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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Toronto, Ontario – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD) (OTCQX: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America and Chinney Concepts Ltd. (“Chinney), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinney Alliance Group Limited, are pleased to announce their agreement of expanded terms and conditions contained within a detailed Letter of Intent (“LOI”), prepared and forwarded by Chinney’s Canadian law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

The final LOI outlines the intent of both parties to enter into a strategic licensing and business relationship that will result in an agreement granting Chinney certain exclusive rights relating to iSIGN’s Smart Antenna, software and resulting metrics in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao.

The intent is to define a five year licensing agreement to be finalized on or before April 30, 2013. This time frame will allow Chinney to complete their assessment and introduction of iSIGN’s Smart Antenna to their client base, as well as for any required re-programming of the software and metrics required to suit their specific market needs. This agreement will include key elements that have been agreed to in the LOI, such as Chinney’s payment for the manufacturing of all Smart Antenna hardware that is required, the sales and marketing of iSIGN’s products in their agreed upon territories at their expense and the sharing of resulting metrics. Chinney will incorporate a Newco at their sole expense to handle the marketing and sales efforts and iSIGN has been granted the option to buy equity by converting licensing fees for shares for a given period of time at a fixed price to be determined.

iSIGN will support Chinney’s efforts with ongoing technical support and training to maximize the capture and flow of data and metrics. Both companies are arranging to have the resulting data interpreted and analysed by an accredited independent third party to maximize revenue. Further details to be announced at a later date.

“This will be a major leap forward for us,” said Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “Chinney is a large and well respected company, that counts four of Asia’s top convenience store chains, totaling approximately 39,000 outlets, among their many clients. The opportunities for us as a result of this relationship will be retail and brand promotion revenue, as well as revenue from the resulting data.”

“This agreement gives us an opportunity to capture a major portion of the world’s c-store channel,” added Mr. Romanov. “We believe that this channel will be the first to receive the benefits offered by our proven Smart Antenna and software to retailers, advertisers and brands throughout Asia while providing significant opportunities to us for revenue from a marketplace (Asia) that we haven’t previously incorporated into our projections.

We are very pleased with the speed in which this LOI has come together, given that we only met and visited with the Chinney management, technical and sales teams in mid-September – just one month ago. We are very confident that the final agreement will be completed by or before our next fiscal year-end.”

About iSIGN Media

iSIGN Media is a North American leader in multiplatform advertising solutions that utilize Bluetooth, Mobile, WiFi and Location-Aware technologies to deliver rich media, permission-based messages to engage consumers more deeply and cost-effectively. The resulting business intelligence and real time metrics, gathered through iSIGN’s patent-pending advertising platform, deliver insights into emerging consumer behaviors that help advertisers measure their efforts and make better business decisions to increase ROI and customer loyalty. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with R&D and customer support operations in Vancouver, BC and Tampa, FL, the Company has also grown to become the largest owner/operator of in-store digital media in Canada with 5,600 digital signs in 1,400 locations. Partners include: AOpen America Inc. and IBM, with solution distribution by BlueStar Inc. Additional information can be found at

About Chinney

Chinney is a limited liability company incorporated in Bermuda with its shares listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Chinney is an investment holding company. The principal activities of its subsidiaries comprise the trading of plastic and chemical products, provision of building related contracting services, provision of foundation piling works and sub-structure works, building construction works for both public and private sectors and others, which include distribution of aviation system and energy saving products and property holdings. Additional information can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with iSIGN Media’s business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect iSIGN Media’s current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. iSIGN Media assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

© 2012 iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
From October 17th to 19th 2012, the first edition of the “Digital Signage World Spain” took place in Madrid. This key event in Spain was focused on the visual communication sector and the advanced technologies. The attendees were able to experience the whole range of equipment, content and software used in this highly dynamic industry.

The AOpen products were presented at the booth of their partner in Spain, Crambo, Verybox and Diode. Each partner showed our Digital Engine® series; extremely versatile hardware designed to meet the requirements for cost and energy efficiency, reliability and high performance. Digital Engine players are ideal devices for usage in various fields (digital signage, kiosks, retail terminals, vending machines, medicine, education, advertising, PC applications).

Specifically our Digital Engine® DE3100 was showcased at the booth of Verybox and Crambo. This latest edition of the Digital Engine series provides system integrators and system builders with a cost effective and environmentally friendly computing solution. The Digital Engine® DE3100 includes the latest Intel® Atom™ Processor D2550 which has a 40% higher performance than the 2nd generation of Atom.

An eye catcher of all the three booths was the SolutiOn In-Store Multitouch Presenter. This complete digital signage hardware solution provided by SolutiOn includes a 22” touch-screen and built-in PC technology, ideal for easy integration and installation. The built-in PC technology is based on the Digital Engine technology, therefore it offers a powerful and reliable solution.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Recognized as one of the top private technology companies in North Carolina

Aberdeen, NC (PRWEB) - The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories. The awards process culminates with the NCTA 21 Awards Gala on November 8 where nearly 800 leaders from across the state will gather to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners and finalists in each category.

This year, Meridian (, a North Carolina-based self-service software and kiosk company, made the 2012 North Carolina Technology Awards for private company. Private company finalists must meet criteria which includes technology companies that are market leaders with unique products or services. Those finalists must also have demonstrated strong performance.

The Private company award has been sponsored by Wyrick Robbins. Meridian was selected for their innovative approach to self-service kiosk solutions. Meridian’s CEO and Founder, Chris Gilder stated, “We are honored to be considered amongst the top privately held technology companies in North Carolina. Our software application solutions and innovative kiosk designs are deployed globally and have propelled Meridian to the forefront of self-service for innovative practices.”

The 2012 North Carolina Technology Awards 21 Awards Gala will take place at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, NC on November 8th to honor Meridian and other nominated companies. When asked about the secret to business success, Gilder states, “Meridian is focused on innovation and quality. Our team’s consultative approach and design thinking methodology help us create solutions that correlate with our client’s vision. Our robust performance technology create best in class self-service solutions”

About Meridian

Meridian is an award winning, established leader, providing full service solutions for the self-service kiosk industry. Recognized for expertise, quality, design, flexibility, style and partnerships; Meridian provides solutions to some the largest companies in the world. The Self-Service Technology Center (SSTC), in Bentonville, AR, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Storm and Key Innovations and Zebra Technologies attests to Meridian as the leader for self-service solutions. The corporate headquarters and kiosk manufacturing facilities are located in Aberdeen, NC and the Mzero software solution center is located on Ontario, Canada. For more information:
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Thursday, 25 October 2012
New X2O Platform Turns Any Content Into Real-Time Channels, Published and Viewed on Any Device

MONTREAL — X2O Media today announced the launch of its new platform called "X2O," which enables businesses and organizations to communicate more effectively using stunning TV-like channels across multiple devices. X2O Media is no stranger to the digital content software business, having created several generations of products that simplify the creation of sophisticated graphics and video content. Built using the HTML5 standard, the new X2O platform allows users to create rich media channels quickly and easily — featuring HD video, 3D animations, charts and graphs, and links to live data sources — and publish those channels across desktop PCs, smartphones, tablets, and digital signage displays.

In creating its next generation platform, X2O Media went back to the drawing board in order to simplify the content creation and management process even further. With the new X2O platform, users can easily communicate key messages and data to the right person, at the right time, and on the right device using a concept of channels that resemble what viewers watch on TV. These dynamic and eye-catching channels not only break through information clutter, but provide timely information that can be acted upon immediately, directly impacting the bottom line.

The new X2O platform allows users to:
Create Media-Rich Channels — An intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring tool lets users with no technical knowledge quickly create channels featuring video, still images, PowerPoint® slides, and data-driven graphics that engage audiences.
Link to Numerous Data Sources — X2O provides a simple way to link graphics to corporate databases like SAP® and Oracle®, Excel® spreadsheets, or RSS feeds. Players render graphics in real time to ensure up-to-date information every time the channel is viewed.
Socialize Channels — Include user-generated content from popular social media sites like Twitter™, YouTube™, and Facebook, and add mobile interactivity instantly by displaying QR codes.
Publish Channels to any Device — X2O makes it easy for users to publish channels to one person, one team, or entire departments on the most appropriate device including desktop PCs, tablets, smartphones, or digital signage displays of any size or configuration.
"Compelling graphics and visuals communicate information with far more impact than other forms of communication like email, which ultimately translates into a direct competitive advantage," said David Wilkins, CEO and President of X2O Media. "With support for HTML5, the new X2O platform takes creating captivating channels to a new level. Now anyone can cost-effectively create TV-like channels without having to be a graphics designer or database expert."

The X2O platform will be on display in the X2O Media booth at CETW 2012 in New York, Nov. 7-8; and at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Nov. 12-15. More information on the new X2O platform and upcoming events is available at

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve enterprise-wide communications and drive business. X2O's solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of rich media content featuring video and 3D graphics to digital displays, desktop PCs, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic dashboard channels and interactive employee training channels. X2O's products and services are sold and supported globally through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at
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Thursday, 25 October 2012
Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Digital Clinic today announces Facebook integration for its digital signage system for dental practices. With Facebook integration, Digital Clinic creates a powerful, comprehensive social engagement platform dentists can use to build social media presence and reach customers.
Social media and word of mouth has a proven influence over consumers, many of which turn to social media and reviews sites before making product or service purchase decisions. Digital Clinic’s digital signage system with Facebook integration offers dental practices a unique way to take advantage of social media interaction for major and long-lasting benefits. By showcasing positive comments, feedback, customer reviews and testimonials from Facebook onscreen in the waiting area or lobby, dentists can build and enhance their reputation and encourage patients to connect.
Digital Clinic customers are excited about Facebook integration, in addition to the overall value the digital signage has added to their practice. Dr. Edward Zuckerberg D.D.S., F.A.G.D. is especially pleased. “We’ve had Digital Clinic playing in the reception area for several months now and the response has been very positive,” Dr. Zuckerberg said. “Patients love the local news and events, we love the integration and promotion with our Facebook page and the patients are asking more about the promoted services we offer that are featured on Digital Clinic.” According to a recent announcement from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, over one billion people now use the site to stay connected with friends and family. For businesses of all kinds, it’s more necessary than ever to utilize social media to market and communicate with customers.
The digital signage system from Digital Clinic also integrates with Twitter and Demandforce to further leverage and promote social media and online reviews. Digital Clinic serves dental practitioners with strategic digital signage systems across North America. Sold through Henry Schein Dental, Digital Clinic is an award winning dental marketing solution and a leader in social media enabled digital signage. More information about the company is available at
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Thursday, 25 October 2012
Companies Announce Strategic Development and Equity Agreement

ST. PAUL, Minn. & DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, 3M New Ventures (3M’s corporate venture organization) and Mersive, a leading provider of visual computing software, announced a strategic development and equity agreement that will bring a new class of displays that foster visual collaboration to a broad range of customers. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Advances in graphics processing technology are resulting in the creation of more pixels than ever before. However, viewing more pixels in the form of visual data is often constrained by either inadequate display systems or the high cost and complexity of currently available systems,” said Rob Balgley, CEO, Mersive. “Coupling our software with 3M projection and display technology will transform how visual data is used to creatively collaborate, interact, and make decisions.”

