April 24, 2014

SAMSUNG D Series Commercial Displays With Next-Generation Smart Signage Platform Now Available

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – April 24, 2014Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the availability of its new D Series commercial displays, including the entry-level DB-D and mainstream DM-D slim direct-lit LED LCD displays. The D Series introduces the next-generation of Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform featuring an enhanced system-on-a-chip that supports advanced applications without the need for an external media player or PC, streamlining deployment and significantly reducing total cost of ownership.

“The benefits of digital signage in presenting dynamic messaging are clear, but transitioning from static signs to digital signage has often been viewed as too complex or costly, particularly for smaller businesses or organizations,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Our new D Series lineup with the latest version of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform is helping to simplify and reduce the cost of deploying digital signage. We are committed to continuing to expand the Smart Signage Platform partner eco-system and delivering new innovations to enable more customers to tap into the power of digital signage.”

A new study commissioned by Samsung shows that the Smart Signage Platform reduces total cost of ownership by up to 30 percent when compared with traditional digital signage solutions that utilize displays with external media players or PCs to deliver content.

Next-Generation of Performance
Onboard all Samsung’s D Series displays, the next-generation Smart Signage Platform is powered by a quad core Cortex-A9 1GHz processor and features a full codec video processor, 1.5GB DDR3 and 4GB of memory. This increased performance enables the platform to support more advanced applications – including touch and video wall configurations – all without the need for an external media player or PC. Users can employ Samsung’s built-in MagicInfo content management software offering dozens of templates to create and manage their signage, or partner with one of the many leading digital signage service providers developing on the Smart Signage Platform.

The D Series also features a sleek and stylish new design identity, with thin bezels and optional customizable trim kits in a range of colors that attach seamlessly onto the display. Employing a new direct-lit LED technology, the displays are slim and energy-efficient.

When Maximum Uptime Matters
The mainstream DM-D lineup is rated for 24/7 use, providing performance and dependability for businesses and organizations communicating around the clock. Now available in 32-, 40-, 48-, 55-inch models, Samsung will expand the lineup to include 65- and 75-inch displays in the second half. The slim-direct-lit displays in the DM-D lineup feature 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution up to 450 nits brightness and a 5000:1 contrast ratio for sharp, detail-rich images and crisp, easily legible type. It also introduces built-in Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for Ethernet cabling and allowing easy connectivity to mobile devices such as mirroring of content from a tablet to the display.

Impact Your Audience, Not Your Budget
The entry-level DB-D lineup provides an affordable commercial display with exceptional picture quality and all the benefits of the Smart Signage Platform. Available in 32-inch, 40-inch, 48-inch and 55-inch models, the displays are a cost-efficient solution ideal for retail environments, quick service restaurants, meeting rooms, public spaces and more. Rated for 16-hour daily operation, the DB-D lineup offers reliability that goes beyond a full business day, and flexibility thanks to a multitude of inputs.

All D Series displays can be customized with the optional trim kits and are compatible with Samsung’s upcoming line of touch overlay accessories enabling up to 6 simultaneous touch points. The DB-D and DM-D models are now available through Samsung distribution and reseller partners, with the high-performance DH-D lineup to be introduced in June.

Samsung is showcasing the D Series, as well as its full digital signage portfolio, at the ISA International Sign Expo 2014, April 24-26 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Part of the Dynamic Digital Pavilion, Samsung is in booth 309 and will present a session on “Simplifying Digital Signage – How Smart Displays Are Changing the Cost Containment Calculus” on April 24 at 1:00 p.m.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales.  We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC).  For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.