Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Patented IntelliTouch Zero Bezel Surface Acoustic Wave Technology improves player experiences and brings alive high definition gaming graphics.
MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired) - Elo Touch Solutions (Elo), original inventors of the touchscreen, today announced IntelliTouch® Curve technology for the global gaming industry's next-generation of game designs. Full HD resolution and clear glass optical clarity combine to deliver a professional-grade touch screen built for continuous use in public environments, backed by a 3 year warranty. Tested to handle 50 million touches in one location without failure, IntelliTouch Curve delivers superior image resolution, light transmission, and reliability because it utilizes clear glass. There are no coatings, plastic films or moving parts to scratch, wear out, or damage.
"Elo is the players' choice for gaming touchscreens," said Craig Witsoe, CEO Elo Touch Solutions. "Quality and reliability at a competitive price point is our reputation as the stylish, interactive touch technology helps capture players' attention with thin, bright, colorful HD touch displays big enough to be noticed in a casino environment."
Elo research, design, manufacturing, customization and support capabilities to help gaming manufacturers avoid integration issues, enable touch on borders, create unique shapes and curves, and incorporate company or brand logos into the final gaming device. IntelliTouch Curve and true flat IntelliTouch Zero Bezel surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch technology is complemented by IntelliTouch Pro projected capacitive technology (PCAP) for horizontal counter, furniture and tabletop integration for electronic roulette. Elo surface capacitive (SCAP) touchscreens lower maintenance costs of gaming machines already deployed by plugging directly into third party touch controllers.
Elo touch screen innovations extend beyond the gaming floor to loyalty program kiosk, interactive directory map, digital signage, sports book, hotel, connected meeting room, restaurant menu and retail applications. Ranging in size from 7 to 70 inches, Elo ruggedized tablets, professional touch monitors, all-in-one touch computers, and interactive digital signs help improve employee efficiency while delivering engaging brand experiences to gamers, diners, guests and shoppers.
Available worldwide in 30 days, samples of the IntelliTouch Curve solution for gaming applications can be requested and feature a standard 3-year global warranty leveraging authorized repair centers in over 30 countries. Elo will be demonstrating IntelliTouch Curve at the G2E Global Gaming Expo September 30 through October 2, 2014 in Las Vegas.
About Elo Touch Solutions
Elo invented the touchscreen over 40 years ago. Today we're a global leader with 20+ million installations in 80+ countries around the world. Our products are designed in California and built to last -- backed by a 3 year standard warranty. The Elo touch experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation. Elo intellectual property is protected by a number of patent, trademark and design registrations globally. For more information on Elo products and services, please call 800-ELO-TOUCH, visit us on the Web at www.elogaming.com or direct email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elo (logo), Elo Touch Solutions, and IntelliTouch are trademarks of Elo Touch Solutions, Inc. and its affiliates.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Monday, 29 September 2014
Leader in digital signage also donates 42" Xtreme TV to AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF)
ORLANDO, FL– Peerless-AV, the leader in digital signage solutions, exhibited at the 2014 Annual Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Conference. At the conference, Peerless-AV showcased its Xtreme™ Displays, an ideal solution for zoos and aquariums. With patented weatherproof technology, Peerless-AV’s Xtreme™ displays are capable of year-round outdoor digital signage. The flat panel displays are 100% sealed and engineered to endure the outside elements in all seasons, including harsh environments with unannounced weather conditions.
Peerless-AV’s Xtreme™ Displays offer ventless, full 1080 HD flat screens designed to keep out dirt, water, dust, and insects, while withstanding extreme heat (+140°) and extreme cold (-40°) without damaging the LCD. This patented design completely seals all internal components as well as the cable entry – protecting the display from difficult weather conditions and even pressure washing.
“Based on their environments, zoos and aquariums have very specific needs when it comes to signage,” said Jack McKeague, General Manager and Vice President of Sales– Display Division,Peerless-AV.
“Going the route of digital signage, our Xtreme™ displays offer a solution that can be easily updated, can handle extreme weather conditions, and can provide the necessary information to patrons, all while not distracting from the animals and their habitats.”
