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Thursday, 28 July 2011
Alpha Video has a creative team that creates customize content for digital signage systems. Their website is www.alphavideocreative.com. The creative team recently had some extra time, so being creative people,

they decided to create something creative.

They designed two videos that can be used to sell the benefits of digital signage over print posters. The video are short and clever and can be used by anyone in the digital signage industry to promote digital signage systems.

Digital Signage Versus Print 



Digital Signage Peeling Away The Problem


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Thursday, 28 July 2011
NCR and Scopus Form Strategic Alliance to Invest in ATM Manufacturing; Banco Bradesco Signs Agreement with a Target for 30,000 ATMs - Making NCR Its Preferred Provider over the Next Five Years and Redefining the Competitive Landscape in Brazil

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and Scopus Tecnologia Ltda, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Bradesco SA, announced today the formation of a strategic alliance for the manufacturing and development of ATMs in Brazil that will see Scopus acquire a 49 percent equity stake in NCR Manaus, NCR’s Brazilian manufacturing and engineering operations. Concurrently, Banco Bradesco signed an agreement with a target for 30,000 ATMs over the next five years, making NCR its preferred ATM provider with an initial order for more than 6,000 ATMs from NCR Manaus. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

NCR’s sales, services and other employees will remain in a separate company and continue to deliver sales and services support to NCR’s broader customer base in Brazil.

The agreements will enable NCR to leverage Scopus’ deep technology knowledge and geographical presence, improve manufacturing productivity and deliver innovative products more quickly to financial institutions across Brazil, the world’s fourth largest ATM market. According to Retail Banking Research, the ATM market in Brazil is expected to increase by 27 percent by 2015.1 The agreement from Banco Bradesco will accelerate NCR’s growth in Brazil and enhance the company’s position in the market.

“This is a bold, strategic, and transformative alliance that is perfectly aligned with our corporate strategy as it expands and strengthens our geographic presence and sales coverage,” said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “It underscores why we ultimately decided to open our manufacturing facility in Manaus back in 2009 – namely to respond to customer demand for local sourcing and be closer to a dynamic growing market. The alliance will enable NCR to leverage Scopus’ local market presence and deep customer expertise, while helping us improve our manufacturing productivity and time to market.

“While the initial scope of this alliance is targeted at our Financial Services line of business, the alliance is not limited to just this industry segment. Both NCR and Scopus are excited with the potential of this alliance as it puts a solid foundation in place for us to jointly pursue growth and exciting opportunities in our other lines of business in the future,” Nuti added.

Through the preferred ATM provider agreement, Banco Bradesco will benefit from NCR’s innovative ATMs and financial self-service technology, which includes multi-function and cash dispense ATMs.

These solutions will be deployed at Bradesco’s existing branches and rolled out to new locations as the bank extends its footprint in Brazil. NCR will service the ATMs within the warranty period, after which Scopus will provide services support.

“This agreement reflects our belief in a strategic alliance with NCR that can deliver the innovation necessary to meet the Brazilian market’s growing demand for self-service and enable Scopus to drive significant growth within its business,” said Candido Leonelli, CEO of Scopus. “The combination of NCR and Scopus will give us both speed and efficiency in delivering a better experience for our customers.”

Since opening its manufacturing and engineering facility in Manaus in 2009, NCR has strengthened its competitive position by introducing products from its NCR SelfServ family of ATMs and well as adapting some products and technology specifically for the Brazilian market.

NCR has also invested in other industries in Brazil, announcing earlier in 2011 a new growth program and coverage model for its retail industry, introducing new technology and expansion of channel partnerships for Brazil.

Atlas Strategic Advisors, LLC, acted as exclusive financial advisor to NCR in this transaction.

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

Notes

(1) Based on RBR 2010 ATM Report; ATM deployments from 2009 vs. 2015 (forecasted)


Note to investors - This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements as to anticipated or expected results, beliefs, opinions and future financial performance, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include projections of revenue, profit growth and other financial items and future economic performance, among other things. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause NCR’s actual results to differ materially.

In addition to the factors discussed in this release, other risks and uncertainties include those relating to: the uncertain economic climate, which could impact the ability of our customers to make capital expenditures, thereby affecting their ability to purchase our products, and consolidation in the financial services sector, which could impact our business by reducing our customer base; the timely development, production or acquisition and market acceptance of new and existing products and services (such as self-service technologies), including our ability to accelerate market acceptance of new products and services; shifts in market demands, continued competitive factors and pricing pressures and their impact on our ability to improve gross margins and profitability, especially in our more mature offerings; the effect of currency translation; short product cycles, rapidly changing technologies and maintaining a competitive leadership position with respect to our solution offerings; tax rates; ability to execute our business and reengineering plans; turnover of workforce and the ability to attract and retain skilled employees, especially in light of continued cost-control measures being taken by the company; availability and successful exploitation of new acquisition and alliance opportunities; access to DVD inventory and the conversion to, and market adoption of, alternative methods of entertainment content delivery; changes in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the resulting impact, if any, on the company’s accounting policies; continued efforts to establish and maintain best-in-class internal information technology and control systems; the success of our pension strategy; compliance with requirements relating to data privacy and protection; expected benefits related to the pending acquisition Radiant Systems, Inc. (“Radiant”) not materializing as expected; the Radiant acquisition not being timely completed, if completed at all; prior to the completion of the Radiant transaction, Radiant’s business experiencing disruptions due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, licensees, or other business partners; NCR and Radiant being unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other factors detailed from time to time in the company’s U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reports and the company’s annual reports to stockholders. The company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011
CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech Data Corporation (NasdaqGS: TECD) today announced that Angela Beltz-Norrie, the Company’s Vice President of Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group, has been recognized as one of the “Power 100 Women of the Channel” by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The annual list was chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.

“This year’s Power 100 Women of the Channel list honors the most successful and influential women in the IT channel – a traditionally male-centric industry. The Power 100 list, which is an elite subset of our annual Women of the Channel list, recognizes the 100 most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director at Everything Channel.

Beltz-Norrie has been with Tech Data for over 11 years, progressing through various positions of leadership. After holding several management positions in the Company’s purchasing department, Beltz-Norrie successfully led the sales team responsible for the Company’s national accounts. In September 2010, she was promoted to Vice President and now manages the Company’s relationship with Cisco Systems, one of Tech Data’s top customers. Under her leadership, Tech Data was named Top Innovator of the Year by Cisco in 2010. Tech Data’s successful alignment with Cisco supported growth of 22% year over year and share gains in key segments and solution categories.

“We are very proud of Angie’s well-deserved selection to this year’s Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists,” said Murray Wright, President, The Americas at Tech Data. “The continued growth of our data center business is a strategic priority for Tech Data, and her leadership in support of Cisco Solutions has been a key growth driver. We are pleased to recognize Angie and appreciate her continued contributions to our success.”

Beltz-Norrie’s selection marks the sixth straight year that Tech Data has been represented on CRN’s Women of the Channel list. A sample of the Women of the Channel list appears in the July issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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, go to www.everythingchannel.com.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.
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Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Vice President Betsy Larson Drives NEC Channel Growth with Mix of Leadership and Panache

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that Betsy Larson, Vice President of Channel Sales, has been named to CRN Magazine’s 2011 Women of the Channel, an exclusive list of executives who have achieved demonstrable success in the IT channel.

Completing her 14th year of service with NEC Display Solutions, Larson follows in a line of NEC female executives who have been named to the prestigious CRN list. As the head of channel sales, Larson is responsible for building and nurturing relationships with NEC’s top distributors and resellers. She is credited with helping solutions providers gain momentum in the fast-growing market segments of public display and projection technologies. 2011 marks the second time that Larson has made the list.

“I am honored to receive this CRN award and appreciate the work the publication is doing to acknowledge the many women making their marks in the IT industry,” Larson said. “As a company, we’re grateful to our valued reseller and channel partners for helping NEC achieve its goals and drive its success.”

Members of this year’s CRN list were chosen by its editors from a pool of online applicants and nominations. All the winners appeared in the magazine’s July 25th issue at www.crn.com.

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, 27 July 2011
PS Technologies, LLC (PS Tech) represents approximately $28 million in annual historical revenues

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced the acquisition of PS Technologies, LLC (PS Tech), a privately-held company headquartered in Dayton, OH. PS Tech is the first Black Box acquisition in the rapidly-growing enterprise video communications market and services clients in the healthcare and government verticals. PS Tech is a Cisco TelePresence Video Master certified partner with expertise ranging from integration of remote offices via desktop conferencing to deployment of the latest in world class TelePresence technology. PS Tech sells and services solutions throughout the continental U.S., Europe and the Pacific Rim. Annual historical revenues of PS Tech are approximately $28 million.

Leo Flotron, former PC Tech President, commented, “The entire team is very excited to join our video capabilities and industry knowledge with Black Box. Our strategy has always been to provide superior video communications solutions to our clients. We believe that combining resources with Black Box enhances our ability to serve our clients in the emerging video communications market.” Mr. Flotron will report to Julie Lyda, Vice President and General Manger of Black Box.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ms. Lyda stated, "I am excited to welcome the entire PS Tech team to Black Box. They have earned a great reputation as a high-quality video solution provider. The addition of PS Tech to the Black Box family will greatly enhance our organic Cisco capabilities in the video and teleconferencing space. They will be an excellent addition to our company."

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 197 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, 27 July 2011
Taipei, Taiwan, – Axiomtek’s 31.5-inch full HD interactive digital signage system with IP65 water/dust-proof front bezel is available now.  The DSA-132 is powered by a high performance Intel® Core™2 Duo or an energy-efficient Intel® Celeron® processor with Intel® 945GC + ICH7 chipset.  Thanks to an IP65 certified housing, pluggable engine box design, full high definition LCD (1920 x 1080P), the unit can be positioned across an array of spaces such as exhibition halls, chain stores, train stations, supermarkets, restaurants and many more public and private spaces.

“Outfitted with two Ethernet ports and an interactive touch screen (optional), the DSA-132 plays well as a networked digital signage system, and definitely gives the proven method to interact with target audiences at the point of sale.  Besides, it’s designed to be compatible with Mini ITX form factor-based platform which eases system configuration.” said Robert Wang, VP of Sales & Marketing of the Touch Panel Computer Business Unit at Axiomtek.  “The elegant ID can easily fit into any exquisitely designed environment, making it the most visually and technically impressive digital signage solution.

Pluggable Engine Box

Axiomtek introduces this unique modularized pluggable architecture to advance system deployment and efficient maintenance.  Being able to simply slot-in and out the pluggable module, maintenance and upgrading CPU, DRAM and HDD are getting easier and faster.

Full HD LCD and Touch Screen

The DSA-132 adopts a 31.5-inch TFT LCD with full high definition 1920 x 1080 pixels which generates high quality and exquisite images.  An IR-type touch screen (optional) can increase customer satisfaction by offering truly mutual interactive viewing.

IP65-rated Industrial Grade Design

With an IP65-rated front bezel seal, the DSA-132 keeps pace with applications that require water/dust-proof design ideal for repeated public use. This design can efficiently prevent system from outside liquid and dust. 

More Features

For storage capacity, the digital signage unit comes with up to 2 GB DDR2 DIMM system memory plus one built-in SATA HDD.  Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports allow operator to manage content anytime anywhere via internet.  Additionally, it supports four USB 2.0, one DVI-D, two COM, one VGA, audio (2 x 5W speaker), and one PCIe x4 slot for great data communication & expansion capability.  The VESA FPMPMI compliant flat panel mounting is available for suspension fixing suited for any public space. 

The super model DSA-132 is available now.  For more product information or pricing, please visit our global website www.axiomtek.com or contact our sales representative at info@axiomtek.com.tw.

Main Features:

  •     31.5-inch TFT LCD full HD (high definition of 1920 x 1080 pixel) digital signage system – DSA-132
  •     Unique pluggable engine box: Easy system configuration and efficient maintenance
  •     IP65-rated water/dust-proof design (front bezel)
  •     High performance Intel® Core™2 Duo or Intel® Celeron® processor
  •     Mini ITX form factor-based platform compatible design
  •     Built-in 2 GB DDR2 DIMM
  •     Supports two 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet and one PCIe x4 slot
  •     VESA FPMPMI compliant flat panel mount: Eases system installation and offers flexible mounting options
  •     Optional infrared (IR) touch screen

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.

