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Christie MicroTiles Earn Top Grade At Texas Tech University’s Rawls College Of Business

When staff at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business visited a trade show and saw Christie® MicroTiles®, they knew they found the solution for their flagship classroom’s digital display wall. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the college has six areas of study – Accounting, Energy Commerce, Finance, Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Management, and Marketing – in addition to dual programs in conjunction with architecture, agriculture, foreign languages, law, medicine, and environmental toxicology.

Installed at a 15-degree angle pointing down at the audience for better viewing, the 12 units wide by 9 units high Christie MicroTiles array features educational content and, via a Christie Spyder X20 video processor, displays multiple pictures and videos simultaneously for instruction with a customized structure holding the display securely in place.

Christie MicroTiles, used with a Christie Spyder X20 image processor, are also a flexible and easy-to-use solution for the instructors who use the display. Instructors can show multiple images and easily change them. The tiles’ brilliant color and excellent resolution make the display — even detailed images from spreadsheets or graphs — viewable from any angle or distance in the amphitheater-style classroom.

“Our goal was to have a ‘wow factor’ and something that stood out on the cutting edge of technology,” said Kathryn Suchy, associate director/computing, Texas Tech University. “This Christie MicroTiles installation definitely accomplished that goal and when people see the MicroTiles and are told of their capabilities, they are blown away.”

Consultant and Integrator Serve Key Role in Leading Project to Completion
Serving as consultant on the intricate project was DataCom Design Group, of Houston, Texas, a solution-based firm focusing on filling client needs.

“The school wanted something that stood out when you walked into the classroom,” said Richard Brink, associate principal, DataCom Design Group. “The school really took to the MicroTiles and wanted as large a wall as was feasible.

“It was important for the school to have an additional recruiting tool for both students and faculty; something that really made a statement,” Brink continued. “Besides the physical practicalities of such an installation, keys to their decision were what content would be displayed and how they would utilize the screen itself. We asked them, ‘In your wildest dreams, how many images do you want to see for both special events and regular use?’ and similar questions. With the size, resolution and capabilities they wanted, the solution was Christie MicroTiles.”

Christie MicroTiles combine both DLP® projection and Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology to produce brighter images and a wider color palette than conventional LCD or plasma displays.

Jon W. Litt, account executive at Whitlock, project integrator, explained to the decision makers at the school that Christie MicroTiles were the correct choice.

“The school wanted a state-of-the-art statement piece and the MicroTiles dovetailed into that very, very well,” said Litt. “You basically put the MicroTiles wall up and allow it to do what it needs to do for many years. As a result, the school maximized the return on its investment.”

One design challenge the installation team faced was ensuring the custom bracket could support the weight of the array and leave enough space to keep it cool. The architect, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, and Litt worked together to design a bracket that could support the video wall – which had no other support but the ceiling bracket – and allow for sufficient airflow behind the wall without creating a wind tunnel effect and whistling sound. Litt said the team did “a lot of engineering on air velocity. It was a real advantage that Christie MicroTiles don’t burn very hot.”

Instructors select the sources of information or data to display and the Christie Spyder X20 image processor does the rest of the work of getting the selection displayed. “The [Christie] Spyder and [Christie] MicroTiles is a natural match,” said Litt.

“Christie MicroTiles have more resolution than any other solution available in the market. Color reproduction is great and the university really liked the overall low cost of ownership, because the tiles wouldn’t need a lot of maintenance and replacement compared to other solutions,” Litt continued. “That maximizes their return on investment.”

With more than 200 students sitting in the auditorium classroom and multiple images, spreadsheets, graphs and financial content displayed onto the Christie MicroTiles simultaneously, ultra high resolution and superior colors are vital.

“The color, saturation and brightness made the school so happy with the installation and the final product,” added Litt. “The reaction of people has been incredible. You walk in and see this massive video wall and people say, ‘wow that is so cool.’ Texas Tech wanted a statement piece — something state-of-the-art — and [Christie] MicroTiles really fit into this story.”

“There is no question that the MicroTiles video wall is a wonderful tool for recruiting high end faculty talent,” concluded Suchy. “If you have high-end faculty, the students will come and the Christie MicroTiles contribute to that end. We are very thrilled with the installation and you can see how classy the entire setup looks.”

