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Tuesday, 30 November 2010
CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its new U Series with the 3000-lumen U300X and 3100-lumen U310W. The complete elimination of shadows and glare typically found with standard projection systems is accomplished by mounting these ultra short throw projectors to the wall above the screen, making them ideal for education environments using interactive or standard whiteboards.

The 3D-ready U300X and U310W are built with powerful DLP® and DLP Link technologies from Texas Instruments. For corporate customers that lack the space required for a standard projector, these projectors offer a compelling alternative. They offer XGA and WXGA resolutions, respectively, and brightness up to 3100 lumens. Their connectivity includes HDMI and dual computer inputs, as well as variable audio out to connect the projector to an external speaker and control the volume through the projector's remote control.

"NEC is proud to debut this advanced technology to our customers in the education and corporate markets," said Rich McPherson, Product Manager for projectors at NEC Display Solutions. "The ability to easily integrate these models into classrooms and simplify the presenting process is our ultimate goal."

U Series models make use of a variety of eco-friendly features that lengthen the life of the projector, saving money and energy in the process. ECO ModeTM technology extends lamp life up to 3000 hours while lowering power consumption. Power management controls contribute to energy savings by automatically turning the unit off when an incoming signal is not detected from any of the inputs, while quick start (20 seconds) and shutdown allow for immediate use and power off functionality without the need for a cooling period.

The U300X and U310W projectors include the following features:

    * Throw ratio of 0.377:1 (U300X) and 0.3:1 (U310W)
    * Brightness of 3000 lumens (U300X) and 3100 lumens (U310W)
    * Contrast ratio of 2000:1
    * Lamp life up to 3000 hours (in ECO Mode)
    * 3D capability increases interactivity between presenters and audience
    * HDMI connectivity and dual computer inputs, which ensure quick switching between presentations
    * Variable audio out connects the projector to an external speaker and controls the volume with the projector's remote control
    * Integrated RJ45 connection provides for quick connection to the LAN (10/100 base-T capability)
    * Virtual Remote (DDC/CI) controls the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables
    * Remote diagnostics enable the user to monitor and make adjustments to the projector remotely
    * Closed captioning enables users to display text information for the hearing impaired
    * Automatic vertical keystone correction allows the projector to be tilted up or down and still produce a square image without the need to make manual image adjustments
    * Auto Power On eliminates the need for a remote control by automatically turning the projector on when AC power is supplied
    * Quick start lets you begin presenting in about 20 seconds, while quick shutdown allows immediate power off with no cooling required
    * Powerful 10-watt speaker fills the volume requirements for most classrooms and conference rooms
    * Optional wall mount kit, which is available separately or as a bundled solution with the projector, provides flexibility during integration and allows for wall mounting directly above the screen (NP01WK1)

The U300X and U310W projectors will be available for December 2010 shipment at an estimated street price of $1,199 and $1,299, respectively. Both projectors come with a standard 2-year limited parts and labor warranty, including the first year with InstaCareâ„¢ (repair and return in three business days or next business day exchange).

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 monitors, consumers can 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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Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Long Island City, NY – REDYREF launched its new website today that showcases the company´s extensive interactive products and solutions. The revamped website allows users easy access to custom design options, quotes, outlines past and present projects and has an interactive demonstration section that provides an in depth look at the finished products and how they work.

Some unique features on the new website include easy navigation and an updated look that captures the customer´s attention and enable them to access all the information they need in a seamless fashion. The "Quick Jump" tool allows users who are familiar with the products and software to access it directly from the home page. "Send to a Colleague" function emails a link of the website page you are interested in with a personalized message from the sender.

"We have spent a lot of time and effort to provide customers with a place where they can find the information they need in a quick, but in depth look at our products and services. It also establishes a review of numerous past projects we have completed so customers can better understand our capabilities and also come up with some great ideas for their own projects. We think it´s important that the customer knows we are a leader in our industry and this website showcases that" said Bill Pymm President REDYREF.

The clean and modern design of the website makes it visually appealing and highly specialized. Customers can use the "Solutions" tab to view complete solutions we offer with kiosk, kiosk hardware & kiosk software all included. From there they can click through the screen prompts of the actual software programs used in the project. Features and optional features are listed and you can download the REDYREF catalog and data sheets on each product.

The web design includes a back end content management system that allows REDYREF to change information quickly so customers have access to the most current data. The photo gallery displays completed projects for touchscreen building directories, kiosks, telephone kiosks & kiosk software/digital signage, enabling the customer to understand what their options are for their needs.

About REDYREF

REDYREF is a U.S. based kiosk manufacturer and interactive software developer that has been in business for over 90 years. Core competencies in manufacturing include customizable kiosk design, engineering and fabrication; on the software end, electronic building directories, interactive wayfinding, digital signage, automated driver´s license testing and visitor access. REDYREF is one of the few companies that fabricate their products from design to deployment under one roof.

REDYREF´s kiosk manufacturing capabilities originated in the telephone business in 1913. The name REDYREF came from the multiple patents the company held on the "Redy References" that held the yellow and white paged telephone books. In the 70´s, 80´s and 90´s, REDYREF was one of the largest phone booth providers in the world. As technology evolved and the use for public phone use diminished, the phone booth became the phone kiosk and eventually became the computer kiosk. REDYREF has been engineering and fabricating interactive kiosks since the mid 1990´s. Currently, REDYREF operates a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility & software development office in Long Island City, NY.
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Tuesday, 30 November 2010
WOBURN, Mass., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM), a provider of SaaS-based, remote-connectivity solutions, today announced that management will present to the investment community at the J.P. Morgan SMid Cap Conference in New York City on December 2, 2010 and at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Technology Conference in San Francisco on December 8th, 2010.

J.P. Morgan SMid Cap Conference
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Presentation Time: 10:15 a.m. ET
Location: J.P. Morgan Conference Center, New York City, NY
Presenters: Michael Simon and Jim Kelliher
 
Barclays Capital 2010 Global Technology Conference
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Presentation Time: 3:00 p.m. PT
Location: Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Presenter: Michael Simon

The presentations will be webcast and can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of the Company's corporate website at http://www.LogMeIn.com

About LogMeIn, Inc.

LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) provides SaaS-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ tablets, digital displays, and even in-dash computers of the Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Designed for consumers, mobile professionals and IT organizations, LogMeIn's solutions empower over 10.4 million active users to connect more than 100 million devices. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, the Netherlands, and the UK.

LogMeIn is a registered trademark of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries around the world.
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Tuesday, 30 November 2010
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, - 2010 OEC Taipei Ladies Open, the biggest tennis event in Taiwan, took place from October 30th to November 7th in Taipei Arena. To broadcast the most updated, exciting tennis match onto 300” LED screens, the organizer adopted CAYIN’s digital signage solution, incorporated with Heimavista’s sports game system as the main communication media within the arena.

The biggest highlight of this project is the perfect integration of CAYIN’s digital signage players and the cloud-based sports game system developed by Heimavista, CAYIN’s premium solution partner in Taiwan. CAYIN’s digital signage player features for its flexible platform, which can be integrated with application software, web servers and databases for different vertical markets. Altogether the combination creates an optimized digital signage solution.
The organizer set up two LED screens in Taipei Arena and each screen was connected to one CAYIN digital signage player. Authorized staff operated these media players via network and controlled the content playback on each LED screen as well.

All live scores and figures were collected and managed by Heimavista’s sports game system. Through CAYIN’s digital signage players, live sports data from Heimavista’s system was presented on the LED screens swiftly and faithfully.

It was not easy to know the precise time of each tennis game, so the operation of LED digital signage was under the command of a director, who was responsible for content arrangement based on the onsite situation. Due to the powerful remote managerial functions of CAYIN SMP-WEB4 digital signage players, LED screens changed templates and contents immediately whenever a different playlist was applied.

During this tournament, every referee even updated scores via a PDA. Whenever a tennis player scored, the referee updated the data just by a simple click on the PDA. The PDA transmitted the data immediately to the web server and, at the same time, broadcasted the updated information onto LED screens via SMP-WEB4 digital signage players.

This tournament fully utilized digital technologies to record and broadcast sports information, largely reducing paper consumption and increasing the efficiency of information transmission.
CAYIN digital signage products, integrated with the Heimavista’s sports game system, is the best digital signage solution for conveying multimedia and timely information of all sport games.

OEC Taipei Ladies Open

2010 OEC Taipei Ladies Open is the biggest tennis event in Taiwan. Many talented professional female tennis players joined this tournament, taken place from October 30th to November 7th in Taipei Arena. Orient Express Container (OEC) Group has hosted this tournament four years in a row and has invested more than NT$ 50 million to invite more tennis stars. This year, twelve players ranked in the WTA's (Women's Tennis Association) top 100, have entered the 2010 OEC Taipei Ladies Open.

CAYIN Technology

CAYIN Technology offers a complete portfolio of digital signage solutions including media players, servers, and software which are applicable to various industries, such as education, retail, hospitality, corporation, 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 ascending market demand for almost limitless applications.
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Monday, 29 November 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delta Electronics’ Vice Chairman and CEO Yancey Hai was honored as “Asia Innovator of the Year” at the 9th CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards (ABLA) on November 25. Mr. Hai was chosen from among 53 outstanding Asia business leaders based on his achieving exceptional business performance, excellence in innovation, and superior talent development as CEO of Delta Group. This recognition comes soon after Mr. Hai received the 2010 CNBC China Business Leader of the Year Award.

“I am very pleased to receive the “Asia Innovator of the Year”
.Mr. Hai views innovation as the most important part of Delta’s corporate culture. This concept is guiding the company’s change in business models as it shifts from components provider to system solutions provider, and develops talent with the capability to innovate, which is the major reason for his winning this award.

“I am very pleased to receive the “Asia Innovator of the Year” award at the Asia Business Leaders Awards and accept this award on behalf of all of my colleagues at Delta Group and their dedicated efforts. Thank you for the recognition from ABLA and the judging committee. Delta’s mission is “Care for the Environment, Energy-saving and Our Green Earth”. We practice it in Delta’s culture, in our product designs, and in our daily operations. Delta is the world’s number one switching power supply provider as well as the leader in brushless fans. We are shifting our company strategy from IT to ET (Energy Technology) and we are protecting the environment by upgrading our products’ energy efficiency, and developing clean and renewable energy through our strength in R&D, production and management.”

The CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards recognizes exceptional CEOs throughout the regional. Recipients of the awards are successful leaders with strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight—values that are necessary for building powerful enterprises in the global economy. The six awards presented at the 2010 CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards include: Asia Business Leader Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Asia Innovator Award, Asia Talent Management Award, Corporate Social Responsibility Award, and Asia’s Viewers Choice Award.

