Digital Signage Players

World's Largest HD LED Video Displays

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Shad Khan

The owner of the English Premier League team Fulham F.C. is Shahid "Shad" Khan, a Pakistani-born billionaire and automobile parts manufacturer (Flex-N-Gate) who lives and works in USA.

Khan's net worth is over $3.8 billion and earns him the 490th wealthiest person in the world as well as the richest person of Pakistani origin. Khan was once featured on the front cover of Forbes Magazine as “the face of the American Dream” (going from rags to riches by your own efforts).

Khan apparently enjoys the American dictum, “Think Big.”

In America, where he owns the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars he will partner with Daktronics to manufacture and install what it says will be the largest HD LED video displays in the world at each end zone of EverBank sports field in Florida.


For Google, Digital Signage is Another Sandbox

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Asus Chromebox

At DSE 2014, Intel's Jose Avalos, director of digital signage, embedded and communications group, told an audience that—after the release of Google's newest Chromeboxes-- the search giant will be zeroing in on digital signage.

It’s no big surprise that the Chromeboxes could be very inexpensive digital signage media players and the Chrome platform could make the back-end cheaper as well.

The trick for Chromebox is that cost is dropping lower and lower, now approaching $150. With Chrome, one web-based management console cab be used to push the content to the Chromesboxes so it can be shown on displays, which should help bring down the IT and support costs of digital signage networks.


Peerless-AV Enclosures at ISE 2014

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Peerless-AV Kiosk

Peerless-AV brought to ISE a sleek digital signage kiosk range, designed to support the latest ultra-thin LCD displays and touchscreen panels from 40” to 55”.

Whether it’s advertising, a digital directory or wayfinding, these kiosk enclosures solutions fit corporate, public transport, hospitality, education, hospital, retail store, shopping centre and other applications.

This range includes solutions for single and back-to-back floor standing portrait screens, floor standing landscape kiosks and a secure desktop mount for iPad tablets. This is further complemented by a selection of discreet on-wall and in-wall kiosks for 40” to 47” ultra-thin displays up to 57mm depth.


World’s First Video Stock Footage Licensing App

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More and more integrators find themselves drawn into the content business… the world’s very first video stock footage licensing app, VidLib features more than 100,000 royalty-free professional yet affordable stock footage clips you can license with a simple and secure in app purchase using your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or Windows 8 and RT.

Licensing a video using VidLib takes 6 clicks from opening the app and completing the whole registration, purchase and download process.

Using an app store account to securely license royalty free footage means there are no lengthy forms to fill in. Just tap to pay and download then use the clip.

All the footage is made by professionals using professional camera equipment, models and model releases, but they even have customers uploading footage from iPhones using the VidLib Contributor iOS app.


Samsung Electronics Unveils Cutting-edge Display Solutions at ISE 2014

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Samsung Wall

Under the theme Integrate, Interact and Inspire, Samsung dominated the floor-space at ISE 2014 (the largest single stand by far) to show its display solutions.

Samsung Electronics also unveiled a new version of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform, a proprietary digital signage platform that provides a more efficient business environment. The Smart Signage Platform debuted at ISE 2013 and has been upgraded and integrated into Samsung’s large format displays (LFDs) for 2014.

Now that it has an enhanced digital signage platform with the industry’s first quad-core system-on-chip (SoC), Samsung Electronics intends to expand its market presence.


Cisco to Launch Totally New DS Media Player

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Cisco Edge 340 Digital Media Player

Cisco new Edge 340 Digital Media Player (DMP) is designed to be a digital signage media player optimized for touch-based signage applications. It uses hardware-accelerated video and is pre-integrated with both single-touch and multi-touch capabilities. Designed to be used with Power over Ethernet (PoE), the Edge 340 comes in both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi models (wires Ethernet) is integrated with IPTV remote control and is VESA-compatible.

The Cisco Edge 340 uses a 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU with 2 GB of memory, 32 GB built-in storage and an SD slot and formats include MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, H.264, and VC-1 hardware decoding and it can drive up to two simultaneous HD video streams as it has dual-display support (and you can have the same content on both screens or two totally different aggregates of content). Outputs are HDMI.

Go Cisco Edge 340

Barix Audio Signage Solutions Give Screens a Voice

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Multichannel audio streaming solution engages consumers on mobile devices in retail environments

Barix will move its ISE stand to the digital signage hall this year to more prominently display its new retail solutions to systems integrators and end users with interest in this market.

Barix brings to ISE 2014 a retail solution that aims to give the screen a voice, engaging consumers at shopping windows and inside stores through visual content and associated audio streams.

“Particularly with our audio signage solution, we aim to bring the two siloes of video and audio communication into a single-contained, harmonized and managed platform in the retail shop,” said Ronni Guggenheim, CEO, Barix. “Overall, we view the retail market as an exciting opportunity to showcase how we can merge core Barix strengths and new enhancements to deliver complete, reliable and cost-effective solutions that engage audiences, enrich brands and generate revenue.”


Vision Launches TCMP Media Player Range

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Vision TCMP Media Player

The Vision TCMP Media Player range is available in preconfigured formats or manufactured to order. Based on Intel hardware, these compact devices have been designed to support multiple applications including digital signage software, Microsoft applications and conventional PC functionality. They comprise multiple connectivity options including: USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI, Thunderbolt, dual-display and triple display as well as built-in Wi-Fi and blue tooth facilities.

Signagelive, global suppliers of cloud-based digital signage technology, will be demonstrating its support for TDMaverick’s Vision TCMP Media Player range: Signagelive recently confirmed an exclusive pan-European agreement with TDMaverick for the sale and distribution of its innovative cloud-based digital signage software.


New Recording & Fail-safe Features for Matrox Maevex

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Matrox Maevex

Matrox Graphics Inc. brings three important features to Matrox Maevex 5100 Series H.264 encoders/decoders that will be demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2014.

Maevex encoders will soon support high quality H.264 video recording to a network-shared drive or NAS at resolutions up to Full HD 1080p60 with zero-latency pass-through of the video and audio signals, making it ideal for medical, transportation, military and surveillance applications.

Maevex decoders will soon provide a built-in fail-safe mode to ensure that pre-recorded digital signage content will automatically play on screen in the event of a lost network connection that interrupts streaming from a Maevex encoder. Clients can store the pre-recorded image or video clip in the decoder’s internal flash memory. When network connectivity is restored, the Maevex decoder reverts to the streaming content.