Press Releases 

Press releases by members are posted as submitted. If you are a member, send your release to pr@digitalscreenmedia.org.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010
 
 Paderborn - Bundled expertise brings greater security to electronic payment transactions: Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions for retail banks and retailers, and IRIS Analytics, leading provider of real-time fraud prevention software for electronic payment transactions, will be working together closely in the future. Wincor Nixdorf will distribute the software product IRIS on a global scale and also offer it to customers as an integral part of its ProClassic/Enterprise Retail Banking Solution Suite.
 IRIS follows a multichannel strategy, combining and evaluating information from any payment channel desired. Data from card-based transactions, online banking or mobile banking can be linked and analyzed in real time. Highly suspicious transactions can be rejected directly during the authorization process with a hitherto unmatched accuracy. For example, if an authorization computer receives two authorization requests for the same debit or credit card more or less at the same time from Moscow and New York, the solution can reject the authorization and thus prevent misuse. When it comes to online banking, IRIS also reacts to unusual behavior, such as someone accessing an account from an IP address that has never been used before and attempting to transfer money to a suspicious target account, or trying to withdraw a large amount of cash from an ATM shortly afterwards. “Criminals work in global networks, are very creative and act quickly,“ says Hanns-Michael Hepp, Managing Director of IRIS Analytics. “IRIS is a highly flexible, proactive tool for fraud protection that enables our customers to detect complex interrelationships as early as possible and prevent misuse.” “Fraud is one of the biggest challenges in the electronic payments arena these days,” Johann Praschinger  Head of Payment Solutions at Wincor Nixdorf adds, “and we make sure that our customers aren’t left out in the rain in this respect.”
 
 Through this partnership, Wincor Nixdorf and IRIS Analytics offer their customers state-of-the-art technology, extensive know-how and a coordinated strategy for more secure payment transactions. “Our end-to-end security concept ProTect provides our banking customers’ card holders with effective protection at ATMs and terminals; with IRIS, we’re extending this protective shield to the other payment channels too,” says Johann Praschinger. The main focus is on reducing all fraud-related costs and increasing customer satisfaction. Whenever there’s reason to suspect that customer data has been compromised, the respective cards and accounts can be kept under special surveillance through IRIS. “The cards in question are only replaced in the case of an actual fraud attack. This helps prevent costly, reputation-damaging mass replacements, “ Johann Praschinger adds. The IRIS technology therefore allows fraud attacks by organized criminals to be averted without notably affecting permissible transactions.
Posted by: Admin AT 08:24 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
MONTREAL — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced its Xpresenter™ platform is being deployed by SABEResPODER™ to help the organization implement a digital signage network across North America, including a presence in Latin American consulates. The digital signage platform, with SABEResPODER educational content created in partnership with select corporate, government, and community organizations, will provide practical solutions on needs-based topics to empower consumers as they become more informed, confident, and active participants in American society.

"When we needed a partner to provide a cutting-edge solution for digital signage, X2O Media was the clear choice," said Amir Hemmat, President and CEO of SABEResPODER. "X2O Media will enable us to present our content using the highest quality graphics and video, thus increasing engagement with our audiences. We look forward to great outcomes from this partnership."

The partnership calls for X2O Media, working with SABEResPODER, to design compelling digital signage content that incorporates educational videos along with a text crawl that will continually be updated with useful information customizable by each location. SABEResPODER produces educational video programming for its VideoNetwork — a series of networked flat screen TVs placed in key community locations that serve Spanish-dominant communities.

"This innovative project will provide a useful service for visitors while at the same time serve as a great tool for SABEResPODER's partners to communicate and raise awareness," said David Wilkins, X2O Media President and CEO. "X2O's experience and expertise both in technology and presentation will ensure a top-quality result that is appreciated by viewers and is effective for users, while supporting SABEResPODER's commitment to transform waiting areas into learning rooms."

SABEResPODER is the leading provider of comprehensive and practical educational solutions for Spanish-language-dominant Latinos in the U.S. Through its needs-based educational campaigns, SABEResPODER creates and distributes in-language and in-culture educational content that empowers Spanish-speaking consumers to become more informed, confident, and active participants in American society. X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage networks of all sizes, as well as interactive signs. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter platform provides an end-to-end solution for the creation, management, and distribution of content.

About SABEResPODER

SABEResPODER is a uniquely targeted Spanish-language media network. It provides corporations, agencies, and non-profit entities with powerful and exclusive media solutions for gaining incremental customers while empowering Spanish-dominant consumers to become more informed, confident, and active participants in American society. SABEResPODER has redefined community outreach through an integrated media platform. Its platform integrates enticing and engaging video programming with educational brochures and events, to effectively influence consumer behavior. SABEResPODER enables marketers to develop trust and build generational brand loyalty through relevant consumer focused and solutions-driven campaigns. For more information, visit SABEResPODER.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.
Posted by: Admin AT 09:56 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
The PG3A protects and secures your projector from theft and recreational damage.

Minneapolis, MN. USA www.chiefmfg.com - Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in AV mounting solutions, is excited to announce the latest addition to its line of projector enclosures. The PG3 extra large projector security enclosure is perfect for gymnasiums and auditoriums. It fully encloses larger projectors and the projector mount in a locked steel cage to prevent theft and damage.

The PG Series of cages are available in three sizes (PG1A, PG2A and PG3A). These sturdy models are available in both black and white. All enclosures can be installed over pre-existing installations without disturbing current projector settings, and also allows for roll, pitch and yaw adjustments. The PG3 can hold projectors up to 25" wide (63.5 cm) x 25" deep (63.5 cm) x 10.75" high (27.3 cm). A hinged door offers easy projector access and the adjustable front opening accommodates different lens positions. Additional security is available with the addition of padlocks, sold separately.

About Chief


Chief Manufacturing, is a division of Milestone AV Technologies, a Duchossois Group Company, and has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors.
Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology they support. With multiple product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering not only quality products, but knowledgeable, helpful customer service.

U.S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com
Posted by: Admin AT 09:55 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Eden Prairie, Minnesota - The new health care reform passed into law by Congress last Sunday sets a national standard for nutrition labeling on restaurant menus. The reform will affect all Quick Service Restaurants with 20 or more locations, regardless of ownership.

QSR franchisees who own only a few locations will still be affected if the total number of brand stores is 20 or greater. By setting one consistent national standard the National Restaurant Association says the new law will help consumers make better choices for themselves and their families. Since details may remain unclear until as late as the end of July the versatility provided by digital displays justifies a solution to replace standard printed menu boards.

“This is a complex and industry changing event for the entire QSR community,” said Greg Perrill, Chief Operating Officer for WAND Corporation. Caloric and nutrient information will be required on restaurant menus, menu boards, and Drive-Thru displays. WAND Corporation, the global leader in Digital Menu Board and Point Of Sale technology for the QSR space, plans to be a part of the solution process. WAND Corporation’s Digital Menu Boards already handle nutritional information and their dynamic content can be changed or updated instantly. “We foresaw the need for providing customers with nutritional information of menu items and built the feature into our Digital Menu Board technology,” added Perrill. More information will be forthcoming from WAND Corporation.

About WAND Corporation

WAND Corporation is the global technology leader for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry working with some of the most known world-class brands today. Delivering in its mission to be the greatest restaurant management and technology partner in the world, WAND has experienced double digit growth in each of the past 10 years. To further its growth and its QSR Partners’ success, WAND Corporation’s vision is to revolutionize worldwide restaurant operations through technology, services, and data. For more information on WAND Corporation, please visit our website at www.wandcorp.com.
Posted by: Admin AT 09:54 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Esprida and Winkenwerder collaborate to bring remote management business solution to hospitals, medical clinics and healthcare companies

Toronto - Esprida Corporation, a leading provider of remote management software, announced today an agreement with The Winkenwerder Company, LLC to extend its market focus to the healthcare industry. The partnership is designed to use technology to make healthcare services better, cheaper and more reliable across America. The Winkenwerder Company will provide strategic advice to Esprida in relationship development and growth of its world-class software and services in both government agencies and the private sector.

The Winkenwerder Company is a leading consulting firm specializing in Healthcare management assisting innovative healthcare companies and organizations. Its founder and chairman, Dr. William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD, MBA., has been an established and notable presence in the healthcare industry for over 25 years as a physician, private industry executive and government health policy leader. He also served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense from 2001 to 2007.

Esprida is a pioneer in the field of remote management software platform. The company powers one of the world's single largest deployments of over 30,000 self-service kiosks, securely deployed in a centralized infrastructure through its customers and partners.

Esprida creates sustainable value by implementing highly scalable enterprise software solutions to securely monitor, manage, and control equipment from a single portal or desktop, allowing healthcare vendors and agencies to achieve greater reliability and reduce downtime with using their existing infrastructure. Specific to healthcare, Esprida’s solutions enable healthcare providers to interact directly with integrated commercial and government systems through pre-defined secured processes, most notably in a clinical healthcare or health information exchange (HIE), - the interoperability between health IT (HIT) systems throughout various medical practices for data sharing to improve healthcare delivery.

"Esprida's state of the art technology will help small medical practitioners to large hospital chains implement cost-effective solutions with tremendous improvements in efficiency", stated J.C. Raby, Chairman of Esprida Corporation. "We're proud to partner with The Winkenwerder Company and bring our solution and services to healthcare companies in need."

"Remote device management is an integral service that undoubtedly helps our clients provide their customers with better healthcare services," stated William Winkenwerder Jr., founder and chairman of The Winkenwerder Company. "We're excited at the possibilities that lie ahead for our partnership with Esprida."

About ESPRIDA Corporation

Esprida is an industry leader in remote management software for self-service, providing Enterprise and Software as a Service (SaaS) product lines that automate and simplify the management of self-service devices. Clients use Esprida software to create powerful business solutions, speed deployment and lower the total cost of operation. Esprida software supports some of the largest self-service deployments in the world, including Kodak and Aisle7.

