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Thursday, 28 June 2012
Representatives of both companies will be in Baltimore this week at HITEC Booth 2406 to unveil JANUS Displays 3D content on an award-winning glasses-free 3D display.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Morrow Technologies, the creator of JANUS® Displays and leader in innovative digital signage experiences, announces a business development and reseller partnership with Dimenco Displays, the 3D technology provider for Philips Digital Signage, this week in Baltimore at HITEC 2012. Glasses-free 3D video content creation services, 2D to 3D content creation services, and award-winning glasses-free 3D displays are now available as part of the JANUS Displays product portfolio.

“We believe consumer technology demand is a leading indicator that gives us insight into guest expectations,” says Sharon Morrow, president of Morrow Technologies. “People are increasingly buying 3D televisions and going to 3D movies. It’s cool, and people want more. We’ve been monitoring advances in 3D display technology to find one suitable for digital signage without glasses that could meet our standards for quality. We’re excited to have finally found one that’s worthy of placement in a hotel lobby.”

The JANUS Displays creative design team is creating custom 3D content such as branded welcome messages, advertisements, and digital video art. The team can create 3D video out of existing 2D concepts, and convert video to 3D.

“Soon after our initial discussions, the JANUS Displays creative team impressed us with how fast they picked up the content creation and how well they did it,” says Cynthia Goodman, vice president of business development – North America at Dimenco Displays. “We are eager to debut this amazing product in hotel lobbies worldwide within JANUS Displays digital signage networks.”

The benefit of a 3D display in a JANUS Displays network most importantly offers another opportunity to enhance the guest experience. Studies and observations have shown that it catches and holds attention. A recent in-store study that Dimenco conducted in collaboration with Red Bull proved that 3D advertising increases viewer attention by almost 45% with an increase in Red Bull sales of 8.5% at that location.

Multiple sizes are available, including 23”, 42”, and 55”. The displays offer 28 views to ensure smooth picture quality, while the 150 degree viewing angle gives the viewer the freedom to see the 3D content from any viewpoint. Video wall configurations of 55” displays are available with a zero bezel of less than half an inch and can be designed up to 3x3 for maximum 3D thrill.

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About Morrow Technologies Corporation

Since 1984, Morrow Technologies has been delivering innovative digital signage experiences. The flagship JANUS Displays product line is designed to inform and delight guests and visitors at hotels, hospitals, military bases, universities, casinos, and more. It offers management the ability to strengthen communication and engagement with guests through animated, interactive displays of event listings, wayfinding, local maps, weather, dining reservations, flight status / check in, menu boards, advertising, directories, emergency messaging, and more. Full service signage offerings are provided, including software, hardware, enclosures, installation, custom software development and custom design services. The company reaches millions of people daily through its 15,000+ installed networks. Visit

About Dimenco

Dimenco is an independent company, which was founded by four men formerly employed by Philips in its 3D venture, who all share the same passion for 3D technology. The company offers end-to-end 3D solutions which include 3D displays, components, rendering solutions, software and content conversion services. Furthermore, they provide consultancy services to several leading industry players. Dimenco also acquired a 3D technology license from Philips, enabling them to commercially use and further develop this technology.

JANUS is a registered trademark of Morrow Technologies Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Thursday, 28 June 2012
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the expansion of its value-added services in Latin America with the opening of a new full-service technology integration center in Joinville, Brazil. The 48,000-square-foot facility provides integration services for Avnet Embedded customers and Avnet Technology Solutions’ original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs) and supply chain partners. Avnet now operates technology integration facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

“Our new Joinville integration center provides state-of-the-art integration services for our customers in Latin America and is an example of Avnet’s commitment to accelerating growth in Latin America,” said Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer for Avnet, Inc. “Avnet's higher-end technology integration services, such as complex system configurations and software customization, are in high demand in the fast-growing Latin American market. The center is an outstanding addition to the scale and scope of our worldwide logistics network and is positioned to provide services throughout the region. It also reflects Avnet's strategy of providing our integration customers with consistent customer service and quality in all regions of the world through Avnet owned and managed facilities.”

The Joinville facility has the capacity to ship over 135,000 technology systems annually and provides high-quality solutions such as hardware integration, software configuration, system maintenance, diagnostics and functional testing, as well as comprehensive packaging and logistics solutions support. It will also have a first article lab, technology engineering team and fulfillment center with high-bay warehouse space.

“The opening of our Joinville integration center marks a milestone in our Latin American growth strategy and is an important addition to Avnet Embedded’s global service capabilities,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president of Avnet Embedded. “The center will help both local technology firms looking for high-quality services, and global companies who want to expand their footprint in the region through a trusted partner.”

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Leverages Interactivity and Customization Capabilities of Android Tablets to Enable Better Customer Engagement without Costly Custom Development 

LEHI, Utah,  /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MokiMobility, a provider of cloud-based mobile device management for single-purpose iOS and Android devices, today launched MokiTouch for Android tablets. The customizable browser app, available at , enables retailers, hotels and other customer-facing businesses to create in-store kiosks using Android tablets and then, unlike any other Android-based kiosks, remotely manage the app and the Android tablet itself, removing default apps, pushing WiFi settings, and even remotely rebooting the device.

Creating customer kiosks, digital signage and point-of-sales systems - all currently dominated by the Windows operating system - has long been of interest but traditional PCs, laptops and touch interfaces are ill-suited for these specific applications and require very costly custom development - with project costs ranging from $3,500 to $10,000 per device. Android tablets are attractive alternatives, providing highly interactive - and customizable - experiences at a much lower overall cost. For example, MokiTouch, Android tablets and secure enclosures are less than $1000 per device.

"Android tablets continue to create many new use cases for innovative consumer technologies, saving costs and helping retailers, hoteliers and even doctors better engage with their customers," said Tom Karren, CEO, MokiMobility. "Creating kiosks and point-of-sale systems - and then being able to remotely manage these devices individually or as a group - will let them better retain customers, capture sales and keep track of a good portion of their business from the cloud."

Unique features of MokiTouch include:

Custom Buttons - Merchants can define up to four custom buttons that appear along the bottom of the browser that point to any URL they specify. Think of them as handy bookmarks so the user can jump to any site or page merchants want them to see.

Clear Private Data Button - MokiTouch clears private data each time it refreshes to home, wiping out any credentials and personal information the previous user may have entered. Merchants can also turn on a button that gives users the ability to clear their data when they leave. While a button is redundant, since MokiTouch will automatically clear the data, it helps users know they are protected and gives them control over when it happens.

Faster Remote Management - As soon as an administrator hits save on the updated kiosk settings within the MokiManage app management console, those settings are sent directly to the device and merchants will see the changes live within a couple of seconds. Each time the app is launched, it will continue to check-in with MokiManage to make sure it has the latest settings.

MokiTouch is powered by MokiMobility's +MDM, which provides the remote app management and device management platform. MokiMobility provides the APIs and the web-based device management console to enable remote management of iOS and Android devices. MokiTouch runs on Android tablets with Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. For more information about +MDM, visit

About MokiMobility

Based in Lehi, Utah, MokiMobility enables independent software vendors, developers and solution providers to build compelling solutions that include cloud-based mobile application and device management for the iPad and Android devices. As a result, developers have greater control over the complete experience, enabling more engaging and new customer experiences leveraging iOS and Android tablets in new ways. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter. 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
In 2011 shipments of self-checkout terminals grew to a high of 26,700 – seven times the number shipped a decade earlier. Moreover, RBR forecasts that by 2017, annual shipment numbers will be approaching 60,000. These are some of the findings of new research by London-based strategic research and consulting firm RBR (
Such figures mask marked regional variations, however. North America replaced western Europe as the largest region for self-checkout shipments in 2011, accounting for 41% of the global total. This indicates that North America has finally shrugged off some of the longer lasting effects of the economic recession to regain its traditional place in this market. The USA started piloting self-checkout in the 1990s and by 2003 it was already in widespread use there. It is now deployed at two thirds of points of sale in US supermarkets, and at least a quarter of supermarket transactions are now conducted at self checkout.

While North America, western Europe and Asia-Pacific still account for the vast majority (98%) of installations, there have also been some interesting developments elsewhere. These include the first self checkout installations in the Arab world (in Saudi Arabia), and an eight-fold increase in shipments to CEE, albeit from a low base. While Poland and the Czech Republic were the main recipients of the shipments to this region, the renewed activity in Russia was also significant. More interest in self checkout was also witnessed in Latin America. One large and influential retailer, which had previously taken the decision not to deploy self-checkout, made a complete about face and staged a pilot, which is likely to become a rollout later this year. This is expected to boost confidence in self-checkout elsewhere in the region.

Wincor Nixdorf and Fujitsu see significant increases in self-checkout shipments
NCR is still the world’s largest vendor of self-checkout terminals, accounting for 64% of global shipments in 2011. Wincor Nixdorf saw its share of world shipments jump from 12% to 16%, while Fujitsu witnessed an increase in market share from 10% to 13%. IBM is the smallest of the large self-checkout vendors, with 5%.

There are at least nine further vendors of self-checkout systems, although their combined share of global shipments amounts to just 2%. Moreover, further vendors, like HP which presented its new self-checkout machine at Retail’s BIG Show in New York in early 2012, are likely to start selling such systems in the near future.

Marketplace for self-checkout becomes increasingly fragmented

These days “traditional” self-checkout – where the consumer scans, bags and pays unassisted – has to compete with a mix of technologies, including cashless self-checkout, compact self-checkout, and pay towers (where the payment part of the process has been decoupled from the scanning) with, or without, self-scanning to name but a few. Most vendors are now offering small-footprint terminals in order to attract space-poor sectors like convenience stores. Cashless terminals are substantially cheaper than recyclers, for example, and may be more attractive to retailers with smaller margins. While some retailers maintain that scanning should always be performed by staff, others believe that self-scanning offers consumers greater convenience and more information on the products they buy, engendering increased loyalty. 

The total number of self-checkout installations grew by 16% in 2011. There are now more than 150,000 systems installed around the world, a base which has doubled in size over the last four years. Furthermore, RBR forecasts that by 2017 the number of self-checkout installations will have doubled once again, to over 300,000.

The information in this press release draws on RBR’s new study Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2012, which comprises the findings of extensive primary and secondary research into the global market for retail automation hardware. The study describes the market for programmable EPOS and self-checkout terminals (units shipped and installed), and end-users’ expenditure. It also provides vendor shares (units shipped and installed). The study covers 52 country markets and four customer segments, and includes annual forecasts to 2017.

For more information visit or email Mark GLOVER (

RBR is a strategic research and consulting firm with three decades of experience. It specialises in the areas of cards, payments and automation in the banking, retail and hospitality sectors. Based in London, RBR serves clients across more than 100 countries worldwide through premium research reports, consulting, newsletters and events.
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
NCR's advanced hardware and software solutions enable Central Bank to enhance its superior customer-driven service offering 

DULUTH, Ga., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NCR Corporation today announced that Central Bank, which services Provo, Utah and the surrounding communities, will deploy 10 NCR SelfServ ATMs to revamp its ATM network. The new ATMs include NCR's Scalable Deposit Module (SDM) technology, and replace older machines including some from a competing manufacturer.

The NCR SelfServ ATMs deployed by Central Bank are designed to meet customer demands for fast, convenient service. NCR's SDM is the only technology on the market that allows consumers to deposit both cash and checks simultaneously, in any orientation, through a single slot. SDM enables consumers to make a deposit at twice the speed of using a regular ATM.

Comprehensive NCR software also will enhance the operational efficiency of the machines. Since launching SDM in 2010, NCR has received orders for more than 10,000 units.

"As the ATM channel continues to evolve and becomes a more vital touch-point for customer interaction, we wanted to refresh our existing ATM capabilities with newer, more customer-centric technology," said Kathleen Johnson, senior vice president, Bank Operations for Central Bank. "We are confident that our new fleet of NCR ATMs equipped with advanced single-slot deposit technology will help us deliver the superior service we demand for our customers."

Central Bank will integrate NCR software to improve manageability and ensure superior customer service. NCR APTRA Exchange will help Central Bank run its ATM network, giving it flexible, remote control of its network to manage software patches and locate and resolve issues quickly.

"We value our growing relationship with Central Bank, and as their partner we make every effort to help them deliver premium service to their customers," said Michael O'Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. "All NCR's SelfServ ATMs are designed with the end user in mind and it is our goal to ensure seamless integration of hardware, software and services that will provide financial institutions with the best possible ATM network."

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR's assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( ) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
New Pro:Centric Applications Platform --Further Enhances Interactive Guest Room Experience 

BALTIMORE, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The industry leader in hotel- and guest-centric display solutions, LG Electronics USA, is launching two new interactive commercial-grade LED TV series featuring the latest Pro:Centric platform, Full HD display capabilities, interactive services support, and EcoSmart technology - in an expanded range of sizes to meet a wide array of hospitality needs.

Headlining LG's product introductions at the 2012 Hospitality Industry Technology Conference and Exposition (HITEC; booth 1422), is LG's new LT770H LED TV series, an industry-leading combination of Java, Flash and HTML compatibility with Internet Protocol (IP) video decoding, built-in WiFi and dual RF (radio frequency) tuners - resulting in a powerful, feature-rich IPTV platform.

Leveraging IPTV capabilities, combined with the enhanced Pro:Centric platform to support the growing demand for HTML5 applications, LG's LT770H series eliminates the need for traditional set-top boxes or tuners enabling delivery of a wide range of custom applications tailored to both hotel management and guest needs. The dual RF tuners allow dynamic updating of application data while still providing access to live TV.

"By combining the capabilities of IPTV with the ability to run HTML-based applications on LED TVs, LG has created a powerful tool to bring smart applications widely adopted in the consumer electronics space to our hospitality customers," said LG's Richard Lewis, senior vice president, research and technology at Zenith, the U.S. R&D subsidiary of LG Electronics. "LG developed the second generation of Pro:Centric LED TVs with the hotel operator and their guests in mind, introducing a solution that addresses today's needs while preparing for the applications of tomorrow, all integrated directly into the hotel's existing infrastructures."

Through an advanced platform design, the LT770H series provides uniform services and functionality across both RF and IP networks, allowing the seamless support of direct IPTV, RF-only and mixed RF and IP connections. Cross-network compatibility is a key feature as the migration from RF to IP network topology is expected to evolve over the coming years.

Available in 32-, 37-, 42-, 47- and 55-inch class sizes (31.5-, 37.0-, 42.0-, 46.9- and 54.6-inch diagonal, respectively), these premium LCD TV models display crisp, clear images with energy-efficient edge-lit LED backlighting. In addition, new 'Auto Configuration' capabilities eliminate the need for manual setup, allowing for fast and easy installation.

Economical and Eco-Friendly Pro:Centric Solution

LG also introduced the LT670H LED TV series with Pro:Centric this week at HITEC. Available in 26-, 32-, 37- and 42-inch class sizes (26.0-, 31.5-, 37.0 and 42.0-inch diagonal, respectively), the LT670H series features the updated Pro:Centric platform in a single tuner model, enabling a range of interactive services through Java and Flash-based applications.

Leveraging Pro:Centric capabilities, the LT670H series also allows interactive applications to be hosted directly through the guest room TV, eliminating the cost and complexity of a traditional set-top box while enhancing the guest experience.

In addition to offering the same advanced 'Auto Configuration' capabilities featured on the LT770H series, the LT670H is the first Pro:Centric single-tuner LED model offering energy-efficient edge-lit LED backlighting. The LT670H is an economical and eco-friendly solution for those seeking to increase interactive capabilities and functionality utilizing RF networks.

Both LT770H and LT670H Pro:Centric models also support embedded b-LAN(TM) for Pay-Per-View and Free-To-Guest system interoperability, integrated LG Pro:Idiom® digital rights management and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 H.264 decoding for viewing of premium HD channels.

More LG 'Smart' Solutions at HITEC

At HITEC, LG is also featuring a number of other cutting-edge technologies designed to help hoteliers provide engaging guest services, including:

LV355B and LT560E series EzSign TVs, LG's newest and award-winning digital signage solution providing simultaneous branded advertisements and live television broadcasts.

A turnkey signage solution for hotels and hospitality venues, EZSign TVs offer high-quality picture and contrast ratios combined with customizable content running simultaneously with live TV or another external media source, attracting attention while delivering messaging to guests.

Users can create content using the easy-to-use, free software provided by LG along with 50 premade templates, then transferred to an EzSign TV wirelessly with optional dongle or via USB thumb drive. It's available in 32-, 37- 42-, 47- and 55-inch class sizes (31.5-, 37.0, 42.0-, 47.0- and 54.6-inch diagonal, respectively).

Premium model LV555H Pro:Centric LED HDTVs, with IPTV video decoding, dual tuners, embedded b-LAN for Pay-Per-View and Free-To-Guest system interoperability, integrated LG Pro:Idiom digital rights management and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 H.264 decoding for viewing of premium HD channels.

The popular LD340H single tuner Pro:Centric model, which includes integrated Pro:Idiom DRM, b-LAN connectivity and MPEG-4 decoding for digital HD Pay-Per-View compatibility in a low cost CCFL design.

LV255C LED backlighting series, featuring 1366 x 768 display resolution and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio along with public display settings, USB cloning capability and an RS-232C port which helps reduce installation time and maintenance costs.

Remote Jack Packs (RJPs), allowing business travelers to connect their personal A/V devices to the TV for easy photo and video viewing, e-mail checking and more - all while watching TV.

Guestroom Entertainment of Tomorrow

Providing a sneak peek at in-room entertainment options for the future, LG Electronics USA also is showing a variety of Smart TV features and functions, including:

LG Smart TV with Google TV, representing the possible future of in-room TV technology. The highly-anticipated hybrid entertainment solution combines the familiarity of Google's Android OS with the convenience and comfort of LG's 3D and Smart TV technologies:

Smart TV Dashboard - LG Google TV's user interface and main screen have been designed for convenient browsing and content selection. Multi-tasking is also possible, as the search, social networking and TV functions can be run simultaneously.

Magic Remote - The Magic Remote with QWERTY keyboard offers a unique approach to the Google TV remote. In addition to a full keyboard, it responds to gesture-based commands, similar to a Wii remote, and offers scrolling as well as voice recognition for simplified search capabilities. The "Wheel" feature enables swift scrolling through Web pages, various menus and applications - just like a PC - allowing users to view content quicker and more efficiently.

Voice Command Capabilities - LG voice recognition technology allows users to enter text in search terms with voice commands, speeding up the overall browsing experience for guests.

Commercial LG CINEMA 3D HDTVs, using comfortable and trendy polarized eyewear, similar to that used in movie theaters.

Designed with Green in Mind

Using LG's EcoSmart technology, both the LT770H and LT670H series LED TVs are designed to be ENERGY STAR® qualified. LG's LED displays meet ENERGY STAR requirements and are designed with green in mind for today's hospitality environment. For more information on these LED TVs and display monitors, as well as the full line of hospitality solutions showcased at HITEC this week, please visit: .

About LG Electronics USA

The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit .

Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
The industry leader in high performance cabling and connectivity solutions rebrands as C2G.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Cables To Go (, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, announced that it has rebranded the company. The new brand, C2G, communicates the strategic direction and vision of the company by offering a more broad and diverse portfolio of exceptional connectivity solutions, investments in the development of advanced tools, and geographic expansion across Europe. C2G is passionately committed to delivering innovative solutions to "Get Connected" in today's ever-changing technology landscape.

"It is with great pride and excitement that we launch the C2G brand. Over the years our product portfolio has grown beyond cabling to include A/V connectivity solutions that utilize the latest technology to provide more options for our customers. With the C2G brand, we now have better alignment between our products and brand that communicates our offering to key partners and customers. With a remarkable 28 years of experience as the trusted partner in connectivity-expertly delivering quality solutions and an extraordinary customer experience every time-we are poised to realize our full potential in getting our customers and partners connected," said Bill Diederich, president and CEO of Lastar, parent company of C2G.

Along with launching the C2G brand, the newest additions to the company's solution portfolio will be featured. RapidRun® Multi-Format is the most significant platform iteration in the RapidRun product line. With enhanced engineering that includes individually shielded pairs and an isolated ground for audio lines, these upgrades meet the rigorous demand for applications typically found in a conference room, classroom, or other similar commercial environments. TruLink® HDMI® over Cat5, and TruLink® Media Gateway represent an expansion of their respective product lines and provide greater flexibility, simple installation, and the ability to extend audio and video signals over long distances. C2G also announces the availability of ConnectXpress, a guided, self-service platform for selecting connectivity solutions. ConnectXpress makes it simple to quickly and conveniently find the right products to match the customer's application.

About C2G

C2G is a division of Lastar, Inc., a leader in computer, datacomm and audio/video connectivity solutions since 1984. The company delivers connectivity products renowned for superior quality, value and innovation and are backed by C2G's uncompromising commitment to customer service. For more information regarding C2G, visit
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – The new SABIC Academy in Riyadh utilizes CAYIN’s digital signage solutions to convey timely information throughout 38 LCD screens in the main entrance, meeting rooms, auditorium, and conference halls. Multiple state-of-the-art technologies were introduced to the new Academy to accomplish this smart building.

SABIC Academy is the new learning center of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation in Riyadh. The new academy has become the benchmark of education facilities in the Kingdom. CAYIN’s digital signage solution is introduced in this project by SMARTECH AV, CAYIN’s premium partners in Saudi Arabia, to replace old-fashioned bulletin boards and create a speedy digital information channel.

“This is the first learning center in Saudi Arabia to use this technology to manage all meeting rooms completely,” said Mr.Yousef Abdul Hadi Projects Manager of SMARTECH AV Co. “We are honored to be selected as the main partner to supply all AV and Digital Signage with room schedule systems for the first smart learning academy in Saudi Arabia.”

