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David Haynes

Dave is best known around the industry as the publisher and principal writer behind Sixteen:Nine - an online trade publication that has covered the digital signage and visual communications business since 2006. 16:9 has a global readership and generates 1,000s of page views daily. There are more than 7,000 posts on 16:9, and the count grows almost daily.

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Protecting your LED Video Wall

Direct View LED video walls are increasingly THE walls in a variety of environments, from flagship retail to shopping mall concourses. They can look amazing, but they can also make people who have experience with LED very nervous - because LEDs and the general public don't always play well together.


AV Trade Shows Are About Re-Connecting with Your Industry

Vendors and attendees can debate the merits of a focused trade show for the digital signage industry, and even the squishy merits of the term digital signage, but one thing that the pandemic has made very evident is a need and desire for the collective industry to get together.


DV-LED has Mainstreamed, But Pro AV is Still Learning the Tech

Direct view LED has rapidly become a mainstream product in digital signage, but while the display technology is seeing rapid and diverse adoption, it’s clear much of the pro AV ecosystem is still trying to sort out what it is and how to differentiate the huge assortment of products and suppliers.


Workplace Digital Signage Is Hot, But The Opportunity Is NOT Just In Offices

The workplace has turned into one of the most actively pursued vertical markets in digital signage - right up there with retail and Quick Service Restaurants. But that focus among companies has almost entirely been on the office when behind the scenes and production environments may actually be the bigger opportunity.


Digital Signage: Even Eye Candy Technology Can Be Effective When There's a Strategy Behind It

For digital signage, there can be a fine line between technology that's not much more than eye candy, and something that's useful and appropriate to the application.


Digital Signage in the Workplace Will Still Thrive Post-Pandemic. Here's Why.

Workplace was among the hottest vertical markets in digital signage before the pandemic, and despite all the discussion around a shift to working from home, workplace will be a hot vertical market when COVID-19 is in our collective rearview mirror.


Digital Signage and Pro Av Face Shortages Just as Business Returns

As the health crisis eases in at least some parts of the world there are enduring supply chain issues for pro AV and digital signage businesses. What can be done? And how long will this last?


Don't Be Fooled by Fake Digital Signage. The Real Stuff is Pretty Amazing!

An interesting trend is emerging in the marketing of large format display technology - projects presented on social media and other avenues as real yet only exist in virtual form. They look amazing but don’t really exist. It's all CGI.