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Friday, 30 November 2012

 

For the second year in a row, two NanoFlex displays were used for the Remembrance Day ceremony in downtown Toronto.
NORCROSS, GEORGIA, — When APG Displays was asked to once again provide the right state-of-the-art video display solution to compellingly present the proceedings of the 2012 Remembrance Day ceremony in Toronto, the leading Canadian display rental company didn’t have to think long about the decision. They immediately turned to the same company they relied upon for the 2011 Remembrance Day ceremony, NanoLumens, for its 112” NanoFlex™ displays.

APG Displays, NanoLumens’ exclusive Canadian Distributor, provided its trade partner Mediaco with two NanoFlex displays to use at the November 11 ceremony in downtown Toronto. The very same NanoLumens display solution was used for the 2011 ceremony.

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is a memorial day that honors all veterans by remembering their selfless courage and commitment on the anniversary of the end of World War I. The ceremony took place at the Ontario Veterans Memorial on November 11 and featured a speech by Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario.

According to APG Displays Vice President David Weatherhead, the decision to bring back the NanoFlex displays was an easy one. “Everyone, from Mediaco to the ceremony attendees, absolutely loved the NanoFlex displays last year, so it only made sense that we would provide the same stunning displays for the 2012 ceremony. The NanoFlex displays can be set up and taken down quickly, and they provide attendees with an incredibly bright, crisp image resolution, making it possible for the entire crowd to get a great look at everything taking place up front. In the end, everyone was happy to see the NanoFlex displays return.”

According to Josh Byrd, Director of Marketing at NanoLumens, “Our NanoFlex 112” displays are the ideal solution for this type of event, with their signature combination of brilliant image quality and ease of installation and operation. We’re happy to have our revolutionary technology utilized for this ceremony and we hope to be asked back in 2013!”

NanoLumens displays are extremely slim, ultra-lightweight, energy efficient, and feature a bright, seamless, high resolution picture quality that can be viewed from any angle throughout the display horizon without color shift or image distortion. 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. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed large-format LED display solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, 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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Friday, 30 November 2012
Helping visitors navigate through public spaces with ease, speed and efficiency is a leading concern for property owners and managers. In airports, educational institutions, business and government complexes, wayfinding systems need advanced functions to lead disabled visitors through the most accessible route. To achieve their navigational objectives, public venues need wayfinding systems that serve information based on each user's location and profile in real time.

Jibestream offers innovative accessibility features through NovoMap, a digital interactive wayfinding platform deployed in kiosks and integrated with mobile devices. NovoMap provides public venues with the following benefits:

•    Compliance with regulation for the disabled
•    Positive visitor experience
•    Cost savings due to improved operational efficiencies

Find out how you can improve accessibility for your visitors with Jibestream's NovoMap, register for our upcoming webinar.

Jibestream helps people search and retrieve information in public spaces using digital technologies. Our platform introduces new and revolutionary capabilities while building direct bridges to other technologies.
 
Jibestream has been named Canada's most innovative company in Information and Communication Technology by Canadian Innovation Exchange.

Speaker: 

Chris Wiegand, CEO, Jibestream

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

3pm EST/12pm PST

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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Toronto - Jibestream was selected Canada's most innovative company in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) Forum held in Toronto yesterday.

Commenting on the results, Chris Wiegand, CEO, Jibestream, said: "We are honored that Jibestream has been recognized by CIX and we would like to thank our clients who drive innovation forward with us."

Adam Artman, CIO, Jibestream, added: "This recognition is testament to our development team's continual efforts to innovate and bring best in class digital directory and interactive wayfinding solutions to public spaces in education, healthcare, transportation, retail and in federal governments around the world".

Jibestream was featured in a live presentation at the annual CIX Forum, to an audience of over 500 of Canada's top business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs, as a finalist of the CIX Top 20, chosen by a selection committee of industry experts. Throughout the day, attendees bid with virtual currency on the CIX Top 20 as each company presented on what makes them the company to watch in the coming year and participants saw their valuations rise and fall live on the virtual stock exchange. At the end of the day, the People's Choice winners were awarded based on the companies' highest virtual valuations at the close of the event.

Jibestream emerged as the leader of Canada's elite in the Information and Communication Technology category.

About Canadian Innovation Exchange

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is a showcase for great Canadian innovation while catalyzing strategic relationships and transactions across this dynamic sector. CIX is attended by the people behind the innovative technologies: entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, service providers, government and media. Its objective is to bring together the key leaders and protagonists of technology-based innovation in order to learn from each other and to showcase and celebrate the tremendous innovative products, services and technologies that exist today and are providing the fuel for our economy to grow.
http://www.canadianinnovationexchange.com/

About Jibestream

Jibestream provides digital directory and wayfinding solutions that help people search and retrieve information in public spaces. Leading organizations in education, healthcare, transportation, retail and in federal governments around the world use Jibestream's software to help improve accessibility to their facilities and move visitors with ease, speed and efficiency.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012
OMG Outdoor places BRIGITTE magazine ad spots at 607 EDEKA Supermarket branches throughout Germany
 

CHICAGO – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the launch of VUKUNET in the European market. VUKUNET is the ad serving platform for Digital out-of-Home (DOOH) networks presented to the European public for the first time at ISE 2012 in Amsterdam.  All that the VUKUNET platform requires to transform screens into advertising media is an internet connection. The new solution from NEC connects DOOH network providers to media agencies to simplify the entire working process for digital out-of-home campaigns. The platform is independent of all hardware and software, enabling seamless communication with VUKUNET for all content management systems and requiring no changes to existing infrastructures.
 
“VUKUNET was designed to be a scalable platform right from the beginning,” said Pierre Richer, President and CEO of NEC Display Solutions of America. “As a global Fortune 500 company, NEC understands the technical and business requirements needed to create the standard for a global ad serving tool in the DOOH market. The reception in EMEA has been phenomenal from both buyers and sellers.  It’s a testimony to the progressive nature of the various stakeholders in Europe who believe in this medium."
 
Germany and the UK are the first European markets to introduce NEC VUKUNET. Selected partner companies have already been testing the ad serving platform and the positive feedback so far from customers and European media experts will help drive the global spread of the solution.
 
OMG Outdoor, the Omnicom Media Group agency specializing in all out-of-home media, has already launched the first advertising campaign on VUKUNET in Germany. The customer is BRIGITTE, Germany's leading women's magazine. More than 607 branches of the supermarket chain EDEKA are now showing BRIGITTE ad spots across the country. Placed at entrances and tills or centrally positioned in the supermarket, the strategically placed monitors show the BRIGITTE ads via the VUKUNET system directly where purchase decisions are made. The ads borrow their design from the magazine's own ad campaign.
 
The DOOH set-up for BRIGITTE gave cooperation between OMG Outdoor and Neo Advertising in marketing a DOOH network at more than 607 EDEKA branches throughout Germany.
 
"The VUKUNET platform from NEC gives customers like BRIGITTE clear benefits," said Matthias Grawitter, Managing Director of OMG Outdoor. "The new solution simplifies processes to enable national campaigns to be planned faster and more transparently than ever before. We hope to see the platform set new standards in external digital advertising."
 
Wonderworks Walkway Media Ltd. is VUKUNET's first partner in the UK. The company operates a wide-ranging digital out-of-home network of more than 30 shopping centres across the country. Wonderworks Walkway Media Ltd. aims to have one of the largest DOOH portfolios in the country's malls by the end of the year.
 
“We are delighted that we can finally launch our solution in Europe after various test projects in the UK and Germany. VUKUNET is one of the most interesting solutions on the DOOH market and seamlessly bridges the gap between buyers and providers of digital out-of-home media,” said Dirk Hülsermann of NEC Display Solutions, heading the VUKUNET business for EMEA.

 
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 www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

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

OMG Outdoor is the Omnicom Media Group agency specializing in all out-of-home media. Its consulting units cover the entire spectrum of strategic planning activities, from parameters for rough and fine planning to purchases. OMG Outdoor also advises its customers on all special forms of external advertising in the analogue and digital ambient media segment.
 
As part of the Omnicom Media Group Germany, OMG Outdoor is a member of the international Omnicom network. By calling on the support of networked agencies, external advertising specialists are able to consider their customer's communication strategies from a holistic viewpoint involving all media types.
 
The Omnicom Media Group Germany is the German media holding company of Omnicom, a leading global group offering communication, advertising and marketing services. With OMD and PHD it operates two of Germany's leading media agency networks, consolidating various communication services in more than 100 markets. www.omgoutdoor.de
 
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Auto Club Speedway Tickets Available Online Starting Mid-December and at Los Angeles-Area Redbox Kiosks Starting January 2013 

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Redbox and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced a partnership today to sell tickets to a series of 2013 NASCAR®  motorsports events, starting at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM in Fontana, Calif. Redbox launched event ticketing in Philadelphia in October, and the company will begin selling tickets at Redbox kiosks in the Los Angeles-area in early January 2013.

"As America's destination for entertainment, we're excited to launch Redbox Tickets in Los Angeles in early 2013 and are thrilled that ISC is joining forces with us at the starting line," said Jason Rubinstein, general manager/vice president, Redbox Tickets. "This partnership empowers ISC to market Auto Club Speedway events across our consumer platforms: Los Angeles-based kiosks, our new Tickets web portal, and through our mobile and social media channels."

Consumers will be able to purchase tickets to NASCAR Qualifying Day (March 22, 2013), Royal Purple 300 (March 23, 2013) and Auto Club 400 (March 24, 2013). Redbox TicketsTM carry only a $1 fee per ticket, and Auto Club Speedway's ticket pricing will be attractive to consumers.

