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Signagelive appoints Jon Gilbey as Business Development Manager for EMEA

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Signagelive, global suppliers of cloud-based digital signage solutions, has recently appointed Jon Gilbey as Business Development Manager within the EMEA team.

Another new appointment shows Signagelive’s commitment to future growth in the digital signage market and strengthens our position as a recognised leader within the digital signage industry.

Comment from Jon Gilbey, Business Development Manager, (EMEA)

I’m extremely looking forward to be joining Signagelive, a dedicated and friendly team who always ensure their clients are at the heart of everything they do and am really excited to be contributing toward the continued success of the business.

Comment from Aferdita Qesku, Director of Sales

Our latest addition this year (we’re not done yet) means Signagelive EMEA will have an even stronger focus on our clients and channel. We work hard with our partners to assist delivering the right solutions to potential clients. Jon’s addition to the team will add extra drive and enthusiasm and push the Signagelive message further. I’m looking forward to watching his growth in this industry.

New FDA rules focus those in the food service to consider digital signage

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Customer’s have been asking for a clear description of the nutrition of the food for many years, but governments across the world are now mandating this information to be displayed. These new laws are likely to focus the minds of those in food service to consider digital menu boards.

The FDA Menu Labelling Requirements have issued a requirement deadline of 7 May 2018 for calorific values to be displayed on in-store menu boards. For the establishments that already have digital menu boards this is much easier to do. Many of our Signagelive US clients with QSR menu boards have already converted to displaying calorific values and some others are just wrapping up their conversions to ensure compliance.

Here are a couple of examples of before and after adding calorie details and also how a detailed menu board would look.FDA_menu_compliance2boards

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Restaurants need to deploy increasingly complex details as well as limited time offers on their menus, the cost and time associated with printing new materials gets in the way of innovation. Therefore a digital solution that will instantly make the necessary changes across every screen displaying products (even online and on your mobile application) has huge advantages. To find out more click here.

Restaurateurs are also looking for ways to engage with customers to increase loyalty and inspire repeat visits. QSR digital signage has an immediate and lasting impact with consumers, connecting the digital experience in the restaurant to their mobile device.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive announce support for Samsung Tizen 3.0 / SSSP 5.0

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Signagelive are pleased to announce that we are launching support for Tizen 3.0 / SSSP 5.0 on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

A list of supported models can be found here and full details of supported features is available on our help centre.

The new models and existing Tizen models share the same application and installation process, so as part of the upgrade we will also be updating existing Tizen installations.

No action has been required by our Signagelive end users.

Signagelive decided from the outset, that all support and software updates will not be an additional cost to our customers. When you purchase a Signagelive licence, all software updates and support including live chat are included for the lifetime of your licence.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive announced as a finalist in the Digital Signage Awards 2018

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Signagelive are very pleased to announce that they have been selected as a finalist in the Digital Signage Awards 2018:

The award category is Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants for Westgate Resort & Casino Las Vegas.

We are looking forward to attending the Digital Signage Awards ceremony on Wednesday 7th February after the Digital Signage Summit at ISE in Amsterdam.

Signagelive will be exhibiting at ISE on 6-9th February at RAI Amsterdam on stand 8-G335 in Hall 8 Digital Signage. We will be showcasing a wide range of applications ranging from data driven menu boards, queue management, room bookings and intelligent data driven content.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive support available for the Christmas & New Year holiday 2017

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With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching us, here at Signagelive we will be ready to support you should you need to contact us throughout the upcoming holiday period.

Our Support Team will be available to support you on the following dates and times:

Friday 22nd December – Normal Support Hours (8am – 12 midnight GMT)
Saturday 23rd December – Closed
Sunday 24th December – Closed
Monday 25th December – Closed
Tuesday 26th December – Closed
Wednesday 27th December – (8am – 12 midnight GMT)
Thursday 28th December – (8am – 12 midnight GMT)
Friday 29th December – (8am – 12 midnight GMT)
Saturday 30th December – Closed
Sunday 31st December – Closed
Monday 1st January – Closed

Normal support service resumes on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We will be available via live chat, email or telephone should you need us throughout any of the open dates above.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Signagelive

Signagelive partner and exhibit at Exertis Medium Connectivity & Digital Signage Roadshow

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Signagelive will be partnering with Exertis Medium to re-launch the Connectivity Roadshows which target Pre-sales and Technical Sales leads within the Reseller Channel.