In addition to exhibiting at the conference, Peerless-AV has donated a 42" Xtreme™ TV to the AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) Silent Auction, which took place in the exhibit hall. All proceeds of the fund help support the initiatives created by the AZA and the AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. More than $45,000 has been raised between the last three conferences.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audiovisual mounting, accessory and digital content delivery solutions as well as the industry’s first fully sealed outdoor TVs for commercial and residential applications. The company’s innovative AV products span off-the-shelf, commercial and custom flat panel, projector and tablet mounts as well as cables, AV carts and stands, medical carts and stands, AV racks, AV furniture and a wide range of other accessories. The Peerless Technology Division specializes in wireless, kiosk, touch, digital audio and connectivity technologies that simplify today’s complex digital equipment installations. Peerless-AV manufactures more than 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.
Monday, 29 September 2014
Digital signage enhances media management for casinos
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired) - Industry Weapon, experts in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage, mitigates communication efforts for casinos. Knowing that the more time a customer spends at the casino, the more they're inclined to spend money, the company's solution provides customers with information about all provided amenities.
When walking into a casino, a patron's attention is going to focus on the flashy, neon slot machines before noticing any posters or flyers on the walls. Most short-stay patrons will not regard any static marketing whatsoever. Casinos wanting to overcome this communication breakdown are implementing digital signage solutions in place of the failed marketing attempts of the past.
Digital signage has ability to dynamically change eye-catching content, thus attracting both the short and long-stay customers. Used to inform viewers about events and attractions, digital signage drives guests to areas of the site that they would have otherwise overlooked.
"The point of digital signage is to play content. Viewers are conditioned to expect constant change and stimulation, so playing the same three slides in rotation isn't enough. Viewers quickly catch on, become annoyed, and avoid that signage in the future. To evade this, we offer assistance in content management."
- Maria Caligiuri, marketing coordinator, Industry Weapon
Digital Signage technology dramatically cuts down on short-stay casino patrons with Wayfinding integrations. Visitors use these to locate a direct route to showrooms, bathrooms, ATMs and dining areas through interactive technology. These integrations can be updated and customized whenever needed, so customers will always know exactly when and where the next attraction is taking place.
Casinos are taking advantage of integrating their Digital Signage CMS with their gaming technology. In the event of a jackpot or slot machine winning, all signage displays a video celebrating the winner. After which, the signage returns to the originally scheduled content.
Digital signage is the wave of the future, but that doesn't mean you'll have to drain the company budget to get them. Once the screens are purchased and hanging, the expense comes down to the software. Digital media software companies, like Industry Weapon, often offer yearly subscriptions that include technical support for any troubleshooting. Users find that the signage pays for itself after taking into consideration all of the time, paper, and energy saved by the devices.
The gaming industry can greatly benefit from all of the assets digital signage offers. With this self-updating visual communications medium, patrons and employees feel updated as soon as they enter the site. Campaigns can incorporate videos, company announcements, and safety alerts. All information worth communicating to casino patrons has a place on digital signage.
Industry Weapon (www.industryweapon.com), a digital media company, specializes in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage. The SaaS solution enables subscribers to design, schedule and publish multimedia content and integrated data sources to screens, kiosks, tablets and mobile devices. Industry Weapon's solution is suited for all industries and includes 24/7 free training and support along with design and creative services.
Friday, 26 September 2014
Kiosk manufacturer and distributor, Slabb, Inc. recently announced the launch of three new kiosk models to its product line.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) - In keeping with Slabb’s high quality product line, the kiosks are vandal-resistant, ADA compliant, UL certified and CE compliant.
The X6A though sleek, rugged and vandal-resistant, as is the norm with all Slabb kiosks, is unlike any of Slabb’s other models. Ideal for self-check in, its design is versatile and can easily fit at any location due to its compact size. The kiosk comes with a 19” LCD display with touchscreen, credit card reader, barcode scanner, laser printer (b4600) and thermal receipt printer. The design also ensures wheelchair accessibility.
The X2S is a desktop model with a 15” LCD with Sound Acoustic Wave (SAW) touchscreen. Some of the components include a swipe card reader, barcode scanner, stereo speakers and an active cooling system. Optional components include a small printer, headphones, microphone and webcam if needed. Due to its compact size, it is an ideal choice when space is at a premium.
