Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Duo’s cinematic and location based entertainment knowledge and experience to benefit Christie customers and partners
CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie®, the global leader in helping customers create the world’s best shared experiences, today announced two promotions within its senior sales and business development team.
Mr. George Scheckel is promoted to the position of Senior Director of Entertainment Solutions - Americas, and Mr. Bryan Boehme promoted to Director of Location Based Entertainment - Americas.
Both will continue to report to Jeff Klaas, Vice President of Sales – Americas. “The combination of industry and technology knowledge brought to the fore by these industry veterans, coupled with their over-riding concern for customer satisfaction, made this a logical and easy decision, and I look forward to continuing my work with these two fine individuals,” said Klaas.
Scheckel Knows Cinema, From the Street to the Screen
In his new role, Scheckel will guide and influence business development efforts and identify new market opportunities for displays and audio in digital cinema, giant screen cinema and home entertainment.
“I look forward to nurturing strategic relationships with industry stakeholders in the exhibition and content distribution communities, including Christie’s partnership with Dolby Laboratories, Inc. in the rollout of Dolby Cinema™,” said Scheckel.
To date at Christie, Scheckel has supported the business development of digital cinema, including VPF rollout and solution deployment plans across Asia, U.S. and Mexico. He was also responsible for sales management of the U.S. and the Americas as Director Business Development Cinema - Americas. Scheckel brings strong relationships with leading industry production, post-production, studio operations and exhibitors, as well as 21 years of experience in sales management and service operations from the telecommunications industry.
Scheckel began his career at Christie in 2007 after an 11-year stint at digital cinema pioneer company QuVis, holding various titles including Vice President of Digital Cinema & Business.
Bryan Boehme attracted to location based entertainment
Mr. Boehme has enviable experience in the design and development of digital solutions for theme park and attraction entertainment, enabling the mainstream adoption of large-scale visual systems into the location base entertainment markets.
Bolstered by this experience, Boehme will bring a much-appreciated value add to Christie accounts involved in location based entertainment, including several major studios, production companies and partners. He has a well-rounded insight into the emerging LBE world and will use these experiences and relationships to help Christie understand the specific needs of the attraction entertainment industry, maximizing customer satisfaction.
“I have never stopped enjoying the challenges of my career and look forward to even more exciting opportunities in my new role,” says Boehme. “Christie has given me the tools required to pursue this very dynamic specialty market over the years and has provided our clients with spectacular support for the very best solutions for their attractions and exhibits over the years, and the best is yet to come!”
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.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets - the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, in addition to certain other countries.
Investec in Dublin wanted to enhance its reception area and selected a 4K Video wall driven by a ONELAN 4K digital signage player to achieve this.
Playing a mixture of full 3840 pixels wide by 1440 pixel high bespoke animated content across all six screens to create full brand impact, the bespoke content includes live TV, live market data and promotional HD brand videos. With the ONELAN 4K player Investec was able to seamlessly switch from full wall content to a mixture of content types across multiple screens.
In order to implement the video wall, Emotion Media, a ONELAN Accredited Content Partner, worked with Digicom who provided the video hardware and carried out the installation.
Emotion Media created and manipulated all the content for this exciting project. It used a ONELAN 4K player with a HD capture port to stream live market data from a house pc. It was also able to display live Sky news in full HD quality using a YouTube link with a string of code to force full HD and auto play.
Emotion Media created bespoke animations of Investec's brand videos. Existing low resolution content was enhanced to create leading-edge versions with the correct resolution needed for the 4K video players.
Alternative layout options were also created to include live social media feeds and RSS news feeds while the promotional videos and market data were on display. Investec staff also has the ability to display welcome screen messages very easily and schedule them for special events and visitors.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Idaho’s Marsing Joint School District announces implementation of multi-campus digital menu boards by Mvix across the district. The school district, which was awarded the HealthierUS School Challenge Silver medal, aims to get kids interested in their eating habits and lead productive, satisfying and responsible lives.
Sterling, VA (PRWEB) - Idaho’s Marsing Joint School District announces implementation of multi-campus digital menu boards by Mvix across the district. This move by the school district, which was awarded the HealthierUS School Challenge Silver medal, aims to get kids interested in their eating habits. The Mvix digital menu boards are playing an important role in the Marsing School District mission: to educate all students to lead productive, satisfying and responsible lives now and in the future.
Today’s students have more food choices than ever, and not all of them are healthy. For child nutrition administrators, this means that they need to be even more distinctive in the way they market food. Kids today are also very technologically savvy and they are constantly surrounded by digital imagery. So using multimedia to grab and keep their attention is a no-brainer. Digital menu boards marry technology with healthy options, which encourages the kids to make healthy food choices.
The Marsing School District Nutrition Services serves the elementary, middle and high school with one cafeteria. They actively advocate healthy food choices and lifestyles, and were recognized by the HealthierUS School Challenge for the effort, winning the Silver award. The HealthierUS School Challenge was established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.
“The Mvix digital menu boards are simple and low-cost and most important of all, they help improve the kids’ participation in healthier choices while decreasing waste,” said Teresa Bettleyon, the Director of Child Nutrition.
“Bringing this technology to the school district was a goal of mine and after about two years of research I found the right digital menu board solution with Mvix,” said Teresa. “Mvix was very cost-effective compared to other providers that we looked at.” The digital menu boards are not only revolutionizing the serving lines, but they’re also allowing Teresa and her team to add nutritional facts like calories, fat grams and protein. “If students are aware of their dietary intake, they can start making better choices. I am very satisfied with the digital menu boards!”
The Marsing School District also enrolled in the Mvix Managed Service. This service includes a portfolio of offerings for the turnkey and comprehensive management of the digital signage network. The service offerings include content design and production and scheduling; playlist, template and layout setups; monitoring and operational support and maintenance and network management.
