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Planar’s All-in-One LED Display Wins Prestigious 2023 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence


Planar, a renowned pioneer in display solutions, is delighted to share the prestigious accolade received by their state-of-the-art Planar® UltraRes™ L Series. The 2023 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence, one of the most sought-after recognitions in the industry, has acknowledged the exceptional quality of Planar’s innovative LED display solution.

The Planar UltraRes L Series represents a breakthrough in display technology, offering a seamless, user-friendly solution designed to meet the demands of extended or continuous operation while delivering exceptional image performance. Featuring a rolling floor stand and wall mount options, this versatile display solution ensures mobility and adaptability, making it an ideal choice for universities aiming to establish a long-term visual platform or effortlessly transition it between various spaces.

Robert Detwiler, Senior Director of Product Management and Training at Planar, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “In just a few months, we’ve witnessed an overwhelming interest in the new Planar UltraRes L Series. This is particularly true in the education sector, where institutions are actively seeking flexible, user-friendly solutions that can accommodate applications that evolve by the hour. This pre-configured display empowers learning environments to deploy a video wall within a matter of hours, be it in a classroom, lecture hall, or as a dynamic mobile resource.”

Key features of the Planar UltraRes L Series include front-service installation and simplified maintenance, facilitating quick assembly with just two individuals and power from a single 110V cable.

The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence panel of judges for 2023 has singled out the Planar UltraRes L Series as an outstanding solution for helping educators illustrate the correlation of content. Multiple inputs support simultaneous viewing of up to four content sources, enabling seamless teaching and presentations.

Introduced in June, this user-friendly LED display solution is available in Full HD and boasts a generous 136-inch screen. Users can take advantage of integrated video and audio electronics, 20-point IR touch technology, on-board processing, 24/7 reliability, and an ultra-slim bezel for a seamless viewing experience.

The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program is dedicated to helping educational leaders discover products and solutions that support their work in any learning environment.

To learn more about the Planar UltraRes L Series and its exceptional capabilities, please visit Planar’s website

Sony Expands its BRAVIA 4K Professional Display Lineup with the EZ20L Series

Sony has announced the expansion of its BRAVIA 4K Professional Display range with the introduction of the EZ20L series. These new entry-level 4K models, available in sizes ranging from 43 to 75 inches, are designed to cater to corporate and retail applications.

Sony’s BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays have gained a reputation for their robust usability, installation flexibility, picture quality, and sustainability, and the EZ20L series is no exception. These models feature a host of essential professional features, making them ideal for various business settings.

Christopher Mullins, Head of B2B BRAVIA Product Marketing, Sony Europe, explained the motivation behind the EZ20L series, saying, “Customer demand is what drives our development and expansion, and in this case, our users sought a more accessible and budget-conscious display optimized for corporate and retail environments. With the addition of the essential EZ20L series, our complete range of options now supports the exacting requirements of various businesses and spaces and takes advantage of the quality and feature set inherent to Sony’s BRAVIA Professional Displays.”

The key features of the EZ20L series include:

  • Simplified pro-settings for streamlined setup and maintenance.
  • RS-232C support and standard IP control for enhanced connectivity.
  • 16/7 operation for reliability.
  • 350 nits of brightness for high visibility indoors.
  • A slim bezel and wide viewing angle for an immersive viewing experience.
  • A powerful 4K Processor X1™ and 4K X-Reality™ PRO for upscaling content.
  • Sustainability features, including the use of recycled plastic materials, environmentally friendly packaging, and Power Saving Mode.

The EZ20L 4K Professional Displays are scheduled to be available in Europe from December 2023 (43” and 50”) and January 2024 (55”, 65”, and 75”). Each model comes with a 3-year PrimeSupport warranty and can be purchased through various distribution channels, resellers, and directly from Sony.

These new additions to the BRAVIA Professional portfolio complement the recently announced BZ50L, BZ40L, BZ35L, and BZ30L lineup of 16 fully featured 4K HDR displays, which cater to a wider range of needs and price points. Among them, the flagship 98” BZ50L boasts unrivaled picture quality with 780 nits of brightness, while the high-brightness BZ40L series (55” to 85”) offers excellent image quality with anti-glare features.

Sony’s BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays continue to push the boundaries of innovation, delivering high-quality visuals and a host of professional features to meet the demands of various business environments. To learn more about Sony’s professional display technologies, visit

eGlass: Transforming Modern Teaching Technologies with Enhanced Engagement


In the fast-evolving landscape of education, technology continues to play a pivotal role in redefining the way students learn and teachers instruct. Among the latest innovations in instructional technology, eGlass has emerged as a game-changer in digital signage tech for classrooms, revolutionizing the classroom experience and bridging the gap between educators and learners. In this article, we will delve into the details of eGlass, an illuminated transparent lightboard, and explore how it is effectively transforming modern teaching technologies, enhancing student engagement to unprecedented levels.

How eGlass Works

At its core, eGlass is a remarkable blend of cutting-edge technology and pedagogical principles. It boasts an illuminated transparent lightboard with a built-in camera, and its operational intricacies are as fascinating as they are effective.

Here’s a breakdown of how eGlass works:

  1. Teacher Writing on Glass Board: Teachers can write on eGlass just like they would on any traditional whiteboard. However, eGlass enhances the writing experience by employing ChromaClear technology, which gives the ink a vivid glow.
  2. Built-in Camera: The real magic happens with the built-in camera, which captures both the instructor’s writing and their face in a single image. This image is then flipped, ensuring that students see it correctly.
  3. Digital Integration: eGlass can be plugged into a laptop to display the image and add digital content, making it versatile for various teaching styles. It can also be connected to a screen or projector for in-class presentations.