About Delta Group

Delta Group is the world’s leading provider of power management and thermal management solutions, as well as a major source for components, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, and renewable energy solutions. Delta Group has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Japan, India, Brazil and Europe. As a global leader in power electronics, Delta’s mission is, “To provide innovative, clean and efficient energy solutions for a better tomorrow.” Delta is committed to environmental protection and has implemented green, lead-free production and recycling, and waste management programs for many years.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Family of Medal of Honor Recipient Robert J. Miller Recognized During On-Court Presentation

MELBOURNE/ORLANDO, Florida, November 17, 2010 — More than 180 military men and women stationed around Florida — including members of the Patrick Air Force Base Wounded Warrior program — were recognized for their service to our nation last Friday as part of the Seats for Soldiers program, co-sponsored by the Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation.

The event marked the sixth time in the past four years that the two organizations have teamed to honor military members and their families with free tickets to a game and special events throughout the evening that recognize their sacrifice. Tickets were donated to service members from Patrick Air Force Base, MacDill Air Force Base, Jacksonville Naval Air Station and Orlando-area military affiliates.

The evening included a special halftime presentation recognizing the family of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert James Miller. Miller was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 6 for heroism during combat in Afghanistan that cost him his life but saved those of his team and 15 Afghan National Army soldiers. His family lives in Florida and he is buried in All Faiths Memorial Park in Casselberry.

Seats for Soldiers night also included taped messages to soldiers throughout the game, humvees, a rock-climbing wall, and live entertainment. Military personnel and their families had the chance to meet former Magic players Bo Outlaw and Nick Anderson, who are the Community Ambassadors of the team. Videos made by soldiers were played during the game, and the Magic mascot, STUFF, wore camouflage to honor the special guests.

"It is personally inspiring to spend these evenings with our service members and to hear first-hand about the sacrifices they are making on our behalf," said Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris. "Our hope is that the Seats for Soldiers events help to convey the deep appreciation we all feel for their service to our country."

"It is our privilege to honor the bravery of the men and women who dedicate their lives in service of our great nation," said Orlando Magic vice president of Community Relations and Government Affairs Linda Landman-Gonzalez. "Together with Harris Corporation, we recognize the sacrifices made by the families left behind and we thank them, because they, too, are heroes."

About The Orlando Magic

Orlando's NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic's mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had six 50-plus-win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 21 years nearly $16 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights in the new Amway Center include: 2,500 seats priced $15 or less, 7,000 seats priced $25 or less, and for the first time ever a $5 per game ticket while supplies last. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.

Through the National Basketball Association's NBA Cares program, the league, players and teams have donated more than $145 million to charity, provided more than 1.4 million hours of hands-on service to communities around the world, and created more than 525 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play. The NBA is broadcast in 215 countries and territories in 41 languages.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Tuesday, 23 November 2010
 Alliance Ecosystem Enables Cutting-Edge Solutionsfor Small and Medium-sized Businesses

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL., – Recognizing the complexity of delivering complete turn-key digital signage solutions, LG Electronics USA has selected BroadSign International as the software provider for its newest digital signage solution, SuperSign Premier-s.

The alliance with BroadSign, a leading player in the digital signage market with proven and scalable SaaS technology, is designed to make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to deploy and manage digital signage networks and is expected to further enhance LG’s hardware and solution position.

LG’s SuperSign Premier provides compelling content offerings that SMBs can use right out of the box. SuperSign Premier’s user interface (UI) is based on BroadSign’s core SaaS technology and has a customized LG UI specifically designed for SMBs deploying networks of 25 players or less. The hardware package consists of an LG flat panel display (model M4214C) and the LG NC2000 media player that provides access to content management software and starter templates as well as news and weather feeds. SuperSign Premier also is supported by 48-hour on-site hardware swap*, technical support and convenient monthly financing.

“Software is a critical component of any digital signage solution and is the impetus behind establishing strong relationships with leading third-party software developers,” said Jeff Dowell, vice president, Digital Signage, LG Electronics USA. “BroadSign has best-of-class software that, combined with LG hardware, will provide SMBs with the technology solution they need to get up and running quickly.”

Brian Dusho, CEO, BroadSign International, said, “To win over small and medium-sized businesses, a digital signage system should be easy to use, yet versatile and powerful in the back-end. LG’s all-in-one solution resolves this challenge and will make a big impact on the market. BroadSign software is an integral component of LG’s total solutions package, and we are excited to be part of this great product.”

Expansive Alliances

Dowell explained that SuperSign Premier is supported by a variety of key content provider partners, led by CNN. LG enjoys a long-standing alliance with news leader CNN, which provides more than a dozen news and entertainment feeds that can be easily and quickly integrated by the end user. LG is also teaming with iStockphoto, which offers easy, affordable and royalty-free photos, illustrations, video, audio and Flash® files.

SuperSign Premier also offers direct access to LG’s “Certified Content Providers” (CCP) that offer custom content creation services optimized for the SuperSign Premier system. Initial LG CCP providers include Aspect Productions, Alchemy, Blue Pony and Saddle Ranch Productions.

Pricing and Availability

SuperSign Premier has a target monthly price of $149 for 36 months**. SuperSign Premier is currently available at select major distributors. The product is available to order now and is planned for shipping this month. Supplementary features to further enhance SuperSign Premier are expected in the coming months.

For more information about SuperSign Premier and to inquire about becoming an LG Certified Content Provider, please visit www.LGMakesItSimple.com.

About LG Electronics USA

The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves customers in the lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com.


About Broadsign

BroadSign International Inc. is a worldwide provider of the premier software platform for digital signage networks. The software enables operators to target out-of-home audiences, sell network airtime, reliably play back scheduled content on each screen, and account for campaign performance. Various levels of managed services are included in the per-player monthly license fee, depending on the subscription package. BroadSign also provides cross-network campaign execution for DOOH media aggregators via its Open API platform. Over 300 digital signage networks in 25 countries run on BroadSign platform. The company’s corporate office, Operations, Support and Development facilities are in Montreal, Canada. For more, visit www.broadsign.com


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Tuesday, 23 November 2010
CYPRESS, CA – Christie® today announced that its successful Mirage Series 3D DLP® projector line has expanded with the addition of six models to bring high performance 3D solutions to new markets. The new Christie Mirage M Series 3-chip DLP projectors offer complete compatibility with today’s 3D standards to support growing demands for 3D displays – from home entertainment and video gaming, to museums, education and rental/staging.

Feature-rich, high performance 3D

The most compact 3-chip DLP projectors in their class, the six models feature a new dual-input image processor and a wide range of input options to integrate with any 3D signal and format. For 3D entertainment requirements, the Christie Mirage M Series is ready for Blu-ray 3D video, PS3 and other gaming consoles and meets the mandatory 3D spec for HDMI v1.4a. Combined with embedded Christie Twist™ for advanced image warping and edge-blending, and a full suite of specifically designed lenses, the projectors are easy to use and configure for visually stunning 3D.

“Christie had the vision to develop the world’s first 3-chip DLP 3D projector a decade ago, and we were the first to market with a DLP Cinema® projector, ushering in a new era of excitement for moviegoers with the magic of 3D,” notes George Tsintzouras, senior director, product management for Business Products at Christie. “As the popularity for 3D continues to grow, we’re carrying on our tradition of technological innovation to offer a wide spectrum of compelling 3D products to more markets, including corporate boardrooms and conference rooms, education, large events, rental/staging and more.”

The Christie Mirage M Series lineup includes the DS+6K-M; DS+10K-M; HD6K-M; HD10K-M; WU7K-M and the WU12K-M projectors. The models come in SXGA+ (4:3), HD (16:9) and WUXGA (16:10) resolution to suit any application.

Upgrades also available

For customers looking to upgrade their existing display technology to 3D capability, Christie offers an upgrade path for its mid to high-end 3-chip DLP projectors with the Mirage M Series advanced 3D functionality. “Christie is the first to offer products that are 3D upgradeable. Our 3-chip DLP projectors are 2D and 3D capable, so whether you need 3D today or tomorrow, we’re ready whenever you are to future proof your investment,” concludes Tsintzouras.

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.

Christie® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Richfield OH.  - Vivid Digital Concepts, the premier franchise-based digital sign network operator, is proud to introduce Celebration Ads. The program will allow individuals to place full-color, personalized announcements on high-definition flat screens throughout its advertising network.

Typically, announcements such as engagements, weddings, graduations and birthdays can only be found in the Community section of small, local newspapers. Through Vivid’s Celebration Ads program, you can digitally submit photographs and custom messages that are then crafted into a colorful and attractive ad by Vivid’s graphic designers. The Celebration Ad will be displayed on the specific network screen locations you choose. The service will put the people and moments you are proud to share in front of thousands of people per day, in full color.

Vivid Digital Concepts President, Deborah Naegle, thinks the Celebration ads are a “unique and special way to put a smile on someone’s face.” She continues, “We are always trying to figure out new ways for people to engage with the immediacy of our network screens. From day one, our vision has been to enhance communication and information-sharing within the communities where our franchise owners operate ad networks. We think our Celebration Ads are a great vehicle to make someone feel special and share life’s milestones.”

The technology behind the screens, coupled with Vivid’s in-house design staff, ensures a 48-hour turnaround on requests. For a small fee, a rush 24-hour turnaround is possible for last-minute announcements.  
  
About Vivid Digital Concepts

Vivid Digital Concepts, based in Northern Ohio, installs and manages Private Digital Screen Advertising Networks.  Vivid Digital Concepts’ Advertising Networks focus on driving local business markets by providing relevant news, information and dynamic advertising for the community. Currently, Vivid Digital Concepts reaches thousands of network viewers per month in 10 cities.

The company believes in “Thinking Outside the Screen”© to reach viewers and provide a much-needed alternative to print advertising for local businesses. Vivid Digital Concepts is also the first franchise company solely dedicated to Digital Screen Advertising Networks. The company has developed a unique B2B sales model, with a focus on reoccurring revenue, for sales-driven individuals. VDC franchise owners acquire the rights to develop exclusive advertising networks. Franchise opportunities still exist in many areas across the United State.

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Monday, 22 November 2010
Dai Nippon Printing Co, Ltd. (hereafter referred to as DNP) and Sony Corporation (hereafter referred to as Sony) have concluded an agreement in which Sony’s professional digital photo printer business (excluding the manufacture of printers) shall be transferred to DNP, and announced today the official execution of the business transfer agreement between the two parties. Accompanying the concerned agreement, DNP will establish a working framework in which dye-sublimation print media* is supplied without interruption throughout the business transfer proceedings to the instant photo printing kiosk and printers for ID photography currently installed by Sony.

Additionally, Sony will continue to maintain its medical-purpose professional printing business.

In the event that the concerned business transfer is subject to receipt of necessary approvals by the regulatory authorities of related governments in countries where the concerned business has a physical presence, and subject to appropriate country consultation with employees, the agreement shall be executed on the condition that such approval is granted. Execution of the transfer of business assets is scheduled for April 1, 2011.

