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Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wincor Nixdorf Doubles U.S. Service and Support Network Strong U.S. Sales in Intelligent Deposit Technology Fuels Growth and Expansion

AUSTIN, Texas, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wincor  Nixdorf Inc., one of the world's leading providers of IT solutions  and services to retailers and retail banks, today announced it has  expanded its U.S. customer service and technical support network, with a  98.7 percent increase in the number of Wincor Nixdorf employed service  technicians since 2009. Wincor Nixdorf now services 49 of the top 50  major metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Wincor Nixdorf initiated the significant expansion to support its 60  percent growth in net sales in North and South America for the first  half of the 2009/2010 fiscal year. This strong growth can be attributed  to increased sales of the company's CCDM intelligent deposit technology,  including sales to several top ten U.S. banks.

"Our goal is to continue to build Wincor Nixdorf's service coverage area  and in doing so, increase our ability to provide excellent customer  service and technical support here in the U.S. where we are experiencing  tremendous growth in the retail banking segment," said Wincor Nixdorf  Vice President, Service, Uli Seemann. "This growth is confirmation that  even in a tough economy, banks are investing in the future by  implementing the most innovative and secure technologies and services  available to engage and acquire customers. Our solutions help our  clients streamline processes and reduce expenses, and our expanded U.S.  service footprint helps us further support our clients wherever they are  located."

Wincor Nixdorf's service capability is supported by the emerging Wincor  Nixdorf eServices Platform(R), a global dispatching and coordinating  system that ensures service resources are efficiently directed to meet  each client's unique need. The Company's service team members include  some of the world's most highly-trained technicians who are experts in  servicing Wincor Nixdorf products as well as multi-vendor platforms.  Current service clients include some of the top performing banks in the  U.S.

Wincor Nixdorf is the second largest supplier of ATMs in the world. In  addition to intelligent deposit ATM products, Wincor Nixdorf has a  comprehensive portfolio of hardware, software, maintenance, services and  consulting solutions. Products include a full-range of self-service  automated teller machines (ATMs), teller cash recyclers, multi-vendor  software, ATM monitoring software, and ATM security solutions that  enable improved customer service while also providing greater  flexibility, security, cost-savings and efficiency.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world's leading providers of IT solutions  and services to retailers and retail banking. In the retail banking  market, the Company provides services and solutions to 20 of the world's  top 25 banks, among others. The Company's portfolio of hardware,  software, maintenance, services and consulting solutions is directed  toward continual refinement, automation, and monetization of the retail  banking process, while also focusing on enhancement of the customer  experience.

In January 2010, Wincor Nixdorf introduced its new, technologically  advanced CINEO family of solutions. CINEO's hardware, software, services  and consulting offerings comprise the world's first integrated  technology solution, from any manufacturer, that is designed to provide  unprecedented levels of security and cost savings while giving financial  institutions and retailers comprehensive cash auditing capabilities  across diverse business sectors.

Wincor Nixdorf has a presence in more than 100 countries and annual  sales revenue of more than $3 billion. Headquartered in Paderborn,  Germany, with manufacturing plants there and in Singapore, the company's  U.S. operations are based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.wincor-nixdorf.com/usa.


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Thursday, 23 September 2010
MONTREAL — X2O Media won a coveted Companies-to-Watch Award, one of four separate awards categories that make up the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Awards, the pre-eminent technology awards program in Canada.

The Companies-to-Watch Award honors early-stage Canadian technology companies in business less than five years. These companies exemplify many of the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50™-ranked companies, which are judged using a longer track record.


"Companies-to-Watch Award winners frequently go on to score high rankings in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 once they have a five-year track record," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "X2O Media has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship, and this award recognizes its potential as a future leader in the Canadian technology industry."


"Deloitte is Canada's largest professional services firm, and it is a tremendous achievement to be recognized by the company as one of the Companies-to-Watch in the Technology Fast 50 program, a coveted endorsement in the Canadian technology sector," said David Wilkins, X2O Media's President and CEO.

"Receiving this honor demonstrates the mark we have made on the digital signage marketplace and on new ways of enhancing communications over the last four years," continued Wilkins. "We've done this by offering high-quality, cost-effective solutions such as our Xpresenter™ platform and theX2O enterprise visual communication system, and constantly innovating to stay ahead of the market's needs with increased functionality and integration, along with innovative services such as our online Ad Production Service. It's an honor to have our efforts recognized."


The majority of Companies-to-Watch winners are potential global leaders in technology sectors that did not even exist five years ago. To win the award, companies must display the kind of management expertise and superior technology that mark a successful early-stage company poised for continued growth. To qualify for the Companies-to-Watch Award, candidates must have been operating less than five years. They must also be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.


About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™


The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidates), Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications, and emerging technologies), and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada's leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, TMX Group, Wellington Financial, HKMB Hub International, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS, and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.


About X2O Media


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

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Wednesday, 21 July 2014
Wokingham, UK -- Wincor Nixdorf, the retail banking solutions provider, has today announced that it has been selected by Metro Bank to provide automatic teller machines (ATMs) at its branches. The agreement will see Wincor provide circa 120 ProCash 1500xe ATMs across 24 branches over the next three years.

"Raising the bar on customer service is core to what we do and we think our customers simply deserve the best," said Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank. "Being able to offer customers Wincor Nixdorf's easy-to-use, secure ATMs is just one of the ways that we'll be proving our commitment. We chose Wincor because of its ATM aesthetics, cost effectiveness, retail banking experience and reputation for high quality, all of which were a natural fit with the level of service we want to provide to our customers."
 
Wincor Nixdorf will support Metro Bank in meeting its promise of being a more "œcustomer-centric" bank, through its suite of banking services. As part of the deal, Wincor has also provided specialised ATM training to Metro Bank's branch staff, including an overview of the core functions of the ATMs, and user interfaces, for simple and easy troubleshooting; as well as updates on card fraud, including card skimming and ways the bank can implement initiatives to aid fraud prevention.
 
