Tag Archives: videowall

The Great (Urban) Outdoors

Nancy Novograd, editor of Travel + Leisure magazine, wrote in their February issue about Swedish economist Kjell NordtrÖm who presented at a travel conference. Among his statements, she recounted that “by 2040, some 70 percent of the earth’s population will be living in cities.” I found this remarkable. Among the needs for infrastructure planning, transportation […]

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Built to Last

When designers and architects approach a new environment to design, they think long-term.  Buildings are expected to stand the test of time, and interiors are expected to last for decades.  Iconic properties, like public and institutional buildings, do not change frequently so they must be designed for the long-term and built to last. This is […]

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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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3 Ways to Avoid Bad Digital Signage Installations

You don’t have to look hard to find examples of poorly designed, poorly installed or poorly maintained digital signage displays. They are as ubiquitous as digital signage itself.  I have been tempted many times to tweet pictures of such installations with the hashtag #AVFail, as I know others in the industry have been tempted to […]

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