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Thursday, 30 June 2011
Novomap platform blends searchable interactive flyer, product location, real-time ad-serving, QR codes and mobile apps off one powerful shopper engagement solution

Located at the entry area of the Canadian retailer’s 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle in Mississauga (Greater Toronto Area) location, the Jibestream (www.jibestream.com) product locator features a Canadian Tire-branded 42-inch LCD touch screen loaded with content and tools designed to promote sales items, drive purchases on high margin and over-stocked goods, and enhance the overall consumer experience.

The kiosk developed by Toronto-based Jibestream has a broad suite of software tools that enable such things as a searchable, interactive version of the weekly Canadian Tire flyer, video ads served in real-time based on search analytics, and mapping tools that direct buyers to goods sold in the large footprint general merchandise retailer.

To drive awareness and usage of the kiosk, a special Canada Day promotion is planned this week with the outdoor products company Coleman. From June 29-July 3, Our partnership with the Toronto-based event marketing firm Mouse Marketing radically elevates the customer interactive experience. Glenn Smith, President of Mouse Marketing, says a brand ambassador team will be on hand to introduce and drive usage of the kiosk. Users who search for featured Coleman products will also have a chance to win  relevant prizes.

The promotion is designed to educate and raise general shopper awareness of Coleman products, and drive impulse sales, as well as demonstrate the ease of use and value of Jibestream’s retail technology. The Coleman event follows a separate promotion done in mid-June with Miracle-Gro fertilizer products.
 
“It’s time to make finding products in such a large retail store a littler easier,” says Chris Wiegand, COO of Jibestream. “Canadian Tires are very large stores, with a lot of great stuff, and we’re showing here how this technology lets shoppers easily, quickly find what they need, while also layering in technologies like mobile apps. Customers are naturally drawn to an interactive product finder that help them sort through  a wide range of products, whether it’s a specific tool or a folding table for a backyard party. This just makes it easier, which we believe really matters in terms of the shopper experience."

The Novomap kiosk at the Meadowvale store - 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle in Mississauga – includes:

  •     42" touch-screen kiosk at the store entrance;
  •     Full store map and directory;
  •     Contextual product advertising served in real-time based on product search parameters;
  •     Interactive flyer  that allows product search directly from the flyer, and locates the products within the store;
  •     QR code and mobile app integration;
  •     Full tracking and reporting for activity and trends.

Jibestream’s flagship Novomap interactive platform engages consumers in retail and other settings with interactive screens that go beyond simple directories and wayfinding. Dynamic, smart-mapping solutions tailor information to what’s happening in a venue and what people are looking for, and then delivers it to users on their terms.

Novomap is already deployed in venues like malls, airports, hospital and campuses -- delivering real-time, business-driven and customized solutions that remove visitor confusion, streamline operations, reduce costs and introduce new revenues. The technology includes “smart” advertising modules, flexible layouts and open architecture that easily ties in to useful data from venue or external systems.


About Jibestream

Jibestream Interactive Media Inc. develops and manages unique digital technology that helps people who visit complicated places like retail large stores, hospitals, shopping malls and public buildings efficiently find what they need and where to go. Based in Toronto, Canada, Jibestream is a private corporation focused on interactive way-finding solutions that make things better for the venues and the people who visit them.
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Thursday, 30 June 2011
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 the main showroom of Elektra, a Spanish chain of electric appliances and kitchen furniture, and will be implemented in the coming months in 17 branch stores of the chain.

The 2X2 video wall at Elektra's main showroom in San Sebastian, called Lifeevolution, displays in-store products and product information to customers in brilliant high-definition, creating a unique in-store experience. The same content will be displayed on the stand-alone screens in branch stores.

The content comprises video streams, live TV feeds, images and text. C-nario's platform will be integrated with a voice control system, allowing voice activation of various features of the displays. C-nario Messenger enables to upload and approve content, via the Web, which is displayed in the highest pixel resolution.

IKUSI, a global provider of communications and electronic solutions and services, designed and integrated the systems. LombokDesign, a Spanish advertising agency, provides the content.

“C-nario’s software enables our video wall to operate flawlessly with amazing images and video, and we are eagerly looking forward to implementing the software in the branch stores,” said Haritz Goikoetxea, technical manager of Elektra's Lifeevolution.  “The sophisticated displays help us fulfill our marketing vision of creating a unique in-store atmosphere that captures customers’ attention.”

“We are very pleased to help Elektra enhance its in-store customer experience,” said C-nario CEO Tamir Ginat. “Digital signage is a powerful tool within stores, and C-nario is an important player in this growing market. We harnessed our experience and expertise in the retail industry and  in high traffic venues to make these displays a success.”

C-nario Messenger is a complete digital signage, 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 various needs. The system’s innovative content creation tools easily help to create displays and cut costs.

About C-nario

C-nario is a global industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital signage software solutions and applications. C-nario helps its clients attract customers, increase revenues and enhance branding. Focused on the customer's business needs and requirements, C-nario provides the industry’s most advanced digital signage capabilities with maximum Return-on-Investment (ROI). The company’s easy-to-use solutions are the product-of-choice for hundreds of customers, including Fortune 500 corporations, in a variety of industries: retail, banking, transportation, advertising and media, entertainment, sporting events and facilities, education and telecom, among others. Through its global partners and international value-added resellers, C-nario has deployed its solutions in 40 countries. 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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Wednesday, 29 June 2011
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that Rapides Regional Medical Center has installed a CoolSign-powered digital signage system to deliver a mix of up-to-date information, tickers, and live TV to patients, visitors, and staff. The center, based in Alexandria, La., offers services ranging from general medicine to neurosurgery and intensive care, treating around 50,000 patients each year in its state-of-the-art facility.

Sited in twelve locations around the center, including welcome areas, cafeterias, hallways, doctor lounges, and visitor centers, the CoolSign system allows the medical center to play unique content on individual screens, or display identical messages about community events, classes, and workshops across all displays.

Installed by systems integrator Multi-Media Solutions, CoolSign was selected by Rapides Regional Medical Center for its outstanding performance in a range of criteria, with usability being a key factor. The center's in-house design team creates original graphics and easily uploads the elements using CoolSign Content Creator Original. They have also created scrolling information areas for dynamic data that are updated automatically via links to a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet. Administrative staff typically establishes the content 30 days in advance and revises the playout schedule as required from the desktop. Future plans for the Center's system include integration with an emergency notification system to allow targeted alerts to be displayed throughout the facility.

"This sophisticated digital signage network is an important tool that helps us create a more welcoming and comforting environment for patients and visitors, as well as for hospital staff," said Penelope St. Romain, advertising coordinator at Rapides Regional Medical Center. "The CoolSign digital signage network is a powerful tool for building a sense of community and giving staff a motivational boost, with announcements of awards and staff recognitions across different departments. It helps show our pride in the people who work here and creates a very positive impression on visitors."

"The quality of the environment in a medical facility can have a profound effect on the experience of patients, staff, and relatives. When the environment is welcoming, it is a real aid to effective health care," said Peter Maag, Haivision's executive vice president. "Rapides Regional Medical Center has taken a proactive and forward-thinking way of nurturing its community with this installation."

About Haivision Network Video

Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with a global sales and support organization distributing its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. Information about Haivision products and solutions is available at www.haivision.com.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Minneapolis, MN, - Alpha Video & Audio, Inc. announced today that it has developed a visual communication interface between its CastNET digital signage software and the Bosch Praesideo digital public address and emergency sound system. This integration of systems from Alpha Video and Bosch is an innovative solution for including digital signs, projectors, TV monitors, video walls and other visual communication devices into an enterprise-wide or campus-wide emergency notification system.

As a digital public address and emergency sound system, Praesideo processes and communicates both the audio signals and control data entirely in the digital domain making the system superior to other currently available public address and emergency sound systems. The integration of Praesideo with CastNET digital sign systems means that emergency events that trigger digital audio messages may now also trigger digital video messages. The new system has the capability to control projectors and TV monitors in classrooms or meeting rooms so that individuals inside a building are able to see, as well as hear, emergency messages. Using video messages can greatly enhance the effectiveness of alerting employees, staff, students and visitors what to do and where to go in response to an event.


The system includes a zone feature to show different messages on selected digital signs based on their location or proximity to an event. For example, if a fire alarm is triggered in a certain area of a building, the alert messaging may direct occupants to use different escape routes based on their location. Visual alert notifications use graphics as well as video animations to better inform and direct people in emergency situations. Zoning can also be used in non-campus-wide emergency events, such as a broken elevator or water pipe, so that only those notifications are displayed in the affected areas.


“Bosch is excited that Alpha Video has integrated their CastNET solution with the Praesideo mass notification system, and the timing could not have been better,” says Mark Andersen, Product Marketing Manager for Bosch Public Address Systems. “2010 marks the first time the NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code – and the soon to be published UL2572 standard – have extended their scope beyond the realm of fire alarm to incorporate other life-safety systems and functions. In addition to simply indicating the existence of an emergency situation, these new codes require instructions via voice communications and/or visible signals that include text, graphics, or other displayed communication methods. When used together, CastNET and Praesideo can enhance the safety and effectiveness of virtually any mass notification application.”


Commenting on the partnership between Bosch and Alpha Video, Kevin Groves, Co-Owner of Alpha Video, said, “More and more of our CastNET customers have been requesting that our digital signs be integrated into an emergency messaging system. Rather than start from scratch, it made sense for us to partner with an outstanding audio messaging system so that we could communicate audio and video alerts. We selected the Bosch Praesideo system because it offers increased scalability and greater reliability during an emergency situation due to its redundant loop design. Praesideo has been successfully installed throughout Europe where there are much higher standards for mass notification systems. We are confident that this success will continue for installations at major organizations and educational institutions in the United States as the new UL standards are implemented.”


About CastNET


CastNET is an easy-to-use yet powerful software solution for managing digital signage content. CastNET is developed and distributed by Alpha Video & Audio, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered at 7711 Computer Ave, Edina, Minnesota 55435. Telephone: (800) 388-0008 or (952) 986-9898; Fax (952) 896-9899. Website:
castnet.com.

About Alpha Video


Alpha Video & Audio, a member of Professional Systems Network Inc. (PSNI), has been a professional video systems integrator since 1970. Alpha specializes in products, systems and services for video and digital media content creation, distribution and management.  Alpha Video is privately held and headquartered at 7711 Computer Ave, Edina, Minnesota 55435; tel: (800) 388-0008 or (952) 896-9898; fax (952) 896-9899. Websites: alphavideo.com.


About The Bosch Division Security Systems


The Bosch division Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products, solutions and services. Protection for people's life, buildings and assets is the aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion alarm, fire alarm and voice evacuation systems as well as access control, management systems and care solutions. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Bosch Security Systems develops and manufactures in its own plants across the world. Website: boschsecurity.com




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Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Digital View, the professional signage and media player manufacturer, are showcasing a range of interactive solutions at Marketing Week In-Store show in London, Olympia on the 29th-30th June.  Digital View will also unveil it’s most optimized integrator display to date, designed specifically for the retail integrator market.

With retail signage and interactive capabilities high on the agenda for In Store this year, Digital View’s technology solutions for the digital signage and media player sector are sure to be of considerable importance to brand managers, marketers and retailer alike.  A stand showcasing a host of interactive promotional display options provides a great source of inspiration for managers looking to engage more customers and boost sales.

An new innovation by Digital View called ‘PopStyle’ is sure to be a big hit with retail environment designers and integrators. Similar in features to Digital View’s VideoFlyer range of all-in-one media player and display signage solutions, PopStyle radically reduces costs across the board by including only the features retailers and brands require and comes ready to build into any design.  The cost reduction alone will be welcomed by the integrator community, as will the slim design and ease of mounting.

James Henry, CEO of Digital View comments, ‘PopStyle displays reduce costs considerably for integrators, and will be popular because we’ve managed to maintain many of the great quality features from our higher price display solutions that brands and retailers use.’

Digital View are exhibiting at stand C137 of the In Store show.

About Digital View Group

Established in 1995, Digital View Group (www.digitalview.com) is a proven supplier of specialist solutions for the digital signage and retail media markets. The company has supplied solid-state media players to many digital signage operators (such as CBS Outdoor, BA Media & The Life Channel) as well as many high profile consumer brands (including Proctor & Gamble, Nokia, L’Oreal, TAG Heuer, Hugo Boss, Unilever, Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Hasbro and Bosch).

The company has sales offices worldwide in Morgan Hill, CA, London, and Hong Kong.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Ranked 27th for top technology integrators in North America

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions, announced today that it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Featuring the highest producing technology integrators and solution provider organizations in the IT channel, the VAR500 rankings consider earnings from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. Black Box, with revenues of more than a $1 billion, placed 27th, in the 17th annual ranking, up from 69th last year. This marks Black Box’s highest VAR500 ranking to date.

“It is very gratifying to once again be listed in the VAR 500 and to have moved up tremendously in the rankings,” said Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box. “Because we have partnerships with the world's leading technology communications and infrastructure companies, we are focused on designing best-of-breed, interoperable solutions for our clients as they migrate to next-generation communications environments. Our emphasis on client value and satisfaction is one of the keys to our success.”

“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”

The 2011 VAR500 list was announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite, two-day conference designed for high-level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings and partnerships. Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Jacksonville, Florida, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top solution provider organizations in North America.

The VAR500 list is available on-line at CRN.com.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 196 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited

(www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities—from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists—with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Its 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


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Tuesday, 28 June 2011
New Enova® DGX 16 and 32 Delivers End-to-End Distribution of HDMI Signals with Full HDCP, with the Simplicity of Analog, without Interruption or Key Constraints Using InstaGate Pro™ Technology

Orlando, Fla - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the HDCP-solving Enova DGX 16 and Enova DGX 32 Digital Generation Matrix Switchers. In relation, AMX also announced the new DXLink HDMI Transmitters and Receivers for simplified distance transport of HDMI w/ HDCP signals. AMX will be demonstrating the Enova DGX, and DXLink HDMI Transmitters and Receivers in booth 2525 at InfoComm 2011, being held June 15 - 17 in Orlando, Fla.

The Enova DGX 16 and 32 systems extend the boundaries of modular matrix switchers with an integrated NetLinx® Controller and embedded Ethernet switch, so users can manage, monitor and control the entire solution, including the connected source and display devices located throughout the building, all from a single point of control. With the powerful combination of analog-to-digital signal conversion, video scaling and high speed digital switching this hybrid system delivers perfect video every time – regardless of signal type.

"While competitors go to great lengths creating work-around tools to mask HDMI-HDCP problems – AMX has simply eliminated the problem," explained AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "The Enova DGX and DXLink Transmitters and Receivers allow our dealers to be more profitable as they will spend significantly less time with HDCP integration issues."

Installers can now easily integrate HDCP into system designs and enjoy hassle free plug-and-play operation. No tools, no delays, and no key constraints – it just works with the exclusive InstaGate Pro™ Technology from AMX.

In addition to eliminating HDCP delays, InstaGate Pro allows sources with key limitations to be switched freely to connected HDCP compliant displays, eliminating HDCP key limitations that plague large applications. And, with built-in SmartScale™ Technology on every output, video is perfectly scaled, automatically, for each connected display; preventing inferior video quality which occurs when sources and displays have different supported resolutions.

The Enova DGX 16 and 32 offer a comprehensive set of hot swappable boards that can be used in conjunction with DXLink Transmitters and Receivers to provide an end-to-end distribution system sending analog, digital – including HDMI with HDCP signals, plus control, Ethernet and power up to 100 meters over one twisted pair cable.

"We've solved the HDCP nightmare for installers," said Paul Hand, AMX Product Manager. "Specifying the new Enova DGX Digital Media Switcher in conjunction with DXLink Transmitters and Receivers creates a truly plug-and-pay experience. InstaGate Pro and SmartScale Technologies work together to distribute HDMI without key-constraint hassles, while scaling it for each display independently. And, all of this happens without manual setup."

To learn more about the new Enova DGX 16 and Enova DGX 32 Digital Generation Matrix Switchers and DXLink HDMI Transmitters and Receivers from AMX, please visit http://www.amx.com/products/categoryDigitalMediaSwitchers.asp.

About AMX

AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award-winning products span control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, among others.

AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.amx.com.

AMX is a trademark of AMX, LLC registered in the U.S. and other countries. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
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Monday, 27 June 2011
Christie has installed an 80-tile video wall array in which Scala content can be shown via Christie’s Spyder X20 video processor.

Wokingham, UK – Christie, a global leader in digital projection and display solutions, selected Scala to power a new digital signage network installation when it upgraded its EMEA Head Office in the United Kingdom. In addition to a visually impressive way of communicating with visitors, the company wanted to demonstrate the wide-ranging technical potential of its latest display technology — MicroTiles. Without hesitation, Christie executives called Scala, a longtime industry partner.

“In addition to being the ‘industry standard,’ we have a long association with Scala for on-screen advertising solutions in cinemas, so they were the logical choice to provide our advanced digital signage solution when upgrading our facility,” said Dale Miller, vice president, EMEA, at Christie.

Scala worked closely with Christie to create a multi-location, vertically and horizontally cascading series of digital screens. The network is centrally managed using Scala Content Manager, and Scala Designer software supports all content authoring. Specifically, Designer enables the creation of content templates for easy editing and allows integration with existing creative assets such as high-definition video, flash files and still images.

Christie’s new digital signage network uses more than 100 408x306mm (16x12inch) MicroTiles in nearly a dozen screens, plus four IAdea photo frames. The main showcase room features a remarkable 80-tile video wall displaying content in any array or simply as one of many input sources. The screen manager can mix a limitless number of sources in multiple windows, create various Picture-in-Pictures (PIPs), and define, shape and blend borders. According to visitors, “it’s a mind-blowing demonstration platform.”

