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Webinar with Maverick AV Solutions – now and next in digital signage – featuring Aferdita Qesku and Florian Rotberg

Take a look at this great video featuring our Aferdita Qesku chatting to Florian Rotberg from Invidis, hosted by Joel and Joan from Maverick. They discuss the challenges and opportunities presented to the digital signage industry in these new unprecedented times for both present and future.

  • Ripple effects of COVID-19
  • How IOT will be the centrepiece of digital signage networks in the future
  • Emerging technologies post COVID-19

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Signagelive Digital Signage enhances the customer experience at AGnVET Services Group

Introduction
AGnVET Services Group is an independently owned Australian agribusiness, with specialist locally branded businesses located throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Each branch has a unique service offering to suit its local customer base covering products and services including Rural Merchandise, Fertiliser, Seed, Agricultural Chemicals, Animal Health and Nutrition, Insurance, Real Estate, Grain Storage, Livestock Marketing, Property Management and Agronomy Services.

Tell us a little about how you are using Signagelive?
We currently have Signagelive screens installed in 43 retail locations delivering marketing content to our end clients. This is a mix of 49” LG Digital Signs for locations with larger POS areas and 22.5” IAdea Screens for mounting on countertops in smaller locations.

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BrightSign Signage Merges Culture and Retail at K11 MUSEA

Hong Kong Office and Shopping Center Wows Visitors with Digital Innovation

Los Gatos, CA – June 23, 2020 – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced that its Series 4 players are powering an artistic digital signage solution at K11 MUSEA. Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside art and cultural district, K11 MUSEA is a world-class experiential landmark. Covering nearly 1.2 million square feet, it offers visitors immersive experiences in retail, art, culture, entertainment and gastronomy, all under one roof.

BrightSign Series 4 XD1034 players installed by BrightSign’s partner in China, SCHOT, power seven LED video walls, showing impressive installation art across the cultural-retail facility. Displays are positioned at retail outlets and in other conspicuous positions across K11 MUSEA, engaging customers and boosting sales volume for the associated brands. K11 MUSEA uses BSN.cloud to deliver a weekly program of live streamed events. These performances by top musicians, dancers and theater performers are relayed around the complex using the screens. Other innovative features of the installation include a highly original mirror display solution in the elevators and restrooms, providing useful information on weather, real-time temperature and shopping mall events. Seats with hidden circular LCD displays, elevator lobby displays and an interactive gaming facility are other surprises awaiting visitors.

Commenting on the project, Cliff Wong from SCHOT said, “The BrightSign-powered digital signage plays an important role in adding color, brightness and visual interest to the whole cultural-retail center. The installation boosts sales for brands, engages customers effectively and produces a creative environment in which visitors can immerse themselves.”

Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign said, “The K11 MUSEA installation is an exciting example of how digital signage can at once improve a building’s aesthetics, enrich the visitor experience and enhance convenience. Featured promotions and special events at K11 are presented in the most dynamic and visual way possible, while the wayfinding solution helps customers find the location of restaurants and retail stores.”

SCHOT has installed 1,000 BrightSign XT1144 players at K11 MUSEA, providing images and videos throughout the complex. The XT1144 offers BrightSign’s highest-performance graphics engine, matching the performance of a top PC to deliver the ultimate in HTML5 performance as well as True 4Kp60 video playback supporting Dolby VisionTM, HDR10 and HLG. The live events at K11 MUSEA harness the players’ support for Live TV playback of content. Installation of the system was simple, with the XT1144 offering Power over Ethernet (PoE+).

For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage products, 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 XT 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.


Ventura To Lead Sony B2B Strategy

Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Professional Division Taps Rich Ventura To Lead B2B Strategy

 

PARAMUS, N.J., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the appointment of Rich Ventura as Vice President of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura will provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony’s robust display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies. In addition, he will nurture and expand Sony relationships in the corporate, education and government sectors to drive growth for Sony’s B2B portfolio and create long-term partnerships with strategic systems integrators and distribution partners which will drive engagement among influential corporations and universities.

“We are thrilled to have Rich joining our team and are confident his years of industry experience and strong leadership will bring new insight and help drive accelerated and long-term growth for Sony in these strategic categories,” says Theresa Alesso, President, Imaging Products & Solutions Professional Division.

“I’m excited about joining Sony Electronics given their long history of innovation and leadership,” says Rich Ventura, Vice President of B2B, Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. “There are amazing opportunities in the industry and I look forward to delivering value to our partners and customers.”

Ventura brings two decades of experience in the professional imaging and display industry. Prior to Sony, Ventura spent nineteen plus years with NEC Display Solutions of America in which he held a variety of roles such as Field Sales, Director of Sales, and Vice President of Strategy and Solutions. As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Solutions Development at NEC Display Solutions of America, Ventura focused on evolving the business and driving it forward through strategic initiatives that resulted in both short and long-term gains for NEC.