The new Academy contains 30 meeting rooms and hosts a wide variety of learning programs, including workshops, summits and training classes every day. Instead of using bulletin boards, SABIC deploys 17” LCD screens (Flush Mount) in the wall outside 30 meeting rooms, along with CAYIN’s digital signage solutions. The screen clearly indicates the meeting topic, start time, and duration of the meeting. Therefore, enrolled trainees can locate the correct class and meeting room easily.

Each screen connects to one CAYIN SMP-WEB4 digital signage player and is managed centrally via CAYIN’s meetingPost software. Equipped with a room booking system, meetingPost enables administrators to process online booking for meeting and banquet rooms.

Therefore, SABIC Academy can edit a meeting list for each meeting room in advance. For impromptu meetings or room changes, the administrator can also input meeting information remotely in the office without running back and forth in the building to change the post.

In addition to meeting rooms, SABIC Academy also installs three 51” LCD screens in the main entrance, two for the auditorium, and two for the multipurpose hall to increase the reach of the Academy’s public announcements. With the help of CAYIN lobbyPost software, SABIC can select a template, enter data, and immediately show high quality video, tickers, web pages, pictures, weather information, and even live TV programs from the satellite.

SABIC Academy is an important education facility for the nation to develop industry leaders in the petrochemical industry. World-class leaders and courses, accompanied by world-class learning facilities successfully enhance the level of education and training and add a new dimension to the advancement of the Kingdom.

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Monday, 25 June 2012
BELLEVUE, Wash., /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Coinstar, Inc., today announced that Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, had completed the acquisition of certain assets of NCR Corporation's self-service entertainment DVD kiosk business, including DVD kiosks, DVD inventory, intellectual property, and certain retailer contracts.

Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Redbox paid NCR $100 million and assumed certain liabilities of NCR related to the purchased assets. In connection with the asset purchase, Coinstar and NCR have entered into a strategic supplier arrangement whereby Coinstar, Redbox or an affiliate will purchase products and services from NCR that will yield $25 million in margin for NCR over five years.

"With the closing of the NCR transaction, we have strengthened our ability to bring the value and convenience of Redbox entertainment to new retail partners and their customers," said J. Scott Di Valerio, chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc. "While we expect to incur losses during the initial period, as we swap out the acquired kiosks for new Redbox kiosks, we expect the economics to improve and become accretive sometime in 2013."

Coinstar provided an initial view of the expected impact of the asset purchase on certain financial measures and estimates the transaction will for the full year 2012:

Decrease diluted earnings per share from continuing operations between $0.40 and $0.50 per share; and

Increase capital expenditures between $40 million and $45 million.

The view provided by Coinstar is specifically limited to the expected impact of the NCR asset purchase on these select financial measures and is not intended to update previously issued guidance.

Coinstar plans to provide additional information relating to the expected impact of the transaction, including a breakdown of core and non-core components, when it reports second quarter 2012 financial results and updates guidance in July 2012.

About Coinstar, Inc.

Coinstar, Inc. is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox® self-service DVD and video game rental and Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 36,800 Redbox DVD kiosks and 20,200 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional kiosks as the result of an acquisition agreement with NCR Corporation that closed on June 22, 2012. For more information, visit .

About Redbox

Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc., offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc(TM) and video game rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 2 billion discs and is available at more than 36,800 Redbox kiosks across over 30,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, select Walmart locations and Walgreens locations in select markets. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional kiosks as the result of an acquisition agreement with NCR Corporation that closed on June 22, 2012. For more information, visit .

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Monday, 25 June 2012
NCR Express Key, highlighted at show, facilitates the growing shift to mobile check-in at premier hotel technology conference

DULUTH, Ga., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today's travelers want more convenience and better customer service throughout their journey. At HITEC 2012, NCR Corporation, the leading global provider of self-service travel solutions, will showcase how technology can help meet these new, higher demands for service, connectivity and convenience before and after guests reach their destination.

Taking center stage at HITEC will be NCR Express Key, part of an advanced check-in solution that optimizes the mobile experience by letting guests who have checked in online or via a mobile device collect their room key without waiting at the front desk.

The compact, self-service key dispensing device can be placed virtually anywhere throughout a hotel -- alleviating congestion at the registration desk and accommodating guests who have lost their keys, left keys in their rooms or arrive at their rooms to find that keys will not work.

A recent consumer survey for NCR conducted by Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) found that:
- 76% said being able to check in to a hotel ahead of time via a mobile device or online would minimize potential frustration

- 41% would be more likely to select a hotel that offers the convenience of advanced check-in via web or mobile device over one that does not

- 57% indicated they would check in online or via mobile.
These statistics highlight the value NCR Express Key can bring hotel operators in meeting their customers' desires for fast, efficient service.

"The increasingly mobile-enabled traveler wants a seamless experience from departure to arrival," said NCR Vice President of Travel Sales Tony Fernandez, who will be available at NCR's HITEC booth for interviews. "NCR is partnering with hotel operators, delivering solutions that drive efficiency and loyalty by empowering guests to interact how and when they choose."

NCR will also showcase a variety of other solutions to improve the guest experience from check-in to check-out, including;
-- NCR Advanced Check-in, a complete hotel hardware and software check-in solution that optimizes the mobile experience and includes NCR Express Key;

-- NCR RealPOS 70XRT, a powerful point-of-sale (POS) system ideal for hotel retail operations;

-- NCR Digital Signage and Wayfinding solutions to help guests easily navigate large properties and quickly locate hotel amenities; and

-- NCR Total Premise services, a single partner to provide comprehensive management and operational support for a hotel's IT infrastructure
HITEC 2012 will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center. The show floor will be open June 26, 27 and 28. NCR will be located in booth #424 at the show.

About NCR Corporation

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

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Friday, 22 June 2012
ONELAN will be joining forces with Avnet Embedded at the In-Store Show at Olympia, London (stand G125) on 27th and 28th June 2012.

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom, --( Avnet Embedded will be exhibiting simplified digital signage solutions for in-store applications. They will demonstrate ONELAN’s Cyclone Enterprise content management solution delivering digital signage and messaging throughout a customer’s store, using Instore Screen’s Network One LCD integrated media player and Network One HD Box connected to external displays.

The platform has been developed for the retail and enterprise sector to manage digital signage from shop window displays to welcome screens in foyers/receptions, right through to the Point of Purchase or Point of Sale.

About Avnet Embedded

Avnet Embedded is a product business group within Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, an operating region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT). Avnet Embedded was created to serve the industrial market with displays, embedded computing hardware, software, networking and wireless products. The group also provides customers with finished or customized products and training, system integration and ODM services through its European technical centers and partners. Avnet Embedded works with a range of leading product manufacturers and technical partners to provide the best product solution to meet its customers’ specific requirements.


ONELAN develops network appliances for standalone and end-to-end Digital Signage network solutions. The Net-Top-Box is a multimedia, multi-zoned solution capable of Touch Interactivity. With a browser based user inter¬face, the system is fully multilingual and capable of dis¬playing both stored media and live media e.g RSS feeds, web pages and broadcast TV or locally streamed video. Further members of the product family cater for Enterprise network management and integration with external data sources.

ONELAN’s solutions are now installed in organizations in numerous market sectors including retail, digital out of home (DOOH), education, corporates, health, government, hospitality, leisure and entertainment venues.
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Thursday, 21 June 2012
Social Interactivity Suite of Applications Named BEST in Digital Signage Software Category

MONTREAL — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that the company was honored with a Commercial Integrator BEST Award in the Digital Signage Software category for its social interactivity suite of next-generation, social-media-based applications.

"Social media is a powerful and popular content source for viewers, providing current, relevant, and user-generated information," said X2O Media President and CEO David Wilkins. "With our social interactivity suite, integrators can easily harness the power of Twitter™, Facebook, and more to provide their customers with a truly engaging experience. We are proud to have our efforts recognized by the editors of Commercial Integrator and the panel of judges."

X2O Media's social interactivity suite of applications includes the X2O Social Hub and Twitter Shuffle. Featuring real-time content from popular sites including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, the X2O Social Hub allows users to customize their experiences by defining the application's social media sources. In addition, users can interact with an innovative "YouTube Cube" object to browse YouTube video clips matching their search terms. All X2O Social Hub graphics are presented in an eye-popping 3D format, and the application can be customized with logos and other branding elements.

Powered by X2O's latest-generation player engine, the Twitter Shuffle goes far beyond standard Twitter walls with a number of unique features for a truly interactive experience. X2O's Twitter Shuffle displays real-time Tweets™ in a dynamic shuffle where Tweets dynamically animate in 3D, and fly on and off the screen. For a higher level of viewer interactivity, the screen can be controlled via a Microsoft® Kinect™ interface, or through a Web app that is accessed by scanning a QR code with a mobile device. Other views include a dynamic Twitter Graph and Twitter Map.

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes superlative solutions for an integration business. Judging criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer. Winning manufacturers across various product and service categories were recognized in a ceremony at InfoComm 2012.

More information about X2O Media and its social interactivity suite of applications is available at

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at

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Thursday, 21 June 2012
Omnichannel Marketing Pioneer Offers Brands Unified Solutions in New Role

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) - St. Joseph Communications, Canada’s leading provider of integrated communications and marketing solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Chase as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer.

Michael will lead the development, coordination and execution of a centralized omnichannel marketing strategy for St. Joseph Communications and its suite of marketing solutions.

Michael joined St. Joseph Content in 2007 as Vice President of Marketing and Creative, and has made a name for himself as a driving force for change within the company and also within the broader, global marketplace.

“Michael has not only been a valuable asset to the Content team, but he has worked on a wide variety of corporate led marketing and client development initiatives. Michael is often sought out to speak at conferences on digital trends, multi-channel marketing and social media, and is a subject-matter expert in Marketing and Communications strategies,” says Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Communications. “Michael’s contributions to both our company and the industry over the past five years make him a natural fit for this important role.”

This role is an important shift for St. Joseph Communications and emphasizes a new direction for the company; one that focuses on the unification of different solutions, providing clients with a single, centralized offering to engage with their new connected consumer.

“St. Joseph has been helping brands dialogue with their customers for over 56 years; it’s a company that’s transforming for the future of communications - one that thinks like a brand, strategizes like a retailer, understands the connected consumer, and breathes consumer engagement. I could not resist the opportunity to be part of this exciting transformation,” says Michael Chase.

With over 25 years of experience, Michael has a successful track record for leadership that empowers brands to succeed in an ever-changing digital world, allowing them to create real connections with their most influential people. He has provided strategic and creative direction for a diverse host of international companies including BMW, FedEx, Porsche, Air France, MTV, Viacom, HBO, Universal, Warner Bros, Sony, Nike, and Diageo - all within the context of a 360-degree, integrated environment that includes direct, experiential, shopper, design, promotional and digital/interactive marketing solutions.

About St. Joseph Communications

St. Joseph Communications is Canada’s leading provider of integrated communications and marketing solutions. Its business platforms specializing in Content, Print and Media deliver all of its customers’ communications needs, including packaging and in-store design; branding; digital signage; web design; mobile media; photography; custom publishing; digital on-demand printing; high-speed, high-quality commercial printing; and document solutions. St. Joseph is also owner and publisher of some of Canada’s leading consumer magazines and websites, including Toronto Life and FASHION Magazine. The company is well recognized for its environmental leadership and commitment to the communities in which it operates.
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Thursday, 21 June 2012
Symon Communications announces new visual communications products for the hospitality industry.

Plano, TX (PRWEB) - Symon Communications, a global provider of visual communication and digital signage solutions, announced today that the company will be exhibiting at the HITEC 2012 conference and tradeshow in Baltimore, MD from June 26 - 28. Symon will use this year’s HITEC event to promote its MessageLink® end-to-end visual communications solution-set, as well as introduce the hospitality industry to its new eco-friendly SDA-901 and SDA-960 media players.

The Symon SDA-901 media player is designed to support digital signage implementations specific to consumer-facing industries like hospitality. The Symon SDA-901 provides support for basic content requirements, offers a very compact form-factor, supports wireless networking and incorporates the latest in power management capabilities. Like Symon’s entire family of media players, it interfaces seamlessly with the Symon MessageLink content management system.

The Symon SDA-960 media player is a very advanced digital appliance that can show discreet digital signage content on up to six screens, which is perfect for powering high-definition door displays. This feature provides a distinct advantage over less advanced digital signage solutions, which require a media player for each screen. The SDA-960 is also unique in that it can be optionally configured to support Intel’s® Audience Impression Measurement (AIM) technology, which enables properties to target their messages to specific viewer demographics.

Symon will also be demonstrating its newest LobbyView virtual concierge product. This new and improved LobbyView features a more robust user interface, faster performance, a broader content offering and an enhanced services infrastructure. With the new LobbyView, a property’s guests can stay informed about local events, better understand property amenities and manage travel lifestyle related activities.

“We are very excited about participating in this year’s HITEC event,” says Charles Ansley, Symon’s President and CEO. “We also look forward to sharing our latest innovations with the hospitality industry.”

Symon can be found in booth #813. Visitors who drop off a business card at the booth could be eligible to receive a one year OnTarget Content Subscription at no cost when purchasing a new Symon MessageLink solution.

About Symon Communications, Inc.

Symon Communications is a leading global provider of award-winning, in-venue visual communications solutions. Symon is proud to boast a 32 year history of profitably serving over seventy-five hundred clients, which includes nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and close to 1,000 hotels and casinos.

Symon’s advantage lies within its operating model, which offers customers a single point of accountability for all visual communication implementations, along with a state-of-the-art, fully-integrated and proven content management system. Symon's value proposition is centered on providing clients with a visual communications solution that will inform, entertain and/or positively influence a viewer’s behavior.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Symon’s US offices manage sales and support of clients and prospects located throughout the Americas. Symon’s European subsidiary, SymonDacon, manages sales and support of clients and prospects throughout the EMEA region. SymonDacon’s headquarters are located in Hemel Hempstead, UK.
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Thursday, 21 June 2012
Michael McAndrew, Executive Vice President And Chief Financial Officer To Become CEO

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Michael McAndrew as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. McAndrew, age 52, is currently the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer.

In order to ensure a smooth transition, R. Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue in those positions until March 31, 2013. Mr. Blakemore will retire from the Company effective May 31, 2013 and is expected to remain a member of the Board of Directors until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Mr. Thomas G. Greig, Chairman of the Board of Directors, noted, “As part of the Board’s succession planning process, the Board, with the assistance of a nationally-recognized consultant, conducted an extensive evaluation and determined that Mike McAndrew was the right person to lead Black Box in the future. Mike brings the best of both worlds – an intimate knowledge of our Company gained from his 22 years of experience as a Team Member, and a clear and exciting vision for our Company’s future. The Board, as a whole, and I, in particular, look forward to working closely with Terry and Mike through this transition. Mike’s passion for the business will be invaluable as we build upon the strong foundation already in place and take Black Box to new levels of success.”

Mr. McAndrew said, “I am honored to have been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box. The communications integration market is complex and the pace of technological change in communications is rapid. I am committed to work closely with our Board of Directors, management and talented global team as we support our clients’ current communications systems and assist them as they convert future business requirements into effective and efficient solutions. I am confident that together we can build upon our successes and deliver innovation to our clients while generating returns for our shareholders.”

Mr. McAndrew was promoted to Executive Vice President on May 11, 2010. He had previously been promoted to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on December 13, 2002. He became Secretary and Treasurer on January 31, 2003. He was Manager of Corporate Planning and Analysis prior to December 13, 2002.

About Black Box

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

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

Any forward-looking statements contained in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and speak only as of the date of this release. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the fact that they use words such as "should," "anticipate," "estimate," "approximate," "expect," "target," "may," "will," "project," "intend," "plan" and "believe" and other words of similar meaning and expression. One can also identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Although it is not possible to predict or identify all risk factors, such risks and uncertainties may include, among others, levels of business activity and operating expenses, expenses relating to corporate compliance requirements, cash flows, global economic and business conditions, successful integration of acquisitions, the timing and costs of restructuring programs, successful marketing of the Company's product and services offerings, successful implementation of the Company's M&A program including identifying appropriate targets, consummating transactions and successfully integrating the businesses, successful implementation of the Company's government contracting programs, competition, changes in foreign, political and economic conditions, fluctuating foreign currencies compared to the U.S. dollar, rapid changes in technologies, client preferences, the Company's arrangements with suppliers of voice equipment and technology, government budgetary constraints and various other matters, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Additional risk factors are included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of future events or developments.
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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Company Donates $10,000 Award Proceeds to The Hirsch Academy for Children with Learning Differences
CHICAGO – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that Visix, Inc., a Norcross, Ga.-based maker of browser-based digital signage software, received the 2012 Best of InfoComm Award, sponsored by NEC Display Solutions and given to the best product or service at InfoComm 2012. 
Visix donated the $10,000 prize from NEC Display Solutions to The Hirsch Academy, an Atlanta-based organization that meets the educational and developmental needs of children with learning differences. It won the award after finishing in the top five during the public voting period and judging by a panel of four industry experts with its AxisTV Version 8.0 Digital Signage Software submission.
NEC Display Solutions President and CEO Pierre Richer presented the award to Sean Matthews, President of Visix, during an awards ceremony June 15 in the NEC booth at the annual global professional AV and digital signage forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
“The Best of InfoComm Award has grown in stature as a robust competition, and this year was no exception,” said Ashley Flaska, Vice President of Marketing at NEC Display Solutions. “Kudos to Visix for capturing a hard-earned victory in this year’s program.”
Visix’s AxisTV Version 8.0 Digital Signage Software includes a completely new user interface, a new background library, as well as 64-bit support for Microsoft Server 2008. The user interface runs in a web browser and has been redesigned to provide a cleaner, more consistent content management experience through Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
“We’re honored to receive the 2012 Best of InfoComm Award from NEC and to support one of our favorite organizations in The Hirsch Academy,” Matthews said. “Visix has built a reputation for longevity and commitment to the digital signage and professional audio-visual industries, so we’re grateful for this recognition.”
Other finalists in the competition included Actineon, Inc., Dataton, Haivision Network Video and Revolabs.
2012 Best of InfoComm judges making the winning selection were:
  •   Lyle Bunn – Principal and Strategy Architect, BUNN Co.
  •   Gary Kayye – Certified Technology Specialist and Founder, rAVe Publications
  •   David Keene – Executive Editor, NewBay Media
  •   Chuck Wilson – Executive Director, National Systems Contractors Association
InfoComm hosted more than 900 exhibitors at this year’s event, showcasing thousands of products, including digital signage and other commercial audio-visual solutions. 
About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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

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

Visix, Inc. designs, develops and supports a suite of browser-based digital signage products that allows users to create, manage and schedule organizational communications from anywhere and to deliver messages and media to virtually any endpoint. The company offers digital signage software, meeting room signs, and applications for targeted messaging to desktops and portable devices. Learn more about Visix digital signage products and services at or call (800) 572-4935.
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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
ViewSonic's New TAA Compliant Monitors Come Standard With a 3-Year Limited Warranty and the Industry's Best Pixel Performance Policy

WALNUT, CA--(Marketwire) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced four new trade (TAA) compliant VESA mountable displays ideal for corporate, government and education environments -- including the VG2239m-TAA, VG2439m-TAA, VA2251m-TAA and VA2451m-TAA.

"We value our customers, and look to provide them with solution choices that fit their individual needs. As a part of this commitment, we felt it was important to bring our display heritage and expertise to the TAA compliant monitor market to help federal governments get onto GSA Schedule Contracts with a display partner they know and trust," stated Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic.

VA51m-TAA Series

Available in 22" (21.5 Vis.) VA2251m-TAA or 24" (23.6 Vis.) VA2451m-TAA models, ViewSonic's new trade compliant VA51m-TAA Series monitors feature an LED backlight thin bezel widescreen monitor and sleek matte finish design. Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, a 10M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 5ms response time and an auto aspect ratio feature ensure optimal image quality and positioning. Paired with multiple inputs including DVI and VGA, and integrated speakers, the VA51m-TAA Series offers the best price, performance combination for its display class. Additionally for an even lower TCO, these mercury-free, Energy Star® certified displays are equipped with ViewSonic's ECO-mode feature to help extend the lifetime of the display, while delivering an energy savings of up to 40%* over traditional monitors.

VG39m-TAA Series

Available in 22" (21.5 Vis.) VG2239m-TAA or 24" (23.6 Vis.) VG2439m-TAA models, this Series features a matte finish slim bezel design, native full HD 1920x1080 resolution and 20,000,000:1 MEGA dynamic contrast ratio for stunning display quality. Full ergonomic functions including 90-degree pivot, height adjust, swivel and tilt maximize screen viewing. Coupled with hidden stereo speakers, multiple video inputs (including Displayport, DVI, and VGA) and two port USB hubs, the VG39m-TAA Series supports a diverse range of content. For super low TCO, these Energy Star® and EPEAT Gold certified LED monitors save up to 50%* on power consumption over traditional displays.

All four of today's TAA compliant models come standard with ViewSonic's 3-year limited warranty and the industry's best pixel performance policy, making them a great long-term investment. The VA2251m-TAA and VA2451m-TAA will be available in mid-July for respective ESPs of $179 and $215. The VG2239m-TAA and VG2439m-TAA will be available in mid-August for respective ESPs of $259 and $295. For those that do not require trade compliance, equivalent LED models will also be available at these times.

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic® Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic's mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, smartphones, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For further information, please visit

ViewSonic's Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit

*Energy savings may vary based on actual usage and other factors.
Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
How do you pay your electricity bill if you have no bank account or credit card, and no Internet access? Increasingly, the answer is via a self service kiosk. Similar to ATMs - but in reverse - kiosks can be located in gas stations, malls, shops, public areas or any utility’s own outlets. Users just enter their details and settle their account by feeding cash in (or via other payment means).