In addition, Christie’s new digital signage network features:

  • Two displays in the reception area, welcoming visitors with wayfinding information.
  • One large rear-projection screen playing live news in a waiting room flanked by two vertical pillar displays with eye-catching visuals to add ambiance.
  • Two Scala-driven vertical displays of MicroTiles showcasing Christie awards and successful projects in the Christie Trophy Room.
  • Four IAdea photo frames installed outside all meeting rooms, displaying real-time information about availability and corporate news 

“Scala software can support any digital display need, even mission-critical business applications like Christie’s,” said Damon Crowhurst, director of business development for Scala EMEA. “The company has the highest standards, especially when showcasing their best-in-class MicroTiles technology. Scala software enables the full impact of Christie MicroTiles to be seen.”

Scala Services selected the Blue Chip Vario E2 media Player to drive the displays. This hardware was selected in order to comply with Christie’s high-level requirement regarding resolution quality for its MicroTiles. The Blue Chip Vario E2 ensures top level graphics quality and playback performance.

"The high level demands of the new Christie Head Office installation allowed Blue Chip Technology to demonstrate its decade-plus experience and the capabilities of our Vario player hardware in delivering yet another successful client project through partnering with Scala ", said Mike Gulliford, sales director, Blue Chip Technology.

About Christie

Christie, a global visual technologies company, offers diverse solutions for business, entertainment, and industry. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, we've established a reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. As a market leader, Christie has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide. Christie’s broad range of technologies include DLP Cinema projectors, LCD and DLP projectors, rear screen projection modules, video walls, and cutting edge projection technologies for 3D, virtual reality and simulation. Whatever the application, our solutions are purpose-built to meet unique projection requirements, and are backed by industry-leading service and support ensuring complete customer satisfaction. More information: www.christiedigital.eu

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 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 platforms 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 Newad, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. More information is available at www.scala.com.
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Monday, 27 June 2011
Cost-Effective PCs Leverage Open Pluggable Specification, AMD Dual Core Fusion Processors for Running Myriad of Content Types

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today with partner Technovare Systems, Inc., the introduction of four new single board computer (SBC) option cards for seamless integration with select NEC V, P and X Series displays.

Based on the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) platform, an industry-wide standard for the design and development of digital signage, these internal SBC option cards feature 1.6 GHz AMD Dual Core Fusion (T56N) processors, which enable running multiple video formats and high-definition content at 1080p. The SBCs’ smaller footprints also mean they can operate in thinner displays. These cost-effective solutions are targeted for applications in airports, healthcare, retail, quick-service restaurants, lobbies and other public venues.

“The graphics capabilities of these new OPS-based SBCs enable NEC screens to flourish with inspiring images and give digital signage operators a strategic advantage,” said Rachel Karnani, Product Manager for Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “In today’s competitive atmosphere, it is critical to be able to run different types of content and to give customers the flexibility to create diverse content best suited for their applications. The NEC/Technovare SBCs accomplish those goals.”

“The SBCs were built with careful attention to innovation, performance and flexibility, as well as to the new OPS industry standard,” said Barry Hsieh, Director of Sales for Technovare Systems. “NEC and Technovare are not just making strides in a very competitive digital signage arena with such offerings, but positioning themselves to capture new market share as well.”

The OPS-based SBCs provide network access through the use of existing CAT5 network infrastructures, saving both time and money. In addition, their integration capability with select NEC displays makes them easier to install and remove for maintenance. Two of the SBCs come without operating systems, providing flexibility for those end-users who wish to run Linux or a different operating system.

The four new SBCs are as follows:

  •     SB-02SC-1 – OPS with AMD Dual Core Fusion 160GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Professional license
  •     SB-02SC-2 – OPS with AMD Dual Core Fusion 32GB solid state drive, Windows 7 Professional license
  •     SB-02SC-3 – OPS with AMD Dual Core Fusion 160GB Hard Drive, no Operating System
  •     SB-02SC-4 – OPS with AMD Dual Core Fusion 32GB solid state drive, no Operating System

The products will be available for shipment in July 2011 at minimum advertised prices of $949, $949, $800, and $800, respectively, and come with a 3-year warranty.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business.  VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy.  For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com or call (877) 805-VUKU. 
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Friday, 24 June 2011
New integrated content app store to provide attractive content for digital signage displays

UCView is a premier international digital signage company that has recently announced its launching of its Content Apps store. The growing demand in the digital signage industry to provide interesting and up to date attractive content made it a challenge for network owners to be on a constant search for content. Now with UCView Content store, customers can select and publish content from a variety of categories and of different suppliers to utilize within their networks.

“At UCView we are extremely thrilled by our new apps store,” said CEO of UCView Guy Avital. “We know that attractive content is what provides strength to our digital signage solution. Until today, our users had to search for content across multiple providers or design their own content. Now, we have aligned with content providers to display their products in one apps store and allow customers to utilize it via our platform.”

UCView Content Apps is accessible through our portal or server platform. When a customer logs in to our portal or their own view edge digital signage server, they are able to select content from numerous apps in a wide array of categories, preview the content and then publish it. UCView has been working with a number of content providers for this new endeavor, and we continually encourage all providers and creators to constantly apply and submit content to be available to all of our customers. Our content store will provide a powerful tool for network owners and location managers to publish updated dynamic content to their screen with an ease of mouse click.

About UCView

UCView is a worldwide digital signage solutions provider providing top-quality digital signage application solutions and content management software that is not only reliable, but easy and efficient to use, and affordable to operate. The objective of UCView is to allow for the convergence between display owners, the advertisers, and consumers. UCView is responsible for the installation and support of thousands of systems across the spectrum of business industries, including retail, supermarkets, government, education, hospitality, and financial. UCView is a private company and its international headquarters and main manufacturing facility is located in Northridge, California.

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Friday, 24 June 2011
Momentum builds for the new faster, easier single-slot deposit ATMs

DULUTH, Ga. – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced an important step in the adoption of NCR Scalable Deposit Module (SDM), technology that makes automated deposits at the ATM twice as fast. Major ATM networks, including CO-OP Network from CO-OP Financial Services, Elan, First Data, FIS™, Fiserv, Vantiv, and SHAZAM have completed their certification testing of SDM, establishing the new technology as compatible with key software systems. NCR is in the process of completing the certification testing process with additional networks.

U.S. financial institutions are gravitating toward SDM, which simplifies the automated deposit (or “no-envelope deposit”) process by helping consumers complete the deposit portion of a transaction in half the time of other ATMs. Since introducing SDM in the U.S. in October 2010, NCR customers have placed orders for nearly 7,000 units. NCR is the only manufacturer to deploy a single-slot, mixed-media-deposit ATM solution.

“We are always looking for opportunities to differentiate our customer experience, and we were impressed with how simple and easy NCR’s Scalable Deposit Module will be for our customers to use,” said Tim Lockwood, senior vice president and CIO, United Bank of Michigan, who ordered SDM in May. “Automated deposit has been a home run for banks and consumers alike, but NCR has made that experience even better with SDM.”

Consumers can deposit up to a total of 50 checks and notes in a single bunch with SDM, which works with the NCR SelfServ 30 series of ATMs. Beyond giving customers a faster experience at the ATM, SDM-enabled ATMs truncate checks and store them in the safe, eliminating the need for daily pick up. They also use a simple media path that reduces jams and features intuitive LED indicators to make it easier for bank staff to service the module without a maintenance call.

“When financial institutions of all sizes see SDM in action, we get the same response: this makes ATM deposits faster and easier,” said Michael O’Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “Banks and credit unions have received positive data and feedback from consumers on automated deposit, so it is natural for NCR to continue to invest in innovation that improves the technology. With SDM, we have built a new solution that is even more intuitive and simple for consumers.”

Since first introducing its NCR SelfServ ATMs in 2008, NCR has seen many banks nearly double deposit volumes at the ATM as consumers enjoy the ease and simplicity of depositing cash and checks without an envelope. By significantly speeding the deposit process, NCR can help financial institutions deliver consumers a complete ATM deposit experience that takes less than 60 seconds, allowing financial institutions to speed transactions, reduce the length of lines at the ATM and improve customer satisfaction.

NCR has been the global market share leader in ATMs since 1986 – 24 consecutive years.(1) NCR Services is responsible for a broad portfolio of managed, hosted, professional and support services for ATMs and other assisted and self-service solutions. NCR is a proven global leader providing managed service support for hundreds of companies around the world. NCR provides value-added services to 19 of the world’s top 20 banks, 16 of the top 20 retailers, 7 of the top 10 telecom firms and 4 of the top 5 airlines.

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, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Concordia University, St. Paul has selected ZEPLAY, a 4 in / 4 out instant replay server from Tightrope Media Systems for their mobile production truck which is employed in a wide variety of campus sporting events.

Saint Paul, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) -Concordia University, St. Paul has selected ZEPLAY, a 4 in / 4 out instant replay server from Tightrope Media Systems for their mobile production truck which is employed in a wide variety of campus sporting events. ZEPLAY constantly records four 100Mbps HD-SDI streams while simultaneously playing out any or all of the streams. It is designed so that a single operator can effectively manage 4 angles of replay, and features a high end jog/shuttle controller, a built-in multi-viewer for all eight streams, and GPI interfaces for integration into production systems. ZEPLAY also includes a sequence editor for on-the-fly highlights package creation, clip store, melts, transport controls, and frame blending in both slow motion and fast motion for super smooth replays.

According to Zach Schuster, Television Production Manager at Concordia University St. Paul, ZEPLAY has been a perfect fit for Concordia. “We have been a customer of Tightrope for over five years now, utilizing their Cablecast automation, Cablecast SX Video servers, and Carousel Digital Signage for our local television channel. When Tightrope announced their Instant Replay Server, ZEPLAY, we wanted to get it in here right away. We needed an Instant Replay Server for all of the sporting events we cover over the course of a year, and with four angles that are always recording in four separate streams, ZEPLAY is the best solution that we could find.”

Schuster also knew that he needed an instant replay system that was lightning fast in order to keep up with the action on the volleyball court with the 4-peat Division 2 National Champion Golden Bear women’s volleyball team. “We run replays all the time in volleyball”, stated Schuster, “this is where ZEPLAY has proven itself over and over again. It’s incredible; as fast as the action is, ZEPLAY is always ready with the replay, from any angle, instantly.”

Concordia also needed a system that was easy to use, as their productions are often crewed by production students who are not experienced replay operators. “With all that Tightrope has packed in to ZEPLAY, it is amazingly easy to operate. The students pick it up very quickly. Even when they are thrown into the truck for the first time, by the second half of a game they are flying through the system. The other thing that Tightrope has done is to build a highlight editor right into the ZEPLAY. The same replay operator can use the built-in highlight editor to trim clips and assemble a highlight reel that I can play out at halftime and also post to the internet right after the game.”

About Concordia University, St. Paul

Concordia University, St. Paul is Minnesota's only private university competing in the NCAA Division II and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Department of Communication Studies provides students with hands-on opportunities to learn technical, aesthetic, and team skills through various media productions, including sports production.

About Tightrope Media Systems

Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and audiovisual head-end automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums and arenas. Tightrope's award winning systems are used across North America in government, hospitals, universities, high schools and local television stations. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com
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Friday, 24 June 2011
ROCHESTER, N.Y. and PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Global customers of Avere Systems now have the option to receive on-site coverage for their scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) appliances from KODAK Service and Support. The recent agreement between Kodak and Avere Systems provides customers of the storage solutions developer with a new service that offers four-hour response times on a 24x7 basis for hardware replacements.

“The variety of business scenarios that puts pressure on our customers’ storage systems requires a service delivery mechanism that is highly efficient and agile,” said Jeff Butler, Director of Customer Operations at Avere. “Leveraging Kodak’s worldwide network of service professionals enables Avere Systems to deploy a response team within hours to keep our customers’ critical processes up and running.”

KODAK Service and Support will specifically supply on-site support for Avere Systems’ FXT Series scale-out NAS appliances. This current line of storage products is engineered upon innovative Avere’s A-3 Architecture which consists of a tiered file system, scale-out clustering, and advanced virtualization and visibility capabilities.

“Kodak’s expansive service model enables our professionals to meet customers’ needs throughout a variety of industries,” said Kathy Clas, Director, KODAK Service and Support, Kodak’s Business Solutions and Services Group. “Our experience with multi-vendor storage enabled us to develop a service model that aligned with Avere Systems’ on-site maintenance needs for customers in the media and entertainment, energy and life sciences industries.”    

Avere Systems specializes in helping enterprise organizations improve the performance of their current NAS infrastructure, lower the cost of NAS acquisition, and achieve superior economics, efficiency, visibility and business agility. These benefits help to solve customers’ current storage problems while addressing future growth opportunities. 

Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimize their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in 120+ countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses, maximize productivity, and more effectively manage risks.  All Kodak products and software are backed by KODAK Service and Support. To learn more, visit http://graphics.kodak.com/.

About Kodak Service & Support

KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging, data storage and retail industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.


About Avere

Avere Systems provides NAS solutions that deliver breakthrough results for accelerating scale-out performance, reducing storage infrastructure costs, minimizing remote application latency and lowering overall operating costs.  The company’s innovative A-3 product architecture solves the typical NAS challenges of too many disks, poor scaling and global file access. Learn more at www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.
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Thursday, 23 June 2011
ADDERLink AV delivers professional AV extension with miniature transmitter technology to reduce space and clutter.

CAMBRIDGE, UK - Adder, the experts in connectivity solutions today unveil the latest generation of miniature AV transmitters to work alongside the hugely successful ADDERLink AV 100 Series.

 The ADDERLink AV100 series has been a mainstay of professional AV installations for many years, appearing in a wide range of industries including retail, transport, digital out of home (DOOH) and public exhibitions. The addition of the ALAV102T to the range further enhances the systems already flexible nature.

The ALAV102T has been designed to transmit audio and video content to two separate receivers, each of which can drive two back-to-back screens. Delivering pin sharp images using the AV100 series ensures that the system owner’s investment in content production is not wasted, and what the viewer sees is exactly what the owner intended. Combined with crystal clear CD quality audio, ALAV102T produces an immersive media experience up to 300 metres (1000ft) away.

Using the built in RS232 interface, the ALAV102T can be controlled to switch transmission paths on and off, enabling you to manage screen content remotely, helping the user to save power and reduce screen hours, further enhancing return on investment.

The ALAV102T is the first of Adders AV transmitter range to feature its new AV-KVM port. This flexible port arrangement enables either an AV receiver or CATx KVM switch or receiver to be connected to each of the two CATx ports. This enables playout servers to be managed easily from a KVM over IP switch whilst also delivering content to remote screens.

 Physically, the ALAV102T is much smaller than current AV100 series transmitters, allowing the unit to be neatly located. Because all the connectivity required is built in to the unit, cable clutter is reduced dramatically. The product has two power options, it can be powered by the host computers USB port, or driven using an external USB power adapter - available as an option.

The ADDERLink AV102T is available worldwide today. For more information, visit adder.com

About Adder

Adder is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder's media networks, extenders and keyboard, mouse and video switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Shanghai and Singapore. Visit http://www.adder.com.


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Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Honored in the Computer and High-Tech Equipment category for 16th consecutive year.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions, announced today that its 35th Anniversary edition Black Box Catalog won a Silver award at the 28th annual Multichannel Merchant Awards in New York, NY.

This marks the 16th consecutive year that the company has been honored in the Computer and High-Tech Equipment category. The 712-page catalog, nicknamed the Big Book, showcases the company’s extensive line of communications, networking, and infrastructure products, including cabling, cabinets and racks, digital signage and multimedia, KVM switches, remote monitoring, and award-winning network and physical security products.

The award is based on a points system given by a panel of experts through a series of judging sessions. Evaluations are based on creative, merchandising, copy, customer service/navigation, and marketing execution.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers for our creative and marketing efforts,” said Julie Lyda, regional vice president for Black Box. “Our goal is to market our products and services in an informative way and to make it easy for customers to find exactly what they need in the Big Book.”

The MCM Awards are hosted by Multichannel Merchant magazine. A list of winners is available at: http://multichannelmerchant.com/

For a free e-copy of the 35th Anniversary edition of the Black Box Catalog or any other Black Box publication, go to http://www.blackbox.com/go/EC. Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including a free, live, 24/7 Tech Support hotline for its networking products, and complete voice and data communications systems and services.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 196 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011
the Most Technically Advanced Sports Arena in North America

WASHINGTON, D. C./ MELBOURNE, Fla., — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, delivered virtually seamless network reliability throughout the Orlando Magic's entire season at the Amway Center. The Harris-developed network powers the center's state-of-the-art scoreboard, digital signage, broadcasting and wireless access and is under constant monitoring by an off-site Harris Network Operations Center.

This reliability translates to virtually uninterrupted coverage for fans via 250 wireless access points for continuous network contact across the arena, and more than 1,100 screens delivering information ranging from menu boards at the concession stands, and highlights of other sporting events with live video feed to catch the latest rebound, to traffic and weather updates as fans leave the venue.

"Our goal is to deliver the most complete fan experience of any sports facility in the world and through Harris' expertise we have surpassed our expectations," said Orlando Magic President Alex Martins. "Harris has delivered an unprecedented digital experience for all patrons of Amway Center."

"Harris exceeded expectations by delivering over 99.99 percent network uptime over the course of the season," said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harris Corporation. "This network reliability is the foundation that enables continuous delivery of the Amway Center's digital signage and other technology solutions, and allows for wireless connectivity during each game — ultimately improving the overall fan experience.

Harris leverages technology from across the corporation to deliver a converged, managed, assured network to meet the Amway Center's current demands, and support future technological evolution. Harris' holistic solution at the Amway Center includes digital signage and advertising, secure point-of-sale transactions, security systems, radio communications, wireless network access, and the Harris-engineered integrated network infrastructure to deliver connectivity and tailored content to technology touch points throughout the arena.

About Harris Corporation


Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011
ONELAN has signed up a new distributor, Prodytel in Germany to increase their coverage in this region.

With 18 years AV/IT distribution experience, Prodytel has now expanded its product portfolio to include ONELAN digital signage to address market demand. The company plans to use their considerable technical and market knowledge to achieve this.

