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Hardware and display manufactures, software and application developers, content creators, management and hosting service providers, communication and measuring tools.
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1-2-1 View – Media Management Software

Media management software with an easy to operate, web interface for fast and convenient scheduling and delivery of media.

iPhone-style touchscreen software for hotel, shopping mall, hospitality, and retail industry.

Schedule, manage and deliver location-specific playlists across multiple screens and locations using an easy web-based tool.

Acquire

Flexible, user-friendly digital signage (App and SaaS) and interactive kiosk solution.

ADFLOW Networks – Dynamic Messaging System

Digital Signage and Interactive Kiosk software technology provider

Admira helps organizations improve customer interactions by delivering unique digital signage solutions.

Digital Signage Software

Complete line of digital signage solutions, thoughtfully designed to fulfill the unique requirements of nearly every application.

Alchemy international

Content creation and strategy of digital signage and rich media

Unique Digital Signage applications for classrooms, exhibits, government, meeting facilities, venue and churches.

AnodeFireSign Dynamic Digital Signage

A multi-user, hosted digital signage solution for small to mid-size businesses. Ideal for hospitals, campuses and corporate settings.

AO Narrowcast – Omega Web Based Content Management

A fully functional Digital Signage management service that provides the user with the ability to manage, enhance, schedule, and design.

AVNUdigital

Leading supplier of commercial LCD displays for the digital signage industry

Axon Digital Design – Cortex

Provides a multitude of ways to let you accurately track events within your workflows.

Create and schedule content on a network of digital displays. It offers full functionality, ease-of-use, for a low one-time cost that is unrivaled in the digital sign industry.

Black Box Network Services

All-in-one, integrated hardware/software solution. Easy way to set up high-impact signage without any ongoing licenses or fees.

Bluefox

An independent company providing content for digital screens

Covers all aspects of network management: efficient selling of ad space, campaign scheduling and performance reporting. SaaS Solution.

Brilliant digital signage

Provide custom integrative services for digital signage projects.

With unique applications for advertising, corporate displays or commercial messaging and entertainment venues.

Integrated delivery system for television, corporate communications, educational institutions, digital signage, and hospitality.

Castnet

Content management, Display integration, content creation, interactive applications.

CAYIN Technology offers a complete portfolio of digital signage solutions including media players, servers, and software.

Celabs

Complete package including hosting, digital media players, A/V distribution, management software and content creation.

Chetu

Providing high quality, cost effective IT solutions. Design and produce tailor made software for Digital Signage campaigns based on face-to-face customer interaction.

Chief

Innovative mounting solutions and helpful online tools that are ideal for digital signage.

Complete digital signage solution with easy and efficient management, appealing multimedia presentation.

A low-cost informational display video system that enables you to display your message anywhere there’s a television.

Cisco

Web-based media management, webcasting and video sharing, digital signage, and business IPTV applications.

DMB delivers customized digital content across the enterprise network and schedules deliveries to suit you business needs.

Award winning Digital Signage Software designed for enterprise level ‘data’ driven digital signage networks.

Multi-channel message management platform that controls a network’s content and infrastructure, closing the loop between digital signage, mobile, web and social media within a venue.

Easy-to-use software for interactive signage for meeting rooms, desks and reception areas.

Drag and drop software to manage content delivery and scheduling to one or more remote screens.

Contour Networks

Secure Cellular broadband services, configurable for back-up and for multi-WAN connectivity for digital signage networks.

CoolSign targets dynamic messages delivered to your audience at the right moment to influence behavior and generate results.

Customer Engagement

Delivers strategic, marketing and technical business solutions for customer engagement programs through digital media such as kiosks, digital signage, mobile etc

Enables development of centrally managed networks of displays, targeted to support all types of advertising campaigns.

Datadisplay-group

Digital signage monitors and  TFT system solutions like integrated PC, industrial media-players,  touch controller for interactive applications

Deploid – signageStudio

Web based software to create, preview, schedule and deliver digital content to remote signage screens.

DFI Technologies

Manufacturer of custom embedded computing systems. Offering all-in-one touch screen and computer solutions to stand-alone devices.

Digital Screenmedia Association

The purpose of the DSA is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking.

RemoteTransfer is the leading web-based content management system (CMS) for Digital Media Networks / Digital Signage.

