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Signagelive and LG – delivering webOS digital signage solutions

 

 

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

Signagelive and LG have been working together since 2015 delivering an enterprise class global cloud-based digital signage solution for LG webOS System on Chip (SoC) Displays. LG webOS Displays delivers a scalable, affordable and feature-rich solution, to find out more about pricing and performance from Signagelive and LG webOS click here.

LG webOS Displays are robust, commercial displays ranging in size from 22″ to 98″.

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BroadSign International, LLC Successfully Completes SOC II and ISAE3402 Service Auditor Reports

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) September 13, 2017—BroadSign, the leading provider of digital signage and digital out-of-home software solutions, announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) II and ISAE3402 audits. These audits set standards for security, availability, process integrity, confidentiality and privacy for SaaS and cloud-based companies.

As digital signage network operators increasingly leverage cloud services to store data, compliance ensures that service providers follow strict security policies and procedures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of their clients’ data.

“We are proud to lead the digital out-of-home industry in obtaining the SOC II and ISAE3402 Service Auditor Reports,” said Burr Smith, Chairman, CEO and President at BroadSign. “We have always emphasized internal security rigour, but the audit and certification provides the third-party verification that our customers want.”

Conducted by BDO Canada LLP, an independent, internationally recognized professional services firm, the auditors evaluated BroadSign’s internal controls for organization and administration, physical and environmental controls, information security, system development, client implementation, system availability and disaster recovery.

“BroadSign is showcasing its commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and confidentiality amongst SaaS and cloud-based companies” said Carlo Mariglia, Partner, Advisory Services at BDO Canada LLP. “With the successful completion of the audit, BroadSign customers now have third-party verification that the security of their data meets the rigorous globally accepted standards.”

Security in the digital signage industry is important, especially given the public nature of the screens and the prominence of cloud-based services. In a recent survey conducted by BroadSign, security and reliability ranked amongst the top three concerns that digital signage media owners have for their networks.

About BroadSign

BroadSign is the leading ad tech company providing secure and reliable automated digital signage software to media owners and operators across the globe. Enabling the effective management of dynamic content across complex global networks, BroadSign powers over 120,000 displays in venues such as airports, shopping malls, health clinics and cinemas.

BroadSign’s software suite includes BroadSign Core for content distribution, playback and proof of performance, BroadSign Serv Direct for sales inventory availability and proposal generation, and BroadSign Serv SSP for exposure to new buyers through a customized programmatic digital out-of-home solution.


Healthpoint uses Signagelive to provide key tools for pharmacists

 

 

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

Healthpoint Technologies, a provider of interactive digital signage tools and healthcare information for pharmacies, is growing its network thanks to the flexibility that Signagelive provides for content distribution.

Healthpoint has been established in the UK for over 10 years and today its screens can be found in pharmacies across the UK and Ireland. More than 1300 systems have been installed in over 850 locations at Independent Pharmacies, Multiples, Health Boards and a number of National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board members have also taken the system.

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Tossed engage customers with Signagelive powered digital menu boards

 

 

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

Introduction

Tossed first opened its doors in Sheldon Square in 2005, and now offer 14 shops to choose from in central London. The mission was simple; to create a new, healthy and exciting food experience, that didn’t compromise on taste or portion size, for the UK market.

They are also present at two major shopping centre food court units and for those on-the-go can stop in for their fix at selected Welcome Break service stations.

Tell us a little about how you are using Signagelive in your business.

Digital screens are used in our store windows to display promotional graphics and menus.

LG webOS screens are being used and sizes range from 32” to 65” used in portrait and landscape. 65” portrait screens are used in-window for advertisements and promotions to capture customers’ attention with dynamic content/videos. Some of the smaller screens are used in landscape format to show digital menus.

Approximately 50 screens across Tossed stores and Welcome Break sites – 27 screens in our main stores, 14 in our Dubai stores and 16 in the Welcome Break stores.

There are other SaaS based digital signage options out there, why did you choose Signagelive?

