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  • 29 Jun 2016 8:15 AM | Anonymous

    Unified Brand, a leading provider of customized TV channels using digital signage technologies, announces it has joined industry advocacy group Digital Signage Federation (DSF) as a Tier 1 End User network in the newly announced membership structure.  DSF partners with its members to provide education, networking and advocacy to the digital signage industry and the diverse constituents of its ecosystem.
    “Unified Brand is excited to join the DSF as they have done a great job of including the digital signage End User community in its leadership and focus as we are ultimately the companies at the coalface of those viewing the digital signs” said Guy Tonti, President of Unified Brand.  “As a company with a vision to make every business have its own custom TV channel, working with the entire digital signage community through DSF is important to our continued growth so our medium becomes a more integral part of the overall communication and advertising world.”
    “We view Unified Brand’s use of digital signage as alternative to cable or over-the-air TV in bringing custom TV channels for inside business venues based on their viewer demographics and ever-changing intended messaging.  As we are seeing great leaps forward in the digital signage products and technologies we can leverage for our solutions, we find the best of these companies are involved in and leading the DSF,” added Tonti.
    Unified Brand builds custom TV channels for use within business locations as an alternative to cable and over-the-air channels.  From its main office in Phoenix, Arizona, it produces solutions that serve three (3) primary network segments:  (1) AutoVisionTV http://www.autovisiontv.com focuses on providing focused TV Channels within auto dealerships, (2) NetNeighborhoodTV http://www.netneighborhoodtv.com/ brings together businesses, advertisers, and customers in a specific geography to present their own messaging and a blend of entertainment content, and (3) EnterpriseTV http://www.unifiedbrand.com/enterprise-solutions/ provides customized TV channels in a business’s visitor and employee-only areas with messages and communication specifically developed and managed for the intended audience.

  • 29 Jun 2016 8:06 AM | Anonymous
    LOS GATOS, CA – (June 28, 2016) – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage players, today announced a pair of successful retail installments. In both cases, unique applications of digital signage are being used on hundreds of connected screens to engage customers in new ways and ultimately drive revenue growth for these forward-thinking businesses embracing the latest digital signage technology. And while these businesses – Oil Can Henry’s and Cellular Sales – compete in entirely different markets, both are forging new ground in retail, harnessing digital signage to communicate with customers more effectively.

    “The sky is the limit when it comes to digital signage in retail, and these two businesses are examples of how a fresh approach to customer-facing digital signage can yield very positive results,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “A modest up-front investment in digital signage can pay dividends many times over, as is the case for both of these organizations.”

    Oil Can Henry’s
    Oil Can Henry’s is an Oregon-based provider of vehicle maintenance with more than 100 shops located throughout the Pacific Northwest. The company installed digital signage displays in maintenance bays at locations across all of its key markets. The displays are being used to sell additional services throughout the visit, resulting in an average service visit cost increase of 20%. Additionally, the screens are utilized during off-hours for employee training and other corporate communications.

    Cellular Sales
    Cellular Sales is the largest Verizon retailer in the United States with more than 560 stores in 28 states. The company replaced legacy printed signage that was costly and time-consuming to update. With digital signage now in place, Cellular Sales is well-positioned support Verizon corporate promotions instantly, whereas in the past the stores would not have been able to produce and ship materials in time to support the promotions. Additionally, the company strategically located more than 50 displays throughout its corporate headquarters. Deploying digital signage at corporate headquarters and in retail locations across the country has proven very successful for Cellular Sales, increasing employee engagement as well as retail sales.

    Powered by BrightSign Network
    In both instances, BrightSign Network enables timely content updates, made at the corporate level and instantly rolled out to the companies’ vast networks of individual locations. Retail organizations with expansive geographic footprints greatly benefit from the ability to manage content centrally to ensure consistency across their disparate networks of retail locations.

    For more information about BrightSign’s portfolio of digital signage solutions, visit 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 4K 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.

  • 23 Jun 2016 10:47 AM | Anonymous
    The Solution Offers Easy Wireless Connectivity, Advanced Presentation Capabilities and a Comprehensive Set of User-Friendly Collaboration Features

    Kramer’s VIA Campus, an innovative Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) wireless presentation and collaboration solution for any meeting environment, classroom or training room, won the SCN Installation Products award for "Most Innovative Collaboration Product" at InfoComm 2016.

    “Whether it's enhancing real-time team collaboration or creating more proactive learning environments, VIA Campus provides comprehensive, user-friendly presentation and sharing features for any wireless device," said Neta Lempert, VP Digital Business Development at Kramer.