Complete design and distribution environments for your digital signage system with real time dynamic presentations.

doPublicity Digital Signage – doPublicity Digital Signage Manager

Software to manage digital signage content, screens, banners, and playlists from a single remote location.

DSA digital 

Extensive selections of digital display solutions from super slim LED displays, to digital cosmetics displays, and even LCD touch screen kiosks.

Dynamax Technologies – POVNG

The ideal way to reach information-hungry audiences, allowing the creation of screen networks showing messages relevant to the viewer.

Digital Signage Technology and Solution Provider.

Totally new marketing information system encompassing dynamic real time advertising and civic information broadcasting.

Software as a service with digital signage, audio diffusion and proximity marketing to easily create, manage and deliver content.

Completely scalable digital signage solution – from both the number of screens per location and the number of locations perspectives.

HelloSign is a management suite for digital signage applications. from ET Media, a leading provider of embedded media software.

Create, integrate and schedule content on plasma, LCD or other displays with a web-based interface.

F-PC is a powerful digital signage device. A dynamic embedded CPU drives your digital signage display.

Flypaper

Flypaper is a cost effective software solution to generate high-quality Flash and video content

a full-service Interactive Digital Signage (iDS) software platform for a flexible, reliable, easy to use digital signage network.

Digital Signage Software – developed over the last 7 years, with more than 15.000 friendlyway systems have been installed.

Future Software – DigiSHOW

Powerful, flexible solution for delivery, scheduling, and management of media to communicate advertising, news and other information.

Gefen

Backend infrastructure solutions like switchers, splitters, converters, scalers, extenders.  Content creating software and high-definition Media Players.

Digital signage and presentation software, stand alone or remote deployment.

Hewlett-Packard Company

Complete digital signage solutions and certified hardware configurations optimized for smooth and reliable operation.

Horizon display

User Interface and content ,touch enabled displays, media Servers, design fixtures, network connectivity.

iBase

Disk-Size SBC, Mini-ITX and embedded systems that support superior graphic and multi display functions.

Software that will allow a central computer to control the content being displayed on any screen within a designated network.

All in One Box product to deploy Digital Signage Networks in-store technology.

inLighten – iBox Digital Media Systems

Maintains and operates the largest digital signage network and is the leading provider of digital media solutions.

Inmatrix Media Solutions – Zoom Player

Zoom Player is the most Powerful, Flexible and Customizable DVD and Media Player for the Windows PC platform.

Inspire Digital Signage – Inspire Digital Signage Suite

Software that allows users to use touch or drag and drop interfaces to manage content creation and delivery for remote digital screens.

AreaMedia is a powerful application for presentable information distribution & automatic display.

A revolutionary user interface with true drag and drop functionality for displays as well as vibrant motion graphics.

Digital Signage and Interactive Kiosk Software, Hardware and Services provider.

Offers anyone with the responsibility for digital signage the tools they need to control, schedule and content distribute content.

Scalable for even the biggest and most robust Digital Signage Network and remotely managed from your Windows PC

KiSpring offers an entire suite of products to manage and deploy your digital signage and kiosk solutions.

Media Sign – Media Sign Pro

Mac compatible software to create, coordinate and play digital content on one or more remote screens within one master program.

A full-featured customizable broadcast automation platform: multi-format gapless playout, scheduling, time shifting and more.

Mediatree – ecostream

iptv, digital signage, media monitoring, broadcast monitoring.

Displays menus while simultaneously drawing customers’ attention to other information, like current store promotions.

A single-administrator solution capable of managing a network of up to 400 Players via private LAN or public internet.

NEC Display Solutions – NaViSet

Software to manage digital display settings remotely using a graphic-based interface, usable on PC or Mac computers.

Neo advertising

Manages the sale of space on the entire screen network set up across Switzerland. Expert in the installation of digital signage solutions,

Manages self-service applications and content delivered through kiosks, digital signs, PC terminals and other devices.

SaaS digital signage and content management offering designed for small to medium organizations.

Nu-Media Display Systems – Nu-media 2000

Windows software to manage image content and delivery for a network of remote screens or for individual screens.

Omnivex – Omnivex

Tools for managing digital signage networks including graphical displays as well as traditional alpha-numeric LED displays.