About The Winkenwerder Company

The Winkenwerder Company, LLC is a consulting firm specializing in strategic advisory services to health care companies and organizations that are bringing new approaches to health care through health information technology, prevention, wellness, self-service care, automation, control of infectious disease, reduction of medical errors, and improvements to quality and organization of care.
Posted by: Admin AT 08:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, 29 March 2010

The Self-Service & Kiosk Association (SSKA) has announced the results of a recent election for the Advisory Board.

Elected to serve a two-year term representing Deployer Members:

  • Randy Chancey, Walt Disney World Resort
  • Stephen Kendig, SoloHealth
  • Jared Miller, Continental Airlines
  • Marshall Millikan, AT&T Mobility
  • Chuck Simmers, Amtrak
  • Bill Thomas, Whirlpool Corporation 

    Elected to serve a two-year term representing Vendor Members:

  • Ronald L. Bowers, Frank Mayer & Associates
  • Edward Crowley, EuroTouch
  • Kirk Nelson, ArcaTech Systems
  • Frank Olea, Olea, Inc.
  • Ben Wheeler, Flextronics International

    Elected for a two-year term representing our European members:

  • Andy Egan, MaxBox Digital Retail

    "Not only does the caliber of the newly elected board members impress me, but also the number of members who are willing to give of their time to help advance the cause of the industry and the association," said David Drain, SSKA executive director.

    The SSKA Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on April 13 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the KioskCom Self Service Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

    About the Self-Service & Kiosk Association

    The mission of the Self-Service & Kiosk Association (SSKA) is to accelerate the growth and advance the excellence of self-service technology deployments worldwide. SSKA members include deployers of kiosks in all vertical markets as well as manufacturers, resellers and distributors of kiosk hardware and software, integrators, consultants, analysts, publishers, tradeshow organizers and service companies.

  • Posted by: David Drain AT 11:30 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 29 March 2010
    Chief modular shelves easily integrate with TV mounts for secure placement of AV equipment

    Minneapolis, MN. USA - www.chiefmfg.com - Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector, monitor and flat panel TV mounting solutions, is excited to announce several new AV shelf accessories: A large shelf accessory for swing arm mounts (PACCS1) and two video conferencing camera shelves (PAC716 and FVS251).

    The PACCS1 holds AV components below a TV display that is installed using Chief swing arm or ceiling mounts. This accessory allows important AV equipment to move with the display. This shelf is a great solution for video conferencing, hospitality, education and medical applications that frequently use DVD players, cable boxes and other hardware components.
    The PACCS1:

    • Allows vertical and extension adjustments to fit most component and flat panel combinations
    • Is compatible with any Chief medium or large swing arm and ceiling mounts that use the 14 x 14" (200 x 200mm) Q-Latch™ mounting system
    • Includes slots to provide room to strap components to shelf for safety using the PAC103 accessory
    • Can be used with PACLR1 speaker accessory to allow easy integration of side speakers
    The PAC716 is a 14" (200 mm) video conferencing camera shelf that can be installed above or below the display. The shelf is a great solution for boardrooms and other video conferencing applications, and is compatible with all Chief carts, stands, swing arm mounts and ceiling mounts that use a 14 x 14" (200 x 200 mm) Q-Latch system.

    The FVS251 is a 14" (200 mm) video conferencing camera shelf that is specifically designed for FUSION™ fixed or tilt wall mounts. The shelf can be installed above or below the display without adding any depth to the installation and allows horizontal and vertical adjustments.

    About Chief

    Chief Manufacturing, is a division of Milestone AV Technologies, a Duchossois Group Company, and has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors.

    Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology they support. With multiple product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering not only quality products, but knowledgeable, helpful customer service.

    U.S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:53 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Friday, 26 March 2010
    ONELAN & Urban View collaborate

    Aker Brygge´s shopping mall is situated in Oslo, the capital of Norway, by the Fjord Pier.   It is a medium sized shopping mall with 65 stores, of primarily high end shopping. The unique surroundings have created a popular venue, attracting over 6 million people every year.  Many Norwegians work at Aker Brygge pier as it has over 86 000 m2 of office space, in addition to housing bars, cafés, restaurants, shops, cinema, stand up theater and boat docks.

    Aker Brygge needed a Wayfinder system, and at the same time wanted to show adverts.  Doublesided LCD-Signboards met their needs with touchscreens on one side and LCD-screens on the other, showing adverts, as well as stock market information and weather. In addition to the LCD-screens indoors there is also a portrait format 10 mm pixel pitch 25m2 LED-screen installed outside the centre above the main entrance. ONELAN digital signage was chosen as different zones of each screen can be dedicated to  different purposes and playlists;  in addition, only one system is required for the commercials on both indoor (LCD-screens) and outdoor (LED-screen) installations as the portrait aspect ratio is the same for both.

    What is installed

    5 ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) 5000s with Touch licenses for the Wayfinding, 1 NTB 5000 for the advertising, the 10 mm pixel pitch 25m2 LED-screen, 5 doublesided 46” LCD-Signboards with one-side touch and DVI-signal through fiberoptic cable.

    Collaboration


    Urban View is a Norwegian company established in 2006 as a media sales company.  In 2007 the company started focusing on digital signage and applications with a Wayfinder system for integration with both ONELAN products and LCD-signboards. Through this collaboration a highly functional solution has been developed. In addition to developing software solutions Urbanview also designs and produces their own LCD-Signboards, Urban View Korea Co., Ltd. was established in 2009 for manufacturing department in Seoul, Korea.  LED screens are also supplied; there are currently two installations of 25m2 LED screens in Oslo: one at Oslo City shopping mall and the other at Aker Brygge shopping mall.
     
    ONELAN develops network appliances for standalone and end-to-end Digital Signage network solutions. The Net-Top-Box is a multimedia, multi-zoned solution capable of Touch Interactivity. With a browser based user interface, the system is fully multi-lingual and capable of displaying both stored media and live media e.g RSS feeds, web pages and broadcast TV or locally streamed video. Further members of the product family cater for Enterprise network management and integration with external data sources.

    ONELAN’s NTBs are now installed in a wide variety of organizations such as retail, schools, hospitals, and government buildings, as well as some well-known corporates such as Vodafone, Virgin Holidays and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
    Visit www.onelandigitalsignage.com for further details.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:52 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Friday, 26 March 2010
    Wincomm Upgrades Its 15” Industrial Panel PC for Harsh and Hygienic Applications

    Hsin-Chu, Taiwan – WTP-8865 series is Wincomm’s all-in-one industrial panel PC with high protection enclosure design to achieve high level water & dust resistant and is an ideal solution for harsh and hygienic environments. Such demanding applications can be as the shop floor terminal for chemical & steel plants where high exposure to spray, heat and air-borne particles; or used in the food production, critical clinical site, and pharmaceuticals laboratories where strictest hygienic requirements is a must.

    For Wincomm’s 15” Intel Atom based WTP-8865-15 high protection industrial panel PC, our latest efforts is   to upgrade the design to IP67 (NEMA 6) enclosure protection and fanless operation.
     
    IP67 (NEMA 6) enclosure protection

    The International Standard IEC 60529 defines IP (International Protection or Ingress Protection) rating, the first code “6” indicates no ingress of dust (dust tight condition), the second code “7” indicates no ingress of water for up to 1 meter submersion under defined conditions of pressure & time (30 minutes).

    To achieve this IP67 high protection, Wincomm designs the whole enclosure without any exposed ventilation slots, minimize housing joints and sealed with rubbers/gaskets, glue the touch panel seamlessly to the bezel, use waterproof type I/O connectors and membrane keypad. Further more, we use marine grade corrosion resistant type 316 stainless steel to create a smooth surface housing which can repels dirt, dust and water effectively and makes extensive cleaning an easy task. 

    With such complete closed construction, we need to consider a possible side-effect. The operating heat will be accumulated inside the housing and cause expansion effect, or after cooling-off, there will be condensed moisture. Both may affect enclosure closeness or cause critical components damage. To prevent this, Wincomm adds a unique air-breathing design for heat emission without degrading the enclosure’s IP67 rating.
          
    Fanless operation for 40°C ambient temperature

    Previously WTP-8865-15 operates with smart fan and IP65 enclosure, with the new IP67 complete closed construction, it is even more difficult for fanless operation. Wincomm’s mechanical & thermal engineers manage to find better component placement, better heatsink design to achieve the best heat dissipation for those thermal critical components (i.e. CPU, chipset, hard disk drive, and system memory). Now for up to  40°C ambient temperature, our WTP-8865-15 can operate without fan and is more quiet and reliable.
    For some applications that required even higher ambient operating temperature, we can adapt wide range temperature hard disk drive, add one fan for system memory heat dissipation and the whole system can operate for up to 50°C ambient temperature.
    Other key features

    1. Touch integration: Resistive touch or IR touch panel with toughened glass (Due to IR sensors’ sealing limitation, the IR touch panel integration will support IP65 rating).
    2. Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz CPU, 533 MHz FSB, one SODIMM socket for 2 GB maximum memory.
    3. LCD panel: 15”, 1024 x 768 resolution, 350 nits brightness.
    4. 2.5” SATA HDD with anti-vibration mechanism, PCI & mini-PCI-e expansion.
    5. External 80 watts universal power adaptor w/ 12V DC output.
    6. Dimension: 395 x 345 x 93.5 mm (W x H x D)   Weight: 9 kg (net, w/ resistive touch)
       
    7. Watchdog timer AP, support Wincomm Remote Device Management software (WRDM) 
      Summary
    Wincomm’s engineering expertise upgrade our WTP-8865-15 to IP67 enclosure protection with unique air-breathing design together with fanless operation, this high protection industrial panel PC is now an ideal solution for most demanding applications of harsh & hygienic environments.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:48 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Thursday, 25 March 2010
    New Touchmonitors Deliver Style and Functionality to Rugged Environments Like Point-of-Sale (POS), Point-of-Information (POI), Interactive Digital Signage, and Kiosk Information Systems

    HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Elo TouchSystems, a Tyco Electronics business, brings high performance LCD panels together with the industry's leading touch technologies to create new wide-aspect touchmonitors.