“ONELAN is a great opportunity for us to target our reseller network with high end professional digital signage solutions. We are very pleased that we have won one of the worldwide market leaders for our portfolio. We have been convinced to take ONELAN on board, because it is an easy and powerful solution that provides a real added value for our customers” says Jan Wintersberg, Prodytel’s Managing Director.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011
NORWALK, CT – Ventus, the industry leader in enterprise and M2M class wireless, fixed line networking, and IT solutions, showcased their advanced wireless and fixed line financial services solutions at the 2011 TAG National Conference Trade Show this week at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. Ventus featured their new V-Series 4G Wireless Routers, the foundation for their Wireless Branch Backup, ATM and Kiosk Networking, and Security Surveillance solutions.

“TAG is an intimate gathering of Financial Industry professionals focused on understanding new, innovative products and services and the benefits delivered to the marketplace,” said Tina Iverson, Vice President of Business Development. “It provides a collaborative environment to share ideas and carry out intellectual discussions.”

The new networking appliances referred to as the V-Series consists of two M2M Class routers, the V1000 and V2000, that offer an array of features and benefits for connecting ATMs, Self-Service Kiosks, Digital Signs, and Security Components; and three Enterprise Class 4G Routers, the V4100, V4200 and V4500, which offer redundant wireless 4G gateways, up to 1.5 Terabytes of storage for surveillance camera video capture, and multiple interface options that can support a variety of WAN and LAN options.

The TAG National Conference is a three day conference developed to enable networking with industry leaders, vendors and Diebold executives. Focused on providing engaging educational sessions on key topics affecting financial institutions, the conference features speakers from Diebold, American Bankers Association, U.S. Secret Service and The Federal Reserve Bank.

About TAG

TAG, The Advisory Group, Inc., was created in 1978 with an exclusive and select number of Diebold customers. TAG's original purpose was to serve as a beta test group for Diebold's first automated teller machines (ATMs). TAG has since developed into a thriving and energetic independent user group encompassing financial institutions and ATM deployers of all sizes.

TAG has consistently adapted to fit the expanded knowledge and changing needs of the TAG membership and looks forward to helping build new, profitable relationships among its members.

About Ventus

Ventus is the industry leader in secure enterprise class fixed-location based cellular solutions, complemented by advanced wireless and fixed-line networking hardware and management systems. Ventus’ business divisions often overlap to meet a wide range of enterprise IT and networking needs, including managed cellular M2M services, fixed-line connectivity, embedded cellular and multi-interface router manufacturing, integrated network administration and monitoring systems, IT outsourcing, and security solutions. A customer-centric and innovative company, Ventus leverages technology to produce enhanced market-driving solutions. Ventus is a PCI-DSS compliant solutions provider.

Learn more about Ventus’ robust networks, unique hardware, fully managed services, innovative engineering, security solutions, and industry expertise at our website, www.ventusnetworks.com.
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Monday, 20 June 2011
Gotham Comedy moments to air on place-based video network

San Francisco, CA. – SeeSaw Networks, a leading digital place-based media company, today announced that it has inked a content agreement with Gotham Comedy Club, a Manhattan, New York based club that features the country’s hottest stand-up comedians. As a result of this agreement, SeeSaw will develop and distribute comedy content to the elusive 21 to 49 year old demographic through its extensive place-based media network.

The combination of SeeSaw’s proprietary Life Pattern Marketing methodology, its comprehensive media planning platform and the vast scale of its network at 200 million impressions, offer leading brands an unparalleled opportunity to reach its target audience. Adding highly relevant and branded content on its network enables SeeSaw to create a more uniform and engaging experience across a multitude of venues, which is even more attractive to national advertisers. This partnership with Gotham Comedy club is a key milestone in its branded content strategy.

As a part of this agreement, Gotham Comedy Club and SeeSaw Networks will produce a short-form video series entitled “The Gotham Moment.” The show will be shot on location at the Gotham Comedy Club featuring 10-12 comedians doing 10 minutes of clean, evergreen material appropriate for retail settings. SeeSaw will exclusively distribute the show through its vast place-based media network.

“In an era of exploding media choices, immersive content is the key difference between high audience engagement and active awareness,” said Monte Zweben, founder and Chairman of SeeSaw Networks. “Gotham Comedy Club is an established institution in New York City, attracting established as well as rising names in the stand-up comedy circuit. I am very excited to partner with Gotham to bring compelling branded content to our network”.

“We are very excited about our agreement with SeeSaw Networks”, said Chris Mazzilli, founder and Owner of Gotham Comedy Club. “This is a great opportunity for us to further the Gotham brand on a national level.”

About SeeSaw Networks

SeeSaw offers the most comprehensive digital place-based media solution in the marketplace. Through its national network, SeeSaw delivers advertising in places where people go in their daily lives – such as gas stations, kids’ gyms, coffee shops, grocery stores and health clubs. SeeSaw reaches more people in more places than any other digital placed-based video network, combining over 70 digital signage networks across over 40 different types of locations in over 80,000 venues nationally. SeeSaw’s network delivers over 200 million weekly gross impressions, more than a primetime TV spot. The Reach metric for SeeSaw’s network is over 11.7% and for Mom & Family life pattern over 8.7%. SeeSaw’s demand side platform, SeeSawAds.com, optimizes plans across geographies, venues, and demographics within budget constraints. SeeSaw’s media specialists use SeeSawAds.com to customize campaigns with unprecedented precision and cost effectiveness. SeeSaw offers a variety of creative vehicles to advertisers, including ad spots, sponsorships of custom programming and content, brand integration, and experiential media, including sampling and activity integration. SeeSaw integrates research from Edison Research to close the loop and assess overall campaign effectiveness. With SeeSaw, advertisers can engage hard-to-reach people by intercepting them in their daily life patterns where they work play and socialize. SeeSaw is one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 venture-backed companies for 2011. For more information, visit www.seesawnetworks.com.

About Gotham Comedy Club

Native New Yorkers Chris Mazzilli and Michael Reisman opened Gotham Comedy Club in May 1996. Mazzilli, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, was roundly praised at that time for his top to bottom design of the original 3,300 square foot space. They felt that it was time for changes in the way comedy clubs have been perceived: all comedy and no ambiance. In December, 2005, Gotham Comedy Club opened its new 10,000 square foot flagship location providing New York with live performances from today’s elite comedians, and since its inception has appealed to the city’s distinguished tastes.

Hailed by USA Today as “One of the Top 10 Places in the Country to See Stand-up”, Gotham Comedy Club has been featured on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and is home to Comedy Central’s hit comedy series, ‘Live at Gotham’. Comedy heavyweights such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Colin Quinn and Lewis Black have all taken the stage at this upscale New York City Comedy Club.
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Monday, 20 June 2011
New 200, 450, 650 and 850 Series monitors satisfy SMB and enterprise needs at every level.

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced four new lines of LED-backlit monitors for businesses of all types and a new display panel technology, underscoring Samsung’s position as a leader in the category. Aimed at offering the latest in LED technology for the enterprise, education and SMB marketplace, the new 200, 450, 650 and 850 Series monitors offer superior image quality and reduce total cost of ownership, making them ideal for users at every level.

“Through widespread LED adoption in the workplace, Samsung’s business monitor solutions transcend their role as hardware and become an integral part in operating a sustainable business,” said Young Bae, director of display marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “The innovative technology and cost-saving features included in the latest 200, 450, 650 and 850 Series business monitors make updating a small office or even an entire enterprise a simple and approachable task.”

Unparalleled Image Quality and Panel Technology

Samsung’s new line of monitors not only offers bright, vibrant images but also accurate color, clear text and high resolutions. These class-leading features, coupled with a legacy of success in the display industry and an overall reduced cost of ownership through energy-saving technologies make Samsung a viable and important option for IT decision makers looking to overhaul technology departments at every level, from small and medium businesses, to education and enterprise channels.

Leveraging the benefits of LED technology and expanding beyond the traditional Twisted Nematic (TN) panel, Samsung introduces its ultra-high performance Plane Line Switching (PLS) panel technology, available for the first time in the 850 Series, for industry professionals needing the most accurate color reproduction and resolution. The PLS panel’s wide viewing angle, high static contrast ratios and 100-percent coverage of the sRGB spectrum make the technology ideal for meticulous graphic or video editing work.

The 200, 450 and 650 all boast Samsung’s new, cost-effective Multi-domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) premium panel, which sports a wide 178-degree viewing angle, fast response time and high static contrast ratio. The 650 and 850 Series also add energy saving functions, such as proximity and ambient light sensors to reduce the overall cost of ownership.

The monitors also feature Samsung’s MagicAngle technology, ensuring that whatever angle the image is viewed from, there are settings that will allow the user to experience full contrast and color depth.

Sleek, Sophisticated Styling and Ergonomics

Samsung’s signature slim-profile styling and comfortable user ergonomics make it an apt computing companion for the workplace. The new business monitor designs maximize desk space with a minimalist appearance and wire management to improve the experience.

The new thin-bezel designs make the 200, 450, 650 and 850 Series monitors simple and easy to install in a multiple monitor arrangement, increasing the users’ screen real estate for maximum productivity. New ergonomic stands in all the models tilt and pivot to contribute to comfortable viewing in a variety of applications, while the 450, 650 and 850 Series also allow for height adjustments for increased flexibility.

Wire and power adapter management is embedded into the design across all four series and includes an innovative adapter dock that keeps it off the desk surface or floor. The adapter also features a hard power switch.

Improved Energy Efficiency, Lower Cost of Ownership

Samsung reduces the financial burden on businesses that need the latest in computer technology. They do this by providing innovative features like Samsung’s proximity and ambient light sensors that ensure energy consumption is an easy and uninvolved practice. When you are away from your monitor, standby mode only consumes 0.3 watts of power per hour.

Samsung monitors also hold most of all major certifications including Energy Star 5.0, EPEAT and TCO ‘05. Together, these features help reduce overhead costs, increase productivity and provide innovative solutions to keep businesses on the cutting edge.

Key Product Highlights

200 Series: Business-minded, Budget focused

Suitable for small and medium businesses, the 200 Series offers an affordable option for users in a capable and efficient display solution. With Samsung’s thin bezel design, matte display and cable management features, the 200 Series clears the clutter from a workspace and allows users to focus on the task at hand with viewing ease.

    LED-backlit
    Built-in wire and adapter management with hard power switch
    Matte bezel and display
    Thin bezel with slim profile
    Tactile Buttons
    Panel Technology: TN
    Samsung MagicAngle Technology
    Sizes:
        19-inch (1440 x 900)
        21.5-inch (1920 x 1080)
    Availability: June

450 Series: Office Workhorse

The 450 Series focuses on comfortable productivity, thanks to its variety of ergonomic options and screen sizes. With 5 different screen sizes, the 450 Series focuses on a user’s particular application and enables them to configure the display to best suit their needs.

The height-adjustable stand and pivot feature allows users to quickly and easily position the display to suit their desired viewing height and angle. Moreover, the 450 Series’ matte display and MagicAngle Technology add significant advantages to the overall experience, with minimal glare and an improved viewing angle.

    LED-backlit
    Height adjustable stand with pivot feature
    Built-in wire and adapter management with hard power switch
    Matte bezel and display
    Thin bezel with slim profile
    Tactile Buttons
    Panel Technology: TN
    Samsung MagicAngle Technology
    Sizes:
        19-inch (1280 x 1024)
        19-inch (1440 x 900)
        21.5-inch (1920 x 1080)
        22-inch (1680 x 1050)
        24-inch (1920 x 1080)
        24-inch (1920 x 1200)

    Availability: June

650 Series: Serious Solution, Premium Performance

One of the powerhouses of the new B2B line, the 650 Series is the first display to feature Samsung’s new Multi-domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) panel technology, which offers improved color accuracy and off-angle viewing.

Coupled with its LED backlight, the 650 Series’ proximity and ambient light sensors help save energy and provide users with a significant cost savings over the life of the monitor. Additionally, connectivity options like Displayport keep the 650 Series current with a business’ IT product arsenal and allows for quick and simple upgrades for each user.

    LED-backlit
    Panel Technology: Multi-domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) for improved color accuracy and off angle viewing
    Proximity and Ambient Light sensors
    DisplayPort connectivity
    Upgraded height adjustable stand with pivot feature (strut-type)
    Built-in wire and adapter management with hard power switch
    Matte bezel and display
    Thin bezel with slim profile
    Tactile Buttons
    Sizes:
        21.5-inch (1920 x 1080)
        24-inch (1920 x 1080)
        27-inch (1920 x 1080)
    Availability: July

850 Series: Pro Panel for Perfectionists

Designed with graphic and video professionals in mind, the 850 Series employs Samsung’s Plane Line Switching (PLS) Technology, offers users an improved viewing angle, 100-percent sRGB color support and ultra-high definition resolution – necessities for intensive design or editing work.The 850 Series also boasts comfortable ergonomics for comfortable viewing, and Proximity and Ambient Light sensors to keep energy costs at a minimum.

The 850 Series’ connectivity options and Picture by Picture feature, which allows two video sources to be displayed simultaneously, make the 850 Series a sophisticated solution for users with particular demands.


    LED-backlit
    Panel Technology: Plane Line Switching (PLS) for improved viewing angle and 100% sRBG color support
    Picture by Picture feature allows two video sources to be displayed simultaneously (27-inch)
    Proximity and Ambient Light sensors
    DisplayPort connectivity
    Upgraded height adjustable stand with pivot feature (strut-type)
    Built-in wire and adapter management with hard power switch
    Matte bezel and display
    Thin bezel with slim profile
    Tactile Buttons
    Sizes:
  24-inch (1920 x 1080)
        27-inch (2560 x 1440)
    Availability: July

Pricing on all models is TBD.

*Specifications are subject to change

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC), the world’s largest technology company based on revenue. As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers, digital signage solutions and projectors. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-866-SAM4BIZ.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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Monday, 20 June 2011
Network-enabled signage simplifies remote updates, saves energy

ORLANDO, FL  - To meet the high reliability restaurants need to run their menu boards 24/7, Argo Tea, a Chicago-based chain of specialty tea cafes, has installed 50 BrightSign(r) network-enabled HD1010 digital signage players. Currently, the solid-state controllers deliver high-definition menu boards at 21 locations. Argo Tea uses the networking capabilities of the BrightSign HD1010 controllers and BrightSign Network Manager to remotely update prices and menu items on the 50 menuboards from its headquarters in Chicago. 

"Using BrightSign as our menu board presentation has allowed for more flexibility in flavor changes, pricing updates and layout redesigns, "said Simon Simonian, Argo Tea's Director of IT and one of its founders. "We've also been able to completely eliminate accessory menu board signage that was previously used to communicate seasonal specials and other limited-time promotions."

Argo Tea's double-board menu displays use two ultra-compact BrightSign HD1010 media players discreetly hidden behind slim 52- and 55-inch monitors for each location-15 in the Chicago  Area, 5 in New York City and 1 in St. Louis. The menu board for Argo Tea's Signature drinks features looping high-resolution photos showing the Signature drinks with pricing and the calorie count for small-, medium- and large-sizes. The second menu board is a multi-zone display featuring Argo Tea's loose leaf tea varietals, coffee beverages and SpecialTea Food selection, all prepared and baked fresh in each café. Other zones in this display are used to showcase Argo Tea's seasonal specials and products.

With Argo Tea Cafes open an average of 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, reliability was a key requirement when selecting the BrightSign HD1010 digital media controller.
 Cost, ease of use, scalability and having the ability to control their own content and updates were also top priorities.

BrightSign digital sign controllers include the hardware, software and networking capabilities for a complete, turnkey signage solution that eliminates compatibility issues and makes digital signage very easy to deploy. Argo Tea reports it took less than a month to roll out its pilot location in Chicago. Then, within six months, the BrightSign-based digital menu boards were up and running company wide. The players are fully scalable, so displays can be easily upgraded as Argo's needs change.  

Priced significantly lower than PC-based solutions, BrightSign players have a solid-state, PC-less platform that ensures high reliability because it has no moving parts to fail.  With a power requirement of only about 3-5 watts, compared to 70-90 watts for an average PC, it also uses substantially less power.  For additional energy savings, displays can be programmed to turn on and off according to Argo Tea Café hours.

Argo Tea designs, develops and manages the content for all of its locations at its headquarters in Chicago.  By using BrightSign Network, a secure Web-based application, Argo can add and manage content for all 50 BrightSign players remotely. One of the features that simplify this task for Argo is the ability to organize the players into groups. "The BrightSign Network's interface makes it easy to group them by the content," explained Simonian. "For example, when different cities have different pricing, it requires certain menu board images to be different, but we can group these updates rather than having to send them one at a time."

Like all BrightSign models, the BrightSign HD1010 digital signage controller used by Argo includes the BrightAuthor software application free of charge. The PC-based software makes creating, publishing, managing and monitoring digital signage displays easy--even for non-technical users. BrightAuthor optimizes one of the key advantages of BrightSign Digital Signage by offering flexible scheduling and day-parting (scheduling the display of content for specific times throughout the day). With day-parting, restaurants can automatically change the menus displayed according to the time of the day.

Still growing, Argo Tea's future plans include incorporating BrightSign digital menus into several more stores in New York and Chicago. 

Availability, Pricing


BrightSign all-in-one digital players and kiosk controllers are available from the BrightSign Store with prices ranging from US$284.99 for the HD110 with simple looping video playback, $399.99 for the HD210 network-enabled digital sign player, US$649.99 for the HD1010 network-enabled interactive digital sign and kiosk controller, and US$699.00 for the HD1010w with built-in Wi-Fi.

Included free with all models, BrightAuthor  software makes creating, publishing, managing and monitoring digital signage displays easy--even for non-technical users. A free 30-day trial of BrightSign Network is available at http://www.brightsign.biz/products/brightsign_network_manager.php.

BrightAuthor and BrightSign Network run on a standard Windows PC with XP or Vista and Windows 7.