The end result is an instructional tool that allows teachers to face their students, maintain eye contact, and engage with them while writing. This dramatically enhances the connection between educators and learners.

Perfect for Hybrid Classrooms

eGlass is designed to seamlessly integrate with all video conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and others, making it an ideal choice for hybrid classrooms. With virtual camera capabilities, full integration is built-in, ensuring that both in-person and remote students receive a high-quality education.

Backed By Research

eGlass is not just a novel concept; it’s backed by research and pedagogical principles. It has been shown to increase social-emotional learning (SEL), decrease cognitive load, and improve learning outcomes. By simulating eye-to-eye contact with each student, eGlass creates a social-emotional partnership between teachers and their students, resulting in significantly enhanced student engagement.

Moreover, eGlass aligns with Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), a prominent theory in educational psychology. CLT posits that students’ working memory can only hold a limited amount of information at any given time. When teachers turn their back to write on a traditional whiteboard or interactive display, they introduce new challenges that increase cognitive load.

eGlass, on the other hand, reduces this cognitive burden by combining auditory and visual information in an engaging manner. This, in turn, helps convert working memory into long-term memory, facilitating more effective knowledge acquisition.

The Makers of eGlass: Pathway Innovations Inc.

eGlass was a product of ‘Pathway Innovations Inc.’ who is also the makers of Hovercam. Pathway Innovations has been a leading provider for educational technology hardware and software since 2009. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, with a manufacturing base in Shenzhen, China, Pathway has research and development teams in both the United States and China, creating ground-breaking student engagement technologies.

To learn more about eGlass and its impact on modern education, visit their website at

Exertis Almo Secures Exclusive US Distribution Partnership with Hisense to Provide Commercial Digital Signage Displays

Philadelphia, PA – Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, is pleased to announce its exclusive US distribution partnership with Hisense, a global leader in consumer electronics and appliances. This partnership will offer resellers and integrators access to an extensive range of commercial digital signage displays, enhancing their ability to meet diverse customer needs.

As part of this collaboration, Exertis Almo will now exclusively distribute Hisense’s complete lineup of commercial-grade digital signage displays, touchscreens, and direct-view LED models in sizes ranging from 32 to 100 inches. This strategic partnership with Hisense further reinforces Exertis Almo’s commitment to providing cutting-edge AV solutions to its reseller partners and integrators.

Hisense, widely recognized for its global prominence and its role as the official sponsor of the NBA, is poised to elevate its presence in the US market with a focus on commercial-grade displays, touchscreens, and direct-view LEDs. Exertis Almo Director of Business Development, Brian Rhatigan, expressed confidence in the growing demand for Hisense products in commercial projects, stating that, “The addition of Hisense gives our resellers and integrators more flexibility when specifying for commercial display projects, providing them with a significant advantage in a highly competitive market.”

In addition to this exclusive distribution partnership, Hisense will participate in the Spring 2024 Exertis Almo E4 Experience, taking place in Washington, D.C. in March and Chicago in April. The E4 Experience is renowned in the AV industry as an invaluable one-day event that offers education, training, and product showcases. This platform brings together the latest AV innovations and features a wide range of enriching AVIXA CTS-certified sessions, ensuring that integrators and resellers have access to cutting-edge industry insights and technology trends.

Ryan Peka, Head of Sales, B2B Americas at Hisense, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “Exertis Almo is a world-class AV distributor with a strong sales organization that provides top support for our resellers, integrators, and end users. We enjoyed being part of the productive E4 Experience this fall and look forward to continuing this momentum in the spring.”

Hisense Digital Signage Displays are now available through Exertis Almo and come with a three-year advanced replacement warranty, including the following models:

100-inch and 55-Inch 4K UHD Digital Signage Display (100BM66D/55BM66AE): Ideal for public transport and retail locations, these displays feature a slim body design that seamlessly blends into any environment while delivering vibrant and captivating on-screen messaging. These displays offer the flexibility and reliability required for 24/7 broadcasting, making them a sophisticated choice for a wide range of applications.

75-inch 4K UHD Digital Signage Display (75B4E30T): Designed for retail and business environments, this display is the cornerstone of a digital broadcasting platform in settings such as supermarkets, restaurants, stadiums, shopping malls, and office buildings. Its seamless design and enhanced 500 nits brightness ensure that digital content stands out vividly and effectively captures the audience’s attention.

For more information on Hisense Digital Signage Displays and Exertis Almo’s offerings, please visit

Navori Labs Deploys Digital Signage and Analytics Solution for Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica


SWITZERLAND – Navori Labs, a Swiss software innovator, is pleased to announce the successful deployment of a cutting-edge digital signage and AI-based camera analytics solution for Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica, a leading name in the retail industry. This collaboration introduces an integrated approach to enhance shopper insights and advertising strategies in more than 350 Walmart Supercenter and Sam’s Club locations throughout Mexico.

Navori Labs has seamlessly integrated its QL digital signage software with Aquaji analytics to create a unified solution for Walmart Connect, the omnichannel retail media business of Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica. This innovative solution is now operational in 173 Walmart Supercenters and 180 Sam’s Club locations across Mexico, with the remaining 20 stores soon to follow suit.

