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Turkey, TV and Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving week, and tomorrow we hope you’ll be enjoying a big meal and plenty of fun time with family and friends. Maybe you’ll have Friday off too for a win-win.

Television plays a major role on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, people will be spending much more time in front of the TV than at the dinner table. From sports to specials, there’s something for everyone and there will be plenty of binge-watching. To be sure, there’s nothing better than overdosing on tryptophan and television. And there’s nothing better than watching your favorite show…on LG OLED.

Are we biased? You bet. Although this is the commercial display blog, we’re very familiar with LG OLED consumer TVs. And don’t forget that our product line

includes commercial-grade LG OLED hospitality TVs. Granted, watching the game or parade on a 98-inch LG LCD commercial display can be a blast indeed.

On another note, before the big meal begins it is traditional for everyone to say a few words about what they are most thankful for. For us, there have been many successes this year. But one thing always gets us stoked, and that is hearing how our solutions have helped a business transform its environment, elevate its brand image, and create a better experience for its customers, guests, visitors, patients, students, passengers, employees; as well as the IT pros and systems integrators that bring it all together.

And if you took the time to read this blog, we like that too.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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How Digital Signage Can Revitalize Hospital Communication

Last month we told you about the benefits of a digital signage wayfinding system in large medical centers. But that’s only half of the story. Commercial displays can enhance every corner of a medical facility. And since digital signage offers the ability to easily add, update and delete content in real time, and target content for specific areas, it can ensure that staff, volunteers, patients and visitors get up-to-date and relevant information all throughout the facility.

In nurses’ stations, break rooms and other key staff locations, digital monitors and displays can keep the staff informed with workflow information, notices of upcoming events or lectures/training, safety alerts, and patients’ whereabouts through pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery recovery. Additionally, team-building content such as new staff introductions, profiles, successes, recognition/accolades, and congratulations for weddings, births, etc., can increase workplace pride and morale, and reinforce healthcare values.

In meeting rooms and conference rooms, large format displays can elevate the quality of virtually any presentation and improve staff training; while small displays outside the rooms can present the schedule for the day.

In the cafeteria and coffee shop, digital menu boards enable menu content flexibility throughout the day and can cross-sell and up-sell items while including nutritional information according to FDA requirements.

Throughout the common areas, in addition to touch-screen wayfinding displays which can save staff members from a deluge of visitor interruptions and questions, visitors and patients can benefit from information about the hospital and its services, a physician and department directory, health and wellness content, fund-raising news and donor recognition, and emergency alerts.

In patient rooms, besides offering entertaining shows, movies, games and the web, healthcare-grade patient-room TVs can be configured to deliver medical and health educational content for patients and their families.

In lobbies and waiting areas, digital signage (including video walls) is ideal for presenting dynamic branding images and messages to inspire confidence and comfort, and create an ambiance to distinguish the facility and help ensure the flow of patients, referrals, donations, staff and volunteers.

To get the most from your investment, work with a digital signage content provider that offers technology best practices for healthcare facilities including subscription-based feeds for medical networks, news/weather reports and lifestyle messaging. Also scheduling software that can integrate with your IT and patient appointment and procedure scheduling systems, and digital place-based networks for revenue-generating advertising. You’ll have the high-quality content you need, for the right reasons, at the right times and in all the right spots.

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NY Digital Signage Week Hosts Our Final Roadshow for 2017

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October 30 – November 3 was New York Digital Signage Week, bringing together industry leaders, media owners and planners, creative agencies, retailers, architects and investors, all looking to experience the latest and greatest digital signage has to offer.

We were there on Thursday, November 2, at 404 Studios for our final roadshow of 2017. Doors opened at 7AM for an energizing event including a delicious breakfast and lunch, plus a comprehensive keynote on 4K by Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe [Publications]. At 4PM we transformed the show into a relaxing four-hour cocktail reception with music provided by NY hotspot DJ Carol C, along with plenty of passed hors d’oeuvres and ultra-fresh oysters—shucked and served on the spot. It was a huge turnout.

LG OLED displays dropped lots of jaws. Highlights included:

  • LG OLED Wallpaper Hospitality TV incorporating Dolby Atmos® sound
  • LG OLED Wallpaper Display
  • LG OLED Wallpaper In-Glass
  • LG OLED Video Wall

A vertical pillar configuration of four 86-inch Ultra Stretch Displays stopped attendees in their tracks and showed them the menus and agenda for the day.

New IT products drew loads of attention:

  • 43-inch and 32-inch 4K UHD Monitors
  • 38-inch Curved 4K HDR UltraWide™ Monitors
  • Desktop PCoIP Processor
  • 27-inch UltraFine™ 5K Monitor for Mac
  • Cisco Room Kits integrated with 4K displays

LG Technology Partners also showcased their offerings, ranging from digital media players to digital signage software to AV mounts, touch screens and protective overlays. Their links are below.

If you were there, have a look at our photo album. If you weren’t there, have a look at all you missed. We had an amazing time.

A big SHOUT OUT and thank you to Gary Kayye, our technology partners and all our guests for making the 2017 roadshows a major success. See you next year.

NYC Roadshow Pics

 

Technology Partners

APPSPACE

BrightSign

CHIEF

LG Hausys

Omnivex

Pads4

Peerless-AV

pingHD

SKYKIT

TSItouch

 

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LG Brings Fitness on Demand to Senior Living Facilities

Exercise is more important for seniors than at any other age range, and health recommendations indicate that seniors can benefit from as little as 15 minutes per day of moderately heart-pumping exercise. About 30 minutes is an official target, in addition to at least two sessions per week of muscle-strengthening activity.

LG is partnered with Fitness on Demand™ (FOD™), a leading delivery platform of virtual fitness classes, to help make this easy for senior living facilities. Since 2010, Fitness on Demand’s services have allowed facilities around the world to economically deliver premium fitness programs to their users. With programming and services designed to optimize space, streamline operations, and offer unparalleled variety, Fitness on Demand is the perfect addition to senior living facilities.

Fitness on Demand easily integrates with new or existing A/V equipment to accommodate small or large group classes. The virtual workout instruction programs can be shown on an LG hospitality/healthcare TV, large format commercial display or video wall, depending on the size of the fitness center.

Fitness on Demand provides hundreds of premium fitness classes. Your senior living facility’s fitness director can select programs that are challenging enough for active older adults while offering levels that are safe enough for those less active.

The LG/Fitness on Demand solution includes an appropriately-sized LG commercial display, audio system (if required), a FOD membership, touch screen tablet, flush in-wall tablet mount, media streaming hub, and access to an administrative web app. The solution also offers a personalized mobile app for facility residents.

LG offers all the commercial display technologies today’s senior living facilities need, along with expert installation, integration, technology partners and Five-Star Service. The LG/Fitness on Demand solution enables senior living facilities to offer fitness classes 24/7, to better accommodate a diverse community of seniors and enable them to work out and enjoy life on their own schedule.