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OPEN SOURCE AND THE CLOUD

People looking at launching a digital signage network have an abundance of options to choose from.  When looking at software solutions, two main choices come to mind.  There are proprietary, and open source solutions.  To pick the best candidate you must consider your business needs, risk tolerance and financial situation.

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Two reasons retailers should switch from print to digital signage

Retailers and brand owners increasingly embrace digital signage to enhance the shopping experience and create a more pleasing environment for their customers.  In this article, we will look at the main reasons why digital signage has become such an important part of the modern marketer’s arsenal.   1.    Changing customer

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Where to use interactive digital signage

Early days Originally, the term “digital signage” described a totally passive activity.  Static content was pushed to displays using basic content management software (CMS) and audiences were exposed to nothing more than a PowerPoint slide deck. Since then, content and CMS products have evolved.  Today’s digital signage serves a constant

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Outdoor digital signage for businesses

Outdoor signs are extremely important for businesses.  They are used to reinforce branding, promote products and services, or advertise sales and promotions on roadside billboards.  Businesses have traditionally used static exterior signage made up of printed materials and painted signs.  More recently, advances in print technologies have introduced a range

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Point of purchase displays

Retailers are always looking for a competitive advantage.   It’s the difference between a thriving retail operation, and one that flounders and dies.  This is especially true for traditional retail businesses who are heavily invested in brick and mortar stores. Today, retail store chains find themselves in crisis mode.  They face

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Benefits of Digital Signage in Hospitals

Healthcare providers constantly deal with important, and often-life-threatening issues.  Hospitals and clinics must be accessible and well suited to any visitor or patient, regardless of their age or health.  Not surprisingly, these facilities cater to a constant flow of visitors who are often unfamiliar with their surroundings.  And to top

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Interactive Signage Software

It seems every year brings something new and exciting.  We hear about 3D displays, holograms and interactive signage.  While some of these technologies catch on, many others just make a big splash and disappear.  A lot of innovation is driven by advances in display and computer technologies, but it doesn’t

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Digital Signage Software for Libraries

Public libraries have been undergoing a massive technology shift, and digital signage is playing a big role in this transformation.  What used to be an isolated and sedate environment has become more of a community hub where people interact, learn and communicate together.  The internet has helped libraries connect to

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Digital Signage Software for Video Walls

Your typical video wall used to require special expertise, expensive hardware and complex software. It was a very involved affair that would consume many hours of planning and research. While a few installations may still require proprietary or expensive solutions, many professional results can be achieved using commercially available digital

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What is QL Player?

QL Player is one component of the Navori QL digital signage solution. QL Player handles all content play-out duties and follows program instructions from its server. QL Player is available for several operating systems and devices such as Microsoft Windows, Google Android and a range of system on chip (SOC)

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Digital Signage Solutions for Banks and Financial Institutions

Visit any retail bank and you will see the same video walls and large flat panel displays that have been used in many fashion stores for decades. Fact is, the banking and financial sector is increasingly using digital signage solutions to enhance in-branch customer experience. Financial institutions understand the retail

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Navori Labs Prepares Launch of Next-Generation QL Digital Signage Engine

Digital signage software pioneer to demonstrate extensive new content management and playout capabilities of QL. 2.0 at Digital Signage Expo, including HTML5-based user interface, YouTube-style content previewing LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND/MONTREAL, March 13, 2017 – At the Digital Signage Expo later this month, Navori Labs will unveil its next-generation QL digital signage

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Digital Signage Solutions for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs and small business owners recognize the benefits of digital signage.  It doesn’t matter the type of business or its location.  Digital signage has become an essential tool for all types of businesses. In this article, we’ll look at what to look for in a digital signage solution for your

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Digital Signage for Retail

The retail world has been rocked by e-commerce and the battle lines have been drawn.  It’s become a never-ending fight for customer’s hard earned cash.  Physical store owners need all the tools at their disposal to remain relevant and profitable faced with a competitor that plays by its own set

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Digital signage software for hotels

Hotels and hospitality suites benefit greatly from digital signage technologies.  The use of digital displays and touchscreens is on the rise globally and the hospitality sector represents a major part of that growth. Here’s why… Strategically positioned touch enabled displays let hotel visitors access information in lobbies and open areas.

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Digital Signage Software as a Service

Software as a Service (also known as SaaS) is a popular choice for display network operators, corporate users and small business owners.  SaaS leverages cloud hosted services to provide cost efficient and reliable software infrastructure to those who don’t have sufficient resources, financial or otherwise, to set up and manage

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What’s the cost of digital signage software?

Thinking about deploying digital signage but unsure about costs? Here is some useful advice.   Think of the software first Digital signage is made up of many components. One part hardware, one part software. But what most people don’t realize is their choice of software will impact many downstream costs,

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Digital Signage Software for Smart TVs

Displays equipped with System on Chip technology (also known as: Smart TVs) are becoming very popular with digital signage network operators. In fact, Smart TVs have been around for some time now but early models were hampered by low-end processors and a limited amount of memory. These displays could only

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Digital Displays for Schools

Digital displays have become a common sight in many schools, colleges and universities. In fact, learning institutions around the world have been deploying digital displays at an increasingly rapid pace. In this article, we’ll explore some of the current digital signage trends in education, and look at where the industry

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Digital Displays for Advertising

The advertising industry has benefited greatly from digital technologies. Take digital displays, for example. Digital display and LED Billboard advertising (also known as digital-out-of-home, or dooh) are used by more advertisers and brand owners than ever before, and their popularity is on the rise. Let’s consider what’s behind this trend.

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