    From any laptop or mobile device, meeting participants, students, and teachers can view the main display, edit documents together in real time, share files of any size, and use the main display as a digital whiteboard.

    VIA Campus enables mirroring from any PC, MacBook, Chromebook, and Android (5.0 or newer) device and supports Apple AirPlay (for iOS devices). The solution can show up to six user screens on one main display or up to 12 screens on two displays. VIA Campus also features e-polling and e-exams to help teachers easily and instantly measure how much students or trainees are actually learning.

    The solution is part of the complete family of VIA Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions for any meeting environment, from huddle spaces and small to mid-sized meeting rooms to elaborate boardrooms.

    For customers with multiple VIA devices, Kramer offers VIA Site Management, a software application that lets IT administrators easily view and manage all VIA devices within the same network.

  • 22 Jun 2016 11:48 AM | Anonymous

    Kramer Electronics is thrilled to share that InfoComm International has named their very own, Dave Bright, the winner of the 2016 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award; the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the association. Bright proudly accepted the award at this year’s InfoComm show in Las Vegas, held June 8-10.
    The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award was renamed in 2015 to honor the late Mackey Barron, founder of HB Communications and former member of the InfoComm Board of Directors. Bright and Barron were very close friends, sharing many of the same qualities that made them both such great leaders.
    "Dave Bright has been an active, committed member of the AV industry for more than 30 years, and his and Kramer's support of InfoComm has been remarkable," said David Labuskes, CTS®, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "He's served on our Leadership Search Committee, participated in our executive events, counseled on industry trends and issues, and championed a longstanding partnership between Kramer and InfoComm to train AV professionals who pursue certification. As a respected leader and mentor, much like Mackey Barron, Dave has helped countless AV professionals in their careers, including me personally, for which we are all indebted to him. We are thrilled he’s receiving the first Distinguished Achievement Award to bear Mackey's name."
    Clint Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing for Kramer Electronics USA, and long-time co-worker of Bright said, "Having worked for Dave directly for more than 24 years, he has been both a mentor and father figure to me. My success and happiness at work and in life, and the success and happiness of so many others who've worked with him over the years, are 100-percent, directly attributable to Dave. I can never thank him enough and I know that there are an incredible number of people who feel the same way I do."
    Prior to opening up Kramer USA, Dave worked for Mitsubishi for nearly 10 years where he played a large role in starting their Professional Electronics Division. After his time at Mitsubishi he went on to start his own business before he founded Kramer US. Dave came to Kramer ready to succeed, and the incredible growth of Kramer’s US business during his 18 plus years is evident that he did just that.
    Each year, InfoComm International recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2016, the InfoComm Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, CTS Holder of the Year, Educator of the Year, Women in AV and Young AV Professionals Awards. The Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed by InfoComm staff.
    For information on all Kramer products and solutions, including Sierra Video and Kramer Powered by Calibre, please visit: http://www.kramerus.com

  • 09 Jun 2016 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    Kramer is showcasing the pro AV industry's first complete Video Content Overlay (VCO) solution at InfoComm 2016 in C Hall, Booth C6825 in Las Vegas from June 8th.  

    With intuitive, modular software and scalable hardware, Kramer VCO can deliver targeted promotional content, visitor information, emergency alerts, and more over HDMI video to multiple displays in multiple locations. Applications include bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, conference rooms, retail, and digital signage. The solution can overlay text, static and animated images, and video at up to full-HD resolution.

    Kramer VCO automates the entire video content overlay process from design to display, making it easier than ever to get your message across to achieve business goals.

    The solution offers fast ROI by using existing display infrastructure and offering remote, centralized management from either a single PC or corporate database.

    "Kramer VCO is all about driving high value to customers through extremely efficient, complete content delivery system” said Aviv Ron, VP Business Development & Strategy at Kramer. “As an IP-driven system, it is equally as easy to deploy and manage the VCO solution at multi-site chains as it is at a single business location,” added Aviv.

    Kramer VCO integrates with any retail management system and scales to an unlimited number of screens in any location. The solution's hardware includes Kramer VCO specialized distribution amplifiers, HDMI equipment, Ethernet switchers, a control server, and Kramer’s award-winning cables.

    For Kramer @ InfoComm 2016 highlights, news, video interviews, and more, visit: www.KramerAV.com/InfoComm2016

  • 09 Jun 2016 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    Kramer has released Kramer Control, the company's new, comprehensive, cloud-based solution for control and analytics in any commercial Pro AV environment. The solution is currently being showcased at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas in C Hall, Booth C6825.

