Samsung Electronics America Inc. is showcasing its latest commercial display solutions that enable a smarter digital signage experience for businesses of all sizes at the 2014 Digital Signage Expo (DSE). Highlights from Samsung’s 2014 lineup of commercial displays, including an 85-inch UHD display, ultra-narrow bezel video wall solutions and a new range featuring the next-generation Samsung Smart Signage Platform, will be shown in Booths #901 and #909 at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas from February 12-13.
Following up on the launch of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform in 2013, Samsung today announced the introduction of its new D Series commercial displays featuring an enhanced system-on-a-chip that now provides support for more advanced applications including touch and video wall configurations – all without the need for an external media player or PC. Built around a Quad Core processor, the next-generation Smart Signage Platform also adds an SD slot for flexible memory expansion as well as built-in WiFi as a standard feature for many models.
“Samsung continues to provide a smarter, simpler path for organizations of all sizes looking to make the transition from static to dynamic digital signage,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Our new D Series lineup of smart commercial displays, coupled with expertise from best-in-breed software partners, enables Samsung to offer a streamlined, cost-effective and fully-featured solution for presenting dynamic content, opening new possibilities for consumer engagement, entertainment and information sharing.”
By eliminating the need for an external media player, the Samsung Smart Signage Platform simplifies the deployment of digital signage networks, providing organizations an easier, more cost-effective approach to delivering dynamic messaging to their audience. Compared with traditional configurations using external media players or PCs, the Samsung Smart Signage Platform reduces the total cost of ownership by up to 40 percent over three years for small- and medium-sized digital signage networks.
The Samsung Smart Signage Pavilion, located in Booth #909, will highlight a number of real-world applications developed for the platform by software partners Avionex (Hypersign), Capital Networks, Four Winds Interactive, Insteo, Scala, Signagelive, Wireless Ronin and X-Factor Communications.
New 2014 D Series Line Up
In addition to the next-generation Smart Signage Platform system-on-a-chip, the new Samsung D Series commercial displays also introduce a flexible new design approach featuring replaceable bezels in a variety of colors that enable users to customize signage to match any environment. To provide solutions suited for any project, the D Series models are tiered in three product lines: the DB Series, an entry-level lineup providing access to Smart Signage Platform capabilities; the DM Series, the broadest product line, rated for 24/7 operation; the DH Series, the premium lineup offering 700nit brightness. As well as eliminating cables, built-in WiFi on DM and DH Series models enables easy mobile integration including mirroring on content to the display.
Available in a range of sizes from 32- to 75-inches[ii], the D Series will be available through Samsung’s distribution and reseller partners in the coming months.
UHD, Life-Sized Displays and Near Seamless Video Walls
Samsung’s full lineup of commercial displays showcased at Booth #901 also includes new solutions to address the market demand for larger, visually impactful displays and new interactive solutions. Highlights include:
A new 85-inch UHD commercial display, on exhibition as a preview of Samsung’s upcoming full line of 4K displays;
The new UD55D, featuring a bezel-to-bezel measurement of just 3.5mm for creating virtually seamless video walls;
The ME95C, which at 95-inches is Samsung’s largest available commercial display and features an ultra-thin profile and energy-efficient edge-lit LED technology;
IWB 3.0, Samsung’s new interactive whiteboard solution for enhanced collaboration in corporate and educational environments.
Samsung will also be presenting two seminars at DSE addressing total cost of ownership and driving consumer engagement:
Rebalancing the TCO Equation – How Smart Displays Are Changing the Cost Containment Calculus – Feb. 12, 12:30-1:00pm – Digital Signage Workshop Theater
Bigger, Thinner, Faster: How Video Walls & Displays 90-inches and Beyond Can Drive Consumer Engagement – Feb. 12, 2:45-3:15pm – Digital Signage Workshop Theater