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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Taipei, Taiwan - Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has announced the launch of the GOT5153W-834, a 15.6-inch WXGA TFT LCD fanless touch panel computer with the high performance Intel® Celeron® J1900 quad-core processor. This all-in-one industrial touch panel PC has a stylish and slim industrial design with a 59 mm thickness, allowing for easy installation in a space-constrained environment. The Intel® Atom-based GOT5153W-834 has the IPX1-compliant chassis and IP65-rated spill and dust resistant front panel to ensure the system operates reliably and stability in harsh environments. With a patented chassis, the touch panel PC offers an excellent thermal solution that dissipates heat efficiently. The widescreen panel computer has five membrane switches on its front panel, aiming to provide end-users with enhanced convenience for control of the system’s LCD on/off function, brightness, volume setting and more. With all of these features, this sleek and feature-rich system is ideal for a variety of applications including human-machine interface, digital signage, hotel/airport check-in/out kiosks, self-service restaurant’s ordering stations, building visitor controls and any IoT-related applications.

“The quad-core Intel® Celeron®-based GOT5153W-834 provides high-end computing performance.  It consumes less power than many other systems in the market and is highly reliable,” said Ivy Lee, product manager of Product Marketing Division at Axiomtek. “This extreme slim touch panel PC provides two PCI Express Mini Card slots and a built-in WLAN antenna for wireless network connections. By simply plugging in the wireless LAN card, operators can use the GOT5153W-834 to transfer data in wireless LAN/GPRS/GSM/3G environments. It also has two Gigabit LAN ports that provide high speed Ethernet and network host redundancy capabilities.”

To meet different application needs, the IP65 industrial panel computer also has rich expandability interfaces, including two RS-232/422/485 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports (optional), two PCIe Mini Card slots and one VGA display slot. The Axiomtek GOT5153W-834 is also equipped with two 3W built-in speakers for multimedia entertainment.

The 15.6-inch GOT5153W-834 will be available in January 2015. For more product information and specification, please visit our global website www.axiomtek.com or contact our sales representatives at info@axiomtek.com.tw.

Main Features:

  •     15.6-inch WXGA TFT fanless and waterproof touch panel computer with Intel® Celeron® Processor J1900 quad core at 2.0 GHz (Bay Trail)
  •     Projected capacitive touch or 5-wire flat resistive touch
  •     Fanless operation and rugged design
  •     Supports one DDR3L SO-DIMM slot max up to 8 GB
  •     Built-in internal WLAN antenna (LAN/ GPRS/ GSM/ 3G environment)
  •     Two Mini card slots for expansion interface
  •     IPX1-rated entire system and IP65-rated front panel waterproof sealed design
  •     Supports two RS-232/422/485 ports, two Gigabit LAN port, and two USB 3.0 ports
  •     Supports desktop stand, VESA ARM and wall mount for flexibility in installation options
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

In response to customer demand to print labels, tickets and kitchen orders from mobile devices, international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has extended its range of iOS and Android compatible mobile and desktop printers to now offer the industry’s largest portfolio of Bluetooth POS printing solutions and accessories available today.

The mPOS marketplace is currently experiencing exponential growth worldwide and Star is at the forefront of the mPOS revolution. Star’s commitment to this marketplace is demonstrated by the recent expansion of its extensive range of iOS and Android compatible Bluetooth mobile and desktop printers with the launch of the multi-functional desktop TSP700IIBTi and TSP800IIBTi to accompany the TSP654IIBTi. Star’s range now offers 80mm and 112mm receipt, label and ticketing Bluetooth desktop printing solutions as well as a matrix model SP700BTi to provide the first matrix Bluetooth desktop printer for hospitality, alongside a range of Bluetooth mobile printers. With customers increasingly requiring software, Star now calls on companies to develop the relevant apps.

Designed for customers who wish to integrate wireless handheld devices into their POS solution, Star Bluetooth desktop and mobile printers offer compatibility with iOS that is a result of Star’s investment in Apple Inc.’s MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod) certification. The printers also support the Bluetooth SPP protocol that allows compatibility with other common operating systems. Ease of use is highlighted by the ability to simply switch from iOS support to Android etc to allow configuration of the printer and selection of either MFi mode or SPP for all other operating systems.

As Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics EMEA, states: “The extension of our unique portfolio of Bluetooth iOS and Android POS printers demonstrates Star’s commitment to the mPOS marketplace. Providing users with versatile and reliable POS printing solutions designed for use in a variety of retail and hospitality environments, Star continues to drive and shape this dynamic marketplace.”

About Star Micronics

Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is one of the world's largest printer manufacturers and has facilities for worldwide production, marketing and support. Employing over 2600 staff and achieving turnover in excess of £270 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms, designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labelling. Star's proven technology is also being utilised to develop reader/writer systems for visual/smart and magnetic stripe cards and to install print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. The Star Micronics' range is available internationally via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Acquire Digital  announced the release of their re-vamped Content Management Solution, which promises to provide users with the ultimate user experience.

Following a major re-brand, the team at Acquire Digital have re-developed their entire product portfolio, providing customers with a comprehensive range of dynamic, interactive digital signage, and digital out of home market solutions.

Following significant changes and a major redevelopment of the flagship product Acquire, Acquire 4 promises to be more intuitive, flexible and affordable. Uniquely, Acquire 4 provides users with the ability to continually add new features and functionality to the main editor by optionally adding Apps.

Apps come in individual app packs, each carefully constructed for specific aims of objectives. For example the Advert Manager Pack contains apps that allow you to intelligently manage adverts being played out across large networks. The Interactive Pack contains over 15 different apps all of which help to transform passive digital signage into interactive touch experiences, and the Audience Detect Pack which is able to both monitor and distinguish audience demographics, changing the onscreen content according to the viewer.

Managing Director at Acquire Digital, Neil Farr told us ‘We wanted to make Acquire 4 a comprehensive but affordable content management solution. Instead of having to buy different versions of the editor users can now optionally add extra features as and when they require them – essentially building an entirely bespoke Content Management Solution.’

Acquire 4 also comes with downloadable tutorials and sample content to help end-users develop a greater understanding of the capabilities that the software has to offer.

Virgin Media, Sony and ADI are among the list of impressive clients that have utilised the new software and it is now available to download as a free 30 day trial from their website. http://www.acquiredigital.com/our-products.php/#acquire They are also giving away an app pack worth £880.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

After building an exhaustive Web site for the Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail, the local Audubon Society wanted to further increase awareness of the local birding trails in Southern Mississippi. With the popularity of nature tourism, they decided that creating informational kiosks inside the I-10 welcome centers would be a great way to provide visitors with the information they needed to access the trails and spot the many beautiful birds in the area.

To deliver these kiosks, the National Audubon Society turned to MokiTouch as the solution for this project. With the ability to lock these kiosks into the MCBT Web site, travelers will now have access to detailed trail and bird information when visiting the welcome centers.

This new kiosk project was featured in the local news, highlighting the excitement they have for these kiosks and the ability to easily share the information on the local bird watching trails.

We are thrilled to be a part of this project and certainly look forward to its successful rollout in the coming months.

Read Full News Article on WLOX.com

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

NEC M322W projector captures new product accolades

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that its 3,200-lumen M322W widescreen portable projector with advanced networking capabilities, extended lamp life and eco-friendly features was named a winner in Tech & Learning magazine’s Education Awards of Excellence program.

Now in its 32nd year, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program honors software, hardware, network and web products that break new ground, as well as those that add significant enhancements to proven education tools.  

The M322W projector, using the latest DLP® technology from Texas Instruments, delivers essential features for the education market, including high contrast images (10,000:1), a powerful 20W speaker, dual HDMI inputs for connection to multiple digital sources and is filter-free. It also includes eco-conscious features like ECO Mode™, which increases lamp life up to 10,000 hours, while lowering power consumption to help schools decrease their overall total cost of ownership.