Our franchise partner Welcome Break was already successfully using Signagelive in its stores.

What were the reasons for implementing a digital signage network?

We were previously using printed vinyl window graphics, which were expensive to install and time-consuming to change. We wanted a faster, easier-to-update solution which also complimented our new in-store digital ordering technology.

How were these objectives being met previously?

With seasonally-changing printed vinyl window graphics.

How did you build a business case internally for Signagelive?

We compared the cost of installing printed graphics and the potential increase in sales from having the ability to update our marketing campaigns much more quickly and responsively.

What is the best thing about Signagelive, in your opinion?

The support team is always very quick to answer the phone and to sort any problems, and explain clearly how to try to fix any issues.

What is your favourite feature?

The ability to schedule playlists for different times of the day, for different stores, so we can be really targeted with our marketing. In particular, the ‘recurrence’ function allows us to advertise our daily ‘Half Price Half Hour’ promotion, tailored to the varying opening times of each store.

Did you face any challenges during any part of your project implementation? How were these resolved?

We spent a long time trying to work out how to display videos well on the screens, as they were displaying in garish colours. Signagelive and Saville, the screen suppliers, both spent a lot of time trying to work out how to fix the issue. Eventually we discovered the screens themselves had a display setting which solved the colour issue.

How has business improved since using Signagelive?

We are able to promote offers at specific times and in a very quick turnaround time, helping to boost sales in slower parts of the day and in targeted stores. We’ve seen improved uptake of marketing campaigns and offers when marketed on digital screens compared with our vinyl graphics, and using the screens in windows of new, soon-to-open stores is fantastic for generating interest in the new store and ensuring a really busy opening day.

What advantages does Signagelive offer?

The ability to update our marketing campaigns more or less instantly, and to display various content, rather than just one fixed printed graphic.

Signagelive allows Tossed to remotely control and update the menus when necessary, and also schedule menus for different times of the day so they automatically switch over.

Lisa Prisk, Head of Creative, Tossed – the healthier eating place

Signagelive provide an excellent, intuitive system to publish dynamic marketing content to our digital screens, perfect for displaying and easily updating our menus, and promoting both large and small-scale marketing campaigns. The support team is excellent and always available for any questions or issues

John Andrews, CTS Technical Sales Manager, Saville Audio Visual

As an Integrator the LG System on Chip Screens utilising the Signagelive Platform are great to install. The programming is very simple and can be done off site. When installation takes place on the clients site, no separate signage player is required, connect them to the Network and plug in the power and away you go. Content can be created using the Signagelive portal from any web connected device so content can be delivered quickly to the screens once installation has been completed

Jason Cremins, CEO, Signagelive

The combination of LG webOS displays and Signagelive is a compelling proposition for Tossed who wanted the advantages of digital menu board to attract and inform customers, but did not want the cost and hassle associated with separate displays and media players.

In addition, our ability to deliver layered image, video and HTML5 content allows high quality visuals to be combined with dynamic product and price updates from Point of Sale systems or even just a spreadsheet


Advantech Launches UTC-P10 Ultra-Compact 3-in-1 Payment Module for UTC Touch Computers

Irvine, CA, Sep 6th, 2017 – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial computing platforms and solutions, is pleased to introduce UTC-P10 – an ultra-compact 3-in-1 payment module for Advantech’s UTC series of all-in-one touch computers. Designed to facilitate smart self-payment applications, UTC-P10 is a stylish modular payment device that integrates three cashless payment interfaces to allow payment with magnetic stripe and EMV® chip cards, as well as diverse contactless (NFC) payment methods, such as Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Interac, MasterCard MCL, Visa VCPS, American Express ExpressPay, and Discover DPAS. Equipped with both contact and contactless EMV® Level 1 and Level 2 certification, UTC-P10 uses Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) management to ensure transaction security and provide a highly functional, low-cost, reliable payment solution that supports existing payment technologies. The module’s ultra-compact design offers space savings to ensure easy integration and installation, making it suitable for a wide range of retail, hospitality, transport, and self-service environments.