    Kramer Control lets users seamlessly navigate to any room in an organization and easily control AV systems, infrastructures and devices, including Kramer wireless collaboration products, audio products and systems, thermostats, HVAC, lights, shades, alarms, security, video conferencing, and more at a fraction of the time and cost.

    Based on a distributed architecture, Kramer Control offers unprecedented agility and scalability, catering to a single room or large global enterprise with the same ease of use.

    The platform’s combination of software, hardware and cloud is the result of years of research and development, an effort that received funding from the prestigious Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. The BIRD Foundation recognized the platform’s high level of innovation and contribution to the IoT field.

    "Kramer Control is a major breakthrough, introducing the most cutting-edge modern technologies into a world that has not changed for years," said Aviv Ron, VP Business Development and Strategy at Kramer. "The difference is in the architecture and extensive cloud leveraging, which translates to value for both the user and installer – from the ease of use in the build and admin functions and end-user experience in a room to data capture and analytics reporting," added Ron.

    The Kramer Control Platform is made up of three modules: Manager, Builder and Analytics Dashboard, with options for public, private or hybrid cloud implementation.

    The Manager is used for defining project content and scope, e.g., building layout, floors, rooms, etc. The first-of-its-kind cloud-based Builder lets users create, edit and configure room control systems from anywhere in the world. With access to a dynamic library of pre-installed smart device drivers, users can drag-and-drop any device imaginable without any prior programing knowledge. This saves both integrators and end-users significant time and cost.

    The Analytics Dashboard (powered by Kramer Network) is another industry-first, automatically gathering all control data and generating actionable business analytics such as device health and performance, room usage, operational efficiency, energy usage, and more. Data gathering is optional and can be disabled or enabled based on user preference.

    On site, Smart Units are the heart of the solution. Powered by innovative software technology called a "Brain," Smart Units provide bi-directional control of any device, the Manager, Builder, and Dashboard with universal I/O ports. The solution supports industry standards such as IR, serial RS-232, relays, and GPIO.

    Upon installation, Smart Units can automatically connect to the Cloud and seamlessly sync for updates in real time. They also update themselves whenever new updates become available.

    Users can control Smart Units via a user-friendly, customizable interface on a dedicated Kramer Control touch panel, any 3rd-party tablet, or over the Web with BYOD. The solution's non-hierarchical distributed architecture of standalone Smart Units ensures the system will remain up and running in the case of any single point of failure.

    For Kramer @ InfoComm 2016 news, highlights, video interviews, and more, visit: www.KramerAV.com/InfoComm2016

  • 25 May 2016 11:28 AM | Deleted user

    Expanding the On The Go Travel Station Kiosk Network in the NYC Subway

    On The Go Travel Station Kiosks are showing up in stations all over the subway system.  The colorful displays put service information at the customers’ fingertips but the program is also serving to demonstrate the potential effectiveness of a public-private partnership.
    MTA New York City Transit has begun the next phase of its popular and award winning On The Go Travel Station kiosk program, expanding the digital screen network’s footprint across the subway system. This is a continuation of a successful public-private partnership with OUTFRONT Media Inc. and Intersection Media.  The collaboration has seen the installation of 169 units at 31 stations with an average weekday ridership of 1.55 million customers.

    The primary goal of this phase – to add an additional 180 interactive digital screen kiosks – is the technology’s introduction to more riders in parts of the system that have not been exposed to the digital information and wayfinding system. A secondary but equally important goal for NYC Transit’s private partners is to site the units in stations that will continue to attract quality brands to advertise on the platform.  

    “The On The Go network has proved a popular resource for subway riders, providing them with information they need at the point of transit decision making,” said Paul J. Fleuranges, NYC Transit’s Vice President of Corporate Communications. “Putting bus and subway arrival information, itinerary planning, Elevator & Escalator information and other transit tools at rider’s fingertips is a key component of our Omni-channel communications strategy,” added Fleuranges.

    Installation work began in April following the identification of potential stations and actual kiosk locations by both OUTFRONT and Intersection in collaboration with NYC Transit. Once locations were chosen, station specific surveys were conducted with an interdisciplinary group from NYC
    Transit responsible for communications, installation, maintenance, station environment, network connectivity and security.

    After agreement was reached on station specific kiosk locations, drawings were produced for In-house Capital Construction forces who perform the actual heavy-duty lifting and installation work and Electrical Maintenance crews that handle final connectivity and maintain the kiosk network.

