Billboards converted for a greener future

Pattison Outdoor says it has completely overhauled the lighting system infrastructure for its billboards across Canada, converting to new, energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures. Over the past six months, a total of 7,800 billboards were retrofitted. The project was timed to coincide with the shorter days of fall and winter, when the signs are illuminated…

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Stripped-down cabinet lighting

In an effort to deliver more uniform lighting in shallow cabinet signs, General Electric’s (GE’s) Lighting Solutions division introduced Tetra EdgeStrip and MiniStrip systems earlier this year as light-emitting diode-based (LED-based) replacements for T8 fluorescent tubes.

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LEDs create the big picture

A new Guinness World Record has been set for the largest ‘light picture’ using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), after more than one million lamps were configured across 750,000 m2 (8,072,933 sf)—equivalent to about 100 full-sized soccer pitches. Created in southern Uzbekistan, the light picture depicted a full-scale plan for an energy plant. It was set up…

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Raising the bar for eye-catching digital signage

In a recent webinar, Richard Ventura and Michael Ferrer of NEC Display Solutions discussed a variety of ways new digital signage deployments can stand out in an increasingly crowded market. Their presentation on October 11, 2012, was titled ‘The evolution of digital signage: Are your installations unique enough to capture attention?’ Much like how traditional…

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Faster value

Wide-format inkjet printer/cutter vendor Mutoh America has expanded its eco-solvent line with the introduction of the 2.6-m (104-in.) wide ValueJet 2638 printer.

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Large-format print-cut workflow wins tech award

Printing Industries of America (PIA), a trade association, has honoured Esko’s i-cut suite workflow for large-format printing with a 2012 InterTech Award. The annual awards recognize technologies predicted to have a major effect on graphic arts. It was the sixth InterTech Award in 10 years for Esko, which has developed both hardware and software for…

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