DSE (www.digitalsignageexpo.com) is not only amazing because its in the most exciting city in the world (Las Vegas) but because it’s our industry’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing innovative digital communications and interactive technology solutions for customer and employee-facing organizations. Yeah, that’s a mouthful but its also why attendees do see a plethora of industry leading ideas and next generation tech. The event was held last week at the Las Vegas Convention Center and it definitely did not disappoint as usual. The exhibitor hall at DSE this year had over 200 booths and is always a inspirational experience seeing how the industry is evolving. Here are a couple great recaps of day 1 and day 2 from www.digitalsignageexpo.com editor Christopher Hall. 3 big ideas from Day One at DSE16 (read here) Day One at the annual Digital Signage Expo is always a bit of a blur. Between meeting with solution providers, trying to squeeze into sessions, taking time to just walk the floor and the overwhelming sensory assault of just walking onto a show floor covered with a dizzying array of digital signage solutions, it can take a minute or two to get your bearings. 4 big ideas from Day Two at DSE16 (read here) Day Two at the annual Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas is always a race against time. It’s the last day of the exhibition hall show, and everything you didn’t see, everyone you didn’t talk to, has to be hit by closing time. And you’d better not wait that long since there are plenty who slip out just a bit early to catch a plane for home. Video walls were a big theme, as almost every year, introducing new near-seamless display bezels, more interactive capabilities, and improved LCD and OLED technologies. Here is a great article on how DSE was showing off various elements of the next generation of video wall: New Generation Video Walls at Digital Signage Expo (read here) At DSE 2016, that opened today, the video wall is back in a big way. And this is not your father’s video wall. Gone are the days of the large unsightly bezel, and energy-guzzling video walls that need lots of expensive video processing. The small and now ultra-thin bezel video wall is here, now– making possible the near-seamless large screen display that’s ideal for many public spaces including airports, train stations, retail stores, corporate lobbies, donor boards, and much more. After attending and experiencing DSE, we’re definitely inspired to keep making innovative strides ourselves while also trying out all the new technology and hardware capabilities. Cheers to having such a motivational conference help guide our industry in such new exciting directions. Next year’s event can’t come soon enough.