The X4T is a mounted version of one of Slabb’s more popular wall-mount interactive digital signage models. Like the Q5, the X4T is rugged, robust and vandal-proof and available in any color with standard HD resolution and no external wiring. It comes with a 42” horizontal LCD screen display with or without a touchscreen.
To find out more about these kiosk models or about any model in Slabb’s product line, visit our website http://www.slabb.com or contact us at 702-730-1110. One of our Product Specialists would be happy to assist.
Friday, 26 September 2014
Contest to provide five small businesses with a Samsung Smart Signage TV to present daily specials, entertain and engage their customers
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small storefront owners looking to spice up their signage and boost sales are in luck, as Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has opened the call for entries for its Samsung Small Business RedeSIGN contest. Through the contest, Samsung is giving small business owners across the country the opportunity to win a Samsung Smart Signage TV (SSTV), its new, easy-to-deploy digital signage solution that can help businesses better communicate with customers and increase awareness of deals and other business offerings. An all-in-one solution designed for small store fronts, SSTV provides everything a small business needs to get up and running with digital signage within hours.
Small businesses have until November 5 to take this quick survey to nominate their business to win a Samsung SSTV. Entries will be judged based on originality in demonstrating both a business need that would benefit from a digital makeover, as well as an innovative mindset toward growing their business. Check out this video to see how one popular bagel shop in New York is already reaping the benefits of Samsung SSTV. Some restrictions apply; please see Terms & Conditions in the entry form.
Available in 40- and 48-inch models, Samsung SSTV provides a complete platform for displaying digital content about new promotions and daily specials, sharing educational information about products and services, and broadcasting live TV for on-premise entertainment. Business owners can wirelessly connect to the TV from their laptop, tablet or mobile device to instantly publish and update content, or load new content using a USB drive. SSTV is ideal for use in small, single-location storefronts or service providers such as pizzerias, grocers, salons, drycleaners, dental clinics and more.
Key features include:
- Professional-grade LED-lit LCD display designed for up to 16/7 usage to align with standard business hours
- Included wall-mount, stand and quick start guide to get signage up and running in hours
- MagicInfo Express, a built-in content management software that shop owners can use to easily update customers with information on discounts, store hours, special events and other promotional information
- MagicInfo Mobile, which allows businesses to make quick updates or upload photos to promotional materials directly from their Android or iOS mobile device using an app
- More than 200 free templates to create personalized signage designs or split-screen TV content
- Support for displays mounted in portrait or landscape mode
- Commercial grade 3-year warranty, with dedicated service and support
Samsung SSTV will be available this month at an MSRP of $749 for the 40-inch model and $999 for the 48-inch model through major club and electronics retailers, as well as select reseller partners.
For more information about Samsung Smart Signage TV, visit samsung.com/sstv.
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit samsung.com/business., call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Exton, PA — Scala is pleased to announce Scala Enterprise version 10.4, bringing you support for the next generation of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform for digital signage. Take a look at what’s new:
Fewer hardware requirements, lower cost of ownership
Samsung's D Series displays feature an improved system-on-a-chip that supports advanced applications—without the need for an external media player or PC—resulting in streamlined deployment and a significantly reduced total cost of ownership.
Samsung D Series Quick Facts
- Powered by a quad core Cortex-A9 1GHz processor including a full codec video processor.
- 1.5GB DDR3 and 4GB of memory enabling increased performance to support more advanced applications such as touch and video wall configurations.
- Standalone display system eliminates the need for an external media player or PC.
Get every second out of the day
Screens are only effective when they’re up and running. The Samsung DM-D lineup is rated for 24/7 use, providing performance and dependability for businesses and organizations communicating around the clock.
Samsung DM-D Quick Facts
- Slim direct-lit displays contain 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution up to 450 nits brightness and a 5000:1 contrast ratio for sharp, detail-rich text and images.
- Built-in Wi-Fi sends Ethernet cabling the way of the dinosaur, further reducing installation costs.
Moving along with the future
These “easy-entry” models of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform are tied to market trends focusing on fast and easily integrated communication solutions. The collaborative partnership between Scala and Samsung enables end users to create and implement captivating, dynamic content on Samsung’s top quality displays and platform, using Scala’s proven high-level Content Management System.