Central to the strategic development agreement are Mersive’s two software products: Sol software automatically aligns multiple projectors into one seamless image of extraordinary quality and resolution without the expense of specialized hardware and services; and Solstice software, a new media sharing and display management software, transforms how displays fit into IT infrastructure. Solstice enables multiple users with diverse devices, to access wirelessly any display in real time.

“Combining Mersive software with 3M's projection and display technology, will produce affordable, easy-to-install, high quality display systems that foster interaction, facilitate decision making and cultivate creativity,” said Stefan Gabriel, president of 3M New Ventures. “As part of this agreement, 3M and Mersive will closely collaborate to develop projection and display systems that achieve higher levels of performance and ease of use than products currently on the market.”

3M New Ventures, headquartered in Munich, Germany, identifies and invests in highly innovative companies and disruptive new technologies with strategic relevance for 3M.

About Mersive

Mersive is a leading provider of visual computing software. By transforming hardware challenges into software solutions, Mersive has helped to create a new class of displays. Mersive driven products provide knowledge workers with affordable, easy-to-use visual display systems that foster interaction, facilitate decision making and cultivate creativity. Mersive is based in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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Thursday, 25 October 2012
A Rich Web and Media Content App for iPad Kiosks

LEHI, Utah,  /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MokiMobility, , today announced MokiTouch Pro, a unique and innovative way to engage with customers with rich web and media content in iPad kiosks. MokiTouch Pro is remotely managed from any web browser, giving companies widespread control over their tablets within a single dashboard.

"With MokiTouch Pro, rich content is put front-and-center, while keeping customers from accessing any other apps and device settings, also protecting customer's personal information," said Ty Allen, President of MokiMobility. "The real strength in MokiTouch Pro is the remote app settings and device management capabilities offered by the MokiManage platform."

Powered by MokiManage, MokiTouch Pro's secure kiosk app allows companies to utilize multimedia capabilities, including looping video and images, video or image screensavers, and the ability to cache content to run when offline. MokiTouch Pro also provides credit card swipe support and the ability to monitor traffic using integrated Google Analytics.

For more information about MokiTouch Pro, please visit .

About MokiMobility

Based in Lehi, Utah, MokiMobility is the creator of the MokiTouch tablet kiosk solution and the MokiManage platform enabling complete tablet solutions that include app management, app distribution and device management. MokiMobility is enabling entirely new experiences for retail, hospitality and restaurants with iPad and Android tablet kiosks and interactive digital signage. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @mokimobility

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012
World’s fastest deposit ATMs to deliver 24/7 banking

MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) today announced a five-year agreement with ANZ to help transform its ATM network with “next generation” intelligent deposit ATMs.

The agreement supports ANZ’s recently announced “Banking on Australia” initiative, a major investment program for its Australian business designed to make it easier for Australians to bank with ANZ.

As part of the program ANZ will introduce 800 NCR SelfServ™ ATMs into branches, allowing 24-hour access to many traditional teller services.

With its unique scalable deposit module (SDM), NCR SelfServ is the world's only ATM that can accept, count and process cash and cheques simultaneously in one transaction, reducing the time for a typical mixed deposit to less than 60 seconds. Many of these new ATMs will also take loose coin deposits.

“We will be progressively introducing 800 of NCR’s next generation intelligent deposit ATMs from mid-next year, providing our customers with 24-hour access to many transactions that are traditionally done in branches such as providing instant value for cash or cheque deposits,” said Mark Hand, managing director, ANZ Retail Distribution. “This investment means that we can more easily bring in other forms of new technology such as contactless or cardless transactions to continue making banking easier for our customers.”

The agreement also covers the migration of the bank’s self-service software platform to NCR APTRA™ Activate to enable more non-cash, web-based services and extends NCR’s existing ATM maintenance agreement for a further five years.

“ANZ’s use of NCR’s technology is an investment in its customers and a strong step towards making banking in Australia more convenient and accessible than it has ever been before,” said Ross Checkley, managing director of NCR Australia. “ANZ and NCR have been partners for many years and this new agreement to provide NCR’s latest technology and services is testament to the skills of our people and the strength of our solutions.”

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, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

About ANZ

ANZ is among the top four banks in Australia, the largest banking group in New Zealand and Pacific, and among the top 50 banks in the world. Our history dates back over 175 years, and we now operate in 32 markets globally with representation in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and America. We provide a range of banking and financial products and services to around 8 million customers, and we employ 48,000 people worldwide.

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

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
X2O Platform

Making its debut at CETW 2012, the new X2O Platform makes it easier than ever for businesses and organizations to communicate key messages and data to the right person, at the right time, and on the right device using stunning TV-like channels. These dynamic and eye-catching channels not only break through information clutter, but provide timely information that can be acted upon immediately, directly impacting the bottom line.

Built using the HTML5 standard, the new platform features intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring tools to let users quickly create media-rich channels featuring HD video, still images, 3D animations, PowerPoint® slides, and data-driven graphics linked to corporate databases like SAP® and Oracle®, Excel® spreadsheets, or RSS feeds. Players that render in real time ensure up-to-date information every time the channel is viewed.

The X2O Platform allows users to harness the power of social media by displaying user-generated content from popular sites like Twitter™, YouTube™, and Facebook. Interactivity can be easily added by displaying QR codes that users can scan with their mobile devices. With the X2O Platform, it is simple for businesses and organizations to publish channels to one person, one team, or entire departments on the most appropriate device — including desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, mobile phones, and digital signage displays.

New X2O Interactive Functionality

At CETW 2012, X2O Media will demonstrate two new applications for interactive displays:

• Real-Time Video Chat With Remote Service Representative: Users will be able to touch a screen to call on a live representative and have a conversation via a video chat window on the display. This capability is useful in scenarios where someone needs to "speak to the expert."

• 360-Degree Interactive Panoramas: A sleek, intuitive interface and easy-to-read maps allow visitors to browse a specific location with stunning omnidirectional interactive panoramas.

X2O Partners

At the X2O Media booth, display partners will demonstrate the wide range of solutions driven by the X2O Platform:

• Exceptional 3D will showcase its latest glasses-free 3D display and player, which integrates with the X2O Portal content management platform.

• HP will showcase X2O Interactive Solutions, featuring real-time video chat and advanced wayfinder applications.

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve enterprise-wide communications and drive business. X2O's solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of rich media content featuring video and 3D graphics to digital displays, desktop PCs, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic dashboard channels and interactive employee training channels. X2O's products and services are sold and supported globally through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – CAYIN Technology unveils a new generation of compact digital signage server, CMS-40. The hardware upgrade of the new server largely improves system performance and notably increases operational efficiency.

CAYIN CMS content management servers are full-featured, web-based digital signage servers. They are bundled with hardware and software for player management, content update and central scheduling. The new generation server, CMS-40, largely upgrades hardware capabilities and further elevates management efficiency.

“It is the perfect timing to release the new server,” said Ravel Chi, vice president of CAYIN Technology. “With more successful pilot run of digital signage deployments, many projects expand the scale of digital signage network, increasing the need of powerful servers.”

The new CMS server upgrades its processor and can manage more media players. One CMS-40 entry-level server can control twice the amount of media players, a maximum of 80 SMP players, simultaneously.

“This new release is also aimed at better multitasking performance,” Ravel noted. “CAYIN is seeking to deliver a balance between efficient player management and high-quality video streaming.”

The new CMS server speeds up download of large multimedia files and ensures smooth server operation. CMS-40 can also work as a streaming server to broadcast live streaming videos, such as live shows, sport games, and TV news, over the digital signage network. Besides having a composite connector, this new model adds the S-Video connection to provide better quality.

Under client-server architecture, CMS servers assist administrators in controlling digital signage networks remotely and provide reliable message delivery to SMP media players scattered over different locations. The server truly offers an optimum solution for users to manage a self-hosted digital signage network.

For detailed product introduction, please visit:

About CAYIN Technology

CAYIN Technology offers a complete portfolio of appliance-based digital signage solutions, including media players, servers, and software, for various commercial applications, such as education, transportation, retail, hospitality, corporate use, and financial and public institutions. CAYIN is dedicated to being a reliable partner to its clients worldwide, and has successfully set up various application references globally. In order to best facilitate the deployment of CAYIN products, the company also provides tailored services to satisfy the ascending market demand for almost limitless applications
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Friday, 19 October 2012
Satellite and Cellular are combined to offer reliable and cost effective option for multi-site networks

Raleigh, NC  - Microspace Communications, one of the industry’s top satellite based content delivery providers, has just announced a new partnership with Cradlepoint, Modus Group and Premier Wireless. Modus Group and Premier Wireless provides M2M cellular network connectivity and support while Cradlepoint provides high quality, low cost cellular hardware devices.

According to Greg Hurt, VP of Sales and Marketing at Microspace, "DOOH (Digital out of Home) networks are perfect candidates for hybrid communications networks. Our satellite based services offer a reliable and very economical means of distributing video, audio and data to nationwide locations while cellular is an excellent means for individual sites to maintain connectivity to the network operations center for confirmation of content delivery, delivery of affidavits or other requirements".

“Reliability of their content delivery network is typically our client’s top priority but cost is also a significant factor in choosing a technology. Our partners, Cradlepoint, Modus Group and Premier Wireless are providing world class services and cellular hardware and are doing so at price points that make the Microspace hybrid solution a very attractive one,” Hurt added.

Modus Group develops a variety of wireless solutions, software, and offers full service account management to corporate enterprise, education, public service, and general business sectors. These solutions provide customers with the tools to deliver quality service and effectively manage their locations.

Premier Wireless Solutions is a value added distributor and solutions provider with a full spectrum of RF technology products, systems integration services, test and certification services and wireless data plans to enable customers to incorporate wireless capabilities into their multi site networks.   

CradlePoint is the leading provider of 4G/3G network solutions providing business-grade, secure connectivity from 4G and 3G networks to enterprise, small business and mobile customers. Additionally, CradlePoint’s powerful WIPIPE Central Management System allows the network the ability to easily monitor, manage, and maintain all sites from a single location.

"The emerging partnership with Microspace to provide hybrid satellite and cellular solutions offers new and exciting capabilities to each company’s portfolios, allowing for complete and robust solutions for our customers," said Randy Clark, Field Sales Director at CradlePoint.

About Microspace Communications

Microspace Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company. Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield Sports) in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital and The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.
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Thursday, 18 October 2012
Digital Health & Wellness Platform Empower Consumers to Take Charge of Their Health with Free, Interactive Health Screenings & Assessments 

ATLANTA /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, is developing the nation's largest digital ad platform for retail pharmacy built on the nationwide rollout of its FDA-approved SoloHealth Station® health and wellness digital kiosks. The SoloHealth Station, a free and bilingual platform, is currently being installed in retail locations nationwide including select Sam's Club and Walmart stores. Already in hundreds of retail locations, the SoloHealth Station is expanding to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013 and scaling to more than 4,000 by 2014.

SoloHealth's inaugural advertising partners include Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Pfizer, Bayer, Hallmark and The Coca-Cola Company. WellPoint, Dell, and Coinstar, Inc., have all partnered with SoloHealth, each making strategic financial investments in the SoloHealth Station platform.

"We are fundamentally changing consumer healthcare access and along with way providing advertisers with a completely unique and effective way to reach consumers in a direct, highly personalized and engaging manner," said Bart Foster, CEO & Founder of SoloHealth. "Our platform allows brands to become solutions for consumers--reaching health-conscious shoppers when they are engaged and interested in products that are aisles away, not miles away."

