People Looking at Wall of Honor

People Looking at Wall of Honor

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And there it is. Here is a better view of it, but this picture shows some people standing around looking at it. The signage will be updated and changed every month with new pictures and information. Should be there for years to come. Proud to have been a part of this project to give back to my own community at Msft.

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Samsung Emerged as Industry Leader in LFD Market

Samsung Emerged as Industry Leader in LFD Market

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Samsung Electronics showcased its LFD technology prowess after winning several awards from renowned industry magazines during InfoComm 2013, the largest commercial audiovisual show. Samsung Smart Signage Platform was named as the Best Digital Signage System in the AV Technology Award category by an US A/V magazine NewBay Media which commended the contents delivery, usability, and cost saving capabilities of Samsung Smart Signage Platform.

삼성전자, 상업용 디스플레이도 세계 최고!

삼성전자가 세계 최대의 상업용 디스플레이 전시회인 ‘인포콤 2013(InfoComm 2013)’ 기간 중 주요 전문매체로부터 어워드를 수상하며 업계 최고의 기술력을 과시했다. ‘삼성 스마트 사이니지 플랫폼’은 세계적으로 영향력있는 미국의 오디오/비디오 관련 전문 매체인 ‘뉴베이 미디어(NewBay Media)’가 수여하는 ‘AV 기술 대상’에서 ‘최고의 디지털 사이니지 시스템’으로 선정됐다. ‘뉴베이 미디어’는 삼성전자의 ‘삼성 스마트 사이니지 플랫폼’에 대해 콘텐츠 전달, 사용성, 비용 절감 측면에서 매우 뛰어나다고 호평했다.

MediaCento von Black Box

MediaCento von Black Box

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Mit dem MediaCento HX des IT- und TK-Spezialisten Black Box kann der Audio- und Video-Inhalt einer HD-Quelle verlustfrei über einfache CATx-Kabel auf eine Vielzahl von Bildschirmen verteilt werden. Dabei sind Entfernungen von bis zu 500 Metern möglich. Auf diese Weise lassen sich bereits verlegte Kupferkabel nutzen und die Displays flexibel dort platzieren, wo sie die meiste Aufmerksamkeit erhalten. Neben dem Full HD-Bild mit 36 Bit Farbtiefe wird als Teil des HDMI-Signals auch 7.1-Kanal Surround-Ton übermittelt – beides auf alle vier Empfängern absolut synchron und ohne wahrnehmbare Verzögerung. Das System ist somit ideal geeignet für Digital Signage-Installationen in Geschäften, öffentlichen Gebäuden oder Hotel-Lobbys.

Wall of Honor Covered for Event

Wall of Honor Covered for Event

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Since October, I’ve been involved in a project at work for creating a Wall of Honor at Microsoft for Veterans Day. Creating these video displays seems to be a standard thing these days as more and more companies, councils, and museums are adding them. A small group within my building works on digital signage and I got to help build the PC systems used to make the displays.

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The reasons why I Adore Mood Boards

Instead of being restricted by limitations, Mood boards follow them. The initiatives are vivid and can be taken wherever you want them to go. Imagination booms and marketers are keeen on using their creative thoughts. Should you want, Mood boards will generate a visual guide, an obvious image. It feels great to embark to see a client  with trusted mood boards tucked under my arm. Clients allexpress their wants that we should spend our time on developing our visual thoughts than jump straight in to an idea or concept that they may not like. They feel part of the process, and I think that’s crucial.

 

There are also no big surprises. I love it when we present a board and you can feel the energy from the client as they express how and why it works. Not all mood boards hit the mark but that’s exactly the reason they work – to save investing time and effort into an idea that doesn’t work, for whatever reason.

 

When to use a mood board?

 

Mood boards can also be called inspiration boards and we use them in a variety of ways. We use them to convey a new brand, when we want to demonstrate to the client how their brand could be brought to life. We also use them to express how the components of a direct mail campaign would work. Clients have asked us to produce them before we start creating brochures and also to portray the look and feel of their new website.