In addition to all of the Samsung enhancements, Scala Content Manager expanded its international scope by adding Italian to its user interface. You can never be too cultured.
For more information on features and specifications for Scala Enterprise, visit http://www2.scala.com/e/4602/2014-09-24/d8c96/687924809 today.
Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and employees. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries. www.scala.com
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Signage & visual graphics franchise seeks master franchise partners and area developers for significant expansion throughout the rRegion
CARROLLTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With its recent master franchise agreements for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and North Africa as well as other international deals in the works, FASTSIGNS International Inc. is now focusing its global expansion efforts on Southeast Asia.
The worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries is specifically targeting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos for master franchise partners and area developers.
“Expansion to Southeast Asia is a natural progression for the growth of our brand,” FASTSIGNS Chief Executive Officer Catherine Monson stated. “There are great opportunities for FASTSIGNS in these markets due to their large B2B sectors and high demand for our products and services. Every business needs signage and marketing support to help inform, direct and sell more, and we’re looking to be the ones to fill this void.”
The company has limited master franchise partner and area developer opportunities throughout the region. As one of the leading brands in the sign and graphics industry, franchisees benefit from up-to-date information on the latest technology, cost savings through relationships with national vendors and suppliers, comprehensive marketing and visual communications solutions and the support that comes from networking with FASTSIGNS centers worldwide.
FASTSIGNS is looking forward to work once again with World Franchise Associates, a global franchise services company that helped facilitate the master franchise deals in the UAE and North Africa. Troy Franklin, World Franchise Associates chief operating officer for South East Asia, will lead efforts in identifying qualified candidates to join the franchise.
Franklin stated, “We are honoured to be working with the worldwide leader in the visual communications industry. The sustained economic growth across the region is contributing to the emergence of an affluent and informed middle class with higher standards and expectations. With its dominant brand name, proven business model and superior technology, FASTSIGNS is well positioned to meet the higher standards and expectations of this new generation of customers. We are optimistic that we will be able to identify master franchisees and area developers who recognize the value of partnering with FASTSIGNS in South East Asia.”
FASTSIGNS EVP of Franchise Support & Development Mark Jameson and representatives from World Franchise Associates will be present at the 2014 Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) exhibition in Singapore—from October 16-18 at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Convention Centre—to meet with prospective master franchise partners and area developers (booth No. G18).
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in eight countries including the US (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS centers, which are independently owned and operated, provide comprehensive visual communications solutions to help customers of all sizes – across all industries – meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for three consecutive years in the sign and graphics category in the Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom--(PR.com)-- ONELAN will be at Infocomm Middle East and Africa (MEA) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE from the 13 – 16th October 2014 on Stand TA-E30.
ONELAN will be showcasing its latest range of players including its 4K player range, and will be demonstrating its feature video wall capability and built in Quividi audience measurement solution.
InfoComm MEA 2013 had 14,770 unique visitors and 184 exhibitors representing 33 countries, across nearly 10,000 square meters of exhibition space. InfoComm MEA 2014 is part of the continuous effort by the Association to expand Pro AV skills and knowledge globally.
The positive reception the event has received from both exhibitors and visitors underscores the need for and relevance of such initiatives in the region. ONELAN develops network appliances for standalone and end-to-end Digital Signage network solutions. The Net-Top-Box is a multimedia, multi-zoned solution capable of Touch Interactivity. With a browser based user interface, the system is fully multi-lingual and capable of displaying both stored media and live media e.g RSS feeds, web pages and broadcast TV or locally streamed video.
Further members of the product family cater for Enterprise network management and integration with external data sources. ONELAN’s NTBs are now installed in a wide variety of organisations across the world in markets including retail, schools, hospitals as well as corporates such as TalkTalk, the Financial Times and Virgin.
ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
City of Industry, CA--(PR.com)-- Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, announced the arrival of the eBOX620-841-FL, its new fanless embedded box system designed to support the latest Intel® Atom™ system on chip (SoC) solution. Through the use of new 22nm quad core Intel® Atom™ E3845 processor, the eBOX620-841-FL offers both high computing performance and energy efficient operation. In addition, this embedded box computer is equipped with 8GB DDR3L, dual displays and rich connection capabilities, making it an ideal solution for many applications including digital signage, transportation, POS, kiosk, industrial control automation and medical equipment.