About Argo Tea

Headquartered in Chicago, Argo Tea is passionate about bringing teas directly from growers around the world and blending them into unique and delicious signature beverages and teas. We are committed to being a sustainable business by working with the best local and global tea, coffee, and food artisans and by contributing back to our communities to promote a healthy lifestyle and the conservation of natural resources. We are dedicated to delivering consistent quality and a genuine customer experience "one customer and one cup at a time" and to providing the "Argo experience" through our innovative approach of rediscovering the diversity and tradition of teas. We promote diversity by empowering our employees and leveraging our customers' feedback, which together results in the best products, people, and business.  For more information, visit www.argotea.com.

About BrightSign

BrightSign, LLC, based in Saratoga, California, develops products and software for digital signage.

BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz.

BrightSign is a registered trademark of BrightSign, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.



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Thursday, 16 June 2011
New solution helps move routine financial services transactions from tellers to kiosks, giving employees more time to build valuable customer relationships

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced the global launch of the next generation of NCR Financial Kiosks, which provide automated service options for financial services companies looking to offer a new customer channel in branches or off-site locations. The NCR SelfServ™ 4 and the NCR SelfServ™ 8 offer consumers the convenience of bypassing teller lines and quickly completing typical branch transactions, such as account opening, account maintenance and financial product research and purchase. By migrating routine transactions to self-service channels, tellers can dedicate more time to customer service, facilitating high-value product purchases and cross-sales.

According to NCR global research, tellers spend 90 percent of their time on basic account maintenance and payment transactions and just 10 percent interacting with customers. Increasing face-to-face customer service opportunities not only improves the overall customer experience, it helps branches cut down operational costs since typical self-service transactions cost up to 75 percent less than teller transactions.

“In today’s highly competitive banking environment, financial institutions are making incremental changes at the branch-level to better serve customers and differentiate their brand. These types of operational improvements can be accelerated by self-service technology,” said Michael O’Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “At NCR, we are committed to developing best-in-class self-service technology. The new Financial Kiosk line has been designed to integrate into existing infrastructures and help banks achieve their branch transformation goals.”

Designed with advanced touchscreen technology, the new NCR Financial Kiosks allow customers to easily pay bills, transfer funds and print statements through a secure self-service channel. Outside of basic banking functions, customers can search for loan, credit card and insurance rates, receive quotes and apply for a new product or service at the kiosk. They can even complete third party transactions, such as purchasing a ticket or paying a fine.

Both models offer compact and flexible configurations that will fit seamlessly into any branch or retail environment. Designed for a 24-by-7 environment, the SelfServ 4 and 8 feature high levels of availability and remote manageability and with NCR’s APTRA software applications provide PCI and EMV compliance. The NCR SelfServ 4 is a cashless kiosk, ideal for non-cash transactions such as appointment check-in and account services, and the SelfServ 8 features cash deposit capability suitable for bill payments.

The NCR SelfServ 4 and 8 are just one part of NCR’s branch transformation portfolio of hardware, software and services. NCR provides Branch Effectiveness Modeling (BEM) services to help financial institutions analyze customer volumes, transaction mix and service bandwidth in order to better understand the effectiveness of their branch network and how it can be improved. Using actual data gathered, proprietary tools and modeling experience, NCR consultants create scenarios that demonstrate exactly how changes will improve operations – an important function as banks around the world rely on branches as the physical representation of their brand and a key opportunity to interact with customers face-to-face.

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, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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Thursday, 16 June 2011
New York and Jerusalem - EnQii Holdings and Minicom Digital Signage (MDS), who last month announced the merger of their companies, creating a global leader in multichannel message management, announced today that the new merged company’s name will be ComQi. Born from the union of two industry leaders, ComQi will offer leadership, innovation and simplicity in a complex, rapidly growing market.

The new name, ComQi, is built on the strong brand heritage of Minicom Digital Signage and EnQii – both recognized in the market for the excellence of their solutions.

Lauded with multiple industry awards, ComQi will provide marketers and integrators with an end-to-end solution encompassing media distribution, network management, content management and proof-of-performance, while reducing capital and operational costs. This seamless platform will allow targeted consumer messages to be delivered with pinpoint accuracy to digital signage, mobile and computer screens, giving a strong return on investment at the lowest cost of ownership. These solutions are designed to be future-proofed, utilizing a cloud-based platform that offers the flexibility to accommodate both small and large installs.

About ComQi

ComQi is a global leader in multichannel message management in the digital signage and out-of-home industries, providing powerful content & network management platform along with innovative media distribution technologies. Born from the merger of Minicom Digital Signage and EnQii, ComQi has offices in New York, Jerusalem, Zurich, Toronto, Hong Kong and London, with 400,000 screen displays powered in various market verticals throughout the world. ComQi’s mission is to provide fully managed solutions to customers - through network operators, integrators and distributors - in order to optimize their communication strategy by delivering the right content to the right place at the right time, at the lowest total cost of ownership and with the best ROI. Investors in the Company include JVP, Amadeus Capital Partners, Wellington Partners and Aviv Ventures. ComQi has been voted as the number one global digital signage provider for the third year in a row by www.DailyDOOH.com and a Tier One player by Frost & Sullivan for the second year in a row.
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Thursday, 16 June 2011
The latest solution in the new Raxxess® product line is now shipping

Minneapolis, MN. USA - www.chiefmfg.com - Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting solutions, is excited to introduce its new G1 Series Gangable Rack Solutions.

Created to make installation as easy as possible, the G1 Series includes hassle-free features such as pre-welded ganging nuts and easily accessible hardware, giving installer’s the ability to gang racks after components are loaded.

Other user-friendly features:

  •     Adjustable front and rear rack rails
  •     Optional doors that are reversible, locking and fit either the front or rear of the rack
  •     Cable management slots integrated into horizontal rack rail for efficient cable management
  •     Vented removable bottom cover panel for extra mounting space
  •     Packaging designed to cushion the back of the rack for lay-down loading

The G1 Series is the premiere option in the new Raxxess Series product line that includes the E1 Series Enclosed Rack, S1 Series Knock-Down Rack and F1 Series Furniture Rack. Complementing this series is a full line of accessories that can be used universally across all products.

Take a look at the new Chief Raxxess Series racks and accessories and build your own configuration using Chief’s RackBuilder tool. Visit www.chiefmfg.com or http://rackbuilder.chiefmfg.com for more information.

About Chief

Chief, a product division of Milestone AV Technologies, has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the commercial and residential, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts, racks and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components. With numerous product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service. Milestone AV Technologies U.S., European, and Asia Pacific sales offices support a global network of Chief dealers. Distribution centers are located in Minnesota (US), California (US), Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
First Industry-Wide Standard for Digital Signage Simplifies Running of Displays, Creates Smaller Footprint, Leverages Intel® Architecture

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the new N8000-8330 Single Board Computer option card based on Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS), which will help standardize the design and development of digital signs in public venues.

NEC’s N8000-8330 offers customers flexibility with a 320GB hard drive and Windows Embedded Standard 7. It is a true integrated solution, designed for select NEC X, P and V Series displays, including the new V462, P402 and P462. One of the most requested features by customers, the built-in expansion slot in these displays gives users greater flexibility for application types and offers a clean, professional look to set-up. The smaller form factor even enables integrated slot options in super-slim displays like the X461S and X551S.

NEC Display Solutions was among several industry leaders in digital signage, along with Microsoft and the Taiwan Digital Signage Special Interest Group, which supported the Intel OPS from inception in October 2010. Leveraging the robust Intel® architecture, it features Intel® vPro Technology with Keyboard-Video-Mouse redirection capabilities that allow IT administrators to run diagnostic tests, install upgrades, and view and control the digital display content remotely.

“As the first industry-wide standard for digital signage, the OPS will simplify the use and maintenance of digital signage, and create a smaller product footprint, allowing for thinner displays,” said Pierre Richer, President and COO of NEC Display Solutions. “The operation of OPS-based products will allow easier installations, resulting in more deployments by current and new customers.”

The N8000-8330 provides true integration with the display by passing power, video signal and control functionality along an internal OPS connector.

“Installing digital signage equipment based on Intel architecture results in scalable digital signage networks that are easy to maintain and upgrade to fit customer requirements for lower total cost of ownership,” said Jose Avalos, Director of Retail and Digital Signage, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel Corporation. “The release of the first OPS-based accessory from NEC Display Solutions is the next step in bringing standardization to the digital signage market segment.”

NEC’s N8000-8330, an OPS device with Intel Core i5, 320GB Hard Drive and Windows Embedded Standard 7, will be available for shipment in July 2011 at an estimated street price of $1,580.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com or call (877) 805-VUKU.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Marshall Electronics announces that it has partnered with X2O Media to create a fully integrated digital display solution for meeting room applications. Marshall's digital room signs will be available with X2O Media's new Xpresenter™ Meeting Manager software. The Marshall room signs are currently available in 12-inch and 18.5-inch sizes, with built-in processors, eliminating the need for separate player hardware.

The Marshall room signs are unique in the market. With a built-in processor, they eliminate the need for a separate outboard computer or processor, making them an ideal solution for applications that have space limitations. Marshall's room signs are driven by X2O Media's Xpresenter Meeting Manager software, which lets users to update room reservations and display meeting room schedules in broadcast quality. With Xpresenter Meeting Manager, the room signs are also capable of displaying real-time news and weather information.

Offering a heavy-gauge, all-metal construction, fully enclosed cabinets with locking systems to prevent theft, and replaceable polycarbonate covers for screen protection, Marshall's rugged room signs are the ideal solution for high-traffic public locations and areas prone to vandalism. Backed by a three-year warranty, the room signs feature LED backlight panels rated at 50,000 hours, and offer a two-piece design for simple monitor replacement without having to uninstall the mounting hardware.

"We have found that there is a real need for high-quality, small screen sizes," said Perry Goldstein, Sales and Marketing Manager for Marshall Electronics. "The small footprint of our room signs, in combination with the power of X2O's software built-in, makes them a perfect solution for school, hospital, and hotel applications."

About Marshall Pro A/V

A division of Marshall Electronics, Marshall Pro Audio/Video is a leading supplier of LCD monitors, cameras, business microphones, cables, and accessories for A/V professionals around the world. With over 30 years of experience servicing the industrial, broadcast, and OEM electronics industries, Marshall Pro A/V offers unique system solutions, flexibility, superior customer service, and the latest technologies for the professional audio/video market. Discover the Marshall advantage at www.marshall-usa.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 display screens and interactive screens of all sizes and resolutions. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of digital content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, content sourcing, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. For more information about X2O Media visit www.x2omedia.com or follow @x2omedia.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Low-cost, PC-less controllers deliver high quality and remote updates while saving energy

ORLANDO, FL  – Well-known for taking the complexity and high cost out of high-quality digital signage, BrightSign® announced today that Worship Center, in Lancaster, PA is using BrightSign HD1010 networked digital signage players for its integrated digital signage solution.  With the system, Worship Center can simultaneously deliver multi-zoned event promotions with different messages for specific age group centers. The system is also used to quickly update signage for room schedules.

With the dynamic digital signage Worship Center installed themselves, the services and event notices are more accessible and more memorable for the more than 3,000 members and guests who attend the Center’s services each weekend.

“I had seen BrightSign at an InfoComm tradeshow,” recalled Don Wambolt, Creative Ministries Director.  “They caught my eye because the media players are solid-state and very inexpensive compared to PC-based players.  Plus, BrightAuthor, the content manager software, was included free and was a visual-based application.”

The Worship Center connected 7 network-enabled BrightSign HD1010 media players with 13 new Sony flat-panel displays ranging from 46- to 60-inches and 5 existing monitors of various brands to create a total of 18 displays designated for use as digital signage throughout the facility.  BrightAuthor with BrightSign’s Simple Networking method is used to upload content to the networked displays.  Simple networking is offered within the BrightAuthor PC application for basic content updates in addition to its presentation creation tools.

The solid-state technology that caught Wambolt’s attention ensures that BrightSign players are significantly more reliable than a PC-based system because there are no moving parts to fail.  BrightSign players are also priced significantly lower than PC-based solutions, which gives the Center the ability to do more with their signage budget.  In addition, because the BrightSign controllers are based on solid-state technology, their power requirements are considerably lower at just 3-5 watts versus the 70-90 watts required to power the average PC. 

The “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” design of the BrightAuthor software interface makes creating, publishing, managing and monitoring the Worship Center’s digital signage displays very straightforward and enabled Wambolt to start programming content for the Worship Center’s displays almost right out of the box.  BrightAuthor also offers the Center the ability to program flexible scheduling and day-parting into their digital signage, enabling Wambolt to schedule the Center’s signage displays to automatically change content according to the time of the day.

“The features of the BrightSign Network and its interface make it easy for me to group the displays by location and by the content they each need,” said Wambolt.

“With just a few clicks, I can update all of the information displayed in the student ministries area as well as the speaking schedule in the meeting rooms without leaving my desk.  If I need a group of signs to change at 2:00 P.M., but I know I will be in a meeting during that time, I can schedule the change in advance.

Availability, Pricing

BrightSign all-in-one digital players and kiosk controllers are available from the BrightSign Store with prices ranging from US$284.99 for the HD110 with simple looping video playback, $399.99 for the HD210 network-enabled digital sign player, US$649.99 for the HD1010 network-enabled interactive digital sign and kiosk controller, and US$699.00 for the HD1010w with built-in Wi-Fi.

Included free with all models, BrightAuthor  software makes creating, publishing, managing and monitoring digital signage displays easy--even for non-technical users.  A free 30-day trial of BrightSign Network is available at http://www.brightsign.biz/products/brightsign_network_manager.php.  BrightAuthor and BrightSign Network run on a standard Windows PC with XP or Vista and Windows 7.

About Lancaster Worship Center

Worship Center is a family church located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where people of all ages are valued, encouraged, and loved.  Since its beginning, when 30 people gathered for the first time on March 20, 1977, Worship Center has grown to a family of over 3,000 people meeting every weekend. In addition to weekend services, Worship Center offers seminars, conferences, special events, and training sessions throughout the year that are designed to be an encouragement in spiritual, emotional, and practical areas of life.  For more information, visit www.worshipcenter.org.

About BrightSign

BrightSign, LLC, based in Saratoga, California, develops products and software for digital signage.

BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at www.brightsign.biz.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
A special preview of Scala Release 6 along with the first version of SignChannel for the Japanese market is the main focus of the showcase among the dozens of solutions built on the Scala digital signage platform. There is a special focus this year on eco-conscious signage solutions.

Tokyo - Scala, the leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for digital signage and advertising management will exhibit its newest Scala Release 6 software at Digital Signage Japan 2011 in Tokyo. Release 6, shipping this summer, is a significant update that builds on the current Scala platform of Designer, Content Manager and Player. Release 6 highlights include:

  • More Video and Streaming Options:Release 6 adds support for standard H.264 and MPEG2 streaming videos in addition to the support Scala has had for Windows Media Streaming protocols.
  • Razor-Sharp HD Quality:Capture cards such as the Datapath RGB E-1 video capture card and the BlackMagic Intensity Pro video capture card are now supported in Release 6 for capturing high-definition component video signals at 720p or 1080i, as well as unencrypted HDMI up to 1080p.
  • Making Life Easier for IT:A common requirement in larger networks is that Scala Content Manager can integrate with LDAP servers such as Microsoft’s Active Directory server. Release 6 will allow Content Manager to integrate with such established enterprise tools.
  • “Raising the Bar” for dynamic visual effects:Release 6 adds dramatic new visual enhancements for Scala content developed in Designer.
  • Bridging the Communication Gap:With this new release, Scala is introducing a new bridge server to support new non-PC players such as the SpinetiX Hyper Media Player.

For the Digital Signage Show, held for the third time this year June 8-10 2011 at the Makuhari Exhibition Hall in Chiba (Japan), the focus is still on bridging a way to recover after the catastrophic events of March 11th this year in Northern Japan. Scala, together with its partners in the booth, will introduce a new range of solutions to the Japanese market expanding the current options to include new low-power and low-cost options to power a new wave of eco-conscious signage platforms.

Various hardware and solution partners will introduce their solutions running on Scala solutions and platforms on Scala's large (81 square metres) booth:

  • HITACHI will introduce "SignChannel by Mediaspace" entirely localized for the Japanese market including content channels licensed from Yahoo Japan and Newphoria Inc., displayed on a variety of digital signage hardware from IAdea, Viewsonic and Outform including Japan's first rechargeable-battery powered digital signage system;
  • IBASE will display its new small form-factor AMD G-series dual-core powered low-power (TDP 23W) hardware: the SI-18;
  • OEC will introduce a number of innovative eco-signage solutions including low-power PC systems and fully transparent LCD screens, as well as extra-low power technology from AXELL Corporation;
  • CONTEC will also showcase compelling content built using Scala Designer on its latest hardware platform,
  • ALPHA JAPAN will demo its latest total solutions based on the Scala software platform;
  • ITTOCAN will demonstrate their new interactive solutions including their new REACT solutions running on Scala.

Those interested in a guided visit of the Scala booth and/or personal demonstration contact Scala Japan in advance by email at info(at)scala(dot)jp.

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 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 platforms 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 Newad, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. More information is available at http://www.scala.com.

About Digital Signage Japan (DSJ) 2011

DSJ is Japan's only professional event, complete with a large exhibition area and a number of customer focused seminars, focused on digital signage, the next generation platform for the distribution of information and advertisement. More information on the official website at http://www.f2ff.jp/dsj
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Southbury, Ct - Digital View, the digital signage and pro-AV manufacturer has signed and exclusive agreement with Mizzen Marketing to represent the company and it’s products in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.  This deal further demonstrates Digital View’s commitment to supplying the signage and Pro-AV sector with top quality products and service.

Bob Michaels, President, Digital View Signage comments, ‘We are delighted with this agreement.  Mizzen Marketing is an excellent company and a corner stone of the industry in this region.  They are deeply committed to their customer base and provide the best advice and products to the market.  We are very excited to work with them.‘   Dave Taylor, principal of Mizzen Marketing Resources explains, ‘We are passionate about serving the Pro-AV and signage industries with the best products and services available.  Digital View  designs and manufactures some of the best equipment on the market, so it’s a natural fit.  A big part of our business is in relationships. We care about our customers and it’s clear Digital View does too.  We are very happy with this agreement.’

