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104 #AVTweeps Lose Jobs As ScanSource UK Goes Under

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Sadly, we were the first to report that on Friday January 15, 2021 the UK staff at ScanSource UK Ltd. were told that the company would be going into liquidation. It is likely that as many as 104 employees have unfortunately lost their jobs. CRN is now reporting that ScanSource Europe is in the process of […]

Rogers Sports & Media Tower @BrandedCities Re-Development

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Branded Cities North America’s has entered into a new long-term agreement with Rogers Sports & Media for the re-development of the Rogers Tower located in the heart of Toronto at its Citytv Studio (33 Dundas St E.). The deal adds more than 3,000 square feet of digital signage to Branded Cities’ iconic portfolio at Canada’s […]

W Boston Hotel Gets a Digital Display Upgrade

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Orange Barrel Media recently upgraded its digital display at the high-profile W Hotel in Boston’s Theatre District. The new LED video screen shown below was provided by SNA Displays. Pete Scantland, CEO of Orange Barrel Media told us “We are pleased to collaborate with SNA Displays to upgrade the screen at the W Hotel, and […]

ISA Sign Expo 2021 Cancelled

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The Board of Directors for the International Sign Association have released the following statement: The ISA Board of Directors meets periodically to discuss and receive updates from ISA Staff on key programs and services. Yesterday we met to receive an update on ISA International Sign Expo 2021. We continue to closely monitor the ongoing developments […]

#COVID19 Event Casualties (2021)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Many of the large events scheduled for the first three or four months of 2021 have been cancelled or postponed. Here is a list of them, in date they would have happened order… #CES2021 which was due to take place January 6-9, 2021 has been cancelled as an in-person event. It will now be an […]

Read a QR and DRV Code From Up To 60 Feet Away

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Scanit is a patented new technology that can be used to read a QR and DRV code from up to 60 feet away. Scanit CEO and co-founder Wayne Steidle told us “We are excited to extend our technology to companies that can truly benefit from it. Our partnership opportunity will open doors for social media […]

Smart Glass From @view_inc_ For @DFWairport

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s new expansion of Terminal D, a project that adds four gates to the terminal and showcases DFW’s ‘Gate of the Future’ will include smart windows by Smart glass provider View when it opens in April 2021, This expansion will be the first in an airport to deploy View’s latest smart […]

Volta Announces $125 Million Financing

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Volta has announced an oversubscribed Series D financing of USD 125 million. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent to the Company in connection with the financing. Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO of Volta said “The electrification of mobility is one of the largest infrastructural shifts of our generation and Volta’s charging network is ready […]

Was #CES2021 The Largest Digital Tech Industry Event?

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Despite claims from Gary Shapiro, CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), before the trade show proper, who said in an interview with Venturebeat that more than 100,000 people were already registered for #CES2021, the CTA’s final press release made no mention of the actual number of attendees despite the claim from the organisers that the event […]

Why #CES2021 Twitter Was Down On Last Year

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

It may surprise you that an event billed as an all-digital-#CES2021, as opposed to the equivalent in-person trade show the year before, should have 50% less traction on social media, yet that is exactly what our sister site aka.tv has reported over the last 30 day period. As you can see from the figures below, […]