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BLUEFOX

- BlueFox is an independent company specialised in content for digital screens. Their core activity is to provide content for digital screens, either videos, feeds or animated graphics. By keeping a close watch on evolutions in multimedia content, BlueFox has been able to develop new products. Today, BlueFox offers true added value through their large range of products available from all over the world. Continue reading

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NEC introduces tailor-made housing for LCD public displays

- With the IP54 Cabinet, NEC Display Solutions is introducing a tailor-made protective housing for its P461 and X461HB LCD public displays. IP54 Certified by independent testing organisation SEMKO, the cabinet protects NEC large-format monitors from environmental influences while maintaining an optimum operating temperature. Continue reading

Event

4th Munich Digital Signage Conference 2010

Last year’s Munich Digital Signage has been a great success with more than 300 delegates making it the largest Digital Signage Conference in Europe. OVAB Europe and invidis have teamed up again in 2010 for an even larger event.
This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the OVAB Europe Annual Membership meeting.
So save the date 19-20 October for a trip to Munich. Details of the agenda will be made available in May.
Three separate content tracks will offer more than 20 presentations. All presentations are sponsorfree and held from leading industry analysts, key user and media experts. A dedicated media agency track will be organized in cooperation with leading media publications.

Call for paper and sponsor opportunities

For more details please contact:
Florian Rotberg
invidis consulting GmbH
Fon: +49 89 2000416-17

Member News

Cisco and BlueFox partner to simplify content creation

At the Digital Signage Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, Cisco announced the expansion of its Digital Media Creative Services offering to make it easier for customers to develop and display captivating visual content for digital signage.While the number of digital signs across the globe continues to grow, sign owners still struggle to find a compelling content strategy to match their business goals and deliver optimal return on investment (ROI). As part of its expanded Digital Media Creative Services offering Cisco will introduce new syndicated content channels, partnering with new companies that include BlueFox, France-based leading content provider. Through BlueFox services, customers will be able to simply select and purchase digital signage content to run on open playlist slots in any vertical market environment. “Cisco understands the critical role that dynamic content plays in the digital signage industry. Therefore, we are excited to bring together such a strong group of content strategists and producers as part of our Digital Media Creative Services offering to ensure our customers always have fast and easy access to high-quality digital signage content for any vertical market,” said Thomas Wyatt, vice president and general manager, Digital Media Systems business unit, Cisco Guillaume De La Tour, chief executive officer, BlueFox adds: “Cisco’s Digital Media Creative Services and BlueFox are pleased to announce their partnership for providing content channels for digital signage. The content channels are optimized to play on the Cisco Digital Media Player, which is part of the Cisco Digital Media Suite portfolio. BlueFox has a vast library of media products dedicated to digital signage and will provide global content for the DMCS offering.

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AOpen and MMD announce Philips Smart Insert

AOpen and MMD, the company behind Philips-branded LCD monitors and public signage solutions, have launched the latest and most flexible digital signage solution “Philips Smart Insert”.Philips Smart Insert is a new solution for the digital signage market. It separates digital signage in display and media players. Owners of digital signage products can adapt entry level media players to minimize starting costs, and upgrade to high performance media players when high definition content playback is needed. Even more, the Smart Insert solution can reduce maintenance fees and time: when one media player breaks down, just replace the media player to continue broad-casting. You now have the opportunity to change the media player hardware and software system in the shortest time. AOpen’s Digital Engine series DE2700, DE45-PRO and DE7000 passed the Smart Insert adaption tests. The DE2700 is an excellent cost-effective solution to start your digital signage. The DE45-PRO and DE7000 series give you high performance systems with 1080P video playback capability. AOpen also supplies fanless Digital Engine models for certain applications to prevent dust and maintenance problems. Thanks to Mobile on Desktop technology (MoDT) and support from Intel, the AOpen Digital Engine is compact (200mm x 200mm x 60mm or less). It is built with the latest computing technology such as Intel Core 2 Due CPU, DDRIII memory and nVIDIA ION chipset, giving you performance options for all kinds of fancy content. For durable and stable operation, each AOpen Digital Engine has 40,000 MTBF hours and has passed 8G operation shock and 0.5Grms operation vibration tests. Philips Smart Insert is available on the following models: BDL4230E, BDL4251V, BDL5231V and on the BDL6551V from April 2010.

Research

DBCI Q2-Q4 2009

- About 200 companies in whole Europe participated in the DBCI Q4 2009. The index increased significantly in the last quarter of 2009 (October – December 2009) from 39 up to 48 points. Despite the overall economic situation the Digital Signage industry is still positive about their economical situation. Personal interviews revealed that Digital Signage and Digital out of Home have gained more awareness in the last month. Continue reading

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