Digital Signage/Monitors

  • ViewSonic Sees Growth, Boost From Vista in '07
    ViewSonic executives believe "The Vista Factor" will be one of several growth points they see in 2007, touting the forthcoming Microsoft operating system as a big opportunity for display solutions given its advances in graphics and user interface functionality.
  • Westinghouse Digital To Launch Big Displays, Channel Program
    Another tier-one brand is gunning for a piece of the commercial display space: Westinghouse Digital Electronics, which plans to launch large displays at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show and roll out a new VAR program in the spring.
  • Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • A Fine Vintage
    A California winery is experiencing a booming crop of sales, thanks to a local digital integrator and a custom-built Media Center PC solution.
  • Production Home Partner
    If there's one dark cloud over the home integration landscape, many integrators say it's the production home market, brought down by higher interest rates and inventory gluts. Integrators Nick McCullough and Frank DeFilippis of Link Your House strongly disagree.
  • Microsoft Launches More Scalable, Open Embedded CE 6.0
    As Linux gains ground in the embedded system market, Microsoft is scaling up and opening more of its Windows CE kernel and giving CE developers free copy of Visual Studio to drive more development of Windows embedded devices.
  • NEC Zooms In On Digital Signage
    NEC Display Solutions has pushed its technology—and is hoping to move its channel partners—into a new realm of wide-screen, multipurpose digital signage with a new 37-inch monitor it says can be used for a variety of commercial solutions.
  • BenQ Suffers Losses, Looks To Sell Assets
    BenQ said it lost $600 million in the first nine months of the year and intends to sell some of its non-core assets to recover from a costly and futile effort to turnaround the cell phone business it acquired from Siemens.
  • Briefs: October 23, 2006
    Hewlett-Packard overshot rival Dell to reclaim the No. 1 position in worldwide PC market share during the third quarter, according to two research firms.
  • Electrograph To Launch Higher-Margin Displays
    Electrograph Systems on Tuesday plans to launch its own line of LCD and plasma displays aimed at the consumer, government, education, professional audio/video and digital signage markets. And there's good news for VARs: The displays are designed to generate up to 15 points more margin than similar products made by top-tier manufacturers.
  • Review: Choices Plentiful For Budget-Priced Notebooks
    It's a buyer's market in today's world of notebooks. There is an abundance of variety and performance available, so buyers can choose which features they need and what kind of money they want to spend. And regardless of what a potential buyer is shopping for, it's hard to spend a lot of money on a notebook computer these days.
  • Screen Time
    The digital signage market is ready for its close-up and the potential opportunities are everywhere: hospitals, casinos, restaurants, movie theaters, corporate environments—the list goes on. Poised to fuel $2 billion in revenue by 2009, the space is a prime-time opportunity for solution providers able to sell into this market.
  • Display Technologies Category Profile
    Vendors offering Display Technologies are nothing if not consistent. In the past three years (2004 through 2006), Samsung, NEC, ViewSonic and Sony--in that order--have ranked No. 1 through No. 4 in terms of partner satisfaction, according to the VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) surveys.
  • ViewSonic Set For Vista
    Anticipating a sales bump, ViewSonic said Thursday its entire LCD display line will be certified for Windows Vista when Microsoft releases the operating system next year.
  • Case Study: Makeovers That Matter
    Even in the land of extreme, some makeovers are more extreme than others. New Jersey integrator Silicon East naturally was thrilled when its longtime business partner, The Pinnacle Companies, a local construction firm for which it has handled numerous home integration projects, asked it to participate over the summer in a special episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
  • Review: 19-Inch Flat-Panel Displays, The Sweet Spot For Businesses
    When it comes to choosing which flat-panel displays to sell, VARs don't face an easy decision, given the plethora of brands and models. But for business use, 19-inch flat-panel displays stand out as the sweet spot. Here's a close-up look at eight 19-inch flat panels.