 

Simple and effective

For me, it’s the simplicity of the mood boards that works. You look at them, and you just get it.

When we’ve introduced clients to the world of mood boards, we’ve found that they can’t wait to start new projects, just so that they can see how the project could look.

 

I was brought up in a world of marker visuals, where the idea is loose and not fine-tuned. Clients loved marker visuals (sometimes more than the finished article), and I’ve often wondered why that is. I think for a client it’s the involvement and excitement of grasping the idea and imagining where it can go. Mood boards are not boxed in by limitations (they follow). The ideas are alive and can be taken wherever you want them to go. Imagination kicks in and marketers love to use their creative imagination.

 

For all types of thinkers

Mood boards are great for all clients. The big thinkers and strategic marketers can visualize how it fits together and plot out the big picture. Our clients who like the fine detail use them as catalysts to start their thinking. You can see their minds turning over the idea and planning the finer details.

 

The boards we create depend on the client we are producing them for, again another reason for them to be loved – they can be personalised. Typically we would cover ideas, concepts, photography style, colourways, typography, patterns and the overall look and feel. Is it modern or traditional? Dark or light? Funky or safe? A collection of colours, textures and pictures is all it takes to evoke a specific style or feeling.

 

As the mood board is intentionally casual, it lets the designer start to bring the concept to life and get feedback before too much time is invested in the wrong direction. We like to think of it as visual prototyping.

 

In fact mood boards are so much fun. Designing loosely lets designers brainstorm and explore different styles without the limitations.

 

But I guess the biggest reason why I love them though, is because they make our clients happy!

 

Happy Simon

 

Simon Brooke is a Marketing expert at Happy Creative, a full service marketing and creative agency based in Blackpool, Lancashire. To learn more or contact us please go to http://www.happy-creative.co.uk

Top 5 Farewell Quotes

Goodbyes and farewells are something that no one ever wants to face. Regardless of whether it’s a friendship or close romantic relationship, it’s never easy. Sometimes, when it’s time to say goodbye, there is no other choice.

Some relationships just don’t work out, and sometimes, there are other things standing in the way. You may have to move away or the person you are close to may have a life-threatening condition that takes them to a better place. Goodbyes are a part of everyone’s life. While there is no bright side to saying farewell, there are a few quotes that you might find comforting:

1. “We Only Part to Meet Again” John Gay

This is often true in most cases. A lot of people don’t see it that way, but it really can happen. For example, if you’re graduating from college or high school, you know there are likely to be a lot of friends who you may not ever see again, but over the years, you make it a point to catch up. They find you and you find them. It’s an almost automatic part of life that occurs without even trying. People are continuously bumping into one another in odd places at odd times because that’s just the way it goes. Call it fate or call it destiny, but most of the time, you do find those you have missed and it ultimately makes up for all the time you spent apart.

2. “Don’t Be Dismayed at Good-Bye’s. A Farewell is Necessary Before You Can Meet Again. And Meeting Again, After Moments or Lifetimes, is Certain For Those Who Are Friends” Richard Bach

When people part, it’s often not forever, regardless of the relationship. If you’re faced with a circumstance that requires you to say goodbye to a close friend, one thing to keep in mind is that if you were ever truly friends in the first place, there is no way that the bond can be broken. Nothing can come between two people who really care about one another. They will always find their way back.

3. “All Farewells Should Be Sudden, When Forever” Lord Byron

There is a lot of truth to this quote as well. Someone who has to say farewell should not let it drag out. Life is so much easier when farewells are sudden, that way you’re not continuously dreading the moment your loved one has to go and are able to enjoy the present. If you are the one who is saying goodbye, you automatically know that there will be people that do not want you to go and who will try to convince you otherwise. Sometimes, it’s also a good thing to not even know that we ourselves have to go until the time has arrived.