“The Tech & Learning magazine award is a great honor for NEC Display, which prides itself on the strong relationships it has established with schools and educators,” said Ashley Flaska, Vice President of Marketing for NEC Display Solutions. “Schools are looking for technology to help elevate the learning experience in the classroom, and products like the M322W projector deliver on that goal.”

The M322W projector can transmit images from computers, tablets and smart phones using NEC DisplayNote Software, an app that lets leaders and participants present, share and annotate content from any device so their notes are automatically saved.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business.  VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy.  For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU. 

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Monday, 15 December 2014


The publisher of RetailCustomerExperience.com, DigitalSignageToday.com and KioskMarketplace.com is creating an exclusive event for interactive, in-venue technologies.

LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) - Networld Media Group has announced a new event called the Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit, which will be held June 28-30 in Chicago. The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

The Summit will be held at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, near North Michigan Avenue, the famed "Magnificent Mile" of shopping and dining destinations. The event will begin with tours of interactive customer experience venues, such as flagship retail stores, restaurants, hotels and museums. Topics to be addressed during the two-and-a-half day event include:

  •     Multiple methods of engagement and interactivity
  •     Creating compelling content
  •     Effective use of in-venue social media
  •     Integrating with mobile
  •     The latest payment technology, including Apple Pay
  •     Bridging brick-and-mortar with digital experiences

A limited number of sponsors will display technologies to give attendees the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations. The program will also include an offsite dinner party on Monday, June 29 on the 99th floor of Willis Tower. During the evening event, attendees will be given access to Skydeck on the 103rd floor, where "The Ledge" is located, suspending people 1,353 feet over the streets of Chicago.

“In today’s competitive landscape, it’s difficult to stand out. Retailers, brands, restaurants, hotels and other venues are turning to immersive digital technology for their respective audiences to create unforgettable experiences,” said David Drain, senior vice president of events for Networld Media Group.

“Many of our customers tell us that the customer experience is the single most exciting opportunity for 2015. Brands need to ensure they have the right data and technology as a baseline for a great customer experience. With technology moving so fast and so many exciting examples in the marketplace, we will share some case studies and best practices with attendees,” said Kathy Doyle, Networld’s executive vice president and publisher. “Our summits are intimate events where we connect high-level executives for a few days of intense education and networking. Adding the ICX Summit to our growing portfolio is a natural fit for serving our customers.”

Who should attend: This exclusive event is reserved for executives from businesses that are interested in utilizing interactive technologies to enhance the customer experience. This includes:

  •     Banks / Credit Unions
  •     Colleges / Universities
  •     Entertainment Venues / Arenas
  •     Government Agencies
  •     Hospitals / Healthcare Facilities
  •     Hotels / Resorts
  •     Public Transportation
  •     Restaurants
  •     Retailers

Current sponsors of the event include DIRECTV, Omnivex and the Digital Screenmedia Association.

Early bird registration is now open through March 6, 2015.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations, and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service, and financial services industries. Online properties include ATMmarketplace.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, KioskMarketplace.com, MobilePaymentsToday.com, PizzaMarketplace.com, QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com, VirtualCurrencyToday.com, and ChurchCentral.com. The company produces executive summits in the fast casual, retail, ATM, and mobile payments industries. Its custom media division develops premium content and marketing services for associations such as the ATM Industry Association.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Chicago-based Visible Spectrum, Inc. (“VSI”) today released version 4.0 of its web-based platform for creating full motion HD videos in real time.

In addition to a new web look and feel, VSI 4.0 introduces revolutionary new technology for an even easier way to create custom video: ‘Do it for me’ automated ad creation.  Users may now either compose sophisticated videos themselves, using VSI’s original professional tools; or, have the system build custom ads for them.

John Malec, VSI CEO, states: “Using nothing more than the user’s business name and zip code the software finds the business on the web; classifies it into 1 of 250 business types; captures contact info, logo and images from the web; and in real time builds 8 video ads for that specific business.  The user selects one and may tweak it by: choosing between 15 and 30 second versions; changing background color; customizing text fields; and/or replacing images. It’s so easy they’re out the door with a custom, full motion HD video ad in minutes for $99.”

