Make Sure ISE Is On Your Digital Signage Events Calendar

Integrated Systems Europe is coming up quickly, at the end of January in Amsterdam, and we’ll have a very substantial presence at the show.

Whether a buyer or seller, ISE is just about an essential event to be at for companies active in the digital signage sector. It’s the largest professional AV and systems integration trade show in Europe, with manufacturers, distributors, integrators, specifiers and technology managers from more than 100 countries around the globe.

Observers who’ve attended InfoComm in North America often say ISE is the superior show. The 2012 version is expected to attract 750 exhibitors and some 35,000 attendees over three days at the RAI facility in Amsterdam. Continue reading

Open Pluggable Specification Taking Hold

A little more than a year ago, Intel unveiled a new hardware specification intended to make operating digital signage networks a little easier.

The Open Pluggable Specification was developed to simplify the installation, use, maintenance and upgrading of small PCs that are installed with display panels in locations as widely varied as medical offices and fast food order counters.

The idea is simple enough – have manufacturers all developing small PCs to the same dimension, connector and mounting characteristics, and have display panel makers build in slots that readily accept and work with those units. It means, for example, an OPS PC that is used for a network that has NEC displays could also work in a sister network that uses Philips display panels, without any modifications.

The concept has a strong list of benefits:
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