Category Digital Media

Webinar: Creating Content for Digital Signage

Join us on Wed., April 8, at 1 p.m. EST  for “Creating Content for Digital Signage.” During this live webinar, you’ll learn what it takes to create, manage and support digital signage that holds the attention of your audience – including customers, employees and visitors. If you’ve hesitated to incorporate digital signs into your organization for fear of not doing it right, join this webinar. Presenter Rich Daugherty will talk about what makes successful content, where to place eye-catching images, and how to make the most of the limited time you have to connect with viewers. He’ll also let you know how to assign roles and responsibilities so you’re prepared to keep content fresh.

Register for “Creating Content for Digital Signage.”

About the presenter

Rich Daugherty is AVI-SPL’s Digital Media Content Specialist. He has been creating and designing digital content for 18 years, working with companies of all sizes and industries. At AVI-SPL, Rich works with several different software applications to create an experience that suits the client – including touch-screen interactivity. Rich is skilled at training clients on the software and explaining the proper use of digital signage content.

Go Inside the High-Tech Lobby

Lobbies are often the first place that guests interact with an organization. That’s why it’s important to make that first impression a good one, and turn those guests into clients. In this AVI-SPL paper, discover the technologies that can create a lobby that’s more than just a waiting area. You’ll learn about what to look for in:

  • Touch technology
  • Sound distribution systems
  • Digital signage displays
  • Control systems

Download Inside the High Tech Lobby. If this paper inspires any questions, contact us at 1-866-559-8197.

See Sony Solutions for Education at American University

American University in Washington, D.C., is hosting a free all-day event on Tues., April 29 that will show guests the Sony products that support classroom and lecture hall presentations,  and create interactive classrooms. Guests will have hands-on access to live productions, display and archiving solutions for classrooms, lecture halls, media centers and video American Universityproduction. Workshops will cover Sony solutions for:

  • Lecture hall presentations
  • Interactive classrooms
  • Video surveillance
  • Video production (featuring Sony 4K)

Visit the Sony Solutions in Education page to RSVP.

Samsung Displays Entertain the Stars at the Oscars

This video, which Samsung added just last month to its YouTube channel, makes a strong case for the prestige of his video displays, and why they’ve earned our company’s trust and that of our clients. At this year’s Academy Awards, a Samsung Media Wall was integrated into the Architectural Digest Green Room, where winners and presenters could relax and enjoy the show. The wall consists of 86 screens in a mosaic, with the ability to display images in a variety of configurations.

AVI-SPL frequently uses Samsung displays in our integrations for businesses and organizations of all types. Call us at 1-866-559-8197 (or use the contact form) for our guidance on using video displays to improve your visibility, share messages and collaborate.

Business AV Trends for 2014

AV Network recently interviewed AVI-SPL’s VP of Products John Vitale in its look at trends in professional audio video solutions for 2014. Here is a summary of his responses:

Cloud Services

Every business that has electronic data such as files, audio, video, and such are affected by cloud services. The AV business will continue to see many localized devices and applications either moving into the cloud or interfacing with a cloud service, especially when content management and distribution are involved. Many solutions which were traditionally localized deployments are now becoming virtualized into the cloud as a hosted service offering. Though some items will always be required locally, that list will look quite different than it was a couple of years ago. And the talent of the engineering staff will also be very different.

Content Creation

Content creation seems to have had a continued steady growth rate which started almost a decade ago and shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, it’s increased significantly year over year. This continued thirst for personalized content creation has also forced the issue of consumption of that content. So content sharing or viewing is going to have an impact on many areas of our business as a result of content creation. The digital native generation has less patience or tolerance for “old school” systems with limitations. They will find ways to create and share their content if what we provide is too restrictive.

Networking

Content creation, management, distribution, and consumption will continue to grow and be in high demand. So this area will continue to see an increase just based upon the extreme amount of media being created and being consumed through many avenues already. More sophisticated and scalable solutions will be needed to help satisfy the demand. The digital signage industry, still in its infancy, is an excellent indicator on how important digital content consumption, distribution, and management has become. Real-time content and rich media interaction is where it’s all going.

Collaboration

Collaboration is a very broad term, but using it in a sense where multiple participants can manipulate and edit the same information, the need for this has always been popular in engineering-specific applications. But as technology continues to improve and simplify the technical aspects of collaboration, we’ll see this becoming more of a horizontal requirement than vertical silos. Microsoft is clearly dominating this area with Lync and Sharepoint along with embedded functionality in all its Office applications.

 Robots

Aside from some vertical niches where they have shown value, they’re nothing more than expensive toys today. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.

Get more insight into AV solutions at the AVI-SPL Resources page, where you’ll find links to our webinar archive, tech papers and other valuable resources.