PCs into cloud-PCs (or thin clients)
  • ChromeOS good for fixed-point kiosk. Android might be better (ie tablet iteration) for mobile.
  • Pricing – $25 per device per year gets ChromeOS (not sure about Flex)

Comments

  • Is this partially or wholly the end result of Neverware aka CloudReady acquisition?
  • Kiosk partners. Really don’t see any. Closest is MeldCX and they use kiosks from American Kiosks. They are at Hitec next week in Orlando and they will have a kiosk there with Chrome OS computer and MeldCX.  The demo will show AI based check-in, identity verification, object recognition, secure payments, and other operational efficiencies to improve the customer experience. 
  • Something to be said for generational incubation.  Used to be we all shopped as adults at stores our parents took us shopping to as kids.  Later in life those grown up kids tend to shop at that same stores.  Or convincing kids that smoking or vaping is cool and proves you are grown up. Now the schools enable the students, the kids adopt and learn the computer (Chromebook) and in many cases migrate that preference to their parents. For sure Google won the Education segment hands-down. Microsoft tried but failed.
  • Linux – that’s complicated isn’t it?  Though worth noting the these days MS is liberally borrowing from Linux the desktop and widgets along with streamlining patch/system updates. Linux is a lot like Android (cloud driven) but Linux is more reliable than Android and supports any number of devices
  • What OS is ChromeOS derived from (Android and IoS are Linux)
  • Not a single word about Privacy. I wonder if smart city kiosks might be ideal for Chrome-based kiosks.  Generally those units are offered for free (Houston, Tampa, NYC, etc) and selling data would seem to be their only corresponding revenue play.
  • The word “device” is used 39 times but there isn’t a single mention of an actual device (barcode scanner, camera, POS terminal). Device is used instead of “station” or endpoint or terminal or PC with a screen.
  • No mention of touchscreens
  • Is there a video on YouTube demonstrating the interface? Would be nice to see.
  • What about kiosk networks where you have a mix of terminals (Windows legacy e.g. and perhaps Android)?  Those cannot be monitored?
  • Pricing – $25 per device per year gets ChromeOS — It’s been awhile since we reviewed the MS pricing for IoT Devices but last I checked it was $34 (one-time) for the lower processor tier Celeron Win10 Ent LTSB (which lets you turn off updates and manage them yourself)
  • We actually are a certified reseller for Chrome for Education and Workplace and had to go thru training and certification at Google.  Its fairly involved administering Chromebooks and the depth of granular control is impressive (and can be daunting at times). For school children you definitely want that depth of control. For kiosks, one only needs to administer via a mature kiosk remote control agent like Sitekiosk or KioWare or Nanonation or 22miles and its day and night difference on what elements are focused for alerts and configs.
  • We wonder about filtering. There is no porn filter?  What about hacksites?
  • What about different layouts, templates, zones?
  • What about screen readers and assistive technology?
  • What about WCAG?
  • Many in-house administrators have tried to configure Windows, and failed in one way or another.
  • Related links

Excerpt

You mentioned a new SKU. What is that? 

Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah we’re very excited about that. The new SKU is called the kiosk and signage upgrade, and what it does is it unlocks all of the signage capabilities that an organization wants, but none of anything else that you need. And what I mean by that is that Chrome OS is an operating system that serves end user computing, as well as signage. On the end user computing side, you need capabilities to manage users, user profiles, logins, different types of login modalities. But on the signage side, you don’t really need that, right? Even if there’s end user interaction, there’s a lot of user modes and user capabilities that are not part of that overall management…

Because it’s a dumb end point in a hell of a lot of cases? 

Naveen Viswanatha: I wouldn’t use the word dumb, but because it’s a highly focused endpoint, and as a result of that, we tailored a SKU which is $25 per device per year. So that’s half off, two bucks a month basically, enterprise SKU, and for that, you get this 50% off SKU and very focused functionality, still gives you all the security, all the device controls, cloud management, reporting and insights. You just don’t get the user controls that you get with the Chrome enterprise upgrade SKU, and that’s the full SKU. 

But if you did want those user controls, for whatever reason it may be, could you use those? And could you run a blended network with both kinds of licenses? 

Naveen Viswanatha: Absolutely and we have a lot of customers that that, that are doing exactly 

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Large Format Digital Signage Examples – Los Angeles Unveils 15,000-sq-ft LED Mega-Spectacular

Large Digital Signage Outdoor Display News

Moxy and AC Hotels Downtown Los Angeles Unveils 15,000-sq-ft LED Mega-Spectacular

LOS ANGELES—Installation of a massive exterior video display in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) was recently completed at the intersection of S Figueroa St. and W Pico Blvd. The continuous LED video façade at Moxy and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is located across from the LA Convention Center, L.A. LIVE, and Crypto.com Arena and extends about the length of a football field.

Premier out-of-home media company Branded Cities owns exclusive rights to market and sell premium advertising on the curved video screen, which will be marketed as “The Moxy” and is now the largest continuous digital canvas in the highly coveted DTLA neighborhood.

“Branded Cities is known for its iconic signage in the most highly demanded areas throughout North America, and the signage being deployed at the Moxy and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles will be the most sought-after digital experience in the downtown Los Angeles central core,” said Steven Ellman, chairman and chief executive officer of Branded Cities. Unlike other digital out-of-home (DOOH) units in direct proximity that have category exclusions due to existing Crypto.com (formerly the STAPLES Center) partnerships, The Moxy is free of any advertising restrictions.

