Considerations for Outdoor Signage

Outside, digital displays are in an uncontrolled, harsh environment that is constantlychanging, meaning anything can happen to them. To successfully deploy digital displays in outdoor environments, many factors must be considered.

High-Tech Office Finery!

Markit is a leading global financial information services company with 16 offices around the world. A decision was made to relocate the Markit UK Headquarters and in 2010 they sourced new premises in Ropemaker Street, London. Commercial fit-out specialists, Overbury, were appointed to refurbish the 4th and 5th office floors of Ropemaker Place, who then charged Smartcomm with the task of installing new Audio Visual systems throughout.

Lucky Strike Digital Signage Case Study

Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounges introduced the upscale boutique bowling experience six years ago, and have now added BrightSign media players to deliver high-quality video artwork complementing their trademark cocktails, private lanes and sophisticated menu. BrightSign Network Management enables art displays and promotional messages to be coordinated, from California to New York.

Take a Stand Against Showrooming with Digital Signage

"Showrooming," the practice of researching products in a brick-and-mortar store and then buying them somewhere else, is getting a lot of attention lately. Not that it's anything new. Budget-conscious consumers have always been inclined to defect when presented with a better deal

PADS digital signage software keeps train passengers on the move

Station Entrance Emergency Information Panels (SEEIP) project was initiated to bring messaging to passengers before they purchase tickets; LCD panels located at station entrances inform passengers of any problems that could delay travel time.

Demystifying Wi-Fi Roaming: What You Need to Know to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Building a Wi-Fi network that delivers uninterrupted coverage to mobile or "roaming" devices can be a significant challenge-especially as coverage requirements increase. This challenge becomes considerably more manageable when the issue and the deployment alternatives are well understood

When to Bring a Theater Designer on Board

All too often, the contractors leave and there's a "room" in the basement for the home theater. The drywall's, up; the floors are down; then you get stuck. All too often, this is the (too late) point the home theater designer gets the call. See how it should be done.

Choosing a Display for Digital Signage

This is Mark's second article in a series at AVSystemsMag about the Digital Signage process - a look at display technologies.

Smart Appliances - Have they come of age?

Many manufacturers are now producing Smart Appliances. Are they useful, or just gimmicks?

Digital Signage in a Manufacturing Environment

A manufacturing company was in search of a method for displaying shift assignment information (on multiple screens) for up to 300 temporary workers a day across 49 resources. After a rapid evaluation of several products, Noventri was chosen as the solution and it blew away many much more expensive solutions.

Are You Driving a Car or a Computer?

Cars are getting smarter by the year. Are we at the point where we're now driving computers?

Brightsign's New HD Media Players

Interview with Brightsign's Jeff Hastings about their new HD media players

Reflect Systems Retail Digital Signage Case Studies

Reflect Systems helped Verizon and GameStop to deploy retail digital signage solutions

Edmonton City Centre attracts local shoppers with NEC video walls and targeted advertising

A successful project whose goal was to entertain passers by of the elevated walkway and increase sales of retailers in mall, as well as promote local, regional and national businesses.

WarpiaTV Review

There are a number of WirelessHD streaming players on the market. I unleashed the WarpiaTV Wireless Edition - SWP550 with my 50" Pioneer Kuro and got somewhat mixed results.

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