A healthcare consumer engagement platform, the SoloHealth Station offers highly personalized, targeted and interactive opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and offering online advertising including interactive banners, :15 to :30-second interstitial videos, e-newsletters, email activation, digital signage and more. Advertisers can engage shoppers through interactive display, video and custom solutions that can be tailored to specific advertising needs and delivered based on CPA, CPC, CPM or CPE goals. SoloHealth allows advertisers to reach precisely targeted and engaged prospects while health is top-of-mind and advertiser's products close by on the stores shelves.

According to recent data, SoloHealth consumers are 2X as likely to engage in non-targeted media than average online consumers; 4X more likely when reached through relevant content; and 6X when targeting is based on consumer's answers to health-related questions.

SoloHealth Facts & Consumer Engagement Stats:

2,500 - Number of SoloHealth Stations to be in market by mid-20134,000+ - Number of Stations to be in market by 2014 1,500 - Average consumer engagements per month, per store*6 Million - Six million consumers engagements monthly across nationwide network*4 Mins. - Average number of minutes each consumer spends with the kiosk (4:09m)95% - Satisfaction rating on accuracy of results, length of the experience, and likelihood to use again.

*Based on average number of 50 consumers per store taking at least one test per session.*Based on 4,000 kiosks; in market by 2014

The SoloHealth Station provides health screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment free of charge. SoloHealth also helps connect consumers to local professionals through their databases, helping people enter the most appropriate and accurate point in the healthcare system. A cloud-based platform, the SoloHealth Station is backed by technology that allows for flexibility to make changes remotely and quickly so the company can continue to expand the services offered.

ABOUT SoloHealth

Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leader in self-service consumer healthcare, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health. In summer 2010, the company received a $1.2 M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help enable innovation for self-service healthcare and prevention. In 2011, SoloHealth announced its next-generation kiosk, the SoloHealth Station, offering vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index, overall health assessment; and access to a database of local doctors. The company's bilingual kiosks provide free health screenings and recommendations for follow-up care, which leads to prevention and lower healthcare costs. In March 2011, Coinstar, Inc., owner of Redbox, made a financial investment in SoloHealth. In August 2012, WellPoint and Dell both made separate strategic investments in SoloHealth. For more information, visit or follow us @SoloHealth.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012
Support by integrator Red Hawk Fire & Security to help bank add service locations in underserved areas with video tellers

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LowellBank, a 127-year-old financial institution in Lowell, Mass., is taking a new approach to growing its geographic footprint. Beginning in November, LowellBank will install NCR APTRA™ Interactive Teller at remote sites throughout the region in order to give customers greater access to teller services.

The new ATM-based technology from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) lets customers conduct transactions and other banking sales and services with a live, remote teller, who has complete control of the ATM. Supported by simultaneous video and audio connections, Interactive Teller can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a branch. NCR Interactive Teller will allow LowellBank to offer teller services well beyond traditional branch hours.

The bank also will install units in branch lobbies to give their customers even more service options, and several more units in new locations in order to reach underserved areas.

“The decision to purchase this technology just made perfect strategic sense for LowellBank,” said Richard E. Bolton, Jr., LowellBank president and CEO. “Our Personal Teller Machines will not only improve the delivery of service for our customers and provide customers with more banking options, but allows LowellBank to extend service hours and deliver a personalized experience remotely. We are excited to be the first bank in New England to introduce NCR’s video teller services to the market, positioning ourselves to be an industry leader in innovative ways to service our customers.”

In August 2012, the National Credit Union Administration ruled that the functionality of Interactive Teller could be considered a “service location,” allowing federal credit unions to adopt the technology to grow their footprint. NCR anticipates U.S. banks to adopt a similar approach, and LowellBank will be one of the first in the nation to use Interactive Teller as a remote branch.

“Bank branches remain an important selling tool and revenue driver for financial institutions, but they are costly and make it difficult for banks to expand their footprint,” said Michael O’Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “Interactive Teller is a solution to the challenges around expansion. Financial institutions can use Interactive Teller to augment their branch footprint, deliver teller services to underserved areas and deliver their branch promises. We believe that LowellBank is one of the first of many financial institutions who will take this approach.”

NCR began the first installations of Interactive Teller in March 2012, in partnership with uGenius Technologies - a Utah-based pioneer in video banking solutions. Red Hawk Fire & Security will provide service and support for the units.

“Red Hawk Fire & Security’s strong background in community banking, coupled with NCR’s innovative approach to technology and support combine to help LowellBank reinvent the customer experience, deepen their relationship with clients, strengthen their competitive advantage and drive revenue,” said Mike Snyder, CEO, Red Hawk Fire & Security.

About Red Hawk Fire & Security

Red Hawk Fire & Security designs, installs, tests, inspects and maintains a broad portfolio of life safety and security solutions using the latest technologies and advanced systems integration for enterprise level access control, video surveillance systems and physical security equipment such as safes, vaults and ATMs. An industry leader with more than 1,400 employees and a national footprint, the company serves more than 50,000 businesses in banking and financial services, retail, education, health care and manufacturing. Red Hawk Fire & Security is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and their website is

About LowellBank

With assets in excess of $183 million, LowellBank has been serving the banking needs of the Greater Lowell Community since 1885. Two full service banking locations and a Lending and Operations Center in Lowell, MA along with 23 Residential Mortgage Loan Offices within the Omega Mortgage Division, throughout Southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey offer customers full commercial, residential and consumer products and services. All deposits are fully insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Shareholder Insurance Fund (SIF). For more information visit

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, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012
New live video feature supported by the partnership

Blackburn, UK- Dynamax Technologies are pleased to announce the latest feature addition to digitalsignage.NET, its cloud- based digital signage software. The company has partnered with leading IPTV solutions provider, Exterity to allow digitalsignage.NET users to add live video feeds to their playlist and display an unlimited number of channels simultaneously (such as CCTV, TV or IPTV channels) without having to create separate video networks. These feeds can be streamed from a supported Hauppauge TV tuner (HVR-900H), DVD or video camera via composite or S-Video.

The company’s digitalsignage.NET is also capable of playing IP streams provided by an Exterity IPTV system.

Display run by digitalsignage.NET on top of Exterity encoder (AvediaStream e3635)

As creating fresh content on a regular basis can be a difficult task for certain companies, Dynamax wanted to help its users overcome this limitation. ‘’We’ve always tried to make our users understand that digital signage isn’t all about PowerPoint presentations, pictures and text. There is a lot of dynamic, real-time content available out there that they can use with very little or no effort from their side. Our collaboration with Exterity is meant to help them leverage this content, while keeping their hardware and operational expenditure low’’ explained Howard Smith, founding director of Dynamax.

The new feature will enable Dynamax users to distribute broadcast- quality digital TV and video over existing building and campus IP networks to a virtually unlimited number of displays without any compromise in image quality. digitalsignage.NET works in conjunction with Exterity’s AvediaStream e3635 encoder to deliver HD or SD, MPEG-2 or H.264 streams from a range of video inputs (such as Blu-Ray/ DVD Players, set top boxes, digital cameras or PC’s).
Exterity CEO Colin Farquhar commented on the partnership: ‘’We are delighted to be working with Dynamax on this initiative to bring live video content into their solution.  Integrating IPTV into digitalsignage.NET provides a scalable, enhanced service to users and a visually exciting experience for viewers.”

A step by step guide on how to add Live Video feeds to a playlist in digitalsignage.NET is now available on Dynamax’s Support portal.

About Dynamax

Dynamax Technologies is one of the longest standing digital signage providers in the world, producing digital signage software solutions ranging from cost effective entry-level applications through to enterprise strength ones that are used to inform and entertain over 30 million consumers every week, all around the globe.

digitalsignage.NET, Dynamax’s cloud- based application is the product of choice of leading British AV companies, powering networks of screens small and large in a variety of locations across the UK. For more information about our product, please visit  

 About Exterity

Founded in 2001, Exterity Limited, the IPTV specialists, has products and solutions globally deployed by some of the world’s best-known corporations. Exterity products enable organizations to distribute broadcast-quality digital TV and video over building or campus IP networks (LANs) to a virtually unlimited number of users, with centralized management, configuration, and control.  Based on industry standards, Exterity products integrate easily with other solutions such as digital signage, hotel property management systems, patient information systems, and others.

Exterity is headquartered in Scotland with offices in London, Paris, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Dubai. To find out more visit

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Distributor Given Award for Partner Excellence and Outstanding Sales Growth

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision, a global leader in advanced IP video streaming solutions, announced today that it has recognized Image Design Technology (IDT) as its top Asia-Pacific distributor of the year. IDT, Haivision's distributor for Australia and New Zealand, has exceeded $1 million in revenue growth within the past 12 months supplying Haivision products for IP video solutions through IDT's network of resellers and systems integrators.

"Haivision's end-to-end solutions for encoding, recording, streaming, and video distribution are both cost-effective and easy to deploy," said Gerry Wilkins, managing director at IDT. "This gives us significant leverage in the streaming media marketplace, allowing us to offer cutting-edge technology with the confidence that our solutions will satisfy even the most rigorous customer requirements. It is an honor to be recognized and we look forward to continued growth alongside Haivision."

IDT, a Haivision Gold Distribution Partner, is a world leader in audio, video, data distribution, and display technology. The company manages a network of resellers and integrators across Australia and New Zealand. A recent project included a Haivision streaming video deployment for a world-class stadium venue in the state of Victoria, attracting more than four million people per year. In addition to deployments in the sports and entertainment market, the company also sells Haivision solutions in the medical, education, and enterprise markets and has customers using Haivision at universities, defense and government departments, and major banking institutions.

"IDT has a sterling reputation as one of the Asia-Pacific region's premier distributors of advanced pro A/V and video streaming technologies," said Charles Dobson, vice president of global channels at Haivision. "Exceeding $1 million in the sale of Haivision solutions in this region is a remarkable achievement that demonstrates a solid understanding of our technology and a very competent team of sales people and engineers. We are proud to be represented by IDT as our regional distribution partner and to honor them with a Haivision Top Distributor Award. We look forward to continued success."

IDT offers Haivision's complete range of solutions including Torpedo™ DVB to IP gateways, Makito™ HD encoders, KulaByte™ Internet encoders, Viper™ all-in-one stream and record appliances, Furnace™ IP video distribution systems, Stingray™ set-top boxes, and Barracuda™ H.264 encoders.

