Digital Signage/Monitors

  • What's Hot, What's Not In 2007
    There are a few things you probably won't be able to do anymore in 2007. Sell VoIP as a cost-cutting measure is one. Another is price by the processor. Still another is ride the NAC wave to continued profits in security, unless you plan to fine-tune your message. Security is still the hottest game in town, of course, but the hype around NAC has made customers skeptical. The thrill is gone.
  • LCD TV Growth To Slow In '07
    Rapid price declines will slow LCD TV revenue growth in 2007, according to projections from market research firm iSuppli.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.