Sixteen:Nine Podcasts: Rich Ventura, NEC Display Solutions

January 4, 2017 by Dave Haynes

Rich Ventura now has the launch codes and the secret handshake instructions to act as the 2017 chairman of the Digital Signage Federation. He’s been active in the organization for several years, and has big plans for the year ahead.

He’ll go into that in the latter half of this podcast episode, but we spend the first part of it talking about his role as Vice President of Business Development and Solutions at NEC Display Solutions.

We talk about how NEC operates and what makes it different, newish technologies like Raspberry Pi, the overall state of the flat panel industry, the emergence of direct view LED and a pile of other topics.

We also talk about what the signage industry, and particularly the display side of it, looks like in 2017 and beyond.

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  1. Todd Fender says:

    Dave – RE: Chinese display manufacturers

    Both JUSHA and Beacon have entered the medical display market in the last few years.
    Most of their sales have occurred in China, however they are starting to spread globally.

    Also, they now have North American-based people managing their product lines and negotiating distribution agreements.

    The difficulty has been the current channel has been reluctant to add more products/brands to their line cards. The market is still relatively small when compared to other markets.

    This may change if the Chinese brands are to offer more margin to the channel.
    Money talks!

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