Why All-In-One Signage Displays Will Take Over the World

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Displays, DOOH, Hardware

When it comes to digital signage hardware we generally think of a few specific pieces of the whole pie. We generally consider the display, the player, the wiring, the connectivity, and–if required–a measurement device. Simplification of the installation, content creation, and scheduling processes will continue to occur and become increasingly necessary as the industry expands. […]

IPTV and Live Video Streaming

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in DOOH, Hardware

Upon reading the title of this post, some of you are probably thinking, “live streaming? Who needs that bandwidth-hogging, poor-quality content on a digital sign?” While this in many cases is true, we also are putting the blinders on if we ignore live-streaming capabilities as a content tool for digital signage. Additionally, streaming content also […]

TV Tuners for Digital Signage

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in DOOH, Hardware, Players

There’s been a lot of talk lately regarding entry-level digital signage solutions and how to market to mainstream customers. The articles and thoughts have not just shown up here, but I’ve seen them as a general trend over the last several months across the web. It is only one indication that digital signage is shifting […]

The New Tricaster by NewTek

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in DOOH, Hardware, Industry

TriCaster by NewTek is a recently released hardware/software bundle for broadcasters that allows for streaming content creation by “anyone who can operate a computer.” The signal can then be sent as a standard broadcast stream, or over the web. According to the Wired post: The TriCaster is essentially a high-powered computer with special ports. Like […]

Definition: “Digital Signager”

What is a digital signager? Please read our simple definition below. Definition:  Any human who engages in digital signs or digital signage. This could include but is not limited to the following: software developers, content creators, sales engineers, salespeople, advertisers, brand managers, IT personnel and business owners. A digital signager is a person who engages […]

Corporate Uses for the iPad

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Hardware, Software

It always amazes me that when Microsoft comes out with a product they usually find a corporate use for it (unless of course you’re talking about the Xbox) and then consumers slowly adopt. When Apple releases something, the coolness factor takes it to the masses, then we start having people say, “I bet we could […]

Windows Compatible Tablet in 2012: Isn’t That a Little Bit Late?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Hardware

I always tell people that since I am a Seattle native that I am an equal opportunity searcher (i.e. I use both Bing and Google equally–which is only partly true because I have not checked Hotmail in years). However, I must criticize Microsoft a bit on this one. 2012 is the year for the Windows […]

Waterproof, Dustproof All-in-One Digital Signage Player/LCD

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Hardware

Axiomtek announced the release of a digital signage media player that boasts the ability to keep out water and dust. The device also comes complete with a 46-inch touchscreen display with 4000:1 contrast ration. This commercial display is all-in-one, complete with the touchscreen and media player hardware. The company announced the player would work best […]

AOpen: 100% of North American Revenues from Digital Signage

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Hardware

According to a recent Digittimes report, 100% of the sum total of AOpen’s North American business has been coming from digital signage sales. This is not surprising given their extensive partnerships across a broad range within the industry, including areas where they are very dominant. I can think of a few more signage companies who […]

Personal Digital Media Players Making Their Way to the Masses

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Hardware

Setting up a nice home theatre (spelled the sophisticated way) these days would not be complete without a Netflix or Hulu box. One of the best sytems to utilize these stellar products these days is Microsoft’s xBox. It’s interface and some of the ad-ons you can order online allow you to work it like a […]

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