CES – Digital Picture Frames as Signage

January 10, 2007 by Dave Haynes

There were three gadgets people could not help but see everywhere at this show – GPS navigators, mp3 players, and digital picture frames.

The sight of ALL those GPS systems has me thinking if I wait a year they’ll be giveaways that come hanging off the side of a bottle of vodka at the liquor store. Well … maybe not, but they certainly won’t hang on to the $400 or so many of the units now command at stores.

MP3 players we all know about.

What I find interesting is that display manufacturers are the first to pick up on the idea of using digital picture frames as simple digital signage. A few, notably LG and Samsung, had these tidy little 7 and 8 inch LCDs parked beside their bigger brethren, cycling through JPEGs explaining the specs.

Another blog also took note of this, and he also got better photos than me.

Nothing fancy about it at all, but it works … much better than tent cards. And these sorts of frames cost sub-$100 when bought in quantity.

  1. Rob Everton says:

    Yeah, I agree – these signs are great. At Infocomm last year, several display makers were manufacturing them, using them, but not selling them which really ticked me off.

    Now there are tons of options for the rest of us looking to use them in exhibits.

    And thanks for the link.

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