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10 Questions That Digital Signage Integrators Should Ask Their Prospective Customers

ING Direct Uses Rise VisionCompanies considering deploying digital signage often have a list of questions they plan to ask prospective vendors. But what questions should a vendor ask of its prospective customers? Following is a list developed by Rise Vision, Inc. that will help companies be prepared for information they will need to provide in order to make their digital signage installation a success.

1. What is your ultimate goal for your digital signage installation: Do you want to grab attention? Communicate brand messages? Be able to provide instructions and emergency alerts? Offer customers a pleasurable distraction during wait times? All of the above? Let‘s start with the big picture so that we can make the details work. more

Avocent Expands Family of Products that Enable Video Signal Processing

Company introduces six new Avocent Emerge® Products for end-to-end video processing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28th, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today added six new products to its Emerge product family, a new set of solutions for video processing. The Emerge VSS products enable AV industry professionals the ability to easily upscale or downscale video to different resolutions and convert video from DVI to VGA or VGA to DVI. The Emerge VSM product combines video and audio switching with a video scaler and converter. Avocent‘s new video signal processing products offer customers the ability to manipulate video signals to meet their needs. These new products have been designed for professional AV environments such as stadiums, conference rooms, corporate boardrooms, universities and hotels. more

StrandVision Digital Signage Adds Photos/Graphics to its Database Capabilities

Ideal for product promotions, employee recognition, event notifications – Introductory Webinars scheduled…

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Feb. 5, 2008 – StrandVision LLC, a provider of hosted digital signage services, today announced the ability to use its database feature to add photos with corresponding text in digital signage pages. The new capability, included in its “Streaming Video” package, is ideal for any business or organization that would benefit from showing a number of high-quality photos with captions and supporting text in its digital signs. more

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GLOBALSTOR TAKES DI WORKSTATIONS TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH EXTREMESTOR-DI TOWER

Chatsworth, CA, February 4, 2008–Globalstor Data Corporation, premier OEM Integrator of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is pleased to introduce its new ExtremeStor-DI Tower workstation, a compact version of Globalstor‘s signature ExtremeStor-DI server line.

Optimum for uncompressed HD/2K capture and playback, the ExtremeStor-DI tower is a scaled down, cost-effective digital intermediate workstation that mirrors the functionality and architecture of its big brother. The sleek dual Quad Core tower-based workstation is built for easy installation and equipped with 10 Fault tolerant hot swappable SATA drives that can support a wide range of RAID levels including RAID 5. more

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Tree Of Prosperity Show Blooms At Wynn Macau With Electrosonic

WynnElectrosonic Systems Inc. (Electrosonic) provided audio, master show control, an intercom system and a closed-circuit video surveillance system for the complex Tree of Propserity Show in the Wynn Macau, which opened in 2006. Electrosonic engineered and installed the components for the spectacular attraction, which is unlike anything anywhere else in the world.

Housed in the atrium of a new wing of the casino, the Tree of Prosperity Show begins when music starts playing. Soon a 20-meter wide ceiling iris, with the Chinese horoscope sculpted on it, opens to reveal an LED display of abstract video. Then the LED ceiling itself parts and a 10×10-meter chandelier, lit by thousands of LEDs, decends. Now the action shifts to the ground floor where a copper dome, with the Western horoscope sculpted on it, opens and a 20-meter tall golden tree rises from a vault below the floor. The magical tree rotates to the music until the show ends and all the mechanical elements return to their home positions. more

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ALL STAR MAKES FURTHER INVESTMENT IN DIGICO

THE BORNE SACRIFICE

What with the fuel price rising nearly everyday, it‘s a surprise more people aren‘t trading their engine-powered boats for a wind-powered one. Mike Borne, a good friend of DiGiCo, still has his boat, but he sacrificed upgrading to a bigger boat, in favour of spending its money on two new DiGiCo consoles.
Borne set-up Allstar Audio Systems Inc., a full-service sound, lighting, video and staging company, back in 1984. Since then, the Tennessee and Florida-based venture has been adding to its inventory as often as possible and recently supplemented his existing DiGiCo stock with the extra consoles. more

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