Sheffield, UK (PRWEB) - Genkiosk - the kiosk software - is seeing rapid growth in the Middle East and other regions with large migrant workforces, and a high proportion of under-banked, or anywhere that the recession is driving customers to pay bills at the last minute.

Self-service kiosks - normally with touch-screens - offer an easy, accessible way to pay your bills. In many parts of the world they are an attractive alternative to the only other option for the under-banked: standing in line to pay by cash at a counter.

And everywhere they are being used more and more to pay at the latest point possible - often because users are credit stretched. Genkiosk, the kiosk software, manages these networks of kiosks - keeping them up and running to ensure:
  • users get the service they want - fast and easy
  • operators maximize uptime - and return on investment.
James Oladujoye, CEO of GWD Media (the makers of Genkiosk) explains: “We first saw the boom in bill payment kiosks in Dubai. Next it was Qatar and Saudi Arabia, where there are also large populations of migrant workers - and people without bank accounts or credit cards. If you could find a way not to make a journey, then line up just to pay cash to a teller, wouldn’t you grasp it?”

The kiosks interface with payment systems via an API (Application Programming Interface) - keeping security to a maximum. It is like integrating with the client organization’s own systems.

After analyzing the market potential globally, Genkiosk is now penetrating new markets - based on statistical assessment of the opportunity. GWD Media includes Indonesia and the Philippines amongst the next prime geographical targets - but James Oladujoye, CEO of GWD Media, also explains how the global downturn is changing the dynamics: “Today, you can go anywhere - even a rich country like the USA - and you will find people who are having a very hard time. We are seeing users paying their electricity bills on kiosks with cash at the very last moment before they are cut off. This is happening everywhere, not just the countries we first prioritized. It is a sign of the times.”

Kiosk deployments provide services via:
  • single application units (with just one purpose, say to pay a specific utility bill)
  • multiple application kiosks (providing a variety of services via the same terminal).
Trials are used to confirm the right mix of the two, but typically:
  • multiple application makes more sense in retail and public environments where the goal is to - maximize business and attract additional customers
  • single application is more suited for queue-busting (say to improve efficiency and service inside the branch of a utility company.)
Genkiosk collects, manages and analyses all the data so that operators can:
  • keep on top of performance
  • confirm further commercial opportunities for expansion.
The result is that fact-based evaluation determines how large - and how fast - estates grow. Resources can be targeted at the locations - and services - that provide best service and greatest return.

And Genkiosk itself operates in the Cloud, which means that even remote areas have access to the technology.

The kiosk software that started with Internet access has now expanded to include:
  • Paying bills
  • Printing photos
  • Accessing the Internet or information
  • Transferring money
  • Browsing and shopping.
And every country has its own specific needs: self-service is just a way of making things quicker and easier.

Long established in North America and Europe, high growth areas in recent years have included the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Examples include the UAE and the Island of Fiji, where Genkiosk is already well established

After launching in Europe, it expanded first to the Americas, then the Middle East and beyond, going global via multinational customers and now with direct clients as far afield as Fiji in the South Pacific.

Genkiosk is delivered via the Cloud, maximizing service and availability in every region of the world: whatever the infrastructure.

VeoVend, the sister of Genkiosk, provides the same monitoring and management services for more traditional vending (snacks, drinks, beverages, retail.) A hardware plug-in, with mobile phone SIM, gives online access to even the most basic vending machine.

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

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Technology effectively serves multi-channel marketing needs of financial organizations

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) - Broadcast International was recently presented two industry excellence awards by the Digital Screenmedia Association. Both awards are for their “first-of-its-kind” Managed Media Services Network; a digital signage network designed to accommodate the multi-channel marketing needs of financial institutions. Broadcast International utilizes Microspace Communications for these and other content delivery needs of their clients.

The DSA Industry Excellence Awards recognize the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments. Broadcast International received awards for “Best Financial Services Deployment – Digital Signage”, and “Best Financial Services Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks.” Winners were announced during Customer Engagement Technology World in San Francisco, CA .

Microspace Communications provides cost effective and reliable content delivery solutions using satellite, cellular and other wireless technologies. The Microspace network is comprised of over a quarter of a million locations and is used by organizations that have as few as 10 sites or as many as several thousand.

Kevin Lawrence, VP Managed Media Services, was in San Francisco to receive the awards. "I'm honored by these two awards from the DSA and appreciate their efforts to promote the digital signage industry through education, networking, and advocacy. We are focused on creating a more interactive and engaging experience for our customers. It is very gratifying to have that work and innovation recognized by some of the most respected individuals in this industry”.

Greg Weaver, Manager of Digital Signage Networks at Microspace stated, “We are proud of this accomplishment by Broadcast International. We are also very pleased to play a part in the reliable content delivery needs of these and other networks that Broadcast International serve”.

About Microspace Communications

Microspace Communications is a Capitol Broadcasting Company. CBC is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC. For additional information about Microspace see: or call Greg Weaver at (919) 850-4547.

About Broadcast International

Broadcast International is a leading provider of managed media services, including digital signage, live and on demand video, and streaming. BI's patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs,
CodecSys enables a new generation of applications such as streaming video to cell phones, and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications such as HD video. For more information, visit: and
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Russia's digital signage leaders, DigiSky and Adissy, have organized for a second consecutive year the “Digital Signage – no alternative!” conference. Bringing together more than 300 people from Moscow, Russian regions and CIS countries, the two days conference was held at the Korston Hotel in Moscow (May31st-June1st).

After last year’s success, DigiSky and Adissy realized the importance of providing a space to debate and learn about this rapidly growing industry, and decided to extend the conference to two days.

“Digital Signage – no alternative!” had a brilliant agenda with speakers from Russian and other European countries, talking about the state of the market, technical advances and business development. Some of the companies sharing their knowledge included: Microsoft, LG, Scala, Harris, AOpen and Intel.

The conference invited end users and media companies to familiarize themselves with what Digital Out Of Home networks are, how they can be used, what benefits they bring and how to find the right solution for their business.

It also included an exhibition area, where attendees could see digital signage demos first hand.  The demo-zone showcased innovations such as gesture control; touch-sensors; integration with social media; and the use of Near Field Communication (NFC).

DigiSky presented a complex media extension for business. The demo was a combo of music, digital signage and thematic content – ideal for brands that want  to offer their clients an unforgettable shopping experience.

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Natalya Vorontsova, Business Development Manager of company AOpen, mentioned, that the conference was conducted at the highest level. “The Russian market already knows and understands what Digital Signage is. It is time to make the most of its potential and get total efficiency from the made investments. The conference gave knowledge and ideas for how to achieve it”.

Alain Bodenstedt, Regional Executive Director of Scala, said “The conference was a great opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people and companies, and strengthen our ties and position in this market.” He pointed out that although some of Scala’s competitors are becoming less active in this region, the company sees great room for growth. “Thanks to our pilot product Scala5, we are able to meet the customers` requirements to a successful project”.

The Imperative Group Managing Director Chris Heap highlighted how well the conference had been organized, with a wide range of the participants and a nice balance between the main program, business communication and informal networking.

Harris’ Maxim Sverdlov, Head of the Key Account Management Department put her name down for next year’s conference already, saying: “The event was excellent. In future I would like to hear more reports from end users and it might be a good idea to have some round tables for discussions.”

Alexander Pivovarov, Adissy Director thanked sponsors: LG, Scala, Microsoft, AOpen, Harris, Intel, QMatic, IAdea, Tricolor and Croc. He also said that the help of its partners Dismart, Qarta, iFree and 3M was much appreciated. “Next year we will make it even more interesting, bigger and better.”

Vladimir Kozlov, Director of DigiSky, concluded: “Only two years old, but this conference is already proving a success and a must attend event in Russia. We will continue with its development, so next year come and join the leaders.”

--article submitted by Anna Kuzina of DigiSky
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) - Digital Signage Today, the Internet's leading news and information portal for the digital signage industry, announced publication of its new Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide 2012, a comprehensive guide to 70 leading digital signage software systems.

Exhaustively researched and updated completely for 2012, the new guide provides detailed information about each application covered, from content types and formats supported to content, advertising integration and scheduling management capabilities. More than 70 attributes and capabilities are provided for each software product covered in the guide.

“Selecting the right software for a digital signage deployment can be both complex and time-consuming,” observes James Bickers, Vice President of Custom Media for Networld Media Group, which publishes Digital Signage Today. “Our new guide goes in-depth on 70 leading digital signage software packages, breaking them down by dozens of critical attributes and capabilities and also includes complete up-to-date contact information for all the software products covered.”

In addition to rich data, the guide comes bundled with an interactive Windows application that allows users to select specific features, functions and attributes in order to isolate only the digital signage software systems that meet their precise specifications and to conduct detailed side-by-side comparisons. “Digital marketers can spend huge numbers of hours researching, compiling and comparing their own data in preparation for software RFPs, or they can leverage the massive amount of work we have already done to dramatically shrink their time to market and boost ROI on new digital signage deployments,” Bickers says.

The third edition of the Digital Signage Software Comparison Guide 2012 is available here.

About is the premier online destination for consumer marketing and retail executives seeking to differentiate their brands in bold ways and to form strong connections and brand impressions with customers. With a mission of being a one-stop information resource for the digital signage and digital out-of-home (DOOH) industries, covers hardware and software innovation, advertising concepts, content creation and management, networks, customer experience, program management and performance/ROI delivery and measurement. Coverage also dives deep into such leading vertical end markets for digital signage as entertainment, retail, restaurants, healthcare, transportation, travel, sports and much more.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Media properties published by Networld Media Group include:,,,,,,, and
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Monday, 18 June 2012
New York, - YCD Multimedia, a global leader in providing smart digital media solutions to the retail business world, and Elo Touch Solutions, a global leader in commercial touchscreen products, today announced a partnership to provide advanced interactive digital signage solutions. The solutions will be based on YCD's digital media software products and Elo Touch Solutions' family of Interactive Digital Signage (IDS) displays.

The partnership combines the digital media expertise of YCD Multimedia with the interactive display products from Elo Touch Solutions. The joint offering meets the increasing demand for interactive displays, which enable retailers to involve and engage their customers in an active dialog, while creating a better shopping experience. The companies have a shared vision regarding the bright future of interactive displays, and both have earned a high global reputation in this field.

In-store solutions vary widely and include a range of interactive technologies and content, including information on products and services, entertainment and ordering information. Effective use of interactive displays not only attracts and engages the customer, but provides a cost-conscious tool for retailers to create a unique brand experience with the ease-of-use of digital marketing for updates to ad campaigns, product promotions and pricing.

"We joined forces with Elo Touch Solutions to meet the increasing demand of customers for engaging interactive solutions," said Noam Levavi, YCD Multimedia's CEO. "Together with Elo, we will provide a full package of hardware and software to address these needs."

“Both companies come to the table with completely unique talents and insights. This announcement is big news for customers of both companies as it means that we will meet a critical need in the retail industry, enhancing our customers' competitive edge," Stephen Aguirre, director of strategic marketing for Elo Touch Solutions stated.

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

About Elo Touch Solutions

Elo Touch Solutions is a premier global supplier of touch solutions including touchscreen components, touchmonitors, and all-in-one (AiO) touchcomputers.  With multiple touchscreen technology options, Elo touch solutions meet the diverse requirements of digital signage, retail, point-of-sale (POS), hospitality, medical/healthcare IT, industrial, and consumer.  A pioneer in the industry with over 40 years of experience, Elo brings quality, innovation, and integrity to everything we touch.  Visit  or call 1-800-557-1458 for more information about Elo’s products and services.
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Monday, 18 June 2012
Exton, Pa. - Scala Inc. today announced its software powers digital menu boards and a live Twitter Ticker at Ben & Jerry’s recently opened flagship store in Tokyo, Japan. The Scala-based digital signage adds a contemporary tech café feel to the brand’s trademark 1960s-era store design theme, helping Ben & Jerry’s better engage with today’s connected customers while also staying true to its comfortable, homegrown roots.

The digital menu boards in the Tokyo store – in both Japanese and English – mark the first time Ben & Jerry’s has used digital signage in any of its worldwide locations. The signage presents a bold, vibrant way to inform customers on what’s available from the delicious options of super-premium ice cream, ice cream cake, shakes, sundaes and cafe chillers, while enabling the store to change or promote items, quickly and easily. The Twitter Ticker allows the store to drive more positive engagement with customers via social media.

“Scala was an ideal choice because its software provides a flexible solution that met all our needs – digital menu boards, social chatter and standalone video,” said Shintaro Nakagawa, Ben & Jerry’s brand manager. “Having digital signage provides a new, cool way for us to connect with customers and helps us build on creating a memorable experience they cannot get anywhere else.”

Scala worked closely with branding and design company Tesser, which created the global look for Ben & Jerry’s and Tokyo store design, and concepted the menu boards and Twitter Ticker. Scala also collaborated with Solution Forge, LLC, network consultant on the digital signage project. Scala 5 software was used to drive content design, management and distribution for the Ben & Jerry’s digital signage. The digital signage runs on NEC displays and the Twitter Ticker on NanoLumens LED displays.

“The Scala team in the U.S. and Japan were instrumental in translating the technology for Tesser’s digital signage and live Twitter and Facebook feed concepts into layman’s terms, making the digital communication easy to incorporate into the store design,” said B. Todi, account manager, Tesser. “Scala software is so powerful and flexible there were no limits on the creativity that we could apply to our design concepts.”

According to Oliver Vagner, principal architect, Solution Forge, LLC, “Scala Designer capabilities provided a fast, flexible solution that helped us create animated, dynamic content for an attention-grabbing experience. The stability and interoperability of Scala software allowed us to quickly generate confidence that the system would deliver the reliability needed in a store environment.”

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala Inc. is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions.  Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platforms for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks.  Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit: or their blog. Connect with Scala via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Friday, 15 June 2012
Taipei, Taiwan - MMD, the exclusive marketer and reseller for Philips-branded LCD monitors and public signage displays worldwide today announced the launch of the 47” LCD digital signage display, the BDL4771V. With a host of connectivity options and functional features, alongside the traditional low power consumption, this new model brings a high brightness, high performance 47” model to the already comprehensive range of Philips brand public information displays.

Users can enjoy video walls with stunning digital high definition up to nine units in a 3 x 3 configuration, thanks to DVI loop through. With the implementation of a video splitter, that can increase still further.

“This new 47” display comes with a host of connectivity options that deliver not just an amazing picture quality but also an extremely high performance,” said Morgan Sun, head of MMD’s Public Signage Display division. “Thanks to the narrow bezel on this model, it is also ideal for affordable high definition digital video walls.”

Boasting all of the features that are standard on the V-series of Philips brand Public Information Displays, as well as low power consumption, the BDL4771V delivers on performance whilst delivering a lower TCO. The new model incorporates Smart Insert, which allows the user to slide in a small form factor media player on the rear of the panel without increasing the overall depth of the display. 700 nit brightness ensures that the viewing quality can be enjoyed in areas of relatively high ambient brightness.

“Our philosophy has always been about delivering top performance displays whilst simultaneously reducing power consumption as much as possible,” explained Sun. “With utility prices around the world only going upwards, we’re able to maintain a lower total cost over the course of any project’s duration.”

In addition to the low costs of use, the display can be controlled and configured via an RJ45 network cable, as well as by HDMI, which can simultaneously send audio and video signals to the display, cutting down on the need for additional cables. Video can also be streamed via a display port, which allows better video streaming of 1080p video quality over multiple displays.

“The BDL4771V takes performance and functionality to a whole new level whilst staying true to our corporate vision of offering great quality with a low cost of ownership,” concluded Sun.


The new BDL4771V is available from early July 2012 through all MMD business partners in the Asia Pacific region. For further information on Philips public signage solutions please visit

About MMD

MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD operates internationally with its North American headquarters in Roswell, Georgia as well as a European headquarters in Amsterdam. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with a comprehensive range of expert system integrators and resellers. The company’s design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam.
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
High-brightness 'Shine Out' display brings versatility, enhanced picture quality to a large customer base 

LAS VEGAS, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Digital signage from LG Electronics is moving to the great outdoors thanks to its high-brightness "Shine Out" display technology. LG Electronics USA is introducing a new outdoor display designed specifically for public spaces outdoors or with high ambient light, such as shopping malls, window displays, lobbies, outdoor transportation centers and quick service restaurant drive-through kiosks.

"With advances in display technology, outdoor displays represent the newest approach to bringing digital signage to under-utilized spaces," said Dan Smith, Digital Signage Director, LG Electronics USA. "Whether they are first time digital signage users or advanced professionals, any business owner operating in a public or outdoor space can now employ captivating and effective digital signage to better reach customers and to help meet their business goals."

The new 47-inch class (47.0 inches measured diagonally) 47WX50MF Outdoor Display features technologies that make it a well-suited solution for delivering messages in outdoor spaces. LG's In Plane Switching (IPS) panel technology helps ensure accurate color saturation and contrast at wide-angle viewing (both horizontal and vertical), resulting in a display with great picture quality that can be installed at virtually any angle or height. LG's unique display technology also provides a temperature tolerance of up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit (110 degrees Celsius), which helps alleviate a common problem of screens overheating, affecting picture quality.

To maximize its effectiveness in displaying content in harsh lighting conditions, the 47WX50MF features LG's Shine Out(TM) technology, which is designed to deflect ambient light, helping to avoid color wash out or lackluster images. Shine Out and the display's brightness level of 2,000 nits, combine to produce content that looks great even in environments with abundant natural light. Building on this feature, the LCD display employs full LED backlighting technology, helping it produce exceptional Full HD 1080p picture quality and ensuring content is relayed crisply. The display's open frame allows for customization and easy installation.

Rounding out this signage solution is the 47WX50MF's built-in media player for content distribution. Through the use of LG's proprietary web-based management platform, SuperSign Elite-w Lite, the displays allows users to create and run dynamic content using pre-loaded templates and offers quick navigation through menus to control networked displays and simultaneously run media files, such as video, images, audio and flash.

Designed with green in mind, the 47WX50MF also is ENERGY STAR® 5.1 qualified.

About LG Electronics USA

The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. For more information, please visit .

Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012
The company stands out for its proprietary, innovative digital signage software concept and architecture, combined with the SaaS business model 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the digital signage software market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BroadSign International, LLC. with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Leadership. BroadSign consistently expanded its business through organic network growth and acquisition of new customers. In 2011, the company signed an impressive roster of marquee clients with major deployments that span many verticals and countries.

BroadSign's SaaS platform is designed for digital signage operators to build and manage their networks. The rich functionality covers all aspects of digital signage - from planning promotional or advertising campaigns to campaign execution and reporting. BroadSign's affordable pricing and ease of implementation make deployment of digital signage networks feasible even for companies with moderate budgets or limited IT expertise.

The ninth and latest version of BroadSign's SaaS, comprising the administrator, player, server, creator, and other modules, is among the most advanced on the market. "BroadSign's software is hardware-agnostic, which means that it can run on any PC and digital display, and offers operators the flexibility to customize their network infrastructure according to their business requirements," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Aravindh Vanchesan. "The platform brings a great degree of automation, which enables networks to execute multiple complex and massive campaigns with minimal personnel, in stark contrast to networks that still manage playlists manually for each player In a market saturated with hundreds of other providers, BroadSign is a top choice due to its global presence and ability to reliably deliver services and support for customers across various industry segments. The proprietary software architecture allows networks to start small and grow to virtually unlimited size, using the same platform and the pay-as-you-grow pricing.

In the past year BroadSign has signed up several large networks that rely both on advertising and content subscription revenue. The addition of JCDecaux, PinPoint Media Group, MedCenterDisplay, Cineplex Entertainment, and Health Media Networks to its already impressive customer base has further solidified the company's leading position in the lucrative outdoor, healthcare, cinema and retail sectors.

BroadSign has also been in the forefront of promoting best practices and establishing standards for accountability of digital signage as a medium. In 2010, the company collaborated with Arbitron to conduct an independent audit of the proof-of-play component of its software platform. The audit revealed an overall proof-of-play accuracy of over 99 percent.

In 2011, BroadSign integrated its proof-of-play reports with the Intel AIM suite, which provides live electronic measurements of audience for digital signage campaigns. The company is also working closely with iSIGN Media Solutions to combine the potential of digital signage with mobile interactive marketing.

Companies can obtain turnkey digital signage solutions from highly specialized integrators and resellers that have partnered with BroadSign. By leveraging their expertise, new operators can significantly reduce the time to launch a next-generation network.

"Over the years, BroadSign has developed strong partnerships with technology vendors as well as the reseller and distributor community," notes Vanchesan. "With such a diversity of partners and clients worldwide, the company can meet the unique requirements of its customers in each geographic region."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in capturing the highest annual compound growth rate for the last three years.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

"We feel proud and gratified that our initial long-term focus on forward-looking software concepts, media placement workflow, scalability and reliability is now bearing fruit and our efforts are being recognized by such renowned researchers as Frost & Sullivan," said Brian Dusho, CEO of BroadSign International.

About BroadSign International, LLC.

BroadSign International, LLC. is the leading worldwide provider of software-as-a-service for digital signage networks.

The software allows networks to target out-of-home audiences, place advertising or promotional campaigns; play back scheduled content on each screen and account for campaign performance.

Some of the world's largest and most successful digital signage networks run on BroadSign's platform. They take advantage of its comprehensive functionality, reliability and virtually unlimited capacity for growing networks without adding personnel. BroadSign is consistently ranked among the top 3 global digital signage software suppliers.

BroadSign's software-as-a-service model offers digital signage networks the freedom to enjoy the full potential of the most advanced software without the burden of building out, staffing and maintaining their own hosting infrastructure.