The integrated Navori Labs solution empowers Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica to collect invaluable customer engagement data and offer comprehensive analytics, including shopper demographics, to their Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising partners who promote their brands across in-store digital media networks. What sets Navori Labs apart is its unique ability to provide an in-house-developed marketing analytics solution, ensuring seamless interoperability with QL’s digital signage content management and playout workflow.

Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica recognized the potential of Navori Labs earlier this year when business leaders expressed a keen interest in developing a digital signage strategy that would support programmatic DOOH advertising, ad campaign management, and proof of playback reporting. Navori’s Aquaji solution not only offers shopper demographics and foot traffic data within QL’s CMS but also provides proof of play data for advertisements.

This data proves invaluable to Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica and its advertising partners, enabling them to access in-depth analytics that help fine-tune campaign strategies based on real-time, store-level customer behaviors captured through Aquaji cameras. Each store currently features a camera near the entrance, which can automatically track customers while maintaining their anonymity. These cameras are installed with a “Totem” that includes a large built-in portrait display for digital signage content presentation, powered by QL software.

Walmart Connect has ambitious plans to expand its utilization of QL-powered displays and Aquaji cameras in strategic store locations, including integration with existing system-on-chip (SoC) displays showcasing digital signage content.

Jonatan Fasano, Head of Product at Walmart Connect Mexico y Centroamerica, commented, “The Totem has an audience measurement camera that provides us with invaluable data, helping us better understand our customers’ consumption habits to offer segmented strategies based on our advertisers’ campaign objectives.”

Furthermore, Walmart Connect plans to deploy additional QL features, including its advertising campaign module, advanced content scheduling, and context-aware automation for content playout. These features will automate content management based on business rules, reducing the need for manual day-to-day tasks.

The unified solution is already helping DOOH advertisers maximize their campaigns by selecting the optimal days and times to target their desired demographics in-store. This is one of the standout benefits that Navori Labs CEO Jerome Moeri envisioned upon bringing Aquaji to the market.

Jerome Moeri stated, “As the first to market with a unified digital signage and analytics solution, we are now seeing the benefits of this technology in action for Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica and other Navori customers. Instead of piecing together software solutions from disparate vendors, the native interoperability of QL and Aquaji offers our customers an out-of-the-box solution that produces immediate results, making smarter business decisions and improving the customer experience. We look forward to extending the solution into additional high-traffic areas of Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica to capture an even broader set of data for stores and advertisers.”

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Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Successfully Completes Sale of Clear Channel France to Equinox Industries


Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of its sale of Clear Channel France to Equinox Industries. This strategic move marks a significant step in the company’s ongoing efforts to optimize its portfolio, strengthen its balance sheet, and demonstrate the operating leverage of its business model.

In addition to the sale of its French business, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. has initiated a process to explore potential opportunities for divesting its businesses in the Europe-North segment. This segment encompasses operations in the United Kingdom, the Nordics, and various other countries throughout Northern and Central Europe.

Simultaneously, the company has embarked on a strategic review of its Latin American businesses, which includes operations in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. These actions represent Clear Channel’s commitment to acting in the best interests of its shareholders and driving value creation for the future.

Scott Wells, Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., emphasized the company’s dedication to sustainable growth and capital structure improvement: “Following the sale of our business in France, we have divested, or have agreed to divest, all of our Europe-South segment operations. We continue to take meaningful action to optimize our portfolio and improve our capital structure, including initiating a process to sell our Europe-North segment and conducting a strategic review of our Latin American businesses.”

The company remains focused on delivering profitable growth and is actively exploring options to ensure the best possible outcomes. It is important to note that there is no guarantee that the initiation of these processes will result in specific transactions or outcomes. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. has not set a definitive timeline for the completion of these processes, may suspend them at any point, and will provide further updates only if the company’s Board of Directors approves a course of action requiring additional disclosure.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. has enlisted the support of financial advisors to facilitate these strategic endeavors. Moelis & Company LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will assist in the sale of the Europe-North segment, while Moelis & Company LLC will provide expertise for the strategic review of Latin American businesses.

Furthermore, during the third quarter of 2023, the company’s plan to sell its businesses in the Europe-South segment met the criteria to be reported as discontinued operations. This development aligns with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and will result in changes to the presentation of the company’s financial statements.

Riyadh Municipality Enhances Roadway Signage with Daktronics Technology


Saudi Arabia – In a significant step towards advancing its intelligent traffic management systems, the Ministry of Transportation and Riyadh Municipality have joined forces with Daktronics to install cutting-edge Variable Message Signs (VMS) throughout the city. The project, initiated in 2023, has led to the implementation of over 60 VMS that offer improved visibility, increased functionality, and seamless integration into the city’s centralized control system.

Daktronics, a global leader in dynamic digital displays, has been a long-standing partner in this endeavor, playing a pivotal role in enhancing the digital signage infrastructure of Riyadh’s roadways. These advanced VMS are strategically placed in key areas of Riyadh, ensuring optimal viewing angles for both passing motorists and pedestrians.

One of the noteworthy features of these signs is their enhanced legibility of text, graphics, logos, and approved visuals, making them more informative and accessible to the public. These VMS are seamlessly integrated with other systems within Riyadh Municipality’s centralized control system, enabling real-time updates and dynamic content management. This innovation marks a significant leap forward in the city’s road safety measures.

The new VMS are not only visually appealing but also multi-functional. They have the flexibility to display variable speed limits, travel time information, lane control indicators, and up-to-date warnings, catering to the ever-evolving needs of Riyadh’s dynamic road network. These improvements align with the vision set by Saudi Arabia’s “Saudi 2030” initiative, which aims to transform Riyadh into a smart, digital, and sustainable city.

