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Friday, 28 December 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 globally is pleased to announce that its Smart Antennas will be installed at Mardi Gras World, site of the Host Committee Media Party event during Super Bowl week.

iSIGN will be working closely with the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee to install thirty Smart Antennas, loaded with iSIGN’s award winning Interactive Marketing Solution (“IMS”) software, in the artist studios and warehouse of Mardi Gras World in downtown New Orleans. This 200,000 sq. ft. facility will be the location for the January 29, 2013 NFL Media Party, which will be attended by approximately 6,000 quests. The quest list will include members of the accredited global media, as well as a large contingency of local VIPS, Sponsors and partners.

“Using iSIGN technology, media attendees will be prompted to use their smartphones to receive notifications promoting different elements throughout the party, based on their location as they move through the progressive style party”, stated Mr. Sam Joffray, Associate Executive Director of the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee. “Strategically placed iSIGN devices, with near range broadcast capability, will not only enhance the media’s experience as they learn about dishes being served or musical talent performing on specific stages, but the Host Committee will be able to provide additional promotional content for our vendors by providing enhanced data to the attendee; including full restaurant menus, reservation options, links to artists’ websites, or music downloads. The Host Committee is excited to provide this enhanced data experience for both the attendee and for our participating restaurants and artists, as the iSIGN device will deliver rich content and interactivity that traditional or digital signage could never accomplish.”
“We are extremely pleased that we were approached to participate in one of North America’s premier sporting events, and to support the efforts of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the events they host,” said Mr. Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “This event will give us an opportunity to have our product on display in front of a very large audience at an event that attracts a tremendous amount of attention.”

“We believe that this exposure in one of sport’s greatest attractions will serve as an introduction of iSIGN to the rest of the sporting world and could lead to our inclusion at other sporting events,” added Mr. Romanov.

About iSIGN Media

iSIGN Media is a global 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 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 Bluetooth solution distribution by BlueStar Inc. Additional information can be found at www.isignmedia.com.

About the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee

The Host Committee is a non-profit organization that is responsible for fulfilling all of the obligations of New Orleans’ successful bid to host Super Bowl XLVII. The Committee is managed by the staff of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (“GNOSF”), whose mandate is to attract and manage major sporting events on behalf of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. The GNOSF has over twenty years of experience in hosting marquee events and will play a role in the upcoming 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2014 NBA All-Star Game and the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Additional information can be found at www.gnosports.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, 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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Thursday, 27 December 2012
Remote monitoring and kiosk network management software

LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) announces its’ latest release of KIOSK CORE, providing new advances in kiosk network management software. The software solution delivers the advanced monitoring capabilities for real-time kiosk network visibility, paired with a full dashboard of remote management tools.

KIOSK CEO Tom Weaver explains, “The CORE platform goes well beyond typical industry standards of remote monitoring. It’s designed for full-function kiosk network management, not just monitoring. KIOSK’s Software Developers created CORE as the cornerstone feature for every software solution KIOSK provides, which has resulted in an impressive set of off-the-shelf features. Despite the sophistication of the feature set, our developers succeeded in keeping it equally intuitive to both administrators and IT developers.”

The KIOSK CORE SERVER resides in the cloud, and serves as a web-based control center that manages application development, registration, and provides visual monitoring tools and event analysis. CORE CLIENT resides on the kiosk enabling communication with CORE SERVER. CORE solution features support one of four dominant benefits:
•Reducing development cycles and field service costs
•Simplifying network & deployment management
•Maximizing kiosk uptime
•Streamlining reporting and analytics
The “anchor features” of CORE include standard items like kiosk registration, monitoring, content update, and health check. Unique features such as firmware / device driver record management and update capabilities are one of many additions KIOSK has made to cut service and support tails associated with high volume or nationwide deployments.

Aside from management features, the key advantage of KIOSK CORE is the extensibility of the architecture. KIOSK developers mandated common software design patterns to simplify customer extensions at all levels of the architecture - ultimately addressing reduced development cost, complexity, and timelines.

Weaver added, “KIOSK’s Software Development and Support Team have grown over 300% just since 2011. Our best software solution designers are among the NRF KIOSK staff that will be on hand to discuss how clients can apply CORE and KIOSK’s entire Software Module Library to accelerate their specific project development needs.” NRF Big Show 2013, Booth #2631, www.kiosk.com

About KIOSK Information Systems:

As the undisputed market leader in self-service solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering; application development, integration, manufacturing, and field support for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. An exceptionally broad portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs are deployed among Top 100 Retailers and Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. ISO 9001:2008 certified processes ensure every solution provides superior field reliability, www.kiosk.com, 800.509.5471.


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Thursday, 20 December 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 globally and Keyser Industries Inc. (“Keyser”), a privately owned and operated company located in Evergreen Park, Illinois, are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive installation and deployment rights agreement (“Agreement”).

Under the terms of the Agreement, Keyser has been granted the exclusive rights for the installation and deployment of the Company’s Smart Antennas in North, Central and South America for the Quick Service Restaurant (“QSR”) field. Keyser also has the right of first refusal to be the exclusive provider of installation and deployment services for the Company’s Smart Antennas in Europe for the QSR field. In addition, Keyser has the right of first refusal to be the exclusive provider of installation and deployment services North, Central and South America as well as Europe for any industry outside of the QSR field. The Agreement is for a term of five years, renewal for a further five years.

“Keyser is a very well known and respected company,” stated Mr. Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are very pleased to be associated with them.”

About iSIGN Media

iSIGN Media is a global 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 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 Bluetooth solution distribution by BlueStar Inc. Additional information can be found at www.isignmedia.com.

About Keyser Industries Inc.

Keyser Industries has been a leading provider of advanced merchandising systems and critical support services for the foodservice industry for more than 50 years. Keyser’s Retail Services Division focuses on deployment and service of equipment for retailers, technology providers and OEMs. With 200,000+ installations completed, Keyser Retail Services has the scalability and capability needed to ensure projects and service events are completed effectively and efficiently – saving customers time and money. Keyser manages the end to end details of execution so its customers can focus on their growth.

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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Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Primeview today announced the soft launch of two NEW 4K 84-inch LED-LCD monitors, the PRV84KLED monitor for commercial installations and the PRV84KOPT monitor for collaborative interactive installations. With a native screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, four times the resolution of full HD, the new displays are the world’s leading commercial-grade 4K LED-LCD displays.

The PRV84KLED boasts a profile specifically tailored for immersive experience, featuring an LCD panel with fast 5ms response time and 10 bit color concentration housed in a slim package. The PRV84KLED is LED illuminated, it generates vividly enchanting images from a mixture of input sources, your choice of either 4K or HD.

The PRV84KOPT was developed for commercial and business’s needs. The PRV84KOPT has the same features as the PRV84KLED, but adds an interactive multi touch capability.

“4K is fated to becoming the new ‘HD for many verticals,’ and Primeview is thrilled to be able to be at the front line, presenting these electrifying new 4K displays to the marketplace,” said Chanan Averbuch, Director of Business Development at Primeview. “While other 4K products are targeting perhaps to only broadcast studios, we have positioned these as cost-effective new solutions in efforts to bring 4K into any type of environment.” The two new 84-inch 4K displays demonstrate a growing breadth and depth of 4K technologies offered by Primeview, especially with the ADD-ON option of HDbaseT embedded coming soon.

The PRV84KLED and PRV84KOPT are available for delivery in January 2013 with an MSRP starting at only $17,600.

Product Details

Product Headline: 84” 4K LED-LCD Commercial Grade Display

Product Description: (PRV84KLED) Introducing our NEW 84” 120 Hz LED-LCD xH QWUXGA monitor is perfect for your new high tech conference room, training room, or NOC center needs. 10 bit (1.06 billion) color driven 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution create the most stunning images possible. The 84” 4K monitor offers fast 5ms response time, heat control (Sensors monitor the internal temperature allowing for remote control cooling of the fans) and a robust I/O board with many inputs/outputs for various setups Our LED backlight allows for the best color uniformity possible with LCD technology. This new monitor is thinner, lighter and bigger than our previous 82” model. We also offer this display with Optional Multi-Touch Technology and or HDbaseT embedded.

Product URL: http://primeview.biz/Product.aspx?id=199

Company URL: www.primeview.biz
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, has deployed a digital marketing solution for Burgerville, a quick service restaurant chain with 39 locations in the Pacific Northwest, providing digital menu boards, a promotional display, community brand wall and content creation services.

Burgerville selected Wireless Ronin to provide a digital media solution for its newest restaurant that can change menu items and displays throughout the day, easily implement promotions and limited time offers, as well as integrate key brand messaging around quality ingredients, the local community and social media feeds into a 60” community brand wall. All screens and content are centrally managed using RoninCast® software, ensuring menus and promotions are accurate and relevant. The digital menu boards and RoninCast software can also easily incorporate nutritional information in the future.

“We are pleased with our first deployment with Wireless Ronin,” said Kyle Dean, CFO of Burgerville. “They made the transition from traditional menu boards easy and the stability of the system has been excellent. We look forward to exploring the full potential of the system and taking that learning into our next phase of development with Wireless Ronin.”

“This launch demonstrates another successful execution of our digital marketing technologies in the QSR industry,” said Scott Koller, president and CEO of Wireless Ronin. “Our experience providing marketing technology solutions in the QSR vertical and our ability to integrate corporate brand messaging with their customers’ social media messages made our combination of services and software the most compelling for Burgerville.”

About Wireless Ronin Technologies


Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WRT) (NASDAQ: RNIN) (www.wirelessronin.com) is a marketing technologies company with leading expertise in current and emerging digital media solutions, including signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media and web, that enable clients to transform how they engage with their customers. WRT provides marketing technology solutions and services to clients, helping increase revenue and improve operating efficiencies to execute marketing initiatives. Since launching RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has led the digital signage industry by bringing leading edge technology, services and support to its clients. WRT offers an array of services to support its clients’ marketing technology needs including consulting, creative development, project management, installation, training, and support and hosting. The company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "RNIN." Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest and like us on Facebook under Wireless Ronin.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Leading luxury cosmetics brand partners with industry leaders SapientNitro and Demandware to expand its online experience

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just in time for the holidays, Lancôme, the world’s leading luxury beauty brand, has launched its new mobile and tablet storefronts providing a consistent brand experience wherever their consumer chooses to engage. A key driver in the brand’s efforts to bring Lancôme’s French flair to women everywhere, the Lancôme experience is available across multiple touch points. The new mobile experience sites were designed and implemented by SapientNitro (NASDAQ: SAPE), an agency valued for its leading work in mobile and omni-channel customer experience, and leverages the Demandware (NYSE: DWRE) Commerce platform – the digital commerce solution also powering Lancôme’s ecommerce website, www.lancome-usa.com.

Lancôme, SapientNitro and Demandware partnered to launch a unique online experience that enhances the overall shopping experience for the always on-the-go consumer. While delivering customer loyalty and reward programming, Lancôme is extending its brand experience across multiple devices by offering a new mobile site, tablet application and a holiday gift guide – “The Art of Gifting Beautifully” - for its elegant consumers. The newly launched mobile site provides consumers with a seamless shopping experience as well as:
•Sophisticated product detail pages that incorporate color swatching, videos, how-to information, and customer reviews
•Improved category browsing and visual flow providing a richer interface
•Optimized user experience throughout the site for touch browsing and navigation
•Streamlined and simplified checkout alleviating distractions and keeping interaction clean and simple
“Our customers are looking to experience and purchase Lancôme products in many different ways. We’re providing her with the opportunity to do so, while extending the service and experience of Lancôme beyond the department store,” said Alessio Rossi, VP of Digital Strategy. “As service is paramount to our brand, choosing the right partners was critical, and we feel very confident in our decisions to partner with Demandware and SapientNitro.”

SapientNitro created and designed the concept of “The Art of Gifting Beautifully” by offering an interactive holiday gift guide experience across all devices. The holiday gift guide also features a personalized filtering experience for shopping by ‘Price’ and ‘Category’ for friends and relatives of all ages.

