July Product Showcase

Creating quality products, we stand behind with lifetime warranties is why so many integrators and A/V professionals turn to Premier Mounts. Learn more about our latest and greatest products that solve your A/V challenges in our November Product Showcase!

LMVLF

Press & Release Mount for Flat Panels up to 300lbs

  • LMVLF incorporates a heavy duty pneumatic assist to ease the overall movement of opening and closing when mated with the weight of large displays
  • Depression clasp automatically latches closed and springs open with a gentle push on the bezel of the display
  • Easiest serviceable flat panel mount for large format displays
  • The LMV’s scissor design adds additional stability upon mount extension
  • Convenient X, Y and Z adjustments knobs
  • Works with Samsung QM-98F and OH-85N series of displays
List Price: $1,995


PSD-VPS

Mobile Nesting Confidence Monitor Cart

  • Perfect flat panel mount for presenting on stage notes or displaying how much time you have left
  • Ability to nest multiple carts with its open design
  • Flat panels can be mounted anywhere along the 40in chrome poles
  • Base includes two locking and two non-locking casters for added stability when not in motion
  • Allows displays to rotate between 0 and 90 degrees for a horizontal or vertical configuration 10° of downward tilt and 35° of upward tilt
  • 40 in. chrome poles for dual pole carts and stands
List Price: $1,162

PLM-10

Rotating Table Mount

  • Able to switch from Portrait to Landscape
  • Vesa Compatible for 50×50 75×75 and 100×100
  • TAA Compliant
  • Weight Capacity 15lbs
List Price: $200  
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June Product Showcase

Creating quality products, we stand behind with lifetime warranties is why so many integrators and A/V professionals turn to Premier Mounts. Learn more about our latest and greatest products that solve your A/V challenges in our November Product Showcase!

LFC-L

Large format mobile cart for flat-panels up to 300 lbs

 
  • The ability to create mobile solutions for massive flat panels and touch screens up to 98″
  • Mobile base designed to nest multiple carts with its open design
  • Flat panels can be mounted anywhere along the 60in poles for desired viewing height
  • Display can be mounted in portrait or landscape orientation
  • All components ship in one box
  • Locking heavy-duty, 4 inch casters easily support large weights while proving maneuverability
  • Full setup takes less than 10 minutes and installation steps are the same as our line of mobile carts and stands making it especially easy for those already using our products
  • Weight capacity 300lbs
List Price: $1,299


UMB-DBTS

Unistrut Attached Flat Panel Menu Board Mounting Solution

  • "No Assembly Required” brackets are ready to hang on the panels and are designed to attach directly to commercially available unistrut channel
  • Perfect for installations at locations that operate 24/7 and cannot shut their store down for any length of time
  • Displays can be positioned anywhere from flat to a 15 degree tilt for preferred viewing angles
  • The most cost-effective digital menu board mounts on the market today
List Price: $89

PP-5A

Ceiling Adapter with 1.5 in. Coupler with Cable Access Hole

  • Designed to work with 1.5 in" threaded NPT pipe
  • Cable access hole for safely routing signal cable through pipe interior
  • Adjustable-height suspension adapters are compatible (APP-1321 or APP-2446) for drop distances of more than 3.8 ft.
  • 500lb weight capacity
List Price: $90  
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A New Reality for Airports After COVID-19? And More Demand for AV Services?

What will airports need from the pro AV and digital signage community, to fast track new protocols, new needs?