As Mizzen Marketing is highly respected in the Pro-AV industry, the addition of Digital View to their roster opens the doors to a range of high end and cost effective signage and AV equipment for their clients.  Digital View has over 150,000 installations worldwide, and over 15 years of experience in the market.

About Digital View Group

Established in 1995, Digital View Group (www.digitalview.com) is a proven supplier of specialist solutions for the digital signage and retail media markets. The company has supplied solid-state media players to many digital signage operators (such as CBS Outdoor, BA Media & The Life Channel) as well as many high profile consumer brands (including Proctor & Gamble, Nokia, L’Oreal, TAG Heuer, Hugo Boss, Unilever, Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Hasbro and Bosch).
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Tempe, Ariz – Since 2007, Phoenix Kiosk’s Runcode division has been developing software for a variety of industries in need of our kiosks. Over the years, we’ve developed an understanding of what these industries need. An understanding not available with your run-of-the-mill software company. That’s why we’re branching out. Starting this month, the Runcode division of Phoenix Kiosk is offering customized software development for those businesses whose needs fall outside of the kiosk industry.

“Taking our expertise in software and system development outside of the kiosk market is a natural next step in Phoenix Kiosk’s evolution, “said Don Lineburg, CFO and VP Business Operations. “While our expertise in systems development comes from several years in the kiosk industry, that expertise and the values that have made us a successful company translate perfectly into other markets.”

Rei Carvalho, runcode’s VP of Business Development, added, “The tools, team and development skills we’ve been perfecting for 5 years at Phoenix Kiosk offer a very appealing value proposition that extends well beyond the kiosk market. Our initial engagements in healthcare and education have already validated a much wider demand for Runcode’s skillset.”

How can Runcode’s software company help businesses get ahead?

Inside knowledge: Because we have been working within the education, marketing, government, healthcare, retail and other industries for so many years, we are already familiar with their information management needs. This has resulted in an internal framework suitable for uses outside of our traditional kiosk products. This customizable framework results in a faster ROI for the customer.

Communication: After so many years of working closely with companies in these industries, we have been able to develop streamlined communication tools that make getting through to a development team member a breeze. And you can rest assured that team member will be familiar with your business needs, making the product’s specification development a much smoother process.

Personalization: By keeping our development work “in the family” with our expanding Runcode division, Phoenix Kiosk can do more than just offer you the standard pseudo-customized template for other businesses of your type. We can go the extra mile and make certain your new application fits your company like a glove.

Need a custom software quote? Want to free up some of your IT resources and go with an experienced software company? Contact Rei Carvalho, VP of Business Development at email or you can reach him at (866) 645-5552.

About Runcode

Based in Tempe, Arizona Runcode is the software division of Phoenix Kiosk with a focus on network, software and automation. Runcode offers custom software development, application modernization & reengineering, systems integration, and Salesforce.com integration & customization. www.Runcode.com

About Phoenix Kiosk, Inc.

Based in Tempe, Arizona, Phoenix Kiosk designs, manufactures and distributes enduring, approachable self-service technologies for use in a wide variety of applications. Phoenix Kiosk provides in-house software and hardware design, manufacturing and distribution, as well as service, support, and supplies. Phoenix Kiosk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Secure Medical, Inc.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Edison, New Jersey – Brilliant Broadcasting Concept, Inc., the makers of 1ST digital mobile truck in New Jersey, is the leading provider of digital mobile trucks customized for digital mobile advertisement and events rental, today announced that they are also introducing its indoor digital displays for mall advertisement. This means the company will now be able to handle digital indoor advertisement on a multi level platform, utilizing the audience, playback, sign solution. The audience playback sign display computers will be configured to have highest playback performance capabilities available. The audience workstation is responsible for all content creation, scheduling and management. It will communicate all schedule content to the display terminal..

This brings production capacity to a new level of digital media broadcasting or will enable the company to emit real time data integration with multizone presentation, live simulcast of special events through the Central Operation Center or (COC)

“We have invested in new central operation center facilities and now have the capacity to centrally manag network with remote live video & graphics presentation from the northeast region Of the United States to the southeast with multizone presentation. These investments will allow Brilliant Broadcasting Concept Inc. in the coming months or to carry out our advertisement in shopping malls, trailers, billboards, transit shelters, stadiums, and many other platforms as we rollout the deployment of multizone digital displays and kiosks.

The new central operation center facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment hardware/software solutions to adequately manage the central operation center. From Capital Networks Limited. “We are pleased to offer our customers a new platform to advertise locally and globally.

Brilliant Broadcasting Concept Inc has been involved in sign fabrication, installation and service repair maintenance since August of 2005. With the acquisition of JCI Signs Inc. A new conversion from static signs to motion signs is introduce through Brilliant Broadcasting Concept Inc., new heights in digital signage. The first company in New jersey to fabricate customized digital mobile trucks for mobile advertisement and events rental, we are definitely on our way to achieve excellence.
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Monday, 13 June 2011
According to RBR, NCR shipped approximately six times as many units as its closest competitor in 2010

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that it has been ranked as the global market leader in the rapidly growing self-checkout market, according to industry analyst firm Retail Banking Research (RBR) in its June 2011 report, “Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2011.”

“NCR works with some of the world’s largest retailers to bring new self-service innovations to market based on our unique understanding of consumer behavior that enable retailers to differentiate themselves, lower operating costs and attract today’s empowered and elusive consumer.”
.According to the report, NCR is the world’s largest self-checkout supplier in terms of both installed base and shipments, shipping approximately 6 times as many units as its closest competitor in 2010. Approximately 67 percent of all self-checkout shipments in 2010 were NCR terminals, more than twice as many units as all other competitors combined. RBR forecasts self-checkout shipments to grow 14.7 percent yearly through 2016.

NCR has held the global market leader position since RBR began following self-checkout in 2008. In addition to its worldwide leadership position, NCR held the top spot in self-checkout market share for nearly every region tracked by RBR, including Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and North America.

“By offering consumers greater choices in how they checkout, retailers can offer consumers an enhanced shopping experience and make checkout faster, easier and more efficient,” said Mark Wallace, solution management director, NCR Corporation. “NCR works with some of the world’s largest retailers to bring new self-service innovations to market based on our unique understanding of consumer behavior that enable retailers to differentiate themselves, lower operating costs and attract today’s empowered and elusive consumer.”

NCR has recently introduced several self-checkout technology innovations, including new software to help retailers offer consumers a personalized self-checkout experience based on individual preferences. This new personalization capability is part of the NCR c-tailing™ solutions, which are a set of software, technology and services that enable retailers to offer consumers greater personalization and consistency across channels, such as the Internet, mobile devices, social media and points of service in the store. NCR also introduced the NCR SelfServ Checkout Enterprise Suite, a software platform that enables chain store retailers to centrally manage self-checkout terminals across their entire network of stores.

NCR helps retailers further optimize customer experience at self-checkout with a full range of services, including a self-service help desk available with support in 11 languages. More than 150 retailers from 12 different retail segments and over 22 countries use NCR SelfServ™ Checkout.

About RBR

RBR is a leading research and consulting firm specialized in the areas of cards, payments and automation in the banking, retail and hospitality sectors. Based in London, RBR serves clients across more than 100 countries worldwide through premium research reports, consulting, newsletters and conferences.

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, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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Monday, 13 June 2011
Latest version of kiosk security and monitoring software provides more features and flexibility for kiosk network owners.

Working Solutions, a worldwide supplier of custom and bespoke kiosk software applications, has announced the latest release of their flagship security and monitoring application. Kiosk Monitor has been protecting and remotely supporting kiosk networks for over 10 years, and now, with the release of Kiosk Monitor 3.0, the solution offers even more significant benefits, with pricing options to suit all pockets.

Here are just a few of the new features in Kiosk Monitor 3.0:-

  • GOOGLE MAP ™ geopositioning – Provides a map of position of each kiosk so that engineers can quickly check location and status.
  • RSS feeds – Enables an overview of the status of the Estate of kiosks that can easily be accessed by any RSS-capable reader.
  • Support Ticketing – Offers a built-in ticketing system, providing control over the support process, ensuring staff are working only prioritized kiosks. Integrates to 3rd party Ticketing systems for manual raising, updating and closing of tickets
  • Email / SMS Status Alert - Provides each engineer, responsible for a kiosk, an email and/or SMS text with details of the kiosk activity and triggered fault events.
  • Plugins - Adds extra functionality and monitors the status of any custom devices using specific plugins e.g. barcode scanner, sensors, webcams etc.

Kiosk Monitor is unique in that it provides three separate solutions to suit any type of kiosk network requirement:-

  • Ideal for the budget restricted operator, System Watchdog can be purchased for a single one-off license fee with no on-going costs or monthly fees. This standalone solution requires only simple installation on the kiosk. It is then protected from any unwanted local or remote access, except via a password protected interface for engineers. The engineer locally configures the System Watchdog to react to trigger events and an email of all logged activity and alerts is sent every 24 hours. A full list of features can be found on the Kiosk Monitor website www.kioskmonitor.com/watchdog.html
  • When up-time is more critical, and you need 24/7 remote access, configuration and diagnostics, there is the Site Manager. As the name suggests, this program enables much more than just a remote access interface, and communicates with the System Watchdog via Working Solutions secure hosted PLUS! Network servers. A full list of Site Manager features can be found here www.kioskmonitor.com/sitemanager.html
  • Some company’s deploy their kiosks on their own networks and are prevented from connecting to external servers. That is where Kiosk Monitor’s Enterprise solution comes in. Clients are able to purchase server licenses, ensuring that all control of data and security is retained in-house.

As with all Working Solutions software solutions, Kiosk Monitor provides a platform onto which plugins can be added easily. This means that no matter what kind of peripheral device you have attached to your kiosk, there can be a plugin developed to monitor it. But the plugin function can also provide some interesting extra features. For example, the Webcam Viewer plugin enables the added security function of having ‘eyes’ on your kiosks, a useful deterrent for vandals. Then there is the Winbond System Watchdog plugin. You may already have this as a standard feature on your kiosk PC. If so then with this and many other types of Watchdog cards, we can make sure that the Kiosk Monitor System Watchdog works in tandem.

“There are literally hundreds of security features built into System Watchdog and Site Manager, far too many to list in this document”, according to Paul Mayer, Sales & Marketing Manager at Working Solutions. “The best way to get an idea of what Kiosk Monitor can do is to head to the website at www.kioskmonitor.com/download.html and download a free trial version. We also carry out regular webinars for companies interested in becoming resellers or partners.”

About Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd

Working Solutions, an internationally recognized software development company with more than 10 years of experience, has more than 15,000 installed players and kiosks worldwide. The company is a provider of cost-effective and turnkey digital signage and kiosk software solutions, including its flagship program, Acquire. Working Solutions also provides customized software solutions and websites for digital signage and kiosk deployers across the globe.

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Friday, 10 June 2011
New offering will provide licensed content channels for digital out-of-home networks.

(Dallas) – Reflect, a full-service provider of digital out-of-home merchandising and advertising solutions, and Screenfeed, a leading provider of digital signage content channels, today announced a partnership to bring a library of rich content feeds to the market leading ReflectView Software Suite.

ReflectView enables networked digital signage, interactive displays, audio and mobile solutions for business applications such as merchandising promotions, customer experience and in-store and assisted shopping. The flexible content management, programming, distribution and monitoring software allows clients to control the specific message that plays on each display – at any given time, in any specific region – from a centralized, scalable system that requires minimal oversight and impact on the client’s operations. Reflect’s clients are able to maintain and manage thousands of digital displays with minimal personnel resources using ReflectView.

Screenfeed offers daily feeds of content for digital signage networks built in short segments allowing for easy fits into playlists. Channels are updated frequently to keep screens fresh with engaging content. Screenfeed offers a variety of content channels including news with HD photos, weather graphics and video forecasts, photo trivia, local event information, sports scores, celebrity news videos, HD scenery and more.

"Screenfeed content is the most valuable when it’s paired with great software. ReflectView users will love the ability to plug-n-play a variety of syndicated media in their playlist once and have their screens constantly updated with fresh new content, and Reflect makes this easy," said Jeremy Gavin, CEO of Screenfeed.

“Our customers are always looking for more and different content to keep their networks fresh. Screenfeed’s content variety and approach in combination with ReflectView’s complex scheduling for core messaging provides Reflect’s customers the best of both worlds. Targeted messaging with infinite and timely info-tainment,” said Rick Mattock, chief technology officer and executive vice president of operations for Reflect.

Reflect’s complete range of turnkey solutions include ReflectView, Reflect’s proprietary, market-leading software solution; strategic consulting; content services; client services; project management; hardware management and monitoring services.

About Reflect

Founded in 2001, Reflect is a leading, national full-service provider of digital out-of-home merchandising and advertising solutions including digital signage, interactivity applications and assisted shopping features; and ReflectView, the most flexible, scalable and proven digital media merchandising solution on the market. Headquartered in Dallas, Reflect has a decade of industry experience developing some of the largest digital media networks in North America, including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Verizon Wireless. Reflect serves mid- to large-size companies, specializing in retail, banking/finance, hospitality, and entertainment. Reflect…The Power to Turn Customers On!

About Screenfeed

Screenfeed offers licensed feeds of content for digital signage that grabs the attention of your viewers. A growing set of content is available with and without sound including news, sports, entertainment, trivia, traffic, short-form video and weather. Screenfeed content channels are built for digital signage - segments are kept short to allow for easy fits into playlists, channels are updated frequently to keep your screens showing fresh content. Network operators and Resellers can subscribe to Screenfeed's content for a cost-effective monthly license fee with no contract requirements.
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Thursday, 09 June 2011
Industry-first Ethernet device management and Zebra-exclusive smart battery technology enable customers to reduce operational expenses and improve efficiencies.

Lincolnshire, IL. — Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a recognized global leader in bar code, kiosk, card and RFID printers as well as real-time location solutions, today announced the release of its new QLn ™ mobile printer family. According to research released by VDC in 2011, the mobile worker population exceeded one billion in 2010 and with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce, is expected to grow by over 10% over the next three years. Zebra addresses this growing workforce with the QLn, the third generation of the QL printer, Zebra’s all-time best selling direct thermal mobile line.

The QLn builds off of the success of over 700,000 QL printers shipped to date by squarely addressing the primary request made by Zebra’s customers: lower the cost of operation. The QLn does this by including the industry’s first Ethernet connection for mobile printers. By enabling remote status collection and better device management, the printer helps reduce service time and maximizes printer uptime, delivering a greater return-on-investment.

“Demand for mobile printers continues to scale,” says Tom Wimmer, Director of the AutoID and Transaction Processing Practice at VDC. “At the same time, total cost of ownership has become a leading purchase consideration for enterprises evaluating mobile devices.

Knowledgeable users are increasingly focused on reducing productivity losses associated with hardware failure, and managing spiraling IT support costs. Leading mobile device suppliers like Zebra understand these requirements and are responding with smarter products designed to address them.”
The QLn is also the first printer with Zebra’s new Power Smart Print Technology™. This new feature delivers faster processing and throughput with lower power drain, giving mobile workers better quality printing and more uptime on the job. Zebra’s ‘smart battery’ technology on the QLn displays charge and overall battery health, which minimizes downtime due to older, poor-performing batteries that don’t last entire shifts.

“Historically the QL printer line has provided our customers with the productivity and durability required to keep their businesses functioning efficiently,” said Scott Lane, product manager, Zebra Technologies. “The innovation and expanded features of the QLn are a result of Zebra’s deep industry understanding. We have worked with our customers to identify their pain points and meet their evolving needs as the mobility market changes.”

The QLn also improves on the previous QL models by offering:

  • Easier Integration: Backwards compatibility with the QL and QL Plus printers lets users upgrade to the QLn without changing media or label formats, network and other infrastructure.
  • Global reach: Zebra’s UnicodeTM UTF-16-compliant Global Printing Solution offers right-to-left printing capabilities, giving companies around the world the option to print in many languages. (available August, 2011)
  • Improved user interface: Larger, easier to read display with 5-way navigation, help menus and alerts gives users greater control, enables faster operation.

The QLn320TM for 3-inch-wide printing is now available in the United States and will be available in Europe later this month, Asia Pacific in July and in Latin America later this year. The QLn220TM for 2-inch-wide printing will be available in Q3 of this year. For more information please visit www.zebra.com.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) gives customers visibility of critical assets, people and transactions through a broad range of printing and location technologies. Our bar code, card, kiosk and RFID printers as well as real-time location solutions have made us a recognized global leader in providing enabling solutions that identify, track, and manage critical assets, people and transactions for improved business efficiencies.
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Thursday, 09 June 2011
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that the University of Ottawa is using the Makito™ H.264 encoder and Furnace™ IP video system to leverage the school's existing IP infrastructure to deliver audio/visual materials normally on reserve in the library to any one of 156 multimedia classrooms. In enabling cost-effective streaming of HD H.264 video, the Haivision solution provides exceptional video quality, high reliability, and the security required to maintain copyright protection of digital media.

"We evaluated numerous video delivery solutions before choosing to work with Haivision," said Mark Gareau, director, Multimedia Distribution Service, part of the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) at the University of Ottawa. "In addition to being cost-effective, the company's products proved to be the most robust and reliable. Haivision itself has provided excellent support and communication, both of which have been valuable in establishing a strong working relationship throughout this project."

The Furnace IP video system provides a complete infrastructure for delivering secure video to every desktop and display. Users can record any source, apply metadata, and deliver live or recorded content and video on demand. The Furnace system's InStream™ player technology works across all platforms and requires no installation or client system upgrades. When combined with Haivision's Makito H.264 encoder, the Furnace provides encrypted video from end to end.

At the University of Ottawa, the Makito encoder and Furnace IP video system provide flexible, secure video delivery for classroom instruction as well as the campus-wide broadcasting of live events. The Furnace makes digital media from the University of Ottawa's film library readily and securely available to instructors and students where and when they can be most effectively included in the teaching or study program. This means the media assets can now be used more effectively while the cost and complexity of distributing these valuable assets are dramatically reduced.