In addition, Rich is also a respected industry insider in display technology and is a former Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) and serves on the Former Chairman’s Council. In his time on the DSF Board, he developed and supported numerous initiatives for various committees such as The International Committee, Advocacy and Outreach Committee, Membership Committee as well as the Global DOOH Council. Rich also has 10 years military service as a part of the Minnesota National Guard and the US Army Reserves.

Ventura’s extensive experience, industry relationships and dedication will bolster and support Sony’s strategy and vision for future-forward professional solutions that will evolve Sony’s B2B business within the professional division.

For more information about Sony Electronics’ Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division please visit https://pro.sony/ue_US/home.

About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.

Sony Electronics Inc. Contact:

Allison Mandara
Allison.Mandara@sony.com
201-930-6032


New Videotel Digital Signage Solution Uses QR Code for Touch-less Interactive Technology

Before COVID-19, businesses did their due diligence to invest thousands of dollars into touchscreen signage technology. However, within a few weeks, the pandemic has made it less than desirable, if not obsolete. But a new solution from Videotel Digital is transforming touchscreen signage into a touch-less alternative. It seems they’re always ahead of the curve in innovation to make life simpler for business owners and the people they serve. To that end, they announce their newest solution; it turns mobile phones into interactive digital signs. With full remote control, consumers can now view and manipulate a signage display with the scan of a touchscreen’s QR code. Customers take a picture of the code, and the screen automatically transfers to their smartphone. It’s then used to navigate the touchscreen without actually touching it.

To limit physical contact, product information, discount coupons, interactive product demos, and something as integral as a restaurant menu are now controlled on a mobile device in realtime. A dedicated website gives onsite customers mobile access to everything on the screen.

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Digital Signage Solutions from BrightSign and 22MILES Help Improve Campus Connectivity at Georgia Tech University

Los Gatos, CA, June 16, 2020 – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced its collaboration with 22MILES to improve campus connectivity at Georgia Tech University. Georgia Tech is a university of roughly 33,000 students, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The university tasked its newly created digital signage department with managing and implementing a campus-wide digital signage system. Following a thorough vendor vetting process, 22MILES emerged as the solution provider to handle the project.

22MILES’ approach to the project was to cement a collaborative partnership with the university’s technology departments, bringing the resources of 30+ developers into the equation, as well as innovators in the digital signage space such as BrightSign, the industry’s leading manufacturer of purpose-built media players.

“The integrated solution 22MILES offered with our partner BrightSign was the answer the university had been searching for,” said Tomer Mann, Executive Vice President at 22MILES. “The adaptive nature of the BrightSign players paired with the 22MILES engine behind them made the installation and adoption from their digital signage department a very efficient process. Many of their team members have verbally expressed to us how easy the solution was to work with, and how happy they were to discover the flexibility and intuitive nature of the 22MILES system. This became even more clear to everyone involved in the project as they delved into the process of implementing over 325 displays.”

 The 22MILES/BrightSign solution provides ease and accessibility, with a focus on empowering users with a simple content management system to manage hundreds of signs across its dynamic campus.

22MILES equipped the university with a platform built for the future that pairs responsive technology with market-leading media players via its partnership with BrightSign. Feedback from Georgia Tech’s digital signage implementation team has been that the system is straightforward to use. Most of the campus signs are lobby signs used for general purposes, spread out within buildings all over campus. More than 70 of those signs are dedicated to displaying room schedules and events.

Individual displays are accessible and sectioned based on the department. Team members can quickly add and edit curated information, including RSS feeds for events, emergency feeds for alerts, data lists for class schedules and festivities. Each campus department utilizes its respective section, with the team reporting virtually no learning curve even for more specific acts like scheduling media for news and updating dining services within the campus. The integrated channel feature makes it simple to quickly use any of the branded templates, while also having the ability to push different content to specific players.

The 22MILES/BrightSign solution is utilized all over campus. There are more than 325 digital devices active on Georgia Tech’s campus today, with more on the way. The 22MILES/BrightSign solution affords the university the agility to leverage a comprehensive and scalable digital signage platform that fulfills its current requirements and anticipates the road ahead.

For more information about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage products, 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 XT 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.


Enplug Unveils New Digital Signage Tools to Help Organizations Return to Work

Suite of Apps and Content Library Streamline Communications to Ensure Compliance, Safety

June 10, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Enplug, a leading cloud-based digital signage software provider, today unveiled a suite of new digital signage tools and visual assets to help organizations safely return to work as COVID-related restrictions begin to ease. Now more than ever, digital signage plays an integral role in keeping people safe as they resume everyday activities with new hygiene and social distancing guidelines brought on by the pandemic.