    “The process may seem unnecessary or overly bureaucratic to the outside observer,” said Robert J. Keenan, Chief of Advertising and Digital Media at NYC Transit. “But when you have a 100-plus year old network that's a combination of three separately constructed systems, we need to ensure everyone knows not only what new equipment has been installed and where, but what its connected to,” added Keenan.

    With the number of underground stations that are WiFi equipped increasing, another goal of this phase is the integration of the digital signage network with mobile and proximity technologies to provide customers the ability to take what they see on the screens, whether that’s an engaging ad or service information, with them on their devices.

     “Digital signage, when paired with mobile and specifically location data, has the ability to amplify campaigns and provide brands with the ability to reach consumers on the go – so called transumers – with the right message at the right time along the path to purchase,” said Fleuranges, who is also a Board Member of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF). “We hope to leverage that engagement around our travel and service information to transform the customer experience throughout our system.”

    Experimenting with different forms of content and leveraging other communication channels is also something Fleuranges and his team have high on their agenda. Working with Intersection, they’ve successfully incorporated their @NYCTSubway and @NYCTBus Twitter feeds into the content loop on the On The Go Kiosks, along with other sister MTA agency feeds.

    Transit is also increasing the use of interactivity in the content it displays on the screens.  As part of efforts to educate customers about a pending tunnel shutdown for post Superstorm Sandy repairs, it deployed an interactive piece of content complete with photos and informative text. Also on tap are plans to test wayfinding software that will provide turn by turn directions from a given kiosk within a station to nearby street side attractions.

    At the end of this expansion phase, NYC Transit will have more than 350 On The Go Travel Station kiosks in its Nielsen rated Place-based network at more than 70 subway stations with a combined average weekday ridership of 2.27 million customers.

  • 20 May 2016 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    SignStix® has formed a partnership with Toshiba to provide an end-to-end digital

    engagement solution to the retail and hospitality sectors.

    SignStix® is a Toshiba Innovation Partner for Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, helping

    retailers to build digital engagement solutions that are fully scalable and built to drive customer

    engagement and enhance in-store customer experiences.

    By combining SignStix®’s digital signage software expertise with Toshiba’s impressive portfolio of

    innovative in-store solutions, support, and systems integration services for the retail sector, this

    relationship allows SignStix® to operate across a global market, whilst supporting existing digital

    engagement projects.

    The partnership successfully eliminates many of the perceived barriers to the adoption of digital

    engagement, as it looks to simplify the delivery of a retailer’s in-store strategy through a fully

    supported implementation process. SignStix®’s digital engagement platform, which comprises an

    intuitive signage creation tool and management dashboard, can now be delivered under the

    Toshiba and SignStix® offering, in addition to Toshiba’s new range of professional display screens,

    global support, training maintenance and services.

    SignStix® and Toshiba are currently working on joint solutions for a number of in-store projects.

    “The partnership between SignStix® and Toshiba brings an unrivalled offering to the retail

    marketplace,” said Nick Fearnley, Founder and CEO of SignStix®.

    “Toshiba’s capability to deliver our platform alongside their leading-edge hardware and service

    solutions means that digital engagement can quickly become a real world revenue earning

    component in any retailers kit-bag.

    “Our combined approach brings retailers solutions, not more problems - which is something typical

    of other legacy digital platforms.”

    SignStix® has also been awarded a ‘Solution Provider Excellence Award’ at Toshiba’s annual

    Together Commerce Alliance Awards in Riga Latvia in April 2016, which celebrate the work and

    expertise of Toshiba Business Partners.

    “Our annual awards are presented to recognise our most successful and innovative partners like

    SignStix®, who have distinguished themselves as achievers at the very highest level during the

    last business year,” comments Darren Holland, UK Sales Director at Toshiba.



    About SignStix®

    SignStix® is an award-winning digital engagement platform, developed specifically to enhance and

    support any new or developing multichannel marketing strategy. It is a cloud-based Software-as-a-

    Service (SaaS) solution used by commercial and corporate enterprises to drive engagement and

    enhance in-store experiences.

    Media Contact:

    Aneysha Wakelin




    0845 863 0520

    About Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

    Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is retail’s first choice for integrated in-store solutions and is a

    global market share leader in retail store technology. With a global team of dedicated business

    partners, we deliver innovative commerce solutions that transform the checkout, provide seamless

    consumer interactions and optimise retail operations that are changing the retail landscape.