Digital Signage for airports, as well as other public transportation hubs, has been booming throughout this century. But as I write this, air travel has come not to a complete halt but to a crawl, with many wondering where we’ll go from here. As confusing as this spring 2020 disruption is, it won’t last long, in business cycle, or technology cycle terms, so it’s a good time to reflect on what direction this important market for digital signage, displays, and mounting solutions is headed, in the second half of 2020 and beyond. When everyone– including airport designers and tech providers – come out of the hiatus and take flight again, we’ll all be facing new landscapes, and we should learn now about what’s coming. Airports have been a steady market, and they’ve offered significant revenue potential not just on the hardware side, but also on the content side, as they adopted a hybrid model of showing informational content and sponsored content, i.e. advertising. The latter trend is a part of the larger story of digital signage becoming increasingly attractive to brands and agencies as a new “network”, using that term not in the IT sense but in the media network sense.  These new networks in public places are referred to as DOOH, or Digital Out of Home, and they offer networked digital signage screens in public places that result in placed-based digital networks similar to TV or other broadcast networks. When you sum up the pieces of the digital signage and display puzzle in airports, we’ve had a synergy where the total is greater than the sum of the parts: the need for flight and terminal information first, as flight schedule information, officially called Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) are obviously key; then add to that the rise of DOOH networks to expose to a very captive audience – travelers waiting on flights, shopping, eating, and generally tied to one location for hours and open to screen messaging of all kinds; and finally, public safety and security rise each year in importance. And that synergy had already kicked off a variety of display and digital signage technology trends in airports:
  • More LED, for bigger, higher res, and brighter screens
  • The need for easy access and service for screens, including LED screens and LCD-based video walls. This includes front access to the screen components.
  • Mounting options for screens when flat walls, or in some cases any wall at all, were not available.
And on the content side: In addition to digital advertising– part of that DOOH mix described above– more and more AV and digital signage called on to:
  • Promote compliance with any federal and state statutes related to security, and safety
  • Facilitate the delivery of public safety/security information to more locations, including outdoor areas of the airport
  • Tie in more systems to prevent, deter or halt criminal activity, and facilitate criminal investigations and police actions to safeguard travelers.
So what can we expect to be fast-tracked, in airports, coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic? At Premier Mounts, we so often work with the best creative minds in the architectural profession, and we recently became aware of a great analysis of this issue, seen from an architect’s point of view. It’s a great way to frame our approach in the pro AV world, and learn from it. The article can be viewed on the Gensler web site. Gensler, if you’re not familiar with them, is one of the most prestigious, highly awarded, and forward-thinking architectural firms in the world. The article talks about how design can help airports simultaneously secure their facilities and provide new measures to help protect the traveling public from the spread of viruses and other diseases? As you read through it, have in mind, what role will AV play in that? To read the article, click here: So, what can we add, from the AV perspective, to start creating road map to approach new challenges in airport design? Start by looking at the Gensler analysis, where there are several areas where the pro AV community can contribute. “Use technology to pre-map the passenger experience,” the Gensler article says, to “leverage existing digital technology to pre-map the passenger experience in the style of Disney’s Fast Pass.” While a lot of that will involve smartphone apps, the nature of Airports is that you have a much more diverse population passing through, with many different languages, and with much more security protocols in place, so you can’t rely on everyone using smartphones as their primary platform. Gensler also says that “Decentralizing passenger processing will be one of the key health and wellness strategies that might be a near-term element of an airport’s flexibility plan, despite the costly and operational challenges associated with this shift.” Well, those costs could be reduced by using smart digital signage to create and funnel people into new zones some of which might need real walls and partitions and some of which could be created with mostly digital tools. Also on Gensler’s list is:  “Accelerate biometric screening… In fact, we should be exploring how to minimize other touchpoints in the airport experience. Airports can work quickly to accelerate the biometric screening process that some have already begun testing through retinal and facial recognition technologies.” On that last point, facial recognition technology, there is of course a big role for pro AV there. Wherever you have the cameras needed for that, you also need screens for the monitors to view even as the data crunching is done remotely, and screens for the passengers and airport security staff part of the equation. And there are so many more possible scenarios where more pro AV hardware, software, and services will be needed in airports. It’s clear that all restaurants, from QSR to sit-down, will have different design going forward. In airports as in other venues, that will include more digital signage to remind customers of new safety protocols, more remote or online ordering that could include screens. (And this would be a great time for “haptic” touch screens. Finally, we predict that the “hybrid model” of airport content, with digital signage showing both informational and sponsored content, will be under more scrutiny. Not in the sense of sponsored content becoming less frequent, but with sponsored content more tailored to the audience as opposed to being just TV content that people see at home or anywhere. In a sense, the hybrid will be even more hybrid: the informational/safety/security content will be more important and so more production values will be applied to make it more compelling. And the sponsored content will contain more sensitivity to safety and security. The bottom line on content: the need for more, better, different content – and ever more large screens to show it.

