Filed in Digital Signage

Projectors vs. Screens: Which Suits Your Needs Best?
Projectors and display screens are two very different technologies that serve similar purposes. We explain the benefits and setbacks of each system to help you decide which is best for your needs.

InfoComm 2014: 10 Most Eye-Popping Booths on the Floor
Tech Decisions and Commercial Integrator worked in tandem to create a list of the most eye-popping booths on the floor at InfoComm 2014.

Interactivity Hits the Big Screen
Trade shows are where people get to see cutting-edge AV technologies in action, and that was the case at last year’s InfoComm Show, in June in Orlando, where display manufacturer Planar teamed up with interactive design, software, and user experience (UX) developer IdentityMine to show how large-scale, interactive digital signage can be made accessible to human-sized hands.

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Goes Big, Tall And Wide With Digital Signage
Like a growing number of civic and convention centers, the Boston Convention &Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Summer Street in the Seaport District, and the Hynes Convention Center downtown in Boston's Back Bay, have networks of digital signs. The BCEC currently has 31 plasma displays and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (a.k.a. "the Hynes") has 21, all strategically placed in public areas inside the facilities. But the BCEC, which opened in 2004 and is the largest convention center in New England, is the first, and still the only convention center with a larger Digital Display Program, consisting of a marquee media tower outside, and a video wall inside.

Using 4K Video with Digital Signage
Step aside, High-definition TV -- there's a new, better-looking technology in town, "4K Video,” and digital signage is one of the first places it is being put to use.

Understanding Brightness in Outdoor Displays
An outdoor display's brightness is the one thing that truly sets it apart from an indoor display. Learn how to choose the right display that provides the appropriate brightness for your space.

Outdoor Enclosures Offer Protection and Enhanced Aesthetics for Digital Signage
When you want to install a flat panel display or digital TV outside, you have two options. You can either splurge on a weatherproof unit designed for outside use or you can pair an indoor model with an outdoor enclosure. To determine which is right for you, you have to answer two questions: How much do you want to spend? What do you want your outdoor display to look like?

Acoustics Can No Longer Be an Afterthought
Attention to acoustics solves problems with coherency. Simple solutions like a formal Noise Criteria assessment can prevent difficulties in communicating. These lessons and others are imparted by Steve Durr, an acoustical consultant.

Digital Signage and Mobile Wayfinding — 4 Solutions for Corporate Facilities
Digital signage is always evolving and so is wayfinding technology. One of these developments is mobile wayfinding — where mobile integration lets visitors take digital signage with them. Smartphone or tablet, iPhone or Andriod these platforms take digital signage to the next level of communication. We profile four companies that offer mobile wayfinding for digital signage: Four Winds Interactive, 22MILES, Jibestream Interactive Media, and Here2There Software. Check out the videos of how these work.

TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.

Digital Signage Expo 2014 Shows How Far Digital Signage’s Reach Has Grown
Video, intelligent facial/gender recognition and outdoor displays are just some of the products showcased and the 2014 Digital Signage Expo.

Inside 4 Critical Elements of an MNEC Solution
For any person involved in designing or procuring and effective mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) system, the following video tutorial is worth watching. Lencore, an audio, soundmasking and MNEC solutions manufacturer, taps into the fact that there remains a large learning curve when it comes to this all-too-critical category.

DSE Announces 2014 Apex Award Winners
Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced the independently judged winners of its Apex Awards for 2014 at its 5th Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV.

Putting the Digital Signage Team Together
Developing a team for digital signage needs to start before installation. Your team will include your integrator, your digital signage champion, your content manager and your IT department.

Best of 2013: Inspired Digital Signage Installations
Eleven digital signage installations from different types of facilities to help kick start your idea process. Plus a complete guide to digital signage content management systems available now.




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