For those wanting greater flexibility, the original ‘Do it myself’ option provides powerful professional editing tools, over 1,000 designer-built templates, and a web-based tool to make custom templates.  Licensed users may even create Adobe After Effects projects which VSI replicates as VSI templates.

Both options are seamlessly tied to a cloud of stock assets that exceeds 60 million: images, clips and music/sound tracks.  Drag and drop functionality allows the user to place any stock clip or image into any composition in real time.  Everything is web-based with no software to download.

VSI’s speed makes it ideal for agile marketing – the quick turnaround of an ad to respond to a market or world event.  The low price per video makes it a necessity to producing quality targeted advertising.

VSI’s platform has now been used to create and render over 25,000 videos.  Most were created in under 30 minutes directly by end users with no formal training in graphic design.  Others have utilized VSI’s Variable Data Video, which associates a master creative theme with spreadsheet data, producing dozens or thousands of customized videos . . . with no manual input beyond matching the master fields to the database.

Anyone with an internet connection can try VSI’s tool at no charge.  Just create an account and begin.  You pay nothing unless you want to take delivery of your finished composition – allowing free “trial and error” learning.  VSI provides upload to YouTube and Brightcove; and, direct file download or delivery via an FTP site.

About Visible Spectrum, Inc.

Visible Spectrum, Inc. (“VSI”) provides an affordable web-based system for creating custom videos for any digital platform. The marketing equation has changed with new terms like targeted, hyper-local, agile, persistent, mobile — moving to the forefront. Fine tuning targeted audiences requires exponentially more custom content. VSI automates the process, enabling you to create custom versions of every video you need – each in full HD broadcast quality ready-to-play on any digital platform. The system makes custom video production affordable even for small targeted segments where production costs must be amortized across only thousands of viewers instead of tens of millions.

VSI users also have access to tens millions of cloud-based searchable assets and hundreds of professionally created templates. Or, users can create custom templates from scratch with the built-in custom template maker.  Small business owners can create ads in minutes with VSI’s “Do it for me” that classifies a business and auto-builds 8 ads using just the business name and zip code.

It’s quick, easy and affordable. Most importantly, VSI’s production values are indistinguishable from spots costing tens of thousands of dollars.



 

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Raleigh, NC – For more than 20 years, businesses have relied on Microspace Communications to distribute content for corporate communications networks. Recently one of Microspace’s existing Fortune 500 financial information customers upgraded and expanded their network from 350 branches to 700 branches. At the same time this expansion was occurring, Microspace also updated technology across the network providing a higher, more secure and cost effective solution.

This new technology provides a cost effective way for financial information services clients to communicate with streaming content while protecting sensitive information during delivery. Throughout the expansion from 350 to 700 locations, Microspace managed the installation of new equipment, the distribution infrastructure, and upgraded to an IP video network system, which provides a better product with higher performance while also reducing costs for our client.

“The ability to provide large amounts of information and a combination of various forms of video and data is an absolute necessity for our clients. This new expanded IP network provides a platform that includes the latest encoding, above industry standards encryption, easy management for all 700 locations with highly accessible viewing to multiple (desktops, TVs and mobile) devices for our customer,” said Curt Tilly, Director of Enterprise Media, Microspace.

For any company, doubling the number of locations would be a real communications challenge. For a financial firm it’s even more complicated given today’s security requirements. Microspace Communications Velocity® service paired with their newly installed VERIMATRIX encryption system provides secure and seamless communication to all locations.

“Our clients look to us to provide turnkey, cost effective and secure solutions. This network expansion and upgrade demonstrated our expertise in handling all the pieces required to build a next generation platform,” said Greg Hurt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Microspace.

Hurt added “Existing and future customers will benefit from the investment we have made in creating a true next-generation platform for secure real-time communications and content delivery”.

About Microspace Communications Corporation

Founded in 1988, Microspace Communications is a pioneer in innovative broadband solutions for established and emerging enterprise applications, including digital signage, digital cinema, multimedia entertainment, corporate communications, radio broadcasting, wireless messaging and private data networks.