May Product Showcase

Creating quality products, we stand behind with lifetime warranties is why so many integrators and A/V professionals turn to Premier Mounts. Learn more about our latest and greatest products that solve your A/V challenges in our November Product Showcase!

TL72-MS2

Lightweight Floor Stand for Flat-Panels up to 160 lb

  • Floor Stand combination includes the PSD-TL72 and a CTM-MS2
  • Height adjustable across the dual 72 in. polished chrome poles
  • Patented Clevis tilting mechanism which allows 12° of continuous tilt
  • Built-in lateral shift
List Price: $1,020


EB72-RTM

Rotating Mount Floor Stand for Flat-Panels up to 160 lb

  • Floor Stand combination includes the PSD-EB72 and the RTM-L
  • Provides rotation between 0º and 90º for a horizontal or vertical configuration
  • Optional caster can convert the base into a mobile stand
  • Great for rotating displays such as the Samsung Flip
List Price: $1,159

PSD-TTS-B

Universal Tabletop Stand for Flat Panels up to 40"

  • Adjustable mounting arms that can be positioned anywhere along the vertical chrome posts
  • Cosmetic back cover conceals poles and cables for a clean and finished appearance
  • Patented Griplates™ hold the flat-panel display permanently in the desired position
  • 150lb Weight Capacity
List Price: $379  
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The 30-Minute LED Mount “Shoot-Out”

