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  • 14 Oct 2016 12:10 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    This Webinar will be presented by:  Dave Haynes (Sixteen:Nine) and Jody Smith (BroadSign).

    Broadsign is an industry leader in digital signage networks and powers over 120K displays worldwide plus 360 million + ads per day.

    October 19th at 12:00 pm

    Click here to join

  • 11 Oct 2016 1:22 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Thanks to their partnership with audio-visual systems integrator, EHI Company, Videotel Digital announces their addition to the schedule for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Working in tandem with the EHI Company, governmental agencies, and other organizations can make use of the GSA schedule to purchase Videotel Digital products. The leading manufacturer will now provide federal, state, and local governmental agencies with superior industrial digital signage media players and interactive solutions. Thus, reduced acquisition timelines and pre-negotiated rates and terms will facilitate outcomes exponentially.

    GSA schedules are open-ended, five-year contracts listing negotiated prices for the products and services of named suppliers. Thus, buyers reach better purchasing decisions by procuring products through the pre-approved list. To that end, vendors must pass through an arduous and lengthy review process to be approved for GSA listing.

    Lisa Schneider, VP of Marketing and Sales at Videotel Digital said, “We couldn’t be more pleased that our products and digital signage solutions are available for governmental agencies through the GSA contract via EHI Company. Just one of the applications slated for our dynamic media players and digital signage solutions will be to facilitate airport security with TSA checks. Other settings will include corporate and educational kiosks as well as in-room channel advertising and digital displays. Do to their enormous and far-reaching arm, among similar uses; governmental detention centers will incorporate our solutions into their programs as well.”

    For more information about Videotel Digital visit http://www.videoteldigital.com.

  • 29 Sep 2016 4:34 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Deadline to submit your Apex Award Nomination is November 4, 2016!
    Celebrating excellence in digital communications, the APEX Awards program recognizes visionaries from around the world whose digital signage installations and content challenge existing standards and drive the industry forward.

    Click here to learn more







  • 15 Sep 2016 1:56 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)
    Atlanta – Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the leading conference and trade show for digital display and interactive technology, announced today that its website has won the Web Marketing Association’s “Outstanding Website” WebAward for 2016.

    DSE worked with a2z to design and build its new website, which was launched in the fall of 2014 not only to make its navigation more user-friendly, but also to be able to create functionality that better serves the event’s attendees. These included:

        Fully branding the website and making it completely responsive and compatible with diverse browsers and devices.
        Enabling attendees to tap into up-to-date event information, including exhibitor profiles and an interactive event map, as well as smart planning resources.
        Offering an enhanced search capability for conference information.
        Providing secure log-in for exhibitors to be able to access options for enhanced visibility, including DSE’s eBooth options and sponsorship information.

    “I want to recognize our internal team, designer and a2z, whose amazing work has resulted in this award,” said Cory Fausz, Communications Manager for Exponation, which produces DSE. “The design offers an excellent user experience and has been positively received by exhibitors and attendees alike.”

    The WebAward Competition is open to all organizations and individuals involved in the process of developing web sites for organizations, companies and the government. Websites entered must have been in general use for at least part of calendar year 2015 or early 2016.

    WebAwards are granted at three levels in 96 industry categories. Sites that receive the highest average score from the judges within a given industry category are awarded a “Best of Industry” WebAward. Of the remaining entries, if they received a score of 60 or greater out of a possible 70 points granted by the judges, the entry receive the Outstanding Website award. Entries that scored above the average for their industry and 59.9 receive the Standard of Excellence award.

    DSE 2017 will open for registration next month.

    About DSE

    DSE, produced by Exponation LLC, is co-located with the Digital Content Show, and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 28-30, 2017 with access to the Exhibit Hall March 29-30. DSE is the world’s largest and longest-running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing innovative digital communications and interactive technology solutions for customer- and employee-facing organizations. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event for the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end-user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.

    More than 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 125 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional recertification in 10 educational tracks. The 2017 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Roundtable Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.

    To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter (@DSExpo), or for all DSE 2017 updates, use #dse2017.
  • 13 Sep 2016 3:12 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Kramer unveiled the company's new VIA wireless presentation solution at InfoComm India 2016 in Mumbai on September 12th. VIA GO gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC, and Mac users quick wireless connectivity and advanced presentation technology for small meeting environments.

