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...

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.

DT Research enables trigger-based proximity advertising

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

Wincor Nixdorf names new U.S. CEO

AUSTIN, Texas — Wincor Nixdorf International, a Germany-based self-service and ATM manufacturer, has named Patrick Wright its new chief executive officer for the U.S. division.

Smart shopping carts gain momentum

The Canadian Press: Smart-cart technology — shopping carts with attached interactive video consoles — is gaining momentum in the United States and Europe. Concierge, now being test-marketed by Springboard in the eastern U.S., is a digital screen that uses in-store...

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.

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...

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...

Snap.Send.Get connects mobile phones, product info

PALO ALTO, Calif. — SnapTell, provider of image recognition-based mobile marketing solutions, was recently selected by Gartner, world's leading information technology research company, to its 2008 list of Cool Vendors in Retail. Using a camera phone and SnapTell's image-recognition technology,...

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.

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.

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