About Image Design Technology (IDT)

IDT is a leading Australian distributor of audiovisual and display technology. Representing high quality brands both locally and internationally, IDT works with resellers and integrators to offer a complete solution to organizations seeking a first-rate audiovisual and display system. IDT supports organizations across a broad range of industries including corporate, education, emergency services, government, medical, retail, and event management. More information is available at

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 technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
ViewSonic backs CDE3201LED with best in class 3-year limited warranty; delivers extensive hospitality, automated remote control, and connectivity features

WALNUT, Calif. –  ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, has expanded its lineup of Full HD 1920x1080p commercial displays with its new 32” CDE3201LED.
“A Full HD resolution LED panel is an important feature when it comes to staying competitive in today’s mix of promotional messages,” said Gene Ornstead, director of product marketing for ViewSonic. “With today’s digital signage content being a mix of fixed images, computer graphics and video, this resolution communicates a message in a crisp, colorful way that draws the viewer in for an immersive brand experience. Paired with advanced auto control functions and extremely versatile input connectivity options often only found with more expensive full commercial displays, the CDE3201LED is ideal for companies looking to make a big impact with a small format solution.”
An optimal low cost signage solution for small to mid-sized businesses, the 32” CDE3201LED features an energy-saving Full HD WLED panel with a striking slim design. Offering an assortment of hospitality features, the CDE3201LED is great for hotel guest room entertainment, including a user programmable set up menu and RS232 automated control port. As a result, the CDE3201LED can be remotely controlled in multiple display installations from a PC or media player.
Ideal for hospitality environments, the IR pass through feature allows the owner to install the CDE3201LED in a guest accessible space while ensuring remote control functionality is managed on the back end via a hard wired set-top-box connection. Furthermore, internal programmability and USB cloning allows the display to be programed to specific operational requirements including default input on power up, volume level calibration, front panel and remote control lock out, power on lock, and more.  This calibration can then be duplicated via the automated cloning feature and a USB thumb drive. Combined with versatile inputs including HDMI, DVI, VGA, component video, and a USB multimedia support input for JPEG images, the CDE3201LED is an excellent professional display for a variety of content design video and graphics needs.
The CDE3201LED comes standard with a 3-year limited warranty and will be available in mid-October for an ESP of $449 Product will initially be available in North America, followed by Mexico and Latin America.
About ViewSonic

Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. ViewSonic® Corporation is headquartered in Walnut, California. For further information, please visit
ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit
This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.
Trademark footnote:All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
ONELAN is delighted to have won the Digital Signage Project of the Year Award at the prestigious AV Awards 2012 with their installation at NHS Rotherham.
NHS Rotherham's internal TV channel, QTV driven by ONELAN's Net-top-boxes was the subject of the Digital Signage Project entry.

NHS Rotherham wanted a cost effective means of delivering information across their health facilities.  The objective of the QTV content is to build effective and sustainable Health Capital within the Rotherham community, via the most appropriate and influential communication channels.  The content needed to comprise Health information that could be delivered in an appropriate and timely manner with persuasive impact.

The QTV service is a television network that distributes health information (signposting service information, health promotion campaigns etc.) to television screens located within patient waiting areas throughout the Rotherham borough.   This project demonstrates how effectively digital signage can be used to communicate with a wide audience.  Independent research undertaken by Manchester Business School has quantified just how effective QTV has been.

Universal AV were responsible for the installation of the digital signage, and Onemedia services remotely monitor the ONELAN Net-top-boxes.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Honored for excellence in cross-channel marketing.

Pittsburgh, PA, --( Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, announced today that it won a Gold award at the 27th Multichannel Merchant (MCM) Awards.

This marks the 17th consecutive year the company has been honored with an MCM award. The awards recognize excellence in cross-channel marketing. Black Box won the gold in the business-to-business, large-company category. The award is judged on the best use of cross-channel marketing for a product, brand, or campaign. Criteria included creativity, marketing strategy, return on investment, sales performance, and customer service.

Black Box won for its 2012 AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage campaign, which consisted of multiple components, including a print catalog, an e-catalog, end-user and reseller e-mails, videos, case studies, trade shows, social media, print ads, articles, and more. The campaign showcased Black Box’s A/V multimedia products including its award-winning iCOMPEL™ digital signage line.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers for our diverse and creative marketing efforts,” said Julie Lyda, Vice President, Technology Product Solutions for Black Box. “It’s a tribute to our team’s success in promoting one of our premier product solutions.”

The MCM Awards are hosted by Multichannel Merchant, a franchise providing targeted content for multichannel merchants.

Winners will be featured in the October/November 2012 Annual Awards issue of Multichannel Merchant and on

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third party trademarks mentioned in this press release are the property of their respective owners.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Simple, cashless payment method expands MobiTransact® mobile banking offering

Diebold extends mobile person-to-person payment capability to financial institutions,
enhancing convenience for mobile banking customers.

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – With just a few taps on their mobile devices, consumers can make cashless person-to-person (P2P) payments via a new addition to the MobiTransact® mobile banking platform from Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD). This new offering is a simple, secure and fast payment option for consumers. The solution will help expand financial institutions’ services in the growing electronic P2P arena – a market valued at more than $500 billion globally, according to CEB TowerGroup research.

MobiTransact mobile P2P payments enable banking customers to transfer funds to a person or business as easily and quickly as sending an email or text. The process links a customer’s bank account with the secure PayPal network. Via their mobile devices, customers simply input a payment amount and the name and email address or mobile number of the party receiving payment. The MobiTransact P2P solution then sends funds to the recipient’s PayPal account, where the recipient can make PayPal transactions or transfer the money to a bank account. Any recipient without a PayPal account is prompted to create one.
“Mobile makes P2P a true anyone, anywhere, anytime transaction, enabling people to transfer value in person or from half a world away,” said Andy Schmidt, CEB TowerGroup research director. “Adding mobile capabilities to electronic P2P transactions enables financial institutions to better retain their customers – and increase profitability – while preventing disintermediation. Likewise, offering mobile payment services as a part of a larger mobile strategy amplifies the ability of institutions to sell additional products and services through the mobile device.”

To help financial institutions promote mobile P2P payments, Diebold offers a variety of marketing support, including promotional emails, Web copy and wallet cards. Diebold can customize the skin of the P2P platform to match an institution’s branding. As a result, outgoing payment notifications become a marketing tool, helping institutions promote their P2P payment offerings to recipients. Plus, when submitting payments, existing customers become advocates for the institution and its P2P payment solution.

“Diebold continues to expand our MobiTransact® mobile banking solutions to help financial institutions offer a wider variety of features that add convenience and enhance security for their customers,” said John M. Deignan, vice president, chief marketing officer, Diebold. “Providing an intuitive person-to-person payment option gives institutions another tool to increase consumer adoption of the lower-cost mobile channel.”

Mobile P2P payments are part of Diebold’s growing portfolio of MobiTransact mobile banking solutions for banks and credit unions. This portfolio includes a mobile deposit capture platform that enables consumers to make deposits by taking photos of checks with their mobile devices. Diebold’s MobiTransact Card CommandSM solution enhances self-service security by allowing consumers to use mobile devices to lock and unlock access to their automated teller machine (ATM) and debit cards. MobiTransact also includes a solution that allows consumers to enroll in mobile banking at the ATM.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 17,000 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 or follow the company on Twitter:
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
ViewSonic introduces the TD2220 designed for commercial and consumer touch screen applications, education, and Point of Sale

WALNUT, Calif. – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, today announced its latest touch-enabled LED display – the TD2220.
The 22” (21.5” viewable) TD2220 display is equipped with advanced dual point optical touch technology featuring a hardened 8H level scratch resistant surface to ensure high touch accuracy and durability. With Full HD 1080p resolution, the TD2220 delivers excellent image quality for a variety of multimedia content, with a dustproof surface that is perfect for 2-point touch control, whether by finger, stylus, or even a gloved hand.
With a USB HID compliant design, the TD2220 provides automatic touch functionality  via USB connection under Windows operating systems. Paired with multiple video sources (DVI with HDCP and VGA inputs), and a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the TD2220 delivers an immersive viewing experience that is ideal for blur-free video and sharp business graphics.
“The TD2220 is designed to serve the needs of commercial verticals such as kiosk and information desks where touch functionality is required, as well as for consumers who want a touch-enabled display,” said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic. “This is because of the TD2220’s dual point optical touch technology, which offers a highly accurate touch experience. Paired with its superior performance and durable 8H surface, this display will stand up to most any high traffic environment.”
To deliver a premium audio and visual experience, the TD2220 features integrated speakers with SRS Premium Sound® for crystal clear sound as well as dual USB ports for the connection of a keyboard and mouse, or external storage devices to access files, and multimedia content. This Energy Star® and EPEAT Silver certified display also supports different Eco modes for energy savings of up to 40% over same-sized monitors. Ideal for commercial environments, this touch-activated display also features a VESA mountable design and comes standard with a Kensington lock slot for security deterrence[1].
The TD2220 comes standard with a 3-year limited warranty and ViewSonic’s strongest pixel performance guarantee. The TD2220 will be available in North and Latin America the third week of October for an ESP of $329.
About ViewSonic

Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. ViewSonic® Corporation is headquartered in Walnut, California. For further information, please visit
ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit
This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.
Trademark footnote:All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies
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Tuesday, 16 October 2012
New York -  Sharp Electronics Corporation, the US marketing and distribution subsidiary of Sharp corporation, known worldwide for its Aquos® TVs, professional displays, projectors, printers and copier solutions, has recently launched a Turn-Key Digital Signage Package.  The package includes access to EnGage from ComQi, the global multi-channel message management company. It also includes Sharp® commercial display products and related hardware components as well as a content starter pack for fast, effortless implementation.
The digital signage package is designed to meet the needs of small and mid-size organizations, especially for corporate, education, government, healthcare, hospitality and house of worship settings. Best of all, this offering is intended to be simple to order, install and use.  All the components required are provided as a packaged solution to address the needs of clients seeking help with in-venue marketing, corporate communications, merchandizing, and digital menu boards. The packages will be delivered through Sharp Business Systems, located throughout the US.

“We are thrilled about this package and the benefits it will deliver to the end-user community wanting to adopt digital signage,” stated Stuart Armstrong President Americas for ComQi. “The Sharp solution is truly turn-key and will be promoted and supported by Sharp digital signage experts located throughout the United States.  Literally, an end-user can order a system today and have it installed and supported with content within days.”
Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President of Sales at Sharp Electronics Corporation said, “The Digital Signage Package is a great tool for small and medium business to start using digital signage. These clients get all of the benefits of ComQi’s services that until now have only been available to large companies. ”

The full package solution includes:
•    Large format Sharp Professional LCD display
•    Digital Signage media player
•    Peerless™ wall mount
•    EnGage™, hosted content management software service (SaaS) from ComQi Inc.
ComQi TM continues to strengthen its relationship with display partners through its leading Content Management Software Platform– EnGage™, an advanced but easy-to-use content management, scheduling and publishing system for digital signage networks.  Access to EnGage™, is entirely web-based and enables users to create, manage and measure highly-targeted digital signage networks with minimal strain on time, resources or budgets. 

About ComQi ™

Created through the merger of Minicom Digital Signage and EnQii in 2011, ComQi’s mission is to deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to engage consumers by optimizing communications and marketing strategies that provide the best ROI. By putting the audience at the center of the experience, ComQi ™ enables Connected Experiences through a single platform that offers media distribution, network and content management, interactive experiences and impact measurement. ComQi ™ offers all these solutions directly or by partnering with systems integrators, distributors and marketing agencies. ComQi’s hundreds of customers include leading brands around the world, such as Care Media and Six Flags (in the US), McDonald's and The Premier League (in the UK), CinemaxX (in Germany), Toys ‘R’ Us (in China)  and Carrefour and Credit Lyonnais (in France). With over 12 years of expertise and an installed base of more than 400,000 displays worldwide, ComQi™ is a global company headquartered in New York with offices in Jerusalem, Toronto, London, Zurich, Paris, Hong Kong Shanghai and a representative office in India.

About Sharp

Sharp is the #1 selling brand of Large Format (60"+) Commercial LCD displays in the USA through B2B sales outlets*.  Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes.  From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate, and disseminate information brilliantly. 