Supports EMV® Payment Technologies with Comprehensive Security Certifications

Advantech’s UTC-P10 payment module integrates the latest innovations in secure mobile payments into an ultra-compact 3-in-1 payment solution. Measuring just 106 x 68.5 x 21.7 mm, UTC-P10 incorporates magnetic stripe, contact EMV® chip, and contactless EMV® payment technologies to facilitate flexible self-payment applications. Certified to ISO 7810 and 7811 standards, the magnetic stripe reader (MSR) interface supports bi-directional reading, AAMVA and JIS I and II data formats, and single-, dual-, and triple-track magnetic heads. This allows the MSR to read up to three tracks of magnetic stripe card data regardless of swiping direction or speed, greatly increasing usability. For reading contact EMV® chip/smart cards, the module features an ICC interface that complies with Contact EMV® Level 1 and Level 2 specifications. Meanwhile, the NFC interface with ISO 14443 Type A and B certification supports ISO 18092 (P2P) mode to facilitate diverse contactless payment technologies, such as MasterCard® MCL (formerly PayPass), Visa payWave/VCPS, Visa IRWIN, Discover® DPAS, American Express® ExpressPay, MiFare®, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay NFC, Android Pay, Google Wallet , and Softcard SmartTap™.

Easily Integrated with Advantech UTC Touch Computers

Designed to be integrated with Advantech’s UTC all-in-one touch computers, the UTC-P10 payment module provides a cost-effective payment gateway that uses standard USB for communication, supports both landscape and portrait mode, and can be easily attached to the main unit for added functionality and applicability. In addition to a built-in buzzer that indicates when a payment device has been read to provide reassurance that transactions have been processed, the module features a universal SDK with full compatibility for Windows, Android, and iOS platforms, greatly simplifying integration and third-party application development.

Advantech’s UTC-P10 payment module combined with UTC touch computers allows retailers, restaurant and hotel owners, and service staff to conveniently and flexibly manage payment transactions for various in-store, point-of-sale, and self-service applications in diverse retail, hospitality, public service, and transport environments.

Key Features

  • Easily integrated with UTC touch computers
  • Contact EMV® Level 1 and Level 2 certification
  • Contactless EMV® Level 1 and Level 2 certification
  • Supports DUKPT management for transaction security
  • Can read up to three tracks of magnetic stripe data
  • Universal SDK for Windows, Android, and iOS
  • Compact design enables installation in limited-space environments
  • Built-in LED indicators and buzzer for audio feedback
  • Accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discovery) and contactless payment methods (Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Wallet)

The UTC-P10 ultra-compact 3-in-1 payment module is available for order now. For more information regarding UTC-P10 or other Advantech products and services, contact your local sales support team or visit our website at www.advantech.com.
(Product Specifications – .pdf)

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. By using Advantech products, an unlimited number of potential applications become possible.
(Corporate website: www.advantech.com).


Digital ATM Toppers powered by Signagelive

 

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

How did ATMs evolve?

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first ever ATM in the UK. Cash machines have been around since its launch at the Enfield branch of Barclays Bank on 27 June 1967. In the US Chemical Bank installed its first ATM in 1969 in New York.

The original thinking for ATMs was that banks needed to setup branches at the most convenient locations for its customers, even if that was in very remote locations. Creating a new branch had many costs – space, people, electricity, maintenance etc. however, most of the transactions that took place in the branch were taking cash out and checking of balance – so ATMs were introduced.

The phase of cost savings has now passed and the next logical step is looking at ATMs as a strategic location to generate revenue, create effective communication and new leads.

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Game-changing Technology for Retail Environments

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Black Diamond Solutions was chosen to develop an improved customer queue-management system for Int-AR-act so that they could effectively compete in that marketplace. A customer ‘call forward’ system helps shoppers move efficiently through a bank-style checkout lane. It has three elements – a button for the cashier to push, a register number indicator and a processor that ties it all together.