As Britain's first new High Street bank in over 100 years, Metro Bank is committed to providing excellent customer service. Its unique retail banking model was created by co-founder Vernon W. Hill and has already revolutionised banking in the United States. The model sees the company offer extended opening hours, 7 days a week, print bank cards on the spot, offer the chance to speak to a local person 24/7, provide local banking and cash management services.
 
"Today's banks need to offer innovative service and sales strategies in order to stay competitive," said John Ennis, Wincor Nixdorf, UK Banking Director. "Having the technology that will enable them to implement those strategies is essential and standardising on Wincor ATMs will certainly place Metro Bank in a strong position to move forward with its ambitious expansion plans. We are pleased to be working with such a forward-thinking company that has customer's best interests front of mind."

The bank's first branch was opened in Holborn on 29th July 2010, followed shortly by a second store in Earl's Court (Cromwell Road).
 
About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor-Nixdorf is a leading provider of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banking.  Its expertise lies in bringing together hardware and software and services to create global IT solutions to ensure the optimisation and smooth control of business transaction processes whilst at the same time cutting costs and complexity for the end user. With headquarters in Paderborn, Germany Wincor Nixdorf operates worldwide with subsidiaries in over 41 countries.

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank was co-founded by Vernon Hill and Anthony Thomson. It is based on the successful Commerce Bank model that was established by Vernon Hill in the US in 1973. A UK management team worked with Vernon Hill to help bring this model to the UK market.

Metro Bank operates retail hours, not banking hours. It will be open seven days a week (8am- 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Sunday and bank holidays), every day of the year apart from Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. "Metrobank" is the registered trade mark of Metro Bank PLC.

In relation to acceptance of deposits and provision of investment and insurance services, Metro Bank PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority ('FSA'). In relation to consumer credit business, Metro Bank PLC is licensed and regulated by the Office of Fair Trading and not by the FSA. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.  For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website www.fscs.org.uk. 

All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.

Metro Bank PLC is an independent UK bank - it is not affiliated with any other bank or organisation (including the METRO newspaper or its publishers) anywhere in the world.


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Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Wincomm WLP-7822-10 Offers Its Global Partners the Latest Highly Reliable Panel PC
 
Hsinchu, Taiwan, – Wincomm is renowned for its fanless, ultra slim with excellent thermal design in the industrial Automation industry. The high quality and reliability of its WLP series products have also established a sound reputation in the industry. Many engineers who prefer to use Wincomm panel PCs for designing have designed the Wincomm WLP series into their industrial applications since they like the space-saving design and do not have to worry about heat dissipation problems.
 
Many industrial panel PC makers design their own Panel PC by using mini-ITX or 3.5” standard general-purpose Industrial computer boards to save costs. Their orientation in mind is to save the cost.  From the viewpoint of thermal management, in the long term, this leads to quality and reliability problems.

However, the design of the Wincomm industrial PC is different from that of other manufacturers.  Wincomm design its Panel PC- WLP series is from the thermal management first before designing the computer board. In the integrated board, Wincomm has adopted industrial grade components and materials; in addition to overall shock resistance, upper cover dust proof and side water proof designs, the product is stringently tested under different environments to demonstrate the dedication and development that was invested to ensure 7/24/365 no-stop operations. 
 
Furthermore, the fanless design, something that Wincomm is proud of, is taken to the next level in WLP-7822-10; under the airflow environment, the operating temperature can be controlled within 0~50oC. In order to save space, WLP-7822-10 is 2cm slimmer than the same class of products from other manufacturers (the thickness of the other brand is 6.xxcm, while ours is 4.85cm, which is 30% thinner compared to previous designs, roughly 2cm in difference). Together with research and development in noise control, Wincomm WLP has pushed the envelope of performance in terms of industrial design application, as well as increased the depth and scope of applications.
 
 The design concepts of the Wincomm WLP-7822-10 are:

1. Exclusive mother board design

Before designing the layout of its own board, Wincomm conducts thermal flow simulations on all active heat generating components, such as the CPU, DRAM, NB and HDD etc., in order to design the most ideal layout and component placement. Comprehensive thermal management improvements are made over the disadvantages of the general-purpose mini-ITX or 3.5” industrial computer board design.

2. Fanless design

Based on Wincomm’s years of expertise and experience in industrial design applications, a good fanless design is synonymous with quality; it is also the objective of extending product life in industrial application designs. In addition to the consideration of heat dissipation, the limited space is also the most challenging problem for industrial Automation application designs. The Wincomm’s fanless panel PC design solves the problem of space limitation.

3. Consideration of high reliability design

The board integrated into WLP-7822-10 has been designed with industrial grade components and materials, which greatly enhances the product’s reliability, especially in terms of thermal design; it can attain 7/24/365 no-stop operations. Fro example, every WLP-7822-10 power input is DC 12V-28V.  All the component inside are used for higher power voltage.  That is one of the reasons for its high reliability design. 
 
4. The state- of- the- art of slim and light design

The ultra slim body design has the advantage of having more applications that are easy to install, thereby ensuring optimal performance in industrial applications.

5. Customized service and the ability for long-term product life cycle of supply

The mother board, BIOS, driver and the architecture are all designed by Wincomm from scratch. Therefore, we can satisfy all special requirements of our clients. Any change of custom-made is welcome. We know the industrial automation market is diversity. Moreover, we are able to provide long-term 5-7 years product life cycle.

6. Thoughtful design considerations

In terms of client application considerations, we have thoughtfully incorporated the upper cover dust proof and side water proof designs. Smaller power adapters are utilized; its unique anti-slip design ensures safety and reduces inconvenience during usage.
 
7. Total solution for all kind of size of LCD- 10”, 12”, 17” and 19”

Wincomm’s total solution products mean that the same design concept will be deployed to all kind of size of LCD. Wincomm’s global partners do not need to consider using many different manufacturers’ products to complement the product mix.

The WLP-7822-10 is the ideal choice for panel PCs used in integrated industrial control systems. The sophisticated product provides satisfaction to all clients and is also a product “weapon” for global clients.
 
