The 2019 DailyDOOH Travelogue

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

dailydooh_master_Lblue_2016_largeFor the first time in our ten years documenting our annual travelogues, we publish here a much reduced travel schedule.

There’s no slight intended for regular industry shows that we have missed out and / or, are avoiding but in 2019 we will NOT be attending ISE, DSE, the FEPE Conference (even though it is in Dubai) and the OAAA event (even though it is in Las Vegas).

#CES2019, Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2019

London Roadshow, week beginning February 11, 2019

New York Roadshow, week beginning March 11, 2019

Infocomm China, Beijing, April 8-10, 2019

London Digital Signage Week, May 13-17, 2019

#Infocomm19, Las Vegas, June 8-14, 2019

New York Digital Signage Week, Date TBD

AdTech OOH: Amsterdam (a follow on from last year’s European OOH Automation and Programmatic Buying Technical Workshop), December 4, 2019

The DailyDOOH Gala Awards, London, December 5, 2019

A full list of industry events including all of those that we are NOT attending, can be found here in our Industry Event Calendar)

For those of you who are interested…

Richmond International Airport LED @Daktronics Ribbons

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Most airports use individual monitors for ticket counters, but that’s not the case for Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Virginia. Two 4-millimeter LED ribbon video displays measuring 150 feet long each, designed and manufactured by Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, now flank the ticket counter canopy to efficiently guide travelers through the airport.

Russ Peaden, director of airport real estate and facilities at Richmond International Airport said “Our CEO wanted to upgrade and modernize the area to improve its appearance and sign each airline individually with queueing lanes. The funding came together, and we have a clean, fluid look that can change lines at any time.”

The full-color video ribbon displays were selected in consideration of the available space in the ticket canopy as well as the desired design aesthetics. The airport hired Gresham Smith and its consultants for architectural and engineering design services.

Eric Sweet, senior interior designer at Gresham Smith said “From a wayfinding point of view, the displays are far more intuitive. People are naturally drawn to light. With these displays, people can read content easier from a greater distance and almost instantly recognize the present airline brands by color.”

Daktronics is also creating custom content for the airport, which can be shown in segments to reinforce airline branding and call attention to available car rental companies.

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern airports in the eastern United States. Seven major airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United, offer nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting options to points around the world. Annually, the Airport welcomes more than 3.8 million passengers. The activities of RIC and its tenants create nearly 16,000 jobs and $2.1 billion in economic activity for the Richmond region each year.

Limited Space New Joiners

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Limited Space, market leaders in retail and lifestyle destination media, has hired Matt Carroll as Commercial Director to bolster their senior leadership team.

In the newly created role, he will be responsible for the relationships with all of Limited Space’s retail and commercial partners as well as being integral to shaping the commercial future of their portfolio. Matt joins from Peel Group where he was previously Business Development and Operations Director. He will report to Chief Executive Officer, Matt Gordon, in the new role.

The hiring coincides with Limited Space also bolstering its supporting team, having recently appointed Komal Rami as Campaign Delivery Manager from Ocean Outdoor and Jenny HY as Sales Executive, having previously held the position of Digital Planner at Primesight.

Matt Gordon, CEO of Limited Space, told us “This really is an exciting time for Limited Space and we are delighted to have started 2019 in such a positive way by adding such great experience and talent to our team. We are continuing to take every step possible to ensure we are delivering a truly comprehensive media offering for all of our partners and clients.”

Limited Space is the leading media owner within the retail and leisure destination environment, providing a range of high impact print and digital media across a national network of the UK’s most premium shopping centres.

Midwich Acquires MobilePro AG

January 18th, 2019

Andrew Neale

Midwich, a specialist audio visual distributor to the trade market with operations across the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe and Asia-Pacific, has acquired 100% of the share capital of MobilePro AG, a Swiss value-added distributor of audio visual products, from Omega Handelsgesellschaft m.b.h, a leading IT/AV distributor with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

The purchase will be carried out through the Group’s German subsidiary Kern & Stelly GmbH.

Based in Zurich, with an estimated 2018 turnover in excess of 25 million CHF, MobilePro is a market leading AV distributor to the Swiss trade market. The Company provides a comprehensive product offering across projection, LED panel and interactive technologies, and has a particular strength in the large format display and technical solutions technology markets. The Company works with key AV vendors such as Samsung, NEC, Barco, Legrand AV and SMART.

Through its trade partners, MobilePro addresses key Swiss vertical markets including the Corporate, Education and Hospitality sectors, amongst others. Key to the Company’s customer offering is its AV focus, extensive local stock holding of market-leading brands, on-site demonstration facilities, and a strong local team.

The acquisition represents the Group’s first investment in Switzerland, and further strengthens Midwich’s European presence. MobilePro will report into Lutz Kern, Midwich’s Regional Director for the D-A-CH territory (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

Broadsign’s CEO Burr Smith Battles T-Rex And Wins

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Broadsign International LLC this week announced that T-Rex Property AB has officially released Broadsign, along with Broadsign’s past, present, and future clients, from the T-Rex industry-wide patent infringement campaign. In response, Broadsign has agreeed to dismiss its counter lawsuit against T-Rex.