With the bar set, BDS set off to create a better system. They rapidly designed a prototype, tested it in store, and built the final solution run by BrightSign XD1033 players. Over 10,000 final products were delivered and installed on time.

“Our research quickly revealed that there were huge opportunities to improve upon the existing products.“Most retailers were using systems that relied on re-purposed garage door openers which were less than ideal. Furthermore, the systems serviced only a limited amount of cash registers and the indicator lights looked like they were designed in the 90’s.”

– Tucker McLane, President and CEO of Black Diamond Solutions

The main processor selection was easy: “The reliability of an embedded PC is poor, its presentation capabilities limited, and its cyber-security concerns prevent it from being used on a retailer’s in-store internet,” said Leo Iodice, Chief Technology Officer at Black Diamond Solutions. “So there was no question that we would use BrightSign. Coupled with function-dedicated, internet-secure Linux OS and customizable video presentation, the BrightSign player creates a compelling visual presentation. It is easily updated over a retail store’s networks and has the highest reliability of any product of its kind.”

BrightAuthor was used to script the BrightSign content for 12 different brand-specific versions of the solution.

Next, the register number needed to be redesigned. This is one of the products the customer sees, so it is important for it to look contemporary. Using RGB LEDs, BDS created a light source for the register number display to work inside int-AR-act’s position indicator. The LED’s can be set to blink or hold any color in the rainbow.

Using a proximity sensor, BDS created the perfect button for the system. It senses a person’s finger and has no moving parts for a very, very long life. Integrated with a transmitter, the buttons can signal the controller wirelessly for easier installation. And dedicated power means no batteries are required.

“That’s the kind of change you can make if you have the ability to develop and manufacture from scratch,” said Tucker. 

The Q-buster system, created by BDS and powered by BrightSign, is driven by technology that was previously unavailable in the queue-management marketplace. It is currently in place in over 1,500 stores and will be implemented in more than 3,000 North American stores by early 2018.



Case Study: Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry

Summary

  • JIBEI needed a digital signage network for student and visitor communication at their two campuses.
  • The signage screens display a mix of class listings, seminar agendas, JIBEI history and project stories.
  • Project included 29 digital signage systems, content management software, content integrations and professional services.
  • JIBEI recorded improved class enrollment & visitor satisfaction

Introduction

The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry (JIBEI) upgraded their New York campuses with 29 digital signage systems. Powered by the Mvix platform, the digital signage network drives the student and visitor experience and adds visual appeal to the campuses.

Signage screens in the Long Island Education Center provide students with class listings, agendas for special programs and seminars, and dynamic menus in the cafeteria. Displays in the new Electrical Industry Center in Queens highlight notable projects such as the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. They also display important milestones in JIBEI’s history.

| JIBEI

JIBEI was founded in 1943 to build and promote harmony within the electrical industry and to address labor-management issues for electrical workers and contractors in the state of New York.

Training and education are the primary goals and functions of JIBEI. Through the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, apprentices receive an intensive, disciplined 5 ½-year training course that includes 8,000 hours of classroom and on-the-job training. This continuing education program provides electrical workers with safety and advanced technology courses to help them maintain their skills and keep them up-to-date on the latest industry advancements and code changes.

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BrightSign Achieves Major Milestone, Ships its One Millionth Media Player

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Achievement Comes as Company Marks Fourth Straight Year on the Inc. 5000

LOS GATOS, CA – (August 22, 2017) – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced shipment of its one millionth media player. The company reached this landmark milestone heading into the second half of what promises to be the company’s strongest calendar year to-date.

“It’s pretty gratifying to think that there are now more than a million BrightSign players out in the field, powering rich digital experiences in dozens of countries across the globe,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “This accomplishment is testament to the dedication of our engineers and sales force, but most importantly our customers – their faith in BrightSign enabled rapid growth that helped cement our place as the preferred media player for virtually any digital signage application.”

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