“The holiday shopping experience has changed dramatically in the last five years. Today’s always-on consumers want to personally connect with their brands across all devices,” said Jaspreet Singh, mobile and emerging platforms lead, SapientNitro. “The holiday season provides a critical opportunity for brands to tell their story in a way that forges a deeper connection with their consumers. Lancôme partnered with SapientNitro for our sophisticated ability to redefine storytelling through the online experience and beyond. We’re honored to be partnering with Lancôme and Demandware in elevating the holiday shopping experience.”

“Lancôme is committed to delivering the promise of beauty to its customers and needs to be able to do this no matter where or how she decides to interact with the brand,” said Jamus Driscoll, Senior VP of Marketing for Demandware. “By working with SapientNitro and the Demandware platform, Lancôme is able to deliver a consistent shopping experience across multiple digital touch points that is worthy of the Lancôme name.”

About Lancôme Paris

For more than 75 years, Lancôme, the world's leading luxury beauty brand, has epitomized beauty and glamour with a quintessential French touch. Women seeking the finest in beauty look to Lancôme for quality, style and results. Today, with a strong global marketing strategy and an inherent passion for beauty, Lancôme's renowned French flair is accessible to American consumers and to women in over 160 countries around the world. The brand continues to keep pace with consumer demands and expectations by continually taking science and creativity to new levels. With coveted and revered beauty products including the timeless Trésor perfume, the award-winning Définicils mascara, cutting-edge Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, and the playful Juicy Tubes lip gloss, Lancôme is committed to bringing beauty and innovation to the world. The brand is represented by some of the most accomplished actors and models today, including, Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Emma Watson, Kate Winslet, Arlenis Sosa, Daria Werbowy and Elettra Wiedemann. Lancôme’s mission is to provide women with the highest quality products and services that fulfill their quest and enthusiasm for beauty. Join the Lancôme conversation:

https://www.facebook.com/lancome

@lancomeparis

lancomeparis

http://www.youtube.com/user/LancomeStudio

http://pinterest.com/lancomeus/

About Demandware

Demandware is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce solutions that enable companies to easily design, implement and manage their own customized ecommerce sites, including websites, mobile applications and other digital storefronts. Customers use our highly scalable and integrated Demandware Commerce platform to more easily launch and manage multiple ecommerce sites, initiate marketing campaigns more quickly, and improve ecommerce traffic. For more information about Demandware, visit www.demandware.com, call +1-888-553-9216 or email [email protected] Demandware is a registered trademark of Demandware, Inc.

About SapientNitro

SapientNitroSM, part of Sapient®, is an integrated marketing and technology services firm. We create and engineer highly relevant experiences that accelerate business growth and fuel brand advocacy for our clients. By combining multi-channel marketing, multi-channel commerce, and the technology that binds them, we influence customer behavior across the spectrum of content, communication and commerce channels, resulting in deeper, more meaningful relationships between customers and brands. SapientNitro services global leaders such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone through our operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.sapientnitro.com or follow us on Twitter @sapientnitro.

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Monday, 17 December 2012
Experienced technology leader brings optimal focus and excellent responsiveness to customers and partners across the region

KESSEL-LO, Belgium – Craig Witsoe, CEO of Elo Touch Solutions, a premier global supplier of touch-enabled technology and a portfolio company of The Gores Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Servaas Kamerling as President of Elo Europe, Middle East and Africa. Aligning the EMEA organisation under Kamerling’s leadership is designed to ensure an optimal focus on the company’s customers and partners in the region.

Kamerling, who has been with the organization since 2008, most recently in the role of Global Product Line Manager, brings to the EMEA President role nearly 20 years of technology management, strategy and marketing experience at Elo, General Electric (GE) and Philips.

“Despite the economic challenges, these are fantastic times for our company in Europe and beyond as we are helping improve cost of ownership and maximize returns in digital signage, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, retail and transportation markets,” said Elo EMEA President Servaas Kamerling. “With our broad product portfolio, proven history of quality & innovation and strong partnerships, Elo Touch Solutions is well positioned for growth throughout EMEA. We are strengthening our commitment to our customers and partners to ensure that their needs and requirements are our primary focus.”

Born in the Netherlands, raised in the United Kingdom and now living in Belgium, Kamerling holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Technical University of Delft.

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 touch screen components, touch monitors and all-in-one touch computers for the demanding requirements of diverse markets, including gaming machines, hospitality systems, industrial automation, interactive kiosks, healthcare, office equipment, point of sale terminals, retail displays and transportation applications. Since Elo founders pioneered the touch screen over 40 years ago, the Elo touch experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation. For more information on Elo products and services, please call +32 16 352100, visit us on the web at www.elotouch.com or direct email inquiries to [email protected]

About The Gores Group LLC

The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

Elo (logo) and Elo Touch Solutions are trademarks of Elo and its Affiliates.

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Monday, 17 December 2012
Haivision is bringing several important innovations to ISE 2013. Anchoring the company's end-to-end solutions is the new Makito™ X2 HD H.264 high performance encoder. The company will also present a unique and low-cost approach to IPTV, coupling its Torpedo™ DVB to IP gateways with Amino set-top boxes (STBs). Noteworthy for CoolSign™, a digital signage system that integrates with live IP video, is its new interface, enabling administrators to manage content segments and regions along with a new low-cost signage player. Additionally, Haivision will highlight Internet media delivery technology and a new free performance media player, along with new streaming and recording appliances.

More information about Haivision and its products at ISE 2013 can be found: http://www.haivision.com/about-us/tradeshow/ISE2013/ISE2013

Easy IPTV

Torpedo™ and Amino — Haivision has released a free video player application, InStream™ Amino, for the Amino STB. Without the need for re-encoding video or provisioning any management server, InStream™ Amino presents viewers with channels and their related guide information directly from the DVB sources — as delivered through Torpedo™ DVB to IP gateways. Torpedo supports DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, and streams up to 15 live channels, delivering digital broadcasts directly to IP networks. InStream Amino can also aggregate DVB sources from multiple Torpedo gateways.

Simple, Integrated, Low-Cost Digital Signage

CoolSign™ — Haivision's scalable digital signage platform brings together rich media content and live HD video. Coupled with Haivision's Furnace™ IP video distribution system, the solution provides a complete end-to-end infrastructure for delivering secure video to every desktop, mobile device, and digital display. The Furnace integrates live video, recorded playback channels, digital signage channels, and VOD. CoolSign™ now extends content control within an enterprise to local screen managers with its new interface, enabling casual administrators to manage content segments and regions easily.

Extreme Encoding

Makito™ X2 — Haivision's next generation high-definition H.264 encoding platform with dual-channel HD encoding will make its debut at ISE 2013. The Makito™ X2 H.264 encoder delivers twice the quality or half the bandwidth of competing encoders. The Makito X2 carries on the tradition of the Makito with only 55 milliseconds of encoding latency, an extensive feature set, and the ability to deliver multiple bit rates (MBR) from each source simultaneously. The Makito X2 is available as a standalone appliance or in a rackmount enclosure, supporting up to 12 channels of HD encoding within 1RU.

Speaking Session

Planning Your Multicast Enterprise Video Network
Today's trend of delivering video over IP (VoIP) is rapidly changing the way enterprises manage and distribute their content. By using multicast video workflows, organizations can now fully leverage the opportunities of IP video and mitigate the challenges of this powerful new type of deployment. This presentation will focus on how to migrate from a baseband system successfully by providing an overview on how to select the right encoder, plan for an efficient network, choose an appropriate player/decoder, and take advantage of advanced applications — such as recording, VOD, and access control.

Education Zone - RM D204
Jan. 30, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Peter Maag, chief marketing officer, Haivision

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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Monday, 17 December 2012
No place on the planet offers experiences quite like Times Square which offers intense digital engagement on outdoor digital displays.

Just in time for the holidays, Aerva’s Picture-to-Screen interactive application will allow users to upload their own photos to two Clear Channel Spectacolor digital screens in Times Square. Users can send picture to [email protected] to get their picture considered for display on the two digital billboards— and optionally, short captions can be included on the email Subject line.

Both image and captions will be reviewed/moderated and accepted user-generated picture will show on the billboards within 1-15 minutes. The service will be receiving users’ images continuously, but will be shown on the two Spectacolor billboards a few times per hour. Aerva’s Picture-to-Screen technology was first introduced in Times Square to Spectacolor’s client, Kodak, four years ago.

Since then the two companies have collaborated on a number of interactive campaigns for a number of brands (incl. Beats by Dre, Taco Bell, Glidden Paints, Dove, Maybelline New York, MINI and many more), giving them the opportunity to connect with end users through the Spectacolor billboards and Twitter, Facebook, photos and other User Generated Content (UGC).

Aerva’s platform and various applications will allow users that are passing by in Times Square and those that are looking to interact with the Spectacolor’s screens themselves using their mobile devices or social media handles. The digital-out-of-home display (DOOH) market has shifted drastically in the past 3 years. Where once social interaction and customer engagement was seen as a novel approach, today it is a necessity.

Aerva and Spectacolor offer a full solution for integrating social media and UGC into digital displays. Aerva provides the hardware, software platform, Picture-to-Screen widgets and tools, and monitoring: everything needed to provide a seamless experience for brands looking to engage customers.

Powerful Tools for Marketers Aerva’s core products provide marketers and advertisers with a simple interface for creating and managing programming on digital screens, no matter their size. Because Aerva is cloud-based and connects the screens to the Internet, marketers can make changes on the fly and apply Aerva widgets to run programs ranging from providing news and weather to running live surveys, displaying tweets and digital photos.

“Reliable, full-platform offerings are core to what we develop at Aerva,” said Sanjay Manandhar, CEO, Aerva. “Our goal is to provide brands with the best possible way to connect their consumers with digital displays, mobile and social media. Working with Spectacolor, we can offer those solutions in the most exciting, impactful locations.”

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Monday, 17 December 2012
SiteKiosk now supports Windows 8 and enhanced digital signage features with this most recent release. “The integration of digital signage features into our kiosk software and remote management solution was a logical step since an increasing number of kiosk deployments require dynamic content management.  After opening an account and registering your kiosks at www.siteremote.net, you can easily publish engaging multi-media campaigns on your kiosks using an intuitive management console.”, said Heinz Horstmann, CEO of PROVISIO, LLC.

SiteKiosk 8 also provides VoIP calling functionality by fully integrating Skype, new start pages, browsers and on-screen keyboard designs. A free trial version is available at www.sitekiosk.com.
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Monday, 17 December 2012
MINNEAPOLIS — Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN) today announced that its one-for-five reverse stock split was completed effective on the close of business on December 14, 2012. Trading of the Company’s common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market will begin on a split-adjusted basis at the open of trading on December 17, 2012.

On November 29, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a one-for-five share combination of its common stock, also known as a reverse stock split, to be effective at 5:00 p.m. ET on December 14, 2012. The Company filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to effect the reverse stock split.

The reverse stock split is intended to enable the per share trading price of the Company’s common stock to increase to satisfy the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5810(b).

As a result of the reverse stock split, every five shares of the Company’s common stock that were issued and outstanding as of the effective time were automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share without any change in the par value of such shares, and the number of authorized but unissued shares of the Company’s common stock was proportionally reduced. A proportionate adjustment also was made to the Company’s outstanding derivative securities. To reflect the reverse stock split, NASDAQ will append the fifth character “D” to the ticker symbol of the Company’s common stock for 20 business days.

No fractional shares of common stock will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Shareholders of record who would otherwise be entitled to fractional shares will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares. Following the reverse stock split, the Company expects to have approximately 4,998,014 shares of common stock outstanding. The CUSIP number for the post-split shares will be 97652A 302.

About Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WRT) (NASDAQ: RNIN) (www.wirelessronin.com), is a marketing technologies company with leading expertise in current and emerging digital media solutions, including signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media and web, that enable clients to transform how they engage with their customers. WRT provides marketing technology solutions and services to clients, helping increase revenue and improve operating efficiencies to execute marketing initiatives. Since launching RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has led the digital signage industry by bringing leading edge technology, services and support to its clients. WRT offers an array of services to support its clients’ marketing technology needs including consulting, creative development, project management, installation, training, and support and hosting. The company’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “RNIN”. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/wirelessronin) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/rnin/) and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wirelessronin).

