Denver International Airport’s New Digital-Advertising Deal

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Advertising, Displays, Hardware, Industry

Denver International Airport (DIA) signed a 10-year contract with Clear Channel Airports last month to create the largest digital signage display currently planned for any U.S. airport, a deal that will place DIA at the forefront of digital video advertising.  Designed to serve as a conduit for local Denver tourism promotions, the deal is set […]

New “smart screens” set to replace New York payphones

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Advertising, Displays, Hardware, Industry, Uncategorized

It is amazing to think that an old relic like the pay phone is still in existence.  As surprising as it may be, the City of New York still has around 12,000 of them.  As of May 2012, the city set out with the goal of repurposing them through a pilot program designed to retrofit […]

The World’s First Skype Phonebooth

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in Advertising, Displays, Hardware, International

This month the world gets to “reach out and touch someone” through VoIP with what could quite possibly be the very first Skype-based public payphone.  This new “Skype Station,” as it is called by its Estonia-based developer, AdTech, is designed to allow users to make free video calls from various public venues.  It was deployed […]

Avatars arriving soon at JFK airport.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Displays, Hardware, Industry

While nobody expects a hologram in the likes of Princess Leia to show up calling for help, passengers at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty airports will soon to be able to seek help themselves from a customer service holograms. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency responsible for operating the three […]

Dayparting Nightmare: Don’t Get it Wrong or You Could Go to Prison

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Content, Displays, News

A Lockport, NY man was sentenced to serve a 15 day jail sentence for violating an ordinance on his electronic sign. The ordinance stated the man could not rotate messages more than once every ten minutes. The man violated the ordinance twice. Details are not given on the first of the two violations, but the […]

VIA’s new digital signage…now with Android!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Advertising, Displays, Hardware, Industry

VIA Technologies announced late last month the release of a new Android-based digital signage system, the VIA ARM DS.  According to VIA’s website, the VIA ARM DS is “an all-in-one system-ready solution designed to manage dynamic displays for “is an all-in-one system-ready solution for managing dynamic displays for cost-sensitive, high-volume segments where high performance video […]

Applications for Digital Photo Frames as a Sign Software Substitute

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Displays, DOOH

Most project requests in digital signage software are very simple–especially for those deployments who are looking to do less than ten screens. There is the occasional one screen deal which may require a full enterprise solution, complete with social networking and user generated content integration. These types of requests are certainly more rare than the simple, practical need for […]

Entertaining in Elevators: Digital Signage in “The Shaft”

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Advertising, Displays, DOOH

Posting relevant information inside an elevator is nothing new to those accustomed to traversing in elevators. Anyone familiar with large cities knows elevators can be boring places. Thanks to organizations like Muzak, there is at least something going on in there at least part of the time. However, dynamic messages can prove an even greater […]

LED Video Coat

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Displays, DOOH, Hardware

This LED video coat is a 60″ LED. The LED is built into lab coat that is 7.6mm dot pitch RGB that is 160×120 pixels. Unfortunately, you have to tote around the 12V battery that powers the crazy thing. It’ll play standard analog video from an iPod or DVD player. Plays standard NTSC (North American) […]

Android Based Digital Signage for Touchscreen

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Displays, DOOH, Hardware, Software

Multi-touch Android-based digital signage (say that ten times fast). The device, developed by is an attempt to take the usability of a smartphone–with its crisp touch display–and scale it to the size of a large-format display. They are running the screen off a standard Android terminal connected via USB to the touchscreen sensors with […]

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