Features

•    Very Low Power and True Fan less Thermal Solution
•    The Slimmest Model in Its Kind
•    IP65/NEMA4 Water/Dust Proof Front Bezel
•    Built in HDD Anti-vibration Module
•    Supports 802.11b/g Wireless Solution (Optional)
•    Giga LAN / CF / Mini-PCI-E / VGA / Audio / USB2.0 /COM interfaces
•    RoHS compliance
•    Support Windows XP,Windows 7
 
 About Wincomm

Wincomm is one of Taiwan’s leading manufacturer of industrial computer and embedded computer products. Wincomm designs and develops all in one panel PC, large size all in one digital signage system, rugged box PC and embedded software products for a broad range of industries and applications. Wincomm aims to provide hardware and software integrated solutions for the most variant environments such as industrial automation/ human machine interface control, digital signage / infotainment Kiosk, and medical computing.
Founded in 1993, Wincomm is an ISO-9001 certified company and located in Science-Base Industrial Park (SBIP), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Overseas sales offices are in USA and Japan.
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Monday, 20 September 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  – Continuing in the MICR printing leadership role, Source Technologies is adding two new models to the current line of ST9600 secure MICR printers that represents one of the most impressive arrays of MICR printing solutions available. Today’s additions to the successful printer line include a fully secure MICR multifunction printer (MFP) and a new MICR Forms configuration option for most of the existing ST9600 MICR printers.    
Introducing the ST9622 ~

The ST9600 printer family’s newest addition, the ST9622,   is a MICR-enabled MFP fully loaded with a robust suite of security features and configurations, and an affordable price point and smaller form factor that is appropriate for environments where space is at a premium.  Engineered to bring on-demand check printing to small businesses and branch offices, the model offers a print speed of 40ppm, a built-in duplexer, 500 MHz processor and 256MB of memory standard. The ST9622 provides the unsurpassed flexibility of a multifunction device and, for offices already using a secure MICR printer, the added sensibility of a back-up check printer. 

Compact and reasonably priced, the ST9622 offers a host of indispensable features: 

•    Copy, Scan and facsimile functions

•    Copy disable option, when using MICR toner, to limit exposure to fraud

•    Optional watermark feature for copy function when using MICR toner

“Based on the highly popular ST9620 print engine, the revolutionary ST9622 provides organizations unprecedented flexibility for their print needs,” advised Kevin Forrester, VP of Sales.  “This device allows companies to print all of their documents from a single desk-top solution that utilizes our high-end, user-friendly print status display that already has users and printer support resources raving.  The price point for this device rivals single-function secure MICR devices with like duty cycles. This is an offering that will be evaluated by everyone looking for a secure MICR solution.”

New Forms MICR configuration now available ~

To augment the already extensive variety of ST9600 printer configurations, Source Technologies also introduced a Forms MICR configuration.  This offering addresses the needs of users whose applications require MICR printing combined with printer-based forms. Often, these users are utilizing older technology and want to upgrade their hardware, but don’t have a plan and/or the necessary budget to migrate the forms component into their enterprise software. 

As a compliment to the Forms MICR configuration offering, Source Technologies also provides professional services consulting to assist users in transitioning away from older hardware with minimal-to-no impact on their processes.

This new printer-based forms solution enables users to continue using their current software infrastructure while upgrading their hardware to meet the demands of today’s performance and efficiency requirements. “Although it is a fairly small subset of the market, introducing the Forms MICR configuration and conversion tool showcases our determination to provide the highest level of innovation in MICR printing to our existing customers,” offered Sarah Burkhart, Director of Marketing.

About Source Technologies

Source Technologies’ self-service kiosks and secure print solutions empower businesses to automate a wide-range of processes including complex banking transactions, customer-facing retail and hospitality interactions, and the secure printing of sensitive information and negotiable documents. Our self-service kiosks support multiple applications including bill payment, price checker, quick serve orders, and digital signage.  Our secure printers and MICR printing solutions support even the most time- and information-sensitive applications, such as payroll, accounts payable and prescription printing. For fresh inspiration, come see what Source Technologies can help you achieve. 

Innovation underway at www.sourcetech.com.
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Monday, 20 September 2010
EXTON, Pa., and IRVINE, Calif., – Scala and IAdea, two leading companies in digital signage software and hardware, have introduced a low-cost, high-definition digital signage media appliance with upgraded Scala-supported software. The combined offering enables the advanced functionality of a sophisticated digital signage network at an entry-level price point.

The new IAdea XMP-320/330 full-HD media appliance is a small, palm-sized unit that is 100-percent solid-state, fanless and low power. It is capable of playing back 1080p content using a dedicated hardware-based video decoder for picture-perfect, full-HD H.264 graphics. The XMP-330 unit also features Wi-Fi connectivity, which reduces installation costs.

In addition to the new hardware, Version 2.0 of the IAdea Bridge Server software is now available. The major new features of Version 2.0 are: 

•    Multi-zone support (requires HD appliance);
•    Simple RSS crawls (requires HD appliance);
•    Playback of Scala Designer content as a sequence of still images;
•    Support Scala templates (as snapshot) for simplified template messages;
•    Scala Ad Manager support (requires HD appliance or digital signboard/photo frame);
•    Portrait mode layout for images and crawls; and
•    Automatic time synchronization.

These features enrich all IAdea media appliances, including the HD media appliance (1080p video playback), SD appliance (480p), digital signboard (10-inch, all-in-one countertop unit) and the audio-only appliance.

“The video performance of the new IAdea HD player is stunning and now includes support for multi-zone layouts and simple RSS crawls,” said Jeff Porter, Executive Vice President, Scala. “For about the same price as an ultra low-cost PC, you can now get drop-dead gorgeous 1080p playback.”

“IAdea is determined to deliver the most dependable hardware technology for digital signage,” said Rex Chen, Executive Vice President, IAdea. “The new XMP-320 full-HD media appliance lets the system integrator with limited budget do more than ever before.”

Customers with a valid Scala Advantage subscription can download the new Bridge Server software at http://www.scala.com/updates. For more information on the IAdea XMP-320 full-HD media appliance, visit http://www.IAdea.com.