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation.  Celebrating its 100th year, Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

*DisplaySearch Monthly Large Format Commercial Display Report, July 2012
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Monday, 15 October 2012
Working in conjunction with Keywest Creative, Keywest Technology releases six videos that illustrate a broad spectrum of marketing experience and creativity using digital signage media for major business sectors.

LENEXA, Kan. – Keywest Technology threw down the gauntlet by needing to realistically illustrate dynamic digital signage content without mockup or simulation for its ever-expanding digital signage portfolio. To accomplish this, the company’s management called upon its creative chief, Brian Bibler, to build playlists that illustrate the company’s diverse digital signage portfolio and to do it in such a way that its dynamic nature could easily be viewed by anyone, anywhere.

According to company president Nick Nichols, illustrating the dynamic nature of digital signage is easier said than done when creating a portfolio that people can easily view from around the world. The company grappled with the fact that screenshots don’t quite capture the essence of digital signage media.

Since it’s the amalgamation of dynamic media and data that help tell the digital signage story, Bibler focused his skills on building six exemplary digital signage playlists and converting them to the ubiquitous MP4 media standard that has become commonplace on today’s Internet.

“The challenge,” said Bibler, “is capturing the entirety of the digital signage message without just simulating it. When it comes to a portfolio, people want to see reality, not prototypes.” Bibler went on to explain, “This is difficult because the very nature of advanced digital signage systems like MediaZone Pro aggregates media and data from multiple sources in real time, played out pixel-by-pixel on the display screen.”

With over 10 years of digital signage innovation and practice, Keywest management had Bibler produce six videos in key markets that illustrate the company’s first-hand experience in delivering high quality and impactful digital signage content. Together, these six videos represent an ever-expanding portfolio that cover major digital signage applications for businesses, including,
•    casino gaming
•    corporate
•    education
•    restaurants
•    retail advertising
•    sports clubs
The playlists can be viewed on Keywest Technology’s Digital Signage Channel on YouTube at 

About Keywest Technology

Keywest Technology develops and markets a wide variety of digital signage products including software and content creation services that produce exceptional results. The company is also a pioneer in interactive digital signage, which couples the appeal of dynamic signage with the interactivity associated with interactive kiosks.
For more information, visit
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Friday, 12 October 2012
Hershey’s Kisses Brand commercial comes to life in a unique interactive environment using the popular Microsoft Kinect system.

HERSHEY, Pa. – Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is sharing happiness, spreading love and sending smiles with a brand new visitor experience at their Hershey, Pennsylvania location. The newly designed and deployed interactive Hershey’s Kisses Brand wall is a full integration of gesture-based interactivity with 3D high definition media in an exciting, brand-centric and message appropriate visitor experience.

The digital experience, which serves as an entrance to the newly redesigned Hershey’s Kisses Brand retail space, invites visitors to approach the wall, access the Hershey’s Kisses Brand factory virtually with a hand gesture and then interact with the highly-regarded Hershey’s Kisses Brand factory commercial. The user gestures to control a catapult that then directs an animated Hershey’s Kisses Brand Chocolate through the air and into one of three possible openings. Upon a successful toss, the user is congratulated and rewarded with one of three affirmations based on the accuracy of their throw.  Then, an onscreen celebration ensues!

The experience has been wildly popular with visitors and a focal point of the retail environment at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. The application was designed to delight and entertain visitors of all ages, and to reinforce the whimsical nature of the brand.

To bring the experience to life, The Hershey Company chose Nanonation™, a Lincoln, NE based enterprise software and solutions developer. The visually intense media experience utilizes the Microsoft Kinect API (application programming interface) to allow visitors to interface with the video wall without touch, but instead with gesture. The custom application was integrated with a high-powered Dell® desktop computer, 4 NEC 46” video wall panels, a directed audio system, Microsoft Kinect hardware, and a software API package to complement and round out the deployment.

In the end, the use of quality digital signage software and hardware, paired with the new capabilities of the Microsoft Kinect device, allowed Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction to deliver a brand-focused, immersive custom visitor experience. This new approach to visitor engagement through the use of technology has resulted in increased visitor traffic to this new and dynamic retail area within Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction and increased visibility of the Hershey’s Kisses Brand.

About The Hershey Experience

The Hershey Experience is the direct-to-consumer and experiential marketing division of The Hershey Company including Hershey's Chocolate World Attractions in Hershey, Pennsylvania; Times Square; Chicago; Niagara Falls, Canada; Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai. The Hershey Experience also includes Hershey’s Licensed Food and Merchandise and Hershey's e-commerce initiatives. Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction in Hershey, Pennsylvania is the flagship experience for The Hershey Company and is the most visited corporate visitor experience in the world, featuring Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour® ride, Hershey’s Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction, Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure™ attraction, Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show™ experience and the largest selection of Hershey’s products found anywhere. is the online destination for unique chocolate products, gifts, apparel and collectibles. In addition, The Hershey Experience operates retail and e-commerce businesses for Hershey’s premium brands including Scharffen Berger, Dagoba and Mauna Loa brands.

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and more than 12,000 employees. With revenues of more than $5 billion, Hershey offers such iconic brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Ice Breakers as well as the smooth, creamy indulgence of Hershey’s Bliss chocolates. Hershey is a leader in the fast-growing dark and premium chocolate segment, with such brands as Hershey’s Special Dark and Hershey’s Extra Dark. In addition, Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hershey Company, markets such premium chocolate offerings as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba. For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where we live, work and do business. The Milton Hershey School, established by the company’s founder in 1909, provides a nurturing environment, quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. The School is administered by the Hershey Trust Company, Hershey’s largest shareholder, making the students of Milton Hershey School direct beneficiaries of Hershey’s success. Please visit us at

About Nanonation

Nanonation's enterprise-class software for digital signage and interactive solutions drives sales and fuels profits. With proven tools and technologies to enhance the customer experience, Nanonation provides its customers the ability to monitor, measure, and manage each customer interaction. The Company delivers product information and selection systems, digital signage, digital menu boards, branded media, and custom solutions in the retail, hospitality, entertainment, and financial services markets. For more information, visit
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Thursday, 11 October 2012
Minneapolis, MN, - CastNET, the leading software for enterprise-wide digital signage deployment, released today a new free white paper “Multi-user Workflow for Digital Signage.”
Digital signage networks fail, or tend to languish, when they get siloed or marginalized - with the content decisions left to one person and one point of view. They prosper when a clear multi-user workflow is established that ensures the content from a variety of departments makes it to the screens and is approved and on message.
Digital Signage Workflow is an under-discussed component of successful digital signage implementation. This white paper outlines several best practices for improving digital signage workflow and includes a profile of successful digital signage workflow at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Southeast Michigan.
To download a copy of the white paper, go to  
About CastNET

CastNET is an easy-to-use yet powerful software solution for managing digital signage content. 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 the premier solution for any enterprise-wide and campus-wide digital signage deployment.

CastNET, 7711 Computer Ave, Edina, Minnesota 55435; tel: (800) 388-0008 or (952) 896-9898; fax (952) 896-9899. Website: Contact:
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Thursday, 11 October 2012
MINNEAPOLIS – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, announced today that it has received an additional purchase order valued at $125,000 from a pre-existing automotive customer with over 2,400 locations nationwide. This purchase order is in addition to the $648,000 purchase order from the same customer for ongoing interactive application support and maintenance announced earlier this week.

“These purchase orders demonstrate our digital marketing solutions are a viable and important part of the end-user experience, which ultimately drives sales for our customers and provides predicable recurring revenue for Wireless Ronin,” commented Scott Koller, the company’s president and CEO. “We look forward to continuing to work with this key customer, as we roll out new marketing capabilities that enhance customer interaction and add engaging social media features. We anticipate these will create an even greater value for our existing customers, as well as a more attractive value proposition for prospective customers who are currently evaluating and piloting our marketing technologies.”

About Wireless Ronin Technologies

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WRT) (NASDAQ: RNIN) ( 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 improve operating efficiencies to execute marketing initiatives. Since launching RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has led the digital signage industry by 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 and Pinterest and like us on Facebook under Wireless Ronin.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements of expected future developments, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations regarding continued operating improvement and other matters and are based on currently available data; however, actual results are subject to future risks and uncertainties, which could materially affect actual performance. Risks and uncertainties that could affect such performance include, but are not limited to, the following: estimates of future expenses, revenue and profitability; the pace at which the company completes installations and recognizes revenue; trends affecting financial condition and results of operations; ability to convert proposals into customer orders; the ability of customers to pay for products and services; the revenue recognition impact of changing customer requirements; customer cancellations; the availability and terms of additional capital; ability to develop new products; dependence on key suppliers, manufacturers and strategic partners; industry trends and the competitive environment; and the impact of losing one or more senior executives or failing to attract additional key personnel. These and other risk factors are discussed in detail in the risk factors section of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2012.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012
A scalable multichannel RDC platform enables financial institutions to more easily and cost-effectively enhance deposit services

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that it has built on its relationship with SunTrust Banks, Inc., deploying NCR APTRATM Passport to roll out remote deposit services using multiple channels. With APTRA Passport, SunTrust can deliver a consistent cross-channel remote deposit capture (RDC) experience and more convenience to commercial and retail customers.

The NCR APTRATM Passport solution provides SunTrust a multichannel RDC hub, allowing the bank to capture and consolidate business and consumer check deposits made from remote locations – which can include branches, ATMs, businesses (commercial), homes (consumer), and mobile phones – directly into back-office processing. As an integrated hub for all remote deposits, the APTRA Passport solution meets the growing demand for RDC and delivers incremental benefits from having all RDC solutions running on the same platform for unified fraud detection, auditing and reporting, as well as processing cost savings.

“NCR showed us the value of an integrated multichannel RDC platform,” said Tom McDermott, senior vice president of Cross Channel and Customer Experience at SunTrust Bank. “They proposed a solution that allows us to reap the benefits of a shared infrastructure, including what we already had deployed for our ATM network, while at the same time delivering cross-channel benefits from managing deposit risk in real-time across the channels that best meet our needs and client preferences.”

NCR has brought multiple remote deposit channels together on a single scalable platform in order to address the challenges of traditional RDC solutions. As financial institutions continue to roll out more RDC services to new channels, deploying individual silos is costly and force them to have to predict their customer preferences and channel volumes. An integrated multichannel architecture will allow banks to more easily and cost-effectively rollout new RDC channels as demand and investment dictates.

“The APTRA Passport solution helps financial institutions connect with their customers from anywhere, at anytime, using channels and technology that customers prefer,” said Michael O’Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “Doing this all from a single platform allows financial institutions to enhance their deposit services while managing the risk of new channels, reducing costs and growing revenue.”

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, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Toronto, Ontario – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America and GraphicMedia, Inc., a privately owned and operated creative graphics and advertising company located in Bluffton, Indiana, are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement for Washington State.

Under the terms of the agreement, Graphic has committed to acquiring 250 Smart Antennas during the initial three year term of the agreement, for $250,000, with a deposit of $25,000 and the remaining payment due as Graphic orders units. The agreement also calls for iSIGN to receive $1,095 US in licensing fees per unit per year.

“Having been in the printing and signage industry for the past twenty years and dealing with major accounts, we see the efficiencies of proximity messaging and being able to give clients almost instant real-time metrics that customers can use to increase their ROI,” stated Mr. Ron Leman, President and Chief Executive Officer of GraphicMedia, Inc. “We are extremely pleased with the ongoing trials with National Oil where acceptance of coupons for a $0.10 savings per gallon of gas has jumped from 7.7% to 30% within three weeks. We are in the process of introducing iSIGN’s proximity messaging Smart Antenna to all of our key accounts, including an arranged trial for advertising and metrics with Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC.”

