TOP
STORIES
 1 of 5
What Extron’s True4K Spec Is, What It Is Not
Extron’s new 4K specification is about transparency on products’ resolution, frame rate, color sampling and color bit depth. It is not a certification program.
 2 of 5
Silicon Valley Research Center Unlocks Collaboration with Mezzanine
Visitors to NTT Group’s new customer experience center are immersed in latest digital products and solutions, experience a new kind of workplace collaboration.
 3 of 5
Buffalo Wild Wings Automates 80 Flat Screens in Time for NBA Playoffs
Popular restaurant and sports bar revamps video distribution and control system with local integrator VST Productions and RTI.
 4 of 5
Safety Technology Standards for Schools Outlined at ISC West
Partner Alliance for Safer Schools detailed four tiers of product agnostic life safety strategies to help K-12 districts protect against scourge of school shootings.
 5 of 5
What Obamacare Means For Your Small Business
Learn how to find low insurance prices, take advantage of tax credits and employ private health insurance within your business.
Almo Pro A/V Focused on Video Walls DSE 2013
Almo Pro A/V aims to cut through the clutter and educate integrators on video walls during DSE 2013.

Article


NanoLumens
NanoLumens NanoFlex flexible display is among the solutions distributed by Almo Pro A/V.
February 27, 2013 By Tom LeBlanc

One way to summarize Almo Professional A/V’s objective at Digital Signage Expo 2013 is to stand out.

That doesn’t just mean getting DSE 2013 attendees to stop and check out the distributor’s booth; it’s also about helping its network of integrators create digital signage solutions that aren’t lost in a saturation of commercial video displays.

Related: Integration of Technology & Design

“We’re seeing major rollouts of signage with our integrators and it’s not just single panels,  it’s video walls,” says Melody Craigmyle, VP of marketing for Almo Pro A/V. “Single panels just don’t grab attention anymore.”

During DSE 2013, Almo Pro A/V is focused on grabbing attention by educating integrators on how to simplify video wall design and installation.

“Video walls is a top growth area for the digital signage industry, however, for many integrators, there remains a lot questions about how to make all the pieces of an installation work together,” says Sam Taylor, executive VP and COO for Almo Professional A/V.

“We’ve focused our DSE 2013 booth around all the components needed to create video walls that aren’t highly complex. Not only can our partners streamline their purchasing by working through one source, they can also design completely customized video walls for their installs by working with Almo’s expert team of business development managers.”

It even has a booth theme: “The Writing Is on the Wall.”

Almo is showing DSE attendees a 47-inch LED video wall from LG, which will be displayed on Chief’s new video wall cart, Craigmyle says.

Also grabbing attention will be a NanoFlex flexible display from NanoLumens, a 55-inch Clarity Matrix video wall from Planar, a 4K ultra high-definition display from Sharp Professional and an outdoor display from SunBrite—all of which is powered by BrightSign media players.

One reason the video wall category is growing quickly, according to Craigmyle, is the consumer market is pushing the pro market. A 70-inch screen just doesn’t cut it anymore in a commercial space because consumers are accustomed to seeing TVs that large in their own living rooms. “They want that ‘wow factor,’ and the logistics of installing a super large commercial screen is, well, you can’t believe it.”

A cutting-edge video wall, however, offers thin, light, energy efficient panels with more flexibility than a large flat panel, she adds. “You can basically design around the space instead of trying to make a single panel fit.”

Besides video walls, Almo’s booth is focused on its relatively new manufacturer partnerships. That means a Planar Clarity Matrix video wall, a prominent NanoLumens display high atop the booth and its latest partner, Elo Touch Solutions.

About the author

Tom LeBlanc - Editor-in-Chief, CI,
Tom has been covering electronics integration since 2003. Prior to being named editor-in-chief of CI, he was senior writer and managing editor of CE Pro. Before that, he wrote for the sports department of the Boston Herald. Migrating to magazines, he was a staff editor for a golf publication and an outdoor sports publication. Follow him on Twitter @leblanctom.
View all posts by Tom LeBlanc
Social Bookmark or Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Windows Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Evernote
  • E-mail


  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources
Enter the 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Awards

Commercial Integrator's BEST Awards program recognizes the most noteworthy products and solutions for an integration business. Entries are being accepted until May 15, with an early bird deadline of April 10.

2015 Integration Awards Looking for Stand-Out Commercial Installations
AVAD Announces ‘Commercial Days’ Education Opportunity
ihiji Secures $1.8M in Funding to Develop Internet of Things Platform
Extron Presents Next Generation AV and Control Products at NAB
View more news
Webcast:
10 Rules of Video Wall Content Creation

When should 4K content be employed for your video wall? What software should be used? A panel of experts will help you create a video wall content game plan for your clients.

White Paper: Zooming In on Eye-Opening Surveillance Technologies
White Paper: 8 Ways To Calm a CIO’s AV Anxiety
Webcast: Inside PASS Electronic Equipment Guidelines to Safer Schools
White Paper: 5 Steps to Cheaper, Simpler Huddle Spaces
White Paper: State of the Industry Report
White Paper: An Integrator or Audiophile’s Guide to Networked Audio
White Paper: LED Light Fixtures: No Electrician Required
View more papers or webcasts



Recent comments

Yes, the ACA is great for doctors.  My wife had cancer under our old policy.  It paid for virtually…

Posted by Jerry on 2015 04 20 · commented on
'What Obamacare Means For Your Small Business'.

Coverage and access are two ill defined terms.  For example, you could feel less covered because the…

Posted by Dr. Steven Eastaugh on 2015 04 20 · commented on
'What Obamacare Means For Your Small Business'.

One important point this article doesn’t discuss is coverage.  We’re paying significantly…

Posted by Jerry on 2015 04 20 · commented on
'What Obamacare Means For Your Small Business'.

Item 9 thoughts.

When streaming ANY video, you need to consider the venue, as some systems/solutions…

Posted by Dennis on 2015 04 08 · commented on
'10 Important Considerations for HDBaseT Deployments'.