Month: March 2015

Digital Signage Expo 2015 Las Vegas: Flight Time TV app helps Sharp Electronics win “Rave DSE Champs” Award

This years 2015 Digital Signage Expo in Vegas turned out more than 200 exhibitors from all over the industry including hardware providers, digital signage app developers, AV companies and integrators.

Flight Time TV has been working with well known SHARP Technologies to provide flight and airport status on their digital signage screens in addition to their current apps.

This year, SHARP has been awarded the DSE Champs title by Rave Publications, and has given Flight Time TV honorable mention as FTTV was show cased on SHARP’s digital signage display screens.

Here is an excerpt from SHARP’s Award notification:

“We’re pleased to announce two awards from rAVe [Publications] for this years DSE – and of course, we’re sharing our kudos with the companies that assisted us in making our booth come to life. Read below to find out which awards!

Special thanks to the following STAR members and Partners: (in no particular order)

FlightTimeTV = Digital Signage & a Real Time Feed to McCarran Airport Data (Outer Rear Wall & Flight Screen Data)
Scala = Digital Signage & Interactive Applications in Various Areas of the Booth (Café, Whiskey Bar & Outer Right Wall)
Industry Weapon = Digital Signage in Various Areas of the Booth (Outer Left Wall)
Peerless AV = Mounting Solutions Supporting Our Monitors (with exception to the 120” 4K)
Omnivex = Digital Signage & Interactive Applications in Various Areas of the Booth (Entrance Flight Screens & Outer Rear Wall)
Shuttle = PC’s in Various Areas of the Booth
22 Miles = Digital Signage for our Entrance Kiosk
Piksel = Digital Signage Shown in our Sports Bar
WHOOSH! = Keeping Our Screens Spotless at the Show & Providing a Screen Cleaner Giveaway for Attendees
Matrox = Matrox C680 Graphic Cards to Run Our 4K UHD Areas
SurgeX = Surge Protection & Power Distribution Throughout the Booth
Google = Interactive DS Content & Chromebox Hardware (Movie Theater)
Hudson News = Digital Signage Content

DSE is one of the shows we look forward to each year as we unveil new types of digital signage, demonstrate new technology, and provide an unforgettable booth experience. In addition to showcasing new professional displays, video wall displays and concept technologies, Sharp used creativity and interactivity to engage with attendees this year.

The 2015 booth included the following interactive vignettes:

Flight Information: Sharp used various displays to show a flight arrival/departure area that could be used in an airport setting including flight check-in, a map of the Las Vegas local area, attractions and dining options.
Sharp Café: The Sharp 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) PN-E703 showed digital menus as the Café served complimentary coffee that attendees could order on-screen for a realistic effect.
Hudson News: Hi-res magazine covers played on a 60″ Class (60.1″ diagonal) PN-E603 display for a newsstand effect. Shelves with snacks made the content come to life.
Movie Theater: A Movie Theater scene was created using a Google® Chromebox™ to drive content displayed on a Sharp 60″ Class (60.1″ diagonal) PN-L603B AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display system.
Sports Bar: A 47″ Class (47″ diagonal) PN-U473 display complemented signage typical of a bar venue. Sharp also showcased the LC-60LE661U, the upcoming 60″ Class (60.1″ diagonal) commercial smart TV with live feeds of real sporting events. Complimentary draft beer was served during happy hour.
Whisky Bar: A bar theme used 47″ Class (47″ diagonal) PN-U473 displays that employed “lift technology.” Any time a bottle was lifted, its information appeared on the screen.
For those of you who were able to attend DSE 2015, we greatly appreciate presenting for you!”

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Flight Time TV was very enthusiastic to join SHARP, and offered all services / apps at no cost. Looking forward to next year’s expo!