Westinghouse Intros New Digital Signage Solution

Published on: 2015-02-05

CEPro tells us:

Westinghouse has introduced new software applications for digital signage — neonSource, neonNow and neonPla yer — and the VM-42F140S (42-inch) and VM-47F140S (47-inch) LCDs.

The company says the products "provide sophisticated and easy-to-use solutions to create and showcase dynamic, original ads and content."
< br style="font-style: italic;" /> The VM-42F140S and VM-47F140S both feature 1920 x 1080 resolutions, bi-directional RS-232C, discrete RS-232 commands and built-in speakers.

Our take:

Wow, another hardware vendor selling a full-service "solution." While the trend has been there for a while (Fujitsu has been selling Telentice for ages, and of course Sony has had their own digital signage player on the market for years), we're unconvinced that any of these systems have made money for their parent companies.  While we understand that initially they were probably developed more to accelerate sales of expensive screens, it would seem that if this were really true, we'd see many more projects actually using these systems.

On Westinghouse's side th is time is the fact that their systems are integrated and are thus probably targeted at smaller installations where screen owners are looking for an inexpensive and easy-to-use sy stem from a single vendor or solution provider.  History would suggest that this approach isn't going to be particularly successful for the company, though.

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