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Signagelive and Quividi Announce Audience & Campaign Intelligence Partnership in DOOH and Digital Signage

Signagelive, cloud based digital signage platform, and Quividi, the World #1 Audience & Campaign Intelligence platform for DOOH and Digital Signage, announce the deep integration of their platforms. This integration enables any DOOH and Digital Signage networks running Signagelive and Quividi to test, measure, optimise and deliver data-driven contextualised content to best engage and convert audiences.

The combined solution provides marketers with the most detailed level of Audience & Campaign Intelligence. They can get very fine analytics on the exact audience dynamics for each content play, and also run HTML5 campaigns that instantly react to the actual audience currently watching the screen.

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HighStreet Collective partner with NEC to install their ALP solution powered by Signagelive

HighStreet Collective is a retail experience agency, who has partnered with NEC to install their ALP solution with Signagelive on BrightSign players.

Here is a great article and video by the Living Retail Lab, a Citizen Market in Atlanta, that has turned over their physical marketplace to HightStreet Collective.

The objective of the collaboration is to measure the effectiveness of digital signage against traditional retail marketing with the first use case being menu boards. This article and the results show the difference in input from traditional peg-board menus, to static text, then text with images and finally text with subtle videos.

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Enplug Debuts New Holidays and Countdown Apps

Newest Additions to Enplug’s App Market Make it Easy to Celebrate Holidays and Count Down to Special Events

October 8, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Enplug, a leading cloud-based digital signage software provider, today announced new apps that make it easier than ever for businesses and organizations to use their digital signage networks to mark holidays and other special events. The new Countdown App enables organizations to count down to or count up from date-related milestones, while the Holidays App automates the process of celebrating holidays in the workplace. Both apps are available today for free on Enplug’s App Market.

“Whether used for internal employee communications or for customer-facing marketing purposes, digital signage is a powerful visual tool,” said Nanxi Liu, CEO of Enplug. “Our new Apps help users elevate their digital signage networks even further by giving them an easy, intuitive way to build excitement around holidays and other significant events.”

Countdown App
Countdown timers are an effective way to build employee and customer engagement – whether counting down to a future event, or counting up from a past event. Prominently displaying these timers is a great way to build interest, generate excitement or create a sense of urgency for deadlines, events and other milestones.

Using timers on prominently located screens helps increase participation and inspire engagement around important events. Whether motivating individuals in the final days of a fundraising drive, keeping important employee deadlines top-of-mind, building anticipation for product releases or counting down to the first day of a new school semester, a countdown clock is a powerful visual reminder of the immediacy of your message.

Users can choose from dozens of professionally designed templates, with layout options in both portrait and landscape screen orientation. Template colors, fonts and images can all be customized to ensure brand consistency across the entire signage network, and queuing up a tailored list of milestones is as simple as uploading a spreadsheet of dates with custom triggers to ensure that updates are made automatically.

Holidays App 
You’ll never miss another holiday with Enplug’s new Holidays App. An extensive library of artfully designed templates for more than 30 commonly celebrated holidays makes it easy to “set and forget” a full calendar of holidays, creating custom triggers to ensure holiday content displays on time, every time. Pre-defined color palettes, imagery and messages ensure the appropriate mood is created for each holiday, with the ability to further customize various elements to suit corporate branding and HR guidelines.

Featuring holidays in the workplace or in a customer-facing business is an important opportunity to build a shared sense of celebration to increase employee satisfaction and even incite customers to shop more generously. But scheduling holiday content can be challenging, especially when a particular holiday falls on a weekend or on a company holiday. Enplug’s new Holidays App empowers HR managers and marketers to take full advantage of these seasonal events, with the peace of mind that all holidays will be celebrated as intended for maximum impact. Celebrating holidays in retail settings can be especially effective. Each December as shoppers are inundated with stimuli vying for their attention, static signage is easily lost in the holiday shuffle, and digital signage is one of the few ways to grab and keep customers’ attention. Enplug’s new Holidays App enables retailers to take full advantage of the digital medium, using eye-catching dynamic signage to put shoppers in the holiday mood, creating a sense of urgency to drive additional sales.

