Board The Queen Mary For A Digital Signage Tour, Aug. 10th


Digital Signage Expo is planning an informal tour and mixer on the Queen Mary cruise liner, which has been a part of the Long Beach, CA waterfront for many years as a working museum hotel and restaurant.

The August 10th event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the ship. At rush hour, it’s about a three day drive from LAX, and maybe 30 minutes if traffic behaves.

The tour will be run by Jim Nista of Insteo, which has its offices a few blocks away in Long Beach. His firm did the interactive signage, the content and even the faux-vintage wood enclosures for the screens on the boat.

I had a private tour with Jim in early 2015, and it’s nicely done. The ship alone is worth a look, as you get a sense of trans-Atlantic travel before Boeing and Airbus took over.

Admission is free, but registration is required because seating is limited. The event sponsors are Adaptive Technology Group, BrightSign, Premier Mounts and rpVisual Solutions.


That’s Jim Nista poking away at one of the touch screens.

Dave Haynes

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Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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