The eBOX620-841-FL is rugged and designed to offer reliable operation in extreme temperature ranging from -20°C to +60°C (-4⁰F to +140⁰F). Its IP40-rated, rugged aluminum cold-rolled steel enclosure allows it to withstand operations in harsh environments and vibration of up to 3 Grms (with CFastTM). The eBOX620-841-FL has full power protection with OVP, OCP, SCP and is CE certified.
“The eBOX620-841-FL is powerful, highly reliable and feature-rich. The system offers 8GB DDR3L-1066/1333 SO-DIMM and multiple I/O ports for easy and fast deployment of applications. To address demand for rich network and wireless communications (Wi-Fi and GPS), the eBOX620-841-FL comes equipped with two PCI Express Mini Card slots, one SIM card socket and three SMA-type antenna openings. Eight channels programmable DI/DO can be used to connect sensor or surveillance camera for environment control and security management. Moreover, the compact and feature-rich eBOX620-841-FL supports one 2.5” SATA HDD drive bay, one CFastTM socket and mSATA for storage,” said Vincent Ji, product manager of Product & Marketing Division at Axiomtek.
To fulfill different application needs, the eBOX620-841-FL has rich I/O features including 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, four COM ports (2 x RS-232/422/485 and 2 x RS-232),VGA, HDMI, and audio as well as a built-in Watchdog Timer. This high performance robust embedded system is fully compatible with the Windows® Standard Embedded 7/8 and Linux.
The eBOX620-841-FL is available for purchase. For more product information or pricing, please contact them at email@example.com or call at 1-888-GO-AXIOM (1-888-462-9466).
- Intel® Atom™ E3845 1.91 GHz quad-core SoC
- Fanless operation and noise free design
- Aluminum extrusion and heavy-duty steel with IP40 standard
- One 204-pin DDR3L-1066/1333 SO-DIMM max. up to 8 GB
- One 2.5" SATA HDD drive bay, one CFast™ slot and mSATA supported
- Dual display interfaces: VGA and HDMI
- Two PCI Express Mini Card slots (USB+PCI Express signal) and one SIM slot
- Four USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, four COM ports (2 x RS-232/422/485 and 2 x RS-232)
- Operating temperature range of -20°C to +60°C(-4⁰F to +140⁰F)
About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.
Axiomtek Co. Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From our roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting our focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.
Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally. Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (slot CPU card, small form factor embedded boards & SoM), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX, tBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage & Displays (DS), Industrial Network and Network Appliances (NA).
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Exton, PA — Scala is excited to announce a new line of Android-based devices designed by Instorescreen and distributed by Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), with screen sizes ranging from a cost-effective 7” up to a captivating 65”. Each unit is built with a focus on dependability, robustly modelled for commercial and retail environments.
Holding a higher standard
Don’t let their sizes fool you—these devices work just as hard and hold as much value as any leading screen out there. Besides avoiding the horrors of blank screens and the frustrations of costly service visits, here are a few more reasons why you’ll be as satisfied with these players as we are:
- Reliable manufactured Grade “A” components.
- Flexible VESA mounting and open frame mounting options.
- Durable hardened protective glass and signature industrial metal casing.
- Expandable network port including three USB ports, integrated WiFi and 3G/4G options.
- Powerful Dual Core Cortex A9 ARM processors and Dual Core Mali full HD decoder.
Tested and approved
Each Android device is Scala certified for single and multi-frame content, already integrated with Scala Player into its factory firmware for quality reliability and performance.
Instorescreen’s devices can also be custom designed to meet your specific needs, including customized enclosures and fixtures, special colors and logotypes as well as touchscreen preferences. All Android devices are distributed by Avnet Embedded and are available in more than 300 locations across 80 countries across the globe, complete with warranty and support.
Visit http://www2.scala.com/e/4602/2014-09-16/d7v8d/686973739 for more information on each Android device and find a player that satisfies your expectations and needs.
Instorescreen is the premier manufacturer and provider of professional digital signage all-in-one display products. Our monitors are attractive, fully featured, built from grade “A” components with a robust and rugged casing making them retail proof and reliable.
We also design and build customized solutions just for your application. These projects start by fully understanding your brand to design a product that aligns with your marketing investment and company profile.
