DSF PRESS RELEASES


One Week to Go!DSE Presentation Proposals Due August 28, 2019

Deadline approaching for being considered for DSE 2020 Presentation

DSE, the official trade show and conference of the DSF and for digital signage, interactive technologies and content solutions, is currently accepting speaking proposals for DSE 2020 being held in Las Vegas on March 31- April 3, 2020. Experts in innovative digital display and interactive screen technologies with compelling presentation ideas may apply to be considered to present. End-user case studies will be taken into high consideration.

Helen Kang, DSE Conference Director

Helen Kang, DSE Conference Director can answer questions for potential presenters. Helen may be reached at +1 770-817-8564 or hkang@exponation.net

Submit Your Presentation Proposal

Job Posting: Waveguide, Associate Digital Content Technician

Point of Contact: Antoinette Tope

Company: Waveguide

Email: atope@waveguide.com

Website: http://www.waveguide.com/

Position type: Full-time

Job Title: ASSOCIATE DIGITAL CONTENT TECHNICIAN

Job Description:
The Associate Digital Content Technician (ADCT) is responsible for the effective daily operation of the recently expanded Digital Signage, Totem, Videowalls, and Wayfinding assets and programming features contained within the newly renovated conference centers. The ADCT functions as the liaison between the onsite equipment and Digital Content Manager (DCM) to support these complex systems.

Key Responsibilities:
Tests and reviews the daily content on the digital signage to ensure accurate conferencing schedules and events.
Ensures accurate EMS data integrity on digital signage throughout various client sites.
Performs daily monitoring (via preventative maintenance sweeps) to ensure all displays are showing accurate information.
Supports any ad hoc scheduling/content change requests for all signage.
Engages Multimedia Technicians for 1st and 2nd level break/fix of Digital Signage, Totems, and Videowalls as required.
Available to assist Multimedia Technicians as requested.
Ensures key stakeholders are kept aware of resolution activities and root cause follow-up, specifically the DCM.

Preferred Qualifications:
Thorough working knowledge of the operation and troubleshooting of AV and videoconferencing related technology.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Skype, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google applications.
Experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere) and Cinema 4D.
Ability to work independently and excel in a team environment.
Self-confidence, willingness to learn, and feeling comfortable with change and coordinating change.
To be an advocate for innovation, constantly looking for new ways to improve quality, services and amenities offered to guests.
Punctual, dependable and dedicated to achieving operational excellence, down to the smallest of details.
Discreet, ethical and committed to maintaining a high degree of confidentiality
3-5 Years AV and presentation technologies experience
3-5 Years customer service experience
High School diploma or equivalent a must
Industry relevant training or technical courses a plus



DSF Announces a Dozen Micro-credential Courses

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Learn more about DSF Credentialing Programs

Read DSF Micro-Credential Course Descriptions

DSF Credential License Registration

Sample digital badge

The DSF offers full certification and micro-credential programs. The DSF has partnered with the Digital Signage Experts Group (DSEG) to provide certification. The DSF has also developed shorter, targeted education and credentialing services through micro-courses.

DSF Micro-credential courses are all included with a DSF credentialing license. Credentialing licenses are available to DSF members. Each company receives one license to be used by an employee. Additional licenses may be purchased. All professionals who pass the micro-credential courses will be given a digital badge to use in their online profile.

Types of Credential Courses

Longer Micro-Credential Course– Suggested to take this prior to the shorter courses

  1. DSF Foundations

Short Micro-Credential Courses – each about 30 minutes long with audio. Below is a list of these courses. Full descriptions may be found at
Micro-Credential Course Descriptions

  1. Choosing a Display
  2. Choosing a Partner
  3. Content Management
  4. Designing Content
  5. Experience Design – coming soon
  6. Fundamentals of Planning
  7. Media Players
  8. Mounting Basics
  9. Selecting Cloud vs. Premise-Based Software
  10. Selecting the Right CMS
  11. Software Features

Email info@digitalsignagefederation.org if you have questions or need assistance in registering.


DSF Chicago Meet and Greet – Projection Mapping, Internet Alerting, and more

Join the DSF in Chicago on August 14, 2019 and the NEC offices in Downers Grove, IL, for an evening event of networking and learning. The event begins at 6:00 PM CDT. Learn more and Register

The NEXT/NOW™agency will present “Rooted in Greatness”, a discussion about their work with  projection mapping in trees, along with their work on the Chicago Moen showroom.