Ahmad Dahmash, Daktronics regional director for the Middle East, expressed his excitement about the project, saying, “Riyadh Municipality is always keen to adopt the latest technologies within their facilities and systems. Doing so improves the intelligence technologies and uses advanced innovations which contribute to improving the Saudi capital within the framework of the Saudi 2030 Vision goals to transfer Riyadh to a smart digital sustainable city to increase the road safety to all the motorists, implement intelligent mobility and enhance the commuters’ journey and experience.”

Daktronics, a renowned provider of dynamic digital displays and audiovisual systems, is dedicated to partnering with customers worldwide to enhance their audiences’ experiences. Their solutions guide passengers efficiently, provide real-time information, and promote facilities, ultimately contributing to the overall well-being of the community.

About Daktronics:
Daktronics, founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, has evolved into a world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation. With a global presence and an extensive range of display technologies, including message signs and video systems, Daktronics continues to impact audiences around the world in various sectors, including sports, business, and transportation. For more information, please visit

SpinetiX and Sharp/NEC Partner to offer Ready-to-Use Signage Solution


Switzerland – Leading digital signage innovators, SpinetiX and Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe, have joined together to introduce a groundbreaking ‘ready-to-use’ signage solution, designed to cater to the dynamic needs of growing businesses. This partnership aims to make digital signage accessible, secure, and scalable for businesses across Europe and North America.

The Perfect Digital Signage Solution

This revolutionary solution boasts the integration of SpinetiX’s dedicated operating system, DSOS™, into Sharp/NEC displays, featuring Intel® SDM. It’s a game-changer for businesses, offering a robust and subscription-free digital signage solution, complete with a seamless and reliable experience, available for Sharp/NEC customers across EMEA and North America.

Simple and Cost-Efficient Start

One of the most exciting aspects of this collaboration is the free Discovery Plan of the SpinetiX ARYA™ Content Management System (CMS). This plan provides businesses with a hassle-free way to begin their digital signage journey, enabling them to deploy their content on any number of screens without incurring any recurring fees. This is particularly valuable for businesses looking to kickstart their digital signage initiatives without breaking the bank.

Meeting the Evolving Needs of Businesses

As the digital signage landscape continues to evolve, this partnership between SpinetiX and Sharp NEC allows businesses to stay ahead of the curve. The combination of Sharp/NEC display solutions, DSOS™, and SpinetiX ARYA™ presents a comprehensive cloud-based solution. This solution not only offers free subscription options but is also designed to adapt to the ever-changing needs of businesses.

Nils Karsten, Business Segment Lead Retail at Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe, emphasized, “The core value of providing customers with the highest support commercially and technically is key to this strategic collaboration between Sharp/NEC and SpinetiX.”

Award-Winning Simplicity

SpinetiX ARYA™ CMS, an award-winning platform known for its user-friendliness and versatile scalability, enables businesses to achieve their digital signage goals in just minutes. With customizable templates, images, videos, custom fonts, and colors, there’s no limit to the number of displays that can be managed. This simplifies the process for businesses that want to make an impact with their digital signage.

Sustainable and Adaptable Hardware

Sharp/NEC’s range of large format displays offers integrated computing power, which aligns with the requirements of any application and budget. These displays are energy-efficient and require no additional cabling or power supplies. What sets them apart is their adaptability, ensuring that, as requirements change, integrated modules can be upgraded or reconfigured without the need to replace the entire display.

Future-Proofing with SpinetiX ARYA™

The solution also caters to businesses looking to scale and customize their CMS experience. Customers can easily upgrade from the free subscription to one of the SpinetiX ARYA™ Enterprise plans. These plans provide access to more features and are supported by SpinetiX’s certified resellers, ensuring that businesses can tailor their signage solutions to their specific needs.

Francesco Ziliani, CEO of SpinetiX, expressed his pride in the partnership with Sharp/NEC. He stated, “Our common longstanding expertise in the digital signage field enables us to deliver a ‘ready-to-use’ professional solution out-of-the-box, making the benefits of digital signage more accessible to a large number of customers. This unique offer is also designed to grow with businesses, representing a great opportunity for our channel ecosystem of certified resellers to deliver added value to their customers.”

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The Digital Signage Experience (DIZZIE) Awards 2023 Finalists Announced!


The finalists for the Digital Signage Experience (DIZZIE) Awards 2023 have been unveiled, celebrating groundbreaking achievements in various categories. These awards recognize visionaries from around the world whose digital signage installations and campaigns challenge existing standards and drive the industry forward.

The winners of these prestigious awards will be revealed at the DSE Awards Ceremony on December 4, 2023, during DSE 2023.

Award Categories:

  • Corporate Environments
  • Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH)
  • Educational Environments
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Experiential Design & Planning
  • Healthcare Environments
  • Hospitality
  • Public Spaces
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Environments
  • Transportation
  • Venues

For more details on the 2023 DIZZIE Awards finalists and to learn about the projects and contributors in each category, visit the official DIZZIE Awards website
Stay tuned for the winners’ announcements during the DSE 2023 event, as the industry’s trailblazers and emerging talents are celebrated for their remarkable contributions.

PPDS launches Cutting-Edge 32” Philips Tableaux ePaper Display with E Ink Spectra 6 Technology, Set to Debut at ISE 2024


Amsterdam – PPDS, the globally recognized provider of Philips Professional Displays and complementary solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of the groundbreaking 32” (16:9) Philips Tableaux 5150I. This latest addition to the Philips Tableaux range promises to redefine the digital signage landscape, introducing a full-color ePaper display with the revolutionary E Ink Spectra™ 6 technology. PPDS continues to set the industry standard by incorporating this advanced technology and its Android SoC platform, making it a perfect fit for businesses across various sectors.