SnapAV Revolutionizes Power Products Category with WATTBOX Line; Unique 2-Piece Conditioner Separates Power Unit from Display for Unparalleled Mounting Options

Charlotte, NC – SnapAV's WATTBOX 600 Series Power Conditioner SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 A/V solutions for the residential and commercial channels, today announced the launch of its WATTBOX™ rack mount and standalone power surge / conditioners and power strips. Replacing and expanding upon the company’s Episode® power line, the WATTBOX models are designed to simplify the process of mounting electrical outlets in equipment racks, structured wiring cans and behind TVs. This is achieved via rugged all-metal chassis designs that are more compact, yet yield greater spacing between outlets, and rack models that can be angled and recessed – some with optional display faceplates. The all-new metal chassis products range from $59.95 to $489.95 MSRP depending on model and features.

600 Series 2-piece Rack-Mountable Power Conditioner
A prime example of SnapAV’s design philosophy for the line is the WATTBOX 600 Series 2-piece Rack-Mountable Power Conditioner. Eliminating the common struggle of reaching the electrical outlets within the rack, the 600 Series power unit can be mounted anywhere in the rack including recessed and angled up or down. The 1 RU face plate (displays voltage and current meters and incorporates dual USB charging ports) is simply connected to the outlet bank by an RJ45 cable and separate power cable.

Integrated into the 600 Series is the latest in power conditioning and surge protection technologies including sequenced outlets, isolated filter banks, fireproof MOVs, noise filtration and Safe Voltage protection (for brown-outs).

The 600 Series 12-outlet Sequencing Power Conditioner with optional face plate retails for $489.95.

“Some dealers want the outlet bank at the top of the rack, some want it at the bottom, some want it flush, and some prefer it slightly recessed for wire management,” says SnapAV Senior Vice President Adam Levy. “With WATTBOX, dealers can have it any way they want it. With the unique 2-piece design, they can even add a display for the front of the rack without making a compromise. It is the kind of design that can only come from really listening carefully to dealer’s needs.”

All WATTBOX products are backed by UL Certification and Connected Equipment Warranties.

Later this quarter, SnapAV plans to add IP-addressable products to the WATTBOX line.

About SnapAV
Established in 2005 by custom integrator Jay Faison and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 installation-friendly audio, video and CCTV products for residential and commercial A/V integrators. SnapAV empowers integrators to run more efficient businesses. The company provides high quality, lucrative products supported by best-in-class online ordering and customer service. All products are protected by zero-tolerance Internet sales policies and many feature lifetime warranties. www.snapav.com www.commercial.snapav.com

DT Research Impresses COMPUTEX 2012 with Multi-screen Digital Signage Solutions

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – June 5, 2012 – DT Research, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, will bring comprehensive multi-screen digital signage solutions to COMPUTEX 2012. With slim bezel displays from the strategic partner eJump Digital, Inc. and Multi-screen Appliances from DT Research, this digital signage system clearly conveys appealing messages through dynamic HD content for many applications, such as menu boards, flight schedules, and lobby communications.

DT Research’s Multi-screen (MS) Digital Signage solutions are specifically designed to send high resolution dynamic messages for multiple-screen configurations. These MS Appliances are equipped with high performance processors and independent graphical cards, as well as WebDT Content Manager software to provide efficient remote control of hardware and content distribution. The integration of software and hardware provides a ready-to-perform digital signage system that has already proven successful for customers worldwide in many high-profile locations. With the MS signage appliance line, one signage appliance player can power advanced features to a video wall, sending messages to up to 18 screens with the industry’s highest 7680 x 4320 Super Hi-Vision resolution. The Multi-screen Digital Signage solutions save setup time and staff costs with efficient management of content media across multiple screens in multiple locations, and minimize the mess of network cables and power cords. More importantly, the multi-screen configuration provides viewers a whole new visual experience and corporate image.