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is the world’s leading software platform for digital signage. The company's digital signage customers include Sprint, Wells Fargo, National Amusements, Comcast Spectacor, Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, Honda, General Motors, Shell Oil Company, Sunoco, Lamar, ClearChannel, CBS Outdoor, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. More information is available at www.scala.com.

About IAdea

Founded in 2000, IAdea is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge commercial-grade digital signage players and integrated displays. IAdea’s products feature the XML-based W3C SMIL standard, allowing system integrators to quickly customize and tailor to individual project requirements. IAdea’s device technologies power many large-scale digital signage projects, offering proven robustness and lowered total cost of ownership (TCO). Market leaders including Scala, Mitsubishi, ViewSonic, etc. partner closely with IAdea to deliver end-to-end total solutions. With offices in Irvine, Montreal, and Taipei, IAdea offers uninterrupted product service throughout the globe. For more information visit http://www.IAdea.com.
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Monday, 20 September 2010
Tech Data’s new Healthcare IT Pavilion hosts specialized trainings and solutions demonstrations to help TechMed Alliance members build their healthcare IT practices

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Tech Data Corporation today opened the Healthcare IT Pavilion, a simulated doctor’s office within the distributor’s 6,000-square-foot technology solutions center. The new facility is supported by Tech Data’s Healthcare Specialized Business Unit (SBU). It features a broad array of IT solutions used in medical facilities of all sizes, including the latest Electronic Health Records (EHR) and practice management software, document imaging, networking, mobility, storage, video surveillance, video conferencing, unified communications, digital signage and specialized accessories.

“Resellers face two considerable challenges when it comes to building their healthcare IT businesses,” said Tech Data Vice President, Services Barb Miller. “First, they need to understand the operational challenges medical practices face and how IT solutions they already sell and support can enable doctors to operate more efficiently and enhance patient care. Second, there are a host of specialized solutions most resellers have no experience deploying, including EHR and practice management software. The Healthcare IT Pavilion enables resellers to learn what it takes to build a profitable healthcare IT practice by engaging industry experts and seeing these solutions in action.”

Members of Tech Data’s TechMed Alliance—a group of resellers focused on growing their healthcare IT businesses—can immediately reserve the Healthcare IT Pavilion for private tours and trainings for their sales and technical teams. They also can utilize the facility for end-user solutions demonstrations, bringing their healthcare customers to Tech Data’s Clearwater headquarters and working with the Healthcare SBU and its vendor partners to deliver impactful sales presentations.

Hands On With Healthcare IT

The Healthcare IT Pavilion features two exam rooms, a consultation room, waiting room, reception desk and office-management area to demonstrate the various IT solutions that would be deployed throughout a doctor’s office. Solutions in use include:

•    Electronic Health Records – enables doctors to efficiently and securely manage patient records and treatment plans, share images such as MRI scans and X-rays, and more

•    Mobility – PC carts, tablet PCs, ruggedized handhelds and secure wireless networks free medical practitioners to treat patients and access records anywhere

•    Practice Management Systems – help doctors’ offices manage operations, including scheduling, billing, insurance claims submission, reporting and forecasting

•    Document Imaging – enables medical practices to capture and store paper records and transition to an electronic records system

•    Unified Communications – keeps doctors, nurses and other staff connected to each other and to the information they need to treat patients at all times and from any location

•    Video Conferencing – HD video conferencing enables more efficient collaboration and consultation between doctors and patients

•    Security – biometrics, network security and video surveillance keep facilities, patients, staff and electronic records secure

•    Digital Signage – educates and entertains patients, their families and other guests

•    Specialized Accessories – antimicrobial mouse pads, washable keyboards, mounts and other specialized products create a more efficient and sanitary work environment

Leading vendors demonstrating solutions in the Healthcare IT Pavilion include Brother, Ergotron, Fellowes, Fujitsu, gloStream, Greenway, HP, Imation, Infonic, Kodak, LifeSize, Panasonic, Plantronics, Sage, Seal-Shield, Socket, Sony and VMware.

To learn more and to schedule a tour of the Healthcare IT Pavilion, contact Tech Data’s Healthcare SBU by calling 800-753-4538 or visit the TechMed Web Resource Center at www.techdata.com.

Connect with Tech Data through Facebook and Twitter.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 109th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $22.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.


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Monday, 20 September 2010
Sonnenklar.TV unveil their ‘flagship’ store. The first of a projected 450 digital signage equipped, travel agency roll-out in Germany.

On Friday 10th September, Sonnenklar.TV opened a redesigned travel agency in Münich. Claimed to be the first digital signage equipped travel agent in Germany, Sonnenklar.TV intends to roll out an additional 200 franchised stores in the next three years. After which 250 more stores are planned.

The general contractor behind the installation was Maixsys, Acquire’s newest integrator in Germany. Whilst the on-screen graphical designs were carried out by Borsche, Sonnenklar.TV’s marketing and design agency, due to the usual time restraints the designers at Acquire were drafted in to help by building the templates in Acquire.

One of Acquire’s basic page-based, graphical design functions enables users to mask parts of the screen. This is a very quick and powerful way to build up page templates, and all of the displays in the store use this feature. In the photograph (Fig.1) the entire layout and design of the flagship store is shown using a wide-angle lens. On the left side there are four displays in a two-by-two matrix. Acquire is used here to display a TV feed and create the video wall effect.

There are also two displays on the right side, and six at the back in the centre of the photograph. All of these displays are showing different content but at any pre-determined moment they can all be synchronized to show the same image. This frame-perfect synchronization is another of Acquire’s features. The same synchronisation feature also makes it possible to create an image flow from left to right or from right to left.

Sonnenklar.TV, part of FTI (www.fti.de) is the only travel agency in Germany to have its own exclusive broadcast TV channel so the implementation of digital signage is not too much of a surprise. This first installation in Münich is the flagship store and so is understandably equipped with more screens than are intended for the roll-out. The store sizes vary from about 25 square metres to 120 square metres and will accommodate either two 42-inch screens or a single screen and a Totem housing a 19-inch touch screen.
  