Axiomtek Co. Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From our roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting our focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally. Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Embedded Computing Platforms (ECP), Rugged Embedded System (tBOX, eBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage Solution (DS), Industrial Connectivity (iCON), and Network Appliances (NA).
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Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Taco Bell set out to create a network that would inform and entertain customers on four attention-grabbing 42-inch LCD screens installed on top of the ordering area of the outlet. Kout Food’s IT personnel quickly and easily manage and update content, schedule rotating menus for specific time slots, and display special events and seasonal promotions using Scala Content Manager.
 
SHAAB, Kuwait – Taco Bell has launched a state-of-the-art digital menu board system at its restaurant in Shaab, Kuwait. There has been increasing adoption of digital signage in the region, and Taco Bell jumped at the chance to pioneer an installation of the new technology. Taco Bell turned to Scala Certified Partner Advanced Interactive Media Solutions (AIMS) to design an interactive digital network for the world-famous fast-food chain.

Taco Bell set out to create a network that would inform and entertain customers on four attention-grabbing 42-inch LCD screens installed on top of the ordering area of the outlet. The system was installed by Kout Food Group, an exclusive franchisee of Taco Bell in Kuwait. Kout Food’s IT personnel quickly and easily manage and update content, schedule rotating menus for specific time slots, and display special events and seasonal promotions using Scala Content Manager.

YUM International, which owns the Taco Bell brand, credits the digital installation with strategic advantages other than the new look and feel of the restaurant. Increased efficiency and reduced costs associated with printing and shipping of traditional menu boards, as well as a quick return on investment (ROI), is among the added benefits sited by YUM.

“The newly installed digital menu boards provide a dynamic and interactive representation of the products offered at Taco Bell. This system allows us to capitalize on cutting-edge offerings not available with traditional print,” said Tarek S. Saeb, Marketing Manager of Taco Bell, Kuwait. “Most importantly, we are a customer service oriented organization, and the new menu boards will improve the customer experience.”

Due to positive customer feedback and successful ROI, digital network installation is currently under way in new Taco Bell locations throughout Kuwait.

“Interactive digital signage solutions provide a truly engaging and meaningful platform for business enterprises to communicate with their target audiences, delivering even greater value proposition for their products and further boosting their revenue potential,” said Ahmed El Ridi, CEO of Advanced Interactive Media Solutions, UAE. “We are now witnessing a growing number of companies realizing strong ROI with digital signage solutions, creating new and exciting possibilities for business growth and innovation. AIMS is therefore pleased to provide specialized services that help business organizations in the GCC take full advantage of the power of interactive digital signage solutions.”

About AIMS

Advanced Interactive Media Solutions (AIMS) is the GCC market leader in Interactive Digital Campaign creation and management, taking a client’s message from concept, through design, deployment and monitoring. AIMS taps the power of interactive, temporary, standalone Digital Signage Solutions to deliver to advertisers and agencies in the Middle East the most compelling and effective tailor-made campaigns for their target audience. AIMS offers customers the unique proposition of immediate ROI and their full satisfaction by supplementing its advanced solution of content creation and management, email and social networking, interactive displays (Augmented Reality, 3D Projection Mapping), mobile applications (QR Coding, iPhone & Android applications), and telecom technologies (Bluetooth, 3G, wifi) with a state-of-the-art audience measurement solutions.

AIMS services include consultancy on Digital Campaigns, concept development, location assessment, location provisioning (malls, cinemas, public areas, etc.), Digital Network implementation, Digital Content creation, Anonymous Audience Measurement, and distribution, installation, maintenance and monitoring.

AIMS is a part of a group of media companies that also include SSS (Specialized Software Services) that has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and partners across the GCC. AIMS & SSS offer superior interactive marketing solutions for managing the implementation of Digital Signage, with a cross-industry platform that is exponentially growing, especially in retail industries, to help local and international retailers deliver their message to their most desirable audience.

About Kout Food Group

Kout Food Group, a subsidiary of Al Homaizi Food Stuff Co., was established in 1998 as a Kuwaiti Closed Shareholding Company and is now present across the G.C.C and the United Kingdom. The company provides a full range of hospitality, catering and restaurant management services. Kout Food Group is the franchisee of Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Applebee’s, Kababji and Burj Al Hamaam in Kuwait and has also developed innovative locally inspired concepts such as Scoop a Cone and Ayyame as well as a manufacturing facility, Fresh Productions.

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 http://www.scala.com

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Friday, 22 July 2011
Dynamic cluster of video displays signs at TELUS flagship store in Toronto wins Sign Media’s Fifth Annual National Sign Competition in the Digital Signage category

TORONTO – The unique Brand Forest cluster of digital displays developed and produced by ADFLOW Networks for Telus Mobility’s Toronto flagship store has won the top digital signage prize at the 2011 National Sign Competition.

LCD screens are placed at various heights and angles in the entry to the 25 York Street TELUS store in downtown Toronto, creating what was dubbed the TELUS Brand Forest. The vivid animals that have characterized the Canadian wireless carrier’s brand marketing for many years, digitally jump from screen to screen in the display forest.

The storefront display is managed by ADFLOW’s Dynamic Messaging System, which also drives programming on screens located throughout the TELUS retail network in Canada.

“Our team put a lot of thought, planning, and time into this deployment, and we are very pleased with its overall impact,” says Katelyn Minaker, Manager of Marketing and Communications for Burlington, Ontario-based ADFLOW Networks. TELUS is a fantastic client of ours, and we are excited to share this success with them.”

The TELUS Brand Forest took top honors in the digital signage category of the contest. Sign Media’s annual National Sign Competition, which announced its winners last week, attracts the best sign projects from all over Canada. The categories include Digital Signage, Building signs, Illuminated Signs, Sign Systems, Stand-alone Signs, Unique Signs, Vehicle Graphics, and Soft Signage. The 2011 contest saw a record number of eligible entries in all categories.

About ADFLOW Networks

Established in 2000 as a pioneer and innovator in the digital signage industry, ADFLOW Networks has been providing award winning, turn-key solutions for the development, deployment, and management of both passive and interactive digital media networks. All of ADFLOW’s digital signage solutions are powered by ADFLOW’s patented Dynamic Messaging System.

Headquartered in Burlington, ON, Canada with U.S. offices in Chicago and Philadelphia, ADFLOW has grown to become one of North America’s largest passive and interactive digital signage providers. To learn more visit www.adflownetworks.com
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Thursday, 21 July 2011
The rugged embedded system features a low power & high performance CPU, wide temperature operation, compact design, IP40 ID, rich I/O, and complete expandability

Taipei, Taiwan, - Axiomtek is pleased to launch a new cost-effective fanless embedded box system, eBOX620-801-FL, featuring unique thermal solution, great expandability, wide operating temperature range and IP40 protection.  It supports either low power high performance dual-core Intel® AtomTM processor D525 1.8 GHz or single-core Intel® AtomTM processor N455 1.66 GHz with Intel® ICH8M I/O controller hub.  Certified with CE marking, the eBOX620-801-FL is a reliable and robust computing box solution ideal for various embedded applications such as gaming, digital signage, POS, kiosk, industrial control automation and medical equipment applications.

“This rugged unit is equipped with a unique thermal design to ensure reliable operation in critical environments at temperature from -10°C to +55°C.  Plus, the IP40-rated dust-proof construction delivers best protection for the system” said Eric Chiang, Senior Product Manager of Product & Marketing Division at Axiomtek.  “In terms of functionality and connectivity, this super compact Axiomtek all-in-one embedded box computer is significantly designed for applications that require lots of legacy and current I/O.  The eBOX620-801-FL is configured to offer the rich I/O and extremely reliable quality for harsh environments.”

A Selection of CPU & Memory

The eBOX620-801-FL offers a selection of processor and system memory by supporting an ultra low power single-core Intel® AtomTM processor N455 1.66 GHz with DDR3-667 maximum up to 2 GB, or high performance dual-core Intel® AtomTM processor D525 1.8 GHz with DDR3-800 maximum up to 4 GB.  It offers excellent computing performance per watt at an affordable price.

Complete Expandability & Storage Capability

This slim-type embedded system has one internal PCI Express Mini Card slot and one internal USB WiFi mounting space to provide great expansion capability.  The powerful storage interfaces include a 2.5” SATA hard disk drive bay and a CompactFlashTM slot for type I/II CF cards for solid state disk system.

Rich I/O & More Features

This computing box accommodates four USB 2.0 ports, three COM ports (1 x RS-232/422/485 & 2 x RS-232), dual Gigabit Ethernet, VGA, PS/2 and audio.  Additionally, the eBOX620-801-FL has two SMA antenna openings for wireless network connection.  It supports various embedded operating systems including Windows® CE, Windows® XP Embedded (XPE) and Linux.  For flexible installation, this compact PC can be DIN-rail mounted, wall-mounted, VESA-mounted or stand-mounted.  Moreover, it has a built-in Watchdog Timer to reset the system after a crash or system error.

The low-power product eBOX620-801-FL will be available in the end of August, 2011.  For more product information, please visit Axiomtek global website www.axiomtek.com or contact our sales representative at info@axiomtek.com.tw.

Features

  •     Fanless & noiseless operation, and low power consumption
  •     Single-core Intel® AtomTM processor N455 1.66 GHz or dual-core Intel® AtomTM processor D525 1.8 GHz
  •     Intel® ICH8M chipset
  •     One DDR3-667/800 SO-DIMM max. up to 4 GB
  •     4 USB 2.0 and 3 COM ports
  •     Two SMA antenna opening
  •     One 2.5" SATA drive bay and one CompactFlash™ 2.0 slot
  •     One internal PCI Express Mini Card slot and one internal USB WiFi mounting space
  •     Wide operating temperature range from -10°C to +55°C
  •     IP40-rated dust-proof construction

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

Axiomtek was established since 1990. The company has 475 employees in headquarters and over 110 employees in subsidiaries including USA, China, and Europe. The company has appointed more than 60 distributor partners around the globe. Axiomtek offers Single Board Computers (SBCs), IPC (Industrial PCs), ECP (Embedded Computing Platforms), Rugged Embedded System, (eBOX series), TPC (Touch Panel Computers), Medical Panel Computers, HMI (Human Machine Interface), Digital Signage & Displays, Industrial Networking & Network Device, and NA (Network Appliances) product lines with more than 400 items.
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Thursday, 21 July 2011
The AOpen Digital Engine DE67-HA is the latest edition to the Digital Engine series with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT 7.0). Intel AMT enables the user to manage, diagnose, and recover the system even when it’s powered off.

Key features:
•    Supports 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor Family i3, i5, i7
•    Supports Dual channel DDRIII up to 8GB
•    SATA III, USB 3.0 ports & compatibility with USB 2.0/1.1
•    Tough, small (uSFF) shock-absorbent frame
•    High performance full HD 1080p content playback
•    Connect up to four displays using DVI-I and DisplayPort outputs
•    Energy efficient green computing

The media player DE67-HA supports the latest 2nd generation Intel Core Processor Family i3, i5, i7, which offers improved adaptive performance and built-in visual capabilities to bring more intelligent performance to your PC. With the growing demand for dynamic interactive apps such as video conferencing, social media, interactive menuboards, kiosks, HD movies and many more powerful, content heavy applications, Intel integrated HD Graphics 2000 into its 2nd generation Intel Core processors allowing to stay ahead with these new visual media needs.

AOpen’s unique Small Form Factor (uSFF) Digital Engine makes for one of the world’s smallest semi-industrial media players with such strong capabilities. 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. 

