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Signagelive has partnered with AskCody to offer the Modern Workplace Platform

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Signagelive, whose digital signage platform is used globally by over 1,900 organisations to manage their networks, has partnered with AskCody. Signagelive and AskCody are working together to provide digital signage solutions to Value Added Resellers and their customers.

AskCody WayFinder for Signagelive is leading the way offering a frictionless wayfinding experience for staff and visitors at Modern Workplaces, College and University Campuses, and Healthcare facilities. WayFinder is the ideal solution for large and dynamic indoor environments to.guide you to your destination whether it ́s a specific meeting room, workstation, meeting, an appointment, a seminar, or even a person.

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MTA Arts & Design Wins Bronze APEX Award at DSE 2018

Modern digital technology offers attractive new ways to blend art with the delivery of information, and few environments take better advantage of this opportunity than New York’s subway system.  Winning a prestigious award for those efforts is an added and welcome bonus.

The MTA’s Digital Arts Program was created with an eye towards engaging subway riders with dynamic artworks that make them pause and smile, and spark the imaginations of millions.  At Digital Signage Expo 2018, the program and one of the artists who brings the program to life were rewarded when “The Fluid,” took home the Bronze in the Transportation category at the APEX Awards ceremony held recently in Las Vegas.

The DSE Apex Awards are designed to recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content. “The Fluid” was one of ten entries submitted in the Transportation category.

Created by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Chris Doyle, “The Fluid” focuses on the rhythmic aspects of water at every scale, from phase change to the global water cycle, and the fragility of that cycle.  Presented as a constant flow, the piece drifts between forms of representation and abstraction to mirror the tidal motion of daily commuters passing through Fulton Center, the busy Lower Manhattan subway hub served by the 2 3 4 5 A C and J lines.

“Dynamic Digital Art provides customers walking through your space with a break from the clutter and noise of traditional messaging,” said Paul J. Fleuranges, Director of Corporate Initiatives.  “We’re still looking to display the right content at the right time on the right screen but instead of a call to action or a warning, we want our customers to take a moment from the hustle and bustle to take in the imagery,” added Fleuranges.

With its stylized depictions of landscape, the piece weaves together references to contemporaneous Hudson River and Japanese Edo paintings, 20th century abstraction, as well as our complex relationship with water, through its stylized depictions of landscape. The piece is displayed on the 52-channel digital signage network at the Fulton Center Transit Hub, managed by Westfield Properties.

The Westfield Fulton Center network synchronizes 44 LCD video walls, totaling more than 1,200 square feet and nine locations of LED, totaling more than 2,100 square feet. The complex media network plays in one and two-minute loops, offering news feeds, sports, weather, advertising, transit information and digital art. “The Fluid” plays for two minutes at the top of every hour, and is presented with technical support from Westfield Properties and ANC Sports.

“The Fluid is indicative of the art we’ve brought to the Fulton Center digital signage network since 2014,” said Yaling Chen, Deputy Director of MTA Arts & Design. “It’s lively, colorful and we hope that it stays with customers long after they’ve seen it,” she added.

This is the third APEX Award for the Digital Arts Program curated by MTA Arts & Design, which oversees the selection of artists and the installation of permanent and digital artworks and poetry in MTA subway and commuter rail stations. While the program is currently confined to the Fulton Center network, Arts & Design is poised for an expansion.

“As the MTA’s station advertising program shifts to dynamic digital screens, the potential is there to showcase more digital artists to the delight of customers,” said Sandra Bloodworth, Director of MTA Arts & Design. “New media is an exciting way to connect to the City and engage customers with eye-catching, moving artwork that appeals to and reaches today’s riders as they traverse the system,” added Bloodworth.

Through the Digital Arts Program, MTA Arts & Design works with new digital artists to produce art that engages customers in an immediate way, through a piece that makes them pause and smile or one that inspires a thought that stays with them along their journey.

View a video of “The Fluid” a DSE 2018 APEX award winner, can be found here: youtube.com

About MTA Arts & Design

MTA Arts & Design, formerly known as MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design, encourages the use of mass transit in the metropolitan New York area by providing visual and performing arts in the transit environment. In November 2014, Arts & Design launched the Digital Arts program that feature works of contemporary new media artists throughout MTA’s digital media network.  The Percent for Art program is one of the largest and most diverse collections of site-specific public art in the world, with more than 300 works by world-famous, mid-career and emerging artists. Arts & Design produces photography installations as well as graphic arts and live musical performances in stations, and the Poetry in Motion program in collaboration with the Poetry Society of America. It serves the more than eight million people who ride MTA subways and commuter trains daily and strives to create meaningful connections between sites, neighborhoods, and people. For more information, please visit mta.info/art.


Wovenmedia Announces New Board of Directors Member

Article originally posted on wovenmedia.com

Silicon Valley Technology Leader Paul G. Lego to Provide Strategic Counsel
as Wovenmedia Enters a New Stage of Growth

San Francisco, CA – April 3, 2018 – Wovenmedia®, an industry-­leading provider of licensed video content and SaaS solutions for digital signage and online video networks, today announced that Paul G. Lego has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Lego is an entrepreneur and CEO with over 30 years of senior executive experience in Silicon Valley. He is currently a partner at Transeo Partners, LLC where he provides strategic advice to technology companies at the CEO and board level. Prior to Transeo Partners, Paul was CEO of Coherent Navigation, a start-­up creating a high-­precision navigation service that was acquired by Apple, Inc. in 2014.