For more information call on +44 (0) 116 231 8921 or go to http://www.acquiredigital.com for information about Acquire and http://www.working-solutions.co.uk for information about Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd.

About Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd


Based in Leicester, England, Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd has been providing award winning solutions to the digital signage and kiosk market segments for more than 12 years. So much more than just another media player, the Acquire™ range includes software products and player devices that combine power and functionality with the ability to control and manipulate content to create unique digital signage and interactive kiosk projects. Acquire™ software is already powering more than 15,000 players worldwide and has the flexibility to support multi-nationals corporations and small ‘start-ups’ alike.

Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd is based in Leicester, England.
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The partnership combines Keywest Technology’s industry leading digital signage hardware and software technology with the audiovisual solutions expertise of Verrex for customers in the region.

LENEXA, Kan. – Keywest Technology announced today that effective immediately it has partnered with Verrex, a design-build integrator and managed services provider of conferencing, collaboration and presentation technologies, as its primary agent in the Asia-Pacific region responsible for digital signage systems sales, marketing, design and support.
 
The move expands the presence of Keywest Technology in the region, positioning the company to better serve the digital signage needs of customers throughout Asia Pacific. The new partnership combines the superior digital signage solutions offered by Keywest Technology with unequalled sales, service and support provided by Verrex.

Verrex will provide sales and service to Keywest Technology customers from its Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Verrex sales engineers and technicians are available immediately to provide assistance including Andrew Cheung, Verrex Asia Pacific Regional Sales Manager, the primary account manager for Keywest Technology products.

“I am pleased we have reached an exclusive agreement with Verrex as our digital signage partner in the Asia Pacific region,” said Keywest Technology president Nick Nichols. “This new partnership will provide customers in the region with the highest level of sales, support, service and training available throughout the audiovisual industry.”

The new partnership makes available full service and support for Keywest Technology digital signage hardware and software in the local time zones throughout the region. Verrex is providing business hours telephone support from its Hong Kong headquarters with after-hours support provided by Verrex’s Global Service Desk and Keywest Technology’s offices in Lenexa, Kan. This approach provides near 24-hour-a-day live support during the work week.

“This local presence means our customers will have more hours in the day to resolve any problems that might arise,” said Nichols. “Of course, Keywest Technology is always available via support@keywesttechnology.com, and that has not changed.”

Verrex also will provide customers in the region with direct access to Keywest Technology’s exchange program. Verrex will maintain an exchange pool of Keywest Technology digital signage products. The units will be shipped within three days of a request. These units will be new or refurbished and factory certified and tested.

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

About Verrex
Founded in 1947, Verrex provides global systems design, installation and managed services of conferencing and communication technologies. With the industry’s broadest global footprint, Verrex enterprise-level solutions ensure universal standards and accelerated adoption of an organization’s vision for video and audio communications worldwide. For more information about Verrex, visit www.verrex.com.

For More Information Contact:
David Little
800-331-2019 or 913-492-4666 ext. 304
DavidL@keywesttechnology.com 

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Louisville, KY – Sept. 14, 2010:   The Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) has partnered with BUNN Co. to make the popular SPEED Digital Signage Training Program available online.

SPEED is available as the complete 4-hour program in four one-hour subject matter modules to serve the needs of project managers, end users, integrators and suppliers who are advancing digital signage and dynamic place-based media initiatives. Program information and registration is available at www.digitalscreenmedia.org/speed.

SPEED is approved by InfoComm International for Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) professional certification for 4 Renewal Units (RUs). The program covers:

• Digital Signage Overview, Directions and Value
• Advancing the Project
• Defining and Designing the Digital Signage Network Deployment
• Advertising Revenues
• Network Financials
• Playlist Design
• Content Best Practices
• Best Sources of Additional Digital Signage Information.

The cost is $75 per one-hour session or $195 for all four sessions. Access to the training also includes PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations and the ability to ask questions of the presenter.

David Drain, DSA executive director, said “There is a real need for training in the digital signage industry, so we’re pleased to partner with Lyle and make his program available as an on-demand webinar. While Lyle’s program is especially helpful for anyone who is new to digital signage, even those who are experienced will find it valuable and will reference his material again and again.”

The SPEED program and its elements, including templates for network design, playlist planning, content composition and ad revenue forecasting has been presented to thousands of professionals and refined over the past two years by Lyle Bunn, principal of BUNN Co., a highly regarded business and project consultant and educator in North America’s digital signage industry. Bunn said, “The real-world, vendor agnostic perspectives and best practices presented in SPEED make it an excellent starting, or updating point for success in digital signage use and supply.”

DSA President Stuart Armstrong, who is president of EnQii North America, has said “I was truly impressed with the quality of the information and Lyle’s instructional style. I am confident that folks coming out of his program will be better prepared to maximize the upside while lowering the risk of their digital signage program.”

SPEED will continue to be delivered live at major industry events and in private classes.

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About SPEED
The SPEED Digital Signage Training Program is a practical, vendor neutral, accelerated how-to program comprised of eight modules in four segments, with planning templates in primary areas of digital signage network planning and operations. The SPEED program was developed and is delivered by Lyle Bunn of BUNN Co. a highly regarded business and project consultant and educator in North America’s digital signage industry. SPEED provides knowledge and templates to guide end users, network operators, suppliers, advertisers and investors to improve business and project planning, launch, deployment, application and the use of digital signage and digital out-of-home media. The information presented is based on industry best-practices, objective, vendor-agnostic and applicable to initiatives in any application, environment, funding or supply model. See www.LyleBunn.com/SPEED  

About Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA)
The Digital Screenmedia Association was formed through the April 2010 merger of the Digital Signage Association and the Self-Service & Kiosk Association. With over 650 members, the purpose of the DSA is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking. See www.digitalscreenmedia.org

 

Contacts:
 
Lyle Bunn
Principal & Strategy Architect
BUNN Co.
Tel:  613-475-9121  
Lyle@LyleBunn.com    

David L. Drain
Executive Director
Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA)
Tel: (502) 489-3915 x232
davidd@digitalscreenmedia.org   
 

 

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Wednesday, 08 September 2010
Markham, ON. Canada – World Media Net & Affiliates LLC, an authorized agent of Capital Networks Limited, was awarded a contract to build a base Commanders Access Channel (CAC) and Emergency Alert System at Travis Air Force Base, located in Solano County, California.