“Graphic understands that the major advantage of our software and Smart Antenna is in the information that can be gathered and reported back to the end client in real-time,” said Alex Romanov, Chief Executive Officer of iSIGN. “Graphic is an aggressive and smart company, who understands our product and what it can do, which is why they have moved fast to lock up four territories in the States, Indiana, Ohio and Northeastern Texas in addition to Washington State. They have a solid base of clients and contacts and are committed to introducing our system to them.”

iSIGN and Graphic are currently discussing a possible expansion of Graphics agreements to encompass distribution of iSIGN’s Smart Antenna in other markets of the Americas.

About iSIGN Media

iSIGN Media is a North American leader in multiplatform advertising solutions that utilize Bluetooth, Mobile, WiFi and Location-Aware technologies to deliver rich media, permission-based messages to engage consumers more deeply and cost-effectively. The resulting business intelligence and real time metrics, gathered through iSIGN’s patent-pending advertising platform, deliver insights into emerging consumer behaviors that help advertisers measure their efforts and make better business decisions to increase ROI and customer loyalty. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with R&D and customer support operations in Vancouver, BC and Tampa, FL, the Company has also grown to become the largest owner/operator of in-store digital media in Canada with 5,600 digital signs in 1,400 locations. Partners include: AOpen America Inc. and IBM, with solution distribution by BlueStar Inc. Additional information can be found at

About GraphicMedia

GraphicMedia, Inc. has a rich history of providing our Regional and National Clients with innovative marketing services, advertising graphics, and advertising sign services. Our most recent expansion (in 2011) has been in LED advertising display signs. Our Led sign clients range from large convenient store chains, furniture stores, and banks. GraphicMedia intends to integrate iSIGN’s technology into its marketing portfolio of products and services, thus giving our client’s an advantage over their competition. Additional information can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with iSIGN Media’s business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect iSIGN Media’s current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. iSIGN Media assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

© 2012 iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Lincoln, NE - Nanonation, a leading provider of customer experience software for kiosks and digital signage, welcomes Paul Vachal to its team as Senior Sales Manager and AshLea Allberry as Service Delivery Manager.

As Senior Sales Manager, Paul's primary responsibility will be to foster and develop professional relationships with current and prospective clients who can benefit from Nanonation's award-winning software solutions. With experience in sales, marketing, and account management, Paul will also work closely with clients and Nanonation's internal team to ensure that current and future projects are successfully deployed and serviced. Paul's professional background includes working in the software development and technology start-up fields. Most recently, Paul has led sales for a marketing communication firm and a video production studio. A graduate of the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, Paul initially worked as a high school English teacher, while coaching various athletic teams.

"Paul brings both relational sales experience to this position as well as a deep understanding of content development, which are vital in our industry. This knowledge, in addition to his teaching foundation, will allow him to bring a consultative approach to our customers," said Bryan Fairfield, CEO.

AshLea Allberry, as Service Delivery Manager, will be responsible for quality assurance and resource planning. Her experience in operations management and certification by the International Software Testing Qualification Board will help Nanonation maintain its high-quality, on-time delivery of software solutions. AshLea brings experience in small business management, software production planning, and quality assurance leadership. Prior to Nanonation she served as Director of Operations for a software development firm.

"AshLea's high-energy and attention to detail are a strong complement to her experience in the software development industry. Those skills will help us continue to enhance the high-quality solutions our Fortune 500 clients have come to expect," said Fairfield.

About Nanonation

Nanonation's enterprise-class software for digital signage and interactive solutions drives sales and fuels profits. With proven tools and technologies to enhance the customer experience, Nanonation provides its customers the ability to monitor, measure, and manage each customer interaction. The Company delivers product information and selection systems, digital signage, digital menu boards, branded media, and custom solutions in the retail, hospitality, entertainment, and financial services markets. For more information, visit
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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
NORCROSS, GEORGIA — In a move designed to accelerate its business development initiatives across every digital signage vertical market it serves, NanoLumens®, the pioneering Norcross, Georgia-based company that introduced the world to large-format flexible LED display technology, today announced it has retained Michael Dennis and his technology solutions consulting firm, 4 Media Solutions, to work on developing key market relationships. The announcement was made today by Karen Robinson, NanoLumens’ Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“Working with Michael Dennis and 4 Media Solutions is an extension of NanoLumens’ business strategy of aligning ourselves with independent centers of excellence to help us meet our growth targets faster and more efficiently,” said Robinson. “Michael has over 25 years of experience in the AV industry, and his firm is strategically positioned to play a major role in driving our business growth strategies to the next level.”

Through 4 Media Solutions, Dennis uses his industry expertise to offer service to emerging and established companies and organizations by providing innovative business growth strategies that translate client goals and objectives into real world solutions. The company specializes in identifying and bringing intelligent and disruptive technologies to market. Prior to founding 4 Media Solutions, Dennis was an integral part of the Executive Management team at Whitlock, a leading AV solutions provider. During his seven years at Whitlock, Dennis provided a significant and positive impact on the sales and growth of the company. Previously, he held positions as Founder & CEO at Globalwise Media Networks, LLC, and Regional Vice President at SPL, in addition to several other executive and sales leadership roles with industry leading integrators and solutions providers.

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitch (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

NanoLumens displays are designed and engineered with the environment in mind, and consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly technology, NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable.  What’s more, some NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled in the United States, NanoLumens displays are offered in standard configurations as well as design-specific configurations to fit virtually any size, shape or curvature in both the NanoFlex line of flexible displays and the NanoSlim line of fixed frame displays.

The company’s technology has been named ‘Best LED Product’ of the year by Rental & Staging magazine in its 2012 INFOCOMM Product Awards Program, as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards.  NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens:

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. ( is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Calgary, Canada ~ Brighter Signs Ltd the UK based digital signage company behind the TOPAZ™ brand is pleased to announce the tie up of a distribution agreement for the TOPAZ™ POS range of products to be distributed throughout Canada by SYNNEX Canada Limited a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX),

Initially launching with the 10” POS display SYNNEX will be offering their extensive customer base the very latest in POS digital signage. With the distinctive HalO™ synonymous with the TOPAZ™ brand the commercial grade display ensures your message stands out and gets noticed when it matters most.

Ideal for POS terminals in QSR’s & Retail or as shelf talkers the 10” display is small enough to get into those spaces large format displays simply cannot penetrate yet with the built in media player powerful enough to deliver crisp images & videos straight to your customer.

John Wheating, President of TOPAZ Digital in Canada writes ”having SYNNEX signed up to distribute TOPAZ™ Digital is very exciting. As a Tier One distributor SYNNEX brings instant access to thousands of VAR’s across Canada. In addition, SYNNEX Canada has a dedicated focus on the Point Of Sale market which is the target market for the TOPAZ™ 10” product.

About TOPAZ Digital

TOPAZ Digital is the brand renowned for its innovative design & patented HalO™ surrounding its range of products. Owned by Brighter Signs Ltd & headquartered in the UK the brand has been selected by some of the world’s leading companies over recent years looking to stand out from their competitors and deliver superior ROI. For more information visit

About SYNNEX Canada Limited

SYNNEX Canada Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a leading distributor of technology products to resellers and system builders across Canada. Committed to driving growth and profitability for its resellers and vendor partners, SYNNEX Canada offers great product selection at competitive prices and supports customers with dedicated sales resources, unique financial services, expert technical support, progressive e-business tools and fast and accurate delivery with warehouses in key cities. For more information, visit
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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Net Display Systems (NDS), a leading developer of digital signage software, is proud to announce PADS4 release 1. With this new release, PADS4 includes the much anticipated PADS4 Agent, an extremely powerful tool to remotely monitor and manage your PADS4 eco-system.

The PADS4 Agent has many built-in features for real-time performance and system control. You can check the status of viewer connections, retrieve screenshots of individual viewers and have a live status overview of your PADS system. The PADS4 Agent offers fully automated software version control, ensuring you always run the latest software while significantly reducing your total cost of ownership.

With the addition of the PADS4 Agent, NDS now offers a feature-rich digital signage solution that enables you to inform, entertain and entice your audience anytime, anyplace with any type of content. PADS4 includes an intuitive Designer to create appealing presentations in no time, a user-friendly Scheduler, a variety of Viewers that are tailored to your requirements, and a solid Server application to manage your signage environment.

“We are very thrilled about our latest PADS4 release”, says Willie-Jan Bons, CTO of NDS. “This is a result of our continuous efforts to improve and enhance our software and we are grateful to our customers and partners for their feedback. We have embedded a unique black box feature in PADS4 Agent.”, he continues. “By logging configuration and performance details, we have maximum traceability for auditing purposes and technical support, similar to black boxes in the aviation industry.”

PADS4 is highly valued by our customers for its Microsoft® Office look-and-feel user interface, which significantly reduces the learning curve and increases the productivity of its users. A stand-out feature of PADS4 is the seamless integration with any type of database, resulting in an easy integration into existing workflow.

PADS4 is available as a 30 day trial.  To request a download, go to and discover why PADS4 is the most effective digital signage solution available.
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Tuesday, 09 October 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) helps convenience store owners and managers reinvent the c-store retail experience, meet shopper demands for quick service and better manage stores with innovative technology solutions on display at NCR’s booth, # 3525, at the October 7-10 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show in Las Vegas.

At the show, NCR will unveil ConvenienceGo (C-Go), a mobile payment application for smart phones. C-Go, a store-branded smart phone app, allows a shopper to make purchases, including fuel, food, car wash and other items, and pay through the app.

Already in pilot at several convenience stores, C-Go meets shopper demands for fast mobile payment options and gives stores opportunities for targeted up selling and for providing targeted promotions and offers through integration with the NCR Advanced Marketing Solution (AMS). By utilizing low-cost automatic clearing house (ACH) and gift card payment methods, C-Go also offers convenience stores lower transaction costs.

NCR will also unveil the NCR SelfServ Checkout Express Convertible, which can operate in both self-checkout and assisted modes, depending on store traffic. The Express Convertible’s small footprint is ideal for smaller convenience-store space and convenience store shoppers’ smaller baskets. The device can stand alone or be lined up with several others to create a bank of convertible checkouts.

“The main thing shoppers want when they go to a convenience store is a quick shopping experience – some are in an out in as little as two minutes,” said Jason Groff, director, petroleum and convenience retail at NCR. “NCR’s mobile and self-checkout solutions allow convenience stores to get more customers in and out quickly, exceeding customer expectations for service, speed and convenience in a way that drives brand loyalty and repeat visits.”

NCR will also display Pulse, a versatile mobile application that delivers actionable, real time information to a store owner or manager’s smart phone or tablet when he or she is on- or off-site. Pulse, through dashboards and alerts, offers information on key operational measures, including fuel operations and other key systems to ensure maximum uptimes on those systems. Another Pulse module monitors employee actions to better manage staffing levels and employee performance. With Pulse, store managers and owners can ensure maximum uptime of key store systems to maximize profitability and shopper satisfaction.

In addition to mobile applications C-Go and Pulse and the express convertible SCO solution, NCR will also be displaying other innovative software and hardware products including, digital menu boards, point-of-sale systems and AMS.