    "This new VIA product offers a simple, straight forward way to walk into a small meeting room, connect instantly and start presenting with the highest quality," said Neta Lempert, VP Digital Business Development at Kramer. "At a lower price point, this solution is ideal for customers who want to install cutting-edge wireless presentation in multiple small meeting rooms and huddle spaces," he added.

    VIA GO features content streaming with crystal clear mirrored images and stunning video playback and includes mirroring for iOS, Android and Chromebook.

    With built-in Wi-Fi, the product can sit on the internal network like other standard devices or create its own Wi-Fi network, allowing users to connect to it directly. The solution keeps data secure with industry-leading 1024-bit encryption.

    VIA GO is part of Kramer's complete VIA product line. The VIA portfolio includes VIA Connect PRO for wireless presentation and collaboration in huddle spaces, VIA Collage for advanced wireless presentation and collaboration in any meeting environment; and VIA Campus for advanced wireless presentation and collaboration in any meeting environment, classroom or training room.

    With any laptop or mobile device, VIA Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions let meeting participants share any size file, edit documents together in real time, turn the main display into a digital whiteboard, chat with other users, and stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to 1080p60).  

    The VIA product line also features VIA Site Management, a software application that lets IT administrators easily view and manage all VIA devices within the same network.

    VIA GO will be available for purchase worldwide before end of year. All other VIA products are currently available for purchase worldwide.

  • 12 Sep 2016 8:38 AM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced the first major overhaul of the company’s players in nearly two years. BrightSign’s lineup of digital signage media players has been completely redesigned and will ship with a portfolio of technology updates including an M.2 interface for Wi-Fi antennae or a solid-state drive (M.2 SSD). BrightSign’s free BrightAuthor software and the BrightSign Network are also updated with advanced digital signage features for enterprise-level performance.

    “The digital signage marketplace is evolving rapidly. For that reason it’s important that our technology solutions not only support signage as it’s being used today, but that they also work flawlessly many years from now,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “Customers can install our players today knowing that BrightSign software, hardware and networking solutions will serve them well in the future as they implement new and exciting digital signage features.”

    BrightAuthor software v4.5 will enable a new feature on the HD, XD and XT players called Mosaic Mode, which allows a multitude of lower-resolution videos to be played in multiple video zones that add up to the total resolution decoding power of the player’s video decoder. CEA HDR 10 is supported on all players delivering a much higher contrast ratio and much wider color palette, complementing the higher resolution of 4K displays. And the ability to real-time encode and stream content from the player to another end-point or device is now incorporated in XD and XT players.

    B-Deploy, a powerful new feature that allows customers to set up and deploy from tens to thousands of players all at once, can be used with the BrightSign Network, a BrightSign Partner CMS, or an on-premise secure corporate LAN with internet access.
    BrightSign Network, including the new B-Deploy feature, now supports media and player tagging for highly targeted content distribution to large networks of players.

    Each of the seven new players boasts a sleek new industrial design with a very slim profile under 1” in height that makes it possible to place the players virtually anywhere. All new players integrate H.265 (HEVC playback features) and HTML5. The top two product lines (XD and XT) offer a hardware-accelerated H.265 video decoding engine capable of 4K HDR 10-bit video playback.

    BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage media players is now comprised of seven players spanning four product lines:

    BrightSign LS: Affordable, Compact and Fully Featured
    BrightSign’s LS423 ($250) is a fully featured, commercial-grade player offering a superior alternative to consumer devices often chosen for price-sensitive digital signage installations. Based on the award-winning BrightSign HD platform, BrightSign LS423 delivers signature reliability and affordability, with a robust feature set including H.265 Full HD video decoding, a basic HTML5 engine, USB 2.0 type C, and networking.

    BrightSign HD: Updated Classic with Mainstream Performance
    BrightSign’s new HD models are updated with advanced technology that delivers power and performance for mainstream applications at a very affordable cost. Both the HD223 ($350) and HD1023 ($450) offer hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine and 1080p60 decode, along with BrightSign’s highly reliable media-handling platform and signature ease of use. All HD models support Gigabit Ethernet, as well as robust interactive controls and dynamic live content features.