"We are pleased to partner with such an innovative company as Redbox," said Gillian Zucker, president, Auto Club Speedway. "This partnership gives our motorsports fans a new, convenient and unique way to discover and purchase their 2013 tickets. We see this as a valuable way to remain top-of-mind with consumers while reaching new audiences."

Tickets will be sold online at redbox.com/tickets starting in mid-December, and at most Los Angeles-area Redbox kiosk locations beginning January 2013.

About Redbox


Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc., offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray DiscTM 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 42,400 kiosks across 34,600 locations nationwide, including leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, and select Walgreens, Walmart and McDonald's locations in some markets. For more information, visit redbox.com.

About International Speedway Corporation

International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway®  in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway®  located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.

The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com .

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including phrases conveying expectation or intent and other expressions identifying future performance. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance which may vary materially from performance expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Differences may result from actions taken by Coinstar, Inc. or Redbox as well as those of third parties and from risks and uncertainties beyond our control. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in the rollout timing for tickets, ability to obtain or maintain adequate inventory, our ability to attract new partners and penetrate new markets and distribution channels and the termination, non-renewal or renegotiation on materially adverse terms of contract terms with our suppliers and retailers. The foregoing risks and uncertainties are illustrative, but by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review "Risk Factors" described in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements reflect Coinstar, Inc.'s expectations as of the date of this release. Coinstar, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.



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Tuesday, 27 November 2012
In conjunction with partner Hanson, develops an intuitive, interactive customer travel experience

Aberdeen, NC (PRWEB) - Holiday travel has just begun and the travel industry is busy planning innovative ways to service the multitude of people passing through their airports. With an expected increase in travel at greater than 50% over the upcoming holidays, airports are challenged with efficient logistics while creating a good customer experience.

Working with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) and Hanson, Inc. a full-service digital agency, Meridian built a multi-function self-service solution that enhances travelers experience while also extending the reach of local amenities of the city and state. Using the sleek Presenza model with a 42” portrait screen, Meridian built and delivered an engaging solution for travelers. Steve Hanson, President Hanson, Inc. stated, “Hanson performed onsite interviews with travelers and focus groups to gain greater insight into their needs. Our approach always starts with understanding the user so we can deliver an interactive experience that solves real needs."

The result was an inventive self-service solution that provides interactive digital signage, gate mapping and dynamic way finding. Another new original addition is the incorporation of mobile technology and utilization of QR codes. The QR codes send directions to a user’s mobile phone, map routes, and provide information about restaurants, allowing the self-service solution’s information to travel with users.

The self-service solution allows CRAA travelers to access information while also promoting local tourist destinations and destinations throughout Ohio. The fun postcard feature provides users a fun way to send photos to family and friends placing themselves in a variety of Columbus amenities.

The interactive directory solution was designed and manufactured by Meridian and powered by Meridian’s proprietary software, MZero Application Platform (MAP). The Columbus Regional Airport Authority solution utilizes QR codes, SMS messaging, VoIP for telephone handset, phone pad and on-screen prompts. The integrated data feeds provide a comprehensive listing of activities and targeted mapping information for statewide and regional events. Mark Mulchaey, Customer Service Manager with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority stated “The Meridian solution helps us deliver a greater customer experience for our travelers by providing a fun, informational and interactive solution.”

Meridian's MMS server technology provides CRAA with automated, centralized content updates that allow new versions and resources to be uploaded to the solution on a daily scheduled interval. The MAP kiosk platform provides a foundation for CRAA to create rich interactive experiences with digital signage that is measurable, manageable and accessible. Meridian uses the same MAP platform to develop turnkey solutions for clients globally.

Employing Meridian’s Concept to Completion™ process, Meridian created a full-featured solution for CRAA that addressed focus group feedback, economic development opportunities for the city of Columbus, informational access for travelers, integrated mobile technology and expanded reach with multi language capabilities. The CCRA solution is expected to deploy in time for the heightened holiday travel season in both arrival and departure levels of the airport.

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 development center is located on Ontario, Canada. For more information: http://www.mzero.com
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Tuesday, 27 November 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 GraphicMedia, Inc. (“Graphic”), are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement (the “Agreement”).

Graphic is appointed as iSIGN’s exclusive distributor throughout North, Central and South America and in any other global locations arising from the needs of their customers through existing reseller agreements. The Agreement is for a five year period subject to minimum performance/revenue, renewable for an additional five years.

Graphic has been working with iSIGN and is in negotiations with several major end users for iSIGN’s Smart Antennas and related software. As part of the Agreement, Graphic has signed an initial purchase order for $3 million, representing 6,000 Smart Antennas to be delivered within the next six months.

Concurrently, and in cooperation with Graphic, iSIGN has signed an LOI with the Keyser Industries (“Keyser”) for exclusive rights to the installation and deployment of iSIGN’s Smart Antenna hardware and Interactive Marketing Solution Software. A definitive agreement is expected to be completed within the next three (3) weeks.

“Graphic has quickly grasped that our system is more than a delivery channel for ads and messaging and that the true strength of our software and Smart Antenna is in the brand, shopper and consumer information that our system gathers and delivers,” stated Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our software and backend reporting system allows for the gathering, processing and organizing of vast amounts of data and turns this into useful Business Intelligence tools for advertisers and retailers.”

“We have been in the printing and signage industry for over twenty years and we see the efficiencies that proximity messaging gives clients and the 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 believe that iSIGN’s product is a game changer for retailers and advertisers. From our presentations, we see the interest that iSIGN’s Smart Antenna is generating and we know that it is growing, which motivates our desire to become more closely aligned with iSIGN.”

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 www.isignmedia.com.

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 i sign technology into its marketing portfolio of products and services. Giving our client’s an advantage over their competition. Additional information can be found at www.graphicmedia.us.

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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Monday, 26 November 2012
There is no better way to show the Holiday spirit MokiMobility style than with lots of tablets! Fat and happy on Thanksgiving Turkey, we set to work putting up the MokiMobility Christmas Tree using 55 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2s and an iPad Mini star to top.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012
NCR APTRA Mobile Banking, now integrated with NCR APTRA Passport, further empowers members to bank wherever and whenever they want

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coastal Federal Credit Union, a $2 billion not-for-profit member-owned financial cooperative serving North Carolina, has extended its members’ mobile banking experience by enabling them to use their mobile device camera to scan and deposit checks using mobile software from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR). Coastal Federal was one of the first financial institutions to launch mobile check deposit integrated into APTRA Mobile Banking.

NCR APTRA Mobile Banking was introduced to members in June and now has more than 9,000 members signed up for the service, with that number expected to increase rapidly. The credit union is integrating NCR APTRA Passport Remote Deposit Capture software with the mobile banking app to provide a complete a range of core banking functions on their mobile device including balances, transaction history, bill pay, and funds transfers – and now deposit checks without leaving their home.

The newly integrated mobile deposit process is simple. From the credit unions’ mobile banking app, members will choose a “deposit check” option where they will be prompted to take a photo of the front and back of the check. After confirming the value of the check, the check image will be transmitted for processing. Members are asked to retain their check for 14 days for record keeping purposes, after which the check can be destroyed.

“By working with NCR, we are able to offer a competitive differentiator in our market and to our members,” said Willard Ross, senior vice president and chief retail officer at Coastal. “Our members are really excited to have this mobile banking platform online and we see the adoption rate of this technology continuing to grow.”

Raleigh-based Coastal launched its mobile banking service to its social media followers in late April and expanded the service to all of its members at the end of May.

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

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

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Wednesday, 21 November 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 Baylor University (“Baylor), an internationally recognized university, are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) concerning the establishment of research and business development collaborations to market metrics.

“We are excited about the benefits that we will derive from this relationship,” stated Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are in the process of positioning ourselves in a leadership role in the proximity marketplace by providing multiplatform advertising products and services to clients worldwide. This Agreement with Baylor is part of a series of steps towards achieving this goal.”

The MOU signals iSIGN’s intentions to work with Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and the Innovative Business Accelerator (“IBA”) located in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (“BRIC”). iSIGN has been proposed for office space in the BRIC. The BRIC is a 330,000 sq ft interdisciplinary discovery center housing university research, advanced workforce development, industry collaborators, the IBA, K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (“STEM”) outreach programs, and 30,000 sq ft of international meeting and symposia space.

Both parties will work to establish a collaborative research agreement to develop publishable findings from the analysis of data and data investigation algorithms. The data will be useful for both commercial and academic purposes. Additional research collaborations are expected to include future generations of iSIGN hardware and software to enhance the use of mobile proximity marketing tools. This agreement will be for a period of two (2) years, and can be extended through mutual agreement of the parties.

“We will soon have a research collaboration relationship with an internationally recognized university located in the United States, which is our major market,” stated Mr. Romanov. “Having a presence in the BRIC and on the Baylor campus provides the opportunity to sponsor university research by graduate students and professors to aid in the development of future improvements to and expansion of our product line.”

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 www.isignmedia.com.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

About the BRIC


The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, (BRIC), is the first, and cornerstone, facility of the 21-acre Central Texas Technology and Research Park. When completed and fully occupied the 330,000 sq. foot building will house Baylor University research, university and industry research collaborations, technology workforce development and training, a business accelerator, space for start-up businesses, symposia meeting venues for up to 300 attendees, and K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach programs. Local government and community partners for the BRIC include Baylor University, Bellmead Economic Development Corporation, the City of Bellmead, the City of Waco, the Cooper Foundation, the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, McLennan County, Texas State Technical College, Waco-McLennan County Economic Development Corporation and the Waco Industrial Foundation. The first 160,000 square feet are scheduled to be occupied in the spring of 2013.

