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    Planar Launches Industry’s First Transparent LCD Display Box

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    Planar LookThru technology debuts in 32-inch digital display box designed for product merchandising and exhibition PORTLAND, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May. 15, 2012— Today, Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in digital display technology, unveiled a digital display box that incorporates a transparent display to create a first-of-its-kind merchandising and exhibition solution. The 32-inch Planar® LookThru™ Display Box is an enclosed showcase fronted by a clear glass surface that...

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    Tags: Planar Systems Inc, Large Format Displays

    Avnet shows the Museum of the Future at MuseumExpo 2012

    By Jon Parks

    Avnet's Digital Signage team spent last week in Minneapolis at the American Association of Museums annual conference to show museum curators and exhibit designers new technologies to make their exhibits more interactive and engaging by using digital signage.Among the technologies featured were Planar’s Look-Through transparent display and light box solution, Planar’s Clarity Matrix video wall solution, 3M’s touch screen and Magnetic 3D’s glasses-free 3D solution. In...

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    Tags: 3M DST, Planar Systems Inc, NEC Display Solutions, Large Format Displays, Large Format Touch Screens

    Avnet Embedded Adds IEI Technology USA Corporation to Digital Signage Suite of Products

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    PHOENIX – April 19, 2011 –Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today the addition of IEI Technology USA Corporation (IEI), a leading industrial computer service provider to its Brilliant Digital Signage program product offering. Avnet Embedded will be IEI’s sole distributor in the Americas and will carry IEI’s broad single-board computer (SBC) and industrial panel products. To find out more, visit the Avnet...

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    Tags: Software and SaaS

    Magnetic 3D Unveils Next-Generation Media Engine

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    Magnetic 3D Unveils Next-Generation Media Engine At Avnet’s Global Solution CenterNEW YORK, NY – April 10, 2012 – Magnetic 3D, the global leader in autostereoscopic “glasses-free” 3D displays and digital signage solutions, unveiled its next-generation media engine yesterday at the Avnet Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Arizona.  Magnetic 3D’s glasses-free 3D was one of fifteen premium digital signage solutions showcased at an open house to celebrate Avnet’s unveiling of a new Digital...

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    Tags: Large Format Displays, Content, Software and SaaS

    KTAR talks glasses-free 3D, transparent displays with Avnet

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    News and talk radio station 620 KTAR in Phoenix stopped by Avnet this week to discuss emerging technologies such as glass-free 3D and transparent displays for digital signage."What advertisers and content providers are looking for is something that really pulls us in and gets our attention and glasses-free 3D is definitely the way to do that," said Jon Parks with Avnet.Read the entire interview on glasses-free 3D and transparent displays for digital signage at KTAR.com...

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    Tags: Large Format Displays, Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Panels (DID)

    Digital Signage Takes Tours of the Global Solutions Center to a New Level

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    Avnet’s Global Solutions Center (GSC) in Chandler, Ariz. is well known for the role it plays in helping Avnet partners deliver complete solutions to customers. To give employees, partners and suppliers a better understanding of how this impressive facility works, regular tours of the entire facility are conducted by the Avnet team. Visitors learn about the processes and benefits of the GSC, from custom integration and device assembly to advanced warehousing techniques. This week, Avnet invited...

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    Tags: Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Panels (DID), Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Monitors, Large Format Touch Screens, Media Players and Platforms, Software and SaaS, Content

    Article on Digital Signage Today: Real Digital Media, Subway expand Subway TV & Radio digital signage program

    By Jon Parks

    Today, Real Digital Media and Samsung, partners in the Avnet’s Brilliant Digital Signage Partner Ecosystem, announced the increased rollout of Subway TV & Radio to 36,000 plus Subway franchises in the US and across the globe.Brian Wheeler, Director of Services at IPC explained, “The digital platform provides Subway with the ability to modify content at any time and have it automatically change/update throughout the day, allowing us to engage each customer entering the restaurant."Read more...

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    Tags: Real Digital Media, Software and SaaS, Samsung EBD, Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Monitors, NEXCOM

    White Paper: Four Steps to Smarter Digital Signage

    By Lacy Blitz

    On Tuesday, March 6th, Digital Signage Today posted the following White Paper surrounding the four factors in determining a successful DOOH deployment.  Download the Four Steps to Smarter Digital Signage White Paper here.Many factors determine the outcome of a DOOH deployment.These four are among the most critical for success. Step one: Determine the goals of the project Smarter digital signage is more effective digital signage. But to be successful, a deployer should consider the goals...

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    Tags: Microsoft, Intel, Content, Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Monitors, Software and SaaS, Operating Systems

    Planar Launches First Thin Video Wall Solution

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    The new Thin Video Wall from Planar is available now through Avnet! Call us at 1-800-292-9000 or email us today for more information or to place an order.PORTLAND, Ore. – Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today announced the introduction of Planar® Mosaic™, the only video wall system providing three flat panel tiles, including a new square LCD, and unique features designed specifically for the global architectural wall...

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    Tags: Planar Systems Inc

    Avnet’s Parks and Marlin interviewed for Windows Embedded Digital Signage Tech Game

    By Lacy Blitz

    Digital Signage Today recently interviewed Avnet’s Jon Parks, Product Marketing Manager for Digital Signage, and Ken Marlin, Microsoft Product Champion, regarding Microsoft’s sponsorship of this year’s Avnet Tech Games.  As in years past, Microsoft will again sponsor a Windows Embedded game, with this year’s challenge focusing on interactive digital signage."This year digital signage is one of our big initiatives here at Avnet; it's one of Microsoft's big initiatives for Windows Embedded,...