Because the University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in Canada, the ability to design bilingual branding and user interface elements is key. The flexibility of the Haivision Furnace system also is critical, as it supports and simplifies future integration of digital signage into the University of Ottawa's multimedia video delivery and communications network.

"The University of Ottawa's installation of Haivision systems represents the first large-scale implementation of this kind within a Canadian university," said Peter Maag, executive vice president of marketing at Haivision. "The installation also demonstrates the remarkably high video quality that can be maintained in delivering live and recorded content across educational campuses. The Furnace system now in place provides a robust foundation as the University continues to develop its media delivery capabilities."

Information about Haivision products and solutions is available at www.haivision.com.

About Haivision Network Video

Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with a global sales and support organization distributing its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.
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Thursday, 09 June 2011
Customers can enjoy their first night rental of $1 a night movie at BLOCKBUSTER Express at Food Lion stores at no cost.

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced the addition of more than 800 new BLOCKBUSTER Express locations at Food Lion grocery stores to help make every night a movie night for customers in 11 states throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. In addition to Food Lion, the kiosks will also be available at other Delhaize America supermarkets, including Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's grocery stores.

BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosks will be located either inside or outside the stores and provides easy access to movies. With a simple swipe of their credit or debit card, customers can access the widest selection of popular movies available starting at a promotional price of only $1 per night, per rental. Customers can keep their movies as long as they want and return their selections to any BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosk.

To introduce Food Lion customers to the choice and convenience of BLOCKBUSTER Express, NCR has a special offer for the first night rental on us of any $1 a night movie at any Food Lion store until Friday, June 17. Customers can enter the promo FOODLION, BOTTOMDOLLAR, REIDS or HARVEYS at the kiosk or when they rent a movie online.

BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosks carry the latest new release movies including: The Dilemma, Little Fockers, and I am Number Four. Hot titles, such as Gnomeo & Juliet, are available with an in stock guarantee for $2.99 for the first night and $1 each additional night. BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosks also carry more than 250 titles to ensure that customers get the movies they want to watch, and they never go home empty handed.

“Shoppers will enjoy BLOCKBUSTER Express as a new, convenient version of their neighborhood video store. Our customers love the choices we are bringing them with our Hot Titles program that features the latest new release movies for rent,” said Justin Hotard, vice president and general manager, NCR Entertainment. “Our core mission is like that of the traditional neighborhood video store – to provide a wide selection of new releases, classic movies and overall entertainment to consumers – a true ‘movie night’ experience.”

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.

NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

BLOCKBUSTER Express is a trademark of the BB 2009 Trust and is licensed to NCR.


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Thursday, 09 June 2011
A certified and successful media player and software digital signage solution.

AOpen Europe, leading manufacturer of ultra small form factor digital signage hardware solutions, and Net Display Systems (NDS) a renowned digital signage software solutions provider joined forces to enhance their strong position in the digital signage industry.

The compatibility of the NDS PADS software and AOpen Digital Engine Media Player has been successfully tested by our engineers. Both parties see great benefit in offering an out-of-the-box solution to make it easier for both system integrators and end-customers to set up the system in minutes. Both products are now certified and therefore guarantee for a reliable and successful solution.

PADS software offers native data integration and support for interactivity as standard features. Editing content is easy to manage, without the need for extensive training. Templates can be uploaded simply in order to comply with corporate standards and graphic wishes. PADS uses the Windows Presentation Foundation: this means that programs running under the Windows platform can be used within the creation.

The AOpen Digital Engine is a unique Small Form Factor (uSFF) Media Player series with active or passive cooling, each with its own specification to cater to different needs. The compact size makes it easy to install behind a display without increasing the space between the wall and the display or to integrate in a kiosk or other specially designed presentation system. 

Installations vary per industry and customer demand, from simple standalone solutions to national or global, complex and often mission critical digital signage solutions. AOpen and NDS have worked outstandingly in these installations. For more information about pricing and availability, please contact AOpen Europe or NDS.

About AOPEN

AOpen, Inc. has more than 15 years of IT hardware manufacturing experience along with keen insights into IT industry trends that help drive the growth of AOpen.

As the leading manufacturer, of reliable, powerful and green digital signage media player solutions world-wide, combined with the unique small form factor (uSFF), AOpen is able to provide the world’s smallest semi-industrial Media Player with such strong capabilities. AOpen keeps expanding its products and services for digital signage and other vertical application markets such as: kiosks, point of sales, car PCs, medical care facilities, gaming applications, flight information systems, security systems and more.

With in-depth market knowledge and a team of industry experts AOpen can offer advice for complete digital signage platform solutions. AOpen cooperates with its global value added channel network to go to market.

About Net Display Systems


Since their establishment in 1994 Net Display Systems has evolved into a recognized worldwide player for digital signage software. Their core-business is developing digital signage software called PADS.

With an extensive partner network the company is proactive in more than 75 countries. Their partners are dedicated and specialized professionals providing installation, training and support of their products. Net Display Systems has thousands of installations in multiple market sectors from transportation, corporate and government to hospitality and retail.
One in four of the hundred world’s most recognized brands have chosen PADS as their digital signage platform.

Every day millions of people all over the world see displays running the PADS software of Net Display Systems. Installations vary from simple standalone solutions to national or global, complex and often mission critical digital signage solutions.
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Thursday, 09 June 2011
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Grayscale MD215MG offers out-of-the-box DICOM calibration, image uniformity, protective panel for medical imaging and PACS.

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the addition of the 21-inch MultiSync® MD215MG medical diagnostic display to the MultiSync MD Series. This 5-megapixel grayscale model is ideal for medical imaging and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in hospitals, doctor offices, urgent care centers and other healthcare facilities.

The MD215MG is a medical-grade monitor that includes technologies designed to make healthcare employees' work more productive and reliable. It offers out-of-the-box DICOM calibration and the MDCHROMA5 calibration sensor for DICOM GSDF conformance. The uniformity control provides accurate imaging across the screen and monitors for any inconsistencies. The new MD215MG model offers a four-way ergonomic stand, built-in USB hub, DC power connection with an external power adapter and internal 11.9-bit lookup table (LUT) with 256 levels of gray for smooth images.

"The MD215MG offers our customers an excellent 5-megapixel product to integrate with their healthcare facilities," said Art Marshall, Product Manager for Professional Desktop and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "With its protective panel, factory DICOM calibration and image uniformity technology, the MD215MG is a benefit to radiology departments and doctor offices that require a reliable, 5-megapixel grayscale monitor for accurate diagnosis."

A partial list of features in the MultiSync MD215MG follows:

  •     21" (21.3" VIS) widescreen P-IPS panel
  •     Factory calibrated to the DICOM grayscale function for luminance
  •     2560 x 2048 native resolution
  •     1100 cd/m² brightness (400 cd/m² calibrated)
  •     Uniformity control provides accurate imaging across the screen
  •     Built-in ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness based on existing lighting conditions, reducing energy consumption
  •     11.9-bit internal LUT with 256 levels of gray
  •     DVI-D input and USB hub
  •     Protective panel prevents accidental damage to the screen
  •     Medical certifications, including CE-MDD 93/42/EC, Ul60601-1 and FDA 510(k) pending
  •     Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant
  •     Five-year limited warranty with Advanced Overnight Exchange

The MD215MG-S5 will be available in August 2011 at an estimated street price of $12,499, including the MDCHROMA5 sensor.  The display ships with a 5 years parts and labor warranty with Advanced Overnight Exchange, which is one of the best warranties in the industry.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business.  VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy.  For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com or call (877) 805-VUKU. 
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Moscow - The Digital Signage Conference – No Alternative! has taken place on the 31st of May, 2011 at Korson Hotel in Moscow.

The goal of the event was to tell the participants about the industry of Digital Signage, worldwide trends, and the advantages of digital signage over the traditional methods of advertising and communication.

The organizer of the conference Digisky and the technical partner of the event Adissy believe that the conference can bring a strong impact for the positive development of the Digital Signage market in Russia. Both Digisky and Adissy evaluate the market as mature enough for return on initial investments.

The results exceeded all expectations. More than 200 persons attended the conference. The majority of the visitors were the final customers. It makes it different with the traditional situation, when the visitors are manufacturers and system integrators mainly. Among the attendees were the representatives of IKEA, OBI, Melon Fashion Group, Sberbank, Lukoil, Rostiks Group and other large companies from the financial and industrial sectors, retail and HoReCa business.

The real applications and small Digital Signage scenarios were displayed for the visitors in the demonstration center. Among others, there were presented NEC video-wall, anonymous video analytics application from Intel, semi-industrial hardware player solutions from AOpen, advertising media players and all-in-one displays from IAdea, solutions for professional presentations from Digisky, and interactive gesture operated display system.

The different topics were brought up during the conference. Everybody could find something interesting and useful for themselves. The presentations of Guillaume de la Tour (Bluefox), Michael Stern (Imperative Group), Vladimir Kozlov (Digisky) and Victor Osipov (WIPO - The World Intellectual Property Organization) were marked as the most interesting.

In addition, it was announced about the agreements between Western and Russian companies during the conference. Bluefox, a world leader in the production of content for Digital Signage, signed a partnership agreement with DigiSky. And Adissy became a distributor of Minicom Digital Signage / EnQii, a global leader in integrated digital signage solutions.

“Excellent conference organizers. Great! Very smart selection of speakers. The correct balance of foreign and Russian experts. I think it makes sense to expand the conference to two days the next year.” - said the regional executive director of Scala, Alain Bodenstedt.

“I would like to express my compliments to Digisky and Adissy for putting together this outstanding conference focused on end users. It is a first to see such a focus and number of real customers and not only channel and co-vendors turning up for a high profile event with real educational value. We rarely see in the western world so professionally organized events, with a clear focus and message. Hope it will be repeated next year!“- said Ronni Guggenheim, President of Minicom Digital Signage / EnQii, OVAB Europe Vice President and one of the conference speakers.

Alexander Pivovarov, the CEO of Adissy, has summarized the event: "This conference is the countdown to the new stage of development of Digital Signage in Russia. We have passed the infancy period. It's time to grow and make money!"

Web site of the conference: www.digitalsignagerussia.ru/eng

About Digisky

DigiSky serves diverse groups of customers from industries such as retail, fitness, banking and hospitality, providing services in the areas of digital signage, music and information design and audio branding. DigiSky is active in Russia and the CIS with customers including METRO CC, OBI, Castorama, IKEA, Real, Mega, Selgors CC, Bin Bank, Okey, Dream House, Strata Partners, and many more.

About Adissy

Adissy is a complete supplier for digital signage and interactive systems, from simple standalone media players and advertising displays through to powerful platforms for creating integrated digital signage networks for advertising and corporate communications. As the official distributor for AOpen, MinicomDS/EnQii, Philips, BroadSign, NextWindow, FriendlyWay AG and other leading players in the global digital signage industry, Adissy is not only able to supply robust, scalable solutions, but can also pass on to its customers its partners’ experience and expertise. In this way we enable our customers to develop and roll out successful digital signage projects.
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011

Panasonic professional LCD displays running indoorDIRECT’s restaurant entertainment network provides QSRs with a reliable, quality television system.


SECAUCUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced it has partnered with indoorDIRECT to create a reliable, quality in-store television system for quick-service restaurants (QSRs). The solution combines two Panasonic 42” LF20 professional LCD displays and one 32” LRU20 with indoorDIRECT’s Restaurant Entertainment Network, which features a magazine-style show with short bites of sports, music, entertainment and lifestyle segments from more than 100 content providers including the NFL Network, VH1 and G4. The system is currently located in over one thousand quick–service restaurants nationwide including Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Carl’s Jr., Denny’s, Hardee’s, KFC, and Arby’s with 13 million ad exposures per month, making it the largest quick-service restaurant television network in the United States.

All new and replacement installations will include Panasonic professional LCD displays, with two in the main dining area with audio capabilities as well as one screen adjacent to the point of sale area. indoorDIRECT chose to partner with Panasonic for its world class professional LCD displays, design and installation services and ongoing real-time monitoring and support. The comprehensive solution gives indoorDIRECT a single partner committed to quality products, total accountability and excellent service. The custom-designed indoorDIRECT solution for QSRs promises to drive incremental revenues—both in higher ticket sales within QSRs and increased advertising revenues.

“The combination of our reliable, high-quality professional LCD displays with this services package will set the in-store television standard for the QSR industry,” said Rick Albert, VP Sales, Professional Display Solutions, Panasonic Solutions Company. “The potential for growth for in-store television is significant. However, this growth clearly rests on the reliability of the technology. A blank screen will not impress a customer nor does it drive advertising revenue. This Panasonic-led solution will deliver the highest availability and uptime to indoorDIRECT’s thousands of quick-service restaurants.”

Michael Winton, president and co-founder of indoorDIRECT, stated, “Working with Panasonic for both screens and installations provides us with a partner with vast installation experience and insures that we are able to install, maintain and service our rapidly expanding national Network.”

Over the next twelve months, The Restaurant Entertainment Network, featuring Panasonic professional LCD displays, will be installed in an additional 1,500 quick-service restaurants, located in the top 20 DMAs. This will bring indoorDIRECT’s number of locations to more than 2,500 nationwide and over 30 million monthly ad exposures.

About indoorDIRECT


indoorDIRECT (www.indoordirect.com) is the owner of The Restaurant Entertainment Network, a powerful in-store television network that delivers Internet-based entertainment and advertising to more than one thousand major brand quick-service restaurants nationwide. The Restaurant Entertainment Network entertains more than 150 million consumers annually at Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Denny’s, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s and Arby’s in America’s top DMAs. indoorDIRECT is privately held and based in Dallas, with additional offices in New York and Los Angeles.

About Panasonic Solutions Company


Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD and 3D video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic Solutions Company’s full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions.
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011
PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visioneer, Inc., a leader in intelligent document imaging solutions, and SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, today announced the launch of the Visioneer Mobility app for Android. The new mobile app, developed by the SYNNEX Mobile Development team, is designed to enhance users’ mobile experience when using a Visioneer Mobility scanner with their Android-based smartphone or tablet. The Visioneer Mobility app also allows users to manage newly-scanned or existing PDF or JPEG files, send them via e-mail, upload them to a Dropbox folder or Evernote notebook, or delete them from the device using a simple, user-friendly interface.

“By scanning to smartphones and tablets, we are entering into a new era of scanning solutions to meet the overwhelming reality that mobile professionals no longer require a PC to be productive,” said Jim Tamo, Vice President of Distribution Sales at Visioneer, Inc. “It has been very gratifying to share the vision of this mobile app with SYNNEX and have this solution be truly channel born. With SYNNEX and Visioneer, VARs have a tremendous opportunity to be creative, build, and integrate within this new era to provide their customers new, but mainstream tangible solutions to modern mobile needs.”

“The development of this mobile app represents the great collaboration between SYNNEX and our vendor partner, Visioneer, to drive innovative solutions for our shared partners that increase business productivity through mobility,” said Peter Larocque, President of U.S. Distribution for SYNNEX Corporation.

Visioneer Mobility Cordless Scanner

Visioneer Mobility is a small (2” x 2.75” x 11.5”) cordless mobile scanner that functions without a computer, cables, or drivers and scans directly to an SD card, USB memory drive or smartphone including Android™, Windows® and BlackBerry®. Visioneer Mobility includes a 2 GB SD memory card, rechargeable battery and carrying case. No computer or power connection is required to scan.

Pricing, Availability

The Visioneer Mobility app for Android is available now in the Android Marketplace for $0.99. Simply search for “Visioneer Mobility.” The Visioneer Mobility scanner is priced at $199.99 US List price and comes complete with the 2 GB SD memory card (an SD adapter with microSD card built in to work with smartphones and tablets that accept microSD cards), rechargeable battery, recharging/data cable and AC wall adapter, protective carrying case and DVD-ROM that includes a user manual and bonus software. It is currently available through online channel partners and major resellers.

About Visioneer

Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop, distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox® DocuMate® product line. Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch® technology. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit www.visioneer.com, www.visioneer.com/company/news or www.xeroxscanners.com. For open commentary and industry perspectives visit http://www.facebook.com/visioneerinc, http://twitter.com/visioneerinc.

About SYNNEX Corporation

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and business process outsourcing. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs over 10,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

Statements in this release that are forward-looking, such as the mobile apps capabilities, general success of the mobile apps program, and increased business productivity through mobility, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.

XEROX® and DocuMate are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION in the United States and/or other countries. Visioneer® and Visioneer OneTouch® are registered trademarks of Visioneer Inc. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX and the SYNNEX Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other companies and products mentioned may be trademarks of their respective holdings and are hereby recognized. Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and availability of Visioneer and Xerox products and services are subject to change without notice. © 2011 All rights reserved.


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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Fort Lauderdale, FL - rVue, Inc., a subsidiary of rVue Holdings Inc. (RVUE:OTCQB) is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Bolt to its executive team as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining rVue, Bolt served as Executive Director of Engagement Planning and Innovation at TracyLocke, an Omnicom agency. She brings 22 years of media strategy experience to rVue, an advertising technology company, which provides the leading demand side platform for Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) place-based media.

Bolt led the media team at TracyLocke in client strategy across traditional, non-traditional and emerging media. In her role, she spearheaded the agency’s innovation initiatives, which evaluated and recommended new technologies and digital media platforms for marketplace viability and partnerships. As rVue’s SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, she will be responsible for accelerating the integration of rVue’s platform into the advertising industry, leading key agency relationships and driving forward the expansion of rVue’s analytics capabilities and product offerings.

“Innovation, relationship management, intelligent media strategy, integrity and thought leadership are at the heart of rVue’s mission to accelerate DOOH media,” said Jason Kates, CEO and President of rVue, Inc. “These are Jennifer’s greatest strengths. Her reputation as a respected strategist is second to none and I am proud to welcome her as the newest member of rVue’s executive team.”