“The multi-screen advertisement is the future trend,” said Lewis Liaw, president of DT Research, Inc. Taiwan Branch. “This multi-screen system is perfectly incorporated with both software and hardware; users have more room to express creativity. To reach that goal, we continuously devote resources to development of multi-screen digital signage solutions. In COMPUTEX, we are glad to cooperate with eJump Digital. With their high-brightness displays, this multi-screen system gives a dynamic presentation. This cooperation indicates that both parties are always devoted to perfecting digital signage solutions.”

“With the popularizing of digital signage, we observed that the market has switched the demand from single screen display to multi-screen configuration,” said Rino Tsai, president of eJump Digital, Inc. “We are honored to have this opportunity to cooperate with DT Research for the tradeshow. Our 42-inch SB series high-brightness displays work seamlessly with software and hardware from DT Research to create eye-catching effects of display configurations. Both parties provide customers with a complete solution selection.”

During COMPUTEX 2012, DT Research will demonstrate the comprehensive digital signage solutions, including Signage Appliances, Multi-screen Appliances that support from 2 to 18 screens, Integrated Player/Server Appliances that incorporate players and servers for immediate setup and short term installations, and slim bezel displays from eJump Digital. In addition, DT Research will also exhibit embedded computing appliances, such as industrial Mobile Tablets and Handheld POS Terminals. DT Research will be located at booth G0615, Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3.

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The DT family of products is based on embedded computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. DT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays. Powered by Windows® operating systems, DT devices offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Device Manager software. For more information, visit www.dtresearch.com.

About eJump Digital Inc.
E-Jump is a leading solution provider of high definition industrial screens that already integral product portfolio for public display, such as banks, schools, medical centers, transportation centers, retail stores, hotels, department stores. Extraordinary reliability, performance, and design of products are highly affirmed by clients. For more information, visit www.ejump.com.tw.

KanexPro Introduces High Speed HDMI Splitters with full 3D and 4K support

KanexPro (Booth # C7247 at InfoComm 2012), the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce ProBar Series of High Speed HDMI®. Available in combinations of 1×2, 1×4 and 1×8 I/O’s. Engineered for industry professionals wanting to distribute high-resolution video on eight HDMI displays. With no downtime or signal degradation, this HD splitter enables stunning resolutions up to 4K x 2K, 3D support and bandwidth up to 10.2 Gbps.

Fully compliant with EDID and HDCP management the ProBar HDMI splitters can be integrated anywhere from digital signage to healthcare AV where high-resolution signals are mission critical for today’s applications.

Available in 1x2, 1x4 & 1x8 sizes.

HDMI splitters

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively.

KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

X2O Media’s Xpresenter(TM) Powers DSE 2012 Gold Content Award Winner

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Velocity News Network Receives Highest Honor in ‘Business, Industry & Government’ Category

MONTREAL — March 19, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that a digital signage deployment powered by the company’s Xpresenter(TM) platform has been honored with a 2012 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) Gold Content Award. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Velocity News Network (VNN) received the award in the “Business, Industry & Government” category. VNN is the third deployment powered by Xpresenter to receive a DSE Content Award in the last two years. more

Christie Partners Honored With DSE 2012 Apex and Content Awards

Christie® winds down a triumphant appearance at Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), March 6 – 9, with several of its products featured in partners’ winning entries at last night’s prestigious Annual Digital Signage Expo Awards celebration in Las Vegas. Christie and partners walked away with gold, silver and bronze awards in four categories, with the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery installation, featuring Christie® MicroTiles® and content by Zebradog, selected as DSE’s first Apex of the Year award recipient.

The Apex awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global digital out-of-home networks (DOOH) industry, while the Content Awards honor innovative and compelling content created for digital signage in the DOOH networks.

Chosen by an independent panel of five industry journalists, many of the following award recipients had one thing in common − they featured high quality Christie products and or Christie Managed Services for their integration or deployment support. Following last night’s award presentations, Christie’s partners took home seven awards in four categories on top of the Apex of the Year award. The categories included: Business, Industry & Government, Retail, Event Venues, Hospitality and Education & Healthcare.

GOLD
Under the Education and Healthcare category Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery was honored with a Gold Apex Award, with content partner Zebradog.

