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Signagelive brings enterprise digital signage to Amazon Fire TV

Signagelive is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices and displays. For the first time, digital signage customers can experience enterprise digital signage features and functionality on Amazon Fire TV devices and not be restricted to using basic, entry-level digital signage software that falls short of their requirements.

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Where can you find Signagelive at Integrate 2019?

Signagelive will be at Integrate on 27-29 August 2019 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We will be exhibiting with our partner Midwich on Stand J22. 
Integrate is Australia’s premier annual AV and Integration trade show. This three-day event is a hub of activity for local and global brands to showcase solutions and products to AV technicians and corporate end users, meet with buyers, integrators and distributors, and celebrate the latest industry developments.
Signagelive will be available to discuss and demonstrate our latest innovations and digital signage solutions. We will be showing how Signagelive cloud-based digital signage is beneficial for workplace communications and retail as well as many other verticals.
We supply digital signage software and services to multiple markets including retail, education, workplace communications and hospitality, to over 46 countries across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.
To register for this event click here 
To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.


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


Looking for the latest Workplace & Retail digital signage solutions? visit Signagelive Stand 45 at Midwich Technology Xposed 2019

Signagelive will be exhibiting at Midwich Technology Xposed 2019 on 11th & 12th September 2019 at Ascot Racecourse. 

We will be available to discuss and demonstrate our latest innovations and digital signage solutions. We will be showing how Signagelive cloud-based digital signage is beneficial for workplace communications and retail as well as many other verticals.

Signagelive supply digital signage software and services to multiple markets including retail, education, workplace communications and hospitality, to over 46 countries across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Signagelive are uniquely placed to support resellers with our 100% channel, vendor agnostic and partnership led approach.

We also offer a range of professional services, support, creative services and training options to onboard and retain customers.

Midwich Group’s Technology Xposed 2019 is the technology event of the year and will be exhibiting the latest in AV, Document Solutions and Technical.

Visit us on Stand 45 to discuss how we can work alongside you to identify opportunities, run trials and demonstrations, assist with proposals and close deals and provide a recurring revenue stream.

If you would like to attend this event please register here 

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.


Digital Signage Boosts Communication With Residents at Habitat America

The digital signage network has improved resident communication, enhanced brand consistency, and cut down printing costs in 15 locations.
Press Release – updated: Jul 25, 2019

STERLING, Va., July 25, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ​Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage software and solutions, implemented a digital signage network in 15 Habitat America locations, a property management company headquartered in Annapolis, MD. 
Founded in 1988, Habitat America is a third-party property management firm. They specialize in creating tailor-made marketing and management plans to provide the highest level of service to their residents. Habitat America professionally manages multi-family and senior housing in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
The digital signage network is powered by Mvix’s content-rich software. The goal of the implementation is to improve Habitat America’s resident communications and cut down printing costs across their locations.

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NIXPLAY SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH DSI SYSTEMS

Nixplay, the world’s leading smart photo frame designer and manufacturer, and DSI Systems, an industry leader in the independent retail channel have signed an agreement appointing DSI Systems as a distributor of Nixplay Signage’s range of digital signage displays, small format signage, and signage player.

July 30, 2019 – Nixplay Signage, a division of Nixplay, announced it has selected DSI Systems, the industry leader in the independent retail channel, 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.
Under the agreement, DSI Systems will distribute Nixplay Signage’s digital signage solutions to dealers using their nationwide distribution network. DSI Systems can ship products from its warehouse to dealer locations in a swift and efficient manner, enabling dealers to receive the products they need in one to two days, reducing inventory costs.
“DSI is happy to announce the addition of Nixplay Signage to our product
assortment. We believe this brand will meet the needs of our dealers by providing them with a simple plug-and-play digital signage solution while offering the flexibility to easily configure signage to fit specific applications for their customers,” said Doug Robison, CEO and President of DSI Systems.
“We’re incredibly pleased to announce the partnership and addition of DSI Systems to our American distribution channel,” said Sophia Avery, Head of Global Sales, at Nixplay Signage.
“Nixplay Signage is a fast-growing brand and partnering with DSI Systems will help us reach new customers through the long-established and highly-regarded dealer network of this industry leader,” said David Fergusson, Managing Director, at Nixplay Signage.
www.NixplaySignage.com


Already a Customer Favorite, Videotel Digital Makes Their Flagship industrial grade HD2600 XD Looping DVD Player Even Better With the HD2600 XD+

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) July 29, 2019

Announcing the launch of the HD2600 XD+ Videotel Digital ups the ante on a product that’s already in demand. Their newest industrial grade DVD player is the second generation of the sought-after HD2600 XD. The “new and improved” version, has hardware and firmware upgrades that strengthen the media player’s use across multiple industries. As is usually a trademark of any Videotel Digital product, the HD2600 XD+ is nothing short of convenience in one auto looping wonder built for 24/7 use.