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, 20 November 2012
Cool and Classy Display Technology Serves as Additional Recruiting Tool for Faculty and Students

CYPRESS, Calif. – When staff at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business visited a trade show and saw Christie® MicroTiles®, they knew they found the solution for their flagship classroom’s digital display wall. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the college has six areas of study – Accounting, Energy Commerce, Finance, Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Management, and Marketing – in addition to dual programs in conjunction with architecture, agriculture, foreign languages, law, medicine, and environmental toxicology.

Installed at a 15-degree angle pointing down at the audience for better viewing, the 12 units wide by 9 units high Christie MicroTiles array features educational content and, via a Christie Spyder X20 video processor, displays multiple pictures and videos simultaneously for instruction with a customized structure holding the display securely in place.

Christie MicroTiles, used with a Christie Spyder X20 image processor, are also a flexible and easy-to-use solution for the instructors who use the display. Instructors can show multiple images and easily change them. The tiles’ brilliant color and excellent resolution make the display — even detailed images from spreadsheets or graphs — viewable from any angle or distance in the amphitheater-style classroom.

“Our goal was to have a ‘wow factor’ and something that stood out on the cutting edge of technology,” said Kathryn Suchy, associate director/computing, Texas Tech University. “This Christie MicroTiles installation definitely accomplished that goal and when people see the MicroTiles and are told of their capabilities, they are blown away.”

Consultant and Integrator Serve Key Role in Leading Project to Completion
Serving as consultant on the intricate project was DataCom Design Group, of Houston, Texas, a solution-based firm focusing on filling client needs.

“The school wanted something that stood out when you walked into the classroom,” said Richard Brink, associate principal, DataCom Design Group. “The school really took to the MicroTiles and wanted as large a wall as was feasible.

“It was important for the school to have an additional recruiting tool for both students and faculty; something that really made a statement,” Brink continued. “Besides the physical practicalities of such an installation, keys to their decision were what content would be displayed and how they would utilize the screen itself. We asked them, ‘In your wildest dreams, how many images do you want to see for both special events and regular use?’ and similar questions. With the size, resolution and capabilities they wanted, the solution was Christie MicroTiles.”

Christie MicroTiles combine both DLP® projection and Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology to produce brighter images and a wider color palette than conventional LCD or plasma displays.

Jon W. Litt, account executive at Whitlock, project integrator, explained to the decision makers at the school that Christie MicroTiles were the correct choice. 

“The school wanted a state-of-the-art statement piece and the MicroTiles dovetailed into that very, very well,” said Litt. “You basically put the MicroTiles wall up and allow it to do what it needs to do for many years. As a result, the school maximized the return on its investment.”

One design challenge the installation team faced was ensuring the custom bracket could support the weight of the array and leave enough space to keep it cool. The architect, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, and Litt worked together to design a bracket that could support the video wall – which had no other support but the ceiling bracket – and allow for sufficient airflow behind the wall without creating a wind tunnel effect and whistling sound. Litt said the team did “a lot of engineering on air velocity. It was a real advantage that Christie MicroTiles don’t burn very hot.”

Instructors select the sources of information or data to display and the Christie Spyder X20 image processor does the rest of the work of getting the selection displayed. “The [Christie] Spyder and [Christie] MicroTiles is a natural match,” said Litt.

“Christie MicroTiles have more resolution than any other solution available in the market. Color reproduction is great and the university really liked the overall low cost of ownership, because the tiles wouldn’t need a lot of maintenance and replacement compared to other solutions,” Litt continued. “That maximizes their return on investment.”

With more than 200 students sitting in the auditorium classroom and multiple images, spreadsheets, graphs and financial content displayed onto the Christie MicroTiles simultaneously, ultra high resolution and superior colors are vital. 

“The color, saturation and brightness made the school so happy with the installation and the final product,” added Litt. “The reaction of people has been incredible. You walk in and see this massive video wall and people say, ‘wow that is so cool.’ Texas Tech wanted a statement piece — something state-of-the-art — and [Christie] MicroTiles really fit into this story.”

“There is no question that the MicroTiles video wall is a wonderful tool for recruiting high end faculty talent,” concluded Suchy. “If you have high-end faculty, the students will come and the Christie MicroTiles contribute to that end. We are very thrilled with the installation and you can see how classy the entire setup looks.”

About Christie®


Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.

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Monday, 19 November 2012
Easton, PA—Innovative Office Products, Inc. (www.lcdarms.com), a pioneer in designing and manufacturing ergonomic mounting solutions for LCD monitors, televisions, tablets, laptops, and keyboards, has announced that it has joined the prestigious Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). DSA is a non-profit trade organization serving the digital signage, interactive kiosk, mobile and self-service technology industries.

“We are pleased to join the Digital Screenmedia Association”, said Innovative president Joe Tosolt. “Given our expanding sales in the signage and self-service markets and our ongoing product development pipeline, we felt it was time to become part of the industry’s premier trade group.”

“The DSA membership is a who’s who in digital screenmedia,” said David Drain, DSA executive director. “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 A/V firms and more. Companies join DSA meet people and companies, gain access to valuable information and to save money – in other words, to be successful.”

About Innovative Office Products, Inc.

Innovative Office Products, Inc. is an Easton, Pa., manufacturer that designs and builds an industry-leading product line of mounting solutions for computer monitors, laptops and keyboards. Founded in 1986, the company produces innovative products and custom-designed solutions that serve the needs of such prominent customers as the New York Stock Exchange, IBM, Lockheed Martin and NASA. Among many design awards received by the company is the 2006 red dot design award, and a silver medal by Business Week magazine’s Best Product Designs Of The Year for 2002. See www.LCDarms.com.

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 www.digitalscreenmedia.org.
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Monday, 19 November 2012
Substantial contribution helps affected residents, regional Symon employees and clients
 
Plano, TX (PRWEB) - Symon Communications, a global provider of visual communications and digital signage solutions, announced today that the company has made a substantial contribution to the American Red Cross on Long Island Saturday, November 10, 2012 to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. The generous check was presented to Lauren McGowan, Senior Director of Development for the Red Cross by Loretta Rederscheid of Symon. The American Red Cross on Long Island is located in Mineola, New York.

“As Nassau County residents, our family personally experienced Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in our neighborhood where over 170 mature trees downed power lines and destroyed multiple homes leaving us without power for nine days and totally isolated from everyone for three days.” said Ms. Rederscheid, Symon, Director of Enterprise Solutions East. “I am so proud that Symon has chosen to donate to the Red Cross of Long Island which will directly help my family, friends and neighbors.”

Charles Ansley, CEO and President of Symon stated last week, “Our focus is to allow devastated communities to rebuild following the terrible damage brought on by Hurricane Sandy and to direct our efforts on our New York City area employees. There are over 250 enterprises we serve with over 600 installations in the New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey area. It was our team’s belief the best thing we can do now as corporate citizens is too help those in need with a substantial contribution to the American Red Cross in order to help the affected residents and businesses.”

Symon’s donation to the relief effort, in conjunction with other contributions, will enable the Red Cross to continue to offer emergency services. In addition, the American Red Cross served more than 48,000 meals between Friday, November 9 and Monday, November 12 in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, areas that were especially hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Red Cross volunteers have been helping residents by distributing relief supply bags. The bags include water, snacks and personal hygiene comfort kits, trash bags, blankets, and items for infants like formula, diapers and cleaning supplies. Information packets with useful recovery resources and tips are available.

“It is with heartfelt thanks that I accept this generous donation from Symon Communications to aid the Long Island victims of Hurricane Sandy,” said Lauren McGowan, Senior Director of Development for Red Cross.

News reports show that the Red Cross has over 5,800 disaster workers and hundreds of Red Cross vehicles have been mobilized to help. The Red Cross is helping residents who have lost their homes by providing more than 127,000 shelter stays. Parts of the area are still without heat or electrical power. Organizations including the Red Cross have already served millions of meals and handed out more than 1.7 million relief items, providing more than 57,000 health services and emotional support contacts.

Symon encourages other companies who do business in the tri-state area devastated by Hurricane Sandy to offer their support in any way they can to help the residents affected, including their own employees and clients in the region.

About the American Red Cross

The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.

About Symon Communications, Inc.

Symon
helps organizations engage, inform and influence their audiences through intelligent visual solutions. As the global leader in enterprise-class media applications, we power more than 1 million digital signs and displays, delivering real-time information, insight and relevant content for mission-critical contact center, supply chain, employee communications, retail and other public facing applications.

Symon’s advantage lies within its operating model, which offers customers a single point of accountability for all visual communication implementations, along with a state-of-the-art, fully-integrated and proven content management system. Symon's value proposition is centered on providing clients with a visual communications solution that will inform, entertain and/or positively influence a viewer’s behavior.
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Monday, 19 November 2012
New M-Series platform enhances patient experience while integrating information access

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Elo Touch Solutions, a premier global supplier of touch-enabled technology, has announced the new M-Series VuPoint™ touchcomputer. The functional industrial design, zero-bezel touchscreen and integrated communications and computing platform is purpose-built for medical and healthcare environments. Elo introduced VuPoint to the public for the first time at the Medica trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany (November 14-17, 2012).

The Elo M-Series VuPoint is designed to deliver patient-centric services such as entertainment, information and other services such as electronic medical records. It is a flexible, fully-featured system, with multiple options available to expand its usage and configurations. The slim, light-weight touchcomputer has built-in handles to easily move the unit while attached to a mobile cart, swing arm, over a bed or alongside a treatment chair.