The outline of the agreement is as follows:

1. Outline of the Agreement

Sony shall transfer all of its active business accounts from throughout the world, with regard to its professional digital photo printer business, to DNP. The transfer of a portion of Sony’s employees involved in the aforementioned business to DNP is also planned to accompany the agreement.

2. Purpose of Concerned Business Transfer

DNP commenced the manufacture of Dye-Sublimation Print Media* in the latter half of the 1980’s. It currently supplies this print media for the printing of digital images taken by digital cameras and mobile phones with built-in cameras to professional printers used in photo stores and large retailers throughout the world, in addition to consumer printers.

The dry-printing method in which the photo printing of digital images is processed without the use of liquid developers as in dye-sublimation printing, has become increasingly prevalent, and the introduction of new applications such as photo books has expanded the means by which consumers can enjoy printing images. Following the conclusion of the agreement, DNP shall be able to succeed Sony’s global customer base, thus enhancing efforts to strengthen and expand the company’s digital photo printing business in this growing market.

While Sony has operated its professional digital photo printer business, employing the thermal transfer dye-sublimation method, for instant photo printing and photo IDs since 2001, it has decided to concentrate its efforts on select businesses that will enable it to further enhance the future competitiveness of its professional solutions business.
With regard to its professional printer business, the company shall now specialize in the medical-purpose segment, and continue efforts to strengthen the business.

*Dye-Sublimation Print Media


Media that is used for the printing of photographs such as digital images using the thermal-transfer printing method. It is composed of a transparent overcoat layer on a 3-color ink ribbon including yellow, magenta and cyan, and specialized receiver paper. The transfer of dye according to image density allows for smooth gradation, enabling the recreation of high-quality images. The media also allows for high-speed printing, and its extended durability has expanded its use as printing media for images taken by digital cameras mainly in such devices as household photo printers, kiosk devices and photo IDs.
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Monday, 22 November 2010
MONTREAL — X2O Media today announced its membership in Crestron's Integrated Partner Program. To enhance the end-user experience, X2O's Xpresenter™ digital signage platform delivers an interactive channel featuring dynamic graphics and content to Crestron's touchpanels, while for Crestron's boardroom touchpanels, Xpresenter Live provides informative PowerPoint® presentations that include speaker information, links to live data sources, video feeds, and much more.

X2O's Xpresenter is an end-to-end platform designed to make creating, managing, and distributing broadcast-quality content on networks of all sizes available to all. Xpresenter's patented authoring module allows Microsoft® PowerPoint users to produce compelling graphics that incorporate animations, smart objects, video clips, and real-time data sources — all without ever leaving the PowerPoint interface. Through the Integrated Partner Program, this same content can be easily displayed on Crestron's touchpanels.

For Crestron's boardroom touchpanels, Xpresenter Live turns PowerPoint presentations into multimedia productions. Users simply plug their laptop and a projector into Xpresenter Live, and their presentation immediately comes to life with full-motion video, 3D logos and animation, and other dynamic elements. Integrating a Crestron touchpanel allows users to instantly turn presentation elements on and off, trigger animations, or switch between predefined template layouts. Xpresenter Live includes a library of professionally designed screen layouts that can be customized to match an organization's brand identity.

Dominick Accurso, Manager of the Crestron Integrated Partner Program stated: "We would like to welcome X2O Media as an integrated partner and look forward to working with them on future integration."

"We are thrilled to join the Integrated Partner Program and provide users of Crestron's state-of-the-art touchpanels with the content to take their control experience to the next level," said David Wilkins, X2O Media's President and CEO. "From the living room to the boardroom, Creston's customers will now have access to real-time data sources, video, and so much more, all at the press of a button. And for installers, delivering broadcast-quality content to the touchscreen is as simple as delivering content to a desktop or cell phone, providing completely hassle-free integration and added value to their installations."

More information about Xpresenter, Xpresenter Live, and other digital signage solutions from X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Monday, 22 November 2010
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of its Common Stock. The $0.06 per share dividend was declared on all outstanding shares of Black Box’s Common Stock and will be payable on January 14, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2010.

Black Box will pay the dividend through its transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, 59 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.
About Black Box

Black Box is a leading technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 195 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.
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Friday, 19 November 2010

Washington, November 19, 2010 – The National Retail Federation and Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) have announced a special pavilion for the NRF 100th Annual Convention & EXPO, January 9-12, 2011 in New York. The Digital & Outdoor Signage Pavilion, which will be featured on the EXPO floor, will showcase the latest and hottest signage capabilities – both outside of the store to get them in as well as inside the store to keep them captivated. This area of technology is moving very quickly and retailers need to see what must be integrated into their stores for both increased profit, tracking capabilities, cross selling and unique branding.

“Since digital and outdoor signage is such an essential part of the retail experience, we are thrilled to be able to bring this to our convention attendees,” said Susan Newman, Senior Vice President Conferences, NRF. “Retailers of all sizes will easily benefit from what the pavilion has to offer. We are thrilled to work with DSA as we celebrate our 100th convention anniversary.”

“Like everything else in this world, signage has gone digital. Retailers are intrigued by the power of full motion video and graphics to attract customers, as well as the ability to update messages in real time,” said David Drain, Executive Director of the DSA. “We are really pleased to be working with NRF on this initiative and I give kudos to them for continually bringing solutions to their show that make it a must-attend event.”

Companies exhibiting in the pavilion include:
• A1Solution
• AirWatch
• Conexus World
• Cybera, Inc.
• DT Research
• FootFall – An Experian Company
• FortiusOne
• Glancetron Co., Ltd.
• Imprint Plus
• Industry Retail Group, Inc.
• Intello Technologies
• InVue Security Products
• Janam Technologies LLC
• Lawrence Metal Products
• Omnivex Corporation
• Oncue Technologies
• Planar Systems, Inc.
• Radical Computing Corporation
• SOTI, Inc.
• STRATACACHE
• Telaid
• Wachter Network Services

Retailers can register for a free EXPO pass at: www.nrf.com/annual11.

About the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA)
With over 660 members, the purpose of the DSA is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking. Members include users of digital screenmedia in all vertical markets, including retail, as well as manufacturers, resellers and distributors of hardware and software, network operators, integrators, advertising agencies, consultants, analysts, publishers, tradeshow organizers and service companies. www.digitalscreenmedia.org

About the National Retail Federation (NRF)
As the world's largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, the National Retail Federation's global membership includes retailers of all sizes, formats and channels of distribution as well as chain restaurants and industry partners from the U.S. and more than 45 countries abroad. In the U.S., NRF represents the breadth and diversity of an industry with more than 1.6 million American companies that employ nearly 25 million workers and generated 2009 sales of $2.3 trillion. www.nrf.com.

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Thursday, 18 November 2010
College Station, Texas − Texas Digital Systems Inc., a leading provider of visual communication solutions, is proud to announce that their AccuVIEW order confirmation display and Acclaro drive-thru timer solutions have been tested and approved by CKE Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: CKR) for use in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s branded restaurants. These two drive-thru products are now available for franchisees to improve drive-thru performance and customer satisfaction.

The AccuVIEW order confirmation display enhances drive-thru profits by improving order accuracy, increasing speed of service, influencing sales at the point-of-purchase and reducing theft and food loss. AccuVIEW is the most widely installed order confirmation system worldwide and is compatible with more than 95 percent of POS solutions available.
The Acclaro drive-thru timer is a unique timer solution that gives restaurant management an instant window into the operational efficiency of each drive-thru, providing metrics to help employees reach new heights in sales and service. Acclaro measures speed-of-service accurately and automatically while actively monitoring the store’s POS, menu loop, window loop(s) and AccuVIEW displays.

 “Texas Digital is proud to have the opportunity to work with CKE in their Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brand restaurants,” said Dennis Davidson, president and COO of Texas Digital. “We are excited to align with such a strong brand as an authorized solution provider for our Acclaro and AccuVIEW solutions.”

About Texas Digital

Established in 1972, Texas Digital is a leading provider of digital signage solutions, with over 22,000 installations worldwide. Texas Digital’s customers include leaders in the corporate communications, education, cinema, healthcare, sports & entertainment, financial and quick-serve restaurant industries. For more information on Texas Digital and its products, visit www.txdigital.com.

About CKE

CKE Restaurants Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchisees and licensees, operates some of the most popular U.S. regional brands in quick-service and fast-casual dining, including the Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,000 locations in 43 states and 13 countries. CKE is headquartered in Carpinteria, CA. To learn more, visit www.ckr.com.
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Expanding the Content Footprint

DIGICHIEF has been chosen by 11Giraffes as their source for automated, fully licensed data feed content for their digital signage platform.

“Our clients recognize that a major factor in a network’s success is the ability to provide entertaining, relevant content at a reasonable price point.” said Bryan Mullins, Partner at Digichief. “11Giraffes is setting the standard for digital signage solutions.”

11Giraffes provides simple, affordable digital signage through a sophisticated technology platform and an easy-to-use web-based interface. “We provide digital signage to companies in Canada and the United States, and we understand the need for engaging, informative content that effectively adds to the experience, said C. Rudy Alexander, President & CEO of 11Giraffes, “and DIGICHIEF provides us with a broad range of offerings at an excellent price point.”

About DIGICHIEF

Digichief (www.digichief.com) provides Digital Out Of Home Networks a central solution for content, including a full line of RSS and XML feeds for news, weather, sports, financials, trivia, and more.

About 11Giraffes

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easyto- use digital signage solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (http://www.11giraffes.com)
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Minicom Digital Signage (http://www.minicomdigitalsignage.com/?PR_Amir), leading provider of advanced media distribution and network management solutions for the Digital Signage industry, is happy to announce that it is naming Amir Shaked as the President of the North America's region.

Amir Shaked is bringing to MDS 25 valuable years of experience in the technology industry and in executive management. Up until now, Amir Shaked was President of Press-sense's operations in the Americas, where he grew the company's revenues by over 60% during the current recession, by strengthening Press-sense's relationships with its OEM's, resellers and direct customers. Amir started his career as a software engineer in 1984, joining Comverse Technology as one of their first employees. Amir moved with Comverse to the US in 1989, and during the early 1990's Amir founded and managed Comverse Network Systems' Americas division.   In 1995, Amir became President of Accord North America. Accord achieved 50% market share within three years; it then IPO'ed and was subsequently acquired by Polycom (NASD: PLCM) for $350M. Prior to Press-sense, Amir successfully held CEO positions at Disksites, Inc., responsible for its turn-around and sale to Expand Networks, and at CeLight, raising $50M in VC funding. Mr. Shaked has a B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

Upon his nomination, the new MDS President of the NA region said: "I look forward to working together with Dave Haar and the rest of the MDS team in order to get MDS to the next level in market leadership in North America. We will do this by continuing to enhance MDS's value in the marketplace, through transparency, execution, exceptional service and bold new offerings, building trust and results among our customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders." Ronni Guggenheim, Minicom Digital Signage CEO, says: "With MDS' several new product family launches and our increased effort to take a larger stake of the Digital Signage pie, the time is right to expand our team. Amir is joining us as a seasoned, highly experienced manager with a proven track record in the technology field. Amir will focus on our growth strategy and take the North America's market to the next level".

