Aopen launches interactive touchscreen for kiosks

Aopen, a global electronics manufacturer of cross-platform, commercial grade products in digital signage and applied computing, has launched its next generation interactive touchscreen, the eTILE-X. The eTILE-X series is designed for use in commercial environments to upgrade interactive kiosk experiences...

NYC Transit taps C2K partners to support subway cars with digital signage

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New York City Transit has selected C2K Partners to offer technical and program management support for the manufacturing, testing and rollout of new subway cars.

Royal Caribbean International taps interactive Videotel digital signage

The Royal Caribbean International cruse lines recently deployed Videotels's Push Interactive Digital Signage Solution with the VP71XD media player. The company used the solution for its 60-minute "Escape the Rubicon" puzzle experience for customers, according to a press release. The...

Las Vegas Freemont Street Experience taps Watchfire to renovate display canopy

The Fremont Store Experience in Las Vegas has selected Watchfire Signs to rebuild the LED canopy. Watchfire Signs will manufacture a display that is up to seven times brighter and four times sharper than the original, according to a press release. The company will use its fabric-like module design, which allows airflow to go through the modules.

Intuiface debuts digital signage support for LG webOS smart displays

Interactive experience creation platform player Intuiface now supports the LG webOS, according to a press release. Any multi-touch content created on the platform can run on any smart devices operating on webOS 3.0, 3.0+ and 4.0 as well as the...

Mvix debuts digital signage network at Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, selected Mvix to deploy a digital signage network at the school. The network consists of 30 displays at 15 campus facilities in Michigan and Florida, according to a press release. Each campus facility previously had to use their own messaging tools, which led to inconsistent branding.

Touch Dynamic adds widescreen "All-in-One" display to product line

Touch Dynamic has launched the Surge 22-inch All-in-One capacitive touchscreen, widescreen LCD supporting portrait and landscape orientations. The technology, according to a press release, is ideal for self-service use, customizable and well-suited for retail, hospitality and restaurant environments. Supported operating...

Ping HD debuts digital signage at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Ping HD recently deployed digital signage at Red Rocks Amphitheater, a concert venue in Morrison, Colorado. The company provided a variety of indoor and outdoor displays powered by EngagePHD digital signage software, according to a press release. Ping HD rolled...

Morey's Piers upgrades digital signage

Morey's Piers, Beachfront Water Parks and Hotels, an amusement park on the Jersey Shore, recently upgraded with a digital signage network from Mvix. The park deployed more than 30 displays at its ticket booths and restaurants for ticketing pricing, menu...

Watchfire Signs deploys new tech at Danville Stadium

Danville Stadium, a baseball stadium in Danville, Illinois, has upgraded with a digital video scoreboard.

Morey's Piers updates digital signage

Morey's Piers, Beachfront Water Parks and Hotels, an amusement park on the Jersey Shore, recently upgraded with a digital signage network from Mvix. The park deployed more than 30 displays at its ticket booths and restaurants for ticketing pricing, menu...

Four Winds Casino upgrades with NanoLumens displays

Four Winds Casino upgrades with NanoLumens displays

Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana, recently deployed NanoLumens' Nixel Series LED curved displays to offer wayfinding. The 360-degree displays sit on top of slot machines on the casino floor to help guests find ATMs or bill breaking machines,...

Walmart building, remodeling and tapping interactive displays

Walmart is building 20 new stores and remodeling hundreds of existing locations, mostly in Florida and Texas, with new designs on everything from aisle layout to shelving and deploying interactive displays in revamped electronics departments. The new store/redesign strategy, according...

San Jose Sharks deploy Verge Energy Drink ads to digital signage

The San Jose Sharks, an NHL team based in San Jose, California, recently selected Verve Energy Drink, owned by the Verve Beverage Company, as its official drink. The team will push digital signage messages through its SAP Center for the...

Sunglass Hut deploys Moving Tactics digital signage at South Africa location

Sunglass Hut recently partnered with Moving Tactics to deploy digital signage at its V&A Waterfront store in Cape Town, South Africa. Moving Tactics crafted an outdoor LED wall, two 75-inch in-store screens and an interactive touch table for customers, according...

3M, eyefactive debut interactive digital signage

3M and eyefactive recently teamed up to showcase interactive digital signage at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam. The companies displayed touchscreens with PCAP technology, which can recognize 80 touch points simultaneously, according to a press release. Eyefactive provided interactive software...

Upscale Mexican store renovates with BrightSign-powered digital signage

El Palacio de Hierro, a department store chain in Mexico, recently upgraded its flagship store Al Palacio de los Palacios in Mexico City with a 60-inch LED sphere, full ceiling LED display, outdoor displays interactive kiosks and other displays throughout...

APN Outdoor puts Winter Olympics into the streets in Australia

APN Outdoor puts Winter Olympics into the streets in Australia

APN Outdoor has partnered with the Australian Olympic Committee to build hype and spread information about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics from Feb. 9 to 25 through a DOOH campaign.

NBC Olympics taps Intersection to stream Winter games on digital screens

NBC Olympics is partnering with Intersection, a smart cities technology company, to feature PyeongChang Olympics content on thousands of digital displays in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. The content will run from Feb.

IntuiLab nabs $3.7M in funding

IntuiLab, the company behind IntuiFace, the software platform for creating touch-first digital signage without writing code, has closed $3.7 million in Series A funding from IRDI Soridec Gestion, M Capital Partners and two business angels with the support of Bpifrance....

Crystal Display Systems debuts range of touch monitors

Crystal Display Systems Ltd. has launched a range of glass-to-glass monitors and touch monitors.

Star Micronics, Sophatar launch digital signage service

Star Micronics and Sophatar are launching a digital signage service, called Sophatar POS Signage, for all Star Cloud Services members. Customers can sign up for the monthly service now available on the Star Cloud Services dashboard. The service automatically creates...

Transparent digital signage market poised for robust growth

The transparent digital signage market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.7 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to a report by Research and Markets. A transparent display is a glass window integrated with a...

Digital signage market to grow up 8.21 percent from 2017 to 2022

The global digital signage market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.21 percent from 2017 to 2022, according to a report by ReportBuyer. This growth is being driven by technological advances in the displays and declining hardware costs.

Scala adds media player to digital signage portfolio

Scala Inc., a subsidiary of Stratacache, has launched its Scala Media Player for digital signage. The player is an end-to-end solution built to help create, manage and deploy digital signage networks, according to a press release. The Scala Media Player...

Federal Heath wins digital signage contract with Beaumont Independent School District

The Beaumont Independent School District in Beaumont, Texas, has awarded Federal Heath with a digital signage services contract. Federal Heath will upgrade the school's exterior signs with color electronic messaging centers, which will allow the schools to update messages to...

Purdue University slam dunks with LED displays from Daktronics

Purdue University is upgrading Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana, adding 13 LED displays from Daktronics. The company will deploy a center-hung display system and ribbon and corner displays, according to a press release. The center-hung display will be made...

Cannabis digital signage gets partners high with development program

Cannabis digital signage company Eyechronic has recently launched its Partner Development Program to help boost sales for cannabis retailers.

Real estate developer modernizes directories with digital signage

The Berger Organization, a real estate development company based in New Jersey, has replaced its static directories with digital signage from Gallery Digital Signage. It deployed displays at four locations around Military Park in Newark, Jew Jersey, according to a...

Hudson Group boosts store experience with digital signage

Hudson Group, a travel retailer, has upgraded its location at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport with digital signage. The retailer deployed a circular LED display, a 55-inch digital poster and a touchscreen display, and partnered with ComQi to integrate its Engage...

Luxury furniture company Weylandts intros digital signage to enhance shopping experience

Weylandts, a South African luxury furniture retailer, has teamed up with Moving Tactics to upgrade its stores with digital signage and audio. Moving Tactics has deployed a 55-inch touchscreen and an in-store audio system in eight of its retail showrooms...

NYC transit going big with digital ads

New York City commuters are the target of a massive digital ad campaign in play by the city's MTA agency which plans to install over 30,000 video screens across its thousands of subway cars, stations and platforms. There will be...

Hudson Group boosts store experience with digital signage

Travel retailer Hudson Group has upgraded its Detroit Metropolitan Airport location with digital signage. The retailer deployed a circular LED display, a 55-inch digital poster and a touchscreen display, and partnered with ComQi to integrate its Engage content management system,...

Report: Industrial display market to hit $7.26B by 2025

The global industrial display market will hit $7.26 billion by 2025 and boast an annual growth rate of 6 percent. The industrial market is using displays to help simplify operational tasks, monitor the production process and other tasks, according to a Grand View Research Inc.

Videotel delivers hotel video streaming with digital signage player

Videotel recently provided its VP70XD digital media player to its client Inre Media for in-house video channel streaming at hotels. The solution is designed to loop video, audio and images, according to a press release. Inre Media serves hotels such as Hilton, Marriot, Hyatt and Wyndham.

Logic Supply unveils small form factor PC for digital signage, VR

Logic Supply recently launched its MC850-50 small form factor computer. The computer is designed for image processing applications such as digital signage, VR, internet-of-things and interactive digital signage, according to a press release. It is designed to be compatible with...

Miami Marlins teams up with Intermedia Touch for video wall

The Miami Marlins, a professional baseball team, recently partnered with Intermedia Touch to install a 4 by 4 video wall to its press conference room. The video wall is made up of 46-inch Samsung displays, each with a 5.5-millimeter bezel,...

ParTech spices up POS with digital signage peripherals

ParTech Inc. has expanded its EverServ 8,000 Portfolio with 10 peripherals.

Report: 4K tech market to reach $106 billion by 2022

The 4K technology market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.28 percent from 2017 to 2022. It will also grow from $33 billion to $106 billion in the forecasted period, according to a report by Research and Markets. The report examines a number of key drivers, limitations and opportunities in the market.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre upgrades with 8-milimeter LED video display panels

Red Rocks Amphitheatre based in Morrison, Colorado has renewed its partnership with Daktronics for 8-millimeter LED video display panels. The panels will be combined to form a display measuring 14.5-feet high by 20.5-feet wide, according to a press release. Daktronic's...

Maplin teams up with SignStix for 'Store of the future' concept

Maplin, an electronics retailer, recently teamed up with SignStix to launch its flagship Store of the future in The Beehive Center in Cambridge, U.K. SignStix plans to deploy interactive digital experiences to 20 new stores before the end of 2017,...

Report: Indian digital signage market to grow more than 18% by 2022

The Indian digital signage market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to a report by ReportsBuyer. The key drivers driving this growth in India are increasing demand from outdoor advertising, government and transportation sectors.

Orlando City Stadium deploys 147 displays

The Orlando City Stadium recently teamed up with Ping HD to deploy 147 Samsung Smart Signage Platform System on a Chip displays. Ping also provided each display with an IP address to enable unique content on each one, according to a press release. Each display is connected to the internet through the EngagePHD solution.

Toys ‘R’ Us selects Cineplex Digital Media to install kiosks and digital signage

Toys "R" Us has selected Cineplex Digital Media to install an in-store digital signage and kiosk network for the retailer's new concept store, according to a press release. "Our Langley store is the evolution of our digital future," Clint Gaudry,...

Clear Channel Airports extends digital signage partnership with Des Moines International Airport

Clear Channel Airports, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., has signed a five-year partnership with Des Moines International Airport to offer digital and traditional advertising solutions including LED video walls. Clear Channel Airports (CCA) has provided this airport with advertising solutions...

Clear Channel Airports inks deal with Bangor International Airport for digital signage network

Clear Channel Airports, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., has signed a five-year contract with Bangor International Airport in Maine, to deliver a digital and print media network. The company will deliver a variety of displays including an 82-inch LCD at...

Bank of the West upgrades with digital signage

Bank of the West has opened a new location in Walnut Creek, California.

Massive digital display leaps into One Times Square

One Times Square, the site of the NYE Ball Drop, has deployed a 60-foot high by 36-foot wide digital display. The tower's owner Jamestown teamed up with Sherwood and New Tradition Media to place the display on the tower's north...

Retail tech investment expectation bodes well for tool makers

A new Accenture Strategy report reveals greater tech investment by retailers could lead to $2.95 trillion in sales for technology makers. The reason? Retailers will be grabbing up new digital tools as consumers want and expect technology in the retail...

Palace Station Casino deploys large LED displays for bingo room

NanoLumens recently installed two LED displays at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The displays include a 1.5-foot tall by 56-foot wide Nixel Series displays on the Casino's bingo entrance and a 9.45-foot tall by 15.75-foot wide...

Hackers target digital signage in Liverpool, England

Recently, hackers hijacked an outdoor display in Liverpool England to display the message, "We suggest you improve your security. Sincerely, your friendly neighborhood hackers.