Windows application designed to monitor a collection of Net-Top-Boxes (NTBs) and is recommended for any network of more than five NTBs.

PA Technologies – Signs-4-Stores

Leading supplier of retail signage software. P.A Technologies serves customers with a comprehensive range of in store solutions.

Content distribution that reaches every level – schedule and deliver your message to your targeted audience whenever, wherever.

Parabit

Provider of equipment and user-friendly software for digital signage solutions

Philips Commercial Displays

Delivering the best quality displays for public signage solutions

Phoenix Kiosk

Interactive units combines elements of a kiosk with digital signage.

Web-based media management software – centralized, granular control for advertising and promotional content across an entire network.

Q-Nomy – Digital Signage

The most user friendly Digital Signage product in the market for managing an unlimited number of screens and locations.

Software designed for restaurants to keep track of current orders and items in real time and generate reports and histories.

Next generation digital signage that powers many of the fastest growing marketing, advertising and corporate communication networks.

ReflectNet, from Reflect Systems, provides you the media creation, management and distribution tools to meet your business and IT needs.

Remote Media

Development, installation and maintenance of their signagelive Digital Signage networks.

Rhonda Software

Offers the full cycle of software development «from scratch to final product» for all platforms. Provides two automated audience measurement SW products.

SceneStudio is an easy-to-use digital signage application optimized for use in a single location, like a corporate or hotel lobby.

Rise Vision – Rise Display Network

A web-based content management system for digital signage that brings live data, custom messages, and content to thousands of displays.

Ryarc – CapaignManager

CampaignManager is used to power global digital signage networks delivering billions of advertisments and multimedia notices each year.

Display a mix of media and targeted information that can be shown on LCD, LED, Plasma and PC screens in offices and public areas.

Samsung

Professional complete line of LCD and Plasma displays for commercial applications.Offers displays with integrated content management system over IP.

Communicate your message locally or around the world, to both employees and customers, all from a central location.

Screenfeed

Licensed feeds of content for digital signage that grabs the attention of viewers

ScreenFOOD – ScreenFOOD

Developed particularly for continuous operation of digital displays. Promo channels, point of information, corporate or in-store, etc.

Seepoint

Provider of interactive, Internet-ready, fully integrated touch screen kiosk systems.

Signage Live

World leader in cloud-powered media delivery solutions, providing a platform that runs even the largest retail networks reliably, efficiently and cost effectively.

SignSwift – SignSwift Digital Signage

A complete and easy-to-use digital signage solution for small business.

Software to manage digital content, as well as its scheduling and delivery to remote screens, and track usage and compliance.

SmarterSign – SmarterSign

Turnkey digital signage solutions designed to let anybody create engaging, high-quality programming right out of the box.

Smartvm – Digital Signage Software

Smartvm offers quality digital signage products and digital signage hardware and software for dynamic digital signage solutions.

Internet based digital signage solution helps you communicate effectively and powerfully with your visitors and employees!

Stratacache – ActiVia

Support the most challenging video-on-demand, iptv, software push, data replication or digital cinema applications.

Symon

Provides a wide range of digital display technologies and formats, network media players and software applications.

Full-featured database to track multiple formats, traffic interface to commercial and in-house traffic systems, satellite control, etc.

Synnex

Offers solutions integration, bundled offerings, pre and post-sales support, training, webinars, Hardware, Software,Design and full installation (configuration and logistics) and more.

Teq Digital – Signage Enterprise

Most flexible digital signage solution that allows a central or localized control of one or more players worldwide over internet

Texas Digital – Turn Key Digital Signage

Digital signage solutions for use in theme parks, arenas, cinemas, universities, financial institutions, corporate lobbies and more.

Deliver the advantages of cloud-computing using the unique combination of 3G/4G Cellular connectivity and a SaaS-based content management system to control digital signage networks.

The Weird Box

Content creation needs for digital signage applications

Tightrope media systems

Full featured web based digital signage system that goes to work right out of the box.
Broadcast Automation, Multi-Format Video Playback Servers, and Instant Replay Machines.

Get your message out there; Digital Signage is the solution for getting your message to the masses.

SkyScraper is a highly convenient and efficient platform for content distribution via any digital broadcast medium.

Designed to make digital signages truly dynamic, help increase stickiness, impact, recall and thus deliver higher ROI to clients.