Jason Bier

Jason Bier, the President and Chairman of the Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) will be on hand to discuss collaboration between Internet technology and services companies, non-governmental organizations, and alerting authorities to promote standards-based, all-hazards, all-media, authoritative alerting to people all over the world. He will demonstrate the FIA program during the networking time.


New York City Mixer

Join us for an evening of networking!

Wednesday, July 17, from 5:00-7:00 pm.. RSVPs are limited to 60 people.

(REGISTER)

Free for members, end users and integrator company attendees; $10 for non-member vendors

Location

C&G Partners, 116 E 16th St, FL 10, New York, NY 10003


Poster Machine at New York City’s Poster House


By Paul Fleuranges, DSF Board Member

Poster House, New York City’s newest museum, is the first such institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters.  This unique exhibition fills a void in the cultural landscape of a city with a long relationship with advertising and design. The Museum presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use, exploring everything from avant-garde design, to changing societal norms, and all the fads and fashions over the last 160 years.

Featured in the visitor experience is the Poster Machine, a unique digital, interactive display station. With each touch of the LED screen the user begins a journey through design history learning how colors, fonts, images and words combine to create their very own poster.

The Poster Machine was designed by Kasa Collective, which produces high-impact interactive experiences for cultural, corporate, and public spaces. There are three Poster Machine stations. Each uses a TSiTouch 80-point capacitive sensor over a LG 32″ screen. Instead of a standard media player powering the experience, the design team decided to connect a Mac Mini to each station for stability and performance speed.

“Our thinking behind it was to create a game that would engage people about design history, specifically through the lens of poster design,” said Valerie Crosswhite, Board President at Poster House. “Hopefully this game will draw people in and engage them on the history as well as the process.”

Kasa’s design team also opted not to use a standard CMS software platform. “We developed a native MacOS app with a custom ID management system that allows us to load the text and visual assets directly through the Finder folder system,” explained Robert de Saint Phalle. “We did it that way, so that we can optimize speed, font rendering, and smooth animations.”

Those smooth transitions lead to ease of use by the designer as they use the Poster Machine to design their work.  Once completed, the machine displays the finished artwork, detailing the theme, stencil, color, font, phrase and style of the poster. The most challenging part of designing this interactive game according to Saint Phalle was creating and organizing thousands of image permutations for each stage and option of the Poster Machine.

According to Crosswhite, most people looking at a poster only notice bad design, if they notice design at all. “The Poster Machine will hopefully give a glimpse into the creative process of poster design and encourage people to think about it differently, he said.”

Video of Poster Machine

About Poster House: Poster House opened in late June. On exhibit is a fantastic collection, Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau/Nouveau Femme.  This is the first time the works of the most celebrated graphic designer of the Art Nouveau movement — and Sarah Bernhardt’s Poster designer of choice — has been shown in NYC.   #

About the Author: Paul Fleuranges is the current Treasurer of the DSF and a member of the DSF Education Committee. Paul is an experienced leader with a proven track record in digital marketing, advertising, content creation and digital signage. Linked In Profile


DSF Chicago Meet and Greet- August 14, 2019

Join the DSF in Chicago on August 14, 2019 and the NEC offices in Downers Grove, IL, for an evening event of networking and learning. The event begins at 6:00 PM CDT. Learn more and Register

Program

The NEXT/NOW™agency will present “Rooted in Greatness”, a discussion about their work with  projection mapping in trees, along with their work on the Chicago Moen showroom.

Presenters from NEXT/NOW™ will be:


Alan Hughes – Founder / Chief Creative Officer

Randy Gress – Director of Business Development


Curling Canada RFP

Curling Canada has issued this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in order to communicate the details, and accept responses for the exciting opportunity of being an Official Curling Canada Partner for Season of Champions™ Timing & Scoring Platform – Field of Play LEDs.

The full RFP may be found here on this members-only page. https://www.digitalsignagefederation.org/resources/member-only-announcements


DSF Toronto Event a Success

Menu boards, kiosks, and interactive customer experiences were the topics for the Digital Dining breakfast event in Toronto on June 6. Hosted by Samsung, the event of more than 60 people was highlighted by an expert panel who discussed the role technology in the in-restaurant experience.

The presentation was followed by a time for questions and a further discussion about privacy issues. DSF Board Member, Kelly Smith from Capital Networks, led a team of volunteer organizers to plan the event. Here is a picture of the panel:

Presenters included:

  • Solange Bernard –  Senior Manager of Media, CRM & Partnerships, McDonalds Canada
  • Gajen Indrakumaran – Director, Digital Technologies, Aramark
  • Marcos Terenzio – VP Creative & Strategy, iGotcha Media

Thank you to all involved in planning this event.