TransitScreen deploys display at MetroPlan Orlando

TransitScreen is teaming up with the Florida Department of Transportation to deploy a display at the MetroPlan Orlando offices. The display is designed to showcase arrival information for public transit, according to an announcement. The display will show arrival information for SunRail trains, Lynx buses and the LYMMO circulator.

Vertic deploys 105-inch touchscreen display at Hanover festival

Vertic recently deployed a four-way, 105-inch touchscreen display at the Hannover Messe festival in Hanover, Germany for its client Danfoss. The solution was designed to showcase Danfoss' central message of connectivity and customer experience, according to a press release. The...

Razorfish wins award for T-Mobile digital signage deployment

Razorfish won the Installation of the Year APEX Award at DSE 2017 for its work at the T-Mobile's Times Square Store. The company deployed multiple solutions for the store including a selfie station, videowall and 13-foot, multi-touch wall, according to...

Elite Manufacturing develops 3-sided outdoor kiosk

Elite Manufacturing Technologies, a provider of precision sheet metal components and assemblies, has developed a three-sided outdoor kiosk using 65-inch, 4,000-nit displays, according to a press release. A national park for performing arts will install the kiosk.

BrightSign delivers digital signage to Cromwell Casino

BrightSign recently teamed up with Socialure to deploy more than 20 displays at Drai's Club, a Las Vegas night club owned by Cromwell Casino. BrightSign provided LS and XD media players to push content to the displays, according to a press release. The displays feature a range of content from advertisements to social media posts.

Navori Labs to unveil digital signage engine

Navori Labs plans to unveil its QL 2.0 digital signage engine at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas from Mar. 28-31.

Samsung partners with e-Spirit for digital signage content solution

Samsung SDS Europe Ltd. has partnered with e-Spirit Inc.

MaxMedia EVP named to DSF Board

MaxMedia's EVP of customer experience, Laura-Davis Taylor, has been named to the Digital Signage Federation's board of directors. Davis-Taylor, who is one of 10 at-large directors, had led successful in-store projects with AT&T and The Home Depot. A chief goal...

Retail display market to reach $11.2 billion, report says

The retail display market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent from 2017 to 2021. The market will also be worth $11.2 billion by 2021, according to a report by Technavio. A key driver of the market is retail display's ability to offer better advertising than traditional methods.

New leadership moves at Scala

There is a new leadership board at Scala, which is now a Stratacache company. Stratacache CEO and founder Chris Riegel is now board chairman for the digital signage and visual communications company. The new general manager is Cameron Waldie who...

Men's retailer counts on digital signage expertise, support in 50 US stores

Convergent, a Ballantyne Strong company and provider of digital location-based experiences, announced men's shoe and apparel retailer Allen Edmonds has renewed its agreement with Convergent for another year and is expanding the relationship to introduce video wall capabilities in its...

Cadillac Fairview rolls out new technology for retail center

Cadillac Fairview is providing turn-by-turn navigation, upgraded guest Wi-Fi and access to its CF SHOP! text concierge services in retail centers in Ontario, Canada, according to a company press release.

Better customer experience now on Subway's strategy menu

In a big step toward transforming the guest experience, Subway is creating a new internal division, called Digital, and launching a multi-year and multi-faceted strategy to build a comprehensive omnichannel approach. "We've worked to provide guests with a fresh and...

Xprnc taps BroadSign Mobile for retail locations

Digital signage software provider BroadSign International is deploying its mobile product across the Xprnc Media digital out-of-home network in retail locations.

SlabbKiosks inks partnership to deploy EMV-enabled bill payment kiosks

Kiosk manufacturer SlabbKiosks has partnered with Ingenico Group to deploy EMV-enabled bill payment devices. SlabbKiosks will integrate Ingenico's payment system into its kiosks.

Study: Retailers need to retool in-store strategy, embrace the smartphone consumer

If they want to survive and succeed today's retailers must embrace the smartphone consumer, revamp the in-store strategy and become a true omnichannel retailer.

Frozen food brand changes up name, store signage, design

Canada's M&M Meat Shops is now M&M Food Market as the frozen food brand is making big strides to reinvent its brand.

SlabbKiosks to display health care kiosks at HIMSS16

Kiosk manufacturer SlabbKiosks plans to showcase two of its health care kiosks at the healthcare conference HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Report predicts kiosk market to reach $73 billion by 2020

The interactive kiosk market is expected to grow at a calculated annual growth rate of 9.2 percent from 2015 to 2020.

SlabbKiosks launches new site for OEM solutions

The site allows customers to see past custom kiosks and start the process of crafting their own custom solutions.

Digital signage welcoming international visitors to Miami

Digital signage welcoming international visitors to Miami

The International Arrivals Terminal at Miami International Airport was recently overhauled with the aim of creating a more welcoming and visually compelling entry point into the country for international visitors, taking digital signage route to get there.

Denver airport parking facility parks digital signage in executive lounge

Flyte Systems is making travel out of Denver International Airport easier thanks to its FlyteBoard digital signage display at ParkDIA, Denver's newest near-airport parking company, the company announced.

Digital redesign debuts at Primark store in Madrid

Squire, a U.K.-based creative content studio, and Dalziel & Pow, an independent agency that represents brands worldwide, recently announced that they partnered to bring what the companies call an innovative digital installation.

AT&T flagship store's interactive tech going nationwide, starting in Texas

AT&T's new store in Lubbock, Texas, has been designed so customers can explore and interact with the latest technology via digital signage and interactive engagement technology.

Isle of Man telecom calls on in-store digital signage

Isle of Man telecom calls on in-store digital signage

Isle of Man-headquartered telecom Sure are again welcoming customers to a new concept store featuring digital signage experiences designed by Acquire Digital in collaboration with new partners Image Technique, according to an announcement from Acquire Digital.

GE hires new marketing chief in move to be a digital brand

Corporate leadership shuffle reflects shift in marketing focus.

Pilot success spurs mobile ad efforts at Marathon stores

A 90-day trial run by Golden Pantry Food Stores reveals iSIGN technology to be an effective marketing tool.

TripAdvisor app integration expands customer engagement capability

The new TripAdvisor integration is the latest addition to Enplug’s app portfolio geared toward boosting customer interaction via social networks

TriMas Corp. delivers benefits to employees with kiosks

TriMas Corp. delivers benefits to employees with kiosks

Manufacturing company TriMas Corp. has recently selected deployed kiosks to provide employee access to the company's benefits program.

Airport shoppers enjoying new interactive retail experience

Airport shoppers enjoying new interactive retail experience

Travelers at San Francisco International airport are now tapping interactive screens if looking to buy headphones or a cold healthy drink.

STRATACACHE expands shopper marketing with IZ-ON acquisition

Dayton, Ohio-based digital signage provider announced its acquisition of IZ-ON Media, a digital media company specializing in in-store shopper marketing solutions designed to activate shoppers along the path to purchase.

Health-and-beauty chain Clicks South Africa clicks on digital signage for in-store marketing

Health-and-beauty chain Clicks South Africa clicks on digital signage for in-store marketing

South African health-and-beauty retail chain Clicks has announced a partnership with South African digital signage solutions company Moving Tactics that entails installing digital signage within the chain's top 25 stores nationally, as well as marketing the media platform to Clicks' private-label suppliers and other brand suppliers.

Canadian hospital rolls out self-registration kiosks

Canada-based Health Sciences North is rolling out self-registration kiosks, developed by Slabb Inc, in one hospital in Sudbury, Canada, to improve patient experiences.

Creepy or Cool: Study reveals how consumers react to digital personalization

Study of over 1,000 U.S. consumers finds that "cool" features help shoppers discover relevant products, information; "creepy" ones identify, target, track.

IntuiLab, Quividi partner to bring adaptive content and analytics to interactive digital signage

IntuiLab, provider of the interactive experience creation platform IntuiFace, and Quividi, the provider of automated audience measurement for digital signage, have announced the availability of a joint solution that automatically reacts to demographic and engagement statistics, on-screen selections and location-based information from users.

Companies partner to provide in-store analytics in Middle East

Walkbase, an analytics and marketing company, is partnering with BT Al Saudia for delivering in-store analytics in five countries.

Clarks steps into digital experiences across the UK and Ireland

Clarks, the iconic British shoe manufacturer and retailer, has selected Moki Total Control to deliver contextual and relevant digital signage experiences via LG tablets in its 566 UK and Republic of Ireland stores.

Ingenico, Intel to work on products for the Internet of Things

The companies will jointly develop a mobile tablet that supports EMV and NFC payment functionalities.

TigerLogic releases socially powered digital signage app for Google Chromebox

The Postano Kiosk App is designed to create new social media opportunities for in-store digital signage.

Mondelēz rolling out digital signage Virtual Assistants to Belgian retailers

Multibillion dollar snack conglomerate Mondelēz International is rolling out a group of five Tensator Virtual Assistants to introduce its latest sweet treats at Carrefour, Cora and Makro stores in Belgium, according to an announcement from Tensator.

Fujitsu Australia piloting retail digital signage and mobile analytics with iSIGN

Toronto-based interactive mobile advertising solutions provider iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. and its Australian distributor and reseller, JEA Technologies, announced today that they are working with Fujitsu Australia, a provider of digital media solutions to retail, banking, transport and commercial industry segments in Australia and New Zealand.

South African digital signage firm launches retail analytics division

Moving Tactics Retail Analytics is a division focused on the gathering of data from brick-and-mortar retail environments through the use of a variety of technological and digital analytical tools to determine patterns and trends that can be used to make informed business decisions for retailers.

GestureTek teams with beacon tech provider Ap1 to beacon-enhanced gesture-controlled signage at GlobalShop15

Partnership is intended to enhance the display system by enabling real-time response capabilities, micro-positioning and social profiling for connectivity to both the customer's smartphone and the display content.

Belly opts for Moki to drive consumer-facing tablets

Cloud-based software provider Moki has announced that Belly, which it says is the country's largest customer loyalty network and marketing solution, has selected Moki's Total Control to manage, secure and analyze 11,500 customer-facing digital signage kiosk tablets that power Belly's loyalty program in more than 10,000 businesses worldwide.

The Source lands in Toronto Pearson International

The Source lands in Toronto Pearson International

Toronto-based design agency Shikatani Lacroix has designed and delivered the latest retail location featuring digital signage for Canadian consumer electronics retailer The Source in Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Samsung demos assisted-selling kiosk, digital signage displays at NRF BIG Show

Samsung Electronics America presented its interactive retail experience at NRF 2015, highlighting a range of solutions for retail environments, from the storefront to the showroom to the loading dock, warehouse and back office.

Neiman Marcus sold on interactive digital signage touch tables

Interactive touchscreen experience provider T1Visions today announced the initial deployment of interactive retail tables for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus.

Japanese department store buys into digital signage

Japanese department store chain PARCO last month opened its new store in Fukuoka, Japan, deploying digital signage throughout the store as part of its ICT strategy.

Anheuser-Busch deploys 1,000 transparent digital signage coolers

MRI has deployed 1,000 of its ThruVu Digital Coolers for the beer-brewing giant and parent company of Budweiser.

MTA pilots digital signage shopping on Amazon in NYC subways

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, New York City MTA's "On the Go" digital signage information kiosks will showcase transactional Amazon.com ads to subway riders

Digital signage opening the door to GlobalShop 2015

Show deploying digital signage entranceway to underscore the role interactive display technology is playing in shaping the future of retail design.

Whole Foods testing new interactive tech in Georgia store

The installations create an informative, entertaining and streamlined shopping experience, including connecting shoppers more closely to the farmers who provide the food they eat.

Shopping center promotes retailers and increases revenue with digital signage

Georgetown shopping center installs Navigo digital signage to promote tenants, offer guest services and display special advertising.

Costume co makes retail store a funhouse with digital signage

Motion-triggered content adds to customer experience at 30,000-square-foot warehouse store.

Calvin Klein brings interactive shopping experience to Macy's

The Calvin Klein Interactive Denim Shopping Assistant is an interactive touch display and sales assistance application developed to support shoppers as they navigate the denim category. Visitors to the Herald Square flagship location can explore the brand, shop its offerings and learn more about CK's range of denim merchandise.

Comosoft taps digital signage and mobile for in-store marketing

Comosoft Inc. recently announced the development of two new point-of-sale technologies for high-volume multichannel marketers: in-store digital signage and location-based services.

Altierre ships more than 6 million digital tags

Four million of the company's signs are currently installed and operating in retail stores in over 1,000 US cities.

DSA extends deadline for entries for annual Crown Awards to Sept. 22, adds Mobile category

The Digital Screenmedia Association has extended its deadline for entries for its annual DSA Crown Awards that recognize "outstanding and best-in-class" content across digital signage, mobile technologies, and self-service and interactive kiosks, according to an announcement from the DSA. The new deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Sept. 22.