Sun Life Financial won Apex Gold Award for Sun Life Financial BuzzWall™, installed at the Hollywood and Highland Centre (formerly the Kodak Theatre). The BuzzWall features Christie MicroTiles, with content created by partner Arsenal Media and installation by Christie Managed Services.

Arsenal Media also received a Gold Content Award for the Miami Dolphins BuzzWall, featuring Christie MicroTiles.

SILVER
Fresh (a Louis Vuitton Company) was recognized for the renovation of its flagship store in New York City featuring Christie MicroTiles, with expert technical installation and consultation by Christie Managed Services, integration partner Materials and Methods and architectural firm Mapos LLC.

Under the Education and Healthcare category, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics received a Silver Apex Award, with design and integration partner Westbury National Show Systems.

BRONZE
Christie and partner Arsenal Media received a Bronze Apex Award for the digital technology installation at the Christie Network Operations Center (NOC). Arsenal Media also took home a Bronze Content Award for this same installation.

Sean James, vice president, Christie Managed Services, says that each project was a significant accomplishment demonstrating continuous innovation in content creation of digital signage specialty visualization. He adds, “With the collaborative efforts of multi-disciplined teams of experts, the installations delivered incredibly engaging visual experiences. We congratulate all of our integration, installation, content and architectural design partners on these awards.”

New Stand Alone Digital Signage Player and Server from DT Research

Player and Server in one digital signage appliance

New Stand Alone Digital Signage Player and Server in One

Robust SP Series Combines Functions for Efficient Deployments

SAN JOSE, Calif., – March 6, 2012 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of digital messaging appliances for vertical markets, today announced a new line of digital signage players, the Player/Server Appliances (SP). An SP appliance performs as both a media player and a server, eliminating the need for a separate server device, and streamlining digital signage deployments. With pre-installed WebDT Player and WebDT Content Manager software, the SP appliances are ready to perform out of the box, ideal for events, presentations, reception areas, and test deployments. One SP appliance is also capable as operating as a server for up to ten digital signage player appliances, ready to create a network for targeted communications.

The SP1350 is a small form factor solid state player that incorporates an AMD Fusion Dual Core processor and Hudson graphics card in one design. This fanless, power-efficient player offers full HD display resolution, providing content with the best possible viewing experience, and a wireless network interface option.

The SP200 is powered by the Intel Core i3 or i7 processor, with full-HD/dual full-HD, and the capability to display content on one or two screens. The SP200 also offers an optional video capture card with HDMI, component, composite, and S-video inputs.

Both the SP1350 and SP200 offer the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system, making it flexible to integrate with third-party applications.

The scalable SP digital signage appliance line grows with the needs of the deployment and project, offering a streamlined digital signage set up in a single location and able to accommodate adding on players and locations. There are no recurring fees with the WebDT Digital Signage System, lowering the total cost of operating and giving complete control of content management. The comprehensive WebDT Content Manager software provides a navigable interface to schedule and plan content files from any location and also includes tools to manage signage appliance functions such as power on/off timing.

About DT Research
DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The DT family of products is based on embedded computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. DT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays. Powered by Windows® operating systems, DT devices offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Content Manager and WebDT Device Manager software. For more information, visit http://signage.dtri.com and www.dtresearch.com.

DT Research and WebDT are trademarks of DT Research, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Crimson Unveiling New Simplified and Superior Mount Solutions at Digital Signage Expo 2012

Schiller Park, IL and Las Vegas, NV – March 05, 2012 (Digital Signage Expo – Booth #345) – Crimson AV, LLC today announced that it will tap the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada (DSE) to unveil several new AV mount solutions engineered specifically for the digital signage market. Delivering professional grade solutions that are at once simplified and superior, Crimson AV mounts enable systems designers and installers to offer unique and innovative display solutions at more competitive price points.

