NPD DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference to Address Latest Industry Trends and Projections

Conference to Provide InfoComm Attendees Insights into the Use of Flat Panel Displays in Digital Signage

Santa Clara, California, April 26, 2012-While there is much debate over the size and potential of the digital signage market, industry insiders know that the most concrete way to quantify the market is to follow the display. NPD DisplaySearch will once again host its one-day Digital Signage Conference at InfoComm, providing in-depth insight into the projected growth and emerging trends of the digital signage industry.

The NPD DisplaySearch fifth annual Digital Signage Conference is taking place on June 12 in Las Vegas. Industry leaders in digital signage will address distribution channels, revenue opportunities, hot markets and new technologies throughout the entire supply chain. This one-day, industry insider digital signage event is aimed at developers, suppliers, integrators and customers of digital signage applications. It is the perfect opportunity for InfoComm 2012 attendees to gain valuable insight prior to the opening keynote address.

"Flat panel displays continue to be a major force in the digital signage industry, as new technologies come to market and existing technologies adapt to changing demands," noted Chris Connery, Vice President of Large Format Commercial Displays for NPD DisplaySearch. "Conference-goers will learn about the market outlook for digital signage, hot areas of growth and consumer expectations from leading industry experts throughout the supply chain."

"It's virtually impossible for professionals in the AV, information communications and systems integration industries to ignore the impact of digital signage on our industry," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International. "We are pleased to offer a conference at InfoComm 2012 that examines the flat panel market and other emerging displays associated with digital signage. The NPD DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference is a perfect complement to the integrated technologies that attendees can see on the InfoComm show floor."

Several hot topics will be addressed during the 2012 NPD DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference:

Who Comprises the Digital Signage Supply Chain?

Speakers from NPD DisplaySearch, Sharp, LG and Corning will discuss the state of the North America digital signage industry, as well as what opportunities may exist for the rest of the world. Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and integrators will learn which companies are making digital signage components, which companies are buying those components, who the biggest players are, and what constitutes a "commercial grade" display. End-market users will hear from the leading players that are focused on specific commercial needs and other markets around the globe.

More than the Display: Content Management, Distribution Channels and the Opportunity for Revenue

In the digital signage industry, the components that comprise the technology are critical to the direction in which the industry is moving. Leading industry players from Sony, NEC and Four Winds will share details about how hardware, software and services come together to generate one-time and ongoing revenue streams. From financing to content creation to content management to IT and AV support and installation, conference attendees will hear perspectives from companies that are focused on the entire value chain, not just the supply chain.

Comparing Go-To Market Strategies along the Supply Chain

As the digital signage industry is still very young, many players find themselves wondering where they fit in. VARs will learn who to partner with and who can help them bring it all together while end-market installers will gain insight into how major companies can best serve them. Conference presenters from Ingram Micro and Panasonic will help attendees understand where they fall in the mix, what types of technologies are available to them through which channels, and which markets are currently hot.

The Future of Digital Signage: Advanced and Emerging Display Technologies

New display technologies such as OLED, transparent displays, touch screens, and glasses-free 3D displays are debuting at trade shows and are even beginning to show up in consumer electronics, but are these technologies really ready for commercial adoption? NPD DisplaySearch will discuss the state of OLED, 3M will educate on current and future touch technologies, and Philips/Dimenco will introduce glasses-free 3D for public environments.

The NPD DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference at InfoComm 2012 will be held on June 12 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The world's largest flat panel display vendors and partners with well-established companies in the digital display industry will be in attendance. Confirmed participating companies include 3M Touch, Corning, Ingram Micro, LGE, NPD DisplaySearch, Panasonic, Philips/Dimenco and Sharp. To view the latest agenda and register for the conference, please visit

For more information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura Castellano at or 408.418.1904. For more information about InfoComm 2012, please visit

About NPD DisplaySearch
Since 1996, NPD DisplaySearch has been recognized as a leading global market research and consulting firm specializing in the display supply chain, as well as the emerging photovoltaic/solar cell industries. NPD DisplaySearch provides trend information, forecasts and analyses developed by a global team of experienced analysts with extensive industry knowledge and resources. In collaboration with The NPD Group, its parent company, NPD DisplaySearch uniquely offers a true end-to-end view of the display supply chain from materials and components to shipments of electronic devices with displays to sales of major consumer and commercial channels. For more information on NPD DisplaySearch analysts, reports and industry events, visit us at Read our blog at and follow us on Twitter at @DisplaySearch.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 2,000 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, entertainment, fashion, food, home and office, sports, technology, toys, video games, and wireless. For more information, contact us, visit, or follow us Twitter at

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