BroadSign has extensive expertise in digital signage software, media, advertising, and information technology. The company's R&D team delivers the fastest time-to-market development of both forward-looking functionality and the features to meet its clients' short-term needs.

BroadSign's corporate office, operations, support and development facilities are in Montreal, Canada.

For more information about BroadSign Digital Signage Software-as-a-Service, visit .

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation, including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012
Panel to Include Executives from Chrysler, Ford Direct, Sage Automotive Group, and Volvo Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN), a leading digital marketing technologies solutions provider, has been invited to moderate an industry panel at the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit. Hosted by Thought Leadership Summits, the event will be held at The Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey, California on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Alan Buterbaugh, Wireless Ronin’s SVP, Content Engineering and GM, will moderate the panel which includes executives from leading auto manufacturing companies, including Chrysler, Ford Direct, Sage Automotive Group, and Volvo Trucks.

With Wireless Ronin’s more than 20 years of experience serving the automotive industry and Alan’s deep industry expertise, he will lead the panel through several key topics to include creating trust between customers and dealership personnel, continuing the brand momentum created outside of the dealership and facilitating an expedited dealership sales experience that aligns with customer expectations.  This panel of OEM's and dealers will discuss their opinions, strategies, and tactics for satisfying the in-dealership demands of today's highly-informed and typically time-starved customers who are searching for a radically different shopping and ownership experience. 

The Automotive Customer Centricity Summit will focus on how these successful brands are executing intelligent CRM practices by placing the customer at the center of their showroom marketing strategy, delivering true value to empowered consumers, and turning customers into brand advocates. A few of the topics to be covered include:
•    Subaru’s focus on creating and leveraging brand advocates
•    American Honda Finance’s integration of captive finance in the loyalty equation
•    Larry H. Miller Group’s view on digital marketing’s ability to increase sales
•    Paragon Honda’s utilization of service marketing to become #1 in sales
•    Toyota and their dealers’ collaborative Owner Communication Program
For more information about the summit, contact Jon Munzel at (720) 287-0145 or .

About Thought Leadership Summits

Thought Leadership Summits, Inc. (TLS) develops and executes exclusive, executive Summits, which enable the exchange of ideas, strategies, and tactics among the world’s best companies — helping our constituents maximize the return on their strategic investments. For more information, visit

About Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.

Wireless Ronin Technologies (WRT) (, 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 in the execution of marketing initiatives. Since the initial launch of RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has taken a leadership position in the digital signage industry by committing to bring 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.
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
MultiSync P232W for Professional Graphics Offers LED-Backlit IPS Panel with Budget-Friendly Price 

CHICAGO,(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the 23-inch MultiSync(R) P232W-BK and P232W-BK-SV desktop monitors.

The budget-friendly MultiSync P232W display joins the next-generation MultiSync P Series, which features standard-gamut displays designed for web graphics, online video and photography professionals to ensure accurate, consistent and repeatable color performance. Its white LED-backlit IPS panel allows a low power consumption of 29 watts and slimmer depth compared to its predecessor, while its ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness based on lighting conditions. The MultiSync P232W provides wide connectivity with DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI and VGA inputs. Additionally, its USB hub can be used alongside the DisplaySync Pro(TM) KVM feature to operate two computers with only one keyboard and mouse, each with its own color space. Click here to watch an NEC Tech Tutorial on how to use the KVM feature.

The MultiSync P232W-BK-SV features hardware color calibration using the NEC SpectraViewII(TM) kit to deliver accurate color in a simple-to-use and affordable package. The kit, which is compatible with both Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems, includes an optimized calibration sensor based on the highly acclaimed X-Rite Eye-One Pro and award-winning SpectraViewII calibration software. Click here to watch an NEC Tech Tutorial on how to calibrate your NEC display with SpectraViewII.

"The next-generation MultiSync P232W continues to offer the popular features of preceding models, while including new technologies such as HDMI connectivity and professional-grade LED backlighting," said Art Marshall, Product Manager for Professional and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "MultiSync P Series users can take advantage of NEC's complimentary MultiProfiler(TM) software for complete control over five picture modes, including the loading of any ICC profile directly into the monitor. This enables optimal color space matching and ensures accurate color representation on the screen."

The MultiSync P232W includes the following features:
-- 23-inch, white LED-backlit, IPS LCD technology with wide viewing angles for optimum performance and accurate color display
-- 250 cd/m(2) brightness
-- Comprehensive input panel, including DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D and VGA
-- USB 2.0 hub (2 up / 3 down) with DisplaySync Pro
-- Internal 14-bit 3D programmable lookup tables (LUTs)
-- Four-way ergonomic and quick-release stand with 150mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot, including locking base and carrying handle
-- AmbiBright(TM) ambient light sensor automatically adjusts display's brightness based on lighting conditions
-- Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture capabilities, which allow two video signals to be viewed simultaneously in a secondary window configuration
-- ICC Profile Emulation for quick access to alternate color spaces
-- Touch capable
-- GammaComp(TM) MD QA software-ready
-- ENERGY STAR(TM) 5.0 and TCO 5.2
-- Compatible with SpectraViewII software, which helps the display achieve accurate, consistent and repeatable color performance (included with P232W-BK-SV)
-- Optional accessories include SpectraViewII software (SVII-SOFT), colorimeter (MDSVSENSOR3), complete SpectraViewII Color Calibration Solution (SVII-PRO-KIT) and hood (HDPA23)
The MultiSync P232W-BK and P232W-BK-SV ship with a four-year limited parts and labor warranty and will be available in July 2012 at an estimated street price of $569 and $819, 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 monitors, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at


VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit or call (877) 805-VUKU
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
Launches exclusive Recognition Program for Systems Integrators

New York -  ComQi, the global multi-channel message management company, today announced a partnership with VideoNetworks as the new Latin America representative for its media distribution portfolio.
VideoNetworks is a company, headquartered in Mexico with an office in Texas, specializing in the distribution of video, audio & telecommunications products in Latin America for over 20 years. They offer a personalized service and support to companies developing new applications in the AV and Digital Signage industries. Their product portfolio includes A/V hardware and software solutions, KVM switches, IP & networks infrastructure, Extenders and CAT5 video distribution.
Esteban Perez, ComQi's LATAM Sales Manager, says: "We are very excited to have VideoNetworks as our new representative and we expect this partnership to provide excellent added value as we work to grow and develop the digital signage industry and continue to build our strong presence in Latin America."
Following its successful Partner Event in LATAM last April, ComQi has launched its Recognition Program for System Integrators. This program was built to help SI's design and build their digital signage networks to ensure successful deployments.  Several System Integrators in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and the Dominican Republic have already been selected to be part of this Recognition Program.
ComQi continues to strengthen its presence in LATAM with its well-known media distribution solutions - Analogue solutions (VDS/AVDS, DS Vision 3000), Digital Solution (DS Vision Digital) and Streaming Solution (ScreenGate IP Streamer) - as well as its leading Content Management Software - EnGage - which now has a new Spanish user interface.

For more information on ComQi in LATAM, please contact

About ComQi
ComQi is a global leader providing a powerful multi-channel message management platform that controls a network's content and infrastructure, closing the loop between digital signage, mobile, web and social media within a venue. ComQi won numerous awards including the AV Technology Award for the Best Digital Signage Product in 2011. It has been voted as the number one global digital signage provider for three years in a row by DailyDOOH and a Tier One player by Frost & Sullivan for the second year in a row.
Created through the merger of Minicom Digital Signage and EnQii, ComQi's mission is to deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to engage consumers by optimizing communications and marketing strategies that provide the best ROI. By putting the consumer at the center of the experience, ComQi enables Connected Experiences through a single platform that offers media distribution, network and content management, interactive experiences and impact measurement. ComQi offers all these solutions directly or by partnering with systems integrators, distributors and marketing agencies. ComQi's hundreds of customers include leading brands around the world, such as Care Media and Six Flags (in the US), McDonald's and The Premier League (in the UK), CinemaxX (in Germany), Toys 'R' Us (in China)  and Carrefour and Credit Lyonnais (in France). With over 12 years of expertise and an installed base of more than 400,000 displays worldwide, ComQi is a global company headquartered in New York with offices in Jerusalem, Toronto, London, Zurich, Paris, Hong Kong Shanghai and a representative office in India.
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
Mvix is an industry pioneer and has helped to increase usage of digital signage among small and medium-sized businesses by providing web-based software free of contract or subscription obligations.

Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) - Mvix has announced that it has joined the prestigious Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). DSA is a non-profit trade organization serving the digital signage, interactive kiosk, mobile and self-service technology industries.

Mvix is the market leader in AV technology and products for high-definition digital signage systems, video-wall appliances, interactive digital kiosk systems, and cloud-based content management systems. The company specializes in an elaborate array of devices for digital playback of HD (1080p) video content and distribution, network streaming, NAS media storage, and IP service integration. Mvix products encompass a wide spectrum of price and functionality – from individual, low-cost digital signage systems to comprehensive turnkey packages for enterprise-scale installations, and serve clients ranging from private corporations and trade shows to universities, healthcare institutions, small business retailers, and banks. Mvix is an industry pioneer and has helped to increase usage of digital signage among small and medium-sized businesses by providing web-based software free of contract or subscription obligations.

"The Digital Screenmedia Association is the industry authority on the use of digital signage, self-service, and other screenmedia technologies throughout the global marketplace,” said Ross McClymonds, Vice President of Global Sales for Mvix. “With a broad range of hardware and software products and a client base of companies from all over the world, Mvix is eager to contribute to DSA's mission of advancing the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk, and mobile communities."

“The DSA membership is a who’s who in digital screenmedia,” said David Drain, DSA executive director. “We have a broad cross-section of members, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our membership includes users, vendors, network operators, agencies, brands, integrators, pro A/V firms and more. Companies join DSA meet people and companies, gain access to valuable information and to save money – in other words, to be successful.”

About Mvix

Started in 2005, Mvix's core team consists of hardware and software engineers and AV experts who build and support custom solutions for commercial clients. Since its inception, Mvix's commitment to delivering innovative solutions has put the company at the forefront of the digital display system and digital entertainment industries. With a steady stream of products and innovations driven by new feature adoptions and quality benchmarks, Mvix is committed to its role as a leader in the digital community. Ultimately, Mvix caters to customers who value quality, style, and a technology-enabled lifestyle. Read more about Mvix Digital Signage Systems:

About Digital Screenmedia Association

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

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Thursday, 14 June 2012
ViewSonic Expands Its Robust Projector Line With LED Laser and 1080p for Pro AV Market 

LAS VEGAS, NV, (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, expands its professional projector series with the new commercially oriented Pro8300, while previewing its LED hybrid laser technology in the Pro9000.

Pro9000 Professional AV LED Hybrid Laser Projector.

ViewSonic will be demonstrating its new hybrid laser and LED Full HD Pro9000 projector. With this breakthrough technology, the LED light and lasers combine to create a single light source, resulting in vibrant and rich display color that far exceeds that of a normal mercury light projector. In addition to being environmentally friendly, this mercury-free technology also delivers a longer operation life of 20,000+ hours. Paired with dual HDMI ports and its convenient lamp-free design, the Pro9000 is ideal for home cinema environments and Pro-AV installations. The Pro9000 is expected to be available in Q3 2012.

"Laser hybrid illumination technology has changed the way that projectors are able to manipulate light and images. This new model is lamp-free for an even lower total cost of ownership. As a result, users get a higher quality picture and ultra high contrast ratio, making projectors with this technology ideal for home entertainment, professional audio-video, corporate or education use," said Roger Chien, product manager for ViewSonic.

Pro8300 Professional 1080p Commercial Grade Projector The ideal choice for business data projection, this Full HD 1080p commercial grade DLP(R) projector is packed with convenient features and options. The Pro8300 incorporates BrilliantColor(TM) Technology with a powerful Pixelworks(R) 10-bit image processor for vivid colors, while its 1920x1080 native resolution, 3,000 ANSI lumens and a 4,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio produce razor sharp images that shine in virtually any ambient light environment. Paired with a wide 1.5X optical zoom adjustment for more than 36% additional zooming capability and integrated speakers, the Pro8300 delivers stunning audio and visual experience.

For the ultimate in ease-of-use and convenience, the Pro8300 has a multitude of connectivity options including dual HDMI, dual VGA, and dual computer VGA inputs. As a result, multiple presenters can easily connect an assortment of multimedia devices to the projector simultaneously -- from laptops and tablets to smartphones and more. Paired with auto keystone correction, a filter-less design, and energy-saving mode, the Pro8300 provides for zero maintenance, while delivering a lower TCO and longer product life.

The Pro8300 will be available this month in North and Latin America for an ESP of $869. The Pro8300 comes standard with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, in addition to a 1-year lamp warranty and Express Exchange(R) Service*.

"Full HD resolution has become somewhat of a standard feature across consumer home and cinema entertainment projectors; however, finding hi-def capabilities in a quality yet affordable projector offering for businesses is far less common," continued Chien. "Our Pro8300 breaks tradition by bringing precise standalone 1080p projection to business owners and corporations at a price that's within reach for any company."

For further information, visit or follow ViewSonic on the Company blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic(R) Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic's mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For further information, please visit

ViewSonic's Finch Club(TM) offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit

*One (1) year Express Exchange(R) Service requires product registration. Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Industry Leaders to Demonstrate the Latest in Video Wall Technology

LAS VEGAS, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Samsung, the world leader in commercial display technology and AOpen, the global market leader in commercial media player technology for the digital signage industry announced today a strategic alliance to promote their respective products and services to the digital signage/DOOH markets through their extensive networks of distributors and channel partners.

"Building on our heritage as a worldwide leader in consumer display technology, Samsung drives innovation in commercial display technology," said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division. "By working with strategic partners such as AOpen we are able to continue to broaden our world-class suite of products and services and provide integrators and customers alike with cost-effective ways to offer engaging, dynamic visual experiences in any venue."

To emphasize their alliance, Samsung and AOpen will be demonstrating the latest in video wall technology. Featuring Samsung's brilliant, ultra-thin bezel 460UT-2 LCD displays and powered by AOpen's rugged and reliable Digital Engine DE67 media player utilizing the Intel Core i7 Processor, the video wall will also showcase AOpen's Open Service solutions strategic partner, SoftSync Inc.

SoftSync will demonstrate its patent-pending SoftSync software, which allows for cost-effective display control and synchronization of stunning high definition digital content across multiple displays with no loss of fidelity. SoftSync eliminates the need for expensive videowall processor and scaler hardware in large, multi-display digital signage deployments such as video wall and menu board installations, reducing the cost of such installations by thousands of dollars.

Samsung will be exhibiting its extensive commercial display lineup including the ME65B, a 65" display with an innovative touch overlay option, the H Series Hybrid TV displays, the UD22B square videowall display and the NL22B transparent all-in-one showcase display.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small/medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike. Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage; all designed to move businesses forward while helping to reduce operating cost and the environmental footprint. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world's largest technology companies. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.

About AOpen, Inc.

Founded in 1996, AOpen, Inc. is headquartered in Taiwan with offices in America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. As the leading manufacturer of digital signage hardware solutions world-wide, AOpen delivers innovative and reliable products and services for digital signage and other vertical application markets. Partnered with the industry's leading software and services providers, AOpen now offers complete digital signage network solutions under its Open Service banner. Open Service delivers a sophisticated ecosystem of premium solution providers via our channel market partners. For more information, please visit us at or

About softsync, Inc.

SoftSync provides digital media synchronization software and integration services for companies operating multi-screen display digital media networks. Softsync software can frame synchronize playback on multi-screen displays or time synchronize content on dispersed screens throughout retail environments. Softsync serves retail, hospitality, large venue, and government sectors in the US and Europe. Softsync is based in Bloomington, Minnesota with a development group in Arhus, Denmark. For more information, please visit us at .

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Futuristic open-frame signage creates new applications 

LAS VEGAS, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Designed to attract attention in a way previously not possible, LG Electronics' new "transparent display" creates a unique see-through display for attractive and interactive digital signage options.

Perfect for those looking to include dynamic visuals alongside products, LG's transparent display affords options like a signage-enabled showcase, table-top or kiosk with both the product and signage visible simultaneously.

"The effect is stunning, visually," said Y.K. Cho, HE B2B senior vice president, LG Electronics USA. "Turning a 'window' to a piece of signage then back again--it gives users options they didn't have before. Transparent technology has the sort of dynamic, attention-grabbing effect that halts consumers, engaging as it delivers messaging."

Available in both 26- and 47-inch class sizes (26.0 and 47.0 inches measured diagonally, respectively) both displays offer HD-quality video, with Full HD 1080p resolution in the 47-inch class model. Perfect for retail applications or even museum exhibitions, the capability to combine digital signage with a glass wall expands options for end-users and architects. Both the content and the product behind the window are visible allowing the digital display to augment the physical display and add messaging or information simultaneously.

The clear panels are embedded with LG's In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, which provides great picture quality at virtually any angle and include a brightness control function to produce accurate, bright images. The display's open frame also allows for customization and easy installation.

About LG Electronics USA

The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit .
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
BTX and Philips Commercial Signage Partner to Create Unique Digital Signage Solutions

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. and ATLANTA, Ga. — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that it will be offering the full Philips Commercial Signage product line through MMD, the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors worldwide.

"BTX is delighted to add Philips Commercial Signage displays to our digital signage and video wall offerings," said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX. "The Philips Commercial Signage line of displays strengthens our existing solutions for the digital signage industry, providing 24/7 reliability, remote asset monitoring, adjustable power consumption, and lifetime asset tracking. All of these advantages save money and are friendly to the environment while providing a diverse range of digital signage solutions, which is extremely important to BTX and our value-added resellers."

BTX will be offering a variety of product solutions through the Philips Commercial Signage product line, including 32-inch through 65-inch LCD, LED, and zero bezel commercial-grade displays and accessories to satisfy customer requirements and budgets.

BTX is releasing packaged digital signage solutions using Philips commercial-grade displays. These packages are designed to give BTX integrators a range of solutions that are easy to order, configure, and install.

"Whether the needed solution is for advertising, healthcare, hospitality, quick-service restaurants, education, or entertainment, many of the largest retail and transportation infrastructures in North America have chosen Philips Commercial Signage," said Craig Rathbun, sales and marketing director for MMD. "Of course Philips Commercial Signage doesn't do this alone; it's only through a committed channel of strategic integration and technology partners like BTX that Philips Commercial Signage can deliver best-in-class solutions for signage and video wall clientele."

About MMD

MMD is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited and is the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV's manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD operates internationally with its North American headquarters in Atlanta. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with several IT distributors and resellers. The company's design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam.

About BTX Technologies, Inc.

BTX manufactures and distributes the industry's finest interface and integration products for audio, video, security, digital signage, and many other applications. Providing its customers with value-added "Beyond Distribution" services, the company backs every product it sells with a rigorous in-house testing program and highly trained customer support team. In business since 1967, the company's products are available online at, by calling 800-666-0996, and from a selection of international distributors listed on the company's website.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Inexpensive, easy-to-use Samsung TecTiles Programmable NFC Tags can be customized to launch apps, send text messages, share contact information, change phone settings and more, with an NFC-enabled Galaxy smartphone 

DALLAS, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) is helping consumers realize the potential of NFC technology today with the creation of Samsung TecTiles(TM) and the TecTile(TM) programming application. With the largest user base of NFC-enabled devices in the United States and TecTiles available in all four major carrier stores and at major online retailers at the launch of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is ensuring NFC becomes a part of daily life.

With a simple tap of an NFC-enabled phone to a TecTile, consumers are able to automate everyday functions of a smartphone including sending a "headed/at home" text message, silencing the phone when entering a meeting, setting an alarm, and dimming the display when going to bed.

Samsung TecTiles will transform how businesses large and small engage with consumers. On premise, TecTiles enable consumers to check-in on Facebook(R) or foursquare(R), connect to Wi-Fi or download content. Off-premise, businesses can use TecTiles as a way to market to and engage with consumers by enabling reward programs and to download discount offers or content.

"With millions of NFC-enabled Samsung Galaxy smartphones currently in the market and the arrival of our flagship device Galaxy S(R) III, Samsung saw an opportunity to expand the value of NFC beyond mobile payments," said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and worldwide[1]. "The launch of Samsung TecTiles is another example of Samsung's ability to innovate new products and applications that improve the way we use our mobile devices for everyday tasks."

Samsung TecTiles are easy to program with any NFC-enabled smartphone and the free application, which can be found in the Google Play(TM) marketplace. TecTiles can be reprogrammed as often as needed to complete any of the following functions on an NFC-enabled phone:

Settings & Applications
-- Change phone settings (Bluetooth(R), Wi-Fi, ringer/media volume, screen brightness, etc.)

-- Launch an application

-- Join a Wi-Fi Network

-- Show a message
-- Make a call

-- Send a text message

-- Start a Google Talk(TM) conversation

-- Share a contact or business card
Location & Web
-- Show an address on a map

-- Open a web page

-- Foursquare or Facebook check-in
-- Automatic Facebook "Like"

-- Update Facebook status

-- Post a tweet or follow a contact on Twitter

-- Connect on LinkedIn(R)
Samsung NFC-Enabled Android (TM) Smartphones
-- Samsung Galaxy S(R) III on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon

-- Samsung Galaxy S(R) II on T-Mobile

-- Galaxy Nexus(TM) on Verizon, Sprint and GSM Unlocked

-- Nexus(TM) S(R) 4G on Sprint

-- Samsung Galaxy S(R) Blaze(R) 4G on T-Mobile

Priced at $14.99 for a pack of five, TecTiles programmable NFC sticker tags are now available for purchase online and in-store at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The Samsung TecTiles app is now available for download at the Google Play store.

(C) Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC. Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, and TecTiles are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android and Nexus are trademarks of Google Inc. All other company names, product names and marks are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

[1] Samsung is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2012 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipment and Global Smartphone Shipment Reports.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit .

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit .

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
New 24" and 27" 3M multi-touch displays deliver high performance multi-touch functionality to professional and commercial applications

LAS VEGAS,  (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As smart phone and tablet use increases significantly worldwide and user touch expectations extend beyond personal devices to desktop and public displays, 3M Touch Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company, announces the availability of two new high performance multi-touch displays that extend tablet-like responsiveness to larger, interactive displays. Offered as the 24-inch 3M Multi-Touch Display M2467PW (20 touches) and the 27-inch 3M Multi-Touch Display M2767PW (40 touches), these multi-touch displays take interactive display technology to the next level with uncompromising multi-touch performance, brilliant high-definition graphics powered by LED backlights, wide viewing angles and elegant smart phone-like product design. In addition, the 27-inch M2767PW multi-touch display with ultra-fast 40-touch capability is ideal for multi-user applications, such as digital signage and product selectors.

These new displays are part of an expanding 3M multi-touch display offering that already include desktop products -- 3M Multi-Touch Display M2167PW (21.5") and 3M Multi-Touch Display M1866PW (18.5") -- and chassis products -- 3M Multi-Touch Display C3266PW (32") and 3M Multi-Touch Display C2254PW (22").

"Smart phone and tablet interactivity is now driving users' expectations for touch, so they expect that any interactive display they encounter will have the same degree of responsiveness," says Diego Romeu, business operations manager, 3M Touch Systems. "3M's high performance multi-touch displays meet or exceed their touch response expectations which makes this extensive product offering an ideal fit for this expanding group of touchscreen users."

Based on 3M's Projected Capacitive Technology (3M PCT), these multi-touch displays offer the unique ability to recognize and reject the user's palms or arms resting on the touchscreen to help prevent inadvertent touches while also maximizing multi-touch functionality. Plus, these displays feature a 3M-proprietary anti-stiction surface treatment that allows a user's fingers to effortlessly glide across the screen for smoother gesturing and accurate draw capabilities.

These 3M multi-touch displays also feature an aesthetic flat front surface industrial design that allows easy touch access in the screen edges and corners not possible with a traditional bezel display, making them an attractive addition to any professional or retail environment. Featuring a sturdy and robust base, the display can accommodate a full 90-degree position range for more viewing flexibility while providing an inviting horizontal surface for multi-user on-screen collaboration. These displays are Windows 7 compatible and 3M offers drivers for Windows XP, Linux and Mac operating systems.

All 3M multi-touch displays are available from leading distributors (BlueStar, Ingram Micro, ScanSource, SYNNEX, and Tech Data), popular on-line retailers, and 3M's on-line store, .

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the "3M" and "MicroTouch" brands. Popular single-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit . For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit .

About 3M Touch Systems Inc.

3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit . More information about 3M Company is available online.

3M is a trademark of the 3M Company. All other trademarks listed herein are owned by their respective companies
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
LAS VEGAS, NV, (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, announced a new family of large format, touch-enabled commercial displays, in addition to previewing the latest in cutting-edge signage offerings, including a slim ePoster digital signboard and transparent display technologies.

"This is an exciting time for the digital signage industry," said Gene Ornstead, director of DTV and business development, ViewSonic. "It's not enough anymore for businesses to simply have a display on the wall. They must have well-executed solutions that engage with customers and draw them into their retail environments. Our new interactive large format displays are redefining the possibilities of signage, in a variety of sizes, configurations, and price points, to meet every advertising need."

CDP4235T, CDP4635T and CDP6530T Large Format Interactive Commercial Displays These three interactive commercial displays are available in 42", 46" and 65" (64.5 Vis.) sizes and feature finger or stylist optical touch capabilities. ViewSonic's new interactive displays feature 4-point touch on the 42" and 46" models and dual touch on the 65" display. All models feature Intel's Open Plugable Specification (OPS) slot for easy media player integration, in addition to the traditional HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, S video CVBS inputs. Offering full HD 1920x1080p panel resolution with up to 500 nits of brightness (450 nits on CDP4235T; 400 nits on CDP4635T), a 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (4,000:1 static contrast on CDP4235T and CDP4635T) and 8ms response time, ViewSonic's new touch display family is ideal for a range of applications, including way-finding, retail, transportation, and other public display areas that require robust interactive displays.

Paired with features such as remote and front panel lockout, built-in PIP (picture in picture), AC power plug for added media player support, internal scheduling functionality, an RS232 loop through for automated control, and two integrated speakers, these commercial displays are ideal for 24/7 applications. For added convenience, these models function in portrait or landscape orientations, with a tilt feature for ideal viewing in any environment. Use with an optional stand, or for maximum impact, consider transforming several CDP6530T displays into up to a 10x10 impactful video wall, or up to 5x5 video wall with the CDP4235T and CDP4635T.

ViewSonic's new family of large format touch displays come standard with a 3-year limited warranty, and will be available in late July 2012. Respective product MSRPs for the 42" CDP4235T, 46" CDP4635T and 65" CDP6530T are $1,799, $1,999 and $6,599.

Slim-line ePosters Expanding its lineup of high definition digital signboard displays, ViewSonic is previewing a new 42" slim-line ePoster. At just 3.5" wide, this model features the same capabilities as ViewSonic's larger ePoster offerings including a built-in media player and convenient HDMI and VGA connections, with the added bonus of easily fitting into retail areas with limited floor space. ViewSonic's new slim-line ePoster is expected to be available in late summer.

Transparent Interactive Display Technology ViewSonic is also previewing a new 32" transparent display. Available late this summer, ViewSonic's interactive transparent display sets a new standard for retail merchandising making it possible for consumers to gain specific product information while physically viewing the product inside a display case. Targeted for merchandising and exhibition applications, this new see-through display pairs a transparent panel with "dual point" touch capabilities making it ideal for an unlimited number of applications.

For further information on all of ViewSonic's offerings, visit or follow ViewSonic on the Company blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic(R) Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Founded in 1987, ViewSonic's mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solutions as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, tablets, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. For further information, please visit

ViewSonic's Finch Club(TM) offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
LOUISVILLE, Colo., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) will be featuring their new StoreBOT(TM) Automated Retail Platform at the NRF Loss Prevention Conference in New Orleans June 20th--21st at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Booth #1731). The solution provides a fully automated consumer sales transaction with secure product category lockdown and real-time inventory intelligence.

"The level of retailer response to the StoreBOT product launch at the NRF Big Show in January has been exceptional," stated Tom Weaver, KIOSK CEO. "The platform is specifically designed to resolve shrink from both shoplifters and employees, so we're excited to demonstrate these aspects of the solution to Loss Prevention experts of the industry. Further, all the major retail prospects who have reviewed the solution have a strong parallel interest in how intelligent inventory technology can contribute to operational & associate efficiency gains throughout the store. It's not a discussion of less shrink or improved efficiency -- clearly, both are a starting requirement in Automated Retail."

KIOSK is partnering in StoreBOT pilot deployments with key retailers now, and projects growth in Automated Retail to be among the steepest growth areas in self-service over the next several years. Weaver adds, "Our feedback from the market indicates we've absolutely hit a technology sweet spot that will move quickly into mainstream self-service retail strategies."

Demonstrations will be provided of key platform features including intelligent inventory, shrink control, associate authentication, and a full feature sales and loyalty interface. KIOSK will also be demonstrating "Gift Wise," a self-service gift card platform with secure delivery and card value fraud reduction in this rapid growth product category.

To learn more call 1.800.509.5471, email , or go to .

About KIOSK Information Systems:

Since 1993, KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) has led the industry in Self Service Solutions. An exceptionally broad portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs is deployed with Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. As the undisputed market leader in custom solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering, application development, component integration, and quick-turn manufacturing for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. ISO 9001:2008 certified processes ensure every solution provides superior field reliability. All KIOSK products are proudly made and fully supported in the USA. .

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Robust LCDs Provide Flight Information, Wayfinding and Airline Branding to Meet Growing Tourism Requirements 

CHICAGO, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, today announced that Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport selected and will be deploying more than 900 NEC large-screen displays and 800 single-board computers (SBCs) for the city's new $2.4-billion Terminal No. 3, slated to open June 27.

The dynamic digital signage will be used to provide flight, baggage and gate information, wayfinding, directories and airline branding to many of the 41 million travelers who pass through the airport each year. The 1.9-million sq.-ft., 14-gate facility is the largest modern public works project in Nevada history and will be home to nearly two dozen international and domestic airline carriers that fly to Las Vegas.

"Employing 1,800 people at its peak, the McCarran Terminal 3 project positions Las Vegas for the demanding growth in international and domestic travel, and our region as the premier tourism destination," said David Bourgon, Manager, Airport IT Services at McCarran Airport. "NEC's digital signage will be instrumental in guiding our visitors through the new facility and creating lasting, positive experiences and memories."
NEC's innovative technology, comprised of 182 46-inch P461s and 723 40-inch P401s, will be used for flight, baggage and gate information, security checkpoints, gate-holding areas and check-in counters. Selected for their quality and reliability, these NEC models are designed to operate 24/7 in the most demanding environments. NEC's SBCs also will be deployed with the digital screens and reside in the slot options of the P Series displays. Having the computers residing in the monitors addresses the challenge of where to house the source computers for flight information displays mounted high on walls or in the air on pedestals.

"NEC has built a reputation for innovation and leadership in digital signage, and we're grateful for the confidence that McCarran Airport officials continue to place in us," said Keith Yanke, Director of Large-Screen Displays and Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. "Las Vegas and its hospitality industry are home to many NEC technologies, and we welcome our role in helping make Las Vegas a top tourist destination in the world."

"The decision to use NEC displays in our new terminal turned out to be an easy one," Bourgon said. "Since we began using NEC products in 2006, we have been extremely satisfied with their performance and durability."

McCarran Airport flies an average of 114,000 passengers a day and handles more than 500 tons of cargo. More than 1,000 NEC displays already are used in Terminals 1 and 2.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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


VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit , or call (877) 805-VUKU.
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
eCommerce in recent years has been taking bigger cuts into the retail pie and brick-and-mortar stores are scrambling to compete in a tough economy. In the past, retailers could entice consumers to come through their stores with short term sales and deal gimmicks but in today’s day and age consumers are harder to win over. Savvy internet connected consumers expect more for their hard earned dollars these days and are usually armed with the latest prices and up to date information.

It sounds like a daunting task for business owners and marketers to overcome but AOpen has built a platform in which every retailer can deploy a reliable, cost effective digital solution. AOpen’s Digital Engines, Media Players, and warmTOUCH all-in-one’s offer the most versatility in multi-functionality that delivers an experience not just inside the store but also when a customer leaves.

Entice customers with in-store purchases, update prices from anywhere at any time, gamify your entire retail environment, and share content from screen to screen all built upon AOpen’s hardware platform. AOpen’s digital solutions are perfect for any retailer, regardless of size and tough enough to handle virtually any environment.
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Promoting VUKUNET to media agencies, representing sellers for ad sales, key planks of strategy
CHICAGO – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the appointment of three advertising industry veterans to its VUKUNET team, specifically promoting the VUKUNET platform to ad agencies and representing DOOH (digital-out-of-home) sellers for ad sales.
VUKUNET is a global DOOH ad serving platform that connects advertisers and media agencies with DOOH advertising inventory.  It provides a comprehensive planning, buying, flighting, reporting and billing platform that enables advertisers and agencies to search, deliver and report ad inventory in real-time.  VUKUNET also delivers a single invoice to the advertiser/agency and pays the seller. 
On the seller side, VUKUNET enables real-time inventory management, campaign flighting, measurement and reporting capabilities. The VUKUNET digital ad container (DAC) technology is inserted directly in the playlist of any Content Management System (CMS) and is agnostic to operating systems.  VUKUNET’s goal is to connect and grow the DOOH industry much the way Internet ad serving tools precipitated online growth in the late 1990s.
“NEC Display’s commitment to VUKUNET and the advantages it brings to the DOOH advertising marketplace are stronger than ever,” said Pierre Richer, President and CEO of NEC Display Solutions.  “We continue to sign up networks and dedicate resources to the platform, including the addition of highly experienced industry experts to our team.”
Among the new recruits are Carolyn Kelly Walkin, Business Development Manager, and both Dan Trapani and Jessica Coates as National Advertising Sales Managers for NEC Display Solutions.  Walkin will promote the VUKUNET platform to advertisers and agencies, while Trapani and Coates are responsible for ad sales of NEC’s DOOH ad inventory, working with key brands/agencies to develop DOOH campaigns that match business objectives.
Walkin brings calculated experience in digital ad media sales from her work at OAG, an environmental media company, as well as ZenithOptimedia, Clear Channel Communication and Outdoor Vision (now known as Posterscope).  She has a reputation for growing client investments, and has successfully managed local, regional and national brands in the out-of-home space, including Adelphi University, Applebee’s, Burberry, MasterCard and Six Flags.
Trapani draws from more than 13 years of experience in the advertising industry. Most recently, he held the positions of Director of National Sales at Captivate Networks and Vice President for Adcentricity. His previous roles as President of Sales for Media Regis America, a division of Publics, and Midwest Sales Manager for Clear Channel Taxi Media, built his experience in growing sales at start-up companies and allowed him the opportunity to expand the business.
Coates has extensive background in marketing and advertising leadership – with more than 10 years of experience fueling revenues and product visibility for Fortune 500 companies.  In her career, she assisted in the installation of, and sold the first ads on, the CBS Spectacular located in Times Square.  She also sold and managed the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square while working with Viacom Outdoor (now CBS Outdoor).  In addition, she has sold ads on interactive digital displays and large, digital networks located in malls, movie theaters and gas stations, and has built top-performing teams, gaining visibility and brand awareness for her clients.
“Our mission as an organization is to grow the sector, and as such, we fully support NEC's meaningful work to make it easier for advertisers and agencies to plan, evaluate and buy digital place-based advertising," said Susan Danaher, President and CEO of Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA). “VUKUNET will undoubtedly help media planners, buyers and clients embrace the superior targetability of this medium.  We applaud the hire of these seasoned ad veterans and look forward to working with them to grow this sector.”
NEC is working with some of the most prestigious networks in the industry for sales representation and technology solutions.
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
New printer line designed to free up needed space, enhance the user experience, and simplify integration.

Torrance, CA, – Seiko Instruments USA Inc. (SII) Thermal Printer Division,, a globally recognized leader in thermal printer technology today announced the availability of its newest receipt printer line known as the Qaliber RP-E Series. The printers offer industry-leading print speeds of approximately 1.15 feet per second, to accelerate transactions or enable users to add coupons or loyalty program information. With the smallest footprint in its class, based on an innovative cube design, Qaliber printers help free up valuable real estate at the point-of-sale. A choice of standard and front-access control options provides the flexibility to slide a printer under the counter, simplifying integration.

Other important features of the Qaliber line include exceptional reliability and ease of use. Service life ratings of a minimum of 93 miles of printing and over 2 million cuts, using the anti-jamming, heavy-duty auto-cutter, ensure long-life dependability. Usability is bolstered by a unique, over-sized LED that provides immediate notification of printer status, and printer configuration is made easier with a robust suite of software utilities, drivers, and SDKs.

Units are available in “onyx” black, and “ice” white and with USB, Serial, Powered USB, or Ethernet interfaces. Command emulation is also provided to enable faster printer replacement.

“Our partners are thrilled about the sleek new design and best-in-class performance of the Qaliber printer line,” said Kaz Onishi, Vice President, Seiko Instruments USA. “This, combined with the printers’ proven durability make them an exceptional alternative for high-volume retail, hospitality, and other receipt-printing applications.”

Shipments of the RP-E Series printers are now available. For more information on Qaliber printers, please go to, or call (877) 905-2291.

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About Seiko Instruments Inc.

As a member of The Seiko Group, Seiko Instruments (SII) represents a globally recognized brand, embodying innovative design and precision manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1937, SII manufactures and markets electronic components, thermal and specialty printers, consumer electronics, communication and network technology, scientific instrumentation, and precision manufacturing technology. SII has a global presence, with more than 13,000 employees worldwide.

Seiko Instruments offers a complete solution lineup for kiosk printer, mobile printer, receipt printer, smart label printer applications. Information about Seiko instruments kiosk printers, mobile printers, portable printers, receipt printers, POS printers, point-of-sale printers, and thermal printer mechanisms can be found at
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Monday, 11 June 2012
With the release of new a video wall processor and display cube, Christie is offering more choices for mission-critical monitoring of assets, activities and infrastructure.

Cypress, CA (PRWEB)- Christie®, a world leader in control room technology, is offering more choice for mission-critical monitoring of assets, activities and infrastructure with the introduction of the Christie Entero LED 70” video wall display cube and video wall processor.

The Christie Entero LED 70” features a new and improved design, based on our proven LED platform, first introduced by Christie, and found today in thousands of control room environments worldwide. Owing to the use of solid state illumination, the Entero LED 70” features vivid, wide color gamut performance and there are no lamps to replace, no moving parts, and no consumables.

The system’s zero maintenance design provides exceptional reliability and a long life. It also features Christie ArrayLOC™ automatic brightness and color balancing technology that monitors and adjusts color and brightness levels across the video wall in real time. This significantly reduces downtime due to recalibration requirements typically needed with other systems, and makes the system superbly scalable from small to large installations.

“Christie brings a history of innovation in the most demanding visual display environments, with more than 30 years experience providing control room solutions for a broad range of industries, both in the public and private sectors, as well as the military and civilian environments, ” noted John Stark, senior director of product management for Christie’s Collaborative Visual Solutions (CVS). “Drawing upon our extensive network of dealers and integrators, combined with our experience working with end users, we bring a deep understanding of all the factors involved in developing effective digital display solutions for mission-critical monitoring applications.”

“Christie is always our first choice for control room solutions because they are dedicated to helping their customers achieve success, ” commented Kevin Marah, systems integrator, National Security Technologies. “They are an ideal partner to bring in early in the process, because they look beyond the hardware to the whole system – and back their products with outstanding service not only over the telephone but in the field as well.”

The latest generation of Christie video wall processors, the Christie TVC-1700, is designed to meet increasingly complex and diverse control room environments, which depend on a wide variety of digital sources and devices. Based on Windows 7 and running on a 64 bit OS architecture, it also supports single and dual link DVI inputs as well as standard video inputs. Its PCIe bus architecture is perfectly suited for capturing and displaying high resolution, high frame rate content, while providing ample processing power to support multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously. It easily powers large arrays, with exceptional visual performance regardless of application.

“The Christie TVC-1700 video wall controller is the latest addition to the Christie family of high performance control room products, and like all Christie solutions, it offers reliable performance, compatibility, and versatility in a cost-effective package,” noted Stark.

“Our clients look to us for innovative technology solutions at competitive pricing. We look to Christie first because they provide us with the best of all worlds: a reliable and cost-effective solution founded on industry-leading innovation and backed by more than a quarter century of experience in the industry,” said Drake Wayson, president, General Projection Systems, Inc.

Stark observed that Christie control room products are found everywhere. “Every customer has a critical need, regardless of the setting,” he said. “Our products are purpose built, customized to the customers’ needs and seamlessly integrated into the most demanding display wall environments.”

The Christie Entero LED 70” HD rear projection system and TVC-1700 video wall processor will both be available in June.

About Christie Digital Systems

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

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Monday, 11 June 2012
+MDM by MokiMobility Locks Down iPads as Managed Single-Purpose Devices for Use in Restaurants and Fast-Food Chains 

LEHI, Utah — Traditional restaurant loyalty cards are being replaced by iPads, thanks to a new partnership between FavoriteEats and MokiMobility, a cloud-based mobile device management platform specializing in singe-purpose iOS and Android devices. MokiMobility today announced that it is working with FavoriteEats to lock down and otherwise manage iPads they install in restaurant locations to be used exclusively as customer-facing loyalty kiosks. This eliminates the need to carry paper or plastic cards and provides restaurant owners with a whole host of benefits, including advanced data and marketing capabilities.

FavoriteEats, currently in closed beta, has installed iPads at numerous restaurant locations, including Galdolfo’s Deli.  By using the iPad-based loyalty program, restaurants can offer their customers a completely digital loyalty program. Instead of being given a loyalty card to carry, customers can join in seconds by entering their phone number on the FavoriteEats iPad. Each subsequent visit, customers enter their phone number to receive credit for their purchase and work towards the custom reward determined by each restaurant.

“Loyalty programs can be an effective way for restaurants to drive repeat business, but traditional card-based loyalty programs have always been limited,” said Glen Womble, founder and CEO, FavoriteEats. “While online merchants have rich demographic and usage data for their customers, intelligent retargeting capabilities, and closed-loop analytics to inform their marketing decisions, restaurants don’t have anything that even comes close. Our goal in creating the FavoriteEats loyalty program is to provide restaurants with these same powerful tools, while also providing their customers with a more enjoyable loyalty experience.”

Womble added: “The integration of MokiMobility’s +MDM platform is essential to our business, especially as we look to scale. It locks down each device so it can only be used for FavoriteEats and more importantly, enables us to remotely manage each device. We can configure WiFi settings, lock the home button, push updates of our app, and much more. Managing all of our devices was a nightmare before +MDM.”

According to Tad Tidwell of Gandolfo’s Deli, FavoriteEats kiosk and loyalty program have not only given his restaurants a cutting-edge, modern feel, but have also provided him with advanced data and marketing capabilities. “Our customers love having a loyalty program that doesn’t require them to carry a card in their wallet,” Tidwell said. “After switching to FavoriteEats just two months ago, we have seen the participation rate in our loyalty program jump by more than 250 percent. Not only that, but our marketing database has more than doubled because it is so easy for my customers to join, and with FavoriteEats I actually have an effective way to market to them.”