T-Rex acquired patents in 2006 relating to the use of technology for remote control of display information on outdoor public screens. In 2012, T-Rex started an aggressive infringement campaign by filing 59 lawsuits across the digital out-of-home industry. While Broadsign was never targeted by T-Rex, some of its clients were, and Broadsign chose to challenge T-Rex by filing a counter lawsuit on behalf of its customers.

Burr Smith, Chairman and CEO of Broadsign, who single-handedly led the counter suit against T-Rex told us “From the onset, we saw this type of aggressive patent trolling as a threat to the industry and were not willing to stand by while our clients opened their wallets to groundless intimidation. We decided to take immediate action and are delighted with this outcome which favors our clients and the industry”.

The lengthy two-year legal process concluded this week with T-Rex dismissing all cases against Broadsign clients and releasing Broadsign and its clients from any future claims.

Keila Perez Joins @Signagelive

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Signagelive, global suppliers of cloud-based digital signage technology, has recently appointed Keila Perez as a Sales Development Representative (within the Americas team.

This new appointment no doubt underscores Signagelive’s growth in the digital signage market She is a a recent graduate of Beloit College, and brings past business experience working at a law firm and an automotive dealership. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her primary responsibility will be to ensure client retention and licence renewals as well as to assist in the management of inbound leads and customer inquiries.

Robert Suffoletta Joins SageNet

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Robert Suffoletta has joined SageNet, a leading managed services and cybersecurity solutions provider, as senior account executive for its Digital Signage division.

He will be responsible for digital signage lead generation efforts and managing new and existing customer accounts. He comes to SageNet with more than 12 years in the digital signage and media player hardware business and over 20 years in the computer industry.

Before joining SageNet, Suffoletta led the digital signage and retail IoT division at Logic Supply. He has also served as a senior account executive for digital signage at Arrow Electronics and Seneca Data.

John Vaughan joins Outcome Health

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

John Vaughan has joined Outcome Health as Chief Compliance Officer. The press release stated that his “appointment to the executive leadership team further underscores Outcome Health’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and bring more rigor to its data measurement and reporting”.

Something of course, that our readers will know was sorely needed last year.

John Vaughan will focus on developing, implementing and overseeing compliance policies and procedures as part of the reinvigorated Corporate Compliance Program. This program was designed to foster compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as prevent, detect and take appropriate remedial measures to address any noncompliance.

He joins Outcome Health from the Danaher Dental Platform, where he served as Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to that he held various Corporate Counsel and Compliance roles for Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Shire. He brings to Outcome Health his extensive background in Commercial Compliance, Government Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, as well as Pricing and Reimbursement.

John Vaughan received his B.A. degree in History and Political Science from McGill University in Quebec, Canada, and he received his J.D. from Rutgers University of Law in Newark, N.J. In his new role, Mr. Vaughan will report to Seth Darmstadter, General Counsel of Outcome Health.


Chris Prosio joins ‪@LeyardGroup / @PlanarSystems ‬

January 18th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Chris Prosio Has joined Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products as General Manager, Rental and Staging.

He brings more than 30 years of experience in live events and communications, including roles in sales, product management, event production management and video system engineering. He joins Leyard and Planar following his role as director of Rental and Staging for Absen, where he oversaw sales and marketing efforts for the live event space. He also held previous roles at Barco for more than 15 years, supporting sales, business development, product application management and training.

We are told that at Leyard and Planar, Chris Prosio will leverage the companies’ industry-leading LED and LCD display technologies to build on existing relationships within the rental and staging market. He is based in Sacramento, California.

This Week’s #AVJobs

January 18th, 2019

Andrew Neale

AV Jobs provide a highly specialist Recruitment Service for Audio Visual manufacturers, distributors and resellers.

They also work within the broadcast, events and unified communications industries providing quality and experienced staff at all levels – from board members through management, field service and sales, as well as on-site technical and sales people.

Their Consultants have experience within the AV industry and fully understand all areas from sales through system design and installation, hire and events, operations and service.

Here are this week’s selection of #AVjobs from them…

  • AV DESIGN & COMMISSIONING ENGINEER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Hove
    Area Sussex, England
    Sector Engineer Engineer – Audio Visual Engineer – Design Engineer – Commissioning
    Salary £35000 – £45000 Per Annum £35k-£45k doe + car allowance & benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29869
  • PRODUCT & APPLICATIONS ENGINEER AUDIO VISUAL
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Manchester
    Area Cheshire, England Greater Manchester, England
    Sector Engineer Engineer – Audio Visual Engineer – Design Engineer – Technical Support Manager Manager – Product Engineer – Technical Architect
    Salary £25000 – £35000 Per Annum Negotiable doe + benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29867
  • CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Poole
    Area Dorset, England
    Sector Manager Manager – Service Delivery
    Salary £30000 – £35000 Per Annum £30k-£35k doe plus benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29866