The versatile design provides flexible integration in order to fulfill different kinds of product customization needs such as: kiosks, point of sales, car PCs, medical care facilities, gaming applications, flight information systems, security systems and more. For an overview of AOpen Digital Engine implementation references, please have a look at our Case Studies.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011
Haivision Driving Toward $50 Million Revenue With New Division Combining Internet Streaming and Cloud Transcoding to Enable Over-The-Top Media Delivery

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision Network Video, a leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that it has acquired both KulaByte Corporation of San Marcos, Texas, and MontiVision Imaging Technologies based in Germany. The technologies of both companies, including advanced encoding, transcoding, cloud computing, and workflow solutions, will be combined to form Haivision's new Internet Media Division.

"All market segments now demand access to a high-quality live and on-demand HD media experience regardless of network or platform," said Mirko Wicha, President and CEO of Haivision Network Video. "With KulaByte and MontiVision, Haivision can now deliver end-to-end rich media solutions for both inside and outside the enterprise firewall. The new division is also focused on addressing the challenges of effective social media networks for the enterprise."

KulaByte Corporation is a technology leader in providing live software-based encoding and transcoding technologies. KulaByte's H.264 encoding software and systems deliver the highest quality Internet streaming of HD content to Flash® RTMP and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for the iPhone®/iPad® and other platforms. KulaByte's HyperStream is one of the world's first live cloud-based video transcoding services. It's capable of transforming live video source streams into all of the many formats and data rates required to distribute live video via the Internet to every screen, regardless of device, player, screen size, or bandwidth. HyperStream reduces the cost and complexity of live video streaming by using the cloud to transcode source streams into multiple formats and bit rates needed for diverse media distribution. HyperStream is available as a cloud-based service, a managed server within the cloud, or a stand-alone server appliance.

KulaByte, founded in 2004, has an extensive customer list across many market segments, including over-the-top (OTT) broadcast, HD Internet TV, live church streaming, education, corporate event broadcasting, live sporting event streaming, and military and defense applications. KulaByte encoders and cloud transcoders have recently been used to broadcast the Masters golf tournament to hundreds of thousands of viewers.

MontiVision Imaging Technologies, founded in 2003 and a partner in the development of Kulabyte products, is an advanced development company focused on delivering technologies for video acquisition, machine vision, surveillance, and medical imaging applications. The MontiVision Development Kit provides a development environment allowing high-performance media solutions to be built rapidly. MontiVision boasts an extensive client list including vertical market solutions providers and top education and research facilities globally.

KulaByte and MontiVision now form Haivision's Internet Media Division. The division is focused on developing technologies to deliver OTT media and to power enterprise social media networks. Haivision has appointed Chafye Nemri as Executive Vice President of this new division and KulaByte CEO Peter Forman as Vice President of Internet Media, responsible for developing the division's cloud services. Key initiatives of the division will enable the creation, distribution, and management of media assets for organizations regardless of user location.

"Haivision is unique in the IP video industry in that we have been profitable for many years, experienced more than 50-percent growth for the last five years, and we continue to increase our market share dramatically — all without venture capital investment," continued Wicha. "Our executive management group is the best in the industry with an amazing track record, and together with a dedicated and driven team of more than 150 people, we expect to surpass revenues of $50 million next year."

Haivision has now acquired four companies in just over two years, combining IP video distribution, digital signage, and now Internet streaming expertise with the company's acclaimed H.264 hardware technology.

  • Information about Haivision products and solutions is available at www.haivision.com.
  • Information about KulaByte products and solutions is available at www.kulabyte.com.
  • Information about MontiVision products and solutions is available at www.montivision.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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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
The Digital Screenmedia Association has released a first version of the DSA ROI Calculator to its members for review and comment.

“Return on investment is a critical factor in the planning and measurement of digital screen media networks. Understanding the costs and benefits in a comprehensive way lends tremendous clarity to the process,” said Matt Schmitt, president of Reflect Systems and chair of the DSA ROI Task Force.

DSA’s task force on ROI was formed with the goal of providing an ROI framework to be created and maintained by a cross-functional team comprising industry analysts and consultants, vendors and association members that represent end-users.

ROI considerations contemplated and included in the ROI calculator model include:
  •  Type of venue
  •  Goals of the network (sales lift, customer experience, advertising, training and cost savings)
  •  Scope (number of locations, number of displays per location)
  •  Content strategy
  •  Costs for capital investments and operating expenses

The ROI Task Force gathered data from respective organizations and industry sources, discussed the scope and the approach to be used in the ROI framework, and have planned for future updates to be more inclusive of all the types of screen media applications, such as interactive kiosks and mobile devices. The first version (marked as a beta model) is intended to provide DSA members with a working tool to be useful right away, while also providing a way to give DSA feedback, questions and suggestions for improvements.

Based on feedback on the first versions of the ROI tool, which is spreadsheet-based, DSA will likely begin to develop an online version. 

“As the team leader for the DSA ROI Task Force, I’ve been excited to work on such a rewarding project. There is no doubt it's a challenging endeavor – not because ROI is difficult to explain, but because there are various types of digital screen media deployments and business models, as well as a number of factors that influence the expenditures and benefits,” said Schmitt. “I'm confident that, with the collaboration of committee members, their respective organizations, the DSA and association members, we're off to a good start in providing valuable tools for the benefit of our entire industry.”

The DSA ROI Calculator is available immediately to DSA members. To learn more about membership in DSA, go to www.digitalscreenmedia.org/join.
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Star Micronics has developed a new exciter device, DAB390RA, which could vibrate any solid object to make it into a high fidelity speaker.

The newly developed DAB390RA is a dynamic exciter, which consists of a coil and a magnet. It is yet another achievement of Star Micronics, made possible only with Star's long tradition of miniaturization and micro audio technology.

DAB390RA can turn virtually any solid object into a speaker. As it does not need an opening to let out sound, it provides you a greater design freehand. Also, it is intrinsically watertight and dust proof. The vibrating surface can be curved or of other non-flat shape. DAB390RA offers a great design versatility.

Attach it to a conference room table and it is now a speaking table. A whiteboard, or a presentation screen can be an multimedia audio system with no dedicated cone speakers. Automobile applications could be limitless; the console panel now talks to you and guides you when you are at the wheel. The walls and pillars beeps alarm if you are in danger. Some hybrid and electric cars may be dangerously quiet, but no more. They could now gently talk to pedestrians, as its talking bumper can say "coming through".

Star Micronics now starts marketing activities for the DAB390RA exciter, and continues to refine its design for an optimized commercial product. We hope we could serve our customers in many different applications.

Features:

    •    Attaches to solid object and vibrates it to make sound
    •    Excites multiple oscillation modes for wide directivity
    •    Easily becomes watertight as it needs no opening as sound outlet
    •    Rigid structure for robust circuitry
    •    Light and compact, yet gives high output
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, will be hosting a webinar to announce another major milestone in the company's rapid growth.

Open to industry trade press, the Haivision Press Conference Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. EST. The 30-minute presentation by Mirko Wicha, president, chief executive officer and chairman, joined by Peter Maag, executive vice president, marketing and business development, will be followed by an open-forum press briefing.

Members of the press interested in attending are asked to RSVP by registering via GoToMeeting™ at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/310188080.

For any other questions, please contact Samantha Drazin at +1 (305) 851-2432 or email.    

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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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
ClearPath software will enable legal immigrants to complete common immigration forms at a fraction of the price typically charged by immigration facilitators

DULUTH, Ga. – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a market-leading provider of self-service technologies and ClearPath, Inc., the leading provider of simplified immigration filing solutions, are piloting self-service technology that can help more than 12 million legal residents complete and file their U.S. immigration forms quickly, reliably and cost-effectively. As part of the first pilot, new NCR eGovernment kiosks will be installed in five Houston, Texas retail stores operated by the Barri Financial Group, a provider of non-banking financial services for the U.S. Hispanic population.

NCR eGovernment kiosks will run ClearPath software that will provide legal immigrants the ability to complete common immigration forms at a fraction of the price typically charged by immigration facilitators.

More than 100 million immigration forms are filed in the U.S. each year. Individual applicants frequently engage non-attorney third parties, often referred to as notarios, to prepare forms at fees of $250 to as much as $1,000 per form. While notarios market themselves as immigration experts, they often have no formal training in U.S. immigration law or processes.

In contrast, the ClearPath software empowers individuals to complete these forms themselves and is designed to help the user avoid common errors, such as entering incorrect alien registration numbers or codes for ports of entry that can cause the form to be rejected. The pilot will offer English and Spanish versions of five of the most common individual immigration forms: biographic information, change of address, employment authorization, green card (permanent residence), and individual tax ID number, and additional forms may be added in the coming months. ClearPath will charge individuals $25-$100 per form.

“There is an enormous population of residents struggling to file their various and often complex immigration forms,” said Alberto Laureano, chief executive officer, Barri. “This process has to be done correctly or their immigration status can be affected, so many turn to individuals who hold themselves out as experts in U.S immigration law for assistance. These individuals will charge outrageous sums of money for simple tasks.”

“By applying our self-service expertise to the immigration filing process, we strive to make life easier for millions of people in America,” said Tim Heffernan, vice president of government relations and emerging business opportunities, NCR Corporation. “All around the world, there are government processes that can be accomplished more cost efficiently and more easily through self-service.”

“Immigration filing should be simple, affordable and accessible. We are delighted to work with NCR to offer our solution in trusted retail locations like Barri,” said Michael J. Petrucelli, chief executive officer, ClearPath.

For details and kiosk locations, visit http://immigrationxpress.iclearpath.com/ and www.barrigroup.com.

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.

Follow us on Twitter: @NCRCorporation, @careersatncr, and @ncrhealthcare

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ncrcorp

Connect with us on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/ncrgroup

Watch us on YouTube:www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

About ClearPath, Inc.


ClearPath, Inc. is revolutionizing the complex, costly and confusing immigration filing process. Founded by U.S. immigration agency insiders, ClearPath helps individuals and businesses take control of their own experience. ClearPath’s intuitive, Web-based solution simplifies the entire process, enabling users to quickly and easily file common forms at lower costs.  Visit www.iClearPath.com and http://immigrationxpress.iclearpath.com/

NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Solidifies Successful Partnership as K-12 Education Market Continues to Exceed Expectations

RICHARDSON, Texas – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, announced today the acquisition of SchoolView Technologies, LLC., a Plano, Texas based company specializing in building comprehensive software that consolidates management and control of diverse school technologies at the district, building and classroom level, on a single, comprehensive platform. AMX introduced a partnership with SchoolView Technologies in February of 2010 and launched the AMX | SchoolView solutions combining hardware and software that integrates disparate building systems to deliver a central command center in a single location using existing data networks, and capable of scaling for future technology integration.

AMX | SchoolView solutions are hugely successful due in part to its reputation within the education market of controlling costs while providing the highest quality of service – all despite a soft economy. This complete, scalable solution consolidates management and control of traditional bell, clock and PA systems, while addressing the management and control needs of classroom audio, video and presentation tools at the district, building and classroom level. As a result, innovative institutions have found the key to controlling cost is simple; capitalize on their existing disparate technologies through automation and control.

"We have been impressed with both the quality of the products and the people at SchoolView over the past 18 months and are glad to officially welcome them to the AMX family. AMX is capitalizing on the success of this partnership with a solution that aims directly at controlling costs at a time when K-12 schools are being challenged more and more to show a true return on their investment," said AMX President and CEO Rashid Skaf. "AMX | SchoolView is the only scalable education solution set that allow schools to start with certain critical components and continue to add more later to eventually take full advantage of our 'unified control' solutions to manage connected technology, automation, security and energy utilization."

AMX | SchoolView provides a host of features essential for innovative learning environments. Administrators and support staff can perform remote system diagnostics, track projector use, lamp life allowing efficient scheduling of routine maintenance such as lamp replacement and instant notification if devices are disconnected providing financial savings through theft deterrence. AMX | SchoolView includes components for safe and crime free campuses such as centralized control of security cameras to mass alert notifications. Unlike many traditional notification systems, AMX | SchoolView can deliver synchronized alerts and messages to all rooms including portable classrooms. Beyond giving administrators and teachers simplified control of the system, the AMX|SchoolView also offers energy savings. It aligns to green-building initiatives that many school districts are facing as it automates management of energy-consuming resources like PCs and AV equipment, and further increases cost reductions by simplifying maintenance and support, which extends technology lifecycles.