AOPEN showcases digital signage at Gen2 Australian Retail Lab

Digital signage specialist AOPEN Inc. is opening a multimillion-dollar lab in Melbourne aimed at showcasing "the future of shopping and retail technology, from transparent displays and digital labels to virtual touchscreens and waiter-less restaurants," the company announced.

Cambridge shopping center adds 'virtual assistant'

The Grafton Shopping Centre in Cambridge says it is ready to dazzle shoppers with a "virtual" employee who greets customers when they enter.

Skin care brand applies digital signage for in-store experience

Skin care brand Dermalogica recently opend its second and third concept stores featuring face-mapping skin analysis, skin bar and micro-zone skin treatments in South Africa, and has deployed digital signage to help communicate the brand experience to customers.

Digital signage shelf tag firm announces $21M in funding

Wireless in-store digital signage shelf tag provider Altierre Corp. today announced that it has secured more than $21 million in financing that will be used to support the company’s strategic global growth plans.

Holmes Place adds video wall, sound system from Mood Media

Mood Media Corp., designer of in-store consumer experiences, has announced that it is working with Holmes Place Poland, the Warsaw branch of the premium health and fitness brand that has been operating health clubs for more than 30 years and...

Retailer launches Oman's largest digital signage network

Anzyma, a digital solutions company in the Sultanate of Oman, has deployed the country's largest digital signage network across all 70 Omantel retail outlets, powered by Scala, according to an announcement from Scala Inc. This nationwide rollout across 80 screens...

Thierry Mugler gets 'Alien' virtual assistant

French luxury fragrance brand Thierry Mugler, part of the Clarins Fragrance Group, has deployed the world's first full-height Tensator Virtual Assistant to promote the launch of its "Alien Extraordinaire" perfume in three flagship stores, according to an announcement from Tensator...

QSR, retail partnerships highlight Q1 for ComQi digital signage

Marketplace momentum from emerging partnerships focused on vertical markets and enterprise opportunities highlight a strong Q1 and continuing 2014 outlook for shopper engagement technology firm ComQi, according to an announcement from the company. The New York-based software and services firm...

BroadSign digital signage integrates Quividi audience measurement

BroadSign International LLC today announced that an upcoming upgrade to its cloud-based digital signage software, BroadSign X 10.3, includes integration with Quividi's audience measurement platform. BroadSign said that Quividi's is the most deployed measurement solution in the digital signage market...

Bermuda mall integrates mobile app, digital signage, wayfinding kiosks

Livewire Digital has integrated a new mobile app with its digital signage for Washington Mall in Bermuda to provide up-to-date information to shoppers and diners, according to an announcement. "We have to speak to our visitors in their language —...

ComQi adds interactive engagement features to retail digital signage

New high-impact interactive features designed to drive product awareness and boost sales are now being rolled out to retailers and brands through ComQi's EnGage shopper engagement technology platform, according to an announcement from ComQi. Enhancements to the cloud-based in-store digital...

MasterCard sets up kiosk zone at Toronto's Air Canada Centre

MasterCard has launched the Priceless Toronto Zone, an interactive digital experience for sports fans, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Zone is outfitted with two large flex screens, an eight-panel video wall and a 65-inch touchscreen. It enables...

Mood Media dressing up fashion retailer with music, digital signage

In-store media specialist Mood Media Corp. recently announced that it has won an agreement to provide digital signage and music for "an iconic designer clothing brand." Mood will provide the retailer with in-store digital signage messaging and music for 330...

Digital signage firm opens Retail Evolution Lab

Digital signage solution provider AOPEN Inc. recently announced the opening of its Retail Evolution Lab in the company's head office in Europe aimed at helping retailers find the right digital media strategy.

DSA announces first Symposium of the year, calls for Industry Excellence Award entries

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced it is heading back to Dallas on April 8 and 9 for its first DSA Symposium of the year. The event is scheduled to be held at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center....

NGA launches digital media center

The National Grocers Association has announced a new partnership with Media Solutions Corp. to launch the NGA Digital Media Center.

Modell's uses interactive tech to welcome Super Bowl fans to Times Square store

Tensator, provider of queue management and customer journey solutions, today announced that Modell's CEO Mitchell Modell is welcoming Super Bowl XLVIII fans to its Times Square flagship store via Tensator's Virtual Assistant interactive digital signage. According to the company, Tensator's...

New solution aims to give digital signage a voice

Audio solutions provider Barix today announced it will bring to Integrated Systems Europe 2014 and the 2014 Digital Signage Expo a new retail solution designed to enhance the shopping experience for consumers and add value for retailers through mobile connectivity...

STRATACACHE unveils Connected Journey to bring retailers closer to the consumer

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, today unveiled a new, interactive retail journey empowering consumers to become more involved in the shopping experience. Unveiled at Retail's BIG Show at New York's Jacob...

T1Visions to showcase digital signage, shopping app at NRF BIG Show

Interactive technology provider T1Visions will exhibi its latest in-store retail digital signage lineup at this year's NRF BIG Show in New York City, Jan. 13 and 14, including the inTouch Retail Table complete with Ultra HD 4K touchscreen, the interactive...

New Burberry concept offers digitally enhanced in-store experience

Burberry has opened a new retail concept in London that uses personalized physical and digital experiences, according to Marketing magazine. The Burberry Beauty Box, in the Covent Garden district, is a dedicated beauty shop that allows consumers to explore the...

Tetley using 'virtual assistant' to promote tea sales

Queue management firm Tensator announced it has helped long-standing British tea brand Tetley cause a stir in Kuwait’s supermarkets, by using Virtual Assistants to promote tea. Tensator’s Virtual Assistant Ultra model has been installed at 10 Co-op stores across the...

Silver Jeans Co. unveils new tech-centric store design

YCD Multimedia, a provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced that Silver Jeans Co., a producer of high quality and well-fitting jeans in the mid luxury denim market, has installed YCD's content management system as the engine behind a...

Australian specialty store inspires shoppers through technology

Australian specialty store inspires shoppers through technology

Choices Flooring, an Australian chain, has created its own store of the future with the help of interactive digital signage by Brisbane-based Prendi. Over the next year, the concept and its accompanying technology will be rolled out to Choices stores...

Digital Signage Expo tabs Intel's Avalos for keynote address

Digital Signage Expo, the trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks, announced today that it has scheduled Intel's José Avalos, retail and digital signage worldwide director, Embedded & Computing Division, to keynote...

Reflect showcases in-store digital signage at Shopper Marketing Expo

Reflect, a provider of digital technologies for creating seamless in-store customer experiences, exhibited its wares for retailers at this year's Shopper Marketing Expo in Chicago to showcase the latest in-store digital signage and interactive applications technologies for consumer brands and...

Taiwan GNCs get healthy dose of digital signage

Health-and-nutrition retail chain GNC has adopted digital signage solutions in its Taiwan stores and has continually built digital signage-equipped stores all over Taiwan since the beginning of 2012, according to an announcement from CAYIN Technology Co. Ltd.

Argentinean retail chain buys into Haivision CoolSign digital signage

Argentinean retail chain Musimundo has deployed Haivision's CoolSign digital signage solution to deliver dynamic content throughout its network of 200 stores, Haivision announced recently. Specializing in home appliances, electronics, and entertainment products, Musimundo recently launched a multilayered, in-store marketing channel...

Digital Signage Today releases industry future trends report

Retailers have more options than ever when it comes to using digital technology to engage and serve customers. But what is around the bend that should influence their purchasing decisions? Digital Signage Today, the leading source of news and information...

CastNET integrates NFC with digital signage

CastNET announced today that it has developed and is shipping a new solution that fully integrates Near Field Communications, a.k.a. NFC technology, with its digital signage software.

Elo expands portfolio with omnichannel offerings

Elo Touch Solutions today announced an expanded portfolio of offerings that it said will help retailers accelerate their omnichannel initiatives. Elo's omnichannel platforms include the recently launched Elo Tablet, all-in-one touch computers, interactive digital signage, open-frame touch displays and touch...

Selfridges puts on denim and digital signage

Selfridges, one of the world's best-known department stores, put on denim and digital signage for the launch of its Denim Studio, which it is calling "the world's largest denim store," at its flagship location on London's Oxford Street, according to...

New Linkett solution adds mobile, motion capabilities to TVs, digital signage

Technology corporation WestonExpressions recently announced its new Linkett solution, a device that enables existing televisions and digital signage screens to have motion and mobile capabilities for promotions. Linkett connects to any display with a simple USB or HDMI connection, transforming...

Signbox partners with Integrated Retail for retail digital signage in Singapore

Digital signage provider Signbox Microsystems today announced a mutual distribution agreement with Integrated Retail, a retail automation software service provider in the India and Asia Pacific regions. Integrated Retail's mission is to deliver value in the form of dynamic and...

Vertu taps BrightSign for global in-store digital signage

Solid-state digital signage player provider BrightSign announced today that Vertu, a provider of luxury mobile phones, has opted to use its players in its global network of boutiques and concessions. With flagship stores in London, Paris, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong,...

Digital signage driving customer engagement at Telecom Italia store in Rome airport

YCD-Multimedia, a global provider of smart digital media solutions, has announced that Telecom Italia has selected YCD's digital signage platform to implement a digital signage and multimedia customer experience for its new flagship store at Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci, Rome's International...

Seneca integrates Intel RCM into 3 digital signage media players

Seneca, a manufacturer and integrator of purpose-built media players and servers, announced that three of its media players now feature Intel Corp.'s Retail Client Manager software for digital signage. Intel RCM makes it easier to manage content on digital signage,...

TimeTrade amps up retail solutions with kiosks, digital signage

TimeTrade, providers of online appointment scheduling technology for businesses, has announced upgrades to its TimeTrade Retail solution that it says will improve customer experience and flow management. With TimeTrade Concierge, retailers, banks and retail healthcare providers can improve customer satisfaction...

Intel leading webinar on digital touch points in retail

DigitalSignageToday.com and Intel Corp. are hosting a live webinar, "Content Management Strategies for Digital Touch Points in Retail," at 2 p.m.

Scala CEO talks in-store digital design with retailers at Digital Screenmedia Symposium

Digital displays are common in today's retail space, but it takes planning to execute a design strategy. Tom Nix, CEO of the location-based media company Scala, will try to help shed some light on the topic during this week's Digital...

BrightSign digital signage players powering Samsung shops in UK

A British electronics retailer has picked BrightSign digital signage players to power video walls for Samsung displays. According to a news release, Samsung highlights its products in select Curry's stores through concessions, or "shops within shops." The approach is based...

FUTURESoftware plans return to NEC Showcase

FUTURESoftware Ltd. has announced plans to exhibit at this year's NEC Showcase, set for May 16 in London. According to a news release, in the broadcast zone, the company will show a mock-up of a broadcast TV studio with a...

Dunkin' Donuts 'Fresh Brew' model designed to enhance in-store experience

During Dunkin' Brands' Investor Day, today in Boston, John Costello, president of global marketing and innovation, discussed some of the ways Dunkin' Donuts U.S. is enhancing the in-store experience for customers.

Interactive advertising platform enVu claims 1 billion customer impressions

The out-of-home interactive media company enVu said its enSpire gestural interactive advertising platform has hit one billion customer impressions after two years of operation. According to a news release, since enSpire reached its full deployment of 135 sites in 2011,...

Video Mount Products will launch 360-degree ceiling mount at InfoComm

Video Mount Products, a provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security and pro audio/video markets, will showcase its new PDS-LCHB large flat panel ceiling mount adapter during InfoComm 2013. The event is set for June 12-14 in Orlando,...

Scala will showcase retail, transportation and DOOH solutions at London NEC event

The location-based media company Scala will showcase transportation, retail and digital out-of-home solutions during next week's fifth annual NEC Display Solutions Showcase in London. According to a news release, in the retail zone Scala will showcase its intelligent point-of-sale signage,...

Scala showcases retail, corporate communication solutions in Denmark, installs digital ticketing system for Philadelphia museum

The location-based media provider Scala showcased a corporate communications solution and a retail solution during this week’s Channel Trends+Visions i IT fair in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company also provided demonstrations of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform, according to a news...

Origin Displays grows in tandem with Long Island drive-thru supermarket chain

The last two years have been busy for The Barn, a chain of drive-thru supermarkets on Long Island, N.Y. And as the family-owned chain has grown through acquisitions, Origin Display Group has grown right alongside it, according to a release...

STRATACACHE exhibits at Retail World Asia for first time

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable, high-performance digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, exhibited its latest retail experiences at Retail World Asia. The sixth annual conference, a dedicated event for end-to-end solutions and applications for retailers, was held...

Matrox unleashes 30-monitor video wall at London lingerie store

Matrox Graphics has announced that its Mura MPX Series controller boards will drive digital signage across two video installations at a high-profile London lingerie store, including a two-story video wall. The company contracted with in-store multimedia solutions provider PlayNetwork to...