Forward-Looking Statements

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


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Friday, 14 December 2012
Citi Performing Arts Center is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As guardian of historic venues—the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial theatres—Citi Performing Arts Center is the heart of Boston’s Theater District.

To broadcast information about the performances on their stages and add vibrancy to the area, the Citi Center has invested in state of the art digital assets. These include 13 interactive displays throughout their campus including 2 digital marquees, 10 indoor digital displays and 1 outdoor display.

Originally, the Center’s staff had to log into 5 different signage systems to manage daily content changes. These systems varied in support for web-based access and file types, making the process very time consuming. Not surprisingly, the visual on-screen content also lacked consistency and clarity.

As programming expanded and new venues were added, Citi Performing Arts Center staff knew it needed a more comprehensive system, exhaustively researching and evaluating available marketplace software systems and including AerWave. Ultimately, Aerva outperformed based on many criteria and was selected as the best integrated solution for all 13 screens.

“It is a pleasure to discover, evaluate and invest in a system like AerWave to manage our disparate display systems. As a result, the time to manage our content, which changes daily, has resulted in significant efficiencies. In addition, Aerva can drive any type of screen, in any orientation, and has innovative interactive applications that others in the marketplace do not,” according to Travis Farrenkopf, Senior Manager of Design & Emerging Technology.

“We are excited about the addition of our new digital signage network across the Citi Performing Arts Center campus” said Josiah Spaulding, President and CEO. “The new displays at our theatres give us the ability to enhance the patron experience and enhance onsite branding presence. The ability to showcase dynamic content such as social media feeds, news, weather, wayfinding, and videos has also increased the potential of ancillary revenue streams.”

“Citi Performing Arts Center is a stalwart in the Boston theatre and entertainment market and at the cutting edge of blending technology into beautiful, historic landmarked theaters. We are pleased that this renowned institution has selected Aerva to help manage its disparate screen types with different orientations, while also adding social media and mobile content so patrons can interact with the screens,” remarked Sanjay Manandhar, CEO of Aerva.
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Friday, 14 December 2012
SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today at Dell World that its SoloHealth Station® digital kiosk has seen consumer engagement rise more than 200% since late summer. To date, almost 5 million consumers have interacted with the kiosk, up from 2.5 million in late August. Additionally, daily consumer usage has increased 3X, going from 10,000 per day at the end of August to approximately 35,000 today.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) - SoloHealth®, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today at Dell World that its SoloHealth Station® digital kiosk has seen consumer engagement rise more than 200% since late summer. To date, almost 5 million consumers have interacted with the kiosk, up from 2.5 million in late August. Additionally, daily consumer usage has increased 3X, going from 10,000 per day at the end of August to approximately 35,000 today.

SoloHealth is releasing the data in conjunction with the annual Dell World industry event taking place Dec. 11-13 in Austin, Texas, where the SoloHealth Station will be on display in the Austin Convention Center’s Expo Hall, 4th floor, booth 4D, located outside the entrance to BR-D. SoloHealth utilizes Dell’s OEM Solutions technology and development expertise to produce the consumer kiosks.

Today’s news comes as SoloHealth continues its nationwide rollout that will put the FDA-approved SoloHealth Station in more than 1,000 retail locations and all 50 states by end of 2012. Company executives estimate the kiosk will reach 4,000 locations by 2014. There are currently units in select retailers across America, including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Publix, CVS, and Schnuck’s Markets.

“The data is revealing tremendous consumer engagement rates, clearly showing there is an interest and need for this type of self-service healthcare access in today’s environment. We are extremely bullish as we continue our nationwide rollout with retail partners and look forward to bringing this free service to more consumers across America, empowering them to take control of their healthcare,” said Foster.

SoloHealth Data & Consumer Engagement Stats:

  • 5M+ – Consumer interactions have surpassed 5 million; continues to grow.
  • 35,000 – Users per day nationwide.
  • 4.5 mins. – Average number of minutes each consumer spends per session with the kiosk.
  • 1,000 – Estimated number of SoloHealth Stations to be in market by end of 2012
  • 4,000 – Estimated number of SoloHealth Stations to be in market by 2014
  • 33% – Approximately 33% of users took more than one test; blood pressure and BMI highest combo.
  • 57% - Percentage of consumers that tested for blood pressure, the most widely used single test.
  • 20% - Saturdays drove 19% more users than other days.
  • 35+ – 65% of male and female users are 35 and older. (55% male, 45% female)
  • 71% - Percentage of SoloHealth Station users that are at medium to high risk of hypertension.
  • 51% - Percentage of SoloHealth Station users that are overweight to obese.
  • 25% - Percentage of consumers that are returning users.   
  • 95% -    Satisfaction rating on accuracy of results, length of the experience, and likelihood to use again.
*Consumer “interaction” constitutes a consumer taking at least one test per session.

The SoloHealth Station is a healthcare access point for consumers providing screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment free of charge. SoloHealth also helps connect consumers to local professionals through their databases, helping people enter the most appropriate and accurate point in the health care system.

The 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 ecosystem complete with digital signage, Internet and mobile. The SoloHealth Station is backed by technology that allows for flexibility to make changes remotely and quickly so the company can continue to expand the services offered to consumers and advertising partners.

About SoloHealth

Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leader in self-service consumer healthcare, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health 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. For more information, visit http://www.solohealth.com or @SoloHealth.
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Thursday, 13 December 2012
New York – YCD Multimedia, a global leader in providing smart digital media solutions to the retail business world, today announced that TOURNEAU, America's leading watch retailer, has selected YCD's C-nario Messenger digital signage platform as the engine behind a unique video display in its new concept store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California.  The integrator was Media Services Worldwide, a US provider of design, integration and installation services.

The video display comprises four screens in a row, displaying synchronized content of clips and images across the entire configuration. The unique video display is part of TOURNEAU's new store design, making the process of watch-shopping more inviting and interactive, departing from the traditional "behind the counter" client/sales relationship to a more personalized experience.

The new installation joins another implementation of C-nario Messenger at TOURNEAU's concept store on 510 Madison Avenue in New York City. This store includes YCD-based four video walls. TOURNEAU also plans to implement YCD's platform in its store on 57th Street in New York.

"Using sophisticated video displays is part of our effort to modernize the experience of watch purchasing," said Jason Filiano, IT Manager, TOURNEAU NY. "Our reputation is based on more than 100 years of high quality, excellent service and satisfied customers. Adopting new technologies for our stores is another milestone in providing the best customer experience."

"YCD is proud to be selected by TOURNEAU for its stores, indicating C-nario Messenger's ability to create ambiance and style," said Sam Losar, President of YCD USA. "The digital media at TOURNEAU shops attract customers and create unique customer experience, while combining infotainment with enhanced branding."

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

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment, as well as other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Cartier, and Diesel. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com

About TOURNEAU


Established in 1900, TOURNEAU is the leading retailer of luxury watches in the United States, offering more than 100 world famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Omega, Breitling and Tag Heuer in more than 8,000 unique styles. The company's thirty plus stores also sell Certified Pre-Owned timepieces and watches under the TOURNEAU brand. Considered "the watch authority," TOURNEAU is known for its extensive selection and unparalleled customer service.
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Thursday, 13 December 2012
Mvix announces the launch of its much-awaited, cloud-based digital signage system: Xhibit Signage. A combination of a digital signage device (player) and a permission-based, content management system (CMS) accessible via a standard browser, the Xhibit Signage platform is targeted toward enterprise-scale applications.

Sterling, VA (PRWEB) - Mvix announces the launch of its much-awaited, cloud-based digital signage system: Xhibit Signage. The system is a combination of a digital signage device (player) and a role-based, content management system (CMS) accessible via a standard browser from any location over the internet. Built on the robust and highly versatile HTML5 / CSS3 standard, Xhibit Signage CMS is equipped to handle enterprise-scale, geographically-distributed signage network deployments. Pursuing its core business model, Mvix will offer this web application for free to all its clients. In a fast growing and competitive market segment, introduction of this state-of-the-art, content management tool for digital signage is unique and revolutionary.

Xhibit Signage is a fully hosted, web application designed to remotely manage and control media, URL and HTML playback on screens throughout the digital signage network. It rivals dozens of commercially-available software-as-a-service (SaaS) digital signage solutions in terms of its ease of use and versatility. However, offering this platform without any monthly subscription fees makes it a top contender for a large number of digital signage applications and projects. Mvix is the first company in the digital signage industry offering free content management applications for all its signage platforms. “Xhibit Signage is the only, free digital signage software offering zone-based screen layouts, remote network monitoring and comprehensive support for web-media and dynamic web content,” stated Ross McClymonds, VP of Global Sales at Mvix. “We have concentrated on developing an easy-to-use interface that supported all the major browsers. The result is intuitive and effective signage software for our customers.”

Access to any modern internet browser (like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) as the sole technical requirement, Xhibit Signage provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface to manage media content, signage playback and network monitoring from anywhere in the world. The cloud-based software allows upload, update, scheduling, startup, storage, monitoring, and even reboot of devices from any remote location. This web-application places no limit on online storage space or the number of users for each account.

From the hardware side, the content management application is coupled with a robust Xhibit HD Signage System. Built on a dual core processor, solid-state storage architecture with embedded, dual-channel wireless-n capabilities, Xhibit system is capable of 1080p playback via HDMI video out. This competitive-priced, signage device has a micro-footprint (9x7x2in) and can be mounted via a VESA mounting bracket behind LCD display screens.

“We are excited about this new product and thrilled at its potential and applications. Field test results have been remarkable and the market feedback is very encouraging,” said Ross “With our diverse client base, signage applications and the markets we serve, this Xhibit Signage is a perfect fit in our product line-up. I am positive that its ease of use and intuitive interface will be much appreciated by all our customers.”

Details on Mvix’s new Xhibit Digital Signage Platform: Xhibit HD Signage System w/ Wireless

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Thursday, 13 December 2012
Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC), a comprehensive primary care facility based in Alaska announces the installation of NoviSign’s software using Android compatible technology. ANHC is excited to implement NoviSign Digital Signage to effectively convey announcements, information, and education to clients.

Mike Lane, the IT -Systems Technician of ANHC just installed NoviSign’s software this week by using a mini android PC stick . The center is excited to have a dozen screens that effectively broadcast notifications, announcements, educational blurbs, and seasonal health information, amongst other valuable insights for patients. For optimal client interaction, one of the screens is strategically placed at the entrance of the facility when patients are “checking-in.”

Last week, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center was extremely frustrated with their lack of ability to effectively communicate with patients.  Mike Lane, an IT Technician comments on the inhibitors of successful Digital Signage implementation in the past. “The generic unit had poorly designed web interface, low reliability, and an investment in excess of 40 hours of labor. Often, players would freeze and we'd have to grab a ladder to manually reboot each player.” Finally, Lane researched other simpler, easier ways to deploy Digital Signage with Android-compatible software. NoviSign was his first choice.

With the installation of NoviSign’s digital signage this week, ANHC is moving in a different direction to relay essential information to clients, much like other hospitals and clinics who seek to provide relevant and timely information to patients, staff, and visitors. Digital Signgage is an efficient and cost-effective way for medical facilities to keep people informed, educated, and up to date on news. The screens also allow ANHC and similar medical centers to promote their services. Additionally, the signage is a form of entertainment while patients are waiting for their appointments. Mike reflects on how easy and enjoyable the digital signage transition was for his staff. “I was able to create a reliable and efficient digital signage solution that could be controlled and maintained remotely.”

Mike implemented NoviSign’s Saas (software as a service) by simply buying a mini Android PC Player for each of his TV screens. Each mini android is connected to the screen via HDMI. With the facility’s WIFI/LAN network support, he updates the playlists online in a manner of minutes, enabling him to broadcast to the screens from any remote location in real time. This is especially important in the healthcare industry, where health sensitive information is constantly changing and urgent messages need to be brought to patients’ attention.