"The education market is currently facing two diametrically opposing obstacles – lower funding and higher demand for innovative use of technology," said AMX Vice President, Education Sales Michael Peveler. "Education customers around the world will benefit because AMX|SchoolView addresses both challenges without increasing costs or compromising technology."

The AMX | SchoolView includes a host of services designed to help K-12 customers. Funding Opportunities Support offers resources to customers for tracking ARRA funds, and grant opportunities. Grant Writing Services help customers design technology upgrade paths for use in the classroom. System Design/Technical Services show customers ways of taking advantage of existing school data networks when designing new solutions. Information, Research & Resources give teachers, technology directors, administrators or education officials the resources like newsletters, white papers and other educational materials chocked full of insightful information about technology tips and trends. Professional Development Services include continual education programs dedicated to ensuring customers get the opportunity to learn and experience how to get the most from the technology. Needs Analysis helps customers make more informed decisions when purchasing technology by providing one-on-one consultation/analysis of specific school district requirements to ensure the highest return on your investment.

"SchoolView is excited to be a part of a world-class organization like AMX that has successfully installed solutions in tens of thousands of classrooms around the world," said Michael Yonks, SchoolView Technologies, Inc., president and CEO. "As evident over the past year and a half, we realize AMX is the type of company that mirrors our commitment to growth, quality, and personal integrity."

Future plans include an AMX|SchoolView Education Technology Tour tentatively scheduled for this fall. For more information about AMX|SchoolView solutions contact your AMX dealer or go to www.SimplifyYourCampus.com.

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.
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Platform Will Give ISVs and Cloud Providers Route to Reseller Channel

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tech Data Corporation (NasdaqGS: TECD) today announced the introduction of its new StreamOne™ Solutions Store, an end-to-end supply chain platform that revolutionizes how the channel sells and distributes software and cloud-based services. StreamOne Solutions Store is the second offering in Tech Data's StreamOne platform, following the successful introduction of the Company's innovative Software License Selector. The StreamOne Solutions Store will provide Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and cloud providers with a platform to present, market, and sell software as a service (SaaS), electronic software distribution (ESD), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and other products to over 60,000 value-added resellers (VARs) in the United States. StreamOne Solutions Store will be launched in the fall of 2011.

"StreamOne Solutions Store is a game-changing offering for our entire ecosystem of ISV partners, cloud partners, and VARs," said Joe Quaglia, Senior Vice President of U.S. Marketing at Tech Data. "Without question, the design and functionality of this unique Tech Data offering is innovative. StreamOne Solutions Store gives the ISV and cloud community a previously unavailable route to market in the channel, while providing VARs an easy way to profitably access, market, and sell software and cloud-based solutions to their customers."

The StreamOne Solutions Store, available on www.techdata.com, will enable VARs to search and select software titles and cloud service offerings in a single comprehensive platform while providing an efficient method for the reselling, provisioning, and billing to their end-user customers. The StreamOne Solutions Store will also be made available as a rebranded white-labeled offering, enabling VARs to establish a customized solutions store on their own website. The rebranded storefronts will launch in spring 2012.

"We are very excited about Tech Data's StreamOne platform," said Cindy Bates, Vice President of U.S. SMB and Distribution at Microsoft. "We have relationships with thousands of ISVs and this provides us with a unique opportunity to help the ISVs in our community to launch their products and services into the reseller channel in a scalable way."

The StreamOne Solutions Store will support both license and cloud provisioning across many consumption models. Additionally, Tech Data will offer electronic software download and license key delivery, which will quicken the fulfillment process for perpetual, on-premise licensing sales.

"StreamOne Solutions Store provides us with a scalable platform that we can use to build a successful cloud business," said Victor Villegas, Vice President of Business Development and Supplier Alliances at CMT. "The platform fills a huge need in the channel and we look forward to more efficiently operating and becoming more profitable in the cloud with Tech Data and StreamOne."

StreamOne powers Tech Data's TDCloud program, a set of products, services, and tools designed to help VARs deliver solutions in private, public, or hybrid cloud architectures. ISVs and cloud providers may nominate themselves for distribution through the StreamOne platform at www.techdata.com/streamone and fill out the online application.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Job Description:

Keywest Technology is a growing digital signage solutions company providing everything from core software components to turnkey systems in a thriving market. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated sales professional to nurture and close opportunities in the United States. Location of our corporate office is in Lenexa, Kansas (Kansas City region), but relocation would not be necessary for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be technically proficient with Windows-based PCs. Besides exhibiting a “can do” attitude, the successful candidate should feel comfortable working with a variety of decision makers including but not limited to C-level executives, marketers, IT professionals and graphic designers.

The successful candidate shall have at least an Associates Degree with at least 2 years of sales experience in a B2B environment.  Past experience in Information Technology and Audio/Visual systems are a plus, but Digital Signage sales experience is a major plus.

Job Requirements:

This position is primarily outside sales with moderate (50%) travel required. Position does not require any cold calling per se, but networking is always encouraged. 

Position competencies include:

  •     ability to use customer-oriented consultative sales approach;
  •     ability to develop effective proposals and quotes;
  •     ability to develop business with new clients;
  •     ability to maintain business with existing clients;
  •     ability to learn business objectives and justifications for selling advantages;
  •     ability to learn and apply digital signage to customers’ needs;
  •     ability to adapt presentations to meet selling objectives;
  •     ability to provide sales support to market channels, trade shows, and events.

Sales Region:

United States

Education:
 
AS acceptable (business/marketing degree a plus)
BS preferred (business/marketing degree a plus)

Experiences Helpful to Successful Candidate:

Digital Signage sales
B2B sales in technology
Information Technology
Audio Visual technology

Compensation:

The right candidate will receive a base salary with incentives. 50% paid health care benefits for family including dental care and optometry care. Also includes 401K Program

To send resume click here

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNIN), a Minneapolis-based marketing technologies provider, announced it is one of three providers that will offer a digital signage solution to Ford Motor Company’s Ford and Lincoln dealerships. Wireless Ronin and Alteris Group have teamed up to create Alteris Group Powered by RoninCast® to offer Ford and Lincoln dealerships with a service menu board solution. Alteris Group, LLC is a marketing and learning company delivering a wide range of support services including video and digital media for digital signage platforms.

“Ford Motor Company needed brand consistency and messaging and sought this through a digital signage solution,” said Tim Connor, co-owner of Alteris Group. “Combining Wireless Ronin’s robust RoninCast digital signage solution with Alteris Group’s marketing and service expertise created the perfect combination for Ford to optimize their branding and messaging efforts. The result is Alteris Group Powered by RoninCast. ”

Wireless Ronin will provide hardware, software development, content engineering, training, solution implementation, and support and hosting through its 24/7 customer support center. Alteris Group is a supplier to Ford Motor Company and will provide Ford with its sales and marketing experience to approach Ford and Lincoln dealerships with a service menu board solution.

“Ford Motor Company wanted to allow each Ford and Lincoln dealership the flexibility to display key pricing information while maintaining corporate control of the primary advertising messages in each dealership,” said Wireless Ronin President and CEO Scott W. Koller. “Alteris Group powered by RoninCast is the ideal solution for Ford Motor Company because it facilitates both flexibility and control, to address Ford’s needs. We are excited to work with both Alteris Group and Ford Motor Company.”

About Alteris Group, LLC

Alteris Group LLC is a learning and marketing company focused on maximizing performance through communications that engage and motivate audiences. Alteris Group provides learning programs, advertising, merchandising kits, events, formal training, websites, annual reports, product immersions, recognition programs and more to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small firms. Alteris Group also specializes in visual, interactive messaging including video and digital media for platforms such as tablet computers and interactive digital signage.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.fordmotorcompany.com.

About Wireless Ronin Technologies

Wireless Ronin Technologies (WRT) (www.wirelessronin.com) is a marketing technologies company with leading expertise in current and emerging digital media solutions, including signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media and web, that enable clients to transform how they engage with their customers. WRT provides marketing technology solutions and services to clients, helping increase revenue and/or improve operating efficiencies in the execution of marketing initiatives. Since the initial launch of RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has taken a leadership position in the digital signage industry by committing to bringing leading edge technology, services and support to its clients. WRT offers an array of services to support its clients marketing technology needs including consulting, creative development, project management, installation, training, and support and hosting. The company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "RNIN". Follow us on http://twitter.com/#!/wirelessronin. Like us on Facebook under Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2011
digitalsignage.NET, the newest product of Dynamax Technologies Ltd targeted at small and medium enterprises, has been named the software of choice by leading AV company, Chamber TV.
 
The partnership will see the software installed into hospitals, colleges and membership sports organizations, with Chamber TV products already providing a service to establishments like the Birmingham City Council, Warwick University Student Union and large number of schools.
 
Managing Director of Chamber TV, Richard Westhead said: “Our exciting new partnership with Dynamax has enabled us to lift the bar in providing a simple but effective operating platform that meets the criteria of today’s digital and social media world. The combination of digitalsignage.NET along with our IPTV product - IPTV4 - provides an on-screen, online and on-mobile solution.”
 
Dynamax’s latest piece of software was recognized by Chamber TV for its scalability, flexibility and ease of use. digitalsignage.NET version 1.4 includes enhanced SMIL support for SMIL compliant embedded media players such as the iAdea range as well as the company’s own Premium Player, proof of play reporting, publicly shareable content, and enhanced user access rights so that a portal administrator can define who can do what within the system.
 
Dynamax’s simplified SaaS product is based on Amazon’s cloud solution EC2, offering users an easy way to get started with digital signage, improve their audience experience, enhance their corporate image and generate revenue through advertising.
 
This mutual partnership between Dynamax and Chamber TV aims to give organizations the products to allow them to communicate with their audience in a more modern, more effective manner.

For more information on digitalsingage.NET please visit our website at: www.digitalsignage.net
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Friday, 15 July 2011
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre wanted to develop a communication system to keep customers updated with activities and sports centre facilities. They wanted to be able to promote forthcoming events, and also entertain customers while they are at the facility.

Ravenscraig chose ONELAN digital signage and have installed one Century Net top box (NTB) 610 Publisher units, five Century Net top box (NTB) 510 Subscriber units, two Omni-servers and a TVG Gateway.

The digital signage drives four 60” screens and three 50” screens. These are located across the site, with one in reception, one in the athletics hall, two in the gym and two in the café.
Live TV and Sky are shown on screens on the Technogym equipment and in future these will also be able to show the digital signage content shown elsewhere on the site.
There is also a drop down projection screen that will be used to show live sporting events such as boxing and snooker matches. The Omni-servers enable different content to be streamed to different areas of the site.

Ravenscraig have integrated the ONELAN digital signage with the local council’s IT infrastructure, but the bandwidth has to be reduced from 100 mbps to 10mbps to stream TV via LAN to the Technogym machines.

In addition to the live terrestrial TV and Sky that is currently streamed in, Ravenscraig also plan to use live radio feeds.

ONELAN digital signage is also being installed at four other NLL sports centres as well as a golf club.

Ravenscraig are aware that their digital signage system is only as good as the content. Two people locally in marketing and a business manager centrally ensure that content is changed regularly. Currently the advertising shown is all internal for promoting e.g forthcoming events. It is much quicker and cheaper for Ravenscraig to design digital signage content for an event, and then if necessary use this for supporting leaflets too, rather than have to rely solely on printed collateral.

In future third party advertising will be shown on the digital signage.

The senior management of NLL are very happy with the ONELAN installed at Ravenscraig, especially as it represents good value for money.

About North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL)

North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL) is a Scottish Charity that works in partnership with the North Lanarkshire Council and other strategic partners to deliver and improve sport, leisure and health opportunities throughout the authority.