For more information on these solutions, please visit the NCR booth, No. 3525, at NACS or contact NCR at or 1-800-932-1047 to make a booth appointment.

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, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.


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Thursday, 04 October 2012
Downtown Tampa branch features city’s first virtual money machine!

TAMPA, FL, Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, opened their 19th branch in Downtown Tampa on Thursday, September 27.  The new branch features unique and interactive technology showcasing a new virtual money machine designed by Inwindow Outdoor, based out of New York City. 

“Grow Financial wanted to incorporate technology in a way that would be both exciting and engaging, which is not something you typically encounter with financial services companies”, said Steve Birnhak, CEO of Inwindow Outdoor.  “The virtual money machine is a terrific example of a company reaching its audience in an entertaining way that can result in new customers before they walk in the door.  We were happy Grow Financial chose to work with us and bring cutting-edge technology to the Tampa Bay area,” said Birnhak.

Grow Financial’s virtual money machine is an augmented reality, motion reactive video mirror that utilizes a six screen HD video wall.  The interaction also uses a touch sensitive glass to select the offer and for email submission.  Members and non-members are welcome to play the virtual money machine, and have a chance to win $25 toward a checking account, $100 toward an auto loan or $300 toward a mortgage loan. 

“This is the first opportunity for Grow Financial to utilize digital technology in a virtual world. We look forward to creating new experiences at this branch and capturing the attention of new generations”, said Brian Holloway, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Grow Financial.

About Grow Financial

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida,
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union was established in 1955 and now ranks as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, with 19 branches and $1.8 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership beyond its traditional affiliation to include the employees of 1,100 local businesses.
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Thursday, 04 October 2012
DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ -- Reflect Systems, Inc., the leading provider of in-store digital media solutions, has deployed the ReflectView platform for M.E.S.A., Mobile Electronics Specialists of America, a powerful alliance of independent car audio retailers across the country.

ReflectView provides M.E.S.A. control over the management, distribution and playback of high definition media and messaging across all store locations.  M.E.S.A. can now use the latest digital media technologies to effectively communicate the latest news, prices, promotions and campaigns.  In-store display systems can be centrally controlled, and content can be changed quickly and easily.

"We started our in-store digital project with very specific goals in mind.  We wanted to provide our customers with a more engaging in-store experience.  We teamed up with Reflect to deploy a pilot program to 27 locations.  After seeing the increased sales and the positive customer reception we quickly decided to move forward with more locations, "said Ryan Gunter, Executive Director of M.E.S.A.

The ReflectView platform is currently driving enhanced customer experiences in 84 M.E.S.A. locations, delivering engaging media content that compels customers and delivers sales results. The in-store media solution included a 46 inch high definition display, a ReflectView Media Player, and the ReflectView software suite to power the networked display systems in all store locations.

"Working as a trusted partner to M.E.S.A. is exciting, and we are thrilled to be involved with their efforts to enable engaging in-store customer experiences." said Bill Warren, Chief Executive Officer of Reflect. "Nothing gets our team as excited as helping clients to leverage digital media solutions for their business. We look forward to working with Ryan and the entire M.E.S.A. team."

Recognized as the leading solutions provider for in-store digital media solutions, Reflect provides digital signage for merchandising and interactive applications, as well as a variety of other customer touchpoint technologies. The ReflectView platform is the most robust solution on the market for businesses seeking to maximize their customers' in-store experience and drive increased sales.  With its comprehensive technology and services, Reflect ensures that M.E.S.A.'s in-store displays are strategic, informative and visually compelling, resulting in maximum customer engagement.

About M.E.S.A.

M.E.S.A. (Mobile Electronic Specialists of America) is a powerful alliance of independent car audio retailers across the country and is the industry's first and only Member-owned retailer marketing and selling Group. Retailers meeting the criteria for membership and vendors, whose business practices support the independent channel of distribution, make up the backbone of the Group. Retail and vendor members are those who have demonstrated the highest level of business principals and acumen. Retail Members are comprised of dealers representing the finest installation available to consumers and many are winners of multiple industry awards every year.  M.E.S.A. Members work together sharing their very best practices, internal forms, sales staff incentive programs & other business information.

About Reflect

Founded in 2001, Reflect is a leading, national full-service provider of digital out-of-home merchandising and advertising solutions for digital signage, interactive applications and assisted shopping. ReflectView is the most flexible, scalable and proven digital media management solution on the market. Headquartered in Dallas, Reflect has a decade of industry experience developing some of the largest digital media networks in North America, including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Verizon Wireless. Reflect serves mid- to large-size companies, specializing in retail, banking/finance, hospitality, and entertainment.   For more information, please visit
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Thursday, 04 October 2012
Vantiv certifies NCR APTRA multivendor ATM software, allowing U.S. deployers to consolidate on a single ATM software infrastructure across their self-service fleets

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Multivendor software took its next step toward universal availability to U.S. financial institutions today with Vantiv’s (NYSE: VNTV) certification of NCR Corporation’s multivendor ATM software on its network. NCR (NYSE: NCR) is the worldwide leader in multivendor ATM software.

Vantiv is a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Vantiv’s network drives more than 12,000 ATMs for financial institutions across the U.S., many of whom operate mixed-vendor fleets comprised of ATMs from NCR and other manufacturers. While Vantiv has supported NCR APTRA Edge software for several years, certification of APTRA Edge for multivendor environments will help financial institutions of all sizes reap the benefits of a single software platform.

“Momentum for multivendor ATM software has been building for several years, and network support is critical to ongoing growth,” said Nicole Sturgill, CEB TowerGroup research director. “As more banks adopt multivendor environments to improve the customer experience and create operating efficiencies, we expect more networks to support multivendor ATM software.”

Consolidating on a single software application enables financial institutions to project a consistent and rich consumer experience across their self-service networks. In addition, a multivendor environment helps financial institutions streamline their development and support operations by not having to maintain and enhance multiple, separate delivery infrastructures for each new function or service that they offer. The country’s largest financial institutions have enjoyed the benefits of multivendor ATM software for years. However, according to NCR estimates, only one percent of U.S. financial institutions with less than $50 billion in assets have installed multivendor software applications. Vantiv’s customers now will be able to take advantage of this growing trend.

“Vantiv, through its single integrated processing platform provides its partners with industry leading innovative solutions. We are pleased that we can offer the capabilities and robustness of APTRA Edge as part of our suite of ATM solutions to our valued customers who deploy non-NCR ATMs,” said Chuck Gidaro, vice president, ATM Channel Management at Vantiv. “As a leading ATM network processor, this enables financial institutions with split ATM hardware the ability to run one version of software on all of their ATMs, while maintaining continuity within their fleet of hardware. Features, functionality, training, and enhanced offerings can all be deployed without the worry about doing it multiple times for the different versions of software.”

With NCR’s multivendor APTRA ATM application, Vantiv will be able to offer ATM deployers a streamlined ATM software environment through “Software Choice”, consisting of configuration management, remote key downloading, and complete ATM management to both NCR and its competitor’s hardware, all on a single software application package.

“Our APTRA Edge ATM application has repeatedly proven itself as the best-in-class advanced self-service application available in the industry. It allows ATM deployers to offer an outstanding set of advanced functions, while setting the bar for manageability, performance and security,” said Michael O’Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “We are seeing an increasing desire for financial institutions of all sizes to deploy these advanced functions, while streamlining their delivery infrastructure on a single ATM application across their fleets. With this certification, we can open up those multivendor possibilities for customers across Vantiv’s network.”

Research published by Banking Research (RBR) shows that NCR is the world’s largest supplier of multivendor ATM middleware and applications. Most notably, substantially more financial institutions in North America rely on NCR’s APTRATM software suite than the next three providers combined, and RBR also finds that NCR holds market share leads in Western Europe and Latin America. NCR has been the worldwide leader in ATM hardware for 25 consecutive years.

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

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About Vantiv, Inc.

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company’s growth strategy includes expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as prepaid, ecommerce, mobile and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as business-to-business, government, healthcare and education. For more information, visit

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Available for Purchase at Philadelphia-Area Kiosks and Online, Tickets Will Be Sold at Face Value or Less, With a Flat Fee of Just $1 per Ticket 

PHILADELPHIA, PA, (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Today, Redbox, a Coinstar, Inc. brand and America's destination for entertainment, announced it is now selling event tickets at select Philadelphia-area kiosks and online -- bringing Philly consumers a whole new way to discover and purchase tickets to local live events and attractions. Regardless of the ticket price, Redbox Tickets(TM) will be sold at face value or below, with a $1 fee per ticket.

"For the past 10 years, Redbox has made movie rentals convenient and affordable for consumers, and now we're bringing the same access to more entertainment with Redbox Tickets," said Anne Saunders, president, Redbox. "This launch brings ticketing options to consumers for a flat fee of just $1 per ticket, and gives artists, venues and inventory owners the ability to promote their events and attractions across our network of more than 650 Redbox kiosks in the Philadelphia area."

Consumers can purchase tickets to Carrie Underwood live at the Wells Fargo Center (Nov. 28, 2012); NASCAR events at the Pocono Raceway, including race day tickets for the POCONO 400 (June 9, 2013) and PENNSYLVANIA 400 (August 4, 2013); the Philadelphia Film Festival (October 18-28, 2012); and a variety of Villanova Athletics sporting events, among additional local events and attractions. Ticket inventory in categories such as sporting events, concerts, cultural events and family-friendly attractions will be added regularly.

Tickets will be sold at select Philadelphia-area Redbox locations starting today and will roll out to all kiosks in the market by mid-October. They can also be purchased online at Consumers will have the option to print their tickets at home or in some cases, pick them up at the event venue.

"With the introduction of Redbox Tickets, we see Redbox becoming a new point of discovery for local events and attractions -- a win for consumers, venues, inventory owners, Redbox and Redbox retail partners," said Mark Achler, senior vice president of new business, innovation and strategy, Redbox.

Consumers who are interested in discovering local entertainment at Redbox can go to their local Philadelphia market kiosk or to Venues, event owners, attractions, team owners or ticketing companies that are interested in partnering with Redbox to make their inventory available to both a national and local audience can also go to to learn more or email Redbox at .

New Era Tickets and Sparkart are key launch partners of Redbox Tickets. New Era Tickets and Redbox have collaborated to enable New Era Tickets' ticketing clients to print Redbox Tickets at home.

About Redbox

Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. , offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc(TM) and video-game rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 2 billion discs and is available at approximately 38,500 kiosks across 31,500 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, select Walmart locations and Walgreens locations in select markets. For more information, visit

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012
CYPRESS, Calif. – The Christie® YK200 dual-arm yoke was part of the recent 25th anniversary celebration of Shark Week, the popular Discovery Channel program that details the lives of one of nature’s most intriguing and feared predators. Attended by press, producers and friends of the network from around the world, the festivities took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel poolside.

Part of the Christie Nitro Solutions family of moving digital luminaires, the Christie YK200 featured an installed Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP® projector displaying moving sharks in the pool while six Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP projectors displayed images of the imposing creatures on a large wall.

“The six Christie Roadster S+20K projectors created a 1:3 blend that was then stacked for double brightness,” said Joel St-Denis, product manager, Christie. “A Christie YK200 yoke with a Christie HD20K-J projector was used to move sharks around the entire pool, achieving with a single projector what would normally require several projectors.”