Ingram Micro Europe, Scala expand distribution deal

Ingram Micro Europe has extended its partnership with Scala to provide that company's SaaS platform across Europe. Ingram Micro Europe is a division Ingram Micro Inc., a global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services. "In line...

How will retailers deploy digital signage for customer engagement?

RetailCustomerExperience.com sister site DigitalSignageToday.com is preparing this year's edition of its "Digital Signage Future Trends" report, and needs your input to let the digital signage industry know how best to meet the future needs of the retail sector. This year's...

AOPEN, Intel tracking solution helps retailers gauge customer response to digital signage

Retailers are turning to advanced motion sensors to gauge the effectiveness of their advertising. And today’s precise customer tracking tools can not only detect motion and record how long a person looks at something, they can also determine the viewer’s...

UK auto dealer turns to Amscreen digital signage network to promote Fiats

A United Kingdom automotive group has turned to the European digital media network owner Amscreen to help promote its Fiat line. Glyn Hopkin, which has more than 25 dealerships across London and the southeast UK, is using Amscreen’s network and...

Manitoba telecomm stores deploy digital signage posters

Toronto-based Dot2Dot Communications has helped expand in-store messaging at Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s MTS Connect stores by deploying new LCD digital signage "posters." According to a news release from the software provider Scala, the digital signage network, managed by Gorrie...

RMG completes reverse merger, goes public

Reach Media Group Holdings Inc. a digital signage media and technology company, has completed a reverse merger with SCG Financial Acquisition Corp.

AOPEN showcases retail digital signage at Dutch retail show

AOPEN, an electronics manufacturer and digital signage solutions provider, recently joined with Microsoft Windows to showcase new digital communications solutions through a "virtual store." The collaboration came March 27 and 28 during Retail Event Netherlands, a new trade show aimed...

May symposium will address omnichannel customer engagement technologies

The Digital Screenmedia Association will host a symposium to help business executives across foodservice, banking, retail and other industries better understand how to combine multiple technologies to provide a more engaging customer experience. The event will take place May 9–10...

DSA to hold digital signage/self-service/mobile symposium in Dallas

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced that it will produce a Digital Screenmedia Symposium May 9 and 10 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Topics to be addressed include: Staying ahead of the consumer Omnichannel...

AOPEN, Blocks partner on digital signage-as-a-service platform for Android

AOPEN, a digital signage hardware manufacturer, has formed a partnership with Australian software developer Blocks Global to market and support an e-commerce and m-commerce Android platform. Through its OpenService initiative, AOPEN will tap its network of distributors and partners to...

Tensator Virtual Assistant blends man and machine (Video)

Tensator Virtual Assistant blends man and machine (Video)

In an age where consumers prefer to interact with technology, contact with an actual human being is becoming an antiquated — and often avoided — concept. But for those looking for the perfect balance between man and machine, or who...

John Lewis: 'Big data is a big hype'

Speaking at the Retail Business Technology Expo in London, John Lewis's head of IT architecture, Julian Burnett, said that the company is coming to terms with the masses of data being generated across its operations. Here is an excerpt from a write up of his discussion from pcadvisor.co.uk: "Retailers are awash with [data]," he said.

'Retail lab' gets to work in Australia

Digital signage and software provider AOPEN and retail design firm Red Design Group have partnered to launch the "Retail Evolution Lab" — a space established to "empower retail businesses to design, test and trial new retail technologies in a 'real'...

ComQi digital signage-mobile solution takes honors from Canadian marketing group

Digital in-venue media management company ComQi today announced that its Passport platform recently won an award for In-Store Engagement at the 2013 Shopper Innovation Awards. The Passport application allows users to control content on a digital signage screen via their...

AOPEN intros digital signage platform for Android

AOPEN, a provider of digital signage and appliance computing, has just released OpenSign, a new Web-based interactive digital marketing and signage platform for Android devices that the company says allows retailers to easily install and manage a digital signage network....

Harris DOOH auto dealership rollout builds steam

The Automotive Broadcasting Network is several months into its large-scale, digital signage network rollout at auto dealerships across the U.S., according to an announcement. Harris DOOH solutions serve as the core network architecture, with the company's InfoCaster suite of hardware...

NEC talks new touch-enabled LED edge-lit digital signage display (Video)

NEC Display Solutions of America's Rich Ventura talked new retail solutions, inclulding NEC's new V552 LED edge-lit mid-range commercial display that can be deployed "pretty much anywhere in a retail environment," at this year's NRF BIG Show in New York...

Canadian pharmacy chain deploys digital signage network

Canadian pharmacy chain Medicine Shoppe Canada has begun establishing a digital signage network that connects their pharmacies across Canada and presents value-added health care information to patients and customers, according to a company announcement. Sixty locations were already operational on...

Sporting goods store unveils 'retail lab' with in-store tech

The Canadian sporting goods retailer Sport Chek today unveiled a tech-heavy retail lab at its flagship store in Toronto. Utilizing interactive kiosks, digital signage and augmented reality, the official store of the Canadian Olympic Team goes all out for what...

Tesco pilots new kiosk, AR tech

U.K. retail chain Tesco is piloting a "magical" augmented reality mirror and digital mannequin in several locations, according to digitalartsonline.co.uk. The stores involved in the pilot are equipped with digital signage that advertises the various clothing available through its F&F...

DPAA sponsoring digital place-based ad summit at DSE13

The Digital Place-based Advertising Association will sponsor an all-day DPb Advertising Summit at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas on Feb. 26.

STRATACACHE makes its play for retail digital signage

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable, high-performance digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, recently launched a new interactive digital signage solution that it claims will empower customers to become more involved in the shopping experience. Unveiled at The...

STRATACACHE intros Retail Cache for faster in-store browsing at NRF BIG show

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable, high-performance digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, is exhibiting its latest Web caching solution — Retail Cache — at the National Retail Federation BIG Show in New York City this week. Retail...

Casio hawking storefront digital signage at CES

According to techradar.com, Casio is at CES 2013 featuring futuristic-looking digital signage that features animated characters or people who attempt to talk to passersby via computer-generated voices. According to the site, the Casio solution "is compact, measuring just 18 inches...

The alligator goes modern: Lacoste stores deploy digital signage

Global fashion brand Lacoste has picked YCD Multimedia's digital signage platform to manage and control video walls at three stores in the U.S., including the brand's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City. The stores' digital signage includes...

Digital signage exec to appear on hit CBS show 'Undercover Boss'

The CEO of in-store media specialists Mood Media will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning CBS series "Undercover Boss" on Friday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.

UK mall hangs 'largest LCD video wall in Europe'

Scala Inc. today announced the installation of more than 350 digital signage screens at Britain's third-largest shopping center, Westfield Stratford City.

Luxury watch retailer winds up digital signage

Leading American watch retailer Tourneau has selected YCD Multimedia's C-nario Messenger digital signage platform as the engine behind a unique video display in its new concept store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Calif., according to an announcement from YCD...

Adspace books Conde Nast Traveler for DOOH

Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler is providing exclusive holiday digital signage content across the Adspace Digital Mall Network, according to an announcement from Adspace. The Adspace creative team has developed content straight from the pages of the magazine in 207...

CETW12: DSA crowns Crown Award winners

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced the winners for the DSA Crown Awards, which recognize excellence in digital out-of-home content. The DSA Crown Awards ceremony was held aboard the Duchess Yacht, which cruised around Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 7...

McCormick spice company flagship store deploys digital signage to 'bring flavors to life'

HP announced today that McCormick World of Flavors, the spice company's flagship 3,800-square-foot complex at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, will deploy 42-inch, touch-enabled HP digital signage displays and HP TouchSmart All-in-One PCs. McCormick World of Flavors features five digital engagements,...

PointGrab gesture-recognition tech reaching out to US digital signage market

Access1, a provider of advanced content triggering software, interactive applications and analytic reporting for anonymous video analytic-enabled digital signage and retail displays has completed a licensing agreement with PointGrab technologies of Israel to sell PointGrab's hand gesture-recognition software in the...

Burberry's new London flagship combines fashion and technology

British fashion house Burberry unveiled it’s first digitally-integrated retail outlet at its newly launched London flagship store.

Gas pumps get interactive with IRVision

Irving Oil announced today that the company successfully installed its IRVision video screens at several of its locations in New Hampshire and Maine. The interactive digital signage and television network offers touchscreen interactivity on the front of the pump, with...

Retail strategy firm, LG roll out digital signage to more than 600 stores

Atlanta-based strategy and design agency Info Retail has joined forces with LG Electronics USA Inc. to roll out immersive digital signage in an effort to satisfy retail shoppers' hunger for the latest information, the newest trends and the most "intense"...

Airport electronics chain opts for touchscreen digital signage solution (Video)

Retail management solutions provider iQmetrix today announced that APW Brands, an airport-based retailer of consumer electronics and wireless accessories, has selected XQ Interactive Retail and RQ Retail Management System to deliver interactive digital experiences to their stores. The Philadelphia International...

Costco launching in-store 3D digital signage

Premier Retail Networks LLC, a Technicolor company and global provider of digital place-based media services, and Costco recently inked a multiyear agreement to extend their longstanding relationship for Costco's in-store media network and content strategy, according to an announcement from...

5 ways retailers can get more from digital signage

Scala Inc. recently offered five tips for retailers looking to get started with digital signage systems to educate consumers about available products and services, cross-promote products and improve the customer experience: A recent retail sector technology adoption study from CompTIA found that one in three U.S.

Digital sign co unveils e-paper products to create seamless retail solution

Altierre Corp., a provider of low-power wireless technology that enables dynamic pricing, promotion and product information in brick-and-mortar stores, has launched its E-Paper Product Family. Altierre's fully graphic (dot-matrix) high-resolution E-Paper digital display technology appears as ink on paper and...

Tokyo toy co testing augmented reality kiosks

A Tokyo toy company is testing kiosks with augmented reality capabilities to allow shoppers to interact with toys even when they're still in packaging. The kiosks, developed by Tokyo-based Chariot Co. Ltd using technology from Metaio GmbH, are now in...

Nivea promotes products via digital shelf

Nivea in Germany is replacing some of its standard in-store product shelves with the digital multidisplay shelf-edge display solution designed by Crystal Display Systems Limited, according to a company press release. The brand hopes the long, thin display shelves that...

Elo and YCD partner for interactive retail digital signage

Smart retail business digital media solutions provider YCD Multimedia and commercial touchscreen products provider Elo Touch Solutions have announced a partnership to provide advanced interactive digital signage solutions based on YCD's digital media software products and Elo Touch Solutions' family...

Updated guide to digital signage software published

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Digital Signage Today, the Internet's leading news and information portal for the digital signage industry, today announced the publication of "Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide 2012," a guide to 70 leading digital signage software products. Exhaustively researched...

Holographic Greeter using 360° HD technology

Marketing Ad Group has incorporated 360-degree HD image technology into its Holographic Greeter. The result is a dynamic range of view that is unrestricted, bright, crisp and visible from a full 360 degrees, Amanda Bridges, business development manager at Marketing...

Transparent digital signage electrifies Casio G-Shock (Video)

Crystal Display Systems recently posted a video of transparent digital signage deployed in the Casio store in London's Covent Garden district. The Samsung 22-inch transparent display is used in portrait mode in the Casio G-Shock advertising unit, which incorporates a...

YCD fuels digital signage for Diesel

YCD Multimedia, a global provider of smart digital media solutions to the retail business world, announced that Diesel, designers of high-end, ready-to-wear fashion apparel, has selected YCD's high-impact MuVi Wall solution to manage and control a six-screen video wall at...

MRI turns c-store coolers into digital signage displays

Atlanta-based Manufacturing Resources International announced that it has introduced its first full-size transparent digital LCD door for convenience and grocery stores. This high-performance digital LCD display replaces the entire conventional door glass with a transparent display assembly that allows for...

Digital Signage Today publishes updated buyer's guide for media players

Digital Signage Today has published the 2012 edition of its Digital Signage Media Player Comparison Guide. The 20-page report includes detailed specifications on 50 different media player models from 28 manufacturers.

Digital Signage Today publishes guide to digital signage ROI

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Digital Signage Today, the daily news and information portal devoted to the digital signage industry, has just published the 2012 edition of its report "Digital Signage ROI: Finding the return on investment for digital signage." The 52-page...

Holographic Greeter taking POP advertising to next level

Owners of big-box to mom-and-pop stores understand the value of having a location or display that stands out in the crowd of saturated advertising messages. Marketing Ad Group said it has found a way to cut through that tidal wave...

Harrods store windows using transparent digital signage

U.K. retailer Harrods, in partnership with Crystal Display Systems Limited, has announced what Crystal Displays said may be "the first major window display using the Samsung transparent displays in the U.K.