More on MokiMobility +MDM

MokiMobility provides the APIs and the web-based console to enable remote management of iPad and Android applications and devices. Because of the multi-tenant, cloud-based architecture provided by MokiMobility, app developers such as FavoriteEats are able to service customers with as few as 2 devices up to tens of thousands.

“Loyalty programs such as FavoriteEats are a perfect example of how iPads and other tablets can be used as single-purpose devices within restaurants, hotels or even retail locations in a local mall,” said Tom Karren, CEO, MokiMobility. “Being able to lock down and manage these devices from a remote location makes these devices even more attractive for the businesses, especially if it has multiple locations that would make installing and updating the devices individually an exhaustive – and expensive – chore.”

About MokiMobility

Based in Lehi, Utah, MokiMobility enables independent software vendors, developers and solution providers to build compelling solutions that include cloud-based mobile application and device management for the iPad and Android devices. As a result, developers have greater control over the complete experience, enabling more engaging and new customer experiences leveraging iOS and Android tablets in new ways. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @mokimobility
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Monday, 11 June 2012
Digital View's integrated SVSi decoder provides a single IP connection to the network for video, audio and control

Madison, Alabama (PRWEB) - SVSi, the industry's leading provider of Networked AV solutions, and Digital View, a leading LCD controller developer, announced a partnership to provide integrated solutions for the ProAV market. Digital View's high performance LCD monitors will be available with integrated SVSi voLANte decoders, giving end users, ProAV integrators and consultants a high-performance, industry standard option for Networked AV displays. The Digital View LCD monitor accepts a single IP connection from the network and, through the integrated SVSi decoder, acts as a Networked AV end point in an SVSi voLANte system. The combination of the integrated decoder and the high performance monitor provide quicker and more reliable installations.

“Our display technologies have long been used in image critical applications, from radar to broadcast and medical,” says Dusty Perryman Director of Sales for Digital View Inc. “Integrating the decoder from SVSi now provides a simple and cost effective method for our integrator partners to quickly ensure the necessary consistency their customers rely upon. The market is moving to more IP-centric technology and our partnership with SVSi solidifies our commitment to our customers and this market.”

Digital View monitors with integrated SVSi technology are available in 32" - 82" sizes and are offered in standard or custom enclosures. The SVSi decoder converts a voLANte AV stream from a standard IP network to a synchronized video and audio connection. Networks can easily be extended to unlimited distances using standard network switches. The decoder is capable of driving the content display up to 1080p @ 60Hz.

“The partnership between SVSi and Digital View is an important next step for our company and the ProAV and IT market, " commented Andy Whitehead, President of SVSi. “The SVSi decoder combined with the high-performance LCD controller from Digital View creates a logical product combination that increases capability and flexibility while reducing installation and support costs. We continue to position our company as the premier Networked AV solution provider while the ProAV community continues to evolve and rely on more IP-centric configurations. We are pleased to be working with Digital View to offer high-performance, easy to install and cost effect solutions for our customers."

The strategic partnership between SVSi and Digital View will see a number of new products from the two companies.

About SVSi

Southern Vision Systems, Inc. ( based in Madison, Alabama, is a leading US manufacturer of professional AV equipment for the switching and distribution of HD media. Founded in 2003, SVSi has reinvented the way high-definition media is delivered to Government, Corporate, Education, Retail, Healthcare, Entertainment and Event Centers and Houses of Worship.

About Digital View

Established in 1995, Digital View Group ( made its name supplying professional class LCD interface cards to the Broadcast, Military, Marine, Avionics, Medical, Industrial & Digital Signage display equipment markets. It is best known in the A/V world for it’s ViewStream solid state digital media players – products that are used widely in the digital signage and digital out-of-home advertising markets. The company operates from offices in California, London & Hong Kong.
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Monday, 11 June 2012
(PRWEB) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Cables To Go (, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, supports the cabling and connectivity needs of today’s corporate, education, and commercial settings by combining existing architecture with the latest technologies. Continuing the momentum to provide the latest advances in connectivity, Cables To Go announces the availability of RapidRun® Multi-Format, TruLink® HDMI® over Cat5, and TruLink® Media Gateway. These products represent an expansion of their respective product lines and provide greater flexibility, simple installation, and the ability to extend audio and video signals over long distances.

RapidRun Multi-Format is the most significant platform iteration in the RapidRun product line since its introduction in 2005. It features enhanced engineering that includes individually shielded pairs and an isolated ground for audio lines. These upgrades meet the rigorous demand for applications typically found in a conference room, classroom, or other similar commercial environments. RapidRun Multi-Format excels at delivering crisp video and high fidelity audio from source to display in applications where multiple source devices (e.g. laptop, computer, DVD player) utilize various signal outputs (VGA, 3.5mm audio, composite video, and dual RCA audio). Trusted by integrators, installers and end-users, RapidRun’s reputation for quick and effortless in-wall A/V connectivity is unmatched.

TruLink HDMI over Cat5 is the newest addition to the portfolio offered by Cables To Go of A/V over Cat5 solutions. This solution extends HDMI signals up to 300 feet over a solid conductor, Cat5e or Cat6 cables without signal degradation. It is compatible with any operating system and requires no drivers or software. Power can be delivered from a single power supply placed at either the transmitter or receiver end. This solution utilizes HDBaseT technology and provides digital connectivity options that can be combined with existing analog solutions such as VGA, VGA + 3.5mm audio, and VGA + 3.5mm audio + RS232 for installations where both analog and digital signals are required.

The TruLink Media Gateway represents the next evolution in A/V connectivity panels. This product line provides hassle-free display of content from portable electronics through easy-to-use plug and play technology for the conference room, classroom, and other common areas. Available in four base models, users can select the option that best meets their application needs. Connection options include HDMI, VGA, composite video, 3.5mm audio and a connection for Apple® devices, USB and Ethernet, plus power receptacles. Input signals are converted and delivered to the display over a single HDMI output cable—making the TruLink Media Gateway simple to use and install. A full line of accessories and mounting options are available to support a wide variety of in-room A/V applications.

"As the trusted expert in A/V and IT cabling and connectivity, Cables To Go provides innovatively simple solutions to meet a wide range of applications and budgets, enabling seamless integration and flexibility to upgrade with the ever-changing technology landscape," said Gary Hess, vice president of innovation for Lastar, parent company of Cables To Go.

In addition to standard cabling and connectivity solutions, the following products were recently released; TruLink HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC), TruLink HDMI over Coax, and TruLink A/V Controller. The HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC) provides another option for transmitting high definition HDMI signals over long distances. Its use of optical signals reduces the risk of EMI/RFI interference and small flexible construction makes it easy to install in tight places. The HDMI over Coax simplifies demanding digital signage or residential HDMI installations. It supports a 1080p HDTV signal up to 390 feet over standard RG6 and cascading receivers to deliver content to up to 24 monitors. The TruLink A/V Controller offers smart control for operating projectors, DVD and Blu-ray™ players, document cameras and other A/V devices in classrooms, conference rooms, and other commercial settings.

About Cables To Go

Cables To Go is a division of Lastar, Inc., a leader in computer, datacom and audio/video connectivity solutions since 1984. The company delivers connectivity products renowned for superior quality, value, and innovation and are backed by their uncompromising commitment to customer service. For more information regarding Cables To Go, visit
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Monday, 11 June 2012
Helps Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC’s EarthFruits Yogurt Franchisees Focus Resources on Franchise Expansion, Company Goals

LEHI, Utah, – Retailers and restaurants swapping out large clunky cash registers for intuitive and easy to use iPads can now completely manage the apps and devices from the cloud, with MokiMobility’s +MDM device management platform. Today, the company announced that point-of-sale system vendor OlympusPOS has integrated +MDM into its complete POS system. As a result, these retailers and restaurants can completely lock down the iPad home button, update apps and device settings, and even see what is happening financially at individual locations at any given moment – all from an Internet browser.

“With its intuitive user interface, functionality and relatively low cost, iPads are increasingly being used as point-of-sale devices at restaurants and retailers,” said Tom Karren, CEO, MokiMobility. “However, until +MDM, these iPad POS systems lacked the management capabilities that would truly make these devices the best – and most practical – way to do POS. By integrating our +MDM device management platform into the OlympusPOS system, these customers can manage from two to tens of thousands of devices directly from the cloud.”

Use Case: Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC’s EarthFruits Yogurt®

Founded in 2010, Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC’s EarthFruits Yogurt® is an imaginative self-serve frozen yogurt concept providing healthy and eco-friendly products, many made from the world’s most nutritious fruits, and offering more than 80 premium toppings.  Currently two franchisees are using Olympus POS and  Yoasis plans to make its other EarthFruits Yogurt® franchisees aware of Olympus POS as well. With the +MDM-based iPads POS, the company is able to:
  • Customize the device with its own branding on the log-in screen
  • Put the entire menu onto the iPad, speeding up customer ordering
  • Easily change menu items and add/remove employees
  • Completely lock down the device so the iPads are only able to be used as POS devices
  • Remotely manage the devices so they can update and push new versions of the app and WiFi settings.
“iPads provide so many innovative use cases, but point-of-sales systems have to be one of the most useful,” said Nik Wright, director of training and development at Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC. “What OlympusPOS brings to the iPad POS that we didn’t see from any other vendor was the ability to manage these devices remotely. I can update the iPad POS settings; add employees and apps across all of the devices with only a few simple clicks and track sales and other financial actions from wherever I happen to be. As a result, we don’t have to spend valuable resources traveling to each franchise location to manually make these updates or have the individual cashiers print out daily reports each day. We can focus on expanding our business and reaching our company goals instead.”

By providing the APIs and a web-based console, MokiMobility +MDM enables independent software vendors (ISVs), developers and solution providers to integrate mobile device management features into tablet solutions for the iPad and Android tablets.

“With its unique cloud-based management, +MDM is an ideal addition to our iPad point- of-sale system,” said Steve Walter, founder and CEO, OlympusPOS. “We’re able to offer our clients, including EarthFruits Yogurt, the management capabilities that make it as easy to install as many systems as they need without needing to spend time – and money – updating and managing each device individually. It has really helped differentiate our system from other iPad POS systems on the market today.”

About OlympusPOS

Based in Holladay, Utah, OlympusPOS provides an innovative, new and exciting iPad point-of-sale system with customizable features that allow restaurants and retailers to tailor the system to meet their needs with a professional appearance their customers will admire. The complete system includes an integrated credit card reader, cash drawer, printer and scale. For more information, please visit

About MokiMobility

Based in Lehi, Utah, MokiMobility enables independent software vendors, developers and solution providers to build compelling solutions that include cloud-based mobile application and device management for the iPad and Android devices. As a result, developers have greater control over the complete experience, enabling more engaging and new customer experiences leveraging iOS and Android tablets in new ways. For more information, please visit http:// or follow us on Twitter at @mokimobility
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Monday, 11 June 2012
New software lets consumers pre-stage cash withdrawals from mobile devices, fulfill at ATMs using 2D barcode 

DULUTH, Ga., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- New software from NCR Corporation will allow consumers to initiate cash withdrawals from their banking accounts on mobile devices and then complete those transactions at an ATM by scanning a 2D barcode. NCR Mobile Cash Withdrawal will make ATM transactions faster and more secure by removing cards and PINs from the process at the ATM. The entire transaction, while the consumer is in front of the ATM, can take less than 10 seconds.

Consumers will authenticate through their existing mobile banking application and pre-stage the transaction via an embedded NCR Mobile Cash Withdrawal function. Consumers can use any iOS or Android smart phone at any location and at any time -- whether at work, on the metro or while in line at the ATM -- and then choose the amount of their transaction. Once at their bank's ATM, the consumer will use the embedded functionality to scan the 2D barcode on any participating ATM's home screen, and the pre-staged cash transaction will be authorized and funds dispensed. (View a demo of the solution on

The solution requires no additional ATM hardware such as barcode scanners or near field communication (NFC) readers. It can be deployed with just a simple software upgrade, making it an affordable multichannel solution for financial institutions.

Mobile Cash Withdrawal is a very secure approach to traditional card-based ATM transactions. No consumer data is stored on the device or contained within the on-screen 2D barcode. Rather, scanning the barcode only identifies the location of the ATM and prompts fulfillment of the transaction. In turn, using a mobile device eliminates the threat of ATM skimming devices used by criminals.

"We live in a mobile world where the modern consumer expects to handle transactions using a variety of mediums. NCR has been a pioneer in a variety of multi-channel environments, from using your phone as an airline boarding pass to depositing checks using your phone," said Michael O'Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. "NCR Mobile Cash Withdrawal will help financial institutions meet their customers' expectations in the mobile channel, and help them deliver a differentiated and faster converged-channel experience."

The solution includes an integrated electronic receipt that delivers it to the user's mobile app, eliminating the printed paper receipt and includes the ability to store and archive it for later retrieval.

NCR is seeking strategic partnership opportunities with select financial institutions to pilot this new solution. Interested institutions should contact their NCR sales representative.

The software will be available later this year for initial integrations into NCR APTRATM ATM software platforms. Pilot customers also can utilize a standalone mobile app for cash withdrawals; or NCR will integrate the solution in the bank's mobile banking system or NCR's APTRA Mobile Banking solution so that consumers can use their mobile banking app as an ATM interface.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR's assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( ) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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

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Monday, 11 June 2012
Advanced certification broadens company's solution offerings

Auburn, WA (PRWEB) - Zones, Inc. announced today that it has achieved Authorized Digital Media System (DMS) Partner status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Zones as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Digital Media System solutions.

The Cisco Digital Media System enables organizations to create, manage and access compelling digital media to easily connect customers, employees, partners, students and others anywhere, anytime. It is a flexible and comprehensive solution for publishing dynamic content to both on-premises digital signage displays (Cisco Digital Signage) and the desktop (Cisco Desktop Video). Using the network as the platform, the Cisco Digital Media System provides customers across a wide variety of industries with innovative tools for marketing, sales, education and training, communication, and collaboration.   

“The demand for digital media systems, especially video technologies, is increasing across all business sectors,” said Mark Nehring, senior vice president, partner and product marketing at Zones. “As our customers face more demands in their network capacity, Zones will continue to explore sophisticated network solutions to deliver digital media quickly and effectively. Becoming an Authorized DMS Partner helps Zones maintain the highest level of understanding in digital media systems and enhances our array of IT networking solutions.”

“Cisco Authorized Partners are instrumental in helping our customers successfully deploy some of the most sophisticated networking solutions in the market today,” said Steve Benvenuto, director of business development, Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market Group, Cisco. “As a Cisco Authorized DMS partner, Zones has made an investment in the training necessary to fully sell, deploy and support Digital Media System solutions to customers.”

To qualify for Cisco Authorized DMS Partner status, Zones had to meet a number of requirements, including sales and technical training, the deployment of the DMS Practice Accelerator Kit, and participation in services training designed to enhance and aid end customer satisfaction and experience.

The Cisco Authorized Partner Program is part of Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. It is open to all partners, is free of product suite restrictions, and is designed to help define the knowledge, skills and services necessary to successfully sell, deploy and support a subject technology. As markets mature and technologies progress along the adoption curve, some Authorized partner programs may migrate to Cisco Specializations.

About Zones

Zones, Inc. supports business, healthcare, and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of areas of expertise including networking, security, software, storage, data center and virtualization. Zones provides a full range of technology products including notebooks, desktops, displays and other technology needs. The Zones “Expert Connect” organization provides technical expertise to help customers find the right solutions to grow their business.

Zones holds roughly 50 certifications from leading technology manufactures including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking, and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is also a certified MBE company. Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn, Washington. Buying information is available at, or by calling 800-258-2088.

Cisco, the Cisco logo and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.
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Monday, 11 June 2012
Digital Signage Provider Continues to Add to List of Integrated Third-Party Players

MONTREAL — X2O Media, a provider of digital signage software and content services, today announced that as part of its "Open Content Management Framework," the company has released an OpenSplash™ Player, which now fully integrates with the X2O Portal.

Supporting video walls, screen zoning with overlapping and depth order, and dynamic content, OpenSplash is a free, multiplatform, open-source media player designed to be driven by any network-based content management system. With the X2O Portal, OpenSplash users now have access to a comprehensive user management system that allows digital signage network administrators to manage content from a browser-based interface, define user roles and permissions, and limit access to specific portal features, player locations, and content. The new combined solution supports most industry-standard formats and protocols such as HTTP, SSL, FTP, XML, and RSS.

"We are excited to add OpenSplash to the rapidly growing list of third-party players supported by the X2O Portal," said X2O Media President and CEO David Wilkins. "For network operators, having a variety of players all controlled from one central content management system significantly reduces operating costs, while providing a wide variety of display solutions."

The X2O Portal is a comprehensive, cloud-based platform for managing and scheduling all content — including images, videos, graphics, and live data — from social media and other sources on digital signage networks of any size. By combining content management with network monitoring and customizable reporting features, the platform provides unprecedented power through a user-friendly, browser-based interface that greatly reduces the resources and time required to set up, control, and maintain a digital signage network.

More information on the X2O Portal and other X2O Media products is available at

About OpenSplash™

OpenSplash™ ( is a free, multiplatform, open source media player that can be driven by any content management and scheduling system. Its pedigree is originally from the digital signage industry. The software has been built using open standards and is multiplatform, and it currently runs on Windows® and Linux™, with support possible for Android™ and Mac® OSX. As well as running on x86 Intel™ processors, it can run on other architectures, such as PowerPC™ and ARM®. The original code was donated by Ayuda Media Systems Inc. located in Montreal. It retains the trademark "OpenSplash."

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a full-service provider of software, network management services, and content services for professional digital signage and corporate communication applications. The company offers a wide variety of software solutions for digital signage and interactive networks of all sizes. X2O's award-winning Xpresenter™ provides an end-to-end platform for the creation, management, and distribution of content at broadcast quality, and at a fraction of the time of other solutions. In addition to technology, X2O offers content design, acquisition, management, distribution, and monitoring services for digital signage networks. More information about X2O Media is available at

OpenSplash is a trademark of Ayuda Media Systems Inc. All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Monday, 11 June 2012
Combining CoolSign Digital Signage, Furnace IP Video, and KulaByte Internet Streaming for Integrated Media Solutions on Campus and Across the World

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision today announced CoolSign 5.0, the latest version of its digital signage system. CoolSign 5.0 brings together digital signage with IP video, allowing clients to deliver combined rich media and live broadcasts across campuses and to remote signage players and mobile devices globally. 

By integrating the secure IP video distribution technology of Haivision's Furnace™ within the CoolSign player, CoolSign is the only digital signage solution for a facility that can incorporate broadcast content without copy risk — a critical requirement of any content provider. Encrypted live HD channels can be displayed as a region or full screen on any player. The CoolSign player can also access Internet-based RTMP streams, assuring that even over a global network, any player can access live HD content. 

Haivision is unique in providing a complete mix of signage and IP video technology. With Haivision's KulaByte™ Internet media streaming solutions, signage content can be delivered as high-quality adaptive bit rate HD streams to any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. With Haivision's Furnace system, signage content can easily be made available as channels accessible by all desktops within the context of the user's channel experience, or to low-cost set-top boxes throughout a facility.

CoolSign 5.0 will feature a new, simplified Web-based management interface to upload, manage, and distribute content from various devices, including iPad®/iPhone®, Windows®, and Android™ mobile devices. The intuitive, drag-and-drop Web interface takes advantage of touch-screen devices, making it easy for anyone from retail store managers to office administrators to add local content into digital signage carrying the corporate brand.

"Haivision is solving the challenges of the enterprise by delivering integrated solutions," said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer at Haivision. "Content is always a critical challenge with any digital signage deployment. By combining CoolSign's powerful data automation tools with the attractiveness of live, linear broadcast and local content management, Haivision is enabling clients to deploy contextual, compelling information to every display and every user globally."

CoolSign 5.0 will be released in this fall. More information about Haivision is available at

About Haivision

Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Monday, 11 June 2012
Leading ProAV and Digital Signage Distributor Now Offering Scala Software and Solutions to Channel Partners in U.S. 

SANTA ANA, CA,(MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ingram Micro Inc. today announced a new U.S. distribution relationship with leading global provider of digital signage solutions Scala Inc.

Under the expanded distribution agreement, Ingram Micro's ProAV / Digital Signage Business Unit (BU) in the U.S. will now market, sell and support Scala's entire portfolio of digital signage and display solutions including Scala Designer, Scala Content Manager and Scala Quick Start products. Scala solutions are also available from Ingram Micro in Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Recognized as the world's first connected signage company, Scala solutions are used within a variety of verticals including retail, quick service restaurants, financial and banking services, corporate communication, education, healthcare, government and other industries. Businesses of all sizes use Scala's digital signage and display solutions for a number of diverse applications such as retail advertising networks, corporate communications, traditional and digital billboards, digital menu boards, digital posters, cable TV, hotel lobby signage, gas pump toppers, outdoor advertising and interactive kiosks.

"Digital signage is one of the fastest growing solutions categories within the technology sector and offers channel partners lucrative margins and the opportunity to establish recurring revenue streams through managed content and advertising," says Kevin Prewett, senior director, ProAV / Digital Signage, Ingram Micro U.S.

"As one of the most recognizable brands in the industry, Scala is a welcomed addition to our growing portfolio of ProAV and digital signage software and solutions," continues Prewett. "We look forward to extending Scala's reach within the U.S. market and enabling our channel partners to meet the needs of the market by offering a wider variety of digital signage and content management solutions and services."

"Ingram Micro is focused on this market and has demonstrated a commitment to earning Scala certification throughout its ProAV / Digital Signage Business Unit, which will enable us to yield greater results as we go to market together," said Mark Brady, director, sales and channel development, Americas, Scala. "Both companies see great opportunity in this fast-growth market and we look forward to working with Ingram Micro's stellar group of resellers in delivering bold digital signage solutions that command attention."