The new LED mega-spectacular is a 15,000-square-foot video wall built from SNA Displays’ EMPIRE™ Exterior line of LED display technology and boasts a resolution of 1,890 x 11,480 pixels. The mammoth screen, about 50 feet tall, extends along S Figueroa and wraps the corner of a six-level parking structure at W Pico, providing extended viewing and long read times for pedestrian and auto traffic.

Consumer Experience Group (CEG), a Los Angeles-based consultancy for experiential display projects, managed the large development’s digital and static signage elements on behalf of property owner Lightstone, a New York-based real estate investment firm.

“Finally going live with the one of the largest signage developments the LA area has ever seen has been extremely rewarding,” said Jeremy Kolieb, principal at CEG, which managed the project from design and placement to vendor selection to entitlements with the City of LA. “We’ve worked with wonderful partners for the better part of six years on this development, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished. Give the size and placement, the signage is instantly iconic and impacts all of downtown LA.”

SNA Displays engineered custom LED cabinets to accommodate a seamless turn of 82.5 degrees. The digital display employs 8.0 mm pixel pitch technology, tighter than other large-format exterior LED installations in Los Angeles, giving the video screen almost 22 million pixels.

The Moxy adds to a growing footprint for SNA Displays, which had previously installed more than 100,000 square feet of digital canvas in the LA area.

“With the sheer size and complexity, this has been an incredible project,” said Rasool Sayed, a Los Angeles-based senior project manager for SNA Displays. “These massive, new-development projects have become a specialty for us—coordinating multiple partners and trades, engineering and fabricating custom technology to meet strict guidelines, and performing extremely intricate planning. The Moxy and AC mega-spectacular is another great installation for SNA Displays and our partners.”

With two unique experiences under one roof, Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is the city’s new destination for visitors and locals alike. The dual-branded hotel offers 727 guestrooms; 12 restaurants, bars, and lounges; four large outdoor terraces including a Miami-meets-Copacabana pool deck; and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and social events space.

YESCO fabricated and installed more than 225,000 pounds of structural steel for the LED mega-spectacular and provided over 7,200 square feet of static signage for the project.

About SNA Displays

SNA Displays brings creative visions to life by building high-end digital displays as vivid and dynamic as the imagination. SNA Displays employs a team of SNAPros™—engineers, skilled project managers, systems experts, installation managers, and support staff—whose mission is total project satisfaction.

SNA Displays is headquartered in Times Square and has worked with clients to design and build some of the largest and most recognizable digital spectaculars in the world. Discover how Dreams Live Digitally® at snadisplays.com.

About Branded Cities

Branded Cities is the premier global out-of-home advertising company specializing in iconic media in iconic destinations that connects brands with people through Out-of-Home advertising media and services. To learn more, visit brandedcities.com.

About YESCO

Since 1920, YESCO has produced custom signs, lighting, and other display systems for businesses of all types and sizes. For more information, visit yesco.com.

About Lightstone

Lightstone, founded by David Lichtenstein, is one of the most diversified privately held real estate companies in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, Lightstone is active in 25 states across the country, developing, managing and investing in all sectors of the real estate market, including residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail. With 168 existing properties, Lightstone’s over $7.5 billion portfolio currently includes over 7.5 million square feet of industrial, logistics, life sciences, and commercial properties, over 23,000 residential units, and over 4,100 hotel keys. Lightstone’s development portfolio includes over $3.5 billion currently under development in the residential and hospitality sectors spread across New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. Learn more at lightstonegroup.com.

About Moxy Downtown Los Angeles

Reflecting the bold, adventurous spirit of California, Moxy Downtown Los Angeles is a haven for modern nomads in LA’s creative epicenter. Brought to life by an all-star team of top architecture and interior design firms, including Gensler, Yabu Pushelberg, and Basile Studio, the 380-room hotel channels the neighborhood’s forward-thinking energy and multicultural heritage, providing fun-hunting travelers with experiences around every corner: 13 restaurants, bars, and clubs; four outdoor terraces and a pool deck overlooking the LA skyline; and flexible, tech-centric spaces for coworking, meeting, and large social events. Floor-to-ceiling windows light up the smartly designed and affordable guestrooms, and a playful, cheeky attitude fuels the imagination. www.moxydtla.com.

About AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a sanctuary providing discerning travelers with the freedom and versatility they crave amid the dynamic streets of Downtown LA. Blending the AC brand’s timeless Spanish heritage with DTLA’s artistic soul, designers Yabu Pushelberg have created an elegant atelier for thinkers and doers. With ample space and floor-to-ceiling windows, the 347 ethereal guest rooms provide a streamlined, serene place to live, work, create, and recharge. A warm, light-filled bar and lounge is joined by the intimate library and the 34th-floor rooftop garden with sweeping views of LA. Guests can easily dial up the fun factor, thanks to 11 additional restaurants, bars, and clubs, three additional outdoor terraces, and a pool at Moxy Downtown Los Angeles— all just an elevator ride away. www.achoteldtla.com.

About Consumer Experience Group

Consumer Experience Group is focused on enhancing the consumer experience by providing clients with the know-how to determine how and what technology to integrate into their projects, including shopping centers, retailers, commercial properties, hotels, theme parks and much more. Learn more at consumerexperiencegroup.com.

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  • Sixteen Nine YESCO fabricated and installed more than 225,000 pounds of structural steel for the LED mega-spectacular, and provided more than 7,200 square feet of static signage for the project. The board is on the side of a complex that has two hotels under one roof: Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Any bets on how long it takes before a forced perspective/anamorphic illusion spot appears on this thing?