Gil Matlizah, the Founder and CEO of NoviSign, is pleased to be working with ANHC. “We are happy to have our system installed at ANHC. One of the things that impressed us with this center was the IT team’s ability to set up this fully Android-based system in such a short time span. They are already seeing a difference with how they engage with patients when they arrive at the medical center and are instantly drawn to the dynamic information and images broadcasted on the screens. We are excited to follow this facility’s client engagement in the next few months as they improve the way they interact with patients.”

For more information about NoviSign’s Android Digital Signage, please visit this website link: http://www.novisign.com/android/android-based-digital-signage/

To read more about NoviSign Digital Signage, please visit the company website: http://www.novisign.com/

For more information, email

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Digital Clinic has introduced a new vertical version of its popular dental digital signage system. The new solution is the only social media enabled vertical digital signage available for the dental market today.  Digital Clinic customers now have the flexibility to orient their screens two ways: vertically in portrait orientation or horizontally in the traditional landscape orientation.

The vertical signage offers a more novel, eye-catching look than horizontally mounted systems, which have the conventional look of a television screen.  For dental practices that are tight on space, vertical digital signage is an ideal solution. Vertical signage occupies less horizontal wall real estate, instead favoring vertical space, which is at less of a premium. Because of its narrower form factor, vertical signage is also great for mounting on architectural columns.

Digital Clinic customers are excited about the new orientation options. Dr. Bill Busch D.D.S., M.A.G.D. was one of the first to install the vertical signage at his practice in North Kansas, MO.  “We were very excited to install Digital Clinic’s digital signage in our waiting area,” Dr. Busch said. “We have a unique layout, and the vertical orientation allowed us to fit a large screen perfectly in our space. We like how easy it is to visually showcase what we offer, and our patients enjoy the fun and helpful information displayed onscreen.”

The vertical digital signage offers the same great features and benefits Digital Clinic’s digital signage is known for. Dental practitioners can spruce up the look of their practice and give patients an enjoyable and engaging experience while they wait for their appointment. Onscreen in high definition, Digital Clinic’s digital signage displays dental industry news, custom marketing messaging, and social media feeds.

The digital signage system from Digital Clinic also integrates with Facebook, Twitter and Demandforce so dental practices can leverage the power of social media and patient reviews and testimonials right in the waiting room.  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, 12 December 2012
MokiManage brings cloud-based monitoring and alerts to iPad and Android Kiosks, powering the most engaging and reliable customer experiences

MokiManage and MokiTouch now represent the most complete solution for deploying, managing and monitoring tablet kiosks and digital signage

LEHI, Utah,  /PRNewswire/ -- In nearly every type of consumer experience, tablets are making an impact that benefits consumers and businesses alike. However, engaging content and a tablet alone do not guarantee a successful tablet experience. Businesses must correctly configure and deploy the tablet, manage kiosk and device settings, and continually monitor the performance, including connectivity.

To provide businesses with the control and monitoring abilities needed to provide this complete experience, MokiManage introduces the capability to manage the complete lifecycle of a tablet kiosk, including: deployment, management and monitoring. With this new release, businesses will be able to configure their tablet kiosks more rapidly with tools like Apple Configurator, monitor application performance on a specific device, and manage MokiTouch kiosk settings for the entire deployment in a single dashboard to bring a stunning and seamless tablet experience.

"To meet the unique demands of scale and reliability for tablet kiosks, we have released a complete solution that contains a stable and reliable kiosk app, remote kiosk settings management and monitoring," said Ty Allen, president and co-founder of MokiMobility. "In addition to kiosk app stability, we have fine-tuned tablet configurations to provide for the most reliable connectivity to ensure an amazing experience, no matter if customers are at a restaurant, hotel, retail store, fitness center or on a college campus."

MokiManage includes important new features that provide businesses with more information and greater control:
    Monitoring: Administrators can now monitor how an app is running on each device, including its memory and CPU usage, network connectivity and battery state. Activity logs will also be available for each device so it can be determined if a device has a poor WiFi connection or if there is another problem that needs to be addressed.

    Alerts: Administrators will receive email alerts when the device is unplugged, battery life dips below 75 percent, 50 percent and 25 percent, the device hasn't reported in, and the device has been un-enrolled from the platform.

    Deployment: Support for Apple Configurator enables the quick deployment of any number of iPads. Also supports the new iOS 6 App Lock feature, which can be applied and removed remotely.

    Screensaver Playlists: Administrators can now create playlists of video or media content to display as a screensaver on a kiosk or as tablet digital signage.

    Simplified Pricing: MokiManage now has one pricing plan for all remote kiosk management and monitoring features
"With MokiManage, our customers will be able to provide a highly-interactive experience with the reliability and scale that has not been delivered to-date for tablet kiosks," said Tom Karren, CEO & co-founder of MokiMobility. "The new features in MokiManage allow even more control and visibility into the engaging experiences that are so critical for businesses in building their brand and growing customer relationships."

MokiTouch is the only cross-platform iPad and Android kiosk and digital signage app that can display websites, videos, and images with remote management and monitoring. MokiManage and MokiTouch supports iOS on the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Mini running iOS 5, iOS 6, and Android tablets from Samsung (Galaxy Tab 2), and Asus (TF300T and Nexus 7) running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Virgin Media today open its doors to a brand new flagship store where interactive digital signage is at the forefront.

The unique store located in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre has been transformed into a cosy home away from home designed to encourage customers to sit down, relax and enjoy Virgin Media’s products and services.  The store utilizes eight different digital signage applications created and developed by Acquire Digital, each offering an opportunity for customers to play, browse, watch and interact with the services. 

Acquire Digital, specialists in digital interaction, are responsible for creating each and every digital aspect for the home-like store ranging from giant touch screens to gesture controlled information points. Even the gloriously sunny sky in the artificial garden is presented on a canvas of synchronized screens that entice customers to gaze at passing Virgin planes, hot air balloons and spaceships.

The store boasts an impressive giant touch screen video wall displaying the latest phone models on offer. Controlled through touch, customers can swipe through mobile ranges selecting individual phones for a closer look at features and pricing. Rob Smith, Head of Programming and Development at Acquire Digital explained, ‘In order to play videos while simultaneously displaying live information we had to build a solution that allowed these components to run smoothly.  This links to a custom built web-based content management system to allow staff to make instant changes to product information and view important statistics such as how many times a particular product had been viewed.’

Another impressive way that the store utilizes digital signage is demonstrated by Virgin Media’s tariff selector.  An interactive touch screen device hosted on a 55 inch screen, the tariff selector intuitively selects the best tariffs based on information supplied by the customer simply by moving sliding buttons, and uses an algorithm to determine the best tariff for them.

‘One of the main requirements for Virgin Media was to inject fun into everything and encourage exploration,’ explains Mat Bartram, Head of Design at Acquire. He added ‘Virgin Media is an exciting brand to work with and has provided us with the opportunity to be really creative and push the boundaries of traditional digital signage.  With such a broad range of digital signage being used we’ve been able to create content from films to 3D animation, gesture controls and content for touchscreens applications.’

The Acquire Digital team has created a motion sensor driven ‘front door’ for the store which detects approaching customers triggering a door bell sound. The door then opens to reveal a host of Virgin related creatures such as a dinosaur, a festive penguin and Virgin Media’s very own celebrity ambassador, Mo Farrah.  Once inside, customers can explore the home-based media entertainment packages through gesture controlled information displays, operated through a Kinect system, watch TiVo or browse through their mobile phone range.

Paul Williams, Retail Director at Virgin Media said, ‘It was important for us to utilize digital solutions within our new store. The team at Acquire Digital were able to develop pioneering solutions that work well together in creating a dynamic, innovative and engaging environment. He added, ‘I think it will prove successful in creating an experience that is both unique and memorable for our customers.’

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media belong to the Virgin Group, a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. Virgin believes in making a difference. They stand for value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge. They strive to achieve this by empowering employees to continually deliver an unbeatable customer experience. www.virgin.com/history

About Acquire Digital

Established in 1997, the UK based company specialize in the development of software for interactive solutions and Digital Signage content management.  As well as their award-winning product range they also develop pioneering custom-built solutions to clients across all industries and sectors.

By keeping their customers at the heart of the development process they maintain quality and relevance by adding features and creating new products that are simple in design but provide a powerful end result. www.Acquiredigital.com      



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Wednesday, 12 December 2012


The Link Display is an architectural focal point in Bloomberg’s global headquarters in New York. The Link seamlessly integrates with the architecture and is located in the central artery of the building where visitors and employees meet and congregate. Strips of LED encircle the space and enliven the environment.

Using Scala, the Link showcases Bloomberg’s real-time financial data in bold and innovative ways, featuring dynamic “shows” including Currency, Market Indices, Weather and News. Scala Certified Partner Téléciné Multimedia created this award winning content.  See the full press release.

The Link has become an icon for the Bloomberg brand and is seen daily on Bloomberg Television.

“Working in tandem with a world class content provider like Bloomberg has been a wonderful
experience. They fully understand what it takes to create, schedule and distribute compelling content. Incorporating their building design into their corporate communications content strategy ensured a fully transparent experience that would enhance their brand.” – James Fine, President, Telecine Multimedia.

“Bloomberg’s innovative integration of digital signage into their company’s culture illustrates the excellence that can be achieved when leveraging the power of Scala with the creative skills of an extraordinary partner like Telecine,” says Harry Horn, Vice President Marketing, Scala, Inc. “The result reinforces Bloomberg’s exceptional brand and ensures that their message commands attention.”
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Livewire Digital is pleased to announce the deployment of its eConcierge kiosk and digital signage software for the Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Heritage Foundation. The interactive digital sign was unveiled during a Veteran's Day weekend ceremony, and features photos and information of over 6,600 soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It's really unique... We have the ability to show the photos of every U.S. service person who (gave) their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.


York, PA (PRWEB) - In a Veteran's Day weekend ceremony at Prospect Hill Cemetery, a new digital Fallen Heroes memorial was unveiled to the public. The 46" touchscreen-based digital sign honors the more than 6,600 soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by rotating through pictures submitted by families of the deceased. The pictures range from birthday celebrations, to holiday get-togethers, and to ski trips, allowing visitors to view the more personal side of these heroes.

The project was the result of a promise Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Heritage Foundation President Jack Sommer made to local families in 2010 when the cemetery retired a temporary memorial of over 4,400 flags representing the soldiers lost in Iraq. Encased in black granite, the interactive digital sign represents a "more fitting, permanent memorial" according to Sommer. The cemetery worked with local businesses for two years to make the vision a reality.

Livewire Digital, a Patriot Sponsor, provided the technology behind the memorial. Its eConcierge digital signage and content management system powers the display's rotation of photos. At the touch of a finger on the screen, visitors may search for soldiers by name, state, branch of service, and date of death. An additional touch on the search results yields more photos and information about each soldier.

Livewire's CEO, David McCracken comments "Livewire Digital is proud to be a sponsor of the memorial. These men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice for all Americans, and this is just one small way to pay tribute to them."

The digital sign utilizes a hi-bright LCD screen which allows it to be easily seen during daylight hours. "It's really unique," says Sommer. "We have the ability to show the photos of every U.S. service person who (gave) their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan." York-based Gamlet, Inc. donated the metal fixtures and expertise in securing the LCD to the granite.

Gold Star families of fallen soldiers may send pictures to fallenheroes (at) prospecthill (dot) org for inclusion in the digital signage display.

About Livewire Digital

Livewire is the Power to Connect, creating software solutions for kiosks, digital signage, and mobile applications, all managed from our eConcierge® Content Management System. Our many turnkey solutions increase revenue and productivity for our customers, while lowering overhead and providing seamless integration. Livewire provides cutting-edge software, hardware consulting, and system integration, bringing the necessary puzzle pieces together to increase customer engagement and a better end-user experience.