Using our proven technology you will have a cost effective and reliable solution allowing you to focus on communicating with your customer, instead of worrying about technology and maintenance. www.instorescreen.us
Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move employees, consumers, and products. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, our solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries. www.scala.com
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Company also announces virtual site manager, a video and software-based solution for remote store management and loss prevention
New Orleans – Panasonic, a leading provider of professional food service technology solutions, announced today at FSTEC a number of new technologies for QSRs including the Panasonic digital drive-thru, which brings the power of digital menu boards and integrated audio/video to the drive-thru. Panasonic also unveiled its virtual site manager, a robust video-based loss prevention solution which enables operators to control and monitor restaurant operations remotely, reduce shrinkage and increase profits and productivity.
“In the ultra-competitive QSR industry, technology gives operators an advantage to not only boost sales, but also improve the customer experience,” said Jeff Pinc, Director of Food Service, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA). “Most restaurant operators recognize the impact of digital signage systems inside the restaurant. Our outdoor-ready solution combines weather-resistant digital menu boards, audio, video and on-board order confirmation for a fully-integrated solution that can help them gain that all-important competitive advantage.”
The virtual site manager solution combines video intelligence with point-of-sale systems and enables operators to monitor and manage their restaurants from anywhere. Managers can access the searchable transaction video database of point-of-sale transactions, create custom automatic alerts for key or suspicious events, and oversee staff compliance and security. Both of these technologies give operators the tools they need to improve operations and increase sales.
Panasonic Digital Drive-Thru
As the first fully-integrated digital drive-thru system*, Panasonic’s digital drive-thru brings the benefits of digital menu boards to the drive-thru. With a majority of QSR business coming from drive-thru sales, maximizing impact and increasing sales in the drive thru is paramount.
Key components of Panasonic’s digital drive-thru include:
- Integrated Approach: Digital drive-thru’s complete system combines weatherproof, glare-resistant outdoor displays with outdoor mounting, integrated audio and video capabilities, on-screen order confirmation along with a host of services and support solutions.
- Scalability: The digital drive-thru solution is completely customizable to meet the needs of any restaurant or brand. Flexible configurations with single pre-order boards up to two, three or four screen setups, audio and video options, custom frames and mounting, and more.
- Built-in Order Confirmation: Visual order confirmation is tied to the customer’s order directly on the digital menu board, eliminating the need for separate, standalone unit.
- Industry-Leading Commercial Outdoor Displays: High-brightness weather-resistant Panasonic LED displays provide excellent image quality with vibrant images and clear text. Certified for 24-7 operation, the solution’s digital menu boards have the ability to work in variable temperatures (-20 to +50c) and is also vandal proof. The displays’ 2,000 cd/m2 enables viewablity in direct sunlight. Designed for outdoor use, the displays do not require separate cooling/heating enclosures
- Benefits of Digital: With the digital drive-thru solution, operators can manage drive-thru menu content on a single digital platform. Menus, promotions, advertising can be managed and updated instantly on a single platform, allowing operators to be more responsive to market conditions, simplifying brand compliance and messaging rollouts and providing opportunities for dynamic suggestive selling to increase sales orders.
Panasonic Virtual Site Manager
Panasonic’s virtual site manager is an integrated solution designed to provide remote store management from anywhere with the click of mouse or tap on a tablet PC screen. Combining the power of video surveillance technology with point-of-sale systems, the solution pairs recorded video footage with transactional data, giving operators critical insight that can improve store operations, reduce loss and bring incremental revenue. In addition to preventing shrinkage, video analytics can provide invaluable data that can be used to streamline procedures, enhance marketing efforts and inform merchandising strategy. With just a few clicks, operators can verify and control inventory, view traffic volume and patterns and confirm employee training.
Key elements of the Panasonic virtual site manager include:
- Searchable Transaction Video Database: This integrated solution provides operators the ability to view electronic receipts from the POS system paired with corresponding security video to help managers reduce internal shrinkage. As a transaction is viewed, the user will have an option to easily bring up the recorded video footage in a side-by-side comparison.
- Manage Store Operations and Compliance: Virtual site manager enables operators to oversee their business in a variety of ways including training, tracking store and brand compliance, appearance and more. Virtual site manager also allows operators to understand their daily sales volumes and differentiate sales by product.