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.


signageOS Announces Research Center for Digital Signage

For Immediate Release – October 7, 2019

CONTACT: Luke Gibbs,  Marketing Director

signageOS announces the inception of the signageOS research division to analyze and report on digital signage hardware and software.

signageOS Inc., San Francisco, CA, October 7, 2019: signageOS announces the creation of the signageOS Research Center to analyze and report on digital signage display and player performance, device management, security, and much more. The first report to be introduced by the signageOS Research Center is on Samsung Tizen 4.0.

“There has been a lively discussion around device performance for many years in the digital signage industry. For the most part, there has never been publicly available supporting evidence to validate the opinions expressed by opponents and supporters of media players or System-on-Chip displays. signageOS has decided to take the lead to test and benchmark.” – Stan Richter, CEO 

Further studies and reports will be produced on all relevant performance metrics for the most popular hardware in the digital signage industry. Access the detailed report as well as subsequent reports and studies by subscribing at signageos.io/research. Our partners & subscribers will have the opportunity to utilize resources such as:

  • Performance results
  • Test cases
  • Test scenario descriptions
  • Video recording evidence (including slow motion, high-resolution video captures)
  • Testing videos
  • HTML5 content
  • Source codes for HTML5 players/Applets used for testing
  • Further signageOS commentary on results and implications

The signageOS Research Center aims to push the limits of innovation by analyzing and reporting on accurate information, independently gathered and tested for all digital signage hardware and software.


Top Reseller of Videotel Digital Products Says Their Satisfied Customer List is Booming

For everything from weddings and informal gatherings to large venue corporate functions, one audio visual company in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, continues to keep Videotel Digital top-of-mind. Providing A/V equipment sales and rentals nationwide, Soundhouse Rentals, Inc. has partnered with the Southern California company to supply clients with superior equipment. A fan of the VP71 XD Industrial Digital Signage Player from Videotel Digital, the full-service corporate A/V, pro audio, and DJ equipment rental service uses the product themselves. Offering clients in New York’s five boroughs a full range of on-site event production and technical services, Soundhouse engages crowds with the VP71XD on the regular.

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Premium Salon and Medical Spa Lords & Ladies Salon Upgrades Digital Signage System to Enhance Waiting Areas Customer Experience

Discover how Pennsylvania’s most popular salon implemented digital signage across 7 locations to streamline communications while increasing social media awareness and followers using digital signage for salons.

 In 1984, Lords & Ladies (L&L) opened its premier location at 64 King Street, Pottstown. In 1999, using their proven recipe for success, L&L expanded to their second location in Douglassville, and again in 2003 with a third in Gilbertsville. As of today, L&L is southwest Pennsylvania’s leading salon, with 7 locations, serving over 60,000 clients annually.
A key factor of success for L&L is creating second-to-none salon experiences. After looking at the average salon experience of customers, L&L determined that digital signage was required for optimizing their in-store communications and marketing strategy.

 The Challenge
 When first implementing digital signage for their waiting areas, L&L quickly learned that the initial provider they chose was hard-to-use and limited capabilities. The content management and design interface were clunky and took the average user several hours to figure out.
L&L needed to replace the system with a new digital signage software platform that was feature-rich, scalable and easy-to-deploy. The content design needed to visually engaging that was eye-catching and pleasing to customers waiting.

 The Solution
Because the first company that L&L chose was not what they claimed to be, L&L did extensive testing of each vendor. When judging the options, L&L made sure analyze how easy it was to create and update content, what it took to preschedule specific messages to play and how easy it would be to update the content of the screen for all 7 different locations.
After reviewing three options, L&L chose NoviSign to replace their existing digital signage software vendor. From being able to update all seven screens with one click to being able to make on-the-fly changes to content, L&L had full control over the content of their screen, from their corporate office.