Size Matters – Breaking New Boundaries in AV Industry

PPDS, a pioneer in display technology, is proud to be the first global display manufacturer to introduce a 32” full-color ePaper signage display, powered by E Ink Spectra™ 6 technology. This significant development marks a breakthrough in the rapidly growing market, expected to reach $43.2 billion by 2030. Following the successful launch of the 25” Philips Tableaux at ISE 2023, PPDS now unveils the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I, a powerful addition to their ePaper signage range.

A Sustainable and Innovative Solution

The Philips Tableaux series is known for its energy efficiency, offering a sustainable solution for businesses seeking to digitize their signage while minimizing environmental impact. It eliminates the need for paper consumption and waste, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of sectors, including education, retail, corporate, transportation, hospitality, and more.

Next-Level Technology

The 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I is set to debut at ISE 2024 in Barcelona, where it will continue to set new benchmarks for sustainability in the AV industry. This ePaper display is designed for use as a standalone solution or as part of a network of displays in various locations around the world.

Martijn van der Woude, VP Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS, stated, “Philips Tableaux ePaper displays offer a more sustainable solution that eliminates the need for paper consumption and waste, and the effects these would have on the environment. For 2024, we are leading the market once again with our new 32” model, bringing next-generation ePaper technology forward. We can’t wait for you to see it.”

A Platform for Success

PPDS has collaborated closely with E Ink, a global leader in ePaper technology, to ensure that the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I delivers exceptional performance. This display is the world’s first signage display confirmed to run on E Ink’s highly anticipated E Ink Spectra 6™ color platform, offering unparalleled color performance and true print quality.

Andrea Barbuti, Global Product Manager at PPDS, emphasized the versatility of the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I, saying, “Portrait or landscape mountable, the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I is a perfect replacement for any paper-based communication – from posters, menus, in-store advertising and promotions, wayfinding, and timetables through to store opening hours. The opportunities are endless.”

Remote Management and Sustainability

As the newest addition to PPDS’ Android SoC family, the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I Series offers flexible management options, whether manual or remote, using third-party or PPDS’ in-house software. It boasts energy efficiency, displaying static imagery without drawing on any energy source. The display features Power over Ethernet (PoE) for installations requiring regular image changes.

Availability and Pricing
Details on availability and pricing for the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I will be announced in early 2024, with demonstrations scheduled for ISE in Barcelona and InfoComm in Las Vegas next year.

Robert Hsu, VP Global Product Strategy at PPDS, stated, “Our new 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I represents far more than simply an upgrade in size. This is a technological breakthrough. Whether used as a standalone display, together with our 25” models, or as part of a wider network of professional displays, Philips Tableaux is delivering some incredible new opportunities for almost any business.”

Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink, expressed his excitement, saying, “We are excited PPDS has adopted our full-color E Ink Spectra™ 6 for their new Tableaux 5150I Series and will be the first to implement our new 31.5” module.”

Martijn van der Woude concluded, “With today’s 32” announcement, and with PPDS becoming the first to confirm an ePaper display on the E Ink Spectra™ 6 platform, we fully expect that trend to continue.”

To learn more about PPDS and their innovative display solutions, please visit the PPDS website

Crystal Display Systems Limited Acquires Craft Data Limited


Rochester — In a strategic move to reinforce its presence in the display industry, Crystal Display Systems Limited (CDS) proudly declares the acquisition of Craft Data Limited. With an esteemed 40-year history and a stellar reputation in the realm of displays, Craft Data Limited is poised to unite its expertise and legacy with CDS, heralding a new era for both companies.

For over four decades, Craft Data Limited has been at the forefront of the display industry, consistently setting benchmarks with its innovation, expertise, and excellence. The acquisition signifies not just a merger of two powerhouses but also underscores CDS’s unwavering commitment to growth and delivering best-in-class solutions to its clients.

CDS’s CEO and Managing Director, Chris Bartram, expressed his enthusiasm about this monumental development, stating, “We are incredibly excited about this new chapter. By integrating Craft Data’s assets and expertise with CDS’s robust infrastructure, we envision a synergy that will redefine industry standards. More than just a business decision, it’s about carrying forward a legacy and building upon it.”

With this acquisition, CDS aims to enhance the experience for both Craft Data’s and CDS’s clients. By amalgamating resources, knowledge, and the passion that both companies bring, CDS is poised to offer an unparalleled service experience.

Paul Tagg, the former Director of Craft Data Limited, also shared his excitement about this new venture with CDS. He said, “Over the years, we’ve built something truly special, and now, joining forces with such a forward-thinking organization will only amplify our combined potential. I am confident that together, we will reach unparalleled heights and continue to serve our customers with greater innovation, dedication, and a wider product range and services. I’m excited for this next chapter and feel proud to be part of the CDS family.”

For Craft Data’s suppliers and customers, this acquisition promises a seamless transition. Chris Bartram emphasized the importance of continuity and relationships, saying, “Our primary goal is to ensure that the trust and rapport Craft Data built over 40 years continue to thrive. We are dedicated to honoring past commitments and fostering new, value-driven relationships.”

The entire team at Crystal Display Systems Limited is enthusiastic about the possibilities this acquisition opens up. By combining the rich heritage of Craft Data with the innovative spirit of CDS, the display industry is set to witness a transformative journey ahead.