World Media Net & Affiliates LLC provided the Audience software platform responsible for the creation of the show as well as the management and scheduling of content.
Working with the media staff at Travis AFB, World Media Net & Affiliates LLC customized a multi-zone channel design specific to the needs of the military base. The channel provides a variety of information including on base events, welcome messages to visiting VIP’s, local weather information and specifically targeted messages depending on the current alert status of the base or military over all. In addition, military news from various sources informs viewers of breaking news and events.

A live video zone is utilized to present a combination of pre-recorded messages, PSA’s or a live video feed. Travis AFB has elected to incorporate live scheduling of The Pentagon Channel, utilizing a satellite receiver provided by The Pentagon Channel.

The new channel is broadcast to all military offices, security stations and base housing. World Media Net & Affiliates LLC worked with the local cable provider to bring the signal to the base cable providing signal base wide on Channel 26.

The Audience platform also provides Travis AFB the ability to simulcast the Commanders Access Channel via the internet to the over 14,800 active duty, reservist and civilian employees assigned.

World Media Net & Affiliates LLC installed the Commanders Access Channel & Emergency Alert System on site and provided Audience platform training for the media department staff. Installation & training was completed in two days.

About World Media Net

World Media Net & Affiliates LLC has over 23 years of broadcast, communications and information systems experience and since 1995 has specialized in working with Local, State and Federal Agencies nationwide and overseas. Projects involve the consultation, design and project management of "mini TV studios" for various agencies, deployment of secured government communications via satellite up and downlinks, consultation, design and installation of various display and digital signage information systems at various governmental locations. In 2001, World Media Net & Affiliates LLC began working directly with all U.S. Military Branches, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Agency and the Department of Justice. World Media Net's clients in the military sector include: the US Army, US Air Force, US Marine Corps and US Navy. Clients in other markets include The Boeing Company, Ford Motor Company, McDonald's and BP.

About Capital Networks Limited

Capital Networks Limited is a privately held company based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1991, Capital Networks is a respected marketing, integration and sales organization for all DiGiMATiON incorporated software products and a leader in the supply and support of advanced multimedia systems to communications companies engaged in cable television operation, broadcasting, direct-to-home and place-based media. Capital Networks has sold Audience™ software through authorized re-sellers into a variety of market segments including Digital Signage, Cable TV, Education, Corporate and Municipal applications in 35 countries. Current clients include: OLGC - Ontario, York Region Police - Ontario, RCMP - Canada, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, N.A.I.T. - Alberta, Pan Pacific Hotels - Singapore, Cablevision - New York, Rogers Cable TV - Toronto, Cox Communications, and many others.

About DiGiMATiON incorporated

Founded in 1982, DiGiMATiON incorporated designs and develops leading-edge Broadcast Multimedia software systems. Staffed by a team of highly experienced programmers the firm has undertaken many high profile coding assignments for some of the best known communications companies in the world. The Audience™ suite reflects a remarkably flexible product line widely accepted by leaders in a wide range of industrial, educational, broadcast, cable, digital signage, hospitality, military and medical applications.
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Tuesday, 07 September 2010
GDS Displays has won a public tender to supply LCD screens to Norway Railways. 32 inch and 46 inch sunlight readable displays will be used outdoors to display train timetables and other related information, whilst 65 inch screens will be supplied for semi-outdoor applications.

Norwegian Minister of Transport, Magnhild Kleppa,
inspects the new GDS Displays LCD screens at Drammen Station, Norway.

 
Norwegian Minister of Transport, Magnhild Kleppa, inspects the new GDS Displays LCD screens at Drammen Station, Norway.
The contract secured by GDS Displays will see them supply units over a four-year period.
 
The displays, that will be manufactured in GDS facilities in Italy and Romania, deliver highly contrasted content as well as excellent image quality. An ambient light sensor is used to continually sample light levels and screen brightness is adjusted to ensure comfortable viewing at all times. Vandal proof glass optically bonded directly to the LCD alleviates back-of-glass reflection and condensation issues whilst also giving the displays excellent protection against physical damage. An internal PC with Linux operating system, plus built-in diagnostics, thermal management and remote control allows standalone operation of the displays with no additional enclosures or ancillary cooling systems required.
 
“This is a very important contract win that builds on the successes already achieved by of our industry-leading range of daylight readable displays in similar applications,” said Richard Swetman, COO GDS Displays. “The technology and reliability built in to our products will give Norway Railways many years of quality service and provide its customers with clearly presented information to make their journeys easier.”
 
About GDS Displays


For over 30 years,
GDS Displays has provided customised display products, solutions and services to a wide range of clients across diverse markets. We are proud to have pioneered solutions and technologies such as sunlight readable displays, piezo inverters, large screen optical bonding and thermal management systems for outdoor applications. Today we continue at the forefront of the displays industry, continuously improving and investing in new solutions and applications such as high brightness LED backlighting to maintain our best in class position.
 
GDS Displays is one of five divisions that make up GDS. The group, operating across five continents, includes Electronic Manufacturing Services, Energy, Led Street Lighting and Printers and Kiosks. The company has an integrated industrial platform that allows the individual divisions to benefit from the collective resources of the Group.
 
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Tuesday, 07 September 2010
(Taipei, Taiwan) Lanner Electronics, Inc. is cooperating with Wallflower Global Ltd. to deliver complete digital signage solutions. Lanner is a specialist hardware manufacturer known for making rugged, small form factor IPCs for both industrial and commercial uses. Wallflower Global is an expert in digital signage software design and creating turn key solutions to various digital signage networks. Wallflower has given the stamp of approval to Lanner’s top-of-the-line digital signage platform the LEC-7900. The LEC-7900 is Lanner’s most popular digital signage appliance and is capable of running 3 streams of video.