    The two new touchmonitors are 15 and 19 inches and are well suited for public venues such as point-of-sale (POS), point-of-information (POI), point-of-service, interactive digital signage, loyalty systems, kiosk information systems, light industrial shop-floor automation and home control. Both touchmonitors are built to withstand the rugged and sometimes punishing commercial or public environments where many people use them. Personal computer monitors that have not been ruggedised may not last long in these types of environments.

    Both touchmonitors are available in three industry-leading Elo TouchSystems technologies:

    • Zero-bezel APR â€? touch is sensed on the display when the unique pattern of sounds is recognised. It has the advantage and durability of pure glass, works with any input device; finger, glove, pen, credit card, etc. – and is resistant to water, dust and grease.
    • Standard-bezel IntelliTouch surface acoustic wave â€? uses pure-glass touchscreens for excellent clarity, resolution and light transmission. It has a durable, scratch-resistant glass surface, delivers stable, no drift calibration performance and can be activated by a finger, gloved hand or soft stylus.
    • Zero-bezel AccuTouch 5-wire resistive â€? delivers stable, drift-free operation. It has broad input flexibility, is contamination resistant and is accurate for high-use applications.

    “The wide-screen format of both touchmonitors provides more space to display your applications and they can also be used in portrait mode,” said James Witkowski, Elo product manager, “Zero-bezel touchmonitors are as practical as they are beautiful. The easy-to-clean screen surface is resistant to water, dust and grease, making it an excellent choice for use in a public environment.”

    About Tyco Electronics

    Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.

    About Elo TouchSystems

    Tyco Electronics’ Elo TouchSystems is the global leading brand in touch technology. The Elo TouchSystems portfolio encompasses the largest selection of touchscreen technologies, touchmonitors, and all-in-one touchcomputers for the demanding requirements of diverse applications, such as industrial, medical, POS, kiosks, retail, hospitality, transportation, office automation and gaming. Elo founders invented the touchscreen over 35 years ago. Since then, Elo touchscreens have delivered one common, powerful result   advanced computer technology simplified for all users. For more information on Elo products and services, please contact +32 16 352100, view Elo products website at www.elotouch.eu or direct electronic mail inquiries to europecustomerservice@elotouch.com.

    AccuTouch, Elo, Elo TouchSystems, IntelliTouch, Tyco Electronics and TE (logo) are trademarks of the Tyco Electronics group of companies and its licensors. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.
    Posted by: Admin AT 02:14 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Thursday, 25 March 2010
    MediaTile’s HumanKiosk With 4G Video Presence Demonstrated In Alcatel-Lucent Booth As Part of ngConnect Program with 4G/LTE Networking

    The  HumanKiosk, MediaTile’s prototype free-standing, interactive digital signage solution has received a first place award in the Enterprise  Mobile Marketing and Advertising Category for CTIA Emerging Technologies.  Winners were announced today, March 24th at 2:00pm as part of the 2010 International CTIA WIRELESS Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center.  MediaTile’s HumanKiosk with 4G Video Presence is being demonstrated at CTIA in Alcatel-Lucent’s booth as part of the ngconnect program with integrated 4G/LTE networking technology.  For more information on the HumanKiosk visit www.mediatile.com/ hardware/humankiosk.

    In addition to running digital promotions, the HumanKiosk opens a live, two-way video session between an in-store retail customer with a product question and a representative of that product from virtually anywhere around the globe. This enables a consumer to be much more actively engaged in the retail experience through a live conversation with a representative of that product or service.
       
        Created in 2006, the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards program celebrates and promotes the most innovative wireless products and services in the areas of consumer, enterprise and network technology. Each year, nearly 300 applications are submitted and reviewed by a panel of recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives. Products are judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor. In addition to the 15 award categories, the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite products online and via text during the show. E-Tech entries will be prominently displayed in a showcase viewed by thousands of attendees and media.
       
    About MediaTile

    The MediaTile Company is a worldwide supplier of award-winning, all-in-one cellular digital signage, kiosk, and SaaS solutions that are remarkably easy-to-deploy and operate. Just add power to MediaTile Digital Sign in a Box™ or Kiosk in a Box™ systems and use the web-based MediaCast SaaS Portal to manage and monitor your merchandising, informational or interactive communications network. Backed by our MediaServices team, Return On Message™ (ROM) Methodology, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and end-to-end service and support, your network will be up and running in record time, with record results. www.mediatile.com
    Posted by: Admin AT 11:16 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Thursday, 25 March 2010
    Chief's product takes home the title of Best Mounting Solution

    Minneapolis, MN. USA - www.chiefmfg.com - Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in AV mounting solutions, is pleased to announce that the Short Throw Projector Mount (WM230) was recognized by the industry as the "Best Mounting Solution".

    "Our Short Throw Mount series design is very much based on the installer feedback that we received from our customers," said Melinda von Horvath, Director of Sales & Marketing, EMEA. "The success that System Integrators are having installing this series into the education and corporate markets originate with the feedback they provided Chief. It is very rewarding and exciting to see how this great feedback has made our Short Throw Mount series outstanding in its class."

    The winners of the EMEA InAVation Awards were announced at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2010) reception, held in the Diamond Lounge at the Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition and Congress Center. The EMEA InAVation Awards celebrate the best in the Pro AV systems industry throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond.

    Chief's Short Throw Projector Mount offers revolutionary new features superior to any other short throw mount on the market. These installer-inspired features ensure a fast, trouble-free installation. An industry-first micro adjustment for height and leveling allow an installer to position the projector perfectly, regardless of the environment. A built-in telescoping extension of up to 54" (1.4m) helps achieve precise image alignment. The innovative lateral shift capability allows the mount to span across multiple studs. Built-in cable management makes for a clean and safe installation every time.

    About Chief

    Chief Manufacturing, is a division of Milestone AV Technologies, a Duchossois Group Company, and has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors.
    Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology they support. With multiple product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering not only quality products, but knowledgeable, helpful customer service.

    U.S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:46 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 24 March 2010
    Landsberg, Germany - Stinova Ltd., developer of Digital Signage software solutions, and Digital Signage appliance provider, NEXCOM announced a partnership to enable turnkey solutions for the rapidly growing Digital Signage market.

    This partnership enables new types of products for versatile Digital Signage applications. NEXCOM provides hardware solutions with a variety of unique hardware features that perfectly utilize the software features of Stinova's software editions. The 4-headed player hardware model NDiS540 is based on the powerful AMD Athlon
    CPU and when used in combination with Stinova's DMP player software edition for Windows allows four independent screens from one player to create small video walls or extended menu boards.

    Whilst for entry-level Digital Signage applications within hospitality, education and retail the combination of Nexcom's AMD based NDiS162 and Stinova's DMX software  edition provides a perfect solution. Additionally, Nexcom's recently launched NDiS 164 media player provides the high performing media player platform to display multi-content on dual screens. NDiS 164 scales up to dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors and features high performance AMD 780E embedded chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics for advanced graphics capabilities and HD decoding support. These are just a few examples of the multitude of solutions that can be built with the hardware software combination's.

    "We are pleased to increase our partner network with NEXCOM as a very well known appliance provider for Digital Signage embedded PC players" said Franz Hintermayr, Managing Director and CEO of Stinova. "We have completed testing and certification on NEXCOM's fan-less appliances that include the models NDiS162, NDiS164, NDiS540, NDiS541 and successfully ported our Digital Signage software for both Linux and Windows ", concluded Hintermayr.

    This partner  ship between Stinova and NEXCOM brings Stinova software to a wider audience with project winning solutions at highly competitive prices. Stinova's WEB based Digital Signage appliance software DMX and DMP offer unprecedented features and functionality that can be used in many different environments such as in-store promotions, Point-of-Sale, shopping malls, public foyers, exhibitions, museums and many others. Stinova's software makes it easy to combine complex media rich content elements with a few simple mouse clicks.

    "We see Stinova as a perfect partner jointly targeting Digital Signage customers with a reliable and cost efficient turnkey solution that are truly scalable from a stand-alone appliance up to complex Digital Signage networks" says Peter Yang, President of Nexcom. "We are pleased to partner with Stinova on a global level and leverage additional opportunities with the unprecedented flexibility of their advanced software solution."

    Stinova Software is particularly well suited for use with Nexcom's AMD based hardware
    solutions such as the NDiS 164. This is because the platform utilizes the superb graphics capabilities of the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics with ATI AvivoTM HD technology in combination with the AMD Athlon and Phenom II CPUs enabling it to smoothly play brilliant, full HD video on single or dual-screen display. The marriage of Nexcom's hardware platforms which are based on cutting edge AMD technology, and Stinova software, is perfect for a wide variety of today's digital signage deployments." said Aurelius Wosylus, Regional Sales Manager EMEA at AMD's Embedded Business Unit.

    "The output of the Stinova and NEXCOM partnership will utilize the capabilities of the superb ATI Radeon graphic technology and AMD Athlon 64 dual core processors to address the versatile requirements of the digital signage market segment," added Aurelius Wosylus.

    AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Phenom, ATI, the ATI logo, Radeon, and combination's thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

    About STINOVA Ltd.:

    STINOVA Ltd. develops the core software technologies that power the worlds Digital Signage networks. These core technologies address all aspects of Digital Signage delivery from stand alone systems to dynamic Digital Signage Networks. STINOVA's IPTV products seamlessly integrate LiveTV and other Video Streams up to HDTV into multi-media Digital Signage content. For more information and product details please visit: www.stinova.com

    About NEXCOM:

    NEXCOM International Co. LTD., an ISO-9001-certified company and a member of PICMG, PCI-SIG, and Intel Communications Alliance, is at the forefront of the competition by offering OEM, ODM and OBM designs for products such as innovative blade servers; network security appliances; industrial and embedded PC products such as single board computers, embedded boards and systems; CompactPCI CPU boards; industrial-grade server boards; and customized platforms. Established in 1992, NEXCOM has since won several patents, awards, certifications for its high-quality products and service that meet international standards and worldwide customers' requirements. To serve its worldwide customers well, NEXCOM, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, set up subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and Japan as well as distributors in the other parts of the world. more information and product details please visit: www.nexcom.com

    About AMD:

    Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating with customers and technology partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit www.amd.com
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:45 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 24 March 2010
    Founded in 1914, R&K are one of Chile´s biggest Optician chains with more than 40 stores across the country as well as over 150 concessions in Chile´s biggest department stores (Falabella, Paris and Ripley). R&K sell sunglasses from well known brand names, optical glasses, contact lenses and hearing aid devices.

    R & K wanted a way to advertise the products they sell whilst also providing a relaxed and interesting atmosphere in their stores. They had several key technical issues to overcome including the requirement to remotely manage the signage through the local firewall.  Originally the FTP was installed at R&K’s site and a remote desktop was used to access the Net-Top-Box (NTB) configuration pages.

    R & K’s internal technical department were uncomfortable allowing external companies remote unsecured access to their network across their firewalls. ONELAN were able to offer their Digital Signage Manager’s (DSM) Virtual Private Network (VPN) for this purpose, removing the need for a server or PC on their site.  The DSM can optionally act as a VPN of Secure Capped VPN tunnels. TLS V1 is used to securely authenticate NTBs into the VPN. This allows an authorized operator of the DSM to make access to remote NTBs even if they are located behind firewall-routers. In this mode, the operator may be on the same site as the DSM or at another location.

    Reliability is a key requirement for R&K due to the instability in the power supply and intermittent internet connection in Chile. ONELAN was chosen as the Net-Top-Box (NTB) is a Linux embedded appliance designed for low maintenance 24/7 operation. NTBs recover quickly after an unplanned loss of power and self-start once power is resumed.

    The NTBs also feature an intelligent file transfer mechanism.  NTBs will only download from the FTP source any differences to the Schedule/Playlist rather than spending time downloading media again.  In addition if transmission is interrupted due to loss of power or internet connection, the intelligent file handling system ensures file transfer resumes at the point where the interruption occurred and does not have to be re-started from the beginning.

    R&K´s layout includes one Video Zone (full screen advert) and one
    Soundtrack Zone.  Instead of separate devices the NTBs separate Soundtrack capability have allowed R&K to achieve both their Digital Signage and In Store Audio system requirements with just one device.  The whole system is based on an NTB 615 (Publisher), 50 NTB 500 (subscribers) and an FTP Server.

    “R&K’s network was recently attacked by a heavy virus and an old Windows platform was one of the suspects. So a more secure solution had to be found. ONELAN’s solution came in and satisfied R&K’s requirements, by being reliable, powerful in addition to being supported by a great team” says Alvaro Amar, Network Manager for the R&K Digital Signage Network.

    ONELAN develops network appliances for standalone and end-to-end Digital Signage network solutions. The Net-Top-Box is a multimedia, multi-zoned solution capable of Touch Interactivity. With a browser based user inter¬face, the system is fully multi-lingual and capable of dis¬playing both stored media and live media e.g RSS feeds, web pages and broadcast TV or locally streamed video. Further members of the product family cater for Enterprise network management and integration with external data sources.

    ONELAN’s NTBs are now installed in a wide variety of organizations such as retail, schools, hospitals, and government buildings, as well as some well-known corporates such as Vodafone, Virgin Holidays and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
    Visit www.onelandigitalsignage.com for further details.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 24 March 2010
    RB Industries, a Santee, CA-based company with more than 30 years of experience providing world-class signage, will expand its offerings to include Keywest Technology interactive digital signage solutions.

    LENEXA, Kan. - Keywest Technology has appointed RB Industries, a Santee, CA-based provider of signage solutions to the hospitality, health care and gaming industries, as an Enterprise Partner specializing in offering Keywest's interactive digital signage solutions.

    For more than three decades, RB Industries has relied upon artisans to handcraft custom signage for some of the world's leading hospitality, health care and gaming properties. Working with the finest designers and architects, the company has developed comprehensive, effective traditional signs used for a variety of applications, including way finding, room identification and directional signage needs.

    The partnership with Keywest Technology adds the powerful element of interactive digital signage to the communications alternatives RB Industries can offer clients.

    "Rather than passively viewing linear digital signage content, a simple touch or their mere presence can put consumers in control," said Brian Murphy, RB Industries national director of sales. "We are building digital interactive signage into a major component of our business for the future and have joined with Keywest Technology out of Lenexa, KS, for that solution."

    RB Industries, an approved vendor for Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and AmeriStar, has built a solid reputation for delivering elegant signage that is effective and adds a high level of value.

    "We are pleased RB Industries has become an Enterprise Partner," said Keywest Technology president Nick Nichols. "We believe our skills developing interactive digital signage complement the strengths of RB Industries and will help them succeed in meeting the needs of its clientele."

    For the past 10 years, RB Industries also has helped clients implement digital signage solutions. The newly announced Enterprise Partnership adds interactivity to its offerings, something RB Industries clients have increasingly been seeking.

    RB Industries joins Keywest Technology’s growing roster of Enterprise Partners, which includes, Crestron, IOHI, Go Tech Media, My Weather, LLC, Newmarket International, MICROS and AccelerOptics.

    About RB Industries

    For more than three decades, RB Industries has provided custom signage for some of the world's top hospitality and gaming properties. RB Industries develops elegant, effective and comprehensive signage and way finding programs, including guest room identification and directional signage that helps guests navigate the property. www.rbindustries.com.

    About Keywest Technology

    Lenexa, KS, -based 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.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:43 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 24 March 2010
    MONTREAL —  X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced that Vern Freedlander, the company's Vice President of Production Services, will present "Making Ads Stick: Embracing New Technologies and Interactivity to Increase Advertising Effectiveness" at the 5th Annual Digital Signage Content Strategies Summit in Las Vegas.

    Held on April 12 and 13 at Mandalay Bay in conjunction with the Digital Signage Show, the Digital Signage Content Strategies Summit offers business intelligence and creative insights from the industry's best innovators, helping attendees to understand the critical link between context, consumer, and content to strengthen the relevance of their message.
    In his presentation on April 12 at 11:30 a.m., Freedlander will address the latest developments in contextual and interactive content currently being deployed by leading hotel chains. Via specific examples showcasing the integration of venue-specific content such as flight schedules, local attractions, hotel amenities, conference schedules, and sophisticated wayfinding applications, Freedlander will explore successful strategies that create outstanding viewer engagement.

    Furthermore, he will discuss ways to improve the content management and ad production process with an overview of how integration between software platforms allows operators to streamline workflow. The result is digital signage that leverages technology and content to build brands and create new revenue possibilities.

    "Content can transform digital signage from an electronic bulletin board to a brand engagement medium," said Freedlander. "In our industry, there is a real risk of trapping viewers in a passive experience. By leveraging the best practices of other media — such as high production values; strong design; interactivity; relevant, focused content; and strong, bold messaging — we can push the medium forward and create a new, exciting way to build valuable relationships with viewers."

    With more than 20 years of broadcast television experience as a producer, director, and executive, including significant work with CTV and Canwest, Freedlander oversees all of X2O Media's content initiatives. His unique blend of creative, production, and editorial skills, and his experience in large-scale branding projects provides X2O's clients with unique content products, services, and consultation that in turn make digital networks highly watchable by engaging viewers, while clearly and accurately conveying editorial and advertising information.

    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.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:42 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Friday, 19 March 2010
    Tel Aviv, Israel, C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions, today announced that C-nario’s digital signage platform has been selected as the main huge storefront display of Turk Telekom’s new concept showroom in Istanbul - TTGaleri. Turk Telekom is Turkey's largest telecommunications provider, Europe’s 5th  and the world’s 13th  largest fixed telephone operator.

    The storefront display is part of a large project implemented by Dreambox, a multi-disciplinary design and production company based in Istanbul, and a C-nario business partner. The showroom serves three companies of the Turk Telekom Group: Turk Telekom, GSM wireless operator Avea, and Internet service provider TTNet.

    C-nario’s platform, including its unique projection feature, enables TTGaleri to display advertisements on a huge screen, while projecting the video seamlessly both horizontally and vertically (2D) using six projectors in two rows (3X2). The advertisements attract passers-by to enter the showroom. The showroom includes a variety of attractions, designed and implemented by Dreambox, including multi-touch multi-user game tables, gesture-controlled wall projection  games,  a soccer game floor, multi-touch and single-touch infotainment kiosks and others. A custom-designed interactive digital assistant welcomes visitors.

    The huge screen was designed for interfacing with real time interactive systems, such as gesture-controlled applications. This will be implemented in the second phase.

    “The unique contents, custom sofware and designs produced for Turk Telekom Group by Dreambox enables TTGaleri to provide visitors with information about Turk Telekom Group, its products and services, in an entertaining way, while promoting and enhancing the brand,” said  Ece Sancak, Marketing Strategy Director, Dreambox.