“Designed to meet the needs of both medical staff and patients, VuPoint has been optimized in partnership with leading healthcare software providers and end users,” said Craig Witsoe, CEO of Elo Touch Solutions. “The intuitive touchscreen technology delivers a large display to engage, inform and improve the patient experience beyond a typical hand-held device.”

VuPoint’s flexibility adapts for each healthcare application. Available in 15-and 19-inch wide-screen format, the near-patient applications of the M-Series VuPoint include in-patient hospitals and medical centers for bedside self-service menu-ordering, billing review, internet access, communication, educational services or remote patient records access. The wide-screen display can be an advantage for out-patient treatment centers by delivering more room on the screen for patient record review and discussion of images and video. Long-term and elderly care facilities may also find attractive the video communications, monitoring and emergency alert options, while still providing the patient services and entertainment functionalities.

VuPoint truly makes healthcare more connected. The fan-less touchcomputer is built to comply with technical standards for the safety, essential performance and effectiveness of medical electrical equipment. A drip-proof, easy-to-clean screen offers protection from drips, leaks and spills. Featuring a projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen for a fast, sensitive touch response, VuPoint’s modern design will blend in with the most sophisticated hospital surroundings. An AccuTouch five-wire zero-bezel resistive touchscreen option provides stable, drift-free operation. VuPoint offers a choice of two Intel processors – 1.8GHz Dual Core Atom D525 or 1.1GHz Celeron Dual Core 847E – and multiple connections as well as optional accessories for telephony handsets, card readers and barcode scanners.

Pricing and Availability

The Elo M-Series VuPoint touchcomputer is available worldwide in 90 days with pricing starting at approximately $2,000 USD inclusive of a 3-year warranty. For more information visit the Elo website www.elotouch.com, contact your Elo distributor, call Elo Touch Solutions Customer Service at +32 16 352100 or send an inquiry to [email protected]

About Elo Touch Solutions

Elo Touch Solutions is a leading global supplier of touch-enabled technology, products and industry solutions. The Elo portfolio encompasses the broadest selection of OEM touchscreen components, touchmonitors, and all in-one touchcomputers for the demanding requirements of diverse markets, including gaming machines, hospitality systems, industrial automation, interactive kiosks, medical devices, office equipment, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, retail displays and transportation applications. Since Elo founders pioneered the touchscreen over 40 years ago, the Elo touch experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation. Visit www.elotouch.eu or call +32 16 352100 for more information about Elo’s products and services.

The Elo (logo), Elo Touch Solutions, VuPoint and AccuTouch are trademarks of Elo and its Affiliates.


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Monday, 19 November 2012
Pr-inside.com - Animal welfare charity Blue Cross uses digital advertising screen run by Dynamax's digitalsignage.NET to promote Blue Cow, their milkshake business and create the bridge between the two entities.

Animal welfare charity Blue Cross uses a digital signage solution powered by Dynamax’s digitalsignage.NET for the first shop of its new milkshake business, Blue Cow. The new company was set up to generate revenue for the long-standing charity through the sale of hand blended milkshakes and smoothies.

Soon after the new shop in Stratford- upon- Avon, Warwickshire was opened, Blue Cross started looking at alternative ways to promote the new business and inform its customers about the charitable purpose behind it. A digital signage system located at the POS and run by Dynamax’s digitalsignage.NET was set up to promote Blue Cow’s Shakespeare shakes and smoothies and share information about their mobile events unit and about how the charity is spending the  money.

"Besides informing our customers, we wanted to interact with them on a more engaging level both before and after the purchase", says Simon Moore, Commercial Development Manager at Blue Cross explaining their decision to display QR codes and prompt customers to follow the new brand while queuing. Blue Cross counts over 9, 000 followers on Twitter and over 26,000 fans on Facebook and the charity aims to increase Blue Cow’s social media reach and use that too to the benefit of disadvantaged pets.

"We wanted a digital signage solution to explain the link between the milkshake business and Blue Cross to our customers. We knew that this would be an effective way to get this message across and at the same time we wanted a sustainable advertising solution and not just a quick fix. Digital signage enabled us to easily portray who we are and what we do. We’ve chosen digitalsignage.NET because it is a highly effective and easily accessible product," explained Simon Moore of Blue Cross.

The charity discloses plans of adding more screens to its system as new Blue Cow shops will be opened, powered by Dynamax’s digitalsignage.NET.
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Monday, 19 November 2012
Ranked 22nd in Canada and 217th in North America With 387 Percent Revenue Growth

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision today announced that it has been recognized as one of Canada's fastest growing technology companies in the 15th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards. Additionally, Haivision was also ranked among the 500 fastest growing companies in North America in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™. The awards recognize organizations with the highest percentage of revenue growth over five years. Haivision has grown by 387 percent within the five year period.

"Canadian Fast 50 companies and Technology Fast 500 winners innovate, demonstrate entrepreneurship, create jobs, and invest in R&D," said Richard Lee, national leader, technology, media & telecommunications industry group, Deloitte. "Haivision is an example of a company that shows passion, determination, and drive that are so important for growth in the technology sector."

"Haivision has established itself as a premier digital media solutions provider within the enterprise and across the Internet, serving customers worldwide in multiple markets," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision. "We are delighted to be recognized once again for our achievements. Thanks to our commitment to innovation, quality, and operational excellence, our portfolio of products and solutions continues to grow. With global deployments across significant market segments and a revolutionary new line up of products and services about to be unveiled, 2013 will be even more impactful for Haivision and its customers."

Haivision experienced an impressive 47 percent increase in revenue growth in 2011 in USD, a 45 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past seven years, and 20 consecutive quarters of positive EBITDA results. The company maintains a strategic focus on enterprise, medical/healthcare, education, military/federal, house of worship, sports, and entertainment markets. Its video streaming solutions are deployed for large-scale events such as the London Games; keep financial traders up to date; are used daily to connect integrated operating rooms within the world's leading hospitals; capture and deliver video assets across top university campuses; and support mission critical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations within the military.

Now in its 15th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program recognizes leaders in the Canadian technology industry and tracks the successful growth of Canadian-grown global leaders. The program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500 initiative, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™


The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking and Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HUB International HKMB, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

About Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™

Technology Fast 500™, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.

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 www.haivision.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012
425 Christie MicroTiles in Epic Combination of Shapes Light Up Holiday Season Beginning November 14th

CYPRESS, Calif. – The world of high fashion comes to life in brilliant colors as multiple configurations of 425 Christie® MicroTiles® light up the windows of Barneys New York flagship store at 660 Madison Avenue, for their “Electric Holiday” display. A partnership between The Walt Disney Company, Barneys New York, and Christie, “Electric Holiday” is a multimedia presentation highlighted by a digitally-animated, moving art short featuring Disney characters Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Daisy Duck, as they strut the runway in original designer clothes. The short is the highlight of the high tech light show, accompanied by an original score by Oscar® winning composer Michael Giacchino.

Following the world premiere on November 14, the eight-minute art short will continue to loop throughout the day on the Christie MicroTiles. The window displays will be up until January 3, 2013. Visit www.christiedigital.com/electricholiday to learn more about the display and if visiting over the holidays, post your photos on our wall at www.facebook.com/christiedigital.
 
“We are thrilled to be working with the experts at Christie on Disney Electric Holiday Windows at Barneys New York.  Disney and Barneys wanted to create a visually stunning window display unlike any other and the Christie MicroTiles – with their high resolution, shallow depth, virtually seamless canvas and true-to-life image quality - made that possible. Utilizing 565 square feet of MicroTiles and 50 million pixels we are able to create a brilliant light and video show that will light up Madison Ave throughout the Holidays,” remarked Lylle Breier, SVP World Wide Special Events, Walt Disney Studios.

“‘Electric Holiday’ is a stellar combination of state-of-the art animation, lights, music, and fashion that will encompass eight windows of Barneys New York’s Madison Avenue store and represents one of the most complex combinations of shapes, resolution, size and depth of field ever used with the Christie MicroTiles,” said Sean James, vice president, Managed Services, Christie. “From the realization of the high-concept moving art short to the multi-layered arrangement of MicroTiles, it is a triumph of technical, creative and artistic vision never seen before on a holiday window display.”

Christie’s Managed Services team provided technical consultation at every stage of the installation, from concept finalization, to pre-staging, to on-site set-up, expanding on its long history of collaboration with Disney. Christie projection technologies have powered some of Disney’s most famous world premiere events, including “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “High School Musical”.  Each window will feature an array of Christie MicroTiles in a staggered, multi-layer set-up of various shapes and depths, surrounded by bright meshes of lights that will be synchronized with the music. 

Right Technology at the Right Place

The shallow depth of the display windows presented an especially daunting challenge, eliminating technology that required substantial space. Flat panels were considered, but their thick bezels significantly distracted from the display, which needed to appear nearly seamless.

Christie MicroTiles were the answer.  Lightweight and shallow rear projection modules approximately 16” by 12”, they are less than a foot deep and fit perfectly in the store windows.  More importantly, they have a nearly invisible 1mm gap between the tiles for seamless images and can be scaled to any size, shape and orientation, forming a digital canvas of the highest brightness and resolution. As well, with a viewing angle of 180 degrees, every view from the street offers “the best seat in the house”, regardless of where one is standing. 

