In the past two years, manufacturers around the world have begun building Internet-connected smart TVs that run on the Android operating system and even more recently, Amazon has partnered with Toshiba, Insignia and Best Buy in order to offer Fire TV-powered televisions. These devices make it easy to watch your favorite movies and shows, check social media feeds and play video games. But they also make incredible digital signs!
XOGO makes it incredibly easy to get your own graphics and videos playing on screens. But what if you could keep your content fresh without having to hire a designer or agency? We're very proud to announce a partnership with two exciting online content providers, Screenfeed and DS Menu. XOGO users can now set up an account with either of these partners and in a few quick steps, mix online content into any XOGO playlist along with their own graphics and videos.
Schools and universities often need to convey information to large groups of people, across one or more buildings or campuses. In the past this meant investing large sums of money in a centralized digital signage system with on-premise servers, expensive media player PCs, and ongoing user training. The cost and complexity of these systems tended to put them out of reach for a lot of organizations. But not anymore. Introducing XOGO Decision Signage.
Restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and other service-industry businesses face a similar challenge. They aim to provide guests with a relaxing, high-touch experience in the most efficient way possible. But with ever-changing menus, specials and event schedules, it can be difficult to ensure that all of your customer touchpoints have up-to-date information. Perhaps the best way to stay up to date is through the use of digital signs.
Retail businesses today face a massive challenge. In our über-connected world, consumers have access to endless shopping choices. Comparing prices or ordering online just requires a quick Google search. In fact, 80% percentage of shoppers report that they compare prices online when shopping in-store. So how can brick-and-mortar retailers continue driving sales in-store? One solution is to bring digital experiences into the physical store.
It’s been a very exciting week for our engineering team. It is definitely not the first time we are taking the stage at a conference, but Build is different. Microsoft Build is THE developer conference for all engineers working with Microsoft technologies, and building products and services on top of various Microsoft platforms. It's an annual conference that we have been attending for a long time.
Microsoft and XOGO unveiled the first Surface Premium retail experience over the weekend, at a Sundan store in Beijing’s renowned Sanlitun shopping district. A continuation of the popular Surface Table retail fixture, Surface Premium is a Microsoft “store-within-a-store” that allows consumers to test drive the latest Surface Pro and Surface Book hardware, along with the all-new Surface Studio, Surface Laptop and related software.
The most common questions that we get have to do with screen resolutions and content. Most people are used to seeing content on a single HD screen set up in landscape orientation these days, like the television in your home. You're not limited to that, however. XOGO is capable of displaying content in landscape or portrait orientation, or even across multiple screens. All it takes is some working knowledge of screen resolutions and hardware. Let's start with the basics.
Our objective at XOGO is to make digital signage elegant, fun, and above all, easy to use. That's why we built our XOGO Content Manager app to run on devices that you already use everyday, like your iPad, iPhone, Surface Pro and Android phone. But we didn't stop there. We realized early on that in order to make the XOGO experience truly simple, we would need to offer our own media player hardware as well. After hundreds of hours of research and testing, and a few flights across the pond, we finally nailed it. Introducing: XOGO Mini.
We recently participated in the annual Digital Signage Expo with our partners at Intel, where we introduced XOGO Decision Signage to the wider market and debuted some of our latest features, including realtime (screen-takeover) mode and IoT content triggers. The response was incredibly positive, but the best news came last week when we were notified that we had been awarded best of show in our category (Best New Interactive Digital Signage Product) for DSE 2017 by rAVe Publications.
Digital signage is somewhat like a website. It can be used to display anything digital - from creative elements like branding and artwork, to informative items such as menus and price lists. The best implementations usually include a bit of both. Here are six important questions to ask, which will help determine what kind of content ultimately needs to be on your screens.
One of the best ways to achieve a “wow” factor with digital signage is to arrange multiple screens together and display content across them as a huge, unified image. This type of setup is commonly called a video wall, and in this post we’ll outline some of the things that need to be considered to make it work.