About Minicom Digital Signage

Minicom Digital Signage is the leading manufacturer of advanced multimedia platforms and media infrastructure solutions (http://www.minicomdigitalsignage.com/av-products.htm?PR_Amir) for the Digital Signage industry. Our solutions allow the distribution of rich content from a media player to multiple digital displays located hundreds of meters/feet away, offering advanced remote monitoring and control capabilities.
Our mission is to offer integrators and distributors media infrastructure solutions with the highest added value at the lowest capital & operational costs. We offer solutions that are highly reliable, and which provide advanced display management capabilities with lower integration costs at reduced risk.

With more than 400K screen displays powered, offices and partnerships all over the world, as well as two decades of experience in providing solutions in video distribution and display management, Minicom Digital Signage is the recognized leader in providing innovative and comprehensive solutions to the ever-growing challenges and requirements of the Digital Signage industry.

For more information: www.minicomdigitalsignage.com
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Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Harris Corporation features digital signage content created by Noventri using Infocaster software by Harris to power the Noventri SF-3000 digital signage player.
 
Smithsburg, Maryland, - Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, will showcase Noventri top-of-the-line digital signage content to display in the Harris booth at the Global Gaming Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.

Noventri used Infocaster digital signage software from Harris Corporation with the SF-3000 digital signage player manufactured exclusively by Noventri, to create and manage the featured content displayed in the Harris Corporation booth. Infocaster is a complete suite of digital signage products by Harris Corporation for creating, scheduling, distributing, playing and reporting video and graphics.

The Noventri SF-3000 was combined with Noventri Commander, a unique wayfinding product controlled remotely by touch screen technology. Noventri Commander is integrated with the Infocaster-based SF-3000 player and was developed specifically by Noventri for the Gaming and Casino industry.

Noventri has been a strategic partner with Harris for over 11 years, having integrated Harris Infocaster with their digital signage players, digital signage networks and building digital signage content with extreme video capabilities.

"Over the years we have pushed the software to its limits," says David Linetsky, President of Noventri. "For years we have dedicated numerous man hours in the integration of their remarkable software with our players and have numerous clients nationwide that are currently using Harris Infocaster with our SF-3000 players to create content and manage their networks. It is a highly reliable, stable product that offers unlimited creativity."
Harris Corporation and the Noventri Digital Signage Content can be seen at The Global Gaming Expo 2010, booth number 647 at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting November 16th through 18th.
 
Noventri - a Division of Specialized Communications Corp. (est. 1985) - Noventri has been a leader in manufacturing, sales, service, installation, content creation and management digital signage since 1999 and has served such names as: Marriott, Sheraton, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Java City, Aramark, Houston Astro's Minute Maid Park, Orioles Camden Yards, DC's The Newseum and Chick-fil-A. 
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Monday, 15 November 2010
Synergy Media Group Inc. is pleased to join the Digital Screenmedia Association. Being a member of the DSA will keep us well informed of industry activities and get us plugged into its comprehensive networking infrastructure. Synergy Media Group is re-focusing its digital signage system integration efforts into the outdoor DOOH marketplace specializing in restaurant and similar outdoor markets that require high reliability and extended warranty for sound ROI deployments. Stay tuned for more information regarding our new product offerings and strategic partnerships in the outdoor DOOH marketplace.

As part of our re-focusing efforts Synergy Media Group is clearing out its LCD inventory and has deeply discounted its prices for their professional line of new PROX-1 LCD screens that offer 60,000 hour panel life, high panel brightness, RS-232 control, 176° viewing angles, and much more. We have ample quantities of 37”, 42” and 47” screens in stock, with and without frames. For example, our 47” PROX-1 LCD screens are being offered at US$999.00 ea, our 42” PROX-1 LCD screens at $US899.00, and 37” PROX-1 LCD screens at $US799.00 ea. Stock won’t last long at these prices.
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Monday, 15 November 2010
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced that it has scheduled an Investor and Financial Analyst Day at the company headquarters in Pittsburgh on December 10, 2010. This event will be hosted by Terry Blakemore, Black Box’s President and CEO and include presentations by members of the Black Box management team. The agenda will include discussion of the company’s offerings, markets, growth strategies and financial model followed by a question and answer session. Presentations are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. EST and conclude at 12:00p.m EST.

Advance registration is required to attend the event in person. Please visit http://www.blackbox.com/go/investorday2010 to register. Any inquiries regarding the event may be directed to Investor Relations at 724-873-6788 or email investors@blackbox.com.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.blackbox.com. In addition, the webcast will be archived and available on the company’s website.
About Black Box

Black Box is a leading technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today's complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 195 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.
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Friday, 12 November 2010
Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece “North by Northwest” presented flawlessly on Christie’s premiere 4K Solaria Series Projector

CYPRESS, CA – Christie®, the leader in digital cinema projection, has presented the world’s first full feature screening in 4K resolution DLP Cinema® before members of the Hollywood community. Held at the famed Mann Chinese theater complex in Hollywood, California, the screening was presented for the annual Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) technical conference. SMPTE is the leading technical society for the motion picture industry. The 4K presentation on a Christie Solaria CP4230 projector, featured Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, “North by Northwest,” which was meticulously restored by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) with a process that included the highest available scanning resolution and played back using an Integrated Media Block from Doremi Cinema.

“We were impressed by the 4K presentation of this timeless Hitchcock chase thriller,” said Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE Engineering Vice President and Senior Vice President, Technology, Warner Bros. Technical Operations. “The image looked superb, and the audience gave the film enthusiastic and rave reviews. Both Motion Picture Imaging’s restoration and the digital presentation were excellent.”

“The audience saw details in the 4K restoration that were unlike anything ever seen before,” said Brian Claypool, Senior Product Manager, Entertainment Solutions for Christie. “It’s not an easy thing to showcase new technology to an audience of engineers and technicians who belong to every discipline of the film industry. To get such a positive reaction from them is proof that superior 4K has arrived, and Christie’s 4K DLP Cinema solution meets the industry’s highest standards in image quality for spectacular 2D and 3D presentations.”

The new Christie Solaria™ Series 4K projector line for digital cinema features the enhanced 4K DLP Cinema chip from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and is designed to be compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) specification. It was the first 4K DLP Cinema projection system to be demonstrated publicly at IBC in September 2010 and launched at ShowEast several weeks ago, where Christie began accepting orders.

The latest Christie Solaria CP4230 and CP4220 projectors feature the Christie 4K+4 advantage, which includes maximum performance for 3D, Christie Pixel Track™ technology for optimum image quality, simple maintenance procedures and the lowest cost of ownership of any digital projector on the market.”

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 for more information.

Christie® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
DLP Cinema® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.
Christie Solaria™ and Christie Pixel Track™ are trademarks of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.

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Thursday, 11 November 2010
Improving efficiency and productivity with web and mobile display calibration feedback system

LaFox, Illinois – Canvys, a division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd., announces the release of the Image Systems CFS™ WebSuite Calibration Feedback System and smart phone utility. The CFS™ WebSuite enables remote monitoring and quality control of medical displays via a web browser and/or handheld device-which is particularly important for today’s mobile workforce.

“We believe Image Systems CFS is the first calibration software to offer administrators mobile accessibility to critical display information as well as the ability to perform calibration to the DICOM standard from a handheld device,” commented Dave Sorensen, Director of Product Development and Operations, Healthcare. “We redesigned the look of the CFS interface for ease of use and also added a mobile feature to give administrators com plete flexibility” added Sorensen.

CFS™ WebSuite addresses the growing trend of workforce mobility. It is comprised of three web based modules--- CFS Local/Web included with every Image Systems display bundle, CFS WebManager enabling remote monitoring access to enterprise wide displays via a web browser and CFS MobileManager enabling administrators access to their deployed displays via Blackberry®, iPhone®, and iPad™.

An administrator will see the status of all deployed displays, be alerted to out-of -tolerance displays, and be able to re-calibrate those displays to the DICOM standard from their handheld device supported by CFS MobileManager.

“Image Systems CFS was one of the first calibration software applications to incorporate Dicom 3.14 into a medical display monitor and our goal of continually adding meaningful features for our customers is consistent with the release of CFS WebSuite. All three components of CFS™ WebSuite work together to give administrators unprecedented flexibility, knowledge, and control over the performance of their displays. In addition, the 'Fleet Reports' and log file data combine to provide a complete snapshot in time of the status of all deployed displays and a detailed verifiable record of compliance for each individual display,” added Sorensen.

For more information on improving medical imaging display performance and utilizing the CFS WebSuite and MobileManger, visit: http://www.canvys.com/cfswebsuite.html

Discover the Canvys Advantage.


About Canvys, a Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) Canvys, a global value added integrator and manufacturer, specializes in creating comprehensive visual technology solutions for healthcare, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and digital signage applications. Our collaborative approach allows us to evaluate each customer’s unique needs and craft the right solution—whether custom-engineered, value-added outsourced, or modified off-the-shelf. In addition, we provide complete post-sale service and support, including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration and conformance. For more information, visit us at www.canvys.com.
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Thursday, 11 November 2010
DAYTON, OHIO – Lastar today announced William (Bill) Diederich has been appointed chief executive officer of the cabling and connectivity company. As the president and chief executive officer Diederich assumes leadership of Lastar and its family of companies that provide complete connectivity solutions to the A/V, computer and electrical industries.

Diederich, who has been president of Lastar for four years, takes over the chief executive officer role from Michael Shane, who will retain his current position as chairman of the board. These leadership changes are effective immediately.

"This transition has been years in the making as Bill and I have worked closely together to establish strategic initiatives and processes that will lead this company into the future," said Michael Shane, chairman of Lastar. "Bill has proven himself in his work ethic and commitment to building a strong team to ensure all aspects of the company are successful. He has continued to grow the company through several challenging business cycles, and I am fully confident that the company will continue to flourish under his leadership."

Diederich has a deep understanding of the company and its markets having been with Lastar in many capacities including customer service, sales, channel and partner programs, product management, marketing and executive leadership. He has been credited with organizing the company around strategic markets to more directly understand and meet the needs of customers.

Diederich said, "I appreciate the confidence and support of Mike and the board. Lastar has firmly established itself as a leader in cabling and connectivity markets, and the company will continue to thrive as we focus on the same principles that have brought us success. This includes providing a stellar work environment in which our highly skilled and dedicated employees can flourish and being at the forefront of our industries with innovative, competitively priced solutions backed by outstanding customer service."

