Best Practices with Digital Content

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Need inspiration for digital signage content? Trey Hicks at Visix in a guest post for Sixteen:Nine walks us through some of the basics “to help you display fresh, exciting digital signage content with very little work and low overhead costs – curated content subscriptions."

Read on for tips to creating your own content strategy that will keep audiences engaged!

How To Keep Your Digital Signage Audience Looking

People's Choice Award for "As We Are"

People's Choice Award for "As We Are"

Vote for the LED sculpture titled "As We Are" by artist Matthew Mohr for a People's Choice Award on CodaWorx. The LED display, engineered and managed by DCL (Design Communications Ltd.) was custom-manufactured by SNA Displays

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Brookfield Place Outfitted with New LED Displays

Brookfield Place Outfitted with New LED Displays

SNA Displays recently commissioned six LED displays for the amazing Brookfield Place mall in downtown New York City, right next to the World Trade Center memorial. The new interior screens are a mix of 2 mm and 6 mm product. However, this display technology is built with outdoor diodes due to the amount of ambient light that reaches the atrium through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Additionally, remote power supplies were installed for the plaza columns for a clean, near-flush mount. 

With more than 400 engineers, Sansi specializes in custom-design aspects like those of at Brookfield Place.

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How Digital Signage Creates Opportunities for Retailers

How Digital Signage Creates Opportunities for Retailers

Retailers face numerous challenges in the 21st century, notably competing with ecommerce giants like Amazon and others. Consumers have many options available with a click of a mouse. Even when competing with other traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, the fight for “wallet share” has never been so intense. How can retailers stand out from the crowd and create experiences to drive customers to their physical stores? Digital signage has clear benefits in crafting these experiences, with targeted messaging and high-quality content, yielding exciting new retail opportunities.

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VIDEO: Nike Innovation Showcased on Interactive LED Screen

VIDEO: Nike Innovation Showcased on Interactive LED Screen

As part of the roll-out for Nike's innovative running shoe called the Nike Epic React, Jimmy Kimmel Live performed a competition of sorts on SNA Displays' newest interactive mega-spectacular LED display project in Los Angeles.

The - ahem - race featured Jimmy Kimmel's famed security guard, Guillermo, and LA Rams' all-pro running back Todd Gurley. The two selected avatars and then hopped on a treadmill as a crowd gathered to watch the competitors' efforts play out virtually on an 18,000-square-foot LED canvas, manufactured by SNA Displays and installed by Yesco.

The cutting-edge LED technology was installed earlier this year at Circa (1200 S. Figueroa) Los Angeles as part of the site's massive development.

Watch the Game of Go below:

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Jimmy Kimmel Live at Circa

Jimmy Kimmel Live at Circa

Jimmy Kimmel Live became the first of many live events in front of the new LED video displays at Circa Los Angeles.

The 18,000-square-foot displays, featuring a 10 mm pixel pitch, displayed live video, a custom video game and stock footage during the event. The LED displays, located across from the STAPLES Center in downtown L.A., were manufactured by Sansi and installed by YESCO. Famed Jimmy Kimmel security guard and L.A. Rams running back Todd Gurley were on hand for the event.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday, April 10 for more!

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Times Square's Newest Mega-Spectacular Has It All

Times Square's Newest Mega-Spectacular Has It All

The mega-spectacular at 20 Times Square, billed as The New Times Square Experience, has just about all the bells and whistles you could ask for in an LED video screen. Sure, you could accuse me of being a bit biased -- I work for Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, the company that manufactured and installed the display -- but in 13+ years in the LED display industry, I haven't seen anything quite like it.

The LOCATION

20 Times Square is the designation for 701 Seventh Avenue in New York City's bow-tie. At the corner of 47th and 7th, the screen towers over Duffy Square and the famous red steps near the TKTS booth. The huge wrap-around display is mounted to the high-rise building facade of the new Times Square EDITION, a 452-key hotel premiering in 2018. The real estate development, including the procurement of the massive video screen, was headed up by WitkoffMaefield DevelopmentHoward Lorber’s Vector GroupIan Schrager, and Winthrop Realty Trust.

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Historic Building, Meet Modern Displays

Historic Building, Meet Modern Displays

The 90-year-old building located at 1441 Broadway in New York City, now designated as 10 Times Square, has been upgraded with five new LED displays. Hovering just 10 feet above the sidewalk, the displays are situated directly above one of New York's busiest subway stations, placing them in an ideal location for utilization by advertisers.

Another Historic Site Upgraded with Cutting-Edge Displays: Express Times Square

Positioned as Times Square’s new LED ‘bookend’ to the south of the bowtie, the project site is the new home to Champs Sports, a division of Foot Locker, as well as other building tenants such as Tommy Hilfiger and Liz Claiborne.

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A Head of Its Time: LED Sculpture Takes Larger-Than-Life Selfies

A Head of Its Time: LED Sculpture Takes Larger-Than-Life Selfies

An interactive public art exhibit unveiled at the Greater Columbus (OH) Convention Center is taking the art of the selfie to a whole new level. Conceived by artist Matthew Mohr, As We Are is a 15-foot LED sculpture shaped in the likeness of a human head. 

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Tower Lighting Enhances Vibe at L.A. LIVE

Tower Lighting Enhances Vibe at L.A. LIVE

After completing phase one of the L.A. LIVE makeover - 10 state-of-the-art LED screens - phase two called for the installation of integrated RGB accent lighting for all six of the venue's courtyard towers.

For the lighting aspect, SNA Displays supplied LED strip from its S|ThruMedia™ product line. While this highly customizable product is typically installed as transparent video, the LED strips were employed as dynamic lighting effects for the L.A. LIVE towers.

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Sign Connections, X-Rays and Structural Engineering Challenges

Sign Connections, X-Rays and Structural Engineering Challenges

If you tend to appreciate the intricacies of large-scale project installations, here's a little tidbit that you may find interesting. As part of the intensive display installation ongoing at Circa Towers (1200 S. Figueroa) in Los Angeles, SNA Displays was tasked with installing two steel frame structural systems. The primary system is designed to reinforce the existing building slab edge while the secondary structural system is used for attaching our LED display sections to the building. (An alternative design was engineered to combine these systems into a single frame, but the dual structural frames were ultimately chosen for a slimmer profile, limiting the display's projection off the face of the building.)

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Understanding Pixel Pitch

Understanding Pixel Pitch

For pedestrians, auto traffic, event-goers and other consumers, nothing turns heads and captures attention quite like digital signage. Dynamic and vivid LED displays prove superior at content delivery and message dissemination compared to traditional advertising tools such as printed posters, billboards and other types of static signage. But to get the most out of an LED display solution, it’s important to understand the technology as much as possible so it can be optimally deployed. One factor that should be given particular consideration is pixel pitch. 

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