TruMedia

Leading provider of real-time, automated audience measurement solutions. Using advanced imaging systems delivers accurate viewing measurements for out-of-home advertising.

Response systems and solutions to a wide range of customers including value added resellers, small to medium businesses

For 1, 100, or 1,000 players UCView’s robust system will provide the accurate, modular, scalable results for your digital signage network.

Mobile network video solutions enable live video over IP from anywhere at anytime.

Versatile Systems

User friendly Interface for design and management  based on Cloud Computing Technology and Linux-based media players.

Viewsonic

Commercial Displays, Video Walls, ePosters, & Smart TVs,Media Players and Software Solutions

Visix – Visix DVM Suite

Our DVM suite allows you to create, import and manage your visual communications from any Web-enabled device.

Vukunet

An automated web based platform for digital out-of-home media including management, ad delivery, billing, payment, and reporting system. Developed by NEC Display Solutions.

A complete digital signage solution used by organizations to schedule and manage content for multiple displays.

Walsh Vision

Systems integrator focusing on wireless solutions. Design, engineer, deploy and manage wireless infrastructure specific to Digital Signage Networks, Kiosk Networks, POS, ATM, Vehicle Solutions.

WinMate Communication

Standalone and networked players ,industrial smart displays, OPS box PC modules, bus signage solutions

Wireless Ronin

Cloud-based network management and content management software platform .                     Content engineering and hosting, , implementation services, training and support

Software, hardware and comprehensive services for every digital signage, interactive kiosk and retail media project.

Wixdome Software Solutions – VideoSaaS

Free web based software that allows users to broadcast video content to remote screens over a specific network of computers.

X2O media

Providing the tools and services required to make DS networks look as good as broadcast TV. Technology and software, single-players, interactive HD video kiosks, content and design services

Create digital signage using a standard PC. Projects work as independent applications easily transferrable to any number of computers.

Designed to be installed in retail or store locations, banks, sport venues, movie theaters or anywhere you want to convey a message.

YCD Multimedia – YCD|Platform

Sophisticated, web-based media management and distribution system. Schedule and distribute audio and video content in retail settings.

Software to manage song display screens specifically for churches and places of worship, complete with Bible integration.

If you represent a digital signage software company, implementing a software as a service approach to your offerings can be very beneficial. Utilizing “the cloud” hosted approach in any business scenario can be an excellent source for recurring and residual revenue. Interestingly, such an approach also holds other benefits as well, including overall cost reduction, easy scalability, opportunity for innovation increases, easier case-by-case implementation, greater capacity, and better security.

Cost Reduction

Simply put, cloud computing is paid in increments in an as-you-use fashion. As a result, the need for up-front cash to purchase expensive servers is eliminated. For most digital signage networks, “the cloud” method has some overwhelming advantages. Using a SaaS (software as a service) model for digital signage simply allows for lower information technology costs, increased economies of scale, and payment is required on an as-used basis only.

In the absence of a SaaS solution, you and you alone are responsible for purchasing and maintaining servers, housing them securely, and installing and maintaining the software. This alone would often require the full-time efforts of reliable IT personnel–a cost that most would rather expend on the “core competencies” of their business. In addition, when service fees are charged on a metered basis, it means you only pay for what you use, saving you valuable resources in the long run. Finally, cloud computing means you benefit from multi-tenancy. Multi-tenancy is the use of many different applications from multiple clients being used on the same unit of software. Accordingly, efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to cloud computing.

Capacity and Scalability

Similarly, cloud computing allows for scalable network growth. For instance, as your network grows your space on “the cloud” can grow accordingly. Scalable network growth can be crucial for smaller advertising networks to grow on an as-needed basis. For smaller “bootstrap” digital sign networks, a SaaS solution is often crucial for slow growth. As hardware is incrementally added to the cloud, the server usage can be readily enlarged so that throughput under an increased load does not slow or otherwise decrease server efficiency.

Signage companies can store and schedule much more data on “the cloud” than most individual server networks could otherwise. This may seem somewhat obvious, but is vastly important when we start talking copious (I love that word) amounts of HD video that could be housed for deployment to your network. With helpful tools such as file-recognition software and role-based administration, you can also more easily ensure that redundant data is avoided. This again increases efficiency and even more server capacity.