If you’re an InfoComm show veteran who’s logged a couple decades of attending that trade show, you remember the InfoComm “Shoot-Out”. It was a huge, separate area off the show floor where attendees could walk through and see video projectors mainly, or other display devices, in A/B comparisons. Or more typically A/B/C/D etc side-by-side shootouts. Which of the supposedly 500 lumen (“factory spec sheet”) projectors in one of the shootouts looked brighter on the screen? What was the color profile of the different images on the screen? It was a lot of fun, not just useful for AV pros as we all evaluated competing products. All the displays/projectors got the same content feed (provided by Extron, back in the day), so the industry viewed it as objective. It was fun! But eventually so many DLP-based and LCD-based projectors started to perform very closely to one another. And then the race pretty much switched to DLP vs. LCD, in projection. Also add to the fact that some InfoComm exhibitors were not all that thrilled about attendees spending time looking at their product offerings in places at the show other than in their own booths. Fast forward to today. Direct view LED is all the rage in the display world. But you won’t see many LED “shootouts” at industry events. Again, trade shows are now about each individual gear manufacturer wowing you in their own big expensive booth. You might see one in someone’s warehouse, and that happens quite a bit. And you can tell a lot about the product that way. __________________________________________________ You can do a shootout of LED panels… can you do a 30-minute shootout comparison of LED Mounting products? What should you look for? ___________________________________________________ That leads us to the question: You can do a shootout of LED panels, so can you do a 30-minute shootout comparison of LED Mounting products? Of course, mounting products are not displays, so we’re talking apples and oranges. But thinking about the “shootout” phenomenon, got me thinking: Let's say you’re an AV integrator, and one of your designers or installers says to you: "hey, I have a new LED mount, from ABC Mounting company, in the warehouse. And their rep is here also. We've never used them before. He’s loading the mount back into his car in 30 minutes. Can you take a quick look at it?" If you have a few minutes to look at it, what are a few things you should look for? What questions should you ask? Whether in an A/B side by side, or just on its own, how can you bring that “shootout” eye to the task of looking at that LED mounting product? Here are some tips, below. First, framing the goal first, i.e. what you’re really looking to answer, followed by some specifics: How easy is it for the mount to install?
  • Can the mount be assembled and placed onto a wall in under 30 minutes?
  • When the rep answers the above: drill down: with 2 people? What about for a solo installer?
  • Weigh it. Period. Lightweight designs are always preferred. Get the numbers. Record them.
  • Does the manufacturer provide detailed instruction manuals? Ask to see them.
Does the mount have post installation adjustments?
  • The best mounts features Z alignment that can be done before LED is placed on the wall. Go through them and try them.
  • Does it have several mounting points that can push LED cabinets together to eliminate seams when displays are up?
  • Mounts with built in adjustment save time on a project site – make a list of those and compare it to the other options.
How sturdy is the mount?
  • Is the Mount engineered down to precise millimeter and made of high-quality steel? Look at it closely. It’s all in the details, and it’s super useful to do a side-by-side comparison.
Go through the paces above, on your own, when that kind of “shoot-out” opportunity comes your way. In the meantime, I’d be remiss in this exercise if I did not cut to the chase and point out, about Premier Mounts LED products: How easy is it for the mount to install?
  • The components of Premier Mount’s Convergent series can be assembled and placed onto a wall in under 30 minutes
  • Ideally, they are installed with 2 people, but it’s definitely possible for a solo installer with the right equipment
  • It saves effort for people who may be short on time or manpower.
  • It comes with very detailed instruction manuals to help guide you.
  • And remember: the faster install time, allows for more time on site to fine tune the displays
Does the mount have post-installation adjustments?
  • Our Convergent LED wall mount features Z alignment that can be done before LED is placed on the wall. Absolutely.
  • Also, there are several mounting points that can push LED cabinets together to eliminate seams once the displays are up.
  • All those adjustments that are built in, will save you time on a project site.
How sturdy is the mount?
  • Out Mount is engineered down to precise millimeter and made of high-quality steel, totally. Check it out in person. It will be obvious on close inspection.
Shoot-Outs? We love them. Bring ‘em on. They separate the pretenders from the contenders, in LED mounting especially.

Premier Mounts Creates Low Profile LED Video Wall Mount for Barco XT

Premier Mounts announced the expansion of its LED mounts product line with the new Convergent XT modular LED mount for Barco XT. Premier Mounts adds Barco to a long list of major LED manufacturers who have solutions that can be paired with Convergent. In the Fall of 2018, PM added to the Convergent product line by creating the option of adding additional adjustability points that make the perfect x-y-z plane alignment. This feature delivers pinpoint accuracy needed for creating perfectly seamless and aligned video walls. The new Convergent XT version mount can be built for Full-HD, 4K, 8K and custom arrangements as needed. Adjustability is built into frames to conquer uneven wall surfaces. Connector plates keep frames together and video walls seamless. Features include:
  • Ability to scale from as small as a 2×2 video wall to unlimited width or height because of the modular design
  • Dedicated mounting points to the exact millimeter of the manufacturer’s LED cabinets
  • Power and cable management throughout frame design
  • Lightweight design makes it easy to transport and hold up when securing to the wall
  • Ships in about 48 hours
  • ADA Compliant with the total frame mounting depth less than one inch
Details on the Convergent XT mount are here.   https://youtu.be/RPlDUjbGgbU

