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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

At Equipmag 2014 (16 - 18 September 2014, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics (Stand J 036) will be exhibiting the world’s largest range of mPOS tablet printing solutions, as well as demonstrating the latest enhancements to its powerful 38cm high ‘All-in-One’ interactive communication platform, AsuraCPRNT™.

mPOS systems provide a significant number of benefits over fixed POS systems including greater flexibility, reduced costs and enhanced customer service. As a result, the mPOS marketplace is currently experiencing exponential growth worldwide and Star is at the forefront of this mPOS revolution with the widest selection of printers and accessories available today, including:

  •          Largest range of desktop Bluetooth Android™, Apple™ iOS MFi certified and Windows™ printers;
  •          ProxiPRNT™ – unique low cost, flexible solution to enable proximity based printing and secure cash management for mPOS;
  •          Largest range of mobile Bluetooth and WiFi printers with the only Bluetooth desktop printers offering 80mm and 112mm receipt, label and ticketing solutions;
  •          WebPRNT™ – simple platform agnostic receipt printing direct from web based applications to the world’s largest range of Bluetooth printers using Star’s NEW WebPRNT Browser or via a ‘plug-in’ interface option;
  •          Unique Bluetooth and WiFi mobile cash drawer opening accessory – DK-AirCash;
  •          Stylish range of ultra white cash drawers and printers to match the new tablet market;
  •          Unique WiFi Power Pack for low cost WiFi printing from any Star LAN printer.

Star’s pioneering new mPOS and web-based POS hardware development offers simple integration with all major operating systems and provides dedicated MFi (Made for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch®) Apple™, Android™ and Windows™ Bluetooth mobile and desktop printers as well as specialised SDKs to allow simple set-up with all major platforms including Apple iOS™, Android™, Windows™ and Linux™.

But Star goes one step further in terms of connectivity having introduced the unique ProxiPRNT BLE beacon that enables the Star printer to always listen for Auto Connect with the relevant tablet / POS device.

From hardware and software solutions to a range of accessories including a unique WiFi Power Pack for low cost WiFi printing directly from tablets, PCs or any mobile device directly to a Star LAN printer and DK-AirCash mobile cash drawer accessory designed to make any RJ11 traditional cash drawer wireless, Star provides reliable low cost printing solutions for today’s cloud and tablet-based POS systems.

The new Star WebPRNT Browser available from GooglePlay or the App Store simplifies direct printing from the Web to Star’s huge range of low cost ticket / label / kitchen / mobile Bluetooth printers providing unique tablet based Web printing for hospitality and retail applications as well as supporting all current web technologies. Full screen user interface mode is available for OEM/kiosk use with WebPRNT SDKs, including a demonstration page, available from Star’s global support site: www.starmicronics.com/support.

Building on its range of POS peripherals, Star will be exhibiting a number of stylish ultra white cash drawers that are sized to meet all requirements, including a small model for the mPOS market with internal space allocation for Star’s DK-AirCash peripheral to provide the perfect solution for retailers wanting to design an ultra white, sleek tablet-based POS system.

Retailers have to embrace the latest industry buzz words ‘bricks and clicks’ in order to survive. And, they have to provide an elegant and low cost in-store solution to achieve just this. As a result, Star has created its own web browser for its 38cm high ‘All-in-One’ interactive communication platform, the AsuraCPRNT™. The Star AsuraBrowser enables easy web page development for developers / end users and provides a powerful in-store solution that brings together all channels for loyalty, couponing, queue management, etc.

As Simon Martin, Director & General Manager, Star Micronics EMEA, states: “Star prides itself on its position as a manufacturer of pioneering mPOS and kiosk printing solutions. With our mPOS tablet printing solutions currently being used in a variety of retail and hospitality environments Star will continue to drive and shape tomorrow’s rapidly evolving mPOS marketplace, while the versatility of the AsuraCPRNT™ and the wealth of applications possible will ensure its presence in an ever broader range and variety of environments.”

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 September 2014

Taipei, Taiwan - IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a world-leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and embedded systems, releases the SI-32-N outdoor digital signage player integrating an AMD R-452L APUs to deliver high processing performance coupled with discrete-class AMD Radeon™ HD 7600 graphics performance. Designed for outdoor and automotive digital signage applications, the rugged and compact SI-32-N is built to withstand vibration and silently operate with a wide voltage input range of 12V~24V.
 