North Lanarkshire Council, Sport Scotland and Ravenscraig Ltd provided the funding for the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility which will host local, regional and national sports, as well as leisure and cultural events. It is also capable of accommodating up to 5,000 people attending concerts, exhibitions or sports events.
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Friday, 15 July 2011
Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) to invest $6 million in ScreenScape Networks Inc.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC and CHARLOTTETOWN, PE,  – Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) today announced a $6 million investment in ScreenScape Networks Inc. (“ScreenScape”), an online service for engaging audiences in public places through the use of Internet-enabled digital displays.

Hartco Inc. (“Hartco”) will be represented on ScreenScape’s Board of Directors and will receive 6 million common shares of ScreenScape as well as warrants to purchase an additional 3 million common shares in exchange for its investment.

“ScreenScape has the potential to revolutionize digital place-based media with its innovative network-centric platform.” said Pat Waid, Hartco’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Hartco is very enthusiastic about ScreenScape’s future prospects, particularly given the company’s world-class talent and industry leading technology”.

“Hartco’s investment will enhance our ability to support a growing roster of blue-chip customers,” said Mark Hemphill, ScreenScape Chairman and Founder. “ScreenScape is rapidly reinventing place-based media in the image of the Internet and we are honoured to have Hartco as an investor and partner that is ready to help strengthen our position as technology leaders in this new and expanding market.”

About Hartco Inc.

Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) has been a leader in the Canadian information technology business for more than thirty years. Through its operating divisions, which together include more than 50 locations across Canada, Hartco Inc. delivers information technology solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size. For more information, please visit www.hartco.com.

About ScreenScape Networks

ScreenScape is an Internet Service and Community that offers a smarter, simpler and more costeffective way to use screen displays in your venue. Members of ScreenScape form a community of venues interconnecting to establish a shared resource and a marketplace for exchanging content. For more information, please visit our Web site http://screenscape.net.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this document are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, changes in customer demand for information technology products or services, changes in supplier pricing actions or terms, customer orders, pricing actions by competitors, changes in laws and regulations and general changes in economic conditions. Risks that could cause results to differ materially from expectations are discussed in Hartco’s Annual Management Discussion & Analysis.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
SeeSaw’s vast network of places will spotlight Patch’s hyperlocal content nationwide

San Francisco, CA. – SeeSaw Networks, a leading digital place-based media company, today announced that it has partnered with AOL’s Patch to distribute hyperlocal content on SeeSaw’s network. Through this partnership, Patch will provide newsfeeds to SeeSaw’s digital place-based venues. Patch, part of AOL Huffington Post Media Group, is a community-specific news, information, and community platform in over 800 regions.

“Branded content is a core part of our strategy,” said Monte Zweben, founder and Chairman of SeeSaw Networks. “By adding the highly relevant and unique Patch content, SeeSaw’s viewing audience will be more engaged — boosting our network’s advertising effectiveness. Relevant hyperlocal news is the perfect addition to SeeSaw’s places.”

As a result of this partnership, SeeSaw will offer Patch content to digital placed-based media networks in thousands of locations nationally. Featured at doctor, dentist, and vet offices; specialty retail locations; public places; health clubs; kid gyms; grocery stores; bars and restaurants, amongst others, these networks reach audiences such as Alpha Moms, Mobile Millennials, College Students and Urban Dwellers. The Patch content will feature news items from Patch, with a call to action to see more of the story by visiting the local Patch site. Since the SeeSaw network screens are in and around the communities Patch serves, Patch’s targeted content is of great interest to these audiences.

“We want Patch content to be available everywhere, and partnerships like this one with SeeSaw support our mission to provide relevant, interesting information to our communities nationwide,” commented Warren Webster, president of Patch Media. “We are eager to see SeeSaw’s technology in action to connect residents with important local news and information from Patch.”

This strategy of sourcing content from providers like Patch not only reduces the cost and burden associated with independently creating relevant and entertaining content, but also raises the value of advertising due to the increased engagement of viewers.

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, medical offices, and health clubs. SeeSaw reaches more people in more places than any other digital placed-based video network, combining over 80 digital signage networks across over 40 different types of locations in over 50,000 venues nationally. SeeSaw’s network delivers over 200 million weekly gross impressions, more than a primetime TV spot. 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.

About Patch

Patch.com, part of AOL Huffington Post Media Group, is a platform of hyperlocal news and information sites managed by professional local journalists, photographers, and videographers. The premier online destination for residents who want to participate in discussions, post information and announcements, and get involved in their communities, Patch features comprehensive and trusted local coverage as well as user interaction and engagement between business owners and consumers. Patch is now in over 800 communities in 22 states plus Washington, D.C. Patch Media Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL Inc.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Diebold provides advanced ATM services including deposit automation, personalized marketing, remote monitoring and security solutions to further enhance banking experience for First National Bank customers.

NORTH CANTON, Ohio,  /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), had two primary goals in mind when looking for new solutions for its self-service channel: expand consumer banking options and enhance security. The institution found those solutions in Diebold, Incorporated's (NYSE: DBD) Opteva® automated teller machines (ATMs) and integrated services portfolio.

A community-focused financial institution with more than 230 branches located throughout 41 counties in Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio, First National Bank wanted to refresh its entire fleet of 266 ATMs to increase consumer convenience. To achieve this goal, Diebold will initiate the replacement of 150 of the bank's existing ATMs with Opteva terminals and will begin to upgrade the remainder of the fleet.

"As a community-focused financial institution, First National Bank is always looking for new opportunities to create value for our customers," said Barry Robinson, Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking for First National Bank. "The new services and technologies provided by Diebold will enable us to deliver reliable and convenient self-service transactions that will benefit our customers."

Deposit automation is one of the conveniences Diebold will use to enhance nearly one-third of the bank's ATMs. This technology will enable consumers to complete secure, envelope-free check and cash deposits. These reliable automated deposits will also enable First National Bank to more quickly post funds to customers' accounts.

With Diebold's Agilis® Campaign Office software, First National Bank will be able to provide more personalized, relationship-enhancing experiences at the ATM. The bank will be able to personalize on-screen marketing messages by region and even by individual card users. This will enable First National Bank to develop targeted messages based on local offers and individual interests, creating an ATM experience tailored to each customer.

To enhance ATM security and compliance, Diebold will incorporate its ATM Endpoint Protection by Symantec(TM) and software deployment services to help the bank meet PCI (Payment Card Industry) standards and to help protect against malware attacks. ATM card readers will feature advanced skimming detection technology. In addition, Diebold will incorporate consumer awareness mirrors, Encrypting PIN Pads and fraud-resistive dispensers and card readers into the ATMs.

First National Bank will also increase convenience by using Diebold Advisor®, a managed service that monitors ATM availability. The service automatically sends detailed status messages to Diebold's monitoring center. Operators can then attempt a remote fix or dispatch a service provider, helping to increase ATM availability.

"An outsourced solution allows First National Bank of Pennsylvania to deploy a full array of solutions that will enhance security and the user experience at the ATM," said Mychal Kempt, vice president, U.S. sales and service operations, Diebold. "We look forward to a continued partnership and helping the bank to achieve its business priorities."

About F.N.B. Corporation


F.N.B. Corporation, headquartered in Hermitage, PA, is a diversified financial services company with total assets of $9.8 billion. F.N.B. Corporation is a leading provider of commercial and retail banking, leasing, wealth management, insurance, merchant banking and consumer finance services in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where it owns and operates First National Bank of Pennsylvania, First National Trust Company, First National Investment Services Company, LLC, F.N.B. Investment Advisors, Inc., First National Insurance Agency, LLC, F.N.B. Capital Corporation, LLC, Regency Finance Company and F.N.B. Commercial Leasing. The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FNB" and is included in Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. For more information, visit www.fnbcorporation.com.

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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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Creates third core industry vertical bringing strong software and SaaS capabilities,
accelerating NCR’s revenue growth and margin expansion strategy


Duluth, GA. – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and Radiant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RADS) today announced a definitive agreement for NCR to acquire Radiant Systems, a leading provider of multichannel point-of-sale and managed hosted service solutions to the hospitality and specialty retail markets, through a cash tender offer of $28.00 per Radiant Systems share. The equity purchase price of $1.2 billion has been approved by the boards of directors of each company. NCR and Radiant Systems currently anticipate the transaction will close during the third quarter of 2011, subject to regulatory approval.

The transaction accelerates NCR’s strategy of expanding into core industry adjacencies, increasing revenue growth rates and expanding margins by enhancing its mix of software and services. Radiant Systems’ market-leading software and Software as a Service (SaaS) capabilities will significantly enhance NCR’s solutions, creating a superior portfolio of multichannel point-of–service and self-service solutions. NCR will use its global sales, services and operations organizations to extend this portfolio to many of the fastest-growing markets in the world, while driving supply chain, operational and innovation synergies. Market coverage will be enhanced by Radiant Systems’ strong channel partner network, which will complement NCR’s channel and support its goal of building a world-class channel partner network.

With the addition of Radiant Systems, NCR will create a third core industry vertical, after its Financial and Retail lines of business, and establish category leadership in the hospitality and specialty retail markets. The hospitality and specialty retail total addressable markets are approximately $8 billion in size and under-penetrated by industry leaders.1 NCR plans to leverage Radiant Systems’ leadership position in quick service and table service restaurants, specialty and convenience retailers and entertainment venues by combining Radiant Systems’ solution and services portfolio with NCR’s existing portfolio, brand and global reach. The transaction is expected to be accretive to NCR’s Non-GAAP earnings in 2012.

“Radiant Systems is a logical and strategic extension for NCR, moving us into attractive fast-growth adjacent markets,” said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “Radiant Systems has delivered 15 percent compounded annual revenue growth over the last five years, along with impressive margin expansion as a result of the high customer demand for its expansive software offerings. This acquisition will enable our companies to accelerate expansion through the powerful combination of each other’s strengths and NCR’s track record of driving transformational change. We will bring together two strong teams with Radiant Systems playing a vital role in enhancing our long-term growth, margin expansion and earnings appreciation.”

“Radiant Systems’ growth strategy has always focused on taking great care of our customers, delivering leading innovation to our industries and continuing to expand our market presence across our industries and around the globe,” said John Heyman, CEO Radiant Systems. “This combination dramatically accelerates our capabilities on all of these initiatives. NCR’s global footprint, brand recognition and track record of innovation will help us achieve our strategic aspirations and create even more value for our customers. Importantly, both NCR and Radiant Systems share a vision that these accomplishments start with a common ingredient—great people to execute on the vision.”

Key members of the Radiant Systems management team will play integral roles in strengthening NCR’s position in hospitality and specialty retail, including Andrew Heyman, currently Radiant Systems’ Chief Operating Officer, who will lead the new vertical. The two companies anticipate a seamless transition for customers, channel partners and employees. The tender offer is expected to commence on or before July 25, 2011. The offer will be open for a period of not less than 20 business days from its commencement and will be conditional upon, among other things, valid acceptances of the offer in respect of shares representing more than 50 percent of the outstanding Radiant Systems shares on a fully diluted basis as well as satisfactory completion of other customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.

The acquisition will be financed through a combination of new debt and existing balance sheet cash. NCR will raise approximately $1.1 billion of new funded debt to finance the transaction. The financing will enable NCR to maintain a strong liquidity position post transaction. J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley provided committed financing to NCR for the transaction. Atlas Strategic Advisors LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as financial advisors to NCR on the transaction and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC acted as legal counsel. In connection with the transaction, Jefferies & Company, Inc. is acting as lead financial advisor, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. is acting as co-advisor to Radiant Systems and DLA Piper LLP (U.S.) is acting as legal counsel.

Investor Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled today at 5:45 p.m. (EST) to discuss the acquisition of Radiant Systems. Access to the conference call and a presentation describing the transaction, as well as a replay of the call, will be available on NCR's Web site at http://investor.ncr.com/.

  1.  Radiant Systems primary research of addressable market
  2.  The deal is expected to be accretive on a non-GAAP basis; which excludes amortization of acquired intangibles and one-time costs

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.

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

About Radiant Systems

Headquartered in Atlanta, Radiant Systems (Nasdaq: RADS) is a global provider of
innovative technology and services to the hospitality and retail industries. With more than
100,000 installations worldwide, our customers include leading brands and venues in the
restaurant and food service, sports and entertainment, petroleum and convenience, and
specialty retail markets. Radiant Systems has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and
Australia. For more information about Radiant Systems, visit our Website.