Wallflower Global main business started in providing retail locations with digital signage software. In just 7 years that have grown into a multinational company that delivers software that is both scalable and flexible, creating solutions that run everything from, in-house applications to nation wide networks of advertising platforms. Their wealth of experience has led them to become one of the global contenders in providing digital signage software.

Wallflower Global has tested Lanner’s LEC-7900 and has approved the platform for safe use with their software. This means when customers purchase the LEC-7900, they are guaranteed compatible software with their digital signage platform.

The LEC-7900 is Lanner’s most popular signage platform, utilizing the Nvidia MCP7A chipset with Intel Core 2 Duo processing power. It features HDMI, DVI-D and 2 VGA video ports for flexibility in deployment. Other communication ports include 4 x USB 2.0, dual RJ-45 GbE LAN ports, Stereo Line Out and 2 RS-232 COM ports.

The LEC-7900 has gone through extensive shock, vibration and temperature tests. It can safely operate between -10o and 50o Celsius. The LEC-7900 is available for sample orders immediately. For more information or to request a sample, contact a Lanner representative at sales@lannerinc.com, or visit us on the web at:

http://www.lannerinc.com/wallflower/LEC-7900

For more information on Wallflower Global:
http://www.wallflowerglobal.com/

About Lanner

Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics, Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of network application platforms, network video platforms and applied computing hardware for first-tier companies. Lanner's expertise also extends to include driver and firmware support, enabling 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 custom technical 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®.
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Tuesday, 07 September 2010
Enabling customers to benefit from a reliable turn-key solution
 
Breda, The Netherlands, Adtraxion Systems, a recognized provider of digital signage solutions in Europe from The Netherlands, has developed software that converts a Samsung Large Format Display (LFD) monitor into an Adtraxion Player. The combined solution is engineered for maximum performance and reliability, and has proven to be exceptional effective for establishing corporate communication, POS marketing and branding.

“Since Samsung introduced their range of LFD monitors we got requests for a solution existing out of established Adtraxion digital signage technology and the Samsung LFD monitors, from many Adtraxion partners,” said Dick Tuinebreijer, CEO Adtraxion Systems. “Adtraxion Player software addresses this request. Our partners are able to use both technologies by simply installing Adtraxion Player software on the embedded PC of the Samsung LFD monitor. After installation the Samsung LFD monitor will function as an Adtraxion Player, and can be deployed in any Adtraxion digital signage network.”

Samsung Electronics, a world-leading innovator and manufacturer of professional display products, developed the LFD monitors for businesses that are looking for smarter and more cost-effective ways to capture their audience’s attention. Their LFD monitors are equipped with a powerful built-in PC and have internal networks which allow users to remotely control the display content. It enables the integration of digital signage, without the necessity of a separate PC or digital signage device.

Both technologies are characterized by their enhanced reliability and robustness. The combination exists out of products that are designed for 24/7 use. In addition, a variety of non-stop features are incorporated. These features include low operating temperature, anti-dust features, built-in watchdog infrastructure and extreme security. As a result, existing and new customers now have the opportunity to deploy a true reliable turn-key solution. And without the necessity of purchasing additional equipment, the combined solution is also one of the most cost-effective solutions available today.

About Adtraxion Systems

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

About SAMSUNG Electronics

SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, SAMSUNG Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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Friday, 03 September 2010
Tel Aviv, Israel, -- C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions,  today announced that the company's digital signage software platform, C-nario Messenger, has been implemented in Mumbai international airport's recently inaugurated and state-of-the-art Terminal 1C, catering to domestic traffic.

Times Innovative Media Limited (TIML) is the largest Out of Home media solutions company in India with exclusive advertising rights for Mumbai International Airport and Delhi International Airport, apart from many other prestigious media properties across India. TIML is part of the Times of India group, India's largest and most influential media house.

C-nario was selected by TIML as the technological platform provider, and Apseco Systems & Software, a Mumbai-based company specializing in audio-visual solutions, services and installations, was selected as the integrator.

The digital signage network at Mumbai airport comprises ten 47-inch LCD screens. The content plan is to have RSS-based news headlines, RSS- based astrology forecasts, and weather reports for selected cities, apart from Live TV and advertisements - all in the highest pixel resolution. C-nario's platform enables advertisers to upload and approve ads via the Web.

"C-nario's software enables us to serve passengers with news, useful information and advertisements in key areas of the airports including check-in, arrivals, departures, security hold area and others," said Aman Nanda, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Acquisitions, TIML. "We were highly impressed with C-nario's experience in leading airports worldwide and the performance of its platform."

"Airports are a strategic market for us," said Yael Elstein, VP Marketing, C-nario. "Today, an increasing number of airports understand the advantages and benefits of digital signage, including high-resolution pixel-perfect content in a multi-display, multi-channel environment, capturing the attention of passengers and delivering useful information."

C-nario Messenger is a complete digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that provides better-than-broadcast quality playback in any shape, size and resolution. C-nario Messenger is characterized by its superb multi-display playback engine, as well as its advanced management, monitoring and control tools. In addition, the system is based on open architecture, which makes it easy to customize and adapt to different needs. The system's innovative content creation tools easily help to create displays and cut costs.

About C-nario

C-nario is a global provider of a comprehensive display, distribution and management software solutions for digital signage networks. C-nario's products are widely used in a variety of industries and sectors, including financial institutions, advertising and media, retail, public institutions, entertainment, healthcare, education and transportation. C-nario's cutting edge technology enables unparalleled playback and management capabilities of high-impact video displays in any size, shape and resolution. To date, the company has deployed in 40 countries through its global partners and international value-added resellers. The company has offices in the United States, Europe, and Israel. For more information about C-nario visit www.c-nario.com.
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Thursday, 02 September 2010
Garland, TX - CE labs announced today that they will debut their simplistic Plug and Play Digital Signage at CEDIA 2010. Plug and Play Digital Signage will include the MP500, a digital signage media player that is compact and durable and capable of true high definition 1080p playback. QuickSign Pro, a simple and flexible software tool made to manage content to multiple media players will also be included. Eric McCready, Vice President of Sales, will host live demonstrations throughout CEDIA and will be available to answer any digital signage questions you may have. The goal of CE labs Plug and Play Digital Signage is to make it accessible for small to mid-size companies without the substantial cost of other digital signage providers. This will in turn make the Plug and Play Digital Signage easy for the reseller to offer to their customers. CEDIA is scheduled for September 22-26, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

If you plan on attending CEDIA stop by and visit with us at the CE labs booth (#1536).