“Organizations of all sizes now face the common challenge of resuming operations in a way that prioritizes the safety of every student, employee, customer or visitor who enters a facility,” said Enplug CEO Nanxi Liu. “Digital displays are an immediate and effective way to communicate important safety information to ensure organizations do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and secure the ongoing, long-term well-being of these stakeholders.”

Reopening businesses, educational institutions and other facilities is contingent on organizations’ ability to effectively publish important safety reminders to keep occupants safe and healthy. Enplug’s cloud-based digital signage software platform makes it easy for business leaders and communications professionals to seamlessly communicate important operational updates, social distancing guidelines and compliance information in real time. The company’s extensive library of freely available templates empowers organizations to determine when and where information is displayed, with the ability to update content in real time via API or an affiliated spreadsheet. Key features include:

  • Screen Savers to maintain seamless communication as employees alternate between working from home and in the office.
  • Priority Play to immediately override scheduled content with important health and safety updates – a key element of improving compliance and mitigating risk.
  • Enplug Pulse helps reduce exposure and risk by ensuring IT staff can take the pulse of the digital signage network remotely, at any time.
  • Enplug Targeting makes it possible to schedule and automatically update content to display for specific audiences in multiple locations, and at different times of day; this capability is particularly relevant to organizations managing variations in health guidelines across different geographic regions.

Enplug’s extensive library of COVID-19 templates can be downloaded for free and used on any digital signage platform. Enplug users have the added benefit of using the company’s COVID-19 Safety App to help keep customers and employees safe, as well as Enplug’s Coronavirus News App to keep people up-to-date with the latest coronavirus news from Reuters.

For more information about Enplug and its full portfolio of digital signage software solutions, visit www.enplug.com. Follow Enplug on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the company’s latest news.

About Enplug
Enplug’s cloud-based digital signage software empowers businesses to manage content across multiple displays from a single dashboard. With powerful enterprise features and an easy-to-use design, Enplug is the innovative solution to scale visual communications. Leading global companies in banking, education, retail, energy and more depend on Enplug for seamless marketing and internal communications experiences. For a demo of Enplug, visit www.enplug.com.


Which Signagelive licence is best for my digital signage project?

We have been hosting weekly live stream sessions and recently had a discussion on all our Signagelive licences that we currently offer. To help you decide which licence is best for your project, please take a look at the detail below or take a look at this short video. If you are interested in joining us for our next live stream session here is the link.

All Signagelive licences come with these features as standard!

  • Free support – email and live chat from 08.00 to midnight Monday to Friday
  • Free updates – to the Signagelive platform and player software
  • Unlimited Online Storage – upload and store as much media as you like and download up to 10GB of content data per player per month
  • Unlimited users – add as many HQ and local users required

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Signagelive Broadcast Player helps Osmond Group and Bespak Europe keep their teams informed and entertained during COVID-19 crisis

In early April we launched our Broadcast Player to help our existing and new customers and partners, to communicate key messages to their teams in this time of crisis.

The Signagelive Broadcast Player is available for free to anyone, anywhere to use until the 30th September 2020.

Since launching we have had great feedback helping a number of organisations keep their remote workforces & furloughed employees engaged & up to date with a real mixture of content, including vital COVID-19 information from the WHO, to helpful resources on homeschooling, messages of thanks & support to staff, employee recognition awards, the celebration of upcoming events including VE day & weekly NHS clap for carers & much more.

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BrightSign Unveils Virtual Partner Pavilion to Showcase Integrations with CMS Vendors

Live Pavilion that was Planned for DSE is Resurrected as a Free Web-based Online Portal

 Los Gatos, CA, June 9, 2020 – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, has taken the wraps off its new BSN.cloud Virtual Partner Pavilion, showcasing the work of select partners demonstrating how they’ve integrated their respective CMS workflows into BSN.cloud. BrightSign had planned to showcase these partners within a live partner pavilion at DSE this past March, however those plans were placed on hold once the show was postponed.

“Our partner pavilion was going to be one of the highlights of our involvement at DSE – not just for BrightSign, but for the many CMS partners that were planning to showcase their work,” said BrightSign’s CEO Jeff Hastings. “I’m so glad we found a way to spotlight their offerings via a free, widely available platform. And while virtual events are certainly no substitute for in-person interaction, we hope that our partner pavilion will serve as a worthy replacement until we can safely resume in-person events.”

BrightSign’s BSN.cloud Partner Pavilion features informative webinars from various CMS partners, demonstrating how they’ve integrated their CMS platforms into the BSN.cloud Control Cloud workflow. Collectively, these webinars demonstrate how the broader CMS community is embracing BrightSign’s new cloud-based player management platform by highlighting various ways BSN.cloud is being utilized by CMS leaders across the industry.

Click here to visit BrightSign’s BSN.cloud Partner Pavilion. Visit https://brightsign.biz to learn more about BrightSign’s complete portfolio of digital signage hardware and software solutions.

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 XT 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.