Betapond, Intel making shopping more social, mobile

Betapond, a technology company specializing in Facebook mobile marketing solutions, is demonstrating an interactive digital sign powered by Intel Corp. this week at the Retail Business Technology Expo in London's Earls Court. The digital sign will be personalized for consumers...

Scala intros analytics to help boost retail sales

Scala Inc. has unveiled Scala Advanced Analytics, a cloud computing-based predictive analytics application for retailers that transforms market data and live third-party data streams into marketing messages, according to a company press release.

Lavi launches media manager to control digital signage for retailers

Lavi Industries, a provider of public guidance, crowd control systems and customer flow management, has launched its Qtrac Media Manager to centralize control of digital signage and messaging, both for Qtrac Electronic Queuing Systems as well as stand-alone digital signage...

Auto brand launches interactive experience

Green Room, a retail design and delivery firm, has created an interactive experience center for the Smart automotive brand at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, according to a story on retail-focus.co.uk. A central digital graffiti board allows visitors to design their...

Timberland stores testing interactive shopping experience

Timberland has launched an interactive shopping experience to help shoppers discover the great outdoors with Timberland gear, technologies and brand storytelling, according to a company press release. The retailer worked with Apologue Experience Design Firm to create an interaction between...

NanoLumens NanoSlim display pretties up MAC Cosmetics store in SoHo

NanoLumens announced today that it has deployed one of its new NanoSlim LED displays in the front window of a brand new retail cosmetics store in New York's SoHo shopping and arts neighborhood. According to NanoLumens President and CEO Rick...

Ogilvy Digital Lab drawn to Magnetic 3D digital signage

Magnetic 3D, a global provider of autostereoscopic "glasses-free" 3-D displays and digital signage solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Ogilvy to represent glasses-free 3-D display technology in their Digital Lab in New York. According to Magnetic 3D's...

Eye-tracking system makes it easy to study kiosk, digital signage use

Tobii Technology, a provider of eye-tracking and interactive gaze technology, has created a compact, portable eye-tracking system designed for cost-efficient data collection in the field. The Tobii X1 Light Eye Tracker snaps onto screens and devices to allow for real-world...

ComQi mobile apps get in touch with digital signage

ComQi, global multichannel message management provider, has announced the launch of five new place-based mobile applications interacting with digital signage displays in a retail venue. Powered by ComQi's Interaction Manager, these mobile apps include Voting, Information and Couponing, Group Buying,...

Retail chain Century 21 adds NCR Netkey digital signage solution

NCR Corp. recently announced that Century 21, a discount designer department store chain, will expand its use of digital signage to stores throughout the metropolitan New York area, including its flagship location in lower Manhattan.

HP unveils latest tools for enhancing, unifying the store experience

HP today unveiled new offerings designed to help retailers create an exciting, seamless customer experience across multiple store touch points. HP is offering National Retail Federation convention attendees a firsthand look at the company's wide range of retail-focused products and...

STRATACACHE unveils new 'Digital@Retail' solution

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable, high-performance digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, is exhibiting at the National Retail Federation Show in booth #3116 at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center today and Jan.

UNIQLO stores in NY launch with digital solutions

Two of UNIQLO's New York flagship stores opened last month with custom LED digital displays created by D3 LED, a provider of specialized LED digital display solutions. PlayNetwork, a producer of media experiences for brands, also collaborated to design and...

Reflect, CBS Outernet to present at CETW

Reflect, the a rich media solution provider that delivers customer experiences through technology and integrated services, and CBS Outernet, an outdoor media company offering advertising services, will present at 2 p.m. on Nov.

Adidas installs virtual footwear wall

Adidas has installed a virtual footwear wall at its flagship London store, according to a story published on Fashion United. The interactive installation allows consumers to pre-order new footwear via a fully immersive experience. They can rotate the shoe, use multiple angles to view it, zoom in and watch supporting video material.

Survey: 90 percent of wireless retailers looking to improve the in-store experience

iQmetrix, a provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, has announced the results of its 7th annual "State of the Wireless Industry" survey released at its Wireless Summit held in Miami, FL Oct. 16-18.

Digital signage expands at Mall of America

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc., a Minneapolis-based marketing technologies provider, has announced that it will expand its RoninCast digital signage footprint into the East Avenue Renovation of Mall of America, the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex. "Mall of America designed...

Wireless Ronin expands digital signage/kiosk reach in Mall of America

Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc., a Minneapolis-based marketing technologies provider, announced today that it will expand its RoninCast digital signage footprint into the East Avenue Renovation of Mall of America, the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex. "Mall of America designed...

Digital signage helps JCPenney open new Dallas store

National retailer JCPenney recently held the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art store in Dallas, and used 144 square feet of digital signage to help. JCPenney hired the messaging architects at Corporate Magic to plan and stage a festive ribbon-cutting...

New i Shelf 2 now hitting shelves (Video)

London-based digital signage display company i Display recently announced the launch of i Shelf 2, the latest version of the company's interactive retail shelf display. The 7-inch digital shelf display now features a high resolution screen, has an extended battery...

Bill's Superette sees operational improvements with solutions from LOC Software

Bill's Superette, an eight-store grocery/fuel chain operating in the Twin Cities, has announced the launch of store management solutions from LOC Software. The new system, which was fully rolled out with the support of reseller North Country Business Products in...

John Lewis adding 'virtual mirrors' to stores

International Supermarket News reports that retailer John Lewis is adding 'virtual mirrors' to its stores. The mirror "superimposes clothing products and accessories onto customers' reflection, enabling them to 'try on' multiple fashion lines." Lewis is working with Cisco on the...

Retailers turning to tech-enabled touch points

Seventy percent of retailers are empowering their employees with technology-enabled touch points — including digital signage and self-service kiosks — to help their businesses to differentiate and evolve, according to a recent RSR Research report cosponsored by HP. By arming...

3-D DOOH network to launch new 3-D smartphone in UK

Inition, a 3-D production and technology specialist firm, announced today that it is rolling out what it says is "Europe's largest bespoke in-store glasses-free 3-D campaign" to promote a new 3-D-screen smartphone. The campaign — aimed at promoting the launch...

SingTel flagship store sets the bar for an interactive retail experience

Asian communications giant SingTel and digital self-service specialist Yeahpoint have announced the opening of the new flagship SingTel retail store at Comcentre in Singapore. Together, the companies have created a highly interactive retail environment with digital touchscreens embedded in tabletops,...

Duane Reade introduces 'Virtual Assistant'

Shoppers entering the flagship Duane Reade drugstore in Manhattan, New York, will now be greeted by the retail industry's first "virtual assistant." As described in a story from Chain Store Age, this next-generation digital signage uses holographic imaging and audio-visual...

ScreenScape to deliver video content to Bauer Hockey's retail partners

According to a company press release, ScreenScape Digital Signage Network announced that Bauer Hockey, a manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, will use the company's community-based screen displays to deliver video content to retailers in Canada, the United States and Europe....

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to launch DOOH network

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, the bookseller's subsidiary and operator of college and university bookstores, has announced a new partnership with Scentsa Media Networks to launch a digital signage network of roughly 1,000 screens in more than 400 of the...

Panphonics unveils new directional audio systems for retail stores

Panphonics, a provider of directional audio speakers, today announced that it has developed new audio systems for the direct delivery of messages in retail environments. According to the company's press release, recent findings from Panphonics installations in 7-Eleven TV and...

Prysm announces new retail digital display solutions

Prysm, a company specializing in dynamic digital signage and kiosk initiatives, today announced its new line of retail solutions. Prysm’s product suite includes the Digital Mannequin, Digital Kiosk and Digital Widescreen, all powered by its Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) platform....

Digital Screenmedia Association announces 2011 Industry Excellence winners

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced the winners of its inaugural DSA Industry Excellence Awards, which honors the best digital signage, mobile and self-service kiosk technology deployments across all vertical market segments. Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment - Digital SignageProject: SSL Digital...

Tesla Motors opens new interactive store in San Jose, Calif.

According to the Bellingham Herald, Tesla Motors, designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and EV powertrain components, has opened a new San Jose, Calif. store in the Santana Row shopping area where shoppers can design their own Tesla Roadster. The...

Top digital signage tips for retailers offered by Reflect

Reflect, the in-store digital media provider powering some of the largest networks in North America, including Best Buy's On Network, GameStop, Target and Verizon Wireless, today released some digital signage quick tips for retailers. The below tips can be used...

C-nario digital signage making time in Paris, NYC

C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, recently announced that prestigious Swiss watchmaker Hublot selected C-nario's digital signage platform, C-nario Messenger, to create a multiscreen synchronized solution for large video walls at Hublot's stores in Paris, France and...

D3 unveils custom LED digital display for new GUESS flagship store

D3 LED LLC, a provider of specialized LED (light emitting diode) digital display applications, has created a custom LED digital display for the brand GUESS. The display was unveiled Feb.

DigitalSignageToday.com publishes guide to media players

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — DigitalSignageToday.com announced the publication of its "Digital Signage Media Player Comparison Guide," a 34-page report that aims to help buyers of digital signage hardware find the right media player for their needs.The report consists of detailed data about 125 leading media player models from 40 companies.

GoGo Cast digital signage on the go for Xtra Mart

Digital out-of-home network company GoGo Cast Inc. today announced an in-store partnership with Xtra Mart for the use of GoGo Cast's high-definition Go-Screens in 150 Xtra Mart stores throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and...

Vivid digital signage network expands into Atlanta metro

Ohio-based digital signage franchisor Vivid Digital Concepts announced today the opening of a new digital signage advertising network in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The advertising network is deployed via 42-inch flat screens that are located in high-visibility, high-traffic local businesses....

Scala digital signage enhances first HP store in Canada

Scala and 10net Managed Solutions today announced the successful installation of their innovative digital signage solution at the first HP Store in Canada, located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. As customers enter The HP Store, they are greeted by experience...

NRF: Intel shows 'Connected Store' proof-of-concept at BIG Show

Earlier this week at the National Retail Federation BIG Show in New York City, Intel Corp. unveiled its Connected Store concept, a two-story, 2,400 square-foot futuristic retail storefront equipped with the latest technology for the retail and digital-signage market segments....

NRF: Cisco study shows shoppers want tech-savvy experiences

Most retailers assume consumers want to implement technology into their shopping experiences, but executives from Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) executives wanted proof. And they got it. By surveying 2,000 shoppers from the United States and the United Kingdom,...

NRF: Walmart unveils ROI data for in-store digital signage campaigns

New York -- At a Monday afternoon National Retail Federation session presented by Walmart and creative partner Studio Squared, the retailer released data on the effectiveness of its new “digital media program,” which ties together the in-store Smart Network digital...

Alaska wireless store adds new digital retail displays

Shoppers looking over the latest wireless devices at Alaska Communications stores are using MicroSigns' digital pricing displays to get the information they need to make buying decisions, according to a release. MicroSigns digital merchandising displays — small interactive LCDs that...

Social media integrated into new ReAct retail digital signage

Interactive merchandising solutions firm MTI announced that it has integrated popular social media tools that influence how people shop directly into its new ReAct digital signage platform. ReAct is a retail-ready solution that layers an engaging, consumer-facing experience on top...

Study: Shoppers in larger malls respond better to digital signage

London — Shoppers respond better to digital advertising in larger malls because they are consistently happier and more engaged, according to the second wave of the digital malls study from lifestyle and environments network Kinetic Worldwide and Clear Channel Outdoor....

Lord & Taylor gives NYC flagship digital signage facelift

Retailer Lord & Taylor recently renovated its flagship New York store, adding a powerful digital-media system from Wixom, Mich.-based Pro-Motion Technology Group, according to a recent announcement from Pro-Motion. Dominick Ponti, senior vice president of Design, construction and Facilities for...

Target lets new parents share birth announcements – in Times Square

Target announced that it is offering parents everywhere an exciting way to share their big news — the arrival of a new baby — with the world through its Big Baby Billboard, an interactive online experience that includes an outdoor...

I-Display rolling out battery-operated digital shelf display

London-based i-Display has announced that it is producing the iShelf, a battery-operated, digital signage shelf display that company representatives said can last for more than three months of constant activation. The iShelf comes with a flashing LED-activation button that plays...

NRF, Digital Screenmedia Association announce Digital & Outdoor Signage Pavilion

The National Retail Federation and Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) have announced a special pavilion for the NRF 100th Annual Convention & EXPO, January 9-12, 2011 in New York. The Digital & Outdoor Signage Pavilion, which will be featured on the...

Ethan Allen deploys interactive touch screens

Intava, a provider of touch screen solutions for retailers, announced that Ethan Allen has selected Intava Vector to power the company’s new touch screens in participating Ethan Allen Design Centers nationwide. “We are pleased that Ethan Allen selected Intava to...