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    Tags: Microsoft, Operating Systems

    Webinar Replay: Smarter Signage delivered by Intel, Microsoft and Avnet.

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    Avnet, Microsoft and Intel held a webinar December 15, 2011 discussing the core technologies powering digital signage today.  Replay the webinar today to learn more about the advantages of using Microsoft Windows Embedded and the Intel® Core™ processors, which deliver a stable and secure platform that saves energy and enables the remote management necessary for large digital signage rollouts. Webinar Replay

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    Tags: Intel, Microsoft

    Avnet Launches Digital Signage Services for VARs

    By Jon Parks

    Avnet’s SVP of Sales Acceleration, Larry Fulop spoke to IT World Canada about Avnet’s new service offerings for digital signage. The new offerings allow Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to sell complete digital signage solutions, including hardware, software and services to their customers. By including both software and services VARs can capture more revenue and margin.“We’ve been in the hardware business for a long time,” Fulop shared. “Our VARs have been coming to us and asking us, ‘what...

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    Tags: Microsoft, NEC Display Solutions, Popstar, Samsung EBD, Intel

    Samsung Unveils New Microsoft Surface

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    The new Microsoft Surface from Samsung is available now through Avnet! Call us at 1-800-292-9000 or email us today for more information or to place an order. RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Jan. 16, 2012– Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation and the number one worldwide brand of professional commercial display LCD products, is demonstrating its digital solutions leadership at a showcase event featuring the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface and a variety...

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    Tags: Samsung EBD, Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Monitors, Large Format Touch Screens, Microsoft, Operating Systems

    Retail's Big Show Goes Digital in 2012

    By Jon Parks

    While The National Retail Federation (better known as NRF) celebrated its 101st birthday this past week, I made my very first trip to retail's Big Show. As a newbie to the NRF's Big Show, it's difficult for me to say that this was digital signage's coming out party; however, one could not argue against the tremendous digital signage presence and buzz at this year's show.Nearly every major player in digital signage seemed to be there. It was also Avnet's first year to feature a large signage presence...

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    Tags: Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Panels (DID), Content, Media Players and Platforms

    Avnet Tech Games to Feature Microsoft Digital Signage Challenge

    By Lacy Blitz

    Avnet Tech Games, a college student technology competition announces registration for the Spring Virtual Competition and Onsite Games and features the Microsoft Digital Signage challenge.  See the full press release here.

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    Tags: Microsoft, Operating Systems

    Magnetic 3D and Dynasign Join Avnet at NRF 2012

    By Avnet Technology Solutions

    NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2012 – Magnetic 3D, the global leader in autostereoscopic “glasses-free” 3D displays and Dynasign, a technology and service provider for the growing digital signage network market, will exhibit the future of networked, glasses-free 3D digital signage solutions at National Retail Federation’s 101st Annual EXPO being held January 16-17 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.  A complete glasses-free 3D ecosystem including new autostereoscopic 3D content...

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    Tags: Operating Systems, Content, Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Monitors

    What If It’s Not All About the Display?

    By Jon Parks

    Yesterday is over, and with it dies the age of static digital signage. No longer will a passerby stop and look at an advertisement simply because it’s on a digital screen, as opposed to a printed poster. As our attention spans continue to dwindle in this information–overload age, what made us stop and stare yesterday is now commonplace. Read more... This article about new technologies driving the return on investment and growth of the digital signage space was published in the January...

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    Tags: Intel, Content, Operating Systems, Software and SaaS

    Avnet Announces Brilliant Digital Signage Suite of Services

    By Lacy Blitz

    On Thursday, January 12, 2012, Avnet released the following press release:Avnet Announces Brilliant Digital Signage Suite of Services for Embedded and Data Center Vertical Market Applications Demonstrations by Avnet at booth #359 at the 101st NRF conference in New YorkPHOENIX – January 12, 2012 –Today, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and Avnet Technology Solutions Americas, both business regions of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), introduce Brilliant Digital Signage Suite of Services,...

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    Tags: IBM, Intel, Large Format Industrial Grade LCD Monitors, Media Players and Platforms, NEC Display Solutions, Microsoft, Samsung EBD, Servers and Storage, Software and SaaS, AOpen, Popstar, Advantech

    The Battle to Get and Count Digital Signage Audiences

    By Lacy Blitz

    EE Catalog held an interview with Avnet's own Larry Fulop, VP & General Manager, Supplier Sales Acceleration about the interactivity and analytics of digital signage.  Read the entire article here. Is it a chicken–and–egg problem? Digital signage is all about interactivity and engagement; drawing audiences into the message and – advertisers hope – affecting consumers’ behavior. But how do advertisers know how well the sign is performing without analytics that can help them...

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    Tags: AMD, Hardware Solutions, Software and SaaS, Content, Operating Systems

    Case Study: Interactive Retail Solution Installation - Easing the Process

    By Lacy Blitz

    On Thursday, January 12, 2012, Digital Signage Today posted the following Case Study surrounding easing the process of interactive retail solutions.  Download the full case study here. When rolling out its Interactive Retail Solution, iQmetrix needed to make the process seamless for retailers. Avnet offered a solution.The ChallengeThere are more than 5 billion mobile phone subscriptions globally, according to the International Telecommunication Union, and that number is expected to increase. The...

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    Tags: NEXCOM, Microsoft, Large Format Touch Screens, Content, Media Players and Platforms

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