When InfoComm opens its doors next week in Anaheim (pre-show seminars and training beging this weekend), they'll be riding a wave of interest in the AV community in all things digital signage. After all, the InfoComm-based AV integrators and design consultants have been specing and installing this kind of technology for years. The only new thing about it is the fact that there is now huge demand for it outside of the classroom and the boardroom and the auditorium–and the content part of the equation is the added element that has many AV integrators searching for content management partners and/or ramping up their own content expertise.
InfoComm 07 will feature a "Digital Signage Pavilion", but much of the show will in fact be pertinent to the digital signage market–and not just the big Plasma or LCD display providers like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Pioneer, Mitsubishi, LG, etc. Let's not forget that digital signage display is not just about flat panels. Video projection is gaining traction for digital signage, where larger images or needed and for innovative applications such as putting images on the side of buildings. And LED is an important part of digital signage as well, when displays are needed outdoors or in other environments that require very high brightness.
InfoComm’s Digital Signage Pavilion is indeed growing, and will provide end-users and integrators of digital signage technology in the retail, corporate, hospitality and institutional markets an opportunity to see top companies presenting the latest in display, content routing, and content management. Exhibitors include Electrograph, Covid, Grass Valley, C-nario, Lighthouse, Scala and VBrick. Gold Sponsors of the Digital Signage Pavilion at InfoComm are Peerless, Sony, and Stampede, and more.
Digital signage expert Lyle Bunn leads a six-hour InfoComm Academy session, on Monday before the opeining of the show floor, on Business Opportunities in Digital Dynamic Signage. Exhibitors like Avocent, Communications Specialties, OmniMount Systems, Peerless Industries, Roku and VBrick Systems will also offer Manufacturers Training sessions related to digital signage.
The six-hour InfoComm Academy Super Monday session is "SM5; Business Opportunities in Dynamic Digital Signage"
Track : Applied Technology Topics : Digital Signage
Moderator: Lyle Bunn
- Janice Lee Litvinoff, CISCO Systems, Inc.
- Michael White, CTS, Multimedia Solutions, Inc.
Dynamic digital signage (DDS) has passed the $1 billion industry level, growing at 40% annually toward one million installed displays by 2009. Project planning and technology integration are key as retailers and a wide range of service providers consider and proceed with DDS projects. Opportunities and key supply issues will be presented in this program by some of the industry’s most experienced professionals.
Additional panelists will include:
- Harris Liontas, Novra Technologies
- Jeff Porter, Scala
- Brian Dusho, Broadsign
- Jeff Collard, Omnivex
- Bill Trainer, Capital Networks
- Jeff Blankensop, NEC
- Don Fasick, LG Electronics
- Brad Gleeson, Planar Systems
- Wayne Moir, Adshift.
Digital Signage Application Showcase: InfoComm and Spinitar have teamed with leaders from the digital signage industry to create the first InfoComm Digital Signage Application Showcase. Dedicated to educating attendees on industry specific applications utilizing digital signage, this area located in Hall E will allow them to be immersed in environments from airport terminals to casinos. These environments display fully functional digital signage applications deployed around the world. Attendees can through the exhibit to understand how digital signage impacts your everyday life. Within the Digital Signage Application Showcase there will also be an area dedicated to the future of digital signage which will house innovative presentations providing a unique perspective into the direction the digital signage industry is moving. Platinum Sponsor is Sony. Equipment Sponsors are Premier Mounts, and SoundTube
For more information on digital signage activity at InfoComm, visit www.infocomm.org.