Reflect, TXT4CRM partner to offer in-store marketing platform

Reflect Systems, a national full-service provider of in-store digital media solutions including digital signage, has announced a strategic partnership with TXT4CRM, a technology platform and service provider of mobile marketing engagement solutions. According to a release, the alliance enables both...

Intel digital signage concept shows the changing face of retail

According to Digihub.com, Intel’s Intelligent Digital Signage Concept, shown off recently at the Digital Signage World convention in Sydney, could change the way consumers shop and how retailers captivate consumers’ attention. The concept revolves around an interactive 7-foot-6-inch touchscreen LCD...

New NEC bar-type display designed for areas where standard screens don't fit

NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, has announced a unique addition to its X Series, the 43-inch X431BT bar-type display. This professional-grade LCD was designed for those customers who want to capitalize...

Digital signage comes to Mall of America

Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc., a Minneapolis-based digital signage provider, announced recently that it has completed the first stage of the RoninCast digital signage deployment with Leroy Signs, the sign vendor for Mall of America, the nation's largest retail and entertainment...

Slabb names PityArka exclusive U.K., Ireland distributor for kiosk, digital signage tech

Ruggedized kiosk, touchscreen and digital hardware manufacturer Slabb announced today that it has awarded PityArka exclusive rights to distribute the company's products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The move helps establish PityArka as a true turnkey solutions provider for...

Future POS adds digital signs to the point of sale

Future POS announced today that it has added a new digital signage module to its point-of-sale offerings.The signage module is included at no extra cost and features content scheduling, digital menu boards and a scoreboard output.Future POS says its digital...

NCR showcasing new era c-tailing solutions at FMI 2010

NCR Corp. will demonstrate its converged retailing — c-tailing — solutions for multichannel retailers in booth #1952 at FMI 2010, the largest food industry event in North America, this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. NCR's...

Is mobile making interactive screens redundant?

The trendspotters at PSFK.com say they’re noticing two trends that seem to run counter to one another: the drive to add interactive screens in stores and the increased use of smart mobile devices to provide shoppers with similar access to...

Hispanic Grocery Network coming to 500 locations

Provision Interactive Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Provision Holding Inc., announced today that it has signed an agreement with New York-based Charter Digital Media to sell advertising on its 3D Rewards Center Network, beginning in Los Angeles with the Hispanic...

Swiss retailer Depot adds digital signage network

Navori International SA partner Nexgen is providing Gries Deco Holding(GDH) with a custom digital signage system powered by the Navori digital signage platform, according to a release from Navori. GDH operates a 138-unit retail furniture store chain called Depot with...

Digital Signage Association, Self-Service & Kiosk Association merge to form Digital Screenmedia Association

The Digital Signage Association and the Self-Service & Kiosk Association have announced plans to merge and form a new organization called the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA).The Advisory Board of the Digital Signage Association agreed to the merger on April 6....

PRN, Costco renew partnership

Premier Retail Networks Inc., a provider of digital place-based media services, and Costco Wholesale Corp., the third-largest retailer in the United States, today announced a multi-year agreement to extend their longstanding relationship on Costco’s in-store media network and content strategy....

Strategy summit to explore shopper marketing

The role of messaging, merchandising and digital signage to deliver consumer impact and sales lift will be the topic of a featured panel at the 5th Annual Digital Signage Content Strategies Summit, to be held on April 13 and 14...

Audi unveils digital showroom project

As part of a comprehensive retail showroom program, Audi — working with SEEN MEDIA and Scala — has created a multimedia digital showroom designed to offer dealers around the world Audi-certified products and services that enhance the look and feel...

NCR Netkey enhances digital signage software

NCR Corp. has announced in a new release that its NCR Netkey digital signage solution, designed to help companies connect better with their customers by simplifying content management, is delivering richer content and supporting Windows 7 for Embedded Systems. Available...

Vegas shoppers can now tweet on the Miracle Mile Shops billboard

Clear Channel Outdoor's Spectacolor unit announced that it has added social media capabilities on its digital screen at the entrance to the Miracle Mile Shops located across from the new City Center in Las Vegas.In partnership with LocoModa and the...

NEC partners with Project Leader Associates to develop VUKUNET ad platform

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced a successful partnership with Project Leadership Associates to develop VUKUNET, the universal advertising platform powered by NEC that connects digital out-of-home networks (DOOH) with ad revenue. VUKUNET is a Web-based system that provides...

Walmart reveals 18-month results for SMART Network

The retail giant has tied digital signage to its POS network and it is yielding impressive sales uplifts.

Nielsen study: DOOH increases revenue at the point of sale

According to a new consumer survey by the Nielsen research firm on "Awareness and Effectiveness of Digital Display Screens Installed In Grocery Stores," digital out-of-home media (DOOH) increases sales at the point of sale. Four out of five product brands...

Motorola empowers retailers to mobilize customer loyalty programs

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Motorola has announced its Mobile Loyalty Solution – a comprehensive managed service that enables retailers to foster a more personal relationship with their customers and digitize store-branded membership cards on customers' mobile phones. The...

NRF: Nanonation to preview new FrameWorks digital signage software

Nanonation, a provider of customer experience software, will be demonstrating a preview release of its new FrameWorks DS software. FrameWorks DS is the latest digital signage software solution powered by Nanonation and has been optimized for local network or single sign deployments.

Reflect Systems to showcase ReflectView 5.0 in-store digital media solution at NRF

Reflect Systems, a provider of digital media solutions to retailers, will join with Microsoft Corp. at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention in New York Jan.

Study: Customer adoption of self-checkout growing

A benchmarking study earlier this year showed that more than 70 percent of respondents have adopted using self-checkout lanes inside stores, according to PromoMagazine.com.

American Eagle flagship store will put customer pics on giant screens

American Eagle Outfitters has announced plans to open its flagship store in Times Square. The 25,000 square foot store is located at 1551 Broadway, at 46th Street.

Cooking network coming to checkout screens

Premier Retail Networks, Inc. (PRN) and Rouxbe Video Technologies Inc., an online cooking school, announced an agreement to present customized cooking programming produced in HD by Rouxbe for display on PRN's Checkout TV network and TV Wall network of HDTV screens in retail stores nationwide.

NCR buys digital signage software company Netkey

NCR Corp. announced this morning that it has purchased the assets of Netkey, a digital signage and kiosk software provider based in East Haven , Conn.

Digital Signage Association to host free webinar on future trends

The Digital Signage Association (DSA) is holding a free webinar entitled "Digital Signage Future Trends" on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 12 noon Eastern time.

Hugo Boss uses gesture-based digital signage to launch new perfume

Hugo Boss has used gesture-control advertising supplied by Trinanda Media to install motion-responsive, interactive advertising signs in four São Paulo retail malls. The interactive gesture-control digital signs were used to promote the release of the perfume Hugo Element.

PlayNetwork acquires Channel M

PlayNetwork today announced its intent to acquire Channel M, a producer of customized in-store TV networks. The newly combined entity will be branded PlayNetwork and will be focused on selling a comprehensive brand package of music, messaging, video media, systems integration and advertising- and entertainment-related services.

ViuOne launching mall video ad network

ViuOne has partnered with Aerva, a provider of digital signage software, to launch a network of digital displays in shopping malls across Central America. All screens are 63-inch Samsung plasma displays mounted vertically with videos from advertisers and sponsors, as...

NBC Everywhere forms partnership with Gas Station TV

Mediaweek reports that NBC Everywhere, the OOH unit of NBC Universal, has struck a deal with Gas Station TV. Announced Monday, the deal will see NBCU news and entertainment content delivered to the GSTV screen network in 100 markets. NBCU...

Report: Retail stores missing opportunities without digital signage

Stores aren't using enough digital signage, or signage in general, to promote the "back to school season" according to an article from the Cincinnati Business Courier. The article says that even though digital signage is taking off in hospitals, universities...

BP signs contract for gas pump, c-store digital signage

Retail Media Company LLC, a digital signage provider based in Los Angeles, announced today that it has signed an agreement with BP making it BP's U.S. provider for digital signage, both at the pump and in the convenience store.

Breaking down Arbitron's Out-of-Home Digital Video Display Study 2009

Yesterday, Arbitron released the 2009 version of its Out-of-Home Digital Video Display Study to the industry, with much attention coming from the finding that 155 million American adults said they recalled seeing a digital out-of-home (DOOH) video screen in the...

Zytronic bringing interactive retail deployment to Asia

U.K.-based Zytronic, a display technology manufacturer, has announced its selection by digital media company Yeahpoint for an interactive project with Singapore-based telecom operator SingTel. According to a news release from Zytronic, SingTel will use Zytronic's ZYBRIB touchsensor technology in interactive...

Hardware retailer seeks to boost profits with digital signage

Scandinavia's largest hardware store chain, XL-BYG, has announced the launch of a digital signage network in its stores after a three-month trial revealed revenue lifts, as a result of the screen installation. The network, installed by Nuppenau, a Scala Certified Partner in Denmark, consists of more than 750 screens in more than 120 locations.

Niemann Foods testing in-store mobile messaging program

NORMAL, Ill. — American Digital Signage, a digital out-of-home network and digital signage solutions provider, has announced it was chosen by retail chain and grocery operator Niemann Foods Inc.

Putting empty storefronts to good use

BrandWeek: Empty storefronts are a growing retail reality, but Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines recently transformed the economic downturn into a brand-building opportunity.

Sharp 108-inch LCD makes impact at the In-Store Show

LONDON — Screen Media Support (SMS) has implemented Sharp's 108-inch LCD screen, powered by signagelive, at the In-Store Show, part of marketing Week Live! in London this week. Screen Media Support was commissioned by point of purchase display company Valley...

Digital Ad View network expands into 14 malls

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A&H Media Corp has announced its expansion of Digital Ad View's network of out-of-home digital advertising venues in the Southeast.

Research: Retail digital signage market to triple by 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The changing needs of retailers are prompting them to move away from traditional advertising and seek alternative means, including retail digital signage, whose shipments will more than triple by 2013, according to iSuppli Corp. Global shipments...

Selenium Interactive announces Universal Product Code digital signage system

CALGARY, Alberta — Selenium Interactive announced that it has released its latest enterprise application, the UPC (Universal Product Code) digital signage system. The UPC Digital Signage System is an enterprise application for managing digital signage based on the UPC code...

Grand & Toy connects with customers through dynamic digital signage

TORONTO — ADFLOW Networks, a leading provider of Web-hosted digital signage and interactive kiosk technology, announced today that it has provided Grand & Toy, the leading business solutions provider in Canada, with the latest in-store digital signage solution in participating...

Altierre releases high-contrast displays for shelf-level digital signage

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altierre Corp., a provider of digital signage and wireless dynamic pricing solutions for retailers, announced it has achieved a significant technical breakthrough in providing high-contrast black-and-white displays for its low-cost, low-power electronic shelf labels (ESLs) and digital signage product lines.

KIOSKCOM: Virgin Megastore exec to discuss self-service

Don't let the fact that Virgin is closing its U.S. Megastores fool you: the high-tech, multi-department retailer rocked when it came to providing a cohesive, energizing customer experience.

Design brings multi-touch interface to large displays

EE Times: A San Francisco design house has demonstrated a technology for bringing a multi-touch interface to large screen displays. Moto Development Group claims its approach can cost effectively scale an iPhone-like capability to LCD displays 60-inches in diagonal or...

POPAI Display of the Year awards announced

LAS VEGAS — Displays for the brands Dr. Scholl's, Yellow Tail, the movie "Space Chimps" and retailer Best Buy received POPAI's coveted Display of The Year (D-O-Y) Awards during POPAI's Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement (OMA) Awards competition, staged in...

New digital signage network aimed at Hispanic shoppers

ORANGE, Calf. — Captive Media Marketing, a Scala partner, has developed CMM.LATV, a retail TV network catering to Hispanic shoppers. It allows manufacturers and retailers of all sizes to target a key consumer group in the region.

POPAI announces digital signage award winners

LAS VEGAS — POPAI, The Global Association for Marketing at Retail, has announced the winners of its 2009 Digital Signage Awards. Thirteen awards for digital signage were presented at this year's GlobalShop event, plus a single "Viewers Choice Award." That...

Thailand's largest mobile phone distributor installs CAYIN digital signage

TAIPEI, Taiwan — I-mobile Shop, the biggest mobile phone distributor in Thailand, installed CAYIN digital signage system in 28 selected points of distribution. The in-store digital screen network, implemented by Digital Media and Signage Solution Technology is remotely managed by...

Report: In-store ads sway planned purchase decisions

Adweek: More shoppers are making lists before they reach a store, though they continue to make brand purchase decisions inside. Miller Zell, an Atlanta-based retail consultancy, polled 999 consumers online in March shortly after they made shopping trips.

Carnival placing 'interactive aquariums' in empty store windows

Display & Design Ideas: Carnival Cruise Lines is placing interactive digital "aquariums" into empty store windows in six U.S. cities.