The Best and the Brightest

Harnessing the strengths of both DLP® projection and LED technology, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images and a much wider color palette than conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays. The result is a digital canvas composed of 425 MicroTiles in a combination of portrait and landscape modes, generating the equivalent of a 600 square foot image spread across 2,275 square feet of building. The complex design of the display includes:
  • 565 square feet of Christie MicroTiles digital canvas
  • 50 million pixels of resolution
  • 15 simultaneous HD video streams
  • 476 square feet of Traxon Mesh
  • 600 feet of A-Deco Pixel strings
  • five d3 Media Servers
“’Electric Holiday’ is truly a collaboration of some of the ‘best of the best’ in the world,” continued Sean James.  “Achieving such a technological and creative triumph required a true partnership of trust among all the contributors. It represents the best in fashion from Barneys New York, the best in Entertainment from Disney, and the best in visual technology from Christie. ”

VP of Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, Craig Sholder added: “Christie and Disney share a long and successful history of collaboration, staging some of the industry’s most memorable multimedia events. Our latest partnership for ‘Electric Holiday’ continues in that tradition of success. We look forward to Christie technology, the Disney magic, and Barneys’ sense of fashion thrilling shoppers from around the world during the holiday season.”

About Barneys New York

BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer with flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale. The Company also operates a highly successful online business at Barneys.com.  Founded as a men's retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, it turned into an international arbiter of high style for both women and men in the 1970s and became renowned for discovering and developing new and innovative design talent. Barneys is famous for selling the most intriguing edit from the world’s top designers, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys' signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Barneys’ innovative CO-OP was launched in 1985 and has since expanded into a freestanding store concept operating more than a dozen locations in eight states across the U.S. For more information about Barneys New York, please visit www.Barneys.com and explore its luxury content site, The Window, for an insider’s look into the Barneys world: behind-the-scenes visits with exciting designers, fashion, events, and the Barneys team.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of about $40.9 billion in its last fiscal year.

Ever since Walt Disney founded his world-famous company in 1923, the name "Disney" has become synonymous with boundless creativity and an unbridled imagination that helped define the 20th century.  Today, The Walt Disney Company and its affiliated companies remain faithful to their commitment to produce unparalleled entertainment experiences based on the rich legacy of quality creative content and exceptional storytelling. From television and movies, to theme parks, merchandise, virtual worlds and beyond, Disney delights consumers and guests everywhere with magical stories, beloved characters and unparalleled family entertainment and experiences.

About Christie®

Christie 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. 

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012
DULUTH, Ga., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shoppers nationwide will have access to quick, easy and free health assessments and information as SoloHealth begins rolling out thousands of high-tech, self-service consumer healthcare kiosks at retailers nationwide with the help of NCR Corporation. NCR's services group has signed a three-year agreement with SoloHealth to provide on-site repair services after the units are installed, expected to be in more than 2,500 retail locations by mid-2013.

NCR's services expertise and national footprint are crucial to keeping the SoloHealth kiosks up and running for the shoppers who come to count on the innovative devices for healthcare information and for retailers counting on the devices to serve their shoppers and drive additional store traffic.

The agreement covers service of thousands of SoloHealth Stations, which will be deployed in mass merchant, drug and grocery retailers across the country.

The SoloHealth Station offers a variety of health screenings, including vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index and an overall health assessment. The kiosk also provides and connects users with a database of local doctors.

Early results show strong demand for these kiosks, with more than 3.2 million consumer interactions at already-installed kiosks as of mid-October of this year. Users spend an average of four minutes at the kiosks and 33% of users take more than one test, according to SoloHealth figures.

A cloud-based healthcare consumer 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 integration across a multi-platform complete with digital signage, Internet and mobile. The multiple-platform approach gives brand partners, consumers and medical professionals the ease of interaction from many touch points allowing for greater effectiveness and efficiencies.

"With healthcare such a vital and hot topic, NCR is very excited to be working with SoloHealth to make an easy-to-use health monitoring and assessment solution available to thousands of Americans and keep these thousands of innovative devices up and running for retailers looking to drive store traffic and build shopper loyalty," said Vice President of NCR Retail Sales Bill Barton.

"We are focused on selecting the most strategic, strongest and reliable partners for our SoloHealth Station kiosks and NCR fits the bill perfectly," said Eric Hoell, Senior Vice President, Operations & Product Development at SoloHealth. "Our partnership with NCR will ensure our kiosks will be functioning at an optimal performance level for our retail partners and the thousands of consumers interacting with them."

About SoloHealth

Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth(R) is a leader in self-service consumer healthcare, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and convenience. The company's award-winning first offering was the EyeSite Vision kiosk. In summer 2010, the company received a $1.2 M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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 health care costs. Strategic investors and partners include Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR), Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell. Visit www.solohealth.com or follow us on Twitter @SoloHealth.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation 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 (www.ncr.com ) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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


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Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Eden Prairie, Minnesota,  — At the Digital Screenmedia Association Crown Awards on Wednesday, November 7, Digital Clinic took second place for Point of Wait digital signage content under $10,000. This award recognizes excellence in digital out-of-home content positioned at the point of wait.
 
“It’s a great honor to receive this award in the point of wait category,” said Myles Mjolsnes, director of marketing at Digital Clinic, who accepted the award. “This award validates what we do for our customers, the quality of our team members’ work, and the true benefits of our digital signage. At our affordable price point, we’re honored help both small and large businesses achieve their goals. We challenge ourselves daily to deliver an innovative and high quality solution for our customers, and this award is something all of us at Digital Clinic can celebrate.”
 
The nominees were evaluated primarily on the content’s effectiveness and level of engagement. Other criteria evaluated included how well the content fit the environment and suited its audience.
 
Digital Clinic’s entry showcased the content custom-created for the dental practice of Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. in Dobbs Ferry, NY. The cycle of content evaluated included pictures, video, local weather, and marketing messages, as well as Dr. Zuckerberg’s Facebook feed.
 
The awards were announced aboard the Duchess Yacht and were a part of the Customer Engagement Technology World in New York, NY. The convention brings together hundreds of businesses and thousands of attendees to participate in ongoing conversation about communications, engagement and experience.
 
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 www.digitalclinic.com.
 
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012
CHICAGO - Simple, All-in-One Bundles for Business Signage Needs; Includes Display, Content Creation Services, Computer, Wall Mount and Content Management Software 
NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the addition of 10 Digital Signage/Content Creation Solutions. These comprehensive product bundles introduce customers to the digital signage industry with easy-to-use solutions that include everything needed to run content on a single digital screen.

Available in digital screen sizes up to 65-inches, each bundle includes an NEC V, P or X Series display, a single board computer to source digital signage content, a wall mount kit compatible for both landscape and portrait orientations, Ultrablok surge suppressor, NEC's Content Management Software (CMS), and a voucher good for two hours toward NEC Content Creation Services.

"These all-in-one bundles welcome digital signage newcomers by providing the necessary components for successful first deployments, including custom content creation," said Michael Ferrer, National Manager of Solution Sales and Operations for NEC Display Solutions. "We've often found that some customers have difficulty overcoming the challenges of a digital signage implementation. In response, NEC has created bundles that outline projects piece by piece, impart the benefits of digital messaging, and show the effective use of content to maximize branding and customer reach."

As part of the bundle offerings, select displays offer a built-in expansion slot allowing for clean, hidden PC integration, while reducing the bill of materials needed for installation. X Series bundles include the OPS-PCAF-WS, which boasts a 1.6 GHz Dual Core Fusion processor and 32GB solid state drive. P and select V Series bundles incorporate the NET-SBC-04, which offers a 160GB SATA hard drive and 2GB of RAM, while other select V Series displays include a Seneca Data X4-525 external media player with 1.8 GHz Dual Core Atom processor and 320GB HDD storage.

NEC's Content Creation Services can help users realize the true potential of the display, breaking through the everyday clutter of messaging with high-quality, custom motion graphics. Designed to translate business objectives into compelling calls-to-action that deliver results, video and animation lead to stronger results for businesses. Users of these bundles will work with NEC's digital content development team and receive custom video files, completing their digital signage solutions. Streaming samples of NEC's content can be viewed in the online portfolio.

These bundles include:
•Up to full high-definition displays from 32- to 65-inches (V321-PC-CRE, V422-PC-CRE, V462-PC-CRE, V551-PC-CRE, V651-PC-CRE, P402-PC-CRE, P462-PC-CRE, P552-PC-CRE, X461S-PC-CRE, X551S-PC-CRE)
•Single board computer to source content (NEC NET-SBC-04, NEC OPS-PCAF-WS, Seneca Data X4-525)
•Wall mount kit (WMK-3257)
•Ultrablok direct plug-in ISOBAR surge suppressor, which features two outlets, an all-metal housing and 1410 joule rating
•NEC CMS, a SaaS web-based digital signage software available at no charge
•Voucher for two hours toward NEC Content Creation Services
•Simple, easy-to-use and configure
•Commercial- and professional-grade LCD panel and components
NEC's Digital Signage/Content Creation Solutions are available with a three-year warranty at estimated street prices starting at $1849.
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 www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business.  VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy.  For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU. 
 
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Adding New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ -- Reflect, the leading full-service provider of digital out-of-home merchandising and advertising solutions for digital signage, interactive applications and assisted shopping, today announced the addition of Vince Bove as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Bove brings over 20 years of retail marketing, advertising and sales experience to Reflect.

"I am very excited to have Vince aboard. He brings a lot of experience and insight into our organization and for our clients. He is incredibly focused on bringing real business value to our customers. The marketplace and our customers will love the guy" said Bill Warren, Chief Executive Officer of Reflect.

In his role as Senior Vice President, Vince will be responsible for business development and sales in the Central and Western United States. In his capacity as Chief Marketing Officer, Vince will assist Reflect clients with insightful shopper engagement strategies for their brand at the point-of-sale, and help them utilize all the capabilities of the Reflect product line.
Vince's extensive retail experience includes leading account teams on the agency side, client-side marketing and brand building, and vendor-side management as a creative resource for major retailers.