Mounted Display Technology for the Book Worm in us all

Public libraries have served communities worldwide for decades. Acting initially as places to organize documents and read and borrow books, this purpose remains, yet has evolved significantly over time. Today libraries function as not only places to exchange information, but they also serve as gathering places with creative spaces, computer labs and more. The design of libraries has also changed over the years with new features and technology being introduced to maximize facility comfort and functionality. Mounted displays in public libraries particularly serve as an essential tool in their modern-day function and continued success in communities everywhere. As with any mounted display, something to consider is; location, location, location! Think about the places where there is consistent and heavy foot traffic or where people may pause, whether it be to checkout or sit for a cup of coffee. These are the places where a mounted display is viewed by the most amount of library patrons and where installation would be best. With mounted displays, there are endless possibilities with messaging, content and design. As a place with continuous new tiles and authors coming to the shelves, mounted displays are a fabulous platform for promoting new and popular books whether in stock or soon to arrive. In addition to updates about products and services, events hosted at the library, whether it is a children’s puppet show or book signing, can be advertised. With mounts inside the space, people viewing the messages who consistently use the facility are likely to appreciate the updates and return for whatever piques their interest. Another factor libraries should consider in regard to mounted displays is size and accessibility. As library patrons typically range anywhere from toddlers to senior citizens, bigger displays are the best option for optimum readability. All mounted displays in public spaces must also be in adherence with the American Disabilities Act. What this means for libraries utilizing display mounts is that additional adjustments must be made if necessary. Compliance with the ADA involves ensuring that you have each display in proper form for access to all. This accounts for things like the distance away from a wall or surface it is mounted on so as not to impede walkways for individuals with limited physical mobility. Certain places also sometimes require additional architectural considerations to be made. “In California especially, it’s important to get mounts that are OSHPD approved to withstand earthquakes,” says Premier Mounts Marketing Director Curtis Rose. “OSHPD approved mounts will stay mounted and secure through even a 7.0 or greater earthquake,” he continued. Mounted displays in public libraries present endless opportunities for informing and connecting visitors. With the best locations selected and attention-grabbing messaging, their addition to long-standing community hubs is beneficial in a variety of ways. Used thoughtfully, book worms everywhere will appreciate new tech additions of mounted displays to spaces previously only occupied by static signage.

Mounted Gym Displays Should Keep Members in the Zone

The new year often marks a time in which new faces appear in fitness facilities around the globe. And while the focus for most is often on maintaining or acquiring a killer physique, the atmosphere and functionality of facilities certainly play a key role in allowing gym-goers to work toward their goals. Digital signage in gyms is essential now more than ever to providing the ultimate fitness environment and can be used in a variety of places thanks to state-of-the-art mounting solutions. “At Premier Mounts, we often say a digital display is only as good as the mount that supports it,” says Assistant Communications Manager at Premier mounts, Brandon Breznick, “people tend to focus on displays and their content, but putting that screen in the best possible spot to make an impact on someone watching is all because of the mounting solution behind it.” With mounts being utilized properly, locations of displays can be selected carefully for the best and most trafficked areas. Whether being used to keep members informed of upcoming events, challenges or membership deals, or for providing entertainment to those who are on the move, many things must be considered. A recent study found that nearly 70 percent of gym-goers watch 40 minutes of TV per visit. With a statistic like this, there is certainly a lot of possibility with mounted display technology. Perhaps the most commonly seen digital mounts in gyms are above machinery like treadmills, ellipticals, and stair steppers. The placement of these TVs is important for providing entertainment and updates to gym-goers as they sweat. These are best mounted from the ceiling, as to not disrupt proper posture while running or walking. Depending on the facility, mounts can be installed with drop pipe adapters directly into ceiling studs or into false ceiling units using overhead AV storage boxes. Whether playing the news or ESPN, technology is often a welcome distraction from the activity at hand. Wall-mounted digital displays can be employed in other places around gyms for entertainment, updates and other features. Perhaps you want to relay a class schedule change, or feature a trainer of the month? Technology displays are perfect for doing just so. Placement is key and you’ll want to consider high trafficked areas when installing. Locations like near a water bottle filling station, or where members check-in are spots to consider for additional digital displays. Here, you can give updates and quick content that is time-sensitive to clientele. Digital signage through displays also means that gyms can rotate content seamlessly to make sure members are in the know about the most important events. In addition to being a benefit to already established members, digital displays work as a fantastic marketing tool too. Installing in windows visible to the outside allow you to market membership deals, unique gym features and more to passersby. The ability to continuously change messaging is incredibly convenient as well, giving gyms the option to change the news quickly and easily based on the time of year and in accordance with current events and deals happening. Gyms can take advantage of a display like Samsung’s OMND line where dual sided screens capture attention immediately at the doors of athletes starting or ending their workouts. Modern-day technology serves countless businesses in a variety of capacities, and fitness facilities are no exception. Properly and thoughtfully mounted digital displays have the power to entertain, connect and inform, keeping members in the zone day after day.