Two grocery chains trial electronic shelf labels

RFID Journal: Two U.S. grocery-store chains are trialing an electronic shelf label (ESL) system in several of their stores on the East and West coasts.

PRN's Checkout TV achieves 60 percent advertiser recall among consumers

SAN FRANCISCO — Premier Retail Networks, Inc. (PRN), a provider of digital media solutions at retail, has announced that its Checkout TV Network advertiser recall surged to 60 percent in 2008, up 18 percentage points from a similar study conducted in 2007.

GLOBALSHOP: Pro-Motion to sell Outform displays in the U.S.

LAS VEGAS — Pro-Motion Technology Group announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Outform Ltd., a leader in creative global branding strategies. Pro-Motion will have exclusive right to sell Outform's i-Display Collection of digital interactive displays for...

Altierre unveils Retail Technology Center

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altierre Corp., a provider of wireless dynamic pricing solutions for retailers, today unveiled a Retail Technology Center at its company headquarters in San Jose, consisting of a 45,000-square foot paperless retail demo store and adjacent tech...

Complimentary passes offered for KioskCom, The Digital Signage Show

TRUMBULL, Conn. — JD Events, the company behind KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show, announced that it will provide qualified end-users with free full access to the shows. Both KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage...

PRN, Retail Entertainment Design announce alliance

LAS VEGAS — Premier Retail Networks Inc. (PRN), provider of digital media solutions at retail, and Retail Entertainment Design (R-E-D), an award-winning entertainment marketing agency that specializes in creating custom programming for on-site media, have announced that they have formed...

MediaTile launches 'Return On Message' methodology

LAS VEGAS — MediaTile, provider of cellular digital signage solutions, today launched its "Return On Message" (ROM) Methodology, which will effectively measure and optimize the impact of digital signage content, at the Digital Signage Expo. Based on best practices established...

GK Software releases GK/Retail 12

SCHOENECK, Germany — GK SOFTWARE AG has announced the immediate availability of GK/Retail 12, the newest release of its Store Automation suite of products, which the company calls a quantum leap in store automation functionality to support customer-centric store operations....

Phone company upgrades in-store experience with interactivity, signage

JEEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — When 200 of retail's top designers, editors and vendors cast their votes for the most influential store designs of 2008, Mobily's use of technology and multimedia to improve customer experience earned the Saudi Arabian phone company...

Webinar looks at digital signage opportunities in an uncertain economy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Last week, Digital Signage Today took a closer look at business communication technology in a webinar entitled Digital Signage: More Important in an Uncertain Economy, hosted in partnership with Cisco Systems and Lyle Bunn. Bunn, a digital...

Zonik brings customer interaction to the forefront of its in-store experience

Display & Design Ideas: New, experiential retail concepts never seen before in the West are finding great success in the East. One such venture is Zonik, a high-end consumer electronics retailer that opened a nearly 5,000-sq.-ft.

AEON to debut Reactive Digital Signage at NGA showcase

WALLINGFORD, Connecticut — AEON Inc. has developed a proprietary optimization system to measure the impact that a digital sign has on its retail surroundings and can adjust the content shown accordingly, in real time.

New Pioneer retail display encourages hands-on experience

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division, introduced its Pioneer Pro DJ Retail Experience (Pro-DJ6S and Pro-DJ3S), two modular, interactive in-store product displays designed to deliver a hands-on experience for its Pro DJ product lines in the retail environment.

NRF: Intel reveals new in-store concept technologies

NEW YORK — Intel Corporation today unveiled a retail POS proof-of-concept system that could lower a store's total cost of ownership while improving customer satisfaction. Revealed at the NRF 98th Annual Convention & Expo in New York, Intel's proof-of-concept exhibits...

NRF: STRATACACHE debuting audience measurement tech

NEW YORK — STRATACACHE is showcasing its newly released audience measurement module as part of its award-winning digital signage solution, ActiVia for Media, at NRF's 98th Annual Convention and Expo. ActiVia AM-the audience measurement module-uses simple, inexpensive USB cameras to...

User-generated classified ads coming to pharmacy screens

SINGAPORE — Linux-based digital signage provider 1-2-1VIEW will be rolling out a network of sites with a classified ads section for 33 outlets of the Tigas pharmacy chain to be deployed within Kuala Lumpur, with view for expansion to outlets...

New GameStop prototype store opened in Florida

A member of the gaming forum NeoGAF has stumbled upon a prototype store for the next generation of the GameStop shopping experience. Although he was told by staffers that no photography was allowed, he surreptitiously snagged a few shots anyway...

RFID-based 'magic mirror' coming to UK retail

The Future of Things: Paxar Corporation and the Italian "TheBigSpace" design firm have recently announced a collaborative initiative under which the two will jointly introduce the "Magic Mirror" — an interactive RFID-based mirror, aimed primarily at the U.K. retail market.

Comark intros 32-inch interactive widescreen digital sign with integrated computer

MEDFIELD, Mass. —  Comark Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of kiosk and digital signage solutions, has announced its new 32-inch Interactive Display.

Whole Foods Canada launching digital signage stations

TORONTO — Planet-Tek Systems, a provider of digital signage management solutions, is launching The Marketplace Station series of digital signage "stations" at Whole Foods Market locations in Toronto (Yorkville) and Oakville, Canada, in November 2008. The stations, with targeted full-motion...

NEC receives 2008 global digital signage award from Frost & Sullivan

CHICAGO — NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, announced it is the recipient of the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement in the global digital signage market. Frost & Sullivan...

Digital signage increases revenue by 50 percent for Virgin

LAS VEGAS — Epson, a supplier of value-added point of sale (POS) solutions, announced that Virgin Megastores, its showcase customer, has recapped the results of its three-year in-store digital marketing solutions rollout. After driving as much as 35 percent more...

Samsung releases 2,000-nit 70-inch high-brightness LCD

NEW YORK — Samsung Electronics Co., a provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs), announced that it has developed a 70-inch diagonal, high-brightness LCD digital signage panel which the company says is the brightest panel in the world to...

FutureVision Gallery coming to In-Store Marketing Expo

DALLAS, Texas — Reflect Systems, a provider of digital signage software and services, will present new capabilities for interactivity and rich-media user experiences at The In-Store Marketing Expo at The Las Vegas Convention Center, November 12-14. The FutureVision Gallery, featuring...

Thomson bringing interactive merchandising to ISME

LAS VEGAS — Thomson's Premier Retail Networks Inc. (PRN), provider of digital media solutions at retail, announced details of a new interactive multi-product Display TV merchandising solution that will be previewed at the In-Store Marketing Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 12-14, 2008.

Helius releases PowerPoint plug-in for digital signage content

LINDON, Utah — Helius, a Hughes company, announced the availability of MediaAuthor 2.0, a software application that works as a plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint and allows anyone to create compelling digital signage content in minutes and instantly publish to multiple...

OVAB releases audience measurement guidelines for digital out-of-home media

NEW YORK - The Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau (OVAB) unveiled the details of the group's Audience Metrics Guidelines ("Guidelines") and recommended currency metric, termed the Average Unit Audience. In a keynote by the organization's president, Suzanne Alecia, at the Digital...

Netkey software achieves 'Ready for IBM' status

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Netkey, a provider of solutions for self-service kiosks and digital signage, has successfully completed validation of its Netkey Software Platform for the Ready for IBM Retail Integration Framework program.

HGTV content coming to in-store screens

SAN FRANCISCO — Thomson's Premier Retail Networks Inc. (PRN) and HGTV announced an agreement to present customized content produced by HGTV for display on PRN's networks in retail stores nationwide.

Digital Signage Today publishes interactive tool, guide for selecting digital signage software

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today, the leading daily news and information portal covering the digital signage industry, announced the availability of its Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide, a publication and interactive software tool that helps businesses select the right...

VIDEO: Using iPhones to drive digital signage content

At KioskCom Self Service Expo 2008 in New York, Nanonation demonstrated its touchscreen interactive platform for kiosks and interactive signage.

2008 DIGI Award winners announced

NEW YORK CITY — The Digital Signage Group has announced the winners of the fourth annual DIGI Awards. The winners were announced last week at the Digital Signage Show in New York.

Gallery: Major electronics retailer bringing digital signage to 200 stores

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Teknosa, the largest electronics retailer in Turkey, announced that it will implement digital signage networks in roughly 200 of its locations by the end of the year. The network is being installed by TVeez Turkey and uses TVeez's Marketing Intelligence Platform.

KIOSKCOM: DIGI Award winners announced

NEW YORK — Yesterday at The Digital Signage Show, leaders in the digital signage industry were honored at the first-ever ".5 edition" of the DIGI Awards. Winners in 17 categories, ranging from Corporate Application to a special judges' award for...

KIOSKCOM: Fujitsu releases end-to-end digital media solution

NEW YORK — Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc., Fujitsu Components America Inc. and Fujitsu Transactions Solutions Inc.

DT Research enables trigger-based proximity advertising

NEW YORK — DT Research Inc. announced the immediate availability of the WebDT Event Trigger Digital Signage System.

NRF, Retail Customer Experience announce pavilion partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — NetWorld Alliance, publisher of Retail Customer Experience magazine and RetailCustomerExperience.com, and the National Retail Federation have announced a partnership to design and launch the Customer Experience Pavilion at NRF's 98th Annual Convention & Expo, to be held Jan. 11‐14, 2009, at Jacob Javits Center in New York.

C-Store TV Network expands

DETROIT — Destination Media announced from the NACS Show that the much anticipated C-Store TV network expanded to additional locations in Los Angeles and launched its network in the San Diego and Phoenix markets. Mirroring sister network Gas Station TV's...

OVAB to publish guide to audience measurement metrics

The Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau (OVAB) is preparing to release a document that it hopes will standardize the numbers and the language used by screen networks, research providers and ad agencies. The 82-page "Audience Metrics Guidelines" will be publicly released...

Scheels, PlayNetwork create multimedia experience store

REDMOND, Wash. — PlayNetwork announced that Scheels, experts in "all-sports superstore" retailing, leveraged the company to provide custom music, digital signage and systems integration for its newest location at the Legends at Sparks Marina complex in Sparks, Nev. Scheels' new...

EK3, Atlantic Lottery launch digital merchandising campaign

LONDON, Ontario — EK3 Technologies Inc. has announced a new digital merchandising program with Atlantic Lottery Corp.

Merger creates massive at-the-pump digital media network

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Fuelcast, operator of an at-the-pump digital network, and Bhootan, a digital out-of-home-media company in the retail sector, announced their merger to form Outcast. With a monthly reach of more than 25 million consumers in more than...

Consumer recording studios use 3-D holographic tech

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Provision Interactive Technologies, a subsidiary of Provision Holding Inc., announced that its new 3-D Holographic display, the HL40 Classic Studio is expected to debut this week in the first MyStudio recording studio at the Scottsdale, Ariz., Fashion...

Screen Media Expo Europe announces highlights

LONDON — Screen Events Ltd. today announced the highlights for Europe's biggest digital signage and DOOH Media event in 2009.

Fred Meyer goes HD

In-Store Marketer: Fred Meyer has outfitted its electronics departments with a new high-definition digital signage network. Custom content is being developed to play on LCD and plasma TV screens positioned along the West Coast supercenter's media wall.

Touchscreens engage shoppers at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK — Azure Media, a mobile marketing strategy firm, released FIA Touch, an interactive and mobile digital signage solution during the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. FIA provided fashion and beauty insiders with a first glimpse of the arresting...

Walmart releases details on new 'Smart Network'

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In a live event, simulcast between New York City and Bentonville, Ark., Walmart executives today unveiled the new Walmart Smart Network that will provide shoppers relevant and useful information via in-store TV.

Wal-Mart Mexico signs with Thomson for in-store media

PARIS — Thomson's Premier Retail Networks Inc. (PRN) announced it has reached an agreement with Wal-Mart Mexico to operate its retail media network that covers most of Wal-Mart's Supercenter-format stores and Bodega Aurrera locations in Mexico, which are visited by millions of shoppers every month.

P&G, Dunkin' Donuts test dynamic in-aisle ads

The Wall Street Journal: In the latest effort to tailor ads to specific consumers, marketers are starting to personalize in-store promotions based on products the consumer recently picked off a shelf or purchased -- and in the near future, based...

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Six tips to make in-store video rock your marketing plan.

Home and garden center adds interactive digital signage

MINNEAPOLIS — Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc., a Minneapolis-based digital signage provider, announced that Bachman's Inc., a Minneapolis-based floral, home and garden center chain, has implemented a RoninCast digital signage network throughout its seven locations. "By implementing a digital signage network,...

Digital signage innovations create fashion-forward displays

Display & Design Ideas: Digital signage has become commonplace in retail. So in order to really spice things up, retailers have begun incorporating a larger variety of screens to better capture customer attention.