Simply put, we build software that elevates your experience and exceeds your expectations.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
NCR APTRA Interactive Teller brings intimate customer experience through a self-service device

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wright-Patt Credit Union, which services more than 230,000 members in Southwest Ohio, is bringing a state-of-the-art branch banking experience to its members, beginning in February 2013. Using APTRA Interactive Teller from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), Wright-Patt members will be able to conduct remote, assisted-teller transactions over an ATM, interacting live with a centralized Wright-Patt teller who has control of the machine. Wright-Patt will begin testing 19 APTRA Interactive Teller units in a variety of locations, including existing and new branch lobbies, branch drive-throughs, and off-site locations.

APTRA Interactive Teller is part of NCR’s assisted service suite of solutions, combining the best of video collaboration and remote transaction-processing technology on an ATM. Through Interactive Teller, members will be able to connect and interact with a remote teller in a highly personalized, two-way audio/video experience. Financial institutions that have already installed Interactive Teller have used the remote teller service to instantly and efficiently deploy extra service capability to help reduce teller wait times during busy times of the day, offer teller services after the branch has closed, and add branch services in areas where they do not have a branch presence.

“We believe that NCR’s technology will help us increase our members’ convenience and access to teller services,” said Darrick Weeks, chief operating officer, Wright-Patt Credit Union. “What we liked about NCR’s solution was that it was a direct interaction with a live teller who has complete control of the ATM, rather than just verbal assistance from a remote employee. Interactive Teller is easy to use and intuitive, and we are optimistic that it will provide a great experience to our members.”

Wright-Patt will install 12 walk-up units in branch lobbies and off-site locations, and seven additional units in branch drive-throughs.

Beyond talking to a teller, Interactive Teller offers more services than can be conducted on an ATM or other self-service devices. For instance, customers can perform secure transactions without using a traditional ATM card and, like branch tellers, remote tellers can provide customers access to cash in their accounts in amounts over the standard ATM daily cash withdrawal limits. Approximately 95 percent of all teller transactions can be performed via Interactive Teller in addition to the usual product sales and service that an in branch teller provides.

NCR began the first installations of Interactive Teller in March 2012, in partnership with uGenius Technologies – a Utah-based pioneer in video banking solutions. Wright-Patt is working with ATOM Financial Products on the purchase, installation and servicing of Interactive Teller. ATOM has been an NCR solutions partner since 2006.

About Wright-Patt Credit Union

Established in 1932, Wright-Patt Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative proudly serving the Miami Valley with over 230,000 members and $2.47 billion in assets. As a cooperative, Wright-Patt Credit Union joins members together, pooling financial resources to meet the needs of all. The pooled resources provide the capital to run a strong and efficient operation. Wright-Patt Credit Union is headquartered in Fairborn, Ohio, and has 24 Member Centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Wright-Patt Credit Union’s mission is to help people through life by allowing members to achieve a greater degree of economic independence. Visit Wright-Patt Credit Union’s website at www.wpcu.coop for more information.

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, 12 December 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 globally is pleased to provide an update to its initial purchase order resulting from the distribution agreement with GraphicMedia, Inc. (“Graphic”).

As previously announced on November 27, 2012, iSIGN received a purchase order from Graphic for 6,000 Smart Antennas (“Units”). An immediate quantity of 500 Units will be shipped, with 200 Units to be installed into National Oil (“National”) owned gas stations and 300 Units to be installed into other major gas station locations supplied by National. Shipment of these Units will commence upon the receipt of the agreed down payment of $300,000 minimum, to be received prior to the New Year.

“We are pleased to be able to announce this initial 500 Unit shipment and look forward to announcing the shipment of the balance,” said Mr. Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “By starting with 500 units, Graphic is ensuring that the installation process will be staged in an organized, logical fashion as required by the end users.”

“This will be our first large installation in the United States,” added Mr. Romanov. “Our belief is that this installation with National and other chains will demonstrate the power of our solution and will lead to installations with additional retailers and chains. Exposing more companies and consumers to our unique and convenient method of communicating with each other will, we believe, help to make our solution more commonplace, thus leading to faster turnarounds of trial installations.”

About iSIGN Media

iSIGN Media is a global 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, 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, 11 December 2012
After publishing ‘’Digital Signage for Hospitality’’ in July and a ‘’Digital Signage Glossary’’ at the end of September, Dynamax completes its educational resource series with the addition of a new white paper that highlights the benefits of the system in a healthcare environment.

As cost-reduction and patients satisfaction are the two mantras in healthcare nowadays ‘’Digital Signage for Healthcare’’ puts the emphasis on these two, explaining the connection between information, patients’ experience, results and funding.

Making reference to recent research conducted in the UK and announcements from Britain’s National Health Service officials (i.e. the aim of reducing paper consumption and increasing IT investments), the paper explains why digital signs are a relevant choice now and in the future.

The 16- page document goes on by presenting the advantages of cloud-based digital signage systems without failing to mention their potential limitations and the strong points of their premise-based counterparts, letting the reader choose between the two. It also encourages readers to go beyond content and technology and see the grander scheme of things, the context-their audience’s interests and the type of messages that allow them to meet their systems’ goals.

The white paper proposes that healthcare institutions should set measurable objectives for their networks of displays such as sign up rates for advertised services, fewer complains or lower print-related costs. They should regularly check if those are attained and adapt their strategy accordingly. Readers are encouraged to experiment with the technology and leverage the flexibility provided by digital signage software (like Dynamax's digitalsignage.NET) to test and see what content/timing/location combinations works best for them.

‘’Digital Signage for Healthcare’’ is available for download from Dynamax’s website http://www.digitalsignage.net/digital-signage-for-healthcare/.  

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Gil Matzliah, CEO of NoviSign Digital Signage, presents businesses across industries with multiple template options to best broadcast their information. Companies no longer need to spend money on professional marketing gurus, graphic designers, or tech-savvy employees. With NoviSign’s software templates, any type of business or institution has ready-made designs available to best capture their target market.

Using NoviSign’s newest, dynamic template formats, your company is significantly more likely to engage your customers and clients and effectively relay important information, announcements, and advertisements. The templates allow you to preserve two of your most valuable resources: time and money. While you focus on the content, NoviSign focuses on creating unique, visually stimulating presentations to allow your information to most effectively draw in the consumers. By understanding your company’s specific needs, scope of broadcasting material and industry-specific consumer behavior, NoviSign’s templates offer the ideal solution on how best to broadcast your information.

NoviSign also recognizes the need for templates to be flexible. Each business has unique, changing needs, and can effectively utilize the NoviSign signage editor, an integral part of the company’s Saas platform. Businesses can update the template, change the size, text, images, or even remove widgets from the sign. A template includes the main components of the product, RSS, Rolling text, image, image gallery, text, URL, clock, video, weather, shapes, and much more!

NoviSign has already received positive feedback and accolades for the templates’ advanced features and capabilities. NoviSign’s CEO, Gil Matzliah, shares that “We get many users coming to us with good feedback. They tell us that in a few minutes, they were able to build a nice screen and broadcast their information.”

Today, Novisign’s templates are broadcasted across thousands of screens around the world in educational institutions, small businesses, retail stores, restaurants, and corporations. NoviSign is a global company that aims to serve any business that has existing hardware platforms, such as Windows-based PC and Android-based devices.

To read more about NoviSign’s innovative digital signage templates, please visit http://www.novisign.com/digital-signage-templates/ .

For questions or more information on Android-based digital signage, please write to .
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012
University’s Digital Media Program at Stratford Campus is Home to the Convergence of Technology, Business and Arts 

KITCHENER, Ont. – Christie® visual technology solutions are playing a key role in visualizing the University of Waterloo’s mission to intersect technology, business and art under the Faculty of Arts programs – a first in Canada – at its new Stratford, Ontario campus.

Christie’s world-leading digital projection and display technologies are omnipresent on the new Stratford campus – a campus designed to create the next generation of digital media graduates, jobs, content and companies. With innovative solutions that meet the needs of this campus, Christie products will unleash the creative minds of university students and establish an incubator that affords leading researchers and businesses the opportunity to drive new ideas for commercialization.

“Christie’s technology will showcase our students’ content work, highlight creativity and provide a unique canvas for complex and detailed digital media research, visualization and commercialization,” said Ginny Dybenko, executive director of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Christie MicroTiles  - A Towering Presence 


As the atrium’s commanding centerpiece, the built-in 5 units wide by 30 units high (6.5 feet wide by 30 feet high), digital video wall incorporates 150 award-winning Christie® MicroTiles®. These eye-catching, digital building blocks enable architects and integrators to incorporate stunning video into their designs and builds.  Combining the strengths of both DLP® and LED technology, MicroTiles can reproduce 115 percent of the NTSC color gamut, exceeding typical LCD flat panels by more than 50 percent. Each display unit automatically detects its neighbors, and self-calibrates for color and brightness to optimize the overall presentation. To keep the massive three-story installation secured to the wall, rp Visuals Solutions, working with Christie’s Research and Innovation group,  designed and installed a rear-mounting bracket with steel-support beams. Toronto’s Westbury National Show Systems project managed the installation on behalf of the University of Waterloo.

“Digital media technologies in the classroom give university students access to technologies that are rapidly evolving in today’s business economy.  The shaping and spacing of the global digital economy begins where students can practice, develop and innovate firsthand and where researchers can generate and drive innovative ideas,” said Dr. Paul Salvini, chief technology officer at Christie, about the company’s contribution of visual digital technology to the university campus.

Christie Solutions Powering and Managing Christie MicroTiles behind the scenes

In addition to the Christie MicroTiles in the atrium, several other Christie products make up the technology mix on campus.  The Christie-designed media management system, which when used with the Christie Spyder X20 video processor allows students to switch from multiple zones of high-resolution and low-resolution content simultaneously, or to drive the entire wall with uniform resolution and portray dramatic three-story tall images.  The students also have a range of options for publishing content onto the canvas.  Christie Jumpstart content management software makes it easy to put stunning, high resolution content onto a multi-display or large tiled digital canvas. With its simple interface, even students at the beginner level can use it. This combination of powerful processing capabilities and simple content management software will help the students to stretch the capabilities of what is currently possible.

55” flat panels create PIE concept for control room environment

The Christie PIE (Personal Immersive Environment) concept at the Stratford Campus features a four-panel arrangement using Christie FHD551-X HD LCD  55” flat panels in portrait mode for a roughly 90 degree field of view (FOV). The PIE is currently being used to monitor and program the content that is featured on the showpiece digital wall. Easily flipped into landscape to suit the user’s needs, it is a low-cost faceted display system that is perfect for control room environments. 

Christie in the classrooms and on-foot

Six Christie LWU505 3LCD projectors, with premium features, high resolution in a widescreen format are ceiling mounted at the Stratford Campus. The LWU505 is compact, full featured making it a perfect presentation devise. Stratford Campus incorporated the Christie LW401 for its low maintenance and low cost of ownership to be used in mobile situations due to is portable design, making it easy to bring presentations from classroom to classroom. With the projector’s various options of wireless capability, PC-Less presentation via USB port or content delivery when installed on a network. It also provides a crucial feature of displaying campus wide notifications when integrated to the network.

Christie’s Dave Muscat, senior director of sales for Canada, who participated in the opening of the campus, recalls people’s reaction to the brilliant fireworks on the three-story wall when they were illuminated for the first time during the opening celebration. “It was a very magical moment for me to see our MicroTiles in a higher education setting and knowing that Christie’s products will make a difference in advancing students’ and researchers’ knowledge of digital media. Christie looks forward to working with the students to develop new ways of collaborating with the facility in content creation and design,” Muscat added.

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 for more information.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012
RFID tracking technology and mobile pick-up application

LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The recently published IBM 2012 Cyber Monday Benchmark Study sites on-line shopping rose 30% over 2011, with mobile shopping up 70% over the previous year. This not only represents a staggering growth trend in the volume of home deliveries, but also a legitimate rise in consumer concern over missed and stolen shipments.

