X2O Media – DSE 2013 Preview

Company Quote:

“This year, we are proud to be showing our new HTML5-based X2O platform for the first time at DSE. The platform provides powerful tools, such as our new authoring application, which make it easier than ever to extend stunning digital signage content — from HD video to user- generated social media — beyond the traditional display to video walls, interactive kiosks, tablets, mobile phones, and more. To highlight these capabilities, we will be teaming up with several of our partners to demonstrate the X2O platform driving their advanced display solutions. Visitors to our booth will also witness innovative new applications for interactive displays, including 360-degree interactive panoramas and real-time video chat.” — David Wilkins, President and CEO of X2O Media

New From X2O Media at DSE 2013:

New HTML5-Based X2O Platform

The new X2O platform makes it easier than ever to create rich media content channels, and then publish them to any type of screen. Built using the HTML5 standard, the authoring application has been completely redesigned and features intuitive, drag-and-drop tools to let users quickly create media-rich channels featuring HD video, still images, 3D animations, PowerPoint® slides, and data-driven graphics linked to corporate databases such as SAP® and Oracle®, Excel® spreadsheets, or RSS feeds. The cloud-based X2O Channel Designer can easily be accessed from anywhere via a Web browser. The X2O player also supports HTML5, and plays out content in real time on a wide variety of screens including digital signage displays, videowalls, tablets, and mobile phones. The open platform also integrates easily with third-party media players — such as the Cisco® IEC 4600 Series player, and the Exceptional 3D player — that will be on display in the X2O Media booth.

The X2O platform allows users to harness the power of social media by displaying user- generated content from popular sites such as Twitter™, YouTube™, and Facebook. Interactivity can be easily added by displaying QR codes that users can scan with their mobile devices. With the X2O platform, it is simple to publish content to a variety of devices — including desktop PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and digital signage displays.

New X2O Interactive Functionality

At DSE 2013, X2O Media will demonstrate two new applications for interactive displays:

  • Real-Time Video Chat With a Remote Expert: Users will be able to touch a screen to call on a live representative and have a conversation via a video chat window on the display. This capability is useful in scenarios where someone needs to “speak to the expert.” For this demonstration, Cisco will provide its video input and media player.
  • 360-Degree Interactive Panoramas: A sleek, intuitive interface and easy-to-read maps allow visitors to browse a specific location with stunning omnidirectional interactive panoramas. This advanced functionality has been nominated for a DSE 2013 Content Award.

X2O Partners

At the X2O Media booth, display partners will demonstrate a wide range of solutions driven by the X2O platform:

  • A SHARP Aquos interactive display will showcase X2O Interactive Solutions, featuring advanced wayfinder applications.
  • Exceptional 3D will showcase its latest glasses-free 3D display and player, which integrates with the X2O Portal content management platform.
  • A Lanner LEC-2280 with third generation Intel® quad core CPU and LEC-7110 with dual core Intel Atom™ D2550 with HDMI® port solid state PCs will run the latest generation X2O digital signage player.

X2O Media Speaking at DSE 2013:


Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The ‘Cost’ of Content: Planning, Implementing and Managing Your Content Strategy Speakers: Vern Freedlander, Vice President of Production Services, X2O Media; Spencer Graham II, Manager of Operations, WVU Information Stations, West Virginia University

Industry Vertical Discussion Groups:

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Digital Signage 101: Fundamentals of the Digital Campus Speaker: Vern Freedlander, Vice President of Production Services, X2O Media

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Enterprise-wide Digital Signage Fundamentals Speaker: David Wilkins, CEO, X2O Media

Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Leveraging Digital Signage in Arenas and Stadiums Speaker: Jay Martin. U.S. Sales Director, X2O Media

Thursday, Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15pm
Beyond the Map: The Evolution of Digital Wayfinding for the Hospitality Industry Speakers: Mike Ellis, Director of Installed Digital Services, Audio Visual Source (AVS); Vern Freedlander, Vice President of Production Services, X2O Media; Gina Petrone, Marketing Communications Coordinator, Hotel del Coronado


DSE 2013 Content Award Finalist

Congratulations to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for being selected as a finalist for the DSE Content Awards in the Hospitality category with its panoramic interactive wayfinding system!

Signage Solutions 2012 Product of the Year Awards

The X2O Media Social Interactivity Suite was recently named Signage Solutions Product of the Year in the Social Media Integration category.


About X2O Media

X2O Media is a software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve enterprise-wide communications and drive business. X2O’s solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of rich media  content featuring video and 3D graphics to digital displays, desktop PCs, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic dashboard channels and interactive employee training channels. X2O’s products and services are sold and supported globally through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.