Here is a sampling of new digital signage products DSE 2012 attendees will experience in Crimson’s booth #345:
VW4600 Video Wall Mount System

Crimson Best Value In Class VW4600 Video Wall


Crimson’s best value in class VW4600 Video Wall Mount System features lateral, vertical, horizontal, and plumb adjustments for precise placement. Other features include an integrated lock and key system with a quick-release mechanism that enables 10.75” of pull out extension for wiring and servicing monitors, and a lightweight wall plate design that enables a single installer to layout the video wall grid. This innovative and time-saving video wall mount system is manufactured to rigorous standards and sells for a fraction of the price of other competitive solutions, making it a “must see” at DSE.
MSRP – $425 (per mount, based on configuration)

C2K65/C2K65D Universal Multiple Screen Ceiling Mount Systems

Crimson C2K65 C2K65D AV Mounts


The C2K65 and C2K65D ceiling mounts are designed to accommodate up to four 37-65″+ displays weighing up to 150lbs each (mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation). C2K65 consists of two single Universal assemblies and C2K65D consists of two dual back-to-back Universal assemblies. Once mounted, each display can be independently rotated 360° and locked into place, allowing for unique signage applications. Features include through-column cable routing, continuous vertical adjustment, and up to 15° tilt. A 10’ pipe drop and heavy duty ceiling adapter are both included, making these mount systems an appealing solution any time multi-screen ceiling mounted displays are required.
MSRP – $460-$1,000 (depending on configuration)

CQUAD63 Universal Ceiling Mounted Quad Display System

Crimson CQUAD Ceiling Mount


Crimson’s CQUAD63 ceiling mounted quad systems are engineered to hold four 37-63″ displays weighing up to 150lbs each (mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation). Features include a Universal mounting interface, through-column cable routing, 360° lockable post-installation rotation, and up to 20° tilt adjustment for precise viewing angle adjustment. A 10′ pipe drop, heavy-duty ceiling adapter, and pre-sorted hardware kit are included. CQUAD63 ships in standard-size shipping boxes, making it both economical to ship and easy to handle on the jobsite – collectively providing many value-added details not found elsewhere.
MSRP – $600-$1600 (depending on configuration)

“We work closely with our customers to develop inspired solutions that provide tangible benefits,” says Crimson President, Vlad Gleyzer. “In fact, our new lineup was engineered to not only provide superior features at more competitive price points, but to serve as a catalyst for change within the mount category. Manufactured to rigorous standards, and designed to simplify installations, Crimson AV mounts pose a significant opportunity for anyone seeking to source or specify innovative display mount solutions.”

Attendees of DSE 2012 are encouraged to visit Crimson in booth #345, where many new products will be shown. Other interested parties should direct their inquiries to Crimson by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, or by writing to info@crimsonav.com.

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About Crimson
Crimson manufactures a comprehensive yet functional lineup of display mount solutions, including ultra-flat, flat, tilt, recessed, and multi-angle articulating AV mounting solutions designed for Digital signage, Education, Corporate, House of Worship, Entertainment Venue, Stadium and Arena, Restaurant and Bar, Healthcare, and Residential applications.

With extensive experience in the design, manufacture, and sale of professional-grade display mounting equipment, and by utilizing lean business practices, Crimson has developed a proprietary business model, which provides maximum value with minimal cost. Not only do Crimson customers receive the best value, they also benefit from unparalleled customer service, an easy to use website and uncompromising design and build quality, ensuring each Crimson AV mount will be trouble-free for years to come. Interested parties can learn more about Crimson mounting solutions by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, or by writing to info@crimsonav.com.

Crimson media contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, 425-374-8930, Katye@KMBComm.com.

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X2O Media – DSE Preview

Company Quote:
“This year is going to be X2O’s biggest DSE yet, as we team up with several of our partners to show how X2O can deliver any content to any screen, anywhere,” said David Wilkins, President and CEO of X2O Media. “In addition to our most advanced video wall demo featuring live social media and interactivity via Microsoft(R) Kinect(TM), we will debut several powerful new solutions such as the X2O Social Hub, a multichannel version of the NITRO Digital Signage Player, and Meeting Manager software. Visitors to our booth will also see firsthand how the X2O Portal’s powerful content management tools can be used to drive players from partners with our new ‘Open Content Management Framework.’”