There are two events:

  • Thursday 23rd November at Reading FC, Madejski Stadium
  • Monday 27th November at Manchester City FC, Etihad Stadium

These half day events will be starting at 1pm with Registration/Lunch, intro from vendors, exhibition and Infacom training session. Followed by a VIP drinks and dinner reception finishing at 8.30pm

Why should you attend?

The events will bring together a number of Connectivity & Control vendors in one room, providing the opportunity to launch new products, showcase existing, and meet potential new clients face to face.

Visit the Signagelive stand to view our cloud based platform and see for yourself how digital signage can be used to control screens via mobile devices and see specific information. Signagelive will also be exhibiting with IAdea to show their calendar integration solution demo.

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Exertis Medium is the A-Z of AV with some long-established relationships with the biggest and best brands, They work with inventive, niche vendors who can make a huge impact, are big on service but meticulous about the little details too.

Exertis highly trained sales team are motivated to provide the very best service levels as a differentiator. The pre- and post-sales staff strive to exceed customer satisfaction at every stage. Exertis is a member of InfoComm International®, which is the professionalism of the AV industry through education, training and development of employees and customers.

Signagelive’s digital signage platform is used globally by over 1,900 organisations to manage their networks. Supplying digital signage software and services to multiple markets including retail, education,and hospitality, to over 46 countries across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. Its innovative technology media playback software is written in HTML5, is cloud-based and is compatible with an unrivalled number of display screens, mobile devices and video wall display systems.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive is expanding globally and hiring in the US and Singapore

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Signagelive is seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join them as they continue to expand globally. Signagelive’s headquarters are located in the UK outside of Cambridge, with offices in Chicago and Singapore.

New opportunities in US and Singapore shows Signagelive’s commitment to future growth in the digital signage market and will strengthen our position as a recognised leader within the digital signage industry.

To find out more about each role click on each of the links below:

If you are interested in any of these positions then please email careers@signagelive.com in the first instance.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive recently presented at the Northern WAVE event in Leeds

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Aferdita Qesku, Sales Director Global at Signagelive recently presented at Women in AV at the Northern WAVE event held in Leeds. Aferdita discussed What it takes to succeed in the AV World”.

The presentation was very well received and the event provided excellent networking opportunities for all attendees.

Women in AV is a networking and information sharing group whose goal is to help, learn, mentor and assist all women to achieve success in the audiovisual industry.

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The next WAVE meeting is in London at Lutron offices on October 19th. Women in AV hold approx six conferences each year and also attend ISE. If you are interested in finding out further information on WAVE please contact Pat Deeley.

Signagelive is a world leader in the development and delivery of digital signage applications and interactive media solutions. Supplying digital signage software and services to thousands of customers in multiple markets including QSR, retail, education, and hospitality, to over 46 countries across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. Signagelive provides innovative technology, media playback software written in HTML5, and is cloud-based. It is compatible with an unrivalled number of display screens, mobile devices and video wall display systems.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Why should a business use digital signage?

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Digital screens allow any business to easily showcase their products, services or any other content for that matter, helping them to stand out and engage with more customers.

A digital screen provides the most flexible banner in the world. Available in all shapes and sizes, from single large format screens to multi-screen video walls, free standing kiosks, shelf edge displays and tablet devices, choose one or pick any combination to suit your needs.

Digital signage solutions are being exploited by most business owners today to give them an edge over their competitors. There are many different benefits digital signage will have on your business, which can help you become more successful within your industry.sl_switch_2017 (1) (1)

Benefits of digital signage

A wider range of products and services can be shown e.g. a restaurant could utilise a series of digital menu boards that display a different menu as the day progresses – i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With simple cloud-based Content Management System (CMS), a single or an entire network of screens can be managed remotely.

It is impressive and will engage more customers at the point of sale, or make an atmosphere more lively or unique, with a powerful influence on buying decisions.

To boost awareness and sales, it can be used as a tool to interact with customers as an entertainment medium e.g. waiting areas in an airport or train station to communicate messages to your customers. It can also be used as a medium for your employees e.g. internal communications, meeting rooms.

It is quick and easy to update at any time (even immediately) and schedule content – you are completely in control.

It can be used as a platform to showcase work e.g. a building company could set up a slide show to allow prospective clients to view some of their completed projects. People tend to trust peer recommendation over advertising, displaying projects you have worked on for others will help promote your brand, and reinforce trust in your services.

No costly printing, delivery or installation, unlike traditional point of sale.

