Friday, January 16, 2009

The morning (afternoon) press - digital signage news for January 16

Here are some of the more interesting industry new items from the past few days:

  • A look at two digital POS systems - Doesn't sound like it has a lot to do with digital signage, but when you see what the POS systems of tomorrow (or today, if you're willing to pay for bleeding-edge) gets you, you'll understand why the name of the game is now: convergence (not the company, the noun).
  • NVIDIA's Ion platform will probably be useful for a lot of digital signage applications if they can really deliver on their promise of a $400-ish (more like $450 with wifi) option using Intel's Atom processor and their own GPU. Atom's slow as a dog, but the introduction of the Nvidia GPU means we can offload more work onto it, making this thing possibly viable in our market.
  • L.A. Introduces Bill to Ban Digital Signs ’til 2012: It's so funny that L.A. of all places would have a problem with digital billboards (ok, I guess Las Vegas or NYC would e even more ironic). But apparently the powers-that-be at the city council are serious about banning roadside digital billboards.

Have a great weekend, folks!

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