X2O Media at DSE 2012:
Several technology partners will join X2O Media in booth 823 to demonstrate how the Xpresenter(TM) digital signage platform can power a variety of screens, from 3D and large-format LED to handheld tablets. X2O players will be driving a gigantic 114-inch NanoSlim display from NanoLumens, an interactive wayfinding screen, tablet applications, and the new X2O Social Hub application. To highlight X2O’s new “Open Content Management Framework” initiative, the X2O Portal will also be supporting third-party players from Exceptional 3D and Frame Jazz.

New From X2O Media at DSE 2012:

Introducing the X2O “Open Content Management Framework”
X2O Media’s Web-based portal not only lets users manage digital assets that are displayed with X2O’s award-winning players, but now integrates with a number of third-party players, including the Frame Jazz Digital Signage Display, and players from Exceptional 3D, providers of glasses-free 3D displays. This “opening” of the X2O Portal is a strategic shift for X2O, which is encouraging player manufacturers to use its powerful content management platform while continuing to support its own players. With the X2O “Open Content Management Framework,” partner players will have access to a comprehensive user management system that allows digital signage network administrators to define user roles and permissions, limiting access to specific portal features, player locations, and content. It also provides them with real-time data feed-management tools. X2O will continue to promote and evolve its own real-time players, including the award-winning NITRO Player.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/X2OMedia/X2OPortal.zip
Image Caption: X2O Portal

X2O Social Hub
X2O Media is leading the industry in integrating social media content with digital signage, and will demonstrate the X2O Social Hub for the first time at DSE 2012. Inspired by the success of its extremely popular Twitter(TM) Cube demo app, X2O Media introduces a next-generation, social-media-based interactive application: the X2O Social Hub. Featuring real-time content from popular sites including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, the X2O Social Hub allows users to customize their experiences by defining the application’s social media sources. In addition, users can interact with an innovative “YouTube Cube” object to browse YouTube video clips matching their search terms. All X2O Social Hub graphics are presented in an eye-popping 3D format, and the application can be customized with logos and other branding elements.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/X2OMedia/X2OSocialHub.zip
Image Caption: X2O Social Hub

New Version of NITRO Player: NITRO Multichannel Player
In addition to partner players, X2O Media’s own players will be powering numerous displays in X2O’s booth. DSE 2012 will mark the debut of the new multichannel version of the NITRO Player, which supports several channels of content. The demonstration at DSE will be driving four displays from one cost-effective unit. Providing unparalleled performance and exciting new display possibilities for any kind of dynamic digital signage content, NITRO combines stunning graphics and real-time animations with powerful features such as an innovative Channel-in-Channel capability for a virtually unlimited number of overlapping channel layers, and integrated 3D support for the creation of 3D objects and tickers. Representing an evolutionary leap in digital signage graphics, the platform is bolstered with support for multitouch touch screens and for any-resolution output — from single screens to giant multiscreen command centers and video walls.

Interactive Meeting Room Signs
The Xpresenter(TM) Meeting Manager software displays meeting room reservations and event schedules that are updated directly from Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) or by touching the interactive meeting room display screen. Coupled with the cloud-based X2O Portal — a comprehensive content management portal — users can quickly schedule and monitor content from an intuitive Web interface.

New Version of Xpresenter(TM) vClips Powered by NITRO
X2O Media will display the latest version of its Xpresenter(TM) vClips video kiosk, the first product to be powered by the NITRO graphics platform. The Xpresenter vClips video kiosk is a complete interactive video application that allows users to browse and play back video clips using a simple touch-screen interface. With NITRO, the latest version of vClips combines new dynamic display capabilities, including a 3D video carousel that displays HD videos with simple on-screen navigation.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/X2OMedia/NITRO-Powered_vClips.zip
Image Caption: Xpresenter(TM) vClips Powered by NITRO

DSE 2012 Sessions:

Seminar

S21 — Building and Staffing a Digital Signage Team
Thursday, March 8 / 9-10 a.m.
Moderator: Jay Martin, Director of Sales, X2O Media
Presenters: Spencer Graham, Manager of Operations, West Virginia University / Paul Bleimeyer, Manager, Media Support Services, Mayo Clinic
Session Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/s21-building-and-staffing-digital-signage-team