It allows the option of generating additional money from third party advertisers e.g. in large shopping centres, ATM toppers, health centres.

Twitter feeds, currency updates, weather updates and more can be incorporated into the display as well as blog posts e.g. a doctor or dentist waiting room could display general health facts and tips and feature real-time news via an RSS feed.

You can display anything you choose to from news channels to twitter feeds, photographs to advertisements – the list is endless.

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Future use of digital signage

A few years ago digital signage was really expensive and complicated. The situation is very different today. If you aren’t using digital signage, you’re lagging behind and letting potential customers walk past you.

If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time to apply digital signage to your business. Even in the smallest form your setup can always be developed and will provide you with a starting point for growth and development.

In addition to the costs to purchase and setup a digital signage solution, many customers in the past found themselves paying expensive annual support contracts, without which, they would not receive the latest software updates, support and even worse find their digital signage software will no longer work.

Signagelive decided from the outset, that all support and software updates will not be an additional cost to our customers. When you purchase a Signagelive licence, all software updates and support including live chat are included for the lifetime of your licence.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Transport digital signage solutions provided by Signagelive

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In the transport world keeping your customers up to speed with the latest information relevant to them to make their journey and travel experience a good one – ideally so that they return – is crucial. Travelling is a matter of getting people to places as fast and efficiently as possible, but the whole experience should include so much more, whether it is for business or pleasure.

Digital signage is emerging as a way of enhancing that travel experience from a customer point of view, while also making the process easier for transport employees. It is even possible to shrink perceived waiting times down with the use of digital signage.

Airports / Railway Stations

Airports are leading the way with digital arrival/departure boards, digital signs in terminal restaurants and new methods of airport advertising, but the rest of the transportation industry is rapidly catching up.

Airports have discovered that the traditional way of travelling – calling an airline to book a ticket, checking in at the terminal, security point and gate, and referring to an analog-style flight board is rapidly changing. The travel experience can be improved greatly by the use of digital signage and using self check in kiosks for customers.

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Dynamic messaging on screens is aesthetically pleasing for travellers, but it serves a more important purpose of conveying updated train, flight and airport information to them, which is critical in fast-paced airport and train stations. For airport authorities, digital signage can make for a safer and more secure environment, as well as aid the constant flow of traffic in the terminals.

The first thing for anyone visiting an airport or railway station needs to see is clear signage of where to go. Multiply that by hundreds if not thousands of individuals coming through the doors and those screens employed for this type of information can be an amazing investment in comparison to the bulky large banners and stand up signs.

Wayfinding signage typically is stagnant and directs travellers e.g. arrivals, baggage claims, taxis and customer services. Airport digital signage can also include information on popular local destinations, restaurants, shops and hotels.

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The main entrance to an airport or railway station is the first opportunity to engage with visitors. Video Walls are a very popular way to deliver the “wow” experience by creating a large canvas for your messaging, whether it’s company branding or a customer welcome message. At airports they can also be used for instructions e.g. bag drop or security messages.

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People often wait for many hours for flights or trains and digital signage applications can be used as a form of entertainment e.g. build your perfect holiday as shown below, a customer will often perceive their wait time to be shorter because they are being entertained during that period of time.

With increased security measures taking effect in airports globally, travellers once again have seen an increase in wait time in the security checkpoint area. In addition to the regulation messages, screens are also used to display airport branding messages and marketing.

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Travellers may not have much time to shop and browse and therefore, you do not have much time to influence their purchasing decision. The airport/railways are a hustle-and-bustle retail environment with customers on the fly, and attracting their attention and trying to influence their buying decisions is tough.

Some digital screens are mounted in store windows, facing outward to encourage customers in, while others are situated strategically inside the store, strengthening merchandising efforts and encouraging customers to spend.

 

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Public Transport – Bus/Tube/Taxis

One reason that advertising has seen such success in public transport areas is that, as with any kind of public transportation, people are going have to wait. Bus shelters can provide billboards and interactive screens. On the tube underground there is a huge amount of wall space as well as inside the trains to display screens for information and advertising,

Taxis can show content by advertising on screens set up on the top of the taxi – this is a new technology which is currently more popular in the US than the UK.

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Cruise lines, which are used to offering luxurious accommodations for guests on their liners, have been keen to adopt digital signage and applications that provide information and advertisements.

Digital signs are placed over food areas e.g. snack bar, main entrances and retail shopping areas. The screens in food areas are used as digital menu boards, which display pictures of menu items and prices.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.