October 19, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
SIXTEEN:NINE is an online news and analysis publication focused on the digital signage industry. Founding Editor Dave Haynes is a voice of authority in a crowded design and technology landscape, which is why were thrilled when he invited Synect founder and CEO Yahav Ran to join him for a podcast on big digital canvases and digital materials.
September 15, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The next leg of Synect’s traveling video wall tour starts this weekend at ACI-NA! On Sunday, September 17, Synect Executive Creative Director Nir Bashan will present at Airports Council International’s Business Information Technology (BIT) Workshop on a session titled Solution Showcase – Improving the Airport Experience.
He’ll demonstrate how Synect’s digital materials can transform the airport experience across the entire passenger journey and share our unique approach to turning airport data into useful information.
September 05, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Where does one of the largest video walls in the world start? For the Orlando International Airport, it starts with an international tour of airports to see the latest passenger experience technologies. And it ends with a custom digital media ecosystem—over 1,500 feet of digital materials that shape and enhance the airport experience.
August 22, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
One of the hardest things about working with video walls is that they simply must be seen. No picture, no video, no virtual environment can replicate the experience of standing in front of so many millions of vibrant pixels, all working in concert to deliver a visual show unlike any other.
It’s a challenge we’ve grappled with for years. Enter LG Electronics, who worked with us to develop a state-of-the-art traveling video wall using their beautiful, super-narrow bezel premium display.
August 11, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
June 27, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Summer has officially arrived at the Orlando International Airport, and millions of travelers are in for a big treat. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority held a press conference today to unveil new content for their massive video wall canvas, which Synect helped launch in September of 2016, and provide their latest summer travel estimates. Click Orlando reports that more than a million passengers will pass through MCO between now and July 8 in a video that features the video wall and new content.
June 09, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
InfoComm is the biggest event of the year for the commercial audiovisual industry, and this year Synect CEO and Founder Yahav Ran has been invited to share his expertise on big canvases. His talk is part of a series exploring video walls, projection, and other larger-than-life installations.
February 15, 2017 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
We may dream in pixels, but we got down and dirty with a brush and some ink for this year's Valentine's Day card. Happy Valentine's Day from the entire Synect team.
December 30, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
As we close the book on 2016 and gear up for the year to come, the Synect team has taken a little time to reflect, de-stress, and refocus.
A weeklong series of two-way employee and manager reviews raised our collective spirits—along with the occasional eyebrow—and gave each of us a unique opportunity to talk candidly about where we’ve been and where we want to go.
December 21, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
It’s been another banner year for Synect.
December 14, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
By Alison Weber and Alexa Ponce
Last month, the press reported on the new, 700-screen video walls being developed at Orlando International Airport. The sophisticated content strategy for the airport includes live airport data like wait-times through security, destination time and weather, Flight information Display (FIDS) data, and more.
November 23, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Orlando International Airport is winning accolades for its passenger experience, expecting a massive jump in holiday travel, and releasing new information on key innovations at the airport.
November 23, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) made big news today. Not only has it been ranked as one of the top airports in the country by Travelpulse.com, but it reports on a rising number of holiday travelers—more than 1.4 million—who will move through the airport during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
October 31, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
We kicked off our third annual harvest week with an epic decades-themed costume contest. The official winners haven’t been announced yet, but we had some legit 80s-style ensembles. We do our hair the way we do our video walls. Big. Happy Halloween from Synect.
September 26, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
This news release was published by air transport technology provider SITA – http://www.sita.aero/press
Digital canvas redefines passenger experience as part of airport’s multi-million dollar renovations
ORLANDO – 26 September 2016 – SITA, the air transport technology provider, has partnered with Synect to design and install the ultra-high definition video wall, which fully integrates with the airport operational systems to deliver dynamic way-finding along with flight information, destination time and weather, security and gate information. In addition, the family-friendly airport can now display engaging games to entertain its young travelers and decrease perceived wait times.
September 23, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Synect’s growing beyond the evergreen state—and our new office is ensuring plenty of sun, fun, and easy access to our east coast clients. Synect Orlando opened for business earlier this summer with a talented staff of new art directors and program managers. The new team works alongside Synect’s Executive Creative Director Nir Bashan and Creative Director Ryan Boyle, who transferred from our Redmond headquarters.
August 26, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Our latest team building exercise literally elevated our vision—taking us 50 feet up the air at Tacoma’s Northwest Trek. Our growing group of video wall experts spent the day traversing through the park’s Adventure Course—an outdoor obstacle course including a 30-foot rock wall, zip lines, high wires and more. It was scary, it was fun, it was an adventure, and we did it together.
June 10, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Owning the Digital Signage Medium Happens Where Technology & Creative Intersect
May 16, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Planar® LookThru™ Series is a new line of transparent, interactive Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays. The LookThru OLED, which comes in 55-inch panels, looks like lightly tinted glass capable of presenting unbelievably vivid digital media on top of real world scenes and objects. The displays can be tiled together to create video walls, and they can also be configured into custom retail merchandising enclosures and displays.
May 10, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Next week, Planar, a Leyard company, will be at Synect showcasing their latest award-winning display solutions. The event will be a great chance to see Planar’s wide-range of video wall and digital signage technology alongside unique content created by Synect.
April 16, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Fallen police officer Doug Barney was mourned by thousands in his Salt Lake City-area community earlier this year. Friends of the family and community organizers for the Microsoft Store recently organized a special event for Officer Barney’s son, Jack Barney, a 13-year old boy who loves Star Wars, Halo, and video games.