4. “It’s Been an Incredible Ride. Mission Accomplished. With That, I Have to Bid Farewell. I’m the Happiest Person In The World Right Now…It’s Better Than I Ever Thought It Would Be” Jerome Bettis

This farewell quote is proof that not all journeys have to end in tears. Oftentimes, a farewell is nothing more than a passing from one phase of life to another. Maybe you’ve quit your job because you knew it wasn’t right for you, or maybe you received a promotion that requires you to relocate. It’s possible that you’ve decided to take on a new attitude and bid farewell to the “old you”. Saying goodbye in a lot of cases is the best thing to do, because it allows room for growth and better things to come.

5. “Man’s Feelings Are Always Purest and Most Glowing In The Hour of Meeting and Of Farewell” Jean Paul Richter

You can look at this quote in a variety of ways. One way goes back to the fact that farewells are not always forever. When you meet with someone again, you’re flooded with emotions that seem to overflow from your heart and shine through you onto the one you’ve missed. When it’s time to say goodbye (or bid a temporary farewell), those emotions are just as strong, if not stronger. You’re more likely to talk about your feelings for that person and realize how much you’ve enjoyed their presence in your life. People rarely realize how important someone is to them until it’s time for them to go, be it only for a little while, or forever.

Farewells can definitely be devastating, that is why everyone should always take time to appreciate everyone in their life because eventually, everyone will have to bid farewell. Nothing in life is forever, nor is anything in life certain. Sometimes it’s nice to not think about these things, but regardless, they are still an inevitable part of life. The best way to view a farewell is in a positive light no matter how sad it may seem.

Wadzanai Nenzou Is A Writer And Owner Of Inspirational Quotes Change Lives Website. She Is Addicted To The Topic Of Inspiration And Personal Development. For More Inspiration Go To Her Website http://www.inspirational-quotes-change-lives.com/farewellquotes.html

Top 5 President Bush Quotes

President George W Bush, for all his other failings, had some things about him that made us all chuckle. While our current president is known for his intellect. Bush was known for his political tap dancing as well as his outrageous butchering of the English language. He gave us something new to laugh about each and every day of his time in office.

Some of the more noted, and notable public hangings of language and intelligence are these:

We knew Bush was special even before his inauguration. We determined that he has some unique thought processes long before we even set him into office based on this quote during an interview process that he was going through

“Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to – I can’t remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that.” Bush in his interview– pre-inaugural–which he gave to U.S. News & World Report

Upon considering what the United States needed, Bush determined that part of it was education and of course, to be more hopefuller…

“I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that’s responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be – a more literate country and a hopefuller country.” Jan. 2001 As a Nebraska resident, I particularly enjoyed this one:”It’s important for young men and women who look at the Nebraska champs to understand that quality of life is more than just blocking shots.” -George W. Bush made this brilliant commentary to the University of Nebraska volleyball team for women who were the 2001 national champions, on May 31, 2001

He was always known as a man who would promote literacy too… at all costs.”You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” This one too, was spoken in a meeting in the early parts of 2001, notably not his best year.

Bush understood what it took to be a small business owner and to work hard for his money too, and proved it time and again. He really gave some insights into that during a speaking engagement with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses – Hispanically owned or otherwise – pay taxes at the highest marginal rate.”

He was also aware that some of what he said wasn’t quite grammatically correct and in fact, called attention to it

“I’ve coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically.” Radio & Television Correspondents dinner 2001.

Bush was, arguably, one of the most interesting presidents of our time. Not always correct in grammar or in his actions, however he was highly entertaining in so many ways. Hope you enjoyed the quotes.

Wadzanai Nenzou Is A Writer And Owner Of Inspirational Quotes Change Lives Website. She Is interested In Politics. For More On Presidents Go To Her Website http://www.inspirational-quotes-change-lives.com/presidentialquotes.html