The SI-32-N comes with a compact chassis that works as a passive cooler for better system reliability. Supporting an AMD A70M chipset, the fanless media player can have two independent displays with full 1080p HD content through two types of connectors - a Hybrid DVI (VGA/DVI/HDMI with audio) and a dual-link DVI-I connector.
 
To facilitate installation by system integrators, SI-32-N has wall-mounting holes and optional mounting brackets. It also supports two DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets, two Gigabit Ethernets and three USB 3.0 ports. Two mini PCI-E sockets on board help users to add WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G or TV tuner functions based on their needs. The unit is fully compatible with world-class signage software providers such as SCALA, DISE, Omnivex, YCD, and Stinova.
 
SI-32-N FEATURES:

  •     iSMART - for EuP/ErP power saving, auto-scheduler and power resume
  •     Dual independent 1080p playback
  •     AMD R-Series Quad-Core R-452L/Dual-Core R-260H APU, up to 19W
  •     2x DDR3 1600MHz SO-DIMM, Max. 8GB
  •     AMD Radeon™ HD 7600G/7500G GPU
  •     Dual Mini PCI-E(x1) slots for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G or TV tuner options
  •     Compact and fanless design

About IBASE Technology

Founded in 2000, IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050) is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 certified company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PC products. IBASE provides OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. Current product offerings from IBASE include single board computers, Mini-ITX boards, Disk-Size SBC, COM Express CPU modules, embedded systems, panel computers and network appliance for various applications in the automation, digital signage, gaming, entertainment, medical, military and networking markets. IBASE is committed to delivering innovative, practical and dependable solutions for an ever-evolving industrial computing landscape. For more information, please visit www.ibase.com.tw.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Taipei, Taiwan - From October 13 to 16, CAYIN will take part at Infocomm MEA in Dubai World Trade Centre. CAYIN will take this opportunity to showcase SMP-NEO series digital signage players and present the best practice of digital signage for advertising and marketing, messaging, training, and interactive entertaining.

SMP-NEO has a whole new user interface. Integrating the Cloud service, web-based Skin Editor, and intelligent scheduling, SMP-NEO allows users to easily design and manage their own digital content. SMP-NEO also supports a variety of multimedia formats and can playback 1080p full HD video, Flash® animation, HTML5 web page, etc. Moreover, the unprecedented integrations with popular web services such as, Twitter, weather, news, streaming videos, can help users create dynamic multimedia communications to meet the needs of all occasions and applications.

With SMP-NEO, CAYIN can meet the four trends of digital signage, includes user-friendly content development, interactive solutions, instant communications, and analytic-driven digital signage. During the show, visitors will be able to experience the state-of-the-art multimedia integrated solutions and lead the next wave of media opportunities.

CAYIN’s digital signage system has been widely used in diversified industries. CAYIN has also successfully helped many corporations and organizations with its digital signage solutions in the Middle East, e.g. SABIC Academy and SWCC in Saudi Arabia, UAEU (United Arab Emirates University) and SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services) in UAE, EPA (Environment Public Authority) and KWI International Airport in Kuwait, etc.

Ravel Chi, Vice President of CAYIN Technology, said, “We look forward to finding long-term partners in the ME and other regions in Asia, Europe, and Africa to lead the new trend of digital technology with us.” CAYIN sincerely welcomes you to visit us from October 13 to 16 in Dubai World Trade Centre. More innovative digital signage solutions will be demonstrated during the show.
Booth No. TA-A42

About CAYIN Technology

CAYIN Technology offers a complete portfolio of appliance-based digital signage solutions, including media players, servers, and software, for various commercial applications, such as education, transportation, retail, hospitality, corporate use, and financial and public institutions. CAYIN is dedicated to being a reliable partner to its clients worldwide and has successfully set up various application references globally. In order to best facilitate the deployment of CAYIN products, the company also provides tailored services to satisfy the ever-growing market demand for almost limitless applications.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Almo Pro A/V announced a distribution agreement to aquire assets from N. Glantz & Son's dynamic digital sign division

Philadelphia, PA — Almo Professional A/V announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with N. Glantz & Son to acquire assets from its dynamic digital sign division, Glantz Dynamic Solutions (GDS). As part of the agreement, the GDS business will be led in-house by Almo’s seasoned sales and service team along with Terry Tollison, Almo’s newest Business Development Manager (BDM) for the Traditional Sign Market. Tollison will be on hand to meet partners during the fall leg of Almo’s E4 AV Tour, taking place in Boston on October 3 and Washington, D.C. on October 17.

