BroadSign International, LLC Integrates with Quividi’s Automated Audience Measurement System

The leading provider of digital signage solutions teams with Quividi to deliver enhanced audience information to network operators.

MONTREAL, CANADA. Mar.31, 2014. BroadSign International, LLC has announced that an upcoming upgrade to its cloud-based digital signage software, BroadSign X 10.3, includes integration with Quividi’s audience measurement platform. Quividi is the most deployed measurement solution in the digital signage market and is a fitting addition to BroadSign’s standardized platform that powers over 200 digital signage networks.

The BroadSign X 10.3 software upgrade was disclosed at BroadSign’s Second Annual Client Summit held in Las Vegas on February 11, 2014. The integration with Quividi will allow for the collection of audience counts and the inclusion of these impressions into proof of play reports. It will also permit the triggering of content based on gender, meaning that ad copy will react and adapt to the demographics of the audience viewing a screen in real time.

“Quividi’s camera-based audience measurement system aims to render point-of-sale and out-of-home marketing strategies as accurate and accountable as their digital counterparts,” said Olivier Duizabo, Co-founder and CEO at Quividi. “Integrating with BroadSign’s platform and having the potential to run on its vast aggregate of digital place-based networks will assist in attaining this goal.”

Already making use of the Quividi features available through BroadSign’s upgraded platform is Grandi Stazioni S.p.A. The conversion of Grandi Stazioni’s Italian transit network reaching 700 million people annually to BroadSign’s digital signage platform was publicized in January 2014. Grandi Stazioni has since activated the new audience measurement features and enrolled Dialogica, a Quividi partner, to build a complete set of traditional media metrics and innovative insight, including the calculation of net coverage, frequency and resulting GRP.

“BroadSign holds its services and products to very high standards and we expect those in our ecosystem to do the same,” said Daniel Parisien, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at BroadSign. “Quividi’s audience measurement solution is an accurate and reliable addition to BroadSign’s platform, and we look forward to our partnership’s future progressions.”

Quividi’s platform delivers a rich set of data to understand how by-passers engage with a screen, such as the number of opportunities to see, number of real viewers, attention time and dwell time, broken down by gender and age class.

Those interested in obtaining further information about how Quividi audience measurement can be used in their networks are invited to submit a form to speak with a representative. If your network is not yet running on BroadSign’s platform, sign up for a free trial of BroadSign’s digital signage software.

About BroadSign

BroadSign International, LLC is the first global provider of cloud-based software for digital signage networks. Its platform was designed exclusively as a management system for media companies operating digital out-of-home and digital place-based media networks, giving them an unlimited capacity for growth without adding personnel. After over a decade in the industry, BroadSign’s latest incarnation, BroadSign X, has become a mature and reliable fit for all digital signage software needs and its Android-based smart player, BroadSign Xpress, has decreased the cost of deploying digital signage compared to PC-based hardware alternatives.

BroadSign’s constant growth, extensive network and dedication to predicting and responding to industry trends make its digital signage solutions a safe bet for the future of networks with even the most complex of requirements. For more information about BroadSign, visit http://broadsign.com.

About Quividi

Quividi provides a real-time video analytics solution that helps media owners, retailers and brands finely count and qualify their audiences. Using the latest face and body detection technique and running on standard hardware, the Quividi solution delivers exhaustive metrics on viewers, opportunities to see, attention time and demographics, in a completely anonymous fashion and without ever recording any image or personal data.

Based in Paris, France, Quividi pioneered the anonymous face detection category in 2006 and is the world leader in Digital Out Of Home audience measurement, with customers in over 43 countries and more than 2.5 billion faces analyzed. For more information about Quividi, visit http://quividi.com.

 

DigitasLBi Paris and Klepierre Launch Inspiration Corridor, a personalized digital shopping experience, powered by Quividi

DigitasLBi Labs, the technological monitoring, consulting and prototyping division of DigitasLBi, designs models in order to develop the “Connected Commerce” offer of the agency. It seeks to demonstrate how technologies will enrich daily shopping and consumer experience in the future, thus supporting brands and retailers as they adapt to ever-changing consumer behaviours.

DigitasLBi Labs, the agency’s global, tech-inspired incubator, has partnered with Klépierre, a leading European real estate investment company, to launch the “Inspiration Corridor,” a digital prototype that personalizes the retail experience in shopping malls. Designed for Klépierre visitors, the technology provides customized product recommendations to consumers and tells them which stores to go to in order to purchase those items.

Inspiration Corridor by DigitasLBi Paris & Klepierre from DigitasLBi Paris on Vimeo.

This new prototype from DigitasLBi Labs is also part of the agency’s “Connected Commerce” offering, which explores how technology can enrich the everyday consumer shopping experience and works with brands and retailers to adapt to ever-changing consumer behaviors, and increase consumer loyalty and engagement.

Vincent Druguet, CMO /Connected Commerce Lead at DigitasLBi, said:

“We started from a strong insight: consumers rarely know every single shop in a mall, and are even less aware of their newest products. Right now, there’s a wealth of product information available to people through personalized search engines. Our idea was to offer people all this information in a fun and experimental way, using digital technology in shopping malls.”

“Just as individual retailers are developing their own brands, we’re focused on making a difference through the experience that we can offer consumers,” said Sandrine Quesnel, CMO of the Klépierre Group. “Our ambition is to keep the Klépierre Group on the cutting edge of technology and marketing by using innovative digital solutions to answer the latest demands in retail, and to create a truly interactive shopping experience.”

How it works: An infra-red Kinect camera analyzes individual visitors as they enter the “Inspiration Corridor” through body scanning technology. A device equipped with Quividi video analysis and PigData product recommendation scans the visitors and their outfits within 10 seconds and registers the collected data: their gender, age, and clothing style. This analysis generates a personalized “mood-board” of products to consumers upon their arrival. They can also take an item that they’ve already purchased at the mall, scan the bar code on it, and get recommendations for matching accessories: for instance , matching a new pair of shoes with a dress. This produces a selection from the Socloz-supplied database of products and catalogues of partner brands located in the mall .

Then, just like window-shopping, people can walk through the corridor and select their favourite products on the screens. Each chosen item affects the recommendation engine, made with PigData, and simultaneously updates the product selection. Thanks to Carlipa technology, the screens are updated with real-time content and can interact with customer movements. Upon leaving the Inspiration Corridor, customers can synchronize their product selection to the Klépierre mobile application using iBeacon technology. They can then locate all the pre-selected products within the shopping center. Ultimately, the “Inspiration Corridor” combines the best of what both digital and offline have to offer.