Korean electronics giant Samsung operates a showroom -- called the Executive Briefing Center -- at its North American headquarters in New Jersey to show potential business customers what Samsung technology they can use to change their operations. This gallery gives you a peek.
One big target for Samsung's business push is hotels. The company says that hoteliers want people to have the same experience they have at home -- but more controlled. Samsung provides technology that allows hotels to manage and protect content, technology that can turn mobile devices into remotes, and H-Browser technology to make customized Smart TV interfaces and remove the need for a video-on-demand set-top box. It also provides displays to create art walls. Users can daisy chain more than 100 displays using Samsung's technology. Customers include the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas and the Clark & Grand hotel in Chicago.
High-tech banks or financial services firms will increasingly have features such as virtual receptionists and secure printing. Companies may not want to buy huge touch-screen panels, so they can instead purchase a touch overlay from Samsung that makes a display interactive.
Samsung not only makes TVs, mobile devices, and other electronics but it also builds medical equipment, following its acquisition of Medison. In one demo, Samsung shows how a medical image can be sent from a computer or tablet to a monitor in an exam room. The setup uses virtualization technology to avoid having the same record on two devices at the same time.
Education is another big target for Samsung, and this display is the most complex in its Executive Briefing Center. One demo lets a teacher control and monitor what students see on their tablets or Chromebooks. Technology can push out content to students, such as sending everyone the same homework assignment.
Samsung's image of a high-tech shop, such as a coffee shop, features displays -- and lots of them. The company's MagicInfo technology lets users easily change information on the screens, such as cutting the price for something on promotion. Partners making interactive storefronts include RadioShack and Build A Bear.