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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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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.


iGotcha Media and BrightSign Install Digital Signage in Loto-Quebec Kiosks

Loto-Quebec – a Canadian government organization that oversees all lottery activities throughout Quebec – sought the help of iGotcha Media to create a dynamic menu-based digital signage solution for Loto-Quebec point-of-sale kiosks in several Walmart locations. The digital displays showcase lottery products, with content updated on a weekly basis to highlight current promotions.
The kiosk design varies depending on the location, with some placed behind cash registers and others located in Walmart’s main aisle. iGotcha’s team designed an innovative, engaging and informative signage solution with adaptability to suit various kiosk placement options.
iGotcha’s team assisted Loto-Quebec in specifying hardware for the project, including BrightSign XD234 media players feeding content to Samsung QLED TVs.
“The combined functionality of iGotcha Media’s advanced content management system and BrightSign’s media players were the ideal choice for the Loto-Quebec project,” said Kyle Pilot, CTO and co-founder of iGotcha Media. “The players enabled both systems to seamlessly connect together, providing Loto-Quebec with an efficient and reliable solution.”
Various messages are displayed on the screen, corresponding to the weekly lottery results. iGotcha’s specialized in-house studio designed content for the kiosks, accounting for all the potential Loto-Quebec outcomes.
The content is displayed in menu-board fashion, featuring lottery products with their respective prices, which are rotated weekly. Featured products are highlighted on the left-hand side, and classic items such as the Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Poker Plus+, are placed on the static top banner.
iGotcha’s proprietary content management system is utilized to deploy content to the kiosks, while BrightSign’s media players ensure superior video quality and kiosk reliability.
The kiosks were initially implemented in shopping centers across Quebec, as well as in the Loto-Quebec Montreal head office, providing Loto-Quebec with the complete solution that will ultimately be implemented in more than 50 locations.


Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, installs new LED and Lightbox powered by Signagelive

Introduction 

Ambassador Theatre Group wanted their architects’ vision to be implemented through LED and a Lightbox on site to display the theatre name as well as listings for their shows.

Esprit Digital were selected to provide both LED and a Lightbox for Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. 

Key project requirements 

Ambassador Theatre Group needed a quick and easy way to display show times and upcoming events, that can be centrally managed, but also allow for local users to update content. The system needed to be scalable, to allow for further sites to be added.

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Interactive Industrial Digital Signage Media Player from Videotel Digital Gets Outstanding Review from Pivot Creative Solutions

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) July 15, 2019

Videotel’s digital signage player, the VP71XD creates a terrific buzz at trade shows, says the president of Pivot Creative Solutions.

Tasked with creating an impression at trade shows, corporate events, and their specialized environments, Pivot Creative Solutions says they’ve implemented the benefits of the VP71XD with success. Adept at the design and fabrication of memorable installations, the company’s president recently weighed in on the effectiveness of Videotel Digital’s popular industrial digital signage media player.

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With High Street stores struggling new digital signage technology holds the key to its survival

Retailers need to be ahead of the game as they are currently facing many challenges from online and discount retailers. Signagelive can show how digital signage has a major role to play to increase commercial results.
This article published by Installation/AV Technology discusses technology is at the heart of these improvements with digital signage being the most visible.
Jason Cremins our CEO at Signagelive contributed to the article:  

“We are seeing an increasing number of retailers addressing the need to better train and retain their employees using digital signage in staff canteens and breakout areas in the store,” says Jason Cremins, founder and CEO at Signagelive. “The advance in digital signage hardware including System On Chip displays has greatly reduced the costs and complexity to deploy and manage internal communications within a store network. Interactivity can be added using the remote control supplied with SoC displays to select specific content to assist with staff on-boarding and product training, all of which can be tracked and reported on for compliance.

There is also a considerable amount of interest and activity from retailers looking to use business intelligence to optimise the content they are showing on their digital signage displays. Audience Measurement through Anonymous Video Analytics and Mobile Proximity can be used to profile customers and tailor content to ensure maximum impact.

However, Cremins believes that most retailers have a long way to go before they can fully exploit and benefit from digital signage. “At present retailers are deploying digital signage without the intelligence and insights required to measure success,” he explains. “I believe the deployment of BI-driven digital signage in retail will become mandatory to prove the success and continued investment in digital signage in retail and not restrict deployments to flagship locations in major cities for high-value retailers.”

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


Federal Heath Installing Next Generation Technology for the World’s Biggest Video Screen

As the world’s largest video screen gets a next-generation transformation in Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience is counting on Federal Heath for the complex installation and logistics. Work has commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Read full press release from Federal Heath

Imagine a screen that’s nearly five football fields long and 100 feet wide – an overhead canopy covering a four-block stretch of downtown for an immersive sight-and-sound experience. Now imagine replacing every visual component within a matter of months with a newly-developed product, while minimizing the impact on pedestrians, concert-goers, a canopy-long zip line, and other commerce 90 feet below.

The carefully orchestrated operation by Federal Heath will be formidable, replacing the multiple elements on 1/8 of the canopy at a time in sequenced phases. Content on the canopy, including the signature Viva Vision light shows, are continuing…..

Read full press release from Federal Heath


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