RDSE Retail Digital Signage Expo


Retail Digital Signage Expo RDSE
Picture taken by Teaching Technology editor at London's Olympia

 

Highlights of Retail Digital Signage Expo RDSE 2017

Held on 2-3 May 2017 at London's Olympia, the Retail Digital Signage Expo (RDSE), displayed an impressive range of ideas and solutions for the retail industry. Amongst these were shopfitters, lighting solutions, interactive touch screens for customer interaction and of course digital signage displays screens, media players and digital signage software for promoting goods and services to shoppers. Olympia was also host to the Retail Design Expo (RDE) and the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), allowing visitors to see a wide spectrum of retail solutions.

AOPEN digital signage players

AOPEN specialise in multi-platform, ultra-small form factor computing for both home and businesses. They work with a wide range of partners from hardware to software services, and through these partnerships, AOPEN creates advanced digital signage display solutions for some of the world's top brands.  On display at RDSE were their media players (small form computers), which when coupled with digital signage software, connect to single, dual or multiple display screens for retail customer advertising. Plus, they displayed 15", 19" and 22" all-in-one touch displays for retail and commerical use.

Project Audio Visual

Although RDSE 2017 was populated mainly by manufacturers, there were some audio visual resellers exhibiting. Project Audio Visual were displaying major brands of display screens and offer a digital signage solution to their customers comprising hardware and software. Their customer base catering for estate agents, retail and other business sectors. 

I was attracted to their stand by the content on the display screens, and although the company does not create content there are signage software solutions on the market that allow customers to create their own content presentations. Many graphic design companies now offer design services for the digital markets.

Spectra Displays

Larger than life display screens attracted me to the Spectra Displays stand, a UK manufacturer specialising in digital retail displays for both indoor and outdoor applications. Digital LED window displays help to attract and engage more of retail customers target shoppers, whilst the transparent LED screens attract shoppers as they display digital advertising or product information on the screen, yet the phyiscal product, for example, jewellery or a pair of killer high heel shoes, can be viewed through the screen.  The concept itself attracts shoppers, thereby helping to boost retail sales.

Panasonic Space Player

I first viewed a Panasonic Space Player at the Technology Exposed event at Mercedes Benz World last September, where the Space Player projected images and messages onto walls, for example, a 'Will you marry me' message on a restaurant wall for a couple's engagement dinner.  Here at RDSE, they were displaying images onto a watch, which would, I'm sure, capture the imagination of jewellers shop customers. Just a couple of the ways that the Panasonic Space Player can be used in the retail and leisure sectors.

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Panasonic Space Player

Panasonic Space Player

Spectra Displays

Spectra Displays