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The Netmax website - a short look at what is coming next!

The Netmax website - a short look at what is coming next!

After we launched the new website a little over 5 months ago, there have been some minor design changes and small additional features that most visitors would not notice at first glance. Adjustments like a To-The-Top-Button or image framing in the style of the corporate identity are rather small features. But since we don't want to stand still for years again, things like this blog, but also further developments of the site and additions to our product range and portfolio are vital to stay…

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Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 4 - In the meantime, a few bugs have to be squashed.

Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 4 - In the meantime, a few bugs have to be squashed.

Having more time per day would be nice. Then we might already be at the point where we could present our cloud solution as a finished product. But anyway. But all in all we are getting closer to finishing everything up every day. Due to the many changes that have been implemented in contrast to the old development version, a few bugs have crept in, of course. And that's exactly where the focus lies right now. The little critters are getting dealt with, but I can guarantee that no animals or…

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The perfect spot for your displays - a few ideas

The perfect spot for your displays - a few ideas

Where do I put this thing now, so that everyone can see it?! - a wonderful question! As important as the content on your display is - we've already covered this topic several times here on the blog - the positioning of the screen is just as important! It's not that complicated: You put the thing somewhere and then people see it. Ok! Thanks for reading, see ya! Well, it's not that simple. A few things should still be considered! Ensure basic requirements for the operation! First things first…

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Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 3 - with small steps on the way to a finished product

Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 3 - with small steps on the way to a finished product

It's time again for a little update! The third part of the developer diary of our cloud application with the project name "cloudmax" will this time be about the crucial subtleties. Short disclaimer: Of course, all of this is not quite finished and still in development! Therefore some visual and functional details of the application may differ from the final product. Now that this is out of the way, let's move on to two features that could pass for a small detail, but are ultimately highly…

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Signage-Displays - What defines them and what they should be capable of

Signage-Displays - What defines them and what they should be capable of

After a longer break from blogging, I've come up with a topic that might be interesting for digital signage newbies: What should such a signage display actually be able to do? Are there any fixed rules or something that all signage displays have in common? Well, let's set this straight: There are no rules per se that make a monitor a signage display. In the end, it all depends on the specific application. Even with the factors that connect signage displays with each other, it quickly becomes…

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Our viewMAX-Displays - custom-made screens, stood the test of time! And beyond that?

Our viewMAX-Displays - custom-made screens, stood the test of time! And beyond that?

Today we want to revisit some NetMax history: The custom-built signage display for the viewMAX-Software. In the following article we will analyze the past, the present and also the future of this in Germany custom made screen, which is offered by us in a wide variety of colors, bezels and decoration. Past: The viewMAX display and the viewMAX software The idea of customized hardware is of course nothing new and certainly not our invention. The basic idea was not so much born out of boredom, but…

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Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 2 - Things are looking better!

Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 2 - Things are looking better!

How nice of you to visit our blog again to read the second part of our Dev Diary! If you haven't read the first entry yet, head this way: https://netmax.de/en/blog/cloudmax-diary-part-1 As mentioned in the headline, the whole thing is progressing. The mockups are slowly becoming a reality, the bugs are being squashed, the wrinkles are being ironed out. Status update In detail it's about the new corporate identity - the same one on which this website was redone - now being implemented in the…

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Audio content in digital signage - food for thought

Audio content in digital signage - food for thought

Audio content and digital signage. An interesting idea, which sounds obvious, but in most cases does not seem practicable. As with all other content, there are some questions and challenges, which in the end lead to the most important question of all: Do we need this? Let's talk about it! The important questions Why and What? First of all, the whole thing needs a purpose. And since the type of audio content naturally correlates directly with the use case, these two W-questions cannot be…

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Mockups - awesome or unnecessary?

Mockups - awesome or unnecessary?