At the 2013 NRF Big Show, KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) will be demonstrating “LockSpot” Site-to-Store Automated Locker Technology, paired with mobile consumer pick-up applications (Booth #2631). According to Tom Weaver, CEO of KIOSK Information Systems, “The LockSpot platform provides a simple and cost-effective path to implement self-service site-to-store delivery options. On-demand locker delivery provides consumers the ability to complete a secure pickup of their online purchase at their convenience, by simply entering an on-screen delivery code sent to their smart phone. The flip side Retailer benefits are twofold; self-service delivery options free of ongoing labor costs, and increased foot traffic right back into their store. KIOSK is currently engaged in multiple custom locker solutions, and we see strong increased retail demand potential in 2013. If you combine the pending 2013 residential delivery surcharge announcements of major carriers with increased home delivery theft concerns, that points directly to growth in self-service locker solutions.”

The KIOSK NRF Retail Locker demonstration unit will also showcase RFID technology options to activate the door release mechanism, while facilitating automated locker inventory tracking. These features enable locker systems to be adapted as vending solutions, consumer rental, or employee-facing check-out solutions, where locker access and inventory is controlled with an RFID membership card. A member / associate is issued an RFID card tied to their member data, which unlocks the contents and records tracking data on locker contents (associate tools, retail rentals, or retail goods for auto delivery). KIOSK’s customized delivery platforms can automate delivery, tracking, and return transactions with customized back-end integration to the appropriate POS or reporting systems.

Weaver adds, “KIOSK will offer interactive Locker platform technology demonstrations with our Solution Design Team on hand to answer questions about customized configurations and application design. As with any KIOSK Solution, it’s about how we can efficiently tailor existing self-service application assets with appropriate platform design & integration services for each individual client, as opposed to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ design mentality.”

KIOSK will have a full NRF portfolio of retail self-service solutions including endless aisle, loyalty, in-store bill payment, rental & locker solutions, and automated retail delivery systems - Booth #2631, www.kiosk.com.

About KIOSK Information Systems

As the undisputed market leader in self-service solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering; application development, integration, manufacturing, and field support for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. An exceptionally broad portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs are deployed among Top 100 Retailers and Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. ISO 9001:2008 certified processes ensure every solution provides superior field reliability, www.kiosk.com, 800.509.5471

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Friday, 07 December 2012
Tampa, Florida – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (OTCQX: ISDSF) (TSX-V: ISD), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies globally is pleased to announce that it has recently completed the installation of several Smart Antennas (“Units”)in various locations in the historic city of Dunedin, Florida.

This installation marks the second city that iSIGN has installed its Units into, following their August 2012 installation in Safety Harbor.

“We have installed Units from Main Street down to the waterfront,” stated Mr. Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “The adoption and installation was quicker than our Safety Harbor one due to the greater awareness that iSIGN and our technology enjoys, as well as the benefits that retailers receive from our solution.”

“The Dunedin and Safety Harbor installations are generating a rich cache of data, due to the diversity in the demographics of these two cities and the variety of the retailers where we are installed,” added Mr. Romanov. “I’m looking forward to seeing the information once Baylor University completes their research and analysis and turns the raw data into publishable information.”

“We have targeted the city of Clearwater for our next installation, specifically the downtown and beaches area, and have recently started to contact retailers located there,” added Mr. Romanov.

“I am looking forward to bringing our solution into Clearwater as well as other cities in Florida,” stated Mr. Patrick Mealy, iSIGN’s Mobile Media Account Manager. “As we expand into other cities, I expect that the installation will become easier and faster due to the growing recognition of what we are bringing to retailers. In fact, I can see the day coming when cities will be approaching us to install Units into their facilities.”

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.
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Friday, 07 December 2012
Scala and its partners were recognized for Digital Signage excellence at the Daily DOOH Gala Awards.

Exton, PA (PRWEB) - Scala, Inc. and its partners were recognized by the Daily DOOH for excellence in Digital Signage at the Daily DOOH Gala Awards hosted in London last week. Scala Certified Partner Telecine received an award for Best Office Building/Corporate Install for the Bloomberg Link Display. The Scala powered “Two Towers West” installation in London also brought home a “Reggie” for best original billboard.

The Link Display is an architectural focal point in Bloomberg’s global headquarters in New York. It seamlessly integrates with the architecture and is located in the central artery of the building where visitors and employees meet and congregate. Using Scala, the Link showcases Bloomberg’s real-time financial data in bold and innovative ways, featuring dynamic “shows” including Currency, Market Indices, Weather and News. The Link has become an icon for the Bloomberg brand and is seen daily on Bloomberg Television.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with this prestigious award,” said James Fine, President, Telecine Multimedia. “Working in tandem with a world class content provider like Bloomberg has been a wonderful experience. They fully understand what it takes to create, schedule and distribute compelling content. Incorporating their building design into their corporate communications content strategy ensured a fully transparent experience that would enhance their brand.”

“Bloomberg’s innovative integration of digital signage into their company’s culture illustrates the excellence that can be achieved when leveraging the power of Scala with the creative skills of an extraordinary partner like Telecine,” says Harry Horn, Vice President Marketing, Scala, Inc. “The result reinforces Bloomberg’s exceptional brand and ensures that their message commands attention.”

The Two Towers West install, which is run by Ocean Outdoor, is an impressive ‘digital gateway’ into the city, located on the A4 just outside of London. The massive towers are in a prime location that targets a mass audience of commuters entering London each day.

“The Two Towers West install is one of the most visible Scala powered installations on the globe, their impressive aesthetic features and synced content, along with their placement on the A4 allow them to be an extremely effective advertising platform,” says Harry Horn, Vice President Marketing, Scala,Inc.

Former Scala CEO Gerard Bucas was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award. Accepted by Scala CEO Tom Nix on behalf of Mr. Bucas, the award was given to the individual who the judging committee believes has done the most to further the digital signage industry. Gerard Bucas retired as Scala’s longest serving CEO in October, 2011. During his time at Scala, Mr. Bucas successfully shaped and established Scala as a market leader and top innovator in Digital Signage.

“Although I am retiring... ‘leisure’ is not my strong suit... so I am sure I will find one or more new challenges/ventures to dig my teeth into... you can be sure it will be global as that is what I do best,” said Mr. Bucas in a previous interview.

Three other Scala powered installations were nominated for Daily DOOH Gala Awards: Christie’s London Stock Exchange, Tank and Rast (run by ISS and SEEN MEDIA), and Westfield Shopping Mall (deployed by Esprit Digital). To find out more, case studies of each installation can be found at http://scala.com/case-studies.

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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Thursday, 06 December 2012
NCR Mobile Pay makes it easy to pay, re-order from your smartphone

DULUTH, Ga. – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced the launch of NCR Mobile Pay, a new solution that enables restaurant patrons with a smartphone to browse their bill, re-order menu items and alert their server, among other features. NCR Mobile Pay is designed for restaurants that use NCR Aloha point-of-sale (POS) technology, enabling cloud-based credit card processing on mobile devices.

Gartner anticipates that the worldwide mobile payment transactions values will surpass $171.5 billion in 2012, a 61.9 percent increase from 2011, and will average 42-percent annual growth between 2011 and 2016. "We are forecasting a market worth $617 billion with 448 million users by 2016," Sandy Shen, the company’s research director, said in a statement earlier this year.*

“We want restaurant patrons to have the best experience possible while dining. NCR Mobile Pay is the newest way we do that. Review your order, add to it, take a survey, tip and pay. We’ve put all of those abilities in the consumer’s control,” said Mike Finley, vice president and chief technology officer of hosted solutions, NCR Hospitality. “With NCR Mobile Pay, consumers take action instead of waiting.  It’s the promise of mobility, delivered by NCR.”

Tightly integrated into the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution, NCR Mobile Pay encrypts and securely accepts credit card information with password protection. The solution allows patrons to “favorite” an item, re-order items, alert a server, provide feedback or get an emailed receipt, all integrated with social media just the way mobile users expect. NCR Mobile Pay is secure, simple to use and helps to improve order accuracy, increase speed of service, and reduce credit card fraud because the actual credit card is never handled by the server.

NCR Mobile Pay is accessible by a website or a QR code, provided by the restaurant’s server, which takes users directly to the check on their mobile browser.

City Winery, a restaurant in New York City, is one of the early adopters of NCR Mobile Pay and has been using the solution since August. Since adoption of the solution, City Winery has seen an increase in their check averages.

“We host concerts, food & wine classes and private events in addition to having a traditional restaurant setting,” said David Richter, general manager, City Winery - New York. “At the end of these events we have multiple tables that our servers are trying to close-out at the same time, which can be a real challenge. We’ve found NCR Mobile Pay to be an extremely valuable asset that allows our customers to pay their bill without waiting for their server, if they so choose.”

*Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Payment Transaction Value to Surpass $171.5 Billion, May 29, 2012.

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.
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Thursday, 06 December 2012
Aerva, Inc., leading software company for digital display networks and customer engagement technologies, has partnered with Ngage Media to develop the Australia and New Zealand market for digital display networks, for screens indoor, outdoor and within the enterprise.

“Australia and New Zealand are latent markets that are ready to explode in areas that Aerva serves. It is, therefore, timely and a strong commitment on our part to partner with a media market leader, like Ngage Media, which is part of the Image Centre Group,” according to Sanjay Manandhar, Founder and CEO of Aerva.

After many years of due diligence, Ngage Media picked Aerva. “The Aerva platform is the most innovative and flexible we have found in the market,” said Alan Nicholas, Director of Ngage Media. “Aerva technology is entrusted by very influential companies, brands and even the US Navy, for its scale, security and seamless integration with mobile and social media — the depth and breadth of Aerva’s offering is very impressive and will be welcome introduction to the Australia market.”

Going forward, Aerva will collaborate with all digital out-of-home and multi-channel campaign projects in Australia and New Zealand with Ngage Media from retail, corporate, outdoor to government involving all aspects of digital communication including mobile and social media and digital displays.

About Aerva

Aerva is a technology company that enables real-time interactivity between mobile, social media applications and digital display networks (outdoor, place-based or enterprise).

Aerva platforms offer a suite of software and services for creating, managing, delivering compelling content and experiences across digital media channels. Aerva is a private company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

About Ngage Media

Ngage Media is a full service digital signage company that provides turnkey solutions to a wide range of retail networks across New Zealand and Australia.

With 10 digital networks and over 1000 digital screens in New Zealand they are the largest digital out of home provider in the country. The company is a part of the Image Centre based in Auckland and has recently launched offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Livewire Digital is pleased to announce the deployment of its eConcierge kiosk and digital signage product in New York City. The system, developed for New York-based City24/7, is to be installed at 250 locations throughout the city. Livewire worked in collaboration with multiple blue chip technology companies to integrate location-based restaurant and shopping information with new Zagat ratings into its eConcierge framework.

YORK, PA (PRWEB) -- Livewire Digital is pleased to announce the deployment of its eConcierge® Content Management System and interactive digital signs throughout the city of New York. The first 32” touch screen-based screens were unveiled on November 20 in Union Square by City24/7, a New York company installing over 250 units within Manhattan and other boroughs within the next few months.

The project has been the collaborative effort of a number of hi-tech companies working with City24/7 and Livewire. The screens provide New Yorkers with access to location-based information such as restaurants, parks, and shopping venues as well as local events and city-wide events. When not in use, the screens will display entertaining content and advertisements. Users will have the ability to view more information about the ads at the touch of a finger.

Livewire’s hosted eConcierge® system provides the ability for City24/7 to easily maintain and update the information and ads displayed on the remote digital signs. Livewire’s technology also makes the content readily available to City24/7’s web site and mobile application.

Livewire’s President, David McCracken comments “Livewire Digital is thrilled to be partnered with City24/7 on this initiative as both companies share a common vision of empowering people to connect with information they want and need, wherever they are, and whenever they want it.”

McCracken further explains “We’ve seen a natural progression over the past few years in user engagement activity, beginning first with single points of information via kiosks in stores and hotels and then migrating to larger deployments of interactive digital signs in venues such as resorts and malls. Today, marks the turning point to linking people, government offices, and private services together across entire cities such as New York City, by integrating kiosk, digital signage, and mobile technologies. While New York City offers a perfect setting for the initial deployment due to its pedestrian lifestyle, this Smart City concept is applicable to cities and towns of all sizes. The beauty of the City24/7 Smart Screen offering is that it can easily scale to accommodate all communities thanks to Livewire’s eConcierge product.”