For more information on Ingram Micro's ProAV / Digital Signage BU visit . For more information on Ingram Micro, visit .

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About Ingram Micro Inc.

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit .

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Monday, 11 June 2012
Dynamax are pleased to announce the latest major version of digitalsignage.NET, the company’s cloud- based digital signage application. The new version fully supports IAdea’s HTML5- capable devices, creating a compelling solution for those looking for maximum content flexibility.

Taking full-advantage of the latest HTML5 technology, digitalsignage.NET users will be able to use and create HTML5 widgets using HTML, Javascript, and CSS. These widgets can be displayed on screens in a layout to create dedicated areas for dynamic content such as live data feeds, weather, news, ticker feeds etc. The system comes complete with a variety of pre-created widgets which will grow over time. The users also have the capability to upload and use their own widgets to suit any specific purpose that they might have.

John Wang, IAdea’s CEO said: "HTML5 opens up an exciting page for our industry by providing a non-proprietary standard for dynamic content. digitalsignage.NET is taking full advantage of the technology by packaging it into easy-to-use widgets that the average user can readily apply to real projects. IAdea is glad to announce that this view is shared by more than two dozen world-leading companies at the upcoming Web-based Signage Conference held by W3C, the standards body behind web technologies. Dynamax is no doubt a visionary of this trend and its advancement provides the industry a glimpse into the future of digital signage."

Customers and non-customers are able to enjoy the extra- capabilities with the new release of digitalsignage.NET, a simpler-to-use product but richer in terms of content creation tools.

Howard Smith, Director and Founder of Dynamax commented on the news ‘’We are thrilled to leverage the full potential of HTML5 within digitalsignage.NET, allowing users with little or no content- creation skills to spice up their screens easily. As IAdea's HTML5 devices prove a flexible solution for a wide range of our customers, we wanted to ensure that the latest technology is available to them through the use of open standards. This new project further strengthens our partnership with IAdea.’’
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Friday, 08 June 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA, -- The Gores Group, a leading Los Angeles, based
investment firm, today announced that through an affiliate it has completed the
acquisition of Elo Touch Solutions from TE Connectivity for $380 million in cash.
Elo Touch Solutions is a global supplier of touch screens, touch monitors and all-in-one
touch computers. The company is widely recognized as the preeminent brand in the touch
systems industry and is well known for delivering a superior breadth of offerings and for
the quality and reliability of its products. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Elo
Touch Solutions generated sales of $413 million in fiscal 2011.

“The Gores Group is excited about the acquisition of Elo Touch Solutions,” said Anthony
Guagliano, Managing Director for The Gores Group. “Elo has a long tradition of
innovation, market leadership and financial success. We believe that the Elo team will
thrive as an independent entity and The Gores Group looks forward to assisting them in
doing so.”

Commenting on the transaction, Doug Means, Chief Executive Officer of Elo Touch
Solutions, stated, “We are pleased to be a part of The Gores Group. This is great news for
the company, our employees and customers. The Gores Group has an impressive track
record of growing organizations profitably, attracting and retaining top talent, investing
in new products and improving the customer experience. I am confident in Elo Touch Solutions’ continued growth and prosperity.”

“The touch solutions industry is enjoying strong growth driven by the mainstream
adoption of touch interfaces across the commercial and consumer markets. As a leader in
touch products and technology, Elo is well positioned to capture a large share of that
growth,” noted Jonathan Huberman, Managing Director of Operations for The Gores
Group. “We are confident that Elo's cutting edge technology will continue to penetrate
the market and look forward to partnering with the management team to better serve our
customers and maximize the company's potential.”

About The Gores Group LLC

The Gores Group, LLC is an 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 substantial 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

About ELO Touch Solutions

ELO Touch Solutions is a premier global supplier of touch solutions including
touchscreen components, touchmonitors, and all-in-one (AiO) touchcomputers. With
multiple touchscreen technology options, including surface acoustic wave (SAW),
resistive, projected capacitive, acoustic pulse recognition (APR), infrared (IR), and
optical, Elo Touch Solutions meet the diverse requirements of digital signage, retail, point-of-sale (POS), hospitality, medical/healthcare IT, industrial, and consumer. A pioneer in
the industry with over 40 years of experience, Elo brings quality, innovation, and
integrity to everything we touch. Visit
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Thursday, 07 June 2012
Trenton TVC4502 platform provides Pro AV installers with a flexible video wall controller to simplify and enrich the video display wall experience.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) - Trenton Systems announces an agreement with the Synnex Professional AV Visual Solutions to provide Synnex’s ProAV and IT customers with a complete Trenton Systems video wall controller as well as easy-to-use software. This bundled video wall controller features the captured stream performance of acclaimed Matrox Mura MPX Series technology and comes ready to deploy with applications in corporate environments as presentation systems, public venues, entertainment, education, digital signage, plus industrial and military control rooms.

Advantages of the TVC4502 bundled video wall controller:
  •     Validated software and hardware to simplify the installation and start-up of video display walls
  •     Delivers up to (4) 1080p high-definition inputs and (4) 1080p high-definition outputs
  •     HDCP compliance to capture and scale protected content from digital cable or satellite set-top boxes, video streamers, and Blu-ray Disc™ players onto HDCP-compliant displays
  •     Video source switching and compositing from a variety of different video sources
  •     Edge overlap with edge bending projectors
  •     Video wall control using remote network devices or a via a local desktop
“Trenton is excited to have this opportunity work with both Synnex and Matrox Graphics to deliver a complete, fully integrated hardware and software video display wall controller to Synnex’s ProAV installers,” said Michael Bowling, President of Trenton Systems. “Synnex customers will appreciate the dependability and performance of the TVC4502 in their high-end capture and display applications and how this bundled solution simplifies video display wall installation.”

“Trenton’s sales and engineering team is poised to provide the Synnex sales channel with this fully validated, hardware and software bundled solution for performance-driven video display walls," said Dwight Justice, Vice President of Sales, Trenton Systems. “Trenton’s TVC4502 system architecture leverages the Matrox Mura MPX high-performance display controller board technology so Synnex ProAV integrator and video wall installer customers can deploy fully-integrated solutions faster and with greater efficiency in order to maximize their profitability.”


The Trenton TVC4502 bundled video wall controller is now available from Synnex. For more information, call 1-877-708-0886 or e-mail .

About Synnex Professional AV Visual Solutions

The SYNNEX Pro AV Division is aligned with the industries top AV vendors combined with the in-house expertise and support to empower you, our valued partners. This alignment will help to offer your own customers a quality and reliable high end Professional Audio/Video business solution. The SYNNEX ProAV difference includes:
EXPERIENCE – Our dedicated and certified ProAV team utilizes their expertise combined with the key product offerings to become a trusted advisor.

DEDICATED SUPPORT – We offer a team of resources available to be involved as much or as little as needed in the sales process.

CERTIFICATION – Our sales and technical teams are certified to provide the best and most cost-effective ProAV business solution.

About Trenton Systems

Trenton is a designer and manufacturer of video controllers and rackmount computer system solutions as well as single board computers, system host boards, backplanes and motherboards used in high-performance, long-life computing applications.

For more information about our company, or any Trenton product, call (800) 875-6031 or (770) 287-3100. Please visit our website at or follow us on:

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit or email graphics(at)matrox(dot)com.

Matrox, Matrox Graphics and Mura MPX are trademarks and/or registered trademarks Matrox Graphics, Inc.

All other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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Thursday, 07 June 2012
Seneca Exclusive HD Product Family fills the need for small form factor media players

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) - Seneca, a leading manufacturer of innovative technology solutions, today announces the availability of the HD1.3 media player for digital signage deployments. This ultra small form factor, high performance media player was engineered to stand only 1.3” tall and supports dual independent displays. This solution is ideal for projects that require a small form factor with high performance capabilities such as Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) menu boards, ad networks, or deployments in conjunction with Intel AIM Suite analytics. Features of the Seneca HD1.3 media player include:
  •     Wall and VESA mountable
  •     Custom heat sinks thermally optimized for Intel Pentium, Intel Core i3, or Intel Core i5 processors
  •     Dual Independent Display capability
  •     Slim external power adapter
  •     SSD or mSATA options
“We are pleased to bring the HD1.3 media player to the digital signage and kiosk marketplace,” said Scott Falso, Director of Market Development for Seneca. “The HD1.3 is the ideal solution for deployments requiring an ultra small footprint without compromising performance. This platform, coupled with services such as software imaging and thermal testing, delivers tremendous value to any digital signage project.”

A Complete Family of High Performance Small Form Factor HD Media Players

The HD1.3 is the latest addition to the HD family of media players available exclusively from Seneca. The HD family was designed to support multiple display digital signage deployments. The family consists of three platforms optimized based on individual project requirements:
  •     HD1.3 is one of the smallest form factors in the digital signage space supporting Intel HD graphics for enhanced graphic capabilities
  •     HD2.2 is highly customizable with the ability to support a broad range of processors which are optimized for you desired performance from the Intel Atom all the way up to the Intel Core i5
  •     HD2.8 offers robust expansion capabilities, with the ability to integrate a dedicated graphics card in a very compact form factor
Contact Seneca at (877) 450-7808 for pricing and availability.

About Seneca

For over 30 years, Seneca has met the needs of customers in diverse industries with original and partnered technology solutions. As a leading U.S.-based Custom Computer Manufacturer, Seneca serves the evolving needs of our Business, Gov/Ed, Digital Security and Digital Signage, Digital Security and Surveillance, Digital Health and Digital Broadcast customers nationwide. By establishing the highest standards for our products, we forge long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver results. Seneca is best known for our rigorously tested Nexlink brand of custom-built desktops, servers, notebooks and storage devices. Our success is built on service and consistent performance at every stage of the extended technology lifecycle. For more information visit

Seneca. Creating & Partnering Throughout the Technology Lifecycle.

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Thursday, 07 June 2012
AOpen announces the availability of the Digital Engine® DE3100, positioned as an entry-level media player designed for the application computing market. As global market leader in the digital signage industry AOpen is known for its uniquely small, powerful and reliable media players. AOpen is proud to have adopted the latest Intel® Atom™ Processor D2550 early this year further solidifying AOpen as a leader in implementing and integrating the newest available technologies. This provides for a cost effective and environmentally friendly computing solution, while maintaining high performance.

The compact size makes this player suited for installation behind a display, in a kiosk or POS system. With this DE3100, customers looking for a simple signage solution for information displays, playing Full HD media content and crystal clear audio output, will have the best value for money. View the specsheet here.

The Intel® NM10 Express Chipset enables innovative form factor designs while delivering mainstream I/O technologies and comes with integrated audio support for premium home theater sound. The system has the latest generation Intel® Dual-core Atom™ processor with hyper-threading for advanced multi-tasking capabilities. The integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650 allows the media player to be built without a separate graphics card, therefore reducing cost, power consumption and noise.

Each and every AOpen Digital Engine has passed shock and vibration operation tests with 40,000 hour MTBF. Check out the spec sheet for all further details and specifications. The DE3100 is sold as a full system and available per the beginning of July. For more information about the Digital Engine series, please visit the website or contact an AOpen Certified Distributor in your country. If you would like to get in touch with our sales: then please send an e-mail to
About AOpen

AOpen, Inc. has more than 15 years of IT hardware manufacturing experience along with keen insights into IT industry trends that help drive the continuous development of high-end IT solutions. As the leading manufacturer of reliable, powerful and green hardware solutions world-wide, combined with the unique small form factor of the specially designed media player called AOpen Digital Engine, AOpen is able to provide an outstanding platform for 24/7 operability in applied computing. The range of players, from low-end to high-end with fan or fanless, are designed for excellence:  from basic bare systems to state-of-the-art multimedia solutions built to fit customers’ needs. The WarmTouch series complements the AOpen product line with small and extremely sleek displays with or without touch. With in-depth market knowledge AOpen can offer advice for complete digital signage platform solutions. AOpen cooperates with its global value added channel network to go to market.
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Thursday, 07 June 2012
Students and Instructors Can Now Use Moodle or Blackboard Interfaces to Access Live HD Channels or Video on Demand Directly From Furnace Servers
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision today announced that its award-winning Furnace IP video distribution system will integrate with Moodle and Blackboard, two widely adopted university learning management systems (LMS), enabling students and course instructors to access live and on-demand video content as a supplement to their coursework.

"Learning management systems like Moodle and Blackboard are essential tools in the university learning environment, providing an online 'workspace' for students to access course material, collaborate with other students and faculty, and manage their schedules and course assignments," said JoAnne Gaudreau, vice president of marketing at Haivision. "The demand for video is growing very quickly and has become a critical component in the educator's content mix. With the new Furnace integration, access to secure live and on-demand video content is fast and simple with a single click on the Moodle or Blackboard desktop. As a result, students and instructors no longer have to visit the media lab or library, then locate and load the physical media in order to present or watch video." 

Available as a plug-in for Moodle or an extension for Blackboard, the new integration enables Haivision's university customers, using Furnace 6.1 or later versions, to integrate their live channels and video-on-demand offerings into either LMS. By presenting the proper credentials, instructors or students can securely access any video content stored on the Furnace server. Metadata tags available in Furnace 6.1 enable content to be classified by subject, course, or any other search term so assets are visible automatically to students enrolled in a certain course. 

Combining its "zero install" cross platform InStream™ player and its security framework for linear content distribution over multicast, Haivision's Furnace IP video distribution system is renowned for delivering real-time broadcast video to all desktops and set-top boxes throughout facilities and across campuses. Furnace offers a high degree of control over media access and delivery, empowering administrators to establish what video is available to each viewer and how the content is viewed. Additionally, any active player can be controlled in real-time in order to change all channels to a house broadcast or to issue emergency alerts. Furnace allows administrators granular control over the media within a campus and a harmonized experience for all users. 

Targeted to campus media lab specialists, university administrators, or instructors, the Furnace Moodle/Blackboard integration will be available for download to Furnace customers, free of charge, from the Haivision website or from the customer's Moodle or Blackboard sites. The integration will be available by July 2012.

About Haivision

Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Wednesday, 06 June 2012
Sunnyvale, California. - IBASE Technology (USA), Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050) , proudly announces that the SI-38 digital signage system and AFB100 eFlex system have both won the 2012 Computex design and innovation awards. The SI-38 in particular has been honored with the special "COMPUTEX Gold Award" along with four other winners. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in cooperation with International Forum Design (iF) – the world's leading industrial design institution – is honoring 44 entries out of this year's 205 from 7 countries with this design and innovation award. The top five amongst the 44 were awarded the "Gold Award". 

"It’s our pleasure to receive these two prestigious awards,” said C. S. Lin, President of IBASE Technology Inc. "We have devoted a lot of time, energy and resources into developing innovative and functional products. The award is a significant recognition of our system design capability gained through years of experience and hard work.”
The SI-38 is an ultra slim embedded system designed specifically for digital signage applications. Packing a fusion processor with discrete class graphics and multiple display outputs, its 1-inch thick chassis is nevertheless slender enough to disappear into the tightest spaces behind displays. The system 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.

The AFB100 is a highly compact yet expandable fanless platform for embedded computing. It is the first system built on the eFlex Platform. eFlex systems offer a unique set of attributes that allow a single machine to accommodate a vast range of embedded application. eFlex system comprises three core component sets – eFlex mainboards, enclosures and expansion boards. It utilizes non-proprietary ExpressCard, mSATA and MiniPCIe expansion cards to facilitate expansion and customization. The low profile (30mm) eFlex enclosures are mechanically interchangeable between eFlex mainboards. They feature standardized I/O bays and plates.

For more information on the award-winning products, visit IBASE booth M1320 at the upper Nangang Exhibition Hall during Computex 2012.
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Wednesday, 06 June 2012
The company is making available to its existing customers three different discounts ranging from 38 percent to 56 percent off normal retail pricing for its MediaZone Pro digital signage technology.

LENEXA, Kan. – Keywest Technology announced today a new three-tier discount pricing package –available exclusively on the microsite –to allow its existing digital signage customers to upgrade to its newest digital signage technology for up to 56 percent off the regular retail price.

“Keywest Technology has a long history of building great relationships with our customers,” said company president Nick Nichols. “We believe our new upgrade pricing structure carries on in that tradition by delivering outstanding digital signage performance with our highly acclaimed MediaZone Pro solutions at remarkable discounts.”

The MediaZone Pro discounts reward Keywest Technology customers for their loyalty and give them the opportunity to select from the Basic, Basic Plus and Premium upgrade pricing.

Basic upgrade pricing offers a 38 percent discount on MediaZone Pro software for users of legacy versions of the software. Current customers with a TotalCARE software maintenance program may qualify for the Basic upgrade for free.

The Basic Plus upgrade pricing offers a 40 percent discount on a package that includes the MediaZone Pro software, free installation assistance for 30 days, one hour of one-on-one training and one year of TotalCARE software support and maintenance.

Customers who have purchased any legacy Keywest Technology MediaZone, MediaXtreme or MediaPOD beginning in 2002 can take advantage of the company’s Premium upgrade package, a 56 percent discount on the MediaZone Pro turnkey package. To qualify, customers must have a valid serial number for a legitimate Keywest Technology digital signage product. However, the product does not need to be returned, nor does it need to be in working order to qualify for the premium upgrade.

The Premium level discount is available on a package that includes a turnkey MediaZone Pro digital signage player (hardware and software), one hour of one-on-one training and one year of TotalCARE software support and maintenance.

Keywest Technology's MediaZone Pro software is a media-zone-based template editor offering full-featured media scheduling and management from one desktop program. Simple to use, the MediaZone Pro editor operates on Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista™ or Windows 7. The company's MediaZone Pro system includes the company's high-performance PC-based digital signage player.

About Keywest Technology

Keywest Technology is a turnkey innovator of digital signage products including software and content creation services designed to produce exceptional communication results. The company is also a pioneer in customer engagement signage, which couples the appeal of dynamic signage with the interactivity.
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Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Visible Spectrum, Inc. (“VSI”) located in Burr Ridge, IL, with today’s release of  version 2.1 software, enables users to create their own custom templates in real time on VSI’s web-based platform.

VSI 2.1 also allows users to transform image, video or text elements via the common practice of clicking and dragging a corner to resize; or, clicking and dragging the entire element to a new location on screen.

Sam Melton, VSI CIO, stated:  “This advance allows even untrained users to create fully-customized compositions without requiring any special skill beyond knowing what you want and what looks good. Nonetheless, the resulting composition is a state-of-the-art, full motion graphic video of any length containing any or all graphic elements.”

The new release allows users to set a background timeline that contains a color, image or video; and then drag ‘elements’ onto that timeline.  These elements can be another color board; a color with an image or video inset; or a video with an image or video inset, etc.  Text may also be added and placed in the user’s desired location.

Anyone with an internet connection can utilize VSI’s tool at Additional capabilities are provided to those holding a White Label or Enterprise License, including the ability to store client-owned assets securely in VSI’s cloud; and the ability for the White Label Licensee to provide VSI’s functionality on their own web site, wrapped in their own branding.  Licensees also are provided with direct placement of video files into their Content Management Software (CMS) via an API.  For other users, VSI provides seamless upload to YouTube or Brightcove; and, direct file download or access via an FTP site.

Founded in 2011, Visible Spectrum, Inc. provides a web-based platform for creating custom HD video for any digital platform – Internet, TV, DOOH or Mobile platforms.  At VSI, you always get to see it before you buy it.  Only when the user is satisfied with the final result is the composition purchased – at a low cost usually between $125 and $250.  Customized copies of any master composition may be produced for only $15.

More Information: contact Suzy Suker at 630-321-9600 or
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Tuesday, 05 June 2012
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Haivision today announced that Asia's No. 1 sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), is using Haivision's Barracuda™ H.264 encoder and Makito™ decoder at its Singapore and Taiwan facilities to support live sports commentary in multiple languages. The extremely low latency of the Haivision encoder and decoder enables ESS to adopt an exceptionally fast and cost-effective model for delivering quality HD content in which commentary is closely synchronized with the video.

"The remarkably low latency of Haivision's Makito and Barracuda systems is critical to our live multilingual commentary model," said Colin Sherriff, vice president of operations and technology at ESPN STAR Sports. "In providing sub-second round-trip latency, the Haivision systems enable us to improve the quality of commentary by using local voiceover talent. We've also been able to eliminate our reliance on costly ISDN links and therefore realize a very quick return on our investment."

Within ESS's new video workflow, live HD programming coming into the ESS Singapore facility is downconverted to SD and — using the Makito/Barracuda systems' lowest latency settings — it is sent across an IP link to the Taiwan office. A commentator in Taiwan then provides a Mandarin voiceover for the live video, which is delivered back to Singapore across the IP link using an audio IP codec. In Singapore, the voice is inserted into the incoming signal, adding Mandarin commentary prior to routing the video to studios and transmission suites. The latency of the Haivision systems is so low that ESS doesn't need to delay the main incoming HD video feed to ensure that the commentary is synchronized with the video.

Given the success of the Haivision system over its first four months of daily usage, ESS is expanding its utilization in Taiwan with a second channel for additional commentary and is in the process of investigating deployments in other countries and regions in the Asia/Pacific region. The Barracuda and Makito high-performance encoder and decoder were delivered by local systems integrator Techtel.

About Haivision Network Video

Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with 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

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012
LG Creates New Generation of Patient-Room TVs By Incorporating Pro:Centric Platform into New LQ630H Series 

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Thanks to the proven Pro:Centric applications platform, LG Electronics' newest patient-room healthcare TVs offer hospitals new levels of operational savings and designed with patient satisfaction in mind. LG's new LQ630H LED TV series enables the patient-room displays to become administrative tools for hospitals as well as an information hub and means for enhanced entertainment options for patients.