March 28, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Synect team hit the 2016 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) recently to see the latest innovations from our vendors, partners, and more than 200 exhibitors at the event. The show features hardware, software, content management, and other solutions for digital signage and video wall networks, and it offers end users and solution providers the chance to connect.
March 17, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Synect team is at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas today. The annual event is the world’s largest show dedicated to digital signage, and Synect Founder and CEO Yahav Ran, General Manager John Diamond, Executive Creative Director Nir Bashan, and Project Manager Megann Nielsen are on the ground this year.
March 03, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
This week Synect will present at InfoComm Connections in San Jose. Synect founder and CEO Yahav Ran will speak on a panel about creating digital environments that inspire and engage audiences. The panel will be led by Alan Robles, Associate and Experience Designer at architectural design firm Gensler, with LG Electronics also participating.
January 18, 2016 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
As Synect has previously reported, there’s a war being fought in the tiny spaces between video wall displays. The war on bezels is driving ever-shrinking industry standards, as manufacturers work hard to offer the cleanest picture and most immersive digital displays.
December 21, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
2015 was a banner year for Synect, and we hope it was just as wonderful to you! We’ve got big things coming in 2016, so please make sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+ for the latest news.
Do you have any video wall needs coming up next year? Contact us to get things started.
December 15, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Synect team is excited to welcome its latest addition: Marketing Strategist Melissa Monteith. Melissa came to Synect from Lasko Products and West Chester, PA, following a highly successful freelance engagement where she helped craft a new vision for video walls in hospitality settings.
November 25, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Microsoft has launched a flagship store in Australia—its second flagship this month and the first one outside of North America. Just like their new flagship on Fifth Avenue, Microsoft is betting on new devices and services to bring customers to the Sydney flagship, while placing major emphasis on video walls and innovative digital experience to engage those customers at their latest retail locations.
November 06, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Harvest Week is an annual Synect tradition leading up to Halloween. The brainchild of HR Manager Shelley Yohn, Harvest Week is five days of apple bobbing, costume contests, and other shenanigans in the spirit of Halloween.
Things got a little bit competitive with our pumpkin painting contest, which resulted in a four way tie between the studio’s Marcos Guevara and Alex Abuan and the Digital Media Technology Team’s Glenn Suboc and Robin Scher.
October 30, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Microsoft launched its first flagship store this week in New York. The world was watching as Microsoft’s flagship store opened its doors on Fifth Avenue to an eager, waiting crowd. Just like the first Microsoft Store, which opened in tandem with the 2009 launch of Windows 7, the Fifth Avenue flagship opened on the launch date of the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
September 24, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The Synect team is excited to welcome its newest hire, Senior Art Director Gordon Sumioka. Gordon has worked in production studios in the Seattle area since leaving LA in 2008, and he welcomes the challenges of Digital Out of Home and more. He will work within the Synect studio to define concepts and direction for our clients’ networked video wall content channels.
September 03, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
There’s a war being fought in the world of multi display video walls. The war on bezels—driven by the demands of video wall operators who want more immersive, impactful digital canvases—has seen the industry standards shrink from over five millimeters, to around three millimeters, and now to under two millimeters.
August 21, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
The latest Art of Synect piece comes from Synect motion graphics designer Grace Galarosa. Her illustration of Final Fantasy IX’s Zidane was inspired by a technique she’s been using since college, when a friend recommended fan art as a solution for creative burnout.
August 10, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
We recently celebrated summer and the reboot of our Redmond studio with a Synect Barbecue. We had family, friends, water balloons, and an excess of delicious food. The studio even created a welcome theme for our lobby video wall. Want an invite to our next event? Send a note to email@example.com!
July 13, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
June 15, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
We revealed in our last blog post about Project Rabbit Hole that our latest augmented reality-driven project was inspired by 3D street art. In this article Sean Hart, software engineer and our guide to Synect’s latest R&D effort, highlights the art and inspiration behind Project Rabbit Hole. Please read on for a detailed overview of the 3D street art, where it came from, how it works, and why we’re so inspired by it.
May 29, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Our bid for ultimate geek supremacy has been made! Check out today’s quick sketch from Synect Creative Director Ken Portlance, which is based on Doodleholic’s original image of the Labyrinth’s Goblin King reclining on the Iron Throne.
Jareth as the King of the Seven Kingdoms? It's a beautiful thing indeed.
May 22, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Kellen Smalley is a project coordinator at Synect Media. He’s been a rising star since he joined the team, raising from the ranks of intern to project coordinator in under four months.
We sat down for a special Memorial Day edition of the Synect Employee Spotlight. I walked away inspired by Kellen’s unique perspective on hard work, grateful for the strength of all those who serve their countries, and with a new appreciation for their return to civilian life.
Read on to learn about Kellen’s experience in the Marine Corps, his path to Synect, and his visions for the future.
May 19, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Sean Hart is a software engineer and part of the Research & Development team at Synect. His focus is on creating new experiences using pre-existing and emerging technologies. He collaborates with the creative and technical teams to unify their visions for internally developed projects, allowing us to rapidly build new concepts. Read on for his overview of the latest from our R&D lab.
May 15, 2015 in Digital Experience, Digital signage
Synect Creative Director Ken Portlance inspires the Synect team with his unique vision every day—often with sketches that make their way onto our desks, our walls, and occasionally our Ping-Pong table.
This week’s marker illustration of the concept Larger than Life was a fun reminder to think big and play hard.