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University Hospitals Enhances Employee Engagement with Signagelive Digital Signage.


Cleveland, OH – In a bid to streamline communication and show unwavering support for its 5,000 healthcare professionals, University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, has introduced a cutting-edge Signagelive digital signage network. This innovative initiative spans across the University Hospitals’ 21 facilities and boasts a remarkable 82 screens and 80 BrightSign devices, creating a centralized platform for essential employee communications. This transformative system has revolutionized the way the hospital keeps its dedicated staff informed about crucial initiatives, events, health-related policies, news updates, and heartwarming patient stories.

Bridging the Communication Gap

Before the implementation of Signagelive, University Hospitals faced a significant challenge in effectively communicating with their healthcare professionals. With most of their time dedicated to patient care, traditional digital communication methods proved ineffective. Josh Petro, Unified Communications Architect at University Hospitals, explains, “Ninety percent of their time is actually spent helping patients. This made traditional digital communications pretty ineffective for us.”

A Solution Tailored to University Hospitals’ Needs

Recognizing the potential of digital signage in the hospital’s cafeterias, University Hospitals sought a system that was simple, intuitive, and mobile. “From an IT perspective, it needed to have a single pane glass, where we could look at all aspects of both players, content, and management of the content that allows us to put things out there effectively,” says Petro. Signagelive was the ideal choice for University Hospitals, meeting all their criteria.

Signagelive’s Centralized Platform

Signagelive’s centralized platform empowers teams to create, manage, and schedule content to one, some, or all screens in the network from anywhere, making it a versatile and practical solution.

Proving ROI and Cost-Savings

University Hospitals quickly realized a return on investment with Signagelive. The automated updates of doctor directories and the system’s smooth operation have resulted in significant cost-savings. Moreover, the use of QR codes to measure content impact provides stakeholders with valuable data to assess the system’s value.

Employee Appreciation and Patient Stories

In addition to keeping staff informed, University Hospitals leverages the cloud-based digital signage to express employee appreciation. Sharing inspiring patient stories underlines the profound impact healthcare professionals have on their patients’ lives during challenging times. Petro highlights, “You’re touching a person when they’re at the worst time of their life, potentially.”

Future Expansion and Patient-Facing Applications

University Hospitals has plans to expand the Signagelive network further. They are considering deploying additional Signagelive-powered meeting room digital signage, which seamlessly integrates with Barco ClickShare for wireless collaboration. The hospital also envisions extending the system to patient-facing areas, utilizing it for wayfinding and promoting additional patient services to boost revenue streams.

Advice from the Expert

For organizations contemplating digital signage, Petro offers this advice: “Do your research and make sure that you understand the capabilities of the companies you’re considering using. Not all assigned vendors are created equal, and we definitely found that out. So, don’t be afraid to ask for as many proofs of concepts as you need to ensure that the platform you choose definitely fits the needs of your organization. Any decision you make should be led by the business and its ultimate objectives.”

With Signagelive, University Hospitals has not only improved communication within its vast healthcare community but has also demonstrated its commitment to employee engagement, cost-efficiency, and patient care. The digital signage solution proves to be a game-changer in the healthcare sector, promising a brighter and more connected future for University Hospitals’ dedicated healthcare professionals.

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Uniguest Expands Healthcare Presence with Acquisition of pCare, a Leader in Interactive Patient Engagement Systems

Uniguest, a global leader in digital engagement technology serving multiple end markets, has announced the acquisition of pCare, a prominent New York-based provider of interactive patient engagement systems. This strategic move is set to enhance patient experiences, improve outcomes, and streamline healthcare teams’ work processes.

pCare, with a legacy of over 70 years, specializes in delivering connected technology solutions tailored to healthcare and hospital environments. The company collaborates closely with clients, recognizing that each healthcare provider faces unique challenges and objectives. As a result, pCare offers customized solutions designed to meet the specific needs of every hospital or clinic.

pCare’s extensive range of technologies, including patient bedside TV, digital signage, mobile apps, and video conferencing, is dedicated to creating personalized experiences for each customer. This approach leverages their expertise to achieve visionary goals and actionable plans.

Uniguest’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Goche, expresses his enthusiasm about the integration of pCare into the Uniguest family, saying, “Uniguest has been delivering cutting-edge solutions to the healthcare sector for several years, providing engagement platforms for healthcare providers worldwide. We understand the market and recognize the demand for what pCare offers.”

Goche continues, “pCare holds the prestigious position of being ranked number one in the KLAS Research Interactive Patient Systems category. By welcoming pCare into Uniguest, we are not only expanding our portfolio but also enhancing our expertise and focus within the healthcare sector. Simultaneously, we are extending benefits to the pCare customer base through our 24/7 operations center, industry-leading engineering team, and broad technology portfolio. This alignment is not only a technological fit but also a perfect match in terms of our shared vision. We are thrilled to welcome the pCare team to Uniguest.”

Dave Bennett, Chief Executive Officer at pCare, shares the excitement, stating, “This is a thrilling moment for pCare, our valued customers, and our 200+ dedicated employees. We see the remarkable accomplishments of Uniguest and believe that this partnership is the ideal catalyst for greater market penetration of our technology, solutions, and services. Together, we envision creating something extraordinary and are delighted to become a part of the Uniguest family.”