Important Additional Information

This press release (this “Statement”) relates to a planned tender offer by Radiant Systems Acquisition Corporation (“Purchaser”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCR Corporation (“NCR”), for all shares of outstanding common stock of Radiant Systems, Inc. (“Radiant Systems”), to be commenced pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 11, 2011, by and among NCR, Purchaser and Radiant Systems.

The tender offer referred to in this Statement has not yet commenced. This Statement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of Radiant Systems. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of Radiant Systems common stock will be made pursuant to an offer to purchase and related materials that NCR and Purchaser intend to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). At the time the tender offer is commenced, NCR and Purchaser intend to file a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO containing an offer to purchase, a form of letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender offer and Radiant Systems intends to file a
Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer. NCR and Radiant Systems intend to mail these documents to the shareholders of Radiant Systems. These documents will contain important information about the tender offer and shareholders of Radiant Systems are urged to read them carefully when they
become available. Investors and shareholders of Radiant Systems will be able to obtain a free copy of these documents (when they become available) and other documents filed by NCR and Radiant Systems with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, the tender offer statement and related materials may be obtained
for free (when they become available) by directing such requests to NCR at Attention: Investor Relations, 3097 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096. Investors and shareholders of Radiant Systems may obtain a free copy of the solicitation/recommendation statement and other documents (when they become available) from Radiant Systems by directing requests to Radiant Systems, Attention: [Investor Relations], 3925 Brookside Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022.


Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in NCR’s and Radiant Systems’ respective quarterly and annual reports, under the caption “Risk Factors”, which are on file with the SEC and available on NCR and Radiant Systems’ respective websites.In addition to the factors discussed in this release, other risks and uncertainties include those relating to: the uncertain economic climate, which could impact the ability of our customers to make capital expenditures, thereby affecting their ability to purchase our
products, and consolidation in the financial services sector, which could impact our business by reducing our customer base; the timely development, production or acquisition and market acceptance of new and existing products and services (such as self-service technologies), including our ability to accelerate market acceptance of new products and
services; shifts in market demands, continued competitive factors and pricing pressures and their impact on our ability to improve gross margins and profitability, especially in our more mature offerings; the effect of currency translation; short product cycles, rapidly changing technologies and maintaining a competitive leadership position with respect to our solution offerings; tax rates; ability to execute our business and reengineering plans; turnover of workforce and the ability to attract and retain skilled employees, especially in light of continued cost-control measures being taken by the company; availability and successful exploitation of new acquisition and alliance opportunities; access to DVD inventory and the conversion to, and market adoption of, alternative methods of entertainment content delivery; changes in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the resulting impact, if any, on the company’s accounting policies; continued efforts to establish and maintain best-in-class internal information technology and control systems; the success of our pension strategy; compliance with requirements relating to data privacy and protection;
expected benefits related to the transaction not materializing as expected; the transaction not being timely completed, if completed at all; prior to the completion of the transaction, Radiant Systems’ business experiencing disruptions due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, licensees, or other business partners; the parties being unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other factors detailed from time to time in NCR’s and/or Radiant Systems’ filings with the SEC. NCR and Radiant Systems disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Florida network owner installs hotel screen to show adverts from local businesses.

AdVu Advertising Networks (www.advunetworks.com) has installed the first of what will be many AdVu Players at the local Holiday Inn Express in Wesley Chapel, Florida. The screen content was created using the Acquire Premier Editor Suite. The software also handles content deployment, content management, proof of play-out reports for advertisers and security and remote monitoring functions. The player PC runs the Acquire Player software and security Sentinel and shows a local business directory and full-screen advertisements.

The display unit is a 40” Samsung touch-screen monitor and so users can interact with the screen in the same way as they would an interactive kiosk. AdVu have also partnered with ScreenFeed (http://www.screenfeed.com) to stream additional news and weather feeds.

“Advertisers can choose whether just to be in the business directory or have a directory listing and display a full-screen advertisement”, commented Douglas Oglesby of AdVu. “We have been using Acquire for two years now and I have to say that the extent of its features and its ease of use are second to none”.

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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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Galaxy simplifies digital signage deployment With Makito 1080p60 HD streaming

MONTREAL and CHICAGO —
Haivision Network Video, the leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that the newly opened Galaxy Macau has installed Makito™ HD H.264 encoders to simplify its signage deployment. With 4,000 set-top-box endpoints, 800 of which drive public-area displays, Galaxy chose to establish its digital signage head-end and distribute dynamic graphics content over its IPTV infrastructure. This approach takes advantage of a single media distribution architecture and low-cost set-top box endpoints rather than expensive digital signage players.

The high-definition (HD) signage content originates from more than 20 signage players that are rack-mounted within the vast network-operations center beneath the complex. The players are connected directly via a digital visual interface (DVI) to the Makito HD H.264 encoders, which in turn send the HD content over IP to low-cost HD set-top boxes that are affixed to flat panels and large-format LED displays throughout the casino complex.


"When distributing a few channels of signage to many displays within one facility, the economies of using IP video are dramatic," said Peter Maag, Haivision's executive vice president. "Set-top boxes are available for one tenth the price of signage players, and with the Makito encoder there is no loss of visual quality. In addition, the signage channels can easily be made available to all displays, both in the public areas, and in the rooms and suites."


Haivision's Makito HD H.264 encoder supports up to 1080p60 resolution, ideal for distributing the dynamic, high-resolution graphics and video output of digital signage players. Available with DVI, HD-SDI, WXGA, and component inputs, the Makito supports advanced features such as the ability to encode a single HD source to multiple bit rates (HiLo-Streaming™) in order to deliver the best quality video to users regardless of their location.


The signage IPTV solution was designed and integrated by Haivision's Hong Kong partner, DMN — a company with a proven history of delivering elegant network-video solutions to the most demanding clients. The Galaxy property, which opened in May after $2 billion of investment, counts more than 2,200 rooms, suites, and villas across three world-class hotels. Facilities include more than 50 food and beverage outlets, distinctive retail shopping, and lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters. The property also features the world's largest Sky Wave Pool, which covers 4,000 square meters and has a 350-ton white-sand beach.


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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Friday, 08 July 2011
New! Viper MAX — stand-alone stream, record, VoD With InStream™

At IBC2011, Haivision will launch its latest generation of H.264 technology, the Viper MAX. Viper MAX combines the power of Haivision's acclaimed H.264 encoding with an integrated Furnace™ operating environment. Through a simple, user-friendly touch screen, operators can set up a multi-channel session, initiate simultaneous streaming and recording, and automatically make content available for on-demand viewing. The Viper captures full-resolution, full-frame-rate, dual-channel content synchronously, assuring contextual review. During a session, remote viewers can watch multistream HD content live simply by clicking a Web link and launching Haivision's patented browser-independent InStream™ player. InStream doesn't require installation, works equally across all platforms, and provides 100 percent secure video distribution. After recording an event, users can make the multi-stream asset available for direct on-demand viewing. When combined with the Viper's Conditional Access module, the operator can securely publish assets either within the Viper portal or as a simple Web link emailed to specific people or groups, or automatically transfer the files to any network location.

Viper — Fuel the Furnace™ With Distributed Recording and Publishing

Haivision will also display its new Viper — a compact, integrated appliance for capturing, streaming, reviewing, distributing, and publishing multistream content. The Viper can also effectively off-load the recording from a facility's Furnace™ IP video system. For clients that have large IP video recording requirements, establishing large central recording systems and assuring the ability to record any endpoint at any time may be impractical due to server or network capacity. Recording at the edge and publishing to a central video-on-demand system eliminates such dependencies. Combining Viper endpoints with a central Furnace IP video system is the ideal solution for large medical, educational, and enterprise media systems, giving the flexibility to stream or record rich media events anywhere, anytime. The Viper can be managed simply by the operator, initiating streaming channels and publishing recording data, or can be centrally managed through the Furnace's administrative interfaces. Vipers that are attached to central Furnace systems that include the Furnace Conditional Access module benefit from system-wide security of all live and on-demand video assets.

Haivision and Kodak Bring Signage to a Personal Level With Wi-Fi-Enabled Digital Frames

Haivision will highlight its partnership with Kodak and demonstrate the integration of Haivision's CoolSign digital signage solution with the Kodak JV1000 and JV700 Digital Frames. The partnership leads the industry in driving signage to an affordable and personal level. The combined solution is ideal for delivering scheduled content to any retail queue or checkout within franchises, to hotel guests, across campuses, and anywhere Wi-Fi is available.

Haivision's CoolSign digital signage solution boasts all the features and functions required to meet any signage need, from smaller installations to sophisticated multiscreen landmark displays to large-scale global networks. Launched in 1998, CoolSign has a long legacy of innovation, pioneering many aspects of digital signage technology including n-tier architecture, native multicasting support, real-time connectivity, full-edge device monitoring and control, flexible media scheduling, closed data architecture, bandwidth usage controls, and many others. Secure, scalable, reliable, and efficient, CoolSign serves the demands of myriad retail, government, financial services, corporate, and pure-play digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) networks around the globe.

Furnace™ 6.0 Including MultiStream™ Recording and Advanced Publishing


This important sixth revision of the acclaimed Furnace™ IP video system brings forward advanced recording and publishing features to enable clients to capture and distribute synchronized multistream video content. The VF Recorder module is enhanced to support recording and review of up to four simultaneous video streams associated with a combined video asset. During the recording, HotMarks™ (real-time metadata) can be applied to all streams either through the user interface or as triggered by third-party control systems. HotMarks enable viewers to search for and jump to specific tagged events quickly. The VF Publisher module is introduced to establish automated ingest and publishing of content. After a record process, users can instantly assign content to specific groups, make the content available within the Web portal, email links to specific users or groups, or deposit the content into third-party systems for further editing.

Makito™ Encoder

The Makito™ offers the most efficient and affordable distribution, capture, and rebroadcast of HD video. The Makito represents the first and only full-featured high-performance compact encoder to combine the efficiencies of H.264 video compression and the image quality of full HD video within a very small form factor at a competitive price point.
Recently upgraded to revision 1.5, the Makito now supports constant bit rate (CBR) encoding to assure transport and system-wide compatibilities and, optionally, real-time metadata capabilities. The metadata option allows users to incorporate KLV metadata into the compressed video stream with the data obtained from the serial port, from auxiliary data fields within the digital video stream, or from UDP network sources. The Makito provides H.264 encoding at up to 1080p60 with the lowest available end-to-end latencies.
Also at IBC will be the Makito Air™, a ruggedized version engineered for airborne video and ideal for military, security, and law enforcement applications. Features include added real-time metadata (KLV and CoT) support, operation with MIL-STD connectors, and compliance with stringent DO-160 specifications.

About Haivision

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.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Thursday, 07 July 2011
Advanced Visualization Display Gives Students and Officials an Interactive Look at Life on the Seaway

SHANGHAI – Christie®, a global leader in innovative visual projection solutions for education, business and entertainment, has recently completed a 3D Advanced Visualization System for the Maritime Studies Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Established in 1986 with a mandate to educate students on communication and transportation needs, the school has evolved to become one of China’s leading universities for maritime studies and engineering.

The lecture hall installation features a 1x3 curved screen, 2.5 meters high by 8 meters wide and capable of displaying a blended, seamless image on a 90-degree field of view (FOV). The rear positioning of the projectors makes it possible to augment ocean engineering lecture materials with advanced 3D visuals that give students the feeling of being truly “on board.” It is the first site in China incorporating three Christie Mirage HD12 stereographic projectors and two Christie Spyder X20 video processors and the first rear-projected curved installation.

“One of the challenges we have in China is that our students spend too much time on books and not enough time getting hands-on experience,” says Jinsong Xu, professor of naval architecture and ocean engineering at SJTU. “Our 3D solution from Christie helps bridge that gap and gives them a much better sense of the environment on the seaway.”