     “We are delighted to be a partner in this unique and innovative project that creates a WOW experience for everyone who enters the showroom,” said Yael Elstein, C-nario’s VP marketing. “Our technology perfectly fits Dreambox’s requirements for an attractive huge pixel-perfect display for a retail window.”

    About Dreambox

    Dreambox is a multi-disciplinary visual design and production company specializing in screen media. Founded in 2001, Dreambox provides a wide range of services, from broadcast branding and motion design to new media, and from production to digital signage and technology, using the synergy of multiple screen discipline. Dreambox’s creativity and innovation in design and technology has won prestigious awards from the international industry. Dreambox won Best in Class in the Real Estate category at IMA (Interactive Media Awards) with the Ä°stanbul Sapphire Web Site and  took silver in the Best News & Factual Programme Title Sequence category at Promax/BDA (Broadcast Designers Association) in 2007. In 2008,  the ATV project won gold in the Best Sting category, and TVNet News won silver in the Best News & Factual Programme Title Sequence category at Promax/BDA. Success in broadcast design continued in 2009, with Ä°ddaalı Bakis winning silver for Best Programme Packaging.  Dreambox’s latest digital signage and technology project, TTGaleri, was awarded silver at DSE 2010 APEX Awards.  For more information about Dreambox visit www.dream-box.tv and www.dreamboxblack.com.

    About C-nario

    C-nario is a world-class provider of end-to-end software-based digital signage solutions across all industries, including advertising, retail, corporate, public, media and entertainment sectors. 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, Asia and Israel. For more information about C-nario visit www.c-nario.com.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:40 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Friday, 19 March 2010
    Analytical Design Solutions, Inc. (ADSI), developers of the KioWare Kiosk Software, and OneSource Interactive have announced the release of PicsWare, a portable photo tagging solution that syncs up and sends pictures to print-on-demand kiosks.

    PicsWare is a photo management solution that streamlines the picture-taking, tagging, viewing, printing and purchasing process by integrating a handheld computer and attached card scanner, Wi-Fi camera and print-on-demand kiosk stations. PicsWare allows photographers to take a picture and scan a passenger’s ID card in order to tag the photo as that passenger. The system integrates a Wi-Fi Camera with a portable handheld computer running PicsWare Mobile. The computer has a card scanner, which tags the picture to that passenger and syncs it up to a centralized server. The server then distributes the pictures to print-on-demand kiosk stations, which attract customers by rotating through the various pictures snapped.

    Once at the kiosk, customers can retrieve their photos by simply scanning their ID card at the kiosk; they also have the ability to search by time, date, event, group and other activity related criteria. Customers can then print their pictures, download or share them with family and friends online.

    PicsWare is designed for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry but is uniquely suited for the cruise industry.  Millions of people cruise each year; cruise photographers snap numerous pictures of each passenger, which are typically printed and posted on the corridor walls of the ship. Edward Crowley, co-founder of PicsWare stated, “It can sometimes be difficult to locate one picture among the sea of other smiling faces. PicsWare creates a more efficient way to find these pictures, while increasing the overall passenger experience.”

    The software can provide a rapid Return-On-Investment (ROI), multiple opportunities to increase revenue, and the ability to gain press attention for going green. ROI can be seen immediately as utilizing a self-service kiosk frees up wall space for other profitable uses, such as advertising. This self-service kiosk solution also eliminates the need for manned Point of Sale (POS) stations.

    This platform also provides an opportunity for supplementary revenue streams through ads and promotions on the kiosk, as well as post-cruise purchasing opportunities. Passengers can charge the pictures to their room and print on-demand at the kiosks. The pictures can also be shared online after the cruise, allowing passengers to share with others and giving them a second chance to purchase the pictures. Sharing the pictures with friends and family will promote the cruise experience and influence them in joining the next time.

    At the same time, this helps to make the ship more environmentally-friendly by eliminating the need to print pictures that aren’t purchased. The kiosks can offer a more “green” marketing approach by grabbing attention with a secondary monitor or other forms of digital signage, flashing the pictures in front of consumers.

    PicsWare’s simplification of the picture-taking, tagging, viewing, printing and purchasing process helps cruise ships to become more environmentally friendly while improving the customer experience and increasing revenue opportunities.

    About PicsWare

    PicsWare is a joint venture between ADSI and OneSource Interactive, veterans of the kiosk industry. ADSI is an IT consulting company that has developed numerous and varying award-winning kiosk applications since 2001. ADSI has also developed the KioWare (http://www.kioware.com) retail product line of kiosk system software that secures the operating system. There are over 25,000 licenses of KioWare in over 60 countries.


    Posted by: Admin AT 08:11 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Thursday, 18 March 2010

    Accomplished company veteran selected for key leadership position

    DULUTH, Ga. -- NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today named Robert Fishman as its Chief Financial Officer, reporting to NCR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Nuti.  Fishman, 46, has been serving as the company's interim CFO since October, 2009, the latest in a series of senior financial management roles he has held since joining NCR in 1993. The appointment was made after extensive consideration of internal and external candidates.

    "Bob's proven himself to be an outstanding contributor throughout his career at NCR,” said Bill Nuti. “I'm very pleased to be able to announce Bob as CFO.  He will facilitate a seamless transition with our senior leadership team and the finance organization. In addition to a very strong background in finance, Bob brings an invaluable depth of NCR experience to the CFO role. He's built great teams and helped manage through some of the most complex periods in recent company history."

    Fishman earlier served as interim CFO from May 2007 through January 2008, during which time he was instrumental in managing the successful spinoff of Teradata, NCR's former data warehousing business, while leading the finance organization during a period of consistent financial performance and company success.

    "I'm delighted to take on this role in this great company at this time," said Bob Fishman, chief financial officer of NCR. "My experiences over the past 17 years have given me confidence in my ability to add value. I look forward to working with Bill and the rest of NCR's leadership team toward our vision and business goals."

    Earlier in his career, Fishman served in a variety of senior financial roles at NCR, including corporate controller, vice president of corporate planning, assistant corporate controller, chief financial officer of the Payment Solutions division, director of mergers and acquisitions and director of planning and pricing in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

    Before joining NCR, he worked with Price Waterhouse for six years in Toronto and London. He holds an honor's degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario, a master's degree in business administration from The Wharton School of Business and holds CPA, Chartered Accountant and CFA certifications.

    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.

    Posted by: admin AT 04:14 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Thursday, 18 March 2010
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota- WAND Corporation announced today its successful install of a NextGen Point of Sale solution with Carisch, Inc., an Arby’s franchisee. They are the first Arby’s franchisee to pilot test WAND NextGen POS®. WAND’s NextGen POS solution has been designed specifically for QSR’s to address their main concerns like customer satisfaction and increasing the average guest check, while also meeting needs like reducing food costs and streamlining labor management for franchisees.

    Chief Operating Officer and spokesperson for WAND Corporation, Greg Perrill said, “This represents a milestone for us as the first time NextGen POS is outside of the Wendy’s community. We are pleased to be working with Carisch. While not our first QSR partner in the Arby’s world, they represent a superb opportunity for an internationally-respected brand to move forward with WAND Corporation and we look forward to great things with the Arby’s community.” Carisch, Inc. is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, and has over 70 restaurants in eight states. WAND owes this cooperation to a partnership with the larger Arby’s community that has lasted for almost a decade.  

    WAND’s creative team was responsible for the unique digital images displayed on the customer-facing side of POS terminals and overall visual look of NextGen POS. Benefits of NextGen POS include: Conversational Ordering with order confirmation, labor management, and advanced food costing modules. These benefits help stores deliver more products to customers and less to trash cans, ultimately improving the bottom line. Sales data and marketing actions are integrated into the application, along with web-based remote management of sites.

    About Carisch, Inc.

    Carisch, Inc. is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based Arby’s franchise with more than 70 stores in eight states. Built around the core values of, “Dream Big, Work Hard, Play Fair, Get it Done” and “Make a Difference and Have Fun”, Carisch, Inc. is the second-largest Arby’s franchisee.

    About WAND Corporation

    WAND Corporation is the global technology leader for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry working with some of the most known world-class brands today. Delivering in our mission to be the greatest restaurant management and technology partner in the world, WAND has experienced double digit growth in each of the past 10 years. To further our growth and our QSR Partners’ success, our vision is to revolutionize worldwide restaurant operations through technology, services, and data. For more information on WAND Corporation, please visit our website at www.wandcorp.com.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:39 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Thursday, 18 March 2010
    PTV and Digital signage specialist ONELAN has added a Carousel mode to their IPTV Omni-Server.

    The Omni-Server may be operated in a 'Carousel mode' enabling it to record all selected Channels (TV or Radio) for a given period of time in the past, present or future. For example the entire UK FreeView set of channels can be recorded simultaneously.  As the disk becomes full, older programs are deleted. The operator can now identify programs from the past and move them to a 'keep' or 'transcode' folder for delivery to the Video Library Server for storage.  This is particularly useful where there is a requirement to record free-to-air programs in the past, present or future e.g in schools and colleges where educational programs are used to enhance the curriculum and engage students.

    The feature can also be used by the Police where large volumes of live TV need to be recorded for later analysis, and corporates who want to monitor TV and radio for industry or company information and announcements.

    The IPTV Omni-Server is a single box streaming solution for networked delivery and storage of video content via Ethernet networks. It provides a number of key functions within one appliance, firstly acting as an IPTV TV gateway which can take in Digital free-to-air TV broadcasts (DVB-T/Freeview or DVB-S/FreeSat) and re-broadcast out several TV channels onto a network. Any device on the network can then play back the live TV stream using a desktop PC TV software player, or a media player such as a ONELAN Net-Top-Box. A key benefit of this feature is the reduction in RF coaxial cable wiring required.

    The IPTV Omni-Server is compatible with ONELAN NTB media players, and with its web browser interface is accessible from anywhere on a network.