"It's an exciting time for digital point-of-sale communications and for Reflect. We have the experience, talent, and products to help our clients accomplish great things. I'm excited to be a part of the team," said Bove.

Most of Vince's career has been with The Richards Group in Dallas, the largest independently owned advertising agency in the U.S. His work there involved leading the development of integrated marketing campaigns and brand development for clients including The Home Depot, Eye Care Centers of America and Gander Mountain. More recently he was general manager for one of the Southwest's premier commercial photography studios where he led the creative production process for clients that included JC Penney, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus Direct.

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 www.reflectsystems.com.
 
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
New York - ComQi exhibited at the annual Customer Engagement Technology World on November 7th and 8th 2012 in New York.  The event took place the week after super storm Sandy hit the north east which left many areas uninhabitable with flooding, blocked transportation services and power and heat outages.  Amidst the storm, ComQi’s tradeshow booth incurred flood damage which put the company’s participation in jeopardy.  Despite the obstacles, ComQi was eager for the area to reach a fast recovery and wanted to fully support the show.  ComQi worked closely with the event coordinators to produce a new display booth for a successful and worthwhile event. 

Highlights from the show included:


ComQi presented a hurricane relief video asking visitors to support victims of the disaster by sending a text donation to the Red Cross.  The effort was well received as people encouraged the initiative.

Stu Armstrong, President of ComQi Americas, vibrantly led a panel session on “Using Digital Engagements to Connect with Today’s Shoppers”.  As an expert in the digital out of home retail sector, Stu was the clear choice to be the commentator for the seminar.






ComQi featured and demo’d their digital signage interactive solutions:

•    CTM Touch Screen- the user friendly interface allowed visitors to browse for information on where to visit in a perspective city and send that information directly to their smartphone.
•    delayMirror- Visitors Spun in front of a mirror-like solution and saw themselves twirl after the 3 second delay for a full retail experience.
•    Passport- Guests interacted with digital signage displays through ComQi’s mobile applications and got engaged with the trivia, games and special promotions.
ComQi also exhibited their award winning digital signage solutions:
•    EnGage: A content management systems platform for sophisticated planning, distribution and management for digital signage networks. 
•    Media Distribution: A set of product families for multimedia communication with a full range of flexible, high-quality platforms including extenders, splitters and screen control devices.
ComQi would like to thank everyone who showed support for the event.   CETW was an enjoyable and productive tradeshow through the storm, slush, and wind.  If you did not have the chance to attend, you can receive information on ComQi’s solutions at www.comqi.com or by contacting Sharon Sonesh at
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.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Scala 5 Release 6.1 provides key new features that enhance the Scala 5 series.

Exton, PA (PRWEB) - Scala, Inc. announces today the launch of Scala 5 Release 6.1. This update of Scala 5 encompasses an array of new features for Scala Designer, Content Manager and Player.

Among the headline features for Release 6.1 are: Extending Active Directory / LDAP support to include authorization of user roles and workgroups, support for interactive Adobe Flash clips with multi-touch capabilities which can co-exist with Scala buttons, Scala Script pages can now be logged for playback audit purposes, simplified log retrieval of the Content Manager logs, rich new visual effects for text and other element for “Complex Writing Systems” and streamlining of user-interface in Scala Designer.

“Scala 5 Release 6.1 is a continuation of our efforts to make the Scala Platform the most stable, secure and innovative platform on the market,” says Clive Fort, director of product management, “It delivers new and exciting features based on feedback from our clients, and maintains our tradition of leadership and innovation in the industry.”

Scala 5 Release 6.1 support for “Complex Writing Systems”, which includes languages such as Thai, Hindi, Arabic and Hebrew, now make it possible to apply new fill patterns to the face of text, apply shadow, outline, backdrop or bevel to any object type. Additionally, Scala Content Manager is now available in Finnish, making it the 19th supported language.

Scala 5 Release 6.1 can be downloaded from http://www.scala.com/updates.

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is a leading global provider of digital signage solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platforms for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., and has subsidiaries in The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Displays Live Yammerfall Feed

MONTREAL — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that Air Canada has added a Yammerfall feed to its globe TV digital signage network powered by the Xpresenter™ platform. Yammerfall is a continuous stream of messages from Yammer, an enterprise social network, designed for display on screens in employee areas. Yammer makes it easier than ever for the airline's in-flight service employees to connect with each other and stay up-to-date with important news, announcements, and more.

Since its launch in 2008, globe TV has relied on Xpresenter to keep Air Canada's cabin crew informed with current work-related information and real-time news and weather, which is displayed on screens located in the airline's In-Flight Service Crew Centers and Training Centers across Canada. With the addition of the Yammerfall feed, Air Canada adds another timely source of streamlined content to globe TV in the form of an internal social networking tool.

Recently acquired by Microsoft®, Yammer brings the power of social networking to the enterprise in a private and secure environment. As easy to use as consumer social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter™, Yammer is designed for internal company collaboration, file sharing, knowledge exchange, and team efficiency.

"Xpresenter enables us to promote key messages and timely information to our cabin crew as they navigate through our employee facilities," said Bill Powell, Air Canada's Manager of Communication Planning and Delivery for the airline's customer service divisions. "With the platform's ability to integrate with real-time data feeds, taking advantage of social media as a content source is simple. By incorporating Yammerfall, our globe TV network has become an even more powerful and engaging resource for our employees."

More information on X2O products is available at www.x2omedia.com.

About Air Canada

Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves more than 34 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of more than 340 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at www.x2omedia.com.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
BEIJING – Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, will enliven China Construction Bank (CCB) Beijing Data Center’s Command Center with a 29-meter wide by 0.9-meter high video wall using 216 Christie MicroTiles®. Set in a 3 units by 72 units array, the Christie MicroTiles will go into full-fledged operation before the Spring Festival.

A large amount of data and constant real-time information demand a display with HD image quality, reliability, and durability, while the special light environment of the Command Center calls for higher brightness. The large screen size further poses a stringent requirement on the convenience of installation and maintenance. All these present a great challenge to display solution providers.

“Christie MicroTiles are just the customer’s best choice,” said Guang Yang, general manager of HiteVision who directed the project. “CCB headquarters is limited on space and Christie MicroTiles, with their compact footprint, perfectly meet their needs. With the additional benefits of high brightness, richness of color, reliability, and easy maintenance, Christie MicroTiles seem tailor-made for the project.”

Built on proven DLP® technology and specifically designed for maximum image quality in high-ambient light environments, Christie MicroTiles are the next frontier of display technology. With the unique advantages of rear projection and LED technology, the MicroTiles are superior to conventional LCD and plasma displays in terms of brightness of images and richness of color.

“I’m very pleased that CCB is satisfied with its visual display solution of Christie MicroTiles and that with its unique qualities has met the requirements of the installation,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “It signifies that MicroTiles have won further recognition of the market. We hope the product will benefit more customers in China in the near future.”

About Christie

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

“Christie®” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.
Christie MicroTiles® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Turning the Dream of Fully Automated Money Transfer Into Reality

Genkiosk’s latest Money Transfer kiosk deployment offers users a brand new remittance pay-out service. Money Transfer is a two part process: a Send followed by a Receive. For a long time, Money Transfer self-service providers have only offered the Send option on kiosks. Despite realizing that by not offering Receive at kiosks, their system could never be free from staff intervention, companies were reluctant to confront the obstacles to adding this service. Genkiosk software developers have worked closely with pioneering customers to overcome each hurdle and produce a fully automated Money Transfer kiosk service.

Sheffield, UK (PRWEB) Most Money Transfer companies have been offering self-service Send via kiosks for many years, but few have been able to complete the cycle and allow customers to collect their money from the kiosk as well. However, the industry is fast coming to the conclusion that in order to maximize the benefits of the self-service business model, it is important to allow customers to complete all transactions at the kiosks.

Money Transfer businesses are rarely predictable and they experience peaks and troughs over the course of a month, with the most busy times being around the end of the month (on pay day). This makes staffing a Money Transfer enterprise very difficult; shops might perhaps need five counter staff for the busy periods, but for the rest of the time they could manage with just two making the other three virtually redundant. The arrival of self-service kiosks (with a Send facility) has helped alleviate this problem to a certain extent, but customers still have to queue up to collect their remittance.

One of the main reasons the industry has been hesitant to progress in this area is the regulation that comes with offering pay-out from an unmanned point of sale. This service effectively turns the kiosk into an ATM, which puts the operation onto a much higher level. “Regulatory concerns are definitely the main factor preventing mass adoption of pay-out from Money Transfer kiosks” says Ben Widdows, Senior Account Manager at GWD Media. “Having to deal with the extra paper work and accreditation that is required puts most of our customers off. I’m delighted to see the first company taking the plunge, especially as the benefits are already plain to see.”

Another major obstacle has been the authentication of the receiver. How does a kiosk know that the person collecting the cash is authorized to do so? To overcome this issue Genkiosk developers have implemented ID scanning via OCR, which can read licenses or passports, collect the identification information required and store it securely in the Genkiosk cloud-based infrastructure. However, this does of course require the purchase additional hardware for the kiosk…

Increased hardware cost is the third issue Money Transfer providers have to face before adopting the pay-out functionality. Typically this involves adding in ID scanning hardware (with associated software integration costs), but also means purchasing a note recycler to dispense cash. The kiosks that offer this feature do therefore require a higher capital expenditure, but compared with the costs associated with increased staffing requirements, the Genkiosk team felt this to be a worthwhile expense.

