The guy at Strandvision, a relatively new industry entry, has a special place in my cold heart because he will issue a press release on ANYTHING in the hopes of generating attention.
Sometimes the stuff is relevant. Mostly it's just silly, like the one he did on a server upgrade. This latest one pumped out today made me want to write something.
"StrandVision LLC (http://www.strandvision.com), a provider of Internet-based digital signage services based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, today introduced an optional split screen viewing enhancement to its Internet digital signage player here at infoComm06. StrandVision is the first digital signage provider offering inexpensive signage solutions (starting at $55/month) to introduce this level of player sophistication."
Simply put … "No!"
Split screens are common offers for virtually all the companies in this space, and there are other companies that offer rates lower than what is being humped here. I know one offer, in particular, that's about half that.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.