Increase in Innovation

When server updates are not a chief concern of network operations personnel, innovation in other areas can become a primary focus. It’s a simple issue of core competency focus that applies to Adam Smith’s theory of the “Invisible Hand”: “If I focus my time on my core competencies and you focus your time on those things you do best, the community as a whole benefits.”  No longer does the organization have to spend time working on a server, scrambling for updates and working on maintenance. That is taken care of by the cloud managers, allowing for more innovation within your own organization. Keep in mind, this not only applies to innovation, but also to the other workings of your enterprise. Freeing time otherwise spent on digital sign server maintenance to focus on what you do best, will increase your productivity and profits across the board.

Ease of Implementation

Without the need to purchase hardware, software licences or implementation services, a company can get its cloud-computing arrangement off the ground in record time — and for a fraction of the cost of an on-premise solution. A majority of the cost of digital signage servers is the initial purchase and implementation fees. Such fees can often be substantial. Servers, cabling, and implementation of a large server

Security

It may be even more obvious to go over how general security of a network is important in digital signage. However, it may be very important to point out how SaaS can be beneficial in such an instance. For starters, having all the information on the cloud reduces the need for annoying redundant security testing at multiple sites, cutting the overall cost of security testing for passwords, and cracking substantially. Second, having all your data in one central location reduces data leaks and losses. Instead of caching data on various smaller devices, where data control and disk encryption standards often aren’t enough, you can rest more easily with the data on the cloud. Boy, does that sound “big brother” or what? But, in reality, it’s very true.

Redundant server farms for hosting large and small digital signage networks, complete with role-based administrative access will truly provide ease of use for huge and minuscule networks alike, giving more opportunities for growth and expansion for others wishing to start their own digital signage advertising network. Otherwise, they will be consigned to purchasing, managing, and monitoring their own servers–a task that can take time away from other important matters, like expanding the size of the network in general. Who wants to be blamed for slowing network expansion?

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Η Ειδική Γραμματεία Ψηφιακού Σχεδιασμού του Υπουργείου Ανάπτυξης, Ανταγωνιστικότητας και Ναυτιλίας και η εταιρία «Ψηφιακές Ενισχύσεις ΑΕ» ανακοινώνουν την ένταξη 403 νέων επενδυτικών σχεδίων στη δράση «digi-retail», η οποία αφορά στην αξιοποίηση των νέων τεχνολογιών στον τομέα της λιανικής.

Τα 403 νέα επενδυτικά σχέδια που εντάσσονται, έχουν συνολικό προϋπολογισμό 18,93 εκατ. ευρώ και η συνολική επιχορήγηση που εγκρίθηκε (δημόσια δαπάνη) ανέρχεται σε 11,23 εκατ. ευρώ και προέρχεται από πόρους του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013. Ο μέσος προϋπολογισμός των επενδύσεων σε νέες τεχνολογίες ανά εγκεκριμένη αίτηση ανέρχεται σε 46.976 ευρώ και η επιχορήγηση αγγίζει το 60% της επένδυσης. Οι εγκεκριμένες επιχειρήσεις, εφ’ όσον το επιθυμούν, μπορούν με την έναρξη του επενδυτικού τους σχεδίου να λαμβάνουν προκαταβολή ύψους 35% της δημόσιας επιχορήγησης που τους αναλογεί, βάσει όσων προβλέπονται στους Οδηγούς της δράσης.

Τα επενδυτικά σχέδια που έχουν ενταχθεί στη δράση «digi-retail» από τις αρχές Ιουλίου έως σήμερα ανέρχονται σε 667 και έχουν συνολικό προϋπολογισμό 30,7 εκατ. ευρώ. H αξιολόγηση των επενδυτικών σχεδίων ξεκίνησε από τις Περιφέρειες του Επιχειρησιακού Προγράμματος «Ψηφιακή Σύγκλιση» (409 εντάξεις έως σήμερα) και συνεχίστηκε με την Περιφέρεια Αττικής (258 εντάξεις). Στο πλαίσιο της δράσης «digi-retail», βρίσκεται σε πλήρη εξέλιξη και η αξιολόγηση επενδυτικών σχεδίων από ολόκληρη την Ελλάδα και ακολουθούν εντός των επόμενων εβδομάδων πρόσθετες εγκρίσεις επενδυτικών σχεδίων από  τις υπόλοιπες Περιφέρειες.