About Lastar

Lastar is a family of connectivity companies based in Moraine, Ohio focused on providing complete connectivity solutions to the PC, audio/video, and electrical industries. The company is organized into operating divisions to support the specific needs of its customers. Cables To Go is the division of Lastar responsible for providing innovative connectivity solutions to the IT and audio/video distribution channels. The Quiktron division of Lastar is dedicated to serving the low-voltage/electrical markets. For more information please visit www.lastar.com.
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Thursday, 11 November 2010
Tel Aviv, Israel, - C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, and AOpen, a leading small form factor (SFF) computer system manufacturer and a digital signage solution provider, today announced a partnership for the digital signage market. AOpen will integrate C-nario’s C-sign digital signage solution with its Digital Engine platform, and will market the integrated system to small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the United States. The integrated system will be launched at Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW), to be held November 10-11, 2010 at the Javits Convention Center, New York. The system will be displayed at AOpen’s booth (#421).
 
C-sign is designed for small and medium businesses, enabling users to upload all types of content (video, images, text) easily, schedule the content and manage it through a Web browser with a user friendly interface, from anywhere, anytime. C-Sign includes pre-designed graphic templates that can be easily customized to the user’s preferences. The solution delivers the highest playback quality, helps SMBs enhance customer experience, promote their brand, and deliver useful information in the most efficient manner. C-Sign utilizes the superb quality of C-nario’s products, and it can be scaled from a standalone display system to networked multiple displays.

AOpen’s Digital Engine is a compact and efficient media player, comprising various options, including TV tuner, Bluetooth, wireless LAN and mounting kits. Digital Engine offers a complete solution for digital signage applications, supporting high-definition video output. The system is shock and vibration proof, and it can be tailored to fit the user’s requirements.

“We are delighted to cooperate with AOpen and believe that C-sign's strengths are   complementing AOpen’s platform capabilities, resulting in a true synergy,” said Sam Losar, General Manager of C-nario USA. “AOpen has extensive experience in the digital signage sphere, and a wide distributors network that can distribute C-sign to numerous businesses across the United States. The integration of Digital Engine’s quality and ease of operation, with C-sign's unique features, opens new horizons for small and medium businesses.”

“C-sign is a perfect answer to the growing interest of SMBs in digital signage solutions, and it will enable us to meet more closely the needs of this sector,” said Dale Tsai, President of AOpen America. “C-nario brings a wealth of expertise in the digital signage arena and a reputation as a supplier of advanced solutions that are both practical and reliable. The combined solution meets the requirements of SMBs for user-friendly digital signage solutions at an affordable price.”

In addition to C-sign, C-nario provides C-nario Messenger – a digital signage display, distribution and management platform; C-nario Advertiser – a sales-driven ad management system; and C-nario Entertainer – a platform for fully managing and operating complex high-quality video, audio and data-based displays.

About C-nario


C-nario is a global provider of comprehensive display, distribution and management software solutions for digital signage networks. C-nario’s products are widely used in a variety of industries and sectors, including financial institutions, advertising and media, retail, public institutions, entertainment, healthcare, education and transportation. C-nario’s cutting edge technology enables unparalleled playback and management capabilities of high-impact video displays in any size, shape and resolution. To date, the company has deployed in 40 countries through its global partners and international value-added resellers. The company has offices in the United States, Europe, and Israel. For more information about C-nario visit www.c-nario.com.

About AOpen

AOpen is the leader in ultra small form factor (uSFF) computing solution, and a provider of a complete array of digital signage technologies for streamlined, end-to-end solutions in consumer-grade environments. The company provides scalable technologies ranging from cost-efficient media players to Digital Engine™ and XC Mini flagship lines. AOpen also provides online content for download and content creation services, as well as cloud computing solutions. For more information about AOpen visit usa.aopen.com.
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Thursday, 11 November 2010
AlhenaCom to Distribute X2O's Xpresenter™ Digital Signage Platform and Xpresenter Xe Series

MONTREAL — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced that the company has signed a distribution agreement with AlhenaCom S.r.l. Under the agreement, AlhenaCom will provide distribution and sales support functions for X2O's Xpresenter™ digital signage systems in Italy.

Headquartered in Modena, and part of ATS Group S.p.a., AlhenaCom is a value-added distributor specializing in advanced communications technologies for the management, distribution, and viewing of multimedia content in a professional environment. Offering fast and efficient support with quality sales and customer service, AlhenaCom carries world-class product lines suitable for digital signage, broadcasting, IPTV, direct mobile marketing, pro A/V, and interactive applications.

"We take great pride in representing X2O Media in Italy, and we look forward to meeting the needs of the Italian marketplace with X2O's wide variety of digital signage software and services," said Marco Bompani, Founder and CEO of AlhenaCom S.r.l. "With a suite of products featuring unprecedented ease of use and exceptional video quality that is on par with that of the broadcasting industry, we're confident that X2O Media will soon be recognized as one of the leading players in Italy."

"By partnering with AlhenaCom S.r.l., we have a great opportunity to further establish our presence in the Italian market with a well-respected distributor," said David Wilkins, X2O Media's President and CEO. "Most importantly, for AlhenaCom's customers, this partnership means greater access to the benefits of our Xpresenter platform — an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for a highly efficient, impactful digital signage network."

X2O Media's Xpresenter is an end-to-end platform designed to make creating, managing, and distributing broadcast-quality digital signage content on networks of all sizes available to all. Xpresenter's patented authoring module allows Microsoft® PowerPoint® users to produce compelling content that incorporates animations, video clips, and real-time data sources — all within the PowerPoint interface.

More information about X2O's award-winning Xpresenter digital signage solutions is available at www.x2omedia.com. Additional information about AlhenaCom S.r.l. is available at www.alhenacom.it, by phone at + 39 059 4738318.  

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Network-enabled Digital Signage Controllers to Connect More than 50 Kellogg US Offices

SARATOGA, CA – BrightSign reported today that based on the success of the
Kellogg Company’s (NYSE:K) pilot corporate communications program, it has increased the number of BrightSign solid-state HD210 media players deployed from 20 to 63. With nearly $13 billion in sales last year, the Kellogg Company is widely recognized as the world's  leading producer of cereal as well as a leading producer of convenience and vegetarian foods. While innovation has been a driving force in the company’s growth for more than a century, Kellogg’s intraoffice and employee communications system needed updating.

Based on Windows PCs and CRT screens running PowerPoint presentations, Kellogg’s previous employee communications system was cumbersome to use, low in quality, ignored by employees and frequently just did not work.

Recognizing the importance of timely, uniform corporate communications throughout the enterprise, Kellogg’s asked Intaglio AV to plan and deploy a network-enabled digital signage solution that would deliver full HD corporate-wide communications as well as stock prices, local weather, or even sitespecific information such as recognition of an employee’s birthday. They also wanted a non-Windowsbased solution that was easy to use and required minimal management.

For the pilot program, 20 BrightSign HD210 solid-state controllers were installed at Kellogg offices in employee break rooms, as well as lobbies and other public areas. Kellogg found that the initial digital signage solution met all of their requirements and ordered an additional 43 network-enabled HD210 units that will ultimately connect the company’s more than 50 distribution centers located throughout the US.

Peter Larson, Founder and CCO of Intaglio AV, discovered that the BrightSign digital signage controllers not only met all of his client’s needs, they exceeded his own personal expectations for ease of integration and implementation.

“With no moving parts to fail, BrightSign solid-state media players allow us to confidently promise our clients reliability, longevity, ease of integration and low power consumption,” said Larson. “Apples to apples, BrightSign offers the lowest cost of ownership and the highest quality feature set of any other solution on the market. It’s the one aspect of the technology integration plan that we don’t have to worry about or allow extra time to deploy.”

By eliminating the need for a PC, the turnkey BrightSign players require a fraction of the power used by the old PC-based PowerPoint system and are small enough to be discreetly mounted directly to the back of flat-panel LCD displays.

“That was another great feature of the BrightSign versus some of the other signage solutions out there,” said Larson. “Kellogg appreciated that we could mount those HD210s right on the back of a flat screen and nobody would ever know they’re there because they’re so small. It also means the units don’t interfere with the overall look of the display. In fact, for our next rollout of players, we will prewire and preinstall the entire system; the LCD, wall mount, BrightSign player, cabling and even a selfinstallation kit, and ship it all in one box, so that Kellogg’s can either install themselves or hire an inexpensive local resource.”

To simplify content management, Kellogg’s corporate communications system currently streams informational HD video feeds such as news, weather, sports, trivia, traffic, and entertainment provided by SignChannel mixed with company specific information. Combined, the media player and RSS feeds provide Kellogg with a virtually self-managed, networked solution without sacrificing options to create and customize their own content in the future.

Already pleased with the solution’s high level of reliability, Kellogg plans to expand their usage of the BrightSign media players for 24/7 operation and has added them to the Kellogg network for future applications, such as sending timely corporate messages throughout the enterprise. They are also testing an implementation that includes an interactive touchscreen paired with a BrightSign HD1010 player for an even more engaging employee experience.

The controllers include BrightSign’s BrightAuthor software, an application that supports Kellogg’s future plans for in-house creation and distribution of custom content without complicated scripts. BrightAuthor simplifies creating, updating, managing and monitoring digital signage displays. With the software, Kellogg will be able to control the entire networked solution and each site’s relative content from a single location.

About Kellogg Company

With 2009 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruitflavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. The Company's brands include Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®, All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®, Nutri-Grain®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, Chips Deluxe®, Famous Amos®, Sandies®, Austin®, Club®, Murray®, Kashi®, Bear Naked®, Morningstar Farm®, Gardenburger® and Stretch Island®. Kellogg products are manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.

About Intaglio AV

Intaglio AV is a Grand Rapids, Michigan- based provider of communications solutions that use innovative technologies to help their customers break through the clutter and burrow into the brains of their customers, constituents and co-workers. Intaglio offers innovative communications solutions using visual presentation arts as well as audio visual equipment and technologies. Along with offering a comprehensive selection of audio visual presentation equipment, Intaglio designs and integrates effective presentation environments – board rooms, auditoriums, video conference centers and distance learning classrooms. Our creative services include staging large meetings and events, producing video, film, CD-Rom, DVD; programming and authoring interactive multi-media. For more information on Intaglio AV, visit www.intaglioav.com.

About BrightSign

BrightSign, LLC, based in Saratoga, California, develops products and software for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz. For sales inquiries, please call 408-852-9263 in the USA and +44-1223-911842
internationally.

BrightSign is a registered trademark of BrightSign, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
WPA-780A's practical fanless design solves thermal issue nightmares for system integrators
 
Hsinchu, Taiwan, – Wincomm is renowned for its expertise in designing fanless computers for industrial applications. The same design concept has been extended by Wincomm to the design of a high reliability fanless architecture for professional Digital Signage applications – the Engine Box. Wincomm's global partners recognize the biggest advantage of the Wincomm Engine Box design is dramatically reducing the field failure rate of normal computers. Apart from lower maintenance costs, the quality and reliability of the Wincomm Engine Box helps its global partners win their customer’s trust and generate a constant flow of business leads through word-of-mouth.

