Posts tagged digital signage

AVI-SPL Featured in IT/AV Report

The spring 2011 issue of IT/AV Report – published by Sound & Communications magazine — features AVI-SPL’s extensive technology restack for the El Paso Corporation. As part of  a complete renovation of the company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, the AVI-SPL team implemented the latest pro AV and control systems in its conference rooms, employee lounges and training areas.

Read Jeff Ward’s article detailing this ambitious integration of IT control, room scheduling and video display. You can also look at a brief overview of the El Paso project on our website.

Put our Team to Work for You

Companies like El Paso Corporation trust their pro AV projects to AVI-SPL because of our successful track record and depth of expertise. Fill out our brief needs analysis form or give us a call at 1-800-282-6733, and one of our representatives will be in touch to discuss how AVI-SPL can make your vision a reality.

AVI-SPL and Four Winds Interactive’s Digital Signage Webinar Now Available!

Did you miss “The Impact of Digital Signage in Corporate America,” the latest webinar in AVI-SPL’s ongoing series with its leading partners? If so, now’s the time to download and watch this engaging presentation by Four Winds Interactive.

During the webinar, FWi’s R. Craig Boatman and Farah Hedwig discussed:

  • How to create unique customer and employee experiences
  • Leveraging your existing assets to engage with digital signage
  • Deploying easy-to-use solutions
  • How to streamline messages and your corporate brand

Listen to the recording and view the content.

Questions about Digital Signage?

If you’ve been considering ways to add digital signage into your enterprise, let us help. Call us at 1-800-282-6733 or fill out our brief needs analysis form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Perfect for Digital Signage, NEC Launches Super-Slim, LED-Backlit Displays

NEC’s addition of the super slim X461S and X551S are the first in NEC’s large screen lineup to offer LED backlighting technology. LED display technology boasts the advantages of brilliantly crisp resolution, increased energy savings, and a longer lifespan.

NEC’s latest offering allows for 24/7 operation — with advanced thermal protection and a sealed panel design — to accommodate the most formidable digital signage industry requirements.  The X461S and X551S are also the first in NEC’s lineup to offer Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS). As the first industry-wide standardization in option slots,  OPS simplifies digital signage operations by allowing for easier installation, use and maintenance of the technology.

With Network Control and Communication, both models allow for easy remote display management. While Ethernet connectivity provides email notifications, RS-232 enables multi-display control and daisy chain capabilities to simplify usage.

Among the top features of the X461S and X551S:

  • 1920 x 1080 native resolution, with up to 4000:1 contrast ratio
  • Reduced power consumption (less than 2W in standby mode)
  • Landscape and portrait orientations
  • 10-bit color over an HDMI connection
  • Full connectivity, including DisplayPort, HDMI and DVID
  • Ambient light sensor monitors
  • Advanced scheduling of monitor powering up/down
  • Built-in closed captioning
  • Built-in 5W speakers and adjustable/removable carrying handles
  • Carbon footprint meter

Optional accessories and products for the super-slim displays include stands, wall mounts, external PCs, and media players.

Availability for Shipping

The X461S and X551S will be available in May and June 2011 at a minimum advertised price of $2,399 and $3,799, respectively. Each carries a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, which includes the backlight.

To learn more about this product, contact an AVI-SPL representative by call 800-282-6733 or click here to request a quote.

Join Our Digital Signage Webinar on April 13

Register today for “The Impact of Digital Signage on Corporate America,” AVI-SPL’s upcoming webinar, presented by experts from Four Winds Interactive.

Digital signage has grown into an essential part of any corporate institution’s visual communication efforts. As an attention-grabbing medium, digital signage is a key component in every technologically forward company. 

During this engaging session, Four Winds International (FWi) Senior Sales Engineer R. Craig Boatman and International Partner Sales Manager Farah Hedwig will demonstrate how to make digital signage work for you and your organization by attracting the attention of customers and employees. Their talk will include a discussion of several popular applications being used by companies throughout the country.

During this presentation, you’ll learn about:

  • Installing eye-catching digital displays that welcome customers
  • Promoting your company values and mission statement
  • Showcasing detailed event lists and schedules
  • Delivering emergency alerts and safety precautions
  • Communicating important announcements to employees
     

R. Craig Boatman is a senior sales engineer with the higher education team at FWi, an industry-leading software company in the digital signage industry. He works with universities and colleges, showing them how FWi can meet their application needs. Craig has also worked as a signage architect, building signs for some of FWi’s high-profile clients (Hard Rock Punta Cana, Boise State). Prior to joining FWi, Craig spent his sales career with JD Edwards/Oracle.

Farah Hedwig is manager of international partners at FWi, and is responsible for training and support. Prior to joining FWi, Farah worked in sales, marketing, finance and management at companies including G&K Services, Turning Point and PCS Communications.

Register Today

Register for “The Impact of Digital Signage on Corporate America”

Digital Signage Comes to Life with Planar’s New High Performance Solution

Looking to deliver brilliant visual performance for your communications?

From captivating interactive advertising to powerful internal content, digital signage offers an advanced means of messaging for a variety of markets.

This exciting trend surged at Las Vegas’ recent Digital Signage Expo, which saw the release of hallmark advances, including the launch of Planar Systems’ newest 82-inch LCD, the d82L.

Tailored to reduce installation and maintenance costs, features of Planar’s cutting-edge display include:

  • Slim 3.9 inches (9.9 cm) depth, complying with American with Disabilities (ADA) clearance requirements for public buildings
  • AccessConsole™ provides lockable, flip-panel access directly above the screen
  • Integrated MediaMount™ offers convenient, secure storage for media players and other hardware
  • Built-in network and RS-232 controls enables remote monitoring/settings management
  • Redundant power ensures uninterrupted operation
  • Distributed electronics architecture reduces potential heat-related damage
  • Separate LCD and AccessConsole™ modules for simplified installation

It’s also ideally suited for high-traffic areas, including airports, shopping malls, and other public spaces.

How Can Digital Signage Serve Your Needs?

Click here to request a quote, or speak to an AVI-SPL representative by calling 866-559-8197.