Η δράση «digi-retail» ενισχύει τις «ψηφιακές επενδύσεις» επιχειρήσεων λιανικής με σκοπό: α) τη βελτίωση της εσωτερικής διαχείρισης και τη μείωση του κόστους λειτουργίας, με αυτοματοποίηση των διαδικασιών διαχείρισης αποθήκης, πωλήσεων, αγορών και β) την ενίσχυση της εξωστρέφειας και την πρόσβαση σε νέα καταναλωτικά κοινά, αξιοποιώντας τις δυνατότητες της τεχνολογίας για την ηλεκτρονική τους προβολή και προώθηση.

Στο πλαίσιο της δράσης «digi-retail» διατίθενται συνολικά πόροι του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013 ύψους 100 εκατ. ευρώ, προκειμένου να ενισχυθούν κατά 50% τεχνολογικές επενδύσεις συνολικού ύψους &euro200 εκατ. ευρώ από επιχειρήσεις λιανικής. Η δράση εντάσσεται στο πλαίσιο πολιτικών του Επιχειρησιακού Προγράμματος «Ψηφιακή Σύγκλιση», με τη συνδρομή πόρων όλων των ΠΕΠ και συγχρηματοδοτείται σε ποσοστό 85% από το Ευρωπαϊκό Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης και 15% από εθνικούς πόρους.

Επιχειρησιακό πρόγραμμα “Ψηφιακή Σύγκλιση”

At Digital Signage Expo 2011 in Las Vegas today, Planar Systems Inc. unveiled a new, 82-inch addition to its growing lineup of digital signage displays.

Planar is showcasing the new 82-inch LCD display at its booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center, highlighting its design features aimed at making service easy while also keeping the display secure.

The Planar d82L also features what the company said is the slimmest profile in its category, easy-access electronics and advanced networking and controls, along with high visual performance and reliability.

“The Planar d82L is uniquely tailored to reduce installation and maintenance costs for digital signage applications,” Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing for Planar Systems, said in an announcement.

Planar focused on some key features of the new display:

  • Public spaces: With a slim depth of only 3.9 inches, the Planar d82L complies with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) clearance requirements for public buildings, and maximizes valuable space in crowded concourses and other public venues. The industrial, metal design and protective glass shield make the Planar d82L suitable for high-traffic public spaces.
  • Easy access: The Planar d82L’s AccessConsole provides lockable, flip-panel access to electronics directly above the screen. Most components can be replaced without the inconvenience and cost of replacing the entire LCD.
  • Smart storage and controls: The integrated MediaMount offers convenient, secure storage for media players and other hardware inside the AccessConsole. The built-in network and RS-232 controls make it possible to remotely monitor and manage settings.
  • 24×7 reliability: Redundant power ensures uninterrupted operation if one supply fails. The distributed electronics architecture reduces potential heat-related wear on the commercial-grade LCD panel.
  • Streamlined installation: Separate LCD and AccessConsole modules simplify installation. The heaviest module weighs 70 pounds less than the next lightest comparable display on the market, according to Planar.

A lightweight, flexible display technology, which InAVate reported on last year, has emerged into marketplace. The creator, Georgia based NanoLumens, will launch a 112” model at Las Vegas’ Digital Signage Expo, February 23 – 25. The display weighs approximately 40kg, is only one inch thick and extremely energy efficient. It is also so flexible it can be rolled up for transportation.

The NanoLumens product, mounted high above the exhibition hall entrance, will greet visitors as they enter the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Richard Cope, CEO of NanoLumens, said the screen, which can be used to wrap columns or follow the contours of a bend, was “as thin as a candy bar, used less energy than a coffeemaker and could be hung from the ceiling like a work of art.”

The company’s president, John Wilson said although NanoLumens was launching the 112” product the company could build the screen in practically any shape or size. He told InAVate that NanoLunmens had provided quotes for many custom solutions including a16ft x 60ft screen.

“We will be shipping in the states by the end of Q1,” he continued. “We have already been approached by around 30 companies across the globe wanting to work with us on the distribution of our product and expect to have availability in other regions by the end of the summer.”

He added that the company had been overwhelmed by the demand for the product. “We didn’t appreciate fully the depth of the market that wanted a product that was both lightweight and energy efficient,” he mused.