    ONELAN develops network appliances for standalone and end-to-end Digital Signage network solutions. The Net-Top-Box is a multimedia, multi-zoned solution capable of Touch Interactivity. With a browser based user interface, the system is fully multi-lingual and capable of displaying both stored media and live media e.g RSS feeds, web pages and broadcast TV or locally streamed video. Further members of the product family cater for Enterprise network management and integration with external data sources.

    ONELAN’s NTBs are now installed in a wide variety of organisations such as retail, schools, hospitals, and government buildings, as well as some well-known corporates such as Vodafone, Virgin Holidays and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
    Visit www.onelandigitalsignage.com for further details.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:38 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 17 March 2010
    Interactive Digital Sign with 4G Video Presence Among Finalists in "Enterprise - Mobile Marketing or Advertising Solution" Category

    The  HumanKiosk, MediaTile's free-standing, interactive digital signage solution is a finalist for a CTIA Emerging Technology award in the "Enterprise - Mobile Marketing or Advertising solution" category. Winners will be announced on March 24th at 2:00pm as part of the 2010 International CTIA WIRELESS Show that will take place March 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    In addition to running digital promotions, the kiosk opens a live, two-way video session between an in-store retail customer with a product question and a representative of that product from virtually anywhere around the globe. This enables a consumer to be much more actively engaged in the retail experience through a live conversation with a representative of that product or service.
       
        Created in 2006, the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards program celebrates and promotes the most innovative wireless products and services in the areas of consumer, enterprise and network technology. Each year, nearly 300 applications are submitted and reviewed by a panel of recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives. Products are judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor. In addition to the 15 award categories, the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite products online and via text during the show. E-Tech entries will be prominently displayed in a showcase viewed by thousands of attendees and media.


    WHERE:        2010 International CTIA WIRELESS SHOW
                              Las Vegas Convention Center
                                    3150 Paradise Road
                                   Las Vegas, NV 89109

    WHEN:    Voting is currently open. To vote for the HumanKiosk, please visit
    http://ctiait.ctia.org/etech/2010/public/index.cfm/viewEntry/763/

                Winners will be announced at the show on March 24th, 2:00pm

    About MediaTile

    The MediaTile Company is a worldwide supplier of award-winning, all-in-one cellular digital signage, kiosk, and SaaS solutions that are remarkably easy-to-deploy and operate. Just add power to MediaTile Digital Sign in a BoxT or Kiosk in a BoxT systems and use the web-based MediaCast SaaS Portal to manage and monitor your merchandising, informational or interactive communications network. Backed by our MediaServices team, Return On MessageT (ROM) Methodology, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and end-to-end service and support, your network will be up and running in record time, with record results. www.mediatile.com
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:37 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 10 March 2010
    Auto-stereoscopic flat panel displays developed by Magnetic 3D deliver 2D and 3D content in VIP suites at the big game

    NEW YORK CITY - Magnetic 3D the global leader in glasses-free, auto-stereoscopic 3D displays and 3D digital signage solutions, today announced the recent deployment of glasses-free auto-stereoscopic 3D LCD displays in the "Suites of the Future" campaign at Sun Life Stadium for the Super Bowl held on February 7, 2010. The "Suites of the Future" showcased entertainment innovations that redefine the stadium experience for fans while generating additional advertising revenue channels for the franchise owners.

    "The 'Suites of the Future' campaign gave NFL team owners at the Super Bowl an exclusive first look at the next generation of out-of-home entertainment and innovative fan engagement techniques driven by our glasses-free 3D technology," said Tom Zerega, co-founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D. "Our goal is to deliver a unique, media-rich fan experience with glasses-free 3D entertainment and sponsored content that literally pops off the screen. As an entertainment experience fans can only enjoy at the stadium on game day, glasses-free 3D aligns perfectly with the franchise's goal of selling more tickets and merchandise while providing marketing departments with a new and exciting sponsorship opportunity in 3D."

    The "Suites of the Future" enables sports and entertainment venues to target and deliver customized 2D and 3D video, promotional content as well as relevant game-day information to virtually any display within a venue. For the deployment within Sun Life Stadium at the Super Bowl, Magnetic 3D installed its state-of-the-art "Allura" 3D Digital Signage product line to provide a sports entertainment experience unlike any seen before.

    "The 3D technology made a great impression on all who entered the suites," said Tery Howard, Sr. Vice President of Information Technology for the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.  "Our VIP Super Bowl guests were amazed at the glasses-free 3D technology and the high definition clarity of the displays. We are truly transforming the way our fans experience the game."

    The "Suites of the Future" Super Bowl display solution featured a 42" Allura screen, which is capable of displaying high definition glasses-free 3D video and images while also offering backwards compatibility with traditional 2D using the versatile Magnetic 3D FuzionCast network player. Through the FuzionCast player, those in the suites were even able to watch 2D content on the same screens, providing a seamless experience for the audience. The upgrade to glasses-free 3D content and deployment of 3D content to the "Suites of the Future" screens was greatly simplified using Magnetic 3D's proprietary E3D auto-stereo file format, which uses the latest in image compression technology.

    Glasses-free 3D content broadcast to the suites included the football league, divisional and team logos, as well as match-up sequences, Super Bowl history messages and a fly-through animation of Sun Life Stadium, in addition to triggered sequences for the kickoff and halftime. Thanks to Magnetic 3D's multi-stereo Enabl3D™ technology, no 3D glasses were required to view the 3D content, as Magnetic 3D's lens technology creates multiple distinct images and true Volumetric Perception™ which is the appearance of apparent "pop" and "depth" of content displayed during playback.  Essentially, the display wears the 3D glasses instead of the viewer.  

    "The combination of our simultaneous 2D and 3D capable Allura displays and FuzionCAST player enabled the 'Suites of the Future' to truly demonstrate the next level in major stadium and event experiences at this year's Super Bowl," said Eric Angello, VP of Marketing & Creative for Magnetic 3D. "Not only was the content an exciting complement to the game's thrilling live action, but our content distribution channel also seamlessly deployed each stage right on cue. Throughout the event, this maintained a steadily engaging, and unforgettable, unique in-stadium experience for the fans, right up until we broadcast the winning logo to cement another place in football history at the end of the game."

    About Magnetic 3D

    Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic 3D (www.magnetic3d.com) designs and produces industry leading end-to-end auto-stereoscopic 3D display solutions, 3D digital media and 3D services. Magnetic 3D's Enabl3D hardware and software solution modifies flat panel displays enabling them to show HD 3D video content without the need for any special eyewear. The company focuses on delivering the highest quality visual experience for retail digital signage, hospitality, movie-theaters, casino gaming, hotels and other public places, exceeding clients' 2D visual expectations.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:35 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 08 March 2010
    MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands – Scala has named Infinitus d.o.o. a Scala Certified Technology Partner. Infinitus, a global pioneer in large-sized LCD-based outdoor digital signage displays, is the first provider to offer Scala-enabled, all-weather, outside Full HD LCD screens. The displays are sold under the brand iMotion®. 

     iMotion Full HD LCD screen sizes range from 46 to 65 inches and are best suited for mid- to close-range applications. The displays feature a secure, landscape- or portrait-oriented enclosure that blocks outside air from entering the digital signage system, protecting the hardware from contaminants. iMotion’s air conditioned enclosure technology allows it to operate within more extreme temperature ranges than other outdoor products on the market, and the system’s internal temperature remains optimal, even when temperatures fluctuate in the external environment. iMotion also offers improved readability, even in direct sunlight.

    “Scala is a leader in the digital signage market, and we are excited to offer Scala software users a new option for deploying more advanced and practical digital displays outdoors,” said Dikran Tawitian, Marketing Manager of Infinitus. “The outdoor digital signage market is still emerging, and Scala’s recognition of iMotion gives end users the confidence that it is a high-quality, versatile solution for communicating with customers.”

    iMotion screens are compatible with touchscreen, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies, in addition to IP cameras and other ancillary accessories. The systems are available in single-sided and double-sided options.

    “Infinitus’ iMotion product overcomes many of the challenges traditionally associated with hosting an outdoor digital signage network,” said Oscar Elizaga, Scala Vice President, EMEA. “We look forward to seeing future installations worldwide taking advantage of the durability and flexibility of the iMotion system as a key support of outdoor digital information and advertising networks.”

    For more information on the iMotion product line, visit http://www.infinitus-outdoor.com.

    About Scala

    Driving more than 300,000 screens worldwide, Scala is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the 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 450 partners in more than 60 countries. More information is available at www.scala.com.


    Posted by: Admin AT 12:10 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 08 March 2010
    X2O's Xpresenter™ Digital Signage Platform Delivers 34 Channels of Real-Time Content For Complex's Indoor and Outdoor HD Displays

    MONTREAL —  X2O Media today announced that its Xpresenter™ digital signage software is delivering content to an extensive network of digital displays, including a front gate news ticker and baseball stadium jumbotron, at the newly rebranded ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The suburban Orlando, Fla. sports complex was re-launched on Feb. 25 bearing the cable-sports juggernaut's look and feel throughout the 220-acre facility.

    ESPN, one of the best-known sports brands on the planet, will now be prominently featured at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to impart the sense that athletes competing there have reached the apex of their careers — an appearance on ESPN. To foster the feeling, Disney and ESPN have installed 42 HD video cameras at different venues throughout the complex, another 10 handheld cameras, and 40 HD video screens — including jumbotrons above the welcome center and inside Champion Stadium.

    X2O's Xpresenter 3.0 distributes 34 channels of highlights and real-time content to the complex's HD screens, which include multiple real-time data sources, such as weather, news, and live tournament results. All content is displayed as high-resolution 3-D graphics and animations in a style closely based on ESPN's on-air brand. Users work within the X2O Portal to manage assets, schedule content, monitor each channel's output, and control various playout functions. Content is managed by multiple users, each assigned appropriate roles and permissions. Because of Xpresenter's flexibility, content can be scheduled a year in advance for playout at any time on any networked screen.