What is a Video Wall?

As the audio-video industry continues to experience consistent growth, more end users can fully experience the dynamic solution of audio-video video walls. Video walls are installed in almost any application and can be found in many different public places. Every installer has questions when it comes to embarking on an AV video wall project, so our team set out to answer the top 3 most common questions about video wall technology. WHAT IS A VIDEO WALL? The most common question of them all — “What exactly is a video wall?”. A video wall is a multi-monitor display that consists of configurations of multiple LED, LCD screens that display high pixel density and can be configured into a multiple array of sizes. Screens that make up a video wall demand strong high-quality mounts that can support long term visibility and versatility. These AV solutions captivate spaces and can be utilized in virtually any environment. From retail, to higher education, video walls provide a great digital canvas to showcase unlimited types of content. WHAT's BETTER, LCD OR LED VIDEO WALLS? Both LCD (liquid crystal display) and LED (light-emitting diode) displays create video walls that draw attention and enhance environments, the difference between the two involve the configuration and view-ability in regard to distance and size. A direct view LED video wall includes several bezel-less screens on a dedicated mounting solution. These smaller screens create high impact visuals because of the light emitting diodes that actually produce dynamic color in high-resolution using densely populated pixels. Since LED displays efficiently create seamless video walls they are a premium commodity in the audio-video industry. However, these screens are just one type of solution available for video walls. Compared to LED screens, LCD stands for liquid crystal display and is the same type of technology used in laptops and cell phones. Like light-emitting diode (LED), LCD allows displays to be thin, sleek, and captivating. LCD screens are composed of a thin layer of liquid crystals housed between two polarized glass panels which then form images when electricity is applied. There are many advantages to both LED and LCD video walls. LED displays are seamless, energy efficient, and extremely illuminating. This makes them an ideal fit for large video walls that demand high-intensity visuals. LCD video walls are not seamless but can be beneficial when displaying text, images, and video with crisp detail. Both are commercial application quality and can be scaled to make high-resolution visuals possible. Ultimately, the difference between the two is centered around the viewing distance of a video wall, the desired price that a customer has in mind, and the content that is going to be played. Both LCD screens and LED panels can create video walls but the determinants of which hardware and mounting solution to select depends on the content, application, and environment. HOW BIG SHOULD A VIDEO WALL BE? Video walls are used across the globe to attract attention, deliver key messages, and visualize data. The largest high-definition video wall in the world measures 709.69 m² (7,639 ft² 5 in²) and was created for the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in 2017. The size of this video wall has broken world records due to the larger than life display. Although this achievement underscores the power of video walls, not every display has to measure up to the same magnitude. When deploying video walls, the most important factor is the environment. The size of a video wall depends entirely on where the technology will be displayed. Whether a broadcast control room, corporate boardroom, hotel lobby, sports stadium, restaurant lobby, or even in a home, the size of a video wall is dependent upon audience, budget, and space. Video walls are unique and attention-grabbing solutions that embody some of the best aspects of audio-video. The sky's the limit when it comes to being creative through the use of video walls to accent any space or to step up any function. Premier Mounts understands the importance of cost-effective solutions that leverage flexible, intentional and customer-oriented solutions so check out the products we carry by them to help make your next video wall a success!

The 5 Best U.S. Cities with Digital Signage

Digital signage is booming across the United States as an integral part of the next generation of “smart cities.” According to a recent Deloitte article, the goal of smart cities is to create digitally connected ecosystems that enhance people's lives through a digital connection. This movement focuses on leveraging a combination of data, digital displays, and user-centered design.