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Austin’s Capital Metro’s Trusted Partnership Brings About Solar-Powered, Real-Time Information Displays

CHK America’s sister company, Connectpoint®, will provide a suite of Digital Bus Stop® products set to improve customer service at Austin’s highest volume bus stops

Goleta, CA, July 24, 2019 – – For over 15 years Connectpoint’s sister company CHK America, one of the largest, independent, wayfinding design companies in the world, has partnered with Capital Metro in creating and updating its extensive bus network. Most recently, CHK America’s design and project management expertise assisted in Cap Metro’s largest service change in its history. CHK delivered a newly-designed passenger information system for approximately 1,600 bus stops. On the heels of this long-term relationship Capital Metro purchased a suite of Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® products furthering their commitment to improve customer service via equitable, real-time information displays.
A Connectpoint AC-powered, ePaper, 13” Digital Bus Stop, equipped with text to speech, is a key component of Cap Metro’s celebratory opening of the new Westgate Transit Center along with Connectpoint’s 32”, ePaper Totem scheduled for installation soon.

Busy corridors and high volume areas throughout the Austin area such as Parmer Station, Rutland Station and Broken Spoke Station is where you’ll also find Connectpoint’s solar-powered 13” Digital Bus Stops. With an average of 2.5 million monthly passengers, Cap Metro riders will have easy-to-read, real-time, bus arrival information to make seamless connections throughout this extensive public transportation system.
“We are elated to provide Capital Metro with environmental, dynamic, transit solutions,” stated Rick Wood, CEO and president of Connectpoint Inc. “With its network redesign and service changes, and now deployments in the digital space, Capital Metro continues to transform the lives of Central Texans by implementing a sustainable passenger information network.”
About Connectpoint®, Inc.
Connectpoint® suite of products offer advanced solar and battery-powered, ePaper, real-time digital signage for “smart transit” and “smart city” applications efficiently accelerating transit needs and enabling a true mobility system. Connectpoint® products do not require electrical infrastructure and addresses the issues of cost efficiency and reliability for real-time departure information. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop®, SmartStop® and Interactive Kiosk high-resolution imagery broadcasts real-time arrival/departures, service change updates, rider alerts, ad campaigns in addition to interactive trip planning. Weatherized and wireless, Connectpoint® Digital Signage, is easily deployed on existing bus stop poles and bus shelters within 30 minutes. Our content management system CPAM™ (Connectpoint Asset Management) integrates all legacy systems into one content portal. Connectpoint has powered hundreds of transit agencies across 12 states. For more information, visit www.connectpointdigital.com

Connectpoint® Media Contact:
Donna Amato
damato@connectpointdigital.com
805-682-8900 ext. 101


Port Authority Connectpoint° Real-Time Information Displays Success Generate New Contract

Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny has shown an improved rider experience since the initial deployment of Connectpoint® Interactive Kiosks and Digital Bus Stop® displays in 2016

GOLETA, California, July 22, 2019 – – Expanding on the success of its initial implementation of real-time, passenger information displays, Port Authority of Allegheny, the second largest transit agency in Pennsylvania, awarded Connectpoint Inc. an additional contract to continue their partnership in the rail and bus stop improvement program. The newly ordered Connectpoint® E Ink, Digital Bus Stop® displays and Interactive Kiosks will ensure the continued comfort and ease-of-use for Port Authority’s riders.
Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® offers ground breaking technology via solar-powered, real-time departure and schedule information as well as service alerts. These “smart city” digital signs are equipped with ePaper displays that provide crystal-clear readability any hour of the day or night. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop® signs are easy to install, can be retrofitted to your existing bus stops or shelters and managed remotely via their content management system, CPAM™.
The smart, connected delivery of Digital Bus Stop® content via CPAM™ (Connectpoint Asset Management), an agnostic, content management system not only broadcasts real-time bus arrival and alerts but in a true Smart City environment the Digital Bus Stop can be converted into an emergency message system when the need arises.
Connectpoint® Interactive Kiosks give transit customers control over their trip. They can access real-time arrival information and plan their trip within the transit system while also being able to incorporate first and last mile choices — personal car use, bicycle or walking. In addition, the trip planning module allows the customer to interact with the mapping database so they can search for specific places without having to do a trip plan.

“Having real-time transit information available to everyone has been a major priority for us, as it improves the lives of our customers who are now able to spend more time doing what they want to do rather than spend time at a bus stop waiting to get there,” said Port Authority CEO Katharine Kelleman.
“Port Authority of Allegheny County has always been a forward-looking agency and was an early adopter of Connectpoint products,” stated Rick Wood, CEO and President of CHK America and Connectpoint®. “This latest procurement significantly increases their investment in sustainable, low-power, real-time, digital signage, and underscores their commitment to excellent customer service.”
About Connectpoint®, Inc.
Connectpoint® suite of products offer advanced solar and battery-powered, ePaper, real-time digital signage for “smart transit” and “smart city” applications efficiently accelerating transit needs and enabling a true mobility system. Connectpoint® products do not require electrical infrastructure and addresses the issues of cost efficiency and reliability for real-time departure information. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop®, SmartStop® and Interactive Kiosk high-resolution imagery broadcasts real-time arrival/departures, service change updates, rider alerts, ad campaigns in addition to interactive trip planning. Weatherized and wireless, Connectpoint® Digital Signage, is easily deployed on existing bus stop poles and bus shelters within 30 minutes. Our content management system CPAM™ (Connectpoint Asset Management) integrates all legacy systems into one content portal. Connectpoint has powered hundreds of transit agencies across 12 states. For more information, visit www.connectpointdigital.com.

Connectpoint® Media Contact:
Donna Amato
damato@connectpointdigital.com
805-682-8900 ext. 101


DSF Announces a Dozen Micro-credential Courses

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Read DSF Micro-Credential Course Descriptions

DSF Credential License Registration

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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.