PRN to develop Condé Nast content for Checkout TV network

SAN FRANCISCO — Thomson's Premier Retail Networks Inc., which provides digital-media solutions at retail, and magazine and Web-site publisher Condé Nast Publications have announced plans to produce custom content for PRN's Checkout TV network in supermarkets nationwide. According to a...

Sprint Studio built around digital signage

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hammond Communications Group, a supplier of turnkey digital signage solutions, and Sprint recently debuted the Sprint Studio in Kansas City.

A wait they won't hate

Long lines can be powerful outreach and branding opportunities.

Report sheds light on tricky security issues

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Consumer fraud and identity theft numbers have risen steadily over the past few years, and, whether you realize it or not, your customers are taking notice. In fact, according to "Data Security and Privacy: Best Practices for...

Artisan Complete, BroadSign, CognoVision launch nCAPSULE retail signage

TORONTO — Artisan Complete has launched the first installation of its nCAPSULE digital merchandising solution, featuring digital signage software from BroadSign and the first retail deployment of facial detection software from CognoVision. The nCAPSULE is a remotely programmed digital floor...

Nanonation expands mobile media solutions

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nanonation announced a partnership with Impact Mobile to deliver a variety of mobile media solutions to the hospitality and retail markets. The partnership enables Nanonation to integrate a variety of mobile applications into digital signage and kiosk...

GameStop launches in-store media network

GRAPEVINE, Texas — GameStop Corp., a large video game retailer, CBS Outernet and Reflect Systems, a digital media software and services company, have announced a deal to bring a new in-store digital video network to over 4,000 GameStop locations. The...

Target launches in-store health channel

In-Store Marketing Institute: Target is testing an expansion of its Channel Red in-store TV network into pharmacy departments. The mass merchant began rolling out video screens to pharmacy departments at 100 stores throughout the U.S.

Digital signage provides 20 percent sales increase for PDM

SYDNEY, Australia — PDM and Sigma announced research results demonstrating the effectiveness of the Wellbeing in-store out-of-home digital media network. The research shows a sales increase of up to 20 percent against comparable stores who do not display the digital...

Euro grocer adding electronic shelf labels chain-wide

Progressive Grocer: E. Leclerc hypermarkets plans to install 70,000 electronic shelf labels (ESL) that use electronic paper display technology that reproduces the exact information of a shelf edge paper label, including a barcode.

Blockbuster to test digital kiosks

Home Media Magazine: Blockbuster Inc. said it is beginning pilot tests of digital kiosks that will let consumers download movie rentals to portable devices and memory sticks — the latter playable on a PC and television.

Shoppers expect high-tech options in coming years

Media Post: According to the New Future In Store by TNS, 60 percent of shoppers across the globe believe that they will be able to pay for purchases using just their fingerprint by 2015. U.S.

New report details ROI for in-store digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Digital Signage Association has published "Retail Digital Signage ROI: Finding the break-even point," an exclusive research report that uses real-world numbers to estimate ROI and benefits for various types of retail. "The one question that gets...

EnQii announces mobile retail media services

NEW YORK — EnQii announced a partnership with Ping Mobile, a full-service mobile agency, and LocaModa, a mobile social platform provider. By joining forces with the two companies, EnQii is optimizing the "new media triad" of digital signage, mobile devices...

Shortlist announced for 2008 European Retail Solutions Awards

Nominees have been announced for the eighth annual European Retail Solutions Awards, which will be awarded in a ceremony June 25 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The ERSAs are "focused on recognizing retailers and suppliers for excellence and innovation...

Report: Importance, prevalence of retail technology on the rise

Retail Bulletin: Contrary to suggestions that the online channel may soon prevail over bricks and mortar stores, new research commissioned by Visa Europe indicates that these two routes to market are likely to perform complementary roles. With Internet sales expected...

Study: 18-to-30-year-olds drawn to out-of-home media

MediaPost: Aegis Media Americas' Posterscope USA concluded what it termed the first consumer-insight research study of the U.S. out-of-home market.

KIOSKCOM: Show opens with digital signage component

LAS VEGAS — KioskCom Self Service Expo opens its spring show today in Las Vegas with a twist: Digital signage gets a room of its own. Joel Davis, president and CEO of JD Events, which owns and operates KioskCom, spoke...

Online sales to drive in-store technology growth

Inside Retailing (Australia): With Internet sales expected to account for almost 20 percent of turnover by 2012-15, and Web sites becoming increasingly transactional rather than informational, there is also likely to be a rise in the application of technology within...

More retail technology on the way, and soon

Arizona Daily Star: More new technologies are likely on the way for retail stores, speakers said Thursday at this year's Global Retailing Conference, held by the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

Interest in electronic shelf labels grows

San Jose Business Journal: With the click of a mouse, the local grocery store could drop prices for a happy hour sale, and just as easily, with another click, return prices back to normal in time for the dinner rush. That turnaround is currently impossible because thousands of paper price tags line the shelves.

Inaugural Customer Experience Summit announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inaugural Customer Experience Summit, co-hosted by RetailConnections and by Cathy Hotka & Associates, will take place August 17-19, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

3D video kiosks land in grocery stores

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Provision Interactive Technologies has announced its 3DEO Reward Centers are now available in the United States.

Nanonation to showcase iPhone applications at Self-Service Expo

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nanonation will demonstrate new applications for digital signage and kiosks utilizing Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch at the Self-Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show, April 16-17 in Las Vegas.

New guide offers advice on planning for digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today has published a new how-to guide for those planning for a digital signage network deployment.

Microsoft Surface coming to AT&T stores

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AT&T says it will start using Microsoft Surface computers in selected retail stores later this month, becoming the first to roll out the interactive digital screens. AT&T said its retail customers will be able to place specific mobile phones on Surface's 30-inch screen to learn about features, accessories and rate plans.

Digital Signage Today answers your burning questions in new guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today has spoken with numerous experts in the digital signage industry and published "Digital Signage: Frequently Asked Questions," an exclusive guide providing answers to some of the most common questions from deployers.

Digital Signage Today publishes exclusive industry survey

LOUISVILLE, Ken. — Digital Signage Today has published "Digital Signage: The State of the Art and the Promise for the Next Five Years," an exclusive 77-page guide. Sponsored by Scala, the guide spotlights digital signage as it is used in nine major verticals.

Retail application for Microsoft Surface unveiled

SEATTLE — Accenture and Avanade announced the availability of their first retail showcase application for Microsoft Surface, a 30-inch surface-computing display in a table-like form factor. Surface provides effortless interaction with digital content through touch, gestures and by placing objects...

GlobalShop: Interactive mannequin stops traffic

CHICAGO — One of the most eye-catching retail applications unveiled at this week's GlobalShop expo was tucked in the back of the Epson booth. A nude mannequin stood against a black backdrop; about 15 feet away, a touchscreen kiosk showed...

GlobalShop: Symon, Madix unveil screens at the shelf level

CHICAGO — A partnership between digital signage company Symon and Madix Store Fixtures and Displays was unveiled this week at GlobalShop. The Easel is a metal shelf that fits into standard shelving brackets.

Marketing in motion

Gesture-based digital signage draws customers into stores.

GlobalShop: Day 1 news roundup

CHICAGO — Today was opening day for GlobalShop 2008, the 16th installment of the trade show devoted to store design, visual merchandising and in-store marketing. An estimated 836 exhibitors sprawled out across 300,000 square feet of the newly opened West...

Convergence of digital signage, kiosks requires common strategy

The growing popularity of digital signage and the strong footprint already established by kiosks makes it impossible for businesses to ignore the two coming together under one umbrella.

C-store signage network focuses on scalability, measurement

A digital signage network serving convenience stores needed a software solution that could accommodate a growing number of screens — all of which need different content.

Borders concept store includes digital services

USA Today: Borders' new concept store, located in its home town of Ann Arbor, Mich., features a digital center where customers can download music or books, burn CDs, research family histories, print pictures and order leather-bound books crammed with family...

New Nokia store designed for interactive retailing

Design Week: A new Nokia concept store is built around an interactive customer experience, with functioning handsets for customers to play with and a "Discover" section where customers book time with resident experts, a la Apple Store's Genius Bar. "As...

Software-as-a-service for in-store digital signage

The distribution model is one of the most important aspects to investigate when selecting digital signage software.

Audience metrics a focus of Screen Expo Europe Day One

LONDON — The interest in Screen Expo Europe this morning was obvious just by looking at the entrance way to the National Hall at Olymipia in London. Show attendees were pushing their way through the doors, even forming a queue...

Put signs in their place

Retail signage mistakes sever the customer connection.

Interactivity 'the future of customer service'

Nikki Baird with Retail Systems Research identified three areas of investment that retailers have eyes on for the coming year: cross-channel care, mobility and interactivity. She says 2008 will be a year that sees a big push on the part...

Aligning the signs

Digital signage is a powerful tool for in-store marketing, if it's designed to work with your other marketing efforts.

Determining digital media metrics

MediaPost: Retail marketing companies are caught in the middle of measurement madness for ad networks, many of whom have paid private consultants and big research groups like ACNielsen and Arbitron large sums to figure out how well their products perform.

Cisco unveils new tools for retail at NRF

NEW YORK — Cisco announced a series of new technology solutions and multivendor architectures that will help retailers improve security and reduce complexity of store systems in addition to increasing employee productivity to enhance their customers' experience. Cisco is launching...

ARTS releases SOA blueprint for retail

NEW YORK — The Association for Retail Technology Standards, the standards division of the National Retail Federation, announced the release of the SOA Blueprint for Retail and associated SOA Best Practices technical reports. Developed by 26 of the world's leading...

Is in-store TV an ad overload?

Promo Magazine: Networks like BordersTV and eckoTV have been cropping up in retail as marketers experiment with in-store video networks. About 630,000 TV screens are now housed in 97,000 U.S.

Marketers experimenting with digital signage

Promo: Borders is not the only retailer discovering what behemoths like Wal-Mart already know: In-store TV is a smart way to talk to customers. The networks feature everything from new products and weekly specials to nutritional information, recipes and promotions.

IBM unveils new retail software architecture

ARMONK, N.Y. — IBM announced the IBM Retail Integration Framework, an enterprise software architecture designed to help retailers accelerate the implementation of new customer focused strategies.

Digital signs, original content coming to Wal-Mart Canada

LONDON, Ontario — EK3 Technologies Inc., a digital merchandising firm, has announced an original in-store program recently launched in Wal-Mart Canada stores. Under the agreement between ShopCast, a subsidiary of EK3, and Wal-Mart Canada, digital displays will be installed in all Wal-Mart Canada stores by the end of 2008.

Tommy Hilfiger Denim launches interactive storefront

LONDON — Customers at selected Tommy Hilfiger Denim stores can now join the Hilfiger Hall of Fame by adding their pictures to an interactive storefront campaign that launched today. Hilfiger stores in London, Amsterdam, Cologne, Antwerp and Dublin now feature...

Retail tech spending expected to increase

Associated Press: Stores spend $34.5 billion a year on all kinds of technology, from the cables and routers behind-the-scene to in-store devices such as price checkers, self-service checkout stations and electronic kiosks for customers, says the National Retail Federation.

Report: 40 percent of shoppers rely on directional signage

A recent study conducted by M/A/R/C Research found 40 percent of shoppers rely on directional signs while shopping. The group polled almost 23,000 shoppers through an online survey to learn the impact directional, informational and promotional signs had on their...

Retail Wi-Fi open to hacking

Security consultancy AirDefense recently published its "2007 Retail Shopping Wireless Security Survey," which found that most of the wireless devices in use at retail are vulnerable to hacker attacks. Tests were conducted within the wireless "air space" of 3,000 retailers...

Retailers: make customer experience 'more theatrical'

A new report from Datamonitor shows that retailers are seeking to win back market share by making the customers' shopping experience more theatrical, with emphasis placed on the sensuous elements of an in-store shopping trip. "Shop X: where's the store...

Home Depot launches project-oriented store

RICHMOND HILL, ON. — The Home Depot Canada is changing the way customers shop for home improvement projects with the opening of its first project-orientated store on December 13 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The new 115,000-square-foot store has been redesigned...

Interactive signage gives power to the people

A new trend in digital signage is emerging that combines the strength of digital signs with the interactivity of digital kiosks. For many areas, such as retail shops, the sum of the two holds greater potential for marketers than either of the individual parts.

POPAI research: digital window signage increases footfall

Research commissioned by 3M and POPAI demonstrates the effectiveness of back-projecting dynamic promotional messages onto shop windows. In a research project at four high profile retail locations in The Netherlands involving more than 24,000 shopper observations and 1,562 interviews, 85...

Digital Signage Show to debut during '08 Self Service Expo

TRUMBULL, Conn. — Self Service Expo conference organizers have announced the debut of their highly anticipated new event, The Digital Signage Show.

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