- Reliability, Durability and Scalability: Virtual site manager solution features industry-leading video surveillance camera technology. High-quality HD cameras can be placed indoor or outdoor and are purpose built to withstand QSR environments, resisting dust, grease and humidity. The security and network recording systems are fully scalable and can be installed based on store needs.
- Enhance Security and Safety: Additionally, access to video intelligence can help operators protect themselves against fraudulent injury claims by capturing activities in key locations around the store, discouraging deceptive personal injury and workman’s compensation claims. Electronic journals are tied to the security video without being altered making it admissible in a court of law.
- Single-Source Provider: Virtual site manager comes with the convenience of a single-source solution provider of products, software and support. Panasonic offers more than 30 years of experience in the food services industry.
Panasonic QSR Indoor Digital Signage Solutions
Panasonic also offers indoor digital signage solutions for QSR applications, including menu boards, greeter boards, promotional signage, private network displays and self-service food ordering kiosks. These complete solutions include displays, media players, content creation, remote monitoring and content management, as well as installation and service. Panasonic digital signage provides rapid, measurable ROI, while reducing costs, driving higher ticket sales and improving the customer experience inside the restaurant.
Panasonic Solutions for Business
Panasonic delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver a customized experience to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
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About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
duPont Hospital for Children’s ‘Discovery Zone’ opens today, giving young patients fanciful landscape to interact with
CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., has outfitted its new interactive “Discovery Zone” with 45 NEC X464UN 46-inch displays.
Opening today and part of a major expansion of the hospital, the Discovery Zone, located in full view as soon as families walk into the new, majestic 5-story atrium, is comprised of a 50-ft.-wide by nine-ft.-high NEC digital video wall where up to 30 kids, teens and adults can interact at one time. Magical creatures and blooming plants appear on the digital canvas. Using Microsoft Kinect2 technology, the Discovery Zone lets kids interact with these objects and expand their imaginations.
“We are so looking forward to watching kids and families play in the Discovery Zone,” said Dr. Neil Izenberg, Chief Executive of Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media. “We know this experience is going to be transformative for many children, their siblings and parents.”
The Discovery Zone was designed by Kinesis Studio of San Francisco, which creates large scale gestural technology experiences frequently deployed as entertainment and therapeutic stations in children’s hospitals. Feedback from Nemours educators, nurses, doctors, therapists, kids and others helped bring the digital canvas to life.
“The Discovery Zone is a marriage of gesture technology, animation and creative story-telling, the biggest install of its kind in a hospital,” said Greg Richey, Kinesis CEO. “We wanted displays capable of delivering brilliant imagery, and NEC Display fulfilled that promise.”
The X464UN direct LED-backlight LCD displays deliver improved brightness uniformity, reduced power consumption and mercury-free components.
The UN displays also have a bezel gap of just 5.7mm. With DisplayPort 1.2 multi-streaming, they are capable of delivering ultra-high definition resolutions across the entire canvas of displays.
“We are delighted to be a part of such a worthwhile initiative, especially one that will bring joy to children during their hospital stays,” said Ashley Flaska, Vice President of Marketing for NEC Display. “This combination of video wall and gesture technology expands all our imaginations, and underscores the commitment that Nemours and Kinesis Studio have made to creating something spectacular.”
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
YCD Multimedia, a provider of professional digital signage software solutions names new CEO to lead in continued company growth
New York – YCD Multimedia announced that its Board of Directors named current US president, Sam Losar as the next CEO effective September 15th, 2014. Assuming CEO responsibility from company co-founder Noam Levavi, Losar will be trusted with continuing to expand the growth he achieved in the Americas to its business operations in Europe and Asia.
Noam Levavi co-founded the company in 1999 in Israel and led it for well over a decade. “I'm proud to have collaborated with an amazing team at YCD over the years. Leading YCD from the very birth of the digital signage space has been a magnificent personal journey. Sam and I have been working closely the last few years on building products and a team that can take YCD to its next phase. The time is right for me to hand over the reins to Sam who will continue to plot the growth of our company for the next decade,” said Levavi.