According to Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V, “As a result of this distribution agreement, we are now able to take our leadership and expertise in digital signage directly to the static signage market to help these resellers and integrators incorporate dynamic solutions into their businesses. The addition of Terry to our specialized BDM team will help make this transition smooth and seamless.” He added, “We intend to support GDS’s customer base in the sign industry with the same high level of service and support that GDS provided in the past.”

Tollison brings more than 30 years of experience in sales, sign production, manufacturing and leadership positions within the sign industry. Prior to Almo, Tollison was National Sales Manager for Glantz Dynamic Solutions. He also held sales positions at Custom Sign Images, Inc., A&W Sign Company and Reece Supply Co. Additionally, he served as President and Owner of Custom Sign Images, Inc. Tollison is a Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE).

About the E4 AV Tour

Celebrating six years this fall, the E4 tour continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of AV resellers, integrators and consultants. Credited as the industry’s most specialized one-day dealer event, E4 has traveled to countless cities around the country to serve the product, technical and business training needs of thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking.

E4 Boston and Washington, D.C. Details

E4 Boston is taking place on October 3 at the Boston Marriott Newton. E4 Washington, D.C. will be on October 17 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Both will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are entirely free events, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

About Almo’s Business Development Managers

Almo’s highly specialized fleet of seven Business Development Managers bring a multitude of expertise, such as technical knowledge, system design assistance, in-depth brand/product knowledge, bid and project registration capability, and a direct line to all of the top manufacturers in the AV industry. No other distributor provides this level of support to its partners.

About Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V provides the industry’s most advanced product distribution, training and education, and technical support options available for the Pro AV community. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, seven distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN – AD Technologies is pleased to announce the certification of PROVISIO’s SiteKiosk Android application and SiteRemote management platform for use on the PROPORT™ tablet.

The PROPORT is a powerful Android-based commercial tablet from AD Technologies which can be deployed as a kiosk, point-of-sale terminal, digital signage display, business process solution, and more. SiteKiosk is a software application that locks down a publicly used device and protects the operating system against any kind of unwanted user manipulation. It can also be configured to allow access only to desired websites, programs and folders.

“AD Technologies is proud to be able to support PROVISIO’s SiteKiosk Android application with our PROPORT device. Our robust tablet features a rich Android platform, and PROVISIO’s SiteKiosk software will provide businesses with the tools necessary to create compelling, engaging, and secure installations for their purposed device applications,” says Dan McKean, Vice President of Sales at AD Technologies.

Heinz Horstmann, CEO of PROVISIO, concurs, “Our software, SiteKiosk, turns the PROPORT tablet into a secured, powerful, interactive, self-service device or Digital Signage display running multi-media campaigns when the device is connected to our remote management platform www.siteremote.net. ”

Horstmann also adds that the PROPORT tablet is a top-notch performer: “On the PROPORT tablet our SiteKiosk Android software runs well, even when it locks down multiple apps. There are no issues impacting performance, and there are still plenty of system resources left when running SiteKiosk Android. From all Android devices we have tested so far, including the Google Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, the PROPORT tablet is one of the best performing tablets with our software.”

ADT offers configurable, purposed devices, optimized for business and commercial applications. The PROPORT™ commercial tablet is their flagship product and is designed for integration with numerous peripherals and mounting solutions for full-featured installations. PROPORT provides a clean Android interface without “bloatware,” generous IO connections, built-in cable security, VESA mounting, and more. The device is also modular and can be customized or branded for OEM or key account customers.
 
About AD Technologies

APPLIED DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES was established in 2013. As a product development, sales and distribution company, our team draws on well decades of experience designing, marketing and producing commercial grade electronic devices and solutions. ADT’s goal is to provide customers with innovative products that drive business goals, facilitate customer demand and offer best of breed technology solutions to deliver value and easy to deploy end-to-end solutions.
www.applieddevicetechnologies.com   
 
About PROVISIO

PROVISIO is a market-leading software development company providing turnkey secure kiosk and digital signage/remote management software solutions named SiteKiosk and SiteRemote. The software is sold in more than 50 countries through offices in the U.S. and Europe. Fortune 500 companies, including Verizon Wireless, OfficeMax, Hilton Hotels, BMW, T-Mobile, SEARS/Kmart, and Citibank, have chosen PROVISIO’s easy-to-use and scalable software solutions for deployments of 1,000+ machines. PROVISIO has the largest install base of kiosk software products worldwide. www.provisio.com

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