Maritime environments are very difficult to simulate, Professor Xu added, given the demands of waves, water pressure, light, sound, temperature and the ongoing changes caused by the weather. “Christie offered the best solution for simulating the maritime environments that our students need to experience.”

Professor Xu and other team members outlined their unique requirements to Christie partner Chess Computers, which sourced the global market for the best equipment. In a collaborative effort, components from Europe and North America were assembled at Christie’s production headquarters in Canada then shipped to China for testing and installation. EON Reality supplied the software.

The screen and carpet in the lecture hall are blue, enhancing the immersive experience. The 3D virtual environment allows the Maritime Studies Department to convey interactive visual information on the screen to students, academics, shipping officials and construction personnel, improving their ability to learn and understand maritime technology and ship architecture. The rear-projection system integrates graphic control, virtual projection and voice control into the equipment’s design and analytical processes.

With state-of-the-art 3D visualization by Christie, students and university officials are getting a much more realistic taste of ocean and ship life than they had before.

Christie Mirage HD12


The Christie Mirage Series and the Christie Mirage HD12 DLP® sets a new benchmark in stereographic projection as the first full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution 3D active stereo solution, utilized in a single projector or multi-projector array. With its wider field of view, higher brightness, pixel count, and active stereo, the Christie Mirage HD12 is ideal for large auditoriums in educational institutions such as SJTU.

Christie Spyder X20

All inputs are routed underground to the projection room located behind the auditorium screen at the university, via the two Christie Spyder X20 video processors. The Christie Spyder X20 is a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs. The Spyder X20 provides users with a 20-megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, mix, and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices.

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Established in 1896 as Nanyang Public School in Shanghai, the school was renamed in the 1930s and began to specialize in science and engineering. SJTU includes six beautiful campuses, Xuhui, Minhang, Qibao, Shangzhong, Fahua and Luwan spread over more than 200 hectares. A number of its courses have gained international recognition. It has almost 54,000 students and more than 2,000 faculty members. Its English language website is: http://en.sjtu.edu.cn/

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com
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Thursday, 07 July 2011
Digital View has appointed Bruce Goldstein as Business Development Director for its Signage Division in the U.S.  Reporting to Digital View Signage Division President, Bob Michaels, Mr. Goldstein will be responsible for increasing Digital View’s presence and business across the United States.

Mr. Goldstein has extensive experience and a successful track record in high technology, from consumer electronics to wireless telecommunications. With a strong grasp of product development and deep-rooted experience in display technology from his years at Sharp Electronics Corporation where he was the Senior Business Manager for the Pro Display Division, Mr. Goldstein will provide strategic leadership in product development, marketing and partnership initiatives.

Amongst other things, Mr. Goldstein will be responsible for fostering strategic relationships and managing recent partnerships with companies including Mizzen Marketing and DMJ Technologies. The addition of a new Business Development Director to the Signage Division demonstrates Digital View’s commitment to supporting and growing its signage products and distribution channels in the U.S. Digital View welcomes Mr. Goldstein and are confident he will help contribute to the company’s expansion in the U.S.

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, Connecticut, London, and Hong Kong.
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Thursday, 07 July 2011
HUST Installation Helps Government and Administrators with Research and Collaboration

Cypress, Calif.  – Christie® has taken the global dimension of its higher education solutions to the next level with the deployment of an innovative ‘teaching’ theater at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. Under the direction of HUST, Christie and its local partner – Chess Computers – installed the technologically-advanced Visdec Electronic Decision Theater at the university with a 240-degree, floor-to-ceiling curved advanced visualization display. It is the largest such installation in China and one of the biggest in the world.

By displaying graphical and text content from separate sources simultaneously, it is helping university, government and business representatives who use the facility make better decisions for a range of programs, including urban planning. The initial concept was based on the Decision Theater at Arizona State University (ASU) but the China initiative took a different path on the technology infrastructure, products used and overall size.

“The system is sponsored by HUST, Public Management College of HUST, the Federal Ministry of Education, and HUST alumni,” explained Madam Wang, chief project architect and manager, Decision Theater. “The purpose of the system is to assist public management decision-making. The 3D capability of the system is to be used on urban planning and urban development. For a fast-developing country like China, it is critical to solve urban development and planning issues with advanced technology. Our theater will help the decision makers to analyze, modify and improve upon their strategies, designs, plans and decisions.

“Our thinking was to achieve the following: We want what others don’t have; what others have, ours must be better. That was our strategy,” said Madam Wang.

Huazhong University of Science and Technology is ranked in the top ten universities in China. Founded in 2000 by the merger of four post-secondary institutes:  Huazhong Technical University, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan Urban Construction College and Wuhan Technological Leadership College, the facility emphasizes scientific and technological innovation. Officials wanted to construct a first-rate platform for scientific and technological innovation, and to enhance the competitiveness of scientific research.

Technically-Challenging Project is State-of-the-Art

A technically challenging project, the Visdec Electronic Decision Theater utilizes Christie’s integration expertise to create a seamless, high resolution “think tank” display with advanced visualization capabilities for enhanced decision-making, process analysis and team collaboration. The display incorporates advanced computational power and a sophisticated rear projection display with eight warped and blended Christie Mirage HD6 projectors and Christie Spyder X20 video processing.

The eight projectors are mirror-bounced and rear-projected to create one of the largest curved screen displays of this magnitude in China or elsewhere. The screen, of semi-rigid material, is close to 60 feet wide, over 8 feet high, and all one piece.

The system boasts a conference theater design with a seamless, rear-projected image that can operate in stereo or non-stereo mode. The theater is spacious and offers a vast display area for singular applications, or the option to run multiple applications on separate areas of the display canvas to operate in collaboration on the screen. From the beginning, HUST officials made it clear that they saw enormous value in building the Decision Theater and in collaborating with ASU and other international institutions on joint projects related to everything from energy and the environment to urban planning and public health.
 
With rear-projection, the projectors are installed behind the screen, eliminating shadow effects and decreasing operational noise so users can concentrate on the display. Capable of both 2D and 3D viewing, the display provides excellent image quality and impressive off-axis viewing. The project blended North American design with integration and installation support through Christie’s local China office. The project offered a break-through opportunity in China for both Christie and Chess Computers.

“Christie’s solution was well-prepared. The attitude and effort that Christie showed, in addition to the product and solution quality really impressed both the customer and us. The decision to go with Christie was easy,” states Joe Zhang, general manager of Chess Computers, Shanghai. “The use of the Christie Spyder X20 in the HUST system is very critical. It enabled the capability that HUST required for the 8-channel stereo sync.”

Added Madam Wang, “The advantages of the Christie design are the size, the curvature, the height, and the radius. Viewers can sit in and get the best viewing experience.”

The design and installation process was a huge undertaking. The building where the HUST Theater is located hadn’t been completely constructed and modifications were ongoing at the time of installation. The concept design for the projector locations and mounting had to be revised as the room was built.

For now, the focus is using the Decision Theater to assist government in making scientific and analytical decisions. But it will also give the institution the competitive advantage in such areas as water management, pollution control, disaster management and public safety.

About HUST

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first universities joining the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. It was founded on May 26 2000 as a result of the merger of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University and Wuhan Urban Construction Institute. For more information, visit its English-language website at: http://english.hust.edu.cn.  

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP: 6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie® has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions.  With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.  For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.
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Thursday, 07 July 2011
KPN has re-vamped its image and interior design at 105 retail stores across the Netherlands, using Scala software.

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – KPN, formerly KPN Primafoon, has re-vamped its image and interior design at 105 retail stores across the Netherlands. Transitioning to a more modern look and feel, it required a digital signage solution flexible enough to handle this large-scale project. KPN turned to Scala Certified Partner QYN in 2008 to design an integrated digital network to meet all of its communications and advertising needs.

In the telecommunications business, there are ever-changing offers, phone plans, available upgrades and promotions. This abundance of information can be difficult to present to customers at retail locations. KPN chose QYN and a few specialized partners to design a network that spans more than 500 screens, displaying information on available products and plans, various phone features and current sales promotions.

The most noticeable digital element within the new stores is a portrait-oriented screen in the window facing the street to attract prospective buyers. Inside each store there are three interactive point-of-sale desks. At each desk, two different categories of mobile phones are displayed, ranging from “mobile office” to “youth” phones. Interactive touchscreens are embedded in the desks for each of the six categories, providing the most important information for each phone.

Two interactive kiosks allow customers to browse other products, such as televisions and Internet services. To complete the network, there are three more screens placed at the back of each store displaying relaxing images, commercials and short product promotions.

In addition to providing valuable product and service information, as well as advertising, the new digital network gives people something to focus on in the event they have to wait a few minutes before being helped, decreasing the customer’s perceived waiting time.

“Scala has proven to be the most versatile and stable software in the digital signage arena,” said Ton van Hout, Strategic Account for the Benelux Region at Scala. “The A-grade features of the Scala solution fit perfectly to the high requirements of the state-of-the-art digital solution within the KPN stores.”

About KPN

KPN is the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in The Netherlands, offering wire line and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers, end-to-end telecommunications and ICT services to business customers. In Germany and Belgium, KPN pursues a multi-brand strategy in its mobile operations and holds number three market positions through E-Plus and BASE. KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties and operates an efficient IP-based infrastructure with global scale in international wholesale through iBasis. More information: www.kpn.com

About QYN

QYN is specialised in the integration of media technology in the field of Digital Signage and Kiosking. The solutions of QYN are a part of her customer’s business strategy and contribute to obtaining their company objectives. Our applications are found in the following industries: health, retail, events, government, education and public transportation. More information: www.qyn.nl

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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Wednesday, 06 July 2011
Powered by the space-saving Intel® Atom™ processor D525 and Intel® NM10 PCH chipset, the MANO825 offers excellent performance and management, and extremely cost-effective for the most demanding needs of today

Taipei, Taiwan, – Axiomtek today is pleased to introduce MANO825 industrial-grade Mini ITX motherboard built with dual core Intel® Atom™ processor D525 1.8 GHz and the Intel® NM10 PCH chipset. Two DIMM sockets onboard support up to 4 GB of DDR3 667/800 memory. The Intel® GMA 3150 graphics engine is built into the chipset to provide fast graphics performance, high visual quality, and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card. Its small footprint of only 170 x 170 mm give system developers the freedom to design small embedded applications, such as Kiosk, POS, POI, lottery machine, gaming, and industrial automation.

Incorporating the dual core Intel® Atom™ processor D525 and Intel® NM10 PCH chipset, the MANO825 offers excellent computing performance at a very nice price. With Intel® GMA 3150, the mini ITX motherboard features outstanding graphics performance with a maximum video memory of up to 224MB by sharing the system memory. Its displays can be connected via the onboard VGA and 18/24-bit single channel LVDS as dual independent view. Besides, Windows® 7, Windows® Vista, Windows® XP embedded, and Linux are all supported.

“Powered by the dual core Intel® Atom™ processor D525 with the Intel® NM10 PCH chipset, the MANO825 is the ideal choice for embedded solutions that require cost-effective product segment,” said Gary Tsao, Product Manager of Product & Marketing Division at Axiomtek. “To satisfy expansion capability requirement for industrial application needs, the MANO825 comes with one PCI slot and one PCI Express Mini Card slot. It also comes complete with several I/O like USB 2.0, RS-232 COM, Gigabit Ethernet, and HD audio, which makes this new Mini ITX motherboard an all-in-one solution.”

To satisfy increasing demands of connecting more peripheral devices, the compact size embedded SBC provides seven USB 2.0 ports and two SATA ports with transfer rates up to 3Gb/s. Expansion capabilities include a socket for PCI Express Mini Card and one PCI slot for 32-bit expansion. Other significant I/O features include six powered COM ports, two Gigabit LANs, VGA, LVDS, LPT, digital I/O, HD audio, and PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports.

Additionally, the MANO825 provides reliable operation and non-stop capability with watchdog timer, as well as SMART FAN function controlling the fan speed to keep temperature within a specified range.

The Atom-based Mini ITX motherboard MANO825 is RoHS compliant and will be available around the middle of August, 2011. For more product information or specifications, please visit global website www.axiomtek.com or email.