The display operates at between 500 and 1,000 nits so is suited to shop window applications where daylight would make some other technologies redundant. Wilson says the company is already talking to advertising agencies regarding this application.

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IML Events, organizer of the EMEA InAVation Awards, has revealed the finalists for the 2011 Technology Awards. Chosen from over 120 entries by a panel of industry expert judges and journalists, five finalists have been nominated in each technology category and will now be submitted to a PUBLIC VOTE to decide on the winner.

Most InAVative Digital Signage

Christie – MicroTiles
Lighthouse Technologies – DuoLED
Pufferfish – PufferSphere M
Vbrick – VBrick Digital Signage
Visix – Announce

Most InAVative Display Solution

7th Sense – Delta Media Server
Albiral – AH17D216A
Mitsubishi Electric – Diamond Vision OLED
NEC Display Solutions – MultiSync X462UN
Sharp – PNV601

Most InAVative AV Accessory

Atlona – AT-DIS7-PROHD
Neutrik – opticalCON powerMONITOR
PPC – PerfectLock Locking HDMI Cable
RTi – vIRsa Mouse
Vision – Techconnect2 Connectivity System

Most InAVative Mounting Solution

Chief – SL220 Automated Projector Lift
Euromet – Kalibro
Omnimount – PROHDCART
Peerless Industries – Ultra Thin Flat Video Wall Mount
Unitech – AntiVibration 19″ Rack

Most InAVative Audio Product (non-loudspeaker)

Allen & Heath – iLive-R72
Equipson – BlueLine series
InOut – DA250P
Meyer Sound – D-Mitri
TOA – M-633D automatic resonance control system

Most InAVative Control Solution

Ace Visual & Sound Systems – ShowMagic AV Plus Software
Crestron – DM-MD32X32 DigitalMedia Switcher
Cue – Visual Composer
Lightware – MX80X80 Hybrid router
Universal Remote Control (URC) – Network Keypad Solution

Most InAVative Loudspeaker Product

Bosch Security Systems – Vari-directional Array
Duran Audio – AXYS B215 “Diff”
Genelec – 4000 Series
K-Array – KTL22
Martin Audio – MLA

Most InAVative Video Processing or Distribution Product

Analog Way – Eikos
Apantac – TAHOMA-DE-4/8
Coolux – Pandora’s Box Server STD version 4.7
Magenta Research – Voyager Fibre Optic Signal Distribution Platform
TV One – C2-2375A Universal 3G-SDI Video Processor

Most InAVative Projector

Barco – RLM-W6
Epson – EB-450Wi
Hitachi – Ultimate Short Throw Projector
Panasonic – DZ110XE
projectiondesign – FR12 Remote Light Source Projector

Voting will go live during the week of November 15, will close on Sunday January 16 2011, and the winners will be announced at the gala evening to be held at Integrated Systems Europe on Wednesday February 2 2011.

Intel were showing in Digital Signage World their new concept Augment Reality Digital Signage. It uses a combination of real time analytics, augmented reality and comprehensive touchscreen technology to allow users to engage with the display to get more from their shopping experience. Every shopping center should get one now.

This thing  works in two parts. Firstly there’s the LCD side, which shows off a selection of paid advertisements. The LCD will cycle through the ads, or if a user sees something they like, they can use the touchscreen to scroll through all the ads on offer to see the one they want.

The more exciting part of this technology is the augmented reality side, which uses a holographic-like display to show real time information on a clear touchscreen, which allows two simultaneous users to interact with the display, getting real time information and deals, which can then be sent to a mobile phone for when you get to the checkout.

The proof of concept unit on display was using a projector playing onto a mirror to create the touchscreen on a clear sheet of glass, although Intel have said that their are OEMs currently developing clear display panels that will do away with the need for a discreet projector.

In addition to the ability to browse by products and search, there’s also a camera in the unit which uses face detection technology for analytics, which will determine whether or not people using the screen are male or female and an approximate demographic, and can then use that information for targeting advertisers.

According to Jose Avalos, Digital Signage director at Intel, we’re roughly 2-3 years away from seeing these kinds of displays pop up in shopping centers, but they are definitely coming. Which means we’re closer to a full Minority Report-type screen than ever before.