DSN Vol. 2 No. 26

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VOL. 2 ISSUE 26 - July 10th, 2013


 Dynamax Goes Android


Dynamax Technologies releases their Android-based digital signage solution.

Based on a 1.6GHz dual core ARM A9 processor with a quad core MALI GPU, the digitalsignage.NET Android solution comes with both wi-fi and LAN connectivity.

Providing the same functionality as PC media playback devices, the cost of the Android product is considerably lower-- making it a plug-and-play solution that features easy-to- sell, easy-to-install and easy-to- use.

The hardware solution will soon be available for purchase and the new version of digitalsignage.NET will also be sold separately through selected partners....



  $2.3 billion. That's a Lot of DOOH.

How do you quantify wasted opportunity? 
Digital out-of-home advertisers lose up to $2.3 billion a year because their campaigns fail to use the unique features offered by the medium, according to a study from Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO).
Clear Channel Outdoor, a leader in digital out-of-home, operates some 4700 digital screens in 18 global markets.
The company says 3 out of 4 campaigns run on digital screens do not use digital features and capabilities to their full potential-- and advertisers lose billions in potential revenue as a result.
Clear Channel Outdoor sampled activity across its global network of digital screens, calculating that just 1 in 4 campaigns were maximizing the benefits offered by digital technology...





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  Fanless Nexcom NDiS B533

NEXCOM's fanless digital signage player, the NDiS B533 features 4th generation Intel Core processor family ("Haswell"), and offers improved computing, graphic performance as well as enhanced security in a reliable design.
"The fourth generation Intel® Core™ processor family offers numerous processor and graphic enhancements with integrated technologies," says Sam Cravatta, Product Line Manager, Intel Intelligent Systems Group. "For example, Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 accelerates integer and floating point computations to meet increasingly complex application demands such as anonymous video analytics. New graphics capabilities also enable full hardware-accelerated video decoding to allow stereoscopic 3D visuals and faster video streaming." 





  Kiosks Feature in Staple's New Omnichannel Store Design

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, launches  ts first omnichannel stores which combine the power of their expansive retail network with the digital capabilities of the world’s second largest internet retailer (Staples.com ).
The stores feature several new Staples.com kiosks where customers can select from more than 100,000 items, including the latest tech products, furniture, school supplies, and cleaning and breakroom items. And, Staples.com offers free, next business day delivery to more than 98 percent of North America. When they’re done shopping, customers can either complete their transactions at the kiosk or the store register.
These omnichannel stores also feature...




  Polytouch Adds Multi-touch POS


At the European Sign Expo 2013, IT-pioneer Pyramid Computer GmbH brought out its polytouch business unit’s Classic terminals:  the polytouch 22 and polytouch 32 CLASSIC terminals, equipped with modern, light-insensitive, projected capacitive technology. 
These Intel Core i7-3770S-driven units can detect 20 simultaneous touches at an ultra-fast 10 millisecond response time while rejecting palms resting on the screen. A neat trick to show off at a show.
What wasn’t at the show were the new products in the polytouch portfolio: the multi-touch point-of-sale (POS) systems – polytouch 22000 POS and 32000 POS. 
These systems connect to the web to facilitate multi-channel strategies such as cross-selling, product promotion applications and social network integration....






  What is in Store for the Future of the Kiosk Industry? Five Trends... 

by Sam Pryor, Protouch
In today's fast-paced technological world, Protouch takes a look at what lies ahead in the future of the kiosk industry. Here are 5 trends to watch...
Food and Beverage Kiosks
The high tech future of vending machines sees technology redefining the customer vending experience; with machines that deliver fun and engaging vending. With Google recently showcasing a cocktail mixing robot called 'Makr Shakr' at its recent I/O conference, vending kiosks could soon see similar technologies being rolled out. 
As vending machines become less about being a device that solely dispenses things, and more about an interface that interacts with the consumer, the future possibilities for vending kiosks are limitless....  




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