    BrightSign XD: True 4K Playback and Advanced Performance
    BrightSign’s two new XD players are capable of decoding either two 1080p60 videos or a single 4K video and a single 1080p60 video simultaneously. Both the XD233 ($450) and XD1033 ($550) have Gigabit Ethernet and offer an advanced hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine.

    BrightSign XT: State-of-the-Art Technology with Enterprise Performance
    The BrightSign XT243 ($550) and XT1143 ($650) offer unsurpassed performance with the company’s fastest HTML and graphics engine and the most powerful CPU. This state-of-the-art technology for enterprise level digital signage installations supports dual video decode of one 4K and one 1080p60 video simultaneously. The hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine enables flawless playback of multiple modular HTML5 assets including CSS animations, Web GL and swipe/gesture interactivity. Both XT models support PoE+ and Gigabit Ethernet, and the XT1143 offers HDMI-in for Live TV playback.

    For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage hardware and software, visit http://www.brightsign.biz.

    About BrightSign
    BrightSign LLC, the global market leader in digital signage media players, is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with offices in Europe and Asia. BrightSign manufactures media players, and provides free software and networking solutions for the commercial digital signage market worldwide, serving all vertical segments of the digital signage marketplace. From entry-level BrightSign LS players to BrightSign 4K players offering state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed performance, BrightSign’s products are known for their signature reliability, affordability, ease-of-use, and market-leading technology. For more information, visit www.brightsign.biz. Follow BrightSign at http://twitter.com/brightsign and http://www.facebook.com/BrightSignLLC.

  • 06 Sep 2016 8:49 AM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Synthax, Inc., the Americas distributor for RME, a leading manufacturer of high quality digital audio solutions, announces a special pricing promotion for RME’s legendary Fireface UFX 60-channel ultra-low latency audio interface with support for both USB and FireWire operation. This special promotion— part of the company’s 20th Anniversary Celebration—is available only at authorized Synthax / RME Dealers in the USA. The special promotion is an outstanding opportunity for audio professionals and enthusiasts alike to acquire a superior interface at a temporarily reduced price.

    The RME Fireface UFX offers a wealth of class leading features, including USB and FireWire connectivity, support for 60 channels of audio, digitally controlled high-end preamps, reference class converters, and full 192 kHz operation. Equally notable, the Fireface UFX provides an integrated digital recorder—known as DURec™ - Direct USB Recording—for all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices such as USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2 TB capacity via the unit’s front USB port.

    Connectivity is another standout capability of the RME Fireface UFX interface. The system provides 60 channels of audio by way of 30 input and 30 output channels. All inputs and outputs can be used simultaneously. As many as 12 analog and 18 digital channels can be recorded onto 30 separate tracks. For analog I/O, the Fireface UFX offers 12 Inputs: 8 balanced TRS on the rear panel and 4 XLR inputs with mic/instrument preamps on the front.

    Digital I/O functionality includes support for two 8-channel ADAT I/Os that expand the UFX by 16 channels available simultaneously with the analog channels. Further, the second ADAT I/O can be used as an optical SPDIF I/O, making the UFX connections even more flexible. These digital capabilities are supported by a word clock input and output (BNC) with switchable termination plus two MIDI I/Os—making the Fireface UFX a comprehensive audio solution with universal usability. The system package is augmented by the inclusion of TotalMix FX, RME’s digital high-end mixer and signal router software.

    Mathias von Heydekampf, Managing Director at Synthax, commented on the company’s promotion efforts, “Our 20th anniversary is not only an important milestone for our company, it also represents an outstanding opportunity for our customers to avail themselves of an exceptional audio tool. With our Fireface UFX promotion, engineers, recording professionals, and others have an excellent opportunity to upgrade to one of professional audio’s most highly acclaimed interfaces at a terrific price.”

    The Synthax / RME 20th Anniversary Promotion reduces the price of the RME Fireface UFX interface by $500 to $1,799. This is a limited time offer.

    About Synthax, Incorporated
    Synthax Inc. is the exclusive USA distributor for RME digital audio solutions, Ferrofish advanced audio applications, and ALVA cableware. We supply a nationwide network of dealers with these products for professional audio, broadcast, music industry, commercial audio, theater, military and government applications. For additional information, visit the company online at www.synthax.com.