    To learn more, visit toshibacommerce.com or engage on Twitter @toshibagcs

    Media Contact:

    Caroline Chapman

    Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions



    01932 841600

  • 17 May 2016 12:26 PM | Deleted user

    NORTH CANTON, May 12, 2016 – LSI Industries Inc. has added Tyler Cobb as a National Sales Manager to take on business development responsibility and to aid in the further growth of the LSI Graphics Segment.

    Cobb joins LSI Industries with 20+ years of experience in the signage industry where he has demonstrated expertise in all aspects of the signage manufacturing industry including production, installation, servicing and sales. His list of past industry related roles such as Lead Sign Maintenance Technician, Lead Installer, Director of Estimating, Purchasing Director and Director of Sales and Market Development for some of the industry’s leading sign manufacturers has ensured his proficiency in signage marketing strategy, product positioning and sales support. Cobb also brings his extensive industry knowledge to the LSI team along with the relationships he has built working within the financial, hotel, restaurant, casino, government and retail industries throughout the past decades.

    Buddy Mayo, Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Graphics Division, commented, “Tyler’s extensive background in the signage industry is a perfect fit for our strategic positioning within the graphics market. His past results are truly impressive, and we are excited to combine his skills with LSI’s extensive capabilities.”

    Cobb is an alumnus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has earned both a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science. He began his signage career in 1991 at ABC Sign and Lighting as Lead Sign Maintenance Technician. Over the years Cobb has been involved with several signage firms including Crawford Sign, Sign Crafters, Burton Signworks and Pro Image Wholesale.

    About LSI Graphic Solutions and LSI Industries Inc.:

    LSI Graphic Solutions, headquartered in North Canton, OH and a division of LSI Industries Inc., is a leading visual image company helping global brands and retailers create strong brand identities and meaningful customer experiences through custom interior and exterior environmental graphics and décor programs, unique architectural elements and displays, illuminated graphics and systems, digital engagement solutions and turnkey program management and implementation services.

    LSI Industries Inc. is a U.S.-based manufacturer concentrating on serving customers in North America and Latin America with superior Image Solutions through world-class lighting, graphics, and technology capabilities. The company’s major markets include commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store and multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts). Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, LSI has facilities in Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Texas. The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the symbol LYTS. For more information visit www.lsi-industries.com

  • 09 May 2016 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 09, 2016

    In Las Vegas at the Digital Signage Expo 2016, Videotel Digital created a stir resulting in phenomenal interest for their newest product. The SENSE Solution captured the attention of passersby who, when lured in by an inviting video, walked closer to the leading manufacturer’s booth. This engagement signaled SENSE to trigger new specialized images that “talked to” them about Videotel’s newest signage solution. Garnering the power twins - customer engagement and dwell time - the company’s reps say, SENSE conquered by way of unavoidable interactivity.

    Lisa Schneider, VP of Marketing and Sales at Videotel said of the show-stopping interactive signage solution, “What a great place to prove the capability of this product at the digital signage industry’s biggest annual event. We knew we were on to something when attendees lingered completely engaged by the futuristic component of this digital signage proximity sensor. SENSE is a game-changer because it optimizes the viewer’s experience in a conversational way.”

    With its ability to know proximity, and use it to an advantage, the SENSE interactive digital signage solution has a Smart Sensor that detects human distance. Useful for a display, kiosk, end cap, or a venue’s general area, users can loop an “attract” video until someone approaches. When the desired distance from the display screen is reached, SENSE will trigger a different video with more informative content.

    Targeting areas that are frequented, of special use, and in need of sensory digital signage, SENSE provides a human aspect to exhibits. It will even say goodbye when the viewer walks away from the interactive video display. The programmable SENSE Solution IR sensor has a sensitivity range of between three and eighteen feet. SENSE is used in tandem with the VP71XD Interactive Digital Signage Player. Together the digital signage media player and sensory solution retail for $493.

    To watch a video about the SENSE solution visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7ynInubovo.

    About Videotel Digital:

    Videotel Digital is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Digital Signage Media Players, Industrial DVD Players and Interactive Digital Signage Solutions. The industry leader services numerous industries from retail to healthcare, educational concerns, hospitality, events and museums among others. Videotel Digital Industrial Audio/Video products provide convenience with features such as Auto Start, Auto Play and Auto Loop. The products also seamlessly Auto Repeat for continuous play without manual interaction.


    Videotel Digital

    681 Anita Street Suite #104

    Chula Vista, CA 91911


    Lisa Schneider

    VP of Marketing & Sales

    (619) 670-4412

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