Designed for staging and event applications, Christie Nitro Solutions offers three yoke models to choose from. Each yoke provides a platform to move and control a variety of Christie video projectors via DMX protocol – allowing integration of lighting equipment and video projectors easily with the same control console. These versatile yokes can be flown, rigged or set up at floor level, according to application needs.

“The reason that I love [Christie] Nitro is because it moves a 20K projector,” said Bart Kresa, principal, BARTKRESA Design. “And in this event … in order to do this across the whole pool, we probably would have had to set up six 20K projectors. With the [Christie] Nitro, we can use one projector and then create an animation. When we move the animation and the projector around, it looks natural. The sharks are moving around the pool but it sort of gives the sense that the whole pool is filled with an image.”

Contributing to the success of the ‘Shark Week’ display provided by Nitro Solutions was the Pandora's Box media manager and server, which, according to Jared Leunis of coolux® Media Systems managed the movement of the Christie YK200 yoke and the sharks’ movement  throughout the pool.

“Five years ago, doing something like this was quite a bit more difficult because we had to measure and calculate everything, and everything had to be very, very precise,” concluded Kresa. “The cool thing about the new technology is that working with digital projectors and with digital tools, we can pre-design everything.” 

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

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Travelers are now able to easily purchase insurance through a self-service terminal

York, PA - Livewire Digital is pleased to announce that Travel Guard Canada, a leader in travel insurance and assistance, has launched their self-service insurance kiosk at the Vancouver International Airport. The self-service machine utilizes Livewire Digital’s software to automate the purchase process and allows travelers to fulfill their travel insurance needs 24/7/365.

Realizing a kiosk conveniently located at a departure location will provide a much needed service to travelers leaving Canada, Martin Firestone brought together the resources of Livewire Digital and Travel Secure to produce what is believed to be the first such service of its kind in Canada. “I am very excited to see my idea come to fruition and am extremely proud to be working with three of the finest companies in this sector” said Mr. Firestone, President and CEO of Travel Secure Limited.

“We see this new way of doing business taking off and we are proud to be part of the digital world,” offered Nancy Mitchell of Travel Guard Canada.  “If a traveler has failed to purchase from their travel agent and needs a last minute opportunity, the kiosk is there for them”.

“Livewire Digital is happy to be part of this project.  As travelers become more tech-savvy, they are demanding that these types of services be made available around the clock and in a manner with which they may serve themselves at their own convenience,” says David McCracken, CEO of Livewire Digital.
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Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Visit KioWare at the Kiosk London Expo at the Barbican Centre where we will in booth #11 on October 17-18th.

At the expo, KioWare will be showcasing our Android kiosk mode software, which secures and locks down the Android OS and browser for tablets. We will also be displaying our KioWare Server for Android, which gives you the additional ability to remotely monitor the health and status of your mobile devices from a central server. If you’d like to test out KioWare for Android or KioWare Server for Android, stop by the booth for a demo!

The Kiosk London Expo 2011 is organized by the publisher of Kiosk Europe magazine, Europe’s leading self-service publication. This is the second Expo in London by the organizers that also host the Kiosk Europe Expo held in Germany, the world’s largest self-service event.

Don’t forget to ask for your free USB stick loaded with the latest and greatest KioWare Kiosk Software 500-hour trial. Or you can browse our product list ahead of time, download, and tell us how much you love it at the show! You can also use our software selector to figure out which product is right for you.

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Hong Kong – SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd., a global supplier of innovative IT products and a leading provider of components for digital signage installations, today announced that it has joined the prestigious Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). The DSA is a non-profit trade organization serving the digital signage, interactive kiosk, mobile and self-service technology industries.

SAPPHIRE offers a comprehensive line of high-quality, cost-effective products for digital signage installations, including player PCs, extenders, advanced splitters, video wall player components, software, and more. SAPPHIRE’s products work seamlessly with one another, while easily complementing other manufacturers’ products and solutions.

“We are fundamentally aligned with the DSA’s core principles of education, networking and advocacy, making our decision to join the group a natural one,” said Adrian Thompson, VP of Marketing, SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd. “We look forward to learning from fellow members, sharing our industry expertise, and becoming more involved in the digital signage community. We also appreciate the fact that the DSA attracts members from around the world, who may offer insights into international business trends.”

Feature-rich products ideally suited to digital signage installations include low-profile graphics cards with multiple outputs, advanced GDDR5 memory, and low power consumption. The recently announced SAPPHIRE EDGE HD3 mini player PCs deliver the functionality and reliability required for demanding 24/7 installations, and feature support for dual full HD outputs, wired and wireless networking, and integrated audio. PowerScaleTM HDMI over CATx extenders are capable of delivering audio, video and control signals with zero degradation at distances up to 330ft (100m), and boast Power over Ethernet for increased flexibility, safety, and cost-savings.

For more information on SAPPHIRE Pro AV products, please visit:

“We’re very pleased to have SAPPHIRE as a member of the DSA and we look forward to working with them to advance the industry,” said David Drain, DSA Executive Director. “The DSA membership is a who’s who in digital screenmedia. We have a broad cross-section of members, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our membership includes users, vendors, network operators, agencies, brands, integrators, Pro AV firms and more.

About SAPPHIRE Technology

SAPPHIRE Technology is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of a broad range of innovative technologies for PC enthusiasts, home users and professionals. Its origins rooted in graphics hardware design and manufacturing, the extensive SAPPHIRE product range has since grown from state-of-the-art graphics add-in boards—for which  SAPPHIRE is recognized as the premiere AMD partner—to include motherboards, mini PCs, external graphics expanders, and Professional AV products.  Founded in 2001, SAPPHIRE is a privately held global company headquartered in Hong Kong. Further information can be found at:

About Digital Screenmedia Association

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

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Monday, 01 October 2012
Hear from key digital retail industry leaders such as Senior Brand Manager from YUM! Brands and first tier retail store design firm, Red Design Group. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear their thoughts on current digital retail market trends and future direction.
Bringing retail stores forward into the digital age is key to engaging and satisfying consumer's ever growing need for information. The annual AOpen Forum is an opportunity to learn about the latest solutions, products and innovations in a collaborative environment which includes keynote speeches and networking opportunities. Take this opportunity to hear in person the ideas that will allow retailers to effectively respond to this changing landscape.

As a limited time offer, receive 30% off when you register with the promotional code: AF2012AT-EB

 This offer includes entry into Forum on October 11th, from 9:30am to 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:00am) and includes keynote speeches by industry leaders, AOpen product demonstrations, and networking luncheon. 

 To register for Forum and find additional information, visit:
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Monday, 01 October 2012
Models Up to 55-Inches Offer Edge-Lit LED Backlighting with Thin Depth and Lower Total Cost of Ownership 

CHICAGO, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the third generation of its commercial-grade E Series. The series includes the 32-inch E323, 42-inch E423, 46-inch E463 and 55-inch E553 models, which aim to provide a cost-effective digital signage solution for education and enterprise customers. E Series displays are also targeted for use in retail stores, quick-service restaurants, healthcare waiting rooms and fitness centers.

Affordably priced, the edge-lit LED backlighting of these models allows a thinner, lighter product that is easier to install and maintain. This reduces cost associated with shipping, warehouse storing, installing and servicing large-screen displays. Additionally, the LED backlighting consumes up to 56 percent less power resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The commercial-grade panel allows a three-year warranty and reliably displays digital signage throughout a normal workday.

The NEC E Series includes up to full HD resolution and three HDMI inputs. Its RS-232C technology is used to remotely manage, control and sync multiple displays. E Series products also include a USB media player for user-friendly display of .jpg images.

"In addition to providing a reduced TCO, the edge-lit LED backlighting makes the new NEC E Series an eco-friendly display choice," said Rachel Karnani, Product Manager for Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "LED backlighting technology eliminates the use of hazardous materials, such as mercury, in the display. We are confident customers will be happy with the impact of this product on both their wallets and the environment."

E Series displays include the following features:
-- Built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM analog/digital tuner allows for high-definition broadcast capabilities

-- Built-in low profile stereo speakers enhance the experience with superior sound

-- Up to full HD resolution and 4000:1 contrast ratio provide stunning imagery

-- Edge-lit LED backlighting enables a thinner, lighter display with reduced power consumption to lower TCO

-- Three HDMI inputs enhance best-in-class connectivity

-- Built-in closed captioning enables users to display text information for the hearing impaired

-- Detachable stand

-- Multiple picture modes adjust the picture appearance for optimum viewing experience

-- Advanced video settings ensure source material is displayed properly and accurately

-- Backlight adjust customizes the strength of the LED backlight, enabling longer display life and lower power consumption

-- Parental control (V-Chip Function) allows users to block programs based on the rating category

-- Input labeling allows users to assign labels to various inputs within the onscreen display (OSD)

-- Optional accessories include wall mount kit (WMK-3257), accessory pack (MIS513) and external single board computer (TNETPC-AF-WH)
The E323, E423, E463 and E553 will be available in November 2012 at a minimum advertised price of $419, $649, $829 and $1279, respectively. All four displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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


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 , or call (877) 805-VUKU.
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Monday, 01 October 2012
Rebrand Reflects Reinvention of Digital Place-based Media in Mobile, Social World

SAN FRANCISCO -- /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Retail Networks (PRN), a Technicolor company and global leader in Digital Place-based Media services and advertising sales, announced today it is re-launching as IZON Media, leveraging its expanded footprint and omni-channel strategy across multiple media platforms. The rebrand to IZON Media (pronounced "eyes-on") reflects the company's dedication to integrate mobile, social and other technologies with its content strategies and vast network of strategically located digital screens to create unprecedented interaction between brands and consumers.

"IZON Media is leveraging its two decades of expertise in path-to-purchase consumer behavior to transform the way digital screens are used as activation mechanisms by marketers," said Ahmad Ouri, CEO, IZON Media. "As smart phones become ubiquitous, our media networks and the 300M pairs of eyes on our screens every month are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between online and offline advertising."

Social and mobile behaviors are forcing marketers to reconsider how to effectively reach consumers at a time when it is easier than ever to bypass traditional media messages.
"By adding social and mobile strategies to the mix, marketers can further leverage our screens and enhance conversations with their targets," said Ouri. "Interacting with consumers at the right time, place and mindset yields extremely effective consumer engagement and deeper brand experiences."

To demonstrate the power of mobile-to-place-based media pairings, IZON Media is using on-screen mobile calls-to-actions to engage Advertising Week attendees in a sweepstakes give-away. The campaign demonstrates the effectiveness of integrating three key marketing tools – strategically located screens, inspiring content and mobile devices – to inspire direct consumer engagement and spark brand activation.

IZON Media makes it easy to deliver contextualized content in more than 10,600 coveted high dwell-time locations where valuable audiences are in shopping mode and spending money.

About IZON Media LLC

Keeping eyes on brands is IZON Media's core business. With over 120,000 strategically placed screens located in more than 10,600 coveted retail and quick-service restaurant venues, IZON Media offers marketers the opportunity to create authentic brand experiences with 300M third-party measured viewers every month. Research providers include leading third-party sources such as The Nielsen Company, Arbitron and GfK Custom Research. Its clients – which include leading national advertiser and venue brands including 7-Eleven, Sam's Club, Target, Costco, Walmart, ShopRite, Wendy's and KFC – leverage IZON Media's two decades of expertise in consumer behavior and building smart, effective content and media strategies.

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