 The Results
Using NoviSign and the cloud-based design Studio, L&L can now create and send their marketing communications to one of their salon’s screens at any time. Their marketing department can remotely together their content, easily create playlists and within second update their screens information:

  • Salon sales and notifications
  • Display new product informational videos
  • Upsell services and gift cards
  • Stream real-time company Instagram & Twitter feeds
  • Menu listing of services, prices and product
  • Customer testimonials with before and after images

 Testimonial
“With NoviSign, we have improved our ability to reach and communicate with customers while reducing the overall perceived wait times for customers. We can easily create customized messages and layouts then send them out to each one of our 7 locations. NoviSign is user-friendly and we can perfectly tailor the look and feel of the content to match our company branding, website and ad campaigns. We were able to use the existing TVs and Android TV boxes that we had. We downloaded the NoviSign app and within minutes, we had the content that we designed playing the screen!”

  • Brittney, Marketing and Communications Manager

About Lords & Ladies Salon
In 1984, Lords & Ladies opened its premier location at 64 King Street, Pottstown. Pioneering salon systems were carefully developed, then immediately implemented and we hit the ground running! The company thrived and ultimately needed to grow. In 1999, using our proven recipe for success, we expanded our availability with our second location in Douglassville and again in 2003 with our third in Gilbertsville. Our clientele grew to over 60,000 and in June 2007 our Fleetwood salon joined its sister salons and is now providing the same outstanding service to the greater Reading area.


Job Posting: BrightSign, Inside Sales Manager

Point of Contact: Frank Pisano
Company Name: BrightSign
Email: fpisano@brightsign.biz
Phone Number: (678) 642-7269
Corporate Website: http://www.brightsign.biz
Type of Position: Full-time
Job Title: Inside Sales Manager
 

Job Description:

BrightSign, the global market leader in digital signage media players, is seeking an experienced Inside Sales Manager who has excelled in building & mentoring high performance inside sales teams. This role requires working full time out of our Los Gatos headquarters location. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing industry leading company in an exciting industry.

This qualified individual will need to possess natural leadership skills and proven sales abilities.
The Inside Sales Manager will report to the VP of Sales and will have responsibility for building and managing our Inside Sales team ensuring the qualification and generation of new opportunities that supports our company’s growth. Working with the Vice President of Sales, the goal will be to improve upon current sales process, create and further develop customer relationships, and help lead the inside team while working with the field sales teams to achieve mutual sales targets.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Our Inside Sales team will have overall responsibility for the following areas:
1. Handling all inbound opportunities and leads.
2. Qualifying, categorizing and processing all inbound leads.
4. Handling the complete life cycle for selling and closing all SMB accounts.
5. Handling the complete lifecycle for handing off and following up on qualified leads to our distributors, resellers and strategic partners.
6. Driving outbound initial prospecting and lead qualification.
7. Support of field sales team by qualifying leads, leading preliminary sales calls via telephone and web conferences, and then coordinating and supporting the field team to help successfully close new business.
In addition, the Inside Sales team manager will lead efforts to build out our sales processes and systems including:
1. Helping to implementing a full CRM and lead management system.
2. Hiring and building an Inside Sales team that will support our fast-paced culture and explosive growth.
3. Helping to develop, implement and continuously improve “best practices” sales processes, systems and messaging.

In addition to the above, this person will interface with and regularly support and collaborate with:
• Major Accounts
• Distributor and Reseller Accounts
• Strategic business development with Digital Signage Ecosystem partners
• Collaboration with marketing, accounting and finance


New York Digital Signage Week- Event Highlight

Privacy and Proof – a DSF Coffee and Controversy Event

The DSF is hosting its Coffee and Controversy event on October 15, 2019 at the Microsoft Training Facility at 11 Times Square.  Moderated by lauded 16:9 blogger and industry practitioner Dave Haynes, the Federation will explore the inter-dependencies–and potential privacy implications–at play regarding measurement and monetization strategies within DOOH and its many venues.  Panelists will include executives from legal, technology, and media perspectives.