Uniguest, a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital, marks its third acquisition of 2023 with the addition of pCare, following the earlier acquisitions of Eversound and Bunch Enterprise. The company has steadily expanded its portfolio, previously acquiring MediaStar Systems, Otrum AS, the hospitality division of CPI Global in 2022, and JANUS Displays, Sagely, UCView, Volara, and Planet eStream in 2021.

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Big Brands Spending Thousands to Make an Impact on the World’s Largest DOOH, ‘The Sphere’


Las Vegas’s newest and most expensive entertainment venue, The Sphere, is already attracting prominent brands with its unique marketing opportunities. This $2 billion attraction boasts the world’s largest LED screen, offering immersive and captivating experiences for consumers.

Recently, both Microsoft and Sony secured commercial spots on The Sphere to promote their new launches of Spider-Man for PS5 and Xbox, respectively. Each marketing campaign is estimated to cost between $300,000 and $500,000.

The Sphere is an extraordinary and innovative structure featuring 580,000 square feet of programmable LED panels, creating a breathtaking spectacle reminiscent of a celestial phenomenon or a magical snow globe. This remarkable attraction has piqued the interest of major global brands. Notable companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and McDonald’s have expressed a strong desire to utilize The Sphere as a marketing platform. These companies are eager to reach the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas annually and aim to craft distinctive brand experiences that leave a lasting and impactful impression.

Why are big brands drawn to The Sphere?

There are several reasons why big brands are investing significant sums to make an impact on The Sphere:

Unprecedented reach: The Sphere is expected to draw millions of visitors each year, offering brands a unique opportunity to reach a large and diverse audience.

Immersive experiences: The Sphere’s cutting-edge LED technology enables brands to create immersive and engaging experiences that consumers can’t find anywhere else.

Prestige: Being associated with The Sphere is a status symbol for brands, demonstrating their innovation and forward-thinking approach.

How are big brands using The Sphere to market their products and services?

Big brands are employing various strategies to market their products and services using The Sphere. For instance, Microsoft and Sony are using their commercial spots to showcase the stunning graphics and immersive gameplay of their new Spider-Man and Xbox games.

Big brands are also exploring interactive experiences at The Sphere. Consumers can engage in interactive exhibits to learn about the history and values of these iconic brands, making the experience both enjoyable and educational.

In addition to the commercial spots and interactive experiences already in place, we can also anticipate brands using The Sphere to host virtual concerts, sporting events, and other live events. The Sphere has the potential to revolutionize how brands market their products and services to consumers.

As creativity continues to evolve, we can anticipate even more innovative and engaging marketing campaigns from big brands on The Sphere.

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Christie AV Solutions Power Mexico’s Largest Crude Oil Refinery


MEXICO – Mexico’s grand Olmeca Refinery, now officially the largest oil plant in the country and one of the top three in all of Latin America, has taken a giant leap forward in terms of technology and control capabilities. The sprawling refinery, situated in the port of Dos Bocas, Tabasco, with a capacity to process a staggering 340,000 barrels of crude oil daily, has embraced cutting-edge Christie® solutions to manage its operations. This massive facility spans 556 hectares, boasting 17 processing plants, 56 storage tanks, 34 spheres, workshops, administrative buildings, and an extensive network of control rooms. To enhance efficiency and communication, Christie’s advanced AV solutions were the top choice.

The Olmeca Refinery was in need of advanced control rooms and boardrooms to manage and monitor oil production across the vast site. To achieve this, state-of-the-art video walls, projectors, and video wall processors were selected to facilitate seamless control and supervision.

Christie, renowned for its high-quality AV solutions, became the preferred partner for this ambitious project. The selection of Christie’s technology was meticulously considered, as Dimas Lopez, the general manager of Soluciones en Tecnologia de Mexico (STM), the Christie partner responsible for project integration, explains: “Christie video walls were chosen for their high quality and brightness, and we saw a real advantage of having a complete control room portfolio with a single brand.”

In the refinery’s main control room, eight 1.4 mm pixel pitch Christie Core Series LED video walls were installed. These expansive video walls, each measuring 8.5 x 3.2 meters, provide the flexibility and scalability needed for the control room’s critical functions. Equally important, they are known for their low maintenance requirements, ensuring continuous, reliable operation.

In the tactical room, two Christie LCD video walls were installed in a 4×2 configuration, offering HD resolution (1920×1080) and sub-1 mm bezels. Another control room features a 3×2 LCD video wall, also with HD resolution (1920×1080) and sub-1 mm bezels. These video walls enhance the real-time visualization and collaboration capabilities across the control rooms.

Robust Control with Christie Video Wall Processing Nodes

To efficiently manage the video walls, the refinery integrated 30 Christie video wall processing nodes. This comprehensive system allows users to view, listen to, and interact with information sources across the control rooms. The seamless integration of these video walls helps different teams within the refinery to combine multiple information sources simultaneously, enabling them to make the best decisions swiftly.

Enhanced Communication in Boardrooms

In addition to the control rooms, 16 Christie 86” LCD panels with 4K UHD resolution were incorporated into the various boardrooms of the refinery. These panels facilitate enhanced communication and productivity during meetings and discussions.

Furthermore, the Olmeca Refinery installed a remarkable Christie 30,000 lumen 3DLP projector to showcase the history of the Olmec civilization, from which the refinery draws its name. This addition adds a touch of cultural significance to the site.

The integration of Christie’s AV solutions at the Olmeca Refinery was a seamless process, thanks to Christie’s field engineers who provided invaluable support during the design and installation phases. According to Dimas Lopez, “The system has performed as we designed it,” and feedback from end-users has been overwhelmingly positive.