Main Features:

  •     Intel® Atom™ processor D525 1.8 GHz dual core and D425 1.8 GHz single core
  •     Intel® NM10 PCH chipset
  •     DualView with different content and resolution with VGA and LVDS displays.
  •     Two 240-pin DDR3 667/800 DIMM slots up to 4 GB memory capacity
  •     Two SATA ports with maximum transfer rate up to 300 MB/sec
  •     One PCI slot for 32-bit expansion
  •     One PCI Express Mini Card slot
  •     Six powered COM ports (RS-232)
  •     Seven USB 2.0 ports
  •     Dual Gigabit LAN controllers

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.

Axiomtek Co. Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From our roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting our focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally.  Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Embedded Computing Platforms (ECP), Rugged Embedded System (eBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage & Displays (DS), Industrial Network (iCON), and Network Appliances (NA).
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Tuesday, 05 July 2011
AOpen Digital Engine DE7000 successfully tested on DISE digital signage software

AOpen Europe announces the cooperation and compatibility with software company Dise. Dise is responsible for creating versatile Windows based digital signage software that brings flexibility and creativity to your table. AOpen Digital Engine DE7000 and Dise software work together seamlessly.

As the leading manufacturer of reliable and powerful media players, AOpen sets itself apart as the media player of choice for digital signage/narrowcasting projects. NoBorders feature of Dise software allows users to create an astonishing synchronized system with an unlimited number of screens. With a user interface that is second to none it is just as easy to create your presentation for one screen as it is to make complex presentations running over several screens.

Dise software and AOpen Digital Engine references can be found around the world. Three recent projects have been finished in Nebrija University in Spain, MACBA Museu D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona, and Virgin Active Healthclubs in Spain.

An overview of the test report

About Dise

Klocktornet founders and developers have a long experience in digital signage, working with the same concepts since 1989 when they helped to pioneer the business. Back then it was all about TV based installations, videotex and low resolution graphics. Now Plasma and LCD screens have become widely available and the entry cost for a digital signage system has become more attractive to more companies. In addition the demands on the software platform have increased. However the basic concept is still the same, to present your content to your viewers with high quality, dynamic playback, control and reliability.
http://www.displayevolution.com/

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.
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Tuesday, 05 July 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies provider, has engaged Liolios Group to lead its investor relations (IR) and financial communications program.

“The digital signage market opportunity is tremendous, with the total addressable market expected to more than quadruple to $7 billion by 2019, according to marketingcharts.com,” said Wireless Ronin President and CEO Scott Koller. “With digital signage at the core of a broader marketing technologies strategy, we seek to capitalize on this market opportunity. Wireless Ronin’s improving top-line performance, margins, and recurring revenue have begun to reflect this opportunity as we continue to distinguish our offerings in the marketplace.

“With the company gaining momentum and improving operating results, it was important for us to engage a team of experienced IR professionals like Liolios Group to communicate Wireless Ronin’s message to shareholders and prospective investors. Liolios Group brings a proven track record of assisting emerging growth companies in building quality, long-term relationships with investors, analysts, money managers and institutions.”

In collaboration with Wireless Ronin’s management, Liolios Group will develop, refine and help disseminate the company's message to the U.S. investment community. Liolios Group designs programs that include one-on-one conference calls, road shows and financial conferences targeting key influencers in the investment community as well as members of the financial press.

About Liolios Group

Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in small and micro-cap companies. The firm aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1996 in Newport Beach, California, Liolios Group partners each have more than 15 years experience in finance and investments, and represent clients in a wide range of industries, including consumer & retail, healthcare & bio-pharma, digital media & software, and technology. For more information about Liolios Group, please visit www.liolios.com.

About Wireless Ronin Technologies

Wireless Ronin Technologies (WRT) (www.wirelessronin.com) is a marketing technologies company with leading expertise in current and emerging digital media solutions, including signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media and web, that enable clients to transform how they engage with their customers. WRT provides marketing technology solutions and services to clients, helping increase revenue and/or improve operating efficiencies in the execution of marketing initiatives. Since the initial launch of RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has taken a leadership position in the digital signage industry by committing to bringing leading edge technology, services and support to its clients. WRT offers an array of services to support its clients marketing technology needs including consulting, creative development, project management, installation, training, and support and hosting. The company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "RNIN." Follow us on Twitter @wirelessronin. Like us on Facebook under Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.
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Tuesday, 05 July 2011
Respected Media Strategist to lead business development and strategic initiatives for DOOH DSP

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--rVue, Inc., a subsidiary of rVue Holdings Inc. (OTCQB:RVUE) 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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Friday, 01 July 2011
The Ministry for Science and Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) required a new, innovative and modern solution for their communications. At the same time they wanted give their reception area a contemporary ‘hi tech’ image in keeping with their activities.

A digital signage solution comprising ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) Millenium 5500s has been installed by RPS Audiovisuales, ONELAN’s Spanish distributor, to achieve this.

The Ministry wanted to provide a better more interactive service, and did not wish to use printed brochures alone to achieve this. By installing a six screen video wall with a movement sensor, visitors are able to see relevant information without necessarily having to ask employees on reception.

In addition the Ministry wanted to make the results of some recently published research easily accessible to visitors. ONELAN digital signage with interactive touch screens was installed to allow visitors to easily find information relating to particular projects they are interested in.

The Ministry also wanted to entertain visitors while they waited in reception, and so two 52” screens have been placed in the reception area, showing Ministry information and videos, in addition to some advertising and local news. This has resulted in a much more ‘high tech’ image for the Ministry and also ensures visitors are both entertained and informed when they come to the Ministry.

Finally, the introduction of ONELAN’s digital signage has reduced the requirement for a large amount of printed information and brochures, and has also resulted in staff efficiencies.

"One of the positive aspects of the installation here (in the Ministry) is that it demonstrates to other officials and businessmen who visit that by using digital signage it does not have to be costly to do high quality marketing ".

“…..it is the most appropriate solution for our needs and many individuals at the Ministry have been involved. With a project of this kind, we all work as one team: both those who choose the content and those providing technical support”.
Santiago Asensio, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

About the Ministry of Science and Innovation

With 620 employees, the Ministry of Science and Innovation was created by the Spanish Government in 2004 to support more knowledge-intensive and diverse innovation across all sectors. The role of the ministry is to act as a meeting point in which environment regulations meet current industrial needs, as well as serving as a point of reference for universities. The Ministry also provides funding to subside individuals working on new technologies for businesses.

About RPS Audiovisuales

Established 16 years ago, RPS Audiovisuales have a stronghold in the Spanish Audiovisual market, selling into a large number of sectors including Education, Government and Public Administration, Hospitals, and Hospitality. Due to the growth in demand for digital signage in Spain, RPS Audiovisuales needed a simple to use solution that does not rely on Windows, and have chosen Onelan's Net-Top-Box.
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Friday, 01 July 2011
Combined Resources Will Offer Powerful Solutions for the Pro AV and Broadcast Industries

New Milford, CT, USA – Following its recent acquisition of Kentucky-based TV One Broadcast Sales Corporation, Nortek, Inc. announced that TV One and Connecticut-based Magenta Research are cornerstones of the newly formed Magenta Commercial Technology Group.

Magenta specializes in providing large-scale switching, extension and distribution projects to the pro AV and digital signage markets, while TV One dedicates itself to providing video, audio and multimedia processing solutions. Together, the two companies boast a rich, 40 year history of providing advanced technology-based solutions to the professional AV and broadcast communities.

Commercial Technology Group Chairman, and Magenta Research CEO, Keith Mortensen stated, “The ability for TV One and Magenta technology to be cross-integrated into broadcast and commercial AV projects offers integrators and consultants exciting new alternatives to approaching projects, while streamlining the overall process.”

Mortensen added, “Given the multiple ways TV One and Magenta products complement each other, the two companies were a natural fit to be the first two companies positioned under the Commercial Technology Group umbrella.”

Additional acquisitions are expected to further expand the Commercial Technology Group’s product portfolio in the coming months.

About Magenta Research LTD

Serving the pro-AV and digital signage markets, Magenta Research is the industry recognized leader in the transmission, switching and flexible distribution of multi-format video, audio and auxiliary signals over fiber and Cat-X cabling. Its product range includes AV extenders, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers for DVI, HDMI, VGA, and component, composite, S-Video, audio, USB, and RS-232 and IR signals. Magenta’s world renowned products are benchmarks in field reliability for 24/7 and mission critical environments. 

About TV One Broadcast Sales Corporation

TV One specializes in video, audio and multimedia processing equipment, based on its proprietary CORIO video conversion technology. Located in Erlanger, KY with offices across the globe, TV One manufactures a complete line-up of products for the professional and broadcast video market.TV One has operations in Europe, USA, Taiwan, China and Latin America.

About Nortek, Inc.

Headquartered in Providence, RI, is a leading diversified global manufacturer of innovative, branded residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC and technology products. Nortek offers a broad array of products, including technology offerings, in audio, video, access control, security and digital display mounting and mobility products.
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Friday, 01 July 2011
EzSign TV Adds TV Function to Signage Display

ORLANDO, – EzSign TV is a turnkey solution that offers any business owner an intuitive and cost-effective digital signage display system with the added feature of broadcast television.

“EzSign TV represents the newest approach to bringing digital signage to the masses,” said Dan Smith, director of sales, LG Electronics USA Commercial Displays. “With the addition of live TV in an easy-to-use interface, any business owner can now create captivating and effective digital signage to better reach customers and to help meet their business goals.”

With EzSign TV, business owners can simultaneously show branded advertisements and television broadcasts, attracting attention and delivering specific messages to customers. Content creation is simple; owners can use a computer to access a selection of more than 30 attractive templates then add their own images and text. The content is easily transferred to the EzSign TV display via a USB drive.

Based on the Pro:Centric platform developed by LG for hospitality applications, EzSign TV is a flexible, simple-to-use system that’s ideal for restaurants and hotels, hospitals and doctor’s offices, even dealers and retail stores to customize billboard TV messaging for their clients, Smith explained.

The LD452B series is available in 32-inch (31.5-inches measured diagonally), 42-inch (42.0-inches measured diagonally) and 47-inch (47.0-inches measured diagonally). With Full HD 1080p display capability (42- and 47-inch classes), viewers can enjoy a crisp, clear picture. A dynamic contrast ratio of 60,000:1 delivers vivid colors and deep blacks for an overall more enjoyable viewing experience. HDMI and USB components are an added bonus, providing versatility and allowing for additional content and entertainment options.

ENERGY STAR® 4.1 qualified, LG EzSign TV features LG EcoSmart™ technologies, including the capability to manually select your choice of brightness levels. It is also RoHS compliant, meeting directives on restrictions of hazardous substances.

Complete product specificiations can be found at http://www.lgsolutions.com/products/tvs-systems-and-solutions/lg-ezsign-tv.

About LG Electronics USA


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


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Friday, 01 July 2011
Minneapolis, MN, - The March issue of Inside Asian Gaming magazine announced the winners of the 2011 Supplier Awards. In the Best Electronic Signage category, the winner was JackpotJunction XL/CastNET.
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Commenting on JackpotJunction XL/CastNET, Inside Asian Gaming magazine stated that the product “has arguably helped to move the market forward by offering a modular and server-based system that integrates the management of all signs and sign functions across a whole floor."

Congratulations to the CastNET team and our partner Gaming Support for winning this international award! Gaming Support is a supplier of products that increase the revenue for gaming clients (www.gamingsupport.com).

About CastNET

CastNET is an easy-to-use yet powerful software solution for managing digital signage content. CastNET is the premier turnkey solution for any large-scale digital signage deployment. CastNET’s ability to offer a multi-user approval workflow, enterprise-wide authentication and IT management features makes it a perfect fit for large organizations. CastNET is developed and distributed by Alpha Video & Audio, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered at 7711 Computer Ave, Edina, Minnesota 55435; tel: (800) 388-0008 or (952) 986-9898; fax (952) 896-9899. Website: castnet.com.
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