digital signage

  • Using digital screens to inspire better health Crunch Network

    Using digital screens to inspire better health

    Digital signage is an industry that just keeps getting bigger. Most digital signage customers use screens to sell advertising space, provide information or assist wayfinding. The really good ones look to create dynamic signage that changes in response to variables that allows them to personalize content and playlists. But recently, more are looking to use screens to inspire better health… Read More

  • Panasonic Partners With Photon To Build Smarter Signs In Stores

    Panasonic Partners With Photon To Build Smarter Signs In Stores

    Photon Interactive, a company that’s been focused on building mobile experiences for large brands, is teaming up with Panasonic to bring what they say will be a more personalized experience to the digital signs you see in stores. The goal is to combine Photon’s software with Panasonic displays, so that those displays will know more about the customer. That information can be used… Read More

  • MultiTouchWall: NEC's Awesome, Huge Multi-Touch Digital Signage System (Video)

    Face recognition, personalization, flexible screens: digital signage has come a long way. Now NEC is offering up its own digital signage solution, which has two distinct selling points: it’s pretty big (4.1m wide and 1.15m high), and it boasts multi-touch control. Read More

  • Sharp's 330-Inch Digital Signage Display

    Make it bigger in case you really want some attention: that’s what Sharp must have thought when they thought of this 330-inch (8.4m) digital signage display. The company announced [JP] this monster will be installed in Tokyo station (one of the biggest stations in Tokyo) tomorrow. Read More

  • Vending Machine Detects One's Sex And Age To Recommend Appropriate Drinks

    Last year, we’ve shown you Yahoo Japan’s digital signage system that scans passersbys to put up personalized content (ads, news, and other information). And today, railway operator JR EAST showed a very similar device that’s actually a mix between digital signage system and vending machine. Read More

  • Japanese company field-tests 145-inch, $430,000 flexible display

    Japan-based Shinoda Display has begun field-testing a very large, thin and bendable display [JP, PDF] at Tokyo Station. The 145-inch display is based on the company’s proprietary Plasma Tube Array (PTA) technology. It’s just 0.9mm thick and consists of six film panels that are bendable, which means they fit on curved surfaces. Read More

  • Twelve 42-inch LCDs rolled into one = huge digital signage system

    If you’ve ever come to Japan, and especially to Tokyo, you will have noticed this country’s love for digital signage systems. They’re practically everywhere and some of them are quite cool. Now Tokyo-based Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has announced plans to set up a digital signage system [JP] that consists of a total of twelve 42-inch LCDs. Read More

  • Geek designs iPhone-powered digital signage bag

    Japanese super geek Akio has single-handedly designed what he calls a digital signage bag specifically made for iPhones. It’s essentially a bag with three pockets that fit an iPhone or iPod touch each and can serve as a promotion tool. At least in theory. Read More

  • Tokyo uses e-paper as disaster prevention measure

    While the rest of the world is waiting for the breakthrough of e-paper as part of everyday life, Japan seems to be a step further. Tokyo-based Toppan Printing has developed electronic papers that can be used as flexible information displays in the case of major disasters such as earth quakes. Read More

  • NTT commercializes aroma-emitting digital signage system

    They tested it for nearly a year now but today Japan’s telecommunications giant NTT announces their aroma-emitting digital signage system is finally available [JP] for advertising and promotion companies in and outside Nippon. A limited test run of the so-called Kaoru Saineeji (aroma signage) system in a few selected places in Tokyo was finished successfully. NTT uses a proprietary… Read More