Tom Touchet, City24/7 CEO says, “Livewire Digital’s eConcierge® system gives us the ability to display content that is important for NYC and provides scalability that can apply to all cities, large and small. I hope to see this system becoming part of the fabric of a variety of cities.”

About Livewire Digital


Livewire is the Power to Connect, creating software solutions for kiosks, digital signage, and mobile applications, all managed from our eConcierge® Content Management System. Our many turnkey solutions increase revenue and productivity for our customers, while lowering overhead and providing seamless integration. Livewire provides cutting-edge software, hardware consulting, and system integration, bringing the necessary puzzle pieces together to increase customer engagement and a better end-user experience.

Simply put, we build software that elevates your experience and exceeds your expectations.
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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
GeneralTouch Technology Co., Ltd., a world leading touch products and solutions provider with over 12 years of continuous innovation in the touch field, announced the birth of a newly patented multi-touch technology - Projected Infrared Touch (PIT). Unlike any, PIT has garnered most of the advantages from other touch technologies, purged many inbuilt limitations and will virtually become an all-encompassing solution that will empower the touch industry to a higher level. “This is an amazing touch technology and we are really looking forward to using it in our projects,” the Korean, Japanese, German, UK and Spanish partners claimed after having evaluated a PIT prototype.
 
Matchless multi-touch capability

PIT can support 2, 5, 10 and up to 32 points simultaneous touches with a fast response time of no more than 10ms in the case of a 10-point multi-touch screen. Its high resolution and precision have minimized the distance between touch points to 3mm in PIT multi-touch. What is more phenomenal and mind-blowing is that PIT recognizes different nib shapes of stylus. It opens a whole new world of multi-touch functions and offers users unlimited possibilities in designing and realizing unique applications.
 
Exceptional environmental adaptability

The PIT touchscreen is a piece of pure glass, with the anti-glare or anti-vandal features as added options. Its construction is highly sealable and is effective against dust and liquid invasion. It continues to work even with scratches on its screen surface. Moreover, the grounding design of PIT touchscreens is much simpler in electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding when it is compared with PCAP touchscreens. Needless to say, PIT is well-suited for both indoor and outdoor applications.
 
Appealing aesthetics

A PIT touchscreen subtly features a 2mm minuscule edge-bezel which is made up of the protruding base of its intrinsic crystal prism to achieve near true-flat design. This fine edge-bezel appearance makes any single-touch or multi-touch system aesthetically appealing and broadens its functionality. Unlike traditional matrix infrared and optical touchscreens with their inherent border frame, PIT does not have such an obstruction and touchscreen points at extreme edges and corners can be easily activated. This vital feature enables PIT touchscreens to operate in Windows 8, which requires particular touch gestures such as swiping from the screen edge to the display area in opening, closing or switching applications. More importantly, the diminutive edge-bezel also spells ease of integration and maintenance.
 
First-rate flexibility

PIT comes in sizes ranging from 10.4” to 55” and is suitable for All-in-one (AIO) PC, interactive digital signage (IDS), self-service kiosk, gaming and amusement equipment, and more. As the whole surface area of the PIT touchscreen is touch ready, the border around the view area (VA) can accommodate Menu, Home, Back operation icons or whatever shortcuts that may provide ease of operation for the end-users. Above all, PIT has a remarkably high level of customization in facilitating differentiation of product design without incurring high re-engineering costs as compared with some other touch technologies such as PCAP (Projected Capacitive Technology).
 
Innovative interactive experience

When dragging or sliding or writing with fingers on a PIT touchscreen, users will feel it is silky and smooth. Moreover, the interactive experience is further heightened as users are at liberty to choose their favorite stylus, be it a finger, a pencil, a glove or any pointed tip, because PIT will respond to any kind of stylus. With a sturdy, waterproof, dustproof structure and coupled with low maintenance, PIT will certainly delight users everywhere.
 
Considerable cost-effectiveness

For a multi-touch technology with such rich options, the product architecture of PIT is rather uncomplicated and its production process is undemanding. Hence, mass production does not require fancy engineering, and customization involving variation of sizes and aspect ratios is rather straightforward. In addition, PIT offers users greater added value in terms of massive cost savings, high product yield and a touch product that delivers superior functionality and performance.
 
Prodigious profitability
                                     
The ubiquity of touchscreens is evident from its inclusion in myriads of electronic gadgets and devices. Market research analyses have projected a rapid annual growth rate with the global touch market size reaching $15 billion by 2015. And with the recent release of Windows 8, demand for touchscreens as a standard component of the Personal Computer (PC) will rise even further. PIT complements well with the AIO PC. PC manufacturers will no longer be constrained by particular drawbacks in the other touch technologies in terms of cost, viability, mechanics, aesthetics, functionality, and more. With PIT as a catalyst, PC-Touch integration will be accelerated and so will the growth rate of the global touch market.
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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Titan Canada is using the Audience software platform, provided by Capital Networks Ltd to power the extensive digital signage network on display at 10 Dundas East, Toronto.
Formerly known as Toronto Life Square and sometimes referred to as Canada’s Times Square, the intersection of Yonge and Dundas is one of the busiest in the country.  Connected to the PATH, the world’s largest underground shopping complex with 27 km (16 miles) of shopping arcades, there is a direct entrance to Dundas Subway Station, where each day over 860,000 people enter this highly influential area to work.  The courtyard at Yonge & Dundas Square is host to more than 1000 events per year such as live concerts, promotional and charity events, free movies and festivals, drawing over 1 million event specific patrons into the area!

Titan Canada took over management of the interior and exterior media at the venue in August of 2012 and have now upgraded to the latest version of Audience - Audience 4.2 - which provides a powerful, flexible solution used to create, control, distribute and display content, including live video streaming of special events across the digital signage network.
Controlling the massive outdoor 2400 square foot, curved LED video screen, with a 34 panel digital tile surround, the Audience platform also controls the content for an additional 20 LED and LCD screens within the development. The digital network, in combination with a variety of floor graphics, wall banners, pillar wraps, escalator wraps and backlit posters, also controlled by Titan Canada, make the company the largest advertising supplier at Yonge & Dundas Square offering advertisers the opportunity for complete media domination of the square.

For further information, please contact Jim Vair, Vice President Business Development.
T: 905 946-1122 ext 231.

About Capital Networks Limited

Capital Networks Limited is a privately held company based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1991, Capital Networks is a respected leader in the supply and support of advanced multimedia systems to communications companies engaged in cable television, broadcasting, digital signage and place-based media. Capital Networks has sold Audience™ software into a variety of market segments including Education, Corporate, Municipal and Retail applications in more than 40 countries. Clients include: OLGC, BBC, Peel Regional Police, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, Open Text, Cablevision, Rogers Cable TV, Cox Communications and many others.

About Titan

Titan is a full service, North American media company, providing out-of-home solutions in sales, marketing, creative, research and maintenance of advertising on wallscapes, ground and highway structures, roof structure landmarks as well as specialty executions to maximize exposure. Titan’s media solutions span locally and nationally in Canada (Toronto, Edmonton, Montrea, Vancouverl) and the United States (Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St.Paul, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Seattle).
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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Quality Management System Reinforces Haivision's Commitment to Customer Requirements

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certification for the management system governing the design, development, manufacturing, support, and lifecycle of its products. The result of more than 20 months of extensive internal development and external validation with ISO auditors, Haivision's certification was granted on November 12, 2012.

"Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification is a critical milestone for Haivision," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision. "Haivision is a respected technology supplier in multiple vertical segments with mission-critical requirements. Our investment in the ISO certification initiative demonstrates our commitment to implementing quality-focused systems and processes to deliver IP video solutions that meet the highest standards and respond to customer needs."

Haivision's ISO 9001:2008 achievement applies to a quality management system supporting the design, development, production, installation, and servicing of the company's encoding, recording, playback, network, management, display and distribution products, and related services, as well as to the systems for continually improving those processes. In addition, the company has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification, a similar standard specifically required to be a supplier to the medical industry.

Haivision's products are used extensively within the medical, military, education, and enterprise segments for delivering live and recorded high-quality video. The company's flagship Makito™ encoder family delivers the highest quality HD video across networks. The Furnace™ IP video system provides end-to-end security and complete administrative control and reporting for all live and recorded assets. Combined, these products offer unique value across all markets, including HIPAA compliance within the medical field.

ISO is the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards. It is a network of the national standards institutes for 162 countries created to set international requirements for quality management systems. Its ISO 9001:2008 certification is a quality management system that measures a number of principles including customer focus, management practices, processes, and continual improvement. The benefits of international standardization include optimized operations, enhanced customer satisfaction, and a reduction in environmental impact.

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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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
TAIPEI, Taiwan, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IBASE Technology Inc. (tasdaq:8050), a leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and embedded systems, has once again excelled in the iF product design award 2013 competition for its SI-38 digital signage system, after winning the 2012 Computex Taipei d&i Gold Award and Industrial Innovation Achievement Award.

For 60 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design. Out of 3,011 entries, the award-winning SI-38 is an ultra slim embedded system designed specifically for digital signage applications. Powered by an APU with discrete-class graphics and multiple display outputs, the system has a 26mm-thick chassis that is nevertheless slender enough to disappear into the tightest spaces behind displays. It is built around a die-cast aluminum thermal frame that serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone, thermal conduit, airflow divider, HDD rail, EMI shield and mounting bracket. To ensure long-term reliability with a minimum acoustic footprint, the cooling airflow is segregated from the electronics to keep contaminants out.

"Our commitment to excellence led us to design the SI-38 not only with a refined appearance but, functionality-wise, also with superior processing and graphics performance that meet our customers' demands," says C. S. Lin, President of IBASE Technology Inc.

The SI-38 is capable of decoding multiple H.264, WMV9, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 video streams totally in the graphics subsystem, freeing the CPU cores for other tasks. It supports iSMART, IBASE's green technology with EuP/Erp power saving, auto power on/off scheduler and power resume functions. The unit offers unmatched flexibility in peripheral, network and display connectivity. USB 3.0, RS-232, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G-Wireless interfaces are available. The SI-38 has been tested and certified by world-class digital signage software companies including SCALA, Omnivex, DISE, Stinova and YCD.

About IBASE Technology

Founded in 2000, IBASE is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PC products. IBASE provides OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. Current product offerings include industrial motherboards, embedded systems and network appliance for applications in the automation, digital signage, gaming, entertainment, medical and networking markets.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
New York – YCD Multimedia, a global leading provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced a partnership with Primeview, a provider of advanced digital displays. The partnership combines YCD's expertise in digital media software with Primeview's leading display technology products, and will provide corporations and organizations worldwide with the widest choice for digital media solutions, including dynamic and interactive visual environments.

The alliance between YCD and Primeview will benefit customers seeking advanced and highly reliable solutions to enhance branding and customer loyalty, promote business growth, improve service and create unique customer experience and digital environment. In addition, the flexibility and advanced management capabilities of YCD's platform and products enable smooth integration with external sources and systems, such as points of sale, CRM and inventory management systems, forming a complete end-to-end solution. The packaged solutions from YCD and Primeview will enable a wide range of applications, from point-of-sale and kiosks to stand-alone informative displays, including interactive applications that encourage customer participation and promote merchandise in a highly attractive and entertaining brand experience.

YCD's software-based products and Primeview's innovative displays have proven extremely successful in numerous applications, meeting the requirements of a wide range of customers. The partnership will allow corporations and organizations easily to specify order and install integrated hardware and software solutions from two of the industry's leaders.

"This agreement further enhances YCD/Primeview cooperation and brings a new level of sophisticated displays to various industries," said Chanan Averbuch, Director of Business Development, Primeview. "We both hold a shared vision of the future of digital media and this is an exciting opportunity for us."

"Digital signage is gaining rapid market acceptance, and the partnership with Primeview supports the market's growing demand," said Sam Losar, President of YCD USA. "Our strategy has been to ally ourselves with best-of-breed display manufacturers, and this agreement with Primeview moves us further along the road."