“rVue is uniquely positioned to help advance DOOH's maturation as a medium by providing the tools and analytics media planners and buyers need to make decisions with confidence,“ reports Jennifer Bolt, SVP, Chief Strategy Officer for rVue. “I'm excited to have the opportunity to help develop and shape the tools and analytics that will continue to propel the DOOH industry forward."  Bolt shares her Industry Insights via a video available at: http://bit.ly/mLONxx.

Bolt is recognized as one of the Nation’s leading expert’s on media strategy with specialties in innovative technologies, digital out-of-home and place-based media. She serves on an advisory board for the Digital Place-Based Advertising Association and is an active member of the Digital Signage Federation’s Board of Directors.

About rVue

rVue Holdings, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary rVueTM, Inc., is an advertising technology company which includes the only demand-side platform for planning, buying and managing Digital Out-of-Home and Place-Based Media. The platform connects advertisers with DOOH networks to streamline campaign management, content distribution, analytics and billing.  For more information, please visit www.rvue.com.
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
New ViewBook® 730 tablet is a fully-featured low-cost powerhouse.

WALNUT, Calif. – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today expanded its tablet offerings with the launch of the ViewBook tablet line and new ViewBook 730.
 
Designed for the value seeker who doesn’t want to compromise on features, the ViewBook 730 makes it easy for anyone to make multimedia mobile. This Android™ 2.2 OS tablet combines a fast and powerful ARM® Cortex-A8 1Ghz processor with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® support in a convenient 7” form factor. Whether experiencing 1080p video playback via the HDMI connection, or engaging in video chat and conference calls using the integrated front VGA camera, the ViewBook 730 is the ideal tablet for staying connected and enjoying all the exciting possibilities of digital media content on the move.
 
With its RiteTouch technology, the ViewBook 730’s high-resolution 800x480 LED backlit screen serves as a great tool for pen writing. Whether taking notes in the classroom, highlighting excerpts within a novel or textbook, or working on art projects with the pre-installed Sketcher® app, the included stylus and RiteTouch make it easy to write directly on the screen of the device, swipe across content and scroll through emails.
 
Fully integrated with the Amazon Appstore, the most popular games and entertainment have already been installed: from Twitter, to Amazon’s MP3 music downloader, shopping on Amazon.com, plus YouTube and Mediafly, along with Amazon® Kindle™ software for industry-leading eBook reading.
 
“In the tablet marketplace, there are plenty of solutions to choose from,” said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic. “We recognized a need for a tablet device that offers users an excellent multimedia experience with a very affordable value proposition. From the pre-installed Amazon Kindle eReader to full Amazon app integration and Flash 10.1 support, our new ViewBook 730 enables consumers to do all the fun things that they want to do on a tablet without the added cost for features they don’t need.”
 
In addition to an ample 8GB of memory, the ViewBook 730 offers up to an additional 32GB of storage capacity via the microSD card slot. Teamed with a long-lasting battery for up to 8 hours of use per charge, consumers can bring all their favorite multimedia content with them wherever they go. For added convenience and functionality, the ViewBook 730 offers ViewSonic’s AirSync technology to ensure that tablet owners will receive over-the-air device updates as they are rolled out, from feature add-ons to software updates. The ViewBook 730 will be available at the end of June 2011 for an ESP of $249.99.

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including tablets, LED TVs, computers, LED monitors, projectors, digital photo frames, digital signage displays, 3D devices and digital media players. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit ViewSonic.com.
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Symon and ZIVELO sign global reseller agreement.

Plano, TX (PRWEB) - Symon Communications, a global leader in the provision of visual communication and digital signage solutions, announced today that the company has signed a global reseller agreement with ZIVELO, a recognized leader in the manufacture of self-service kiosks and fixtures for the interactive digital signage industry. This new agreement enables Symon to have direct access to ZIVELO’s complete line of products.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with ZIVELO to expand the scope of Symon’s offerings.” says Steve Gurley, Symon’s Vice President of Marketing. “ZIVELO’s creative designs further extend Symon’s portfolio of display solutions and allows Symon to further capitalize on the growing trend towards interactive, place-based display technologies.”

Some key factors that lead to Symon’s decision to do business with ZIVELO are the exceptional designs of their kiosks and the trigger-based automation systems that ZIVELO employs, which has shown to translate into consistently delivered products. ZIVELO’s U.S.-based manufacturing operation was also appealing to Symon as it facilitates quicker turn around and faster delivery of product for Symon’s customers.

“Symon offers a full array of creative design and content management services and we are very excited to forge this new partnership with them and broaden our horizons in the visual communications market,” said Ziver Birg, CEO of ZIVELO.

About Symon Communications, Inc.

Symon Communications is a leading global provider of award-winning in-venue visual communications solutions. Symon is proud to boast a 31 year history of profitably serving over seventy-five hundred clients, which includes nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and almost 70 percent of the Fortune 500.    Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Symon’s US offices manage sales and support of clients and prospects located throughout the Americas. Symon’s European subsidiary, SymonDacon, manages sales and support of clients and prospects throughout the EMEA region. SymonDacon’s headquarters are located in Hemel Hempstead, UK.

About ZIVELO

ZIVELO has rapidly grown to become the world’s largest kiosk manufacturer, with over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities and over 200 employees. ZIVELO’s product line is well-known globally, and now has resellers and distributors in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Their kiosk design, engineering, and manufacturing of their public terminal systems is contained within the United States and are compliant with fair trade standards. ZIVELO offers brand continuity, seldom found in the industry. While the kiosks and digital signage that they produce may have very different shapes and sizes, they all have a strikingly similar look and feel. ZIVELO offers lower pricing and faster lead times than any other company in the kiosk industry while utilizing the highest quality components and materials along with best-in-class aesthetics. For more information about ZIVELO or its line of kiosks and digital signage, please visit http://www.zivelo.com.

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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
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 at the domestic flight terminals of Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Dalaman Airport, both in Turkey.

These new video walls join two others in Istanbul Ataturk Airport at its international flight terminal, and one at Bodrum Airport at its domestic flight terminal.  Installed and operated by the Turkish digital platform provider Digiboard, the six video walls at the four airports feature 138” screens, and are seen annually by 60 million passengers.  In addition to the video walls, C-nario Messenger drives more than 100 stand alone screens in these airports.

The video walls display various ads from leading organizations, including banks, government ministries, famous fashion brands and others.  C-nario Messenger enables advertisers to upload and approve ads, via the web, which are displayed in the highest pixel resolution.

“It made perfect sense to use C-nario’s software in Izmir Adnan Menderes and Dalaman given its previous success with video wall networks in Turkish airports,” said Lazar Demisulam, Digiboard CEO.  “Advertisers at Istanbul Ataturk and Bodrum were very satisfied with C-nario Messenger’s performance, and how it met all of their requirements for outstanding, high-definition performance.”

“We are very pleased to play an increased role in Turkey’s airports,” said C-nario CEO Tamir Ginat. “Digital signage is an invaluable tool for advertisers, and C-nario is an important player in this growing market. We harnessed in this project our experience and expertise in major airports worldwide, including Shanghai, Milan and Mumbai.”

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 industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital signage software solutions and applications. C-nario helps its clients attract customers, increase revenues and enhance branding. Focused on the customer's business needs and requirements, C-nario provides the industry’s most advanced digital signage capabilities with maximum Return-on-Investment (ROI). The company’s easy-to-use solutions are the product-of-choice for hundreds of customers, including Fortune 500 corporations, in a variety of industries: retail, banking, transportation, advertising and media, entertainment, sporting events and facilities, education, and telecom, among others. Through its global partners and international value-added resellers, C-nario has deployed its solutions in 40 countries. The company has offices in the United States, Europe, and Israel. For more information about C-nario visit www.c-nario.com

About Digiboard

Digiboard, a subsidiary of Saben Co. Inc., provides 24/7 continuous digital advertising & communication platforms throughout Turkey. Digiboard is actively engaged in its core business in the digital signage marketplace, employing an innovative and differentiating solution. Converting its clients' marketing activities to a digital platform, today Digiboard has become a new media power and a dynamic solution partner providing direct marketing & communication solutions. For more information about Digiboard, visit www.digiboard.com.tr.
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Symon and Christie sign global reseller agreement
   
Plano, TX (PRWEB) - Symon Communications, a global leader in the provision of visual communication and digital signage solutions, announced today that the company has signed a global reseller agreement with Christie®, a recognized leader in visual display and projection technologies. This new global agreement enables Symon to have direct access to Christie® MicroTiles™, the company’s sustainable and innovative digital display technology.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Christie to expand the scope of Symon’s offerings,” says Steve Gurley, Symon’s Vice President of Marketing. Award-winning Christie MicroTiles display technology further extends Symon’s portfolio of display solutions and tremendously enhances the visual communication experiences that Symon can offer its clients.”

Christie MicroTiles’ distinctive cube-based, modular displays create an engaging canvas on which to present digital content. The strength of Christie’s solution is that the MicroTiles can be placed in a variety of configurations and shapes to yield an almost limitless number of attention-getting visual experiences. Symon’s feature-rich and proven content management platform coupled with Christie’s digital displays make this combination a solid winner for Symon’s customers.

Taking display technology to a new level, Christie MicroTiles are built on proven DLP® technology, using Light Emitting Diodes (LED), and are specifically designed for maximum image quality in demanding indoor, high ambient light environments. Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images, a much wider color palette than conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays and are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications, including digital signage, quick service restaurants and ad-based signage networks. With no practical limit to the number of tiles in a display, Christie MicroTiles produce a virtually seamless canvas with an unlimited number of super-fine pixels.

“We are pleased to partner with Symon Communications, a leader in the design, development and enhancement of in-venue visual communications ecosystems. With this reseller agreement, Symon now has the power to offer its customers award-winning Christie MicroTiles, providing them with the freedom to imagine, create and deliver brilliant messages that fit in demanding signage applications,” stated Sean James, vice president, Christie Managed Services.

About Symon Communications, Inc.

Symon Communications is a leading global provider of award-winning in-venue visual communications solutions. Symon is proud to boast a 31 year history of profitably serving over seventy-five hundred clients, which includes nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and almost 70 percent of the Fortune 500.    Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Symon’s US offices manage sales and support of clients and prospects located throughout the Americas. Symon’s European subsidiary, SymonDacon, manages sales and support of clients and prospects throughout the EMEA region. SymonDacon’s headquarters are located in Hemel Hempstead, UK.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com for more information.
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Monday, 06 June 2011
LAS VEGAS and TOKYO – Technology development leaders JCM Global (6418:TSE, OSE) and Techfirm Inc. (3625:JASDAQ) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring the two companies together to develop a pay-by-mobile phone solution for bill validators.

The MOU brings together JCM Global, the world’s leading supplier of innovative automated transactions solutions for the banking, gaming and retail industries, and Techfirm, the leading solution developer for mobile phone applications based on contactless IC technology.

The companies will use their resources and experience to create a system whereby consumers will be able to use their mobile phones to pay for purchases at automated transaction centers that use bill validators to accept both currency and mobile e-money. The technology could be used in a wide range of JCM applications, from slot machines to kiosks to parking self-pay terminals.

Paying by mobile phone is common in many countries, such as Japan, where commuters frequently pay for train tickets using their mobile phones. The application uses contactless IC technology, commonly known as mobile e-money.

“This is an incredibly exciting field for JCM Global and Techfirm,” said JCM Global President Aki Isoi. “Given the extensive research and announced plans from major developers, it is clear the mobile e-money technology market will grow rapidly as Android CS technology expands and becomes more available. Consumers use of mobile phones as digital wallets is spreading rapidly, and we have every reason to believe this trend will continue to grow globally.”

Research suggests the timing is perfect for the arrangement. For example, research firm The Gartner Group recently announced that half of mobile phones will use Google’s operating system for Android in 2011 to 2015. Additionally, “Gingerbread,” the newest version of Google’s Android, supports Near Field Communication (NFC), a technology to be used for wireless communication between various components, such as mobile phone and other devices. Further, Android has announced it will expand its support of NFC in the future.

Additionally, in a recent announcement, Visa Inc. Head of Product Development Jim McCarthy said his company sees a continuing acceleration in the shift from paper to digital payments, and that the company is exploring ways to create a secure digital wallet that could be used for every type of payment, and expects to release a solution this fall.

About JCM Global

JCM Global is the world’s leading supplier of innovative automated transactions solutions for the banking, gaming and retail industries. Its award-winning products set global standards with ground-breaking products like the iVIZION®, Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®) and Vega-RC™ bill validators and the Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®). For information visit www.jcmglobal.com.

About Techfirm

Techfirm is a leading solution developer for mobile phone applications based on contactless IC technology. The system developed by Techfirm is used for various applications such as major convenience stores’ e-money and coupons for famous fast food chains. The Felica Networks exploit the Felica protocol in the deployment of leading edge IC technology for mobile payments. For information visit http://www.techfirm.co.jp.

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Monday, 06 June 2011
Conifer and Blair Medical Associates first to integrate single-source payment processing with NCR MediKiosk patient self-service technology

DULUTH, GA – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the leading provider of self-service hospital check-in, today selected Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX), a full-service payment processing company, as its preferred payment provider for NCR Healthcare.

Integrating EPX’s secure, single-source payment processing functionality with NCR MediKiosk and NCR Patient Portal self-service solutions can help healthcare organizations lower transaction fees by streamlining the number of payment providers.  

“We are continually looking for ways to help our healthcare customers improve revenue cycle and drive workflow efficiencies,” said Jeff Kao, vice president and general manager for NCR Healthcare. “Teaming with EPX provides a secure and proven way to maximize the organizational impact of self-service by facilitating revenue capture and lowering costs.”

Conifer Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and Blair Medical Associates (BMA) are the first NCR customers to roll out the combined offering. Both organizations have deployed NCR MediKiosk for self-service patient registration and extended the functionality to online bill payment, which is available to patients through their portals.

As patients arrive for an appointment, they will be directed to check in at a kiosk or on a tablet. Patients can then identify themselves by swiping a credit card or driver’s license along with using the kiosk’s touchscreen to enter a personal identifier, such as a birth date. Once checked in, they can update demographic and insurance information and sign consent forms electronically in a secure network. During this time, patients are also prompted to make copayments and pay any outstanding balances directly on the kiosk via credit card.

“We are very excited to marry our secure payment capability with NCR’s best-in-class patient self-service solutions,” said EPX Strategic Program Manager Greg Sackenheim. “Together we can help healthcare providers contain costs and improve revenue cycle, both of which are becoming increasingly critical as patients take greater financial responsibility for their healthcare expenses.”  

About EPX Corporation

Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX) is a full-service international payment processor facilitating PCI compliance, protecting merchants and enhancing consumer confidence for over 30 years. EPX’s payment processing reaches across retail, Internet and MO/TO merchants, healthcare organizations, insurance providers, banks and public utilities.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company and leader in automated teller machines, self-checkouts and other self- and assisted-service solutions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. NCR's software, hardware, consulting and support services help organizations in retail, financial, travel, healthcare and other industries interact with consumers across multiple channels.

NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Monday, 06 June 2011
NCR and the full service processing company Multicarta join forces to help VTB Bank improve its customer engagement.

MOSCOW – VTB 24 Bank, one of the leading providers of financial services in Russia, is improving its one-to-one marketing campaigns via the ATM channel by using NCR APTRA™ Relate. The software was implemented by NCR and MultiCarta, a company within the VTB group that provides engineering and processing support to a bank’s financial operations.
NCR APTRA Relate enables VTB to extend the functionality of their ATMs and create marketing campaigns based on customer data taken from the CRM system. The software will help the bank engage in a personalized dialogue with its more than 300,000 customers and sell more financial products.

When a customer enters his PIN number at an ATM featuring NCR APTRA Relate, the bank can make a personalized marketing offer and evaluate their interest in the course of the dialogue. In case of interest, the customer then agrees to his participation in VTB’s marketing campaign by checking the “I accept” box on the interface. The customer also has the option to enter his telephone number if he wishes to receive more detailed information from the bank officer. The one-to-one interaction between VTB 24 and its customers is made easy thanks to the user-friendly interface.

In 2010, MultiCarta started to develop VTB’s in-house solution to interface with APTRA Relate and to install the solution jointly with NCR on more than 1,000 NCR ATMs. By the end of 2011, the vast majority of all 3,000 NCR ATMs within the network will be provided with the solution. The project is one of the largest ever for VTB.

“The high-level support of the personalized one-to-one offering is one of the most critical tasks for us. We chose the joint solution of NCR and MultiCarta because the project fully complies with our view of the role a self-service network plays. First, deploy ATMs both as machines for cash dispense, deposit or cashless payments. And second, use it as an efficient channel to sell the right bank product to the right person,” says Aleksey Degtyarev, self-service network leader, Bank VTB 24.

“A customer-oriented approach is increasingly gaining importance for financial institutions. Self-service systems have become part of the everyday life as a convenient way of doing transactions. With NCR APTRA Relate, we help VTB 24 engage in a dialogue with its customers,” adds Konstantin Khotkin, general director of NCR in Russia. “The customer initiates and accepts this kind of one-to-one marketing instead of receiving unsolicited, impersonalized offers through email, post or phone. This helps a bank differentiate itself from the competition and retain customers."

AboutVTB24 Bank

VTB 24 Bank is one of the major players in the Russian banking services market. We are part of the international VTB Bank Group and focus on servicing of individuals, private businessmen, and small businesses. The Bank network includes 500 branches and subsidiary offices in 69 regions of Russia. We offer basic banking products to our clients that are accepted in the international financial practices. The Bank’s staff adheres to the values and principles of the international VTB Bank Group. One of the Group’s major tasks is the maintenance and improvement of the developed financial system (www.vtb24.ru).

About MultiCarta JSC

MultiCarta is one of the largest Russian processing companies that provides full service for banks and for retail and service enterprises, including support of issuing and acquiring software, loyalty programmes, merchant and internet acquiring. MultiCarta obtained the certificate of international payment systems Visa International and MasterCard International as third-party processor, and the license of international payment systems Diners Club International and American Express for providing the required technical support. More information under http://www.multicarta.ru

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.

NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Monday, 06 June 2011
Expansion slot, DVI loop-through, built-in speakers among the newest features.

CHICAGO -
NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today three new models to its commercial-grade V Series large-screen display product line. The 46-inch V462 will replace the V461, and the 46-inch V462-AVT and 65-inch V651-AVT with integrated tuners are new to the product line. These three models offer digital signage users a cost-effective solution.

Designed for extended use in retail, restaurants, indoor venues, training facilities and corporate boardrooms, the V Series includes full 1080p high-definition resolution, built-in low-profile 10-watt speakers, and a built-in expansion slot that allows for seamless integration of NEC accessories, third-party components and Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) products. Additionally, the new DVI loop-through option allows customers to pass a digital signal from one device to the next, thereby eliminating the need for additional hardware, such as a DVI daisy chain module. The V462, V462-AVT and V651-AVT also include popular features such as NEC’s TileMatrix technology for building video walls up to 100 displays, a real-time scheduler to power on/off the display at a specific time, and remote diagnostics to monitor and control the display from an off-site location.

"The next generation in our V Series lineup aims to provide better connectivity with added features that will help simplify and future-proof digital signage projects," said Rachel Karnani, product manager for large-screen displays at NEC Display Solutions. "The added NTSC/ATSC tuner in the 46-inch and 65-inch sizes will also enable customers to install the product where high-definition broadcast capabilities are desired."

The V462, V462-AVT and V651-AVT include the following features:
  • Commercial-grade, sealed panel design with advanced cooling capabilities
  • Maximum brightness of 450 cd/m² (V462 and V462-AVT) and 500 cd/m² (V651-AVT)
  • Contrast ratio of 3000:1 (V462 and V462-AVT) and 5000:1 (V651-AVT)
  • Full 1080p high-definition resolution
  • Expansion slot supports the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS), which is the industry's first standardized option slot that simplifies digital signage installations
  • Enhanced connectivity with DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI
  • Enhanced loop-through capability with DVI and Composite Video
  • Improved mechanical design with slimmer depth
  • Remote diagnostics and external control, including RS-232C, RJ45 LAN, IR Remote, DDC/CI
  • TileMatrix technology (up to 100 displays)
  • Real-time clock has the ability to set schedules for display on/off times and warmup 30 minutes before use for optimum color representation
  • Text ticker enables the display of emergency warnings or breaking news updates in a dedicated portion of the screen
  • Programmable lookup tables (LUT) and 10-bit color over an HDMI connection
  • Carbon footprint meter tracks and calculates the conservation of green gas emissions
  • Protective-glass and touch-panel-ready design
  • Built-in NTSC/ATSC analog/digital tuner allows for high-definition broadcast capabilities (V462-AVT and V651-AVT only)
  • Optional accessories and products for the V651 include stands, wall mounts, external PCs and media players
The V462, V462-AVT and V651-AVT will be available in July 2011 at a minimum advertised price of $1,149, $1,249 and $5,399, respectively. The displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at
www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business.  VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy.  For additional information about VUKUNET, visit
www.vukunet.com or call (877) 805-VUKU. 
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Monday, 06 June 2011
VENICE, Italy,  -- A Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) automated teller machine (ATM) is featured in a unique artistic creation by artists Allora and Calzadilla, which is on exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Allora and Calzadilla, well-known artists and innovative interpreters of contemporary art, were asked by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) to showcase the best of American art at the Biennale di Venezia. The artistic creation, which is on display through Nov. 27, 2011, incorporates an ATM that issues cash with musical accompaniment. 

The initiative involves prominent partners like Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, part of the Banque Nationale de Paris and Paribas Group (BNL-BNPP), and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, which manages the U.S. Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.

This singular work of art, titled Algorithm, involves a Diebold Opteva® 562 cash dispenser, which is inserted into a functioning organ that is nearly 20-feet tall and seven-feet wide. The expertly crafted organ was made from wood and steel using traditional artisanal procedures. The work of art is one of the six works of art at the U.S. Pavilion, created specially for the Biennale.

The Diebold ATM was modified to use a computer to convert inputs (such as inserting a card) into outputs, which allows the ATM to play the organ pipes built around it. Different functions, such as withdrawing cash, inserting the card, pressing the keypad, create a sequence of sounds and melodies chosen by the artists. The machine automatically plays when its built-in sensor detects a customer's presence.

"This is a unique new way of using a single ATM installation to represent areas which are traditionally unrelated – such as art, finance and technology – in one of the most internationally significant venues where contemporary art attracts thousands of visitors," said Danilo Rivalta, vice president and general manager, Diebold EMEA, southern and central regions. "The installation was created with security in mind, given that the characteristics and functions of this ATM meet the typical standards of BNL-BNPP's ATM network. The ATM interface is completely detached from the banking circuits and therefore, the security level is comparable to an ATM installed in a traditional bank."

"Diebold and BNL-BNPP are visionary companies," said Lisa Freiman, commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. "Early in the development of the U.S. Pavilion exhibition when we were looking for partners to help us realize Algorithm, both Diebold and BNL-BNPP immediately recognized the unique way that they could advance their missions and provide philanthropic support for this important, historic artistic event. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is grateful to both companies for their progressive vision and open-mindedness."

About Biennale di Venezia

The 54th International Art Exhibition, entitled ILLUMInations, directed by Bice Curiger and organised by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be open to the public from Saturday, June 4th to November 27th, 2011 in the Giardini and at the Arsenale. The Exhibition, spreading over 10,000 square metres between the Central Pavilion in the Giardini and the Arsenale, comprises a single display featuring 83 artists from all over the world. There are 32 young artists born after 1975 and 32 female artists. As usual, the Exhibition will be paralleled by 89 national participations, a record for the Art Biennale (they were 77 in 2009), which will be housed in the Giardini, at the Arsenale and around the city centre. The 54th Exhibition also includes 37 Collateral Events organised by international institutions which will set up their shows in several places around the city.

About BNL-BNPP

Founded in 1913, BNL is one of the largest banking groups in Italy. BNL has approximately 950 outlets in Italy and offers a broad range of traditional to highly innovative products and services, to meet its clients' many requirements (individuals, businesses and government agencies).

Since 2006, BNL is part of Group BNP PARIBAS, one of the six strongest banks in the world, according to Standard & Poor's rating. The Group BNP PARIBAS has operations in 80 countries with 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, where the Group has four domestic retail banking markets in Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Group holds key positions in three major business segments: Finance and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services, and Retail Banking.

About IMA Indianapolis Museum of Art

The IMA, founded in 1883, is one of the 10 oldest and 10 largest art museums in the United States. The IMA's robust contemporary art program is a model for how encyclopedic museums engage the art of our time. With a renewed focus on its contemporary collection, programs, and publications, the IMA has been actively seeking out the works of emerging and mid-career international artists through both gift and acquisition, and organizing major travelling exhibitions and newly commissioned projects.

About Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

The actual selection of the artworks was entrusted for the first time to an artistic duo made up of Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, who live and work in San Juan (Puerto Rico). Allora & Calzadilla create works that blend sculpture, photography, performance, sound, and video.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com.

 
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Friday, 03 June 2011
Pronto Copec, Chile’s largest petroleum distribution company, has a network of ninety sites throughout Chile.
Pronto Copec wanted to replace their plastic printed posters and menu boards with a more cost effective and flexible solution. By using digital signage they only have to invest once. They also wanted to be able to update menus so that depending on the time of day, different menus could be shown. Good picture quality is required in order to make the menu options look appealing. They wanted to be able to show different pricing in different regions in Chile, as pricing varies from area to area.
As their customer profile changes throughout the day, Pronto also wanted to be able to regularly change the advertising shown. Digital signage offers this flexibility.
Baytex, one of ONELAN’s resellers in Chile, recommended ONELAN digital signage to Pronto due to its ease of use, content and display options.
Pronto Copec has installed digital signage in four of their gas stations so far. It is used for menu boards, pricing and advertising. In some gas stations there are eight screens. The smallest installation is one ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) 510 driving a single screen, the largest comprises two ONELAN NTB 5500s each controlling four screens to create a video wall.
Content is currently generated and managed by Baytex in Chile. Eventually the content will all be managed by Pronto themselves. Player local information is also used; different gas stations show slightly different content, such as hot dog promotions or ice cream promotions on a hot day.
“We tried a lot of DS Solutions that just didn´t work at all, we chose ONELAN’s digital signage because of its reliability, flexible content scheduling, layout creation flexibility, detailed network monitoring and proof of play options". Xavier Texidó, Pronto´s Digital Signage Network Administrator.
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Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Models enhanced with open pluggable specification,DisplayPort and DVI loop-through.

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the enhancement of its most durable large-screen product line, the P Series, with two new models. The 40-inch P402 and 46-inch P462 are direct replacements for the acclaimed P401 and P461, and are 1-inch thinner in depth. NEC also announced the addition of the P402-AVT, P402-TMX4D, P462-AVT and P462-TMX4D to the P Series lineup.

These professional-grade, industrial-strength LCD displays are intended for 24/7 operation and include additional thermal protection, internal temperature sensors with self-diagnostics and fan-based technology to prevent overheating. The P402 and P462 are ideal in quick-service restaurants, airports, public information environments, healthcare facilities and retail stores. An added technology to these models is the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliant expansion slot, the industry’s first standardized option slot that aims to simplify digital signage installations. Two other new features are the DisplayPort output and integrated DVI loop-through capability, which eliminates the need for a daisy chain module.

“Our professional-grade P Series is ideal for the most demanding digital signage projects that require integrated technologies to ensure uninterrupted reliability,” said Rachel Karnani, product manager for large-screen displays at NEC Display Solutions. “The P402 and P462 displays are going to provide more flexibility for customers. These second-generation displays not only expand connectivity options but also improve the mechanical design with new displays that are 1-inch thinner than the first generation products. This allows our customers to install less obtrusive displays in areas where they may not have previously fit.”

The P402 and P462 include the following features:
  • Superior thermal and mechanical protection ensures reliable 24/7 operation
  • Maximum brightness of 650 cd/m²
  • Contrast ratio up to 3500:1
  • Full 1080p high-definition resolution
  • Expansion slot supports the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)
  • Enhanced connectivity with DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI
  • Enhanced loop-through capability with DVI, DisplayPort and Composite Video
  • Remote diagnostics and external control including RS-232C, RJ45 LAN, IR Remote, DDC/CI
  • TileMatrixT technology (up to 100 displays)
  • Real-time clock has the ability to set schedules for display on/off times and warm up 30 minutes before use for optimum color representation
  • Carbon footprint meter tracks and calculates the conservation of green gas emissions
  • Built-in NTSC/ATSC analog/digital tuner allows for high-definition broadcast capabilities (P402-AVT and P462-AVT only)
  • 2x2 TileMatrix Video Wall Solution - Digital bundles include four displays, Digital Factory PerfectAlignT Mounting System, four 2-meter Null modem cables, a 6-meter DVI cable and a Tripp Lite Isobar6 surge suppressor (P402-TMX4D and P462-TMX4D only)
  • Optional accessories and products for the P Series include stands, wall mounts, external PCs and media players

The P402 and P462 will be available in July 2011 at a minimum advertised price of $1,499 and $1,999, respectively. The P402-AVT and P462-AVT models with integrated tuner will be available in July 2011 at a minimum advertised price of $1,599 and $2,149, respectively. The P402-TMX4D and P462-TMX4D 2x2 TileMatrix Video Wall Solution bundles will be available in July 2011 at a minimum advertised price of $9,999 and $12,999, respectively. All displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.


Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com or call (877) 805-VUKU.
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Wednesday, 01 June 2011

Rugged, stylish, large format touch displays available with APR and surface acoustic wave touchscreen technologies for optimal interactive information, consumer engagement and content measurement.

Screenmedia Expo – Today’s sales points cannot be without touch technology – whether on cash registers, self-service points or in digital signage. Touch increases efficiency for the retailer and brings new possibilities for customer interaction and information. At Screenmedia Expo, TE Connectivity showed its line of Elo TouchSystems Interactive Digital Signage (IDS) touch systems. The IDS portfolio – which combines high performance touchscreen technologies with commercial-grade, large format LCD panels – offers system integrators, value-added resellers and software developers an advanced solution for the interactive enablement of large-scale digital displays in high-traffic environments.

Great looking digital signage that’s both interactive and personalized has an immediate and impressive effect on customers. Attractive Elo TouchSystems touchscreen displays are a superb tool for image building, placing advertising in the right place just when consumers will be making purchases. Interactivity draws customers in, involves them, creates brand loyalty and generates repeat sales. IDS enhances the in-store experience by getting customers involved with and exposed to advertising information that is more relevant and targeted. Interactivity also multiplies cross-selling and up-selling opportunities, increases customer dwell time and results in higher average spend per customer.

Interactivity that Works
The Elo TouchSystems IDS portfolio offers the digital signage market rugged panels specifically built for commercial environments. The IDS family features three sizes of pure-glass digital signage-rated displays, versus panels designed for home environments, measuring 32 to 46 inches. TE Connectivity recently broadened its line of Elo TouchSystems IDS touch systems by offering Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR), IntelliTouch and IntelliTouch Plus technologies.

The IntelliTouch touchscreen technology, using surface waves to recognize the touch, supports touch and hold, while the glass screen is protected inside a bezel. The 32" model is available with IntelliTouch Plus, Elo TouchSystems’ surface acoustic wave technology with multi-touch capabilities. IntelliTouch Plus has obtained the Windows 7 operating system touch Additional Qualification (AQ) status for touch interactivity after passing the testing criteria established by Microsoft. With this certification, customers can take advantage of the touch functionality built into Windows 7.

The responsive Elo TouchSystems acoustic pulse recognition (APR) touchscreen technology incorporates zero-bezel, edge-to-edge glass touchscreen and promises consistent, resilient touch functionality. Both IntelliTouch and APR models are housed in a highly durable, aluminum chassis to ensure reliable interactivity and performance in almost any public-access location. Optional computer modules further optimize media bandwidth and interactivity for the delivery of highly engaging and measurable consumer content.

“Our IDS portfolio offers large-format, exceptionally durable display screens specifically designed for interactive touch applications,” said Neeraj Pendse, business development manager of digital signage and kiosks at Elo TouchSystems. “Elo considers touch functionality the next wave of consumer engagement and targeted out-of-home messaging – and we believe that our IDS portfolio will significantly drive this evolution in the digital signage market by accelerating our channel partners’ adoption and competitive advantage.”

High-Grade Components
The portfolio incorporates advanced panel technologies including Samsung Electronics’ LCD Digital Information Display (DID) technology to provide a scratch resilient, aluminum frame encased solution able to withstand constant interactivity in high-traffic, public-access venues.

Elo TouchSystems IDS also features optional high performance computer modules ideally suited for interactive media delivery and measurement. These computer modules run either an Intel Celeron Dual Core or Core 2 Duo processor, and slide into a dedicated bay behind the touch display. The system is interoperable with content management servers and Web-based consoles for seamless connection with the Internet and applications such as multimedia sharing and electronic point-of-sale.

Power and monitor control functions of the Elo TouchSystems IDS family can be locked-out to prevent tampering and speakers are built-in with audio expansion capabilities.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry – from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, automotive, aerospace and communication networks – enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities.

About TE Touch Solutions
TE Touch Solutions, a global leader in touchscreen technology, develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of touchscreens, touchmonitors, and all-in-one (AiO) touchcomputers under the Elo TouchSystems and TE brands. Backed by over 40 years of touch experience and with multiple touch technology options, including surface acoustic wave (SAW), resistive, surface capacitive, projected capacitive, acoustic pulse recognition (APR), infrared (IR), and multi-touch, TE and Elo touch products are available for diverse applications in retail, point-of-sale (POS), kiosk, medical, industrial, hospitality, transportation, automotive, mobile and gaming markets. Visit www.elotouch.eu or call +32 16 352100 for more information.

Elo, Elo TouchSystems, IntelliTouch, TE Connectivity, TE connectivity (logo) and TE (logo) are trademarks of the TE Connectivity family of companies.

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Wednesday, 01 June 2011
The AOpen Digital Engine DE7000 was selected to power 3D technology from Dimenco. Dimenco offers end-to-end glasses-free (autostereoscopic) 3D solutions, which includes 3D displays, components, rendering solutions, software and content conversion services. Dimenco acquired a 3D technology license from Philips, enabling them to commercially use and further develop this technology on Philips Public Display screens.

3D displays are slowly finding its way to the market. With its unique ability to captivate an audience and draw attention, going 3D is the next step for those wanting to stand out from the traditional digital signage installations. Dimenco’s 3D technology and its high quality implementation can be viewed by anyone without the need of special glasses, offering a stunning visual experience.

Dimenco chose the AOpen Digital Engine platform because of the proven power and reliability of the DE7000 and its strong graphic capabilities. The displays include Philips Smart Insert solution which allows the AOpen Digital Engine to be mounted on the back of the display. The AOpen DE7000 is compatible with the Dimenco rendering code, which is integrated in the Philips 3D Displays.

After successful testing the compatibility of the hardware, both parties are enthusiastic about the new cooperation.

About Dimenco

Dimenco is an independent company, founded by young ambitious Dutch entrepreneurs that all share the same passion for 3D technology. The company offers end-to-end 3D solutions which includes 3D displays, components, rendering solutions, software and content conversion services. Furthermore, they provide consultancy services to several leading industry players. Dimenco also acquired a 3D technology license from Philips, enabling them to commercially use and further develop this technology. www.dimenco.eu

About AOpen

AOpen Inc. has more than 15 years of IT hardware manufacturing experience along with keen insights into IT industry trends that help drive the growth of AOpen. As the leading manufacturer, of ultra small form factor digital signage media player solutions world-wide, AOpen keeps expanding its products and services for digital signage and other vertical application markets. With in-depth market knowledge AOpen can offer advice for complete digital signage platform solutions. AOpen cooperates with its global value added channel network to go to market. www.aopen.com
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