About CE labs®/Cable Electronics

CE labs®/Cable Electronics, Inc. revolutionized composite and component audio/video distribution in the 1990s and has established itself as an industry leader in HDMI™ audio/video distribution. Today, CE labs continues to lead the industry in innovation with its high quality HDMI™ matrix switchers, amplifiers and Cat5 distribution. CE labs is also spearheading the digital signage revolution with its high definition digital media players, content management software and electronic merchandising systems.
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Wednesday, 01 September 2010
Industry leaders discuss new market possibilities on the Expo floor

Fairfax, Virginia — Experience the latest digital signage innovations first-hand at the DSA Digital Signage Zone during the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 13–15). Hosted by the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA), this all-new Expert Advice Zone features exclusive presentations by industry-leading professionals each day of the Expo.

“Digital signage presents new communications and revenue opportunities to any organization involved in brand building services,” said Lyle Bunn, presentation moderator and leading consultant in the digital signage industry. “Some of the best and brightest in the digital signage industry will be on hand at SGIA.”

Presentations have been scheduled over the course of three days (subject to change):

October 13

  • An Introduction to Digital Signage — Steve Gurley, Symon
  • Getting Started: Hardware, Software, Content, Networks and Installation — Brian Ardinger, Nanonation
  • Connecting Digital Printing with Digital Signage — Charles J. Kelly, Jr., Clarke    Systems
  • Choosing the Right Digital Signage Solution — Steve Acquista, Black Box
  • Is Digital Signage Green and What are the Current Trends? — David Little, Keywest Technology
October 14

  • Importance of Content and Advertising Message — Tara Schlim, Daktronics
  • How to Determine ROI on Your Digital Assets — Jeff Boehm, 3M
      
  • What are My Resources: Is There a Turnkey Solution? — Greg Weaver, Microspace
  • Introduction to Digital Signage — Jeff Porter, Scala
October 15

  • Applications for Digital Signage (a tour de force of examples — visual case studies) — Jeff Porter, Scala
  • Return on Investment: How do I Make Money with Digital Signage? What are My Costs and Potential Returns? — Brian Ardinger, Nanonation
In addition to the DSA Digital Signage Zone, SGIA will offer four additional sales-free Expert Advice Zones at the Expo, tailored to each of the diverse specialty imaging communities. For more information and to register for a free Expo pass, visit SGIA.org, Keyword: ExpoZones.

Digital Screenmedia Association

The purpose of the Digital Screenmedia Association is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking.

SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community

“Specialty imaging” comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they’ll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles. Make the most of your specialty imaging business.
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Wednesday, 01 September 2010
Paradigm Strategic Marketing will conduct sales and support for all Exhibio products in the state of Florida. This will allow Exhibio a complete marketing presence through Commercial System Integrators, Resellers and Dealers looking to penetrate this expanding business vertical.

Orlando, FL, --(PR.com)-- Exhibio, the manufacturer of comprehensive digital signage products, announced today that it has signed a representative agreement with Paradigm Strategic Marketing, LLC.

Paradigm Strategic Marketing will conduct sales and support for all Exhibio products in the state of Florida. This will allow Exhibio a complete marketing presence through Commercial System Integrators, Resellers and Dealers looking to penetrate this expanding business vertical.

"In addition to representing Exhibio, Paradigm will also offer packaged content management and scheduling support services. Our objective is to create a complete solution that further reaffirms the brand’s perception of simplicity and removes one of the greatest sales objections in Digital Signage – hiring additional headcount to support it,” said John M. Lee, Vice President, Channel Sales for Paradigm Strategic Marketing.

Exhibio is a company dedicated to developing one of the industry’s easiest digital signage systems to install and operate. As technology advances, and the needs of customers change, Exhibio digital signage maintains its focus on high-value software features and upgrades driven by customer feedback. Exhibio believes in a strong and open relationship with its clients and partners making their easy to use digital signage platform one of the best in the industry.

“Exhibio is pleased to welcome Paradigm Strategic Marketing as part of our US representative network. Paradigm Strategic Marketing's knowledge and professionalism will strengthen our existing relationships and drive our brand visibility in the Florida region. This partnership gives Exhibio a local marketing presence and point of sales communication with our channel partners and customers. The feedback from the field that Paradigm Strategic Marketing collects will help our development staff create new features and upgrades as well as add an additional layer of product support," said John Bryan, Business Development Manager for Exhibio, LLC.

About Paradigm Strategic Marketing, LLC

Paradigm Strategic Marketing, LLC is an independent manufacturer's representative covering Florida, and the Southeastern United States, including NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, MS for the commercial and residential AV markets. Paradigm Strategic Marketing provides sales, marketing and technical support for manufacturers seeking these services close to market in the region. For more information, visit www.psmreps.com .

About Exhibio, LLC

Established in 1995 in Williamsville, New York, Exhibio is a global industry pioneer in developing digital signage and content management systems that are web-accessible, reliable and incredibly easy to use. They offer connected signage solutions used in education, retail, government, transportation, hospitality, and several other industries, canvassing almost unlimited possibilities for creative content usage and across networks. Exhibio’s exclusive intuitive visual interface enables users to easily create customized mixed-media displays on plasma, LCD or other screens. The company's patent-pending digital display systems can be updated, monitored and managed remotely from anywhere online. Exhibio, a Digital Screenmedia Association member, has hundreds of installations in universities, corporate offices, transportation facilities, hotels, and hospitals, throughout North and South America.

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