Losar joined YCD as President of its US operations during its acquisition of C-nario, another leading digital signage software provider in October 2011. Having redeveloped the entire business model, YCD Multimedia quickly expanded its customer base and increased its overall profitability all while focusing on its core competency of developing world class digital signage software. Losar brings 20 years of experience in building and leading businesses.
“I am extremely proud of our company’s accomplishments and thankful in the confidence Noam has had in allowing me the opportunity to positively impact YCD. I’m excited to continue building on a foundation of innovation and to continue to succeed in the future. We have assembled a group of great dedicated professionals over the years and added new talent in the US and overseas. We are well positioned to continue to expand and meet the needs of our customers’ worldwide,” added Losar.
About YCD Multimedia
YCD Multimedia is a leading global provider of advanced digital signage software solutions, serving the retail, telecom, banking, gaming, entertainment, hospitality, educational, transportation and corporate markets. Founded in 1999 (and having acquired C-nario, a leading digital signage company, in 2011), YCD provides businesses and organizations with a fully-scalable platform to attract and engage customers, while communicating their brand. YCD’s software offers unmatched capabilities in driving digital signage networks including high-impact video and mosaic walls in a native, pixel-perfect resolution. To date, the company has partnered with industry leading customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands. YCD operates worldwide with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, as well as an international network of partners serving clients around the globe. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Mobile payment and support just the beginning; platform will deliver a “destination” retail experience for consumers
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) = Mobile managed services provider BYNDL Inc. is launching a new service to help vending operators improve business results. The BYNDL mobile payment and customer engagement platform increases customer satisfaction and extends consumer relationships beyond the point of sale. BYNDL developed this service to help operators increase revenues, loyalty and customer engagement by leveraging the fast-growing consumer adoption of mobile technology.
Using the BYNDL mobile app, consumers can pay for vending purchases with their mobile devices – a payment method that is growing in popularity, as evidenced by the success of the Starbucks mobile app. According to Business Insider, the Starbucks app processed more than $1 billion in mobile payments last year, proving that consumers will use an app for mobile payments and loyalty at frequently visited locations. BYNDL enables operators to grow revenues by offering more payment choices; in addition to Visa and MasterCard credit, consumers can pay with American Express, MasterCard debit, PayPal and Apple Pay through the BYNDL app.
The BYNDL app enables operators to provide in-app customer support for their vending machines and micromarkets. Consumers can now report issues directly to operators through the mobile app, allowing operators to reduce hassles for location managers and eliminate the cost of truck rolls for refunds.
“We are taking mobile services a step further by giving operators a way to improve customer support at the machine,” said Lori Salow Marshall, founder and CEO of BYNDL. “The BYNDL app will know which consumer is engaged at a specific machine, enabling the operator to decide how best to support that specific request. It’s a ‘win-win’ situation that saves operators money and delights consumers.”
The BYNDL mobile platform is unique in its ability to collect consumer preference and purchase data. Operators can use that data to better understand each consumer’s history across all machines, dates and locations and provide more targeted and personalized offers. The end result is that operators increase revenues and consumers get what they want more often.
“Mobile apps can be used in the vending industry for much more than payment transactions,” continued Marshall. “Operators seek the kind of engagement that consumers have in retail. Studies show that engaged consumers make over 50% more visits to ‘destination’ retail. Mobile apps make new consumer connections possible – driving sales, service and loyalty. For the first time, operators can see buyers as people with individual preferences and behaviors rather than just faceless transactions.”
The BYNDL platform provides a set of services that enables the operator to engage with consumers in ways that only mobile can support. BYNDL is an open platform that can work with any mobile device, VMS, hardware, mobile app and payment processor. Marketing campaigns and loyalty programs may be delivered in the stand-alone BYNDL app or through other apps or games where BYNDL software is embedded.
BYNDL Inc., based in Seattle, is a mobile managed services provider that empowers unattended retail with a mobile payment and customer engagement platform. The BYNDL platform provides a combination of mobile tools and services to drive sales, loyalty programs, demand generation and in-app customer service, providing a personalized experience for consumers at kiosks, micromarkets, digital signs and vending machines. BYNDL uses mobility to transform anonymous unattended retail transactions into a tailored, high-touch, interactive experience for brands, operators and retailers to connect with their consumers. For more information, please visit http://www.byndl.com.