    The Xpresenter platform is also driving content on the baseball stadium scoreboard during games as well as a giant circular ticker display at the park entrance with real-time news and announcements. The system will display the familiar ESPN BottomLine — sports news, game scores, and other live information from the sports world.

    "In the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney has created a topnotch venue to encourage the amateur athletes who have the good fortune to compete there," said David Wilkins, X2O Media President and CEO. "The eye-catching, high-resolution graphics delivered by Xpresenter will contribute to the five-star atmosphere, while the signage system's flexibility and intuitive operation make it easy for staff to manage and maintain."

    X2O'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. With the latest release of the platform, version 3.0, X2O has bolstered the Xpresenter Template Maker, the only patented application running inside Microsoft® PowerPoint®, with integrated content management and 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 objects and animations, enabling the creation of innovative elements such as rotating video surfaces, 3-D tickers, and dynamic graphical elements animated in 3-D space.

    More information about Xpresenter 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 communications 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.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:33 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 08 March 2010
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Wendy’s FourCrown Inc. received an FSTEC Technology Innovation Award for its complete Digital Restaurant. Their Digital Restaurant is comprised of WAND indoor and outdoor Digital Menu Boards and WAND NextGen POS software. The award was presented to FourCrown 23 February in Long Beach, California, during a ceremony at FSTEC, the annual Foodservice Technology Conference & Showcase produced and managed by Nation’s Restaurant News with Robert N. Grimes of Accuvia.

    “FourCrown, by deploying digital menu and marketing technology in the drive-thru as well as inside at some of its restaurants, has created a dynamic means of communicating product and branding messages to all patrons by season, month, week, day or even daypart,” said Alan J. Liddle. Liddle is Nation’s Restaurant News’ technology editor and a member of the FSTEC awards committee. “A restaurant-wide system of digital menu and marketing boards is innovative in that it gives FourCrown the ability to use multimedia messaging, with its attention grabbing powers, and program the delivery of such content for maximum strategic or tactical impact, while also simplifying the updating of product description and pricing information for a faster response to market conditions,” also said Liddle.

    In the Wendy’s FourCrown Digital Restaurant, the attractive high-definition displays are ten times more likely to catch the attention of customers. The customer-facing displays on the indoor POS terminals and the outdoor Order Confirmation Display (OCD) screens utilize Conversational Ordering and confirm the customer’s order back and suggest combo and up-selling options.

    The outdoor digital Point Of Purchase (POP) Board and all digital three panel outdoor Digital Menu Board feature high definition sunlight-readable, climate-controlled screens. These screens feature content that can be fluidly updated, rotated, and arranged to compliment product offerings and new promotions to drive sales. Both units have been built to withstand extreme temperatures. The Wendy’s community has been an innovative QSR partner with WAND for 20 years now.

    About Wendy’s FourCrown

    Wendy’s FourCrown operates 59 Wendy’s restaurants and is currently the only Wendy’s franchisee in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area and in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Founded in 1985 by Mike Givens and Dan Opitz, Wendy’s FourCrown’s overall objective, “is to have the finest collection of stores, by all criteria, in the entire Wendy’s system”. As a family-owned business, Wendy’s FourCrown has been built on family values and has always sought to “do the right thing” for its employees, customers, and partners, including through charitable donations of time, labor, and financial contributions. For more information please go to www.wendysfourcrown.com

    About WAND Corporation

    WAND Corporation is the world leader in POS software for Quick Service Restaurants, and a leading innovator in Digital Menu Boards. Much more than digital signage, Digital Menu Board technology shows the customer what they want, when they want it. Thousands of QSR locations benefit by working with WAND Corporation, including Arby’s, A&W, Burger King, Checkers/Rally’s, Church’s Chicken, and Wendy’s. With over 150 employees and more than 23 years of experience in a rapidly changing industry, WAND Corporation is a nimble, thriving QSR innovator, having never lost the spirit that was the inspiration for its birth in 1987. More information is available at www.wandcorp.com.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:32 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 03 March 2010
    Comprehensive modernization for better customer service:

    Wincor Nixdorf and HypoVereinsbank (HVB) have successfully completed one of the most extensive rollouts of self-service systems in Germany. Together with HypoVereinsbank, Wincor Nixdorf has installed around 1700 systems – self-service terminals, statement printers and cash deposit and dispensing systems – at over 600 locations within 16 months. This project means that HVB now has cutting-edge technology to help the bank ensure highly available and extensive customer service.

    In the process, HVB, one of the largest private major banks in Germany, has improved and extended its self-service portfolio. Customers can now conduct standard transactions such as deposits, withdrawals, statement printing, funds transfers or mobile phone top-ups around the clock. Feedback on the new systems from HVB’s customers has been consistently positive. The account statement printers have been replaced with multi-function self-service terminals in all branches, so that customers now have access to an extended range of services at HVB banks. In addition, customers experience the user-friendliness of the new systems as a significant improvement over the previous technology. Examples include the scanners installed in many locations for scanning funds transfer forms, or the faster printing speed.

    HVB commissioned Wincor Nixdorf in two tranches to equip the branches with self-service technology. In mid 2008, Wincor Nixdorf received the contract for roughly 1500 systems – cash dispensers, statement printers and self-service terminals. In June 2009, HVB ordered a further 185 systems that unite the cash deposit and withdrawal functions in one device. Wincor Nixdorf is also assuming responsibility for the maintenance of the newly installed devices. The control of service provision takes place via an online connection from the devices to HVB’s own management system and from there to Wincor Nixdorf’s Customer Care Center.
    Posted by: Admin AT 02:48 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Wednesday, 03 March 2010
    Las Vegas, NV - Rival Industries, Inc., an Atlanta based pioneer in real-time 3D applications, is pleased to announce its touch screen interactive software "Virtual Home" has received top prize in the Samsung Inaugural "Race to Innovation" contest. Another of Rival's entries, "Mobile Games Market", a digital assets vending system, was also selected as a competition finalist. Both applications were recently showcased by Samsung at the 2010 Digital Signage Expo (Las Vegas Convention Center).

    The Samsung "Race to Innovation" contest was created to address challenges and foster development in the growing interactive digital signage industry. Samsung solicited entries from dozens of agencies and technology firms across the US. Each were challenged to develop a digitally based marketing and branding platform to enhance the consumer in-store experience utilizing Samsung's touch enabled large format displays. Winning entries were selected by a panel of judges representing a national mobile retailer, Retail Media Consulting and industry trade publications. Background information regarding the competition can be found at www.racetoinnovation.com.

    The award winning application, "Virtual Home" presents an immersive, game-like environment where customers can explore a 3D home in real time. Through the experience, users discover how the national mobile retailer's products and services can enrich their lifestyle at home and make informed purchase decisions along the way. Using an intuitive navigation system, the user is free to interact with anything in the "Virtual Home",  yet is always directed toward relevant information within the product showcase.

    "We were extremely pleased with the quality of entries submitted for Race To Innovation," said Russell Young, Senior Manager Strategic Alliances for Samsung Electronics America's Information Technology.  "Rival's winning entry truly embodied the spirit behind what we were hoping to accomplish with this open innovation exercise."

    Rival Industries is a digital content provider that creates quality user experience and design visualization applications, utilizing a diverse background in animation, 3D modeling, graphic design, programming, interface design, and broadcast engineering. Previous clients include AT&T, Nagravision, The Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rosser International,Smith-Carter Atlanta, IBM, Cisco, Medi-Tech and American Cancer Society. For additional company information, please visit www.rivalindustries.net or call 404.688.3076.

    About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

    Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) is one of the fastest growing IT companies in the U.S., and is committed to serving the IT needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite, and supports the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Offering innovative solutions and award-winning designs, Samsung ITD presents a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, notebook computers, digital signage solutions and projectors. Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit www.samsung.com or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

    About Samsung Electronics America, Inc. - Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:31 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Tuesday, 02 March 2010
    Unique One-Stop Shop Allows Users to Purchase From X2O's Online Content Library or Have X2O's Award-Winning Creative Services Team Produce Their Ad in Just a Few Hours

    MONTREAL — Recognizing the growing demand for advertising content within the digital signage industry, X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced a revolutionary new Ad Production Service that provides access to high-end ad content at affordable prices, allowing any network operator, big or small, to better monetize their network, while providing advertisers with an innovative content creation method.

    X2O Media's straight-forward Ad Production Service dramatically simplifies the ad creation process, while providing clients with stunning, broadcast-quality content. Users can easily access the Ad Production Service on X2O's Web site via the new content portal available at http://www.x2omedia.com/content_home.asp. Offering a unique one-stop shop for ad creation, users can make style selections directly from X2O's online content library. Users simply send their digital assets to X2O's award-winning creative services team and have their ads professionally produced in record time. X2O continues to offer an ever-growing selection of digital signage content including templates, animated backgrounds, video clips, data feeds, and more.

    "Content and ad creation are two of the most challenging demands in running a digital signage network, and as audiences become more sophisticated, the marketplace is demanding high-quality, cost-effective solutions," said Vern Freedlander, X2O Media's Vice President of Production. "To meet this demand, we are excited to offer our customers full access to our design group and online content library. Now anyone, on any budget, who requires a professional ad or promotional announcement for digital signage can take advantage of our design expertise, and we can have their content ready in only a few hours."

    The service is completely open and is not restricted to just the X2O Xpresenter™ platform. X2O Media decided to offer its innovative use of style sheets to all, allowing ads to be repurposed quickly and effectively to sharply focus content for specific marketing objectives, such as targeting a particular venue, meeting demographics, or to convey a seasonal theme.

