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If there’s one positive takeaway that the pandemic has given us, it’s the ability to reflect and consider what’s important. In the business world it’s also given us the time and opportunity to work out the best technological approach to increase revenue and efficiency.

In this issue, Neil Anderson of Qcom Outsourcing explains how the effective rollout and installation of equipment can be one of the most important ‘moments of truth’, while John Tait of TNS Payments Market, takes a look at three things every retailer should have for a next-gen omnichannel approach.

With more embedded systems adopting networked architectures, Ethernet switches are playing an increasingly crucial role. Martin Frederiksen, MD of Recab UK, explains how to select switches for demanding operating environments.

Our big article this issue takes a look at the evolution, current status and future for kiosks, digital signage and large format displays. Richard Slawsky takes an overview of the options available to our industry and how to navigate the big question of the optimum solution.

Jeff Hastings of Brightsign looks at security, believing it has to take precedence over performance and functionality in our connected AV world.

Of course, technological advancements always come with fears around the future of the human workforce. Our article by Richard Bird at Mandata considers the true impact of digital technology on workforce efficiency and whether we should be worried about the future of manpower.

At KDS we recognise the importance of human interaction and how critical F2F networking is. Our team is busy working on how best to stage KDS 2021 and next steps will be announced as soon as we are able. If you are interested in speaking at KDS 2021, want to suggest seminar topics, or offer your thoughts on attending a live event this autumn, please contact sales@kdseurope.com. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Enjoy the read!

Laura Vallis
Editor
Kiosk and Digital Signage Magazine

EDITOR’S NOTE

NEWS

A round-up of some of the latest kiosk and digital signage news to hit the editor’s inbox.

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

Neil Anderson, Managing Director of Qcom Outsourcing explains how the effective rollout and installation of equipment can be amongst the most important ‘moments of truth’ for any technology manufacturer, systems integrator or reseller.

THREE THINGS EVERY RETAILER NEEDS FOR A NEXT-GEN OMNICHANNEL APPROACH

John Tait, Global Managing Director, TNS Payments Market takes a look at how a truly omnichannel approach in retail means more than simply having all of the channels. It’s more important what retailers do with those channels for their customers, and how well each channel interconnects with another. 

BIG OR SMALL, TOUCH OR TOUCHLESS, LCD OR LED

Richard Slawsky, Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville takes a look at the evolution, current status and future for kiosks, digital signage and large format displays.

TRUE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ON WORKFORCE EFFICIENCY

Technological advancements always come with fears around the future of humans in the workforce. But humans weren’t replaced by computers when they were brought into the workplace, and Richard Bird, Regional Sales Manager at Mandata believes AI won’t replace us completely either. 

ENSURING ROBUST NETWORKS IN DEMANDING APPLICATIONS

As more embedded systems adopt networked architectures, Ethernet switches play an increasingly crucial role. Martin Frederiksen, MD of Recab UK, explains how to select Ethernet switches for demanding operating environments.

SECURITY BEFORE PERFORMANCE IN OUR CONNECTED AV WORLD

It may be painful for AV managers in the connected world of cloud-based signage operating over corporate IT networks, but Jeff Hastings of BrightSign says security has to take precedence over performance and functionality. 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

A round-up of promotions, structural changes and new recruits across the kiosk and digital signage industry.

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