Industry Discussion Groups

VW10 — Hotels & Casinos — Implementing a Winning Digital Signage Strategy for Hotels & Casinos
Wednesday, March 7 / 1-2 p.m.
Group Leader: Jay Martin, Director of Sales, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vw10-hotels-casinos

VW13 — Digital Out-of-Home Networks — Just-in-Time Ads: Improving the Ad Creation Process with Improved Efficiency and More Targeted Ads
Wednesday, March 7 / 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Group Leader: Vern Freedlander, VP of Production Services, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vw13-digital-out-home-networks

VT5 — Corporate Campus — Enterprise-Wide Digital Signage Fundamentals
Thursday, March 8 / 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Group Leader: Mansour Brek, VP of R&D, CTO, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vt5-corporate-campus

VT13 — Digital Out-of-Home Networks — Producing Your Network: Success is in the Flow, Not the Show
Thursday, March 8 / 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Group Leader: Vern Freedlander, VP of Production Services, X2O Media
Industry Discussion Group Details: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/vt13-digital-out-home-networks

[Sidebars]

DSE Twitter(TM) Wall Powered by X2O Social Hub
DSE 2012 attendees are also invited to check out the X2O-powered DSE Twitter(TM) Wall at the main entrance of the convention center. The unique, interactive Twitter Wall will allow attendees
to keep up with “Tweet(TM)-by-Tweet” updates on all things DSE in real time. Follow @DSExpo and use hashtag #DSE2012 for all the latest event updates.

DSE 2012 Content Award Finalist
Congratulations to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for being selected as a finalist for the DSE Content Awards in the Business, Industry & Government category with the Velocity News Network!

Download our Latest White Paper (PDF) “Integrating Digital Signage and Social Media” [http://bit.ly/wpXCqr]

Company Overview
X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O’s award-winning Xpresenter(TM) provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and in a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

AVI-SPL Teams Up with Prysm, Industry Weapon to Exhibit at DSE

Leading provider of audio video communications solutions AVI-SPL is teaming up with digital signage manufacturer Prysm and software designer Industry Weapon to exhibit at the 2012 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) from March 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Featured at booth #245, the three technology leaders aim to bring an exciting interactive edge to the annual expo, an event billed as the world’s largest international trade show dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and out-of-home networks.

As a team, Prysm, Industry Weapon and AVI-SPL will demonstrate and discuss simplified, all-inclusive digital signage solutions. Attendees will experience first-hand how Prysm video walls and Industry Weapon software are combined with AVI-SPL’s integration expertise to create a one-stop-shop experience for clients seeking digital signage. The trio will share how they have simplified the normally complex process of obtaining digital signage by bundling all of the components.

“AVI-SPL bundles offer easy, full-service solutions for digital signage,” said Lucinda Bost, digital media sales, AVI-SPL. “Our solutions provide all of the gear, content and integration for digital signage all in one budget-friendly package deal.”

Additionally, the AVI-SPL team will demonstrate how each bundle is customer focused.

“Our team understands and accommodates the unique needs of each of our clients,” said Rich Daugherty, AVI-SPL digital media content specialist. “AVI-SPL can create original content specifically designed for the customer and its viewers.”

About Prysm
Prysm, Inc. has invented a new display platform based on the Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology that it owns entirely. LPD is a large format display platform that can be organized in any size or shape to support a wide range of complete solutions for a variety of commercial markets. When compared to traditional technologies, LPD offers brilliant lifelike and lifesize displays which deliver truly immersive experiences, while offering the lowest cost of ownership and meeting the highest standards of environmental impact. Prysm is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, California with sales offices in New York, San Jose, London and Dubai. For more information, please visit http://www.prysm.com/.

About Industry Weapon
Founded in 2003, Industry Weapon’s mission is to simplify digital media communications for non- technical users. For the past 3-1/2 years, Industry Weapon has successfully provided its digital signage technology to companies throughout the world by utilizing its cloud-based platform known as CommandCenterHD. Industry Weapon’s simplistic approach to the design, scheduling and deployment of digital signage is now being expanded to mobile and IP phones. For more information, please visit: http://www.industryweapon.com

About AVI-SPL AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 32 U.S. offices and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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