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Three Reasons Ruggedness Matters

You can no longer walk through a shopping mall, airport or museum without seeing video screens and digital signage technology on display. It is no surprise that industry analysts continue to predict double-digit growth in the digital signage market, and that industry events are attracting widespread attention. We require so much more of public displays […]

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The Future of Digital Signage is Touch and Here’s Why

An interesting thing is happening in the display industry: displays are quickly evolving from passive monitors into interactive touch devices. Smart phones and tablets are training us to touch displays. Years ago in the kiosk business, Planar’s customers had to design gimmicks such as attract loops to get visitors to touch displays. Now, everyone assumes […]

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Bozzword: Parenting

bṓzz•word: (n.) an industry buzzword that inspires InfoComm VP Joe Bocchiaro to wax poetic. Or if not a buzzword, some other notion that moves Joe to prose — or verse. Turn that thing down! It’s driving me crazy! If I have to come in there, so help me! That’s not music! It’s noise! It’s all […]

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GovComm Preview: Order in the Court

GovComm 2013 rolls into our nation’s capital next week. “GovComm?” you ask. Yes, GovComm. The D.C.-based show is three years old this year, which is the same age as my youngest dog, who’s really 21, which is to say GovComm has already enjoyed two successful years bringing together AV solution providers and government AV and IT […]

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7 Months Later, This is Still so Sad

There’s a picture, taken by a photographer named Joe Songer, that gives me chills every time I see it. In the picture, a young boy and what looks like his parents stand in front of a large flight-information display at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama. Days after the photo was taken, that very display would […]

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