  • 31 Aug 2016 11:20 AM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Taking on the art world by storm at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Videotel Digital’s VP70 LTE+ Digital Media Player helps rivet audiences. Recently used at the Richard Myers: Aberrations and Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia art installations, the digital media players received tremendous praise by the renowned museum’s discriminating staff.

    Ray A. Juaire, Senior Exhibitions Manager, at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland said of the effectiveness of the VP70 LTE+ Digital Media Player, “For the more than two decades The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland has worked with artists to accurately depict their digital works in rotating exhibitions that run in our galleries for about 4 months at time, 6 days a week. That’s a lot of hours which typically causes a few glitches and headaches during the course of an exhibition. We used the VP70 for two very different critical exhibitions, both are tech-heavy shows. It ran flawlessly. It was easy to format and load files, accepted a wide variety of file formats, and had one of the more critical features for our application: an integrated remote control! Sounds silly but in our line of work, the ability to control a media player for a ceiling installation, or pause an image while documenting an exhibition, is very important. Not all media players offer this.”

    Juaire speaks to the overall construction of the unit, “It’s rock solid and the small form factor gives us enormous flexibility to mount them just about anywhere we need to. In our line of work, it's all about the aesthetics and when you have a bunch of cabling behind a video monitor, this makes doing a more flush mount possible. And the low voltage cable is the equivalent to plugging in a phone charger. Videotel players were a perfect fit in our line of Contemporary Art Museum installations which tend to be very demanding, run on tight budgets, and expect the highest quality product on a quick turn around.”

    The VP70 LTE+ is a new product from Videotel Digital with the ability to play files randomly as well as in a specific order. The commercial-grade digital media player is ideal for auto looping video, audio, images, and photos. Using content read directly from a USB or SD card, the VP70 LTE+ will seamlessly loop a mix of file types while incorporating audio files as background sound. Various slideshow transitions allow for multiple effects that give powerful, engaging imagery for audiences on a level not seen before.

    About Videotel
    Videotel Digital is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Digital Signage Media Players, Industrial DVD Players, and Interactive Digital Signage Solutions. The industry leader services numerous industries from retail to healthcare, educational concerns, hospitality, events, and museums among others. Videotel Digital Industrial Audio/Video products provide convenience with features such as Auto Start, Auto Play and Auto Loop. The products also seamlessly Auto Repeat for continuous play without manual interaction.

    About Museum of Contemporary Art
    Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1968 and has displayed the works of over 2,000 artists in their region. MOCA is known for presenting brand-new exhibits three times a year, which provides a fresh experience for visitors. Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary of Art has been the only contemporary art museum in Northeast Ohio for over 45 years. Furthermore, MOCA has been the first in their region to present exhibits by well-known artists, such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Laurie Anderson, and many more artists. MOCA’s mission is to “push the boundaries of innovations” through their exhibits and programs. MOCA offers visitors a “fun and friendly place to fuel imagination, cultivate creativity, and discover new ways to see, think, and share.”

  • 26 Aug 2016 10:18 AM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)
    In this 26-minute Vimeo interview with Lyle Bunn by Marcos Terenzio, Dir. Digital of Shikatani Lacroix Design, Lyle describes how digital delivers brand value and improved location-based experience. He uses the  examples of Time Warner, Whole Foods, SportsChek and others to describe how digital is being effectively integrated and outlines key approaches to maximize the value of the medium. This "big picture" interview is intended as a an input to strategic planning. Click here to watch. 
  • 24 Aug 2016 12:22 PM | Deanna Hammer (Administrator)

    Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the company has implemented a new chat service on the company website at www.altinex.com. Easily accessed by clicking the Live Chat button located on the left side of one’s display, the new service is designed to assist site visitors with a wide range of sales and support inquiries.

    Founded in 1993, Altinex, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions(R). The company offers a line of switchers, extenders, distribution amplifiers, furniture connectivity products, and control solutions. Altinex is a USA based ISO 9001:2008 certified corporation that conducts R&D, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California. For additional information, visit the company online at www.altinex.com or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX or 714.990.2300.

    If you have any questions regarding these materials or would like to inquire about evaluation units for published product review, please contact Jack Gershfeld, President, at 1-800-ALTINEX or MountainCrest Communications (562-923-3223).

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