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment, as well as other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Cartier, and Diesel. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com 

About Primeview

Primeview is a privately held global manufacturing company that was launched in 1997 specializing in advanced display solutions, with a focus on the corporate market. Primeview designs, produces and delivers leading-edge visual display technologies for a wide variety of markets. The company’s products can be found in board rooms, museums, casinos, retail stores, hotels and properties around the globe. For more information check out www.Primeview.biz or email us at [email protected]
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Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Digital Display Technology in Waterfall Formation Invites Shoppers into Distinctive Visual Experience
 
KITCHENER, Ont. – A waterfall array of Christie® MicroTiles® is inviting customers into the retail stores of Canadian media giant Shaw Communications, where the digital display technology educates customers about the Shaw universe that includes cable television, Internet and phone service.  
 
Since the first 4-units high by 6-units wide array was installed in May at the Sunridge Mall store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the unique waterfall displays are now up and operating in three more Shaw retail locations in Alberta and British Columbia, with more installations planned in the future.
 
“We wanted to make the stores exciting enough so the customer would look at the displays and see a reason to walk into the store,” said James Ferguson, national director, Retail, Shaw Communications. “Christie MicroTiles were the answer.”
 
Combining proven DLP® technology with the long life and reliability of LED, Christie MicroTiles are designed for maximum image quality in demanding indoor, high-ambient light environments. At just 16 inches wide by 12 tall and less than a foot deep, they are ideal for a wide range of applications, including architectural elements, out-of-home advertising, command and control video walls, and event production.
 
An Easy Decision

According to Ferguson, the decision to use Christie MicroTiles was easy because Shaw – parent company of Global Television – wanted a technology that would give it a “leg up” on other stores and Applied Electronics had already installed a 4-high by 10-wide MicroTiles array in Global Television’s Toronto studio for its morning news show. Familiar with the Toronto installation, Julie Shaw, vice president, facilities, design and management at Shaw Communications, suggested MicroTiles as an option.
 
“Julie set the tone by raving about what an ‘awesome product’ the MicroTiles were,” said Stephen Monteith, AV design and sales representative at Applied Electronics. “After that, it was an easy decision for the visionaries at Shaw. They immediately realized how the MicroTiles could be used in unique ways within the stores to capture the audiences’ attention.”
 
Falling for a Unique Waterfall Effect

Having decided on Christie MicroTiles, Ferguson and his team needed to decide where to put them and what content to show while creating a distinctive visual experience that would take advantage of Christie’s technology.
 
Rather than have all 24 MicroTiles depicting one piece of content simultaneously, Ferguson opted for a waterfall effect with the tiles slightly staggered with gaps along the X Y and Z access in a special bracket designed by RP Visuals. Content including media, innovative new products and services, in market offers and community initiatives are shown as individual thumbnails on the MicroTiles, allowing each piece of content to cascade across the whole screen, before pulsing back into one thumbnail. Hanging from the ceiling in each store, the waterfall configurations catch the attention of those who enter the store – and those passing by.
 
“We wanted to give our video people a cool ‘sandbox’ to play in that provided content versatility and didn’t limit their imagination,” said Ferguson. “And Christie MicroTiles did just that with the content provided by Breakhouse. Our customers love it and their eyes are drawn to it because it is so different from what they are used to seeing. There is an old adage in retail that customers don’t look up – but in this case they do because the MicroTiles display is different, flashy, and it has content that draws their eye to it.”
 
“The popularity of Christie MicroTiles continues to grow worldwide and here in Canada, with almost boundless application possibilities and configurations limited only by the imagination,” said Dave Muscat, Christie’s senior director of sales, Canada. “We are glad MicroTiles entice Shaw’s clients to look up when they are in the store since this also increases the value of Shaw’s upper shelf space and revenue possibilities. Christie MicroTiles offer customers a visual solution that enhances the creator’s vision, and we’re thrilled Shaw feels the same way.”
 
About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, high-speed internet, home phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fiber network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
 
About Applied Electronics

Applied Electronics is Canada’s leader in Broadcast, Post Production and Presentation Technologies in Sales, Systems Design, Integration, After-Sale Service, and Technical Support. With clients and partners all over the world and five offices across Canada, Applied Electronics is a proud family-run business that was started in 1958. Throughout its history, Applied has maintained its status as Canada’s largest broadcast supplier and integrator. Some of the projects Applied Electronics supplies and supports the latest technology for include: stadiums, legislative chambers, digital educational facilities, master control rooms, studio and post production, mobile productions and video conferencing facilities. The company mission is to be the complete technology resource for broadcast, post production and audio visual products and services, providing a range of top-line products combined with the experience required to execute projects of all types and sizes. Visit: www.appliedelectronics.com
 
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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Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Value-Driven Design with High-Performance Components
 
CHICAGO – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its next-generation 32-inch V322 commercial-grade LCD display. NEC has also launched the V322-AVT and V322-PC bundles with an integrated tuner and single board computer, respectively.
 
The V322 features an Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliant expansion slot, which enables seamless integration of NEC accessories and third-party components. It simplifies the installation, maintenance and use of digital signage in a variety of environments, including retail stores, restaurants, indoor venues, training facilities and corporate boardrooms. Its integrated 8-watt speakers offer low-profile appeal with superior sound, enhancing the viewing experience with audio. The V322 is comprised of commercial-grade components, including a public display-grade panel to protect against permanent image retention.
 
“V Series displays elevate the digital signage experience for a variety of commercial markets that require a large-screen display for extended operation,” said Rachel Karnani, Product Manager of Large-Screen Displays for NEC Display Solutions. “The OPS option slot of the V322 enables compatibility with NEC’s newest accessories, including a variety of single board computers designed to meet the wide range of customer content requirements.”
 
The V322 display includes the following features:
•         Public display-grade panel and commercial-grade design
•         Expanded connectivity with built-in OPS option slot and digital loop-through capability
•         1366 x 768 high-definition native resolution
•         3000:1 contrast ratio
•         340 cd/m² / 450 cd/m² brightness (typical/maximum)
•         HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI-D inputs
•         RS-232C, LAN, IR Remote and DDC/CI external control
•    Built-in ATSC digital tuner allows for high-definition broadcast capabilities (V322-AVT only)
•         Bundled solution includes V322 display and OPS-PCAF-WS single board computer for simplified digital signage (V322-PC only)
The V322, V322-AVT and V322-PC will be available in December 2012 and ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight, and have a minimum advertised price of $619, $719 and $1479, respectively.

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, 04 December 2012
Networld Media Group expanded into new markets such as B2C digital out-of-home
advertising and custom services plus an expansion of executive-level events.


Networld Media Group will close 2012 reporting growth across key performance indicators, according to CEO Alan Fryrear. “Sales are rising, product launches are up, all our digital media properties are seeing growth in traffic, and our events are attracting a growing number of sponsors and attendees,” Fryrear said.

At the beginning of the year, Networld Media Group changed its name from NetWorld Alliance to mark its expansion into new markets such as B2C digital out-of-home advertising and custom services plus an expansion of executive-level events. “Our 7th Annual Fast Casual Executive Summit held in San Diego was the most successful ever with more than 225 attendees and a record number of sponsors,” said Networld’s president Tom Harper. “A big part of our continued growth will be events.”

September 2013, Harper added, will see the addition of a new event, the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit in Washington, D.C., which will be produced in partnership with the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and sponsored by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA). “This new addition to our lineup of executive summits will focus on the coming wave of innovation, convergence and regulation in the mobile payments and banking industries,” Harper said. “Industry executives, security experts and other insiders will meet up with government officials and regulators in Washington for a comprehensive discussion around the major trends.”

In 2013, Networld will continue to launch new products and services in a variety of areas, including custom media and content licensing.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Online properties include ATMmarketplace.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, KioskMarketplace.com, PizzaMarketplace.com, QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com, SelfServiceWorld.com and ChurchCentral.com. The company produces executive summits in the fast casual, retail, ATM and mobile payments industries. Its custom media division develops premium content and marketing services for associations such as the ATM Industry Association.
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Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Keywest Technology’s MediaZone Pro is playing a central role in deployment of an innovative sports bar-centric digital signage ad network being rolled out by Solara360.

LENEXA, Kan. – Keywest Technology today announces that Solara360, developer of a sports bar-based digital signage ad network, has assisted its 12th franchisee in completing installation of ad network technology, which relies upon Keywest’s MediaZone Pro for advertising playout.

Solara360, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is building its ad network across North America with turnkey digital signage packages, including displays, media players and signal distribution technology, that are easy to install and require minimal on-premise interaction.

Each sports bar is equipped with up to 10 proprietary Solara360 HDTV displays, a Keywest Technology MediaZone Pro digital signage player and signal distribution to transport ads from local business and HD sports coverage from satellite or cable sources to each monitor.

“We are excited to be an integral part of the rollout of this innovative digital signage ad network,” said Keywest Technology president Nick Nichols. “Our MediaZone Pro offers Solara360 an easy-to-install, reliable media player that is fast and simple to update with new content and playlists over the Internet.”

Solara360 is deploying its digital signage ad network based upon a franchise model. Franchisees buy a geographical territory with 10 sports bars and turnkey ad network technology packages to equip each bar with Solara360 proprietary HDTV displays and Keywest Technology MediaZone Pro player to support playback of local ad content in an “L” shaped onscreen graphic without the need to scale or process cable TV or satellite TV delivered HD sports action.

The Keywest Technology MediaZone Pro at each sports bar receives advertising playlists and ad content from Solara360 via the Internet and playbacks advertising content in the “L” shaped on-screen border. The HDTV content is presented within the “L” shape via the HDMI port directly from the source so that HD Sport action is displayed in real-time HD simultaneously with Internet fed ad content via the DVI Port.

MediaZone Pro is a complete digital signage system consisting of the media player and software needed to build compelling media playlists with text, graphics, video and animation and play them back as scheduled.

About Keywest Technology

Keywest Technology is a turnkey provider of digital signage products including kiosks, software and content creation services designed to produce exceptional results. The company is also a pioneer in interactive digital signage, which couples the appeal of dynamic signage with the interactivity associated with interactive kiosks. Visit www.KeywestTechnology.com for more information.

About Solara360

Solara360 developed and manufactures its own exclusive brand of commercial grade 1080p HD LCDs designed specifically for the Solara360 Digital Signage Network.

The Company plans to grow its business worldwide through franchising. Each 'community based' Digital Signage Network franchisee becomes part of the growing Solara360 Digital Signage Network with global broadcasting and narrowcasting potential and capability.

Solara360's uniqueness in the market comes from its combination of its exclusive Solara360 Liquid Crystal Displays, proprietary remote management software and a unique franchise business model. Visit www.Solara360.com for more information.
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Monday, 03 December 2012
Gil Matzliah, CEO of NoviSign Digital Signage, presents businesses and institutions of all sizes and industries with a simple way to send and display information on screens to directly engage their customers. In the past, only larger companies could implement advanced and dynamic digital signage systems. With Matzliah’s digital signage solution, however, you can do away with high installation fees, maintenance and IT costs, and even tech support.

Using NoviSign’s technology, an Android-based device (Android box or stick) operates in lieu of a media player, which can cost anywhere between $300-$900. The Android player, in contrast, can be found for under $80. With WIFI support on the site where the screen is located, the Android box receives the NoviSign software link to transport the playlist you create on the NoviSign website, broadcasting it to your screen. With your information in the cloud, transferring information to screens anywhere in the world, from anywhere in the world, has never been so quick, easy, and inexpensive.

“We are seeing more and more small businesses remotely manage their digital signage. Moreover, combining this with the use of the newly introduced Android Players, the dropping prices of display, and Novisign’s easy-to-use signage software enables small businesses to set up 1-5 screens in the most cost effective way. I believe we will see this trend gaining real momentum in the coming year or so. “

Today, Novisign is happy to support hundreds of screens around the world in educational institutions, small businesses, retail stores, restaurants, and corporations. NoviSign is a global company with an R&D center in Israel. They aim to serve any business that has existing hardware platforms, such as Windows-based PC and Android-based devices.

To read more about NoviSign’s Android-based software, please visit http://www.novisign.com/android/android-based-digital-signage/.

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