"Creating the next generation of hospital patient-room TVs that included our Pro:Centric platform was an easy decision when you consider the dual benefits that these advanced patient room TVs bring to hospitals and patients," said Ron Snaidauf, Vice President for LG Electronics USA's business-to-business electronics division. "Pro:Centric's ability to deliver pertinent hospital information and high-definition entertainment programming, will make the inpatient experience more comfortable and informative."

Saving Staff Time, Hospital MoneyLG's new LQ630H LED series incorporates the Pro:Centric Applications Platform, which enables Java and Flash-based applications to run on the TV. Systems Integrators (SI's) can use this standards-based application platform to offer patient-room television interactivity that creates a more "home-like" user experience and streamlines how hospitals deliver patient information to provide more personalized patient data and education based on individual preferences. Hospitals can also personalize templates including colors, themes and billboard advertisements. The ability to quickly and easily add or update information creates real savings in printing costs and allows for a more convenient presentation of information to patients. Patients can access the TV and interactive application screens from a bedside Pro:Centric-enabled Pillow Speaker.

The LQ630H series also includes features that make it an easy retro-fit into the current infrastructure of most hospitals. By utilizing LG's "Express Script" installation feature the TV can be ready for operation in only eight simple steps. Moreover, an entire network of LQ630H's can be managed from one remote location when utilizing LG's head-end management devices, the Pro:Centric Server (PCS150R) or Free-To-Guest Management Appliance (FMA-LG101). So, instead of having a staff member manually adjust settings (such as frequently-changing channel lineups, the start volume and other menu settings on each individual TV), updates can be made and distributed across the network all at once, saving the hospital both time and labor costs.

Enhancing Patients' StayIn addition to its ability to offer patients information about the hospital and their stay, the LQ630H series enables enhanced entertainment to make their stay more enjoyable. Pro:Centric and embedded b-LAN make it possible for the LQ630H Series to display Video On Demand (VOD) services, similar to those available at home and in hotels, through a host of interactive system providers, and with the right application, patients will be able to access premier high definition (HD) content. LG also incorporates its industry-standard Digital Rights Management (DRM) system, Pro:Idiom, which allows the TV to display protected HD content in commercial environments. Pro:Idiom is designed to transmit encrypted HD content from commercial cable, satellite and video-on-demand services, protecting the providers' content and delivering HD video to viewers.

Energy Smart, Hospital ApprovedAs ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2012, LG kept efficiency in mind when designing the LQ630H LED series, meeting the requirements for ENERGY STAR 5.3 compliance. For advanced energy savings options, LG included "EcoSmart" technology designed to reduce power consumption, thereby providing cost savings for hospitals. LG's Dynamic Power Savings technology will automatically reduce the power consumption and backlighting based on ambient lighting conditions. Hospitals can also set a standard brightness and power consumption to increase energy savings overall - LG's optional Power Management feature enables the TV to auto-power off when there has been no interaction for a pre-selected period of time.

The televisions are compliant with UL 60065 Annex Q safety requirements; FCC Part 15 Class-B, ICES-003; RoHS; and CEC (California Energy Commision) standards. Key features also include USB Cloning capabilities, MPI interface ports and LG's two-year limited warranty.

The LQ630H is available now in 22-, 26- and 32-inch class sizes. For more information on the LQ630H series, please visit:

About LG Electronics USA HE B2B Division

The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. For more information, please visit .

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Self-Service, Interactive Kiosk Helps Consumers Manage Health Care & Wellness 

ATLANTA, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SoloHealth, a leading consumer-driven health care technology company, announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its next-generation SoloHealth Station(TM), an interactive, comprehensive health and wellness screening kiosk for consumers. Currently in select U.S. test markets and retail locations, SoloHealth is launching an aggressive national rollout of the SoloHealth Station, projecting thousands of kiosks will be in retail pharmacy locations nationwide by end of the year. Executives expect to announce partnerships with key retailers and strategic alliances within the next 30 to 60 days as they ramp up for expansion.

The news comes of the heels of the FDA exploring the use of kiosks in pharmacies to educate, self-diagnose and dispense prescription drugs for certain chronic conditions as the industry continues to embrace technology for better a consumer interaction and experience.

"We hold accuracy, reliability, and safety standards at the highest level and are pleased to have met and exceeded regulatory standards with the testing trials we have conducted nationwide," said Stephen Kendig, COO of SoloHealth. "With the FDA Clearance, we can now aggressively begin our nationwide rollout of the SoloHealth Station, providing consumers free access to their health data in convenient retail locations across the U.S. We believe our SoloHealth Station will help educate and empower millions of Americans to take charge of their own health and should ultimately lead to a healthier, more efficient, and more financially sound nationwide healthcare system."

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

A health care consumer engagement platform, the SoloHealth Station offers highly personalized, targeted and interactive opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and offering integration across a multi-platform ecosystem complete with digital signage, Internet, mobile and social media. The multiple-platform approach gives brand partners, consumers and medical professionals the ease of interaction from many touch points allowing for greater effectiveness and efficiencies.

The SoloHealth Station was recently honored with Intel's coveted IT healthcare award, the "Intel Innovation Award," that recognizes leading-edge technology and exceptional innovation for healthcare delivery and processes.

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. In March 2011, Coinstar, Inc., owner of Redbox, made a financial investment in SoloHealth. For more information, visit .

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Coinstar, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: CSTR) Redbox, America’s destination for entertainment, to provide Redbox® kiosks at Family Dollar locations across the U.S.

“As Family Dollar continues to broaden its assortment and increase relevancy to our customer, Redbox is a natural addition to our growth initiatives,” said Michael Bloom, President and Chief Operating Officer for Family Dollar. “The Redbox kiosk is the definition of convenience for movie and game rentals and will provide value, convenience and additional reasons for customers to visit Family Dollar stores more often.”

“Redbox is proud to be located at Family Dollar retail destinations and to extend our footprint in places where America shops,” said Maria Stipp, chief customer officer of Coinstar, Inc. “A key component to our success is our retail partners who help us bring consumers greater access to movies and games at a low price.”

Family Dollar customers will gain easy access to entertainment at a great value with new release DVDs at Redbox for $1.20 a night, Blu-ray Discs™ for $2.00 a night and games for $2.00 a night. For added convenience, Family Dollar customers can ensure their preferred title is available when they arrive at the kiosk by reserving online at, via the Redbox iPhone® and Android™ apps or by texting FIND to 727272.

About Family Dollar

Beginning with one store in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959, the Company currently operates more than 7,200 stores in 45 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 300 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit

About Redbox

Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR), offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and video game rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 1.5 billion discs and its more than 35,400 kiosks are available at over 29,000 locations nationwide, including select restaurants, leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, select Walmart locations and Walgreens locations in select markets. For more information, visit
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Tuesday, 05 June 2012
SECAUCUS, N.J.(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic, a provider of professional display and digital signage solutions, announced today the compatibility and availability of the new PLUGTHA-54 Plug-In PC for Panasonic's professional displays and SLOT 2.0 architecture. This Intel Core i5 processor-powered PC supports all major digital signage software platforms with multiple zones of content. It was designed to create an "all in one" digital signage solution, while providing the flexibility for servicing the PC without dismounting the display from the wall.

Panasonic worked with leaders in the digital signage software industry and designed the new Plug-In PC to offer the highest performance available in graphics while supporting additional features for content management not found in past PC card options such as Windows 7 OS, built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet port and a 320GB hard drive. The PLUGTHA-54 is simple to configure, install and maintain and is ideal for running both large and small 24/7 digital signage networks that require high reliability and a clean, all-in-one design. The device simply slides into the SLOT 2.0 architecture built into any Panasonic professional LF Series LCD or PF Series plasma displays.

The Plug-In PC is primarily for digital signage, but is also perfect for driving applications for other uses such as touch panels for wayfinding, customer feedback or games, as well as part of an in-classroom annotation solution.

"The Plug-In PC offers the greatest processing power available for digital signage solutions today," said Rick Albert, VP, Panasonic professional displays. "This PC, combined with our professional displays that feature the lowest out of box failure rates in the industry, offers our customers a powerful, reliable digital signage solution that eliminates the need for an external PC and the clutter of external cables. The PLUGTHA-54 will simplify installation and limit field support and therefore cut down on operational expenses for users."

Panasonic offers a wide range of Digital Signage Solutions, from all-inclusive bundles to custom-designed enterprise networks. The company is uniquely qualified to deliver greater efficiencies, true scalability and unmatched value through its digital signage system. Available services include planning, deployment, remote and onsite diagnostics and troubleshooting, content management, network hosting, dedicated project managers, swap service, asset management, 24/7/365 call center support and warranties on all equipment and software -- including all third-party elements -- for total accountability. Panasonic offers the widest selection of digital signage displays available, from 42" to 152" Full HD plasmas, to semi-outdoor, water and dust proof LCDs, to a vast array of projectors, delivering up to 21,000 lumens of brightness. No matter what your messaging objectives, Panasonic provides the world-class hardware, software, installation and support to achieve your goals. For more information, go to .

The PLUGTHA-54 is available at estimated retail price of $1,500 from authorized Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) flat panel resellers and distributors. It comes with a standard two-year warranty, expandable up to five.

Key Features

-- Intel Core I5 Processor

-- Windows 7 OS standard

-- 24/7/365 operations

-- 2 year standard warranty

-- Optional 3 to 5 year extended warranty available

-- Plug In card design for integrated solution with fewer points of failure in the field

-- Simple service (hot swappable)

-- No OS optional with software imaging services available

-- 320GB HDD

-- Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity

-- HDMI out for second monitor/projector

-- Proposition (USP)

-- SLOT 2.0 compatible

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Panasonic Solutions for Business

Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking
( As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at . Information about Panasonic and its products is available at .

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at .

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Monday, 04 June 2012
BOSTON, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Samsung announced today that it will be showcasing industry-leading technologies at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2012, in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, June 5-7, Booth #163.

Samsung Mobile Display's collection of about 20 display technologies includes the world's first and largest (55-inch) 3D OLED (organic light emitting Diode) TV panel, the world's thinnest touch sensor-integrated AMOLED panel, and several highly advanced mobile solutions. At the same time and in the same booth, Samsung Display will be showcasing tablet and IT solutions featuring high resolution, wide viewing angle and low power consumption, including a 10.1-inch WQXGA LCD panel for tablets, a 11.6-inch HD 16:9 LCD panel for tablets, a 13.3-inch HD Ultrabook(TM) LCD panel for notebooks (laptops) and a 27-inch QHD PLS (Plane to Line Switching) LCD panel for monitors.

Samsung Mobile Display's 55-inch 3D OLED TV panel offers a novel 'dual view' feature that allows customers to view two separate FHD (1920 x 1080) images simultaneously on a single TV screen by simply touching the function control on the accompanying shutter glasses with earphones.

Also at the show, Samsung Mobile Display will unveil the world's thinnest 4.8-inch touch sensor-integrated panel (1.92mm thick). The panel, 32 percent thinner than most LCDs , uses OCTA (On Cell TSP AMOLED) panel technology to provide a highly attractive alternative for mobile devices requiring an exceptionally slim design and high visibility. In addition, Samsung Mobile Display will open several of its leading mobile OLED solutions to the public at the SID event -- each featuring high resolution and low power consumption.

Further, Samsung Display will be showcasing four leading-edge LCD panels for use as mobile, notebook and monitor displays. These include a high transmittance, high brightness 10.1-inch display with WQXGA (2,560x1,600) resolution, and Samsung's first 16:9 PLS LCD panel. Also being showcased are a 13.3-inch HD LCD panel developed for slim, premium notebooks using Intel's Ultrabook format, and a 27-inch QHD (2,650 x 1,440) PLS monitor panel that presents a high quality image with 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, free from the need for high-priced sensors and controllers.

About Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.(SMD) was established in January 2009 as a core Samsung company that provides cutting-edge display solutions. With highly advanced technological capabilities, SMD offers a comprehensive range of displays including those featuring AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) and LCD technologies. SMD has become a global leader in visual technology, and its state- of-the-art AMOLED displays are being widely applied to smartphones, digital cameras, gaming devices and media players. As a total solution provider, SMD strives to advance the future with next-generation technologies including flexible, foldable and transparent displays. Recognized as a catalyst for visual innovation, SMD continually works to change how we view our world. For more information about Samsung Mobile Display, visit .

About Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Samsung Display Co., Ltd. is a global leader in display panel technologies and products. Employing approximately 20,000 people at five production facilities and five sales offices worldwide, Samsung Display specializes in high-quality displays for consumer, mobile, IT and industrial use. For more information, please visit .

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Monday, 04 June 2012
New Family of Products Includes Panasonic's first Professional LED LCD Display 

SECAUCUS, N.J., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic, a provider of professional display and digital signage solutions, today announced two new lines of high definition hospitality and digital signage LCD displays, the LRU50 Series and the LRU5 Series. Both new lines of LCD displays feature a faster boot time mode (three seconds versus conventional seven seconds), and are available in 32", 37" and 42" models. The LRU50 Series also includes a new 55" LED model, the TH-55LRU50U, Panasonic's first professional LED LCD display.

The LRU family of displays offer exceptional image quality, low maintenance and manageability that will appeal to customers, system integrators and IT staff. The displays are also equipped with essential functions for hospitality installations, luxury boxes and sports bars. These displays include initial input/channel/volume, maximum volume, button and input lock and a customizable welcome screen. They also include an SD Memory Card slot, which permits system-wide cloning of settings to a large number of units resulting in significant installation cost savings.

The LRU50 and LRU5 Series of displays are lightweight, with built-in bottom speakers and a stylish matte black bezel that blends in with any setting. The displays are equipped with a security-mount pedestal stand that rotates up to 90 degrees in both directions. Additionally, these displays feature an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with an ultra wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, guaranteeing that viewers enjoy clear images from virtually anywhere in the room.

"With the addition of both the LRU50 and LRU5 Series, we continue our expansion of versatile professional display solutions to fit the needs of large and small hoteliers, restaurants, sports arenas and bars for both in-room televisions and digital signage," said Rick Albert, Vice President, Hospitality and Professional Displays, Panasonic. "These new displays feature an out-of-the-box failure rate of less than 0.5 percent that ensures a low total cost of ownership. Additionally, with the introduction of the 55" LRU50, we offer customers one of the broadest scopes of LCD, Plasma and LED displays from 32" to 152" -- a solution for every application."

LRU50 Series

Available in 32", 37", 42" and 55" models, the LRU50 Series feature a built-in digital tuner supporting MPEG4 and Pro:Idiom decryption and is compatible with most Pay-Per-View and Free-to-Guest systems. The displays come standard with integrated LodgeNet b-LAN technology. Large hotels may purchase the optional FMA-PA101 Free-to-Guest Management Appliance (FMA) server, allowing the hoteliers and their system integrators to map and manage Pro:Idiom channels for all displays from a central location. The 55" TH-55LRU50U model, Panasonic's first professional LED LCD display, features increased brightness, lighter weight, improved energy efficiency, and a thinner size than standard LCD displays.

Shipping this month, the 32" TH-32LRU50, 37" TH-37LRU50 and 42" TH-42LRU50 LCD displays are available at a suggested retail price of $495, $630 and $770, respectively. The 55" TH-55LRU50 LED LCD display will be available in July at a suggested retail price of $2,125.

LRU5 Series

The LRU5 Series professional LCD displays, available in 32", 37" and 42" models, deliver exceptional quality and performance and doubles as an extremely cost-effective digital signage display solution. Users can simply slide in an SD card loaded with images into the display and play them as a slide show, creating an affordable digital signage solution for applications that do not require robust software or the connection of multiple screens in different locations. The LRU5 Series still allows for Pay-Per-View and Free-to-Guest systems, making it ideal for smaller hotels that have no need for a fully networked in-room television solution.

The 32" TH-32LRU5, 37" TH-37LRU5 and 42" TH-42LRU5 LCD displays will be available at a suggested retail price of $465, $600 and $740, respectively and ship this month.

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Warranty Information

The Panasonic Concierge Service Program is included in all models of the LRU50 and LRU5 Series of professional LCD displays and provides a standard two-year warranty. The service provides a toll-free hotline and 24-hour priority scheduling of on-site service if the display is in need of service or repair.

Both series of professional LCD displays will be available exclusively from authorized Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA) resellers and distributors.

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About Panasonic Professional Displays

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America markets a line of professional Full HD Plasma, LCD and LED displays that provide breathtaking imagery for the hospitality, healthcare, education, government and utility markets. Panasonic professional displays are designed from the ground up separately from Panasonic consumer models are engineered with specific high-performance features for professional installations. Professional models offer a unique appearance, durable design and outstanding picture quality, which is a key differentiator over some competitive models. Panasonic's advanced display technologies deliver vivid colors, exceptional contrast ratio, sharp and crystal clear fast motion video, 3D capabilities and seamless, integrated solutions. Panasonic displays are easy to setup and install whether it's one unit or a multi-screen system, and are among the most reliable in the industry with 100,000 hours of service life.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, hospitality, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at .

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking
( ). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at . Information about Panasonic and its products is available at .
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Monday, 04 June 2012
US-Based Kiosk Manufacturer and Ireland-Based Green Technology Manufacturer Partner to Offer Solar-Powered Outdoor Kiosk to North American Market

Trim, Ireland/Marion, IN – ZIVELO, a recognized leader within the self-service kiosk and digital signage manufacturing industry and EcoTech Computers, an innovative developer of green self-service technology announce today their exclusive North American distribution agreement. This agreement grants ZIVELO exclusive rights to North American sales of the Eco Kiosk, a solar-powered standalone kiosk developed by EcoTech Computers for outdoor use.

EcoTech cites ZIVELO’s global brand awareness as a key factor in their decision to form this new partnership to expand their Eco Kiosk product line into the North American market.

“ZIVELO have proven themselves as a market leader within the kiosk industry and we are very excited to work with them to expand the offering of our outdoor, green kiosk solution,” says Peter McManus, founder and CEO of EcoTech Computers, “The steps that ZIVELO has taken to be a green manufacturer have also influenced our decision to form this partnership. I am confident that both teams will work very well together to deliver this fantastic new product to the world.” 

The Eco Kiosk integrates cutting-edge green energy development with a patented power management system to operate solely on the power of the sun and an optional hand crank – eliminating the need for power and data access.  Not only does this system reduce the power consumption of the kiosk, it can also predict upcoming power availability by monitoring local weather forecasts to predict sunshine levels.  With hybrid models that can incorporate battery or electrically wired backup systems available for areas with intermittent sunshine, the Eco Kiosk is a power house in the outdoor kiosk market.

“The Eco Kiosk is the apex of green self-service technology, with each deployed terminal saving an average of 9.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year,” says Ziver Birg, CEO of ZIVELO, “Not only do these kiosks eliminate electricity costs, but they offer unlimited outdoor placement options – breaking down the barriers of today’s conventional kiosk limitations.  We’re excited to combine ZIVELO’s North American infrastructure with EcoTech’s innovative products to push the boundaries of self-service technology.”

About EcoTech Computers

EcoTech Computers Ltd is an innovative technology company with one goal in mind – making modern technology green.  Through extensive research and development and over 15 years of experience in the kiosk industry, the Eco Kiosk was born as the world’s first standalone solar powered turnkey information portal.  Based in Ireland, EcoTech Computers is a family-run business dedicated to providing sustainable employment to their community.  For more information about EcoTech Computers, please visit 


ZIVELO has rapidly grown to become the world’s largest self-service kiosk manufacturers, with over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities and over 200 employees.  The design, engineering, and manufacturing of their public terminal systems are completely contained within the United States, allowing them to offer rapid turnaround of product delivery. 

ZIVELO’s product line is well known globally and with over 100 resellers and distributors throughout the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia, has been utilized by customers across multiple industries such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Verizon, Hilton, US Steel, CIA, FBI, Siemens, Boeing, MIT, NASA and the US Army.
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Friday, 01 June 2012
Toronto, Ontario – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America and Snipp Interactive Inc. (“Snipp”) (TSX-V: SPN), an international provider of mobile marketing solutions, are pleased to announce that they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with sales agreements to follow.

Under the terms of the LOI, both companies will have the opportunity to promote and sell each other’s products and services to their existing and potential customers, earning referral fees from introductions that result in signed contracts and revenues. iSIGN’s current client base will be introduced to the functionalities and benefits of Snipp’s platform. Snipp will introduce iSIGN’s products and services to select advertising clients and will create an additional licensing model for agencies in Mexico and India.

“We are excited by the potential of this agreement,” said Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “Snipp offer’s a truly unique turnkey solution to advertisers in the mobile marketing industry across borders. Snipp has recently signed an exclusive agreement with VirKet S.A. de C.V., a very prominent supplier of digital marketing services in Mexico. Joining forces with Snipp could therefore provide us with a relatively easy and lucrative entry into the Mexican market, which is rapidly opening up to mobile marketing and advertising.”
“iSIGN has a unique mobile marketing product, in which we see great business potential especially in the emerging markets,” said Erik Hallstrom, Snipp Chief Executive Officer. “We will leverage our relationships to introduce and develop business opportunities that will allow financial benefit to both iSIGN and Snipp. iSIGN’s technology adds to Snipp’s unique mobile marketing suite of solutions to ensure we remain a leader in mobile marketing and continue to cover all needs for our clients and partners across North America.”

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. iSIGN is publicly traded in Toronto (TSX.V). Additional information can be found at

About Snipp Interactive

Snipp Interactive Inc. ( provides print publishers, advertising agencies and corporate/consumer brands, including Fortune 500 companies, with a full suite of mobile marketing services in North America and generated revenue by designing, constructing, implementing and managing these mobile marketing services for its customers. Snipp Interactive Inc. is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with international operations in Canada, Mexico and India.

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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