The technologies being introduced into public spaces and urban landscapes incorporate hardware, software and network technology through the capabilities of digital signage. The top five digital cities in the United States include New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle all which ranked within the top fifty on an international scale.

Each city utilizes digital signage in various ways including:

  • Digital wayfinding
  • Free Wi-Fi kiosks
  • Real-time news and weather updates
  • Live bus and train schedules
  • City construction information
  • Contextually relevant advertising
  • Hyperlocal community information
  • Emergency Alerts

New York, New York – Ranked #4 Internationally

Home to the iconic and vibrant Times Square, New York City can be considered the heart of digital signage displays. The fast-paced consumer-driven culture influences much of the larger than life technology being deployed in the city. However, eye-catching digital displays are making their way onto the streets of the concrete jungle. New York City has made strides to replace phone booths on the streets with over seven thousand digital kiosks. These digital displays provide access to interactive wayfinding services, weather updates, and free Wi-Fi. New York Public Transit is also magnified through the use of forward-thinking digital technology. Digital displays are emerging on subway platforms, tourist attractions, and retail stores across the city. The constant installation and cutting-edge technology that is seeping into the city makes New York City a major authority on how to build a smart city through the means of modern technology and digital signage innovation.

Boston, Massachusetts – Ranked #7 Internationally

Digital displays fuel transit solutions throughout the country. In Boston, digital signage has been rolled out across the city's metro system. Not only is digital signage spread across the transit routes in the city, but Boston also leverages the power of digital signage in their world-renowned convention centers. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is considered the most technologically advanced convention facility in the United States. With state-of-the-art digital displays, BCEC encapsulates the integration of digital signage in major technology hubs in cities. The flexibility of digital advertising and digital displays has grown immensely over the last few years. With the introduction of digital billboards in Boston, there are even more possibilities for advancements towards smart city initiatives.

San Francisco, California – Ranked #11 Internationally 

Smart cities and digital signage are all about reaching people instantly and improving the lives of communities. San Francisco's network of digital signage does just that. Tourists and residents are greeted with a digital network in the center of San Francisco at the Moscone Center, with digital panels lining all sides of the building. The digital presence in the city travels from the historic Union Square to the Financial District, and even throughout the Westfield Shopping Center on Market Street. Digital panels also surround AT&T park where nearly forty thousand Giants fans attend each night during the season. San Francisco is home to a network of billion-dollar companies all constantly working towards enhancing technology within society. It's no surprise that digital signage has become a key component of everyday life in this innovative environment.

Chicago, Illinois – Ranked #17 Internationally

Deep-dish pizza, the Chicago Bears, and digital signage are all three features highlighting the uniqueness of the windy city. Digital displays are scattered throughout many parts of Chicago, including the iconic Millennium Park. This must-see attraction includes an LED video wall overlooking the reflecting pool off the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street. This figure features video segments that utilize over 147 LED displays and speak to the creativity and smart city initiative happening within Chicago. Digital displays also have a huge presence at the Chicago Sports Museum, where LED displays allow museum-goers to participate in interactive games through motion sensing technology. Digital displays can be tailored to any environment and Chicago is a great example of how cities can create a unique experience for consumers and city structures.

Seattle, Washington – Ranked #18 Internationally

Built nearly 50 years ago, the Seattle Space Needle has symbolized innovation in the city for decades. By combining interactive digital signage with a 360-degree view of the city, visitors can experience the observation deck like never before. Installed in 2014, the SkyPad leverages digital signage technology with a 135-square-foot video wall created to showcase the history of the Seattle landmark. With more than 1.5 million annual visitors, the SkyPad embodies digital signage that is designed to capture audiences and increase interactivity in areas with high traffic.  Across the globe, cities are taking steps toward digital integration allowing for greater levels of functionality, convenience, and technology. Digital signage will continue to provide seamless connectivity and efficiency within the constantly innovating city landscape.