Fortune 500 organizations and small companies alike rely on Microspace to deliver their business critical video, audio and data content.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

SANTIAGO, ChileChristie® 3-chip DLP® projectors and Christie Spyder X20 image processors were used to spectacular effect at high-profile corporate events held in Santiago’s Espacio Riesco Convention Center recently in conjunction with Proyección de Ideas (PI), a company specializing in audiovisual content and engineering.

Working exclusively with Christie projectors, Santiago-based Proyección de Ideas has been the driving force behind manifold corporate events, monumental projections and fixed installations for over ten years.

Marco Gajardo, CTO of Proyección de Ideas, stated, “The excellent performance of the Christie 3-chip DLP® means that we can operate 24 hours absolutely problem-free. We need highly versatile projectors for our projects, and when it comes to resolution, we know Christie projectors are capable of responding to whatever is thrown at us. In addition, when making adjustments, the built-in Twist software provides us with a wider set of tools.”

Christie and PI at Banco Santander Convention

For the annual Banco Santander convention that hosts over 300 executives from this banking institution, Proyección de Ideas installed a striking 80-meter by 9-meter curved screen that surrounded the audience.

A Christie Roadie HD+35K projected on the center of the screen while four blended and warped Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors – two on the left section and two on the right section – covered the rest of the screen. All five projectors were horizontally suspended and provided 9600 by 1080 total resolution.

Using a Christie Spyder X20 video processor, multiple signals from closed circuit cameras were incorporated into picture-in-picture projections with everything coordinated by mamboPlayer, the media server developed by Proyección de Ideas’ software engineering department.

Christie and PI at Entel Summit

Entel Summit is an annual innovations, technology and business meeting. Now in its seventh year, this year’s ‘Towards a Total Connectivity,’ theme featured a talk by Joi Ito, the influential entrepreneur, technological investor and Director of the MIT Media Lab.

With mise-en-scène critical, Proyección de Ideas devised a stunning five-screen multiple projection of videos with content created by the company using 2D and motion graphic elements.

The 20.8-meter by 4.5-meter central screen featured three blended and warped Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors while the four 6.1-meter by 4.5-meter side screens – each lit by a Christie Roadster HD14K-M – were used to display the signals from the close circuit cameras.

Proyección de Ideas used the Christie Spyder X20 processor and mamboPlayer media server to compose and mix the live CCTV signals with presentations and videos. The presentation, enhanced by DMX lighting interacting with the on-screen visuals, impressed the 1,300-plus audience.

Niall Ferguson lecture featuring Christie and PI technology

World-renowned historian Niall Ferguson visited Chile to give a lecture organized by Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and for his speech, Proyección de Ideas conceived a spectacular semicircular design consisting of a 14.93-meter by 4.4-meter central screen and 16 additional panels for a 32-meter by 5-meter overall projection surface. From a throw distance of 10.35 meters, two blended Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors showed 2D elements, motion graphics and ambient loops created by Proyección de Ideas on the central screen while four Christie Roadster HD14K-M projectors projected onto the side screens. One Christie Spyder X20 and one mamboPlayer media server processed the images.

Sofofa annual dinner turns to Christie and PI

Chaired by the country’s President, Michelle Bachelet, the annual Sociedad de Fomento Fabril (Sofofa) dinner is Chile’s most important business event and for this event, Proyección de Ideas deployed a 54-meter by 5.5-meter flat screen. Seven independent signals were projected with one Christie Roadie HD+35K managing the central section of the screen while two Roadster HD14K-M’s and one Roadster HD20K-J were used for each of the side sections.

The presentation – using 3D elements and motion graphics created by Proyección de Ideas – examined the history and future of Sofofa with supporting material featuring some of Chile’s most beautiful landscapes.

Apart from the main screens, two additional 6.1-meter by 3.43-meter screens displayed images from the closed circuit cameras with each screen using a Christie DHD800 1-chip DLP® projector. Two Christie Spyder X20 image processors and four mamboPlayer media servers managed the presentation flawlessly.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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