Genkiosk Kiosk Software is used worldwide, as far away as Manila and Suva and as close to home as your local supermarket. Genkiosk Kiosk Management System handles millions of transactions a month. Genkiosk Kiosk Software, by GWD Media Ltd is suitable for the full range of self-service kiosks.

GWD Media is headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and operates worldwide.

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Monday, 12 November 2012
Offers library of objects for SharePoint users to display real-time content on all screens across an organization
 
MONTREAL —  X2O Media today announced SharePoint TV on its new X2O visual communications platform, which enables users to create channels based on content in the popular Microsoft® SharePoint® enterprise collaboration platform. This functionality allows users to push content from SharePoint onto all screens across an organization automatically, from digital displays to mobile devices and desktops, using stunning TV-like channels.

With the X2O platform's intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring tools, users can select from a library of smart objects specifically designed to work with SharePoint applications, such as company news and announcements, team calendars, task lists, document browsing, and dashboards. They can then quickly and easily display this information on a variety of screens throughout an organization, including mobile phones, tablets, and desktops. Information updated in SharePoint is automatically reflected on the screens in real time, greatly improving the delivery of information without adding to staff workload.

For timely messages and alerts, information can be entered directly into SharePoint and quickly sent throughout a business or organization or to one specific person, one team, or entire departments. For more creative collaboration and knowledge sharing, employees can also publish videos, images, and PowerPoint® slides that appear within the SharePoint interface. The result is a powerful communications tool with the look and feel of a corporate TV channel.

X2O Media will be exhibiting at the 2012 Microsoft SharePoint Conference, Nov. 12-15 in Las Vegas. More information on X2O products is available at www.x2omedia.com.


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 www.x2omedia.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Monday, 12 November 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 is pleased to provide an up-date on its mobile broadcasting network located within Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. and Couche-Tard Inc. (“Mac’s”) outlets.

iSIGN and its resellers have been presenting the mobile network to national advertisers and are currently in proposal stages with several major national brands. Presently, the mobile network is running a paid test campaign in various selected Ontario stores for a major national brand. iSIGN and its resellers will be utilizing the resulting metrics from this campaign in their future sales presentations and expect that these metrics will be of great interest to both brands and their advertising agencies and will result in mobile broadcasting across the full Mac’s network.

“We look forward to enhancing our digital signage network with ads and messaging delivered by our mobile broadcasting network,” said Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our belief is that these metrics will prove to be a catalyst bringing advertisers to our networks, both mobile and digital signage. We’re quite confident that as additional advertisers come onboard, the additional metrics from a variety of different advertisers will aid in the future revenue growth generated by our networks. In fact, we are encouraged by the growing interest in both our mobile and digital signage networks.”

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 www.isignmedia.com.

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 except as required by law.

© 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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Monday, 12 November 2012
New York - Due to the devastation that the northeast sustained from Hurricane Sandy, ComQi aspired to show support on a large scale.  Customer Engagement Technology World in New York proved to be the perfect medium to ask attendees face to face for a helping hand.  ComQi has a 3 minute video with an array of images showing the Sandy destruction displayed at booth #600.  Over each video, ComQi is asking viewers to contribute to the Red Cross through DOOHgood and donate $10 over text message.   Doohgood has been incredible aide to the hurricane relief efforts and ComQi took CETW as an opportunity to take part in their organization.  Please stop by to see ComQi at booth #600 on November 7th and 8th to show your support!

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.
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Monday, 05 November 2012
KITCHENER, Ont. – Millions of visitors flock through the gates of Canada’s Wonderland, just north of Toronto, Canada every season and since 2011 – the theme park’s 30th anniversary – Christie® technology has been mesmerizing visitors with ‘Starlight Spectacular’ – a 9 ½ minute projection mapping display that brings Wonderland Mountain to life each evening.

Four Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP® projectors equipped with Christie Twist Pro™ display fire breathing dragons, the changing seasons, ripple effects in a kaleidoscope of colors, and a mountain that appears to crumble – among other imagery.

“Wonderland Mountain is the centerpiece of the park, and for our anniversary last year, we wanted to do something unique in Canada. Once we knew it was technically feasible, we hired Tantrum Design and Visual Effects to provide the content,” said Doug McBoyle, manager, technical and event services, Canada’s Wonderland. “This is the second year of the production and we are looking at some major and exciting changes for 2013.”

Projecting on a mountain, with its intricate curves and juts, presented a unique set of challenges but Christie technology proved more than capable. McBoyle said his biggest concern was making sure the content would look clean when projected onto the irregular surface.

“We looked at different options but Christie has the edge with its Christie Twist Pro package,” said McBoyle. “Christie Twist Pro was the key selling feature because there is such an uneven surface on the mountain filled with edges and obstructions.”

A single license of Christie Twist Pro™ supports an unlimited number of projectors per array and offers unlimited grid lines, advanced edge blending and blends masking. The optional software upgrades also features rotate and flip capabilities, gradient previews of edge blends, and a brightness uniformity controller.

“Without Christie Twist Pro, we wouldn’t have been able to develop or create the images we did. The Twist Pro solidified our ability to project coherent images on the mountain. The software has the convergence points we need to get a nice and even projection surface; it is amazing how clear and how aligned the projected images are.”

McBoyle said the park wanted to give people eye-candy and have them walk away saying, ‘I have never seen anything like that before ... that was amazing.’
“We wanted to create the perfect kiss goodnight where the guests walk away feeling good about what they just saw. And I think we achieved that because the performance gives them 9 ½ minutes at the end of their day to regroup, see a spectacular show and then go home having had a great day.

“I can’t emphasize enough how the Christie staff of Dave Muscat (Sr. Director of Sales, Canada) Geoff Chick (Central and Western Regional Sales Manager) and Kyle Killing (Field Application Specialist) really came to the table. Without them, we wouldn’t have been so successful. Christie’s Canadian office and manufacturing facility is just two hours away and that was a huge deal for us. Not only is the Christie product great, we have manufacturers’ support so close by.”

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world.  From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images.  Visit www.christiedigital.com.
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Friday, 02 November 2012
QA Graphics, Iowa-based interactive design company, is pleased to announce NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., as the new hardware provider for its LCD monitors and touchscreen solutions.

(PRWEB) - QA Graphics, an Iowa-based interactive design company, is pleased to announce NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., as the new hardware provider for its LCD monitors and touchscreen solutions.

QA Graphics designs interactive applications for use across a variety of industries, including its award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®. The company also develops solutions for donor recognition, way finding and other applications to use in commercial buildings, government buildings, schools and universities. Its restaurant industry applications include nutritional kiosks and digital menu boards. NEC will be providing a variety of commercial-grade touchscreens, kiosks, and LCD displays for a wide range of QA Graphics projects.

“As QA Graphics continues to grow, we needed to find a hardware provider that we could trust to meet our project deadlines both domestically and internationally,” said Dan McCarty, president of QA Graphics. “After thoroughly researching, we’ve found that NEC is recognized as an industry leader, and we’re confident that it will consistently provide high quality products.”

NEC Display Solutions 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.

“The design and planning phases of digital signage projects are keys to their strategic success,” said Keith Yanke, Director of Product Marketing for Large-Screen Displays and Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “QA Graphics is committed to the success of these projects, and we welcome our collaborative effort toward expanding applications for digital signage.”

QA Graphics looks forward to this new relationship and is confident that they will continue to provide clients with the best quality display solutions to complement their design needs. For questions, please contact 515.965.3403.

About QA Graphics

QA Graphics is an Iowa-based creative design company specializing in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia. The company is also a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. Visit http://www.qagraphics.com to learn more.

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 http://www.necdisplay.com.
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Friday, 02 November 2012
Company to Direct Consumer Red Cross Donations Directly to Relief Efforts

BELLEVUE, Wash.,  /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. is joining its employees and Americans in supporting the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Americans can donate their spare change at more than 14,000 Coinstar® donation-enabled kiosks across the United States and Red Cross will receive within 48 hours.  

To make a donation at a Coinstar kiosk through Nov. 30, 2012, individuals simply select the "donate" option from the menu, choose the American Red Cross, and pour in any amount of change to support relief efforts providing food, shelter and other assistance to hurricane victims. The Red Cross will receive 100 percent of the value of the donations.

"We are putting the power of our nationwide network of Coinstar locations to work for hurricane relief," said Paul Davis, chief executive officer of Coinstar, Inc. "If half of the U.S. population donated just one dollar, it would translate to more than $150 million in aid to help families get back on their feet."

"The impact of Hurricane Sandy is widespread and the road to recovery will be long for many families in its path," said Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications at the American Red Cross.  "We appreciate Coinstar's support of Red Cross disaster relief, and its help in collecting and getting donations to where they are needed most."

In other relief efforts, Coinstar and its 2,700 employees are supporting Team Rubicon, an organization that connects the unique skills of returning veterans with disaster recovery needs. Coinstar will match all employee donations made to this organization through Veterans Day, Nov. 12, 2012. 

Davis added, "Team Rubicon is a great example of a social innovation that uses the specialized skills of veterans in times of disaster so we are pleased to support this program with an internal campaign encouraging our employees to make donations."

Consumers can find a nearby Coinstar kiosk with the donation option by visiting www.coinstar.com.  Individuals can also donate directly to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org or Team Rubicon at www.teamrubiconusa.org.

About Coinstar, Inc.


Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox® self-service DVD and video game rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 42,400 Redbox DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012. For more information, visit www.coinstarinc.com.

About The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

About Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.
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Friday, 02 November 2012
Simple, All-in-One Bundles for Business Signage Needs;
Includes Display, Content Creation Services, Computer, Wall Mount and Content Management Software


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the addition of 10 Digital Signage/Content Creation Solutions. These comprehensive product bundles introduce customers to the digital signage industry with easy-to-use solutions that include everything needed to run content on a single digital screen.