WPA-780A Fanless Design

Professional Digital Signage applications where fanless computers are required are usually in public areas including airports, rail stations, hotel lobbies and office building lobbies that see a high level of traffic people walking around. In many digital signage application environments, dust contains other tiny contaminants that gradually block the computer's air vent. The result is a malfunction of the Digital Signage system due to the shutdown of computer by overheating, impacting professional performance of the digital signage system and the customer's commercial interests.
 
IThe fanless design of the WPA-780A avoids problems caused by dust as well as the time and expenses associated with cleaning, thereby improving the reliability of the whole digital signage system.
 
WPA-780A Slim Design – Easy Installation

The design of the WPA-780A is suitable for a variety of installation environments. The design kept 780A slim, increasing its flexibility and range of use. 
 
Most digital signage systems, require the computer to be piggybacked on to the display or tucked away on top of the ceiling.
 
WPA-780A's powerful graphic/video performance
 
The design of the WPA-780A not only meets the requirements of the application environment, but its built-in powerful integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics chipset with 128MB of dedicated DDR3 memory also allows it to deliver smooth, high-quality video on large HD (1920 x 1080) LCD or plasma displays.

How does the WPA-780A meet the professional requirements of high quality and high reliability?


  1. Excellent thermal solution-fanless designDue to the potential environments and requirements that the WPA-780A may encounter in digital signage applications, Wincomm introduced the fanless design to greatly reduce the chance of failure from fan blockage, increasing the stability of the whole digital signage system.
  2. Exclusive mother board design - Before designing the layout of its own board, Wincomm conducts thermal flow simulations on all active heat generating components, such as the CPU, DRAM, NB and HDD etc., in order to design the ideal layout and component placement. Comprehensive thermal management improvements are made to compensate for the disadvantages of the general-purpose mini-ITX or 3.5” industrial computer board design.
  3. State- of- the- art of slim and light design - The ultra-slim body design has the advantage of having more applications that are easy to install, thereby ensuring optimal performance in industrial applications.
  4. A TI RD 3200 Graphics Chip Performance - WPA-780A integrates the ATI Radeon HD3200 high-performance graphics hip coupled with 128MB of standalone DDR3 memory delivers high quality graphic & video performance on large HD LCD or plasma displays.
  5. Built-in video capture function (optional) - To support the video capture require, WPA-780A offers an integrated video capture function for 1 composite with 1 Y/C, 1 YPbPr and 1 sound IF to customers looking to extend their product applications.  (Please contact the Wincomm sales representative if you have this requirement: sales_support@wincomm.com.tw )
  6. Customized service and the ability for long-term product life cycle of supply - The mother board, BIOS, driver and the architecture are all designed by Wincomm from scratch. Therefore, we can satisfy all special requirements of our clients. Any custom-made changes are welcome. We know the industrial automation market is diverse. Moreover, we are able to provide long-term 5-7 years product life cycle.
     
  7. Total solution - Wincomm’s total solution products mean that the same design concept will be deployed to all kinds of sizes of LCD displays. Wincomm’s global partners do not need to consider using many different manufacturers’ products to complement the product mix.
  8. Sister Product Offering Better Cost-to-Performance Ratio: WPA-780F -  If price is a concern when you need a product with the same features and thermal solution, Wincomm recommends the WPA-780F. The WPA-780A design is modified to use fan cooling in the WPA-780F to provide system integrators around the world with more options. 
 
About Wincomm

Wincomm is one of Taiwan’s leading manufacturer of industrial computer and embedded computer products. Wincomm designs and develops all in one panel PC, large size all in one digital signage system, rugged box PC and embedded software products for a broad range of industries and applications. Wincomm aims to provide hardware and software integrated solutions for the most variant environments such as industrial automation/ human machine interface control, digital signage / infotainment Kiosk, and medical computing.

Founded in 1993, Wincomm is an ISO-9001 certified company and located in Science-Base Industrial Park (SBIP), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Overseas sales offices are in USA and Japan.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
New Wayfinder Add-In for Xpresenter™

At GV Expo 2010, X2O Media will showcase a new Microsoft® PowerPoint® add-in that greatly simplifies the content creation process, allowing users to build their own wayfinder maps for government facilities and other entities. With the new wayfinder add-in, users of X2O's Xpresenter™ digital signage platform can easily import floor plans and create digital, interactive wayfinder maps — with start and end points and animated directional arrows that indicate the path — directly inside PowerPoint and publish them to the X2O network. The maps can include a video or an image for both start and end points, and on-the-go signage viewers can even e-mail directions to themselves directly from the interactive screen.

Xpresenter™ 3.0


With Xpresenter™ 3.0, X2O Media takes dynamic communications on digital displays to the next level, combining unprecedented ease of use with the broadcast-quality video graphics the company is known for. Xpresenter is a complete suite of applications that allows users to create dynamic content for their digital displays quickly and easily, distribute the content, and then monitor activity on the displays using powerful remote management tools. The Xpresenter Template Maker 3.0 authoring tool has been bolstered to integrate content management, making it more efficient than ever to create and schedule compelling content straight from the familiar PowerPoint® interface. In addition, it includes an extensive "smart" object library for the quick and simple creation of content featuring videos, images, PowerPoint slides, RSS feeds, live information sources, and much more. Version 3.0 also includes support for 3-D effects, enabling the creation of innovative elements such as rotating graphics. Other enhancements to the platform include a more powerful digital asset management system, ad campaign management tools, and advanced rule-based scheduling tools.

Xpresenter 3.0 also features Microsoft® Office add-in tools for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel®, making it easier than ever for users to update content. The Xpresenter Office add-ins appear as custom toolbars directly inside the Office Ribbon. This tight integration allows Xpresenter users to publish content directly from their favorite Office applications to display screens on the X2O network.

New Versions of Xpresenter™ Xe

When it comes to digital signage solutions, one size does not fit all. That's why X2O Media is introducing three new cost-effective versions of its Xpresenter™ Xe digital signage system. Designed for any budget, the new high-quality solutions allow users to select the features they need, without paying for those that they don't. All new Xe versions offer the same intuitive point-and-click content management tools, while providing varying levels of output complexity to meet the needs of any government application. New Xpresenter Xe versions include the Xe Digital Poster for still images; Xe Video Poster for stills and video; and Xe Dynamic DS for stills, video, and data-driven graphics, enabling users to choose the application they need now and upgrade as future needs arise.

In addition, X2O offers a new Xe Desktop add-in for the Xpresenter Xe Series, which extends the reach of communications beyond digital signs by allowing users to receive information such as messages, video, and emergency alerts via a user-friendly player right on their desktop computer screens.

About X20 Media

X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks.

More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
MELVILLE, N.Y.,(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has finalized an agreement in which Arrow will provide global supply assurance support for a broad range of AMD embedded microcontrollers and Ethernet products that recently underwent a last-time buy offer.

The supply assurance program was developed in response to the broad range of customers who needed to have longer term access to these products.

The agreement covers more than 70 individual devices, including the ubiquitous AM188, and AM186 16-Bit microcontrollers, the AM79C87x and AM79C97x Ethernet controllers, as well as the ELANSC520 Integrated 32-Bit Microcontroller.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for Arrow and AMD to provide our customers with a significantly extended supply of these products by leveraging Arrow's demonstrated abilities in supply assurance and end-of-life product management," said Tyler Moore, director for Arrow's Supply Assurance organization.

Customers interested in learning how they can obtain long-life support for certain embedded AMD controllers should contact their local Arrow representative, said Moore.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 310 locations in 51 countries and territories.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
WFAN Morning Team, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton to provide Keynote at Arbitron Client Conference

Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, to share his views on radio at Jacobs Media Summit


COLUMBIA, MD; – Arbitron and Jacobs Media announced today some of the planned sessions and scheduled guest speakers for the Arbitron Client Conference and Jacobs Media Summit, to be held on December 7, 8 and 9, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. For the first time, this year’s event combines three of the radio industry’s most popular conferences: the Urban PD Clinic (December 7th), the Arbitron Client Conference (formerly known as the Radio Fly-In, December 8th) and the Jacobs Media Summit (December 9th). The topics will focus on the theme for this year’s conference: “Positioning, Mobile and Ratings Strategies for Today and the Future.”

CBS Radio’s WFAN-AM morning show team, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton are scheduled to be keynote speakers at Arbitron’s Client Conference on December 8.  Football legend Boomer Esiason and co-host Craig Carton will describe how their morning program climbed to the top of PPM ratings and their views on the state of radio and ratings today.

“Boomer and Carton have broken through in the PPM service and clients will be eager to hear how they made it work and what they think about radio and the ratings,” said Bill Rose, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Arbitron, Inc.

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, is scheduled to share his thoughts on the radio industry at the Jacobs Media Summit on December 9.  Mr. Shapiro is well-known for his hard-hitting views on radio from his perspective as head of the CEA, which will be invaluable for Summit attendees looking for a glimpse of the future.

“CEA’s Gary Shapiro isn’t shy about sharing his opinions and views.  He has a unique vision of what is happening with consumers, media, and gadgetry, and Summit attendees will benefit from his perspective,” said Fred Jacobs, President of Jacobs Media.

For more information on this year’s conference agenda, visit www.arbitron.com/movingup.  Please note that both Arbitron and Jacobs Media Summit agendas are subject to change.

About Arbitron

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is a media and marketing research firm serving the media - radio, television, cable, online radio and out-of-home - as well as advertisers and advertising agencies. Arbitron's core businesses are measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of local market consumers; and providing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The company has developed the Portable People Meter™ and PPM 360™, new technologies for media and marketing research.

Portable People Meter™, PPM™ and PPM 360™ are marks of Arbitron Inc.

About Jacobs Media

Jacobs Media is a leading radio consultant to Rock radio, Alternative radio, Public Radio and brands that need to understand their specific consumer target. With a commitment to innovation and customized strategies, Jacobs Media keeps clients aware of new trends, using online polls, focus groups, and—now—as pioneers in modern ethnography, going beyond the numbers and observing real people in real life situations. Consulting. Research. Strategy. Jacobs Media.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
LONDON - AMX, the leading provider of unified control and automation solutions, has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art production and warehousing operation, near to its European head office in York. The impressive facility not only enables AMX to meet the ever-growing demand for its award-winning range of products and services, but ideally positions the company for growth in the years ahead.

Part of AMX's continued expansion, the purpose-built facility will house the manufacturing, warehousing and repair processes previously undertaken in Norwich. Head of Production Andy Grant will oversee the manufacture of key products from the AMX range, including Novara keypads and AMX Solecis switchers and distribution amplifiers, as well as the assembly of the modular Autopatch switching products.

