DSN Vol. 2. ISSUE 24

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VOL. 2 ISSUE 24 - June 22nd, 2013


 No, It's NOT Digital. Just Clever.

The GREY agency in Spain is running a campaign on child abuse for the ANAR FoundationThey created a poster which appears differently to children than to adults. Some observers suspect modern targeting technologies (even face recognition) might be involved but the truth is there's no digital screen.
It's a display trick created via a lenticular printing technique, a type of solution so different that it requires no electricity or internet.

It's worth a look at the video...



  Philips' IP-Addressable LED Display

Philips brought to InfoComm IP-addressable LED displays for digital signage, called the QL series.
The idea smacks of Cloud and basically removes the signage player from the equation, taking the model of consumer content distribution technology (such as Apple TV, Google TV, and other Smart TV.) and applying it to “IP signage.”
Shown as a prototype at DSE earlier this year, Philips got feedback from integrators, and now they are heading to production for Q3 delivery.
Check out the Philips Signage Solutions’ infographic about its IP addressable displays.






  Flypaper Intros Cloud CMS

Flypaper Studio‘s latest version of the Flypaper CMS now includes everything from content creation to scheduled delivery.
Flypaper CMS is resides in the Cloud, so it can be accessed through any standard web browser without the need to install or maintain expensive servers or infrastructure. It enables users to manage, schedule and monitor multiple digital display screens and networks from a single workstation. 
The FlyPlayer is installed on each of your screens and processes information sent from the scheduler. If the display loses its Internet connection, the player will continue to run the current content until the connection is restored. Then it will automatically check for updated schedules and content. 
Click on READ MORE to find out about its three component parts and access the web link to more details...





  Sapphire Launches New Products at InfoComm 2013

SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd. unveiled several  additions at InfoComm 2013: a SAPPHIRE EDGE player PC in a metal enclosure, SAPPHIRE PowerScaleTM 9-output video wall processor, 8x8 matrix switcher over CATx and HDMI over Fiber extender. 
The SAPPHIRE family of EDGE player PCs includes a range built on AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) technology—delivering significant energy savings. Shown for the very first time at InfoComm, the latest addition to the EDGE VS-Series: SAPPHIRE EDGE DS8, features a slim, wall mountable metal enclosure. With support for multiple Full HD outputs, integrated wired and wireless networking, and Barebones models enabling custom configurations and differentiation, SAPPHIRE player PCs are ideally suited for driving compelling content. 
For more on their PowerCastXTM digital signage software, PowerScale HDMI over CATx transmitter, 8x8 matrix switcher over CATx, and the  video wall solutions click below...




  JCDecaux: Now Sans JC


Founder Jean-Claude Decaux, the 75-year-old head of JCDecaux will step into a new role as honorary chairman to the company he founded, while his youngest son and granddaughter join the executive and non-executive boards respectively.
Jean-Claude Decaux told the Annual General Meeting he wanted to see the involvement of a third generation in this publicly-listed family-run company, which he founded in 1964 (and took public in 2001). His two elder sons, Jean-François and Jean-Charles, are joint chief executives of JCDecaux.
Take one look at the Key Figures for the Group (use the READ MORE link below) and you'll see why the nearly 3 billion euro JCDecaux loved JC at the helm of the No. 1 worldwide in street panels and transport advertising...






  Maturing Without Slowing Down; Digital Signage Keeps on Pushing 

by Neil Felton, Managing Director, FESPA Exhibitions & Events
Throughout history, new technologies have often needed ambassadors and evangelists to highlight key benefits and demonstrate best practise examples to enthusiastic - though uninitiated - potential users. This has certainly been the case with digital signage, but the work of various industry bodies is now showing signs of bearing fruit. The industry is moving into its next phase of maturity, as events such as European Sign Expo (ExCeL London, 25-27 June 2013) start to address issues such as system integration, convergence with other media, and ensuring that systems are robust and easy to manage.
The emergence of new digital signage techniques and products is not slowing, and there are many innovative and exciting new ideas that need to be explored and understood. In the past social media  has generally been regarded as fringe or trivial aspects when integrated with digital signage. More recently, however, successful campaigns have shown how they can be used to encourage audience participation and enhance...  




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