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TD Baltic and Signagelive are delighted to announce a new partnership

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

Signagelive whose digital signage platform is used globally by over 1,900 organisations to manage their networks, has partnered with TD Baltic. TD Baltic is one of the biggest distributors of IT products in the Baltics with a comprehensive product portfolio.

Signagelive and TD Baltic are working together to provide digital signage solutions to Value Added Resellers and their customers.

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DSF Membership Has Its Perks

Article originally posted on radianttech.net

Radiant Technology recently joined the Digital Signage Federation (DSF), supporting the only non-profit, independent voice of the digital signage industry. With the speed at which digital signage technology advances, Radiant is making a concerted effort to keep its team of technical and creative professionals at the top of their game.

The Digital Signage Federation is best known as the exclusive association sponsor of the annual Digital Signage Expo. They also offer seminars, certification courses and a variety of educational resources. According to Doug Freutel, Vice President of Innovation and leader of Radiant Technology’s digital signage division, candidates with digital signage backgrounds are hard to come by.

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How a San Francisco Museum used technology to do more than hang photos on the wall (NEC)

Famed British artist David Hockney has embraced new technologies throughout his career—everything from Polaroid cameras to fax machines—shifting between media as his own style evolves. From Oct. 2013 to Jan. 2014, the de Young Museum in San Francisco exhibited an expansive collection of Hockney’s work, “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,” with a focus on his recent video art and drawings composed on iPads.

Several massive NEC Display video walls featuring the technology-enabled work serve as a dramatic centerpiece amid conventional paintings and drawings.

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Signagelive are exhibiting and showcasing our latest innovations at DSE

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Signagelive are very pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Digital Signage Expo DSE on 28-29 March at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Signagelive will be on booth #1736. Get your FREE exhibit hall pass with promo code SIGNAGELIEX17.

The Signagelive team look forward to meeting our existing and prospective partners and customers to discuss and demonstrate our latest innovations and digital signage solutions. Signagelive will also be showcasing a wide range of applications including; data driven menu boards, queue management, room control and bookings, and intelligent data driven content.

Here are just a few highlights of our exclusive demonstrations that we will be showcasing at DSE.

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BrightSign Sets the Stage for DSE 2018


Company’s Media Players Power Digital Experiences Throughout the Show and on the Strip

LOS GATOS, CA – (March 20, 2018) – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today detailed its plans for Digital Signage Expo 2018 (DSE), which takes place March 28th and 29th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company’s media players will power demonstrations not just in its own booth (#1728), but across the show floor and all over the Las Vegas Strip. This year BrightSign will again host a cocktail party at Top Golf alongside partners Chief and Epson. BrightSign is also a diamond sponsor of the Peerless-AV party at Drai’s nightclub, an impressive venue in which BrightSign players power every one of the venue’s many dynamic screens.

BrightSign and Bose and the Future of Experiential Engineering

CEO Jeff Hastings will co-present a seminar exploring Experiential Engineering in the Age of Digital Signage. Hastings will be joined by Matt Neutra, Manager of Prototype Demonstration and 3D Specialist at Bose, who together will discuss how new digital signage technology makes it possible to create lasting impressions via the emerging craft of experiential engineering. The seminar (DSE Session #S2) kicks off at 9am on March 28th in room S224 directly following the opening keynote.

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Logic Supply to Unveil Ultra Small Form Factor Digital Media Player at Digital Signage Expo 2018

The CL210 brings versatile wireless connectivity and Logic Supply’s Hardshell technology to the company’s smallest,
most affordable fanless media player ever.

South Burlington, VT – Global computer hardware manufacturer Logic Supply (www.logicsupply.com) has unveiled their CL210 Ultra Small Form Factor media player (www.logicsupply.com/cl210-10/). Surrounded by an ultra-durable cast aluminum enclosure, and configurable with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G connectivity and advanced Consumer Electronics Control (CED), the CL210 has been engineered to offer flexibility and reliability in challenging signage environments from outdoor billboards and self-service kiosks, to digital menu boards and transportation signage applications.

“This solution was designed and developed to meet the demands of the digital media market by providing a very reliable and versatile player,” said Logic Supply Visual Communications Specialist Robert Suffoletta. “The fanless CL210 is the rare combination of form, fit and function that still manages to provide impressive graphics performance.”

The CL210 can be connected with a host of displays and peripherals via two mini DisplayPorts™ capable of dual 1080p or single 4K resolution, dual Gigabit LAN, two USB 3.0 and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The system also includes a USB 2.0 port and RS-232 box header on the bottom, and can be configured with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and Extrovert 4G LTE capability.

The CL210 is powered by an efficient Intel Apollo Lake Celeron processor and measures a mere 3.3 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches. It offers 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage. The system can be configured with Ubuntu or Windows 10 IoT and also has a built-in MicroSD card for additional removable storage.

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Socionext to Showcase the World’s Smallest 8K Media Player at Digital Signage Expo

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14, 2018 – Socionext Inc., a market leader in advanced video and imaging technology, will showcase the world’s leading 8K media player and 2K to 4K up-conversion solution at the annual Digital Signage Expo (DSE), on March 28-29, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall.

s8 Media Player - Front View
Front view of the s8 media player

At booth 1468, Socionext will demonstrate a single 8K TV and a 4K x 4 panels configuration displaying 7680×4320 resolution using the Socionext “s8” media player powered by the company’s SC1400A decoder. The SC1400A is the world’s first 8K/60p HEVC real-time decoder LSI for 8K TV solution (ITU-R BT.2073). It features single lane of PCI Express 2.0 (Gen2) and four channels of HDMI 2.0 Tx external interfaces. The s8 player operates on the Android operating system delivering superior digital signage experience.

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