Welcome to the most irritating title of the week. Okay, maybe not quite that bad. And if you don't really understand what's going on, don't worry, the important stuff follows! What is a mockup and why should I care? To quote our third blog post in the content series ( https://www.netmax.de/en/blog/content-part3-free-content-sources ): "A mockup is a dummy of a product for demonstration purposes. Especially when it comes to the design of virtual or real products, a mockup is first used to present…

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Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 1 - Recovery with difficulties

Development Diary - "cloudMAX" - Part 1 - Recovery with difficulties

Welcome to the first entry of the dev diary regarding our cloud solution in development under the working title cloudMAX . Today I want to talk about the general status of the software and why a revival of the project after a long time brought its own set of problems. General status Currently the project is at the point where we are slowly moving from the basics to finer areas. This means that we can now test most of the basic functionalities but other essential parts are still missing. Exhibit…

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Creative Ideas to power up your Digital Signage-game!

Creative Ideas to power up your Digital Signage-game!

If you take a look at digital and analog media, digital media has a certain advantage: the content can be changed afterwards. In most cases, it's dynamic and can be updated or kept up to date in real time. And if you look specifically at digital signage appliances, how is it used? In most cases you see some kind of news ticker, the time, the weather, etc. besides the main content. But what if you want to surprise the viewer? You want to direct their attention to the medium? There is a way! And…

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Content - Part 3 - free stock content - a subjective list

Content - Part 3 - free stock content - a subjective list

Let's start with a small remark: The whole evaluation of the "best" sources is purely subjective. In the course of the article, I will also link to some blog posts from other sites on the subject, as those will also provide you with other free content sites. What is free content? Free content means exactly what the name implies: Images, videos, music, etc. you can use more or less for free. Of course, it is important to pay attention to what kind of license the content falls under. License? The…

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Content - Part 2 - Do it yourself!

Content - Part 2 - Do it yourself!

Last week, we've already talked about the importance of content for digital signage. The question that follows is: "Where do I get content?" There are two possible answers to this: Create the content yourself or have it created by a professional . Download suitable stock content In this entry, we will first look at how to create or have content created, be it text or images. It all starts with an idea... The first thing, which you should consider is following thought: What kind of content do we…

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Content - Part 1 - What is content and why does it matter for Digital Signage?

Content - Part 1 - What is content and why does it matter for Digital Signage?

Content. The buzzword of the last few years or even centuries. From marketing and design firms to influencers and the aptly named Content Creators , it became something like a first commandment. Even Google & other search engines start to value organic content as one of the most important ranking factors. But even for websites, social media posts or classic advertising campaigns, good written and visual content is incredibly important. And its important for your signage concept! With rich…

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Digital signage in action - questions and answers

Digital signage in action - questions and answers

For most folks Digital Signage sounds a bit like witchcraft - which is totally understandable. The whole topic is oddly specific and is used for specific use cases. For now at least. The industry itself is in constant growth and it can be assumed that this will continue for the next few years. Here are a few external articles for you to check out: Digital Signage Market worth $27.8 billion by 2026 https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/digital-signage.asp Digital signage market to…

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What does digital signage actually mean?

What does digital signage actually mean?

Hello, my valuable readers! In this week we will talk about pretty general topic. The alpha to the omega, so to speak: "What actually is digital signage?" In the following paragraphs I'll try to show you a glimpse of what digital signage is really about. And I hope I can do so in an entertaining way. Let's do this! A term - that keeps its promise Well, if you really want to be pedantic, you could say: "It's simple! Digital Signage is about digital signs, duh!" And... I can't really argue with…

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Welcome to the new netMAX website!

Welcome to the new netMAX website!

Moin Moin! Nice to have you here! I would like to welcome you to the new netMAX website. After the old website accompanied us for many years, it was time for a new coat of paint. On this new website you will find informations regarding our current product range, our contact details and our social media presence. Also you'll be able read this blog here and, as a very exciting development on top of that, our knowledgebase - which has now been fully integrated into the website - will be available…

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