Digital Signage Today Recaps Top Stories of 2014
Digital Signage Today recapped its top stories for last year in an article called “14 for ’14: The top 14 digital signage stories of 2014.” It’s an interesting look back at some of the electronic signage developments of the last year. It’s worth a look.
Can you hear me now?
Here’s another interesting technology that, I suppose, could have digital signage applications. Computerworld reports that the latest wireless communications technology uses ultrasonic sound frequencies to transmit data. It notes that every smartphone is already capable of receiving the signals (they have microphones).
The article by Mike Elgan goes on to cite several vendors that provide sound-based communications and also discusses security issues.
Install StrandVision’s Free Digital Signage Windows Software
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Once the electronic signage software installer has been run, it allows your own Windows personal computer to be used for digital signage playback of any StrandVision account. If you do not have an electronic signage account from StrandVision, you can create one at no charge for 30 days with no payment information requested and no obligation at http://www.strandvision.com/free_digital_signage_software_testdrive.html.
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Add Free Multi-Language Weather Content To Your Digital Signage youtu.be/l8c_QSD02TY?a
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Is it a digital sign or art? Maybe both.
Okay we’re just a few days into the new year and I’ve already run into an innovation (from last year) that points in a new direction. The Lincoln Center in NYC has a new outdoor artwork called “Solar Reserve” by John Gerrard. It’s a 28 X 24-foot kinetic LED wall that was created using a video gaming engine. It’s worth taking a look at it.
From my standpoint the interesting thing is that nowhere, except in DigitalSignageToday.com is it referred to as a digital sign. All of the other places I checked simply consider it a newer form of art – visual technology.
Here’s a Wall Street Journal article that describes the display.
2015 – Hang on for the ride
Happy New Year! Here we go into 2015. Everybody’s into making predictions about what technologies we’ll see in the next 12 months. I’ve looked back over the 11 years that StrandVision’s been in business and I can clearly see one trend – it’s impossible (at least for me) to predict the major influences that will affect the digital signage marketplace in 2015.
For me, that makes it all the more exciting. We’ll continue with our advances and add to our list of features this year – that’s sure. A lot of them are already in the works, but many of them remain a mystery to me. Stay tuned!
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Adding Big Data to Your Digital Signage
“Big Data” is all the rage these days. Essentially Big Data is able to gather and process massive amounts of information in order to “discover” trends and information that are not apparent in smaller data sets. The benefit comes from extracting and sharing the information so it can be used – this can be for basic research, marketing purposes or for operational improvement.
Admittedly, much of the resulting data is pretty complex but some of it may be perfect for digital signage displays – information such as targeted ads, inventory, business trends, or other information. StrandVision Digital Signage provides ways to easily access this information by looking at the data output. We have simple file monitors for smaller data and also have lots of experience working with IT to develop file sharing links that monitor large data set output.
Here’s a press release discussing an inventory and shipping control digital display system that we developed for a customer.