    “We’ve often found that some customers have difficulty overcoming the challenges of a digital signage implementation. In response, NEC has created bundles that outline projects piece by piece, impart the benefits of digital messaging, and show the effective use of content to maximize branding and customer reach.”

Available in digital screen sizes up to 65-inches, each bundle includes an NEC V, P or X Series display, a single board computer to source digital signage content, a wall mount kit compatible for both landscape and portrait orientations, Ultrablok surge suppressor, NEC’s Content Management Software (CMS), and a voucher good for two hours toward NEC Content Creation Services.

“These all-in-one bundles welcome digital signage newcomers by providing the necessary components for successful first deployments, including custom content creation,” said Michael Ferrer, National Manager of Solution Sales and Operations for NEC Display Solutions. “We’ve often found that some customers have difficulty overcoming the challenges of a digital signage implementation. In response, NEC has created bundles that outline projects piece by piece, impart the benefits of digital messaging, and show the effective use of content to maximize branding and customer reach.”

As part of the bundle offerings, select displays offer a built-in expansion slot allowing for clean, hidden PC integration, while reducing the bill of materials needed for installation. X Series bundles include the OPS-PCAF-WS, which boasts a 1.6 GHz Dual Core Fusion processor and 32GB solid state drive. P and select V Series bundles incorporate the NET-SBC-04, which offers a 160GB SATA hard drive and 2GB of RAM, while other select V Series displays include a Seneca Data X4-525 external media player with 1.8 GHz Dual Core Atom processor and 320GB HDD storage.

NEC’s Content Creation Services can help users realize the true potential of the display, breaking through the everyday clutter of messaging with high-quality, custom motion graphics. Designed to translate business objectives into compelling calls-to-action that deliver results, video and animation lead to stronger results for businesses. Users of these bundles will work with NEC’s digital content development team and receive custom video files, completing their digital signage solutions. Streaming samples of NEC’s content can be viewed in the online portfolio.

These bundles include:
  •     Up to full high-definition displays from 32- to 65-inches (V321-PC-CRE, V422-PC-CRE, V462-PC-CRE, V551-PC-CRE, V651-PC-CRE, P402-PC-CRE, P462-PC-CRE, P552-PC-CRE, X461S-PC-CRE, X551S-PC-CRE)
  •     Single board computer to source content (NEC NET-SBC-04, NEC OPS-PCAF-WS, Seneca Data X4-525)
  •     Wall mount kit (WMK-3257)
  •     Ultrablok direct plug-in ISOBAR surge suppressor, which features two outlets, an all-metal housing and 1410 joule rating
  •     NEC CMS, a SaaS web-based digital signage software available at no charge
  •     Voucher for two hours toward NEC Content Creation Services
  •     Simple, easy-to-use and configure
  •     Commercial- and professional-grade LCD panel and components
NEC’s Digital Signage/Content Creation Solutions are available with a three-year warranty at estimated street prices starting at $1849.

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 www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU.
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Friday, 02 November 2012
Self-checkouts in Walmart stores meet shopper desire for choice and fast checkout service

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in self-service technology, announced today that it would be making more self-checkout lanes available to Walmart customers. NCR will be installing 10,000 SelfServ Checkout lanes to more than 1,200 Walmart locations in the United States during 2013. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Shoppers and retailers recognize the speed and value self-checkout provides and shoppers tell us they are eager to see it expanded into other retail segments,” said Scott Kingsfield, senior vice president and general manager, NCR Retail.

Today, Walmart customers across the country use NCR self-checkout lanes to purchase millions of items each week. Walmart’s expansion of self-service options continues its commitment to offer customers the choice in how they want to check out, improving the overall checkout and customer service experience.

“Our customers are shopping differently than they ever have, and we’re using innovative technologies like self-checkouts to meet their needs,” said Jeff McAllister, senior vice president of innovation, Walmart U.S. “Our multiple checkout options give us a unique advantage to provide our customers with the quick, easy and convenient checkout experience they tell us they want.”

NCR is also providing expertise from its Human Factors Engineering group to make the self-checkout experience as easy and convenient as possible through user interface design, configurations, layouts and best practices. To ensure the self-checkout lanes are available for customers, NCR will also provide regular service programs and maintenance to Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the country.

In a recent independent market study*, 64 percent of self-checkout grocery shoppers and 44 percent of cashier-assisted shoppers said they believe retailers who offer self-checkout options provide better customer service.

In the same study, 70 percent of shoppers who use self-checkouts said they would like to see self-checkouts offered at retailers like Walmart and about half of cashier-assisted shoppers said they want self-checkout expanded to mass merchants like Walmart.

As consumers look for easier, more convenient experiences that offer greater value, NCR is helping its customers in many industries, including retail, financial services, travel and hospitality, transform their consumer experiences both within and across their industries. NCR is leading the way businesses and consumers connect, interact and transact, enabling 300 million interactions every single day.

* The surveys were conducted by independent researchers between January and May at U.S. grocery stores in the Northeast and Midwest. The 400 respondents were intercepted and interviewed immediately after completing their purchases, with half having just used self checkout lanes and half having used assisted checkout lanes. For more information about this survey, please click here.

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 (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit our 10,300 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
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Thursday, 01 November 2012
Affordable and Energy Efficient LED with 30-day Trial of Flypaper Express for an All-In-One Solution

Atlanta – MMD, the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors Worldwide, announced today the debut of the Philips Q Series with the 32-inch BDL3210Q, 42-inch BDL4210Q and 46-inch BDL4610Q. The Philips Q Series is a new family of Edge-lit LED commercial displays built for SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) looking for an affordable and energy efficient digital signage solution.
 
“We are excited about our newest family of displays targeted at the SMBs market,” said Craig Rathbun, Managing Director for MMD North America, exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage Worldwide. “Not all digital signage applications require 24/7 performance, for this segment we’ve created the Philips Q Series. Focused on affordability, ease of use and energy efficiency, the Philips Q Series is great for simple deployments where advance network connectivity and elaborate content changes may be overkill.  Basically set up the display, plug in content and your digital billboard is up and running within minutes, and no compromises to service or quality.”
 
Designed for basic digital signage applications, the Philips Q Series features USB Media Playback for simple content playback without the need for special media players, computers, or network connectivity. Users can simply load their digital signage content onto a USB Drive and plug into the Philips Q Series for instant playback. To take advantage of this feature, every Philips Q Series display comes equipped with a 30-day free trial of Flypaper™ Express, an easy-to-use content creation software which allows anyone to develop high quality digital signage content within PowerPoint. This revolutionary content creation software comes equipped with 10 themed templates to easily kick-start digital signage projects in hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and more.
 
“Flypaper Express provides a powerful yet familiar platform in PowerPoint for anyone to create high-impact digital signage content,” said Don Pierson, Founder and President of Flypaper. “With professional-quality templates included, it’s easy for anyone to quickly create compelling and eye-catching content for any audience using Flypaper Express.”
 
Continuing Philips’ commitment to energy efficiency and the environment, the new Philips Q Series meets stringent Energy Star and RoHS requirements for an eco-friendly display. With the Edge-lit LED lighting technology, the Philips Q Series consumes an average of 40 percent less power than CCFL lighting technology, reducing the operating cost over the lifetime of the display. Furthermore, the Edge-lit LED lighting technology is free of mercury content, one of the most poisonous natural substances that affects humans and animals worldwide. Every Philips commercial display is made of highly recyclable materials and is lead free for greater sustainability throughout its life cycle from manufacturing to disposal.
 
The Philips Q Series includes a 3-Year Advance Exchange Warranty, one of the industry's best warranty programs for commercial-grade displays. The commercial-grade warranty program protects the life of the display in case of a malfunction with free service on parts, labor, and transportation and provides customer service throughout the warranty program. For further reliability and longevity in commercial environments, the panel life of the Philips Q Series is rated up to 50,000 hours (MTBF) for demanding digital signage applications.
 
The Philips Q Series includes a host of connectivity options to easily connect media players with two HDMI inputs, VGA IN, AV IN, and Component IN. In addition, the display line features RS-232 to remotely manage and control the display via network.
 
Availability

The Philips Q Series display line of 32-inch BDL3210Q, 42-inch BDL4210Q and 46-inch BDL4610Q is available now through all MMD business partners in USA and Canada. All three displays come with access to a 30-day free trial of Flypaper Express. For complete information on the Philips Q Series, visit www.publicsignagesolutions.philips.com.
 
About MMD

MMD is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited and is the exclusive licensee of Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD operates internationally with its Global headquarters in Taiwan, North American headquarters in Atlanta and its European headquarters in Amsterdam. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with a comprehensive range of expert system integrators, distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam. For more information on MMD, visit www.mmd-p.com or contact .
 
About Flypaper Studio, Inc. and Trivantis Corporation

Flypaper Studio, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trivantis Corporation. Flypaper produces the leading content creation platform that empowers programmers and non-programmers alike to create, edit, share, track and reuse high-impact interactive and motion graphics video content. The Flypaper platform allows anyone to edit and manipulate components without touching programming code. Trivantis also produces Lectora®, the flagship product for Trivantis that is the world’s leading e-Learning software used by most Global 2000 companies in more than 125 countries and is offered in six languages. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trivantis Corporation has offices in Boca Raton, Phoenix, Paris and London. Trivantis, Lectora, Flypaper, CourseMill®, Snap! by Lectora® and Snap! Empower™ are trademarks of Trivantis Corporation. For more information on Flypaper Express, visit www.Flypaper.com.
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