Obi-wan-Kenobi at a Store Near You!

Digital signage promises timelier and better targeted messaging, but getting the consumer in front of the display is still the number one challenge. Marketing Group LLC has a novel concept to solve this problem: the Holographic Greeter.

QDEF - A Stepping Stone or Alternative to OLED?

A new LCD backlighting technology from material science company, Nanosys Inc, delivers the promises of OLED displays at LCD prices.

Crestron and Kinect

After seeing Crestron's Kinect demonstration at CES, we asked Crestron's Director of Software Products and Enterprise Solutions, Kor Baydurcan, about the integration and future plans.

Mirage MMS-2 Media Server Review

We took the cloud-connected MMS-2 media server for a spin for a number of weeks. It turned out to be a well-preforming, well-connected device.

Cooling the (almost) impossible enclosure

Active Thermal Management's CEO, Frank Federman, explains how to deal with challenging cooling projects

Content Insider # 217 - Protect Your Own

While it's impossible to avoid the cloud with all the web services that are out there, it's not a place we want to store anything we feel is important or private. Our new home cloud is a 16TB RAID that we hope will be enough storage and backup for a year or so.

Is Your Head in the Clouds?

Basically cloud computing is a data center on-demand. It is an unstructured infrastructure owned and operated by someone outside of its customers' company that accepts and runs workloads created by its customers. Previously, if a company needed more computing power, it added more servers, but for a small company, this is not cost effective. Using cloud computing, a company can plug into the Internet to access more computing power, which is scalable; meaning that as the demand changes, the cloud system will scale up or down.

3D displays for Digital Signage

Interview with Chris Chinnock, President of Insight Media, about 3D displays and their application in digital signage.

Cooling the Mid-size Enclosure

One feature common to stand-alone and built-in enclosures is the presence of a door, ensuring that the audio and video components inside the cabinet will have very little (meaning "no") ventilation unless the designer or installer "makes it happen"

DSE 2012 - TradeShow Report

The world's largest international trade show dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology, and Out-of-Home networks.

Affordable, Easy to Deploy, Digital Signage

Many digital signage products are capable of fancy animations, video and audio: all the stuff you can't do with printed media. Many users have much simpler needs: display rotating images with some dynamic data.

Capture - and Hold - Visitor Attention with Live Messages on Your Digital Display

Having dynamic digital displays isn't always enough. In order to effectively communicate marketing messages, you must first capture the consumer's attention. As a result, a trend involving the convergence of digital displays and live messaging is gaining momentum

Divergence of Content and Display Technology

Current and emerging TV technologies have the capability to display a color gamut far beyond that available in consumer content. Movie studios are not delivering better content that takes advantage of these new technologies and the world seems to be rushing headlong towards lower quality streaming as the preferred deliver method. Surely there's something wrong with this picture?

Affordable Digital Cinema

Startup project company, BryteWerks' CEO tells us why a filmaker decided to build a projector and revolutionize digital cinema in the process.

Is Your TV Smarter than a 5th Grader?

3-D did not take off as the industry thought that it would, so the manufacturers are putting emphasis in developing a Smart TV, which has been on the back-burner for years. The concept is to make it easy to surf the Web, check the weather and locate news pages, as well as using other apps, all while watching TV.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.