With Christie’s advanced AV solutions at its core, the Olmeca Refinery is better equipped than ever to manage its massive operations efficiently and make informed decisions in real-time. This partnership exemplifies the fusion of cutting-edge technology with the oil industry, ensuring a bright future for one of Mexico’s most critical facilities.

Samsung’s Innovative Micro LED Revolutionizes Display Technology


Samsung Electronics, a global leader in technology and innovation, is set to redefine the world of display technology with its groundbreaking Micro LED technology. Micro LED, a display technology known for its ultra-small LEDs, promises to set new standards for picture quality and immersion. Samsung is ready to make this technology accessible to customers worldwide, starting with an impressive lineup of ultra-large displays ranging from 76 inches to a jaw-dropping 114 inches.

The Future of Displays Unveiled: Micro LED Technology

Samsung Electronics, holding the number one position in the global TV market for 18 consecutive years, has consistently pushed the boundaries of display innovation. Their latest breakthrough, Micro LED, is aptly named because it starts at the smallest unit. The technology relies on ultra-small LEDs, measuring less than 100 micrometers (㎛), which is thinner than a human hair. Unlike traditional displays, Micro LED is self-luminous, emitting light and color independently without the need for a backlight or color filter.

What sets Samsung’s Micro LED apart is the size of its LED elements, which are less than 50㎛, a mere 10% of the size of LEDs used in typical high-resolution displays. These LEDs are constructed from inorganic materials, eliminating burn-in issues and ensuring stable brightness and image quality for over 100,000 hours.

Micro LED stands out as the only display technology that delivers picture quality without light loss, thanks to its RGB self-luminous structure without a color filter. This makes it the ultimate choice for a fully immersive viewing experience, especially in larger sizes like the astonishing 114-inch display that blurs the line between reality and the screen.

A Six-Year Journey to Perfection

It took Samsung’s development team six years of hard work to bring this innovation to life. Many of the process technologies required for Micro LED were groundbreaking and had never been attempted before. Despite skepticism from experts in the industry, the development team embarked on the journey to internalize the core technologies needed for producing Micro LED.

The selection process for the optimal micro LEDs was akin to a gem appraiser choosing the finest diamonds. Only after scrutinizing more than 10 billion LEDs did Samsung’s engineers manage to develop a laser transfer mounting technology capable of positioning 24 million micro LEDs thinner than a human hair with pinpoint precision.

These meticulously assembled modules then undergo an “aging” process that involves hundreds of inspections and operations to ensure that every one of the 24 million LED elements is flawless. The goal is to produce an experience that’s perfect for customers and to eliminate even a single defective pixel over a ten-year lifespan.

Micro LEDs that have completed the aging process then go through a comprehensive calibration process, with each pixel receiving over 43,500 calibrations to achieve pixel-perfect quality. All processes are inspected in minute detail to ensure the best possible viewing experience.

The Ultimate Indoor Display

The end result of this meticulous craftsmanship is a display that combines the advantages of all existing TVs in the market, offering customers a truly exceptional experience. Samsung Electronics is also considering expanding the application of Micro LED to smaller displays, including digital signage and smartwatches, in the near future.

With 24 million ultra-small RGB elements that emit light and color independently, Micro LED promises to elevate the viewing experience for customers around the world. The future of display technology has arrived, and it starts with Samsung’s Micro LED.

SNA Displays Builds New 3D Digital Display for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


Florida – The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has unveiled an awe-inspiring addition at its entrance – a cutting-edge 3D digital display that promises to transform the way visitors experience the past, present, and future of the United States space program. This extraordinary development, known as the “Kennedy Entry Experience,” is set to leave space enthusiasts and curious minds in absolute wonder.

Spanning an impressive 3,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art LED video wall is a visual masterpiece, using technology from SNA Displays and animated content by Blunt Action to transport guests on an exhilarating journey through space exploration history. The Kennedy Entry Experience is destined to be an educational and entertainment focal point for all those visiting this iconic space center.

The captivating six-minute video, which plays continuously throughout the day, offers a visual extravaganza that includes iconic moments in space history, former President John F. Kennedy’s historic “We choose to go to the Moon” speech, and glimpses into the future of NASA’s ambitious endeavors. In the words of Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, “John F. Kennedy is an important part of NASA’s history, and his commitment to landing humans on the moon serves as a guiding light for NASA’s space program.”

But the Kennedy Entry Experience is more than just a remarkable display; it serves a dual purpose. This technological marvel also functions as an integral part of the emergency alert system, ensuring the safety of park guests during inclement weather events. Additionally, future plans include the capability to stream live launches and special events, making it a dynamic addition to the Kennedy Space Center’s offerings.

The Kennedy Entry Experience stands proudly next to the iconic NASA logo sculpture, symbolizing its integration into the heart of the center’s mission to educate, inspire, and commemorate space exploration. It offers an interactive and immersive platform that underscores the significance of the Kennedy Space Center as a hub of innovation and space history.

In the digital age, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recognizes the importance of harnessing cutting-edge technology to engage and educate its visitors. The 3D digital display sets a new standard for visitor experiences, offering a captivating and visually stunning gateway to the world of space exploration.

SNA Displays brings creative visions to life by building high-end digital displays as vivid and dynamic as the imagination. SNA Displays employs a team of SNAPros™—engineers, skilled project managers, systems experts, installation managers, and support staff—whose mission is total project satisfaction.

SNA Displays is headquartered in Times Square and has worked with clients to design and build some of the largest and most recognizable digital spectaculars in the world.