    About X2O Media

    X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communications 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.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:30 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Tuesday, 02 March 2010
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota- WAND Corporation’s all digital three panel outdoor Digital Menu Board was featured in the New Product Pavilion at the 2010 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), 23-26 February. Never before had an entirely digital three panel outdoor Digital Menu Board been displayed at the largest digital signage expo in the world. Features of the three panel outdoor Digital Menu Board include: dynamic content displayed as high definition video, readable in sunlight glare or from bright headlights, built-in Order Confirmation Display (OCD), and designed to withstand the toughest weather conditions.

    “We recently installed the three panel outdoor Digital Menu Board at our newest location and it has really given the building a clean, high-tech appearance,” said Jason Near, President of Pisces Foods. “Our customers love it, our employees love it, and in fact, the only people who don’t like it are our competition.”

    The three 46 inch high definition screens each have their own climate-control system to ensure maximum performance in all weather conditions. They are mounted vertically in a metal enclosure that can be color matched to any brand. The high definition LCD units are capable of up to 2000 NIT’s of brightness, making them one of the brightest outdoor offerings on the market.

    Improving customer satisfaction is a key element in the WAND solution. Built directly into the outdoor three panel Digital Menu Board is an available OCD. The OCD utilizes part of the screen and improves order accuracy. In addition, these high definition digital displays attract seven to ten times more customer viewing. Content is fluidly updated, rotated, and arranged to compliment product offerings and new promotions to drive sales. The technology can be customized to one store or spread across entire operations for a sleek, uniform look.

    About WAND Corporation

    WAND Corporation is the global technology leader for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry working with some of the most known world-class brands today. Delivering in our mission to be the greatest restaurant management and technology partner in the world, WAND has experienced double digit growth in each of the past 10 years. To further our growth and our QSR Partners’ success, our vision is to revolutionize worldwide restaurant operations through technology, services, and data. For more information on WAND Corporation, please visit our website at www.wandcorp.com.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:29 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 01 March 2010
    Lock America launches two new drill-resistant options for vending machines and bill changers:


    •    A High Security Flange with ten hardened steel pins has been designed for use in machines that have a recessed t-handle cradle.  It has been successfully field-tested for over a year by a large water bottling company with impressive results.


    •    A Surface-Mounted High Security T-Handle with eight hardened steel pins
    has been successfully field tested for over two years by a large national water vending company.  The results were staggering. The flange can be purchased separately and installed into an existing cradle.

    The hardened steel pins have been added to both sides of the flange to maximize protection, making the lock mechanism virtually drill-proof. Lock America developed both products in response to recent increases in attacks on vending machines and bill counters.  After thorough testing and documented success, both are now available to the vending and coin-op industry.
    For addition information, contact a Lock America security consultant at 800-422-2866 or go to www.laigroup.com .
    Posted by: Admin AT 11:25 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 01 March 2010
    (Taipei, Taiwan) Lanner has released the LEC-7030, an interactive platform aimed at the narrowcasting segment of the digital signage market. New features of the LEC-7030 include both S-Video and RCA Audio inputs. Additional features include an onboard 1.6GHz Intel Atom with VGA and DVI-D video outs. 

    The VGA and DVI-D video outputs can be connected to any digital signage screen to produce vivid video and audio. Utilizing both outputs can increase the surface area of the message and can increase signage effectiveness. Applications include high impact advertising screens in locations such as shopping malls, tourist destinations and mass transport.   

    By designing the LEC-7030 to have both analog S-Video and RCA Audio inputs, Lanner has enabled additional signage functionality. By setting an external camera connected via the S-Video port, this platform can record data regarding customer viewership- allowing you to act upon that data to increase your signage effectiveness. Unlike IP cameras, the S-Video input can provide high quality video footage at a low price, without effecting network capabilities.  

    Hardware specifications for the LEC-7030 include an onboard 1.6GHz Intel Atom (N270) and an Intel 945GSE+ICH7M chipset. The LEC-7030 can hold up to 2GBs of RAM through a single SODIMM socket. It supports one 2.5" SATA HDD, DOM, and CompactFlash.

    As for I/O ports there are 2 x RS-232 COM, 1 x Digital I/O, 4 x USB 2.0 and 1 RJ45 GbE port. 
    In addition to the RCA inputs there are RCA outputs for high quality sound.

    With industrial components, the LEC 7030 has been tested for a temperature range between -10 degrees to 55 degrees Celsius. It is compatible with both Linux kernel 2.14.6 and above, along with both Windows XPE and Windows XP 32-bit. 

    For more information please visit the product page at: http://www.lannerinc.com/interactive/LEC-7030

    About Lanner

    Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics, Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of applied computing hardware for first-tier companies. Lanner's expertise enables customers to optimize hardware and software communication to achieve faster time to market. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in the U.S. and China, Lanner is uniquely positioned to deliver customized solutions with localized, value-added service. Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a group of companies committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel®.
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:28 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 01 March 2010


    MENOMONIE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union, which has been growing significantly through its recent merger with REAL Financial Credit Union and the acquisition of AnchorBank branches and assets, continues to roll out StrandVision Digital Signage across its network to communicate with members in its branches and at drive-ups.

    Digital signage enables RCU to leverage its marketing communications investments and bring targeted and timely promotions directly to members. It is using the StrandVision system at the ShopKo branch in Eau Claire, as well as offices in Menomonie and Colby, with plans to add five locations in the near future.

    In addition to large flat-screen displays in the branches, the signage is integrated into RCU’s drive-up teller systems to display member messages between transactions and when the teller is not being shown on the screen.

    RCU runs its TV ads on the digital signage displays, as well as other marketing communications campaigns, community events, member programs and product promotions, local news and weather.

    “This approach works well from both communications and cost standpoints. We’re able to create materials for mass media and internal audiences at the same time,” commented Vicki Hoehn, executive vice president, marketing. “StrandVision gives us the flexibility to communicate multiple messages to our members instantaneously without cluttering the branches with lots of signs. It makes the offices cleaner, crisper, classier.”

    “RCU is a longstanding StrandVision customer that piloted our first-generation system and made substantial contributions to the current product offering through their recommendations,” said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. “We‘re pleased to expand our network with them and to contribute to their marketing efforts.”

    About StrandVision

    StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, delivers low-cost, Web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) digital signage through a patent-pending approach that delivers content to subscribers’ LCD and plasma displays, as well as computer screens and Web sites. StrandVision’s service distributes text and graphics pages, video content, and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for medical and dental offices (patient education), banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising), education (student, staff and visitor information), employee break rooms (events and benefits), non-profit and religious organizations (member and supporter communications), and other applications.
    StrandVision also offers PC-2-TV.net (www.pc-2-tv.net), a fully digital, high-definition (HD) personal computer-to-television adapter for use with digital signage and many other applications.

    StrandVision Digital Signage services and PC-2-TV.net are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators
    Posted by: Admin AT 09:26 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Monday, 01 March 2010
    (Taipei, Taiwan) Lanner has released the LEC-7030, an interactive platform aimed at the narrowcasting segment of the digital signage market. New features of the LEC-7030 include both S-Video and RCA Audio inputs. Additional features include an onboard 1.6GHz Intel Atom with VGA and DVI-D video outs. 

    The VGA and DVI-D video outputs can be connected to any digital signage screen to produce vivid video and audio. Utilizing both outputs can increase the surface area of the message and can increase signage effectiveness. Applications include high impact advertising screens in locations such as shopping malls, tourist destinations and mass transport.   

    By designing the LEC-7030 to have both analog S-Video and RCA Audio inputs, Lanner has enabled additional signage functionality. By setting an external camera connected via the S-Video port, this platform can record data regarding customer viewership- allowing you to act upon that data to increase your signage effectiveness. Unlike IP cameras, the S-Video input can provide high quality video footage at a low price, without effecting network capabilities.  

    Hardware specifications for the LEC-7030 include an onboard 1.6GHz Intel Atom (N270) and an Intel 945GSE+ICH7M chipset. The LEC-7030 can hold up to 2GBs of RAM through a single SODIMM socket. It supports one 2.5" SATA HDD, DOM, and CompactFlash.

    As for I/O ports there are 2 x RS-232 COM, 1 x Digital I/O, 4 x USB 2.0 and 1 RJ45 GbE port. 
    In addition to the RCA inputs there are RCA outputs for high quality sound.

    With industrial components, the LEC 7030 has been tested for a temperature range between -10 degrees to 55 degrees Celsius. It is compatible with both Linux kernel 2.14.6 and above, along with both Windows XPE and Windows XP 32-bit. 

    For more information please visit the product page at: http://www.lannerinc.com/interactive/LEC-7030

    About Lanner

    Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics, Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of applied computing hardware for first-tier companies. Lanner\'s expertise enables customers to optimize hardware and software communication to achieve faster time to market. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in the U.S. and China, Lanner is uniquely positioned to deliver customized solutions with localized, value-added service. Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a group of companies committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel®.
    Posted by: Admin AT 08:43 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
    Email
    Twitter
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    Digg
    Delicious
    StumbleUpon
    Reddit
    Add to favorites
    PROJECT HELP 

    Our members are among the most prominent and respected suppliers of digital signage, kiosk, self-service and mobile technology solutions.

    Request project help from DSA members

    Latest Posts

    Testimonials 
    "The Digital Screenmedia Association and its membership is critically important to the growth of the industry. We are paving the way for accelerated industry growth and excellence of digital screenmedia deployments worldwide".

    Stuart Armstrong
    Managing Director, Direct Sales
    ComQi
    Twitter 

    Digital Screenmedia Association | 13100 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Louisville, KY 40223 | Phone: 502-489-3915 | Fax: 502-241-2795

    ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

         

    Website managed by Networld Media Group