display alliance news 7.21.2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Chris Sava

Shout-outs galore in the blogging tech world.
Ryan, an experienced tech blogger at ShopJimmy’s Blog threw us a shout out. Over here at Mass Integrated Systems, we’ve known these  lovers of all things tech for the past few years. They’re great guys with a VAST knowledge of consumer electronic parts. We’d like our audience to know about them, and they felt the same about us. Ryan said this, “I discovered a new site, Display Alliance, because they picked up my recent post about LED TVs. Display Alliance is an aggregation of “crowdsourced” content related to the display industry. It’s a cool site and concept, and I hope it takes off (not merely because they syndicated my post).” Subscribe to ShopJimmy’s Blog here.

Samar Technologies releases an upgraded All-in-one Ad Display product line.
These 7” to 19” All-in-one ad displays are equipped with touch screen, motion sensor, RJ-45 networking, Wii-Fi USB dongle,RS-232 Interface (Barcode), the LED powered panel offers low power consumption, a longer life cycle and contains no lead or mercury for less impact to the environment. These reliable products are designed to run 24/7. Content loading is user friendly and can be uploaded by SD card, thumb drive or through a network. read the press release here, on DA.

The Role of LCD Enclosures in Digital Signage.
Richard, analyst and blogger for Armagard, explains the benefit of LCD enclosures for digital signage. He says, from outdoor locations to industrial areas, LCD enclosures allow the safe use of standard and commercial screens- no matter what the environment it has to operate in is like. An LCD enclosure can be described as a protective housing for an LCD screen but there are more to them than that. Read the full article here.

Mirada Media Provides Custom Signage Solution for COOPSCO’s In-store TV Network.
The COOPSCO network, which includes 60 cooperatives with over 100 outlets inside French-speaking high schools, colleges and universities in Quebec, will be rolling out LCD screens powered by a custom version of Mirada Media's ChannelView player and content management system at participating school supply and book stores, clothing boutiques and cafeterias. Read the full press release here, on DA.

The monthly rise and fall of LCD flat panel pricing.
Alan Brawn, LCD guru and consultant at Insight Media, gives us some insight on the LCD pricing roller-coaster. He says, as we all experienced late last year, there was a dramatic drop in the street prices for both plasma and LCD flat panel displays in the United States. Manufacturers responded to pent up demand and savings in manufacturing costs to fuel this trend. The domino effect created a pricing structure on flat panel displays that was heretofore unimaginable. Lest we get too complacent in the current status of the pricing wars, the battle is not over by a long shot. Events on the other side of the world will have a "ripple effect" on products and prices in the United States and throughout the world. The bottom line from this analyst’s perspective is that LCD flat panel prices will continue a rapid if not extreme decline in no small part due to what is taking place in China as we speak. Read the article in it’s entirety here, at DisplayDaily. 

400 digital signage software companies and counting.
Dave Haynes of Sixteen:Nine sifts through a report based on Google Page Rank and Alexa Traffic Rank on the 400 top digital signage software companies across the globe. Although there are some missing players and double counted companies, it is a thorough list. Dave said even if the industry boils down in the next 2-3 years to half this list, its still way too many. Dave said this about the rapidly growing, (and consolidating,) industry: The weirdest thing is that I still comes across new companies who blithely ignore all that and set up to build and peddle yet another variation on basically the same thing. Read the full article and see the list here.

Large-size panel prices to be flat or slightly down in August, say Taiwan makers.

Sourced from DigiTime Display, TFT-LCD panel makers originally looked to a rebound in prices of large-size panels in August amid the peak season, but now expect price levels to remain unchanged or drop slightly mainly because TV retail channels in the China market have high inventories, according to industry sources. Read the full article here.

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