"This new facility will not only increase our manufacturing capabilities but it will also enable us to offer an unrivalled level of service by greatly reducing delivery times for our European customers." Explains Andy Grant. "This expansion is part of a continued investment in our products and services and reaffirms our position as a leading manufacturer and supplier to the industry."

At 10,000 sq.ft, the new operation increases the company's European production capacity significantly. Andy Grant will be joined at the new building by key AMX personnel from Norwich and a raft of new recruits.

AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. The company’s range of award-winning products spans control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation and command centres, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, amongst others. AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.amx.com/eu.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
MELVILLE, N.Y., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has signed a global distribution agreement with Anaren, Inc., a leading supplier of microwave and RF technology for aerospace and defense, wireless infrastructure and consumer electronics applications.

Under the agreement, Arrow customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions will now have access to Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. Incorporating Texas Instruments' low-power RF technology, these modules are used for industrial control, building automation, low-power sensor networks, lighting, and smart-grid equipment and appliances, among others.

"Anaren is a solid addition to Arrow's linecard, enabling us to offer an RF solution focused on Texas Instruments (TI)," said Jeff Eastman, senior vice president global supplier marketing and asset management for Arrow Electronics. "We now offer a plug-and-play option for customers looking for a simple, low-cost, FCC-certified module based on TI's low-power RF radio chipsets."

"Until now, the lion's share of our components were targeted to manufacturers in the wireless infrastructure space, specifically companies that secure technology from distributors who specialize in RF technology," says Mark Bowyer, the business development manager for AIR with Anaren's Wireless Group. "We're working with Arrow on this initiative because they have tremendous experience with and an excellent reputation in supplying the broader electronics market."

About Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 310 locations in 51 countries and territories.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
MELVILLE, N.Y., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has signed a global distribution agreement with Anaren, Inc., a leading supplier of microwave and RF technology for aerospace and defense, wireless infrastructure and consumer electronics applications.

Under the agreement, Arrow customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions will now have access to Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. Incorporating Texas Instruments' low-power RF technology, these modules are used for industrial control, building automation, low-power sensor networks, lighting, and smart-grid equipment and appliances, among others.

"Anaren is a solid addition to Arrow's linecard, enabling us to offer an RF solution focused on Texas Instruments (TI)," said Jeff Eastman, senior vice president global supplier marketing and asset management for Arrow Electronics. "We now offer a plug-and-play option for customers looking for a simple, low-cost, FCC-certified module based on TI's low-power RF radio chipsets."

"Until now, the lion's share of our components were targeted to manufacturers in the wireless infrastructure space, specifically companies that secure technology from distributors who specialize in RF technology," says Mark Bowyer, the business development manager for AIR with Anaren's Wireless Group. "We're working with Arrow on this initiative because they have tremendous experience with and an excellent reputation in supplying the broader electronics market."

About Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 310 locations in 51 countries and territories.
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010
“Why Digital Signage?,” a new white paper from the Lenexa, Kan., based company offers important insights into how digital signage addresses a variety of communications issues facing today’s professional communicators.

LENEXA, Kan. (Nov. 10) –Keywest Technology, a premiere developer of digital signage software and hardware solutions, today announces the publication of “Why Digital Signage?,” a new white paper exploring the benefits of digital signage as an effective communications medium.

Available from the company’s website (www.keywesttechnology.com), the new white paper explores the many factors contributing to the skyrocketing popularity of digital signage in a meeting a variety of communications goals.

“We are pleased to offer professional communicators fresh insight into the ways digital signage is being used today to help enterprises ranging from retail store chains and internationally recognized hotel operators to arena management firms and corporations communicate their messages in a way that gets results,” said company president Nick Nichols. “Our new white paper does just that by taking a no-nonsense approach to the subject.”

Written in non-technical language, the white paper begins by putting the medium into context on the video-based communications landscape and goes on to explain the unique advantages digital signage offers. It then delves into topics such as:

  • The benefits of narrowcasting
  • The timeliness and availability of messaging with digital signage
  • Dayparting –what it is and how it makes digital signage shine
  • Interactive digital signage

The attractively designed “Why Digital Signage” white paper is available as a free download from the Keywest Technology website.

About Keywest Technology

Keywest Technology develops and markets a wide variety of digital signage products including hardware, software and content development services designed to produce exceptional results. The company is also a pioneer in interactive digital signage, which couples the appeal of dynamic signage with the interactivity associated with interactive kiosks. www.KeywestTechnology.com.


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Tuesday, 09 November 2010
Haivision supports the adoption of digital signage technology in the educational market with USD$19,500 unlimited site licensing of CoolSign software and players 

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision, the leading provider of IP video and digital signage solutions, today announces the CoolSign "Campus Signage Unlimited" program for educational institutions. Designed to promote the use of advanced graphics communications, this program enables universities, colleges, and K12 facilities and campuses to take advantage of unlimited access to the CoolSign digital signage server and player technology for the low price of USD$19,500.

CoolSign is the leading digital signage software for scheduled, interactive, or data-driven content. Leading educational institutions already use CoolSign digital signage for event information, wayfinding, schedule and booking information, menu boards, advertising, news broadcasts, policy and conduct, emergency alerts, and public safety information.

"Haivision has supported the education market for years," said Peter Maag, executive vice president for Haivision. "Our objective is to strengthen the use of video and graphics within education and help establish tomorrow's creative user community."

Haivision is a key provider of technology to many areas within education. The Furnace™ IP video system is widely used for delivering live, protected SD and HD content over wired and wireless networks. The Furnace also supports classroom recording, eTraining (record/review with metadata), and video on demand for course reserve material. Haivision's patented InStream™ "zero footprint" player enables any user to view live and on-demand video securely, on any platform, and without installing any software — an enormous benefit for resource-constrained IT departments. Haivision's Mako™ HD codec system provides the lowest latency telepresence performance for remote interactive classrooms.

The CoolSign "Campus Signage Unlimited" program and all Haivision products are available globally only through authorized partners.

Complete information on Haivision products, including recent case studies and application notes, is available within the download center at www.haivision.com.       

About Haivision Network Video

Based in Montreal and Chicago, Haivision Network Video is a private company and a world leader in delivering the most advanced and intelligent IP video networking and digital signage technology. Haivision's products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies; in the most rigorous military and defense applications; in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training; in highly renowned educational institutions for IPTV, teaching, and signage; in the most efficient interactive broadcast applications; and within the world's leading TelePresence suites. Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. 
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Monday, 08 November 2010
Innovative player setup offers a break-through in ease of use

EXTON, Pa., – Scala, the world’s leading software provider for digital signage networks, has announced a new release of Scala QuickStart supporting the introduction of new SignagePlayers from HP beginning December 6, 2010. The new QuickStart service offers a new and innovative “zero-configuration” scheme, allowing even entry-level users a way to set up and manage a Scala digital signage network with ease.

“Never before has setting up a full-featured digital signage player been this easy,” said Gerard Bucas, Scala’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re incredibly pleased to introduce this new service in conjunction with the new Scala certified players from HP. We believe we have achieved a significant breakthrough for the industry.”

“The new system we created for setting up these QuickStart players is amazingly simple,” said Jeff Porter, Scala’s Executive Vice President.  “Just plug it in, turn it on and enter a code that shows up on the screen. That’s it. No mouse or keyboard is required in most cases. You’ll be up and running in minutes.”

The HP SignagePlayer/Scala QuickStart solution(1) features a locked-down  Microsoft® Windows® Embedded operating system and a preconfigured Scala Player for outstanding  performance and reliability. Displaying videos, pictures, crawls, interactive Adobe® Flash, and ScalaScripts with dynamic text or graphics in any combination up to 1080p allows the system to be used in a wide range of applications.  The HP SignagePlayers can also be easily connected to any Scala Content Manager anywhere in the world.

To get users started, a library of content and templates is included in the simple monthly fee for Scala QuickStart. To find out more, visit http://www.scala.com/hp
 
(1)    Broadband internet access and Scala QuickStart subscription are required and sold separately.  The Scala QuickStart subscription may be activated at http://registration.scalaquickstart.com.

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is the world’s leading platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company's digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Advertising management customers include CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor and Magic Media, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 60 countries. More information is available at www.scala.com.

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Monday, 08 November 2010
Richfield OH. - Vivid Digital Concepts, the premier franchise-based digital sign network operator, is announcing a new addition to their digital marketing solutions for businesses: mobile text message marketing. The service will allow advertisers on Vivid’s digital sign network to create an opt-in list for customers. Once a customer has “opted-in”, the business can send targeted and timely coupons, specials and reminders directly to their mobile phone via text message.

Digital signage, coupled with mobile marketing, allows businesses to reach customers and potential customers while they are out of their home and in the consumer mindset. Both industries are on strong growth trends. According to recent research released by Arbitron, Digital videos in public venues reaches more Americans each month (70%) than video over the Internet (43%) or Facebook (41%). Additionally, CTIA: The Wireless Association reports that in the first half of 2009, over 4.1 billion texts were sent per day.

One hurdle to text message marketing is getting the keyword and shortcode that individuals use to opt-in to marketing programs out to the targeted audience. Deborah Naegle, President of Vivid Digital Concepts, sees both forms of marketing as highly-complementary. “Our digital sign ads are full-motion and high impact: they grab people’s attention. We think that our advertisers will see a huge uplift in exposure for their mobile marketing programs. Even though our core business is digital signage, we think offering mobile marketing, along with digital signage, is a truly powerful approach to branding and advertising. At the end of the day, we just want to deliver a better product to our clients and franchise owners.”

Vivid Digital Concepts franchise owner Brian Grega offered these comments: “The mobile text messaging service offers the best venue for connecting with consumers in an intimate, one-to-one relationship to deliver precise messages on current activities, events and promotions, which will result in increased business for our advertising clients. Once again, Vivid is providing its franchisees an opportunity to provide a great value to our customers.”

About Vivid Digital Concepts

Vivid Digital Concepts, based in Northern Ohio, installs and manages Private Digital Screen Advertising Networks.  Vivid Digital Concepts’ Advertising Networks focus on driving local business markets by providing relevant news, information and dynamic advertising for the community. Currently, Vivid Digital Concepts reaches thousands of network viewers per month in 11 cities. The company believes in “Thinking Outside the Screen”© to reach viewers and provide a much-needed alternative to print advertising for local businesses. Vivid Digital Concepts is also the first franchise company solely dedicated to Digital Screen Advertising Networks. The company has developed a unique B2B sales model, with a focus on reoccurring revenue, for sales-driven individuals. VDC franchise owners acquire the rights to develop exclusive advertising networks. Franchise opportunities still exist in many areas across the United States.
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Monday, 08 November 2010
Retail Systems magazine has awarded its 2010 European Solution of the Year
to BrightSign media players adopted by French retailer FNAC.