“This service has made managing the menu boards so easy for me. All I need to do is provide Mvix with my menus and voila! They design the content, accompanying art, and layout and they schedule the menus,” added Teresa.
“Digital menu boards are an investment for any school system to consider,” said Mike Kilian, the Mvix Director of Business Development. “We’re glad to partner with Marsing School District to provide a platform to actively engage students with attention grabbing content that educates them about a healthy lifestyle.”
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has announced the arrival of the P1177S-881, its new workstation-level industrial touch panel computer with rich I/O interface options. The high performance industrial touch panel PC is equipped with a 17-inch SXGA TFT LCD display and IP65 compliant front bezel. This rugged slim-type panel PC supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 or Celeron® processors in an LGA1150 socket with the Intel® H81 Express chipset (Haswell platform). With dual-display capability, the P1177S-881 is a highly integrated and easy--to-use and maintain platform designed for factory automation, kiosks, and many other industrial automation, IoT & M2M applications.
“Built with user-friendliness in mind, the Axiomtek P1177S-881 offers a slim mechanism design,” said Debbie Tu, product manager for Axiomtek’s Product Marketing Division. “The entire system has a robust, slim aluminum casing with IP65/NEMA 4 compliant front bezel, which makes it suitable to operate in many extreme and space-constricting environments. The newest Intel® Haswell touch panel PC offers workstation-level performance and features VGA, HDMI, Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in speakers, making it an excellent solution for both automation and kiosk fields. Additionally, the P1177S-881’s many useful features include a smart fan to automatically adjust the fan speed in response to the fluctuation of the temperature of the CPU for increased system reliability. For enhanced integration flexibility and expandability, this all-in-one unit supports four COM ports and two USB 3.0 ports.”
Dual monitor display
If larger viewing area is desired, an additional display can be connected via the system’s VGA or HDMI port to help enhance worker’s productivity level.
Speaker and WLAN antenna (optional) supported
The scalable P1177S-871 features built-in speakers which can be used for multimedia content displays on kiosk applications. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n module and antenna for wireless network connectivity up to 150Mbps data rate. By plugging in the WLAN module, users can have instant access to wireless LAN/GPRS/GSM/3G.
Friendly Less Screw Design
The 17-inch industrial panel PC is designed with ease of maintenance in mind. There are only three screws on the back chassis, so that technicians can quickly remove the system’s back cover with minimum effort.
IP65/NEMA 4 water/dust-proof front bezel design
To withstand harsh operating environments, the application ready touch panel computer is made with a robust mechanical design and has an IP65/NEMA 4 water/dust-proof protection from spillage.
Full I/O and more features
Axiomtek’s P1177S-871 includes rich interfaces such as VGA, HDMI, four COM ports (3 RS-232 ports, 1 RS-232/422/485 port), two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and audio ports (line-out and mic-in). It has two DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets supporting a maximum of up to 16 GB and one 3.5” or two 2.5” SATA HDD drive bay. Furthermore, this power-efficient panel unit can be installed using a panel mount, wall mount, VESA arm or desktop stand depending on the application need.
The all-in-one touch panel PC P1177S-881 will be available for shipping in late June. More new Axiomtek P1000 series of industrial touch panel computers will be revealed soon. Axiomtek provides a wide array of IoT & M2M industrial systems for transportation, energy-saving & utility and automation fields. For more product information or pricing, please visit our global website at www.axiomtek.com or via Facebook,Twitter and YouTube. Please contact one of our sales representatives at email@example.com.
P1177S-881 Main Features:
- 17-inch SXGA TFT slim industrial touch panel computer
- Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 & Celeron® in LGA1150 socket with Intel® H81 chipset
- DualView support (VGA or HDMI interfaces)
- IP65-rated water/dust-proof front bezel and NEMA4 protection
- Less screw design on back chassis for user’s convenience
- Built-in speaker and WLAN module (optional) supported
- Four COM ports (1 x RS-232 with 5V and 12V, 3 x RS-232/422/485 with 5V and 12V), two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, audio (mic-out and mic-in)
- Supports panel mount, wall mount, VESA mount, rack mount and desktop stand
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Keystone correction, broad connectivity options complement new chassis in V302H projector
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, today announced the V302H projector, its first 1080p projector under $1,000.
The 3,000-lumen projector in a new V Series chassis delivers horizontal and vertical keystone correction, which produces square images and aids in installation flexibility. From a connectivity perspective, the V302H projector comes with Dual HDMI inputs for connection to HD data and video sources. HDMI1 with MHL makes connection to smart phones and tablets simple without the need for expensive interfaces.
The projector’s ECO Mode™ technology also increases lamp life up to 6,000 hours, while lowering audible noise, power consumption and maintenance costs. Its filter free design lowers maintenance intervals.
“The new V302H 1080p model brings an affordable projector to more organizations desiring full high-resolution for their applications,” said Bob Guentner, Senior Product Manager of Projectors at NEC Display. “Price-conscious K-12 school and corporate customers will enjoy bright, accurate data and video content in their meeting rooms and classrooms.”
In terms of management and control features, the projector offers “intuitive” remote control, which provides one-touch source changes and complete menu control. In addition, the projector gives users easy-to-use network management and control features from any PC or Mac device.
Among the other benefits of the V302H projector:
- Native 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, which automatically syncs with non-native computer signals
- Quick Start
- 8,000:1 contrast ratio
- 3D support at 144KHz
- BrilliantColor™ advanced video processing
- Crestron Roomview compatible
- 8W speaker
The V302H projector is available now at an estimated street price of $999. It ships with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty.
To register for NEC Display’s Star Student Program, educational institutions can visit www.necstarstudent.com for more information.
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.
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