Creating a dynamic social information system

Recently, a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab designed and deployed an ‘intelligent’ signage system, referred to as Glass Infrastructure (GI), to enable groups of users to more easily interact with data and explore connections between people, projects and ideas.

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Diversification with textiles

Fabric graphic applications are expanding into new and unique areas as sign shops, print service providers (PSPs) and other companies seek to diversify their business. Innovative, creative and sustainable processes and products are helping push the boundaries of design in enhancing outdoor and indoor environments.

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Integration with security and safety systems

Digital signage is a rapidly growing medium, but securing and managing dynamic displays under an organization-wide information technology (IT) network still often comes across as a difficult challenge for many companies. This is a pity, as the technology behind digital signage is well-positioned to make management easier.

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Developing Quinte Health Care’s new signs

Quinte Health Care (QHC), which manages four hospitals in Eastern Ontario, recently developed a strategy to renew its facilities with improved indoor and outdoor signage. This ongoing project is seen as an opportunity both to improve wayfinding for each hospital and to unify all of them under the QHC banner.

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Developments in LEDs

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been around for more than 40 years, but only recent innovations and technological advances have made them bright enough to become useful for commercial settings. Today’s LEDs can sustain high light output in demanding operating environments.

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Optimizing sign lighting systems

While light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have become a popular technology for sign illumination, due to their efficiency, longevity and performance, they have not yet succeeded other types of light sources in all mainstream applications. Box signs, for example, are still waiting for LEDs to become the new standard.

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