 
BrightSign, along with its customer FNAC, has won the Best European Solution of the Year category in the 2010 Retail Systems Awards. The award was presented on 28 October in recognition of a project in which a network of 2,000 BrightSign digital media players have been installed in FNAC’s extensive international chain of department stores. FNAC now operates the largest retail digital sign network in France.
 
The project, implemented by French AV integrators TMM Communication, recognises the project’s definable and significant business benefits, innovation and originality of application, along with return-on-investment and delivery on time and within budget.
 
TMM played a major role in meeting these criteria, acknowledged BrightSign’s European sales director Pierre Gillet, saying: "We are proud and honoured to have won the award for the European Solution of the Year. I would like to thank FNAC for choosing BrightSign and TMM for the great integration job. This success is due in no small part to TMM’s innovation, technical expertise and project management skills. They made this project happen".
 
A network of 1,500 BrightSign controllers was the vanguard of a project delivering coordinated content and stellar playback quality to some 3,000 displays at 80 of FNAC’s retail stores strategically located throughout France.  FNAC, France’s largest retail chain of personal computers, books and music, added the expansive digital signage network as part of an ongoing commitment to provide their18m customers with enhanced shopping experiences.  Currently there are 2,000 players installed at FNAC outlets in France and Belgium, and ultimately as many as 4,000 BrightSign units will be in use throughout nine European countries.
 
It’s just one success of many, said Gillet: "We have scored many successes, not just in the retail sector, but also with customers in museums and galleries, exhibitions and other attractions throughout Europe. Soon we will announce further significant design-wins, thanks to both the quality of our products the superb efforts of our knowledgeable and responsive European sales partners".
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Friday, 05 November 2010
(Portsmouth, NH) - TMSi Logistics, a leading distribution, technology, and integrated logistics provider,is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rhombus Services, a leading national installation and service provider for digital media applications. This acquisition will enable TMSi to enter into a niche industry for increased exposure and market share, and will help Rhombus deliver a higher level of service for customers.

Rhombus Services has a reputation of providing excellent solutions to the digital signage, kiosk, and retail fixture industries. Through the acquisition by TMSi, Rhombus will now have the internal technology, logistics, and financial strength to increase the scope, efficiency, and quality of the solutions they provide. The acquisition will help enhance services including rapid rollouts of point-of-sale and point-of-purchase technologies, site preparation, on-site field service, preventative maintenance, and transportation/warehousing.

Ron Cain, Chairman and CEO of TMSi Logistics, states: “This acquisition by TMSi has enabled us to gain access to promising new technologies, to achieve synergies in our operations, and to tap well-developed distribution channels. Rhombus shares our dedication to achieving and maintaining a values-driven, performance-based culture that delivers results, and we look forward to the success that the partnership will bring to both companies.”

According to Jeff Metzger, Executive Vice President of Rhombus, “Rhombus has and continues to be a reliable and trustworthy partner to clients across industries. The recent acquisition by TMSi further demonstrates the commitment of both companies to providing the best services for customers, and we anticipate great results from the continuous improvements our new relationship will bring.”

About Rhombus Services

Rhombus Services is a leading national installation and service provider for digital media applications including digital signage, digital media, and customer engagement technologies. Rhombus provides rapid rollouts of point-of-sale, point-of-purchase, or site preparation to customer locations across North America. With clients in various industries including retail, manufacturing, QSR and more, Rhombus understands the critical nature of an effective national roll-out. By providing a single point-of-contact and daily reporting, Rhombus provides reliable, high-quality processed roll-outs, installations, and support for digital products. For more information on Rhombus Services, call 866-472-7344 or visit www.rhombusservices.com.

About TMSi Logistics

TMSi Logistics is a leading distribution, technology, and integrated logistics provider recognized by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 3PL Provider, by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America, and as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 provider.

For 25 years, TMSi has differentiated itself based upon performance, relying on its proprietary LEGACY® training and measurement program. LEGACY® drives the TMSi performance-based culture which consistently delivers sustainable, year-over-year cost savings for its customers. TMSi works with clients to design, engineer, and execute multi-dimensional organization plans and has assisted in the creation of worldwide supply chains. For more information, call 603.792.2205 or visit www.tmsilog.com.

See us at Customer Engagement Technology World (www.cetworld.com) Nov.10-11, Booth 321
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Thursday, 04 November 2010
Companies receive a great deal of positive feedback on compatibility between both solutions

Breda, The Netherlands, November 2, 2010 | MMD, the company behind Philips-branded LCD monitors and public signage solutions, developed a full range of Smart Insert displays which allows the Adtraxion Xs digital signage Player to be inserted discreetly in to the rear panel of the LCD display. Consequently, a unique digital signage solution with exceptional reliability and serviceability has emerged. Thanks to the perfect compatibility of the two systems, this now offers a one stop shop for complete public signage solutions.

The integrated digital signage solution was recently first shown during the Adtraxion Partner Event where it received a great deal of positive feedback from attendees who feel it provides new opportunities for customers looking for a low cost digital signage application, without compromising on reliability.

Smart Insert is a revolutionary solution for the digital signage market, separating digital signage in display and media players. Installation is as simple as inserting a coin into a shopping cart. “With our Smart Insert concept we have provided a unique solution combining the aesthetic design of the latest slim Philips displays with the benefits of a built-in digital signage player,”, says Wilfred de Man, Director Sales & Marketing EMEA. “The compatibility of the Smart Insert alongside the small form factor of the Adtraxion Xs player offers an extreme convenient, robust solution”

Adtraxion Systems, a leading provider of digital signage solutions from The Netherlands, has developed the Adtraxion Xs Player which can be integrated easily with a Smart Insert bracket on the displays of Philips Public Signage. The Adtraxion Xs Player is a robust and reliable digital signage player, which is part of the Adtraxion solution. “We have been able to create numerous non-stop features into the Adtraxion Xs Player,” says Dick Tuinebreijer, CEO of Adtraxion Systems. “As a result maintenance fees and time are reduced to the minimal.”

Furthermore, the combination is characterized by a low total cost of ownership. The Adtraxion Xs Player is an extremely green digital signage device. It uses considerably less energy while performing and automatically switches to a low power mode when no playlist is active. Likewise, the Philips displays have low operating power and additional energy saving functions as SmartPower and Ambient Light Sensor.

About Adtraxion Systems

Adtraxion Systems concentrates its efforts and investments towards development, product management, marketing and sales of a dedicated range of high performance digital signage products and solutions. They are Netherlands based, in the heart of Europe, and have established a European certified Adtraxion partner network. Adtraxion is a global player, with local representatives in Greece and France, and hundreds of Adtraxion projects in many countries. For more information on the Adtraxion digital signage solution please visit www.adtraxion.com.

About MMD

MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD operates internationally with its European headquarters in Amsterdam and a local office in Prague to serve the Eastern European market. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with all major European IT distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam. For further information on Philips public signage solution please visit their website on www.smartinsertsolution.com.
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Wednesday, 03 November 2010
NCR extends ATM solutions leadership to 24 consecutive years, according to RBR

DULUTH, Ga. – For the 24th consecutive year, financial institutions around the globe have turned to NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) for more automated teller machines (ATMs) than any other provider.  According to independent research released by Retail Banking Research (RBR), a leading strategic research and intelligence firm focusing on the banking industry, NCR once again holds the #1 market share position, a distinction the company has held since 1986.

Based upon data gathered directly from bankers and other deployers, RBR’s “Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2015” report confirms NCR as the largest ATM supplier globally(1) with an installed base market share of 29.5 percent. This includes the number one market position in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“For NCR, our market leadership validates our efforts to provide financial institutions with the most reliable, secure and innovative technology to help them improve productivity and better serve consumers.  Self-service has become a way of life, and we are pleased to be the leading provider of self-service technology to financial institutions worldwide,” said Michael O’Laughlin, vice president and general manager, NCR Financial Services.  “Our innovative new NCR SelfServ family of ATMs is helping financial institutions drive even more transactions to the self-service channel, giving consumers a better experience and providing financial institutions a more flexible and less expensive channel to interact with their customers.”

According to RBR’s report, the total number of ATMs topped the two million mark for the first time in 2009, with 2,089,524 deployed worldwide. In comparison, only 284,000 ATMs existed 20 years earlier in 1989. The installed base of ATMs continued to grow in the mid- to high- single digits or more in all regions through 2008 and 2009, despite the pervasive market disruptions and challenges encountered by financial institutions in this period.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming and public sector organizations in more than 100 countries.  NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
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Wednesday, 03 November 2010
Haivision Now Uniquely Provides the Industry With Best-in-Class Video Streaming, IPTV, Digital Signage, and Interactive Solutions for Every Market Segment 

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision, the leading provider of end-to-end H.264 IP video solutions, today announces that it has acquired the assets of CS Software Holdings, LLC, including the CoolSign product technology. CoolSign, a veteran player in the digital signage market (established 1998), provides comprehensive software solutions for mission critical enterprise-ready signage deployments. With CoolSign, Haivision can deliver solutions that combine intelligent video with graphics and data easily and securely to any desktop, display, digital frame, and mobile device.

"Haivision recognizes the opportunity for converging video streaming, IPTV, interactive media, and digital signage," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision Network Video. "We are positioned as the only company that can deliver end-to-end technology solutions and a unified infrastructure for communications across all media delivery platforms."
"It became obvious that Haivision and CoolSign had a perfectly aligned vision," said Lou Giacalone, Jr., CoolSign founder. "With our substantial combined technical resources and deep industry expertise under one roof, we can deliver truly disruptive capabilities to the market."

CoolSign was initially launched more than 12 years ago and boasts a very large installed base of networks and players at premier clients, covering a broad spectrum from retail to corporate, to pure-play digital-out-of-home advertising (DOOH) networks. CoolSign is a feature-rich signage solution, incorporating sophisticated technology to control, schedule, distribute, display, and monitor digital media.

"Today, Haivision serves over five million players every day across many platforms," continued Wicha. "Haivision has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of over 40 percent for the past six years and has just closed off another record year. We continue to invest heavily in engineering and global expansion to deliver the best media solutions to the market."

Haivision is maintaining the excellent CoolSign brand under the Haivision umbrella and is planning strong cross product technical development to introduce Makito™ performance HD video encoding into the CoolSign solution suite and to extend the Furnace™ IP video system with the signage control capabilities of CoolSign.

Complete information on Haivision products, including recent case studies and application notes, is available within the download center at www.haivision.com
    

About Haivision Network Video

Based in Montreal and Chicago, Haivision Network Video is a private company and a world leader in delivering the most advanced and intelligent IP video networking and digital signage technology. Haivision's products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies; in the most rigorous military and defense applications; in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training; in highly renowned educational institutions for IPTV, teaching, and signage; in the most efficient interactive broadcast applications; and within the world's leading TelePresence suites. Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.
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