Guest Post: Ryan Cahoy, Rise Vision, on behalf of the DSF Education Committee
Want to hear from your peers in digital signage and keep up with the latest trends without the sales job?
Check out the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) free Google Hangout series, featuring DSF member experts sharing their thoughts and views on a variety of topics at the forefront of this rapidly changing industry.
Here is what you missed this month:
On July 13, our topic was “Selecting the Right Media Player.” The panel featured speakers from Intel, Canonical, and The Book PC, sharing their insights on everything from hardware and operating systems to software and deployment tips.
Some of the questions from the audience included:
- What considerations should be made when thinking of using consumer grade streaming media players in enterprise digital signage?
- What are the general / ball park pricing points for the various types of media players? Are there limitations to what each of them can do?
- Some players (usually for video walls) lack proper HTML5/CSS content support and hardware acceleration for animations. Can you please weigh in on player options that either allow Chrome or have HTML5 support out-of- the-box?
- Are there any types of players that are applicable to elevator displays?
Watch the panel discussion to hear answers to those questions and much more:
Coming up in August – Art on the Big Screens in the NYC Subway
On August 18th at 2pm EDT, we’ll hear from members of the MTA Art and Design team talking about their award-winning Digital Arts Program taking in the NYC subway system.
During the conversation we will explore:
- How the digital art program began.
- How the MTA allocates funding for the art program.
- The art program is diverse across graphics, music, poetry, photography etc, we will explore how it intersected with digital.
- How they determined the timing of the pieces and how to break up the day parts.
- Insights into the future plans for the program.
If you would like to attend you can sign up for free at http://www.digitalsignagefederation.org/hangouts, and if you can’t make it don’t worry we will record the conversation and it will be posted to the site.
If you are a DSF member, and have an idea for a topic please send us your thoughts, If you are not yet a DSF member, consider joining us so you can take part in future events.
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.