Schedule

8:00 AM Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM Program Start and Panel Discussion – Privacy and Proof

11:00 AM- Program Ends

Register

$20 For DSF Members, $35 For Non-Members

Featured Member Event

The DSF will periodically highlight member events during New York Digital Signage Week

On Tuesday, October 15th, ComQi is hosting an exclusive, invite-only event. The Showroom Mixer will connect  peers and industry leaders for an evening of cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres. The venue is limited to 100 guests, so to request an invitation, please RSVP here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comqis-showroom-mixer-tickets-72442281815


Nixplay Signs Distribution Agreement With Sherpa Group

Nixplay, the world’s leading smart photo frame designer and manufacturer, and Sherpa Group, a Canadian distributor of premium audiovisual and communication solutions, have signed an agreement appointing Sherpa Group as a distributor of Nixplay Signage’s range of digital signage displays, small format signage, and signage player.

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nixplay Signage, a division of Nixplay, announced it has selected Sherpa Group, a Canadian distributor of premium audiovisual (AV) and communication solutions, as a distributor for the hassle-free and customizable digital signage solutions offered by Nixplay Signage.

Nixplay Signage provides an out-of-the-box digital signage solution with integrated hardware and software offerings that can benefit companies spanning every industry. The digital displays can be set up within minutes to deliver high-resolution content that offers simple, fast and effective business messaging from anywhere in the world. Nixplay Signage is the only digital signage solution that works right out of the box, the same way a photo frame would.

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Enplug Unveils New Templates App to Streamline Digital Signage Content Creation

Latest Addition to Enplug’s App Market Gives Businesses the Tools to Accelerate Content Creation, While Ensuring All Content Remains Fresh and On-brand

August 29, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Enplug, a leading cloud-based digital signage software provider, today announced the addition of the Templates App to its App Market. Available as a free enhancement to the Enplug platform, the Templates App gives users a robust library of drag-and-drop templates to create stunning custom announcements that automatically update on user-defined triggers and suit virtually any digital signage application.

“We’re excited about the Templates App because it is a great representation of Enplug’s innovative approach of enabling smarter digital signage through automated custom content. This app will accelerate the content-creation process and empower our customers to derive even greater value from their digital signage networks,” said Nanxi Liu, CEO of Enplug.

The new Templates App gives users the option of selecting from the app’s many professionally designed layouts, or simply starting with a blank canvas. The content on the signs will automatically update based on user-defined triggers. For example, a user can upload a list of employee names with their work anniversary dates. When the anniversary date is set as the trigger, the sign will automatically update with the name of each specific employee. The Templates App also opens up new ways for administrators to streamline the process of content creation by uploading their own company’s templates, which they can manage across a select group of users. Key features of the new Templates App include:

Custom Triggers
New custom triggers empower organizations to automatically update dynamic text and images without having to log in to the Enplug Dashboard. Scheduling content to display at pre-determined dates keeps signage fresh and ensures scheduled changes happen precisely when needed. Custom Triggers are established by uploading an existing spreadsheet or creating a new one directly in the Templates App. Once the date fields and corresponding media files are linked to placeholders within the canvas, updates occur automatically on the desired dates.

 Company Templates
Templates give businesses – particularly larger ones with geographically dispersed networks of locations – the ability to standardize templates to ensure all signs remain on-brand, while giving individual locations the ability to update certain fields to localize content as needed. Administrators have control of user access to specific templates and can set areas for customization. Users can move, scale and rotate design elements in just a few clicks, while certain pre-defined design elements can be fixed to ensure brand guidelines and norms remain consistent throughout the organization.

Customizable Countdown Timers
Countdown timers are a great way to engage viewers – either by creating anticipation ahead of a future event, or by showing how much time has elapsed since a past milestone. To incorporate timers, users simply select the timer format and then enter the date of an event or deadline. Select a past date to count up, or a future date to count down.

Multi-Orientation Preview

Enplug makes it easy to deploy compelling digital content on virtually any screen, regardless of the aspect ratio or orientation. The new Templates App enables users to arrange the canvas to match the orientation and layout of the desired endpoint. Users have live previews of their sign in HD/4K layouts, as well as in landscape and portrait orientations.

For more information about Enplug and its full portfolio of digital signage software solutions, visit www.enplug.com. Follow Enplug on Facebook,  Twitter 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.